Category Archives: Messages from Jeanne

—Channeled by Jan Ketchel

Our Messages from Jeanne category began as a platform to bring our channeled messages to a wider audience. The earliest messages were written missives, so if you go back in the files you will find hundreds of written messages. Later we went to an audio format so more recent messages are spoken. To search by theme or special interest, use the search button in the navigation bar. Our hopes are that all of the messages, no matter the format, offer helpful guidance in navigating the waters of life.

#24 Trust the Dumb Animal

Dear Jeanne,
Your guidance is assisting many on their journeys. What would you like to talk about today?

Awareness, perception, and the quiet contemplation of your life, now, as you stand poised upon the threshold of new life, are important aspects of your journey. Stand in intense alertness as does the “dumb” animal, aware and using all of its animalistic senses and preceptors in order to assess the environment around it. Stand as the coyote upon the cliff, as the deer in the forest, as the snake in the grass, or even as the tiny cricket upon the screen, and await word from your knowing self. Abide by the rules of life that now will become apparent as you enter this new world before you.

Your life will begin to change as you change, and as you dare to embrace your new approach to all that you view. As your instincts, your intuition, and your knowing, based on your new alertness intensify, so will you begin to perceive your life differently, and your outlook will change as well. The way you proceed in your life will vary now greatly from your previous patterns, as your old habits will drop by the wayside as you find your equilibrium in this new flow of energy.

As you step out into new life remember that the energy will seek to overtake you, for it cannot help but do this, for it is rambunctious and playful and full of intensity that seeks to enliven and carry you far. Your job, now though, is to approach this playful energy with maturity and sobriety. Yes, you will want to join its flow, but you must prepare to do this differently now. With calm inner balance, and new knowledge of the self, and the firmly grounded capabilities of the self in place, will you have success as you venture forth.

First though, I ask that you stand a while and see what you discover about where you are now that you have dared to take the first step into new life. Have you not yet dared? Well, I believe you are on the precipice and it is only a matter of time. You will dare, for you do not wish to lose out on such opportunity for growth. Remain quiet and calm now. Still your beating heart, calm your fluttery nerves, and allow your breath to slow down to gentleness inside you. Look around you now in this calm and steady state. Take on the animal instincts I speak of, and perceive as this animal perceives.

Soak in everything you encounter. Look with piercing gaze, and learn all that you must from this vantage point. Take note of all that lies before you. Notice the swirling river beside you. Notice the frantic energy that causes it to peak and flow in turbulence. This is the wild energy that will seek to entice you to join it. This is the energy that you will have to learn to harness and utilize, but you must do so without getting caught in its currents, and without drowning in its undertow. For the river deceives many who are unaware of its power. Look upon it as dangerous and conniving, even as you look upon it as wild and beautiful. The raw energy of it must be tamed if you are to utilize it to your advantage. Such is the energy that now flows upon that earth.

It is manageable, and it is readily available, if you learn to harness it and utilize it to your advantage. This will be your challenge. For new life at this time offers tremendous boosts of growth and self-empowerment, but in order to take advantage of it, in a manner that is not only practical, but also life giving and spiritually meaningful, must you understand it and how it works, so that you may use it to your advantage.

It is time now to observe, to master, not only the energy around you, but your own abilities that you hold within, abilities that have long been lying dormant, and unused. Perhaps you are discovering new abilities for the first time in your life, or perhaps you are awakening old abilities that you have not allowed out in a long time. Whether you greet these abilities as new friends, or long lost old friends, so must you allow them to be nurtured and processed in this new environment that you now find yourself in.

These abilities will be abilities of the animals that I speak of, the quiet inner instincts that lie dormant in all of you. Your inner knowing has been awakening and now requires nurturance. Your inner spirit holds in its hands the abilities of nature that you see all around you in the “dumb” animals I speak of. Do you not see the creatures of the world with knowing in their lives? Do you not understand the animal instinct as being ancient and superior? Do you not understand that you, too, have innately buried inside you these same preceptors?

