Fall 2012: YOUR SOUL DECISION
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I DREAMT I WAS FLYING by Joan Pancoe
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
Viktor Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997), was a Holocaust survivor and one of the greatest European psychiatrists of the twentieth century. The U.S. Library of Congress named Dr. Frankl’s enlightening masterpiece, Man’s Search for Meaning, one of the 10 books that “made the most difference in people’s lives.”
Would you choose: freedom, peace of mind and heaven on earth OR bondage, ceaseless inner turmoil and karmic prison? I know this may sound like an easy choice and all of you would choose column A, BUT the reality is: That’s not what I’ve been hearing and seeing from many of you.
In fact, with the North Node of Destiny now in Scorpio for the next eighteen months and Karmic Teacher, Saturn moving into Scorpio on October 5th, the choices we make now will have more impact and consequences in how the next leg of our soul’s journey plays out than in years past. The hallmark of this new Scorpio-ruled karmic cycle is that the highest-level choices coming up are not going to necessarily be the easiest ones on the ego/personality levels.
Why? One reason is that the South Node of our Karmic Past is now in self-indulgent, security and comfort-craving Taurus. And, if you think Saturn in Scorpio is going to let you get away with staying on that road–well, you’ve got another karmic thing (or two) coming. Oh, Yeah! (You know whom I’m talkin to.)
Let’s break this down a little: Most of us know that safety=stagnation and risk=growth, right? And, most of us can agree that our primary reasons for taking a human incarnation in Earth school are for soul growth and karmic healing, right?
But now, the stakes have been raised by the ongoing acceleration of planetary, galactic and cosmic energies “encouraging” us to stop coasting by placing our ego needs for safety, security and comfort first. This means that our soul curriculum has intensified and deepened. Can you feel this quickening yet?
In fact, with the challenging dance between Transformer Pluto and Awakener Uranus continuing through 2015, those of us who attempt to cling to the mass consciousness lowest common denominator of making what is known and safe our priority–and thus has more of an illusion of control–will be in for the biggest wake-up call of all.
Abraham Maslow said, “Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.”
If you agree with the above statement, let’s up the ante even more:
1. Let’s make every choice a conscious one to go for the growth–no matter how uncomfortable (Say “OY” . . . and then, smile)
2. Let’s always choose to focus on what there is to be grateful for in every situation–no matter how uncomfortable (Say “OY” while simultaneously smiling)
3. Let’s recognize that whatever emotional tone we choose to cultivate will grow exponentially in our personal realities as the rate of acceleration is now at an evolutionary tipping point–personally and en masse . . . and just smile.
On a more personal note, I had an amazing experience on a 10-day spiritual retreat in 2006 in which the theme turned out to be: “pushing us out of our comfort zone.” Of course, we didn’t know when we signed up that we were going to be subjected to any discomfort before we got there.
I’ve never seen so much kicking and screaming, whining and complaining and semi-secretly finding insidious ways to “take our comfort” during the first few days–including from me. But then something interesting started to happen: As my ego/personality finally surrendered to circumstances beyond its control, the “little self” retreated–allowing the eternal soul consciousness, aka the witness–to step forward.
This spiritual technique of creating a lower-chakra container of discomfort really works in raising one’s consciousness. And, we are so fortunate that we don’t even need to go away to be on this kind of retreat because–RIGHT NOW–Life is acting as the ultimate guru by giving us circumstances beyond our control that catapult us out of the ego’s comfort zone into that higher perspective within us all that is closer to our true identity.
So, we’ve all been given the perfect FGO (f**kin growth opportunity) to be on a spiritual retreat in disguise in our daily lives–and the sooner we stop kickin and screamin and get with the “big program”– the more freedom, peace of mind and experience of heaven on earth we’ll feel.
In closing, every moment and every event in each of our lives are, not just karmic grist for the mill, but also the food on which our Beings thrive or wither. And the perspective and emotional tone we choose to nurture are our soul’s miracle-gro or killer.
I hope this newsletter hasn’t rubbed too many of you the wrong way, but as Rumi says: “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? Let body needs dwindle and soul decisions increase.”
Wishing us all many seasons to come of deeply nourishing, if slightly uncomfortable, accelerated soul growth,
J O A N
CRUISING THE ARCTIC SEA YEAR-ROUND by Joan Pancoe
“The world’s greatest lie: At a certain point in our lives we lose control of what’s happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate.” Paul Coelho
I hope you all enjoyed the premiere of my TV episode, “The Weight of My Past,” last Saturday on the Biography Channel as part of their new documentary series: The UneXplained. If you missed it and want to see me doing past-life regression therapy to heal body karma and weight issues, you’ll still have a chance to catch it tonight, Saturday September 22 at 10:30PM EDT or on Sunday September 23 at 2:30AM EDT. You can also watch the whole episode online for a limited time:
In conjunction with my TV appearance, I’m excited to be offering the following completely new workshop:
HEALING YOUR BODY KARMA: THE MISSING LINK IN THE WEIGHT-LOSS SOLUTION
We all know the major contributing factors we need to address if we want to maintain optimum health, weight and body-image:
- Genetics and brain chemistry
- Childhood and environmental influences
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Food addictions and allergies
- Unhealthy food choices and lack of exercise
- Portion control and bowel hygiene
- Liver and gallbladder cleansing
But what if we’ve been consciously working with all of the above for years and STILL feel challenged in maintaining a healthy weight and self-image?
Then: It’s time to consider that, even though all these factors are essential components in the weight-loss solution, they are, in actuality, simply the tip of the karmic iceberg.
In this workshop, we’ll explore the soul-level perspective that each lifetime is a chapter in the soul’s story and that to understand and make sense of our body challenges in this life–we’ll need to look into the preceding chapters.
Joan will share case studies from over thirty years of past-life regression therapy to explain how:
- In past lives, psychic attachment to a larger body type was created for legitimate reasons of physical and emotional safety and security.
- These limiting karmic beliefs and fears are then carried into the present life to be healed.
- The core issue in allowing for a healthier self-image and weight to manifest is through releasing this karma in the cellular memory of the mental, emotional and psychic bodies.
In closing, Joan will offer psychic mini-readings on this theme.
WHERE: ORGANIC AVENUE, The Space of LOVE, 116 Suffolk Street, (between Rivington and Delancy), NYC
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2012, 6:00-8:00 PM
COST: $50, seating is limited
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: TBA–a link will be posted on my website next week
Don’t forget to mark your calendars!
If you can’t attend in person, an MP3 audio recording of the workshop will be available for $30. To pre-order, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with “pre-order body karma workshop MP3″ in subject line and you will receive a PayPal request for payment. You’ll be very glad you did!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PREVIEW OF THIS WORKSHOP, please read:
If you’ve been thinking about having a psychic consultation to make the most of ALL your karmic challenges, there couldn’t be a better time: SERVICES
To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on addiction, spiritual teachers, astrological themes and much more: WRITINGS
Feel the need for some help in dealing with “the quickening” of energies now? It’s time for a daily mind/body/spirit practice that feeds your Soul! If you’d like to learn what keeps me sane, serene, internally stable and grounded, please check out: Taoist Practices MP3s for $20.12
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