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I am honored to steward with all aligned, the end of humanity's addiction to suffering and to help bring in a new era of peace and well being.  -John Newton, Colorado  September 15, 2014.

 

Accessing Consciousness

“When you access consciousness directly, when you’re present, when you’re in the moment, you’re connected to Source. There is a definite sense of consciousness in this moment and it’s woven and filled with intelligence. It’s filled with possibility.” – John Newton

#Consciousness #AncestralClearing #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.

Gift of Pain

painMore than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than a third of the population. The estimates now are around $650 billion/year in the US alone. That’s the [monetary] cost of chronic pain in [just] this country. And if you look at what the ‘normal’ human is doing, when something hurts, what do they do? They want to take a pill so that it goes away. That’s like a pilot covering up an indicator light saying that there’s some structural issue in the system.  Most of humanity does the same with their bodies. We try and get rid of the very thing that’s trying to get our attention. We have feedback in a highly sensitive nervous system.   Most of humanity is not paying attention to the warning signs. Instead of us refining and going deeper into the Intelligence within us that can allow us to heal and resolve chronic pain, most of us just try and get rid of the pain. 

Our bodies are so intelligent. This intelligence (ie. Consciousness) inside of us is like an internal computer – and that computer isn’t finite. It’s not like a hard drive with a fixed amount of memory or a certain amount of bandwidth that comes through the Internet. We are not like that. Our inner Intelligence is unlimited because Consciousness is unlimited. The only limitation to Consciousness is our experience of it. It’s our willingness. How much are we willing to surrender? And are we willing to surrender that there’s even a concept of surrender? We can even let go of that. There’s this sea of Intelligence that’s always there for us and it wants to help.

The momentum from the past is to avoid things that don’t feel good – emotionally and physically. If we feel angry, we don’t allow ourselves to go deeper into the sensation of that. If we stay at the level of anger, we feed it by judging the person that made us ‘angry’, even though they didn’t make us angry. They triggered something in us that attracted the experience that we’re calling anger. So we’re then two steps away from the direct experience of whatever that is that came up within us that we feel as the sensation that we label as ‘anger’.

When we have ‘pain’ in the body, we go deeper into that sea of Intelligence, into that direct experience of what’s actually happening in the body in the present, and we allow that Intelligence to lead, guide and direct us into the resolution of it.

We undergo a certain amount of stress. And if we keep undergoing that certain amount of stress in the same way, over time it starts to tax our body. It starts to limit our life experience and life expectancy.  What truly matters is our resistance, and I don’t mean that in a good way. If somebody does something and it brings up something in me that my brain is calling ‘anger’ – now if I just go with the sensation [that I feel], the experience moves through me and it releases. In fact, it doesn’t cause any stress because there was no resistance to it. We’re not talking about ‘immune system resistance’ – that is a positive. We’re talking about not going with the flow of the direct experience in our bodies. So that energy comes through me and maybe it’s heat in the chest, maybe there’s intense pressure up through the neck and into the head. If I don’t judge the situation, if I don’t create friction or resist what that flow is, it just keeps flowing through me. And before I know it, the ‘anger’ isn’t even there and I’ve taken an action in the situation that’s more condusive to resolution. ~ John Newton from his April Call Series: “The Gift of Pain” 04/27/15 www.johnnewton.com with gratitude to thisbeautiful-life.tumblr.com via Pinterest for the image #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 speaking to external events or people; although they’re involved, they’re pointing us to something internal. In martial arts, [my view has been that] the goal is that there is an opponent; the opponent is inside of us. So, once you handle that opponent, your external opponents are not there. You won’t find them and they won’t find you. And if they do find you, then it’s a chance for you to strengthen your resolve; to really go inside and [ask]: “What’s coming up inside of me in this situation? What’s the gift for me in this situation?”  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 on the most…simple level.

So when would we surrender? Really, the question is: when would we not surrender? Because in every moment, if you have the awareness where you’re even aware that there’s a choice to surrender, that there’s a choice ‘to be’, there’s a choice to let go, that is a rare, rare event, because most of humanity is coming from a function of the mind, the intellect, the separate me.

In 12 Step recovery programs, Step One states: “We admitted … that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s a powerful place. It’s really saying: “I of myself cannot handle this.” And often it will be that life will become so overwhelming or circumstances become so insurmountable or “painful” that we reach that point where we say: “Wait a minute. I just can’t do this!” In that moment of grace, some people have that cognition of surrender. When we’re surrendering, no matter [what your religion or lack or religion], we’re stopping and surrendering to the inner truth as an experience. When we surrender to that being within us, we’re letting go of the mind, the story, the separate “I”, the past, the future; we’re letting go of everything. And then we see what’s left.

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 and again. There may be different actors in our play, but it’s the same [play], the same feeling, the same point of view, the same “…errrrr”.  And the “…errrr” is the meat, the juice – that’s where we enter. “I can surrender inside or I can keep reacting to the circumstance, this impossible person”, or whatever that external event is. We don’t surrender to gain; 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 brilliant. Even in the letting go of control, most of us don’t want to give up. We don’t want to surrender the little bit of control that we think we have. (The ‘us’ is the intellect, the small “I”, the thinker.) We start being a part of the solution. We start reclaiming energy that we were expending to keep this adversarial relationship going. We gain clarity; we gain sight; we’re able to see. We surrender our small point of view and we start to see the big picture. We actually merge with that big picture and we see the whole mosaic.

What do we gain in surrender? We also get our strength back and true strength – that inner strength that’s available when we let go of our “…errrr”. We’re [then] able to have this Infinite Well that we draw on that gives us the strength to handle whatever needs to be handled. Feel what we’re saying. We get clarity – crystal clarity, sometimes [even] being able to see through. Where we might have focused on the trees and lost the forest or vice versa – we’re able to see through all of it. We’re able to cut through all of the maya, to cut through the illusion that seemed so real when we held onto that point of view, that frustration, or anger, or resentment, or grief, or guilt, or fear, or shame – whatever it was.  We’re feeling what’s deeper. We go beyond emotion. And then we have wisdom revealed. We tap into that Eternal Intelligence – that intelligence of All That Is because It allows us to have that sight – the wisdom that comes from being on the inside looking out, instead of our looking out [to the external world] to find it. When we’re in that state of grace, the wisdom pours through you as you are led, guided and directed in your Divine right action in the circumstance, in every circumstance – when you surrender, when you let go of the small “I” point of view and you feel what’s deeper. It’s not always pleasant because a lot of what we’re protecting with the identification with the ego and the false “I” and the thinking and the story is the gooey center inside of us that doesn’t feel good. When we go right to that, when we surrender even into that, when we merge with that, it can’t sustain itself. It was the protection itself, the internal protection against what we were feeling – that’s what was feeding it – what was keeping it alive and real.

What do we gain from surrender? We gain wisdom. And when we have wisdom, we have support of Nature. Nature is all of creation – All That Is, Was and Ever Will Be created. You have that support. “The meek will inherit the earth.” What does that even mean? When you surrender, you are the ultimate of meek.  And the paradox of that is that is when you are the most powerful.” ~ John Newton, April 20, 2015, April Call Series – partial transcript #AncestralClearing #SweetSurrender #Consciousness #ComplementaryHealing http://www.johnnewton.com

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’re All Seekers in Some Form

“We’re all seekers in some form. We’re all in different stages of our “spiritual” path. And on our path of seeking, we reach a point where what we’re seeking out there isn’t doing it for us. [And we can be] endlessly seeking. Stop everything and be still for a moment and just see what’s here, to see what’s unresolved. And when we handle all that, when we clean that up, when we take responsibility, get in integrity with our heart and our lives, our true purpose for being, then all that ‘out there’ becomes much more rewarding because it’s reflecting the truth inside of us. That’s the blessing of all of the seeking ‘out there’. We just want to make sure we’re not using it [the external world] as a distraction. When we wake up and have that cognition of just 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 and clearing, moving toward integrity, [because] you’ve started the momentum, the momentum will continue in that direction. We continue to nurture that with all of our practices.

So what do you feel inside? That can help us check in with what’s real. We don’t like to use the mind to tell us what’s real because the mind doesn’t have all the information. But the being part of us, the “I am” presence inside of you does know because it’s connected with all of consciousness, which is here and now. So “The Deception of the Spiritual Path” could be titled “Running from the Present.”

Notice what you are present to, what you are feeling, what you notice is going on inside of you. Check in to that presence that’s always here and now and never goes anywhere. It’s a trusted friend with open arms. It’s always available. When we surrender to what we feel inside, there’s no more bottom. [The bottom] is annihilated because the bottom was relating with the ego and story and the structure around what we thought was real or we thought was true. [And we] actually surrender into the experience [of what we feel] itself, actually feel and fully surrender to that in the present. Be okay with the experience of being, the sensation that you are feeling in the present moment.”

~John Newton from Monday night’s call (04/13/15) “The Deception of a Spiritual Path” #AncestralClearing #consciousness #ComplementaryHealing http://www.johnnewton.com

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 is Ancestral Clearing & How to Use It to Create a Life Worth Living

Have you ever felt bad for no apparent reason?  Do you find yourself making choices that are less than optimal?  Feel like you’re always swimming upstream?   Modern science is discovering that it may not be your fault.   We are born into a body that is already preloaded with burden and limitation from the ancestors that have come before us.  These are measureable imprints 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 good news is that we don’t have to be victims of the past “karma”.  Using a simple process known as Ancestral Clearing, we have the ability to 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 alas this too proves futile.  So how do we access that which is authoring this narrative; authoring the program that we carry which affects every aspect of our life: financial, spiritual, emotional, physical?

It has been said that we are created in the image and likeness of the Creator.  So, what does that leave out?  Nothing. It’s the All That Is.  Ancestral Clearing is about connecting to Source 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. It’s 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 script.

When we look inside and notice what doesn’t feel good – It can be physical pain, emotional hurt or regret, a negative belief, or even a person we have a hard time forgiving. This is an important distinction over our story or judgment about it.  Once you start to feel it in your body, you have access, because now you’re having a direct experience as opposed to an intellectual understanding. 

The analogy I like to use is the menu. The menu describes the meal.  The mind’s description of the problem is not the problem itself just as the menu is not the meal. You can’t eat the menu; the menu only describes the meal. We need to move beyond the mind and the commentary and the judgment and all that is within the mind to what is beneath that, 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 removing the root of the issue in order to have lasting effect – true change. We become liberated from the burden and can then show up fully in this life into something we all desire – a life worth living. ~ by 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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The Christmas Card Experience by John Newton

John Newton in the Christmas Card

It’s that time of year again. The Hallmark Channel loves Christmas movies and The Christmas Card is no exception. Released 8 years ago while I was still in the acting world, it was their highest rated program ever. I am grateful to have been a part of something that has touched so many. (They are airing it eleven times this season!) The irony of the story is that I don’t care for holiday cards myself – at least not 90% of the variety that are generic, store-bought and have no personal message to it’s recipient.

Would you rather have a TV dinner, or a home-cooked meal? And here in lies the heart of the film: Faith sends a ‘personal’ greeting to an active duty soldier (me as Cody) and it makes all the difference in their lives. After a traumatic experience in battle sends Cody into a soul-searching journey, he goes on leave seeking the sender of a card that meant so much to him. It’s easy to lose sight of what the holy-days represent. Ho ho how the holiday music and shopping machine seems to greet us earlier and earlier each year – this one paralleling presidential debates more than a year before the actual election.

To me, the story reflects that simple gestures from the heart can have a profound effect beyond what we can fathom. In a world where most of humanity is suffering to various degrees, we have the ability to transform the human condition when we are willing to step out of self-serving behavior and into family and community first.

The irony of this is that we are only truly able to put other’s needs first, when we have handled our own – much like putting our oxygen mask on first as they say… So much of our past experience goes unresolved only to keep affecting our present. The Ancestral Clearing work that I offer allows one to make peace with the past. To be able to connect with one’s higher power and truly be able to come from the heart – to create a life worth living not just for ourselves, but for everyone we share this delicate planet with.

News Update

John was at USC Medical Center –  Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery helping post-op cancer patients with quality of life issues at their support meeting.

John is heading back to Vancouver, Chicago and Colorado respectively for events and trainings.  Please check the ‘Upcoming Events’ tab for more info.

Here is a good article on John’s work on the Cancer Treatment Centers of America website.  CTCA Article

There are some new videos under the ‘Videos’ tab.  Please  ‘like’ them on Youtube if you do.

John was in Vancouver in early June co-leading an event on Peacemaking and Forgiveness with John McDonald,  appointed twice as ambassador to the United Nations under presidents Carter and Reagan. 

John is offering a Monday Call series.  Please see the home page to sign up and experience the multiple Ancestral Clearings and deep knowledge offered throughout the month.  Calls are recorded and available to all participants if you can’t listen to any of the calls ‘live’.  The reported experiences are just as powerful from the recorded calls!

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