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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 façades, 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.
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!
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Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet talk about Consciousness and our Evolving Identities. Energies are supporting our unfolding awareness as Infinite Essence. Many of us are experiencing the shifts in our senses of identity and are feeling unsettled. Join us as we share, explore, recognize, update and integrate our new senses of Being.
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.
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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.
Your 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.
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