#240 Learning by Experience

Dear Jeanne,
What can we expect this week, energy-wise, and what lessons should we be learning today?

Do not focus so much on the lessons, but keep your focus forward on your gathering journey. In this manner will your lessons be assimilated and utilized immediately, even as each day is the energy available to be utilized.

Can you explain that further?

As always, is the journey and how you participate in it of utmost importance. The lessons you learn daily become part of your practice in life’s participation as you bump up against them and discover what they mean. But do not simply go looking for lessons. In doing that would you miss the other important aspects of your journey. Allow your lessons to come to you, but accept them as necessary and immediately important for progress and you will discover what I mean when I speak of assimilating your lessons into life.

A person who is always studying and looking for the lessons may miss the ones that are most important. A studious, distracted lesson-seeker may in fact slow down his journey as he forgets to look all around him for the lessons being offered. Not all lessons are in books. Not all lessons have yet been discovered. Though it is practical to go looking for the wisdom of others, so is it equally practical to allow for experience to present you with you own greatest lessons. For as you learn and study do you gather knowledge of the experiences of others, but how is that significant if you do not participate in life by having your own experiences?

This energy now upon that earth, this energy of change, does ask for participation on a new level, a level of acceptance that has not, as yet, become the norm. Acceptance of experience alone, based on your own inner knowing and clarity, is being presented now as a new manner of learning. This learning by experience involves letting go of all the old rules, of dismantling many of your old ideas of what is possible, and of opening now to the flow of energy that does seek to guide and to enhance your life upon that earth.

Open up to the lessons being presented to you in your own life in a different manner. Take your heads out of those books for a while now, and allow for a total envelopment of inner spirit in experience of the energy of now. Allow your self to have an experience of pure energy today, and you will begin to open the doors to a new way of learning that requires energetic participation. Stop looking so hard for it, and just experience it. The energy of experience is all around you. You just need to begin noticing it, and finding your own inner response to it.

Let go a little today, just a little, so you are able to taste the energy of change, and see where it asks you to go. You might be surprised by what you learn. But remember, it will be your own experiential lesson, and please, trust it for what it teaches. For it seeks only to open new doors to energetic possibilities, so that you may grow and evolve during this time of great change.

#239 Sit Down a Minute By Your Wall

Dear Jeanne,
It’s Friday again. Do you have a message for humanity as we go into a new weekend and a new month?

Walls are all around you, whether they are ancient and crumbling; or newly built, sheer and strong, of impermeable modern material. But so must you begin to not only notice them, but discover what they mean in your life. Who has constructed those walls, and what do they mean for your evolutionary growth? Have you been stymied by low stone walls that you continue to walk beside, and see them as great barriers, when it is possible to simply step over them now, simply because it is time to choose to leave them behind? Are your walls sheer, slippery slopes that appear impossible to scale? Do you not notice that there is a way around them? Why are you trying so hard to climb those walls, when in fact they do not truly exist, as you perceive them?

Sit down a minute beside your wall and take in all that lies around you. Take in a bigger picture of where you now find yourself, and see that wall as part of the scenery. Does it really have anything to do with you anymore? Is it time now to branch off on a new path, where no walls appear to guide you and hold you to your straight and narrow way? Is your wall a tether; or is it a blockage to your growth in some other manner? Look around you now more often when you feel stuck or complacent, when you find your self bored with your life, or confronted by the same dilemmas over and over again. Are you traveling beside the same wall? Is it necessary to do so? Why? What does that wall offer you?

Likewise, if you walk your path, steadily going forward, with awareness, and suddenly a huge wall rises up before you, and towers over you, threatening your very existence, what are you to make of that? Do not cower beneath it, or attempt to crash through it, but contemplate its deeper meaning from your perspective as an evolutionary being. What does such a wall pose to you at this moment in your life? And why are you being asked to stop and contemplate this wall? A wall may not be a blockage, but instead a cliff to leap off into new territory from. A wall may in fact be a starting point, if only you turn around and utilize it as such.

Walls are like packages, gifts from your guides. Are your walls familiar old friends, urging you along your rightful path? Or are they ancient ruins that it is time to branch off from? Or are they new challenges of a slick and modern world, that need contemplation and new interpretation, as your journey presents you with the opportunity to turn in a new direction, or suddenly shift your perspective, and offers relief, release, and great potential?

Walls, packages, challenges, disputes, are all the opportunity to enact change in your life. Do you choose change and growth? See what happens as a new phase is entered now, energetically speaking. Are you ready to flow with yet another new opportunity? Are you ready to embrace the changes being presented to you in your life? Are you ready to dismantle the walls that block you, or climb them, or walk away from them? Or don’t you see; you can simply walk around them? For that is often an option that is not noticed if the wall appears too high, yet is it not quite as wide and imposing as it appears at first. Find the walls in your life, and determine what they mean as we now enter a new energetic time of influence and confluence, for harmony and growth, if you so choose to peak around your corners and your walls, and see something different now.

Good luck! I hope you all embrace and enjoy your challenges, taking them on with energy, and the support that is readily available. Do not just sit down by your wall and mope, but instead really look around you, and judge your options for their growth potential. And then determine your next move, based on knowing that life is an adventure, and you will get nowhere fast if you remain sitting upon a mossy stone for too long while the energy stirs and invites you to partake in the adventure of it all. Oh, and don’t forget to have some fun while you are at it!

#238 Remain Alert, My Dear Traveling Companions

Dear Jeanne,
What can you tell us about today’s energy?

Have you noticed a sameness, a lull, while at the same time energetic confrontation on all fronts? While there is lull is there also energetic potential to sneak in and take over because of alertness blockages. Keep your awareness honed now, for lately is there the tendency to decide upon lesser paths on a daily basis. Keep eyes forward now, and await the big bang, the big bump in the path ahead. Soon will this lull be shaken out of its slumber.

As I speak of the energy all around you that now has influenced, so must I entice you to consider your own personal energy, for that is what must guide and fuel you. Remain in awareness of the Self, the Self as motivator, instigator, culprit, and prosecutor. Do not abandon the Self to the outer energy, nor the inner energy, but maintain a firm balance so that neither the lull takes over nor the inner captors. For in both cases will your awareness and your progress suffer.

Allow today, for awareness of all you have learned to sink in. Study your truths, your place in the evolutionary worlds of both that life on Earth and the worlds that await. Continually regain your footing if you stumble on your inner or your outer path. Do not fall into old regrets or become immersed in self-pity for your troubled life or your difficult path. Return always to balance, even as you are greatly challenged, and even as you open your gifts that are daily presented. If your gifts are not what you want, so are they what you need. And this is why you must maintain your steady balance, and keep your awareness, so that you may receive your gifts with plain acceptance of them, and occupy your life now more fully with taking on your journey in a most satisfyingly evolutionary way.

Stay focused, calm, balanced; and await the energetic twist that is to come. Soon will a new shift arise. These opportunities for growth must you look forward to with enthusiasm, not fear, for they are opportunities to gain awareness, and to personally experience the meaning of interconnectedness with all things. Remain alert, My Dear Traveling Companions. Do not let the energy of life use you and wear you down, but instead fully utilize it to your greatest advantage and your greatest good.

#237 Gifts Come in Many Packages

Dear Jeanne,
What would you like to discuss today?

Well, you know my focus is always on the evolutionary journey, and my good intentions go out to every one as they make their way through that life. I intend only good awakenings, yet often are there rude and abrupt awakenings, if that is necessary. By intend, I do not mean that I propagate awakenings, but I do use my energetic intent to urge awareness, so that the means by which an awakening is presented is noticed and paid attention to.

As I have often said, there are many now upon that earth doing good, in the service of awakening and awareness, offering their own good intentions so that many may become journeyers in a new way. Each of you are offered awareness, yet do you accept it as it is given? Do you wish to dismiss the form in which it arrives? Did you want a beautifully wrapped package with ribbons and bows and you only got a cardboard box? Well, it is not the package that matters, but it is what is inside that counts. No matter how your awakening is presented, so is it equally valuable and full of the utmost meaning for your evolutionary survival.

Accept all the gifts you are given, whether gentle and smoothly acceptable, or abruptly and harshly presented. What you do with them is the next step in the process of evolutionary growth. Will you learn from them? Even the simplest and most resonant of gifts offers great learning. It is these seemingly beautiful gifts that can be the trickiest, whereas the more blatant ones are easily understood. If you are offered awareness on a daily basis, what are you doing with it? If it is easy for you to “see” and to “know,” and if you easily connect with your spirit guides, and your journey is running fairly well, what are you really doing with those gifts?

On the other hand, if you are bombarded with signs of awakening on a more difficult level, awakenings that are hard to ignore, may you find it difficult to accept that these are gifts, but know that they are. Gifts come in many packages. Do you see yours as they arrive? Do you leave them piled at the door, unopened, because they are not as you wish them to be? Do you refuse them and send them back? Well, unfortunately, will they continue to arrive, so you might as well accept them, and start opening them, one at a time, until you have discovered all the gifts you are given and understood their meanings.

