A Seer’s Insights into 2023 and Beyond: As the World Appears to Be Growing Darker, It Accelerates Our Awakening to Illuminate All That Is

November 24, 2022in Newsletter Archive

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“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Hua Hu Ching
The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu
Dear ONE,
Please give yourself the gift of a whole-hearted welcome to living in the midst of the Kali Yuga, a term used in ancient Vedic texts to describe an incredibly long cycle of time considered the “Dark Ages” in terms of materialism and greed trumping spiritual growth. (The Kali Yuga lasts for 864,000 years. A little more than 5,000 years of the Kali Yuga has passed at present).

That being said, it obviously helps to maintain an extremely long-range Taoist perspective of everything evolving perfectly in the Flow as an expression of wu wei (aka effortless action) or, conversely, we could just continuously sigh “oy vey” every time we choose to watch the fear-baiting delivery system of the 24-7 news cycle without adjusting our attitude first.

“Don’t fight with reality. Don’t defend against it. Rather read it like you would a newspaper. Read everything that happens to you and to others as pertinent news about the reality of being human, of being you.”—Chogyam Trungpa

Since we all chose to be born in a precious human incarnation at this exact moment in history, we might as well get with the program we signed up for. Which is: Utilizing all the chaos in the world, including all the seeming darkness of ignorance (aka absence of Light), climate change and global warming and what is to come from that, as perfect vehicles to help burn our karma and speed our soul growth. For more on this philosophy: LEELA

In a classic ancient Taoist tale, events transpire which appear to be very bad news alternating with events which appear to be very good news. At each twist and turn of fate, the Taoist sage (in the guise of a simple farmer), when asked whether this is good fortune or ill responds: “Maybe yes, maybe no.”  

For the story: “Maybe Yes, Maybe No.”  

My favorite real-life version of this Taoist wisdom story began in 1949 when the peaceful Buddhist country of Tibet was invaded by 35,000 Chinese troops who systematically raped, tortured and murdered an estimated 1.2 million Tibetans—one-fifth of the country’s population. In addition, over 6000 monasteries were destroyed, and thousands of Tibetans imprisoned. Very bad news, right?!

But then, over time, with so many Tibetans being driven into exile because of this horrible ongoing event, Tibetan Buddhism has spread all over the globe affecting the mass consciousness via the ripple effect and raising the vibration of the planet in innumerable ways. Very good news indeed!

“From the Buddhist point of view, the Chinese officer who is committing the cruel act against the young boy is initiating a new cycle of negative karma. In the case of the child, there is a closure of a particular karma that the child is experiencing. The perpetrator of the crime is in fact an object of more compassion and mercy than the child.”—The Dalai Lama
I wrote about a more recent version of this good news/bad news way of working with reality in my July 26 newsletter:

“And now, most of us are still reverberating from the shock of the reversal of Roe V Wade and girding ourselves for action by being sure to exercise our voting rights as well as supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood.
This reversal is what I call a spiritual cha-cha—two steps forward, with the defeat of Trump, and now one giant leap backwards. But I trust that, with 20-20 hindsight, we’ll see how this temporary setback lit a fire under more than enough voters to flip the switch towards the Light in the elections to come. And that what might appear as bad news in the short-term, will be good news in many more ways—long-term—then we can yet imagine right now.”
For the update: How Democrats Used the Abortion Debate to Hold Off a Red Wave  
Here’s one of my perennial favorite quotes on wu wei from Alan Watts:
“When a cat falls out of a tree, it lets go of itself, becomes completely relaxed, and lands lightly on the ground. If the cat made up its mind that it didn’t want to fall, it would become tense and rigid and would just be a bag of broken bones upon landing. In the same way, it is the philosophy of the Tao that we are all falling out of a tree, at every moment of our lives. As a matter of fact, the moment we were born we were kicked off a precipice and we are falling—and there is nothing we can do to stop it. So, instead of living in a state of constant tension and clinging to all sorts of things that are actually falling with us because the whole world is impermanent, be like a cat. Don’t resist it.” 
I’ve been writing about the Quickening since the 1990s. I describe it as the continuous, unrelenting acceleration of planetary, galactic and cosmic energies heralding in the next Great Age in the evolution of consciousness. The “good news” is that we’ve been experiencing an unprecedented surge of these higher frequency waves bombarding the Earth Plane, especially in the last six years or so.

At this point, it’s helpful to keep in mind that we’re only on the threshold of this next Great Age in the sign of Aquarius, which will last for over 2000 years. At least, in western belief structures,  the Great Ages only last two millennium to go along with a more impatience mindset, whereas the Vedic Yugas emanate from a much more relaxed and expansive view of time.
Two of the most important, deepest and profound changes that the Quickening has produced so far for many of us are that: Linear time is no longer the main way we can choose to measure our progress. The earth plane is no longer the only dimension we can choose to experience being in, while simultaneously fully embodied in 3D. This is epic, as it means that, at each and every moment in the eternal spacious present, our level of conscious awareness determines our whole future karmic enchilada—with the point of power always being right here and right now. It means that we can now choose to live mindfully from the greater reality that each and every moment could be our last and to act accordingly with full presence.

Up until now, it was primarily the last few moments of any given incarnation that determined our future karma—as has been taught as a tenet in Tibetan Buddhism and used by me as a teaching tool when doing past life regression therapy. But now, while the last few breaths in the body are still our final chance to ameliorate any karma (with sincere regret for harms done self or others) and thus not carry it into future incarnations, the earth game becomes much more expansive when we outgrow the training wheels of linear space and time.

So, with the gift of the Quickening, Tibetan Buddhism’s bardo of the Now and the bardo after we drop our bodies are becoming one. This means we get to more consciously choose to reside in a heaven or hell realm while here and elsewhere.

As a “bonus,” many of us these days are being given the experience of merging with the inner Void of formlessness out of which all forms spontaneously arise in an infinite loop. And part of the good news/bad news scenario of the Quickening is that we are experiencing this dissolution of identity whether we consciously choose to or not (usually not:)) on the little self/ego/personality levels.

Based on my over-all read of the force of the current energies affecting us, I’ve concluded that we’ve entered the next phase of this ongoing bombardment with perhaps the maximum-speed of vibrational power that human beings have ever had to contend with to date. And the hits just keep on coming.

The other news is that, while the Quickening is affecting everyone, for those of us who are psychically sensitive, it can be especially uncomfortable, even though the ultimate outcome is positive: The ability to handle more “juice” with an expanded consciousness of Being.

In the meantime, we may feel as if we have what I call the Cosmic Flu, (aka the psychic flu). This is a confluence of symptoms that many finely-tuned souls have been experiencing cyclically for decades—me included.

The main symptoms can be combinations of: Fatigue, body aches, joint pain, structural instability, nervousness, free-floating anxiety (aka metaphysical angst), restless sleep, overactive dream states, brain fog and feelings that the ego-identity is disintegrating.

 In this latest phase, the energies flooding us are not just vertical anymore, but horizontally as well. This means that we’re being hit simultaneously by the denser, cumulative energies of the mass consciousness and the karma of the world. The one/two punch of this onslaught can leave us feeling even more unsteady, with episodes of vertigo and short-term memory loss, as we’re getting knocked out of linear space and time more and more.

My perspective on the exponential increases of ASD, CFS and now added on, long-haul covid, includes a multitude of causes, but certainly the Quickening is one of the main catalysts exacerbating all the other triggers.

All have in common the fact that western medicine has no quick fix, reliable treatment or, without doubt, any full cure for these dis-eases. While genetic and karmic predispositions, as well as exposure to new mutations of viruses, bacteria and toxins are also contributing influences, we need to focus more on what we do have power over in terms of what we allow into our beings via harmful substances and energies.

This also means focusing on improving our diet and sleep and cultivating a daily maintenance of our spiritual condition through communing with the Tao, Source, or the Divine. In other words, chilling out and taking care of ourselves as a priority much more than ever before, before we’re forced to.

Pema Chodron, the Buddhist nun, who was diagnosed with CFS in 1994, found a way to make accepting “what is” work through living her teachings as expressed in her many wonderfully nourishing books which have become spiritual classics. In her words:

“The key to working with what is so deeply unwanted, is to let go of the ideas, (the thoughts), about how we shouldn’t be sick and what will happen to us if we remain sick. Somehow we have to respect the illness, welcome it, enter into it…we surrender and say, okay, what have you to teach me?…about letting go of control, about slowing down…about tasting the full experience of a moment…the light, the sound, the quality of our mood, of our pain, the sight of dust or birds or nothing special…respecting all that. It’s a kind of death, this illness, the best kind of death if we’ll let it be. It’s the death of old stuck patterns and opinions and habits and it makes way for something new to be born in us. Really, you can trust that. Something new will be born if you’ll let the illness show you where to let go your grip…And please don’t scold yourself for failing, ever.”

And so, the good news/bad news of the Quickening’s higher frequency galactic energies bombarding us—while necessary to kick-start this next stage in the evolution of human consciousness—is also playing havoc with all levels of our bodies, from the psychic to the physical. We are all evolutionary guinea pigs in the vanguard of this New Age.

 Again, some of the side-effects of this intense download of energies include:  overtaxed nervous systems, strained psychic circuitry, disturbed sleep, overactive dream states, unexplainable fatigue and exhaustion, feelings of structural instability and joint pain, irrational anxiety and brain fog.

So, if you’ve been feeling overloaded by higher frequency downloads and/or drained or assaulted by lower vibrational energies, then you’re exactly on schedule. But please consider that implementing daily mind/body/spirit practices will radically improve your ability to function on Planet Earth in the years to come, especially standing chi gung for grounding and rooting. For more: Taoist Practices MP3s

For me personally, in addition to my daily yoga, chi gung, and breath practices, I’ve also found a greater need to take adaptogen herbal tinctures such as eleuthero and rhodiola, among others. Upping my natural thyroid dose several times over the last few years for my decades-long hypothyroidism has also been necessary to deal with the ongoing vertical and horizontal bombardment which keeps amping up stress factors affecting all levels of our body systems.
For a customized health reading of your physical, energetic, mind/heart and psychic bodies: Psychic CounselingI’m sure everyone reading this has been feeling the Quickening’s energies enough to be wondering: “What the f**k is going on—and when is it going to let up?” Well, like the Eagles’ song Hotel California says, we can “check out but we can never leave” (i.e., try to distract ourselves or ignore the Quickening), as there truly is no escape and nowhere else to go. In fact, these energies show no sign of ever slowing down again.

I will cover more of the astrology of 2023 in future newsletters. But just a mention that Transformational Pluto is moving into Aquarius briefly for three months starting in March to give us a foreshadowing of what is to come in 2024 and running until 2043 and beyond as we enter a little more fully into the Aquarian Age. For more:Owning Our Inner Pluto Before… It Eats Us for LunchIn addition, Karmic Teacher Saturn, whose energies usually make it harder to let go of the illusion of control, is also changing sign in March. The good news is that his sojourn in watery Pisces for the next few years may actually help us relax and go with the Flow more, instead of spinning our wheels trying to control the uncontrollable (aka any people, place, thing or circumstance outside of ourselves:)).

For those of us dealing with major acute or chronic health challenges, during these best of times and worst of times, may the following teaching be of some solace and benefit:

Seeing the sicknesses as the teachers, pray to them.
Sicknesses are coming to you by the kindness of the masters and the Three Jewels.
Sicknesses are your accomplishments, so worship them as the deities.
Sicknesses are the signs that your bad karmas are being exhausted.
Do not look at the face of your sickness, but at the one (the mind) who is sick.
Do not place the sicknesses on your mind, but place your naked, intrinsic awareness upon your sickness.
This is the instruction on sickness arising as the Dharmakaya.
The body is inanimate and mind is emptiness.
What can cause pain to an inanimate thing or harm to the emptiness?
Search for where the sicknesses are coming from, where they go, and where they dwell.
Sicknesses are mere sudden projections of your thoughts.
When those thoughts disappear, the sicknesses dissolve too….
There is no better fuel (than sicknesses) to burn off the bad karmas.
Don’t get into entertaining a sad mind or negative views (over the sicknesses).
But see them as signs of the waning of your bad karmas and rejoice over them.”
Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa (1729–1798) from Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary by Janet Gyatso (author)
In summation, it’s helpful to keep reminding ourselves, if we’ve been feeling increasingly more easily exhausted, destabilized, ungrounded and down-right dizzy, (and, as is often the case, a thorough medical exam found nothing wrong and thus nothing to treat) that we’re experiencing some of the brand-new special effects of the Cosmic Flu, all brought on by the Quickening, which is now in an unrelenting acceleration mode for the foreseeable future to help balance out any encroaching external darkness with more and more internal Light.

In 2023 and beyond, as we witness more divine order-ly chaos on the mass playing field, we’re being given the opportunity to step up the level of our game with these never-ending downloads. Here are my personal reminders to support this upgrade in consciousness:

 I. Always maintain the witnessing perspective, which allows me to never take anything personally, no matter what is going on.

II. Keep in mind the deepest secret of Tantra:  Accept everything just as it is in the moment. Resistance creates suffering. Here’s a practice:  a) Lean into the pain, desire, sadness or whatever is arising. b) Become one with it until it consumes and dissolves you. c) Experience being reborn from the ashes . . . and smile.

III. The Flow of Life is not under my control; my true power lies in how I choose to respond and move with it.

IV. If I go for healing and growth in any situation and simultaneously enjoy the ride, I’ll have no regrets later.

These are truly and always the best of times and the worst of times, and only time will tell what ultimately turns out to be good news. In the meantime, if we maintain the longest-range perspective with equanimity and faith in the Flow, we can experience viscerally being in a heaven realm while fully ensconced in our physical bodies and still enjoy the earth game—especially these days.

For, in the midst of so many challenges—how better to expand the range of our humanness? This is what I call “spiritual resistance training.” As Life pushes at us to make us stronger, we become more filled with overflowing Light internally than ever before and, the more we open our vertical channels, the more this infinite supply floods in.

“Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.”RUMI 

When we look back at our most traumatic experiences with 20/20 hindsight, how many of us can honestly admit that we reaped the deepest soul growth and karmic healing over time from these events? And, if you haven’t raised your hand yet . . . it’s a coming.

The definition of the word “guru” means dispeller of darkness. So, if we all start owning our inner guru and shining our light brightly outward—affecting all those in our lives and the earth plane itself—we’ll have no regrets on our soul’s journey onward and upwards. For more: Becoming ONE with the Inner Guru…Or How to Make Saturn Your BFF

In closing, I’m holding the vision of all souls as infinite wheels of Light spinning round and round—all in the process of being transformed into Lighthouses at the perfect time for each in the Flow, illuminating in an ever-expanding ripple effect,

J   O   A   N

Work/Play Variations—Joan Pancoe

We are in the perfect circumstances for our Souls to learn whatever they designed this whole game to learn. As the process of karmic fruition speeds up, our lives get freer and freer from attachment and we create less and less karma.”RAM DASS 

The good news is that in February, 2022 I celebrated my 50th anniversary as a trance channel! I’m still going strong and at the top of my game right now, psychically speaking, more than ever before.
The other news is that, due to what I call “psychic inflation” (which happens every seven years or so) I’m obliged to raise my fees starting on April 1, 2023.
Why the four-month advanced notice? I’m allowing this lead-time to give those of you who’ve been thinking of gifting yourself or loved ones with a reading enough time to lock in the current rates, which can then be used with no expiration date throughout 2023 and beyond. Now’s your chance!
Please check out my services menu with current and future fees listed: SERVICES
If you want to beat the holiday rush, please consider scheduling your appointment now for your PERSONAL COMING ATTRACTIONS for 2023.
There couldn’t be a more important time to gift yourself and loved ones with a psychic and/or astrological reading to give you all the information and tools you need to prepare for the karmic challenges coming your way in the probabilities for 2023 and beyond.
These days, my most popular offering is a one-hour mini-soul reading combined with karmic astrology. This combo session is available at my office in NYC or by phone. MP3 included.
In addition, for those of you who are especially budget-conscious these days, I’m now offering 30-minute psychic phone consultations. So, if you desire some clarity and guidance to make more informed choices for the next leg of your journey, or wish to gift this session to a loved one, a psychic counseling session may be just what you’re seeking.
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If you’re going through a particularly turbulent time and have found your past readings with me to be a useful tool in helping you navigate your karmic challenges, then please consider gifting yourself with a four-session package of one-hour psychic/astrological phone counseling. This is fast becoming one of my most popular new offerings. Save $200 with no expiration date. For details, please call or email me. I’d love to hear from you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, once you’ve checked out the services menu, to discuss how we can best customize a session for your specific needs at this time:
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The ever-savvy Jesse Kornbluth, of Vanity Fair and New York Magazine fame, posted about his personal experience with my work:
“I’m no seer. But Joan Pancoe just might be.”
For more, click here: SHORT TAKES
Do you feel the need for some help in dealing with “the Quickening” of energies now? Then 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
Also, please consider gifting yourself with a Psychic Empowerment Session. This deep work is what helps my sensitive clients the most in handling the energies of the Quickening. So, if you’re feeling especially bombarded by Life, there couldn’t be a better time! Available in-person or by phone. Here’s what you’ll learn, including visceral energetic transmissions:

 I. Psychic techniques to calibrate and step-down the Quickening as it moves through our vertical channels so that we can become transducers and transmitters of these transformational frequencies.
 II. Discriminating mind and intuition training in reading the vibrations around us, as these galactic downloads are creating fear-based reactions in many that may manifest as anger and other toxic emotions.
 III. Empowerment skills to seal our etheric bodies horizontally from negative and harmful influences, while keeping our hearts fully open, and reversing the flow of energy so that we’re fed vertically from Source.
IV. Taoist practices to ground our bodies to the Earth to help stabilize and strengthen our psychic circuitry and nervous systems to more comfortably acclimate to these energies.

INCLUDED:   TWO TAOIST PRACTICES—Standing Chi Gung and Sitting Meditation—4 MP3s

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The Amorous Adventures of a Modern Mystic

  “A Sweet and Tasty Cosmic Feast for the Body, Mind & Spirit!” Ruben Gabriel 

“Cosmic Sugar is a sumptuous book, like a meal you won’t forget. I haven’t read a better memoir—beautifully compassionate, utterly honest and seriously profound.”  Matthew Newnham

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For full details: Taoist and Tantric Energy Arts
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To help catalyze an opening to a higher perspective, I’ve written a number of articles on body karma, spiritual teachers, astrological themes and much more:  WRITINGS 
Most pertinent to read now:
If This Were Your Last Incarnation, What Would You Do?
If you want to watch me performing past-life regression therapy, here’s a YOUTUBE Video of my A&E Channel TV Episode. It’s only 22 minutes: CLICK HERE
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