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Monday, April 16, 2018

Consciousness. Civility and Civics Lessons Provide the Best Business Model


Our political and social arenas are demonstrating our sense of being and belonging as people. They are reflecting the turmoil inside each of us no matter our nationality or place on the globe. 

I am seeing it in terms of civility and civic lessons, the basics of any society. Civility comes into play when one interacts with another. We are relation based creatures and will always be interacting with what we find in and out of our environments. When I use the word "another," that includes my family members, the tree out side my window , my neighbors across the street and everything in between and beyond. Treating it all politely, with respect. You don"t have to be friendly or in agreement. That is a bonus.

How do you want to be treated? It is what the Golden Rule and the like in all cultures and practices reflect.

Civics are about the rights and duties of its citizens, in being in community. Governments are systems set up to guard and protect those rights and duties. Or they can be set up to protect a person or group's agendas. We tend to think of governments as big businesses and often poorly managed and while they may appear as such they are not. At their core they are there to foster what the community or person has decided is important to its citizens or to himself.

Leaders can be democratic or despot or figureheads with congresses behind them running the government. We have created different forms of governments around the world. We can see how deadly it can be with changing or overturning ruling political parties or dictators and the ensuing destruction or what happens under regimes that say they will take care of its citizens but it is only their definition of control that include losses of freedoms of expression as life itself.

The  government of the United States was created at a time when most cultures were dealing with leadership that was more about the bigger muscle, terror and bias campaigns and ruling class created separateness. If you were lucky you had a good ruler who valued his citizens and the community and all expanded into productive enriching cultures. Royalty and dictators are not always about fostering others and more about entitlement and powers over others shared with a select few. Using the government as a their personal for profit business.

Many have wanted to install a businessman into running the US government. Perhaps that approach  would help. Sounded good and yet look what has happened with this particular kind of businessman who's focus is on his own brand. Some businesses run this way. He seems to be appointing other business people who hold his low standards of business ethics in the same way. They have become our ruling class literally. Not always looking after the community but playing power games subject to whim, personal gain and scant regard towards those they serve. Those they serve. A good government serves its people and responds to its needs. These days a different sense of public service is appearing which is subject to interpretation and alternate facts.

Our government is not a business for profit. It is also not a not for profit business. It has to cover its costs so that it can be there when it is needed. That is what taxes are really about.

This particular government of democracy, was created to support our civility. All men are created equal with inalienable rights and have the right to form a new government it says in our Declaration of Independence. That means all men, women, children of any assorted background have equal merit. That is what it means these days and what we aspire for it to do. But that has gotten lost in this leadership and defining and deconstructing forces that have been brought into play. We can all agree that our government is clearly unwieldy at times and is in need of attention for the bloat and updating and constant compromises that so often are what politics can be about. 

What would Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and all the rest think of us today? They saw democracy as a work in progress and ideals and standards to be put into action. And perhaps not long lasting. Our time in current history is not theirs.  In their time and place and context white men ruled, class structure was strong, indentured slavery was acceptable, armed citizens were needed to feed themselves and form a militia of protection. Women and children were still regarded as chattel and we killed, raped and robbed the native peoples and failed to assimilate and integrate them into the growing new immigrant face of the continent.

We have evolved into today with this baggage. It is seen everywhere around the world in some shape or form. 

We say America used to be great and can be great again. Nice slogan but this country has been no different than any majority of countries in how it has treated its citizens for better and worse as it defines itself. Greatness is not about bigger or powerful. We have had more presence, a bigger stick, the safeguard for democracy etc. in how we choose to interact with the rest of the world at times.We have done it both well and clumsily and deadly at times. We are a world leader in thought and potential and at times backward and without respect for the local peoples and their desires, paying attention to only our country's supposed best interests.

Yet, we are doing well in this democracy of ours. And, as we are. We are great in our government that has the ability to weather and evolve as it goes through all this releasing of complacent and complicit energies in it's citizens and newcomers. People came here to explore resources, make their fortunes and leave spirit crushing governments and often certain death. We look to them to assimilate and integrate into our American society without loss enriching the fiber of our communities and help  taking America towards a new greatness. We are so fortunate to live here. This is the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/ to remind you.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."Constitution of the United States  

Consciousness, Civility and Civics lessons are the best business models. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
www.janetandbeyond.com
janetb@janetandbeyond.com 





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Monday, April 9, 2018

Consciousness and Following the Blossoms of Awareness

I tend to notice synchronicity often. I exist in a reality state that reflects, mirrors, expands my inner world in user friendly terms around me. That is what happens when you create and acknowledge Consciousness as real at core.

Synchronicity and streams of consciousness and information are always around me to interact with. Patterns come out of potential and become energetic realities that have come into form fitting in our human references. States of being come and go.

The last week or so was filled with a word list that started to build. In the more intense vibrational energies that we are all noticing in some way, words appeared that highlight and define us in different ways. Internal conversations happened and awareness blossomed. I can view it as being led from one blossom of discovery to another. Or following the trail of stars forming constellations or down the garden path in some instances.

Often when we do our work and sit in the stillness of Heart Centered Awareness, words will free themselves up and appear.  Words serve as placeholders/markers in the human sense in consciousness, powerful holders of different and sometimes collective moments of memory,events, emotions and state of being positions.

Every day a new word or two would appear. Standing out in order were self identity, complacent, selection, contrast, telepathy, perfect, blemished, pedestal and power.  An interesting list for sure.

It started with self identity being experienced as "Not doing, more being" observable and open to new constructs. I mentioned on our radio show when we were talking about habituated thoughts. And complacent was the word that suddenly appeared clearly. How we can be complacent in our habituated nature. Blind to our own self limiting biases. We can have it set up that it is easier to think the same than to change our thought. For changing or selecting a new thought can make for stress.

Choice, something different, selection. Someone new to one of Fuzzy Photons Playground Groups and consciousness technologies resonated with selection and not choice or something different which is our usual language. We cleared that. But how does selection resonate within you? Is it helpful or a challenge?

Contrast showed up next in this quote of Abraham's. Our bodies explore the physical realm of contrast. It is one way to know what you want. By what you don't want. Strong principle that is at play particularly since this new administration and subsequent upheaval. At some point our complacent thinking will collapse and something new thinking and actions will emerge.

"You intended to come forth into the physical realm of contrast to define what is wanted, to connect with the Energy that creates worlds, and to flow it toward your objects of attention, not because the objects of attention are important — but because the act of flowing is essential to life." Abraham

Next Telepathy. We looked at how we each experience information. I don't read peoples internal conversations of unique thinking patterns so much as the fields of information that they encompass and interact with. I was reading a fiction book that had the couple communicating telepathically as if they were physically verbalizing and. Which sounds like fun and then maybe not.

We sat in the non verbal delight that HCA is and tracked the energies present. We shared an interesting verbal conversation between all of us as we considered how we operate in our worlds. We all feel things at the same time though it may register differently to each of us.

And then there was perfect. And how all is perfect just as it is right now. As you are, as your fight with your family member is, as our political situation is, in my perceived laziness and procrastination. Because if you sit in the stillness of HCA with us this knowing comes from across the infinite. It is centered and anchored in our spirit and out there all at the same time.

You might ask from within an emotional reaction  how can a wound be perfect, or a failed test or a death? Stepping back from victim, victimizer, rescuer positioning allows for a different reality state. We are then not being or doing from our emotional register which is running high right now collectively. You understand and appreciate that all is playing out in some way as our co creation. We assign value.

And yes. what if you, with all your scars, mistakes. slights and compromises was perfect no matter what we looked and felt and thought? Take away all the judgments and biases perceived about another or actions. All that information is about not being blemish free which is not perfect then. In that thinking blemish is not good so I am not good. You might be using the thinking to validate that they are not better than me.

How silly. Why do we let ourselves or someone else or the collective judge us as less than, as blemished? It adds character, interest and depth and challenge.

All individuals carry scars of all kinds mentally, emotionally. psychically, psychologically and physically. It is part of living. They serve to show us our shared humanity, form communities and realize how tenacious, fragile and precious life is all at the same time.

Humans have a tendency to put things up on a pedestal and then revere the object or thought. The current state of Now has this climate of stronger vibrations resonating deeply inside of us. We may be conscious of it or maybe in resistance to it. It is time to embrace the shaking.

It is time to review and question what we have placed up on our individual and collective pedestals. This is important. Whether ideals, constructs or people and behaviors, all are subject to review now. We are becoming aware of how much of what we have placed up on top of our interior pedestals hold a lot of false idol energy. It is time for some new pedestal toppers. Our complacency is disappearing.

And that is power.  Taking down and putting up what we have created to highlight, guide and enjoy.  Let yourself sit in Heart Centered Awareness and notice these words and your own that come up to play with.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 
janetb@janetandbeyond.com 
www.janetandbeyond.com


Monday, April 2, 2018

Consciousness and Malleable Reality

Consciousness is the All, It is at the essence of anything we recognize as being, as energy. It is a state of Potential.

Humans are the human interface of Consciousness. Not separate but a living organic extension that experiences information as a body state.

I grew up familiar with the words of God and in time Source, Universe to label and define my place in this world. I looked for something not limited to a father figure. Others may have other words they use. Some may reject any word.

When I found myself desperately exploring new ways to engage my health I came across the growing field of consciousness technologies. Quantum scientists use the term Zero Point Field, which is the energy of all space. It is free of emotions and beliefs. It is neutral. A cloud of potential will form as human, rock, air, orange, dog, etc. It doesn't really matter. The choices are made as expressions of Consciousness.  Not so much under the dominion of a whimsical or non attentive or un supportive dictator father figure up on a cloud. But my own creative dictates of thinking about everything.

I appreciate that any name used is a limit of powers by its very nature. I tend to take the position that one finds in the Tao Te Ching: The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things.

These days I like the word Consciousness to describe what is every where and no where. It seems to be expanding. It is free of religious and spiritual dogmas. It is free of definition and most importantly morphic field energy. Our human beliefs and non beliefs create morphic field states of reaction and expectation like believer or atheist. Sometimes our other words create a sense of something out there is in charge. Our sense of ourselves as spiritual beings can be compromised by all of this. Our realities of being in a body and in the world around us can be compromised as well. Consciousness is subject to how each of us feel and think about it.

Being human allows for a particular expression as Consciousness. No matter the form it may take potential is still at the core as no thing, undefined. Within the living human matrix our bodies have sensory mechanisms and also an ability to form thought and generate subsequent thinking and in that create realities in thoughts that manifest in what we call as collective reality. And us in relations to the heavens and earth and the big picture of mankind alive.

What if all we think is true and real here on this planet and out in the cosmos is really just our thoughts being projected and is indicative of how far we have come in that projection? Just a thought. Reality is malleable.

To be continued.......

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
www.janetandbeyond.com
janetb@janetandbeyond.com


Monday, March 26, 2018

Consciousness and a new way to engage life



As a Consciousness Educator I share with others about a different way of engaging life.  It is about introducing people to the awareness that what they take for granted, their thinking, forms energetic patterns that manifest as their life. And, how it is possible to manifest some thing different if wanted. It is about the moment, this moment and how this moment is directing our next moment creating a reality that you may like or not enjoy so much. 

It is about what is within each of us, our authentic inner voice. It is our sense as Consciousness, an active, vibrant state of potential that is beyond time and space, inclusive of all. It is always present yet we may not recognize it or notice it. You probably wrestle with it now and then. If you have a habit of talking yourself out of what feels good to you your mind perhaps is at work overriding your intuitive awareness.

Our bodies feel solid. Our thinking and emotions  seem so certain. But, the truth is that we are mutable material. We are life forms constructed out of light photons, a bit of bio mass photons, resonating in vibrational information we call patterns. They make up our stories of being in our realities. We embody many different realities and collective realities all at the same time unaware of formation or existence.

We are creatures of a mind that is constantly making choices, usually the same ones. Much of what we call "me" or "self" is a collections of patterns of habituated thoughts that lead to predictable outcomes that provide a comfort of sorts, the way we express our humanity. There can even be comfort found in our negative thoughts and feelings that hold us in place.

We have been trained to judge thought more important than that inner voice.

I am not a scientist of deep study of anything other than my own personal experiences and observations of those around me and my metaphysical tuning or higher state awareness. I have always been conscious of feeling energies around me in me.I have picked up bits and pieces of knowledge over the years. I value education and have spent a lifetime aware of how book learning knowledge and what I just "knew" agreed and then didn't. Personal and collective history is alive in each of us.

I now appreciate knowledge as a whole lot of hearsay, and conjecture and "well, what else could it be" kind of thinking. We explore the holographic interaction of truth and fact, the difference in belief and being. Knowledge is so often based from assumption, formed by someone who observes something at play from a particular perspective and proclaims it is so. So, it must be and the rest of us let it be. There is no need to question just accept. And after years of assumption, presumption and no questioning, it now is real because of the malleable nature reality is. Think it and so it is.

When we access ourselves as Consciousness I ask my clients and fellow travelers in group what they notice from a now neutral placement where information is not attached and set in stone which is different than their trained reaction of thinking. I ask what is wanted and we enjoy watching what unfolds right then and there.

What we all notice is that the answers are right there for others to notice when we might not. We can have it set up to not be aware of them. There can be blind spots present. We don't even recognize our questions sometimes or that we have the ability to ask one. We might hold confusion or the "I don't know" which is often an automatic response as the state that is holding us hostage from our inner awareness. When we clear this the reply to our question that is our issue is present.

One challenge is that we have often been trained that others know more than us, about us, that it isn't safe for some reason or feelings overwhelm so we listen to others. We are queasy about our voice so instead we look to match up their answers to our unasked questions about life. This can be sort of hit and miss. If we are lucky those others can really be helpful and valuable in empowering us on our adventure as we give meaning to being alive.

Many of us may know our issues and factors and patterns in our stories and it is not enough. We can't seem to find the mechanism to engage a change or bring the awareness into fruition. That too is a state of reality that can be different.

I am offering online using Zoom video conferencing live interactive groups where we play and explore our lives effecting real change in what is challenging us. I help you create easy access to this Heart Centered Awareness if you are new to consciousness technologies. There we play in a group dynamic of shared support, appreciation and expression.

Fuzzy Photons Playground Groups are meeting on Thursdays at 10am or at 6pm both Pacific. It is about as good as a group dynamic can be with participants not local to each other. We feel our connection as we can see each other visually and feel the energies present. Tailored to what is showing up in each of us and the collective we enjoy time clearing internal confusion.

Consider joining us. See how we can help you make effective change in your concerns and life, in the moment. We do it all the time.

Contact me at janetb@janetandbeyond.com or go to my website www.janetandbeyond.com and check us out and get all the details.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/ Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com 
www.janetandbeyond.com


 




Monday, March 19, 2018

Consciousness and the State that is Love


How we connect to one another is the foundation to much of what is at issue right now in these  turbulent and productive times for us as humans. Uproar invites releasing old stuck energies that we have all been holding deep within. It is essential to changing how we are in our systems of community and society to understand what we are inside as we relate with each other. 

We are not meant to be free of our emotional connections. Logic will never override emotional dynamics. but is meant to run parallel, in tandem with one another. Remember it was when both Captain Kirk and Spock worked together appreciating each other's emotion and logic that the Enterprise was in good command and a safe and happy ship.

So it was not so surprising when the notion of love came up in group this week: No matter the form love is in, agape or romantic it is about connection and at our core. It is in our chemistry how well we foster connection. 

So take a moment if you would and shift your awareness to your core and notice what you notice about love. Many considerations and conditions were mentioned as we opened up as Consciousness in group.

We started with our awareness of love and what we call love. What does it mean, to love? Did this questioning mindset come from within knowing what love is or if it is in knowing what love isn't?

What is love? Love. It is a state of emotion, a feeling of deep affection. It can be felt as putting others before oneself to the cost of one own life. It has no conditions. It is neither unconditional or conditional but that is the way we have organized it. We can love someone and yet not like their behavior.

Most of us have been filled with words of love that have nothing to do with love but some conditional form of it. I will repeat myself. Love has no conditions. If it can be held back or based on performance it is not love.

We are beings of connection and relationship. It is instinctive to do all we can to know what love and care is. Doesn't matter if it is a street gang, robot or a stay at home parent. Doesn't matter what is in the connection. It all gets interpreted as some kind of love and value.

Mammalian babies develop and bond with others who provide regular care and attention.Their physical and emotional development will suffer if connection is not provided or is random. They will die from lack of attention. Babies don't have a sense of past or future. They only know the now. Irregardless if their needs are being met memory is starting to build about what love is. Love is becoming conditional when it is not offered as basic nourishment. Emotions can become uncomfortable and unrewarding.

There is no difference in our love for a tree or a person or a pet except for the form it may take with different attachments. We might value one more important than another. Yet, at its essence there is no difference just different levels of interaction and actions.

Here are some other thoughts that came up to contemplate and notice:

Is there a difference in how you treat your friends and how you treat yourself? For some this was true and eye opening.

Are you free to demonstrate love? In some ways safety came up.

Love and saving another. Love does not save anyone but we can think that it should or that it makes a difference. Anything can happen in the state of love.

Love and actions taken in the name of love are not always congruent. Back to the conditions and compromises. It can all get very confusing what love is and feels like. Behaviors that degrade are not about love but about the lack of love. 

What if our love is not received or reciprocated? How is that more about you than them?

Is love enough? Yes, love is enough. Love allows for differences. Love is beyond our disappointments and considerations that we often mix it into. We can say we love and then hold back. The need to feel connected is so important we are sometimes willing to compromise our safety and well being and call it love.

If you hold one another or this planet in deep affection what does that mean? Do you respect, value, cherish, appreciate and hold in high esteem the object of your affections? 

Notice how you are feeling. Know that what ever has come to mind for you in your awareness as Consciousness is an act of love, of self care. Let yourself release these stored energies, emotions and events into transcendent material.

What would it be like to be love?

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
www.janetandbeyond.com
janetb@janetandbeyond.com

Monday, March 12, 2018

Consciousness and the Re-frame


Keepin it Real with Janean,
Your Guide to Living an Authentic Healthy Life Podcast

The link for this podcast episode is..... http://realjanean.com/index.php?podcast=433

We are certainly experiencing energetic shifting sands these days.  We are getting buffeted in many different directions by inner and outer forces. Major ways of how we feel about ourselves internally are getting fresh and new looks at the old stuff. Old events and feelings are being triggered and sometimes released. Here is some help you might enjoy.

Last summer I did a podcast interview with Janean Strong Harris. She offers a lively blog and podcast about living well. She is a delight and someone I am happy to call friend.

Janean and I talk about the art of the re-frame.

We are the human interface of how Consciousness knows itself. Our emotions in our experiences provide frameworks of thinking, our boxes of identity and being, our patterns, our reality states. Our emotions help create and shape our experiences and perceptual biases.

The emotion or emotions can make any event a powerful picture of who we are in that moment. Depending on the emotions and the nature of the event those emotional frames can also lock us in and leave us feeling trapped within the picture or pattern.

Re-framing is about taking the human emotional content and connection to your story out and just working with the energy patterns present. It is then possible to then let them unfold into something new or different. Consciousness is free to play and evolve as human.

It is an invitation to be honest with ourselves.  People can really play around with this. We can rationalize and reason in our thinking and that will serve to excuse and justify our reactions and behaviors.

How many times did we know something yet fail to make a change when we know why we are behaving or thinking in certain ways? We are not in a state of change. Going into Heart Centered Awareness makes the difference as it is the state of potential.

Consciousness has no attachment to outcome. So in this reality state there are no human emotions directing. It is easier to hold awareness of the forces at play. 

In case you don't have time to listen to the podcast I have outlined some steps to re-framing what might be holding you in positions or patterns that no longer serve.

 Recognize that you have an issue, a pattern, something not enjoyed or wanted. Denial is a powerful state and not helpful. It helps keep the pattern in place. Or we can be very aware of the pattern and associate it with it never changing. Which is then the state of no change.

Access Heart Centered Awareness, Field of Unified Consciousness. This is neutral territory. This is the field of Grace and potential.  

If the emotional frame is not there what do you notice about your issue? Sometimes there is information or wisdom to be connected to or you might just be in awareness that you don't need the patterns any longer and it can change. Just let the information be present.
OR
If it could be different what would that be like?  Let the open ended question come to mind. Notice what comes to mind and what is feels like when the state of reality has shifted. Feel the difference.

Allow for it to be different. It is important to realize that change and difference can happen that quickly. We can also recreate anything. 

Register the change. You will feel something different or notice something that was not there before. Might be relaxation or your own unique way of knowing change is happening. Don't think something is different, feel it different. You may be able to articulate it or not. Notice that you are not relating to the issue in the same way. 

That is the re-frame. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
The link for this podcast episode is..... http://realjanean.com/index.php?podcast=433

Monday, February 26, 2018

Consciousness & Fuzzy Photons Playground Groups starting Thursday


How are you doing these days? You are on my mind when I write weekly about what we explore in our Portland based Consciousness groups. I think of you as I send out each and every Consciousness message to those who want to feel connected to something not definable and at basis to all that is.  

 For the last 13 years I have facilitated groups for consciousness exploring. Students of different consciousness technologies, meditation practices, metaphysical disciplines all have gathered here in community. We explore what happens when we hold potential as real and active as it truly is within each of us. We access this as a reality state where change is possible and can be engaged and felt in the moment and we are different, the pattern changed, the issue transformed, our story embodies a new direction. We change our future by being present and allowing our pasts to be only that, the past, not our present, not our future. 

I have written about what happens in those groups. It has also been my absolute joy. The writing has been my offering of support to you. It is my way to help others maintain a connection, to keep fresh this expansive experiencial state. To help go beyond our tired boundaries and labels that religion and spiritual trainings have provided. To release our habituated behaviors of thinking and creating. To take this back to its essence, potential. To help you keep the state real when maybe you have felt remote, or isolated by physical distance to us here and/or mindsets around you. 

Whatever your current relationship to your training or participation, maintaining the state of Potential, Heart Centered Awareness, Field of Unified Consciousness, Zero Point Field, Source or the other words you may call Consciousness, it is Real.  Within the group we revel and deeply, deeply appreciate ourselves as Consciousness expressing. The stillness of not doing, of only noticing, is present. We are always going beyond our perceived limitations or beliefs. In our shared experience we recognize that we truly are One, individuals sharing.

Fuzzy Photons are what we each are made up of deep within our base elements of life. We are clouds of photons of light that dance as a cloud of possibilities. They are fuzzy as their motion. When we focus on one it becomes the only and the pattern is formed, reality is set as perception and bias making up our stories of being. All of which are subject to change when you engage this awareness state as active and use deliberate intent.   

Starting this Thursday March 1: 
Fuzzy Photons Playground Groups
Live, 2hour, interactive meetings
Via Zoom Video Conferencing
Thursday mornings 10am-noon Pacific
Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm Pacific
Group size is 6-10 members committed to a weekly meeting
Price: You decide $10.00, $15.00 or $20.00 per meeting, paid beginning of month

Pre requisite: Familiar with experiencing Heart Centered Awareness, or a one hour preparatory session with Janet.  Price: $200.00/ Sliding Scale if needed.

Utilizing Zoom Video Conferencing, our live, 2 hour interactive group meeting responds to your input and challenges each week.  Zoom’s tools allow for video streaming images of each participant – including a name listing, public and private chat rooms, and breakout rooms which allow for one-on-one play. These interactive tools connect us in a way a webinar, phone call or even Skype does not.

We will start with clearing the patterns and language that keeps us from continuously enjoying and embodying potential. We will focus on accessing new reality states with the patterns challenging us. Consistent play develops awareness and self-confidence, so we meet weekly. The group’s dynamics will keep you enjoying Fuzzy Photon reality again.

What is possible for you and each of us in the field of Potential? What would it be like to feel the warmth, support, non-judgement and appreciation that is Grace? I extend this to you with the Fuzzy Photons Playground Groups.

Consciousness is opportunity oriented and opportunities abound right now collectively for quantum leaps in awareness and delight. Come join us as we leap beyond our own illusions of self.

Email me at janetb@janetandbeyond.com to sign up, indicating which playground group time is preferred, and to receive your Playgroup questionnaire, release and payment directions. Also, email me if you have any questions or thoughts to share and please pass this if you know someone who would enjoy our play.

Looking forward to our adventure together,

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment



Monday, February 19, 2018

Consciousness and Reaching Our Tipping Point




Have we had enough yet? Are we at our tipping point? The one that says that we are done with what we have allowed our society to say is okay? Can we still tell the difference in reality television, reality video games and reality? Or have they become the same? Our eyes with mind will not register the difference.

We are okay with the killing of children. The killing of innocence. The killing for sport. OR WE WOULD NOT MAKE IT EASY TO DO with inappropriate behaviors and weapons.

For those reading this i would guess that these statements are not true for us. Yet we are complicit to the killing by our non focus, denial, unsureness to act, questioning of authority, or thinking it is 'okay in some way because it has always been that way' sort of thinking. There can be many reasons for why we allow for the taking of life. We may not have challenged ourselves to be better in order to do better. In order for change we have to own up to that.

This is about what we each think is allowable and to be expected, what we excuse and pardon. Maybe not wanted but that we are powerless to prevent it.  Or we would.

 Armaments and sport killing are about egos and profits. There is no level playing field here with a gun against a child or animal or man no matter the size.This is about the want to take without giving back.

Some societies live in the jungle. But many live this way in our cities. Just look at the kind of movies and video games we are immersed in we call entertainment and our real daily headlines.

It all comes down to priorities. If we valued our children we would make it more important with funding and skilled manpower for organizations and systems to protect them when the need arises. Sometimes it is protection even from ourselves. Maybe we would appropriate profits from our munitions businesses to support those needing protection from them.

We like to assign blame and fault others. It is easy to do. Just watch our elected representatives in Congress. Do they really represent you or powerful agendas and party lines?

Misdirection is a powerful tool that is present in our society today. In the US, especially in conversations about gun control for instance. The NRA lobby is a distraction and excuse. They have become powerful because we allow them to be powerful.

They are supported by individuals in Congress and others who think weapons have a place in society, a powerful life deciding place in society. Weapons do what they are designed to do with the power to harm life. Why are they out in general society? Who allows for money, gain and power as valid reasons to excuse outcomes and misdirect the conversation? We do.  

In American society our 2nd amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees our right to bear arms to support a public militia. We now have governmental bodies with budgets to fund militias and police now to protect us. It said nothing about protecting a right to murder.

It is always a question of who has them and how they are being used. Considering outcomes to date, this seems sensible but then I am not too much into conspiracy theories and fear of being controlled by others. I don't see it as a loss of freedom to track something that can take my freedom to life away. I am part of this then. Ask any dead victim of gunfire.

I have no problem with those who use a gun to feed their families. Don't let this distract.

We can be held in collective states of sensations and stresses. Like shock. Like shame. Like fear, like love, like compassion. Because energies don't die. They inhabit in patterns of constructs as our myths and stories of identity. They express as the forces in the Cosmos. They form and then can transform into something else or into nothing else.

It is never to late to Wake Up! To shake off the curse, the numbness, the disbelief and the beliefs of being small means powerless. Large does not mean strong or powerful. Both are only references to size.

Is it up to our children to show us the way, to protect themselves? Children are free of some of the burden we can hold as adults. Our so called matured beliefs of being and our place in society. Children will challenge us and the status quo and that is one reason we value them. This is in part due to their innocence, that ability to question all the smallest details around them, report and comment freely on what they see around them without the blinders of some set appropriateness. They don't have the limits that we as adults are invested in.

In doing so they make us stop and think fresh thoughts about ourselves. Free to repeat what they have heard their elders saying lets us hear ourselves. Or they stand free of agenda and belief and just say out loud what the rest of us are too intimidated to say out loud.

Our children in Florida and elsewhere are right now gathering themselves together to challenge us, our norms, our pardons and allowables, to wake us up to our failures. They bring fresh energies and approaches. They challenge insincere platitudes from Congress and admonish even a president who is more childish than them. They are a reflection of their parents who love and support them into believing, into knowing that they make more of a difference in being alive than dead.

When we, the individuals, focus as the collective on what we want as a society only then will change happen.

Have you reached your tipping point yet?

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@jantandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com



Monday, February 12, 2018

Consciousness and Headlines


The other day one of the morning papers' banner headlines was "Battling the Winter Blahs". I felt a ping in awareness. I then took a few moments to skim other column leads that brought a similar feeling. This made me appreciate how we set ourselves up into reaction unknowingly. Most of the time we are not aware of the power in our words on a conscious level but it will register anyway in some way.

This column lead was all about engaging the warrior energy in our health. Warrior is only one of many states of reality we can embody. For many, this unfortunately is as if this is the only state of energy within and their main filter and set bias. 

Daily life has become a battleground of existence. Look at current headlines. We are at war, with other countries, our politicians, our food, our planet, each other. Yikes. With so many people dealing with PTSD these days and other people comfortable with killing people and animals and our planet in our other headlines it might be something to pay attention to. 

Battling is a trigger word and helps stir the body and mind into reaction and stress. Soldiers gear up and go on alert and, and, and. Which is fine but I don't like to be at war with myself, in myself and with my environment as this statement fosters. Do I need to be fighting winter, winter blahs, how I feel about having the blahs? I do not think or feel so. but I bet many do. 

In a state of wholeness, as Consciousness, it is in how we respond to stimuli and nourish, utilize, integrate, eliminate what is not wanted and what is without the judgement of threat to the whole.

For instance my immune system does not battle or fight. It works as designed. to engage and clear from the body physical stuff that will keep it from functioning easily. It doesn't compete. It reflects imbalances. We use the word invaded often with illness. Infection, taken over, defenses, which is about the body's resources being compromised or stressed faster than it can keep up. When one is feeling weak and our inner resources feel subdued and our outer support staff feels more in the know, it is easy find ourselves in this thinking. It becomes a mindset and we experience life as less than healthy.

We humans fight for life. It is our heart's beating. As long as the heart beats we know we are alive, even if we are on life support, supposed brain dead. This way of thinking and being is at our core of the body. Consciousness embraces the soul's experience more than the length of a life.

What if the body was just providing opportunity to stop, re-evaluate and realign physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, psychically and spiritually? The thought of fighting does not have to enter into it. Relaxing even when agitated is possible.

Because what choice do warriors have? Compete, which is the battle, and then win, or lose, the result. There can be detente but at what cost? So in many ways warrior is not a helpful mindset and it runs prevalent in our societies today. Soldiers and their families record their theatre engagements mentally and emotionally and scars physically and all of it gains meaning and references and power and dictates life choices.  

They can also be at peace but that setup is including that you have to be prepared for what might come. War and peace go hand in hand. We are into duality here. We are looking at how we hold information and reality in place. 

Nobody wants to be a loser. We can feel loser to others, family, society, our jobs, bosses, limited financial resources, education. There are all kinds of way to feel less than and the most important is how we can feel loser to ourselves, to our thoughts, to our emotions, to our bodies especially when we don't recognize it. We decide that, not others.

At some point loser feeling is going to create mental, emotional and physical health concerns. Which are prevalent in our Western society for sure. The classic lament of drugs, sex, rock and roll with the addition of social media are ways we embrace feeling different if only for as long as the dance, the act, the lingering effects, the text. We think it takes us out of our feeling less than but it doesn't. 

Everyone knows that winning feels better and very different than losing. At our core we know it. At the same time your thoughts and emotions are active and your body feels and does its' best tor ride this juggernaut. This cocktail mix can direct us many ways. We do our best to put it all into some context that feels better. We can experience it as our challenge to our self or as loser to environments and others.

We all enjoy men and women who have a sense of themselves physically like athletes. They often will use adversity to further propel themselves and take those dynamics into other arenas of life. We benefit from those who strive to protect and care for others. The best kind of alpha energy feels good and is demonstrated in many ways.

You don't have to be in a win/lose mindset and see others as something to defeat. You can engage others from within a compassionate, respectful, kind and appreciative state as part of the Alpha state. In wholeness people are not afraid to cry, to rejoice, to express in some way.

To editors of media materials, maybe rethink your headlines if you are not intending to inflame. Look at your minefields of mindfields. How many times have we heared the complaint that reading and seeing the headlines leads to not feeling good so we don't? It is not about being a Pollyanna.  It is about setting a tone and state of reality that stuff happens minus the language of unaware language.

Make time to notice for yourself your mindsets. Access Heart Centered Awareness. Check in and see what your language is as you describe your day and how defensive you might be.

We are all so weary from thinking life is about fighting and that peace is just the space between the battles.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com


Consciousness, Logics and a Commercial


It has been quite the week. Been a lot of wonky and out of that, good stuff. That is the thing about wonky. It allows for new ways of noticing life and our perceptions of it. And the word is more fun than chaos so the state is more fun.

One area standing out in my mind is about my own clear communications with my body's physical, emotional and mental arenas. I am also right brain dominant and that doesnt always line up well with other operating systems.

I was noticing all this in my quest for simple interactions with using Zoom, a video conferencing software. I am going to start offering Fuzzy Photons Consciousness Playground groups starting in a few weeks. If you are interested, at the bottom of this writing I will explain more.

Anyway, back to Zoom. Sounds simple enough. You get an invite, you download Zoom and you then join in. Or you collect contacts, people sign up, you schedule a meeting, and send out the invite and you wait. Depends on your orientation of participant or moderator, device capabilities, amount of patience and where all this intersects. It intersects through logics and logistics.

Logic is reasoning that fits the strict principles of validity that we have set up. Huh? Our frame of references, those perceptions and biases directing our reality and how we maintain it creates logic. Our left brains makes into reality our right brain thoughts. That is what it is designed to do. This is our mind's operating system.

In clear communications logic will be directing in useful ways. There is congruence.We each think differently utilizing our different capacities with the same electro-magnetics at play. Our stories hold and shape our life. Our logic supports it so it all makes sense. To us and not necessarily to others. For instance, think family dynamics of husband, wife, father, mother, siblings. Your friends probably reflect how you think. Same values and our logic is happy. We reason things in our unique ways sharing much but ultimately our own. We each have our own unique inner logic.

You may not appreciate another's logic. We judge it, checking to see if it is harmful from our standpoint and what maybe we feel is best for them. Lots of that is going on right now out there in the world. A group or individual's logic makes no sense and we react without maybe stopping to question and extend curiosity about their logic. We denigrate, we excuse, we deny, we fear, we fail, we attack, we suffer and settle into separateness. We forget that Life is about spectrum because we are focused on duality viewed as opposition and only that.

We defy logic and gravity. Which seem related to me in our associations. Gravity is logical for many. We watch the sleight of hand of the magician and are amazed for it defies our logic, our frame of reference for how things are. Even if we know that it must make sense on some level. We just don't know how they did it.

If something does not fit our idea of what is possible it is illogical. Like what Spock used to say in response to Kirk's and Bones' human emotions overriding mechanical logic. For instance, exploring can be logical. Why we explore maybe has nothing to do with logic. Consider love. It does not have to be logical though many would like it to be. 

Fuzzy Logic. Probably more what I operate out of. Supports for polarity of 0 TO I not 0 AND 1. There are a lot of degrees, distinctions in between if you allow for it in your reality. In a reality that support 0 and 1 as absolutes and only, it doesn't always value as important .01, .010, .002 and so forth. In this expansive state of logic more variables are present.

Every pattern of energy has a logic to it. It is what holds it together. Using consciousness technologies we deal in potential which is free of the dictates of the logic and this is what allows for change to happen instantaneously. We are changing the logic inherent and the pattern is free to transform, evolve, disappear, whatever is noticed in that moment. Logic dictates our acceptance. Either it makes sense or it doesn't. And often it is making sense to our triggered emotional dictates which in turns reflects how you have organized your level of truths.

Going back to my relation to Zoom. I realized that I have a logic, Zoom has a design logic, my computer has a logic, my husband has his logic  and he uses the computer mostly and it has absorbed this information. Remember our devices come to know us and shape information accordingly. My participants each have a logic. and I am very sure there are more logics influencing my communications and successful results.

So how can all of this work together in a more harmonious state? Is it possible?

Getting out of my own way was a start. I have history with computers and failures in the past of being able to easily and effectively use them and like devices. I have energy that interacts and reorients the logics. Probably that right brain dominant thing. You may too. It was suggested to check and see if I liked technology and did it like me?

I also noticed that for some, using Zoom was no issue. In their logic it was simple. So I decided to access, since they are in my world, their ease. Not their logic but their ease.

All of that was pushing as if the past was more important than NOW. Now is open and is full of potential, no thing yet determined, fuzzy photons in motion. So I stopped, accessed Heart Centered Awareness to check in with flows of energies and found where it was not communicating as well as I would like. I cleared patterns of logic to logic  and to logistical relations in many levels.

When we used Zoom this weekend for a test group it was easier. I was more relaxed. Not all the bugs are worked out for totally smooth relations but it feels better. Participants had better results for those who had been having challenges with Zoom. It made for easier to enjoy the great group dynamics when we can laugh about our connections.

For logics to be able to work together there has to be an opening for them to be different. Adding appreciation, kindness, respect, compassion are excellent tools to loosening up their tight grip.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com 

PS.
Most often what I write about weekly is driven by what I am noticing in group here each week. I hear from other students that they wish they could be here as part of our groups.

Many wonderful people I have met in seminar situations have had no group close or resources to help develop and hold the state of Heart Centered Awareness as a playground for immediate change.

I am extending help to those of you who are physically remote from me and/or isolated perhaps with other practitioners using different Consciousness Technologies. One reason seminars states are so memorable is the group dynamics. Then at home it feels different and maybe we don't feel the level of support, the non judgment, that incredible sense of heart and the field of Unified Consciousness. One power of group dynamics it that in the state of oneness and potential the others help bring out what is lurking hidden or unexplored in ways different from working on our own. One reason we have much change in our lives for those of us who do this regularly is that potential is real. And we know it. It is our reality set.

If you would like to be more a part of the wonderful playgroups I have offered for many years you can now do so. Using Zoom software.

You can get the details if you email me at janetb@janetandbeyond.com.  Mid February I will be starting with a group Thursday morning 10am  Pacific and Thursday evenings at 6pm Pacific. 2 hours long weekly with a 4 week commitment to start with option of becoming a recurring group. $10.00 a group.

Zoom is able to offer a live interactive format. This is not a webinar where you sit and listen in.  Your input will provide our play. In real time, providing a video gallery of all participants with their names and ability to break off into groups of two or more for one on one play if wanted at some point.  I am intending groups will have be 6-10 participants so lots of dynamics to indulge in.

Want to polish up your skill sets, feel that seminar state or create a place for you to recharge? All you need it a willingness to enjoy coming to know yourself in new ways, your authentic voice, free of the dictates of emotions and story. Familiarity with Consciousness  and consciousness technologies is helpful.

Consciousness is something each of us embody. Whether you are a professional healer or just interested in experiencing Wholeness in a new way, join us. Perhaps as a professional healer you could use support for your own inner work. And enjoy self focus and self care. AND FUN.

 We have chosen to experience life and we can choose now how to refine that state.

Among the other things that we will bring, our first couple of groups will focus on what might be getting in our ways of aligning with ease of using and being in such a group and with ourselves. How many times have your participated and check out or failed to use skills when you got home? Something is in the way. Simple terminology can go a long way to creating discontent.

You will feel the state of Heart Centered Awareness and experience shift in the moment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

In some time and space,

janet





Monday, January 29, 2018

Consciousness and Valuing Ourselves Differently


Our society tends to value mind over emotions as if one is more important than the other when in truth they are always working together.

Some people live as if they are only a mind with a physical body. Emotions are not so important. Those pesky things thankfully can be overpowered by our reasoning which is often about rationalizing and validating our mindsets. Logic can be unique. And spirituality gets mixed up with religious practices and dogmas that are long ago arbitrarily set. 

Thinking like this makes us distant from our own inner wisdom, our emotions and why we are doing what we are doing. It affects our physical and mental health. We may think we have our minds and we have our gut feelings occasionally. We can train ourselves to not trust our gut feelings. This comes often from the conflict of what the outside environment is telling the inside environment.

When we are young the outside is in the form of parents, elders, state. They are bigger with a big imprint and dictate how we grow. But there may be a "Who are you going to believe, or who is right or?" question that develops after awhile.

It becomes the overriding thinking about the imprint, Them or me? In this state our sense of inner connectedness is developing distance and confusion.Their truths may not be our truths. Children can also sense and intuitively register the incongruity present in whomever is speaking. We often voice words and thoughts that are only there by rote or agenda and not by feeling or connection to our truth. In a child it is confusing and damaging to their ability to hear and then listen to their own authentic voice. We learn by example and this out of alignment can register as normal.

We start to think those around us are really separate beings that we only share space with. We may learn many defense mechanisms to survive and cope if those two environments are not in sync. We may confuse our sense of what intimacy can be and bring. We may have religious trainings that create "out there" influences such as church and God. and what we might find out there is not to be found
"in here". We then experience separateness everywhere, in every way.

My awareness is that we are one as Consciousness. It is at the heart or center of all of us.  We are different expressions in the spectrum that Consciousness is. Our thinking and behaviors are guided by how much awareness we hold this to be true. Don't feel connected? My sense is that you don't feel connected to yourself in its wonder and ability to define yourself free of those bigger influences when you want.

We know that DNA is not the only factor that influences genetics and disease. It is the RNA, our environments with their stresses and focuses which triggers the DNA. We know now that our memories can be colored and actually changed by our current state of emotions. We know that people have experiences that change the directions in their life overnight. We know that emotions are often troubling or elusive. Hurt doesnt feel good so you decide you are not going to experience it again. You  can dismiss using your form of logic to validate your world view.

If you reference to being alive is only being alive with some genetic material and your thinking defining you, with emotions to be avoided, you have limited resources for shift which might be healing. If you believe in punishment, fear, anxiety, pain as powerful things to engage with and to be avoided or accepted, denial may have value. You might take to reencoding your adventures into alternate facts, sweeping statements of thinking using words like always, should, not going there, ignore. Your ability to experience life as a series of opportunities is weakened.

When we are not connected to how we feel and then think as a result we are unaware of how this will determine what we experience in our lives. We are not in touch with the conflict we may hold between thinking and feeling about stuff, about ourselves. Feeling good emotionally is dependant on what you are thinking in connection to your feelings. Feel separate or conditional about how you relate to your interior world is going to direct how you feel physically and non physically. At least in our language we realize that they are the same. just informational sensations registering on different vibrations. 

When you access Heart Centered Awareness, the field of Unified Consciousness you appreciate what you are feeling and where your thinking has taken you. You can then begin to sense the bigger picture at play. You come into focus. You gain insight to your creations of thoughts and feelings and your responses. Physical events serve up wisdom and opportunities amidst all the uproar.

There is plenty of uproar these days. Time to be honest with ourselves and serve up some wisdom. Throw in some appreciations and kindness and feel your connections.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com










Monday, January 22, 2018

Consciousness and When to Hold, When to Unfold



Life can seem like a card game at times. As the new year begins we allow ourselves time to review, like the cards we have been dealt in the game of life and make the attempt at making change or something positive out of what cards we are holding.

This energy is about judgment. We can often feel that something is wrong, we are bad in some way, not good enough with discipline etc. After a few weeks we often will come away with the feeling of hopelessness as a result. And it is a pattern we collectively engage in the beginning of every new year.

Part of our challenge is our seeming need to judge ourselves as less. We don't need to do this. But we can be trained into thinking and believing that we do. Do it before someone else does kind of thing. Those voices we heard years ago have maybe long disappeared and have reappeared as habituated thinking, believing behaviors in patterns.Or you may have current voices clamoring about your inabilities to make them happy.

All of which serves as clutter and a way to feel bad about ourselves. We hold, as container, for our stories of  belief and disbelief. Once a year we make a new resolution and find that with a bit of time our intentions collapse in ruin. Because our expectations in our  hidden mindsets are being met.

One way to shift, in the moment, (it is often that simple) is to access Heart Centered Awareness that is within each of us and into that sacred place of stillness. It has a sense of stillness or calm as there is no doing there. Here we allow how we hold our questions, perceptions, stories of identity to unfold. Unfold into new freedoms of thinking and believing, reconnecting with what is present in each of us, wonder.

Consciousness is at each and everyone's core. A soul, the individual in the collective, decides on journeys of adventure and embodies into form, the holder, container as body and sets out on it's exploration of being. Human this time, rock the next maybe or something else.

Our distinctions of thinking God, Self, human, body, brain, spirit are just degrees of Consciousness coming into form. From within this state of expansion comes into eventual form, a thing, whether gas or rock or some life form or our labels. And, Consciousness unfolds into expression and reflects back. There is no separateness, just states of information. Most of our cultures include separateness in their design.

In the Consciousness mindset there is no judge. No doing wrong, no being a problem. There are only experiences crafted by sensations and feelings. There are choices. There is curiosity and questions and actions and reactions. There are experiments in doing. Being is always being expressed.

The only agenda on this level of being is to express. The form and thinking that we each encompass is one particular expression of Consciousness and is connected to all other expressions of Consciousness as it is Consciousness that surrounds us internally and externally. There is no difference between here and there. Just degrees of position and what comes in that particular perspective of placement.

Lets try a new approach to your new year resolutions. Stop with the fault. Appreciate how you are creating and that will clue you into what you are really expressing. It is your right of being. Your emotional terrain most often will be involved. Allow yourself, in your Heart Centered Awareness, to just let the information present to be present. If we each took the often negative more than positive judgments out of our quirks of individuality what would be possible? In this state potential is present. Patterns are holders too and what we come to find is that there are times when the holders could do with some dissolving or using the energies present to transcend themselves into something new.

We can fold, which has an inward collapsing feeling or we can unfold which has an opening energy to it. What will happen will happen in the moment. Just don't judge or direct as that is our silly sense of self in charge.  That is not heart centered awareness at play. That is the degree of Consciousness at play that we have labeled ego and its job is to protect whatever you have set as status quo.

So hold for a bit. Let things stop, appreciate and then fold or unfold. Maybe take in another card to play another hand. 

And then truly enjoy the new year.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com

Monday, January 15, 2018

Consciousness and a New Angle to end 2017



Hello All!

How nice to be with you again! Happy January 2018.

Sometimes things happen and all one can do is give in and go with it. Resistance gains you nothing, perhaps only frustration, rage, hurt and spent energy. For some it has been a season of catastrophic hurricanes, floods and fire, sexual, racial, political issues. Take your pick.

For me it was my body. November 16, 2 months ago I had a medical procedure. Something that was expected to take a few days of recovery that became seven weeks of alternating flat on my back and on an incline wedge. Followed by 3 weeks of respiratory stuff. All unexpected. All inconvenient, unwanted, physically painful at times, and filled with opportunity.

No busy. No doing. Not too much holiday stuff with family and friends filled with routines or traditions. Just reading romance books and playing jigsaw puzzles on my Ipad, all often at an angle.  I was doing what many dream they would like to be doing during a holiday season, lying around reading. But it gets a bit wearing after the first week. You start to question yourself about many things and coming to terms.

I used the time to disconnect from social media, (not that I am well connected in the first place I admit) and from the computer as I don't write well at the physical angle I was at. For the first time in 12 years I didn't write this weekly aside for a week or two.

It was at times challenging, to just lie there. Especially when you know you are not being busy with what your partner is busy doing for you. But it was the best thing for me so I gave up and in and just allowed my body to heal and reframe, reorient itself. The old stuff that came up I was able to look at in new ways. It was literally an opportunity to look at life from a different angle.

I led our Consciousness groups lying down on my sofa. I did our radio shows lying down. I slept a lot.

I have some new perspectives about me in my life as 2017 ended. New routines may show up, new considerations as I get my feet under me again and I re-engage in my world from this space. I am so glad I didn't lose anything other than some old thoughts and some body fluids.

I enjoyed 2017 with all its upheaval and how it brought to the surface buried energies in all of us, not easy, not pretty. Yet, we are embodying new approaches to how we deal with ourselves and each other. Whistleblowing doesn't seem to often come with appreciation. The bravery inherent of revealing truths, of going against the big. Perhaps when all the shouting and pain recede a bit we will be be able to hear each other at our truths. When we are stripped down to what is truly important to each of us. Sometimes a sense of loss comes before the sense of gain.

Only then can one let go or unfold what has been so powerfully holding us back from being more congruent with what we each aspire to. We so need to recognize, admit to our bigotry, our biases our failures, our lack of care, our arrogance. Not as a way to hurt ourselves or judge ourselves as less but as the vehicle to recognizing our unified spiritual humanity that we each are.

Hiding does not work any longer. Light is shining out of the cracks. Structures of belief and disbelief can come down easily if we allow them to.

We are powerful and it has been a season ripe with the awareness of how one person can make a difference whether it be to shoot down a stranger, rescue an unknown neighbor, raise millions of dollar to aid. to call into question our values of human interfacing. Self leadership is our birthright and it may take awhile to do it well.

Start 2018 off right and access Heart Centered Awareness. Listen beyond your own clamor. Go beyond into the All. I will meet your there.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com
www.janetandbeyond.com