You are all being offered gifts on a daily basis. Use your awareness today, and every day, to accept and learn, accept and learn, accept and learn as you journey. That is how you will continue to awaken and grow in an evolutionary manner. I myself, as Jeanne Marie Ketchel, had many harsh awakenings as I was delivered blow upon blow to my beautiful, cherished body, as cancer arrived in its ugly box, and offered me its cruel means of growth. Yet did I accept it as my path, and I made it my own, my own cancer journey, lived and learned in my own fashion, staying the course in spite of much disturbance presented by others in an effort to sway me from that path. But it was the right path for me to take. I accepted it without regret, and I elected to learn as much as I could about the only cures that resonated with me, and my intent to grow. I sought both physical healing and spiritual healing, and that is what I urge all to do, every day; balance both the physical and the spiritual, cancer free or not, healthy or ill, full of life and energy, or tired and troubled, so is life meaningless unless you seek growth, balance, purpose, and really utilize the slot you have been granted to live.

So today, continue your journeys, My Dear Ones. Life is offering you all that it has, sending you gifts every day. Open your packages as they arrive, and seek the deeper meaning of everything you are given. In this manner will you continually grow. Study hard, but balance your efforts with calming spirit centeredness and you will find your journey more enjoyable, no matter what your packages hold. This is enough for now. Good luck as you continue along your path. I await your energetic response to the discoveries you make. See what happens!

#236 You Have Been Given a Slot in this Time of Great Shift

Dear Jeanne,
In spite of our occasional chats about other topics I do understand that your focus is on evolutionary growth. So, in light of that, what can you tell us about the energy now, the energy of today? Or is there some other direction you wish to go in today?

Doing the work of the self, completing the task now placed before you, as you live the life you now inhabit, is your chore and your duty. Even as you struggle through your days, seeking joy and fulfillment of your physical, emotional, and needy human aspects of that life, so is it important to keep your focus honed on the true purpose of life, which is, yes, that evolutionary journey.

As I mentioned yesterday, there are many who do not have the opportunity to live now upon that Earth. You have been given a slot in this time of great shift. You have been born during this time of change and of opportunity for growth. Can you fathom that? Why are you there, living that life, upon that Earth, at just this moment? Why you, and not some other energetic being? Well, because you have potential, great potential, and enthusiasm for growth. Though this may not as yet be clearly revealed to you, so did your choice of birthing into that time come with much energetic focus behind it. As you determined your path for that life, was there much heralding of your choices and your decisions, and you were backed by much energetic guidance. But you seem to have forgotten this; that you were chosen to take a slot in life upon that Earth, while others were denied entry.

It is time to wake up now, all of you Earth People, and stop grappling so much with what Earth offers, and instead turn to what you your self offer, and to what energy offers. Energy extends backwards and forwards. Back to your beginning, your root, your connection to all things, all knowing, and all energy; the center of all energy still glowing and awaiting your recognition. Then forward now, in that life you now live, resides all the signs you need to begin recalling that energetic source that you all spring from. It is your task upon that Earth to live a life of conscious search for meaning on an individual level, and to connect it with the energy source that does provide all energy.

Each of you has not only a task upon that Earth to fulfill, both for your self and for the greater good, that being aiding others in some fashion to learn and recall their own spiritual energy, but also to attach to the energy that will carry you forward now, out of that realm and on to a new level. Evolution reaches far beyond that Earth. The levels offer much more than that heavy Earth atmosphere does offer, as far as learning about energy and the truth of all things.

But all must launch from that pad, that place of veils, and that heavy atmosphere that does offer insight, but also the trickiest of tests and final exams. You are all offered a launching pad. It will appear clearly before you many times throughout your life, yet only when you are truly ready will you clearly see it. For even though it will make every attempt to be clearly seen, so is it your task to clear the veils from your eyes, your inner seeing, and take note of its presence, and attach to the greater meaning of it.

The greater meaning of your life is what that launching pad reveals. It offers you the insight, the direction, the truth that will free you from that world, and allow you to spring forward into a new world, where energy is everything. So learn now about energy, and you will not only be well prepared and able to “see” clearly what is before you, but you will feel the resonance, the energetic connection to you, the energetic you, who now searches and seeks, and may be slightly afraid to accept the fact that you do “feel” resonance, though your clarity may, as yet, not be quite revealed.

There is something there, waiting for all of you, and it awaits recognition from you, and acknowledgment, recall, resonant acceptance of your energetic connection. This is what life offers you, connection to your own past and your own future. Where are you going? Forward and backward at the same time, putting together all the pieces, gaining wholeness so that you may evolve with a clear picture, recognizing all the details, and finding your true energetic self, fully revealed, so that you can move on to new life and new adventures.

Take time today to ponder your own journey from the very beginning. Look for resonance all around you, and seek to understand your connection to that resonance that you feel. Why do you feel it? Where does it originate from? And who are you really? Energy, that’s who you are, inside and outside, an energetic being!

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR