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Chuck’s Place: The Shield for our Time

Hold the light within…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

When I was a young child, I was confronted many times with what I came to call the buzz, an intense vibratory experience I’d abruptly awaken to in the night. Generally, my body was paralyzed and, as the frequency and rapidity of the vibrations intensified, it took all I had to hold onto life as I felt my consciousness begin to disintegrate and be swallowed up by this all-pervasive energy.

Eventually, I learned to visualize myself in a race car with no brakes, as I gripped and turned the steering wheel around a circular race course to match the speed of the high-frequency vibrations I was experiencing. These images and actions provided me with a shield to preserve a cohesive sense of self, as I waited for the vibrations to pass and my body to reconstitute into solid physical form. Never again could I rest only in the security of everyday life. I knew there was more.

The outer world, in this time we live in, is in obvious energetic free fall. All are confronted with the disintegrating impact of, as the band R.E.M. once put it, “the end of the world as we know it.” The world itself is not ending, but the solidity of the predictable world we once knew is being shattered at an exponential rate. This is indeed a deeper energetic encounter that requires a shield to maintain cohesion and to safely navigate this cosmic maelstrom. Our world is on a journey beyond the known, as we venture deeper into human possibility.

Don Juan Matus recommended that warriors fashion a shield from their path of heart, to hold together in such uncertain times of evolutionary change. By path of heart, he refers to one’s deepest values, that which lends spirited meaning to one’s life. Regardless of the calamity of events that befall one from the outer world, one can always find respite and sanctuary where ego-Soul meets with High SOUL on one’s path of heart.

Aurobindo’s spiritual partner, The Mother, goes so far as to suggest that if one’s ego-Soul is truly aligned with one’s High SOUL, on one’s path of heart, one will remain completely unscathed, regardless of the calamities one must traverse through. This was certainly the message of the final scene in The Matrix, where bullets themselves could not penetrate the enlightened Neo.

Immediately following the most recent US presidential election, I consulted the I Ching for guidance. The message was clear. Keep the candle burning in the inner cavern of one’s path of heart. Nothing can forestall the coming breakdown of the world as we know it, but keep the focus on that inner light, kindle it, and wait patiently for the time when it will serve to re-enlighten the world.

This time of waiting is not one of idleness, nor ruminating upon the losses and breakdown of all that one holds sacred. To the contrary, one must keep the focus on one’s path of heart, with every thought and action one takes each day. To drown in bad news is energetic wastefulness. In fact, bad news is purposely orchestrated to sap the energy from one’s deeply convicted path of heart.

Victor Frankl gave us the legacy of keeping focused on one’s path of heart when all else has been robbed from us, with the guidance that nothing can take away the attitude that one will take toward one’s life. That attitude is the touch of the spirit of one’s High SOUL upon one’s ego-Soul, invigorating every moment with meaning, regardless of circumstance. Nothing can take away one’s free exercise of imagination, a viable channel to the spirit of the High SOUL.

Michael Talbot, in his short life, gave us the gift of The Holographic Universe that reassures us that all of the universe is within us, and, therefore, our own ability to remain steady on our path of heart deeply contributes to the world finding its own way to its path of heart. When outer influence is denied, stay the course within; it matters deeply to the ultimate course without.

Finally, there is Jung’s Rainmaker story; of the Taoist priest who resolved a drought by sitting alone in deep meditation in an isolated hut, restoring himself to the Tao. It takes but one heart to restore the Tao.  As within, so without.

Embrace the shield of your own path of heart, as we all journey on this rollercoaster time of great transition. All will be well when this era is done. But live this era with the gusto of one’s true path of heart, filled to the brim with love.

On that path to love in the heart,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Monday June 10, 2019

Let your heart be your guide. Though your mind might seek to offer its opinions, its reasons, its fears and its worries, turn to your heart for the answers to your questions. The heart’s answers are in alignment with what is right, with the truth and the balance you seek, with the rightness of all things, and with your Soul’s true journey. The mind may have its opinion, and it does hold sway, but if you turn to your heart the right thing will become clear, for the heart never lies or tries to convince, it only shines a light on what is right and true. Follow where the heart leads and all will be well.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday April 3, 2019

Get head, heart and feet in alignment. Fill your head with positive affirmations, align your heart with what is right, and point your feet in the direction that will fulfill your goals of change and newness. Bring yourself into alignment, head, heart, and feet, and begin a new journey on a new path that is right. In alignment there is no doubt. In alignment all is right. In alignment, head, heart and feet lead you easily onward. A path of heart needs a mind that is set and action that will take you there, but if your heart is not in alignment with what your head decides and with the actions of your feet it is not a path of heart. With heart at the center of it all, all will be well.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

A Message for Humanity From Jeanne: Your Spiritual Journey



Frost… spirit emerging from matter…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

In our audio channeling today we are inspired to stay connected with our spiritual self as we take our spiritual journey through life. If we get in alignment with spirit all bodily, physical issues will get in alignment too. Thus, we will be in alignment with the wishes of our spirit, who is constantly trying to get in touch with us, and the best way to do that is through the body. Are we paying attention?

Have a wonderful week!

Soulbyte for Monday December 31, 2018

You are the agent of change you have been seeking. There is no one else. You are the only one who can carry you through the gateway and over the threshold into new life, new love, new experience, and all else you desire. Though you stand on the cusp and eagerly look forward to what is to come, you also know that everything is in your hands, that you are the one. Prepare yourself to face oncoming time with a sober mind, an open heart, and a steady hand to open the gates that appear before you. Align with your heart and your SOUL so that as each new gateway appears you will know that it is the right one, the gift you have long awaited. If you miss the first one, be assured that your SOUL will provide another opportunity. If you trust anyone, trust your highest self, your SOUL, for indeed your SOUL wants only what is best for you.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne