Soulbyte for Friday May 24, 2019

Take care of yourself in a deeper way now, not just your physical self, but your mental, emotional, and spiritual selves too, by focusing on calmness in body, mind, and spirit. In calmness discover your truths, that which you have been avoiding, as well as that which is unknown. In calmness, face yourself and get right with yourself. For when you are right with yourself, you are right with the world. And when you are right with the world, everything is possible.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday May 23, 2019

Let yourself be calm and easy through all the trials and turmoils of life, for stress is your mortal enemy. Find a way to calm your body and your mind, to gain control over anxiety and panic, pain and fear, worry and intrusive thoughts. Find a balance within and without that will serve to keep you happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit throughout your days. There are so many options available; search for one that suits you well and practice it always. Make it work for you so that your life may be calm and flowing and one of contentment and joy. Make getting your inner state into calm balance your priority. The solution lies in your own hands. You have the power to accomplish anything. Why not begin with yourself and use your personal power for your own good for a change? Do so, and all will be well for a long time to come.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday May 22, 2019

Keep love in your heart, for self and others. Keep love alive, no matter what your circumstances, no matter where you find yourself, for love is the glue that holds you together, that keeps you connected, that binds you to life. Learn to love yourself so that you may truly love another. Learn to love others so that your heart may truly be a giving heart. Learn loving kindness so that life may be rewarding and so that you may find fulfillment in being a kind and loving being, for what else really matters except generosity and a spirit that is kind. In a world that often appears cold and heartless, love is the one thing that can provide warmth and heart-centered kindness. Find the love inside you again and let it become a tool as you reinvent yourself in a changing world. Awaken your loving heart and use it to propel you forward into a new and different life experience. You have a lot to offer. Don’t hold back.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Time for Self-Regulation

Oppose the dominant energy of now… get heart centered and calm…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Unchecked impulse is the dominant energy of now. There are no signs of it letting up. None are immune from the impact of this energetic wave. Now is the time to turn inward and self-regulate.

It all boils down to intent. Intent manifests the word. Intent is the spirit of Yang (masculine energy) that attracts the Yin (feminine energy) of matter. When we tell the body to relax, it listens and releases according to instruction. But there are challenges.

Blocking beliefs are habitual instructions well-established in the body. If the entrenched belief is that “I am nervous,” the body will favor this established command and remain tense. This is understandable. A hardwired command may assert itself even in the face of a new order, “the body relaxes.” We must be patient and persevering when establishing new rules.

Perhaps the most challenging blocking belief is that “I don’t have the power to consciously alter things in my body.” Let this be the null hypothesis, that is, “my mind cannot change my body.” Let the hypothesis be: “anything is possible.” Next, set up the experiment.

Two times each day, calm the body with some form of progressive relaxation that focuses attention on all parts of the body, simultaneously giving the verbal message to relax. For example, notice the state of tension in your forehead, or shoulders and neck, and instruct the body to release the tension. Cover all sections of the body, head to toe.

Next, in a state of deeper calm, post-relaxation, tell the body, several times, the issue you expect it to address. A child who struggles with enuresis (bedwetting) might simply state: “body, wake me up when it’s time to pee.”  An adult with digestion issues might instruct the body to “comfortably digest the food you receive.” The conscious mind merely states its intent, the body will know what to do.

Remain persevering in this regimen for a month. Attach no expectations to the outcome. Keep the mind passive. Expectations have been proven, at the subatomic level, to bias matter. Better to remain scientific and simply see what happens. Do, however, calmly follow the daily protocol and note whatever you notice each day. The key here is patience and calm perseverance.

All issues in our lives register in our bodies as stress, which means an activation of our autonomic nervous system to fight, freeze, or flee to protect us. This hardwired reaction can be overridden with direct communication to the body that assures it that it is safe and okay to return to calm. Prove it with your personal experiment.

Too often, we insist that we must get to the root of the problem before we can get calm. The problem is, if we are activated, we will be unable to perform the mental operations needed to think clearly. The body funds survival over mental processing. The thinking brain is largely dormant, hence, ineffectual when we are triggered.

Once we become calm, we gain the clarity and brain power to understand the root of the trigger. As we process the trigger, we can continually return to calm by reminding the body to release its stress.

Outer stress resulting  from nature’s changes or political gamesmanship are surely on the rise. The opportunity here is to turn inward and access one’s personal intent to master outer challenge. All power lies within. Take up the challenge to hone your personal link to intent. Do the experiment. Let the outcome be your own proof.

Self-regulating,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Tuesday May 21, 2019

Maintain your personal balance of mind, body, and spirit no matter what is going on in the world around you. Your own stability matters above all else, for if you are not stable and balanced in your own life, the world around you will dissolve into chaos. You are totally responsible for your own personal world, inside and out. You and your energetic balance do matter. Keep this in mind as you do your part to save the world. And that is not an exaggeration, for you, simply by being alive, have the potential to be part of the solution to save the planet. It’s your world and it’s your choice. Begin with yourself, within and without. Stay in balance and do your part. Save yourself, save the planet.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR