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Chuck’s Place: The momentous opportunity of Now

Turning in a new direction…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

As without, so within. Without, we are all witnessing a stupendous archetypal drama. The dweller, at the threshold of the mighty house, has opened the door to the dark side of the force. Within, the ego Soul, at the threshold of the subconscious, must awaken to whom it has let in.

Difficult to own this projection. The drama without is so spellbinding it would seem to be the only real movie in town. That’s part of the challenge. The collective subconscious ego Soul has materialized a hypnotist, whose name is invoked daily more than any other word on Earth. Now that truly is black magic. With that much attention surrendered to the hypnotist, we are all drawn sheepishly to await the next suggestion upon which all life revolves.

Now, how could such an overarching outer predicament actually reflect the condition within one’s own personal psyche? The ego Soul, at the third chakra, is a child obsessed with its own wants, needs, and desires—particularly an insatiable hunger for attention and recognition. A child is simply incapable of seeing and caring for the rest of its personality and body beyond the mirror of its own appetites and power drives.

The subconscious soul is the warehouse of what Jung called the shadow or personal unconscious. However, it is also the gateway to the collective shadow and the collective unconscious archetypes deeply tied to the physical instincts. The subconscious soul is abundantly willing to cater to the power and appetite drives of the naive attention-seeking ego Soul at the third chakra, with the hidden intent of taking possession of the ego Soul.

What then ensues is ego Soul at the third chakra getting all it wants satiated via a Faustian-like pact with the devil, which uses its position of influence to take control of the personality and give free rein to its long suppressed shadow agenda. From an outer world historical perspective, the Nazification of Germany reflected the shadow taking possession of a collective national ego Soul, with atrocious consequences.

To actually reflect objectively on both inner and outer reality, ego Soul must establish itself at the heart center chakra, which enables an adult perspective and decision making center to come online. These include being able to acknowledge life beyond the self, as well as clarity as to the interconnected, interdependent wholeness of all things. This allows for acceptance and creative integration of all parts of the self. This enables the adult to raise the child at the third chakra with compassion and firm limits.

Outwardly, we enter a New Year with a new American Congress set to challenge the Executive branch. Investigations offer the possibility of temperance, but all must face the reality: as without, so within. No one is immune from encounter with the dark side, which is quite willing to change its appearance from devil to angel but still house the same power drives. All must ask themselves: From what center are they really acting? From the sly, rationalizing, justifying, manipulating possessed ego Soul, at the third chakra, or from right action, from the ego Soul raised to the heart center?

The momentousness of this time we live in is the opportunity for all world citizens to participate in the raising of the world ego Soul to the adult position of the heart center, both within and without. This is the dawning of The Age of Aquarius, which at this time beckons us to own the projections of our times, within ourselves, and to cover our ears from the master hypnotists, both within and without.

Turn and walk in a new direction. Don’t look back. Move forward with ease into new life. What will you meet? It’s all new now. Don’t get caught in the Scylla and Charybdis of depression or exhilarated denial. Walk the razor’s edge mindfully. You are the master of your own ship.

“The time to hesitate is through,” say the Doors.

Walk your ego Soul through the door to new life in the heart center of your SOUL.

The journey continues.

Happy New Life,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Wednesday December 19, 2018

Life is not a competition; it’s a journey. Life is not a race; it’s a walk along a special path. If you rush along you’ll miss some important things. If you slow down you’ll notice more, take in more, experience more. So slow down to the beat of your heart at peace, to the calm rhythm of your own slow and steady breathing. You can always do better, not against anyone else, but just as a human being on a journey beside other human beings on their own journeys.

Look inward now and slow down, even as you look outward, thinking you have to speed up, that you are missing something out there. You are not. The only thing you are missing is your quiet spirit within and what it is really saying to you, your connection to all it knows and wishes for you. Seek that, for that alone will bring you fulfillment. And the funny thing is, your spirit might indeed instruct you to go find something outside of you, something important you never imagined. It might be that doing better means getting outside of yourself and that nothing could be better than that at this time in your life. But let such directives come from within, from your own spirit, so that they will be right. Slow down and learn to listen to the quiet voice of spirit within.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday December 7, 2018

Stay heart centered, even as you must take steps that seem heartless. Even as you erect boundaries and establish new rules of conduct with self, and others, remain of tender heart, remain of loving heart, remain of softened heart, for the heart is the organ of mercy, the organ of love, the organ of justice, the organ of right action, the organ of truth. Let your heart grow stronger by using it more often. Let your heart become your go-to place of knowing, where you find your answers, for it is most naturally just that, a place of truth, knowing, and answers. Use it for all of this and your path will be clearer, your judgment sounder, your life easier, your love boundless, for that is all your heart wishes for you. Stay heart centered.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday November 23, 2018

Check in with your own heart and what it has to say to you. Listen to its words of wisdom and guidance, even as you look for what you need outside of yourself. Soul searching is a wonderful pastime, well worth the time and effort, but don’t forget to connect with and commune with your own soul within you. Even as you long for something to happen outside of you, your soul is reminding you that what you truly want is communion with your true self, with your own spirit energy, to know it, own it, and experience it more fully. Now that’s what you’re really looking for. Keep going inward and tuning in to yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday November 13, 2018

With loving kindness begin the day. With loving kindness express thanks and gratitude. With loving kindness extend your energy. And with loving kindness breathe into your own body and know that you are present during the age of great change to be part of it all, and to bring loving kindness into the world is surely a great mission. Humbly accept this mission and with thanks and gratitude quietly go about your life, silently being a bearer of loving kindness wherever you roam.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne