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Ending Chronic Pain

chronic pain

Let me start out by clarifying that we are not saying we want or deserve our chronic pain.  What we offer with this work has helped thousands of people feel better and ultimately get their life back.  

Chronic Pain – a Chronic Problem

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than a third of the population. The estimates for the financial cost of this are now around $650 billion a year in the United States alone.  When something hurts, the majority of people take a pill so that it goes away.  That’s like a pilot covering up an engine warning light instead of landing the plane.  If you think about it, it’s quite absurd that we try and get rid of the very thing that’s trying to get our attention.  I am not saying not to take pills, however we might also want to look deeper into the root cause of why our body isn’t healing on it’s own.  We have a highly sensitive nervous system and it gives us feedback on virtually every experience we have.  If we don’t give our attention to the subtle warning signs, they tend to get bigger over time – often turning into chronic pain. 

What this work and many studies have shown is that physical chronic pain and unresolved emotional hurts are often intertwined.  We are not discounting actual injuries, conditions or even our diagnosis, however if things aren’t healing on their own, we may need to look deeper at old emotional hurts that may be creating stress in our lives.  Studies show that stress affects our ability to heal.  When we resolve this stress at the root level, this helps us align with a life free of pain.

Your body is intelligent.

Our bodies are intelligent.  We evolved from primordial soup.  This intelligence inside of us is like an organic supercomputer.  It has access to far more than the mind. Our brain is more like a hard drive with a fixed amount of memory.   Our inner Intelligence that is beyond the mind is unlimited because our consciousness is unlimited, as is our awareness of consciousness. The only limitation to consciousness is our experience of it – the depth to which we surrender to it.  How much are we willing to get out of our own way?  Are you ready?  You can be right, or you can be well.  We can’t always have both.  ~ John Newton from his April Call Series: “The Gift of Pain” 

#AncestralClearing #consciousness #ChronicPain #TheGiftOfPain #ComplementaryHealing

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

At What Point Do You Surrender?

What is surrender?  We’re not referring to surrendering to external events or people, although they may be involved in our experience.  We could see this as the stage of our life and they are actors within it.  Each experience, however, points to something internal.  In every situation, there’s an opportunity for you to strengthen your resolve; to really go inside and ask “What is coming up inside of me in this situation? What’s the gift for me here?”  First and foremost we need to handle what’s going on inside of us. This is not an intellectual process. We’re talking of surrender at the most simple, yet profound level.  In martial arts, our true opponent is within.  Once you handle this internal opponent, your external opponents will return to the nothing from which they came.  You won’t find them and they won’t find you.

Could it be this simple?

So when would we surrender? Really, the question is when would we not surrender? Because in every moment, we have the awareness that there’s a choice to surrender; a choice ‘to be’.   When this occurs, we have the ability to let go of our part in the equation.  This is a rare event, because most of humanity is coming from the mind, the intellect, or the separate ‘me’.  This small mind-only perspective doesn’t have all the information necessary for resolution.

In Twelve Step recovery programs, Step One states: “We admitted that our lives had become unmanageable.”  What we are really saying is “I of myself cannot handle this.”  Often it will be that life has become so overwhelming painful and we realize that we can’t do it alone.  In that moment of grace, we have the experience of surrender to our inner truth.  When we surrender the judgment, the story, the separate “I” and even the past, we see what’s left:  ‘Being’ itself and that we are not alone at all.

So when you surrender, what is it that you gain?  Well, you stop feeding the problem. You stop reacting. When we’re reacting, we’re acting it out again and again.  There may be different actors, but it’s the same play, the same feeling.  We can surrender inside or we can keep reacting to the circumstance, the impossible person, or whatever that external event is.  We don’t surrender to get what we want; that’s not surrender.  We’re referring to true surrender.  Feel that.  If the mind doesn’t understand what we’re talking about, that’s perfect because it doesn’t fit there anyway.

Benefits of Surrender

We often don’t want to surrender the little bit of control that we think we have.  But when we start being a part of the solution and reclaim the energy that we were expending to keep this adversarial relationship going, we gain clarity; insight and we’re able to see. We surrender our small point of view and we start to see the big picture.  We also get our true inner strength back as well as our free will.  We’re able to have this infinite well to draw on that gives us the ability to handle whatever needs to be handled.

Your surrender grants you crystal clarity and the ability to see through what may have seemed impossible.  Where we might have focused on the trees and lost sight of the forest, we’re now able to see through the maya.  An illusion that seemed so real when we held onto the old point of view that included frustration, anger, resentment, guilt, or fear.  When we feel what’s deeper, we go beyond emotional labels and wisdom is revealed.  We tap into that Eternal Intelligence that comes from being on the inside looking out, instead of outside looking to get in.  In that state of grace, you are guided into divine right action in every circumstance.  

This experience may not always be pleasant because the ego or the false “I” is trying to protect what doesn’t feel good.  When we bypass the mind and surrender into that discomfort directly, it can’t keep feeding itself.  We see It was the protection itself that was keeping it alive and real.

When we surrender, we have the support of nature and the intelligence of creation – all that is, was and ever will be.  They say the meek will inherit the earth.  When you surrender, you are the ultimate of meek and the paradox is that you now are the most powerful.” ~ John Newton, from his Weekly Call Series
#AncestralClearing #SweetSurrender #Consciousness #ComplementaryHealing

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

We Are All Seekers


We are all seekers in some form. We’re all in different stages of our spiritual path. Some of us are endlessly seeking; maybe even addicted to it.  On our path, we eventually reach a point where what we’re seeking ‘out there’ isn’t doing it for us. We reach a stage of discontent. When we stop everything and find stillness for a moment or a breath, we see what’s really here – what we’ve been running from.

There is something profound about seeing what’s unresolved in our life experience. When we take responsibility and handle all that – when we clean that up, we get in integrity with our heart. This is often the beginning of our true path as we discover the purpose for being. All that ‘out there’ becomes much more rewarding because it’s reflecting the fullness of truth already inside us.

What seekers have in common

We want to make sure we’re not using the external world as a distraction from our awakening.  It’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of desire and consumption.  There are many hungry ghosts walking the planet who never get full no matter how much they eat.  When we wake up and have that cognition of being the ‘I am that I am’ presence, the work is done. The river is now flowing in the direction it was designed to flow. As you begin releasing, clearing, and moving toward integrity – you’ve started an object in motion and that momentum is a powerful force. 

Again, notice what you feel inside.  This connects you with what’s real and is one with all of creation; all that’s appearing in consciousness. It’s a trusted friend with open arms that is always available.  The experience of this endless field of presence is without boundaries so there’s no more hitting bottom as this was only a mental constraint; a construct of the ego. When we’re okay with the experience of being, no matter what arises, you are free from suffering.

~John Newton from his Monday Night Call Series “The Deception of a Spiritual Path” #AncestralClearing #Consciousness #ComplementaryHealing

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

What Do We Really Know?

what do we really know

Mental understanding can influence or affect our perception of Truth. So what do we really know?  If I understand what love is when I go into a relationship, can you see this might limit my experience? At the minimum, my expectations – negative or positive – affect what I perceive, what I know is possible and of course my behavior.  Behavior affects our results which affect our beliefs and so the cycle goes.  It’s easy to see this in others, but are we open to seeing what we might be up to behind the scenes?

What do we really know? We are so much more than what we ‘think’ we are.

If the Truth is the ocean, does the ocean fit in the bucket of the mind?  If I only identify with the mind, that’s all I can know – all I can contain.  What we must realize is that the mind can only come from what it knows –  an often distorted view formed by past events from our life as well as the lives of our parents and ancestors.  We can see that this narrow point of view probably didn’t work for them – so how would we be any different?  Doing the same thing and expecting a different result…  We know where that ends up!

A sweet experience…

But if I’m willing to surrender that identity; if I’m willing to surrender what I know – even for a sacred breath, then the Infinite can fill me. Relating this to Lao Tsu, I can see that even the simple act of ‘doing nothing’ reveals what’s already present:  That I am already full of the ocean of consciousness. I can identify with this ocean instead of a bucket full of something else.  

– John Newton 30 July 16 from his Monthly Free Call
#AncestralClearing #Consciousness #Forgiveness #ComplementaryHealing
John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

Your Ancestors Are Smiling


We, like our ancestors before us, are all superconductive. Our cells, our nervous system, our whole being is communicating with creation beyond the limits of time and space. What a responsibility we have!  Imagine what this butterfly effect could have on humanity when we clear our nervous systems of the old debris and limitation that has tethered us for as long as we can remember.  Can you feel the calling deep in your bones – even deeper in your heart?  

The Time Is Now

The sweetness of this work is that it can reverberate out across dimensions. The binds that limited all those that came before are only there as long as we carry them.  Forgiveness sets us free of any and all limitation from the past.  Can you see the simple physics of this?  I feel we keep our own score.  The promise is that we have free will.  But is it free if we don’t use it?

You are not limited by the Creator – quite the opposite.  You are created in the image and likeness of that which created all that is, was and ever will be…  Let this good news inspire you to bring forth what has laid dormant in your heart.  Your divine purpose awaits.  You need not look for it as it is already present.  The real question is, are you?  Let not the mind put off your calling by focusing on what needs to happen first.  Momentum comes from the moment.  Stillness.  Here and now.  All you need is here waiting patiently for you to show up.  This stillness and all the sensations within will lead, guide and direct you in perfect order.  Your chariot calls…

Ancestors and healing

Your ancestors are smiling as you take a stand and break the patterns of suffering that have plagued humanity for so long. The answer to the questions you seek is within you.  And it does not fit into the mind…  – John Newton 01 Aug 2016 from his Monday Call Series
#AncestralClearing #Forgiveness #ComplementaryHealing #Consciousness

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

Holiday Healing – Putting Holy Back in the Holidays

Holiday healing is important. The holidays are an incredibly powerful, let’s use the word “ritual” – because it allows us to dive deeper into an aspect of our wholeness. And that word ‘wholeness’ is going to come up quite a bit. So holy days – we use the “whole”, or “whole-ness” [in reference to these days]. “Holy days around this time of year represent renewal [and] rebirth. So for Hanukkah, it’s about rebuilding the temple. Christmas is [about the birth of Christ]. Even on Bodhi Day Buddhists [celebrate] Siddhartha being still under the Bodhi Tree having his experience and his commitment to enlightenment. If you look at [the word] ‘enlighten’, that says ‘wholeness’ because it’s connecting back to the light of Source. And for the Buddha it was a present moment experience, which to me is symbolized by so many traditions. It’s about us; it’s about wholeness.

Holiday Healing and Renewal

So if the holidays are about renewal and rebirth, and the rewards are the gifts that this offers, most of humanity has gotten off course. It’s become about the gifts, right? So when we receive a gift or want gifts for the sake of gifts alone, there’s an emptiness [in this]. And you notice kids on Christmas Eve or Hanukkah, they get their gift and then after a while, the gifts lose their luster, because it’s not about the gifts per se. But if we earn the gifts – in other words, if we do the work so that the gifts can show up internally, then we receive the true gifts. That is the first step in holiday healing.

We really want to ‘make whole’ within ourselves. The mind and the heart have become divided for most people. [The work is about] making that whole experience again – that [‘wholiness’ or] holiness within us.

Holiday Healing and Wholeness

Where does wholeness live? It lives in the heart and it lives in the present. Wholeness exists in present. So how do we stay in the present? How do we receive the gifts that are in this present moment? I firmly feel in all of my being that the Garden of Eden, what that symbolizes in the Old Testament, that state of graceful life – it’s got to be here. We just don’t perceive it because our perception has been fragmented. All of our senses are being filtered through a brain that’s not functioning [fully] or optimally because of all that we carry in our sensory world in the body.

We need to reconnect to truth. Many people celebrate Christmas. Christ means to christen; christen means to anoint with oil; oil means truth. What if we were to anoint ourselves with truth in the present moment? The truth would be for us to take responsibility for what it is that we carry, instead of trying to reach for the feel-good, for the distraction, for anything other than the truth. Most of humanity is spending time on something other than what it is that lives inside [of them]. And it’s become compacted and pressed down into the unconscious and maybe the subconscious. But has been we want to bring it into the consciousness of this moment. It’s about noticing where our attention is.

Einstein said, “What we call ‘matter’ is energy whose vibrations have been lowered to be perceived by the senses.” Consciousness has been lowered to be perceived by the senses. What would cause a frequency to be lowered? It’s our reactivity to the past. How simple and clean is that?

Gifts that Reflect

So, something happened, It doesn’t feel good in the body. The mind comes in and makes it mean something, judges it, and [in doing so] drives it down deeper into our sensational realm and then it lives in us, only to attract more similar type of experiences. The grace is that our cosmic Self, our true Self is the observer. The more we are willing to observe what is here, what we carry, the more freedom we will experience – freedom to truly receive the gifts – the real gifts. [We can then receive] not the gifts the ego thinks that it wants, but the true gifts from the heart – of the heart. Gifts that reflect back the fullness of who you are. The gifts are a natural unfoldment of truth.” – John Newton #AncestralClearing #TheChristmasCard #ComplementaryHealing #JohnNewton

John Newton considers his work to be healing to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

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How to Create a Life Worth Living

what is ancestral clearing

What is ancestral clearing? We are born into a body that is already preloaded with limitation from the ancestors that have come before us.  These measurable imprints are called called epigenomes and they are stored as attachments to our DNA.  These markers are passed down from generation to generation and have a profound effect on virtually every area of our lives including behavior, beliefs, resilience to stress and even our healing response.  

The past doesn’t have to equal the future.

We don’t have to be victims of the past debris our ancestors accumulated.  Using a simple process that starts with identifying what we feel in our bodies,  we can release this accumulation and rewrite our narrative – creating a future of possibility, well-being and true fulfillment.

If we don’t feel good, where is that coming from? It’s not coming from the future. It’s usually not coming from the present even though there may be a medical label we’ve been given.  What we carry is that which is unresolved from the past.  We can try to push through or even be positive, but this proves futile.  So how do we clear the program that we carry which affects every aspect of our life: financial, spiritual, emotional, and physical?

Asking the Creator for help…

Ancestral Clearing is about connecting to the higher power of our understanding and removing the imprints of adversity that have been weighing on us – the unresolved issues which we have accumulated from our life, our parents, grandparents and our lineage.

The “Being” part of us doesn’t suffer, it’s just aware of all that shows up, but more importantly, it’s aware of itself. So when you connect with that direct awareness of who you are, you have access to your narrative that parallels and limits your life experience.

What is ancestral clearing? Move Beyond the Mind

We need to move beyond the mind and the judgment to the intelligence residing within the body.  We must go beyond our story and access the deepest part of our being – that which is connected to Source and begin resolving the root of the issue in order to affect true change. We can then become liberated from the burden and can have a life worth living.  ~ John Newton

#ancestralclearing #bepresent #whatareyoufeeling

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

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