Joyce M. Jackson's Articles (30)

Attention is the Rarest Form of Generosity.

Attention is the rarest form of generosity.

~Simone Weil

 

Take a few moments and put yourself first.

What?!

You heard me.

I’m not talking about the self-absorbed me-only mentality that pervades life. I’ m talking about the kind of self-love that is required for you to drop your blocks, your issues. Can you honestly say you’re in love with yourself?

Wanting to be the first in line, desiring to get one of the…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on December 29, 2014 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Do You Dream or Scheme?

Carol was in my office the other day, talking once again about the dress shop she dreamed of opening. Carol, a mythical name, comes once a month to talk about how unhappy she is, and more importantly, to dream.

I asked her if she was dreaming or scheming about the shop.

She laughed. Then sighed. “Dream… at the moment…”

It was a dream because she hasn’t taken the trouble to work out any steps toward her goal. She’s been talking about it for over a year. I challenged her…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on December 15, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

Stopping Those Pesky Expectations

  • Who had a houseful of holiday guests this last week?
  • Who almost went off like a pressure cooker?
  • Who blew an emotional fuse?
  • Did your expectations get met, deflated or exceeded?
  • Are you emotionally exhausted?

The holidays are supposed to be a fun, joyous series of occasions. They get ruined with baseless expectations. Expectations are set ideas about what the outcome of a situation should be. They are inaccurate more often than not, and…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on December 9, 2014 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

The Miracle of You

There are two ways to live. You can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle.

~Albert Einstein

 

It’s been easy to get caught up in the mundane aspects of life after anticipating the Holiday of this past week. Now that the guests are gone, it’s back to routine tasks.  In doing so, you may fail to notice the miracles all around you. You may even fail to notice the biggest miracle of all, you.

Finding the miracles…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on December 1, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Shock Somebody Today: Do the Unexpected

In this season of gratitude, it’s time to shake up the energies around you. It’s time shock a few people with the unexpected gesture of gratitude.

Gratitude is easy to express when it aimed at something we cherish or appreciate. It’s easy to be grateful for a beautiful rose bloom, its challenging to be grateful for a piece of garbage. Both, however, have their place in this world.

Today, start by offering your significant other, the unexpected little gesture such as a hand on…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on November 24, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

How To Stay Grounded in a Crazy Metaphysical World

There’s drama in Andaraland. I was on the phone last night with a friend who is caught in the latest “who has the real Andaras?” drama as it unfolds. People made promises to keep information secret and blabbed like squealing piglets.

There’s drama in Journeyland. The dust from rearranging my Shasta Journeys and creating a new Team to support the vision, continues to play out like a rerun of Dallas. Apparently J.R. feels spurned.

There’s drama in Metaphysicaland. A colleague…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on November 17, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Looking for Love?

Are you still looking for love?

Are you looking to find the right one?

Are you baffled at where to find love?



Stop looking for love.  Stop looking for the right one.



Be the right one.



The universe works like a 401K plan. Your thoughts are matched by the energy of the Universe to create your life. If you are sitting in the energy of searching for someone, you'll get that matched. You'll search for a very long time. If you’re waiting for…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on October 27, 2014 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Your Relationship Clock – What Time Is It?

I like to explain to clients, where their relationship is, using an analogy to a clock. If I can pick up the symbols Spirit is showing me, and describe them to clients, it’s much more effective than mere words. Spirit has been showing me time on the clock relative to couples and it explains things easily.

Each person in a specific relationship will have their own time on a clock, in that relationship. Because we are all so familiar with time and the face of a clock, this works…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on September 28, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Have You Been Triggered?

The phone rings. A friend is on the other end, angry with you. You never saw it coming. She lets you have it. She hid behind the mouthpiece on the phone to spew her venom.  Another friend texts you in the stealth of the night, with a vapid diatribe, as to why you ruined his life. You never saw this one coming either, and the cowardice of hiding behind a keyboard to lash out is lost on you. Your buttons have been pushed. You’ve been triggered.

You are hurt and angry. Feeling attacked,…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on September 18, 2014 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Did You Forget Compassion?

I’m never letting them do that again to me!

I’m setting boundaries!

I’m done with them!



When people around you behave like temper tantrum throwing toddlers, you want it to stop immediately.



I don’t blame you for feeling that way! It’s uncomfortable. It’s not fun. And, it’s hurtful because they make you the target of their angst. Their emotions are extreme as they project their issues onto you. Your emotions become extreme as you stand in…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on August 19, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Stuck in Karma: Note to Self

It’s the proverbial hamster wheel spinning round and round.

  • You hurt me!
  • You made me mad!
  • You said blah blah blah!
  • I demand an apology!

It is all so unnecessary, yet we keep repeating the same old things to stay stuck in our fears, caught in our false web, of life.

Okay. I apologize. Would you like me to also cut off a finger like the Dani of Papua?

My Social Media Consultant taught me this:  Note to self, we are God, we…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on August 11, 2014 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Changing Your Life Instantly

You are a radiant being of light. More than likely, you have heard that time and time again. Chances are, you have not taken the time to understand the significance of it. Perhaps, you have ignored it, especially when life gets challenging. If you take the time to pay attention to this simple, easy, and free statement, you can change your life instantly.  You can use the "I AM" set of statements for fast results, especially if you use them daily, as you wake up and fall asleep.…



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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on July 22, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Your Soul’s Purpose

  • What is my purpose here?
  • How come my friends seem to know what theirs is?
  • I feel lost!

If you are feeling lost and in search of your purpose, relax. If it seems like everyone around seems to know what they want, it is not true nor is it their purpose in life they are pursuing. Again, relax!                    

What we think our purpose is, it is not. There is no label, no work, no job title to pursue. In fact, it is our own ego, coupled with low…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on April 27, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

Embracing Fear As Your Best Friend

There are really only two emotions: love and fear.  Love is at a very high energetic frequency or vibration. Fear is at a very low frequency or vibration.  A higher vibrational energy always changes or transmutes the lower vibrational energy. Love dissolves fear.

Let’s get scientific.  The transfer of energy, which typically comes from the sun, is graphically shown to move from one organism to another via the food chain. Energy flows from lower to higher trophic levels.

These…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on March 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Feeling Stuck?

Feeling stuck?

Feeling like everything is too much right now?

Do you fantasize about leaving in the stealth of the night for that hidden island?

We all get stuck at times. We all can feel heavy and going nowhere. When you feel mired in mud it can seem like one thing after another goes awry.  And, frankly, it does!  It also can feel like the only way out is to do something drastic to shake things up. Usually, a good crazy…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on March 17, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Sane Side of Meditation

There are a lot of notions and ideas around meditation that are incorrect.  A lot, and I mean a lot of what is said and written about meditation is balderdash! There are many, almost infinite ways, to connect to your higher self. It is just that a lot of confusion exists about it. Most of that is due to the fact that so many people associate meditation with a specific form or a particular religion. It does not have to be so.

You are to sit for long periods…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on March 10, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Watering Tips for Your Relationship

Just like plants, relationships need gentle and consistent care: water, fertilizer, sunlight and air to the roots. Yes, your relationship needs to be nurtured so that it can grow and maintain its beauty. Never neglect it because it will wilt, die and eventually turn brown. Use these handy tips for maintaining a healthy “plant.”

 

1. Water it.

We tend to take people, especially in longer term relationships, for granted. Constant and consistent demonstrations of caring can go…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on March 3, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Relationships Under the Microscope

  • If I look at this will I want to leave him?
  • When I change will I not want him anymore?
  • Is this the best there is?

When you look at making some deep, personal changes, the fear of the unknown can kick in, and stop you in your tracks. It’s heightened if you think you have to lose someone significant in your life. Mercury Retrograde, such as the one we are currently experiencing, tends to influence us to look inwards at things that work, things that don’t…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on February 17, 2014 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Is He Ever Going to Change This Behavior?

What an interesting question! And, you’ve asked it before, too!

Before you ask this of your significant other, ask yourself if you have changed over the years.

“Yes, in some ways, no in other ways.”

Really, now, how many people do you know who have significantly changed over the time that you’ve known them?  Not many. You are far more likely to credit yourself with the ability to change than others.

The question of whether people can change is an important one in…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on February 9, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Gift of Partnerships

Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.



For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

On Marriage

Kahlil…

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Added by Joyce M. Jackson on January 20, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

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