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Chuck’s Place: Stabilizing and Contributing Now

…you need!
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Whether we feverishly track the news or guardedly protect ourselves from incoming data storms we are all, at our interconnected core, impacted by what is happening in the world. Though we might insulate ourselves from the plight of children separated from their parents, at a certain level the emotional energy of their fear and sadness runs through us all.

The high profile suicides we have witnessed recently speak to the existential despair of our fragile egos, subjected to a milieu of instability, uncertainty, and disintegration. As a psychotherapist my role is to acknowledge these truths and help people safely cross the tumultuous river of our time.

Recognizing that we are all interconnected means that certain currents of thought and feeling that flow through us are collective in nature; they are greater than our individual selves yet we might interpret them quite personally. Ego can forge its navigating ship by recognizing its interconnected core but at the same time not identify with or attach its individual self to its collective affiliation.

Copycat syndrome is actually ego loosing its grounded footing and identifying itself with the mood, thinking, and action of another. Ego is indeed vulnerable to dissolving its identity and merging with a collective impulse, as is well illustrated by a mob mentality. In fact, at present we are witnessing mob mentalities emerging from many corners, deeply challenging our individual egos to know thyself apart from the collective self of the group.

Turning attention to the body self is most helpful at this time. The body registers the collective emotional currents of now in stress reactions that tighten the body boundaries through clenching. Giving ourselves the message that, “it is safe to release in this moment,” accompanied by slow deeper breathing releases these inner dams of tension and better prepares ego to go with the flow.

From this more personally grounded place, ego can contribute to calming the collective angst by tapping into love energy, which radiates back into the collective river of energy at its deepest current, our interconnected oneness. Love is the glue that binds us together as a human family.

Feel and send love to the separated children. Feel and send compassion to those in control of deciding the fate of those children that they might find their way to love in their actions. Arm the self with love energy that it may hold together while weathering through the great changes and challenges of now.

Encased in love we hold together and advance regardless of outer circumstance. Love endures the pain of separation. Love issues from beyond space-time where all is one, all the time. It is our deepest challenge and greatest opportunity to find our way to this enduring connection in this time of great distraction and separation.

Through stabilizing and dis-indentifying with the violent currents of now we find our way to the deepest current of love, which contributes to the restoration of our true oneness. Find your way down to that which always flows at the depth of your being, the universal current of love, and let it radiate, period.

Love is all,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Monday February 26, 2018

Maintain self-awareness. Notice when your body is trying to signal to you that it needs something, that it doesn’t want something, that it is time to pull inward and take care of the self. Get to know how your body speaks to you so that you may also know how your spirit speaks to you. Hone your self-awareness so that you may fully know yourself, body and spirit. In this manner find your balance, within and without.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

PS: Raspy voice this morning suggests that I not do an audio channeling as is my normal Monday morning routine. Next channeled “Message from Jeanne” will be next Monday!

Soulbyte for Thursday January 18, 2018

Open to your fuller potential. Push yourself beyond your perceived limitations, beyond what you currently think about yourself, say about yourself, and believe about yourself. For the truth is, you have no idea what you are truly capable of until you extend beyond who you think you are and who others think you are too. Begin within, by thinking differently about yourself, by speaking differently about yourself, by acting differently. Begin by being open to the loving being you truly are and see where that takes you today. Just begin. Take just one loving step in a new direction. You never know where it will take you!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & JeanneĀ 

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