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Chuck’s Place: The Birth Of Humans Plus

– Illustration © 2022 Jan Ketchel

The consummate, uniquely American shaman, Robert Monroe, launched his Hemi-Sync Human Plus series to give humanity the tools to actualize their latent, but rarely accessed, highest human potential.

His dear friend Elmer Green actually removed himself from the Monroe Institute’s Board of Advisors in reaction to Bob’s indiscriminate granting of access to advanced powers that he believed should not be available to those who might abuse them.

Carlos Castaneda, whom Elmer Green deeply appreciated, did exactly what Bob Monroe did: he unveiled all the knowledge he had gained from the shamanic world of don Juan Matus, teaching it to anyone who was interested.

For Carlos, the time of sequestering knowledge for a limited few initiates had passed. Like Bob Monroe, Carlos saw that human evolution required a critical mass of seekers with the necessary tools to advance consciousness to the energetic, or soul, level of our being.

As Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stated in a workshop, “… if all of you would put a curse on me with your psychic energy, which is very powerful, all your psychic energy in this room could not touch me as long as I have no fear of voodoo. Negativity can only feed on negativity.” (The Tunnel And The Light, p.75)

Bob Monroe, as did Carlos Castaneda, taught the tool of affirming one’s intent to be protected from the unwanted intrusions of negative thoughts and negative energies, from within and without, at the beginning of every spiritual exploration.

That those advanced powers of human potential could be exploited is a fact of human life, evident in the narcissistic ego’s use of hypnotic suggestion to assume control in this current time of great transformation.

Stanislav Grof, a contemporary of  Bob and Elmer’s, and an equally advanced traveler in non-ordinary states as Carlos Castaneda, has  delineated the most explicit cartography of the human psyche to date, shining the brightest of lights on its transpersonal dimensions, illuminating our evolutionary trajectory.

Grof has demonstrated, for over sixty years, his discovery of the perinatal gateway to the transpersonal dimension, which includes the collective unconscious, the phylogenetic history of our world, as well as our past lives. The perinatal gateway is nothing other than the death/rebirth path that every human being has traversed in being born into this world. This paradigm is extremely helpful to understand the happenings on planet Earth now, as she has entered her active labor in delivering us our own rebirth into human plus beings.

The death required for this rebirth is a spiritual process that parallels the dissolution of the symbiotic unit of fetus, umbilical cord, placenta and mother in human birth. At the spiritual level the fetus is the human ego, currently in its last stand of narcissistic fixation. The placenta and umbilical cord have been the ego’s attachment to material exploitation of Mother Earth’s bountiful body.

What needs to die is ego’s greed and self-serving decision making. What is in the process of being born is ego’s rebirth into heightened awareness and assumption of responsibility for its energetic interdependent connection to all that is.

The idyllic state of unconscious union with the resplendent material world, identical with the tranquillity of fulfilled life in the womb, has advanced now to the chaos of active labor, with its insistence upon death of the old, birth of the new. The cervix has yet to dilate, but the contractions have begun.  Like migrants seeking to escape unbearable conditions, the borders are closed. No exit, no escape. Humanity arms itself, steals the property and lands of others, as fears of apocalypse stir the surface of the collective consciousness.

The existential depression of meaninglessness currently abounds, as the future appears hopeless. Remember, every fetus  was confronted with this same right of passage during the labor pains of the mother, forced to be completely alone, in utter darkness, under intense pressure, as walls caved in and outcome was uncertain.

We are already experiencing the first hints of the volcanic contractions to come in this joint rebirthing process now underway. Our undergoing of the joint labor needed to stretch the cervix so we can arrive into the light of a new world is evident in the extremes of climate change and the great advances in spiritual movements, which are pressing us to break beyond the narrow borders of ego narcissism.

Our spiritual rebirth is bringing us to a new life of expanded consciousness that holds divine the interconnectedness and equanimous value of everything.

At this higher level of consciousness, the powers available at the energetic, transpersonal dimension of life will be exercised responsibly. The creative power of thought will generate harmonious physical coexistence. This is the light at the end of the tunnel.

May we all use this intuitive knowing as we ride Mother Earth’s rocky rollercoaster of contractions, eventuating in the spiritual rebirth of humans plus.

All aboard,

Chuck’s Place: The Energy of Consciousness

What are you radiating?
– Artwork © 2022 Jan Ketchel

“Consciousness is energy,” asserts Mark Certo, longtime friend of and sound engineer for Robert Monroe and host of the the Monroe Institute’s recent inaugural podcast, Expanding On Consciousness.

I would add to this definition that the energy of consciousness has awareness and volition that can reflect inwardly upon itself, as well as direct its attention outwardly. Shamans define this active state of consciousness as intent, the energy of focused consciousness.

Healers send the intent of healing energy to a patient, often at great physical distance. This focused consciousness travels to its intended destination on the wings of intent. Frequently, we suddenly think of someone who is about to call us from a great distance. This telepathic transmission and reception is fueled by the energy of focused consciousness.

Shamans, such as Carlos Castaneda, hide their true identities, to an extreme, to avoid the impact of outer consciousness being focused upon them. No one really knows Carlos’ real date of birth, name, country of origin, or actual date or cause of death.

These indeterminate facts so infuriated historians that Carlos was written off as a charlatan and is basically forgotten some 25 years after his transition from this world. Carlos, however, is free to travel in infinity unburdened of the energetic impact of the public’s attention.

Toward the end of his time in this world, Carlos emerged from seclusion and launched Tensegrity. This was the time I was privileged to experience him. His reversing of classic shamanic secrecy was an attempt to responsibly prepare the world for greater transparency, the prerequisite for greater mastery of consciousness and evolutionary advancement.

Critical to this advancement is to avoid the trapping of self-importance. This trapping is currently expressed in the insatiable hunger for attention that social media has unleashed within the human species. The energetic impact of such a tide of attention, both coming and going, devours people’s energy, strongly impacts their mood, identity and mental status, and frequently infiltrates their core beliefs about themselves and others.

The sudden conversion into one-sided beliefs, which divides friends and family in our currently polarized world, reflects the impact of targeted messages impacting the consciousness of those receiving them. Repetitive suggestions from political leaders entrance citizens, as they commandeer the subconscious minds and critical thinking abilities of those impacted. When we lose control of our own minds we are no longer in charge, and when we are no longer in charge we lose connection to, and mastery of, true consciousness.

Robert Monroe, a true American shaman (though I’m certain he’d reject that designation!), devised tools to protect the integrity of self from the energetic impact of the focused consciousness of others upon the self. First and foremost, he stated an intent to only interact with beings who could be authentic and helpful, rejecting interactions with nefarious and self-serving, manipulative beings.

That intent was then embodied in a resonant, subtle energy state that he called a REBAL, a resonant energy balloon, as he journeyed in infinity. Everyone can benefit from stating their intent to interact with positive, helpful people, using their imagination and breath to protect their body, physical and subtle, from the intrusion of non-resonant energy that attempts to penetrate their minds.

Intent has its own powerful energy of focused consciousness to fend off the unwanted impact of outside thoughts. In fact, the energy of intent can be turned to the protection and healing of one’s own physical body. However, if one’s belief system rejects such a possibility, it will not be possible to benefit from such an intent. Intent requires unbending focused consciousness to deliver its action.

Disbelief and doubt fragment the energy of intent. The placebo effect demonstrates the power of intent to impact the physical body when one is convinced of its benefits. The benefits of the placebo effect are often immediately erased when the subject discovers they were not given the “real” drug.

If one can suspend the judgment of disbelief and open to the legitimate possibility that an intent can be realized, one might indeed discover the true power of consciousness. Thus, stating an intent, without doubt or attachment to the outcome, is an opportunity to discover its true impact.

Hypnosis demonstrates the power of intent via the focused energy of suggestion. The best use of hypnosis is self-hypnosis, where the conscious mind, though relaxed and peripheral, embraces the suggestion presented to the subconscious. Self-hypnosis preserves the authority to direct one’s life collaboratively, within the confines of the various dimensions of self.

These dimensions of self coexist and yet often remain unknown to each other in the fuller consciousness that holds them together. Thus, a meeting with another at a soul level, in a dream or in waking life, may quickly be lost to memory. Mastery of consciousness requires a remembering that includes encounters we typically forget, like dreams lost upon awakening. Only through training ourselves to remember can we achieve a fuller conscious presence now.

The energy of consciousness is deeply impactful and it behooves us all to assume full responsibility for our thoughts and where we put our attention, keeping in mind the direct impact they have upon the self and the world.

We are currently experiencing an accelerated world war of nuclear thoughts, each day bombarded with new toxic ideas and decisions. Our ability to both protect ourselves from non-resonant toxic thought, as well as to project outwardly the energy of compassionate intent, is our best opportunity to stabilize the world and advance its evolution.

Our choices, rooted in the responsible intent for our energy of consciousness to grow in the direction of love, compassion and kindness, will change the world.

Exercising the free will of consciousness for the greater good,


NOTE: Expanding on Consciousness podcast is available wherever you normally get your podcasts. New episodes are dropped every Tuesday.

ALSO: Chuck has written a blog this week packed with plenty of ideas to assimilate and work on, plenty to consider while he takes a break from blogging over the next few weeks. His next blog will appear on Tuesday July 19, 2022.

Chuck’s Place: The Path to Heart

Wherever your path to heart may lead…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Often, what is experienced as traumatic in the moment becomes the seed of great growth and liberation when viewed from a deeper perspective at a future time.

Maya, a central concept in Hindu cosmology, is considered illusion at the level of everyday life, as events in the moment veil the fuller picture beyond the container of space and time. Yet, at the fully transparent level of the highest spiritual plane, Maya radiates as ultimate truth. The key to accessing ultimate truth is to revisit experience from the fullest and deepest perspective.

Thus, everything that challenges us, no matter how terrifying or painful, ultimately has the potential to lead us into deeper truth as we trod upon our path to heart. However, to benefit from this gift we must allow ourselves to review what we have already lived, by viewing it with a ruthlessly open and conscious mind and heart.

In viewing from a different perspective, we can release the emotions that have protectively shielded us and view the deeper truth that lies beyond our limiting beliefs. With this, the protective chaff falls away, as we now have direct access to the seed of our fuller knowing and future possibility.

One great antagonist in 2020 is Covid-19. At the level of everyday human life, its impact upon the world has been devastating. As a world, we hope to neutralize its impact upon us, even as I write. Many lives have been lost at the physical level, and many livelihoods and life plans have been radically changed through the lethal invasion of this virus.

Beyond personal impact, however, is the interruption it is causing to the energetic flow of the planet. Travel is severely limited. Gatherings of humanity, even the smallest of nuclear families, are suspended in physical space and consigned to connection only at the vibrational level of virtual reality.

The next higher vibrational dimension of humanity, the soul level, operates via thought and feeling, in its energy body, independent of the physical body. Though the virtual reality experience during the pandemic has largely been dependent upon human technology, it has also challenged the physical human being to find mental and emotional connection in non-physical contact. This has been a tremendous crash course on spiritual contact beyond the human body.

Of course, we all crave physical contact, as we also exist in human form. However, we are being ushered, via virtual reality, into another dimension of our human potential. When this potential is more inwardly developed, via the discovery and practice of innate psychic powers—such as intuition, conscious dreaming, and telepathy—the door is opened to unlimited possibility for travel and connection beyond physical reality.

Within the physical dimension, the quality of connection is spiritually enhanced to include greater movement to the heart, in a deeper experience of abstract love; that is, love beyond strictly physical attachment. The legacy of Covid-19 has launched us forever into a greater world of energetic possibility to satisfy our deeper mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Donald Trump has certainly presented as both central protagonist or antagonist, depending upon your perspective, in 2020. In fact, as I write this blog, it remains unclear what is actually going to happen at the completion of his current term.

Regardless of one’s perspective, Donald Trump has championed the fact that reality is truly relative. He has shown us that it is consensus of agreement that actually generates a reality. What we believe is true is more powerful than objective reality.

This is most powerfully demonstrated via the placebo effect in scientific medical trials. Many a person has actually been cured of a disease because they wholeheartedly believed they were being administered the curing agent, even if it was actually a placebo sugar pill. Though medicine may dismiss the change as mere placebo, cure is cure! The power of belief can concretely transfigure physical reality.

The power of the subconscious to change our mental and physical conditions is the essence of hypnosis. What we tell ourselves, often via forgotten or unknown subconscious programs, is what we manifest.

Donald Trump, as master hypnotist, has demonstrated the power of repetitive speech to determine one’s belief system. The use of affirmations, mantra, prayer, and suggestion to shift belief and behavior is extremely powerful. The collective massing of such efforts, when attuned to the common good, can spiritually advance the planet.

Donald Trump has also embodied the ego at its me-first zenith, which is a reflection of the collective planetary ego of our time. Every individual human must face that the dominance of the ego within their own personality is their greatest resistance to desired spiritual growth.

On a planetary level, it is the collective human ego that puts the wants and desires of itself above the true needs of the whole planet, presenting the greatest blockade to needed planetary change. Donald Trump has impeccably embodied this attitude of resistance, reflecting humanity’s struggle with its own massive ego entrenchment.

For the planet to arrive at the heart center, the needed perspective for planetary survival, the ego must acquiesce to the needs of the greater planetary whole. It is inevitable that we will get there, but we don’t know how far planetary disruption will go before we arrive at the heart center consensus.

To arrive at the position of unconditional love for all that is, is where we are headed. Begin to practice it now in full unconditional love for self. To love every aspect of self, from lowest to highest, will end the need for projection of one’s personal evil upon other.

To love other as self is indeed the path to heart. May we all take giant steps upon it this coming year.

Love to all,


A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: Stay Connected to a Higher Consciousness

Stay connected to a higher consciousness…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

In our audio channeling this week we are encouraged to stay connected to our own inner knowing and not get too drawn to what’s happening outside of us.

Tap into the higher consciousness that is your own personal power. We all have it within us. Time to consciously tap into it and utilize it for our own good and the good of all. And stay calm.