Soulbyte for Monday August 10, 2020

One individual is part of a greater collective, thus one person’s energy is part of a greater energy. What each person decides to do with their own energy is up to them, but whatever they decide effects the whole. If there is fear in one individual there is fear in the greater whole. If there is love in one individual there is love in the greater whole. It’s possible for one individual to effect the whole, so choose your energetic effect wisely. What you decide matters. Want to see a more loving world? Become more loving. It’s not that hard to do.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday August 7, 2020

When all seems lost and hopeless, do not give up. Stay connect to the intent of the one Great Heart, which connects with and is part of all other hearts, for there is only one great beating, loving heart, which you all share. Stay connected to its loving intent that all may find their way to its knowledge and wisdom and find solace in its embrace. Let love be the language that brings light and truth back into each heart. Let the one Great Heart show you the way, for its love knows no bounds.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday August 6, 2020

Stand your ground. Find your firmness within and without, and with patience stand in your knowing of what is right for all. The time has come when there is no return to what once was, for it was not conducive to peace and harmony. There is only time to take things to a new level, to dream a new dream of equality, sharing, respect and mutual responsibility for that new dream. Not just a dream but a dream reality is needed, that which is right, doable, and sustainable, a dream based on loving kindness and compassion as its basic tenets and foundation. Time to really change things up for the good of all. Begin within, square with the truth of what’s truly right there, and then work without, for each person must make the change within themselves in order for a new dream of real change to take place. As within, so without.

Sending you love,
The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday August 5, 2020

Keep a positive attitude. Through thick and thin remain connected to an inner knowing that in the end all will be well. With a positive attitude that which is dark will always have a beam of light, small though it may be. That which appears impenetrable will have one pinpoint of hope. That which is endless will begin to show its finality. Keep a positive attitude and ride any storm with hope, good cheer, and the certain intent that all will be well, changed though it may be in the end. But remember too that change is good.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Capitulate

Time for Shadow Reckoning…
– Photo by Chuck Ketchel

Ego is at the center of the conscious personality. Ego exercises the light of consciousness, which enables choice. Ego is part of the divine consciousness but experiences itself as an orphan, charged with the task of navigating life.

Ego wears a mask, as it embraces a persona, to become acceptable to the world. Often, that which is unacceptable in the self is moved by the ego into the subconscious, where it develops into a hidden character, called the shadow.

The shadow holds views with a passionate vigor that often threaten to overwhelm the ego’s executive ability to suppress. The collective shadow of a nation houses views that may seem anachronistic to modern times. The Black Lives Matter movement, for instance, shines a bright light upon underlying racist beliefs and policies that control modern behavior.

Thus, at a subconscious level, the Civil War was never completed. Much the same can be said of WWII, as we see a major demonstration of  Naziism in current day Germany. The burgeoning energy of the collective world shadow, generally held in check by leaders who model morality and responsible behavior, is instead being invited to exact its toll on the very fabric that holds modern civilization together.

From the Hindu perspective, we are currently in the final stage of Kali Yuga, the time of passionate breakdown of civilization. Thus our world is currently in its autumn season, with its inevitable capitulation to death and resurrection.

The unsettling impact of shadow eruptions, acted upon the world stage, reflect the necessary encounter with all that truthfully is, including the known, the suppressed, and the deeply unknown of the repressed. For new life to form, all the hidden pockets of self must be known and reckoned with. These are exposed in the many dreams of excrement and broken toilets that many spiritual seekers must encounter on their journey to truth.

Fortunately, though ego is greatly impacted by its shadow passions, it retains the potential to face the full truths of all that it encounters, within the self. Ego can also withstand becoming identified with, and controlled by, its shadow personality, as it nonetheless listens to and attempts to resolve the challenges posed in an honest reckoning with its shadow.

Ego is tasked now with facing its shadow. The divine cannot be accessed through the veiled distortion of identity created by a personality that does not know its shadow. This is the value of the time we live in. The shadow is being completely outed and experienced. What remains is full reconciliation with shadow, so as to depotentiate its fury and fully integrate its value.

When ego has squarely faced and reconciled with its shadow it is fully poised to receive truth, the hallmark of the divine. From this place, the High Soul can be openly channeled by the ego, as it capitulates itself to manifesting what is truly needed in the world.

Capitulation is not surrender, it’s maturity. When one encounters the real truth, what higher purpose could there be than to serve its intent? Beyond the cauldron of now is the transformation of human life into a new personality construction, where ego capitulates to the guiding truth of the High Soul, who awaits its arrival at the heart center.

As within, so without. Be empowered. Reckon with the hologram of the self. Facing the personal shadow is also reckoning with the collective shadow that we are all a part of. Capitulate to the greatest task of all: owning and transforming the shadow, that the light might truly enter the soul.

Capitulating,

Chuck

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR