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Soulbyte for Friday August 14, 2020

Let not your fear control you but be open to new ideas and a new direction for your life. For what else would delight your spirit more than heading in a new direction full of adventure? Let not fear guide you, but turn toward trust and love instead. Find your heart center, your connection to everything good, and let it teach you about trust and love. Let it show you what awaits. It will not fail you, for it is love itself that awaits you, and love does not fail, it only fulfills.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday August 13, 2020

There are so many different stages of life, in a soul’s journey. Some offer new experiences, some are positive, some are seemingly destructive, and yet all are part of a soul’s journey. No matter what stage your life is in now, accept it as a necessary step in your personal evolution, for that is what life is all about, the evolution of you, all parts of you. Your body is your vehicle to explore and experience life, your spirit is your energy that fuels that life, and your soul is your overarching self where lies your power, your wisdom, and your interconnected knowledge. All of this is you, so get in alignment with all that you are. Begin today being more fully aware and alert to how your own journey is going, even in the midst of so many other journeyers you share the planet with. You really are heading in a good direction, one day and one step at a time. See what happens today in your own life to bring you all you need in each moment. And don’t forget to breathe!

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday August 11, 2020

Real healing comes only from within, in the healing of the self, in reconciling with fear, loss, regret, in resolving feelings of neglect, abandonment, and the pain that all beings suffer on the journey through life. Real healing comes when one realizes that they are as responsible as the next person for finding the solution to happiness within and without, for self and other, for the good of the self and the good of all. Seek healing within the self so that all may heal, in body and spirit, so that all may experience happiness in their life, love in their hearts, and peace on earth.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Endurance

Kundalini energy rising…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

I would be neglectful indeed, in my duty as a licensed psychotherapist, were I not to validate the obvious current world predicament: walking the razor’s edge of latent collective psychosis. I would also be neglectful in my duty as a transpersonal psychotherapist were I not to share my vision of the multidimensional drama that veils our vision, just as the sands of the Sahara now blanket the world. Beyond the veil of ignorance coated by those desert sands lies the path of heart, the path of our redemption.

Psychosis, in modern psychological nomenclature, depicts a mental state where the ego, as the central governing force of the personality, sinks into the abyss of unconscious forces, as the personality becomes a rudderless ship taken over by the turbulent forces of nature. That violent nature, generally subdued by the matador, is overrun by the bull, the ultimate surge of a bull market, an inflation that refuses to yield to the axiom: what goes up must come down.

In earlier times, when modern psychology was expressed in spiritual terms, our current situation would be understood as the activation of the gods, what we now term the archetypes, competing with their enormous instinctual energies, in a game of chess with humans as their channeled pawns.

From a transpersonal perspective, the war we are in is ego vs archetype. When archetype possesses ego we risk psychosis. Ego’s challenge in such an onslaught, is to endure. To endure is to resist the enticing power and energy of the archetypes, the fine print of which is a truly Mephistophelian contract: total possession, loss of soul, slavery to the activated archetype.

Archetypes are spirit entities that program a species, the deeply subconscious patterns that rule instinctual life. They enjoyed total domination for millennia until the birth of human consciousness, an event that introduced the possibility of refusing or manipulating the emotional intensity and compulsion of instinct.

This power wrestled from the archetypes upset their balance and control over human life. Suppression and repression of instinct renders archetypes dormant but not dead. Jung wrote often, before the outbreak of WWII, that Wotan, the restless wanderer god of pagan origin, was stirring from the primordial depths, seizing control of the collective German psyche.

Inspiration from the archetypes seeks outlet in human life and is channeled, by human egos, in highly emotional spirited messages. The power and energy of these spirit forces are contagious, stirring frenzy in the masses. Their identifying mark is their disdain for reason, the human ego prison guard of instinctual energies. There is no reasoning with an archetype, instinct alone prevails.

Endurance is the capacity of the ego to weather the storms of passion without falling prey to possession. From a chakra perspective this is accomplished by containing the kundalini energy, the energy of the archetypes, forcing it to rise to the level of the heart chakra.

Pragmatically, this means refusing to engage the emotions of anger and sadness that feed the archetypes. Instead, go inward and exert calm over the excited kundalini emotion that begs outlet in excited action. Calm the autonomic nervous system with its typically unregulated dominance over the body. Send its energy through the breath to the cool respite of the heart chakra.

The heart chakra is the direct link to the Buddhic plane, the home of truth, love, and compassion. Kundalini at the level of the heart acquiesces to serve the High SOUL, as the true guide to right action. The pressure of world survival now is to rise to the level of action in conformance with true need over subjective want, it’s that simple.

All humans of all political persuasions are subject to this rising tide of kundalini energy seeking refuge in planetary survival. May the eyes of the masked and the unmasked meet in loving embrace.

From a transpersonal perspective, our current brush with psychosis is really our collective walking along the razor’s edge above the abyss, as we seek the solidity of higher ground.

Humanity is charged with raising the spiritual level of the planet beyond the blind control of the archetypes. The heart center is our destiny. May we endure this grueling transformation fueled with love for all. All for one, one for all.

With loving endurance,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Tuesday June 30, 2020

Let not your sorrows overwhelm you, for they are not your main purpose. Let not your regrets hold you captive, for they are not what is necessary. Let not your fears hold you back, for they are not your intent. Let love carry you forward. Let love fuel your purpose. Let love show you what is necessary. For life is but the means by which to learn. And what are you there to learn? That love is the way. Love is the way!

Sending you love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne