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Soulbyte for Tuesday July 7, 2020

When criticizing others don’t forget to look at the self and find the same criticisms. For that which is in others is also in the self. That which you find unnerving or frightening in the actions, language, or ideas of another lies also within the shadows of the self. For all are the same in the inner world; angel and devil, light and dark, good and evil. This is the universal duality that all suffer. Whether repressed or not, it is present in all beings. Resolution comes in knowing this and deciding which path is the right path of heart. The path of compassion or the path of hate? The path of equanimity or the path of disruption? The path of ego or the path of spirit? In the inner world there is always work to do. As within, so without. Change begins with you.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne


I wrote the following poem a few weeks ago. It just came through me without being conjured or called. I felt the urge to grab a pen, and this is what came through. I hope it helps, especially in these times of turmoil when we may not feel heard, respected, appreciated for the journeys we have taken, when no one wants to listen to our story, when we feel alone in the world and our heart is heavy. Perhaps this offering that I received will offer you something. Here is the poem:


Let the sun be your witness, for it has warmed you.

Let the wind be your witness, for it has heard you.

Let the darkness be your witness, for it carries your story.

Let the earth be your witness, for it bears your pain.

Let the dawn be your witness, for it knows your dreams.

Let the birds be your witness, for they sing your song.

Let the water be your witness, for it washes your tears.

Let the whole Universe be your witness, for it knows you better than you do.

Let your Soul be your witness, for it has already gone where you have gone.

Be your own witness, for you know who you truly are.

Sending you love and support,

Jan KetchelAuthor of The Recapitulation Diaries

Soulbyte for Friday June 12, 2020

To pontificate is all well and good, but far better to activate, to actually take action that is positive, progressive, practical, doable, and right for all. First do for the self what you wish for others. If you begin with you there is a far better chance that the change you so wish to see outside of you, in the world, will actually happen. Don’t be part of the problem any longer. Be part of the solution. Change the self and, yes, you CAN change the world. There is no better moment than now.

Sending you all love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday June 11, 2020

Find your way to calmness within, to that place of inner self, a place of trust, security, and knowing. From that place of inner self decide how to proceed, what decisions to make, and what words to speak to enact the change you so desire. When the universe pushes for change nothing can stop it. Prepare the inner self first so that every action you take comes from a place of love and kindness. Begin there and everything else will flow smoothly. Love is where it’s at.

Sending you love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday June 10, 2020

Collective energy is powerful. It can make happen what needs doing. And yet, do not forget the power of the individual to enact change, one person at a time. With heart centered goodness become a beacon of change in your own life. Shine your light within the self and make change there so that when you shine your light outside of yourself it is a clear and uncompromised light, full of love without restraint, full of hope without blockage, full of kindness without withholding. Shine your light within and make change there too.

Sending you love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne