Chuck’s Place: A Life Of No Self-Importance

Secret Service…

Soon after my wife, Jeanne, left this world she communicated a cosmic perspective on our Earth’s crises. Essentially, she described a tremendous backlog of souls, clamoring to reenter earthly existence to further their experience of physicality and the sensuality of being in a human body.

Her new mission in infinity is to hasten the spiritual evolution of those still in human form that they might be ready, upon departure from Earth, to venture further into the greater mystery of evolved life, beyond attachment to the human body. Her guidance, channelled through Jan’s daily Soulbytes, reflects this intent.

Carl Jung, from the perch of a wise, fully lived life, saw that the greatest problem for humanity was overpopulation, as it alone is fatally straining the Earth’s resources. Our current Earth crises all reflect land disputes driven by sprawling populations, or diminished resources resulting from climate change and failures in human management.

The issue of overpopulation strains our world at both a soul level and a physical level. At an individual level, we are all now, in this life, granted the opportunity to address this Earth and this cosmic crisis through our commitment to a spiritual fulfillment in this life, which will eventuate in a readiness for new levels of life beyond Earth’s riches.

The shamans of ancient Mexico saw clearly that the greatest opportunity for spiritual evolution in human life was through the defeat of the ego’s obsession with its own self-importance. Self-importance is not self-esteem. Self-esteem is the ability to approach life with innocence, unsullied by the judgments of others.

Self-importance is rooted in self-doubt. The ego tries to resolve its doubts about its worthiness through the quantity and quality of attention it receives from others. It tends to either inflate itself with superiority or deflate itself with inferiority. This obsession leads to struggles with entitlement, fairness, and victimhood.

The shamans of ancient Mexico discovered the value of interactions with petty tyrants in our lives in overcoming our trials with self-importance. Petty tyrants are people or circumstances that offend us.

However inappropriate the behavior of another is, to be offended triggers issues of unfairness and victimhood. Mastery of one’s actual presented challenge then gets waylaid by feelings of resentment and entitlement. Though it may be necessary to set boundaries, the burden of negative thinking and feeling compromises one’s ability to respond effectively.

At the deepest level, nature itself has a hostile side. Petty tyrants are part of nature. Consider the devastations in Maui, Afghanistan and, most recently, Acapulco. Of what value would it be to be offended by an earthquake, a hurricane, or a fire? Their occurrence, however devastating, is simply objective, requiring focused rescue efforts. At the deepest level, is not nature showing us that we must all come together and master the real problem of human overpopulation?

Instead, self-importance allows us to be offended and to engage our vital energy and resources on wars. Boundaries must be set, respected and defended, but being offended leads to excesses that perpetuate conflict and miss the true mark of needed change.

To not be offended by those who hurt us is to accept and learn from the hostile side of nature, in whatever form it is expressed. By not being offended, we refine our ability to respond with actions in alignment with the truth of Spirit versus the resentment of ego. This is the spiritual evolution that graduates us from Earth School, as we move into a life of no self-importance.

Buddha emphasized the role of service in facilitating spiritual advancement. In service, we reach beyond the ego’s narcissistic worldview and value our neighbors as part of our ultimate soul group. The most refined practice of service is anonymous. To live a life of anonymous service is the ultimate life of no self-importance.

Anonymous service is good deeds performed in the dark, where there is no possibility of the kudos of another’s attention. To send one’s healing intent to another in silent prayer, no energetic strings attached, is anonymous service. To send that healing intent anonymously to one’s most hated enemies is practicing transcendent love, the currency of higher planes of existence.

Of course, when we send healing intent to another, we are really sending suggestions telepathically to their subconscious minds. It is always up to the receiver to take responsibility for the suggestions they choose to live by. Nonetheless, it is of great service to anonymously send suggestions from the truth of the heart.

With the refinement of no self-importance, we are irresistibly drawn to the challenge and growth potential of the life that is available beyond the human form.

May we take full advantage of the petty tyrants currently active and soon to come upon the Earth. To arrive at a non-offended life of secret  service is the ticket to spiritual evolution, reachable through the loss of self-importance. Nature herself is leading us to that necessary advancement.

May we all advance,

Soulbyte for Tuesday October 31, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Misunderstandings occur when there is a failure to communicate accurately. This can lead to devastating consequences, both in the world between any two or more people as well as within the self. The only way to overcome misunderstandings is to be truthful, but being truthful is often a tricky proposition, for there is often a lack or inability to be truthful within the self. How then can truth be told outside of the self? Seek to be truthful, as you face your own dilemmas, and seek first resolution within. The truth can be a hard truth or it can simply mean taking a look from a different perspective. Either way, some form of acceptance will be required, within and without.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday October 30, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Go with the flow. Rather than fight, swimming against the current of life’s unfolding, acquiesce to the forces of nature that urge you to change, that confront you with new knowledge about yourself, and that will aid you as you go with the flow. Be open minded as you watch how things unfold and as you accept where you are now. Be open hearted too, as you look on with awe at the great unfolding of the realities of life, for you personally and for the world around you. Remain in awe.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday October 27, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

It is often hard to accept that things have changed so drastically that there is no going back. In such cases there is only going forward, moving on into new life. When change comes learn to embrace it. Fighting it will only make your sense of time slow down and your sense of progress will stagnate. Keep things on an even keel by acknowledging the changes and fully embracing them for that they offer. There is always something good to be had in change, and there is always new life to come.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday October 26, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Remain focused on the intent of your spirit. And what is that? It is to grow and evolve through life and interaction, through challenge and defeat, through joy and success. Each day is another opportunity for you and your spirit to grow, and through the challenges that arise, to advance, in both this world and the next. Your job is to stay aligned with that purpose, to learn that you are more than just a human physical being, and to try to remember why you are here. Let your spirit be your guide like never before. Accept this part of yourself, your infinite self, and know that you are always in good hands.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne