Friday, April 21, 2017

 How To Be Neutral When Life Gets Crazy ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

How To Be Neutral When Life Gets Crazy ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

The other day I was talking with a woman who is a natural psychic. She sees things in depth, but is swayed by the pain and suffering that she uncovers.

It made me remember my days as a clairvoyant student and the bulk of our training was on reading from a neutral space. In order to give a clear and balanced interpretation for a client, we need to see them without our own preconceived notions coloring our 'lenses'.
Cosmic Soap Bubbles (God Takes A Bath)

This ability to see things from a higher perspective is invaluable, especially during these insane times.

It's not heartless to be neutral, it's actually highly spiritual.

The qualities of Consciousness are neutrality, amusement, childlike wonder, immense wisdom, depth, and impartiality. It is Love in it's highest form, which is unbiased and unconditional.

Now we're all becoming more highly sensitive, which means our abilities are increasing: to feel other's feelings, see clearly beyond fa├žades, intuitively "know" what's about to happen, pick up on other's thoughts, and the list goes on.

When we're experiencing life from a 'boots on the ground' viewpoint, we're going to feel the world's pain, we're going to judge what we see as good or bad, we're going to feel responsible for events beyond our control, and be confused about what is us and what is the collective.

Terrible things are happening in the world all the time. There's a bigger spotlight on them now, we can immediately see tragedies around the world, where ever people have smart phones that can load images on the internet.

It's overwhelming.

How can you be neutral when life is so crazy?

Here's a few things you can do:

1. Imagine yourself a Half Step Above whatever you're experiencing. If you're in a crowd, allow yourself to be a "half step above" the prevalent emotion. If you're watching something on TV or on your device, be a 'half step above' internally. It shifts your perspective up a notch, giving you some distance from what you're observing.

2. Another way to do this is Be A Different Color or Tone. If you're in a group of people and their energy is darker, imagine your personal bubble to be a lighter or brighter color.  If you detect things by sound, if you're perceiving static or disharmony, let yourself be a different musical tone.

3. Blow bubbles, you can do this for real, or just in your head. Watching TV or reading the news, imagine a stream of bubbles popping. It helps clear your preconceived notions about what is going on. This is also a great way to go to sleep at night, clearing your brain so you're fresh in the morning.

4. A Consciousness Technique is to view things from farther away, like sitting in the Skybox at a football game, or hovering over the game in a Goodyear Blimp. When you see people as players on the field (and even yourself down there as a player in this game of life), you can get a 'bigger picture' of what is going on.

This world is full of dichotomies and contradictions. Physical reality is real in that it's meant to be physically experienced, through our bodies. But it's a creation of our Consciousness. As Consciousness, we love our creation. As Consciousness, we're both in time and space (as we're experiencing it in form) and outside of it. Outside of time and space, it's all happening at once in the blink of an eye. It's all happening simultaneously, that means all lifetimes *and* all possibilities.

We can't comprehend that from within our bodies and personalities, that live along a linear timeline.

When you can get neutral, and shift your perspective to that as Consciousness, you can have compassion for those that are suffering, and also for those that cause suffering. You can appreciate and love all of this wonderful world.

Try these for the next several days and watch your life reorganize in amazing ways!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mystic Minute: What Time Is All About.

Attack of the Zombie Gremlins!

Attack of the Zombie Gremlins! ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

We all have negative voices in our heads. Dr. Daniel Amen calls them Automatic Negative thoughts. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor says they're a cluster of cells on the left side of our brain responsible for keeping us organized, reminding us to buy milk on the way home from work, or get our taxes done by the 15th. I realize that it's our body's GPS, containing all the programming we've ever received about how to be in this world.

Our GPS' are filled with outdated maps and misinformation. It's set on "avoid highways" and 'fastest route' at the same time. And if you try to vary your method for getting somewhere, it will loudly protest.  This is your inner Gremlin, your Automatic Negative Thought.

Gremlin voices arise Whenever you try something new, and go beyond the programming from your childhood, whether it's family, societal, cultural, religious or whatever.

Gremlins are familiar, they've been in your head all your life. You don't even realize they're not your own thoughts. You just accept them as reality.

They're incredibly limiting. You can't go beyond their boundaries. They dismiss your dreams.

I woke up in the morning with this thought, "Zombie Gremlins". Reflecting on what is going on in the world today, there seems to be so much unconsciousness. So many people running off their Automatic Negative Thoughts.

They're not even questioning their thoughts, they're just letting this dysfunctional GPS steer them off into the bushes, like some jury-rigged self driving car.

It's easy to do, when you think that you *are* your vehicle, and you think your Automatic Negative Thoughts are real.

You feel powerless to these thoughts, and incapable of changing your route, when it seems like *everyone* is driving this way.

However, when you shift your awareness to your Essential Self, you recognize that your hands are on the wheel. You steer where your attention is.

Take your attention off the negative thoughts, and you start to notice so many more possibilities out in the world. (The ANTS get louder at first, but when you don't feed them with your attention, they fade away).

The bigger reason why Zombie Gremlins seem so prevalent in the world today, is that greater Light is more present in the world today.

Greater Consciousness is more present. And your Essential Self is the You that is Greater Consciousness.

You turn on the lights and exposes the dysfunction. You start to drive differently and your ANTS go nuts. Temporarily.

When ANTS show up during the day, squash 'em, feed 'em to your ANTeater, send 'em to the ANT farm.

Put a bowl of sugar outside the garage before you retire at night, beside the Anteater cage (within tongue licking distance).

Or you can just tell yourself you're going to update your GPS when you go to sleep and your inner computer with automatically reorganize.

Play with this for the next 7 days and your life will totally transform.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Staying Present In Traumatic Times

Staying Present In Traumatic Times ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

The last couple weeks were somewhat traumatic. First, my 15 year old dog had a seizure and possible stroke, and the next week a family member who has COPD (possibly emphysema) and MCI (mild cognitive problems) went into the hospital with pneumonia. It took be back to a time I've written about a lot, 2011-2013, with our other dog who had cancer and then neurological problems, and my mother who had Alzheimer's and lung cancer.

This recent period felt like a "pop quiz" reminder of what I learned then. Or perhaps continuing education, as there's always new awareness to be gleaned.

2010-2013 was a long, arduous process of ultimately midwifing my mother (my dog, and later my father) back to Spirit. Each of them had their own exiting process, each had different circumstances and choices to be made.

It's a shock when it first happens, and it's easy to feel that things are out of control. When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's (right as we had finished paying off the dog's cancer surgery), it was a breakdown in my own reality as well.

However, for the most part, I remembered to keep a higher awareness, while external circumstances seemed to crumble. It would have been easy to have collapsed in a heap, but reframing reality helped. This was *not* a crisis but an event.
Joan and Dorothy, Washington DC, Sept. 2012

I reminded myself that I was powerless over events and other people's reactions to them, but not necessarily my own. I had choice over my actions (and response as best I could). I worked hard at being mindful, researching and asking for advice before making important decisions.

I also learned to not resist what is. I thought I could combat the Alzheimer's, get her into a memory program, give her the right nutrition, do my energetic healing, etc. But it was like trying to stop a river with outstretched fingers. When she was diagnosed with cancer, and the initial treatment didn't work, it shifted my focus to quality of life (rather than longevity).

It would have been a waste of energy to resist the little things, becoming my mother's parent, her eventually confusing me with her older sister who died in 1997.

It was important to stay focused on the important things (creating moments of joy for my mother). And to stay in present time, as I was back in my old home town that I left in 1981 and interacting with some people who hadn't talked to me in ten years.

I had to stay the grown up, the one responsible for life and death decisions, and do the next indicated thing that was best for all concerned.

This is all coming back to me as I observe my other dog age, and as this family member is navigating this part of their life path. It's different now, I'm only peripherally in this family member's life, and this current dog isn't doing so bad for 105 in people years.

We all have (at least) two parts to ourselves. The physical personality that reacts to situations and runs off of memories tinged with emotions. And the greater aspect of ourselves, Consciousness, that encompasses the bigger picture.

When you see things from that bigger picture viewpoint, and can let yourself as Consciousness be the one that makes decisions and takes action, it's so much easier to get through painful and traumatic times.

You're not in denial about what's happening, you can still be grieving the loss of what it was like before, but you're able to hold a bigger space, respond with greater inner authority.

We're in traumatic times even if our daily lives are going well. The world seems to be falling apart, when it's really Consciousness reorganizing reality.

Shift your perspective to Consciousness and you will inwardly know that all is very, very well.

Friday, March 31, 2017

When Your Past Revisits You

When Your Past Revisits You ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

I found myself walking into the hospital yesterday to visit a relative. The last time I went there, they were in the emergency room and I almost couldn't go in, I was having so many flashbacks to taking care of my mother and being in the hospital and sleeping in a chair in her room for 18 days with her.

This time I felt an energetic shift as I walked into the building. My body, my energy system, felt fully in the present moment. I was aware of the memories but detached from the intense emotions from that time.
photo credit: Melissagarcia17

It allowed me to have a pleasant visit with him, even setting up Skype so he could talk with his son.

This has happened in layers over the past few years. My mother went into the hospital in August of 2011 (first traumatic event). We went to the same hospital for laser treatment on her lung cancer in October. We went for a followup MRI in December where it revealed the treatment didn't work. In February of 2012 she went on home hospice so we didn't have to go there any more.

In June of 2013 my husband was hospitalized overnight for a suspected heart attack (it was an infection instead), and I was surprised at my visceral response. Different hospital, opposite side of the country, but even so.

And since then, there's been three other hospital trips with different people, so I guess repeated exposure has helped de-sensitize me, and de-energize my memories.

For some people it re-traumatizes every time, and hardens into full blown resistance.

Today I see them as opportunities to release and let go.

Our past seems to revisit us but really the patterns are swirling about us all the time. We notice them showing up in our reality, because we're passing through that pattern. It's either unraveling or tangling, and we have an opportunity to respond differently.

When I don't fight the memories, when I see the patterns as opportunities, I can soften to them and not get entangled.

When someone shows up in your story line from the past you can see them as an actor returning for a cameo role. Unless you want them to reenter as a returning cast member. It's you're show, you can decide.

Also, as you navigate your life from the perspective of Consciousness, you will notice that some people drop out of your life, because they're no longer a vibrational match. You can view them as cast members who aren't renewing their contract this season.

Just because your past is revisiting you, doesn't mean that you are returning to a previous state. It's like going home and realizing that your childhood house seems much smaller now. You're bigger, and maybe no longer a fit for those circumstances.

Even if you want to go home, you're not returning as the past person that you were. You get to be there in the present moment, as the adult and evolving Consciousness that you are.

Consciousness is expanding rapidly. We are experiencing frequencies accelerating at an unprecedented rate. There's a lot of turnover happening right now.

Stay in present time and non resistance, and all this can be very enjoyable!

Friday, March 24, 2017

When To Hold On, and When To Let Go

When To Hold On, and When To Let Go ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb

My dog Emma had a seizure and possible stroke this morning. She's nearly 15 and her back legs tend to give out, so when I heard noises at 5am, I thought she'd lost her balance on the kitchen floor. Instead she was lying sideways, looking like she was running, except for the drool coming out of her paralyzed face.

We sat with her as it finished and tended to her for what seemed like hours as she regained her ability drink water and then to walk.
Corentin de Chatelperron by Elaine Apa

I flashed back to 2013 when our other dog, Basil, died very slowly, probably from a brain tumor. He'd had an operation in 2010 that was temporarily successful, but when it apparently came back at age 12 we let him complete his life at home. It was an arduous and unnecessarily painful death.

Today, however, I sat with Emma and did my Consciousness Techniques on her, helping her electrical system come back on line when the seizure completed, allowed for the bigger pattern to reorganize, and still was surprised how normal she was when we were able to get her into the vet.

Thinking of Basil, I'd also communicated with her that if this was time for her to go, it was okay.

Basil's initial illness came during a breakdown-breakthrough time in my life, in fact the operation and the year long repayment for it, helped postpone any decisions. Which lead to my being able to go back East to help my mother the next year. It was a time to hold on. Hold on to Basil, hold on to my mother. Yet I also held on to the on line aspects of my business, my radio show and my phone consultations, while letting go of my Seattle office and in person classes, and wedding business.

2013 was a time of letting go. My mother finally passed in January. We came back to Seattle with a dying dog. Basil passed in April. We let go of our house on Vashon Island that October, and after we moved to Tacoma,  I flew back East to help my father pass. There was also some holding on - my husband was hospitalized in July for what was thought was a heart attack (it was not).

The last few years have been a time of rebuilding, I started a new radio show with a cohost, I started Meetups around the Puget Sound, and I restructured my coaching business. It's felt like a long time of holding on, holding space to provide stability for new growth.

I'm aware of the cycle shifting again, and I'm wondering what letting go is required. As I wrote this, I got the impression that a sailing analogy was called for. Except I'm not a sailor. So I Google'd "sailing terms" and found this:

Often you can’t sail straight at your destination because of the way the wind is blowing. A sailboat cannot sail straight into the wind. So, if the wind is blowing at you, often you have to work your way toward your destination by turning the bow of the boat back and forth, through the wind. If it’s blowing with you, you turn the stern of the boat through the wind. From

If you're sailing through life, you have to hold on sometimes, and sometimes let go. If the wind is coming at you, you have to let go of your sail, and the expectation that you'd get there as soon as you'd like. If you hold on at the wrong times, you can get blown over or go off course.

When the wind is at your back, you still have to let go of your sail or it could violently swing and the boom knock you over.

We're sailing through the energy of life and it requires skill and intuition. Just like sailing a boat, there's a whole body artistry to it, sometimes holding on and letting go at the same time.

There's an expression sailors use, to "leave it on the wave behind". Let go of whatever needs letting go of, hold onto what needs holding, and you'll get there more swiftly.

Friday, March 17, 2017

How to Create Reality (a simple primer for manifesting as an Infinite Being)

How to Create Reality  (a simple primer for manifesting as an Infinite Being) ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Reality is created from the non-physical. It's created outside of time and space. It's created beyond thought, although thought has an effect. It starts with an intent, a notion, and is given form through focus. It is created by Consciousness or Source, and which is the spark of life in everything. That includes what we would deem as not alive. It may not have perceivable sentience, but it has Consciousness as it's source.

It is all Consciousness, and we are Consciousness. Our life Essence is Consciousness. We are creating this reality moment to moment.

Reality is a spectrum and has different densities to it. What we see, physically feel, seems solid, is one part of the spectrum. There is a part that we sense physically that we can't see, we may describe it as a place's "atmosphere". It's a collective resonance contributed to by all life forms (this can include plants and animals, and historic events).

Emotions are unique to our physical bodies, it's our body's communication system, it's our response to the world and we can create from this part of this spectrum. You can bring your desires into reality by focusing on the feelings they create in you. (We unconsciously bring what we *don't* want into reality by being preoccupied with uncomfortable feelings)!

Thought is another way to manifest into form. What we think about regularly takes on density, Which is why visualization, affirmations, and vision boards seem to work so well. However, if the mind that is using thought to do this is coming from the perception that there's something lacking, something wrong, etc. - that will show up in the manifestation as well. Which is why you may find there is always a loophole or a glitch in the things you try to consciously create!

Reality seems solid and real yet can shift in mysterious, magical ways. It's only part of the program in this physical game, just as time and space are part of the structure. When we create from the emotional or thought levels, it takes time and space to bring things into form. They have to be constructed within physical rules. There's a rhythm to this kind of creation, it takes two years for things to manifest into form from first conception.

When we create as Consciousness, it is very effortless. It is 'outside the box' manifesting. The timeline becomes less fixed and solid. Things can happen instantaneously. Things may seem random. They don't come in predictable ways, they usually show up 'out of left field'.

Bring an open minded intention to Consciousness and the results are more than you can possibly imagine. The qualities of Consciousness are playfulness, curiosity, neutrality. As Consciousness, you are lighthearted and amused. There are no mistakes and nothing is 'bad'. This world is a game, a playground, an experiment.

At this level, we're not 'co-creating', it's the realm of unity, oneness, I-AM ness. Nothing influences You, nothing is more powerful than You.

As you go about your day, shift your awareness from your normal way of thinking. Start to perceive the world as Consciousness, the Essence of who you really are. See everything as your Conscious creation. Notice what changes when you do that.

Give yourself time to notice what that feels like, without trying, without effort. And watch how your life reorganizes around you without your having to do anything to make it happen. Things start to show up in your reality with delightful synchronicity. All you have to do is appreciate and enjoy the process.

Try thing for the next seven days and see what happens!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Enjoying Uncertainty (and Randomness)

Enjoying Uncertainty (and Randomness) © 2017  Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Don't we all love our routines. We want life to be predictable. We find comfort in the familiar. We go to astrologers and psychics to be told our futures, so we can be certain what it coming ahead for us.

Physical reality feels so solid. A mountain is a mountain, it's going to be there, in the same place, day after day. The sun comes up every morning and it goes down every night.
"Agua" Photo by Carlos Adampol Galino

Our bodies feel dense, they move us about our day, they help us be here in the world. We enjoy the world through our body, taste, touch, sight, smell, we savor physical sensations.

We want things to stay the same, be predictable, and at the same time we get bored and want change. Not too much change. Maybe a change of scenery, by going on vacation. Maybe a change of routine by moving to a different dwelling or changing jobs. We like that level of differences.

But something bigger is happening, and it's throwing us all off. We've had previews of this coming up. We've had shocking times when a relationship suddenly ends, or we get fired, or some natural disaster upends our lives.

This is different. Reality is speeding up and breaking down. It all looks very solid and real, it still feels very solid and real. And yet, at the same time, it's malleable.

I've noticed this recently with time. I'm very time conscious. I'll know I have about 5-10 minutes to do something before I need to leave the house. I'll check my watch, my phone, my laptop, multiple times while I'm finishing my tasks. At the numbers don't move. It stays 10:45am (or whatever time) until I complete what I need to do.

(That's actually happening now as I write this).

It's reflecting in daily life as well.

You've noticed times where you've had synchronicity, you think of someone and they contact you, you think of something and it manifests. You have a song going through your head and then turn on the TV and it's playing.

And these things are happening more frequently, and in more extreme or bizarre ways.

Life is becoming more random and it can be uncomfortable.

I see these as reminders that this reality is a hologram, a creation of Consciousness. As we each embody greater consciousness, life becomes less certain but it's not a bad thing.

It means that life is a game to be experienced and enjoyed. Approach each day with curiosity, and wonder. Respond with playfulness, improvise solutions.

As you start to navigate from this higher perspective, you no longer resist what's going on in the storyline. Negativity stops being negative, no longer triggers you. In fact, entrenched stories completely transform. That awful boss either quits or becomes angelic, for no apparent reason. Your family no longer irritates you, you find them amusing.

Things aren't happening to you, and nothing is more powerful than You are.

Relax into this new experience and observe reality reorganizing around you. Things you desperately desired you no longer care about. Situations you struggled to create suddenly happen effortlessly.

Inherently it's a benevolent Universe. Inherently *you* are Consciousness. At your Essence, or as your Essence, you are creating all of this. And we love our creations. You are creating your Self, and You adore you.

You may be at the tipping point of this realization, afraid to take the plunge.

Come in, the water's fine.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Psychic Kindergarten vs. Quantum University

Psychic Kindergarten vs. Quantum University ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

My original training in metaphysics was at a mystery school that described itself as a psychic kindergarten. It meant that we learn by doing. Nothing was written down, it was conducted in an oral tradition, classes were experiential.

I always felt that everyone needed that basic training, especially from a young age. How would the world be different if we all learned how to manage our energy as children, connect with our inner wisdom, and the rudiments of manifestation?
Laurel with a Yoda eyepatch

I still do feel that way, and there are a lot of people out there teaching these basic principles. This information is easily available to you. In fact, I recommend a couple great books:

More people in the world attend kindergarten (or grade school) than University. You could say that you need to go through the early training to get to the next level, but that's not necessarily the case.

I had one student who said she needed the original training (that I was teaching at the time) to be open to the next level. But for some people, it gets in the way. Practitioners of ancient systems may have an especially difficult time transitioning. Yet there are other people with no background in energy work at all, lawyers and accountants and the like, who take to these new Consciousness techniques like ducks to water. 

There are less people attending Quantum University, partly because this is a new emerging field. It's on the leading edge, so not a lot of people know about it, it is just coming into awareness.

Quantum University doesn't seem to require taking the SAT or GCSE, but in getting to the level or desire and interest, to step into Consciousness training, one has usually overcome some hurdles in life.

The entrance requirement is willingness and commitment. A willingness to invest in one's own transformation and a commitment completely change one's life.

And as I reflect on this, I realize that the work I do is post-graduate level. And a better metaphor is Jedi-Mastery (without the light sabers and dark side scenarios). I've jokingly considered calling myself 'Joan Kenobi', although I'm feeling more like Yoda nowadays...

I work individually with people who are fully committed and focused, and who are ready to leave behind their fears, the old worries about money, time, health or whatever. I call it Conscious Mastery and the techniques I've developed (and am developing) 'Consciousness Techniques' - you won't find them anywhere else. 

Someone described me as a 'teacher's teacher', for people are spiritual teachers and energy workers ready to move to their next level. 

We're all coming into our own. Our own increased Consciousness, our own Inner Wisdom, and it's requiring that we 'upgrade' our old ways of being. It's unfolding effortlessly. 

You can choose to enter Quantum University, or play in Psychic Kindergarten. There's nothing you *have* to do. You can just show up and see what happens.

If you are ready to for advanced Masters level training in Consciousness, I have space now open in my  Private Mentorship program, and receive my individual attention to create a complete transformation!  Email me to find out if it is a fit for you!

Friday, February 24, 2017

How Are You Experiencing The Earth's Energetic Shifts?

How Are You Experiencing The Earth's Energetic Shifts? ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

I've been tracking shifts in reality for the past decade or so, and it's fun to see scientific explanations show up in my storyline.

As I started 'upgrading' energetically, one of the most disturbing changes was the disappearance of the center of the Earth. I was teaching grounding in a meditation class one day, and went to connect to the Earth's magnetic core, and it wasn't there. For me there was just outer space, as if I'd gone straight through the holodeck and outside the Enterprise.
NASA: Artist's rendition of Earth's Magnetic Field

Grounding had been my foundational technique for thirty years. When I corded the center of the Earth from my root chakra, I would feel gravity increase. It helped me come into my body and feel more present. My body felt more secure when it was connected to the planet.  And then it was gone.

Eventually, I adjusted. I came up with other ways to center in the hologram without being tethered to the planet. I discovered how to wirelessly connect into my body and into this physical reality in a way that wasn't so dense. Instead of feeling increased gravity, I now feel this pleasant sense of buoyancy.

Recently, I taught these techniques to a couple of people and they reported feeling heavier.  Hmm.  So afterwards I played with using my original techniques again, and it just wasn't the same. Everything is still lighter, and more diffuse.

Then I came across a YouTube video of Inuit elders talking about changes in their environment, and saying the earth's axis has tilted. I wondered if this was part of what I'd been sensing.

More research revealed a report from NASA saying that polar shifts are normal, they take place over millions of years. However the shift has sped up in recent years, It is moving faster now, and "scientists estimate the pole is migrating northward about 40 miles per year, as opposed to about 10 miles per year in the early 20th century".

The Earth wobbles fairly regularly, but another NASA report stated that "around the year 2000, Earth's spin axis took an abrupt turn toward the east and is now drifting almost twice as fast as before, at a rate of almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) a year." Which they find "puzzling".

So, things are speeding up. Magnetic poles are shifting. The planet is responding. Our bodies are responding (since they're our vehicle in physical reality).

Physical reality looks the same but feels different. There are different ways to balance and center now. Wireless connections, rather than cords, help me energetically center in this reality. Our bodies like feeling connected to the planet, so for some people walking barefoot helps. I don't like being cold, so for me just walking outside (bundled up against rain and wind) helps.

This hasn't gotten around to explaining how, as I walk, I notice reality shifting in an out of focus, and how, to me, it I sense moving in and out of parallel universes, but that's for another article.

We're Consciousness, experiencing this world of form, and our body is our vehicle. Notice for yourself how you perceive the changes going on, and what your body may find supportive.

Whatever helps your body feel balanced and centered, do it. And you'll have a much more enjoyable experience. :)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mastering the new Consciousness.

Mastering the new Consciousness  ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

We have already shifted to a new level of Consciousness, it's just that not all of our bodies and personalities have come up to speed.

For one thing, reality looks the same. For another thing, reality feels completely different.

And in this new reality, many old paradigms no longer work.
CCTV lens flare. Photo credit: Hustvedt

Like when you upgrade your operating system, you have to upgrade much of your software.

In fact, most of the old ways of operating are now defunct. You can't apply the old rules of power in this new reality. Your energetic engine has changed. Gasoline doesn't work in your Tesla.

Your ego may value being an expert. It may value being the know it all, having all the answers, being better than and smarter than.

Yet in this new Consciousness, approaching things with a bigger's mind is far more powerful. All the answers are available to you, you just don't have to carry it around in your hard drive any more.

Power looks different as Consciousness. It's inner power. It has clarity and a sense of well being.

There isn't any competitive energy, because there's the awareness that *everyone* is whole, capable, and Conscious.

Everyone, at their core, is Consciousness. Everyone is equally powerful. As we each grow in this awareness, there is more interconnectedness. There's more teamwork. There's networking. There's interdependence and independence at the same time.

Having more stuff doesn't carry any weight in this new awareness. In fact, heaviness has no place here. There's no density nor effort.

At some point of development, manifestation becomes instantaneous. And, the urge to manifest, the urgency, is gone. It's all about creativity. This world is a fun playground.

Conscious evolution happens in waves, there's always individuals on the leading edge, bringing new information into form.

If you're reading this, you're one of them. You wouldn't be drawn to this article if you weren't.

While the rest are coming up to speed, it may feel lonely at first. It may feel like people don't understand you or where you are at. That's just the old patterns playing out, dissipating.

If you notice anything that "makes you feel" frustrated, powerful, reactive, rebellious, resentful, resistant - you are bumping up against old paradigm patterns.

Nothing is more powerful than You. That becomes apparent when you shift your perspective to seeing yourself *as* Consciousness, creating your reality, through this physical form, in this hologram, this game called life on this playground called earth.

You don't have to go out there to change, fix or manipulate anything. As you navigate as Consciousness, reality starts to reorganize around you.

That doesn't mean you can't choose to respond to what is showing up in your reality. Maybe you feel like making a phone call and expressing your views or requesting an action. Maybe you feel like going out to stand or walk with people who share your interests.

But you're coming from an empowered space, and responding to what is. It feels different to engage in the world this way.

Mastering the new Consciousness means acquiring proficiency with the new skills of navigating reality that is manifesting with a higher vibrational frequency than we've ever experienced before.

Really, it's Consciousness mastering the new physical reality.

We're going from wading at the bottom of the ocean, where our bodies felt like deep sea divers suits, to not-quite-astronauts in zero gravity on the space station. In zero gravity, force propels things away from you, or you away from what you're going for. It's a more subtle way of moving through the world.

As you move through your world this week, notice what is different. Take the time to shift your awareness and view things differently. Make different choices and responses.

Try this for the next seven days, and see how your life transforms!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Are You Creating or Destroying?

Are You Creating or Destroying? ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

This planet is a playground, an adventure in density and effort. It is here for us to experience physical reality in all it's glory.

The primary energies at play are creation and destruction.

If you look at nature, you see examples everywhere. Trees fall over in the forest and become hosts for new saplings. Waterfalls erode their rocky beds. Birds spread seeds, bees pollinate plants. And predators cull overpopulated prey.

Destruction is needed in nature. Forest fires release seedlings that otherwise would not grow. Volcanoes spewing lava create new islands. Destruction can actually be very creative.

It's a fundamental truth that if you want to create something in your life, you have to destroy something.

We have tremendous ethics around destruction. It's bad. When in reality, what may need to be destroyed in order to create, may be your limiting thinking.

Destruction feels like death, and in some ways it is. It may be death to an aspect of your identity. It may be death to a dream that wasn't even yours to begin with.

If you want to expand, you have to knock down a few walls.

The energy of destruction need not be violent. And it need not involve other people.

Often when someone wants to expand in their lives, they think they have to destroy their current relationships. They think others are holding them back.

When you release whatever is inside you that is holding you back, often people around you change. You've released the limiting pattern and the people in your life transform accordingly.

Sometimes you shift to a new level and friends fade away, with new friends showing up. You don't need to reject anyone, only those who match your new vibration are in your new reality.

People enmeshed in old paradigm power games don't understand the gentle grace of Consciousness. Consciousness is bringing expansion, always evolving with benevolent intent.

As greater Consciousness comes into this world, old ways are disintegrating. Those who are strongly identified with dominance and limitation are having a difficult time right now. To them it feels like *they* are dying. They are fearfully trying regain structures that no longer exist, that cannot be held in this new world.

If there is something you'd like to let go of, you don't have to 'burn bridges' or 'kill your darlings'. Focus on what you'd like instead, and watch your reality reorganize itself to accommodate your new desire.

The new way of Creating as Consciousness is very subtle yet very profound. As you shift your focus, it shifts your energy, and what no longer has your attention will disappear from your reality. And what focus on will manifest.

It doesn't have to be a perfect vision, in fact it often shows up more quickly when you focus on the feeling. When Creating as Consciousness it's helpful to have broad intentions.

When you're overly specific, you're often resisting what you don't have. Open-ended requests allow you to create more than you can possible imagine.

Play with this for the next week and see what happens!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Creating Moments of Joy

Creating Moments of Joy ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

When I was caring for my mother who had Alzheimer's, I got this book called "Creating Moments of Joy". It specifically focuses on being in the present moment with people with dementia and celebrating whatever happiness you can have, right here and now.

It was an enormous relief not to fight what was happening, but to dance with her memory loss and the resulting behavior as the filters broken down. We savored the moments, sitting in the sunshine and going for drives in the countryside.  And monthly field trips to the Kreeger museum that has a special program for people with memory loss and their caregivers. And, a couple times, before it became impossible, an evening at the theatre.

Those moments are highlights over the rest of that time, which was nearly unbearable, it was so painful. Yet when I look back, those are the times I remember the most, more than the others.

It seems to me life is a series of moments of joy, amongst times of challenges.

When we're little, we flow from one moment to the next. We find joy in dandelions and butterflies. We cry when we scrape our knee. We laugh at silly things.

As we get older we accumulate more 'scraped knees', and carry the experiences with us. Rather than picture books of happy times, we're galleries of war photos.

You can't move forward, with your evolution as Consciousness, with such density.

In stressful times, you need moments of joy. It's not being in denial about the awful things going on. It's coming up for air once in a while.

The worst is coming out of the woodwork right now because we're in a collective shift to a higher vibration of consciousness. It's in the process of being cleared, as it's exposed to more light it cannot fail to disintegrate.

It's painful to watch. It's reopening wounds, revisiting past trauma. Which is allowing us to heal our scar tissue. We can get through this by creating moments of joy.

Moments of joy can also redirect you out of misery. It doesn't take very long to shift longstanding patterns and introduces new experiences of reality. Abraham Hicks says it only takes 17 seconds. You catch your habitual thoughts and redirect them.

When I manifested my now husband, l did this. I realized I'd been driving around thinking of all the terrible relationships I'd had. Which was creating an energetic inventory for the next relationship. So I deliberately focused on the qualities I wanted instead, and he showed up.

By creating joyful moments, you can created more of them. You shift your attention to what you want (without resisting what you don't want), you bring it into existence.

There will always be things to resist. There will always be pain and unpleasantness. This planet is a dichotomy of beauty and ugliness, a playground of density and effort. We're here to create, to bring our unique vibrations, to feel the feelings of the physical realm.

What moments of joy can you create today? Be on the lookout for opportunities. As you notice them, more possibilities show up. You'll gradually rise up out of the current vibratory level to one of more wellbeing. And this has a ripple effect. It assists with the collective evolution. As more of us create moments of joy, the more joyous the world will become.