Friday, September 22, 2017

When It's Good To Lose Your Cookies (and How To Keep What You Don't Want To Lose)

When It's Good To Lose Your Cookies (and How To Keep What You Don't Want To Lose) ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

We are multidimensional beings, so much more than just bodies and minds. Out energy exists both within and outside of time and space. We intuitively know that coming into this life but the world of density and effort diverts our attention. We quickly forget that we are Consciousness creating in form.

From the moment we're conceived, we're creating and absorbing impressions. Our bodies and energy systems are picture galleries. Our experience of the world is colored by all the data we collect.

By the time we're adults are hard drives are filled with every memory we've lived and every concept we've taken in. We're quite solidified in our beliefs about reality.

When we go through changes, we release anything that shaped our prior reality and create new ones. When our body/personalities are in agreement with these changes, or at least know what's coming up, it's easier. There may still be an adjustment but the discomfort is less when our body/personalities know what's coming up.

From the body/personality level, in order to move forward we need to delete our cookies. This can take time if we choose to "process", use rituals, or talk it out.  It can also take forever if you don't want to lose pictures or memories that you feel are precious. They may be painful, but you feel are significant to your identity.

At the next level up, in the mind, thought, Spirit realm, you can de-energize the cookies (you can symbolically blow them up, make them disappear, or highlight and delete them). But you face the same stumbling blocks.

The level beyond is Consciousness, where transformation is instant and effortless. It's a shift in dimensional frequency where you can still be "here", fully embodied and present, but not in the density of the story. Rather than clearing blocks or deleting cookies, you just step into a parallel universe where everything is different.

You don't need to think it out when you're operating as Consciousness. You come from a place of playful curiosity.  It's subtle but very profound. It's pictures beyond pixels, reality beyond atoms and molecules.

It's helpful to know that nothing you care about is ever energetically lost, even if it's gone from your experience. Everything still exists as Consciousness, you can imagine storing them in the cloud. As Consciousness we have infinite storage. A simple way to do this is to decide to 'delete cookies' when you go to sleep at night, and that anything you don't want deleted can get moved to your cloud storage.

Play with this for the next few days and see what happens!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How To Handle Internal Noise

How To Handle Internal Noise ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

When I first started dating my husband, I could only hang out at his place for a limited amount of time. He lived in North Seattle and you could hear I-5 from his house.

I lived on Vashon Island, with less than 11,000 people. The city was just too noisy for me.

By the time we moved to Tacoma, I'd been back east caring for my mother and I thought that I'd become desensitized to city sounds.

What I hadn't counted on was an increased empathic sensitivity. The neighborhood we moved to had a growing population and the energetic noise got to be too much.

It's not just location, I notice the internet emanates a collective sound as well.

I believe we're all evolving as Consciousness and thus experiencing heightened abilities. For some people it's empathy, the ability to feel other people's feelings. For some it's telepathy or tuning into people's thoughts. For some it's clairvoyance, the ability to see on multiple levels. Precognition is the ability to know what's about to happen. Clairaudience means heightened hearing. You may be able to perceive through touch, or smell, as well.

When you first start having heightened sensitivities, you think it's you. I must be thinking these thoughts (until other people start to say them out loud). I must be feeling these feelings (even though there's no reason, your not triggered or tired). I must just be making this up.

As you become familiar with your awarenesses, you can start to discern whether it *is* you, or outside of you. You realize that you're always drained after staff meetings at work, because you're feeling the tension of all the people in the room.

For me the inner noise is quite remarkable. It's like listening to an arena full of people. You can't quite make out the conversations but you can hear the collective sound.

When you combine that with heightened empathy, feeling loved ones' feelings (regardless of what state or country they live in), it's a cacophony of vibrations. It can be quite frustrating or overwhelming, like living in an apartment building with thin walls; you can't make the neighbors turn their stereo down.

So, what can you do about it? There are several ways to handle the internal noise.

You can't make your neighbors turn down their stereo, but you can turn down your own internal 'hearing aid'. Imagine a dial for your sensitivity and turn it down a notch. For you this may not be a dial but a digital up or down button, press 'down' until the vibration subsides.

If it's an individual's communication (picking up on how your loved one is feeling) another technique is placing their energy in a window, to where they get the relief, answer, or solution they are seeking. You don't have to be everyone's personal healer!

Music not only drowns out external noise but can uplift your internal vibration as well. If you're vibrating higher than the collective, their energy can pass through without you being affected by it.

Play with these this week, notice what works for you, and see what happens!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Intersections of Life

Intersections of Life ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb

My evolving awareness is that life is a creation of Consciousness, and we *are* that Consciousness. It's not accurate to say it's an illusion but it's a manifestation of our focus as Consciousness.

I use the term 'hologram' for this world, which isn't entirely accurate but then language cannot begin to describe the process of going from our infinite vastness into the density of form.

I also describe life in this world as a game, because to Consciousness, it is a kind of full immersion 'virtual reality' experience.
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There are lots of ways to play this game, and there's no good or bad way to participate. You can dive in, completely unconscious, and feel tossed and turned by it. At this level you experience physical reality at it's most dense. In order to create you have to use a lot of effort and it takes a lot of time.

Another way to play is with some awareness, in the realm of thought and law of attraction. This takes less effort and feels more playful, as you use visualization and repetition (and vision boards and pink balloons) to make your ideas become real.

Yet when you're playing fully as Consciousness all the old rules go out the window. You have no need to try to manifest anything. You know that You are creating all of this as Consciousness, down to the smallest detail. You just show up fully in the present moment and respond to what is.

In fact there's no need to make anything happen in the hologram, because there's an infinite number of holograms with an infinite number of possibilities and outcomes. You just shift yourself to where the reality is unfolding in your favor.

However, even if you choose to play fully as Consciousness, it doesn't mean everything is just ducky.

If ever there was a time I wanted to change, fix, or manipulate the hologram, last month was it. The house we were living in had mold, and I'd been able to ignore it since turning off the furnace in Spring, but knew that come September there'd be problems again.

Life flows forward like cars in traffic and if you don't make conscious choices, eventually you'll feel that you're forced into them. You're not really forced into anything, but if you're driving without your hands on the wheel... or with your eyes closed...

What I observed happening over the previous month was possibilities arising and stepping towards each one. Reality reorganized around that possibility and I had the opportunity to check it out in body. Then it would shift to a different scenario as I became clear about my preferences.

What ultimately unfolded is perfect but completely different than I originally thought I'd wanted. When you play as Consciousness what shows up is beyond what you could possibly imagine and the house we're in now certainly is that.

While writing this blog post, I came across an illustration of the intersections of Seattle by Peter Gorman. When he first moved to Seattle, a friend told him that Seattle's layout is easy to understand. "It's all a grid," she said, "until it's not."

It's a perfect one-dimensional rendering of Seattle's three-dimensional intersections. Life has such intersections, just on a multidimensional level.

This game is infinitely complex. You come to places in your life's journey that are more complicated than mere crossroads. There are multiple possible options. In form you can only experience one option at a time. The good news is that there are no mistakes, as Consciousness you're running and experiencing all the options instantaneously and simultaneously. 

Play it any way you feel moved to play it. And, if you choose to play it as Consciousness, it will start unfolding in surprising, sometimes bizarre, and sometimes delightful ways!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Operating as Consciousness in Body

Operating as Consciousness in Body ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb

Someone asked me what specific techniques would be useful to create a desired outcome for navigating as Consciousness.

Techniques don't matter as much as perspective. If you're trying to change, fix, or manipulate the outcome, you're not operating as Consciousness.

If you feel like outer circumstances *need* changing, fixing, or manipulating, you're not operating as Consciousness.

If you feel like someone or something has more power than you, you're not operating as Consciousness.

As Consciousness, you are creating this reality. Including things seeming to need fixing, changing or manipulating. Even the aspect of you that feels powerless in the moment.

What if I feel like someone or something has more information than I do? What if I don't know how to do something?

As Consciousness, you are Infinite Intelligence, you *are* the Cosmic Internet, with all information available to you at any moment.

However you've created a body/personality with limitations, which doesn't have all that information in it's hard drive.

You've created other people and things in your reality with that information.

The power issue is a little different because it's where you place your Source. Others in your reality are not your Source. Bosses, banks, and governments are not your source.

Money isn't your source. It's an expression of appreciation in this physical reality.

When you internalize this, and internalize that *you* are Consciousness creating all this, it creates an enormous shift in your reality.

Nothing daunts you any more. Infinite possibilities become available to you.You are free to play and choose from all options.

You feel free to express appreciation for information or support, because you've created that information or support or person, place, thing, in your reality.

Consciousness Techniques work when you use them as Consciousness. When you use them as body personality, they'll be as flawed as Law of Attraction is when you're coming from a place of lack.

When you're operating as Consciousness, you can make up your own techniques and they'll work for you.

If you're not operating as Consciousness then no amount of techniques are going to get you then. Even a glimmer of Consciousness manifests miracles.

I've created mentors and teachers in my reality, but they are not my Source. They are other aspects of Consciousness. I value their experience and information, but doing it exactly their way isn't going to work for me. I have to own it for myself, which may mean upgrading or adjusting it to resonate with me as Consciousness, for anything to work.

I have mentees, students and clients in my reality, but I am not their Source. I am a creation of Consciousness by them. I see my main role is to validate them *as* Consciousness and not their personality.

I also happen to have valuable experience, information, and techniques that may be useful, but only if they own it as Consciousness.

When you move through this world as Consciousness, when you own this world as your Creation, it completely transforms your reality.

Life becomes effortless and fun.

I just spent four weeks manifesting a house. When I first started, I wanted one just like the one I’m in (a 1905 Craftsman, in the historic Proctor District of Tacoma). It was fascinating to watch the creation reorganize, and go through different possibilities before it finalized in a 1956 ‘Mid Century Modern’, surrounded by trees, in a quiet suburb next to a golf course.

My mind would not have intended this. But it is unfolding perfectly in my favor. And I had been saying that a part of me yearns to go back to being a “Mystic In the Woods” as I was for many years on Vashon Island. I realized today that maybe this might be an aspect of this new creation.

When I operate as Consciousness, what gets created is beyond my wildest imagination.

Try this for yourself and see what happens!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb

Driving home this morning, I was appreciating the scenery. There's a covered bridge on some acreage on the road I live on and today there was a wonderful mist hovering in the field beyond it. Viewing this world as DensityAndEffortland, I am continually awestruck at how real physical 'reality' is.

I suddenly had the impression of being on a movie set and could almost see the Devas and Nature Spirits who work on creating the set. Devas are the energetic architects of all things in physical form. Each thing has an individual nature spirit tending to it.

From the highest consciousness level, it's all me (just as it's all you, since we're all one). Not just my creation, but is all my energy as well. I was struggling with an appropriate analogy here, when I got the flash of an orchestra. An orchestra is producing one beautiful piece of music, yet it's many different instruments.

 When I came back from Findhorn I had learned several different songs along with the harmony to them. I recorded myself singing one part, then made a second recording of myself as I harmonizing with the melody/ I actually managed to do this with four part harmony with my voice singing all the parts.

Highest Consciousness is singing all the parts, but it trickles down to a multitude of instruments producing the vibrations. Physical reality is the symphony of sound.

When you identify yourself *as* Spirit, Source, as Highest Consciousness (even to say 'your' Highest Consciousness distances you from You) it raises your awareness and expands your perspective.

When you see the bigger picture, and sense all that is going on behind the scenes, you have an overwhelming appreciation of this creation.

It's not that this reality is an illusion, it's not fake, it's actually very deliciously physically real.

It completely changes your engagement in this world. Even though you may feel more neutral, less enmeshed in chaos and drama, you actually feel more in love with all of it. It's an incredible heart opening.

We're all on the tipping point of this right now. Any of us, at any moment, can shift into this new experience of reality.

We can't do this from our mind, it's not a matter of changing our thinking. It's an intuitive shift of perspective. The easiest way I find is to walk through invisible doors to parallel universes. Every step takes you to a new Universe. If you walk quickly, you don't have time to think about it.

Walking in this way subtly adjusts our reality. You'll notice yourself feeling lighthearted. The world will be brighter, clearer, in sharper focus. Doing this on a regular basis will transform your reality beyond your wildest imagination!

(refreshed from 2007)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Manifesting In The New Consciousness

Manifesting In The New Consciousness ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

I recently created a scenario which seemed to require conscious manifesting. In the old days I would have written about it, vision boarded it, affirmed it, put it in a pink balloon, two pointed to where ever it already exists, and, yes, stepped through doors to parallel universes where it's already happening.

Because yeah, man, I'm an expert and I already know this stuff.

And I didn't do any of those things. I created something that afternoon that wasn't quite the thing. I sat with it, and watched other possibilities unfold. This required interacting with others in my storyline, and dances with relationships.

It was (and is) very interesting to see what is coming into form. And very interesting to see my discomfort with not being entirely in control of the creation.

It's still not fully in form. The agreements are still being drawn up. And Mercury is going retrograde on Saturday!

But something bigger is unfolding, beyond what I can imagine, and a part of me is excited to be stepping into the unknown, to having something more that what my mind wants to design.

There's so much potential for drama and disagreements. And yet all that dissipates when I don't resist what is.

Manifesting in the new Consciousness is the opposite of how it was before. It isn't about changing, fixing, or manipulating the circumstances. It's not about claiming power and declaring it to the Universe. It's not about specifics and time limits.

All of that was Ego/Personality/Mind wanting to control the outcome. The part that is fearful, the part that feels powerless, the part that is based in survival.

Consciousness is creating all of this. You are Consciousness. You're creating all of this. All possibilities exist within this creation. You are dancing between possibilities.

It's all good, because as Consciousness, you love your creations, you love your Self that is playing in this field of reality.

Playing this way you totally know it's a benevolent You-niverse. Wherever you fall, you are being caught.

There are no mistakes, because all possibilities are running simultaneously and you chose this one in the moment. Things can transform themselves, when you play at this level, when you expand to a different outcome.

Manifesting in the new Consciousness is about creating, not control. This is a playground, we are here to create, it's all about creating and being creative.

As Consciousness you are benignly neutral. There's no good or bad to what you create. If you manifest disasters, it's equally as creative as manifesting miracles. If you want to create something different it's a very subtle shift in direction.

It's incredibly freeing to let go of control, and to go forward completely improvising as things come up.

Creating as Consciousness allows you to manifest beyond your wildest imagination.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Everyday Time Traveling

Everyday Time Traveling ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

I'm writing this from a hotel room next to the Yakima River. It's a scorching day in August, yet the river it running full and strong. I'm not used to rivers, I live in the Puget Sound, which has tides that flow and ebb along the shore.

The river reminds me of our experience of time in this physical reality. Time flows, from past to future. When I meditated on this, while looking at the river, I saw myself standing still, wanting to walk upstream, wanting to let the river take whatever I wanted to release.

It illustrates my resistance to going with the flow. It shows that I'm facing the past (upstream). The current of time is continually moving us forward, down the river. As Consciousness focused into form, we cannot cling to the river bank.

It also illustrates how, in this new reality, everything is the opposite of what is was before. My old focus would have been to stay anchored in one spot, and to release energy that way. When I see myself as Consciousness flowing down the river, I see that past energy is released in every moment. It's not even an issue. It is gone, and the continuous flow is the present moment.

My body feels unnerved with the prospect of releasing its grip on the bank. It doesn't feel exhilarated by the flowing water (as it may have when I was younger). It anticipates drowning, which is not fun.

But when I gently cradle it in my loving energy as Consciousness, it allows the flow to happen. I feel the shift in energy. I relax into the continuous change that is always available.

Nothing is truly lost, nothing is really left behind, it is put into it's proper placement in the storyline, it is stored in the Cosmic Cloud. No one is really gone, nor abandoned, we are all still connected as Consciousness.

Consciousness exists outside of time and space. The flow of time is just one of the elements that construct this reality. It keeps the story moving along, it's the background music that helps propel our personal game of life.

We are bigger than our story, we are bigger than the river, we are Consciousness that encompasses it all. When you identify as Consciousness within form, this all becomes an enjoyable activity, even if we've hit a patch of white water and are rolling over rocks.

When you hold a bigger space in your life, as you effortlessly do as Consciousness, it is easy to cast off the bowlines and go into the current, towards everything you've dreamed and desired.

Friday, August 4, 2017

How To Handle The Waves of Change

How To Handle The Waves of Change ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Wow, this is an intense time. So many things are coming at us. We have to handle multiple things at once. There's no time to rest. There's certainly no sleep at night!!

Now, some people may find this exhilarating. They may feel on top of their game. Yay, them.

Most folks are finding this challenging and overwhelming. If this is you, even though your circumstances are unique, you're not alone!

What is happening is that Greater Consciousness is coming into form. This is stirring things up.

This will show up in your life in situations or relationships provoking feelings of conflict, resistance, pain, fear, anger, or just wanting to sleep all day!

How to handle these waves of change?

You can fight it. This might be energizing to some. It may keep them from being paralyzed with fear. It might help them break through to the next experience. Or it might get you more enmeshed in it.

You can pretend it's not happening. This is a different tactic. Just keep going to work and home and act as if nothing unusual is going on. Fake it 'til you make it. This strategy is useful to some folks, a way to hunker down and get through it. However this can also backfire, the situation can accelerate until you have to pay attention to it!

You can ride with it.  Life is like kayaking, sometimes we hit white water, grab hold of your paddles! This is a great way not to resist and 'go with the flow' no matter how fast and rough it may seem.

You can dive through the waves. If you're standing in the water at the beach and the wave seems too big, just dive through it! You'd be surprised how quick you get to the other side.

Old patterns are breaking down. Situations that don't serve are either going away or getting worse. It's an opportunity for you to try something new or different, or put into practice what you already know.

However it's on the way to getting better. You could come out of this time period completely transformed! Don't resist the ride.

If you really, really want things to be different, this is your chance to change things! Portals of change are opening and are everywhere. All you have to do stay is stay alert, and step through them!

Friday, July 28, 2017

How To Deal With The "New Normal"

How To Deal With The "New Normal" (c) 2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

One of my neighbors stopped me on my walk and offered condolences. "Emma's died?" She and her husband had seen us carrying her out to the lawn in her last days.

When she came back from the vet, after her biopsy, she'd stopped walking. So we carried her outside twice a day. It wasn't all that different from before, since she'd like to sleep most of the day anyway. It was a "new normal".

She was too heavy for me to lift and at some point my husband hurt his back, so we both lifted her using the four corners of the towel that we had under her. I found myself singing the song from Aladdin as she went on a 'magic carpet ride' to the outside world. Corgis are always smiling, but she grinned even more as she could feel the fresh air and smell all the smells.

This concept of it being a 'new normal' had helped me when my mother, after 10 months on home hospice, stopped walking and became bedridden. She had Alzheimer's and cancer, and the blessing was that she didn't know she had either. She wondered why she stayed in bed all the time. "Oh, you always like to sleep a lot." I said. Which was true, she had hated me getting her up in the morning and now I didn't have to...

Now the new normal is that Emma is gone and we're putting off getting another dog. We're cherishing being able to sleep in on weekends and go out for dinner without having to walk someone.  I did, however, get a new fish, which I call "Puppy", so I can say that I did get one.

It occurred to me that we're hitting "new normals" all the time, even if they're not healthy.  People are getting numb from the news, the emotional roller coaster of deliberately inflammatory and distracting tweets, of human rights being systematically dismantled and withdrawn.

There's always a pendulum swing in politics and at some point this will all reverse itself. And as Consciousness, I see what is really happening is that those who seem most powerful, are actually the least. And they are scrambling to restore a paradigm that has already disintegrated. We are have evolved as Consciousness, are embodying more of ourselves as Consciousness, so we are all already individually too empowered to go back to that antiquated acceptance of domination.

It hit me that we're stepping into a new existence, which requires us to expand to a new normalcy. Energetically it feels lighter. We're used to feeling weighed down, that being more powerful means occupying more physical space.

When you embody more of yourself as Consciousness, it feels buoyant. When you feel empowered, it feels more internally powerful. It actually feels effortless and relaxed. Standing in your own power feels confident, because as Consciousness you *are* wisdom. There's an absence of a need to dominate or compete because we're *all* Consciousness.

It starts by focusing within, because our bodies are our anchor points as Consciousness into this physical realm. However, we're operating at a higher frequency than ever before, so it really only requires a focal point, a pinpoint of Consciousness, to bring you fully aware into form. And it can be anywhere within. I used to have rigid opinions about where this should be and how it should be done. Rigidity is the old normal.

Try this for yourself. Wirelessly connect as Consciousness into form, and notice what's different. That's your new normal. Doing this regularly has a ripple effect into the rest of your reality. Play with this during the week and see what happens!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Serenity Amidst Chaos

Serenity Amidst Chaos ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Seventeen years ago, I was training to become a CPC (certified professional coach) and being coached myself. I asked her how to maintain a sense of calm within the storm of my life at the time. She had me come up with an image, and I immediately saw a Buddhist monk in saffron gold robes.

A Buddhist monk can maintain serenity regardless of whether they're standing on a mountain in Tibet or in the midst of the Mall of America at Christmas.

It was a very effective visual image. Later she gifted me some sheer saffron cloth, which was a lovely affirmation as well.

I've moved several times since then and have no idea where that cloth is, but I sure could have used it this week.  Our neighbors are having a new roof put on and the noise and chaos coming through to my office has been unbearable.

We're in tumultuous times. There are earthquakes, fires, and floods happening. There's combustive events in the news. Astrologically we have some very major eclipses coming up and people are already feeling things being suddenly "eclipsed" in their lives.

What helped me in the last few days was being aware that, even if my nerves were frayed from high pitched tools and staple guns, there was a part of me that had a bigger picture of what was going on. That greater awareness could navigate through the "Sturm und Drang".

What surprised me during this time was how upset my body was, and how emotionally detached I was as Consciousness, at the same time. I wasn't in denial that my nerves were shot. I just continued taking the next indicated action. Kind of like a mom that needs to get her errands done with a toddler that is overstimulated and needs a nap.

Finally yesterday afternoon I plugged in the earbuds (wished I'd remembered them earlier) and blared TedTalks really loud. Pandora would have been a better choice for concentrating and working but by that time I was done, completely done, with work.

Operating as Consciousness doesn't necessarily mean having all aspects of ourselves on board. Doesn't mean our bodies and our personalities are as composed as Consciousness. It just means letting Consciousness drive. The rest can sit in their car seats or nap in the back seat.

Our bodies and personalities just want Consciousness to drive anyway. Even if they seem to be struggling for control.

We are not our bodies nor our personalities. We are Consciousness. We created Our bodies and our personalities as vehicles in the physical. We're meant to inhabit them, and drive the car from within them.

When you shift your identification away from just being your body, or your personality, to being Consciousness, it completely changes your life.

Imagine yourself as greater Consciousness, and imagine focusing into form. I like to pick an 'anchor point' in my body as a focal point. It's like you, as Consciousness, are the entire internet. And your body is the device you're using. Your focal point is your inner cellular connection.

Play with this, play with bringing your information as Consciousness into your form. And notice what happens!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Getting Out of Your Discomfort Zone

Getting Out of Your Discomfort Zone ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

One of the things I've discovered, as everything is breaking down and reorganizing, is that often what is required is the complete opposite of whatever has worked before.

Tried and true techniques and systems are no longer effective. Things that were absolutely the wrong thing to do in my old practice is the absolute right thing to do in my new practice.

So, for instance, something has been going on today - I've been feeling a very high, vibrational frequency in/on the top of my head. In the old days I would have judged this as bad. I would have thought someone was invading my space. I would have wrestled with this energy all day long.

Now, what it feels like isn't bad. Nor is it invasive. I'm not really sure what it is. Is it a female energy in my head? Or is it a download of something new? Heck, maybe it's just that I've been drinking jasmine green tea today instead of earl grey.

In the old days I would have absolutely had to know where it's coming from and what to do about it.

Instead, I've just gone about my day, noticing what is different. And pretty much everything about today has been different, starting with this energy. I'm curious to see what unfolds from this.

What this reminds me of, is someone who went to one of my Meetups and did the walking through doors to parallel universes. The next day I talked with her, she'd taken medicine for vertigo. "Is it unpleasant?" I asked.  Turned out it wasn't vertigo, but that wavy feeling of expansion that happens when you play on this level of Consciousness.

A couple went to my cohost Janet's meetup in Portland, and then they went dancing afterwards. Her husband had a difficult time because he felt too 'lightheaded'. Hmm. Not really surprising after major transformational energy work.

Rather than resisting or turning away from new sensations, I turn towards them. I move more deeply into something rather than trying to get it out of my space.

Moving through the world in this new way of being requires being improvisational. Requires not knowing. Requires curiosity.

If something isn't working for you, then it's time to do something else. But don't mistake discomfort as an indicator that something is wrong.

Birthing a new self doesn't have to be hard. Just breathe through it. Sometimes action is required, but sometimes that may look like taking a walk. Or a nap. Maybe it's just to stop doing whatever it is that isn't working, and wait to see what emerges instead.

When you stop trying to make things fit within your comfort zone, then what manifests can be bigger than you can imagine.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Why Inspiration From Seminars Doesn't Last (and what to do about it)

Why Inspiration From Seminars Doesn't Last (and what to do about it) ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Remember that last seminar, workshop or retreat you attended? Remember how wonderful it felt? What happened to that rosy glow after you came home? It kinda faded off, didn't it?

You got back into your daily routine, with work and relationships, and pretty soon you could barely remember all that marvelous transformation that happened, and all those great revelations you had.

That's why it's called 'The Suntan Affect'.

Seminars, workshops, and retreats are chock full of great information, they're designed to inspire change. While you're sitting there with a group, you feel a magnified effect from everyone going through the same experience.

When you come home, however different you may feel at first, you start to match your familiar surroundings and go back to your old ways of being.

It's especially frustrating when you learned new techniques to make things happen, and even they seem to lose their magic after a while.

When I used to teach Psychic Meditation classes, I'd tell people that you could get all these tools and concepts in a weekend workshop, but it's a little like learning golf in one afternoon. The reason to take an 8 or 12 week class is that repetition helps make it real for your body.

You as Consciousness already know everything. You *are* the Cosmic Internet. But not everything is stored into your physical form (that includes your mind and brain). Whatever was downloaded from a weekend doesn't stick unless you continue to put it into action.

The other thing that an 8 or 12 week class provides is the power of a group. You're with others who are learning the same things, and their experiences reinforce yours as well.

Most importantly, you have continued access to the teacher, who embodies and models whatever it is you want to learn. Regular contact with them helps make it real for you as well.

When I teach, I have you try any technique first before explaining what it's supposed to do or how you're supposed to feel. This way you have your own sense of what a particular technique can do for you. People have come away from my trainings with greater ownership of what they've learned, because it's anchored in their initial experience rather than my information about it.

Nowadays, I combine my teaching with coaching. I prefer coaching, because it holds you as whole and capable. It honors your inner wisdom. If you have a problem, then you hold the solution within. As coach I can ask the right questions to bring it out of you. This allows you to change faster than if you were told to do something (thereby having to go through someone else's information) which then takes longer before you've integrated it into your own way of doing things.

Rather than one-off sessions, I prefer to offer 12 week programs (although for groups I've had them as short as 6-8 weeks). This way I can hold space for your evolution over time.

As Consciousness you already know everything, you just haven't brought it into your body yet or practiced utilizing the information through your body. Even though I provide my upgraded and developed techniques for transformation, You'll have your own unique way of expressing your new learning, you'll bring your own unique results into your life.

Now, if you've just come from a seminar or workshop and there isn't any followup in place, you can try to create continuity on your own. Read the presenter's books, watch their YouTube videos, join (or create) a Meetup group to connect with others on the same topic.

And, if you are tired of spinning your wheels and want lasting change in your life, go to my website and check out my coaching programs!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Is There Such A Thing As "Divine Timing"?

Is There Such A Thing As "Divine Timing"? ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

There's a kind of fatalistic viewpoint, that things happen in 'divine timing', it's along the lines of whether something is 'God's Will'.

The "good" part of that perspective is that it can get you out of effort or trying to hard to make something happen. When you're working on manifesting into the physical, effort can have the opposite effect - it can keep it from happening. Which is why often things materialize when you least expect them, or when you've stopped trying.

It's also useful to let go of 'how' you're going to manifest something, along with 'when' it's going to materialize. Turning that over, allows you to keep your focus on 'what' you want to bring into form.

The part of you that wants to control things down to minutiae, isn't Consciousness. It's your body-personality aspect.

When you desire something, as Consciousness you already have it. It already exists. You just need to step into the Universe where it is. Or, you just need to shift your energy to receiving it.

"But what about the timing? I want it NOW!" Body-personality says.

Bodies only exist in the now, in present time. The future doesn't exist yet, the past is already over. They want it NOW.

And, if you're operating fully as Consciousness into form, it's entirely possible to spontaneously manifest something.

Certainly, when you're operating as Consciousness, amazing things unexpectedly appear to come out of left field.

When you say something is 'divine timing', you're usually saying it's either not happening as quickly as you'd like, and/or you are just so grateful - to something outside of yourself - that it finally happened.

As Consciousness, You exist outside of time and space, so it all possibilities are happening at once. Consciousness' timing is random, spontaneous, and instantaneous. It's unpredictable only because it happens outside of rational thought.

It happens *better* when you're not thinking about it. I like to say when you're creating as Consciousness, what shows up is beyond what you could imagine. It manifests bigger especially when you're not thinking.

Creating in this new reality seems to require the exact opposite of everything we've ever learned about manifestation. Focus and repetition seem to repel what you want. Releasing, letting go, holding it off to the side, works better.

Precise formulas don't really work anymore, much to the frustation of our body-personality-rational-mind. 5D into 3D is very improvisational.

When you're creating as Consciousness, you're coming from a place of experimentation and curiosity. There's no attachment to an outcome. As You step into the Universe where it already is happening, there's a feeling of childlike delight.

This work is very subtle and very profound.

'Divine Timing' is an old paradigm and contains an implied limitation. Consciousness Timing is expansive. Want to manifest a desire? Step into the Now where it already is, and see what happens!

Friday, June 23, 2017

How to Know If It's Time To Pivot

How to Know If It's Time To Pivot ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

You know when things just suck and you want to throw in the towel? Or maybe you're at a breaking point. Or maybe you are done, like, "stick a fork in me, I'm done!" kind of done.

Or maybe you've been stuck in indecision, or maybe you're stuck in persistence. That is, trying so hard for so long, but not wanting to give up trying.

How do you know if you need to keep slogging at it, or pivot in another direction?

Sometimes decisions require immediate action, and sometimes a solution needs to emerge.

Several months ago I felt like I was at a turning point. I felt burned out with what I was doing. I was wondering whether to quit this and become a hospice chaplain. I'd actually applied for chaplaincy training back in 2001 and backed out at the last minute. It's something I could do now, as a 'real world job' that wouldn't take the same energy my current calling requires. Or so I thought.

Then I got chosen to give a talk at Ignite Seattle,  out of *lots* of applicants. Which felt like a nudge to continue.

Ignite Seattle happened just before a scheduled trip to Europe to visit my son, so I decided to let my decision "float" while I was gone. I thought I'd get inspiration while I was on vacation.

Instead, I came back to the same issue. The same feeling of burnout and frustration.

And then this week my 15 year old Corgi was diagnosed with cancer and we've been doing doggie home hospice for her. It's brought up a ton of feelings from 2013 when I helped our other dog, and both my parents, each die at home. And I got really clear about that part of the decision.

Emma dying on my kitchen floor helps me shut that door. No way do I want to work in hospice. Or hospitals, actually. So ditch that idea (what was I thinking)?!?

This reminds me of times where something happens that is the turning point, the straw that breaks the camel's back, when I wouldn't have let go or given up until then.

So instead of doing a summer chaplaincy training, I'm midwifing my dog to spirit. That's requiring a lot of focus, but it won't need to be sustained for a long time.

I still get energized by speaking and teaching, I'm still passionate about helping people transform. But the way I've been doing it needs to change.

In the old days a door would have slammed shut. In the old days bridges would have burned.

Navigating in this new Consciousness, is a more gentle way. Simply releasing the past and allowing the new path to appear.

So if you're struggling, if you feel like you are spinning your wheels, if you are stuck in a traffic jam or hitting a brick wall, stop. You don't have to blow up the blocks.

Just step back and let the scenario change. Or step into a parallel universe where it's already different.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Money Is Neutral

Money Is Neutral ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

This week I was a little surprised when I heard someone say that 'money is neutral'. I mean, I've had a lot of experience with money, from having a lot of it to not having any. It was great to have a lot, and problematic not having any. It's never seemed to me to be neutral.

I've also worked with the Deva of Money, who comes across to me as an ocean. The ocean may seem placid at times on the surface, but it is deep, and can change with the weather. It may be filled with life that nurtures you, but also can be deadly so you should never turn your back on it.

And then it struck me, that it's how we feel about money that is decidedly not neutral.

The energy of money is not only neutral but impartial. It doesn't automatically appear in your bank account because you're a good person. It's just energy.

There is no good nor bad about money. It's an avenue of exchange. It's an expression of appreciation. It's an energy form. It's a morphic field.

Our stories about money are dramatic. They're tied into our survival. We'll die without it, we think. People have killed themselves (and their families) over debt. And there are other stories, people doing good things for others with money.

It's funny. Not having money is bad, having money is good, and yet we demonize rich people. They're not spiritual, they're unconscious, they're disconnected.

People are people. There are wealthy people who are spiritual, conscious, and connected. Just like there are poor people who aren't. It can't really be dichotomized like that. I find usually people are a mix of everything, because they're human.

As I started writing this blog, a little voice said, 'yeah, tell 'em how to get more'.  Because that's what we all want, right? We never have enough.

Abraham Hicks says “The world is awash in money! Do you hear what that means? It is awash in money. It is flowing for everyone. It is like Niagara Falls. And most of you are showing up with your teaspoons.”

The more I think about it, the more like the ocean 'money' is. It is vast and present and available for you to utilize. It is completely neutral.

And, as an energy, it is infinite. It's our ability to have or receive it that shrinks or expands. We can propel it away, or attract it.

Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer both have told a story of waiting for the Maharishi, who was finishing a meeting about a project. Someone asked him, "but Maharishi, where is the money going to come from?" And the Maharishi smiled and waved his hand, "from wherever it is at the moment."

At one level, money is an energy that flows. At a higher level, it just materializes. As we expand energetically to embody more of our 5D self into this 3D form, as we are greater Consciousness within this physical realm, it becomes more easy and effortless to manifest whatever we want.

Which transcends money, because whatever we want isn't the actual numbers or currency, but the freedom it represents.

And here's the funny thing about that. As Consciousness we already have whatever we want. As Consciousness, we already *are* freedom.

How would your life be different if you knew that?