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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.

Radio Show Podcast 2/14/18 “Openings of Opportunity”

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Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet talk about Openings of Opportunity. This week we have Valentine’s Day, a Lunar Eclipse and the Chinese New Year’s. It’s a time of heart openings and new beginnings. Stay tuned to learn how can we use their powerful morphic fields to make changes in our lives.

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Mystic Minute YouTube Video: Clutter And Creativity!

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Mystic Musings: Shining Light On Obstacles

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Shining Light on Obstacles ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Someone said to me that an obstacle is just something requiring more light. It reminds me of trying to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. We stumble over our shoes and run into open drawers. When there’s enough light, we can see our way without hurting ourselves.

When there’s enough light, obstacles don’t seem so big or impossible. They remind us to put our shoes away and close drawers.

Shining light on obstacles can reshape them into stepping stones instead. Perhaps the stumbling blocks at work are directing you towards a different career.

Why on earth would we cling to an obstacle, instead of letting it go? Because it feels familiar.  We’ll stay crouched behind it, no matter how uncomfortable we are, not daring to peer beyond. It’s scary out there!

Or, we may be afraid of moving past the obstacle because we imagine everything else in our lives that we value may get lost in the process.

Obstacles aren’t always something to destroy. In relationships, perhaps they’re an opportunity to become more honest, to go deeper and expand emotionally.

In order to overcome our obstacles we need to shine light on them, to see them clearly for what they are.

If you view this life as a full immersion virtual reality game, you can see obstacles as temporary setbacks that lead to more awareness. The process of changing them shifts you to a new level of Consciousness.

Nothing is ever truly stuck, and no obstacle is insurmountable. Some may have kept you paralyzed for years, some may be truly overwhelming. But the world is full of stories of people overcoming incredible odds, healing from fatal illnesses, rebuilding their lives after losing everything.

This is a realm of stories. When you can lean into the obstacle, shine the light of Presence upon it, the story changes.

But it’s how you view this amusement park of experiences that helps you transmute it. If you see yourself as just a character, then you’ll feel at the mercy of other things. You’ll have a limited amount of choices to make changes.

In trying to be the writer of your story, you’ll have limited success. You can bring changes through the realm of thoughts but there will always be glitches or loopholes due to all the unconscious thoughts we have.

If you view yourself as the director, you’ll feel more in charge, but you’ll also want to control the scenery and other actors.

When you realize that you are the Consciousness that is creating all of this, reality begins to reorganize. There’s no need to change, fix, or manipulate the storyline. Obstacles become something to delight in, fun challenges to play with.

As Consciousness, you *are* the light that is shining in the world. You bring your Presence into everything.

Shine your own Light on obstacles, and watch them magically transform.

Mystic Minute YouTube Video: How To Resolve Your Inner Climate Change!

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Mystic Musings: Choosing To Live or Choosing To Die

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Choosing To Live or Choosing To Die ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

We experience life on a multitude of levels. It is infinitely complex. It is definitely not black and white. But the level where we feel the most conflict and pain, is the level that presents the most choices.

If we’re operating totally unconsciously, we don’t feel like we have any options. Life happens to us. There is always something bigger and more powerful, that has influence over us. Bad things happen, it’s probably our fault or someone else’s fault. Good things happen, it’s a coincidence.

When we experience life with more Consciousness, we’re aware we have choices. If we make a decision, take an action, we can see it’s effect in our lives. We feel a little more empowered. If things appear to happen, we can respond differently. Even if something seems “bad”, we feel we can do something about it.

At this level of choice, we can go towards light, we can go with energy in motion, we can experience breakthroughs. It’s not always comfortable, but it can be exhilarating.

And, in a funny way, choosing not to take action is still an action. We can choose to stay still, to not move. It’s familiar, but it may be more painful.

When you look at life from this level and in this way, you can look at it as choosing to live or choosing to die. You can notice whether or not someone is bringing more life energy into form, or is on the way out.

And at a higher level of Consciousness, we’re aware of all of these levels, and there isn’t a judgment about life and death, coming more into body or leaving it. Sometimes people leave the party early. Sometimes people hang out until the wee hours.

Growing older means knowing more people going down the path of dying.  As much as it would be nice to hang out longer with our friends and loved ones, everyone has their own storyline and timing. I may miss their bodies when they’re gone, but I sometimes (often) have a better relationship with them when they’re non-physical.

At a higher level of Consciousness, the choice isn’t about living or dying. It’s about being fully in form, living fully in the moment, loving and appreciating all that is, and everyone in it.

I guess you could say that’s choosing Life.

Radio Show Podcast 1/31/18: Consciousness and Choosing To Quantum Leap

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Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet talk about Consciousness and Choosing To Quantum Leap. Today is a powerful eclipse and we have another one in two weeks. Astrology tells us these are powerful portals of change. However, as Consciousness we can choose to quantum leap at any time. Join us as we share how to utilize the energies for your personal shift to a whole new level of reality.

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Radio Show Podcast 1/24/18 “Consciousness And The Hidden Within”

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Consciousness and The Hidden Within. Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet talk about all the different ways we don’t hold awareness, where we stay unconscious and in denial. Distractions, confusions, complacency are reactions. Tune in today as we learn how to stay focused while growing in clarity and increasing light.

 

Mystic Minute: How To Navigate Life As Consciousness

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