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Mystic Musings: Safety And Growth

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Safety And Growth ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

In spiritual classes and groups, it’s important to create a safe place for people to learn and grow. A good teacher or facilitator will hold a space that is clear and grounded or focused, and the group will agree to things like confidentiality and respect.

When these things are established and these requirements are met, a wonderful container is created where people can go deep and evolve and develop in new ways.

Convex Lens by P.C. Anton

Yet, our greatest growth happens when we’re outside of those environments, when we’re in the “real world”, when shit happens and we just have to deal with it. What’s up with that?

And, honestly, when I reflect back on pretty much all of the “spiritual” classes and groups that I’ve ever been involved with, even though there was an intent for it to be a safe place, there were still personalities and patterns going on that weren’t safe in the least!

This is a planet of dichotomy, of polarities, where opposites exist, for every Truth there is a contradiction.

As much as the ideal is for nurturing new beings into bodies or ideas into form, outside reality is tough. Kindergarten can be brutal. Disneyland isn’t necessarily the happiest place.

So then we create external solidity, a “scar tissue”, of personality and concepts, protective identities
that restrict our ability to expand.

Which is why we end up going to spiritual classes, or therapy, or twelve step groups, to help us peel away the layers.

An important part of maturing is to be able to hold an inner space of safety while allowing for evolution and growth.

How do you do that? There isn’t one way. This is a planet of duality, remember. What is right for you at one point may be different later on.

The one constant in all of this is You, the essence of who you really are. The You that came in when your body was born, the You that has been navigating the physical world, the You that is reading this.

As much as you may not know how to do this externally, the inner You absolutely does. The inner You never changes, your experience of yourSelf is what expands as you grow through time and space.

What I do know, is when I navigate from my greater self that I currently call Consciousness, things are much easier. No matter what hardship or difficulty I may be facing, when I operate as Consciousness, the external world reorganizes in my favor. Regardless of how the storyline unfolds, it feels beneficial as Consciousness.

When you shift your perspective from your personality to yourSelf as Consciousness, you gain a feeling sense of how to discern which way to go. If it feels constricted, or distorted, you’re clearly encountering dysfunctional patterns.

If it feels bright or open, it’s clearly Consciousness.

That doesn’t mean, don’t go towards construction or dysfunction, because if you’re a light bringer or a healer, you’re going to want to dive into those situations to bring light to them or help them.

But you can go into them with your own inner clarity and not lose your connection to your essential Self in the process.

When you shift to being Consciousness, the issue of safety disappears. Life becomes one big Improv class, and you have the freedom to experiment with all sorts of different ways to respond.

So play with this, this week, and see what happens!

Mystic Minute YouTube Video: Don’t Be Afraid To Dive Deep!

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Mystic Musings: Advanced Spiritual Navigation

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Advanced Spiritual Navigation ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

From the standpoint of spiritual development, there’s a lot of exciting stuff going on in the world today. People are accelerating at an amazing rate. Even newbies to the field find it possible go deep in an instant.

There are so many seminars, activations, videos, available to explore. You can practically get a Ph.D in quantum physics watching YouTube!

It’s exhilarating to embark on this journey, to discover that you aren’t your persona or how your family, friends, culture has defined you.

When you awaken, it can also be intense, with so much access to infinite wisdom. All the high vibe “downloads”can be overwhelming.

There’s a pitfall to being a spiritual seeker. Since we don’t feel we have any information on our own, our natural tendency is to look “out there” for the knowledge. And energetically, we go “out there” for the answers. For this reason, there’s a stereotype about spiritual people being flakey or ungrounded.

It’s ironic, because we go “out there” to become more spiritual, but when you die, you discover you were Spirit all along. So a vital part of your spiritual evolution is learning how to bring your awareness *into* your body.

Now there are practices that help do this, such as mindfulness meditations, or yoga. These are very useful in helping you get anchored and connected within your physical form.

But there’s still the inclination to go “out there” for information, to give up seniority to the teacher.

At some point, you have to navigate from your own authority as Consciousness.

I’m not talking about being a hotshot guru, or the next Ted Talks star. That’s an egoic reaction that gets in the way of progressing to this level.

The whole reason for being on this planet is to experience the world as Consciousness in form. People often get to the first part of this, learning to explore reality from within a physical body.

But they miss the second part of this, owning their own authority as Consciousness. That’s the game changer.

It’s like taking never ending dance lessons. At some point you need to leave the classroom and dance. At some point you *are* your own choreographer and director.

Advanced spiritual navigation isn’t being able to transmigrate at will, see auras, or talk to dead people. It’s really very simple, and boils down to two steps:

1. Inhabit your own body.
2. Go where you want to go.

You will find, when you operate as Consciousness, this gets easier and easier. And you discover that all your old desires and goals dissipate. Or effortlessly show up in your life. Reality reorganizes in your favor. It becomes a benevolent universe.

It won’t always be perfect, but you’ll know not to steer from effort or resistance (that takes you towards unconsciousness). Instead you step forward with ease and grace, and watch things unfold more perfectly that you could possibly imagine.

Mystic Minutes: Your Essential Purpose

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Mystic Musings: The World Is A Science Experiment

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This World Is A Science Experiment ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Did you ever grow a bean in blotting paper in a glass jar when you were a kid? It was pretty fun, you’d add a bit of water every day and watch the bean grow roots and then sprout a green vine. That’s as far as my project would get before I’d stop watering and everything would grow brown, shrivel up and die.

1st published restoration of Elasmotherium sibiricum 1878
Author Rashevsky, A.F. Brant supervisor, (public domain)

Ant farms were also fun. You could watch the ants create mazes in the sand. Or terrariums, filled with rocks and plants, you’d seal the top and it would continue to flourish with sunlight and condensation.

Now imagine greater Consciousness and this planet.  The process is a little different, and the timeline is billions of years. But Consciousness exists outside of time and space (they are structures within physical reality created by Consciousness), so the entire history of Earth has taken no time at all.

And Consciousness as life force energy is within everything, and Consciousness’ overarching sentience is also within everything.

Which means everything has sentience, whether it’s a rock or an insect or a plant or an animal. But there are different degrees of awareness and expression as Consciousness through these physical forms.

Consciousness has been playing with forms since developing the first cosmic soup. On this planet, when I look at dinosaurs, I see them as prototypes, early kinds of vehicles for Consciousness to occupy. To clarify, Consciousness occupies everything. But each one is a different experience. Rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, cars, buses, tanks, boats, airplanes, all provide a different experience moving through time and space.

Human bodies are pretty sophisticated vehicles, and not just because we have opposable thumbs. We have an ability to build and create, to express imagination, in a way no other animal has on this planet.

As human bodies have evolved, Consciousness can occupy them to a greater extent. We can see the results of greater Consciousness in form with the development of technology. We’re driven to replicate our essential attributes as Consciousness, by creating vehicles to go at greater speeds than walking, or riding another animal. By defying gravity. By manufacturing modes of communication that mimic our inherent telepathy and clairaudience.

We’ve even developed our physical form of Akashic Records with the internet and the cloud storage.

Now, would you like to quantum leap this experience for yourself? It’s pretty simple to do.

Imagine this world as a science experiment, and you’re one of the sea monkeys in the jar. Are you going to go through your life as a brine shrimp, or as Consciousness inhabiting form?

Notice what happens when you shift your perspective. You bring greater Consciousness into your form. It feels different, it looks different, it sparks different awareness, in inspires different action.

This isn’t an intellectual exercise, and it may not be a one-time thing (I only know of a handful of people who were instantaneously transformed doing this exercise just once).

For me it’s a continual practice, that I do sporadically throughout the day. The more you do it, the more second nature it becomes, and the more it ripples out into all aspects of your life.

For me, it’s resulted in feeling more joyous, more relaxed, more free. It feels like a benevolent Universe, even while the game can be challenging at times. I know when I’m responding as Consciousness because I feel amused or inspired.

Play with this, this week, and see how it unfolds in your life!

Radio Show Podcast 2/21/18 “Consciousness and Clouds of Disconnect”

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Consciousness and Our Clouds of Disconnect. Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet explore how vagueness, unclarity, denial, and other non focused behaviors are affecting us all. Join in as we discover how we can break through the cloud cover to experience the brilliance of living as Consciousness.

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Mystic Minute YouTube Video: Chaos And Creativity!

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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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