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Soulbyte for Wednesday September 13, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Relax. Everything is going to be okay. A positive attitude and positive mental affirmations will eventually do away with any negative aberrations. Ideas come and go and so do moods. Calamities come and go and so do disasters of any kind. But a positive mindset can be your constant companion if you put positivity to the test and repeatedly give yourself a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual boost of positive energy with the right attitude. Everything is going to be okay!

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday July 24, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Notice how tiny deceptive thoughts can anchor in the mind and blow up into large phenomena. A tiny seed once planted, if constantly nurtured with additional thoughts, can blossom and grow out of control, becoming an invasive weed. Be careful of what you think. Keep a clear mind by doing constant cleaning, ridding the mind of those invasive seeds before they take root. Turn to the heart more often so that invasive ideas can be discerned and discarded, for the heart is the place of truth and a pure heart will not lead you astray. A heart that is turned to often is a heart that is strong, pure and nurtured, and what grows in such a heart is only the most creative thoughts, ideas and visions of a beautiful future. Listen to your heart.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday March 30, 2023

-Illustration © 2023 Jan Ketchel

Grant yourself permission to return to a state of innocence, to take back your true self and to declare that you are powerful within yourself. You have the power to heal and transform yourself, to change and enhance yourself, to balance and nurture yourself, to hold yourself responsible and accountable because you are whole and complete. You contain within you all you need to advance in this lifetime through the karmic load you brought with you to solve and resolve. You have the power indeed!

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday April 14, 2022

Negative thoughts offer no solace, no peace, no inspiration. They only present problems. Turn them off and produce new, positive thoughts that generate hope, that instigate creativity, that spur you to new things. Thoughts are powerful so use them to your full advantage, freeing yourself from the ties of old ideas so that progress may be made.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Truckin’

When there are no blockages, all roads lead to the heart center…
– Artwork © 2022 Jan Ketchel

When I look out at the world, I see reflections of the human Body and Spirit. The Taoist guidance—as within, so without—guides my perspective.  Synchronicity, the meaningful co-occurrence of events, supports the parallel interpretation of world events and events within the individual.

Oceans, rivers, and roads are the Earth’s circulatory system. Vessels and trucks are the carriers of the world’s supplies, distributing, where needed, the nutrients and material building blocks for modern civilization. These are equivalent to the red blood cell truckers of the human circulatory system.

Recent truck blockades have interfered with the normal free flow of the world’s supply chain. What might this blockage reflect in the human body and psyche?

The adrenal glands are the body’s first and primary centers of response to real or perceived threats to survival. Typically, the hormone adrenalin is secreted by the adrenal glands to increase blood circulation to the muscles in order to respond to a perceived threat via flight, fight, or freeze.

This survival response, when maintained over time in a constant state of readiness and vigilance, creates an over-concentration of blood flow to the muscles, cutting off the supply of vital nutrients to other organs and cells in the body. This blockage in the supply chain can lead to vascular collapse as the roads to these other vital centers are blocked.

The human mind is intimately implicated in this toxic predicament. The survival response itself is an inherited instinctual reflex habit stored in the subconscious. This program is triggered both in response to actual sensory stimuli that communicate real danger, as well as imagined danger that might be generated from one’s internal dialogue.

The subconscious does not discriminate between real and imagined danger; it responds equally to each. Thus, the thoughts and stories that we attach to in active thinking directly contribute to roadblocks in our circulatory system, which both overstimulate the musculature into constant rigidity and deprive the rest of the body of nutrients and avenues for waste management.

The ability of the mind to release itself from the toxicity created by negative thinking is fundamental to adrenal care and smooth sailing throughout the circulatory system. To this end, the I Ching recommends that, rather than battle negativity directly, to instead make energetic progress in the generation of positive thought and action.

Practically speaking, this could mean feeling compassion for one voicing pessimism, hatred, and blame. For myself, I seek to find within my own self the qualities of the one who so offends or threatens me outwardly. I then appreciate that internal part of myself that holds that same point of view. This defuses inner turmoil and often broadens my perspective. Outwardly, I send love to the other that they might find calm and resolution as well.

Physical action also provides a release of energy prompted by adrenalin, as well as through deep breathing, where fresh oxygen binds with adrenalin, reducing its presence in the musculature.

Listening to heartfelt music can also shift one’s emotional landscape, as feelings of love, awe, and reverence begin to circulate throughout one’s being. As well, devotional actions of mantra, prayer, and intent guide the subconscious to call off the adrenal troops and return to calm.

I appreciate the image the truckers have provided as a diagnostic x-ray of the blockage in our current human predicament. I encourage that we all find our way to the positivity of compassion, love, and gratitude that we might find ourselves, flowingly, on the road again.