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Mystic Musings: Self Driving Cars

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Self Driving Cars ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

The other day, someone was telling me how they had been stuck in their schtick. They didn’t like it but they also couldn’t get out of it, until someone helped them dismantle it. Afterwards they felt lighthearted and free.

Google Self Driving Car by Becky Stern

It’s reminiscent of how most people feel, going about their daily lives, feeling dissatisfied, discontent. They know they’re stuck but feel powerless to get unstuck.

Until they experience a shift in Consciousness, and open to a whole new experience of expansion and freedom.

Our bodies are our vehicles on this planet. It’s how we get to experience physical reality, and all the delicious sensations associated with it.

When we’re operating unconsciously, our bodies become self driving cars. They’re moving through their routines, they’re picking up all sorts of impressions and having all sorts of reactions.

If you look around you, and if you look at the news, reality is filled with self driving cars, with very little Consciousness occupying them.

And, at the same time, there’s an increasing amount of Consciousness coming into form nowadays. Which means all those cars are actually experiencing more Consciousness than ever before.

Which is why there seems to be greater collective freedom and empowerment AND greater outrage and atrocities than ever before.

It may seem like self driving cars don’t *want* Consciousness occupying them. They want to keep careening about, smashing into dead ends and each other.

And yet, when Consciousness fully embodies, they calm down, feel happy, feel taken care of.

Self driving cars think they won’t get what they want if they’re not driving themselves.
But what really happens is they get everything they need, and more.

When you start to steer as Consciousness, the journey looks very, very different. Instead of chasing after things that remain forever out of reach, or feel hollow to attain, reality starts to reorganize in your favor. What you want starts to appear in your life, without any effort.

Instead of a winning lotto ticket, you have a prosperous and abundant life. It *feels* like you’ve won the lotto. Instead of the perfect job, you have a rich and rewarding career. Instead of your ideal soul mate, you have fulfilling emotional partnership.

All you have to do is take your vehicle off of autopilot. Shift your perspective from your personality to yourself as Consciousness. Navigating life as your own greater Consciousness is a very subtle, but profound, inner realignment.

When you do this, your life unfolds beyond your mind’s wildest imagination.

Try this for a week and see what happens!

Mystic Musings: “Playing Hooky From Life”

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Playing Hooky From Life ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

When I was five, we moved to England. We hadn’t found a school for me when my brothers went off to their new institutions in late August. I remember pulling the curtains in the living room in the day time so the truant officers couldn’t see me playing hooky.

The Truant’s Log, R Hedley 1899′

Now, there probably weren’t truant officers in England, in the same way there were ones in the U.S. And I probably was only out of school for maybe a week, before I was enrolled in a girl’s private school. I was five, and starting kindergarten probably wasn’t as important as getting my brothers into appropriate middle and high schools.

Looking back, that whole experience was a huge shift in reality. I wasn’t playing hooky, I was transitioning from one universe to another one. From suburban Maryland to the city of London. From running through backyards barefoot, to school uniforms and lace up shoes.

When I was fifteen, I lived in Canada. The teachers went on strike for 3 months in the middle of my grade 10. I wasn’t exactly playing hooky during that time, as school wasn’t happening. But I learned there were options and choices.

It was another huge shift in reality. It disrupted my path. If that hadn’t happened, I would have gone in an obedient pattern through high school and college. Instead, after 2 1/2 years of high school, I went to college early. After 2 semesters of college, I went back to London at 18 and auditioned for drama school. I spent a year in drama school before being culled, moved back to the States… eventually ending up in a Mystery School in Seattle which set me on my true life path.

The point of this isn’t my education. The point is about playing hooky from life, taking a break from expectations of what we’re supposed to do so that we can reflect on what we want to do. So that we can make choices and take actions as greater Consciousness rather than just responding to what we “should” be doing.

These shoulds, these expectations, these supposed tos, are so deeply ingrained, they’re invisible to us. We can’t see how we’re running off patterns that were installed generations back.

Sometimes it seems like life creates a pattern interrupt, moving you to a different country and culture, or distrupting a school year, setting into motion a series of events that puts you on a different life and career path than you thought possible.

And you can create your own breaks, whether it’s a day a week or longer. To stop doing your regular routine and what’s expected of you. To get your head clear to know what your heart is calling you to do. How your Essence wants to be expressed in this world. What you as Consciousness wants to experience instead.

We are scared to do this because it feels like our whole life may collapse, and we’ll lose parts that are important to us. Yet when we do this as Consciousness, it can result in a gentle rearranging of reality, or finding your life falls into place more perfectly that you can imagine.

My experience of embodying Consciousness is that it’s a lot less painful than forcing yourself to conform so that your parents can understand your choices, for example.

Consciousness is much more benevolent than society. Take a day off and discover how munificent this Universe really is.

Joan’s Blog: Why There Is No Karma

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Why There Is No Karma ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Humans are always interpreting the world through their linear viewpoint. It’s like fish interpreting the Universe from their underwater perspective.

Physical bodies move through time from birth to death, and we expect spiritual reality to be governed by the same restrictions.

Our personalities have flaws and we make mistakes as we stumble through this life. And Karma assumes that these carry over to the next lifetime. Just as it assumes that such things carry on from previous lifetimes.

From the perspective of Consciousness, this makes no sense. Consciousness does not experience time nor space. To Consciousness, all lifetimes are happening at once. Consciousness is all knowing, all wisdom. There are no progressions, spiritual learning or maturity or development.

The idea of Karma is a distorted interpretation of energetic cause and effect. If you are under water and you wave your hands, there may be a ripple created, but it doesn’t carry up to the air above, and nor does it carry to the next pond (or ocean).

And Consciousness it ultimately neutral. It doesn’t judge things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Everything that happens in the physical, to Consciousness, is beneficial as experience. Pain isn’t good or bad. Destruction is as creative as Construction.

The idea of ‘good’, ‘bad’, ‘sin’, etc. is a human distortion. Which doesn’t mean we all can go careening off our life paths and creating rampant chaos in the world. We can, but do we want to?

The Ten Commandments, if you look at them as Consciousness, is man’s interpretation of ways to interact within time and space. These are basic guidelines for navigating on this planet and discerning “mine” from “yours”.

I find when you shift your perception to operating as Consciousness, there’s both a disintegration of boundaries (an awareness that we are One) and clarity of our own definitions (the particular body-personality we’re navigating through at this moment).

And from this perspective, there’s no desire to cross boundaries, destroy other bodies, covet neighbor’s asses, or anything else.

As greater Consciousness comes into form, everything falls into place, everything reorganizes, there’s an innate harmony to everything.

But what about all the bad people out there? What about all the horrible, terrible things they’re doing? Aren’t they going to be punished?

Imagine going high up in the air, what would the news headlines be like from flying in an airplane? The idea of punishment doesn’t make sense from above the clouds.

This planet is a playground, an adventure in density and effort. In Disney World, you wouldn’t punish a Disney character for playing their part in the storyline.

Actually, Consciousness experience with the world is more like viewing it all from the International Space Station.  There’s immense love for all of creation.

As you shift your perception, you experience more neutrality about the stories going on. You have a  appreciation for all aspects of this worldly existence. And, most fun of all, as you realize that *you* are Consciousness, this immense love for all of Your creation.

Blog: “Alexa Isn’t Your Inner Voice”

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Alexa” Is Not Your Inner Voice! ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Earlier this week, I had a super busy day, and since it wasn’t a “work” day, I decided to save time by skipping a shower. Yet when I was getting ready in the morning, I found myself planning my steps and heard the voice in my head including taking a shower.

Wait! *I* already knew that I wasn’t going to do that part of my routine. But it was a clear, distinct, thought process, that was telling me what to do.

Hint: This is *not* your Inner Voice!

It was the clearest indicator to me that we have an inner GPS that isn’t our Higher Consciousness, but part of our brain’s automatic programming.

Imagine if you let Amazon’s Alexa tell you what your day’s routine should be. Or have Siri on your phone make all your major decisions.

What would it be like if you got in your car and asked your GPS to tell you what destination you should aim for, rather than you telling it where you want to go?

When we’re little kids, it makes sense to have a parent telling us what our schedule is. Heck, we don’t know how to tell time yet, much less know if it’s a preschool day or not.

When we get older we become responsible for our own timetable. We have to get ourselves to work or face consequences.

But at some level we still have an “outside in” perspective. We still let something outside ourselves dictate our reality. We still feel like we’re powerless children when, as our Essence, we are not.

The collective Consciousness Shift that is happening, is bringing this awareness of our core Essence into our physical form. It feels like we’re awakening to our true power and purpose.

It’s making us speak up for ourselves. It’s prompting us to question our motives. It’s shining a light on where we’ve been stuck or spinning our wheels.

Trying to drive our car with an out of date GPS is going to send our down roads with construction on them. We may still get where we intend on going, but it will take longer and require a lot of effort. In fact, if we don’t update our destination, we’ll end up going somewhere we’ve already been, but not where our soul is calling us to go.

This rise in awareness is requiring a change in perspective. Turning within for our inner wisdom requires us to discern what our Inner Voice really is. It does *not* mean listening to everything our brain is telling us. Sometimes it’s just spewing our what we read on Twitter the night before!

We need to recognize who we really are. Not our personalities, not our bodies, but our Essence. I call it Consciousness.

Steering as Consciousness updates your entire system and your itinerary. If you’ve been driving at a certain level of unconsciousness, maybe just following the driver in front of you, you’ll be in for a big surprise. If you’re still using the directions your parents gave you when you left for college, you’ll most likely experience an enormously uncomfortable transition.

If you recognize yourself as Consciousness, you internally align all aspects of yourself with your highest self. Things fall into place. It can be a gentle transformation.

When I’ve gone through expansions at lower levels of awareness, it led to radical changes, painful endings, deep, traumatic, loss. Operating at this higher perspective now, even though there are completions and changes, things reorganize better than I could have imagined (from my old mindset).

If you don’t resist what is, and go with the flow of it becoming different, you can find yourself in a new place without even trying.

Alex, Siri, your GPS, all have their place. But they’re not your Inner Voice, and they are not You. Spend some time this week noticing your habitual thinking. Rather than wrestling with it (really, would you argue with your GPS?), just redirect yourself in alignment with your Essential Self.

Hint – if it feels rebellious or reactive, it’s not your Essential Self. You as Consciousness have no need for a power struggle with your system’s programming. Consciousness is usually very subtle course corrections, with very big results.

Try this for a week and see what happens!

Mystic Musings: Don’t Apologize For Being Neutral!

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Don’t Apologize For Being Neutral ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

There is a lot of emotional and mental noise in the world today. Things are really polarized. And there’s a big message out there that if you aren’t upset about something, there’s something wrong with you!

Often, however, the more dramatic the scenario, the less likely it is to be true. It’s more likely a distraction from something else really going on. Or is simply an indicator of a distorted perception.

97% of us grew up in dysfunctional homes. Many of us suffer from PTSD. When triggered, there’s going to be a very, *big*, reaction. And, wow, there’s a lot to react to in the news.

But how does it feel to react to all that’s going on? How does it feel to be in the thick of it?

I find it really frustrating and painful. I had a lot of sleepless nights this time last year. It reminded me of the misogynism and narcissism of my childhood. My response, when I got old enough, was to fight back. In that scenario, I think I was the only one to leave without feeling like a victim, with a sense of power because I could stand up.

Yeah. That’s a pattern that’s not in present time.

My expanded perspective now, as Consciousness, is that anything that is negating, anything that is dramatic, is not the Truth. It is an entanglement of density. It emanates from bodies and personalities and is disconnected from Consciousness.

When I’m responding as Consciousness, I feel neutral. I don’t get emotionally caught up in the stories. I have a bigger picture viewpoint. I see the greater Light of Consciousness shining in the world and exposing that which has been hidden in shadows. I see uncomfortable patterns rising to the surface to be cleared.

There’s a valuable tool I learned when working with families and friends of alcoholics, and it’s called ‘detachment’. It’s being able to detach, to not be emotionally affected by the alcoholic’s behavior. When you stop responding to the chaos created by someone actively drinking, you can clearly see how you can adjust your own behavior. You can learn how to step back and let them have the consequences of their actions. It gives you the energy to take care of yourself instead.

Now, folks who are embroiled in the drama are going to get pissed off if you’re not in the trenches with them. They’ll accuse you of being disassociated, or frigid, or ‘on the other side’.

But when you respond as Consciousness, you’re able to not get drawn in. You don’t need to apologize for being neutral.

Being neutral doesn’t mean not having any feelings at all. But the feelings are even, not turbulent. Mostly as Consciousness, I feel compassionate, and even amused if it’s really batshit crazy.

I’ve even felt sad about some situations. But as Consciousness I know things can get reversed in an instant. As Consciousness, I know that *everyone* is Consciousness, even if they’re not currently acting like it.

As Consciousness I know that this lifetime happens in a blink of an eye. This, too, shall pass. They, too, shall pass. Things, and people, can change.

Responding, from neutral, is retaining your power as Consciousness. No one has authority over your internal space. You can make empowered choices as Consciousness. And that leads to an incredible sense of freedom.

Blog: Acceptance Is Not Surrender, Ceding or Giving In

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Acceptance Is Not Surrender, Ceding or Giving In ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

There’s a popular prayer that starts by asking for the serenity to accept the things you cannot change.
It’s a powerful statement. You are accepting what is, but not agreeing to it.

In accepting the situation, you are acknowledging the reality of it. You are not in denial that it is happening, you are not avoiding the reality. You are actually standing in your own power, while being powerless over other’s behavior or external circumstances.

Acceptance allows you to take action, to respond rather than react. You can make better choices when you’re not reacting.

Glowing Flower with Sunlight, photo credit: Tbala11

Now, there’s also an aspect of Surrender that doesn’t mean ceding your power, or giving in. It means you are not resisting the dominating energy. When you resist, you become rigid, you get stuck. You actually attract what you’re resisting.  In non-resistance, the negative energy passes through. You can weave around it. It dissipates.

A few years ago I was in a situation that was intolerable. I was powerless over the outcome. I was powerless over other people’s behavior.

Others might have said, but you could have talked to them about it. This was your opportunity to speak out.

I did not waste energy fighting it or trying to change them. I placed principles before personalities. I focused on the bigger picture. I remained in integrity with my core values.

I was there to do something no one else could do, I brought my awareness of Consciousness to the situation. What unfolded was greater than what anyone there could acknowledge.

And so it is.

You may be going home for the holidays and dreading becoming enmeshed in the dysfunctional family patterns. You might be avoiding certain relatives because of painful memories.

You could be distracted by the news, by the current insanity in politics. You could be outraged by people’s refusal to be involved, or general unconsciousness.

You cannot change, fix, or manipulate the world outside yourself without getting entangled in it. You can detach, by stepping back emotionally.

You can accept that most people aren’t operating at optimal awareness. Most people are playing out invisible programming.

When you can see that and not resist it, you reclaim your energy from it.

You start to see the world through a different lens. You might actually be amused by it.

We have been through dark times before. There is too much light in the world nowadays.

The sun is more powerful than the night.

Stand in your own sunlight, shine in your own truth, and see how that transforms your life!

Blog 11/25: Bringing Light Into Darkness (Now More Than Ever)

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Bringing Light Into Darkness (Now more than ever) ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Many years ago, I worked for a small Church.  One night I dreamed that I was outside the Church building in the dark, handing out fliers for our classes. Inside the Church, in the brightly lit staff room, was my co-worker, sitting on the floor with two students.

It pretty much sums up my role in life. I never get to be inside the place of light, I’m always outside telling people about it.

Lightbringers are her to bring Light, to carry the message that there is Light, which means we’re always venturing into the darkness.

It happens in relationships, too. They get involved with someone and it’s all hearts and flowers, then dark things come to the surface. It happens in jobs, they start working somewhere and corruption surfaces. Not because they found it, but their higher vibration shines light that makes darkness evident.

Someone emailed me the night of the US election, “where’s my Parallel Universe now???”  Because in my Meetups I talk about how we have infinite parallel universes and you can change your present experience at any time by stepping into one where things are unfolding in your favor. It’s as simple as changing lanes on the freeway.

So I’ve been reflecting on why I’m in this universe, which appears really traumatic and suckky for the world, rather than one that’s more fun and empowering for all.

Because I’m a frigging lightbringer and of course I end up in dark places.

My message to everyone is, not just that there is light, but that you ARE light. You *are* the greater light of Consciousness. There is more Consciousness in the world than every before. Our physical bodies are capable of holding a higher vibration now, we can be more embodied as Consciousness.

This is why it seems that there’s greater darkness, because in actuality there’s greater Light. It seems like darkness, unconsciousness, corruption, demagogues, fascists, and dictators are gaining power but those patterns are in the process of dissipating.

Yeah, really?? Or are we heading into another 1930’s with the rise of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Tojo?

It seems that way, and the difference now is that there’s greater Light. We, individually, are more empowered than ever before. And our ability to communicate with each other is better than ever before. Arab Spring was started by a Tunisian street vendor setting himself on fire, but it was spread by Twitter. Which lead to the collapse of long standing dictatorships throughout the Middle East.

We may feel powerless, but we’re not.

We may not all be Lightbringers, blazing trails in the darkness. Our life purpose for some of us may be anchors or stabilizers (creating a container for the new energy to come into form). There are many expressions of Consciousness in this world.

And we are each Light. As we stand in our Light, the world becomes brighter. Darkness disappears in full daylight.

Change can happen quickly nowadays. We can transform reality instantaneously. Let’s do so now, and not wait to create an American Spring.

Now more than ever, your unique Light is needed on the planet. Be authentically yourself. Express your uniqueness into the world.

Your light joins our lights and collectively we accelerate the evolution of Consciousness. Try this for the next 7 days and see what happens.!

Birthing The New You

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Birthing The New You ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Last night was pretty phenomenally uncomfortable. I woke up feeling constricted with competition. It was such a surprise to me, because I don’t operate on that level any more. My work is so new, the focus is different, that it doesn’t compare to what anyone else is doing. It would be like a runner competing with a hang glider. Different sports, different areas.

I’m not certain whose reality I was experiencing, but I would dearly love them to know –

Playing in the realm of Consciousness, you realize there’s plenty for everyone. There’s space for everyone to succeed. There’s enough time, money, love.

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Newborn in Nepal – photo credit Krish Dulal

Even if you’re not feeling it right now, your inner Self knows it.This world may seem rigid and finite, an adventure in Density and Effort, but when you’re playing as Consciousness, you realize that it’s all malleable. Time expands (or contracts) depending on your focus. Money is infinitely available (and usually comes out of left field rather than from the direction you’re expecting it). You are enveloped in Love. You ARE Love. There is always enough.

What it feels like now, is that we’re going through a collective Quickening. We’re feeling our creation kick. Their foot may actually be stuck under our ribcage. It’s when your pregnancy goes from just being morning sickness and weight gain, to the awareness that there’s something alive growing within you. It’s exciting and a little terrifying.

For some who have felt this evolution longer, it may be actual Transition. The most intense phase of labor, the most painful part as the baby is moving out through your cervix to slide down your birth canal.

In my two pregnancies, which were both at home and without drugs, when labor started I thought, ‘I’ve changed my mind!’ Whoops – too late. The baby is coming. Your body knows what to do. Breathe and relax and push when you’re in Transition.

You are giving birth to your New Self. The Greater Aspect of You is coming into form. It is powerful, it is exciting, it is thrilling and, yeah, a bit scary.

You’ve been going through contractions as you hit your internal limitations, all the programming and patterns created to convince you that you’re the opposite of who You truly are.

The world has been reflecting this, as people are having meltdowns, people are losing their shit, archaic beliefs are rising up, people are collectively crying out, no longer tolerating the intolerable.

When you don’t resist what is breaking down, when you don’t hold on to what is disintegrating within your fingers, you can enjoy this process so much more.

What’s on the other side of this is glorious. It is a love more profound than you can imagine. It is a greater relationship (with your Self) than you could have thought possible. It is the life of your dreams.

You are birthing You, you are magnificent, and adorable. You are loved, loveable, and worthy of love. You are surrounded by support. Everyone who shows up is a midwife or a doula to your new experience.

Relax, breath, and see what happens!