Let today be a day of quiet contemplation. Where do you find yourself? What step are you about to take? What step have you taken thus far? What world do you see before you? What do you see as your next step? Breathe in the new air. Take in the new sight. Look over the new landscape. Study it. Learn each detail of it and know your place in it. Feel your place in this new world you see before you.

You may be in ruffled alertness or you may lie in unruffled calm. You may be passing through the veils of change or you may be already through the passageway. It does not matter where you are on your journey; know that you are taking the right step for you at this moment in your life. Know that it is right, and that your guides will protect you and provide you with all that you need. This I can guarantee, for we love to aid those who dare, and those who do so with bravery, even thought they are afraid and shaky and uncertain, yet do they take that major step to change and spirit growth.

Learn the new rules in your life now. Learn the rules of calm, and quiet self; listen and contemplate, and allow the inner voice to emerge more clearly now, and direct you on your travels.

#23 Shed Your Old Garments

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have any messages for humanity today?

Do not stand in the way of your own progress as you take the journey your spirit leads you on. If you have not, in the past, relied solely on your spirit, give up your old habits of control and justification of actions, and go now, fully alert, into the world around you as different now, and full of signs, that only your inner spirit is capable of deciphering. In this manner do you allow yourself to go on an adventure that will lead you to greater fulfillment and greater balance.

When I speak of daring yourself to take a journey of the spirit, and when I speak of finding your way into this energy flow that now swirls upon that earth, I speak also of gentle care of the self as you make your attempts known. As you begin to take that first step of change, down a new path, as you begin to find the means of shedding your old garments and begin to see the new garments waiting for you at the door to newness, allow yourself to feel all that you leave behind, and understand that this new journey into this new reality of the self is a process, and that it will take you time to advance, one step at a time. You will learn much as you allow yourself to undress from your old habits and your old ways. You will feel much, too, as you step out of your old shell and take on new lighter garments that fit you perfectly, and keep you buoyant, and able to progress toward new experiences.

This idea of journey is a process of learning about the self first and foremost, and then is it about learning to view the world around you differently, for as you shed your old ways will you find that you inhabit your world differently and your outlook, in the future, will change as well. Look first now closely at the self; take care of the self as you begin your first uncertain steps toward new life. Comfort yourself with the knowledge of the guidance that is available and the inner proof that you are doing the right thing for yourself now, finally.

Accept yourself as traveling companion, and make a promise that you will not rush ahead, or overtire, nor take on too much, but that you will take on this new adventure with alertness and awareness, traveling at a slow pace when necessary, and that you will rest often, take proper sustenance, and care for yourself now, as you once cared for others. To take a journey into the self must one acknowledge the difficulties of the self and resolve conflicts with the self, one by one, as progress is made. For without resolving issues that hold back, will there be little progress and resentment may result.

But, a good traveling companion who is alert and aware will notice when it is time to stop and address the issues that arise and cause discomfort and stagnancy. Be gentle and kind to the self, even as you are to others as you watch them struggle on their own journeys. To be aware that you are on a journey is one thing, but to also be aware that your intention is to grow and evolve, and not just wander aimlessly, is quite another thing. Your intention to focus on the self at this point in your life, the inner self, must mean that you are ready for the type of journey that I speak of.

As I encourage, so do I also expect each of you who resolve to take this evolutionary journey to take personal responsibility for every step you take. There is no blame allowed on such a journey, neither for the self or others. All must be totally responsible for all actions and all consequences of those actions. Keep in mind, as you travel, that all that you encounter on your journey is meaningful and it is up to you to discover what this means in your own life. Look for meaning in every decision you make and your next step will be revealed to you, and as you progress so will you have clarity, and your awareness will increase as you learn how the signs in your life guide you.

Take time for contemplation and meditation on your journey. Take time for quietness with the self. Take time for care and comfort of the self. You are not running a marathon, quite the opposite, you are slowly observing and taking in all that you observe, and all experiences are meaningful, so it is important that you do not miss them. Do not however, regret a missed opportunity should you fail to notice one, but instead hold on to the truth that you will have all that you need, all experiences will be available for you when you are ready for them.

Slow down your inner spirit. Even as you jump now into the great creative energy that seeks to awaken the many who sleep beneath its energy, so must you pull in your own energy so that it serves you well, keeping you whole and contained as you work your inner process. Use the outside energy to take you where you need to go, but do not lose you own containment and become dispersed in it, for then will you have disregarded the inner self and gone too far off balance and into the world of the outer self, too eager for adventure of another sort.

If this happens, fight hard to pull yourself back to your knowing inner self. Ask for help and guidance and you will receive it. If you ask for help, must you then be alert to the signs around you as the help comes to you. Know that it is available, but you are required to recognize it when it arrives. This will pull you back into your own energy again, where it is important to tend to your needs in the ways I speak of, with gentleness and kindness, and inner quiet and contemplation.

No matter which path you now choose to take do I offer you this guidance, for no matter what approaches you in life are you on a journey that is necessary and the techniques I express are helpful as you meet your challenges, even if they are the same ones over and over again, and even if you feel that you are not progressing, so will you discover that eventually are you self-contained again, self-sufficient, and self-empowered by your own renewable energy.

Find your equilibrium daily, your calm center, and your healing energy. Begin each day from this place of balance and you will do well. I’ll see you down the road in a little while, my fine traveling companions. You are doing well. Let’s see what happens next!

#22 Nudging Intent

Dear Jeanne,
Your message of yesterday has elicited several reactions from readers. I had also felt that it was rather harsh and felt it necessary to get some clarification from you today, but also assurance that you do not mean to be imperious, but are only challenging us. Can you respond to those of us who need more from you regarding yesterday’s message?

[I hear laughter.]

So, I shook you up and that is good, for this is an awakening process that I seek to guide you through. My role is to urge you into shape, much as a potter urges the clay into the shape of a pot or bowl. I nudge you here, and I nudge you there, and I spin you into a form so that you may hold within you all that is necessary for your journey.

I do not mean to be imperious or harsh, but I do indeed seek to push you along. I offer knowledge, and at times, I know, that what I offer may come in a manner that is abrupt, but only when necessary. I continue to stress that in this time upon that earth is there great potential for growth in all manner of speaking, politically, environmentally, creatively, and spiritually. From a humanistic point of view has this not happened in a very long time. The energy that now surrounds you, both personally and universally, has been building for a long time, and its culmination is now upon you. Yes, I challenge you to notice it. I challenge you to accept it into your own life, and I also challenge you to acknowledge that you are affected by it, no matter what you now choose to do with the changes in your own life.

All who now reside upon that earth are being offered change, in one fashion or another. All are being challenged, that is the nature of this energy I speak of. For the first time in your lifetime are you being given clarity. Are you not being exposed to truths like never before? Are you not being granted clarity in your own life, right now? Do you not notice that the usual foggy view of your life has lifted and you are being given quite a vantage point from which to view your life now?

There is clarity in this energy I speak of and that is the beauty of it. That is the challenge I speak of when I urge you to consider deeply your next step in life. You are being given all the knowledge you need, without veils, true insight and knowing, everything laid out for you to see. You are being offered the chance to choose your next step, and a new future, with the total knowing of what that future holds. You are also being presented with equally clear vision of the path you now are familiar with and where that will lead you.

The familiar feels comfortable. The unfamiliar feels uncomfortable, but that is only momentary, until you shift out of the now and enter the door that is opening in front of you. Once you step through, transition through that usually veiled aspect of reality, will you once again feel comfortable in your physical body. For your physical body, as well as your intuition work to guide you in your progress.

