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#144 In Energetic Form

Dear Jeanne,
Today we have some follow-up questions to yesterday’s long message. How did the reconciliation between you and your birth mother take place? We understand that your mother was reconciling a past life with this new child, but what was your role? You have referenced this incident once or twice in the past, but it isn’t clear what you did specifically.

I became the energetic force that allowed not only conception to occur, but I also remained in the body in symbiotic harmony, issuing forth my own energy in acknowledgment of a former, past, relationship, but also receiving acknowledgment in return. Our energetic relationship reached a maturity that had not previously occurred. This woman, who in previous existence, had been my birth mother, the mother of Jeanne Marie Ketchel, was now given the fulfillment of a birthing process that involved complete knowledge, from conception to birth, that this child inside her was someone she had missed in a previous life. Her own record was revealed to her, and her purpose in this life clearly stated, that it was her role to bear this child, and it was with clarity that it was a fulfillment of a past life.

Did you show yourself to her in some way?

In energetic form did I not only appear, but also enter that body and engage in the nurturance of the process, for this was my own reconciliation, to engage in the growing process, with full clarity on my part, that this life, growing inside that mother, was my own past life experience, necessary for my own completion, to know fully the meaning of love, mother love, even though I would soon abandon her, remove my energetic force, and move on into my own energetic journey.

But how did you “energetically” accomplish this?

My energy, and the energy of all of you, is fully capable of doing what it needs to do or what it wants to do. We are all capable of using our energy to do what must seem to be the impossible. But, as you know, I am fond of saying that, everything is possible, and this is truly so.

In pure energy state was I able to complete the business of my life as Jeanne Marie Ketchel on the earth plane. This is what I mean by straddling two worlds, using my energy specifically in this earth plane, though I am physically gone from it. I used it greatly in this manner in the first few years since my removal from that physical plane. This is not unusual, nor is it any great feat. It is simply available, as one has become pure energy.

As pure energy is it possible to learn, very quickly, to enter into physical reality as you know it, by increasing and decreasing energetic vibration so that there may be possibilities to influence those who need our assistance. In this manner did I influence many, but in the case of this woman giving birth did I give knowledge, love, compassion, and full ability to complete her term of pregnancy, in spite of dire circumstances. Her knowing of purpose was so great that, at all costs, was that child going to be born safely, and with her full awareness and attendance. As I said, my role was as energetic accompanist. Our reconciliation came in remembrance of our past inception and energetic process together, in our past life, when I was born as Jeanne Marie Zito, a foundling, and she was swept away from me, and I from her, without possibility of connection. But that was our life to ponder and figure out, though it kept us both greatly needy, and shortened our existence there as we sought reconnection and fulfillment.

There is great need of connection, of fulfillment of past life connections on that physical plane. I stress this because all must know, that those in your nearness have been there often in your past, and your knowing of others in intimacy is interconnected to the greater meaning of your life. Do not dismiss those in your life too easily. All have meaning, and all must be reconciled with in some fashion. My own past lives have now been completed. I stayed with that mother in energetic form, enabling her to proceed on her journey, through the entire pregnancy and birth, and prepared the way for a safe delivery, knowing that it was completed, settled, bonded, and then safely escorted them on their way. Then, with full knowledge on all our parts, did I leave them, knowing that we had done our life together, the only one that mattered, and though it was fairly brief, in the grand scheme of things, so was it enough.

Do you still work energetically on this plane in such a personal manner?

I work now on many planes. I have graduated you know! As I accomplish my tasks in life I proceed on my journey to higher and higher fulfillment of my evolutionary journey. Life does not end, and yet forms of life end. But as pure energy, does life never end. Now I use my energy in many ways to gain access. To those of you who most need assistance do I appear as I must, and in this fashion now, passing along my words, do I attempt to reach as many as possible. But this manner is also being used by many. We are a great gathering of energy that seeks connection in this manner, even as other groups seek it in other ways.

Do not become too obsessed by what I am doing at this time, though I know it is of great value for the future of all. But, this you will discover and truly acknowledge as truth only as you do your own work, and have your own experiences of energetic connection. You must find, by doing your inner work, your own energy body, and then will you better understand what I speak of. For this energy work that I do, so can you also do it, and you don’t have to be dead, or leave that physical plane that is now your dwelling place. I speak of energy, because that is the force that connects everything, all of us, and all of you, and in the “real world” is there nothing that can get in the way of it.

In your world, are there yet many walls, barriers that exist in the human mind, the human concept of self and of life being the greatest. But we seek to disrupt the old ideas of the self now, with new ideas for you to ponder. Good luck now, as you take your journey a little bit further down your path. Seek to know and understand your own energy, so that your experiences and knowledge may coincide, and your concept of energetic life become known to you.

#143 The Greatest Task to Tackle

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have guidance for us all today? Your messages are helping many as they figure out their lives, who they are, why they are here, and where they are going.

I speak often in metaphorical terms, but this does not mean I am not connected to the realities of life on earth. I too was a recent inhabitant of that plane, and I too had many personal issues to struggle with. I was not perfect in either my habits or my convictions, yet did I always strive to stay focused on my own path of growth. I had many helpers along the way. I was guided by the good spirits in many friends and my loved one, Chuck. But ultimately, was it up to me to make my journey alone, as it is for all. I had many choices to make that no one else could make for me, and I had not much time to fulfill my earthly presence. All in all, my greatest challenge did not come in that life, but in the moment of leaving, when I had to make the choice to work even harder in order to proceed on my journey into this reality I now exist in, rather than slip back into old habits, the ultimate old habits of return to earth life, and the repetition of unfinished business there.

I accepted a new challenge, procured a place on the evolutionary track because of much work I had done while still alive. Although I had a fierce battle with breast cancer, that was not my greatest battle upon that earth as many would like to think. Do not put me in such a category. My greatest battle was not with disease, but with the inner me. I fought my greatest battle inside, in my inner work, that was a life long task stretching over all the decades of my life there.

Resolution of inner turmoil is the greatest task to tackle and to finalize, with firmness, conviction, and a totality of completion that surpasses even the strictest of regimens. There are no rules regarding this inner battle, except that you meet it head on. Rules must go out the window if you are to allow yourself access to your deepest hidden truths. Rules are made for your outer world and living your outer life. But if you apply those same rules of propriety and concern to your inner world, you will succeed only in blocking access to your truths.

Be forthright and courageous as you go innerly to do battle with ancient foes. Your kindness to the self will only get in the way if you allow for the rules of the outer world to inflict their presence in your inner world, disrupting progress. Your inner you does battle with you all the time, and perhaps you don’t even know this. It is your toughest opponent, and your greatest challenger.

Your inner you presents you with everything you need in order to work on the true problem areas in your life. Your outer world only reflects these inner problems, even as in my own life. My cancer, which battered my body, was only alerting me to the fact that deeply embedded was another, ancient, cancer that I refused to tackle; the issue of abandonment at birth from my birth mother. This issue controlled my life, though it took me many years to realize that it was the one and only issue that challenged me and that I needed to battle. Battle, not by fighting, but by acquiescing to the task of discovering what it really meant to me in my life.

My attempts were thwarted, and in my firm control over my fears, and in my determined personality to regulate so much of my life there, did I never succeed in finding my way to clarity for that Jeanne Marie Ketchel. She was a tough cookie!

It was not until my death, as I left one world and entered the next, at that moment of culmination and rebirth, that I finally allowed, not only release, but clarity and acceptance of that quickly passing life to guide me to my next. My awareness was keen, my path lay wide open before me, and I knew release and departure from the past were my only future. I chose not only release, but also reconciliation, and remained half in one world and half in another, balanced, perfectly straddling two worlds in order to accomplish my unfinished business, the issue not only of abandonment, but of reconciliation and completion of that task, that lifetime, so that I could move on.

How? What did you do in order to complete it?

I found that mother I had so often longed to meet, in another life upon that earth, completing again her task, her own task of fulfillment with a new child, yet unborn, that was now her destiny to raise and love and care for as she was both unable to accomplish with me in my lifetime, and also unavailable to do in many ways when I was born as her child. There were no regrets at accomplishing this task of completion, just awareness on both our parts that this baby inside her was the most meaningful aspect of a lifetime of struggle with earth’s realities. I accomplished it in my own newly discovered state of complete awareness, of joyous escape from the harsh burden of a human body after long physical battles, and a new found experience of joyous compassion and love.

There exists a child now upon that earth, residing in joyous love and compassion, not me at all, but granted to a woman who once, in another lifetime, was denied the act of mothering, of giving, of loving her own offspring, without the struggle of rejection, though the circumstances of their life together would not necessarily make that easy.

Where do they live?

They live in the ancient land that was Cambodia, but now goes under another name, split off from its mother territory. This child will never split off from her mother territory, from her bond, for it is strong and true, and completely known to both of them. A reconciliation of two lifetimes was my own appointed task in order for me to move on to the world I now inhabit.

What is that world like?

In observance is it like any world you might live in there on earth, yet is there greater clarity, and awareness of all things. I have chosen this world. Do you understand that? This is my choice, though it is not the choice that all make. There are many choices, and many worlds. The ultimate task is to know, at the moment of clear understanding, while straddling two worlds, what your choices are, and to choose wisely, based on what you remember from your past, and what you see in your future. And to know that all life requires awareness, work, and continued growth of spirit.

But now, I reside in energetic reality without the need of human form, and that allows for an exuberance of spirit that is not present upon that heavy plane of earth where time and the constraints of man weigh heavily upon the spirit that seeks renewal and progress. To remain upon the spirit driven path, to live a life confronted by the desires of your spirit will allow you much clarity and decision-making ability, such as I experienced. To remain in your most difficult inner work center, taking upon you the tasks that matter the most for your evolutionary growth, are the focuses I advise if you are to awaken your inner spirit and do the work it asks.

In conclusion today, I request that you not become fearful or overly certain of yourself, either your human self or your spirit self, but that you work hard at merging your two selves in that work, and gain clarity now, that same clarity that I faced as I left that world. Let it be known, that such clarity is achievable now in that lifetime, and that is what I seek to teach you. Do your inner work, live your outer life to the fullest, but do so with balanced, conscious awareness that you are on a path of mergence, of body and spirit, of outer world and inner world, of this life and the next, seeking not only clarity, but fulfillment as well.

Good luck, my friends. Life is an amazing adventure! Know this and you will have given yourself quite a gift!

#142 A Simplified Life

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message for all of humanity today?

Do not be greedy in the wants of the mortal self. Though you may see much bounty and much upon that earth that entices you, do not take more than you need. The earth supplies everything, yet that does not mean you need to take everything. Take only what you need from that earth, and that physical plane to sustain you for one day at a time. Live in this simple manner and you live in harmony with nature and with all that has been provided.

Simplify your life so that your wants do not become greater than your actual needs. Slow your pace to a calm steady walk and you will find that your desires will also slow down. Calm your seeking, down to the inner you, and you will realize that there is very little you need to go seeking outside of the self for. Pull inward in calm preparation for a simplified life.

Even as you are like a tree in the forest, firmly rooted and growing among the others, so must you be as one, as a single tree among many, knowing what you need to sustain your life, though you are bound to one spot, rooted deeply, and seeking light, and air, and water, even as all around you seek the same. Do you thoughtlessly take all, or do you calmly and naturally allow your roots and your branches and your leaves to grow and spread where there is room? The lives of trees are good examples of the path that human lives should take.

Yes, there are brutes among the forest, but there is life and death on every plane, and lives return. Even from the old roots, and the dropped seeds does life spring again and re-incarnate in the bounty of the forest, each new life taking and seeking where it finds what it needs.

Find what you need in your own life now. Find it with resonance of spirit, without greed, or heavy desire, but with calmness, knowing that you are but a part of nature and the flow of all things. Even as that earth now strains to support all of you so can you do your part to support it in return, simply by simplifying. Turn down the loud tone of your life to a calm hum and feel the energy around you, guiding you to use what is offered, minimally, with respect, and with nurturance for its prospect of sustainability.

In simple metaphor, why, if you only need a few sticks today to make a small fire, do you go gathering all the sticks so that there are none left for others? More sticks will drop from the trees during the winds of night, and from the natural occurrences of decay and animal activities, so that tomorrow will there once again be plenty available. Those sticks represent all else that the earth provides as well. Why have you forgotten about the earth? Why have you gone so far from your roots?

In this time of turmoil and passive regrets must there be a turning, a shifting inward, to investigate the motives of the self, though many wish to look outward and to blame. Better to turn inward now, release the seeking of reasons for decay from outside of the self, and instead seek inward for answers. There is much to do upon that earth now that was not meant to be of such dire focus, but that is what man has done in his outward seeking, using his ego and his desire to fuel him, rather than his calm and his spirit resonance. But, to change it all does not require more destruction and more disagreement, but instead a solid turning inward to investigations of the self.

Though this may sound impertinent or selfish to many, is there no doubt that to first discover simplicity, and conscientious re-discovery of the inner spirit, will aid greatly in fueling a new sense of the place that each of you has in that world. Seek your true place first, and then live from this place of simple calm, and your outward movements into the greater world will be different. Your calm energetic and simplified self will use differently, treat others differently, and have different expectations of, not only others, but of the world and the very earth itself.

As always, I do not advocate abrupt and dismissive change, nor do I advise total removal from the life you now live. But, I do strongly recommend that you begin a process of slow simplification, a paring down of your desires, and your spending, and a slow turning inward, as you calmly go innerly, and discover the true meaning of your life, and what you really need for it to be fulfilling.

Question always your movements, your actions, and your thoughts. Wonder why, and wonder what for, you do what you do. Is it for survival? Or is it for some other less necessary reason? Begin a slow process of simplification, and begin to see how well you do with all things in your life, including breathing, sleeping, eating, as you go calmer, and calmer, and calmer. That is the way to go!

#141 Be As a Strong and Sturdy Tree

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a note of guidance for today?

Remain anchored in inner peace and calm in order to stay firmly upon your path. Even as the turmoil around you seeks to disrupt, please, do I ask, for your own growth, that you remain planted in your balanced calm state of knowing what is truly right for you. Your actions, your deeds, and your every thought must come from this place of deep inner calm or you risk reverting to old ways, and old habits, easily drawn by distractions, and the teasing of old behaviors. Stay in your inner peace as you practice the way of all ways, your own inner way, for this is how you will achieve this life you are now on. The calm of your inner you will lead you to ultimate growth and a place of constant change, even as you stay firmly anchored.

Be as a strong and sturdy tree, deeply anchored, pondering life all around it, allowing for the birds, and the animals, to have access to its boughs and its bounty, yet does it remain solid, and calmly fixed upon its plot of earth. Even as the winds come, and the seasons, so does it flow with every change, yet still remain calmly centered. In its own inner peace does it grow and evolve, bend and twist, and constantly adapt with the changing winds of time.

Be as the sturdy tree, firmly planted, exultant in your inner calm steadiness, yet flexible, and able to flow and to grow with the weather that approaches, the seasons that force change, and the unpredictableness of life as it continues onward.

Inner peace and calm, with deep roots anchoring you, balancing you, connecting you, and nurturing you will result in a full canopy of blossoms, of leaves, of fruits, and of connection to all else as you maintain perfect balance and perfect flow. Enable yourself, allow yourself, in this way. Become connected to all life energy as you connect, and stay connected, in calm inner peace, to your own energy. Stay focused on your path and you will do well, my friends.

A Note From Jan

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