Being at peace with progress is the central theme of this week’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle combination, as Principle 2: I AM Detached, joins forces with the blood red base chakra which has appeared for us again this week. Whereas last week the arrival of this chakra had us focusing on health issues (I didn’t come out of it unscathed having had minor surgery on a dodgy elbow midweek), this week is more focused on our material wellbeing and security…

For some time now you may have been aware on a subconscious level of an incoming change. Transformation, even when positive, brings a certain amount of upheaval to your life and you have worked hard to release emotional attachments to anything that might hold back any necessary movement from one way of life to another. 

All of us, regardless of how conscientious, create ties and strings as we go through life. They may take the form of family, friendships, partnerships, contracts, jobs, salaries, possessions, property, etc, all of which have us forming roots of a sort that keep us bound but also keep us feeling safe, secure and give us a sense of belonging, which is in many cases necessary for our well-being and for us to thrive. Before you can grow or transform your circumstances you must loosen your grip on some or all of these things to allow a new set of ties and strings to take hold. It doesn’t mean you don’t love and appreciate what you have, it is simply that you acknowledge change as being inevitable and to some extent you understand that the soul’s journey is far more valuable than any anchor that may hold it back… if you fight change you begin to wither in the bud.

Let’s say for instance that you are a home-body, (I always have been), the kind of person who does like to explore but always feels relief when returning to the place you grew up, the place you still call home. This is where your roots are. Now imagine you meet your soulmate and after many years of living and working apart there’s a feeling that the time might be right to join your lives together and potentially commit to a united future. Now imagine that your soulmate is a proverbial nomad, currently living abroad, their work has them constantly on the move, and living in your neck of the woods for any more than a fleeting visit would be near impossible… one of you will have to give up the lifestyle you have… even if you don’t particularly aspire to the other’s way of life, because love and connection and union is far more important than an address.

The week’s energies suggest that you had got yourself, at least emotionally, into a place where you were willing to let go of all that you have and all that you know, (your security and safety), to take a mammoth leap into uncertainty to follow your soul’s calling, but that now something, someone perhaps, has highlighted just how unstable that choice is and your worry has elevated to a point where all bets are off.

Principle 2 demands that you stay present in the moment where all your power is. The power you gathered has now been spread to the four winds and your grip on what is known has tightened because the one thing that felt secure about letting go has been sullied somehow. (In the above scenario maybe the connection between you and your soulmate is being tested by insecurity, (theirs and yours), or a miscommunication of some kind.

This maybe a week where you feel like you are back to square one and any and all progress you made up to this point has been lost… that isn’t so, you are experiencing a temporary set back, a restriction of movement that will in fact enable a smoother transition later on. The key is to keep your eye on the intended outcome whilst remaining focused on what is, and keep lines of communication open in order to learn more about the true nature of the complication from all angles.

It will soon be safe to let go and you can one again be at peace with progress.

More later… x