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Soulbyte for Wednesday January 19, 2022

It’s unfortunate when kindness is not practiced, when compassion is left out of human interactions, when love is given short shrift. These three things are, however, what the future must look like: kind, compassionate and loving. Things are already looking pretty bleak. Best to start practicing now. Practice kindness and compassion, and be loving in all you do and you’ll begin to notice just how important an impact you make, one life at a time, and your own will benefit as well.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday January 14, 2022

Create good space around you and inside you. Take care of yourself so that your energy is flowing, your stamina readily available, and your body healthy. Make space within yourself for all that you wish to see in the world and in those you love, for you cannot help another if you do not carry within yourself those characteristics you wish to see in others. Sometimes that’s all you can do, change the self, and then wait patiently for slow change to follow your good example. Create good space within and without in your own personal world and then see what happens.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday January 12, 2022

When love is the guiding force in your life every decision you make is the right one, every step you take is a step in the right direction, every act is an act of love, and everything you do comes from a place of love. Keep your loving self alive and well by keeping your thoughts loving as well. Wake up each morning with love in your heart for yourself and you will be full of love for others as well. Without judgment, turn first to love and let it be the force that guides you through your day. You can’t go wrong with love!

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: The Technology of Love

The refinement of love…
Artwork © 2022 Jan Ketchel

During his journeys in infinity, Bob Monroe came to understand that we, in our world, are charged with refining the heavy, raw materials of love, which we are all endowed with, into a very high-frequency, subtle energy that can traverse the highest levels of subtle being.

If we consider that life is a progression—from living in a densely packed energy container, known as a physical body, to a more subtle high-frequency energy state known as the soul body, as we transform from physical to pure spiritual existence when we die—then it is self-evident that the love we experience in physical form must be refined to a much higher subtle vibration to continue to accompany us in our evolutionary journey beyond physical life.

We are all programmed at birth to seek attention. Receiving “good enough” attention initiates the journey of refining our love potential. If we survived childhood, the most basic need of feeling loved, regardless of how compromised, was satisfied enough to allow life to progress.

Love in these primal stages of life is highly dependent upon the provisions of sustaining material resources and consistent, connected caretaking. The lower chakras of the human energy system are the centers connected to love in this dense physical form at this stage of life. Thus, the safety of a secure home, together with the nurturance of caretakers, is the focus of love.

Childhood is a stage of normal narcissism, as the dominance of one’s dependency requires one to see others as need-fulfilling objects. The existence of other as a separate being, with their own needs, requires a physical and emotional maturity unencumbered by the dominance of outer dependency.

The bridge between the lower and upper chakras is the heart. The heart is the major transformer of love, from dense material dependence to the lightness of connection beyond narcissistic need. Just compare the heaviness of sadness and anger at unmet needs to the joy and exuberance of sharing with a resonant being. 

How does the heart perform such a transformation of love energy? First and foremost, it is necessary to allow oneself to feel one’s feelings within the containment of the heart. Typically, the intense emotions of need, wanting, and disappointment burst out from the solar plexus, bypassing the heart, landing at the throat chakra, seeking verbal expression.

This energetic rush often causes the throat to lock, like a tripped electric circuit overwhelmed by the intensity of energy presented to it. Unrefined emotions are either trapped in the throat or result in powerfully expressed verbal demands upon others.

Emotion felt in the caldron of the heart can be transmuted through heart centered breathing. Breathing into and out of the heart performs a netting effect that Jan was taught during a meditation, where a net runs through the heavy clumps of emotion, promoting a lightness and free-flow of energy.

With the heaviness of emotional energy somewhat lightened, one is freed to recapitulate the experience that generated the intense emotion. Generally, one discovers that the root of the issue is a perceived slight to one’s value and self-importance by the actions of another. This is a stirring of the lower chakras, still attached to needs requiring material response or attention from the other person.

With refined heart-centered awareness, one’s adult self can extend loving compassion toward one’s younger self and engage in a process of helping it achieve full acceptance and understanding of the truth of its life lived. Releasing all energy of being offended, in the cauldron of the heart, as well as attending to one’s own primal needs, raises the vibration of love energy, allowing it to smoothly rise to the throat chakra and beyond.

This purified love can be expressed to another person without need for reciprocation, as the state of loving compassion radiates in one’s energetic field. This is the love that rises higher and higher in loving compassion for all beings. This pure radiance is sure to attract similar energy in resonant traveling companions.

This refined love grasps the interdependent oneness of everything and is capable of extending itself to caring for the needs of the planet, and all beings, regardless of their shortsightedness or dominant narcissism. This is the love that can help inorganic beings to release their attachment to the physical world and continue their journey forward in their energy body.

This is the love that has no need to reincarnate, as it is fully available to continue to refine as it navigates toward ultimate wholeness in infinity.

The heart is the most important technology center in which to produce this high-frequency love vibration—truly the ultimate key to the kingdom.

In loving compassion,


Chuck’s Place: 50% (+) & 50% (-) = Harmony

In perfect harmony…

If the equation that is the title of this blog is accurate, then the world, as it is currently energetically distributed, would seem to be on a grand trajectory of achieving harmony. In need of immediate clarification however, is the understanding of (+) and (-).

(+) and (-) are not to be confused with good and bad, as commonly assigned. (+) and (-) are instead the primal energies that make up everything. Thus, for example, the primary building blocks for all the hexagrams in the I Ching are Yang and Yin, the masculine creative (+) and the feminine receptive energies (-).

Yang as spirit and Yin as matter are the primary equal sources of all that is. Thus, man and woman are composed equally of Yang and Yin, spirit and matter. However, when focusing only on outer appearances, the sexes have been innacurately pigeonholed into polarized opposites. The current questioning of gender categories reflects an effort to break the blinding power of these stereotypes when applied to people.

To be in a state of total polarization is the precursor to union. When the positive and negative poles of magnets face each other, a powerful attractive force draws them to unite. When a negatively charged electron meets with a positively charged proton, they are, once again, powerfully attracted to unite. This is the essence and energy of electricity.

The social polarization that currently dominates our world reflects a repulsive vs. attractive force. This occurs in nature when two like poles face each other. If the like poles of a magnet are brought in close proximity they exert a powerfully repulsive energy that absolutely refuses union.

This energetic likeness, in opposition, suggests that what actually underlies the apparent polarization of now, is actually the animus of like energies vying for supremacy and separateness. Thus, the very active energies of Yang are battling for supremacy. The receptive energies of Yin, that would lead toward union, are in very short supply.

Nonetheless, repulsive power is an energetic fact of nature. It serves the function of energetically maintaining distance from another. Within the tension it generates, consciousness has the opportunity to examine rejected and underdeveloped potentials within the self.

This would be what Jung identified as shadow work. This is where ego encounters unknown and unowned parts of the self in a state of opposition. Though repulsed by each other they are nonetheless bonafide parts of the self. These are the male figures that men struggle with in dreams and the female figures that women struggle with as well.

To achieve inner harmony, Yin must be introduced into shadow work. Though the repulsive force of Yang upon Yang energies is powerful, it is also unstable. Again, just try holding the same poles of opposite magnets steady; it’s nearly impossible. The instability of this potent opposition will require the introduction of Yin to achieve the stability and necessary attraction for the harmony of greater unity to occur.

Yin, as the receptive, receives all things. The energy that is capable of complete receptivity is none other than love. Love is the ultimate energy that receives and rejects nothing. Thus, shadow work ultimately requires fully loving all parts of one’s repulsed shadow self. Loving one’s shadow neighbor neutralizes repulsive energy, as the shadow consolidates in wholeness with ego. This sets the stage for the greater union of Yang and Yin, the true equation of harmony.

In recapitulation, one actively engages Yang and Yin energies to arrive at a state of inner harmony. In trauma, the energy of Yin protectively freezes all the aspects of the traumatic experience into a consolidated mass that is then generally stored somewhere in the physical body. This chrysalis of separated energetic experience awaits the action of Yang to free its energy and to ultimately be transformed and integrated into one’s living wholeness.

The ego, the conscious active Yang force, must embark upon the hero’s journey to find and free its imprisoned Yin. Thus, with intention, the ego scans the body in search of its lost Yin. Yin sends out sensations of appreciation and often pain, signaling the greater experience frozen inside it. As well, feelings of fear and anger might emerge to defensively keep one at bay.

Here, Yang might employ the recapitulation breath to bring the Yang and Yin forces into active engagement. As the head moves from side to side, or pole to pole, the breath accompanies it, actively mixing and releasing these opposite energies of matter and spirit. The full experience of frozen Yin is experienced by its partner Yang, as they, as a couple, dissolve the frozen energy in the chrysalis, which re-forms into the butterfly of liberated energy within the self.

Subjectively, one applies loving acceptance toward every aspect of the experience once lost to one’s greater wholeness. Everything and everyone is completely emotionally neutralized by this all-accepting power of love. Nothing remains that has the power to trigger. The full truth is known, fully appreciated, accepted, integrated and transformed into wisdom.

Recapitulation advances harmony through intentionally bringing (+) and (-) energies into active engagement and passive receptivity. As holograms of the whole, every time we recapitulate we advance the cause of outer harmony. May these efforts accrue to lead the world back into harmony.

Begin the reconciliation process within to further the intent for harmony without. To come home for the holidays is to find this harmony at home, within the self.

As within, so without,