August’s oracle – The Confidence to Grow

August’s Oracle – The Confidence to Grow, describes this combination from the Intuitive Chalice Oracle, which coincides with the launch of my new book, “Self-Full Living Workbook.” Strange then that it speaks to the confidence needed to be real in the face of potential praise or indeed criticism, the opposite ends of the spectrum when allowing yourself to be seen.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, keeps us fully present with what is. This is especially true for the tendency to project your expectations into the future or haul your experiences from the past, but there is also a lateral tendency the interlocks with Principle 4: I AM truth. This brings our focus back from attaching to other peoples potential reactions.

Detachment is the art of letting go of what you cannot control, with grace and with humility. Combine that with the vivid yellow of the Solar Plexus, aka the seat of personal power, you are led to the confidence to grow into whatever life’s next adventure might be.

Time moves in a linear fashion for us humans, and that straight line means that whatever you just did is already in the past. Now is a good time to honour your acheivement, of having completed it, learned from it, had fun with it, grown as a result of it… and then let it go to establish a life of it’s own, one where your happiness, confidence and wellbeing are neither dependent on it nor defined by it.

Let your next step be the one that inspires you and fills you with joy and excitement. Let your last step be the learning you needed to keep growing beyond what has been possible so far. There is no limit to your potential other than the limit you place on yourself… make sure you do not let your lateral and temporal vision distract you from the purpose of your endeavors, or your potential to be a guiding light for others who may well be following along your path.

You’re allowed to SHINE!

Jo x

Grail Oracle – Faith In Yourself Above Everything

In this, my return to The Intuitive Chalice Oracle after a few of months hiatus, we see the first Principle: I AM God, come to the fore and partner with the intense violet energy of the crown chakra.

This highly spiritual combination might have you believing that everything is beyond your control and in the hands of the invisible realms of spirit, when in fact, it is reassurance that your Soul-Self, your higher wisdom has got you covered and is constantly guiding you towards taking greater steps forward, knowing full well that you have the power and capability of becoming the person you are only as-of-yet dreaming of becoming.

Life may have, up until this point, dealt you a few challenges that you have perceived as blows and as a result you may have lost faith in yourself and in your ability to make good choices, but with this combination to hold you up, you can rest assured that you are being guided and that part of you which is divine is switched on and ready to receive commands about your choices. Notice I said receive? Though it can guide you, only your physical, conscious self can choose to take action on that guidance, hence you must command the ship during this incarnation of your soul.

This is a time to align your ego with your higher will to start taking action towards the Soul’s mission.

You may be asking what that mission is and wondering what it is all about, but if you take a look at your surroundings, the circumstances of your life… for example your health, your home, you career, family, finances and your personal relationships, your level of well-being will ccome into incredibly sharp focus. That is your mission… to heal what is out of alignment in your own life and to aid others on the path beside you to heal theirs too.

If you are experiencing the unnerving feeling of “Who am I to help anyone else?” recognise that this is the ego’s voice and you have stepped so far away from your higher self that you are losing your way. Have faith in yourself above everything else because you didnt arrive here by accident. You were placed in the exact right circumstances at the exact time, with the exact set of tools to transform your world from suffering to healing through higher perspective. There is nothing you cannot acheive if you are brave enough to trust your own soul.

All that being said, the place to start your journey is through deep reflection and meditation. Make sure, after observing the outer circumstances, that you listen carefully to your higher guidance to truly discern what your soul advises, rather than the knee-jerk reactions of your lower, fearful ego self.

For more help on how to hear your Soul’s Voice before taking action – go here.

Returning To What You Love Is Easy…

It’s remembering why you love it and allowing it to love you that’s so hard.

My Darling You,

It’s taken me so long to realise just how much I always loved you. Only when you were gone did it begin to hit home just how much you meant to me and how deeply misguided I was to ever let you go.

Coming back to you was an easy decision, but the journey I took to get here was heart-wrenching… I questioned how you chose to love me, how you made me feel, how unworthy I felt in your presence. I constantly crumbled when others disapproved of you, judged you in ways that I didn’t understand but assumed it was only my love that blinded me to what they saw… until I began to believe what they saw and in the process I lost sight of you.

I had to run.

I had to hide.

I had to find a place where the reflections of the outside world didn’t sully the love I felt for you.

I had to get some perspective as to why I hadn’t seen the darkness that they saw… and I found that the darkness could not exist in the light of love. My love.

I was intense, I know. Always have been, always will be.

Love, for me is all-consuming and ever renewing in an endless stream of beauty that flows from me to you and from you to me, but I know that the love that flows from you is but a reflection of my intensity and that you are but a mirror. But oh, how beautiful a mirror and oh, how much I miss my love’s reflection now.

And so I am coming home to you. I expect nothing. No fanfare, no parade. I ask only that you let me be in your presence and that you let me be me, as I am when I am with you. Free; raw; alive; in love.

You are my home, my always, my everything…

Forgive me.

It’s not too late…

Imagine letting go of what you most love because you couldn’t see yourself ‘as’ that love or that you were even worthy of it.

Imagine that you allowed the opinions of others to separate you from the one thing that made you feel most alive.

Imagine that you measured the value of love, not by the quantity or quality of what was being offered, but by your own inability to receive it as it was intended.

Imagine how you feel now it’s gone…

Did you throw away your ‘everything’ because you’d never taken the time to master the path back to your own heart?

Returning to what you love is easy… Principles 1, 4 and 7 may just hold the keys.

If this ‘love letter’ hit a chord with you, it might be time for you to explore your Wholly Grail.

The Inner Temple is opening its doors soon…

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Thank you for reading. You are loved.

Weekly Oracle – The End Of The World Or The Beginning

The most powerful card in the Intuitive Chalice Oracle was only too happy to show itself at this time, first to remind us how far we’ve come, and then how far we still have to go. Is it the end of the world or the beginning, I wonder?

Having just finished a meditation to consult with Big G in whatever form He decided to take on for me, it has become very obvious to me that I need to take a break from the blog, possibly even from my spiritual work and teaching (at least my online presence) for a while. The reasons are numerous and you may have noticed my posts becoming more and more sparse of late. Having just spent 4 months of visiting my mum in hospital as she almost died from pneumonia and a whole raft of other complications, thankfully she is home now and well on the road to recovery, albeit slowly, and about to celebrate her 82nd birthday on Monday. Throughout this time I have struggled with my own health, stresses and low energy but continued to support, heal, uplift and empower others through their life transitions and upheavals. It’s time though for me to focus on my own needs and let go of the resistance I have to the change that has been trying to come through me for a while.

The Sacred Chalice is a full stop on the journey. It has the essence of great joy and of great sadness. It can signal a miracle, celebration, surrender or complete loss of faith. It heralds a loss of health or a complete healing and whilst one half the world will be reaping the rewards of this powerful omen, the other half will be paying for it, just as when the tide comes in on your beach, elsewhere on the planet the tide is going out.

This week’s oracle has about it the energy of great sadness and also of great relief. You may find that you are met with a very significant wake up call to the onset of yet another cycle to which you have, so far, been asleep… but you won’t sleep through another one. The familiar is not your friend this time and you cannot keep doing it the same way. It will continue to rob you of your life force if you let it.

Love exists here. That is the most important theme this week. Let everything go except for the love. The love you have for YOU.

Every Principle within The Wholly Grail is designed to help you set your Sacred Chalice back upright and refill it with the most precious resources the universe is channelling towards you:

Principle 1:

…wants you to know that everything about you is pure Source energy in manifest form and to know that is to respect yourself and hold yourself in the highest esteem and reverence, and yet to wander through life humbly, knowing that every being you meet is of the same Godforce and deserves the same love.

Principle 2:

…wants you to know that right now is the only moment in which you have any power. Who you used to be and who you envisage yourself becoming are mere shadows in your mind, each robbing you of your experience second by second. If it’s important -do it now, take action. If it’s not – let it go. If the moment has passed, mourn it by all means, but don’t dwell there. If it hasn’t arrived, don’t waste your life on waiting.

Principle 3:

…wants you to know that forgiveness sets you free and allows healing to begin. Perfection doesn’t exist in third dimensional reality, so striving for it is a fools game. Do your best, always, but failure isn’t just an option, it’s a requirement on the path back to enlightenment. Remember this in others and be quick to apologise… and quicker to forgive.

Principle 4:

…wants you to know that your truth is not the only truth, but it’s the only one that matters in your personal journey. You need no approval and no consent to hold an opinion or belief regardless of how different it maybe from the mainstream, nor do you need permission to express yourself. Nobody will ever express your truth the way you do and nobody will ever have the perspective that you do. Your level of learning is in constant flux and you may reserve the right to evolve and change your mind… so does everyone else.

Principle 5:

…wants you to know that the things that once seemed so important and held so much significance to you, begin to form structures and boundaries around you. Some healthy, some not so much. These structures can become your prisons and the things you believe you have ownership of, actually have ownership over you. Breaking free requires letting them go… with love and gratitude. The Grail requires a constant flow of fresh energy to remain a crystal clear vessel for spirit. Make room.

Principle 6:

…wants you to know that when the vessel is overturned and emptied, you must begin with you in the process of healing. Make your health, happiness and well-being a priority every day. Take care of you first, then those closest to you before you serve the greater whole once the Chalice overflows once more. Do not wait for someone else to provide for your needs. You are uniquely qualified to tend to your requirements. Self-love is not an indulgence, it is a spiritual directive that you must fulfil.

Principle 7:

…wants you to know that the universe loves you unconditionally and is constantly sending you all the energy, resources and love that you need, but you have to be open to receiving it in the form that the universe shares it rather than in the way you dictate. Open your heart to the bounty that has been laid out before you and allow beauty in all its forms to be gifted to you right now. You cannot give with receiving in return, you cannot receive with offering the opportunity. Let life flow by getting it of its way. Open the channel up to the wide beam of unending love instead of the narrow focus you’ve set your sights on.

As you walk through the week ahead, do so consciously, and know that whether it looks good or bad on the surface, whether it is the end of your world as you know it, or just the beginning, if you are celebrating, surrendering, losing faith or witnessing a miracle… you are right where you are meant to be. You are so much more powerful than you think. And who you are becoming is grateful for your sacrifice.

Whether I will return with more Grail Teachings in the future, or leave it to those who already have it covered remains to be seen… for now at least, I wish you so much love.

Until we meet again on the path… x

Weekly Oracle – You Have To Keep Listening

Last week’s oracle never made it to being published on the site. The cards were selected, the subject matter considered at length… and then life got in the way. What I can tell you is that the royal blue throat chakra that appears in this week’s combination was the focus of last week’s cards too. Obviously it has something important you need to hear… and that’s kind of the point: you have to keep listening.

The appearance of the throat chakra in The Sacred Chalice Oracle represents self-expression, communication in all its forms and the ability to transmit truth between beings. Whether that communication is written, spoken, gestured or symbolized is irrelevant and the quality of the message being shared is the blessing that requires attention.

When we pair this powerful energy centre with Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, there is an emphasis on the free-flowing nature of unobstructed heart-centred communication and in particular your ability to receive it in the context with which it was intended.

We put limitations on what we are willing to hear, how we are willing to hear it and how we interpret the essence of the message, always based our level of understanding (which falls under the remit of another Grail Principle but they often work in unison with each other hence the beauty and complexity of The Wholly Grail). It is our ability to fully receive what is being offered to us as a gift to aid our own growth and understanding that forms the basis of the incoming energy this week. Can you listen without prejudice to the heart of another?

Principle 7 asks us to give and receive in equal measure so it’s worth noting that if you want to be heard, you first must listen. Listening to what another is trying to communicate, often in the only way they know how, or the only way they feel they can at present is a gift you can offer them and yourself… you do not have to react, respond or take any of what is expressed personally, (the essence of last week’s missing oracle combination in fact), instead seek only to understand and allow for connection to grow.

It is my belief that trust is built on open two-way communication so you have to keep listening. Use this week to reassure loved one’s that you still are, no matter how hard the message that’s trying to get through.

More later… x

When you have no other choices

We always have a choice in reality, so the title feels somewhat misleading, but it isn’t meat to be. You have probably been to this place before, the place where all roads meet. This is the place where it feels like no matter what you do you cannot influence an outcome, and that destiny will deliver you wherever it has decided you need to be in order to set the universe back in balance. When you have no other choices it is time to surrender to what is. To be at one with where you are and to observe what life wants to show you next.

Being at home with the essence of powerlessness lends you the necessary strength to regain balance in the midst of transforming circumstances. It is not enough to give up control at moments like these, it is also necessary to give up any expectation of the destination or details associated with it that you may previously have held onto.

It feels counterintuitive to everything we have been taught about the law of attraction and the miracles of manifesting but the truth is that these things require a final sacrifice… The need to give up on the goal itself.

The vision most sacred to you is the thing you have to be fully prepared to let go of and honour your own happiness and wholeness in the absence of it, truly believing that you’ve put in the hard work, the commitment, the dedication and devotion to a singular consequence for as long as you could possibly hold on before it broke you… and then you let it go… let God take over the process entirely even if it means you never reach the goal.

The act of long term commitment changes you. You cannot help but grow from it, learn from it, it transforms you into a greater version of yourself as you explore every facet of faith along the way, but the final test faith is to set it and yourself free completely, and that comes when there is no more expansion to be had and no more avenues to be explored. This is the beginning of a new journey, a new dream and the beginning of a new devotion… the form of which will remain a mystery until destiny imparts it’s secrets as it will.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, allows you to break away from the self-imposed vision of the outcome you have tethered to and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, aids you in releasing what was and allowing what is or what might become. These two aspects of Grail wisdom situate you in the slipstream of miracles and help you recognise the beauty of this moment and all the gifts present within it.

When you have no other choices, it’s alright to let go. You’ve done enough.

More later… x

Book your Personal Readings or Transformational Grail Guidance for help in letting go…. or book a healing session to clear your energy and reset.

Weekly Oracle – Barefaced And Brazen

This week’s combination brings us a double whammy, when the truth of who you are is expressed barefaced and brazen with no holds barred and no inhibitions about the judgments you may be subjected to in return.

The sheer personal power present in this combination propels you towards a “Fuck it! This is me!” move towards liberation.

Principle 4: I AM Truth, asks where in your life you are restricted or controlled by the opinions of others that do not actually resonate with your own beliefs. It asks you to stop and consider what ideas, patterns and behaviours you have unconsciously adopted about your world, your place in it and how you should think, speak and behave in order to conform to the socially accepted standard of what’s deemed normal.

When we dress that energy up in the royal blue of the throat chakra, you cannot help but speak out against this type of personal oppression that you have inadvertently fallen prey to.

You may find that for a long time now you have asking yourself what is true for you and what is, at the core of your being, the genuine article… when the energy of this duo comes up its a sign that you are beginning to assimilate the answers and no longer willing to contribute to the illusion by pretending.

This week then, be prepared to speak your truth no matter how raw, how unpopular, no matter who it offends and whose reality is shaken by your bravery. Remember though, this is not about your opinions about others. This is not an opportunity to demean or belittle those in your orbit, it is a declaration of personal truth, about you, your expectations your ideas, desires, and non-negotiable principles, your boundaries and your intentions… it is a self-expressed rebranding of who you appear to be, bringing appearances into alignment with both your light and your shadow.

Yes, some people will freak out. Yes, some people will fall away. Yes, some people will attempt to put you back in your box… No, it doesn’t have to dictate your next move. Barefaced and brazen simply means without a mask and uninhibited.

Be prepared to be you, no matter what.

Need help expressing your truth? Book a Transformational Grail Session with me.

More next week… x

Know Your Worth – When You Are Pitching Too Low

You might think you know your worth or how highly you value yourself, not in monetary terms, though that can also be an indicator, but more in the things you are and are not willing to accept from and for yourself. When you accept less than you want or less than you say you want then you are pitching too low and the bar you set is mirrored in the actions of others and how they treat you.

Let’s say for example you want a relationship. Maybe you have an attraction to another that you see as having the potential to be something special, perhaps allowing both parties to become more than the sum of their parts. Perhaps you envisage doing great things together and not only sharing in the joy of an intimate romantic partnership but also combining your skills and passions to serve the greater good too… sounds idyllic doesn’t it?

Now supposing the other party knows what you want, expresses a small amount of interest when it suits, but ultimately carries on as before not really aligning with your vision? Supposing they like to keep their options open, come and go as they please, hint at acknowledging you as “a potential” whilst also exploring other avenues… Is this acceptable to you?

If you are looking for commitment, intimacy, union, fidelity, monogamy… basically a loyal team of two, then this partnership is not aligned with your vision or your mission. What you do with this realisation is what ultimately defines your worth.

If you are willing to accept the “come and go as you please” “offer as little as you like” pattern, then no matter what you say your level of self-worth is, what your actions are actually portraying is that you value the other person’s happiness, hopes, dreams, wants and needs much more highly than you do your own… so much so that you are willing to give up on what you truly desire in order to have them in your life in some small way.

Here’s the real kicker: you are actually instructing them that that’s all the effort they have to put in to keep you there in their “just in case I’m bored” box.

Living in that little box, how much of your passion and potential are you using? How are you combining your skills to serve the greater good or change the world? What is the truth of how they see your worth? Of course that last question is really none of your business, someone else’s opinion of you should never define you… what does define you are your own actions.

Never settle for less than you want. If the person in front of you isn’t prepared to offer you all you are looking for, look elsewhere.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a job opportunity, a home, a business deal or a second-hand car… if it isn’t all you want, hold out for more. The universe will provide you with what you are willing to accept… don’t accept less than you are worth or that’s all you will ever have.

Principle 1: I AM God, reminds you who you really are and what you are really worth. If you would like to explore further, where in your life you are settling for less than you are worth, book a one-to-one or a private reading with me.

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – You Are The Chosen One

The energy from this week’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle feels both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. It is highlighting a higher calling beckoning you onward towards something sacred, a divine mission if you like, but the uncertainty and doubt may creep in as to your worthiness when you realise you are the chosen one.

Principle 1: I AM God, maybe leaving a bad taste in your mouth this week if you have been shying away from any form of social exposure. You may experience the resurgence of those emotions that had you feeling picked on when a teacher “volunteered” you at school to come up to the board as a form of punishment because you weren’t listening or paying attention… but this is not school and nor is this a call from your ego-crushing lecturer. No, this is your life, the call is coming from your soul and from the benevolent Source of all things to rise up to a challenge that only It knows you are capable of. It knows you are the chosen ambassador for this task in this lifetime.

The violet crown chakra is the wisdom and higher calling you are being called towards at this time, so be prepared for spiritual downloads, incoming divine inspiration and even instructions on which path to take next in order to deliver you to your highest destiny.

The way is clear for you to commence an important role now even if you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the undertaking, synchronicities are aligning to show you the way.

In the week ahead you will be met by many seeming coincidences that could be seen to conspire to push you in a certain direction, answers and solutions showing up, holes in your schedule making space and opportunities arriving… but all will be met by your suspicion if you cannot reconcile the part of you that feels unworthy.

Take time to meditate on the fact that Big G doesn’t make mistakes, if He sees something in you that fits the bill for this mission then its because He put it there, then trust that He will line up the elements needed to bring whatever that is to surface so that you and everybody else can see it too.

Accept that you are the chosen one… now get up there and show that old teacher what you’re made of!

More next week… x

Your Soul-Life Alignment Specialist