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Soulbyte for Wednesday January 17, 2018

Life is a mix of comedy and woe, of highs and lows, of good and bad, of beauty and sorrow, and yet these things matter less and less as one comes into balance and harmony within the self. Then life and its mixes, its ups and downs, become the melody by which one knows it is time to get to know oneself at a deeper level. Rather than getting pulled to extremes, they become the events that ground one further in the world of mystery and wonder, as one seeks to know oneself better and more fully. Use life and its trials and thrills to put oneself on notice to show up, pay attention, and learn as much as you can in each moment. There is always a great lesson to learn. What lesson will today bring? Learn it with eyes wide open, mind ready, and eagerness in your heart. However it comes, may it guide you to knowing yourself on a deeper level.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday January 9, 2018

Be patient. Though you may wish to jump ahead into new life it is not really possible, for each step of the journey you are now on is vitally important. The lessons you are presented with each day must be learned. You can’t skip any step, for if you do you will miss valuable lessons that you will need in the future and you will have to stop again and learn them later at some other time. Learn them now as they come to you. Take your time to fully explore and learn as much as you can about yourself and the purpose of your journey. Know that eventually this time will pass and you will be far more ready to receive your future having plodded along so diligently with patience and awareness. Only then will you be able to fully utilize and take advantage of the lessons learned for your own greater good. One of the greatest lessons now being taught is love, love for self and love for others you share the world with. Love, and just how powerful an energy it is, is the biggest lesson of the times you live in. Love, in all of its forms, personal and universal, is very powerful.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday December 4, 2017

All lives are meaningful journeys. Stand in awe as people take on the challenges that life presents them with and without judgment let them face what they must, even as you must face what you must. So easy to peer into the lives of others and judge, see what’s wrong and how to fix it. But what about your own life? Turn eyes inward now and do the inner work that is yours alone to do, just as everyone else must do their own. Life’s lessons must be learned, not taught. They must be experienced, and that means hands on. Sometimes what helps the most is doing nothing at all, except being lovingly present, an observer in awe.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday September 1, 2017

What is pain but something that comes for a visit, something that does not exist unless you give it a name, unless you invite it to stay by claiming it as your own. In identifying it, attaching to it, letting it attach to you, it becomes yours. In releasing it you send it on its way, like an old friend who has overstayed a visit, no longer wanted in your house. Time to go! Shoo! Shoo! When you let pain in, ask yourself why. Find out its reason for landing on you, for being in you, its necessity. There is always a reason. What are you holding onto? What does not want to let go of you? Pain is stuck energy, and energy is vibration, motion, an amorphous thing that wants to move, to flow, to be free, like the wind, like the ocean waves, like you. Thank it for coming to teach you and then free it, release it, let it go!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Addendum: Pain is real. For 10 years, at the very least, I suffered from chronic pain. No certainty of diagnosis was ever established. “There is no underlying medical reason for your pain.” Each morning was a struggle just getting out of bed and getting my body moving. It wasn’t until I had completed my recapitulation of childhood sexual abuse that the pain went away. I have not suffered from it since. This morning I woke up in pain! When I asked why, the above Soulbyte is the answer I got! -Jan Ketchel

BTW, the pain went completely away as I channeled the Soulbyte. Some good energy therein!