#395 Have a Powwow with Your Self

Today, a Reader asks Jeanne a question about parts work.

Dear Jeanne,
The deeper I dig into my inner self, the more I have encountered parts of myself that I did not know existed. I have become an observer, watching these interactions, but right now they are all separate parts, all acting individually, with different likes and dislikes, needs and wants, etc., and “they” do not agree on anything! I have begun to feel like a stranger in my own body, and trying to referee all these different “people” is exhausting! I know this sounds absurd…I know that I need to join all these parts together to become whole, but I am struggling with this immensely. Please help.
Thank you for your continued love and guidance, DAC

My Dearest Reader, your condition is not unusual, for all do struggle with different aspects of self. It is what I speak of so often when I address the inner self and the outer self. Within each of those selves exist further selves, and this is what you are experiencing as you learn how to integrate them and become whole. Is this not the greatest challenge that all must face upon that earth? For this is truly the purpose of life, learning who you are and why you exist.

To begin with, I must first suggest that you, and all My Readers who seek wholeness, truly accept and fully know each of these separate parts. Who are they? What do they want? What do they need and desire of you, their leader? You are the main character here, and that you must never forget. When I say you, I mean the adult you, the mature adult person who wrote this question, seeking guidance of me. You are the leader in this equation of juggling life’s puzzle pieces.

How many pieces of self are there, and why are they all vying for attention? This you must also determine. You must not entertain them too much, or overdo any aspect they ask of you, for if you do, so will you lose control, balance, and awareness of your place in the world. Find always your adult self, the one who knows that you are on this journey of awareness for purposes of evolutionary growth.

Know, each day, the place you inhabit, including your body. Find it, feel it, accept it as your abode for as long as you exist upon that earth. Care about it greatly. This is a most important aspect of life that many who struggle with so many parts forget. They forget that they exist in a physical body, for they do not often feel it, so busy are they jumping and running between inner worlds and attempting to be in the outer world too. It can get very confusing and messy, as you say!

So to become aware of your physical body self, this most important and vital part of the journey (for you cannot make the journey without it) is another challenge that must become a priority. How do you do this? How do you get into your body, and stay in it, while all those parts are asking for attention? I would suggest a moment be taken each day, at awakening from sleep, before you even arise from bed, to say the following, a good mantra for everyone to say to begin a new day. Here it is:

I lie upon my self.
I slumber upon my self.
I lift this arm, this leg of self.
I attend to my breath of self.
I smell the air of self.
I feel the skin of self.
I knead the heart of self with gentle breath of self.
I lift my breath of self, inflating my presence in this body,
offering my self awareness of body self.
I exist in time and space of body self.
I am body self; I am inner self.
I am alive in inner body and outer body.
I am alive in breath of life.
I awaken now in body of self.

Allow your body to slowly awaken as you breathe into it with words of gentle stretching breath, allowing life breath to flow from head to toe, so that you are aware of your physical self. Then when you emerge from bed, feel your feet firmly planted and grounded upon the floor. Place intent upon the actions of your body. As you emerge say:

I feel my feet upon the ground.
I feel my breath in my heart center.
I feel my limbs begin to move.
I exist in this body now and all day.
I exist in each breath.
I move with each breath.
I am in this body at this moment and every moment.

Once you find your body self, then is it but a repetition of these practices each day that will bring you to a place of acceptance of this physical self. This self (though often felt as a mere shell) is most necessary, and should, as I have said, be treated with the utmost care and attention. Give it these things more often; give care and attention now, with awareness, as you plant your intent upon this “body knowing” to aid you as you seek integration.

The other parts of self who vie for attention are also important, but they must never overtake your body awareness, for then do they drive your car, and that may be disastrous, for they have not matured enough to pass the driver’s test! Ask your self, daily, to be in your physical body. Eventually, this will become easier. I know that many of you are so distant from that aspect of self that you protest even at the idea that you will one day be quite happy and satisfied with your body, but it is true!

Maintain awareness of all your parts. I suggest writing down what they say to you, and even to each other. I suggest that you take the time to find out who they are. Have a powwow with your self, a sit down get-together with no holds barred, no topic forbidden, and let loose, each part given equal time. Ask for names, ages, and occupations of each part, and allow each to speak. You may discover that you have more parts than you thought. And those of you who did not consider your self a person of parts may be quite surprised to discover that you do indeed have many voices wishing to speak. Ask your self: Who in me wants to speak first? And then see what happens as you begin to take this most beneficial journey into the inner self.

As you close your session, remind everyone that they must recede into the confines of your body and your psyche, for the time being, and that you will return to conduct another conference. But in the meantime, ask that they allow you to do your outer work and your outer life in peace.

Now then, we get to the topic of Recapitulation, for it is a big process that does not often remain quiet, in subtle dormancy, as you might ask. In this process of recapitulation, will you be triggered by what is outside of you, awakening and alerting those parts to the fact that they must speak out, that they cannot wait until the next meeting. And this you must pay attention to, for then are you being asked to listen, most carefully, to what is being spoken and felt. During such times, when you are triggered, you must not leave your body. You must remain present. Your awakening breath of self may be a good centering activity in order to remain present, even if only partially. As you go off to the land of recapitulation, you must keep one foot in present time, for this is where you will land when you are done finding out what you must learn about the self.

All of this parts work must be undertaken with a clear understanding of why you are being asked to pay attention to these parts of self. Do you wish to push them away? Do you prefer that they shut up and go back into their little closets of fear and illusion? Well, that is not healthy for the inner you or the outer you, and I think you know this is very true, My Dear Reader.

Your parts are all just little aspects of self, of you, the real you wanting to become known and able to fully disclose the truths carried all these years. Your parts are your truths, My Dear, and nothing to be afraid of, for in the long run will you regard them with love, as your unblocked, integrated self.

This is what you are seeking and learning, you know. You are learning to love your self. That is all that those many parts need and want from you. They want the aware, adult, mature self to love them all. This is what will bring you integration and wholeness, the total love of self, inner and outer. Love and appreciation of all parts of self, integrated in your body self, that is your goal.

I hope I have given you a few new ideas as you take your journey a little bit further each day. As I said:

1. You must stay in your body.
2. You must allow each part to speak its truths.
3. You must allow your breath of life to fill your body self with awareness of these truths.
4. You must learn to love and appreciate each of these selves and the truths they bear, so that you will achieve total love of self.

Not an easy task, but you are doing well, for you have awareness of these parts of self and that is where you must now turn your attention. They are present, so they must be ready to join you in a powwow. Allow your self to sit down with them, your heart open to hearing true words now, during this time of transformation. We are all about to enter a new phase, and you, My Dear, are being invited to quite a conference, a life revealing, life changing, life integrating event.

Welcome to the next leg of your journey. It will be thrilling, if you elect to view it that way. Or it will be scary, if you elect to view it that way. Either way, you are, in no uncertain terms, being invited to a sit down dinner with some very interesting and intriguing people. And they all have something very important to tell you. So spiff your self up; get your body ready to go on a new trip, to your grand meeting of self. Good Luck!

#394 Be the Ruler of the Land You Inhabit

Today, Eva asks Jeanne some questions.

Dear Jeanne,
I am struggling like crazy. Who am I? What am I? Where am I? The confusion and anxiety are endless.

I am struggling immensely over what kind of mother I am. I know I need to make healthy boundaries for my little one, but it literally terrifies me.

I moved here recently, and I panic about if it’s the right place.

I feel like I cannot relate to my husband, and I get angry about every little thing he does.

I don’t like almost all people, yet I feel like I need them.

I feel inadequate and incompetent on so many levels; it makes me spin with anxiety.

And I’m weepy, weepy, weepy, yet never getting a satisfying cry. It’s like my emotions are wavy, going up, down, all over the place.

How can I deal with this? I feel so alone.

My Dearest Eva, your troubles do not stem from inadequacy or incompetence, but from the little girl inside of you who asks you to guide her, even as your little one needs guidance. As a mother are you learning what it means to be responsible for the children you bring into the world; how to set boundaries (as you call them); how to guide them to learn what life is all about. You have two little girls to nurture and guide, and that appears to be causing your greatest confusion.

All other problems stem from this inner truth. You have allowed your inner child self to have too much power and now, as you see her reflected in your daughter, do you find that her actions are unacceptable, but she has not been instructed in how to act outside of your inner self.

Now as your own responsibilities increase, as you deal with being a citizen in the worlds of parenting and partnership, and a community member, does your inner child protest the change in position and power she has commanded all these many years.

I see that you have a queen sitting upon the potty throne, yet does she not know the first thing about command or presence in the world. She has lived in her own kingdom, even as you have grown up and gone on to become a mature woman, mother, and wife. She has remained upon her throne. Yet, if you look closely at her throne it is not the throne of an adult priestess-in-charge, but merely a baby replica upon which she sits and fusses. For you have left her there as you have gone on into the world of reality.

Your first step in gaining balance in your life must be to calmly center your self each day. To pray mantras of safety and centering; to consciously shift your self into your adult self often, throughout your day, in order to be Eva the Great, the Ruler of the Land you Inhabit.

Your child self will protest greatly, but you must proceed, no matter how much she tantrums. You must do the same with your own daughter, showing her how the world works; teaching her the rules, showing her the paths available, giving her choices within the restrictions of life. For even as you wish life to be free and easy, so are there rules to follow, laws to abide by, and general rules of conduct that must be taught, learned, and adhered to, in order for functionality to become simply a habit.

You must teach your child that the rules apply so that certain aspects of life may be dealt with easily, without forethought; so that right becomes clearly delineated from wrong; so that truth becomes known; and so that deceit, lies, and untruths do not prevent growth and progress. These issues and rules apply to the inner world and the outer world; the inner child and the outer child.

Who are you? You are, as I said, Eva the Great. You are an adult, a mature woman who lives upon that earth and has come very far, done many things; achieved a place now. Your place of residence, your home that you wonder about as being the right place, is of course the right place. You are there because you must be there, confronting aspects of the self within those walls, discovering the little queen residing within, who seeks to overthrow Eva the Great and take over this kingdom of home.

Your young one does not know the rules of this world, and especially the rules of the Kingdom of Eva. (I speak of your inner child, as well as your physical daughter, when I speak of your little one, so you must relate to both at once.) Your little queen is lost in this world of reality. The only thing she can do is sit upon her throne, already established as her territory, for she knows no other. Now must you determine how you want your home and your kingdom to be. You wish for calm, for balance, for sensitivity, for life to flow, and for old ideas of the self to shift so that your life may proceed on a more even keel. Your balance is most important as you continue this task of integration. For that is what your battles are about; integrating the parts of the self that have lived separate lives, struggling alone in their own worlds, each seeking to remain in command, while you, Eva the Great, have forged ahead into life.

Your problems are quite solvable, My Dear, but you must anchor your self. Look around at all that you have achieved. Look upon your world with a new vision; not of crumbling world in disaster, but as pieces of a puzzle that you are slowly picking up, examining, and placing together in a manner that is most pleasing to you. You are creating your own world now. All of the pieces exist, you just have to see them as not only present, but as ready partners for this time in your life. Even your anxiety, your weeping, your flow of emotions are part of that puzzle. Your home, your husband, your daughter, your inner child self, and all the people outside of you are members of your kingdom. What do you want your kingdom to look like, My Dear Eva?

Yes, who are you? What are you? Where are you? Have I given you an idea? Have I offered you a new way to view your self? In reality, are you strong, capable, clear, and safe in your world. You are fully in charge. You are a competent woman, a responsible mother, a worthy partner to your lost husband. I do not mean to talk about him in a derogatory way, but he is far from you, in his own world; present, but not present in your world. Do your separate worlds collide? Or do they open their doors and windows to each other, to exchange pleasantries and much more? Do your worlds offer possibilities of convergence, of exchange of ideas, of possibilities to grow, to mature together upon the same path, for as long as that path may run? These things must you of course ponder, but I suggest that you take one thing at a time. Prioritize your conflicts, your battles, and tackle them one at a time.

The boundary issues with your daughter are confronted by all who wish to raise children of conscience and of heart upon that earth. Your job as a mother is to teach, to love, to nurture, but also to allow your child to experience the world. Her own world will be different from your world, but this can only be true if you allow her to discover this. She will not wish to grow up confined to your kingdom alone. But she must be allowed to discover that there are other kingdoms. For how will she evolve if she is restricted and unable to maneuver in the world outside of Eva?

Your child is lent to you, so that you may aid in the evolution of mankind; so that you may offer the world an evolving being who will, in turn, offer the world some new perspective that will aid in the progress of all. Teach your child what you already know about the world, about how it works, but do dare your self to allow her to teach you what you are afraid of. Allow her the freedom to explore, even as you show her the rules and the expectations that she needs to learn in order to navigate the world, even as you have had to learn.

I caution that you not be too strict, but that you be strict enough; that you not be too protective, but protective enough; that you not be overly loving, but loving enough; that you not inhibit, smother, or burden her, but that you protect, guide, and allow her the freedom she needs to explore her own world. Her own world is not your world, though she resides in your world for now. She has come to you to learn how the world works, and that is what you must teach her. She does not live in the kingdom of little queen Eva either, and you must not burden her with that aspect of who you are, for in so doing will you sadly burden her with baggage that belongs to you alone.

Your roles are many, and even as you must struggle to integrate your parts of self, so must you maintain your separate roles; keeping them in balance and functioning. Your integration of self will greatly aid in this process. Only as you truly learn about who you are inside, will your outer mature you find her calm place in the world. I speak here of the true value of recapitulation. It is the process whereby you find all the pieces of that puzzle I spoke of, pick them up, examine them, and place them upon the picture of your life, as you construct the true you.

Who are you really, My Dear One? You are all the parts and aspects you have already encountered, and you are also unfulfilled because you have not met the parts of self yet to emerge. But you are doing a good job discovering who you are, what you are, and why you exist.

Your job now is to construct and reconstruct, telling your inner child the story of your past together, while you simultaneously construct and tell your little flower, in this new reality, the true story of your life together. You are the creator of your own reality. As you find your balance and your calm center, use this knowledge to anchor you in the world. You will know what is right as you stay aware of your creative powers to construct the life you need, desire, and want for you, your child, and your husband. If your construction so far is not right; if you are not happy with the work you have done, so do I say that your truths of this will be revealed as you do the work on the self.

Each day do you have the opportunity to do the work of the self. Each day is a new day, with new creative opportunities, and new ideas to flourish. Give your self permission to be in charge of your life, for you must grant your self this power in order to progress. All must do this in order to evolve. For how can you evolve, if you are not in control of your powers? All must learn the rules, and how the world works, in order to fully utilize the powers being offered. Otherwise, is your energy wasted; unchanneled; uncontained in self; spent; undone; drawn outside of you; offered to outside entities seeking to steal it from you.

So to conclude, My Dear Eva, do I suggest that you begin to allow your self to accept your own power. Recognize that your daughter has her own power; that your husband has his; that the people around you have theirs. Your job is to accept that this is true for all and then, without judgment of how others elect to use their power, determine that you will use yours to grow, to teach, to learn, and to nurture your self and your child.

Your inner and outer worlds will begin to merge, more clearly defined yet also more clearly combined, as you continue to do the work of the self. Good luck with your journey in the kingdom of Eva, and the kingdom you continually create!

#393 Call Your Future to You

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message for us today?

As I have articulated over the past several weeks, the energy is available to assist you as you make your way in life, but you must use your awareness in order to capture it for good usage. If you are not fully aware, so will it still be available to you, but in order to really use it you must make decisions based on the problems and the confrontations you are presented with. Your areas of difficulty will be pointing out to you where you must go in order to recapitulate, to resolve many of the issues that now thwart your progress, remaining constant reminders of what work you still have to do in order to move along on your journey.

Do not push aside or disregard even minor events or disruptions in your lives, My Dear Ones. Everything you encounter, confront, and experience has meaning. Everything is pointing out to you where you must concentrate your efforts in self-study. The process is endless, I know, but the process is also extremely beneficial. For in the long run will you find fulfillment, purpose, and meaning for your existence upon that earth.

And the big surprise will be that you will find your self in some place entirely unplanned and unthought of. You will find, if you do this work of recapitulation and resolution, that the place of resonance is now not even in your mirror. Your place of resonance will continually reveal itself as you follow the signs in your life.

But, to get back to this process of recapitulation, so do I ask that you remain aware that you are doing it at all times. Recapitulation is not a process reserved for once a week or even once a day, but is enacted all the time. Finding your balance each day will stabilize your inner self in order to be available for this process, to be available with awareness. Awareness is the key to recapitulation that you must train in order to be available to the signs that come to greet you and lead you on your way.

As you train your awareness, and begin to better understand your challenges, the next key is your recognition that these challenges are not meant to block or stop you, but to present you with what you need in order to continually unfold. To unfold, must you not turn from your challenges, but awaken within you the reason for having them.

Once you discover the reason for your challenges, then can you move on to acceptance of them. Perhaps your challenges are showing you where your weaknesses are, where your hidden values lie, or where your inner spirit desires lie? Perhaps your challenges desire your awakening to be forceful, in order to excavate as much as possible as quickly as possible? Perhaps your challenges desire you to proceed forward to accepting your gifts with awareness that, yes, you must work hard for them? Perhaps your challenges themselves are the only gifts you need because you understand their value? Perhaps you are not fully ready to understand recapitulation? But I can guarantee that you are being prompted to accept it as a process of learning the meaning of your life. The word itself may have less meaning than the events themselves, yet as you learn the meaning of the word recapitulation, so will you discover the truth of it in your own life. You will find that it explains a lot about you and your journey.

Recapitulation (simply knowing the word exists) will help you, as you understand more fully what I mean when I say that the energy is available now to aid you on your travels through life. If you can accept your life as a journey and understand that the opportunity to recapitulate is your opportunity to gain truth and understanding of that wonderful journey because it will lead you to fulfillment, then have you understood the necessity of both recapitulation and maintaining awareness. If you remain aware and continually question your existence, then do I say that you are in a good state to not only understand the meaning of the energy, but you will be available to harness its potential.

Your intent to do the work of the self will allow you to become available to that energy of change and of growth that is now so forcefully present upon that earth. In order for true change to happen, must you be aware that you do need it, but more importantly that you do want it. Accepting this desire of the inner self, as well as the outer self, is key to allowing recapitulation, awareness, and intent to become major players in your life.

Acceptance of the deepest truths of the self as you confront your fears, your challenges, and your ideas of self, will aid you. Are you ready to dare to shift now into higher gear? Are you ready to be tossed forward as this energy, so readily available, offers a boost forward now? Are you fully accepting that all of this change will not only be good for you, but that it will be right because you are choosing it, you are ready for it, and you are calling it to you.

As you call your future to you, so do you call your issues that need to be confronted and that, My Dear Ones, is what all of this talk of recapitulation, awareness, and intent is all about. It is all about you gaining understanding of who you are, recapturing your energy that is blocked and being utilized by outside entities, and unleashing your own powers of awareness and the ability to intend your own life, as it resonates with your uncovering spirit self.

It’s a process. Understand that, and then look for what is being shown to you. As your inner spirit awakens from slumber you will know where to place your intent. These are your major challenges. Everything else just plays along. Good luck as you continue to accept, recognize, and progress on your journey, with awareness, bravery, and intent!

NOTE: Chuck and I would like to recommend a film and a book offering insights into the process of recapitulation. The film, now available on DVD, is called, Ripple Effect. It offers a clear understanding of the interconnectedness of all things, of what it means to call your future to you, recapitulate, and acquiesce to the journey, allowing the process to unfold, as the signs, synchronicities, and challenges are paid attention to, worked through, and resolved. The book is called, The Witch’s Dream by Florinda Donner Grau. It too offers insight into the process of calling life to you, with fulfillment and clarity of purpose at its core, as opportunities for recapitulation are encountered and resolution is achieved based on awakening spirit intent.

#392 Pry Open the Fist of Fear

Dear Jeanne,
So here we are, it’s Friday again. Can you offer us some insight and guidance as we go into another weekend? The world situation is continuing to be desperate and in the U.S. we are in the final weeks before the election of a new president.

Anticipate change and you will indeed have change. Anticipate defeat and you will have defeat. Remove fear from your anticipation, allowing intent to flow, and you will ride forward on the wings of your intent with a new openness, gathering about you a new awareness. To anticipate the possibility of change is most impressive now as you go into this time of shift, but even without your focused intent will change arrive to greet you soon enough.

The energy of this time is enough in itself to offer much in the way of change. This I have been talking about over the past few weeks. But you must also keep in mind that as an evolving being, who is learning awareness, so is it to your advantage to practice intent, especially during this time of energetic accompaniment.

As I have stated, change is inevitable now. But do you wish to sit still and allow it to happen all around you, without your participation, but also without your inclusion? You are being offered the opportunity to participate and actively use your intent to move you forward. You are being given the opportunity to get what you want, to move forward in your life in a new direction, invited to change, with purposeful intent aiding you. Do you see?

You can change now. You can actually use your intent to change, to your advantage now, by calling forth your true desires for change. But you must move beyond your fears in order to do so. You must allow your self to leave behind your comforts, your usual methods of remaining complacent and stagnant, in order to enjoy this time of shift.

The possibility for sweeping change is being presented all around you. In your own lives are you being presented with something new. What is it? What are you now being presented with that, if you undertake, will cause a great shift in your life? Each one of you is being given the opportunity to change and grow now. This is certain. You may not be fully aware of what you are being offered, but I can guarantee that it is there anyway. In order to understand what it is, and to accept its possibilities, must you allow your self to contemplate your true desires for change.

Are you afraid? Are you wary of moving forward, caught by some old fears that do not really matter in the long run? Are you creating new fears in order to stall your forward movement? Are you caught by some very old fears that remain deeply embedded in your psyche and in your physical habitat?

Remind your self often that you are a traveler upon a grand journey. The road is wide open, inviting, full of promise, full of positive energy, with guides awaiting your first steps forward upon the next leg of your journey. Keep an open mind, and by that I mean really open, freed of your old ideas, judgments, thoughts; your old chatter. Replace it with your new energy of intent, which says: Everything is possible! Everything is possible! Everything is possible!

With such positive intent may you dare your self to step forward, taking the next step in spite of your trail of fears, still clinging to you, still being carried with you. Your fears must be pulled forward, one at a time, looked straight in the face, and dismantled for what they truly are: old ideas of the self that will not simply go away because they are aspects of truth that must be fully revealed in order to become acceptable as true aspects of self and fully integrated. Once fully accepted and integrated, will those aspects lose their power and become true partners on your journey.

Are you so afraid of learning your truths that you would elect to carry them around, dragging them behind you, a heavy dark cloak that becomes heavier and heavier, weighing you down and denying you access to your energy that they hold captive? I know I present you with many ideas of growth, but this is the most important one. For in order to truly move forward, must you confront your fears, and in order to stay upon the path of growth must you learn to move forward and confront your fears simultaneously. This is a lifelong process. This is what recapitulation is, the process of confronting your fears. But in order to live a life of positive intent mixed with a good dose of recapitulation, must you find a way to constantly prod your self to keep moving forward, in spite of the tremendous burden of fears that you carry with you. As you walk the path of life allow your self to confront those fears as they pop up to steal your energy. That is all they want, you know. They want your energy.

Old fears may be memories of people; of actions taken; of desires; of unfulfilled and disappointing times in your life; of old ideas of the self, long ago dispelled, but still fresh in your mind and in your body. Your attachment to these old ideas and to the truth of their power holds your energy captive. Each fear holds your energy encapsulated in its tight fist. It will not release it to you until you go to it and pry open that fist and see what is there, own it, take it fully as your own energy, your own power, and place it in your present life, as energy worth having on your journey.

So, this time of change is looking for participation with positive intent. Fear holds negative, draining energy, not conducive to the positive direction you are being offered as your focus now. Do you not feel your inner spirit’s desire to really grow now and move forward with the grand possibilities being offered? Your country, the U. S., is reflecting this opportunity. Look all around you at the possibilities now being presented. This is not just being presented outside of you, but also inside of you. And yes, it is time to move forward, in spite of fear.

I know it is not easy to bring your fears forward, to face them head on, to struggle with them, to reveal the truths of them. But you must be brave and face them, or you will not regain your energy that is now so necessary for you to have for your progress and your intent to grow. As you look forward now, remind your self often that, yes, everything is possible and I deserve the opportunity to experience what that means in my own life. What are the possibilities that await me? Well, My Dears, that is what is awaiting your discovery.

Remain positive as you go into your weekend. Find your own pace and your own inner balance, for I do suggest that this is a good time to move forward with your plans of growth. You will be aided. You will be guided. You will be offered energy that is positive and good to accompany you, for this is a time of growth, even as it is also a time of recapitulation. But they do go hand in hand more often than not. So don’t ever let that stop you. Don’t let fear stop you from going forward, as the possibilities continue to unfold. Recapitulate and grow!

#391 The Interconnectedness of All Things: Do You Really Think This Time of Change is Meant Only for Political, Economical, and Governmental Issues?

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have guidance for us today in how to handle the energies of the world we live in and our own inner world?

Do not thwart your own progress toward growth and completion by being too outwardly drawn. As always, do I recommend staying upon your personal path, using the outer energy to turn inward, but also to reflect what is going on inside you. For if you consider the interconnectedness of all things, so will you be able to understand how what is happening outside of you is also, to a degree, happening inside you, and vice versa.

By considering your own situation, may you achieve compassionate understanding for others, knowing that when volatile times engage you, so do they also affect many others. Some people in your nearness must also be experiencing such times as you now feel. Your inner turmoil may be lessened by your abilities to detach, but your inner work will not let you rest for too long, for now is a good time for such inner contemplation and eventual resolution.

As the next few weeks unfold, so will you continue to be confronted by truths revealed outside of you, but also inside of you. This energy that now visits that earth realm offers quite a powerful push to turn over the old soils covering your old wounds and dark secrets. Consider it as a handy shovel that you have been handed, no strings attached, except that you may choose to use it to uncover, or to continue to bury what must become known in order for growth to happen.

Do you wish to spur on your journey now? Do you wish to evolve a little further? I suggest that you pick up the shovel now being offered to you and that you begin digging the dark soil that has accumulated over your many years upon that earth. Now will you be fully aided as you do your work on the self, your deeply buried and waiting inner self, who desires that you uncover the truths of this self. To remain buried and unfeeling during this time of removal and release would slow you down. It would keep necessary truths buried. But for what reason?

What reason can you come up with for consciously choosing to not do the work upon the self? What purpose would be served? The continuation of denial of hidden truths, kept secret in order to stay the same, in the same rut? Do you choose to remain in such a place of stuckness, glued to your inability to shift? Now? When you are, in fact, being offered quite the opportunity to dig your way out of your pit?

Look around you now. Really open those eyes and see what is being offered. What form is your shovel taking? Who is offering you a hand? Who is speaking words of truth? Who is pointing out a new direction? Who is noticing that you have not budged one inch in many years? Who is suggesting that it is time for a change, even as such words are being spoken all around the world now? Do you really think that this time of change is meant only for political, economic, and governmental issues?

Well, if you think that, then you have not understood the interconnectedness of all things. You have impact upon the world simply by existing, by breathing, and by just sitting still. Your own ability to advocate for change in your own life, to breathe new life into your lungs, to shift the stale air inside your very body is one way to begin.

Then, turn your eyes in a new direction. Erase your old mantras of self, of lifestyle, of place of complacency, and begin to now tell your self new, fresh ideas in order to motivate and guide your self out of your dark place. You may only need one small step of adjustment, or you may need to be ruffled up and tipped out of your place of stagnancy by a greater force than you alone can muster. But know this: This time of opportunity is being offered to all of you. You are all being handed a shovel. You are all being asked to participate in a great shift, a new way of doing, of seeing, of speaking, of acting, and of believing.

You are all being asked to trust that change is necessary for all the right reasons; energetic reasons; even as negative events are necessary for the right energetic reasons. All of these things are necessary for shift to happen.

If you will trust your own journey now, by accepting your shovel, by accepting that, yes, I need to change my self too, then are you well on the way to engaging in this grand shift that is spurring on, in a worldwide fashion, the energy of change.

Interconnectedness to all things also involves your inner self, confronting your deepest hidden truths. So as you go out into your world, go also into your inner world more deeply now. Find your truths, and see how they fit into this picture of change and shift that I have presented to you. How will your own truths interconnect with the great truths being revealed? That is for you to find out. And in so doing, will you understand what it means to be interconnected with all things upon that earth, and then beyond.

I present this guidance to you from beyond your everyday world, My Dears. Do you trust my words, this guidance? Do you strive to achieve such awareness of me, and my world? Well, first must you figure out that world that exists right before your eyes. And then may you begin to understand that I am not too far away, just another part of the great interconnectedness of all things. If you can trust me, why not trust your self?

Trust your self. This is all I ask, as you put your hands upon the gifts being offered to you. Do you see your shovel nearby? Pick it up. And then see what you discover as you begin digging your way to connecting with all energy. Good Luck!