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Appreciation, Gratitude, Illness and Growth

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Appreciation, Gratitude, Illness and Growth


Appreciation, Gratitude, Illness and Growth ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb

We’re in the holiday season, amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping and eating and family and friends!

If we hit the holidays head on, we operate solely from our “to do” list. We operate unconsciously. Things get done because this is the way they’ve always been done. Things have to be done perfectly. We get stressed out. We get sick.

Step back and see the bigger picture. It’s a time of Thanksgiving, but what does that mean? Grateful to have your Christmas decorations up already? Grateful for Black Friday so you can finally get that coveted item on sale?

Appreciation is a lighter energy, and a broader perspective. It’s also associated with prosperity and abundance. Whenever you pay for something, you’re expressing your appreciation for it. Whenever someone pays you, they’re expressing appreciation for your service!

New Years brings the end of the holiday, the end of 2014, and the beginning of a whole new cycle of growth. Whenever we go through expansion, our bodies have to adjust. Our vibrational frequency raises, and the denser aspects within us rise to the surface to be cleared.

We can experience this as needing to sleep more or eat more, but we can also experience it as illness. Our bodies want to be nurtured through growth experiences!

Hot baths, chocolate, movies, books, naps, all are great ways to coax your body through a growth experience.

Express appreciation to your body by giving it a little extra self-care this holiday season. You might avoid getting sick!


Joan M. Newcomb is a Conscious Mastery Coach, energy teacher and co-host of Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet which airs on Wednesdays at 3pm PT, 6pm ET on Voice America’s 7th Wave. Visit Joan’s website.

Talking To Dead People, Devas and Saints

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Talking To Dead People, Devas and Saints


Dead People, Non-Physical Entities, Devas and Saints ©2014 Joan Newcomb

The “veil is thinner” during the holidays, but it seems like it’s been nearly transparent for several months. I think this has to do with another shift in Consciousness, so everyone is experiencing heightened sensitivity.

The good thing about this is that it’s even easier now to connect with people who have passed. So if you’ve been thinking about deceased loved ones, smile and say hello.

Talking to someone who has died is easy, they’re just harder to hear. Dead people communicate through thoughts, impressions, feelings, symbology and synchronicity. Things and situations will remind you of them.

A way to validate the conversation is to write down what you think they’re trying to tell you. When you read it over, you’ll realize that you couldn’t possibly have made it up. Do this in a playful way, because effort, seriousness, and heavy emotions interfere with connecting on a higher vibration.

Non-physical entities are just beings who don’t have bodies, some may never have had bodies. People call them guides, angels, devas. They embody qualities. Saints happen to have been alive once, and were canonized by the Catholic Church because they’d done something miraculous. Saints embody qualities as well. If you want something and don’t feel direct access to it from Consciousness, communicating with an angel, saint or deva can help you have it.

Devas can even get created by collective focus. Businesses have overlighting devas.. You can improve your work by communicating with your company deva. You can even have “staff meetings” with it!

Countries have devas as well. You can communicate with yours to get a bigger and more neutral (beyond political) perspective of what is going on with your nation.

Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And just because they’re invisible, doesn’t mean they’re more powerful than you. Everyone has authority over their own space. You are always at choice.

Play with all this over the next 7 days and see what happens!

Rev. Joan M. Newcomb is the co-host of Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet on VoiceAmerica’s 7th Wave on Wednesdays at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UTC.

Transcending Fear

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Transcending Fear



Transcending Fear ©2014 Joan M Newcomb

Two of my friends just returned from the East Coast. One stayed in a cabin in New York that was over 100 years old, another stayed in a similar place in Vermont, that I think was even older.

What life must have been like back then. No electricity, no running water. No neighbors for miles. You could possibly go without seeing another person for months. A letter could take even longer to reach you. New traveled slowly.

Even though people lived in survival then, your primary focus was growing, making, or getting enough food to sustain you, staying safe from animals or outlaws, there was time for reading, reflection, creative arts.

Now we take so much for granted, a roof over our heads, groceries in our fridge, it seems we have to artificially manufacture things to freak us out. We like thriller movies and amusement park rides that make us scream.

Faux News doesn’t really communicate current events, it uses language and distorted ideas to transmit fear.

When I look at this energetically, I see the energy of fear pulling the focus away from Consciousness and towards form. Really, it’s survival energy. It looks like the original intent is to remind folks to take care of physical needs, to not get so caught up in prayer and meditation (things that connect you to Spirit) that you forget to eat and sleep.

It’s distorted now in that it disconnects you from your higher awareness, so that you’re running in circles thinking you’re gonna die.

The irony is that, disconnect from Spirit, you do feel like you’re dying. When spirit leaves the body, what happens to body?

With the energy of survival moving into form, towards density, and the energy of Consciousness moving towards Source, it may seem like conflict. But it’s actually in harmony. Breathing in, breathing out, moving in, moving up. Except it’s happening simultaneously. Kinda like the circular breathing needed for bagpipes or didgeridoos.

When we go through growth periods, it can feel like we are dying. We are expanding in our awareness, we are growing as Consciousness. But our limitations are disintegrating. Aspects of our personality are passing away.

As we are gaining in expansiveness, we can still stay connected to our bodies. We can assure them with comfort and affection. We can give them naps, bubble baths, chocolate… we are not abandoning the physical realm, we are taking our body/personality vehicles along with us in this adventure.

Perhaps fear isn’t to be transcended but transmuted. The energy of survival can produce creativity and abundance. Embrace it, take ownership of it. Navigate it’s white water with the seniority and skill as the magnificent, all knowing, Conscious Being that you are.

What To Do When Your World Collapses

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What To Do When Your World Collapses


What To Do When Your World Collapses ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb

Every one of us will have at least one experience that shatters their reality. Every one of us will have at least one experience that shatters their reality.

You or someone you love will lose their job, be in an accident, get divorced, uncover a horrible truth, be diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness…

It may happen in an instant, or erode over time. Whatever occurs will feel like a door has shut behind you, your path has been irrevocably changed.

How do you move forward? How can you go on?

You may feel numb with grief, you may feel vulnerable, like your skin has been removed. It may be hard to be around people. It may be difficult to eat. You may want to sleep all day. You may not be able to sleep at all.

Energetically, what has happened, is that all your pictures of what reality should look like have been erased. Your identity has been altered. It is very disorienting.

Your perception of yourself as married, employed, healthy, safe, has suddenly shifted to the opposite.

Imagine a house undergoing a remodel. Sometimes it was consciously chosen. other times things blowup and make it happen. You have to reinvent yourself. You have to rebuild your life.

Everyone recovers differently. Everyone has a different time line. You can’t have too many expectations of yourself when things first happen. Perhaps you’re in crises mode, you have to just get through it.

Numbness can be a protection, it can help you keep things together in the first few days, weeks or months. You get through it moment by moment, and then day by day.

Your self-talk can make it harder – or easier. When my dog ate rat poison, the weekend I was moving, I told myself, “this isn’t a crisis, it’s an event.”

When my mother got Alzheimer’s and cancer and I decided it would be inhumane to put her through chemo, I’d find myself saying, “I can’t do this, I can’t keep going.” And then I’d say, “yes you can.”

Who is doing the talking?

We are more than our identities, we are more than our storylines. The part of us that is shattered, that is grieving loss, is our personality-self. Within us there is an Essential Self that is bigger than any problem.

Breakdowns are opportunities for us to strengthen, deepen, grow and expand. They allow our True Selves to emerge.

The sun will shine again. Mourn the loss but don’t cling to it. You will get through this. The pain will eventually subside.

Look for hidden blessings, and angels in disguise. Even in the bleakest moments, they are there. It may be in a sunny day. It may be kindness from a stranger. Notice how the Universe supports you.

Nothing true is ever lost. Your loved ones still exist in non-physical form. Who you are at your core never goes away. You may feel disconnected as you are going through this experience, but -You will emerge stronger, wiser, and more compassionate.

Know you are loved. Know you are wise. Know you are strong. Know you can get through this.

Most importantly, Know it will get better.

Equinoxes, Eclipses and Portals For Change

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Equinoxes, Eclipses and Portals For Change

Equinoxes, Eclipses, and Portals for Change ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb

We’ve just come through the Equinox, which is a shift in seasons and a new cycle for Nature. And this month we’ve got two eclipses which bring sudden endings and sudden beginnings. They all happen every six months and launch us to a new level of growth, which lasts six months, two years, or more.

This occurs whether we’re aware of it or not, but if we’re operating from Consciousness we can take full advantage of them to accelerate our growth.

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Nature’s cycle begins with the Equinox after harvest time. It’s Nature’s New Year. You can align your cycle with Nature and call in a new phase of growth. Be amused to see what unfolds when you do! For the first three months there is ‘soil prep’. View your life as a garden, this is when you are tilling, removing rocks, and adding fertilizer.

Winter Solstice is when things seem to go dormant, but in actuality there’s a lot of activity happening on an unseen level. It may seem that you are daydreaming, but really there are seeds that are overwintering, waiting for the perfect time to sprout.

I find that my life speeds up after the Spring equinox. This is when the unseen architects bring their plans to nature, it’s when you can actually order seeds and start planting. In your life you can begin to move forward, giving roots to your dreams.

It culminates in the Summer, harvest time, you see the fruits of whatever you called in back last Fall.

Eclipses have similar cycles, they’re every six months, coinciding with the Full Moon and New Moon, and about every two years they shift to a different pair of signs. Full moon Eclipses bring sudden endings, it feels like the scaffolding of my life gives way and things collapse, to reveal how strong (or weak) my foundation actually is.

New Moon Eclipses bring beginnings. Opportunities will present themselves, and doors will open. It can seem traumatic. I find that things will suddenly occur, the last straw to ‘break the camel’s back’ and force me in a new direction.

Manifestation sometimes seems to take two years. “Stuck” or static energy held within for two years will show up with physical symptoms. Fantasies will show up in real life two years after they were first dreamt. It seems like one year is rebuilding, the next is deconstruction.

Everything is a creation of Consciousness, and it actually emanated from within. However, you can consciously work with these forces to set your intentions and bring things into form.

You can think of astrology like energy weather. If you want to build a house, you’d probably aim to do so during the dry season in your geographic area. If you’re sailing around the world, you’d choose to go with the wind and ocean currents (and avoid hurricane season)!

Realize that if something sudden or shocking ends or begins, you called it in from your highest Consciousness. Find a way to be in agreement with it, or in the least amount of resistance to it happening. See that behind everything is an opportunity to grow, expand, emotionally deepen, and gain greater awareness. Keep this in mind for the rest of the month and see what happens!

Listen to our show, Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet, for more in-depth discussion on this topic!

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