Many strands make up and move our lives in seen and unseen ways.
One of the more hidden strands that has impulsed my journey of life on a very deep level is the myth and tale of the grail.
The grail has been described as a chalice that holds an energy of light that replenishes, revitalizes, heals, restores and creates indefinite living…..
In some myths it is described as the blood of Christ received by Joseph of Arimathea on the cross…
In others it is a gift from the angels to assist humanity and countless stories have been created around it.
In my life it was a myth and energy that had a very deep resonance in my being – describing an energy of a source of replenishment and vitalisation that seemed so far yet also so here. An energy that was externalized as a chalice, looked after by a group of men and women of pure heart in its service, the knights of which would go out into the world to assist people and situations that called for upliftment.
When I was a child and young teenager I found myself living in more than one reality. As a child my world was filled with nature spirits and invisible friends, which were not welcomed in the ‘ordinary’ reality, so at some point I closed the door to that. But the ordinary reality was much too one dimensional and scary to fulfil my being, so I opened another door into a parallel reality where I co-created and lived a parallel life. ( I guess one could call it a virtual life, as it happened in my imagination, but it occurred without technology).
So while In the outer world I was growing up with fear and uncertainty trying to learn the rules of this reality to fit in and to minimise the hurt and violence coming towards me, in my inner world, where I spent half of my time I was a character who was totally unafraid and could do anything, change the world, complete feats of what we would call impossible and create change and miracles. In fact I had a gang of youngsters who were part of my team and at certain telepathic signals we could all be mobilised at great speed and translocate to where we were required to assist a person or situation who was in need.
Thus when I started to read and hear about the stories of the knights of the grail, they were seamlessly incorporated into my inner world as a very familiar energy.
When I was old enough in my inner world I became a knight of the grail.
This parallel inner world was a wonderful place to inhabit as everything was possible. No limitations to the imagination and all situations that felt difficult and incomprehensible in the ordinary reality were able to be re-worked and transformed in this inner reality – events were re-written and stories changed – always to create a better outcome. I lived consciously and actively in both realities until I was 19 years old when I made a decision to put my energy fully into this reality to be fully present here.
Since then so many elements of what had occurred in the inner story have inadvertently found their way into my outer life…
In the inner world I had taken on various ‘professions’ and skills – including farming, being a performing singer, being a negotiator and mediator, counsellor in courts and high places… and a blacksmith – able to create with metal…
Another 19 years later I reflected on my inner world and what it had given me and realised that many of these skills had actualised in my life in different ways to how they were dreamt up in the inner world but nevertheless here they were: I had trained as a farmer after leaving school, then expanded into music and voice, trained in various therapeutic modalities – negotiating with various inner courts and becoming a travelling troubadour, singing around the world, weaving vibrational fields of possibility and change – mediating and co-creating with energies of many lands and dimensions
… so when I found myself sitting by a beautiful campfire in Scotland on a friends’ land with cows joining us as I played music and we shared stories and Ton who was sitting next to me started telling me about his journey of discovery of crafting singing bowls as a coppersmith/ blacksmith I had the very clear knowing that this was one of the vital pieces that was still missing. The smith! It was completely clear knowing that I needed to become a metal smith crafting instruments for the future! YES. The smith!
What a gift!
This skill added a whole other dimension to my life – allowing me to not only create vibrational realities and possibilities through sound weaving but also to anchor and birth them into matter / Mater / material form through an alchemical process with all the elements of fire, water, earth, air wood and metal! Another quantum leap, which has given rise to our movement called ‘Resounding Earth’ aiming to resound the Earth with tones, sounds music and vibration that enhance and facilitate the thrival of All of life in harmony with the planet itself.
Only a few weeks ago the energy of the grail was brought back into my field by a tune that turned up in my inner hearing that wouldn’t stop: It was a tune from Wagner’s Opera Lohengrin, where Lohengrin – a knight of the grail tells the story of the grail and its place of keeping….the grail temple.
So what was being brought to my attention and awareness?
A few days later in an attunement with 'Resounding Earth' and the energies that would like to create with us this year – I perceived the energy of a new grail temple created by the World Peace Sanctuary at Allanton /Scotland, where we have been called to return this year.
I was shown how their energetic, spiritual and political work for peace has created an energy vortex of receiving and gifting that can enhance, rejuvenate, vivify and vitalize – many of the qualities attributed to the grail.
Subsequently we also sensed and attuned with our journey to Portugal in the Spring and found a piece of writing that portrayed Portugal as Port-o-Gral – 'through you the grail…..'
The energies that offer replenishment seem are those being shown to us at this time. Replenishment where there has been a hardening of soil and Earth and of hearts over these past years in our societies, ways of living with the Earth and with ourselves and each other, where a softening, melting and real change is being asked for and required.
Where are those cracks and hardening forces showing up in your life? What can you bring to those places that allow a melting…the continual softening and opening? What changes can you be for you?
These last weeks we were shown how the sound vibrations of our voices and instruments can open communication between separated dimensions and aspects of our own being with the Earth and we received a strong and clear invitation from the beings that call themselves the 'Peace-keepers'… to soften and melt and open our hearts and beings to a calling from the Earth, an invitation to the grail-pathways of the heart:
"....This path is indeed a new path of the grail heart. The grail and the heart have always been the same but as often occurs in human story and engagement, the distance from the body becomes great and the gift is in danger of being lost…
So you see now that we are showing you a path to the sacred vessel of the heart of peace. The thread veins you were aware of earlier, as cracks and fissures in rivers, streams and land, were the very edges where unconsciousness has cut off the connections and connectivity of the elements to humans...........
Ignite and alight the grail pathways of the heart- you’ll find not only gold, but love, as an essential gift of peace lives there also.
[This is no heroes path. This is a delight filled journey for engaging the consciousness of the elementals and firing up the sparks of peace!]"
(from a recent attunement with ancient ones called 'the peace-keepers' received by Heather for our journeys in 2019)
Our season of journeys and workshops this year has been formed from these gifts and attunements over the past months. Our workshops and retreat may be over lighted by the energies of the grail as a known source of replenishment, vitality, nourishment …
We are shown at this time not to search for it on the outside as a vessel held in a castle, but as a set of qualities whose source we can re-discover within us as we come into deeper communion with our own hearts and bodies, with Nature and all of life…
How better than through co-creation with others!!?
Would you like to join us somewhere beautiful on this magical tour we have named The Heart of it All? We invite you to play and craft and forge and attune with the elementals and most beautiful places on Earth to enliven and uplift, to vivify and fortify your own vessel of the heart. Could this be the path to the cocreation of Heaven on Earth? Through co-creation?
Would you like to craft vessels that emanate and resound this quality as an essence and sound that overflows as a gift and nourishing replenishing elixir into the world through you?
Would you like to become the soft open energy of the heart in communion with the Earth and your body that allows the replenishing flow?
and here, our most recent gift from the same Peace-Keeper. In it is everything that goes beyond the need for words. A request?
Maybe. . . but certainly an invitation.
It is simple…and clear
"...Will ye craft instruments for stillness? For peace of being? For sanctity of heartspace, present and available in any single moment?
The drop of sound that each hammer strike brings forth is neither antidote nor cure for the ailments of this world. It is a gesture, pure and simple, that has intrinsic beauty and harmonic peace ever present within its nature...."
Join us for our special Easter retreat in Portugal where we will be in collaboration with our dear friend Margaretta McIlvaine or at the end of May at the Allanton Peace Sanctuary in Scotland or on the west coast of Ireland where we invite you home, to a greater and newer you here with the Earth.
For more opportunities and events during our Spring Tour and while we are transitioning our website!
ee: WORKSHOPS: and on Peace-Trails