You know that I seek to guide you into new life, into a life of greater inner knowing and inner exploration. I seek to do this with gentleness and kindness, yet do I also seek to awaken you, to alert you to that which is around you and pertinent to your knowing and your ability to understand your place on your journey. If I seem abrupt or too harsh in my wakeup call, I apologize, but as humans you are sometimes a little too sleepy for my purposes and it is difficult to permeate the dense layer of fog that surrounds you.

I do not like to see you slumber so heavily when there is such excitement around you. I want you to evolve and discover life as it is truly meant to be discovered. I urge only upon you that which you can handle, for when I speak of moderation I speak of self care, and self diagnosis, of how much is good for you, and knowing how much you are ready to take on. So, if I urge you, and you find my urging disturbing, so must you take within my meaning and see how it fits into you own life, and decide what you are ready to do with the knowledge I offer.

Absolutely, must you act only as you see fit and as you are ready for. I do not advocate radical change in your life, unless you are ready for it. I do not advocate abruptness of character or lifestyle, either. But, I do request that you contemplate the possibility of change and what it means in your life. If you are a parent, a guide, a healer, or if you, in any way, affect the lives of others, I request that you do so with gentleness and kindness as you take note of the decisions that others now must make in their lives. For all stand on the cusp of change and all must make a decision that will affect their immediate futures.

This is what I seek to alert you to. Do you feel my intent nudging you into the shape of a fine pot or bowl? Do you feel yourself opening up to the possibility of new life as your inner spirit acknowledges the possibilities that are being presented to you? Allow yourself to take part in this shaping process that I present you with, be proactive in your formation of the future you. Be a partner in this guidance. I offer my hand and my energy as you make the journey with me. Do not be afraid. There is no danger here. You are only exploring yourself, and in so doing are you discovering who you truly are. That is good.

#21 Fork in the Road

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have a message for humanity today?

Embark now on a journey of the self, of individuality, and intent on seeking wholeness. Do not confuse your own journey with that of others, but separate yourself now upon your own path. As you find yourself firmly planted upon this path, disengage your attentions and your distractions from the goals of others, and renew your own sense of direction and intent. Center yourself now, in your new centering method that I have taught, and begin each day newly alert and aware, that each day do you step out on your journey with fresh intent and renewed purpose.

Center on the motivation of your inner spirit and you will make the step that is right for you. Allow your inner energy to guide you. Allow the flow of your life to also guide you, as you abandon old habits and take up the energy that is around you now, to be your motivator. Refuse your old ways. Depart from your old means of living and allow only new air to seep into your life. Energy abounds now for forward movement. This is clear, as all that lies before you is now being clearly revealed. Do you choose to see it? Do you choose to open your eyes now and see what is clearly revealed, so that you may choose with all laid out before you?

Do you not see that your choice now, with this energy of clarity upon the earth, is to choose with clear insight, and known advantages and disadvantages firmly established, and yet, is there also magic ahead of you as you choose your next step. Keep this always in mind. For, even as you are shown the signposts far into the distance, as you stand at this fork in the road, as you clearly see each bump, and each turn in the road on either path, so do you not yet see all else that lies waiting for your approach. How do you choose to proceed?

Do you choose the old way? For that is the one option that is now before you. Or, do you choose the new habit free way? That is the other option. Both paths have much life to offer, but one path leads to not much new, while the other leads to newness at every step. Small steps or large steps, it does not matter, each step will either be the same as you now inhabit your life, or they will be totally new and life giving.

Whether you choose to remain habit bound or to begin a new, and wondrous, and daring journey is not really the question. For, if you choose the less daring path, will you continue to have as many challenges as if you choose the new daring path. But, the choice becomes one of immediacy, and fulfillment of a challenge that is now being presented to you, for your growth and your evolution.

This opportunity does not come along very often. This energy, that now sweeps upon the earth and invites radical change, does not attend many life times, but it does attend this one that you now inhabit. This time of abrupt growth is unusual, and to be able to partake, at this time in your evolution, is to be offered a great opportunity, to not only understand the energy of intent, but also to understand what it means to dare the self to accept challenge as it is presented.

You will learn greatly no matter which challenge you accept, for when you stand at such a fork in the path as now, so do you have the opportunity for challenge, no matter the path you elect to walk upon. But, you also stand now upon the rim, the cusp of energy that seeks to invite you to join it in its vigorous flow.

Seek your calm center and listen for your inner knowing to guide you properly in your choice. Debate not with your attachments, for they will seek to distract you from hearing your inner voice clearly. Seek, as I said, your individuality now, as you contemplate your life thus far, and determine whether or not you will choose change, or the continuation of life, as you know it.

Know also, that all around you are being given this same challenge, this opportunity for advancement in spirit, and in conscious awareness. All are being invited into clarity, and realness of purpose, and knowing of life’s meaning. For, that is what this energy that now sweeps upon that earth offers all.

You are not alone in your challenge to choose. All are now sitting upon the cusp of change. Do you dare to take up the challenge of drastic new life? Do you accept the guidance that awaits you? Do you dare to embark now on your own journey of individual growth of spirit and consciousness? I await your decision.

Why are you pushing so hard? Is the time of decision making imminent? Isn’t there time to contemplate?

I push, because though there remains time to contemplate, so is there not a lot of time. If you are going to embark on this journey powered by the incredible energy that now invigorates all to challenge themselves, so must you be prepared to jump into it at a moment’s notice. Be prepared to know when the time is right; by the signs around you, by the messages in your life, by all that is pointing you in the right direction, will you know. Contemplate now, deeply, over the next few days what is right for you, for your growth and evolution, and make your choice based on that. Once you have determined what is right for your spirit growth, will your next challenge be to take the step that leads you into the energy that will propel you forth and onward into new growth and new adventure. I encourage you all to take this time extremely seriously, to contemplate deeply, and to go with what you know is right.

I encourage you to ask for guidance as you proceed, and I also encourage you to seek the knowing of your own spirit to guide you properly. For ultimately, this, your own spirit, will be the guide you will learn to rely on and trust above all, as you venture forth and understand what true knowing is, and what it means in your life.

I guarantee nothing, except that the energy, if you elect to engage it, will have great power in your life, and it will move you quickly. Even if you are not totally ready, yet you elect to go for it, understand that you will be pushed forward anyway. At first this may frighten you, but as you begin to understand how this energy works, so will you find that it suits you well.

Good luck in your inner work, as you select your new life. Good luck, as you contemplate your place in life now, with awareness and unavoidance of the difficulties that appear now in your life, for to choose wisely must you acknowledge all that seeks to distract you from clarity and truth.

Find you awareness, and utilize it to your advantage. I will continue to offer guidance as you contemplate this big step in your life. I am with you, my dear traveling companions, even if you may feel alone and unable to choose, so must you know that good energy awaits, and you are well-protected, and well-guided, by all of us who attempt contact with those of you who dare to seek life beyond the veils.

#20 The Great Feast of Life

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have any messages for today?

Be absolutely certain that the guidance I offer you will lead you to emptiness and calm, and that this place of unity of being is highly desirable. I urge upon all of you the challenge of this attempt to awaken, not only the spirit within you, but also the daring that lies waiting to be unleashed. For how will you travel far in that life if you do not dare yourself to change? Change is what I speak of, what I propose, and what I urge upon all mankind, for without change will there be little progress upon that earth, and little evolution will result.

In order to progress in your own life must you be aware of all I speak of as meaningful and totally fulfilling for that life you now live. Have I not proposed already many things that have had significant impact upon you? Have I not encouraged, continually, participation for your own sake and your own growth? Have I not dared you to accept my challenges to change your life, in order to grow and evolve, and in so doing discover, not only the secrets of the self, but also the secrets of the universe?

As I have encouraged and offered many means of learning to accept the self, so have I also taught you new meaning for life, and your own life, specifically. As I have invited you to take a new journey so have I also offered you many techniques and insights that are useful in order to begin to see and experience that world differently.

As you begin to accept your place in that world with new vision and new meaning, as you discover who you now are, and who you may become, so will you also learn new ways to love, both yourself and others. This new adventure you embark upon requires that you learn a new meaning of self-love and universal love. In order to truly envision and live a new kind of life must you begin to understand love as all encompassing, and all compassionate, and all enveloping.

Observe your tendencies toward the self as you now are. Are you learning to view yourself differently now, as a result of my urging to accept the self as whole and total, and supremely capable of living the life you now have before you? See your life as a grand feast about to begin. You have your meal ticket, and everything laid before you is available for your tasting pleasure. How do you choose to go about accepting the life’s feast that is waiting for you to enjoy? Do you over consume, or do you choose moderation and a step-by-step discovery of all that life offers? Do you not yet understand that you have plenty of time, and plenty of opportunity, to enjoy, and that you will always have enough to go on, and you will not miss any essential experience?

There is no need to over indulge; for, all that you truly need will be available for your consumption. Of course, I do not speak only of eating, for I speak metaphorically, as always, and in so speaking of life as a feast, do I offer you insight into all that life offers, as laid out before you, in all of its grandeur. For life is a feast, and you have all been invited to partake in it, and all of you are properly dressed, and perfectly situated to begin your enjoyment of it. Step into the banquet hall with me now, and begin to explore how you react to all you see before you, and observe how you decide to undertake this next phase on your life.

Do you trust yourself? Do you trust my guidance? Are you learning to love and value yourself now in a different manner? Turn this new outlook, on the self, outward now as you venture into a new life. As you accept the new you, so will others around you also begin to accept you differently. As you find your own compassion and love for yourself on your journey, as you find your abilities perfectly acceptable, and more than adequate, as you discover who you truly are, and enjoy this new you more fully, so will this affect others in your world, too.

Acceptance of the self as whole, beautiful, deeply involved in meaningful life experiences will enable you to experience others, and the world around you, differently. In this new outlook on the self will the world begin to respond to you differently, too. Offer yourself the knowledge that the great feast of life is available, and all you have to do, now, is look upon yourself in all of your finery, with love and understanding, with new knowledge of how to enjoy yourself at such a feast as this, and allow yourself to go forward with all of this new ability, and new knowledge, firmly planted in your being.

Trust yourself. Allow yourself to have this new experience. You will not fail now, because you have learned that all experience is valuable, and all experience is necessary, and each step and action you take is correct, and waiting to be experienced and learned from.

Remember that you are on a journey and you have been well prepared for it. You have everything that you need in order to take that journey. Your work with me is just alerting you to these facts, and also allowing you access to all that lies hidden inside you, waiting to be discovered. All of those hidden treasures inside you are waiting to be utilized on that journey and, as you travel, you will learn more and more, both about yourself, and about the world around you.

Find your place in line now, and love yourself in your finery, not with absurd self-aggrandizement, but with compassion for how far you have come already, and how faithful you have remained to the truth of the self on that journey thus far. Be fine with yourself, though your legs may be shaking, and your heart thumping as you enter this great banquet hall of life, afraid that you may do something wrong or make a fool of yourself if you don’t follow the rules. Well, I grant you the knowledge that there are no rules. You don’t need rules, because you have learned what it takes in order to live life correctly and to be on a journey of progress with your inner spirit as guide. Your inner spirit will not make mistakes; it will only take you where you need to go.

So, for today, I ask you to be gentle and caring of the new self you are learning about. This new self I ask that you learn to love, and appreciate, this new you who wishes only to live and learn, and continue to take this journey you find yourself now upon. This is enough for today. Find your center, and stay in your calm as you contemplate the next move in your life. Trust your instincts, trust your knowing, and trust your love you now are learning to feel and experience for yourself. Allow these things, your center, your calm, and your love to guide you, and you will do well.