#334 Stay Centered and Aware of Your Path

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a note of guidance for humanity today?

Find again your heart center, and remain bound by the tenets of a seeking life, an evolutionary life. Even as the energy does entice you outward, and pull at your inner self to remain caught in habits and behaviors of old, so must you remain cognizant of the shifts that have taken place and continue to. Change is happening now, and within your own psyche must you recognize the resistance to such change. The resistance will come forth in various ways to sabotage your growth, your place of knowing calm, and your prosperous path.

I advocate a firm intent and reminder to constantly turn to your heart center as a place of refuge, but also as a place of rebuttal to the resistance that seeks your energy. For in old habits are you an easy prey, less aware, dulled by the nothingness that comes over you as you give in to the energy that thwarts your progress and steals you from your centered path.

This is your most important task today, to stay centered and aware of your path, for the energy of shift does carry with it the ability to push you into many wrong directions. It is up to you to remain focused, aware of the inner self, the inner questions that arise, and the inner decisions that must be made in order to grow.

This is a time of confrontation and growth, and as such will you exhibit and desire signs of awareness, yet find your self struggling with all that seeks to keep you stagnant and complacent. Wake up your inner self constantly. Focus your intent throughout your day, reminding your self that you are seeking something different now; something greater than your ego desires and your ego stubbornness; something that only your spirit can recognize. If you haven’t quite achieved this new place of resonance, so must you not give in to the saboteur, but merely return to your inner place of calm, and wait there, patiently nurturing and tending to your intent to grow and change.

Although a great shift has recently occurred, so is there soon to be another. As you now dip into the time between shifts keep this reminder of renewal, soon to arise, in your awareness. Everything changes and shifts eventually. To be stuck or in a lull is normal, but you can maintain your place of inner focus and intent no matter what the energy outside presents. And that, My Dears, is how to live an evolving life.

So although I know the energy is now forceful on the one hand, and depressing on the other, so do I urge you to not get caught in the tug of war that ensues during such time of opposition. Allow your heart centered calm dignity to keep you anchored now, so you are not pulled and tossed back and forth by the forces of energetic battle. If you must hunker down, do it in the evolutionary manner. Wait out the storm in your inner place of calm. It will soon be over.

#333 Death Carries the Light of Revelation

Sid asks a question today.

Dear Jeanne,
I have been deeply affected by the sudden death of journalist Tim Russert, as have many others in this country and around the world. He was held in high esteem for his values and his integrity, one of a precious few in public life. It has caused me to focus more intently on what my values are, what my truths are, since we are at such a pivotal time in the history of our country and the planet. Can you speak to his death specifically, and it’s meaning to this world and us as individuals? I know you don’t normally do that, but I’m asking for any light you can shed. I read your messages every day, and am grateful for your continued guidance.
With love, Sid

My Dearest Sid, you speak of the suddenness of death, the propensity for it to swoop in as you do life in your normal way, offering change, abruptly focusing your attention on the moment. What now, you may ask? What happens now? Who will speak for us now? Where did he go? Why?

The questions are often as confusing as the idea of a simple and quick release from the body. There is no fanfare in the act of sudden death. It is brutally quick and mercifully unmerciful, yet does it also carry with it the truth of life and the greater truth of change. Change is inevitable. We speak of this often, and even in your own country is that the buzz word now.

Look upon this man’s death not with sadness, fear, or even wonder, but look upon life with the wonder that sudden death affords it. The wonder of life is being revealed to you now. The opportunity to embrace it, to energetically get everything you can out of it, to live it fully. Each day is a reminder that yes; death overtakes even those who speak most eloquently and so compassionately. Even the thinkers and the pundits of truth and honesty will be overtaken by it. What does that offer you? Well, it offers you life, My Dear, the sacred specialness of it in your self and those nearest to you. Yet does it also offer you the reality of what it means to be alive. The opportunity to once again be reminded that you have no time to squander, no time to lose, dilly-dallying, because your time there is but brief compared to infinite time.

Your own life must continue to be the most meaningful life you can participate in, making it your final voyage there upon that plane. How will you continue to do that, even as you know it may be brief, or end too suddenly? But you will be ready, and it will be your time, even as Tim Russert was not too surprised, for he knew a long time ago that his life needed early purpose and focus, and so he did not squander his years there.

Look upon your self now. Find your balance, your equilibrium, that calm, knowing, centered self who understands that every life has a purpose, an evolutionary purpose. What does your own life hold for you today? What is your challenge now, at this moment? Where is the significance of your own life pointing you? What is important for now?

I do not propose that you consider death now, but do consider life, and change. For even though death is your goal in the end, so is your purpose to live, and that is what you must seek at all times, to live with purpose, with intelligence, and with meaning. All will die, that is a fact. And it is not a brutal fact as you and many others would contend in your feelings of sadness and loss. It is simply the ultimate fact, and it carries with it not darkness but light.

Death carries the light of revelation, the light of evolutionary potential, and the light of release from the confines of the physical world. Death carries the answers to the mysteries, and it carries the experience of return to energy.

Concentrate your focus of intent on life now more often as the precursor to the light of death, coming at some time to reveal to you all the mysteries. Prepare for it by seeking always the experience of your energy body. Know it by its familiar release, its lightness of being and its joyous experience. To know your energy body now, to experiment with it, to test it, and to hone the skills that enable you to master it, are all available now. That is one aspect of your evolutionary life that should be studied and practiced, your life as an energy being.

In so doing will your fear of death, whether long and drawn out or quick and light, be tempered as you learn that your energy body will be fully ready when the time comes. When the time of change arrives you will be ready for it. And that, My Dear One, is what you are being shown. This politically astute figure, outspoken yet gracious in his forbearance on the subject, is paving the way to change, to accepting that the inevitability of it, and the desire for it to happen are totally out of your control. It will happen. Do you wish to flow with it, as I suggest you flow with the inevitability of your own life?

Death and change are inevitable aspects of life, and they are life itself pushing you to evolve, and they do not waste time. When the time is right, so will change and death present themselves, companions and leaders, bold yet gentle guides to new life.

So do not stay in shock or sadness now. But instead, note that you are being shown how to live unafraid lives, speaking your truths, and seeking your compassionate side, so that when you are approached with the great moment of change, you will be available to recognize that your energy body, your spirit self, has always chosen change.

You already know. You know that change is necessary, that it is inevitable, and that it is coming, whether you want it or not. So now, My Dear Readers, are you participating in it? That is the real question to ask, “Am I participating in this changing life?”

Thank you for your question, My Dear Sid. Do not struggle too much with the thoughts in your head. Go to your heart, for that is where your man, Tim Russert, lived from, and so did he also die from his big heart, full of truthful speak, and knowing of right direction and purpose.

#332 A Journey Must Be Opted For – It Must Be Chosen

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message of guidance for us today?

Do not fall into old traps or get caught in the foggy malaise. Keep your focus keenly placed on your intent to grow. Peer through the debris and the intensity of the veils to what you know lies ahead. I do not doubt that trying times are ahead. But remember, you have done many shifts over the past year. You have already accomplished much in the way of growth and acceptance of your journey. You have already taken full responsibility for your actions. And even those who still linger in the land of the big baby know that taking full responsibility for the self is the first step out of the crib.

As shifts in the universe take place and the energy changes to a flow that heralds ease of participation, so are you offered the opportunity to jump into it and allow it to aid you. That is what this stage of energetic shift is offering you, the opportunity to be aided by its unseen energy. If you opt to step outside of the comforts and confines of your cribs, your blankies, binkies, and bottles, so will you be supported and held up by the feast of energetic forces ready to propel you forward.

A journey must be opted for. It must be chosen. Sometimes the choice is made in full cognition, with determination and spoken conviction. At other times, does change happen quite peripherally, as if in a dream, yet are you fully allowing of it because at your core do you acquiesce to its necessity.

The energy of now will be available no matter how your shift is undertaken. Whether with firm declaration, or in vague dreamy propelling forward, so is there plenty of energy to back you. Notice what comes to aid you. Be alert to the signs. Watch what happens in the world around you, and farther away, to signal to you that change happens, it is inevitable; and if you are ready for it, so may your ride be somewhat smooth.

Do keep your awareness, your underlying awareness that you know already that change is inevitable, that it must take place in order for growth, in order for you, and those you love the most, to have access to the opportunities that are waiting just around the corner.

Why, My Dearest Readers, do you continue to hesitate? Why do you stay in your cribs? Why do you cry yourselves to sleep at night, when you could be singing happy complacent lullabies, leading you in to a new world of dream reality that will aid you as you advance? Why do you continue to stay in the nursery, afraid to step out into the wonders of life? That is all that awaits, you know. It is just the wonders of life that await your beautiful presence. They are just waiting to present you with all that is being held for you.

Proceed now into the flow of universal energy. Become a part of the new millennium, this time of grand shift away from the human ego and into the new form that is not only necessary, but desirous of your discovery of it. Discover your true energetic potential. Allow it to venture into your life, unafraid because it is your true self and it desires to live.

Your lives, My Dear Readers, are not at all what you think they are. You are not so caught as you perceive. You are not so sleepy as you would like to believe. You are not at all incapable. You are, all of you, energy. And that, My Dears, is what you must continually tap into, your own well of energetic potential.

Begin this day sipping from your inner well of spirit, your own energy. And then open the nursery doors and step out into the energy of the universe that is ready to sweep you off your feet and bring you into the land of a new reality. But you are in charge of daring to change. And that is what I suggest you do now, right now. Dare your self to change. Accept your energetic potential. Accept your own ability to make change happen by taking the first step toward growth. You won’t regret a minute of it. Again, I dare you to dare your self!

#331 Create a Sacred Space For Your Inner Work

Dear Jeanne,
It’s Friday today, after an interesting week of questions and answers. What guidance can you offer us today?

As you know, my focus is always on the work of the self, the inner self, balanced with the outer self. This is your most important task as you seek evolutionary growth. It is also my mission, to guide you, and to teach you what it means to be an evolutionary being. Your place upon that Earth is granted you, as I have explained, by many circumstances of happenstance, but directly behind the randomness of those synchronicities that have placed you there is fertile intent that you take up the cause of an evolutionary being, to advance now to a new level.

So, that being said, today do I continue my urging of you all, that you stay upon your enlightened path, your path of intent, seeking always to discover the hidden secrets and mysteries of the self. Once you begin the process, so will you discover also your greatest attributes, for they lie caught in your truths, as yet unleashed, yet viable aspects of your progress. Many of you are working so well upon the self, doing marvelously, and I commend you. Many of you are beginning to re-awaken after a long sleep, re-discovering aspects of a younger self who was quite aware and connected; and many of you are discovering, for the first time, that you are in fact a spiritual being. Your own brand of spiritualism is unique, it is personal, it is an inner process that you alone are having. But do also remember that many others are having similar experiences, and they will understand what you mean if you begin to speak about your struggles and your woes.

I do love you and dare you to ask me my opinion and for my guidance in this channeling method. You must be guided by your inner questing self to dare to ask for aid, but know that you are asking universal questions, and that others struggle with the same issues. I wish to encourage you, but also to connect you to others through my messages; to allow you the knowledge that you are not struggling alone; that many others are seeking clarity, and working for advancement all around you. Do you not get the feeling that the questions and answers are meant for you, even though you did not ask them?

Continue to advance now upon your path. Beautify it as you go. Make your pathway attractive and inviting, so that you will enjoy stepping out into the journey each day. Consider your self an evolutionary being, an energy being, because that is exactly who you are. Invite your spiritually energetic self to pave your way, to light your path, to create a lovely peaceful pathway that you may daily walk upon, with calm intent in you and surrounding you.

Your inner sanctum is maintained in keeping inner balance and by doing the deep work on the self. But I also suggest that to have your outer environment conducive to such work will offer you extra energy and incentive to do the work. Create a sacred space for your inner work. Turn your outer environment into a mirror environment of who you are innerly. Bind your self in this inner work by allowing your self the opportunity, and the gift, to live steeped in the truths of the spirit seeking self.

Take some time this weekend to sanctify your intent within a spiritually based environment that has meaning to you. Do something for your self that will please you. Take a step in outer transformation that will remind you that yes, I am an energy being, and this is something that is meaningful and special to me alone. Place an anchoring memento in a special place, create a garden, fix a picture upon the wall, buy a meditation cushion, or construct your own. Build a sanctum. However tiny and insignificant it may be, so will it remind you that you are a seeker, and you need and deserve a brief glimpse of a reminder of this aspect of the self as you live your busy life and as you struggle with the deep mysteries of the self. Anchor your self daily in some manner. Do not be superstitious, or overly attached to a symbol of support, but find some place of meaning, some personal memento that will aid you, reminding you and fixing you daily upon your path.

If your energy calls you to do something grand, or on a larger scale, so keep your inner work in your heart center as you create your place of nurture. Use your work as an anchor to calm and center you. Use your quiet contemplation as a time not only of constructive hands-on work, but as a time of deep inner work, and in so doing will your grand scheme be built upon your inner awakening process.

Allow it to evolve. Allow your creation, whether tiny or extravagant, to continually evolve, as you too evolve. You may find, in the end, that as you grow innerly and find inner peace, full of the bounty of your truths, that your outer anchor need not be so boldly stated, and that simplicity will suit you best.

Live in beauty My Dears; it will nurture your inner beauty to receive the gift of beauty in your outer life. You will find beauty in the simplest of things, in the barest of natural phenomena, and in the most unusual inner meanings. Find your place of anchoring beauty. Set it before you, to guide and nurture you as you do your inner work. Many of you may instantly know what this anchor is, where to place it, and how to evolve with it. Others of you, I know, must take your time. But I urge you to be open, to not look too hard, but to allow your inner seeking self to point out to you, with resonance, what will be your right anchor.

Give your selves a gift, my Dears, a token of your progress, a signal of your spiritual self, a sign that you are indeed on this path of growth. Allow your self to be reminded that this is a special path to find, to acknowledge, and to remain on. Good luck as you continue to grow. And don’t forget to keep looking for the signs that are being pointed out to you as you make your way.

Find beauty and inner contentment upon your path. And if you have trouble getting anchored, just ask for help. We are here to guide you. I love you all, My Journeying Ones!

#330 Find Your Inner Gold, My Dear One

Today’s question is asked by a Reader.

Dear Jeanne,
How can I “wake up” when depression really pulls on my desire to go to sleep? I seem to have taken on some challenging lessons for this life. Although I think I have worked through many layers, old feelings of being unseen, and beliefs of worthlessness still seem to run decisions and actions I make now. I have had insomnia for three years. I feel very cut off from my intuition and “feelings” that I have used as a compass for moving in a positive direction at other times in my life. I want to heal my past wounds and really live differently. I also feel just plain weary and lost many times. I lose my desire to try.

My Dearest Reader and Journeyer, you have all the information about your self and know what your challenges are. Now must you remove the heaviness, the 300-pound weight that resides, hovering above you, holding you tightly down, resident in Earth’s heavy layers of iniquity. Your challenges are not insurmountable, but a path is clearly laid before you and step-by-step must your recapitulation be undertaken. For only in full recapitulation will you be released from that layer of heavy darkness that does now hold you in its soporific sleep, though it is the sleep of the restless insomniac. This is a state of wakeful slumber that holds within its numbness all the clues to who you are, how you got there, and where to go next.

First must full recapitulation be attempted. This means to bravely go in to your past, those challenging lessons that you mention, and tackle them now with awareness that they are part of you forever, but they do not need to hold you bound to them. Recapitulation allows for new perspective, release from old ideas of the self, and progress in changing the self-image, but even more deeply the self-substructure.

And that leads to the second challenge. You must begin now to shift your inner thoughts about the self. Shift from negative thinking to positive thinking. Every time you use a negative phrase of description, immediately shift it to a positive, growth-oriented aspect of the self, of your situation, your feelings, and your inner connection.

Your third challenge is to accept responsibility for your past, your present, and your future. This absolutely ties in to the first two challenges. For only in becoming fully present now, fully aware of your own power to change, and fully taking on the aspects of the self that seek to sabotage your growth, will you evolve.

To change now your inner thinking, your outer perceptions of the self, and allow your past to be observed from a new perspective, will release your energy from all that holds it tightly captive. For that is what you describe in your question. Your energy is held captive in pockets of your past, in your feelings of old, causing an inability to urge your self into a place of intuition and awareness.

Your waking self is already asking you to participate now in life in a different manner so that your true energy, your own energy may be released, returned to you, and allowed to grow ever more vibrant as you do the work on the self. Your inner work is challenging, but it is not insurmountable, nor is it too far distant. It is right in front of you.

Put aside now your fears that you are stuck. No one is truly stuck, except in the past ideas of the self, the past habits that have been promulgated all these years, useful, but now old and boring. You are full of desire to change, to shift, and to regain your own energy.

I must confront you blatantly with the feelings of self-pity that I detect lie in wait to sabotage you on a daily basis. I detect a desire to reconnect with your inner knowing self, but a fear that if you do so you will have to become responsible. You will have to confront many changes.

Oh My Dear One, this is truth knocking at your door, but it is not knocking at the old door. It is knocking at the new door. And once you open that new door, will a new light shine upon you. And this new light will reveal your truths, the other hidden truths that you already know exist inside you, yet have you neglected them.

Begin each day by saying this mantra to your self:

I open the door to my inner self.
I reveal the light within.
I am guided by this new light,
Leading me to discover my gold.
I am gold. I am light.
I am an inner energy being.

Find your inner gold, My Dear One. You have it within. It shines brightly and it asks you to dig deeply for it. It is full of beauty, energy; and your true life sits upon its weighty stack, calling to you, “Come and find me, so that we can have a true life of meaning together; full of energy, of light, and of eagerness for life to continue, with joy and happiness at every step, no matter what our challenges may be.”

Open that new door today, My Dear Reader. Allow your inner light to be revealed to you once again. You will recognize it, feel its resonance. And even though you may wish to fall back into your old darkness, so must you push your self to reach out, with positive words of intent to grow now. Grow with the inner gold that shines, pointing the way. Grow with every challenge, as you look upon your life and your journey differently; laid out for you now with energy awaiting recapture; truths awaiting revelation; and your awareness awaiting your recognition.

Taste it; taste your life just waiting for you now. Put aside everything you have used to just get through your days. This is a new day; a new door is opening. Your golden door, with your inner gold awaits.

Rekindle your inner self with new thoughts, actions, and deeds; dismissing every old thought, action, and deed as it arises, replacing it with new positive, responsible, and thoroughly evolutionary ideas of the self.

Let me know how you are doing. Ask for help at any time. I await your beckoning call. I tell you now, and I tell you all the time, I am right here to aid you. Wake up, My Dear One, My Sleepy Sleepless One, Wake Up!

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR