Soulbyte for Friday July 13, 2018

Let your energy settle calmly in your heart today. Make choices and decisions from your heart center with awareness that what you do and what you say and how you act effects not only you but others as well. Your subtleness and your brashness, your inner thoughts and your outer demands, your quietude and your outspokenness all have equal effect because you are part of it all, part of the greater whole that is the world around you, all that flows through you and all that surrounds you. Use your energy with thoughtfulness, respect, and care, within and without, for when you respect and take care of yourself you respect and take care of all that is.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday July 12, 2018

Exchanges of energy happen all the time. Your awareness upon another person stirs their awareness of you. Your thoughts upon what must be done stirs energy to support or thwart your efforts. Ideas percolating stir the energy of creativity to meet your own creative energy. Positive energy stirrings happen all the time, but so do negative energy stirrings. Become aware of your inner energy stirrings, of where you are placing your energy. Is it in a positive or a negative direction? It is not necessary to simply reject all negative stirrings but to work with what comes, turning the negative into energy that will work for you in a positive way. The main thing to remember is that your energy is being exchanged somewhere in the thoughts and fixations of the mind, sometimes helpful, sometimes not. Watch your energy fixations today and see what happens as you pull your energy inward, back into yourself, or as you let it go outward in other directions. You may notice that you are more in control of it than you realize because, yes, you are a being comprised of energy!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: The Unfolding

Unfolding…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

What really is fate but the unfolding of a dream, one of infinite possibilities moving to completion.

Outside of time and space is everything; past, present, and future all bundled together in ultimate oneness. Inside time-space are the parts of that oneness fully exploring themselves in the spirit of our individual lives.

Of course there is free choice, but what is free choice but the exploration of a possibility, and all possibilities want to be explored. How else could we find our way back to ultimate oneness if we didn’t know all of our parts?

Life in this world is the active side of infinity where God/Goddess, ultimate oneness, experiences its infinite self through the many varied lives of all sentient beings. There is no judgment, there is no good and evil in wholeness, there is simply all that is.

The Tao of our lives is the river of our particular being. We are who we are. If we are to truly know ourselves we must align with the central current that flows through our being. This is the voice of our true self that seeks to manifest and illuminate our uniqueness as well as our interconnectedness to all that is.

When in alignment with the self we greet oncoming time as it presents, accepting and assembling its unfolding pieces one at a time. Choices are really acquiescences to the true path of the self already lived. For yes, from the point of view of the oneness of infinity, all has already been lived, though we are fully recapitulating for infinity the experiences of our unique possibilities as we go about our daily lives.  And this is how the great oneness can truly know itself, in the  fullness of all its lived possibilities that we deliver to infinity through our senses and consciousness every day of our lives. And for those who know the experience of traumatic recapitulation, recapitulation is a fully lived, not simply remembered, experience.

We know we are in good alignment when we accept the unfolding of the miracle of life in such an integral way, senses and consciousness fully on board, fully aware and fully active. The next needed item or happening appears; it is recognized, incorporated, and lived. This does not mean we won’t encounter great challenges and unexpected experiences; they are part of the unfolding dream. Nonetheless, there is great solace in those difficult moments when we can accept and know that all has already happened, that we are simply in the living experience of our great unfolding dream.

So get calm and observe. What’s going to happen next? Know that, as you flow through this recapitulation of your life, you have already made it. The intent of the self is unfolding. Live it to the fullest!

Unfolding,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Wednesday July 11, 2018

Let there be no discussion about the heart being the center of all human goodness, for there is no doubt that if all beings operated from their heart center the world would indeed be a far different place, in far better shape, both the humans and the environment, and that which is most sought after would be achieved. A loving state, with all living beings embraced, would change the world. Be in a loving state yourself and see what happens in your own little world. Let your loving heart begin to change the world.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday July 10, 2018

You are a creature of the earth, so get grounded. You are also a creature of the heavens, so reach for them. But you will neither be fully grounded nor fully able to grasp if you are not grounded in your life upon the earth. Find yourself in your body, your feet upon the ground, your breath inside you bringing life, meaning, and purpose within the body. Let your spirit anchor in your body, but also let it explore the realms outside of the body, secure in knowing that you have your body in control, in health, and in preparedness to receive the wisdom and insight it brings to you. Let yourself be all that you are, body and spirit, heaven and earth, and with feet firmly planted seek fulfillment in both so that your life may truly be fulfilled. In this manner, be a true journeyer of all that is.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR