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.

#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.

#19 Acceptance of the Self

Dear Jeanne,
The other day you talked about moderation. What would you like to talk about today?

Acceptance of the self. It is important; if you are going to take the right journey in that life upon that earth, to clearly see the self, the truth of the self, and to accept this as your wholeness, your beginning, and your individual entirety. Acceptance of the self, in all of its complexities, and all of its seemingly discordant and dysfunctional aspects, is necessary in order to progress beyond your preconceived place in life that now holds you fast.

Look clearly at the self. Understand yourself as a whole being equipped with everything you need for that journey upon that earth. Dismiss ideas of failure, or disharmony, or of disturbance. Dismiss all notions that lead you to judgments and disputes with the self. Disarm yourself now of all issues that block you from your true journey in that life. The true journey of every individual upon that earth is to learn to know the truth of the self, to clearly establish this journey, now, in true knowing of every detail, and clear understanding of every aspect, as being not only necessary, but desirable.

Accept the self as you now exist. Do not attach hopes, or fears, or add upon the self any desires, other than the desire to truly know and understand this self you now are. Empty the self of all preconceived ideas and all judgments laid upon you by others, or by society, or by the vagaries of the world, including the religions, the beliefs, the systems of justice, and the systems of commercialism that now rule that earth. Take off your very being all the rules and regulations that have held you captive all these many years. Strip bare your very body, and your very soul, of all that has been laid heavily upon you since your birth into that life.

Once you are stripped bare, and born naked and unencumbered by any outside ideas, or ideals, or conventions, begin to feel what this means. This means that you are perfect as you are. This means you are who you are supposed to be. You are you, and that, my dears, is the way you should begin to perceive yourselves.

Establish your inner and your outer innocence in this new you. See yourself as whole, as perfectly formed and well equipped for your own journey. Separate yourself now from the journeys of all others, and allow yourself the luxury of taking this trip for you, and for you alone. This is your gift to yourself. You are totally acceptable as a human being, and as your own traveling companion. Know that this is the life for you! Embrace this life, embrace this physical you, this body you now have, and further embrace all the experiences that you hold within you thus far. All of these things comprise the greater you, along with the inner you. In this wholeness must you now begin to accept your life, and your very being, in a different manner in order to progress.

I urge you to begin from this new place of empty self-awareness, to learn what it means now to love yourself, and to appreciate yourself, for the journey you have taken. Pat yourself on the back for all the attempts you have made thus far, for all the adventures you have dared experience in your quest for wholeness of body and spirit. Appreciate and love who you have become, for this is necessary in order to continue your journey into completeness.

Acceptance of the self wholly, in this time of now, is a vital step along your path. For if you fight yourself constantly, will you simply remain stuck, and your journey will remain bogged down as you fight yourself and lose your awareness of all that approaches you for your benefit. Do you not see that as you fight and tumble about, wrestling with all the judgments and hates that envelop you, that you are missing all the other things tapping you on your shoulder and seeking your attention? As you continue your wrestling match, the dust you kick up from your desert path blocks your vision and keeps you unaware.

Stand up straight now, stop the fighting, look around you, and notice where you are. Who have you become? Where are you standing? What road are you on? Who is around you? Do you recognize any of it? Is this where you thought you were? Or do you find yourself in a totally different place from where you thought you were? Is it familiar? Is it strange and feeling unfamiliar? Does it feel right, or does it feel totally wrong?

Look at your physical self, too, as you stand there with your head clearing and your dust settling around you. You are you. This is you who stands there. This is the wholeness of you. This is the person I urge you to accept. This is the person you now are, and this is the traveling companion who has been with you all along, as you have traveled that life.

Thank yourself for getting you to this place in your life. Dust off the dirt and straighten your clothes, comb your hair, and pat yourself down into neatness, and firm conviction of the rightness of you, and the truth of your presence in that life, and your spirit’s journey as well. Shake off the old ways, now. Stop the fighting. Allow the old disputes to fall at your feet with the dirt you brush off. Clean your hands of your old ways, and open your eyes, now, to the possibility of not only a new life, but also a new you.

Accept the possibility of a new traveling companion now, the new you, full of love and compassion, and admiration for all that you have done and lived so far in that life. Now you have the opportunity to do things differently, and this is the greatest gift you can give yourself today, the gift of change. I have spoken of this before, of allowing yourself to change in some small way. Well, now you have gained some experience of how I give guidance, and what it can mean in your own life. Now you have learned something that has been meaningful, and perhaps helped you as you have read my messages. Now do you better understand my methods of learning to navigate life.

Life is a journey, and you are the being taking that journey. A journey is full of adventure, full of experiences that you will learn from, grow from, and mature from. But, none of those things will be available to you if you do not allow yourself to take even one small step. If you remain fighting in the dust, will you have great difficulty in experiencing anything, other than the pain, and the gritty life of that constant battle. But, if you get up off the ground and dust yourself off, as I suggest, then do you have the opportunity to step away from that hole you have worn in your path, and stand on flatter ground again, and open yourself to new life and all that awaits.

Give yourself this opportunity to advance on your journey. Give yourself the gift of new life, simply by acknowledging yourself as a superb traveling companion, ready to go on more adventures. Further your life now in a new manner, accepting not only all that you have become, but also all that you have learned, as meaningful and necessary for your future progress.

Acceptance of the self now is your challenge for today, and for all future days. For without this, will you not have the complete companion with you, but only a shell of yourself. Take now with you the truth of yourself. Accept this truth as your hard-earned right and your fully acceptable companion who has, so far, served you well. Know that the next step will bring you to the right place, and all steps after that, too. For, in your wholeness, will you see more clearly. And, this is good.

#18 Cubbyholes

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

I speak today of moderation, of learning not only balance, but also the necessity of living life with only that which is necessary, and only in amounts that are easily handled. For excess in anything is dangerous and counterproductive.

Find your balance first, each day, in your center, your calm place inside you. Use this as your guide, know the feel of it, and how it fits only you and makes you calm and aware. Keep your place here firmly in your consciousness as you go throughout your day.

From this place of calm center, can you better maintain moderation in all things. From here can you regulate your life in all manners, with maturity, and conscious effort to tackle your issues, and your challenges, with sober and small steps that will keep you in this balanced center.

When I speak of moderation, I speak of it in terms of every aspect of life. Regard yourself as ready to hurl yourself forward into new life and I say, yes, that is good, but that is not necessarily the best way to proceed. For to hurl yourself down the rabbit hole, and into a new world, may not be the best thing for you or for the rest of your life, at this time.

Seek balance; seek clarity now, on all the issues in your life that you need to address. Compartmentalize them in little boxes, each in its own cubbyhole, giving them each equal space, and equal attention, as you place them into their spaces. With each issue firmly placed, and safely acknowledged, can you now begin to understand what I mean when I speak of moderation.

If you tip over your box of cubbyholes and all your issues fall onto the floor in a big heap, then will you simply be overwhelmed. But, keeping them separate and known, each for their own intensity, will you have better access to them, and better perspective as well. Now, in moderation, is it possible to deal with one issue at a time, as it rises to your consciousness, but only in small amounts.

If your issue of abandonment arises, give it some attention, but do not allow it to overwhelm you so that it falls out of the cubbyhole and pours itself on top of you. This would result in suffocation and a sense of total helplessness. Remember, you are in charge at all times. You are the director. You already know the whole movie of your life, but you are attempting to revisit each scene now and look at it more clearly to discover what you missed the first time. So, it is important that you do not become overwhelmed or you will not understand all that is waiting for you to discover in your exploration of the self at this time in your life.

Return your issue to the cubbyhole after you have handled it a little bit, after you have ventured into its essence. As you begin to recall things that it is necessary for you to recall, step back, and ponder the little bit that comes to you. Keep your distance from the rest of it, concentrate only on the small amount that you can handle. To do this is to engage in the Act of Recapitulation that I have spoken of as being the most important aspect of growth and evolution. For, without solving the mysteries of the self, how can you expect to solve the mysteries of the world around you, and the mysteries and magic of the world to come?

Once you have given yourself the gift of a small amount of recall, whether it be emotional, physical, or memory, step back, putting your issue back in its cubbyhole for the day, and know that you have served yourself enough for the day. Now, it is time to look for some other aspect of your life, in some other cubbyhole, to balance you again. Choose something that will soothe you and serve you well in your quest for wholeness. Do this also in moderation.

Seek to understand and utilize this act of moderation daily in your life. Do not fault yourself if you go overboard in any aspect of your life, for in so doing will you discover what your own balance means to you, and what moderation means in your own life, too. For both balance and moderation in one person’s life is different from that in another’s.

I do, however, advocate certain things in order to begin to set you on a path of healing, of kindness to the self, and of potential. Begin your day with the calm centering I speak of, and the healing intent I have also spoken of. This does not need much time, but will help to ground you in your day. Sit quietly, for even a minute or two, each morning, perhaps before you get out of bed, center yourself, swirl your healing intent throughout your being, and compartmentalize all your issues. Then, begin your day. In this manner will you begin each day open, and calmly ready for all that you will encounter.

I also offer this physical balancing exercise that you can do anywhere, any time, in order to regain or establish balance in your body. This will also return you quickly to your internal calm, if you take it seriously, and understand its concept, for the physical body also requires the same amount of attention as the spirit body does.

Stand tall and straight with arms at sides, legs slightly and comfortably apart. Sway slightly from one foot to the other, adjusting your balance, first to the right side, then to the left, then back again. Adjust the distance between your feet as you sway, and if you require more distance, in order to maintain good stance and steady balance. As you do this action, visualize your body shifting your internal balance, too, to the point where you are shaking off all that seeks to cling to you. In this action, are you ridding yourself of attachments that desire your energy. You can do this slowly at first and build up to quite a vigorous back and forth motion, if you desire it. Or, if you are in public, standing on line somewhere, you can do this very gently, and almost imperceptibly, but you will know what you are doing, and the reason for it, and you will be able to shake up and shake off attachments. At the same time, will you also, as you slow down your back and forth swaying from one foot to the other, be reasserting your balance, both your internal balance and your physical balance. Stand quietly for a minute, when you have completed this exercise and feel yourself in your body again. Feel your energy settle down into your center, pull it in and hold it there, and know that you are fully capable of learning this moderation I speak of.

Keeping your physical self in good shape by beginning with one step at a time will lead you to greater balance in all aspects of your life. Seek to keep your body clean by eating real food and real drink. Enjoy the goodies of taste in moderation, too, for I do not advocate denial of any sort, but only moderation, for it will not serve you or your body well to have too much of anything.

You must learn to live in both worlds, the world of your inner spirit, and the real world with all that it offers you, but to do so in balance, with equal enjoyments of both worlds, requires work and attention to the self, without stress, and without defeating the self as you go. It will take time, but eventually, if you begin to practice moderation, will you gain the clarity necessary to navigate that life with balance and moderation that will serve you well in both worlds.

I think this is enough instruction for one day. I have given you access to many things in order to guide you on your path. Seek your own sense of what balance means to you. Seek moderation, not in the overwhelming sense, but in the step-by-step sense. For I do not advocate abrupt change in anything, for that will throw you out of balance as surely as if you had tipped all of your issues out of your cubbyhole and smothered yourself with them, after we have just gotten them organized.

As always, I advocate that change be attempted in small steps. Balance and moderation are simply aspects of change that will serve you well as you make your journey. Think of these aspects as offering you the opportunity to lay aside some of your heavy burdens for a while as you take a break on your travels. When you are ready will you look inside those burdens to see what it is that you are carrying, and whether or not you really need to drag it around anymore. But, this you will only do when you are ready, and only as much as you are ready for. This is practicing moderation, and learning balance. Be kind to yourself as you begin these practices. Allow your own knowing to guide you. Look for your balance and your healing center daily, and from this place of truth will you begin to hear your own true voice, and it will let you know, more clearly, with time and practice, exactly what you need to do next. But will you listen? That is your challenge.

Return to my words as often as you need them and they will guide you. Help yourself with the knowledge that all aspects of your journey are meant for you to experience and learn from. What are you learning about yourself and your own journey today, and where are you taking yourself? This is your path. What will your next step be, and where will that one take you? See what happens. You never know where your adventure will take you. Or perhaps you do.

#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.