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Soulbyte for Wednesday May 13, 2020

Look to nature for guidance, to know when it is right to do something or not. Watch the slow incremental unfolding of nature bringing forth new life. Without hurry, impatience, or frustration, nature is steady and sure. What happens will happen in its own time, nature shows, without interference or intervention, simply because it is time. The moon in its phases does not alter. The sun in its rising comes forth daily and in its setting leaves again, just as life comes and goes. In nature all things come to pass. A warrior knows this and is always prepared. And yet a warrior studies nature, cautiously and carefully waiting for the signs that say it is time. A warrior learns how things work, so that nothing is unexpected or a surprise. A warrior accepts everything as it comes, in its time, one moment and one day at a time.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday March 11, 2020

Your personal power lies in your own intent to change, encapsulated inside you, unused for the most part. Take it back. Use it for good, for saving yourself so that you may be available for creating a better and more just environment for all beings. In your own small and positive ways you can have an impact, but it takes effort to change, one day and one small step at a time, until you have reached your goal, until you have taken back your personal power from wherever it has gone, and begun a new journey down a path of power and intent. It all lies within you, waiting for discovery and release. Change the self, change the world.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday February 12, 2020

Keep your path of heart always in sight, your footsteps always steady upon it, your heart aligned with it so that you are not pulled away from that which your spirit has pointed out to you as the only path to take. Keep your intent pure and focused, knowing that indeed this is it, this is the right path, the way of the heart and the path of love. You will not regret it, for how can the heart regret what is so right? Whenever you ask, your heart will tell you, again and again, that love is the only answer it knows.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

RECAPITULATION: When There is No Other Choice

There comes a point during a recapitulation when there is no turning back, when there is nothing to do but hold steady and proceed on the journey, for it is indeed a journey, a path with heart. At this point, the old world and the old self are no longer viable and yet the new world and the new self are not yet fully formed, but there is nothing to do but plod along, no matter how painful and debilitating.

Eventually, the tensions of the recapitulation will subside, the original intent having been fulfilled. One day you will wake up in that so-longed-for new world, and you will notice that you feel and look different. From that point onward the old world begins to decelerate, to disappear from view, and only what lies ahead is of any importance.

Here is an excerpt from my next book, during a time when I was just on the verge of getting to that most important turning point yet still dealing with walking the abyss between the old and the new:

“The pain stays away during the day, I realize, because I’m focused, quietly painting, staying in the moment, intently aware of what I’m doing, present in the surroundings I find myself in. But being in the moment is a kind of Limbo, a holding place, an unreal world. The real world is being in the turmoil of my inner work, confronting the issues I have to deal with, being innerly attuned and aligned with my inner journey. The real world is my recapitulation and my search for wholeness. Everything else pales in comparison.”

-© J. E. Ketchel, from “Dreaming All The Time”

Not long after this entry into my journal the final shift happened and I was free. Remember, that’s the final outcome, freedom. And though there is much pain to encounter and many truths to face, it is the most stupendous journey you will ever take.

Wishing you well as you continue on your own journey into your own very real world.

Sending you love,

Jan Ketchel, Author of The Recapitulation Diaries