#70 Uncover Your Innocence

Dear Jeanne,
What advice do you have for us today? As you know, many people read your messages and are greatly affected by them. Do you have guidance for this particular day?

Find your balance, your center, your calm inner knowing place of internal wisdom. I do not wish to harm any of you, but I do wish to push you to evolutionary growth. You must take my words as meaningful in this manner, that they are meant to encourage you to take on life as a thoroughly evolving being. So, please, take my advice for what it means to you personally on your own journey. Take in the meaning into your deepest knowing place, and contemplate what the meaning is for your personal growth. For I do not wish to confuse or push you to do anything that does not feel right. Just because I urge something upon you does not mean that it is exactly right for you today. But, do find evolutionary meaning in my words, and take them inside you, locking them away for future reference as you make your way through your life. Find the meaning that is pertinent and grow from it, but do not neglect also to heed the right knowing of your own heart.

With that in mind, I will continue my barrage against the big baby. This aspect of the self is the most crucial one to overcome in order to evolve. Yes, everyone has a big baby. Everyone must learn to accept this, and to understand that the baby holds within its tight grasp the key to spirit growth and connection. This key is your innocence, your eternal knowing locked inside that baby frame, valuable yet hidden underneath all of the baby habits and the baby refusals to grow up. Life evolution requires that your baby remain attached to its purity, its innocence, but that it evolve into maturity and responsibility, the two other most important aspects of growth.

As the adult in the situation, your job is to maintain your stable place as the one in charge. Do not debate with your baby, with your inner child, with your recalcitrant teen. But, do lay down the law, the law of evolution and growth, so that, at all times, are you on the right path. Your baby will appreciate this and fall into line with your path because it knows that your decisions are based on resonance, and this will comfort it and keep it calmly centered. In this state will your innocence emerge to aid you on your journey. Your innocence is your original inner self, so hurt, so dampened by life, by tragedy, by pain, and by the vicissitudes of life. This is normal. It has been buried under scar tissue for many years. But, you have been slowly scraping away at it, beginning to engage it. And how do I know this? Because you are reading my words! And if you are reading my words and following my daily missives, then I know that your innocence is becoming uncovered.

Uncover your innocence a bit more. But in order to do this, must you work from a place of maturity and balance in your own world. You must be the ultimate, sane, and balanced adult putting your baby into a quiet trance of calm so that the innocence may emerge, may come out and play, and enjoy life.

Your innocence allows you to trust my words. It allows you to trust your spirit knowing. It allows and encourages you to trust the signs in your life as being real and guiding. It enables you to go on a true spiritual journey, geared toward personal evolution, in both the real world that you daily inhabit, and your own private inner world.

Your innocence needs you to care for it; to tend and nurture it, and protect it now as it may never have been protected before. This is the wellspring of your spiritual life, the key to your growth and the place where your knowing resides. But you will only have direct access to this innocence if your mature self calms the big baby, settles the inner child, and negotiates with the recalcitrant teen, teaching that you are on a journey and, as journeyers, must you be responsible for every action you take and every decision you make. Uphold this responsibility to the highest degree! Become the one who is in control of your life, your journey, and your destiny!

Do not put this responsibility upon me, or any other. It is your job and yours alone. My words are offered as guidance, and as tools along the way, but ultimately you are totally responsible for being in control, for making choices in life, and for teaching yourself the way to growth of spirit, and of your human self.

Balance, balance, balance at all times! Balance your physical self every morning. Do not overdo the coffee, for this will unseat your much-needed calm. Use your energy to brew up a cup of calm, not a cup of jittery brown liquid. Seek instead that healing light that is so available upon request, and allow it to swirl down, down, down throughout your being, bringing you pale but vibrant light, gentle but powerful healing energy, as it seeps into every pore and fiber and cell in your body and gives completely of its energy. Do not ask for too much, but only what you need for the day. This is enough.

Ask for its healing to balance you, to calm you, to soothe you, and give you the capability to do only what is right and good in your life. Ask it to help you make the right choices for yourself and all others in your life who love you, who respect you, and who rely on you for your good judgment, and your guidance, and companionship. For even as I ask you to become self-centered and calm, so do I expect you to remain responsible and mature adults facing your world and addressing your issues, your work, your problems as full-fledged members of society, as family members, and as participants in the world.

Attach to your innocence today. Find out what it is trying to tell you. With the baby quietly resting attempt to reconnect to your lost innocence without disturbing your childish needs. You already know what this innocence feels like, for it speaks often of trust, of allowing yourself to trust, and it also dares you greatly to try out new things in the manner of spirit growth. If you become hurt by this daring, do not run and wake up the child and say, “I’m sorry!” But instead, decide, with maturity, to not be hurt by anything that your knowing teaches you. For this is the awakening of your inner spirit that seeks to guide you and keep you on the path of knowing and growth so that your connection to this aspect of self will continually strengthen, and eventually will its calm voice be very accessible, and your awareness of it will be cultivated to a lovely garden of trust.

So, go now, continue to understand the big baby. Look at how it controls your life and makes decisions for you. Do you really want to live your life controlled by someone who can’t even walk yet? Do you really want to carry around a load of dirty diapers your whole life? Do you really want to be a nursemaid; having to tiptoe around so as not to disturb the cranky baby? I should say not! Time for the adult you to thoroughly address the situation and find your place in the Universe of You. And then, once you have established your knowing of this, can you venture out into the greater universe, ready to experience what life really has to offer. I can only urge you along by saying that, You Are Missing So Much! I look forward to your enjoyment of life as never before experienced. So, come on, let’s keep going!

#69 The Lovely Plateau of Growth

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

Step outside of yourself now and take a backward glance. See the patterns of highs and lows and the even planes in your life. See now, from this plateau of knowing, where you have been, and look forward then to the horizon with renewed vigor and interest in proceeding differently on your journey.

Have respect for yourself and the journey thus far taken. Everything has been significant in the past. Every action, every decision, every move you have taken has gotten you where you are now. Respect this journey as you look back over the pattern of your past. Resolve now to proceed differently, with guidance given, with new awareness, and with your future resolution firmly planted to go now into spirit living, spirit opening, and spirit driven being.

Balance your needs, your desires, your big baby, and your adult self. Keep on an even keel, even tempered, and thoroughly focused on growth. Resolve issues that have kept you bound to old ways, for they are not life enhancing, but life debilitating. Do you wish to stay slow and sluggish in your life, or do you wish to have change and growth as your new daily vitamin? Take this new capsule of knowing that I have been offering and finally allow it to go to work on you. Even if you are given the elixir to life, the secret formula to longevity, the means to survival beyond all others, so will none of this knowledge matter if you do not trust in it and act on it. Even the best daily vitamin will not have affect if you do not believe that it will have affect on your body.

Where is your trust in my messages? Where is your active participation in this mission I bring to you? Are you with me fully, as adult participants in true life, or are you staying behind to nurse your big babies? Do you not see that what you are offered is far greater than the desires of even the biggest baby among you? Time to retire the babies, the wants, the desires, the so called human needs, and point forward into the future, so ready and waiting for you to engage it, on that lovely plateau of growth that stretches out before you.

Stop wasting time! Get your acts together all you seekers, and let’s get this thing moving forward now. Have you not learned yet enough about yourself? Have you not utilized what I teach to change your life? Are you not moving forward even a little bit? Well then, move a little bit more and see what happens. Dare your adult self to let the sleeping baby lie still. Why disturb it? It does not need anything right now. Let it sleep soundly while you take a little break and advance on your spirit journey toward contentment and balance.

You have reached this plateau by hook or by crook, and now that you are here look around a little and see what has been made available to you. Much is in the future; much lies at your very feet, just waiting for you to notice. Much is in fact urging you to take note, to observe, and acknowledge it as being there for your usage on your journey.

Find the energy inside yourself now to respect the past, but move firmly footed into the future. All that you need lies waiting. Have you put your baby to sleep? Is your inner child quietly napping? Are you ready to step outside of the nursery and experience the fresh air of life, the calming breezes of energetic relevance? Do you not see what has been made available to you while you tended to the baby?

Grab your backpack full of knowledge, your awareness, and your daring, and firmly footed, alone in your spirit resonance, move forward now into the energy that awaits. You won’t regret it. The time is right to move forward in clarity, with messages at your feet to guide you. All the signs are pointing you in the right direction, but it is up to the calm and balanced adult self, moving in spirit resonance, to notice and interpret them correctly. This is how you must proceed now in order to benefit from this energetic relevance that awaits.

I look forward to your progress and your growth. And you should look forward to feeling your spirit resonance and allowing it to guide you from that place of calm knowing. Sit in your calm. Hear your own messages of truth. Then proceed in your journey. This is good!

#68 The Big Baby

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message of guidance today for all of us who read your words?

Look now to the self for motivation. Treat the self not as a baby in arms, but as a full-fledged adult, for that is how you must navigate in that world, as mature and hearty adults, and this maturity of purpose and intent is also necessary in order to navigate on your spiritual journey as well. Have you come up against discord in your life? Have you suffered some seemingly irreparable harm? Have you begotten much strife as a result of your impatience and your foolhardy moves? Do you tend to wallow in your own dirty diapers? Do you seek to stay in babyhood when you should grow up? Well, you readers of my words, get over it!

Seek your own growth even as you seek growth in others. Parent yourself with my words on parenting. Take in everything I said in relationship to you, yourself, and your own situation. Do not sit upon your throne and look upon everyone else as not doing it right, but discover that even you, who sit supremely prepared for life, have issues of the self to address. All of you have issues of the inner child, the inner big baby, and the inner desires to give over control and decision making to another. You all need to grow up.

Take control of your own life, your own progress, your own spiritual journey, and become the adult, the knowing parent and the focused mature spirit ready to travel forward now. If you keep dragging your big baby around you will forever have to deal with dirty diapers and all the paraphernalia that babies need. And the bigger the baby, the more stuff you have to drag around with you. Come on; investigate what your big baby does to you on a daily basis. Find what your actions regarding this infant in the driver’s seat do to you. How are your decisions affected? How are your relationships affected? How are your waking hours affected?

To proceed in life from a place of maturity with the inner big baby well placed, well known, and well managed is to proceed in life with dignity, with personal knowing of the self as fully in control, and with the innate ability to quickly assess how to proceed correctly in life. Do not let your big baby rule, or you will have stunted growth in life.

My words on parenting issues must be utilized to address these issues of the inner child. No one is exempt from studying this aspect of themselves. I urge all of you to take time over the next few days to understand that all of you have this big baby aspect deep inside you. Discover how well you are parenting this baby. Discover if your methods are truly doing the job as it should be done. Find out if your baby is well taken care of and living in harmony with your adult knowing, or does it lash out at you all too often, begging and crying and desiring too much for any baby?

This is a new balance that must be achieved if you are to maintain true balance in life. I do not ever advocate total neglect or denial of this baby, for in this action would you deny a vital aspect of the self that must be acknowledged and accepted as part of life. That baby can lead you to discoveries about the self that may not ever emerge in any other fashion. These aspects of the psyche can remain hidden and smothered if the baby is not treated with respect and paid attention to.

Know your inner baby. Understand what it seeks to teach you. Find out why it continually presents you with the same problem over and over again? Why are you stuck on the issues you are stuck on? Because you are supposed to learn something from them, silly! Don’t take me in the wrong way with that word. I use it only with deep affection for all of you. But, I also know how frustrating life with the big baby in control can be. If the baby is screaming all day long for attention then perhaps it is letting you know, very loudly and clearly, that you are not doing something right. For if you were doing everything right the baby would be happy, contented, and calmly balanced.

Do you cradle your inner baby lovingly, knowingly cognizant of its abilities and its spirit awareness? Have you allowed it to guide you? Do you listen to what it is really saying to you when it cries out? Have you discovered that it usually means something quite different from what you anticipate? Until the baby learns to speak must there be close rapport and much togetherness to discover how the baby functions, for all babies are unique in their habits and their needs. It is up to the parent to learn how their own baby speaks, without words, but with sounds nonetheless.

So, in order to continue in your progress as a good parent, both to those outside of you and to this inner baby, must you discover who your own inner baby really is. You must find it inside you and learn everything there is to learn about it. Become familiar with it. Even if you do not acknowledge that you have one, begin to see how it will let you know it exists. Because, believe me, it will!

If you are going to proceed in your life, following your resonance, enjoying proper alignment, and utilizing the powerful energy upon that earth must you fully embrace and understand who you are, how you function, and how all aspects of your self also function. To be fully aware, alert and ready to take on life must you acknowledge the big baby inside and learn from it, but also teach it to regard your maturity as correct and right for the journey you must take together. Control of your big baby does not mean sticking a pacifier in its mouth. It means fully knowing it, and accepting your life as a contract with this aspect of yourself. Your learning and growing self needs and desires knowledge of this agreement in order to grow, and develop, and live life to the fullest.

Take care of those inner babies. Love and cherish them for the problems they create and for the lessons they teach. Bind yourself fully to them, committed to a lifetime of love and self-understanding in order to grow into a complete human being, and a well balanced and complete spirit being as well.

A Note on Message #67

A note of interpretation from Jan: by children, Jeanne is referring not only to our own children, but anyone else we have in our lives who we are attached to in a similar type of parenting relationship. It could be our own parents, spouses, partners, friends, or anyone who we worry about or fear for, including our own inner child.

#67 Free ALL the Children

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

Take the focus off the worrisome self now and turn your attention to the evolving self. Attention upon worries is a waste of energy, for worries are but preying upon you, eating up your available reserves, tapping in to the very source of who you are, stealing from you blatantly in open daylight. Do you not see this? As attention is given to worries so is your energy deemed available, and it is eagerly lapped up, as if wild beasts had come to your door and discovered a crack of entry.

Your worries do not solve problems, not does the focus on your worries solve problems. The only thing that solves problems is time and evolutionary choice. Seek today to disengage from worry; this is your challenge.

Step back a moment from your reality, and take a new look. Where would you like to focus your energy? On your calm, and your balance, as you know you should? Well, do that, do that now. Find your center, breathe in to it, and get yourself into a place of calm relaxation. This will allow you to reassert and revisualize your life. Take a few minutes to enact this calm in yourself and them come back to my words, ready to accept what I say.

Okay now. The proper energetic solution to worry is to disengage from it. Easier said than done, you say? Yes, I know that, but, and this is a big but, you must learn how to do this, and all it takes is practice, practice, practice. And in the practice of disengagement do you actually get to experience how life will play out of its own accord, and your worry has no part in that! Worry is merely a mind-eater, a mind-feeder, and draws your energy/attention from focus on what you should actually be doing with your energy. And you all know that I fully endorse spending your energy in meaningful and solitary spirit endeavors that will benefit you and all who are in your company.

Is your worry placed upon children? These creatures we produce are our biggest worry subjects, and that fact I accept. For in my own lifetime, as Jeanne Marie Ketchel, did I have just this worrisome focus, even though I knew better, but to detach from children is not only our biggest challenge in life, but also our biggest coup! Seek now this coup in your own life.

So, as I requested, now that you are calmer, step back from your life, your reality, and your children, your child, and even your inner child, if this is the one giving you problems. Take a good look, first at this child that is eating up your attention. Yes, I know you love and care deeply about this child. I know you wish this child a happy, safe, and fulfilling life, and I know your concerns for this child are real, and pertinent, and perhaps even necessary above all. But, please recall what I have many times said: ALL, even this child you now fear for, are on an independent journey, which all must undertake and grow with, a journey that will undoubtedly be full of challenges, and full of conflict, confrontations, and perhaps even danger. But, you, as a worthy parent, must allow this child to venture out into the world, unburdened of your worry and your fear, or you will tie it too deeply to you and your own fears. This will only damage it in its progress to maturity and evolutionary discovery of itself as a truly separate spirit on its own journey, which really has little to do with your own, except that you were the vehicle for its entry into this life.

Look at this child in a new fashion now. See yourself as its path of entry into this realm, and as its earliest influence. Have you filled it with love and knowledge? Guided it to understand life, taught it all that you know? Can you not now launch that child in to its own world now, different, oh so very different, from your own? But, do you not see how good this is? How fortunate that it is not living your life, but its own? Give your child, your boy or girl child, or your inner child, or your child to be, the gift of life, as you were never given it. Give it the knowledge now of its own spirit journey, its own responsibility for living its life fully, with maturity, with care of itself and others, constantly aware that it has a mission in this life, and it is up to it to find out what that is.

As parents we are but facilitators along the path, nudges, meant to push our fledglings out of the nest to discover their wings and launch themselves, with our energetic push, out into the world to discover it for themselves. Fill them early with all that you know that is true and right, and treat them always as true spirit beings even as you wish to be treated, for they retain what you teach and what you show, and they will have this always packed inside them. Show them love, and caring, and respect, and a mature knowledge of energetic responsibility for all who come into contact with your energy and theirs.

Keep them clear of your own fears. For the worst thing a parent can do is burden a child with old fears that have nothing to do with that child. Leave that child pristine in this sense, so that it may understand that fear and worry passed down from generation to generation are blocks along the evolutionary path. But, do teach, of course, to use awareness of fear and worry as instinctual signs to go cautiously forward and read the signs in life that seek to guide.

Instinct and knowing, paying attention to the deepest inner knowledge are skills that a new generation must begin now to learn and to utilize. For the entire world is changing and fears of old do not apply any longer. But new focus and new awareness must be placed on individual spirit knowing and respect for all as spirit entities. Only in this manner can the world change. With respect for all as spirit energy first, is there the possibility to change the world.

Even as that great country of America does barrel forward uncontrollably, seeking further growth, further consumption, and further wealth, so must this new generation turn it back into itself and seek to regain the true meaning of the independent spirit that once grounded it and offered refuge to adventurers and seekers of growth. For that is the grounding of that country, a new world for spirit energy to explore and grow in, getting it right finally, so that the entire world could change as a result of true evolutionary grounding.

That country has come far from its original intent, even as the vast majority of souls have come far from spirit intent, forgetting that their journey upon that earth is not one of human needs, but one of spirit needs. So, to get back to the issues of children, of all children, inside and outside us, what is it they truly need? Love and guidance; training in instinct and spirit knowing; and the clear insight that they are on their own evolutionary journey; that we, as parents, are meant to launch them and allow them to be free agents in the world, detached from us and the beginning we gave them, yet fully capable of acknowledging that we each did the best we could, at the time, for them.

Do not, as parents, hold yourselves accountable for their lives. Your job is to do what you can with your fullest abilities as you too progress [evolve]. There are many parents who do not choose to progress [evolve] and, sad as this may be, so do they offer their children the gift of great early challenge in order to guide them to knowledge of their own journey, perhaps more quickly, giving them internal knowing of spirit at an early age.

Our jobs as human beings is not out in the workforce, but within, where we seek to remember why we are there, and understand the reasons for our lives, the tracks they have taken, and reasons for what we now know. Give the children the knowledge that you now learn about life, about energy, about journeys, and remind them to seek always their own evolutionary spirit, and seek to discover why they are there, what does their life mean for them alone, what are they meant to do with it, and where are they truly meant to go.

Take away from them the burden of your worries, and your fears. Tell them that the choices they make in life must be for them and their life, not ever for you and your life. Give them the freedom of life by taking off them the burdens that you carry, and send them off into their own energetic existence free, really free, of your expectations and your desires. In order for the world to change must the children of the world, and I mean this in every context of the word “children,” be free to explore their own meaning for life upon that earth, equipped with knowledge of spirit, of past lives, and future lives, and of future energetic existence. Give them the BIG PICTURE of life and you give them the biggest gift of all.

Free them the way your spirit wishes to be free. And in this unburdening of them, taking back your worries, and your fears, do you offer yourself the example of how to proceed in your own life. Now take that knowledge with you into your calm, and know fully that life itself desires this freedom, this detachment, this unburdening, in order to fully progress on its spiritual journey. Untie the ties that bind, all of them, whether they be fear, worry, sorrow, desperation, or any issue that plagues you, and release, not only your own spirit energy, but offer this freedom to everyone else who comes in contact with you. Show by your example that life is not only a wonderful adventure and a challenge that must be fully encountered and lived, but also that life is an exquisite spiritual journey that also must be fully encountered and lived on that spiritual level. Send out children who are calm and balanced and fully knowing that they are spirit energy first and foremost, and you have done your part to change the world.

So, feel good about that! Our journeys in life upon that earth must be put into these contexts that I have described and laid out, or we will not progress beyond that world, and as good as it may sometimes get, it is but a stepping stone to true reality of spirit and energy that allows us to see more than meets the earthly eye. The eyes you now see with are missing a lot. Open your eyes to new possibilities and tell your children to keep their own eyes wide open, trusting all that comes their way as meaningful and guiding signs that they are being offered knowledge of truth and reality meant for them on their journey.

Observe how they choose to live, but do not live their lives. Observe how they choose to utilize the guidance they receive, but do not become attached to their decisions. Know always that they too must learn their own lessons, even as you do, and that they too have within them the same spirit abilities that you do, and that they are deeply affected by the choices they make, even as you are by your own.

Life is meant to be lived. Allow it to unfold, as it will. Offer guidance when appropriate, but guidance of spirit, not guidance of burdens; guidance of truth, not guidance of worry or fear; guidance of life as an evolutionary journey; and knowledge of each and every one of us as ultimately responsible for our own journey and no one else’s, neither we for theirs nor they for ours. The time will come when we all must know it is time to let them go off into their futures, fully ready to take on life. Grant them this time. They will look back at you with gladness for your trust in them, and then turn toward their futures, strengthened by your unburdening of them, and your swiftness of heart in granting them access to their own spirit journeys.

Bon voyage, all you young children of the world; go out and change it!

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR