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Soulbyte for Wednesday September 28, 2022

                                       -Illustration © 2022 Jan Ketchel

Prepare yourself each day to accept what comes to challenge you; be ready for anything so that nothing overwhelms you. Expect the unexpected and know that you can handle it. In this manner nothing will ever be too much but will only be the next lesson in this life, following up on what you experienced and learned in your previous life.

All of your lives are interconnected, building one upon the other, so that what you are challenged with now is appropriate and will lead you into your next most profound and meaningful process of growth and evolution. Contemplate that and know that you are on the right track.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday August 8, 2022

Learn from your mistakes. Rather than be embarrassed by things you have done that have not worked out, turn them into lessons. Let the lessons of your own doing be as important as other lessons in life. For life is full of lessons, a school set up for you to learn and grow and understand what it means to journey through life as a spiritual being in a physical body. Every day a new lesson awaits. What will you learn today?

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday February 9, 2022

Lessons come in so many forms. Pay attention to how they come to body, mind, and spirit, each in their own unique way. Pay attention to what they mean and what they indicate you should do and what you should not do. Listen to affirmations from body, mind, and spirit when you understand the lessons and how they persist when you don’t. Sometimes lessons are subtle and sometimes strong, but every day they show up, asking you to change. Begin to change by first paying attention to what’s happening within the self.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday December 9, 2021

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Let the stresses of life as it unfolds fall by the wayside as you do the best you can under the circumstances. It’s not your responsibility to solve the problems of the world, but do take care to attend to your own personal problems so that you are better prepared each day to live your life to the fullest. Don’t neglect what needs to be done, but don’t get down on yourself for what is left undone. Do the best you can, but do it with full awareness and full commitment to always being kind and loving.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Now is the Time of Testing

Being love…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

What is the spiritual purpose of the coronavirus? We ask this question as a new variant, given the name of the Greek letter, Omicron, descends upon us.

Spirit is the purest, most rarified subtle energy intent behind physical reality. Spirit intent is encoded in DNA and in the subconscious programs that attract and solidify energy into the physical forms that we are and know ourselves to be.

Nothing exists that is not, at its most subtle core, spirit. Spirit is housed in the subtle body called the soul, just as the soul inhabits the physical body during its earthly sojourn. As one spiritually progresses, one’s consciousness lives in evermore subtle bodies of spirit.

Spiritual evolution is accomplished through the successful passing of tests at various soul body stages. While in human form the soul body is symbiotically attached to the physical body, thus much of the spiritual tests in human form occur in relation to the physical plane. Someone may have to deal with a debilitating illness; someone else may have to overcome extreme shyness; someone else may have to confront rejection, abandonment, or deep loss.

The greatest test in human form, however, is to bridge spirit truth with physical life. Spirit truth, first and foremost, knows that everything that exists is part of an indivisible whole. At a physical level, we appear as distinct separate objects; at a spiritual level we are all one.

The spiritual challenge of our time is to raise our consciousness to a higher level of truth and embrace actions that bring our interdependent physical whole into harmony and balance. To accomplish this we must overcome our separatist illusions that deny our deeper spiritual truth of oneness.

While in human form we are all holograms of Gaia, Mother Earth. Our separatist behaviors, which have thrown Gaia into disarray, have been our own process of coming to know ourselves, enacted through a system of differentiation from each other, a necessary developmental step.

However, differentiation is but the prelude to union. That which has been distinguished must find its way back to its wholeness, filled with new knowledge of self, gained through self-exploration. Greater consciousness is then rejoined with its greater wholeness.

The appearance of Omicron is rocking our very fragile sense of freedom and mobility. Something greater is being asked of us than simply a return to normalcy. Yes, we so want our freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but we must raise these values to physical expression according to higher spiritual truth.

The freedom to travel and interact with the entire physical world is being transmuted to the spiritual level of truly caring for and loving everyone, and everything, in this world. Accepting physical limitation elevates spiritual connectedness.

Our collective spirit has landed in this physical world to bring the Earth into greater spiritual harmony. Symbiotically, our individual spirits are themselves being raised to higher soul body states, as we pass the tests presented in this physical world.

Progression is the ultimate law of spirit. Astrologically, both Pisces and Aquarius have Omicron stars in their constellations. For Pisces, it’s a big yellow star, for Aquarius a blue one. We have moved now from 2100 years of Pisces domination into the Age of Aquarius.

Pisces represents the goddess and god of love, Aphrodite and Eros, bound together as two fish in the sea, hiding out from the destructive shadow of Typhon, the personification of violent volcanic forces. Love has been safely protected in the time of Pisces but now is being challenged to rise out of the protective sea into the air of greater spiritual realization, into the water jug of Aquarius, the water bearer.

With such exposure, love cannot help but encounter its shadow in Typhon, cruel and power hungry. This is the collective test of our time, to overcome and absorb Typhon through the purest of rarified love.

Fear not this time of testing. Take full advantage of opening to loving all that you hate. Join with the water bearer in raising the spiritual level of self and world. It’s not about seeking love but all about being love. That’s the transformation that our times call for.

When you open your heart to loving, you become a loving being. And when you are love, you become fully available to love as well.

Let there be love,

Chuck and Jan