Happy Thanksgiving

Dearest Readers and Fellow Journeyers,

We extend our best wishes to everyone for a day of peace and calm during this traditional time of laying aside differences and gathering together for feasting, friendship, and sharing. We are on the verge of such potential for change to really permeate our country. Our heartfelt intent goes out to you and your families, to friends and strangers, and to the world that this change be allowed to happen, because this is the right time for it, and because we who populate this planet now are right for this time, ready and willing to let go of our judgments, our differences, and our old fears in order for humanitarian and spiritual evolution.

Thank you for the enthusiastic participation and good wishes you have extended to us over the years as we have shared our experiences with you. We are taking a few days off to be with our children and family members. Jeanne and Jan will return with a message on Monday, December 1, 2008. Chuck’s place will be closed as well over this weekend, while we allow ourselves some quiet reverie.

All the best to you,
Jan, Chuck, and Jeanne

#410 Seek Your Greatest Teacher Today

Jeanne Marie Ketchel
Channeled by Jan Ketchel

Dear Jeanne,
Our recent discussions about the values and the confusions of other worlds have been very interesting. Can you talk about the proclivity of us humans to repeat, often throughout many lives perhaps, the same issues? Why is it so hard for us to face our truths and see through the veils around us? By the veils, I mean everything that appears to confuse us, including fear, doubt, denial; the stuckness that so often prevails.

My Dearest Jan, as human beings are you asked, over and over again, to take the opportunity to evolve beyond what you refer to as veils and stuckness. At each new life opportunity are you presented with a set of issues to work through. You are given, by your own choice as a potentially evolving spirit, the ultimate picture completion. Then are you given full responsibility for completing that picture. Your veils are your challenges and your teachers, as they hide from you the clarity of that picture of the perfect being. Your evolutionary potential is given a new opportunity each time you begin a new life. But your awareness of this is, in essence, taken from you at each new life, soon after birth into that world.

The trials of awareness begin immediately. First is awareness quickly muffled and veiled, as you learn and re-learn about life upon that earth. Every experience in that life is revealing some aspect of your awareness to you. This is what you must realize in order to gain clarity and be able to confront your truths, wholeheartedly, with your perfect picture self in mind. Your evolution is not in that world, but inside the self. As your awareness is revealed to you, so are you re-united with its true potential.

You are forced into solitary confinement, caught in the veils, and stuck in your entrapped places because you need to be there. Your ability to see is not in question, because you all have moments of clarity. But your ability to maintain your awareness and accept the challenge it presents to you is your greatest feat. Are you all not daily presented with what you need to learn? Are not your truths constantly being revealed to you, in one form or another? Are you not exposed to the barren truths of the self, over and over again? If this is all so, then your greatest challenge becomes to access and live your truths, pushing aside the veils that constantly fall back over your eyes, leaving you half buried, even though your truths have been shown to you quite clearly.

Each of you has one basic and ultimate challenge in that life. You may feel that you have many, but there is, essentially, one central challenge to your evolving self for this lifetime. You may at times feel overwhelmed by many things, but what is your basic need in that life? That is where you will find your greatest issue, your greatest challenge, and your greatest teacher.

Seek your teacher today, as you ponder your own place of stuckness. You see it so clearly in others, perhaps; yet are you likely to push that same teacher away when approached by it again and again. If you continue to push your greatest teacher away, so will you continue to remain stuck. And as we have been talking about rescue in the past few days, so will you discover that no one will be able to rescue you from your confrontations with the ultimate teacher. It is necessary that you learn your lessons fully, by encountering them over and over again, until you can hold onto your clarity of those truths and stay on track with them as your rescuers. Your truths revealed, accepted, and lived are the only means of rescue and of evolving beyond where you are caught.

Your entries into other worlds are simply your tests given to you by your greatest teacher. There are not that many lessons or courses of study. Most of you are on the same path, the same track of learning. Most of you are there to learn awareness of the self as a spirit being. You are there to learn the oneness of energy that is connected to all other energy. You are there to learn how to move on to a new awareness, having learned how to maintain your clarity of truth, and act on it, at all times, no matter what comes your way.

So, in conclusion, I suggest that you investigate your dark places, your veiled rooms, your comfort zones, and your habits that may appear to be quite efficient and functional but are, in fact, just highly controlled activities hiding your truths. Look around at the world you have created for your self and take full responsibility for it. You have gotten your self there. You know how to get your self out; you know that you just have to do your homework as it is presented to you daily. It requires a lot of research, inner research, but also outer awareness in order for you to truly grasp the concepts being presented. But its not all that difficult to grasp this fact: you are an evolving being whose greatest desire is to complete your life this time around in full awareness. Keep that in mind, My Dear Ones, as you meet your next test. You might notice that it is the same test you take every day. Am I right?

#409 Stay Awake!

Jeanne Marie Ketchel
Channeled by Jan Ketchel

Dear Jeanne,
I still have some questions about energetic intent and rescuing someone who appears to be caught in another world. I know that Carlos Castaneda, for instance, had an episode of being caught in another world, drawn to rescue a little girl he perceived as needing help. In the process of rescuing her, he got caught. He called this child “The Blue Scout” because her energy was the color blue. He then had to be rescued from remaining attached to this child figure, lost in a world far from the path he was on. He could not leave a child in danger, as his weakness was that he could not let anyone be trapped, and especially a child. Yet, she was not, in actuality, a child, but an entity. This gets complicated, and Chuck is more knowledgeable about it than I am, but I see the scenario as similar to an addiction, or a challenge to be overcome. In his case, he was being drawn to what he perceived was an abandoned child, but in fact he was being caught by an entity who was testing his ability to detach from the illusion of need (addiction), among other things.

Anyway, my question today is, if we perceive that someone is caught, such as Carlos was, is it right to rescue them, provided we maintain our awareness? And provided we are not wrongly perceiving what is presented, and end up like Carlos? Do you understand what I’m asking?

Yes, I do. Although Carlos was caught by this child, so was it necessary for him to encounter her, for she was a projection of his own inner child. Yet was she also an entity who knowingly enticed him to her presence. In actuality, it was necessary for him to experience her world, in order to grow.

Why then did he have to be rescued? Couldn’t he have gotten out of the situation on his own?

The rescue, as you perceive it to be, was not, in fact, a rescue of physical proportions, but a rescue of intent that woke him up, shook him awake, so that his awareness could kick in, back into cognition and alertness, enabling him to see his folly. For it was folly on his part, becoming entrapped by that which was at his own deepest core, yet caught by the outer presentation of it in a crying, moaning child, rather than perceiving what lay underneath. What lay underneath was also necessary for that child to experience. Do you see?

Okay, so both Carlos and the Blue Scout were mutually in a place they needed to be. And the rescue was an awakening so that he could understand his predicament and be energetically capable of removing himself from the situation. Was it not an exhausting episode in his life? (This sounds like my own encounter with crashing into a deer, as mentioned in Message #405.)

Yes, it was, by all standards not only exhausting, but energetically life threatening. This is one of the problems of entering into other worlds; losing or steadily declining awareness, and being energetically drained by what you are attached to, suffering greatly in the long run.

So the point that I continually make, as regards other worlds, is that as you are entrapped, so is your awareness dimmed. Your alertness is dimmed, and your energy is siphoned off by the world around you. In the reality of earth, this is quite noticeable right now, even on a daily basis. You go about your routines, rushing around, needing, consuming, and in most cases losing conscious attachment to your spiritual self. You often remind your self that you are a spiritual being. You yearn, peripherally, to return to your spiritual practices, yet are you unable to get your self to a place of clarity.

Allowing the self to be drawn to the real world, to fully experience it, to be confronted by aspects of the self that must be tried, indulged, and then challenged, are all necessary. If you find your self caught where you do not wish to be, if your awareness kicks in and alerts you to your own folly (and I do not mean folly in a negative way, but as a moniker to describe something that you will not need later in life) so will you eventually find your way out of that world, when the time is right. In the case of Carlos, the time was right, though it took tremendous energetic effort, by himself and others, for his energy was at quite a low point.

So that leads me to the question of using energetic intent to enact a rescue. Can you give examples of how we can do this, if we perceive a need and are willing to risk our own energy?

Yes, this is what transpires, quite often, in prayer, in group meditation, in collective awareness being directed in the aid of another, or many others. In your own country, awareness has increased dramatically to such a state of heightened cognition, noticing that things are in dire straits. The energy of America has long been drained by outside entities feeding off its bounty, invited in by the greed of the capitalistic system. I know I may sound quite radical, but if you put the situation in terms of energy, so has America gotten caught in another world. Vital energy, necessary for growth, has been sidetracked and consumed, as so many have gotten caught in the illusion of riches, material in content, with little spiritual value.

However, at a moment of most dire consequence, an awakening of energetic intent has been perpetrated upon the masses, begun by those whose vision was not clouded or denied them by the forces of greed. Luckily, there remained many eyes and hearts of clarity in order to enact an energetic change. But this change will not simply happen by the intent of the few who began the push. It must be sustained by being taken up by those who have been caught, blind sided, and lied to. Those of you who have awakened must now stay awake. This is your individual challenge and your collective challenge. For now that a great awakening has happened, now that a shift has occurred, so will the dark entities seek reentry and the return of the crown into their possession.

Possession of the crown of greed is not the energetic spiritual revolution that is taking place, but the false war. You have been granted clarity many times in your life. You have had your hands upon the crown of the inner spirit king. But how many times have your hands slipped away, as you have seen something else, or tasted something else that is more enticing? I perceive, Jan, that your question about rescuing people from addiction as running the gamut of the meaning of the word, addiction. From serious drug addictions to addiction to power; to material items; to the big baby; to the bad relationship; to the fears of old; and to doubt, that troublesome partner who is along for the ride on this journey you take; among many other things. Am I right?

Yes, I see addiction as multi-faceted, yet also multi-defined, as you state. When I use the word, addiction, I’m speaking of all types of problems that we encounter as we go through life. When we feel caught, helpless, and unable to get beyond our stuck places (addicted), how can we energetically shift?

Ask for help, My Dear. All of you Readers of my messages, if you are in a place of helplessness, do not refuse your own spirit, speaking words of encouragement, to ask for help outside of your self. Do not refuse your inner knowing that says: Yes, I am in need of help.

Here is An Asking Prayer for you: “Send me energetic accompaniment, so that I can shift. Aid me in my struggles by offering me clarity, so that I may awaken and take back my own energy, pointing it properly upon my own personal path of growth. Release me from attachment to the dark entities that steal my energy, my awareness, and my life. Help me to return my awareness to my inner heart-centered journey, to my place of calm knowing, and my place of inner work. Help me to understand that my challenges are necessary. Help me to accept my deepest inner truths. Help me to have the strength, the energy, and the fearlessness necessary to accept my truths with the strength of a warrior, the awakened energy of a warrior. Thank you for aiding me, for guiding me, for showing me the way to my self.”

You know, My Dears, that is all that life is about. It is showing you the way to your inner destiny, your inner completion, and the doors that lead to your evolution. Remain alert to your challenges. Do not fear your journey or doubt what you receive to lead you on your way. Accept your truths, no matter how dire or frightening they may be to your ego self. Keep your eyes open, focused, and truth seeking. Listen for words of truth outside of you that resonate with the words of truth inside you. Guide your self, even as you request guidance of others. Stay awake!

#408 Chuck’s Place: One World

Welcome to Chuck’s Place, where Chuck Ketchel expresses his thoughts, insights, and experiences!

We open with Abraxas, on vinyl, well-worn scratchiness, like a mature wine, no skips, as Carlos Santana leads us into the fog and the sensuous brew of Black Magic Woman. Sit back as Santana’s guitar suspends time.

Don Juan said that modern sorcerers are indebted to their ancient ancestors for all their knowledge. The distinguishing factor between present day and ancient sorcerers is their intent. The ancients were drawn to the machinations of power and control, over themselves and others. Some of these ancient shamans still walk among us today, in human form; so obsessed are they with elongating their ability to remain present in this world. In contrast, the proclivity of modern sorcerers is total freedom, to explore and live in infinity, devoid of the trappings of power. In shamanic terms, the ancient sorcerers learned how to shift their assemblage points, whereby they were able to manipulate their energy to enter other worlds and perform stupendous feats of power. They became intoxicated and obsessed with this power, which trapped their awareness. They chose to attach their awareness to obtaining and exercising magical powers, rather than evolving beyond the trappings of that power.

That same fixation of awareness on greed and power has been the controlling position of our own stunted world consciousness. We now find ourselves imploding, as the structures of that greed are rapidly tumbling, as the machinations of the captains of industry are laid bare before us. Despite the all-knowing rational economic pundits, who would have us believe we are simply in the midst of a correction, and that the eternal structure of capital and market are safe and sound, the truth is: it’s over.

Our world is in the midst of breakdown and transformation. In shamanic terms, we are stalking a new position of the assemblage point. However, at this point, we are simply entering a phase of free falling. (The following chorus is from the Tom Petty song, Free Falling.)

Free fallin’, now I’m a, free fallin’,
now I’m aFree fallin’,
now I’m a, free fallin’, now I’m a

As we float along now, timelessness appears before us on the world stage. We see carpetbaggers approaching Congress now with their wily deals. The seas are sporting pirates. A dark man of the future was elected to lead the world. Yes, we are all free falling.

The world’s journey of awareness, long interrupted by its fixation on greed, now resumes. The way of greed has been lived to its ultimate completion, thanks to the amazing chutzpah of George Bush. We are now freed to finally move on, as all the truths are being revealed. However, the world of responsible citizens must recapitulate and own these truths, while the ancient captains attempt to reassert the veils of their illusions. Abraxas, the god of good and evil, must be acknowledged in its totality.

It’s time to stalk a new reality, one that aligns with the truth. We are one world, an interdependent unit. Listen to the true intent in this stanza from Bob Marley’s, One Love, freed of the commercialism of the Jamaican tourism board:

One Love! What about the one heart? One Heart!
What about – ? Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love!);
So shall it be in the end (One Heart!),
All right!
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.

We are now in the position of the modern sorcerers, available to journey without attachment to power, since there is nothing left to attach to but the truth, and right action, which aligns with it. The boring veils of illusion are rapidly dropping. We are now on a journey where the only security, the only insurance policy, is to be steered by the truth.

On an individual level, we must ask ourselves: Why am I alive at this time? Why have I chosen to participate in this most amazing time of transformation on earth? Just as the world must become a well-integrated unit, with the intent to survive, so must I discover and integrate all my parts, to become a being capable of continuing my journey in infinity. Let’s continue that journey of awareness together.

Until we meet again,