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.

#17 Practice Your New Abilities

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

Take the time to learn the new roles of detachment that I have urged upon you over the past few days. Work on your intent of purpose and your place of central calm and balance. These are practices that will serve you well, especially in the coming weeks and months as the energy heats up and seeks to disrupt and sneak into your calmness, with distraction and strong pulls, to divert your attention and your intent.

Remain, in your personal world, focused on evolving and learning the practices that will aid you in this endeavor. I do not advocate strict removal from the world, as you know, but I do advocate centering inside the self, closely listening to the needs of the inner self to create the necessary balance, counteracting the strong pulls from the outside world.

As you work towards this perfect balance, as you continually re-adjust and keep yourself in perfect alignment, and in continual flow, so will you begin to understand what it means to evolve. As your own inner energy learns to balance, and your outer self learns to balance with the outside world, too, so will you begin to feel that your place in that world, and in life in general, is changing. Your outlook on life will change. Your ability to maneuver in life will change. Your interactions with others will change. And your ability to flow in your own life will change too. All of these new aspects of the self will be discovered, and this will point out to you how you are evolving.

As you change and evolve will you also discover new things about the self. For all of you are different, and within your personal life, and your personal world, are many things that must come to light that no one can determine except you. You are in charge at all times. You are the director of your own life. You are the source of energy, and the source of change, and the energetic medium that desires evolution.

Know this about yourself and give yourself permission to fulfill these duties. Allow your spirit access to all that awaits. Watch yourself evolve as you learn the practices I suggest for greater balance and awareness. These practices will open your awareness to greater experiences in both worlds, the outer world of reality, as you know it, and your inner reality as well. Your ability to experience this growth in awareness is significantly tied to your desire, and your intent, and your continued practice of learning balance.

Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself time to explore your new abilities. See what happens as you center your energy and find your calmness, your own source of energy and life. Nurture this aspect of your being and you will do well.

#16 Inner Healing

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

Stay now in a healing place. Push aside the illusions of that world and focus on the inner self. Remain steady in your center, and allow your own healing energy to permeate your being. Stay focused on inner healing, and you will find that the vicissitudes of life will pass by with little or no attachment, and your healing ability will have time to incubate and grow inside of you.

Allow outside influences and the intents of others upon your energy to remain distant from you, so that your focus can remain steady on the issue of healing. Even as you must remain in that world, so are there times when you must draw your energy inward, take it off the outside world for a time, and allow it to be reinvigorated, and nurtured, in your inner being. Such is the time now upon that earth for all men; to place your intent on inner growth, and avoid too much energy drain from outside of you, is now important. For the energy that now swirls upon that earth desires the energy of individuals in order to feed its greedy self. The energy abounds now in gluttonous need, and this does not bode well for the future, either the immediate future or the distant future upon that earth. The over-consumption of everything has far-reaching consequences and the stemming of this habit must begin in earnest.

Remaining focused on personal energy and personal healing at this time offers a firm counterpoint to the hungry energy that seeks to distract and copulate with the energetic desires of man who is unaware. In this merging will there result but more of this gluttonous energy, and that bodes not well. Is there not sign of this all around you? Is not over-consumption, in all its aspects, now the norm? Is there not greed and hoarding of the natural resources way beyond necessity? Is there not anger and dispute, as human beings seek to protect and wall off what they believe is their own?

Entitlement issues abound now upon that earth, but in reality is there very little that man needs, except to nurture his own energy source, his own energy wells, and his own source of light and warmth.

Energetically is the earth now facing dire consequences, both physically, as well as the unseen energy that all of you feel and react to on a daily basis. The energetic waves that result in actions, and decisions taken and made by mankind, are a result of this energy that I now warn against. Be cognizant of it, for it is very powerful as it sweeps in and captures many, keeping them bound, energetically, to its own hunger, and its own greed. As you become aware of this energy, as you notice how it wreaks havoc, destroys, and embodies the attention of the masses who become infected with its ferocity, notice how you begin to view it, if you maintain awareness of my point of view. That is, that you are totally separate from that energy that challenges and seeks your own energy. Do not fall prey to it, but instead draw in, as I suggest, your own energy to a place of calm and nurture, where you can utilize it, and allow it to warm your inner self, and in this way will it also enable your awareness to grow. As your awareness grows, so will your ability to navigate your world, as you begin to discover how little you actually need in order to live a fulfilling life upon that earth.

I encourage all to begin the process of inner growth, and inner nurturing of the self, and discovering the healing energy of the self. As you work in this manner, will you begin to understand the process of detachment that I speak of. You will learn to become balanced in your inner world and your outer world. You will learn to detach from that which seeks to grab your attention and take your energy in your outer world, and you will also begin a process of detachment from that which seeks to do the same in your inner world. For detachment from that which seeks to steal your energy is, by far, one of the greatest challenges you will encounter on your journey of growth and evolution. As you work through your issues of abandonment, rejection, and isolation of the spirit that I spoke of recently are you learning this process of detachment. As you work through your past, that holds you bound to old ideas of the self, both the outer self and, most significantly, the inner self, so do you begin to free up your energy so that it becomes available for your own healing and your own process of learning awareness and trust.

My instructions, to turn your energy inward to self-healing, are not meant to draw you too far from your real world, for yes, you must also live in that real world, you must maintain your state of responsible adult, at all times, and you must remain also available to the realities of that world that come at you daily and require your prompt attention. I do not mean for you to withdraw from life, though I know this is equally as strong as the pull to fully engage in the pulls of that life. You must remain alert and aware, at all times, to the life you live, and the world around you, or you will not understand the energy of that world that I speak of.

As you gain more knowledge of your own true energy though, so will you more clearly understand this outside earthly energy that I speak of. As you nurture your own energy, and discover your own truth, so will you begin to fathom what I truly mean by outside energy and outside influences. So, for now, make your forays into your inner self, learning adventures, that will begin to create a balance with your outer life. Pull in some of your energy that goes so readily to your outer life, and begin to nurture it in your inner life. Eventually, will you arrive at a more even place of balance between the two, and when you have achieved this new balance will your inner issues arise more clearly before you. In this new clarity will you also be ready now, with this new balance more firmly in place and natural, to tackle these issues that hold you from total fulfillment of your potentials and the possibilities that await you in that life.

I offer this guidance today in a time of intense energy pull from outside. I offer the knowledge that there will be hunger for your own energy, from this strong outside pull. I urge you to keep yourself aware of this. Look for the signs of this in your own life over the next few days, and as you learn what this means in your own life, so will you begin to train your awareness, and you will become more easily cognizant of how this energy seeks to invade your life, and steal your unprotected energy.

Go inward to create the balance that I speak of. Find a new place of calm and create a method that works for you in your busy life, so that you can readily go there and avail yourself of this calm place, even at a moment’s notice, so that you can regain your balance quickly. Return to this place of calm often throughout your day. Do this often and you will be good to yourself and learning well the lessons I teach. Go into your life with the knowing that you have within all the stability you need in order to maintain this new awareness of energy, both inside yourself, and outside yourself. You will do well. Keep your balance at all times.

#15 Intent

Dear Jeanne,
Your messages continue to affect and help many people. What would you like to talk about today?

Intentions. I would like to discuss the possibilities attached to your personal efforts regarding intent. This ties in, not only with my earlier message regarding the use of your own energy, but also all other issues I speak of, especially, most recently, the messages of abandonment, and rejection, and isolation from the self.

With pure intent of purpose regarding the journey of the self, to pursue the mysteries of the self with an open heart, is to allow the self to experience the possibility of tapping into, and enhancing, your own energy. Determine your intent regarding the investigation of your own journey so far, decide that it is necessary for your growth and you have begun to understand what I mean when I speak of intentions.

I use this word intent with the idea that it become a natural and gentle aspect of your day, that you daily set an intent, not with self-hatred, or self-denial, or self-doubt, but with self-love, and self-gratitude, and high regard for your own journey. For is not your own journey worthy of such tenderness, and such praise? Is not your own journey your only life that you now have, and does that not deserve your full attention and your full understanding?

Begin each day with a small intent. This is different from those small steps of change I have requested you begin to take in your life. Change in your physical outer world is one thing that will bring you closer to your inner world. But, intent, used properly, will begin to open you to the energy, and the possibilities, that exist in your inner world. Intent is firmly rooted in your spirit energy.

You already utilize it often, I’m sure, but to use it with awareness is to begin to see how the magic in your life can be utilized and tempered, so that it becomes a fine tool. Okay, so what do I mean by beginning your day with an intent? Intend, for instance, healing energy in yourself. Begin with a calming, centering meditation, placing yourself firmly in your center, and finding your energy there. Gather this energy into your center, holding it there, cupped in your hands, safe, warm, and vibrant, yet calm. Allow it to slowly spiral up and out in all directions from your opening hands, and as you allow it to venture out into your being, your physical body, intend that it be healing energy for you, and you alone. Stay relaxed as you intend this healing energy for yourself. As it swirls gently throughout your body, feel it as light, and as warmth, opening your inner self to all aspects of your physical body. Offer yourself this healing.

With this gentle and purifying energy, have you intended healing for yourself, loving and compassionate. Trust that you have within you the ability to utilize your energy in this manner. You are capable of releasing your own physical body from the disturbances that seek to block you from your own healthy energy.

Find now your place in your abandonment issues that I spoke of earlier. These issues require their own work, involving, not only the memory, but the physical body, the emotions, and the feelings of all of these aspects of the self, but all of these can be greatly aided by the addition of your own pure intent and energy of healing. In order to evolve, is it necessary to allow the self access to all that disturbs and keeps you bound in fear, all that keeps you hidden from yourself, and in so doing keeps you hidden from your own potential and possibilities in life. To simply change, without doing the vital work that is necessary, will result in no more than simply buying a new outfit. Your clothes may look different, and make you feel different, momentarily, but underneath are you still the same old you.

I offer all the possibility to change, to grow, to discover, and to evolve continually, every day of your life upon that earth. I realize I challenge you all with my messages, that I present many new ideas and introduce many strange possibilities. I know I expect that you are ready to engage these challenges, because you are reading these messages. I dare you constantly to confront the self, the outer self, in order to more fully discover the inner self, where all possibility lies.

So, my own intention today is to invite you all in to discover a little bit more about those possibilities that lie waiting inside that inner self. I offer this guidance as balance for the intensity of the work you are challenged to do on the outer self. To remain in, to seek balance in your inner world is as important a task as it is to discover the truth of the self, both the outer, and the inner self.

With pure intentions do I offer guidance, and with pure intentions should you also go forward into your work, both the work of the self, and the work of living your daily life. Know that all is possible, that life is full of mysteries, both of the past and the future, and depending on how one views and understands the past, is there possibility to discover the future differently, and to live a new life, fully enjoying the mysteries.

I encourage you all to embark on your own journey, with gentleness of spirit, with kindness for the self, with caring and admiration for that spirit which pushes you to take this journey, and desires you to slow down and discover the true meaning of your life and what you are fully capable of. Let your intent to heal be your guide today. Follow the energy of it within your body. Connect to it fully, and then, see how this calm healing energy that resides inside you, and you alone, affects you, in your wholeness, throughout your day.

Use your own energy to love yourself first, and in this manner will you begin to understand the difficulties that all have in their journeys upon that earth. But also, will you begin to understand the process of exploring your own energy source more fully in order to, eventually, over time, and with good practice, discover how you can utilize this inner energy source to benefit others and, eventually, have affect upon the entire world. Your own energy is the key, not only to your own life, and your own journey, but to all lives, and all journeys. The interconnectedness I spoke of is the linking of all energy, and when this reconnects in a vital way will there be change upon that planet.

As you begin to understand the power of your own energy source, and begin to practice intent of healing in your own life, so will you begin to understand what a source you truly have inside you. The combination of that powerful energy, and your own intent to use it properly and well, will have impact, both in your own life, and then in the lives of others, first those around you, and then others around them, and so on, and so on, even as the messages have impact, for the energy they carry comes with pure and loving intent that all of you may grow and discover the true source of your own power.

Stay focused on your spirit energy, now, even as the energy around you seeks to pull you from your path. Remind yourself of your truth, and pull yourself constantly back to your calm center, and feel that warmth of your own loving energy waiting for you. This is your center, this is your truth, and here resides waiting all the possibilities in the world.

#14 Tackle Your Issues

Dear Jeanne,
Your messages have been helping so many people. Yesterday you addressed the issues of abandonment and rejection, among other things. Do you care to expand on those subjects or speak about anything else today?

Clarity is not necessary at this point. In learning the process of letting go will clarity be gained in each individual circumstance. My messages are meant to be universal in content and, when applied correctly, also become intensely personal. I do not mean to do the work that must be done by each and every one of you. To gain clarity is part of the growth that I entice you all to undertake. As you grow to understand yourself, your inner self, and your outer self, so will you begin to gain more clarity on how your own dilemmas have caused and created the you who now exists. In the process of letting go, that I spoke of yesterday, do you have the opportunity to slowly tackle your issues, one at a time, going deeper and deeper until you arrive at the bottom, so to speak, of your core, and discover the process that will lead you to uproot the core issue that may block you, not only from truly living in that life, but may also inhibit your future growth.

I do not advocate jumping in and tackling your greatest issue until you have tackled some smaller ones. Understanding the processes I suggest may help you resolve these lesser issues and learn how the process works best in your own circumstances. Proceed from there to assign yourself to your deeper issues. If abandonment and rejection lie at your root then you will have to boldly, yet systematically, one small step at a time, investigate these issues in your own life.

As I spoke yesterday, in my own case, I kept myself quite reserved as regards my own issue of abandonment at birth, when I was adopted. It became my journey to live a life totally unknowing of who I really was, but underneath resonated another issue of why, of what did it mean to me, and why was this journey placed upon me from the very start? I spent my life, not only wondering, but also working through these issues and always finding more questions, constantly taking me deeper, to the very core issue of rejection. But I stayed always in command; my total control issue was bigger than my rejection issue throughout my life. As I dealt with it in my final days, I knew I had to finally let go in the biggest way possible, to finally release my self, and in so doing, my spirit, from the burdens of that core issue. In so doing, did I solve the difficulties, both that plagued me in life, and that held me back, at death. In granting myself release, did I catapult into new life, a new life without the burden of that rejection issue, and perhaps now I am in the position I am in because I allowed this process to unfold in its natural way.

I do know now that a life of unknowing was what I needed, and wanted, in order to evolve. There is no dispute there. But I had to complete issues around it in the time after I left that world. I completed my unfinished business, and was afforded the opportunity to progress, as a result.

Had I tackled my issues while still alive, in a different manner, as I suggest all do, I would have gotten to the same place I am now. This was due to the fact that as I gained clarity, right up to the point of my death from that life, did I act upon it. I did not hesitate to act on the knowledge I gained, but proceeded to work with it to solve the remainder of my soul journey.

I realize, that all of this may be presenting too many ideas too quickly. But, stay with me a bit longer, for in the end will you understand that you alone are your guide, and your teacher, and your own mentor. Life is meant to be figured out, to be discovered, and to be explored. It is too easy to live a life of receiving, and accepting, and living off the fat of the land, and the handouts of others. This is not true living, but simply taking the easy way out. It will end in repeated efforts, in future lives, to live a life of contemplation and discovery.

To discover the true meaning of the self, and the reason for just that self to be on that earth at this very time, is truly to understand your journey. To tackle your deepest issues, with the known fact that everything that has occurred in your life is meaningful, and part of your growing, your training in evolution, is to understand your own life differently. But, all of this requires your total participation, and it requires mature decision-making, and mature reactions to the consequences and the problems that arise. As you grow, as you become more aware of life as a journey, does all this begin to make sense and to become clearer. With clarity, are your decisions easier to make, and your work laid out before you becomes not as fears, but as challenges, and challenges are what will test you and prove to you that you are, not only an evolving being, but also fully capable of taking this journey with yourself.

So, my messages may occasionally be dense, but if you allow yourself to follow their guidance will you soon discover, that with mature and poised progress, will you find your way. And also, will you find your central place of knowing, and in the end, my messages will no longer be confusing or dense, but will instead resonate with the knowing already inside you, just waiting for you to acknowledge it.

You all have within you the capacity to discover this knowledge. You have within you the ability to grow and to evolve. All I offer are the tools to begin the process. Believe me, you are fully capable and fully aware of what I speak of.

#13 Abandonment

Dear Jeanne,
Do you have any messages we can pass on to humanity today? When I woke up in the night you said you would speak on abandonment today, that it was relevant to everyone. How is it relevant and what do we do about it?

Abandonment is absence of hope and loss of trust, and refers also to these aspects within the self, as well as outside of the self. To abandon even the self leaves the spirit in nether land, lost and unattainable, removed from easy reach. In such a state is man liable to become too immersed in that world, greedy for fulfillment of other sorts, when true fulfillment lies not outside the self, but inside the self. This is a hard lesson to learn and a hard lesson to truly integrate into life. But, it is also the key to evolutionary growth.

To remain in a state of abandonment, deeply rooted feelings of rejection, of inadequacy, and of distance from the true inner self inhibits the spirit connection that is vital for the evolutionary spirit. In my own lifetime upon that earth, as Jeanne Marie Ketchel, did I suffer greatly from this phenomenon. But my own spirit, although deeply affected, did not hinder in its striving for growth, though the underlying issue remained as a cancer, festering for many years, as I sought total connection with my spirit and my spirit potential.

To remain bound by abandonment issues is to remain in struggle. Issues of rejection arise most often, and commonly the human need for affection and for understanding outweigh the other needs. To stay bound in this category for very long requires great work to overcome once spirit growth is desired. To stay stuck, believing that one deserves something different, or something better, is to remain bound by earthly desires for fulfillment from without. To stay bound in this manner is to dismiss the true nature of life as a journey and a learning experience every day of that life.

For how can there be true growth if one remains caught in old ways? I pushed myself in many ways to overcome this core issue in myself, but was only able to resolve it in the dying process. This was my strength, my human strength that fought my spirit strength right to the very end. There is no regret in this action, for I needed it in order to evolve. But there are other methods to practice in order to evolve into new spirit life now on earth.

If the spirit lies abandoned, rejected, and isolated is this not a sorry state to leave your true self in? Does your human self feel such abandonment, rejection, and isolation? Do you not see the reciprocal issue in your spirit self and feel responsible for pulling that spirit self up out of its state of abandon? Turn your feelings inward now, not outward looking for solace from the world you have created around you, but inward where your own true potential lies.

Had I not struggled so hard, seeking the depths of my own spirit, I dare say, I would not, at this time, live in the state I now reside in, but would, in fact, be back among you in familiar form. I can attest to the desire of the inner spirit to grow above all else during that life, and that opportunity to begin a new life of evolutionary potential.

To change, to evolve out of that life into new life with abundance of energy far reaching anything I ever experienced on earth is far more exciting than the thought of returning to yet another life upon that earth. Freedom from the human body is one of the most exhilarating experiences, and to remain finally free, and yet still alive and still learning and growing, is amazing. I live in abundant joy, yet I work hard to learn what I must in order to complete this mission I have assigned myself, and my group has assigned themselves to as well. We have all chosen this path in our new lives, freely and lovingly accepted our new challenges.

So, I speak of abandonment today in order to alert the many who struggle with the many aspects of this disturbance in life. It does not have to be so overpowering a feeling, nor does it have to envelop both the outer life and the inner life so greatly. There is a process I have spoken of before called, letting go, and this process, as you enact it in your daily life, will enable you to lose, not only your sense of abandonment, but also the attachments that hold you bound. The process of letting go is manifold, in its capacity to both detach from the trappings of life and to attach to your own spirit potential. As you practice letting go in your own life, so will you discover that you desire reattachment to something much more meaningful. And this is when you will be challenged to understand that all that you need lies deep inside you, though you must go through the process of letting go in order to discover this.

Begin the process in your own life immediately. Everyone has something they can let go of. Some idea of the self, perhaps? Some strict attachment to an object or thing? A strong attachment to an institution or convention that keeps you stuck? Do you desire something that your spirit needs, yet are afraid?

Challenge your outer self to slowly abandon the outer attachments that you do not really need for that new life you seek. Is it resentment that you hold dear? Is it anger? Is it sadness? Is it a false idea of the self, as bad, or weak, or incapable? All of these attributes and all of these attitudes must be abandoned. Your process of learning to let go of attachments in life that hinder your spirit growth will begin the process of saving yourself from the issues of abandonment, rejection, and distance, that I speak of.

To reconnect with your spirit requires the ability to detach, to disconnect from the world as you now live it and know it. It requires that you not only see the world differently, but that you also experience it differently as well. This can only be accomplished by letting go of all that you have been taught about yourself, about reality, and about the world around you. Begin to reinvent your world, your reality from the inside now, and you will have access to what I speak of when I say that you have within you the potential to evolve now while living that life, and the possibility for new life continually, as you evolve out of that world.

I challenge you all to give your inner spirit a small token of your promise to reunite with it, one small step in the direction of reclaiming your true love for your own abandoned spirit, and see where this tiny beginning takes you. Open your eyes to your own world. What does it offer you to help you on your journey? For even as you begin to detach from your old world, so will you begin to notice, as your awareness grows, that you are constantly being given signs to guide you on your way that truly resonate with that awakening spirit inside you. In this process of growth, will you gradually discover that the world around you is different, as you become different, and it will serve you well on your journey, if you let it.

Do not be afraid as you practice letting go. Do not, either, be too drastic; begin with something small but meaningful, and see where that leads you. Eventually, will you more easily discover that you can break even the biggest habits and release yourself from your biggest fears as you learn to trust the process, and as you grow and trust yourself as well. For true life, true evolutionary life of the spirit, must one learn to trust the self by allowing the self to have meaningful experiences that resonate with the spirit and prove validity of your path, and opening constantly the next door to both experience and potential as you grow.

Find your calm, find your balance, and begin from this center of the self that you are learning to establish. Begin from this firm ground and learn to let go from this place, this anchor. Practice daily this process of detaching from, first, the annoyances in your life, and then later, as you evolve, from the greater disturbances and big attachments that hold you captive.

In this manner do you offer yourself new life potential, new adventure, and entry into a new world. Be my guest!