Chuck’s Place: Calm the Self, Calm the World

Acceleration Fatigue might aptly characterize the mind’s reaction to the ¬†energy of now. Future Shock has become daily shock. Saturated with awful, we can absorb no more. Herein lies the opportunity to: Calm the Self and Calm the World.

Every day offers opportunity for calm reflection…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Begin by refusing the attraction to new news. There’s always excitement to be found, and excitement has its definite place, but too much of anything leads to exhaustion. Save your attention for your breath. Softly breathe in calm, gently melt away tension in soothing release.

Consider the many lives of self, coexisting at increasingly subtler levels of spirit, supporting the body in these rapidly changing times. Allow the messages, teachings, and adjustments from faraway dreams to innervate the self of daily life. Feel the love and support of wholeness of being as it reflects itself throughout the day.

Suspend judgment. Treat the march of events as they arrive at your shore with deep curiosity. Who are these visitors? Do I need to purchase their offerings? Why have they come my way this day? Don’t be offended by their intrusion. Remember, you have total charge of where you place your attention. Choose wisely, choose lovingly.

Love. Love the body, the physical being of this dimension. Love the mind, the spirit partner to the physical self. Love the consciousness that spirit affords. Love the spirit that journeys with all spirits, all parts of the same magnificent whole. Love all thy neighbors as thyself.

Have love for the ego; it’s saddled with self importance. Nonetheless, it remains the ground zero general of this dimension. Realize it must face its petty tyrants in its struggle to be free. And what is freedom? Freedom is serving the true needs of self beyond the veils of illusion. Tall order. Love it well.

Wait patiently. All things change in time. But for things to truly change the time must be ripe. Be with the changes of now, however painful, as precursors, milestones of greater change to come. No need to overly suffer in these suffering times. Be in truth. Eat, drink, and find joy in even these darkest of times. The darkest hour is just before the dawn. A change is gonna come, be patient.

Be like the rainmaker who brings rain when she restores herself to the Tao. Find your way to calm and it will calm the world.



Soulbyte for Wednesday October 31, 2018

Take action when necessary, and yet let your actions be filled with heart centered knowing, loving attention, imbued with the right intentions. Sometimes it is right to do nothing but wait patiently, while at other times it is only appropriate to swiftly take action. In Tao there is a time and a place for everything, even that which might otherwise seem out of place. To be in Tao one must go with the flow by getting in alignment with what is and being appropriate, in all manner of speaking. In Tao it is always appropriate to be heart centered.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday October 30, 2018

Don’t forget that above all else you are a spirit being living a human life in order to learn something unique, empowering, and evolutionary, so that your spirit may accumulate the knowledge and energy it has long desired to advance. Pay attention to the lessons that occur in your life, to the ways in which you are being taught, and to the meaning in everything. Focus on learning so that your lessons may be fewer and so that with ease you may enjoy your life as a spirit in human form. As a spirit you already know the lessons, the answers, the reasons, and the bigger plan. So relax and enjoy. It’s all going to work out just fine.

From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: On Being Divine

World divine…
– Photo of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia by Jan Ketchel

Greetings fellow travelers! In our audio message today we are encouraged to rethink how we view ourselves. Perhaps we’ve misunderstood who we really are and what we are capable of. The best way to prove anything is to test it.

Wishing everyone a divine week!

Soulbyte for Monday October 29, 2018

Find calmness within by turning your attention away from the chatterings and worries of the mind and let it focus instead on your heart. Breathe gently and yet deeply into your heart and remind yourself that you are in control and yet that you are also free to be a loving being, a heart centered and caring individual. Remind yourself that your heart is strong and powerful enough to overcome anything, even hatred and fear, folly and ignorance. Let your heart guide you now. Let your heart be a kind and generous, healing heart, for self and other. It’s necessary.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne