New Quotes Posted Today from Upcoming Book

Dear Readers of Jeanne’s Messages,

I have posted some new quotes in the Quotes sidebar today. They are from some earlier messages that are contained in our book, The Book of Us, which we will be publishing shortly, as an E-Book, hopefully over the next two weeks. We will be offering it as a free download through the holiday season; thereafter, it will be for sale at a very reasonable rate.

The Book of Us is, in the first part, a memoir, tracing the thirty years that Chuck and Jeanne Ketchel lived together, focusing on the journey these two very compatible beings traveled as they followed their spirits. This memoir includes their early years, personal inner struggles, a Jamaican retreat, professional life, work with Carlos Castaneda’s group, and their unique and exhaustive search through the world of alternative cancer treatments, ending with Jeanne’s final journey in leaving this life. The book is interspersed with journal writings, from journals Jeanne kept her entire adult life, with insights provided by Chuck, as well as channeled reflections as Jeanne was asked to comment on her past from her new vantage point. In the second part, entirely channeled, Jeanne describes transitioning from her body, and what she has encountered since leaving this world. In these early messages she is still figuring things out and often states that she doesn’t know how everything works yet, but in reading her messages now we discover how far she has continued to evolve, more sure of her place, and her mission.

We hope that you will not only enjoy this book, but also pass it along to others who may find it of interest, and in so doing become part of this mission of awakening that we, Chuck and I, had chosen to partake in. We will be sending out a notice of publication when the time arrives. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy the messages. May they guide you on your journey.

Very sincerely, Jan Ketchel

#176 Take the Fruits of Your Hard-Earned Lessons

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

Unwrap from the old ideas of the self now as you continue your journey into maturity of spirit, seeking always intent that will allow for growth. Place intent where it will have meaning and significance, on that which will travel forward with you into a life of growth and evolution. As you now experience that energy that winds down, from high vibration, confrontation, and intimate bewilderment, embrace what you have learned about the self, and allow it to be firmly planted in your knowing. Take the fruits of your hard-earned lessons and strap them to your back for future nurturance as you travel your path.

Whenever there is such volatile and troublesome energy as has touched down among you in recent times, so must you take what you have learned and keep it in your knowing, for anything learned in such times is well-earned and of utmost importance. For such tumultuous times result in lessons of great importance being achieved, though they may, at first, seem trivial, or of little significance. Await further growth now, await shift of energy; and then see how the events of the past few weeks, and days, truly have affected you, both your decisions, and your actions.

I regret that such energy is leaving now, for its intensity works well to further my mission of awakening. But such energy is cyclical, and have no doubt that it will return in equal intensity when it is proper for it to do so. Until then, is there plenty on the horizon to keep you busy and alert.

Do not anticipate that just because such energy is releasing from your realm that things will lighten up! For you, in your own life, will now stir up plenty of your own energy as you take in what you have learned, and process the decisions you have made, and proceed now on your journey having made choices that will change you, and change the way you do things. Look for troubled times ahead; but without such intense energy surrounding you is there danger that you will not notice this intensity, until it is too late. Be alert, and aware, and observant in your own life. Do not allow the calmer energy to dull your senses, or hide your intuition from you. Your awareness must remain keen so you don’t fall into old traps.

Rest, but briefly; then pick up your traveling spirit self and continue your journey along your path of growth and adventure. Continue your quiet contemplative self-study, seeking your inner truths, with your spirit further awakening and guiding you in your decisions and choices. Do what is right. Listen to your calm inner spirit, and your pathway will reveal itself clearly. Push aside the veils, the old veils that seek to keep your awareness from you, and in so doing allow clarity and fresh life to be your companions.

Await results of your tests. How do you think you did? Whether you passed or not, so have you learned vital lessons; and now you also know how to proceed. Of course you do! Do what’s right! What other choice is there, if you are on the path of spirit and spirit connection?

#175 Continue the Inward Turning

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have guidance to offer for today and over the weekend?

Do not lay aside your vigilant behavior, for this time is fraught with unsettled energy that will continue to seek out sustenance. It is your job to protect and nurture yourself, staying continually aware that negative and uncouth, undesirable forces abound, and are seeking attention. Do not latch onto that which stirs from outside you, but do seek contained confrontation with that which erupts inside you. Continue to turn inward, and investigate the self. Doing the work of the inner self, constantly focused, and diligently heeding this inner tenaciousness, is most important business. I suggest, that all continue the inward turning that I have spoken of now for many days, for it will aid you on your journeys. Outward turning, and attention placed upon the pulls of the moon and planets, causing havoc worldwide, will do you no good. Guard your own energy carefully. Remain steady in your trust of the inner self to do the necessary work and be your stable, centered guide throughout this time of outer turmoil. I do not advocate much participation in the world over the next few days; far better to remain quietly meditative and fixed on inner work, with reading, writing, and dreaming as your companions. These things will be fulfilling enough, for the energy will see to it. Even in keeping energy outside of you, and away from your awareness, so will you be affected by the disturbances it creates, for even as all energy affects all other energy will you not escape its force as it seeks entry through your closed and locked doors. Even this disturbance outside of you will be felt. Use it to force concentration upon the inner you, and seek not distraction from it, but meaningful work. Ask for help, ask for guidance, and ask for dreaming companionship so that your lessons may be taught, and learned, in that vital state.

Nestle in for some inner work this weekend, fully aware that you will be tested. The grand construct of energetic tutors is about to release the test of the greatest magnitude, requiring all your skills thus far learned. So, prepare for this; keeping yourself alert and fully aware that it is outside of you, this energy that requires such diligent work; and keep your focus on your inner work. Thus will you succeed in passing this most important of tests.

This time of intensity will pass in a few days. Good luck, my friends. You will do well because you have been preparing for this, all this long time we have been together. Do not become overly anxious. Use your calm to your greatest advantage, and remain in your steady and balanced place; knowing that you alone control your vessel, your life, and your journey’s direction. Keep to the path; stay on course.

#174 Turn Inward and Protect

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a word of guidance for today, something specific and significant for just this day?

Hold steady now in your place of calm, though the energy abounds to ignite tempers and begin a war, either within or without. Do not go to battle, either against the self or against others, but simply remain in your firmly grounded position of calm knowing of the self. Disregard the barbs and the spears that may shoot past you, or the untruths that arise from within to disrupt your quiet journey. Outside influences seek to invade, policing and protecting what they ascertain belongs to them, but your inner you must remain keenly alert to such invaders and reject their attempts to infiltrate your boundaries. This sort of surprise attack will be observed outside of you as well. Do not be fooled by the fact that it is outside of you, in the world around you, or in others. Do not think you are exempt. The energy that now abounds is tenacious and deviant, and will find openings in order to feed its greed and its insatiable appetite, for it fears its own demise, and will fight ferociously to sustain itself.

Turn inward and protect and nurture your inner boundaries, even as your outer boundaries must also be protected. Reserve time for quick security checks throughout this time of energetic consequence when the unwanted seek entry for their own purposes alone. You have now honed your skills to a good point, and must aid yourself by using what you know works for your calm and quiet alertness to remain intact, and actively protective of your inner you.

The outside world may reflect such consequences of aggressive behavior that you also exhibit and experience. There is great energetic force now upon that earth that seeks change, and change often happens as a result of devastation, and so may it be now. But keep always in your knowing, that such change is necessary, cannot be avoided if it is truly the only way that progress can be made. Seek, even in times of destructive energy, the calm inner self; look for resonance in your own life, and understand the signs of change all around you. These signs are also meant for you to notice and pay attention to for what they signal in your own life that desires, and needs, and knows that change is now of utmost importance.

Do not be afraid of change; it is how evolution and growth spur forth new life, and new adventures. But do be concerned for your own growth now, remaining alert and aware, so that you use this time of energetic absurdity to advantage. Do not get caught in the war, but do use it to turn inwards and discuss your own shortcomings, and your own needs for resolution, and positive, healthy change in your own life, both your outer life, and your inner life. No matter what happens, remain focused on spirit growth, spirit resonance, and spirit knowing to guide you. Be brave, and steady warriors of the spirit revolution, and enact great change in this new and so desirable manner, for in so doing will there eventually be an energetic shift that will benefit all mankind. Even as the Dark Ages do loom in your knowing, so are you fully capable of changing the outcome of your own life, and the world around you. It all begins with you. Stay spirit energized and focused. This is good!

#173 Stay on Track

Dear Jeanne,
Can you offer a simple word or phrase of guidance today?

Stay on track, that is the best advice I can give you during this time of roughness and turmoil. Do not allow the energy to sweep you up into its negativity, but remain firmly fixed in your inner calm and quiet. This force of energy that now resides within your realm is vindictive in its efforts to attract your attention, perhaps reminding you of previous circumstances in your life that you did not attach to and it seeks your attachment now, in energy similar to previous times. Please note: energy is cyclical; so you may feel resonance with it, memories may appear, but do not attach, simply view the truth of them and move on. Put your little sailboat to the wind, and ride out the storm, staying one beat ahead of it because you have knowing and awareness in your pocket of truth now, to keep you safe from harm. Seek positive energy inside yourself now. Stay away from the negative potential that seeks attachment. Do not fall into the same traps that have been set before. That’s what this energy seeks, to trap you, testing your progress. Have you learned some lessons or not? Stay on track.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR