Soulbyte for Monday June 18, 2018

Change is constant. Prepare yourself well for this changing day. You are already in the flow of it so don’t worry about that, just get right within yourself. Get in alignment with the fact that change is happening all the time, within and without, and be okay with that. Embrace your changing self and be at ease as you walk your path more certain every day that this is what you have been working and waiting for, this day. Change is life in action and you are life. Life is change in action and you are change too!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday June 15, 2018

Let the unnecessary go, that which causes so much pain and so many problems. Why hold onto something that only holds you back? Practice letting go by shifting toward something new, by turning in a new direction, by saying something different to yourself, by developing new relationships, by turning to nature and letting it guide you in what it means to let go. Nature is an expert at letting go, for letting go is change and nature is in constant change. Letting go is the first most necessary aspect of beginning to change. Let something old go today, even if it’s just an idea about yourself that is not positive, and take the first step towards a changed self. And don’t forget to look forward with joy in your heart as you take your first step!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday June 14, 2018

When the pain is in your heart where do you turn for help? Go inward. Go to your heart and ask it to tell you of its pain and why it exists. Your heart will not lie to you. The healing will begin when you can finally sit down and take in what your heart has been hoping to tell you all these years. Sit calmly and begin a conversation when you are ready to hear the truth. The real truth is that you already know what your heart is going to tell you. You’ve always known. Prepare for finally letting it in. Sit quietly, alone, and the truth will come. Difficult though it may be, you won’t be disappointed with what you will hear because you know it is finally time for a heart-centered change in your life. You can’t go wrong with that!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Don’t Push the River

Decisions are the responsibility of the ego. Guidance may come from infinity or by simply contemplating the Tao of now, but ego, through the exercise of consciousness, must arrive at a decision and plan of action.

River-walking…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

The ego is in charge of time-space navigation. The higher self, a higher power, and spirit guides, all of whom reside in infinity, can offer wisdom and the broadest possible perspective, but it falls upon the ego self to decide the next right action in daily life.

What is a right decision? The simple answer is, one that aligns with the true needs of the whole self. The ego might reason through a dilemma and come to a logical conclusion as to what must be done. This might be the right decision, but the ego would do well to also feel through a decision: does this feel right in the same way that it logically adds up? If it does, it’s a go! But if feeling and thinking don’t align, further deliberation is required.

Often times the ego is more centered in the solar plexus chakra, the seat of personal power. From that vantage point the ego gets the perspective of utilizing its power for its own needs and gain. This perspective is indeed important. We see it at the center of world decisions at present, but it is limited to its own survival and gain and tends to dismiss the larger interdependent reality beyond itself.

The heart center chakra has a greater connection to interdependent reality and often delivers its guidance in a sensation or calmness that follows a thought, thereby offering its support to the perspective that thought presents. The ego does well to check in with the solar plexus as well as the heart to be sure it is considering the needs  of both self and the greater interconnected reality.

It is amazing how much strength can be mustered to plow forward with a narrowly based decision. The ego can exercise its will to force the world to respond. Often however, if the ego is not inclusive of the greater interconnected reality, the world responds with negative feedback in the form of some kind of resistance to the ego’s push. This is where we find ourselves trying to push the river.

There is a right decision to be made and the ego must actually discover it. Discovering a decision is actually more appropriate than making a decision. The paradox here is that the ego must decide what is right, but in actuality the process is one of ultimately acquiescing to what is right. Only a mature ego is capable of surrendering its willfulness and aligning itself with what is truly right.

The process of ego maturation is the “Groundhog Day” of life on this planet. As we work with and bring our ego into mature alignment with spirit consciousness, we discover that all our decisions are right decisions because they teach us the consequences of making decisions based on ego alone. We learn from our mistakes. Thus, all decisions accrue value, as eventually we discover that they have all been part of a process leading to change.

Rather than pushing the river we learn the art of river-walking: walking with consciousness within the true flow of interconnected energy.

Learning to walk,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Wednesday June 13, 2018

Remain calm. Save your energy for what is most important. Though you may have issues to address that require great energy and emotion, let your heart immediately return to calmness. Though you may have upheaval and turmoil to deal with, let your heart remain calm. Though you may not yet have found what you seek, seek with a calm heart. Surround yourself in calmness and notice how differently you experience yourself, your world, your life. In calmness let yourself traverse the universe that is your life. Remain calm in heart, mind, and body and experience calmness of spirit as well. What could be better than that!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne