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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

A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: The Intelligence of Love


Love is a sacred power, use it wisely…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Today’s audio channeling supports today’s Soulbyte quite nicely. It’s all about love and how to use it properly in these times of great change, for all things need love in order to thrive and survive. Nurture your own loving self properly, and use your love appropriately, so that all may thrive in and survive these great times of change and upheaval. Be loving.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday August 20, 2019

You can’t stop the waves of change, just as you can’t stop the changing of day into night, the ocean’s tides, the seasons from ending and beginning, nor the wind from blowing. But you can set an inner intent in how you decide to live your life, no matter the changes that come upon you. With love in your heart, with kindness and compassion at the ready, you can substantially affect your daily experience and that of others. Let love be your guide as you set your intent to weather every storm with wisdom and perseverance, and as you hold sacred within you the knowledge that all things come to a natural end, that this time too shall pass, and that new life will come again. But while you are participant in these changing times hold sacred that certain things will remain adherent, practiced daily, no matter what else comes to greet you; and they are, beauty and goodness, a kind word, a gentle laugh, a little joy, and yes, above all always be loving, even to your enemy.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Finding Protection

Let the light of love shine bright…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Recently, Jan and I ran into an old timer from Bob Monroe’s early days of setting up The Monroe Institute and the New Land Community where we live. He was brimming with vibrant energy and enthusiasm. I happened to mention how fortunate it was that we had just averted a war abroad.

His response was that he wasn’t aware of that and he showed no interest in even knowing with whom we had averted war. He explained that since the Vietnam War he’d taken his attention off the affairs of the outside world and focused on being present to his more immediate experience. He was filled to the brim with the fullness of life afforded by his decision to take control of where he focused his attention.

The negativity of now is overwhelming and infectious. Perhaps the method of our newfound friend to completely stop the world of news from reaching his ears might seem drastic, but as Jeanne’s channeled message of yesterday suggests, we all must find protection.

Don Juan Matus suggested avoiding interaction or any behavior that draws attention as a stranger in a strange land. The I Ching gives similar guidance to The Wanderer, who must find a place to stay at an unfamiliar inn. The disintegration of social mores at the highest level each day now renders us all strangers in a strange land.

Turning inward with the unbending intent to remain positive is a powerful protection. Negativity needs the fertile soil of reaction to feed its fire. Let one’s reaction simply be to inwardly remain positive. Let the candlelight of love be shielded in the heart. Know that its time of sharing its flame with an outer torch is on the horizon. Love will win, love conquers all.

Jeanne warns of entities seen and unseen who can influence the energy of now. She encourages to call upon protective guides and high self to guide and protect in this time of vulnerability. I offer, in closing, the Gateway Affirmation developed by Bob Monroe, perhaps the most experienced multidimensional journeyer while in human form, as a prayerful request for support in such challenging times:

I am more than my physical body.

Because I am more than physical matter, I can perceive that which is greater than the physical world.

Therefore, I deeply desire to Expand, to Experience; to Know, to Understand; to Control, to Use such greater energies and energy systems as may be beneficial and constructive to me and to those who follow me.

Also, I deeply desire the help and cooperation, the assistance, the understanding of those individuals whose wisdom, development, and experience are equal to or greater than my own.

I ask their guidance and protection from any influence or any source that might provide me with less than my stated desires.

Unbendingly positive,

Chuck

A Message for Humanity From Jeanne: Without Denial


Surround yourself with happiness!
-Photo and mural by Jan Ketchel

Greetings! Today’s channeled message offers us incentives to deal with the changing times we live in, within ourselves and in the world around us. We’re all in this together.

Things are indeed in rapid transition, but don’t panic, there are many things we can each do. Begin within the self.

Have a wonderful week too!