Soulbyte for Monday July 15, 2019

Take time each day to reset, to reassert and restate your intentions, your goals, your dreams, and to remind yourself that you are a being on a journey of importance to you and your Soul, that your choices and decisions matter, and to make choices and decisions that are progressive, positive, and body and Soul enhancing. In this manner, move forward on your path of heart confident that although you may not know where you are or why you are there in this moment, in the long run you know that your heart is leading you in the right direction, for your heart does only that which is right. Trust your heart. Though you may feel blind and disoriented, though you may feel lost and distant, though your heart’s intent may still seem like a distant dream, keep it alive, for it is the dream that is important. Remain confident of this. Keep to your path of heart, knowing that in the end it will bring you to your heart’s fulfillment.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday July 12, 2019

Don’t be so hard on yourself, but do step up to the task that is your life. No one said it would be easy. Life is for learning, after all, and the lessons of each life must be encountered until they are grasped and assimilated. It can take years to learn something, especially if one is resistant. The key is to become conscious of what you are supposed to be learning in your present life. Forget about past lives. What is the most important issue now, the core thing that drives you and matters most to you? Find it in your heart and as you seek your path of heart, for it will not let you go until you acknowledge it and attend to it. Your path of heart is your true path, the one that pulls you back again and again. You make it harder on yourself when you resist it, but it will not ease up until you finally acquiesce to the truth of it. Only then will you find the ease you seek, in alignment with your heart’s truth. And only then will your dreams come true, for a path of heart is the path of dream fulfillment.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday July 11, 2019

After times of darkness come times of light. After a storm comes the calm. After night comes the day. Such is nature, such is the natural progression of all things. What goes up must come down; one extreme will automatically and naturally seek balance in its opposite. It’s only a matter of time before things right themselves, before loving kindness and compassion return to the planet, before all beings will be protected, respected, and valued equally. Much is already stirring in that direction. Stay in alignment with its certainty, with what is right. As things change rapidly now, know that the right direction will eventually assert itself. But no matter what happens in the short run, remain the loving being that you truly are.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday July 10, 2019

Keep your heart attuned to the sound of the greater heartbeat of oneness, to the higher consciousness of love energy that seeks union, that seeks to align its energy with yours. For there is a greater love that surrounds you, that encourages you to be as loving as possible, that wants you to know that you are not alone in your quest for peaceful loving kindness. Stay heart centered and loving, trusting in the love energy that surrounds you, and that wishes only good for all human beings. Its time of fulfillment is coming.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: The Truth of the Heart

A path with heart…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Don Juan Matus contended that in the final analysis all paths lead to the same place, death. However, a path with true heart offers fulfillment in the finite life of human form. Thus, to find the truth of the heart is central to life while in human form.

The heart has been popularly associated with the path of romantic love. Romantic love is a spiritualized quest for one’s true soulmate. ┬áThat quest is imbued with archetypal energy that generates a heightened state of awareness that erases boundaries and creates the experience of oneness or wholeness between two people.

Most seasoned human travelers come to discover the trickster ally inherent in romantic love. What is experienced in one moment as deep closeness can abruptly shift into great distance in the next.

For the Shamans of Ancient Mexico, an ally was an entity that enabled one to enter the world of non-ordinary reality. Romantic love is indeed entry into a state of non-ordinary reality. However, the ally that works its projective magic to land us there also tests us.

Are we merely hooked on the ecstatic energy of romance or does our relationship truly have heart? If it’s the high we seek, the ally will send us on many journeys of illusion. Despite the highs and lows, we remain hooked compulsively to the pursuit of the next candidate that shines with promise.

Though Cupid, as the Romans named romance’s ally, may be useful to awaken to love’s potential, only the truth of the heart can tell us if we are on the path of love. The truth of the heart is calm and clear. The truth of the heart is not swayed by romance. The truth of the heart is a feeling and a knowing of whether something is right or not.

Thus, our attachment to the heart, as the home of romance, clouds our ability to access the objective truth of the heart. This is the test of the ally. Despite the wonderment of romance, can we get calm and ask our heart the truth about our potential traveling companion?

The true nature of the heart is compassion, rooted in its knowledge of the interconnectedness of all things. Romance is in fact an experience of greater interconnectedness with someone, however, it may be so narcissistically tinged by one’s own needs that one is unable to actually see their partner.

Furthermore, the heart is the meeting place for ego Soul and High SOUL, our ultimate Soulmate. Our High SOUL knows our intent for the life we are in and can guide and support us through the trials and tribulations of life in human form. But we must be able to sacrifice the pressure of our needs if we are to get calm and be open to the truth delivered by our High SOUL.

The truth of the heart is the key to finding one’s path of heart. If a path has heart it resonates in both ordinary and non-ordinary reality. Love is constant in all realities. Romance that does not transmute into the fullness of love in ordinary life fails the ally’s test.

Love, in this higher sense, is the true energy of the heart center, which is connected to the indivisibility and, hence, compassion for all life. As well, the heart center is connected to infinity, which puts into perspective the relativity of life in human form.

From these considerations, the truth of the heart guides the journeyer to their specific path of heart, truly the journey of a lifetime.

From the heart,

Chuck

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR