Tag Archives: evolving self

Soulbyte for Thursday August 10, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Don’t give up on yourself or your long held dreams. Don’t give up on your true potential or your ultimate Self, the being you know yourself to be. Follow the thread of that Self as it shows you each day the path that has heart, that has meaning and that is your true destiny. Your life offers more than you now know or experience. Even the richest, most productive of lives has more to offer. Stay connected to your heart and its greatest desire that you live to fulfillment in all ways possible. In this lifetime that is your destiny and your heart’s greatest intention as well.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Regeneration, Renewal & New Life

It’s all about New Life…
-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Two very common dream scenarios, related to new life, are encounters with snakes and with children, which I will explore separately.

Snakes molt. They regenerate by letting go of their old skin, literally. To be bitten by a snake or chased by a snake in a dream, or to house a snake beneath the floorboards of one’s dream home all herald the message that it’s time to let go of an attitude, belief, or habit that has been dominating one’s life.

Snakes seek a remote, hidden locale that allows for total exposure to the heat of the sun to facilitate the release of old encasement. Our world is now heating to record levels, forcing humankind to let go of old ways of living.

The sun, our ultimate source of light on Earth, symbolizes the penetrating light of consciousness we apply to discern truth. The truth is the stuff of the new skin that will contain us as we shift into new life.

Arriving at truth is like lying in the sun, relaxing in a fixed posture, allowing the rays of the sun to penetrate our rigidity, as we soften and receive its transformative impetus.

The release of old attitudes and attachments allows the crusted-over energy of our old skin to be revamped and redeployed for new life. Letting go is a breakdown phase that does require the destruction of beliefs that have served in the past but no longer promote new life.

The universal symbol for new life is the child. Whenever children appear in our dreams, some part of our unborn self is seeking to come to life.

Carl Jung was careful to point out that the shadow in the human psyche is both a place of repressed experience but, more fundamentally, is also the home of our unfolding inherent self. There are parts of our core seed self that may not be ready to be born in our human life until we are well into the second half of life.

If your actual child appears in a dream, the dream might refer to your child but more likely it refers to a quality of that child seeking to evolve within your own self. Pregnancy in a dream, however unrealistic to waking life, strongly hints at the coming birth of new life and new potential.

Too often, we are apt to interpret the appearance of our child self in our dreams to mean our actual inner child. This then associates to childhood, with its focus on trauma and unmet needs, that beckons ego, or someone else, to take better care of its neglected inner child. Though of course this might be true, more likely the child might represent a vital potential within one’s core seeking to find its way into life.

The Greek god Kronos was the father of Zeus. Kronos had the habit of eating his newly born children to ensure his safety and continued rule. Kronos operates in all of us through our judgments and attitudes that refuse the change into new life. Eating the children can take the form of entrenched habit that disregards any new possibilities that contradict one’s ruling beliefs.

“The King is dead, long live the King!” This cry expresses the necessity for the ruling, anachronistic attitudes in the psyche to die for the new King to emerge and bring new life to the personality. This is the true fountain of youth.

When we heed the call of the snake to allow for the breakdown and letting go of Kronos, we open the way for the innocence of the child to be born, as we regenerate, renew and become new life.


Soulbyte for Monday June 5, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Stand firm in your conviction to change, to move forward in your life in an upward growth pattern and achieve a new level of success, whether it be mental, emotional, physical or spiritual. All success is beneficial to the whole if it’s in balance with the whole. Remain aware of how what goes up must eventually come down so that to go too far in one direction may have to be corrected with equal growth in another direction. Balance is key to lasting success. Find your balance each day in small ways so that your overall achievements keep you balanced, safe and happy.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday October 3, 2022

              -Illustration © 2022 Jan Ketchel

Turn over a new leaf each morning. Promise the self to be fully present, to hold onto integrity, honesty and truth and to live each moment to the fullest, unafraid, unhampered by judgment and deceit. Let the self experience life to its fullest so that the fullness of the self may be expressed. In this manner a life is well lived.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday September 2, 2022

                                              – Illustration © 2022 Jan Ketchel

Let change come into your life. Invite it in like an old friend and get to know it again, how wonderful it is to have around. Change may approach slowly or it may come barreling in. But no matter how it comes, invite it into your life, embracing it for what it will do for your evolutionary process. For that is what life and change are all about—evolving.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne