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Chuck’s Place: Sense And Circumstance

We are multidimensional energetic beings…
-Artwork © 2024 Jan Ketchel

We are multidimensional beings. At the purely physical level of existence, we perceive our world through the five senses of our physical body.

Our ego, though actually a Spirit consciousness separate from the physical body, is largely identified with the body’s sensory inputs and the physical body itself.

Sensory data provide the building blocks and proving ground for the rational mind’s determination of what is real. Scientific method insists upon physical outcomes to substantiate truth and determine fact. If you can’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell it, it simply doesn’t exist.

Desire operates at another plane of existence. Although within a certain range it reflects the instincts and needs of the physical self, it can extend beyond the physical into emotional experiences, such as love and contentment.

Desire is also associated with the imagination, which, independent of physical reality, constructs illusions and dreams, alternative realities that preoccupy us, in addition to the desires of daily life in a physical body.

At the mental plane of existence, we can enjoy a level of detachment from the limits of both the physical senses and desire. The mind is freed to abstraction where it can study, analyze and play with the facts and illusions of both physical and nonphysical reality, as it seeks to understand the deeper principles of reality.

At the intuitive level of reality, the mind becomes a receiver rather than a doer. Thoughts, visions and circumstances reveal truths directly, without the necessity of thinking. At this level, ego accepts the existence of a Higher Self that knows and has wisdom that can deeply guide the self. This is the level where the ego truly transcends its narcissistic worldview, as it recognizes and has experiences with a being greater than itself.

The intuitive level also has access to our Soul’s more comprehensive journey through eternity. This includes past lives and an understanding of the karmic intent of its current incarnation in physical form.

These various dimensions of being are simultaneously present in every moment, though our consciousness may be largely limited to one dimension, as the other dimensions function without awareness and attention. These various dimensions of self generally interact and challenge each other at subconscious levels of existence. This is the stuff of dreams, which, through analysis, can shed great light upon the fuller state of the self.

Waking dreams are the circumstances of our daily lives. At the physical dimension, we understand outer events as the consequence of our physical actions. Thus, if I were to trip over a branch and fall, I would understand it as a failure to see the fallen branch on the path I walked.

At the desire dimension, I might judge the fall to be a confirmation of my unworthiness to be loved, or even to take up space in the physical world. In this instance, my imagination has spun an illusory story that constantly casts its shadow upon the physical events I encounter.

At the mental level, I might conclude that, yes, my attention was drawn inward and I did not see the branch, but, additionally, it might shed light upon the negative belief of the desire body and its impact upon my ability to be mindfully present. Understanding would also extend to the prejudice of the desire body and how it obscures interpretation of circumstances.

At the intuitive level, I might grasp the action of the High Self to distract my attention from the branch, causing me to fall, so that I might wake up to the veil and spiritual block generated from my frustrated desire body.

From this intuitive perspective, I feel gratitude and love for the support I am provided in all circumstances to go deeper into the truth of my Soul’s eternal journey. The shamans of ancient Mexico recommend highly that we suspend all judgments to arrive at the clarity and breadth of the intuitive dimension.

When I focus my awareness on the circumstances of the world at this time, I am impacted at all the dimensions of my being. At the physical dimension, I cannot deny the threat not only to democracy but to civilization itself, in addition to the fragile state of health of our planetary being, Mother Earth herself.

This perspective generates fear and sets up a conflict for me. As a therapist, I should do no harm by not sharing my apocalyptic forebodings. And yet, am I not remiss in my duty to validate to those who ask about the true state of things?

At the level of desire, I am well aware of the power of suggestion and its ability to attract the circumstances of its intent. From this level, I encourage the use of intent, in alignment with the greater good, to heal and change the world. I also strongly encourage that a healing intent be offered privately, canceling out the negative attractive power of self-importance.

At the mental level, I can take in the physical facts of climate change, as well as the season of Kali Yuga, a time when human civilization must live through a disintegrative state of possession by its collective shadow in order to not only survive but to also advance its evolution. This perspective affords me great detachment and objectivity.

From the intuitive dimension, I see the interconnectedness of all circumstances with equanimity. I feel blessed that my soul incarnated in human form at this magical time, as we collectively have the opportunity to intend a future that transcends the potential karma of current world circumstance.

Join that intent without announcing it. Send that suggestion to the world’s subconscious. See what happens.

With sense and circumstance,

Soulbyte for Friday December 22, 2023

-Artwork © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Maintain balance in all you do so that your body, mind and spirit are in balance as well. Make decisions based on whether something is right for you, whether it will keep you in balance, or at least not take you too far off so that it is difficult to reset. Sometimes the body says no in dramatic ways and sometimes its communications are more subtle. Get to know your body so you are aware of how it communicates to you on a daily basis. To maintain balance is to offer yourself a smooth ride through life, with enough energy to do the things that really matter to you. For when you are engaged in something that you are passionate about you might notice that you have all the energy in the world. And, thus, you learn what it really means to be in good balance.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday November 6, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Life is a constant struggle to stay in balance, to align body, mind and spirit, and yet it does not have to be perceived as a struggle. How you view life is just as important as how difficult it really is. Perception is everything. With a positive attitude that sees life as an adventure, with natural ups and downs, that is leading you ever onward to wisdom and understanding, is a far better attitude than one that offers no insight or possibility of change. With an open heart, an open mind, and an open attitude, embrace life as the grand adventure that it really is. Make every day a day of adventure and learning, and embrace it with gratitude, kindness and love.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday October 23, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Strive for balance so that the energy of desire is in synch with the creative within, so that what you want in life does not overpower what you need, so that how you live does not overpower the desires of your spirit, so that your body, mind, and spirit maintain a passionate yet sympathetic balance at all times. In balance find stability, calmness, and a creativity that is unmatched. Each day is another opportunity to strive for balance.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday October 11, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Find your way, every day, to better and better health and fitness, within and without, in body, mind, and spirit. Seek health in all you do, a healthy physical self as well as a healthy spiritual self. With a healthy body, mind, and spirit nothing will appear that is too much to handle, nothing will overwhelm, and nothing will be out of balance. A life of balance is a healthy life.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne