#192 Take Life to a New Level Today

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

Sit now in quiet contemplation. Gather to you all your tools, your skills, your knowing that lies deep inside you, and allow your self permission to try living your life in a new manner with all of these possibilities as your new means of practice. Take life to a new level today by inculcating in your life all that you have been learning about awareness, recapitulation, energy, balance, and centeredness. Begin to utilize all of these skills. Allow your self access to your own doubt about what I speak of, and sneak past it now; leave it off to the side; and though you know it remains as your rational grounder, so do I dare you to leave it now, for a time, and allow your self to boldly trust your new tools and techniques. As you put aside your doubt, as you take time to sit in contemplation select one of your new tools or techniques and put it to work for you, and then see what happens.

Practice a new art today. Give your self permission to accept the possibility that everything is available, and with that trust and acceptance freeing you from your compliant, everyday self, put to the test some of your new skills. Even just sitting in quiet meditation, with empty mind, can bring you into a keener awareness of the self and your surroundings. Don’t be afraid to see where your own energy directs you, where it leads you, and what it may point out to you today as your next challenge. Be alert so that you do not miss your lesson of the day. But instead of waiting, why not institute a practice of opening to it, by putting aside doubt and heavy thinking to allow for open flow of energetic inquiry?

You may be surprised at what comes to greet you and to invite you in to investigate for meaning and significance. Your energy and your inner self are attuned to much more than your thinking mind will allow. Remove your thinking cap, and use your calm awareness as your guide. Look for feelings, sensations, images, and energetic vibrations to guide you to your daily issues. Do not attempt to force anything, but in calm repose allow your spirit to bring you to where you need to go. See where this takes you today, a few minutes of utter calm. Without your troubled mind, without your personal judgments of your self and others, without your concentration on your physical image, and without your normal outer distractions intruding, do you offer your self an opportunity to access your deeper self. See what arises to greet you from this place of deep detachment, and displacement from your normal outer self. You may be surprised at what comes up.

Then, once you return to your outer you, retain some of that calm centeredness and bring what you have learned forward with you into your day. As the day progresses may you discover what it truly means, and where your inner you suggests you go to investigate further. Is it a deeply seated desire? Is it a sense of uncomfortable memory? The return of an old behavior? Is it your energy body? Is it your future being revealed? Is it your restless spirit, urging you to wake up and see what is waiting for you? Is it your child self, urging you to rescue it from the past that lies so heavily buried? What challenges lie waiting for you?

Do not be afraid to attempt this endeavor of quiet contemplative emptiness in meditation. Even a light delving in to detached emptiness may yield results, but your awareness is key if you are to gain clarity, and truly know what is being offered to you. Whatever comes up is a gift. Keep that in mind. Even the most troubling of issues is a true gift, for without uncovering all that lies hidden will your growth and evolution remain elusive.

So for today, and every day for that matter, pay attention to your inner spirit self and its need to speak to you in utter calmness. No matter what is going on in your life, is it mandatory that you give your self time to sit in quiet contemplation. Accept what you receive from your moments of calm as highly necessary for your evolutionary growth. Your challenges may be disturbing to you, better left untouched, hidden, forgotten, but that is never the case. Everything must be picked through, for the hidden jewel that awaits. And when you are done, will you have a beautiful string of precious stones, polished, and prepared by your hard working self, a necklace of recapitulation, a beautiful memento of your daring, trusting self. Begin to find your first stone, your hidden jewel, by going in to utter calm retreat for a few minutes every day. See where this next step in your practice of awareness takes you. What comes up? Something always comes up, but will you pay attention?

Comment on Message #191 by Chuck

Jeanne’s message today reflects three points from the world of the ancient shamans. Her focus on the use of words to define one’s world is captured in the shaman’s view that the socialization process human beings are subjected to from the time of their birth and the uniformity of it among all people generates the world we live in. That world is a description, not an actual perception of reality. This description is very much constructed by our use of words. To perceive energy directly is the goal of the shamans, enabling direct access to alternate worlds.

It is critical to interrupt the flow of energy that generates our dominant description of the world, via a number of techniques, in order to experience a different world. The shamans used a technique entitled: not doing, to accomplish this interruption of energy flow. When Jeanne suggests using new words to define experiences, such an interruption of habitual flow of energy is accomplished, and one is freed to enter a different world. The shamans would call this, having an experience of being unfamiliar to oneself.

Finally, words are vehicles of intent. Words attract energy to construct the intent they embody. A new vocabulary constructs a new world in which to live, just as viable as the habitual world we commonly inhabit, which is indeed in need of evolutionary change.

Comment on Message #191 by Jan

Today, Jeanne asks us to really take time to change the way we think about ourselves, and the world we live in. She asks that we become proactive in changing our world by actually using new words, allowing for a distinct change in perspective. If confronted with anger, rather than staying caught in anger accept it as an opportunity to challenge the world you are in and the reason for the feelings of anger. What is the deeper issue that you are being asked, by your inner you, to confront? The anger is merely the tool to accessing it. If being confronted with great change in your life, rather than be consumed by old patterns of victimhood or depression, change your perception of your situation to one of growth, and the opportunity to, instead, be firmly planted on a new path with a new set of rules and intentions. By removing our old sets of behaviors we open the door to be able to allow our intent to really work for us because we now know that we want to live life differently, but awareness is the key. If we are aware that we are caught in an old habit, we can shift out of it simply by applying new words to the situation. “I’m not stuck, I’m being challenged to grow. How do I choose to grow? Am I choosing to be on a new path of evolutionary change, utilizing my new tools, or am I going to remain using the old words about my self?” Jeanne is urging us all to partake in this time of change by really taking control of the way we think, perceive, and experience life. We can have a different experience simply by changing our perceptions, our perspectives, and our words.

#191 Reality Is, In Fact, Many Realities

Dear Jeanne,
What is the message for today, to start this new week?

Unearth now those long unused tools of wisdom and knowing that lie hidden deep inside. Together with your newly honed tools of awareness, and your hard work on balancing the inner and outer self, may your efforts reap rewards. Find now, today, your balance for the week ahead. Set your intentions of calmness and steadiness, sobriety, and energetic vigor in order to remain firmly upon your path of growth.

With your intent to grow and evolve uppermost on your weekly agenda, do not deny that which comes to serve you in this endeavor. There is little you need to fixate upon or force, simply remain alert and aware, and find your equilibrium daily in order to have access to your inner knowing. With this inner knowing slowly emerging in your every day life, will you discover that there is so much more to that which you perceive as reality.

Seek now to notice that which is different. As you have grown and evolved, so is more made available to your knowing. There is much that exists simultaneously in your world that you may be unaware of, or unaccepting of, until you have begun to experience it; learning to accept it as, definitely, part of reality; and by accepting with open heart, and without rationalization interfering, are you allowing your world to change, and to become a different one.

Allow this perception of reality as different to become part of your weekly intent. With awareness that energy can allow for anything to happen, do you open the door to furthering your learning of how reality works. For reality is, in fact, many realities, not just the one you have been taught to perceive. When you are a baby, you are taught what everything is called. What if you had been taught that a “chair” was called “lamp”, and “up” was “down?” What if your earliest teachings had been opposite? In such a case, you would live in a totally different world, and your childhood would have been one of confusion, as everyone around you perceived the world differently. Well consider yourself, now, that child who is perceiving the world differently. The worlds are all mixed up because no one else speaks quite in the same manner as you, and your attempts to communicate do not resonate with even a glimpse of recognition.

This new world you live in invites a new way of using your mind, your brain, your trained thinking, asking you to suspend all that you have ever learned, turn it upside down, and begin to use new words to describe your life and your experiences. Begin to make your new words your common language. Allow these new words to be spoken so that they become commonplace, and the world begins to shift as a result of your efforts to disrupt the status quo.

But this process must begin within, and you must be committed to a path of true growth in order to speak new words of change. In order to really change your world, must your new words be thoroughly understood and practiced, so that you become not only aware of your new and changing outer world, but, most importantly, that your inner world keep up with your perceptions of outer reality and access your greatest inner truths. This process of changing your world must extend to your inner world as well. Your old truths are but old words of description of the self, but your awareness is seeking to alert you to the fact that new words about the self exist, ready for your choosing, and when applied will they have the great advantage of allowing new doors to open, so that your view and perception of the inner you may also change.

Allow now for your awareness and perceptions of your outer world and your inner world to be given new meaning. Rename your surroundings, both outer and inner, and see what happens as you apply words of growth and awareness to all that you encounter. Your world will change because it will have new labels and new meanings that will be evolutionary.

Apply today your intent in this new direction of change as you contemplate the new direction that your path will take. Allow this new direction to aid you. See the world differently, perceive yourself differently, and open the door to allow for change and a different experience of life. With this new outlook will your mind clear, your head detach from the old you, and your inner you find resonance in clarity and truth. Apply your new words today, and find a new you, unearthed from the old habits and perceptions, and ready to grow. This is good! Trust your self, and trust all that you perceive now; it is meant to aid you. Accept and trust, and perceive differently now. I dare you, my friends, to take this opportunity to grow!

#190 Repair and Prepare

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message of guidance for us today, and for the weekend ahead?

Repair and prepare now your solitary vessel of the self for sailing into the calmer waters that lie ahead. Under new conditions, make use of your time to fix what needs fixing, and be ready for what later lies ahead. Do not anticipate disaster, but be ready for anything and everything. Place your self firmly in command and be aware, at all times, of your place upon the great waters of life. The sea does react to energy differently from a small pond, or even a large lake. A stream carries different properties than a river, and so is it within each of you that the properties of your own resident energy vary and need attending to differently.

Recognize who you are now. Discover the vessel you call your own, and the energetic flow you have chosen as your method of movement and fuel. Find your self full of acceptance for this total package of the self, right now, and determine what you need to complete your preparations for the next part of your journey.

With this time of contemplation and preparation do you give your self the gift of acceptance, recognition, and awareness of where you now find your self, and what the meaning of your life is now. With much learning already behind you, may you proceed now, with quite a nice bit of awareness to steady and aid you as you go. Your companions upon your journey must now be chosen for their worthiness and ability to make the journey with you. Alert your self, first, to the fact that you expect such worthiness and ability to be your own strengths, and your own awareness to continually be utilized. Do not fall asleep at the wheel of your vessel! Do not allow your attention to your course to waver or falter. Do not abide by the rules of old, or of others, but abide by your own new rules.

Choosing, first, the new self to board the vessel as you prepare for the coming month, and reasserting the rules of life and of awareness are essential steps. Remind your self that this journey that you now take through life is of importance, utmost importance, not only for you, but for the greater world and even beyond that earth realm, for you have potential and possibility to evolve now, in infinity. Your journey now has shifted, from one of earth-living to one of infinite life as an evolutionary being. The choice in how you view your journey is up to you. Once you have declined or accepted a new view of your self and your reason for being, then is it up to you to decide where you next point your bow.

So, this is why I suggest that your companionship in life is as important as your inner work and the preparation of your sailing vessel. Your companions must be worthy, hardworking individuals, with equivalent interests in growth. Your ship must vibrate with resonant energy; hum with resonant partnership; and function at a new growth-oriented level so that explorations and adventures may be undertaken, with everyone on board ready and willing to take on the tasks necessary, in order to make each leg of the journey a successful growing process.

If no resonance exists with another, is it far better to prepare for solitary sailing. Your boat will find other boats to sail upon the waters beside, fulfillingly and happily corralled with other vessels equally full of desires for life and adventure out upon the greater waters of life. Find a rivulet to start out from and see where your vessel next ends up. There are so many energetic rivulets that lead in so many directions. Take time now to prepare, to contemplate, and to determine the best course for your self to take, utilizing all your skills, of knowing and awareness, to reach your own inner truth.

From this place of deepest truth, clearly spoken or only vaguely heard, begin the process of seeking that resonance, the place from which to launch. For now, soon, will it be time to set out upon the waters of your choice and go on a new adventure, backed by the winds of growth and change, ready to assist you and drive your vessel upon its chosen course.

But there is still plenty of time to prepare now, before this great opportunity for change and clarity arrives. It will come. Be ready for it. That is where your energy should be placed now, in preparation, contemplation, and making significant choices for your own future. This is good for today.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR