Soulbyte for Wednesday June 19, 2024

-Artwork © 2024 Jan Ketchel

In the play of light and dark, in the shadows of the self, find the inner you that calls out for acknowledgement and healing. You are all complicated beings with many sides, many issues and many agendas. Get to know all these sides, issues and agendas so that as they arise and ask for time and attention you are able to give them what they need. Acknowledge then, question them, listen to them, get to fully know them, accept and integrate them. In this manner, reconcile with them so that they do not rule you but still have their place, so that they do not blindside you over and over again but become so known that you see them coming from miles away. In knowing yourself fully and reconciling fully, life will begin to take on a calm, more focused agenda, with truth in the fore and illusion put to rest.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Attending To The Ultimate Relationship of Self Love

This is an interactive blog. Read it to yourself or listen to it. Do not listen to it while driving. This is also my last blog post until Tuesday July 9, 2024. Listen to it as often as you like, and each time you do, you will go deeper.

I safely close my eyes and withdraw my attention from the outside world. My conscious mind observes passively the effects on my body of  suggestions I give to my subconscious mind. I stress: my mind and body are completely passive, they needn’t make anything happen. They are present to experience the magic and independent ability of my subconscious mind to manifest my suggestions.

Before I knock on the door to my subconscious with my requests I remind myself that I, as ego architect, must initiate through suggestion, then get out of the way, as my subconscious mysteriously fulfills my suggestions. I am confident and direct as I deliver my suggestions.

I speak to you, my subconscious. You are the master of my body’s functioning. With love and gratitude I firmly present to you my  intentions. As I state them I passively observe their fulfillment.

My feet feel deeply relaxed.*

My ankles, my knees and my hips feel relaxed and comfortable.

My solar plexus and the whole central part of my body feel relaxed and quiet.

My hands, my arms and my shoulders feel relaxed and comfortable.

My neck, my jaw and my tongue feel relaxed and comfortable.

My forehead feels relaxed and smooth.

My eyes are quiet and relaxed.

My entire body feels quiet, comfortable and relaxed.

I am quite relaxed.

I feel quite quiet.

My mind is calm and quiet.

I feel serene and still.

I trust my body, it will never let me down.

I notice now the impact of these suggestions upon my body and mind. I am deeply calm and relaxed. I know that I have been delivered to a resting place that will deepen every time I repeat these suggestions.

I realize that I am in the presence of creation. My conscious spirit  stimulated my subconscious soul body to manifest the calm I now feel. Their sacred union gave birth to my present state of being. This is the loving relationship that brings forth new possibilities of me.

I am grateful and I am thankful for this loving relationship as it delivers me to new life.

If I am ready to launch into rejuvenative sleep, off I go.

If I am ready to return to outer focus and activity, I suggest that my subconscious restore me to fully engage waking life.

Having attended to the ultimate relationship of self love, I launch.


*These Autogenic Phrases are abstracted from the work of Elmer and Alyce Green while at the Menninger Foundation. I am grateful to the late Dr. Eleanor Eggers for her documentation of these phrases on her website Help For Stress Disorders.

Soulbyte for Tuesday June 18, 2024

-Artwork © 2024 Jan Ketchel

Hold yourself accountable for decisions and choices rather than blame others. In so doing you take full responsibility for yourself and your life. You learn where you are weak and where you are strong. You test your values and commitments and you find out more about yourself so that you can grow and change. Change that happens because you accept responsibility for yourself is the best there is. It is lasting and deep and usually results in something new and unexpected. Accepting your own faults and turning them into strengths so that you can move forward in life is part of being a responsible human being. Everyone can improve.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday June 17, 2024

-Artwork © 2024 Jan Ketchel

Underneath the outer shell of a person lies a vast universe of self, the parts of a person you cannot see or hear, the inner world that is as vast as the night sky, as deep as the ocean, as mysterious as the wind. The inner self holds the secrets to life, the past, present and future, the known and the unknown. Get to know it within yourself more fully as you encounter it each day. Ask it to guide you, to show you what’s important, to help you make decisions. It will not fail you, for it is the you that already knows the outcome of your life and wishes you only the best.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday June 14, 2024

-Artwork © 2024 Jan Ketchel

Legions of souls have gone before you,  trying to figure out the mysteries of life, how it works and why. True answers don’t arise until one is done but in the meantime curiosity can lead to experiential processes that are beneficial and give a taste of what true reality really is. Remaining fully conscious and aware that life is more than meets the eye is one good attitude that aids in the search for meaning and purpose. Keeping an open mind and heart is equally helpful, as is a keen desire and curiosity to learn and gain knowledge. Focus on being open and engaged in the wonders of life, without judgment.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne