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Soulbyte for Monday August 19, 2019

Do not be hindered from traveling your path of heart. Let neither fear nor the opinion of others keep you from that which is your truth. Stay upon your path of heart because it is your only choice, even though you may have to do so at your own expense, going silently forward in a world of your own making. For often a path of heart may not appeal to others, though those of like mind will understand your decision and support your choice to travel through life with your heart leading you to fulfillment. Your path of heart may be a simple life, a complicated life, a creative life, a giving life, a powerful life, a solitary life, but the main thing is that it totally be your choice, based on your heart’s intent, completed by your body and Soul wholeheartedly getting behind it and living it to the fullest. With joy, knowing that you are doing the only thing you can do, travel your path of heart. With love for all you have known and all you have yet to meet, travel on with joy in your heart.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

A Synchronicity: Attitude

Opened the book, Powers Within, to the following excerpt from THE MOTHER, which we feel supports and reinforces the Soulbyte for Friday August 16, 2019:

ATTITUDE

“If, in the presence of circumstances that are about to take place, you can take the highest attitude possible—that is, if you put your consciousness in contact with the highest consciousness within reach, you can be absolutely sure that in that case it is the best that can happen to you. But as soon as you fall from this consciousness into a lower state, then it is evidently not the best that can happen, for the simple reason that you are not in your very best consciousness. I, even go so far as to affirm that in the zone of immediate influence of each one, the right attitude not only has the power to turn every circumstance to advantage but can change the very circumstance itself. For instance, when a man comes to kill you, if you remain in the ordinary consciousness and get frightened out of your wits, he will most probably succeed in doing what he came for; if you rise a little higher and though full of fear call for the divine help, he may just miss you, doing you a slight injury; if, however, you have the right attitude and the full consciousness of the divine presence everywhere around you, he will not be able to lift a finger against you…

“I have innumerable examples of the power of right attitude. I have seen crowds saved from catastrophes by one single person keeping the right attitude. But it must be an attitude that does not remain somewhere very high and leaves the body to its usual reactions. If you remain high up like that, saying, “Let God’s will be done,” you may get killed all the same. For your body may be quite undivine, shivering with fear: the thing is to hold the true consciousness in the body itself and not have the least fear and be full of the divine peace. Then indeed there is no danger. Not only can attacks of men be warded off, but beasts also and even the elements can be affected.”

-From Powers Within, Selections for the Works of SRI AUROBINDO and THE MOTHER, pp. 65-66

Soulbyte for Friday August 16, 2019

What are you waiting for? How many times are you going to keep telling yourself the same old lies? When are you going to stand up to the old ways and say no? You make think you have things right, but that may not be true. Question your assumptions. Maybe you never got yourself right to begin with. Maybe the path you’ve been pursuing isn’t the right path after all. Take another look from a different perspective. Be vulnerable, and open yourself to another viewpoint, another possibility, another answer. There’s no time like now to make a change. Dare yourself to turn in a new direction, be open, and see what happens. Drop your fear, for that is your greatest crutch, and trust that something good will happen now, for there is plenty of good going around. Why not tap into it and allow yourself a taste of it? Let goodness reign within yourself, even as you wish it to be a fact of life outside of yourself. As you wish goodness for others, wish it for yourself. The idea is not that farfetched. Make a wish, set an intent, be open, and see what happens. Nothing is certain, but you can certainly give it a try!

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday August 15, 2019

Acknowledge your vulnerabilities but also your strengths. Accept that you are a mix of childish innocence and mature wisdom, that both aspects of you are important, and yet, to navigate the world with ease, balance between the two must be established and maintained. Both aspects of the human self must work together. Then there are the other parts of you, your consciousness, your Soul, and all that comprises your energetic self. All parts, in order to remain in balance and flowing through life with grace, kindness, and compassion must know each other fully, care for each other as a family unit, allowing for expression and yet perfectly capable and willing to withhold when necessary; not out of anger or jealousy but out of love, knowing that nothing is more important than your growth and maturity and the ability to seamlessly abide in your human form; perfectly aware of your energetic form; perfectly aware that there is so much more to life than this moment; perfectly aware that this moment matters, and yet, in the grand scheme of it all, that it does not. And so, you easily shift back into balance, and keep your love alive, without attachment or need, but simply because you are a loving being, first and foremost, and because you can.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday August 14, 2019

Learn self-regulation, the art of inner self-control, so that no matter where you are, who you are with, or what disturbs you, you may take over that which seeks to overwhelm you, whether from within or without. Self-regulation involves making choices that are productive, beneficial, and energy wise. Self-regulation means taking responsibility for the self, in all ways. It means knowing what you need and what you don’t need, what is good for you and what is not, but most of all, it means paying attention to what your physical body tells you. For your physical body, where you spend your life, is like a barometer. It feels pressure, and you can detect it and learn to regulate it. Learn the art of self-regulation first by getting to know your body, the home of your Soul. This may first entail changing some long held beliefs about yourself and learning something new about yourself that you never imagined. Self-regulation is enhanced by learning calming exercises. Learn to breathe deeply. Learn what it means to be in balance in your body. Learn that, yes, you do have the ability to control what is happening inside you, whether generated from within or without. For you are indeed master of your own body.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne