#285 I Advise Allowing the Process to be Your Guide

Dear Jeanne,
This is the first question being asked by one of your readers.

I was very interested in the message where you conveyed the resolution of your lives through your participation in the conception of a new baby with the soul of your birth mother, and how that related to your soul’s work in resolving the issues of many lifetimes. And yet you don’t advocate exploring past lives. I remember where you said we should focus on the issues before us in this life, which makes sense. But I wonder if you could explain why knowledge of past lives wouldn’t bring guidance to the process. -Pat

My Dear Pat, I do understand your dilemma, for my focus has continually been on resolving issues related to now for your energetic growth and evolution. I resist stressing past life experiences because it may cause and create too much stress and tension, and even introduce issues that are not current issues, creating confusion.

Yes, all of your past lives have significance, but what are your current issues? Those are the ones needing resolution, whether they relate to a past life or not. Current issues will stick out like a sore thumb until they are tended to.

Of course, if you discover in your work of now that a past life experience appears to push you to a new level of understanding, so do I insist on pursuing such an avenue. But I advise allowing the process to be your guide, rather than go seeking backwards.

Focus forward, but at the same time be aware of your issues that will point out the past that must be addressed in this life. If those issues take you back to other lives, so then are they significantly important, and necessary experiences that will aid you in resolving the issues of this life.

Do not take focus off now by diverting your attention from the task at hand. If issues keep arising in this life, then most likely did they also occur in other lives, yet do they still exist. So you will find no resolution of them in your past life, merely a presentation of them.

Accept your issues as the work you must do on the self. My own experiences, as Jeanne Marie Ketchel, did guide me to deal with the issue of abandonment that you mention. It was my main issue to resolve that remained unresolved through many lifetimes. Yet as Jeanne did I hold out, until I almost missed the boat on it. At the very last did I remain available to complete it, already having entered my energy form, but available, because of my awareness, to remain present in that world, as energy, and able to direct my focused intent to complete the cycle of lives, and that main issue.

Did I carry that issue over many lifetimes? Yes, I did, though the last few lives did it arise as most important. It is in fact an issue of detachment more than abandonment, and that is what you too are being asked to learn. Detachment will resolve all issues, yet is it the most difficult to learn and practice, for it requires a fine balance between love and compassion, with complete acceptance of the journey thus far taken, and the understanding that every aspect of a journey is not only meaningful and significant, but also that it is necessary for the completion of the cycle of lives lived upon that Earth, and the ability to evolve into energy.

As energy are you no longer attached to the things of that Earth, or the human form. So it is most desirable to learn detachment, total detachment, meaning a complete letting go, with full understanding, acceptance, and knowledge of where you are headed next already beginning to blossom in your awareness.

So, to answer your question further, I advocate learning the lessons presented to you in this lifetime, for they are issues of previous lives, have no doubt about that. They are succinctly presented, and must be dealt with, in the here and now, with all that you now have available to you. Know that you have been in similar situations, yet also know that you are given a chance to finish up what you were perhaps unable, or unwilling to finish up in a previous life. But also understand that your previous experiences set you up for this life, giving you the necessary qualities to continue onward toward growth.

You will discover your past lives as you fully embrace this life. You will discover who you are now, and who you have been, in doing the work of the self. This is so for all. Do not dismiss your issues that repeatedly present themselves to you as simply old habits that you need to change, but fully investigate what has kept you snagged on them. In so deeply discovering who you are now will you discover your completion.

I hope these words do solve some of the riddle of why I do not like to stir up too much from the distant past, but prefer to remain focused on the biggest issues of this life. It is enough, and it will show you what you need to do, and where you need to go. If you need to discover more, and are curious about your past lives, electing to adventure into them, remain aware of the issues, and also of your opportunity to now resolve them with awareness of the journey taken. But return always to your place of now, for that is where the work must be done. Past lives do intrigue, I admit, but they can also become a diversion from the work on the issues so necessary for life’s completion upon that Earth.

Find your self firmly planted in this journey, all of you Evolutionary Beings. Tackle the life you have been granted, have chosen, and have elected to live, for it holds everything you need to know about your self. It asks you to resolve who you are now, and that is your greatest challenge, and focus. Good Luck! And thank you for your question!

A Shift in the Process

Dear Readers of Jeanne’s Messages,

In an effort to enact a change, a shift out of the comfortable habit of the daily channeling process, whereby I ask Jeanne a question, or allow her to speak on whatever she would like to bring up, we would like to open up to you, The Readers, to ask questions. We are excited to offer this opportunity for your involvement in the channeling process and in this energetic shift. When I asked Jeanne, earlier today, if she liked this idea this is what she said:

“Energetically speaking it is a very good idea, though I do intend to continue teaching what I know. So be prepared for what I may say if you do not feed me questions of value for evolutionary growth. That is my intent, and so that is what the questions should focus on. That is all that really matters, so I might dismiss some of your queries if they do not suit my mission, or address them only with the briefest of nods. So, yes, I find that idea interesting. I await the questions, and I await my answers too! Ha ha!”

We invite you to submit questions regarding, as she says, evolutionary growth. They will be presented to Jeanne in the order they arrive, but if they are deemed too personal we will have to, unfortunately, pass them by, or perhaps save them for another time. We look forward to evolving the process and seeing where this brings us. Please advise whether you would like your first name mentioned in the question and posted on the website, or asked anonymously. Send your questions via email to: jan@riverwalkerpress.com

Thank you for participating!

#284 It is Time to Evolve, My Dears, and You Really Don’t Have a Choice

Dear Jeanne,
What message do you have for us today?

What message do you need?

I’ve noticed the energy, but feel that the shift I want isn’t quite happening. Maybe it’s in small increments, but I’d like it to speed up a little. Other people I’ve talked to are also feeling this, that the energy is intense, but not much else has happened to bring us to a place of noticeable change. Can you address this issue of our real desire for change, but the frustration of waiting for it, while at the same time feeling the energy revving up? It’s a little confusing trying to figure out how to handle it.

Do I not, at all times, stress a calm, balanced attitude to all that seeks to urge and disrupt your complacency?

Yes, you do, and I am reminded of that often, but this energy now is different. It has a youthful exuberance to it that I see manifesting in a lot of people, an eagerness that is looking for an outlet that is right this time, but not quite finding it, so then we have to deal with the intensity of it.

You will all need to get used to this energy that continues to mount. For the next few months will there be occurrences of this energetic flow bursting forth, yet will it not settle into a calm flow for a while yet. This energy that mounts, incrementally, is building all energy to a new level, so each burst is as if a step up has been taken. There is great need for this shift in energetics upon that Earth. You are present during a time of great change even though you may feel frustrated at the slowness of it. As you feel the pressure of it, so also must you keep in mind that it is simultaneously rising to a higher level of intensity, and in the long run is this necessary, and good for the great awakening and shift that is coming. This time of great shift will affect all who live upon that planet in some manner. Some will be affected greatly, others not so greatly, but still is life upon that Earth destined to change.

What kind of timeframe are you talking about? Months? Years? Decades?

In time will the length of buildup and anticipation not matter, for everything must be prepared for this shift. Over the next few months, perhaps even the next few weeks, is there going to occur shift, and vital change that will kick up quite a lot of notice and controversy. Then gradually, over the next few years, will subsequent changes be enacted; all with the purpose of shake up. These cosmic, and universal spurts of energy will create not imbalance upon that Earth as may at first be declared, but will in fact shift back into balance all that has gone awry. This century will be declared The Century of Change, Destruction, and Resurrection. Beyond that is there hope that awakened individuals will inhabit that planet, with new initiatives, and new habits of growth firmly embedded in their psyches.

For now, is it up to each one of you to awaken to the fact that this shift is at the core of your sense of frustration and the energy you are feeling. Do not dismiss this fact from your underlying truths. Even though you have your own issues in life to deal with, so are you privileged to be present during this time of great awakening and abrupt change. Your participation is being asked for.

So I guess we should learn to get used to the build up of energy, and use it for our own growth?

That is exactly what you should be doing. Learning to harness it. But it is important to not get swept away by it. Its intensity may throw you off your path. You may have to wrestle out of it what is resonant only to you. For even though this energy builds in intensity, so is it possible to siphon off only what you need in order to remain balanced and in sync with it at the same time, able to flow and stay in a state of calm.

This will entail learning detachment, responsibility for the self, and denial of the greedy baby inside all of you. It is time to evolve, My Dears, and you really don’t have a choice. “The times they are a-changin’,” so get used to it! But get used to it in an evolutionary manner, by toning down, tuning in, and flowing with the energy that is reciprocal and resonant. You all have learned so many skills now that I know you are fully capable of figuring out what to do.

The Rules of Life and Change must now become your trusty guidance, handy at all times to remind you how an evolutionary being should conduct a life of meaning and growth, within the context of great, sweeping energy of change.

So, I hope this answers your questions. As the energy continues to build, step-by-step, allow your self to keep up with it, but remain innerly calm and balanced so that your boat does not get swept away, and capsized by the intensity of the storm that is constantly brewing and escalating. Instead, remain alert, seeking calmer waters, where your inner work may continually be conducted, even as you maintain awareness of the storm just beyond your cove.

You can all do this, if you learn to flow, to remain stable, and responsible, and live a life according to the new rules. Good Luck now, as the next few days may present a much-needed lull, but prepare during this time for new energy to come. It is going to be quite a burst of energy that may knock you about in order to wake you up, keep you alert, and ask for your undivided attention as it wreaks some well-needed havoc upon that Earth. I suggest you look forward to it with calm enthusiasm, and a new confidence, knowing you can handle anything that comes your way. Attempts to remain calm and stable will succeed if you are aware that this is what the energy is meant to do now, shake you up. So accept it, calm down, and see where it leads you. Oh, and enjoy it too. For it holds within its intensity much joy and lightheartedness that should be engaged in, and not missed, for then would your journey not be completely fulfilling.

NOTE: Just thought I’d give an update on the bird caught in the bathroom fanlight, as several people have asked what happened. Well, I was sure it had flown out, but alas it was just sitting inside the elbow that connects the pipe to the fixture. It stayed there for the rest of the day and night, then in the morning reemerged in the fixture, just as desperate to get out. It then became clear that we had to rescue it. It was a nice fat starling, and as it was released, chirped its thanks, and flew off, none the worse for the time stuck in the pipe.

I also want to mention that the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s song The Times They Are A-Changin’ are really quite interesting in light of what Jeanne is saying. You can read them at this link: The Times They Are A-Changin’

#283 Strive Now to “See” Differently

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message for today?

Await now results of your work on the inner self. Abide continually by the new Rules of Life and Change, as I constantly point out, for they contain many hidden treasures as yet unearthed. Your awareness, as it is honed, and your diligent inner work, will continue to lead you properly, and those hidden treasures will emerge from my previous words to further enlighten you.

I feel like I must be missing something in those Rules. You keep bringing them up, and I keep reading them, but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to notice. This may be the same for your other readers too. Am I missing something important?

Do not puzzle over that, but continue to do the deeper work on the self, challenging your inclinations to fall back into old habits. Refer often to those Rules, for as you evolve so will the deeper meanings appear to enlighten you.

So, you’re not going to enlighten me I see. I have to figure it out for myself, right?

Of course, Jan. I am not inclined to do your work for you, or for anyone. I pose the questions and present the tests for you to take. As a teacher and a guide do I but nudge you, enticing you always onto your true path. Neither do I demand nor seek compliance on your part, but allow you full reign of experience in order to grow. My intent is not to have anyone beholden to me, nor consider me the only one who offers guidance. I am one of many, yet is it appropriate for you to know that those of us who support you, and urge you on your journey, also expect you to learn as much as possible while there in that lifetime, so that you may emerge from it ready to join us, as equals. This is true for all of you evolutionary beings. I do not speak of Jan alone when I state this, for all of you have equal potential and ability.

Strive now to “see” differently. Take off the glasses that have become fogged over, and wipe away the dust from your eyes. Soften your gaze a little so that the world around you takes on a different look. In this state of slightly blurred awareness, may you begin to “see” the way that is available to you. For this type of seeing is not the seeing of eyes, but the seeing of your own energy in relationship to all other energy. You have the ability to see energy. This is what I point out as I continue to suggest that you retain awareness of The Rules of Life and Change as you go through your day. Continue to hone the skills of awareness; they will aid you. But reduce your seeing to a less sharp sight; blur it, and feel with your seeing eyes, rather than seek hardness of vision. In this manner may you begin to experience the world around you slightly differently.

This is an especially appropriate time to do this, as nature itself is in such a state of energetic awakening, quite vital, and pretty available. Observe, in quiet contemplation, all that is happening around you now in nature. Begin to feel the bursting forth of energy in your part of the world, and attempt to understand those Rules as pertaining to such energy.

In other parts of the world, where life is not at such a stage of bursting forth, is there still energy in nature to be observed, whether it be bedding down energy, or silently vital energy seeking sustenance as the world changes. So is it all energy of life itself.

Do not stress so much over my meanings, but seek instead your own experiences to guide you. For your own life is the one great teacher. I am merely an aid, a guide along the path. If you ask for help, I will give it. If you stumble along, and seem to need assistance or a push in the right direction, if deemed truly necessary, so will I push you or offer you a sign. But all of this help is needlessly wasted if you do not dare your self to experience life differently. So stay the course of growth. “See” it all around you. Hone your awareness skills; and remain focused, always, on the wonders that truly exist in your life, your world, and your potential world. Life is amazing! Don’t miss it!

#282 March Onward

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a word or note of guidance today?

Dig out your truths, and stand with them firmly visible in your grasp today, for this is a day when you will want to utilize them. Do not allow old places to reach out for you, nor drag you into their sullen comforts, but strive now to march onward, taking your new path that leads you far away from that which has been your norm. Remember, you are different now. You are changing with the times that call for such drastic change, and you are a person of spirit, with intent for personal transformation and evolution. Remain steady upon this path, but even more so, wear the mantle of this spirit that you are, the cloak of an evolutionary being who is not afraid to turn up your collar and march onward, with your truths protecting you and guiding you. Where do you go now? Why, forward, of course, My Dears, always forward, wherever it may lead. Don’t worry, you are doing fine. You may need to turn your back on the unaccepting ones, but do not ever turn your face or your intent from your goal. Life is too exciting to be wasted, for even a second, wondering about others who seek only oblivion. Stay the course of growth, change, and inner spirit work, and you will do well.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR