A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: Get In Alignment With Change

Life in the Tao includes everything…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Here is this week’s audio channeling, which invites us all to take a different perspective on the changes that are happening all around us. We are all part of this world after all!

Let’s see what happens as we all get in alignment with that!

Soulbyte for Monday September 17, 2018

When you think you can’t do something, try again. When you feel limited, be open. When you find yourself stuck, free your mind of all thoughts. When you turn in an old direction, turn away and go in another. You are in control, but sometimes it isn’t control you need. Sometimes you just need the freedom to give yourself permission to let go of control, to free the mind and just be open. When you do that something new and different is bound to happen, perhaps even something seemingly magical. Give it a try and see what happens. You might just be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is!

From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday September 14, 2018

Let come what may. You can’t stop nature. You can’t stop certain things. You are powerless before certain things. Admit it. And then remind yourself of what you do have power over, of what you do control, and of what you can stop. Look without and know that there are certain things that you are at the mercy of, that you cannot control. Look within and find your own power to shape yourself and your life as you would like. It is the inner power that matters, how you use it and what you bring to the table, in humbleness, in strength, in fortitude, in endurance, and in gratitude for all that you possess. Allow your inner self to guide you in making good decisions, even as you ask for guidance from your helpers, seen and unseen. Own your own power and make your way in a new direction that is right for you, in balance with nature and all that is true, within and without.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday September 13, 2018

Try not to worry so much. Worry is really nothing but a waste of good energy. Like a hungry monster, it gets you nowhere except deeper into its own sticky web. Relax your mind, release your thoughts, those formless nothings that you have conjured in your worry monster mode. Let nature take its course as you take your energy back from the worry monster and use it for something more constructive and good. Remember that you are a continuous flow of conscious energy and as such you need not worry about anything. Learn what that means by honing your energy, taking it back from the worry monster, and exploring your natural energetic self. Free your mind of worries each day and let your energetic self naturally lead you and guide you. Without your worries you might discover something new and unusual about your naturally conscious flow of energy self. And no worries! Your energetic self is the most natural thing in the world!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: The Atomic Self

A gathering of all the parts that make up the whole…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

So, this tiniest of units, the atom, what the ancients named the most basic building block of the universe, houses an incredible amount of contained energy. Once the integrity of that unit is split, it is capable of unleashing a surge of vast destructive energy, as the world witnessed in the closing days of WWII at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We are currently living through the unleashing of such powerful destructive energies on a social scale, as the integrity of our unity as a nation has been split by a leader well aware of the latent energy potential contained in such a unit as a United State. His modus operandi has been to tap those violent and ecstatic energy reserves through splitting rhetoric that halves the whole and unleashes lethal force.

On the individual level, that of a human personality, this social phenomenon mirrors the plurality of forces contained within a person. When the unity of personality is split open powerful energies are unleashed from the various factions of self, formerly cooperatively linked, now luxuriating in stretching their powers and vying for control of the self. This is the basis of the term I am employing in this blog, The Atomic Self.

How many times do we begin the day with a specific intent, only to find ourselves fully distracted and engaged in a less desirable activity? Less desirable to whom? I think we would have to say less desirable to one’s conscious ego state; less desirable to the leader of the personality and the working definition of self. But clearly, there is another faction of personality that exists somewhere within the shadows of self that has opposing wants and needs, a will and an energy of its own that supplants the ego’s intent by ‘wasting time’ in ‘unnecessary’ activities.

In fact, the Self is comprised of many factions beyond ego that each possess their own storehouse of energy. Freud identified a few characters: ego, id and superego. Jung expanded the population to include persona, shadow, anima/animus, Self, as well as an ancient inherent dimension to the psyche that includes the archetypes of the collective unconscious. Spiritualists broaden the field even further to include the soul, that which has had countless lives that coexist within the underpinnings of self in the current life.

In fact, the Spiritualist tradition would go so far as to point out that all who are alive in this moment are composed of the cosmic dust and ashes of countless prior generations of life. The notion of a pure bloodline of identity takes a quantum leap if we consider the sins and wisdom of generations past as the building materials of what we all really are, all deeply connected at the atomic level, all siblings sharing the same cosmic dust.

The unity of this oneness is often stretched to the max, as Miranon, a non-physical entity of high intelligence, explained in channeling explorations conducted in the early researches at The Monroe Institute. Miranon suggested we imagine a world of truly interconnected wholeness but all parts in opposition to each other, envisioned as a rubber band stretched in many opposing directions, it’s constituent parts vying for differentiation and supremacy. No matter how far they contort that rubber band it remains the same wholeness, albeit severely contorted and out of balance at times.

Thus, what we call personality is a plurality of characters and lives bound together in a cohesive way to form a consistent identity we call ‘me’. However, beneath this surface cohesion are very powerful energies that may not be well-integrated at all. Jung used the term individuation to define these energies as they actively seek integration and, ultimately, fulfillment in the maturation of an individual life.

People approach counseling when their factions of personality subvert individuation, preferring to assert their personal agendas at the expense of the overall integration of the personality. This results in failure to achieve goals, at minimum, and psychic atomic war at maximum!

The ego’s challenge of leadership with such divisive energetic personality factions is great. If the ego chooses a dictatorial approach to gain control, the rejected factions are likely to withdraw their energy reserves from the personality, whereby causing  a depression of energy resource that the ego requires to take action.

Despite this energetic stalemate the ego is charged with restoring balance to the personality. Sometimes this requires surrendering to the archetypal underpinnings of self and allowing, for instance, a flood of tears to release a tide of grief. Sometimes it requires the ego to refuse this archetypal call and hold on in a deeply alienated state until a reconciling thought, feeling, image, or outer happening provides the ticket to a newly resolved balance.

Sometimes the ego must recapitulate the experience of an archaic part of its atomic self that it had no idea existed. This may be presented to the ego in the form a powerful mood or emotional reaction to some environmental trigger. This encounter might require the  recapitulation of a repressed memory, a past life, or even a coexistent life at another level of its multidimensional self, lived exclusively at a dream level.

The name of the game is individuation, which integrates the separate components of the atomic self, with all their powerful energies, into a cohesively balanced self, on very deep levels. This is the journey and responsibility of now, inwardly and outwardly. As our earth continues her great transformation, may we, her children, shepherd her changes peacefully, lending our powerful energies to her newly rebalanced configuration.

Never doubt the value of turning inward and taking on the atomic self. Reconciliation at this level is what the world needs now: reconciling vs splitting the atom.

Atomically,

Chuck

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR