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Joan's Blog: Hitting Bottom

Hitting Bottom ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Sometimes your face has to hit the pavement before you turn around and look up.

Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.

We're watching a group of people imploding because what they believe is true and real, is not. What they think is powerful, is not. They have no true foundation, so what they are building cannot last.

It's scary to consider they could take the rest of us with them.…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on December 13, 2016 at 5:54am — No Comments

Consciousness and the Miracles of Self Love

Self Love Energy

We call things or events miracles when something happens unexpected beyond the limits of our human sense of sight and mind sets. In Consciousness there…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on December 12, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

The Role of Love in Service

What’s love got to do with it?

Well, I would argue that it has everything to do with it. What is service without the energy of love…really? What lead you here in the first place? You might recall feeling a sense of being called to contribute – to connect – to help – to make a difference. At the root of that calling is a love of humankind on some level. That’s my opinion. Read on...…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on December 12, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spiritual Board of Directors

I was excited to learn about this concept from a participant involved in my research project a few years ago.  Thank you to her for sharing this idea!  It is rooted in a suggestion made by Napolean Hill in Think and Grow Rich where he made reference to his “invisible counsellors.”

The idea is to reflect upon your influences – the people – living or dead, personal relationship or famous figure, and real or fictional characters.  Who would you actively recruit for a…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on December 7, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Consciousness and the Gauze of Integrity

The last week has been filled with awareness about Integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles or the state of being whole and undivided. My moral principles are to offer compassion, kindness and respect to myself and others. You may have something else that rings you chimes.

I also use integrity as being able to hold a matrix, form, which allows for stuff to pass through without loss to the matrix. This gets kind of tricky sometimes with…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on December 6, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments

A new perspective on your life

As you live your dream, be willing to see beyond your old perceptions.

Be adaptable. Shift and flow. Be willing to be unusual. Be willing to go within, and work in silence. Be willing to be full of action when you feel inspired. Be willing to be at peace when you 'don't know' Be willing to let things go when they no longer uplift and inspire all you are. Be willing to open yourself to new ways of doing things - and then doing them now, even if you're not sure how it looks. Be…


Added by Danielle Lynn - HOST on December 6, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Listening

You create your own reality and you do so because the thoughts that you are thinking cause you to emanate a vibrational frequency that the Law of Attraction is constantly responding to. And so, in all waking moments, you are creating your own point of attraction and everything…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on November 21, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Consciousness and The Welcome

Guest House

This being human is a guest house

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 31, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Birthing The New You

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…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 21, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Why Comparing Yourself To Others Is The Death of Truth

We're so quick to compare - this to this, that to that.

Comparison is the death of truth.

When you start to compare you lose sight of what is.

In comparison, you close off, you single out, you focus entirely on a specific set of conditions, circumstances and perspectives to the exclusion of others - under the guise of 'truth and reality.'

When we compare one thing to another there may be a small aspect that is noticed "This is taller than…


Added by Danielle Lynn - HOST on October 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Denial and Delusion

Denial and Delusion ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

It's been a painful week. I think the majority of people (at least in the US, but I suspect it is showing up in different forms around the world) are suffering major post traumatic stress.

This has been coming in waves throughout the year, although it's been going on for longer. I'm certain there's an astrological explanation, maybe the Pluto-Uranus square, whatever.…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 18, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Consciousness and the Words

We are noticing that within the unfolding of ourselves these days, we are getting in touch with our base concepts of being. How very exciting when you think about it. In group the words that came up reflected this.

The English language can often provide more than one meaning and often the…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 17, 2016 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Don’t Just Survive ~ Thrive in a Toxic Workplace ~ Part Two

Picking up from where we left off last week, here are some more strategies to help you really build momentum with self-care and self-expression within challenging work environments.


Create Safe Sounding Boards

What will it take to support each other in the ways we would offer support to someone accessing our services?

From a place of personal responsibility, begin to develop your resources. Find people…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on October 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Consciousness and the Day to Day of Stress

A long, clean and shiny red firetruck was in the lane next to me as we waited at the signal light. I got to contemplating about the ability of the firemen who drop everything at a moment's notice and then take their truck out into the neighborhood to do good of all kinds.

I thought about the stress that is incorporated in every action along the way, from keeping the truck in working, pristine, ready condition, the maneuvering of the big vehicle through traffic and tight road…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 10, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Being Open

There is no effort in Being. You relax and open up. Information flows. There is no judge, no attachment to outcome. You are free to observe inwardly and outwardly. That is the true gift of Heart Centered Awareness. Being nothing, no thing. Sometimes it is a…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 3, 2016 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Don’t Just Survive ~ Thrive in a Toxic Workplace ~ Part One

What will it take for us to stop hurting each other and ourselves in the workplace?

If you are a helping professional, you have likely experienced the toxic work environment – maybe, you’re in one right now. You know – high workload demands, lack of time and funding, too much paperwork, disgruntled colleagues, waiting lists, and hard to please supervisors. And we haven’t even touched on the often traumatizing and painful stories that you witness in…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on October 3, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

Resonance and Resistance ~ Part Two

Learning through Resonance and Resistance

I like to think about resonance and resistance as key indicators for my own personal growth that challenge me in my ability to stay present and engaged with others. As a helping professional, there may be many times that you feel resonance with someone you are working with or alternatively, resistance to what someone else is saying or doing. Maintaining awareness about your level…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on September 27, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Consciousness and The Book of Joy

My 62nd birthday was yesterday. On Friday I walked into our favorite bookstore and the first one I registered visually was The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I opened it up and read a few lines and tears started running down my cheeks standing there. Which was unusual for…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on September 26, 2016 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Happy Autumn Equinox

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as…


Added by Tara Sutphen - HOST on September 22, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Consciousness and A New Look at Competition

When you are in the win/lose paradigm, competition is present. And is that a good thing? Between watching the Olympics, all levels of football this week, sports channels, video games, politics, business news and my own self as I drive around town, I wondered. Friendly competition, hostile competition when is any of it good or out of balance? Family life of siblings and parents can be filled with competition as favoritism or to toughen…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on September 20, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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