Chuck’s Place: Forget not Your Physical Body

Take a walk, you never know what Mother Nature might present…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Mother Nature is pushing us deeper into our own energetic nature now, as our access to physical travel, physical objects, and physical contact is greatly restricted. This, however, does not exempt us from taking deep care of the physical body, as it is the source of our energetic potential while alive in this world.

Consider trauma. Frequently, when an individual is confronted with a trauma they are automatically sent into their energy body for safe refuge. In this defensive state of dissociation the physical body embodies and stores the experience. The body as storage unit is burdened with the limitations and physical symptoms of this unprocessed trauma.

Generally, an individual thus burdened experiences life mainly on the mental plane, defending against encounters with the issues tucked away in the body. In such a state, the body might present any number of physical symptoms to the mental plane, seeking to awaken it to its hidden mysteries. Unfortunately, rather than see the concrete missives from the body as keys to access trapped energy, we often find ourselves in the emergency room, seeking relief.

Recapitulation is frequently initiated by body symptoms impervious to medical diagnosis and treatment. Once an event is recapitulated the body is freed of its burden, and energy is released both to the physical body and the energy body. On the physical plane the body moves more freely, perhaps gaining or losing weight according to its needs. Life in the body becomes an experience of sensual delight. The energy body is also freed to journey with awareness, not held in check by the defensive constraints of the mental body.

Although many psychics have great access to the subtle planes of the energy body, they are not necessarily themselves fully in their physical bodies. To be fully in body, without restriction, is the foundation for the greatest freedom in the exploration of life beyond the physical body.

As Mother Earth pushes us inward as she progresses with her own grand healing crisis, let us first attend to the strength and well being of our own physical bodies. To be in peak performance in body, we must nourish ourselves well and utilize our body, actively, throughout the day. Equally important is that we address the issues the body may be carrying, as it embodies our acute and longterm conflicts, the stuff of psychosomatic medicine.

A note of caution here: to be in peak physical condition through a discipline that ignores or overrides the issues stored in body, can be as dissociative as giving no attention to the body at all. Here the body is not seen and experienced as the traveling companion that it is, but as an object to be controlled and mastered. Love thy body, treat it with respect.

Greater access to life in the energy body while still in physical form is our evolutionary thrust  now. The human spirit, with its hunger for adventure, is only beginning to discover its unlimited potential in energetic life. However, to fully equip ourselves for these fantastic voyages we must attend to the matrix of our energy body here on earth, the physical body.

In this respect, all of us, men and women, are mothers to our own energy bodies. Be good mothers to your physical bodies, that you might cultivate your energy body, to have all your dreams come true.

Let the dreams begin,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Tuesday March 31, 2020

Endings are new beginnings, the start of something new as the old turns, a time of transition. As one thing ends a new thing begins, whether it be a day, a month, a phase of the moon, a journey, a life. Change is natural, the stuff of eternity, infinity, evolution and the ever-changing truth of nature. A warrior expects change and is always prepared so that it does not surprise or overwhelm, accepting it as the next step on life’s journey, and without attachment a warrior moves on, always looking ahead with eagerness for what comes next on the inevitable path toward freedom.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday March 30, 2020

In changing times let not the self get lost in its vicissitudes, its patterns of behavior, or its old ideas but keep it primed and ready. Train it to trust in the changing times as the new path, as the gateway to change that is necessary, bringing down that which is no longer viable and replacing it with that which is sustainable for a new age. In such times a warrior knows how to act, with loving kindness for self and other, the old and the new alike, for a warrior knows that everything matters, but a warrior also know that only that which is most necessary and important moves forward into new life. Stay strong, and in the warrior’s way, stay loving and kind too.

Sending you all love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday March 27, 2020

Stay positive. Attitude is everything. A positive attitude overcomes even the most unlikely of foes. When the unimaginable strikes, remember the lessons of the ancestors and the strengths they exhibited in order to not only survive but thrive. A positive attitude never hurt anyone and in fact may be the only antidote to adversity. In times of stress and pain, look inward and pull up the attitude of a warrior, to whom nothing is too much or too challenging, for a warrior keeps a positive attitude through all adversity.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday March 26, 2020

With renewed intent, stand firm in heart-centered goodness where no man is an island but all are truly one. Though these times call for extraordinary fortitude in mind, body, and spirit, do not forget your oneness with everything. With the ability to feel the greater oneness of all humanity, in humbleness, accept the inevitable. At the same time, stay strong and intent upon the true healing capacity of the human spirit to overcome all adversity and to evolve. In extraordinary times, do not lose touch with the most extraordinary of virtues, that of compassion.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR