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Monday, October 1, 2018

Consciousness and the State of I Am

It seems appropriate to write about the sense of self that emerges when one focuses inward. More than ever finding our inner focus and voice is invaluable. We want to be present but not in the same old ways.

Those old ways of dealing with our worlds are not working as well as they used to. We are different. Consciousness is on the move and how we respond is different.   

Some will use meditation, acts of mindfulness, pet their pet, walk in nature, etc. to help reorient fresh. And many of us are finding that using consciousness technologies can be helpful. All approaches are active and alive states of engaging in our worlds. 

We engage with any of the above for a sense of peace and true placement of being. Not as escape or punishment or because we are told it is good for us. How many of us would find that to be the Kiss of Death? 

We may be moved to go inward as a suggested healing action or as a religious act or just from the state of contemplation. The truth is that it does feel good. We may have a sense of  replenished or just being free from the chatter. 

We engage these disciplines and practices in appreciation of our unseen connections that are all around and within us. It feels good to connect and realize how big we are without knowing how big we are. Our intuitive natures and skill sets enjoy the play if they have been muted in the day to day of your life.  

I am not trained in meditation, or mindfulness so I can not speak with any authority about them. I always had problems with the postures of body and breath. These valued and old traditions are about the benefits of that come with disciplines of mind and the body in form. I never get past the pain in my body from disciplined positions and breathing patterns. And yet I am able to reach within in my own way as no way, all ways.  

Even so I utilize parts of the practices of meditation and mindfulness as part of my consciousness. For me the postures of body and breath spring out naturally then and in a state of relaxation I notice. I notice information as thoughts, feelings, questions, curiosity. I let things that mind has made into a some thing or challenge to be faced and solved and appreciate them in different ways. I am free to appreciate the creativity at play as issue and then allow for more creativity to engage. For instance the ache between my shoulders releasing when I shift the state it has been in as there, not there. And it is gone. It might be in my attachment to a thought and then noticing that it was not what I thought it was. 

I find the calm and sacred in the stillness inside. Our approaches can be different and how we utilize the state may vary. But all are going to have a non attachment quality to them. We free ourselves from the dictates of the everyday clatter for the everyday silence within. Then we play in the field of potential that is part of the essence of being. The being present as an active state of interaction where the rules of this physical reality slip into the quantum realities states of noticing there, not there. 

Accessing ourselves as Consciousness, as members in the Field of Unified Consciousness, in Heart Centered Awareness is helpful in the frantic upheaval present in and around us. Choosing to engage life in this way helps me be clear in the difference of being present and believing I am present. And why this awareness is important. I can then recognize that beliefs, the things I choose to believe in and align myself with are my choices. I am aware of the difference in belief and truth. 

I was fortunate that there were those along my path to help me with this. I am present, just as you are, and I have no question about that anymore. I am not present because of anything I believe in. I am. I am and not because of who others say I am. They just play into my stories of my identity and choices. 

This was helpful for me as I began to understand and appreciate myself in my human experience.  Life is about the display of power expressed it seems out of the life force vitality. Much of what is up in the field right now is about how we experience ourselves as dynamic power in action in the human form. How much power we each embody will influence our choices and experiences. 

What is in your state of being present?   What is your state of I Am? 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Consciousness and Unfolding Into Ourselves

All of us are in different places in awareness of being conscious and humans in potential. Amid the spectrum of man and this planet, portions of our societies are engaged in survival. Some portions are engaged in exploring what life is about. Some are engaged in affecting society in technology. Some are busy as worker bees doing the day to day, some are engaged in putting it all into meaning. Some serve as warnings, some as symbols, some are rallying cries.

These positions and others all add to the whole of mankind and Consciousness, in different placements of contribution. There is no fault to be found for being where one is found in the diversity. Do we blame a child for it's parents and being born into it's circumstances or do we value them right from the start? We are at our best when we are not judging where we find others in their expressions of being and belonging. All add to the whole. 

Our natures develop thorough stages as we grow up and take in more of the world and our place in it and we can get stuck in any stage that will last a lifetime. For example the stages will become the states regarding "I am king of the world and you serve at my dictates" or delayed gratifications. We have names for these active states. The body will mature but ones' nature of placement in the world can get stuck and fixed. 

Those bigger and older help teach and mentor us in forming our choices as we grow and mature in human form. Whatever world view and position they have about life they will pass on. We will absorb and internalize and utilize the information gained.  

Too many times we were perhaps encouraged to maybe not learn too much, to not question for ourselves but to follow the dictates of others. The others that know more, about you and your place in the scheme of things. We trust them to care for us and to love us and have our best interests at heart. They may and do it well, they may and not express it well and they may not at all. 

As a result our nature to question and be curious can go somewhere deep. Other voices become the dominant inner voice overlaying our own into silence. We become smothered and unclear in our curiosity and right to question. Behaviors may start to develop in resistance and defiance, we can be stuck in reaction that has no outlet. or we can become subservient. 

Projected fears and destructive power games are active because someone failed to pay valued attention to what we felt inside each of us in the moment. We can brew, soak, percolate actively or passively in our lifetimes in our mindsets. We can explode with deadly force at times or suffer in silence slipping away into drugs, sex, food, church, rock and roll as coping mechanisms. Depression and a sense of unworthiness can build easily. 

Being shown that we count and our opinions matters is important to learn when we are young. And also when consensus is operating and someone else will make the final decision. And that someone needs to be able to constructively explain the reasons why it might be different than what you are aware of in terms that can be understood. But how often does that happen when we are young? Our needs to protect each other can often get in the way or become too rigid. 

We can all feel the truth when it is being spoken if we are not dumbed down or numb. Maybe this is where we first learn about the sacrifice of the one for the group or family. And if that position is valued or not. What is the trade off that feels right to us, not the one we are told will come. What are we learning about delayed gratification for instance if what is promised is never delivered?

What happens to our sense of truth and questions in all of this?  

We can trained to be followers and anarchists, passive aggressive, sullen or disenfranchised in behavior then, not leaders. We don't feel appreciated or safe when we choose to express our powers to others in power, our leaders. How dare we challenge what we have been taught by our parents, our betters, our elders, our teachers of all kinds? And, what do we do when we find corruption and bias at the core of the leader or teacher or community? What do we do as followers who have been unable to question or lied to all along?

The gift found in accessing ourselves as Consciousness is getting out of our smallness and into the Unlimited and the views one gains in perspective. Using consciousness technologies you can see the patterns in thoughts and feelings that you have experienced and defined you. You can start to relate and effect real change in how you are in your world. And, in turn, your world that we all share in.

We do that from within your clarity and mine. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/ Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Consciousness and Pick a Fairy Tale

In growing up we were told all kinds of fairy tales. Mostly damsels, now that I think about it, or children in peril, mothers or parents lost and the heroes needed to save them. The hero could be the strong stranger or prince or beast caught in a trap of his own making. Or maybe a young boy and his friends interacting with worlds full of fantasy and magic. Often our stories have a component of trapped in spells waiting to awaken. All which makes for a great story and epic. 

These days the best myths and stories are when the one who might look like needs saving, saves themselves, whether they be male or female. Then our hero, heroine, rescue job and rescuer are free to just be whatever role or roles they want to be. Sometimes they live happily ever after together and sometimes, they don't. Usually self worth and assurance are hard won and bring a sense of being much more valued or loved. So our old tales of being are evolving around us. Culture is shifting. 

Having to be rescued all the time is as wearing on the soul as much as the weight of being the rescuer can be. Anyone who has experienced burnout at work or at life knows this all too well. I don't think anyone enjoys feeling helpless and yet it is a powerful position to play in. 

In our outside social circumstances of power and abuses that are coming into awareness it is reflecting our own arising interpretations and experiences of such. They are up for review these days. It is intense on many levels. We are individual  and collectively powerful. 

Knowledge is power. We are challenging and being challenged when we might not want to be in ways we don't like. Or, we may feel we are being forced to admit to having answers that we don't have or like. We each embody what we believe we are and that might take more honesty than one is used to. 

We are in strip down mode. Our skills at making things okay when they are not is helpful as a human in the world. And, then it is not when it is a habituated experience of avoidance. Which is what many of us are finding it is inside. 

Is there another way to realign ourselves in our roles as we explore our often hidden pains and slights of power and love? Can self knowledge be the gift and not a wound and painful to deal with? 

Yes. Our inner truths are waiting to be defined and embraced. Not in righteous or blame states but in a state of grace and in warmth, support and non judgment. 

We are self defining creatures equipped with a sense of self as consciousness that is malleable and mutable and always creative. 

This means that there is no fault in how we show up. Our sense of humanity adds attachment as meaning to every thing we are involved in. We are relation based in orientation of identity. We so often find ourselves feeling the need to choose to think in terms of good/bad victim/abuser, light/dark as we are fascinated with contrast found in being in this physical realm.  We choose to judge the relationships as described. Conflict with the contrast stated comes up when we have to reconcile both, not one or the other but both. It is challenging and we may fail. And life goes on. And we stay stuck reveling in our justifications no matter the outcomes. 

As children we always wanted our fairy tales and sagas to have happy endings. As adults we still do and so we can be caught between belief and disbelief and we are left with confusion. In the fairy tales roles are clearly defined, positions of opposition strong. As we got older we learned from life that the fairy tales may have happy endings but life might not. In truth the stories of old about life were merely archetypes of behavior and roles to civilize us.  

If I was to pick a fairy tale that seems appropriate to our times it might be the Emperor's New Clothes. Read it again if you have not in a while. It has like any great tale layers of meanings. We are witnessing a lot of the Emperor's New Clothes these days. And we each have within the fake weavers, Emperor, ministers and the child as we reveal what is inside ourselves in play. Self delusion is a very powerful state to be in no matter the reasons. 

There is no need to feel bad about what you find inside. That is a choice of control and habit that you are making. Feeling bad is just a feeling, and an orientation. We have many feelings, other orientations.  

Take some moments to access Heart Centered Awareness for yourself and let the fairy tale that comes to mind reveal to you what it has to share. Let yourself notice the stuff coming up from your deep and let it play out in helpful useful ways. Be your own child who speaks his truth, be your own hero in your own story.  

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/ Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Consciousness and Our Skills in this State of Scrutiny

One thing that is happening for us all is the State of Scrutiny that has opened up. 

In our shifting layers as Consciousness we are getting back to what is really important in keeping us in balance and secure in being us, the individual and as the collective. It is our ability to question the status quo. 

The need for scrutiny of all our systems in power is active. We are witnessing it in all our social arenas and most importantly within ourselves.  We are witness to where our past emotions and subsequent feelings have led us to and what lurks beneath our sometimes very shallow veneer of civility. How wounded are we as beings? It would seem that many are very wounded, very unhappy and powerful in maintaining and influencing the rest. 

Do we stay wounded? How do we change our directions? How can we help ourselves? Embracing ourselves as much more than just upright animals and as Consciousness in Action is helpful.

Knowing ourselves as individual and collectively as powerful requires more than our sense of the physical realms. It is also about recognizing what else we encompass as humans, our intuitive awareness.

We are not just bodies with brains. We are sensory creatures with minds that utilizes the experience of the body in combination with both seen and unseen information. It is about engaging our inner intuitive antennas. It is about engaging daily life as Consciousness.   

These days we have set up challenges in appreciating our inherent intuitive and unseen skill sets of being. Just look at all the media and entertainment that abounds about those who embody being psychic, or intuitive or have ways of knowing things you don't know because you don't pay attention or embrace your quiet within. 

We treat bloodsucking, guts, doom, gloom and suffering as entertainment as we play out our fears of being alive or for being viewed differently. Rarely do we see light and happy and constructive witches, angels, creatures of the night, vampires and such. All are battle positions and exist to fight and can't exist without one over another. The torments of hell linger. It is not helpful to appreciating our own gifts and skills of awareness. It leads to hiding from others and most often to conflict within. 

In terms of survival we needed to have senses and skills at knowing when danger was present, not just in our physical awareness. By the time you saw something it might be too late. How many times did something look safe and it wasn't? So we take in information in many ways and resolve how to respond. 

We react or respond and this is where the difference in the two comes into play. Both have a place in us. At times we use triggered reactions that engage without thought as body or emotional memories. That is what our autonomic fight or flight or be still response is in the body. It is the body's mandate to live another day. 

We can also operate with reasoned responses, the reaction to stimuli that comes as choice. How do you choose to respond? The same way you have in the past or what if you choose to hold back and pay attention to the dynamics engaged and listen? All of this will happen in the blink of an eye. Just depends on how finely tuned you are. 

It doesn't matter what you call recognizing your gut feelings. That can be silly and petty when it is about living another day when you use them. Or to enjoy the next day. All of us walk around in some state of awareness. Muggings, murder and mayhem, disasters, happen often when the victim is not paying attention to their environment and those around them. Or is in the denial game. How often is one taken by surprise because they never saw it coming? There was a disengagement or conflict in valuing what to notice or our body was in a different reality than our mind was in or what emotions were active.  

It is not for us to go around in mindsets of being attacked and wounded emotionally, physically or mentally. It is about being present using all your senses engaged as needed. Valuing and taking into account when something feels off or not quite right but we can't identify it any more than a nebulous feeling. How much of today's headlines would be different if we were paying attention and scrutinizing what our senses were telling us in the past. 

At least we are more aware of our fascination with the unseen and unknown. We are exploring how we interact with forces at play that embody human and non human life. This time is ripe for new appreciations and values about  our definitions in being a sensory creature who responds to outside and inside stimuli from within the framework of being powerful. 

Engage Heart Centered Awareness and look to see what new information and powers of being are there for you in this time of Scrutiny. See the magic and majestic in the world. Be your own hero and wise person and Light in the World. 

Embrace being you in the All and the All that is you.  

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, September 3, 2018

Consciousness Noticing is on Holiday

Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
I will be in touch next week. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Consciousness and Recognizing the Hero

Last week I was writing about how we have been in a state of creating a Doomsday/Armageddon consciousness in our entertainment and social media fields for the last several years. What do we do about it? 

All of this is about not being safe in the world and in the cosmos. We question survival of the species, of the planet, of our ideals and our cultures. We question survival of our identities. 

This is a great example of how powerful our emotions and thinking are in creating projected collective reality. We are generating and living in a fantasy war mentality of reality and unfortunately war usually includes winning and losing in it's dynamics. Ordinary men are not powerful enough to solve the problems. We need superheroes, leaders who do all the work and carry on the burden of existence and we follow behind safely behind in the distance. 

We have a need for superheroes when we may have a sense that we are not powerful or heroic enough to make change and conquer whatever we deem enemies out there. Emotional states run high and generate muck everywhere. 

This is not true. Man repeatedly demonstrates the innate ability to change his world and himself.  If we created something we can destroy it. We can also destroy what we have not created and take for granted or appropriated out of greed. 

The truth is that we are each powerful enough to be a hero in our daily lives and when called upon to help to change the world, one person at a time or groups of people at a time. 

It is not that hard to recognize those among us who we can admire for their courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. Everywhere are people of all ages and sizes, backgrounds, and ethnicity demonstrating what we would consider the best in being human if we only take the time to appreciate each other. Everyone else can be someone not being recognized who demonstrates heroic behavior all the time.  

I see it everyday in my weekly consciousness exploring groups. Those who gather here and on-line with me are all heroes. Life has challenged us in our various conditions and guises. What is obvious to those outside of the drama, who are serving as witness and audience are co-creators of the heroic. Our hero may be oblivious. That is the power of the group, to give feedback of appreciation when the hero may not be aware in his play. 

It is also not necessary for others to recognize us but it is nice. So often only after one is dead is a life or actions recognized as worthy of notice. Bias, agendas, alternate facts, alternate truths are always someone's opinion. They can get in our way to what would be obvious to another with even the same or different perspective. 

It is also important to be able to notice that where one might be called hero in one context can be fallible in other contexts. And, then redeems themselves for admitting it.    

When we choose to access ourselves as Consciousness we realize how we are engaging those around us. Our issues become ways of knowing and defining ourselves. 

Help can be around us. Standing alone and standing with another offers strength in position in our physical world of contrast and balance.

You stand equal in company with those others who also go beyond their fears and feel up to the challenge. And sometimes it requires you to appear as a maverick, someone who is unorthodox or independent in thinking. Which is really a hero's position when you think about it. They go beyond the fear present and the perhaps reasonable limits to anyone else.  We witness and help and watch as they sometimes die in the completion of actions or live to do it all over again in another time and place.   

My definition would also include someone willing to take on the status quo. It takes a strong vision and sense of rightness from within. We can be different from another but all are held in respect. We understand that we are not better than another, we are just different, as part of the spectrum of humans working together willingly or unwillingly in this dance of life.  

A maverick or hero can be someone that others can and will follow in leading for change in a government or in a playground safety concern or being non violent when others are not, for example. It does not matter. All responses have value, all reflect one's values of self and community. and the connection between how we walk in our truth which combines our connection to self and others with our sense of inner directions.  

For many of us who embrace ourselves as Consciousness in action, we appreciate where we are collectively and what we know to be true. That we are each part of the collective as life is evolving as mankind evolves. Doomsday thinking is only a mechanism to explore our fears of being alive. 

It is time to explore what being alive is about, not our fears. 

What if our explorations were about love of life? Does that change the orientation one might have?

 Look at John McCain who just passed. He had plenty of reason to be bitter or angry as a result of his years as a POW. Or Nelson Mandela in prison for 27 years. Both men, and others like them took their experiences of pain and suffering and challenged themselves and us to do the right thing anyway. To go beyond the pain, to value life, appreciate the differences and similarities and extend a hand to a former enemy.  And to be willing to stand alone if needed. 

Conflict makes for great fireside stories of tales of daring and feeling vitally alive with our often tormented heroes and heroines. It is nice to have cautionary tales to tell the young. And that happens only when we have learned our lessons well enough to have someone to pass them on to. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Consciousness and Revealing the BE on our chests!

Doomsday looms on many fronts according to our pop culture and fears. Many may feel it is here now.

Great storytelling includes the strong and right and just against the equally strong wrong and unfairness in the world. Unfortunately these are opposites that can keep us in fixed positions of feeling and thinking. It requires a huge event to change us out of these mindsets. It can feel as abrupt as a slap or gunshot or bolt of lightening.

Our modern interpretations of our old stories of earth magic and shaman/alchemists are cautionary tales about life,destruction, control and power. They are archetypes of being. But sometimes we can forget this. 

We identify with our fellow beat up humans. We all want to feel powerful and in control in our lives. 

We can not do it alone. In this particular state of humanity we are crying out once again for heroes and superheros to save us and keep us safe for all mankind and from mankind. As we did at the advent of World War Two when the modern take of gods and myths of beings became superheroes.  

Look at all the superheros permeating our culture these days. Sometimes it is not enough to be a hero now, you want a superhero. Poor superheros. They dazzle and suffer as they carry the burden of societies. They are a mix of suffering humans who sustain some horrendous trauma or bug bite and out of the world skill sets result. Or they might be non human creatures out of time and space. Well written heroes and villains have ethos, pathos and logos at play and for us to engage with. 

Superheros don't seem to retire. They are moments in time that replay and replay and replay for that is their very nature.  They represent our current archetypes. No matter their appearance they are warriors.
They may use their gifts for good but at what cost? Destruction ensues as the forces of good and evil or maybe not so evil play out. And we are supposed to feel okay about it. Just how many times can New York City be destroyed? And then fresh and vibrant in the next movie to be destroyed all over again. What pattern is at play here? The one that it is okay to destroy a city as it will be fine the next time we destroy the enemy? I think we know this is not how time plays into life. 

Movies and books that offer humane behavior without punishment and humor are that more enjoyable in the combination of relentless intensities.

These days whether it is romance, mystery or sci fi we are often embracing warrior mentality.  Some of us may never have a sense of having left the battlefield and will find one another battle as a way to honor fallen comrades and protect the downtrodden and innocent. Peace is a precarious state in between wars. Warriors might not often handle peace well as they maybe only feel really alive when faced with death.

Being suspicious of one's neighbors and anyone who looks different, sounds different, represent different culture is a sad way to live.

We are not alone. In heart Centered Awareness you will find that you need no weapon, no cape except as entertainment.

If we let our investment in right/ wrong to soften, our desire for a good fight, our need to feel in control that follows a loss of control to all relax a bit, what happens in our lives changes. Events don't play out in the same way as they always reflect your alignments, old and new.

Our humanity is recognizing these days that constructs of systems that those before us have set in place need to soften and shift and reflect kindly on all of us. It is possible. If we understand that change is possible in how our stories of troubles seem set. To be not righteous, not confrontational, not challenging to face death, only enjoying the story. Appreciating that what it consider self is a creative state of expression and makes for a great story. It is only part of being.

Consciousness is the superhero in each of us. With a BE on our chest. It is of a different sort of superhero as we save ourselves. 

"Living to fight another day" may make for a nice rallying cry but "Living another day" is even better. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, August 13, 2018

Consciousness and Life as Art

Last week I mentioned my life of transformation. I mentioned that if I had continued on my old path of thinking I would be dead now. So I had strong motivation to do something different, to be different in how I perceived my place in the world, and what I now realize I had been powerful in creating. 

I needed a new framework about life. Religious doctrines, science and metaphysical principles were taking me only so far. At the same time the new field of Consciousness Technologies was developing. Synchronicity at play? This new field helped me to see the limits built in to powerful belief systems. They helped me to learn how to engage my thinking differently and change the dynamics at play into something else. Potential was engaged and shifts started to be noticed. 

Now my take on life and what that means as human as the interface of Consciousness is an active ever unfolding state, a work of art. I have created an opportunity to let go of death as a forgone conclusion of escape from all this and engage life as a treasure. And, to do it with as little judgment as my sense of Self can operate out of.  

My wounds have become the gifts that Consciousness imbues and infuses my humanness. My intuitive skills are stronger and more user friendly and I experience them in a difference sense of appreciation. They power my compassion and understanding that we are both individual and share as the collective that is Consciousness, the spectrum of All.

If I had continued to play the game of life as only suffering I have only so many choices available to me. I lived a life of right and wrong. I now know that there is right, there is wrong, and neither and both all at the same time.  Irreconcilable differences and reconcilable differences have a way of engaging us. Our logic meters spin without settling. I became aware that the irreconcilable became as nothing more than one position to take. Neither and both allowed me to realize that duality, polarity and scalar dynamics exist all the time depending our positions of reality, our mindsets, and all the realities in play at any one time. 

I have met many people in group and clients who are also very gifted in their intuitive senses and they have not necessarily brought them joy. It can bring a connection to life, this world of information, that is painful, overwhelming, alarming, inconvenient, disorienting, confused, threatening, cursed. 

My awareness is that for many those gifts developed out of their own personal journeys into pain and trauma. So when they are activated they are coming out of that framework. It colors what is noticed and shared with a glaze of emotions and hidden judgments that dilutes or can negate and keep us stuck. The wound never transcends into the gifts of wisdom. And every time the sense is engaged the wound can be triggered open. Like what was happening to me in my ability as empath as defined by the old rules.    

In this current wonderful time of upheaval that Consciousness finds itself in we can reframe our position into more neutral framework. What would it be like to enjoy your connection to humanity? 

Too often our popular media and collective thinking has created being intuitive and powerful in mostly negative terms in morphic field dynamics. It can get convoluted and come up against very judgmental biases. To be intuitive or psychic can get your called witch or healer sometimes. It may seem more acceptable if we are following one's own hunches about danger for others and and keeping the public safe. Or expressed in particular fields of endeavor that utilize our skills in positive ways.

Listening to our individual intuitive voices from with Heart Centered Awareness the Field of Unified Consciousness allows us to recognize ourselves as much more, as Consciousness, within the human framework. Not as isolated freaks or weirdos as some might image but as one who is able to connect to the many seen and unseen ways energy can be experienced.  

Access Heart Centered Awareness and embrace the neutral sacred space. It is a sacred state to be prized and preserved. These days it can be felt as ease. Consider it a clean canvas as potential waiting to unfold.  

Maybe take a moment or two to consider how you physically operate with your senses in your world. If you let go of the judgments that may shape your ability to notice the world around you what can happen? Our creative energies always have a way of tapping on our shoulder to get our attention. Working cohesively with our senses and mindsets can change your life experience.  

Your life is your expression of the creator in you. You may not consider yourself an artist. But most everyone can register light and dark with our physical eyes. And you may be able to register light and dark with your other senses as tonal shades in sound or feeling or as numbers.  

Judging the light and dark has no place here. Life is a state with different light values that represent different experiences. A painter will utilize the light and dark as the shades of colors. Relate to the canvas with the eye of a fine artist and you will see into the dark, into the light and their interaction. Whether it be as sound and song, a story or as a mathematical equation of the wonders of the heavens any artist will appreciates the tonal qualities of available light as colors, notes, emotions or numbers. 

Appreciate your connection to Consciousness and being part of the whole that Oneness is. Appreciate your intuitive skills for what they truly are: your connection as Consciousness to life. Feel free to enjoy your life as evolving art.  

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, August 6, 2018

Consciousness and A Life of Transformation

There are elements in my past story of being that you may resonate to. I offer it as perhaps a new awareness or perspective might be helpful as stuff comes up in your own adventure of life.  

I am 63 years old now. Only in the last 17 or so years have I been able to view and experience life differently from the first 36 years.

None of my story was about the ability to enjoy life for myself. Physical pain was often daily starting in my early teens. By my early 20's cascades of unexplained symptoms and conditions were present and piling up. So too in the world around me. People needed help, the world was hostile and futile was the feeling with occasional happy places. I was an unaware suffering survivor. Love and joy and fun and were nothing more than concepts on a physical level. I could access plenty in my mind but that was my mind only. There was always a negative to any positive to keep balance.

Physically I was a unsolved puzzle to Western doctors and belief systems. I was going to the cutting edge of medicine. My conditions and diagnosis's were various. Many were unexplained. Finally I was diagnosed as a Universal Reactor. My body reacted allergically to everything even water swelling 2 inches when consumed. Long life did not seem reachable and by my 20's my internal sense of self was that I was dying was growing stronger.By age 22 when my new husband mentioned us sitting in rocking chairs on the front porch in our 80's helped me realize that I had no sense of this for myself.

I am an empath and channel. Since my teens my metaphysical and intuitive abilities operated with all the clairs of seeing, knowing etc. going strong.

By my adult life my gifts of awareness did not feel like gifts but wounds. They did not enrich my life, they could not save me from what I was feeling and knowing. Being able to channel and have a bigger vision of the world beyond the physical did not make me feel better, but, actually worse.

Being an empath held me ill and in a tenuous relationship to people. I felt everybody's stuff. Clothes shopping was hell when I went into dressing rooms and grocery stores. Sometimes the energy in women's dressing rooms was so off putting and physically so stressful I would have to leave before trying on any clothing. Clothes left hanging in the dressing room reflected unhappy thoughts in the angled mirrors polluting the space.  

I was able to validate my suffering as part of being a healer and that to suffer was okay as long as I could remove others pain. My hands were powerful in moving energy. Being able to track and see others' aches and pains and their wounded healer patterns wasn't fun. Along the way I decided it was okay to be a martyr if I was serving. (Never doubt our ability to rationalize and reason anything.) 

When I was 25 or so I had heard a young Deepak Chopra speak and mention that cells live and die all the time. If you can change the nature of the individual cell when it replaces itself health changes.  It took me into my late 40's to figure out how that could happen and feel it real and become my truth. 

I was at the right leap in time and place in what I would come to know as Consciousness.  Synchronicity was active in my need for answers. Science and Western medicine were  making leaps in knowledge of systems in our physical and quantum worlds. Finally I gained names to my various diseases of conditions. Solutions were unsatisfying with marginal improvements. Death was lurking.

It was only when I got into the emerging field of Consciousness Technologies did my story of pain and death patterns start to change. I came to realize with the help of some leading edge thinkers that I had created this world I was living in and that if I changed how I thought I was in my world, I could change my body and world.

I changed how I held awareness as me. I engaged my intuitive senses to become aware of my energies in the duality in my language dance of light/dark, good/evil, positive/negative that I was engaged in and what a trap in thinking it was creating. Only then did change happened. 

I was able to access myself as Consciousness and view the states of reality that I was participating in from the bigger perspective as Consciousness something I had already been doing but under different labels and beliefs. I was able to appreciate my intuitive skills as more than just predictors and treatment of despair, disease and limits but as states of belief that were limiting my life and others. I was able to reframe my connection to them. Redefining what empath meant to me without the judgment. 

I came to appreciate how knowledge and frameworks in modalities may be well intended but can be crushing in application. I was able to change my mind about how those before me and around me might accept what appears as reality without question. In not accepting the limits I began to think and feel different. I was able to change the reality state that my cells were in, the mindset of beliefs controlling the health of my cells. They exist now in a reality state of Free to Live.

My past story is just that, in my past. My present box in being is no longer a jail or coffin but a place to explore life from.

I just had to be willing to change my mind. To not fear what I found inside of myself but appreciate how the wound really is the gift as Gregg Braden said so many years ago. Wisdom abounds and delights when it is engaged.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Consciousness and Those Pesky Wonderful Primal Drives

I am not a sociologist, anthropologist, zoologist, or a scientist with years of learning that has a descriptive label with a gist in it. What I am is a woman with an ability to notice information as stuff and energies here and there. I have a developed sense of myself as both Consciousness and Self. Perhaps like you I hold a lot of awareness of my biases as Self and the difference in those two states of orientation. 

What I have become familiar with over the years in my experience in being and living among others is an appreciation of our relations with fauna, flora, earth, sun, planets, matter/anti-matter and bits and pieces of science here and there and so forth and so forth.  

I can speak only with certainty from my particular life-schooled position. I hold a very high degree in it as it comes from years of training in being a human. And the gist of what I am aware of is how we right now are coming to terms with the primal drives in all of us. Reality awareness is ripe in this unfolding, exploding, imploding dynamics that abound in and around us. It can be unnerving or surprising in what seems to be unleashed at times. 

It is not time to panic but to appreciate what drives us all in our being human. We are so much more than what one might define as just human and for some that can be enough to avoid or back away from. It can leave one without a true sense of self and subject to how others define them.    

It is important to know ourselves and our history. Too often we can try to hide from our primal natures. Some may feel that as spiritual creatures we need to combat or deny or beat ourselves up for these natures. This is silly. We are alive and in the human form of life. 

We judge them, our drives. Mankind in the past seems to consider man above other mammals and animals. We don't like to think that we are like animals but we are. Embryos of mammals and man form pretty much alike. Other mammals demonstrate caring and love and hierarchy and power and killing all the time. All animals and mammals share a drive to mate though they might not think about it in the ways we do. The biggest can be the tenderest in it's behavior and also do what it needs to do to protect what he feels is his. 

Are we so different? They are perhaps better behaved when you think about it. They are rarely witnessed to kill or harm indiscriminately unlike us. Unless they are in a survival position where all bets can be off. . 

What is under all of this is our primal energy, life, be it bird, elephant, man. Our vital life force that we all share in if we are living. In the contrast of being in form and alive it can switch into the ability to taking another's life. Humans are able to kill, harm, maim another as wanted and often by whim. 

What we do with those natures, along with our thinking and feeling and our subsequent choices of behavior make us sort of different from animals. Our ability to reason and shape our environments to the degree that we are capable is what makes us unique. And, in the global natural forces at play that we are witnessing it would seem that we need nature more than nature needs us. 

For those of us who use consciousness technologies and meet in group here we serve as reminders for others, in this shared field of Unified Consciousness, that it is okay to feel what we feel at our core. We will all be in different relation to what is there and judgment has no place. Because we know where we find ourselves to be is our starting point not necessarily our ending point of being.

Every moment is a choice. It can be the same choice or it can be a different choice. It most often is not to be noticed in our subsequent moments of action. 

When we move into appreciation and out of denial, into acceptance of our drives we have a better chance to transcend and evolve when we want to. We can then become appreciative masters of our fate. We don't have to be subject to whims and internal and outside influences. Only aware of how we choose in this moment. 

It is also no guarantee of a quality of life or length of life. For those are judgments and limits we often put on ourselves and others. And the truth is that we are each masters of our fate no matter what it may seem like. Quality is the question. 

As Consciousness as our reality state our subsequent feelings, thinking, actions are not held in a state of confusion. The majority of us exist in reality states of confusion about being human. From this perspective as Consciousness what challenges us then doesn't create confusion, just clarity not yet reached or held in awareness. And it doesn't throw us out of any alignment. 

From this reality we can let go of our attachments to the states of blames and wounded victim/abuser, definitions which are limiting. Like people with cancer for instance often come to find out. How the awareness of the dynamics in experiencing cancer is life enhancing/changing to awakening shifts in being and behaviors often. This lessening of our life force internally can often clear away our cluttered thinking and feeling and reduce us down to what is really important, no matter the outcome.  

We might need to offer reparation or pardon to clear feelings and the emotions connected to our actions.  Re-encoding or re-framing in this state of reality, our stuff is free without any bias or emotion and is free to be different and perhaps more life enhancing.  

Make some time to access your sense of Heart Centered Awareness and look and listen. Look and listen to what you are noticing inside looking for your awareness so it can shift and transcend. Not so much into something else but just freeing it up. When freedom is important inside then one knows how to be limited. When we shift from doing into being direction and what will be has a different value and not the goal. A being that is BEING, in harmony and accord. What follows will be primal life at its' best. 

It is time for new choices. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, July 23, 2018

Consciousness In Our Time

Vienna, Austria
Some people have no interest in history. Yet it is important to have a sense of the historical record and one's own history. It puts human life into context of patterns of behavior and beliefs and subsequent interactions. And, how now is about then in new appearance. 

It is equally important to appreciate our past dynamics and let them serve only as warning and not the given, the unchangeable with the past playing out again and again. Society may not be different emotionally but this is a different time. And the collective is engaged. Consciousness is afoot. 

We can have the tendency to think that our current political situation is an isolated experience. It is not. Many times and in many places people have reached crisis in living together due to politics and desires of a few in power. Our global community is powerful in bringing this to our attentions.  

Maybe Americans just thought it would never happen here. (We can conveniently forget our own American First Peoples interactions). There can be the disbelief of what is happening and the failure to shift quickly into actions to counter. Or a sense of overwhelm to change a mob or incoming force. Or when the force is already present within you or your neighbor. Our tolerance for differences can be like elastic and can get stretched out of shape and broken.  

We attended the opening of a new play this weekend "Adroit Measures". The playwright had combined actual events and people and documented truths of many into a character and her family. It was told in flashback about the Anschluss when the Germans annexed Austria in 1938 and the subsequent horror results for the Jewish population and others. They had scrim fabric panels above the set of the grandmother's New York City apartment. Using rear screen projections they played actual film news clips of Vienna throughout the play to demonstrate the power of Hitler on a mass of Austrian people using Christian symbolism into emotional frenzy. The streets were so filled with cheering masses it looked like a sea of people with buildings corralling them.  

It was very effective in putting the context, the overview and place in the Jewish grandmother's retelling to her grandson of her life in Vienna among cafe society in the 1930's. A story she had never shared with her children's families in the US. As part of the resistance she helped collect information, family and friends to escape until it was not longer safe for her. Her husband would spend 7 years chasing Hitler until they met again to live together. 

She left Vienna by way of the Siberian train to Shanghai, China. From there by boat to Seattle and another cross country train ride to Washington DC. A nine month journey by herself pregnant by rape by a family member who helped orchestrate her leaving. All while carrying her 5 month old son in her arms. No food or family, only strangers all escaping.   

It brought forward the reality of what one might do to live another day when faced with death in that moment. And the current story line was about her own children themselves acting in the same fearful thinking as in the prior generation of Austrians towards their own family members and sexuality and fears of the AIDS generation in the late 1990's.   

This was a story of power and the human spirit. Who had it, who didn't, and who had it and did what they had to do to survive another day. Who used it over others, how power itself is in the application, the intensity, the bias. 

It was about how, no matter the experience, we can not visit some of internal spaces at times to even speak of what one witnessed and experienced at times. What can make us strong and feel weak. What makes us seem weak to ourselves and yet strong in spirit. Our resiliency to continue on.  And how we still feel about a moment in time. 

In these current times we are witnessing what for many of us has been a relation to silent horror held inside. We have in all of us sides of every story every horror depending on our choices. Those choices we were forced to make or chose freely to make. Included our own choices and those from other generations of DNA imprinting. 

Sometimes we can be accused of being Pollyanna or live in states of compromised denial or discredit of our inner feelings and drives. Which is not useful in a society that allows for abuse of all kinds. 

We have to grant ourselves acceptance for what we are and how to utilize our primal drives in helping us all. We each may need to make different choices in extending tenderness or violence. Societies may hold different values about the two and with other societies. We can each be playing by different rules. 

No matter what one might think we are animals even it we have only two legs and not four. I don't know how often animals kill just to kill or harm to just harm as humans are inclined to do. I don't know of animals that often are looking to annihilate a group or clan or tribe of the same except under survival stress frenzy. But we as humans do it all the time. 

Our primal states are influenced by our ability to reason a thought and feeling into some thing, some action. We collectively create our civilizations and decide what is appropriate actions and reactions. That is what our various justice systems are in place for. They are subject to change and influence and reason and bias, our fears. They incorporate our highest held ideals and our lowest emotional spaces as we embody the spectrum of being. 

Access Heart Centered Awareness and feel the calm there. Let your knowing as Consciousness help guide you in the coming days. Be okay with what you find inside as it is past choices. It may take an apology or a Ho'oponopono or appreciation. Reparation and humbleness. It will mean looking at what is within and not being frightened but accepting. 

And, making a new choice, a different choice the next time. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, July 16, 2018

Consciousness and Riding the Waves of Violence and Tenderness

Last week I mentioned that in our field awareness about tenderness,violence also came up. Duality was in  play. 

One thing that is getting clear and clearing out for each of us energetically is what motivates and inspires us. And, what is important when exploring what is possible in being a human surrounded and living with others. 

If we take our reactions and judgments off the words of tenderness and violence we can see that both are movements of energy. What comes to mind is like in the difference of the tender waves a foot tall at times on the east coast of the US and the big waves of Hawaii that thunder on the west coast. Both are waves of energy in motion. They are more subtle in a small wave and easier to manage. We can look to exist with the violence of the energies in the big waves. No matter their size we can ride them like expert surfers or expert onlookers.   

In the different groups I facilitated for two days men and women held some same and some different resonances about tenderness and certainly about violence. Not surprising. It made for both passionate and heart warming expressions of being. 

Violent expression is intense powerful movement. Tenderness is a more subtle movement. One may lead to a sense of violated in a body, mind, neighborhood, a community, a nation, a people. The other enhances our lives. 

Not carrying movement forward is equally valuable. Just think of the inspiration tragedy has for us in not wanting the same for our children and what actions we feel inspired to create and take as a result. We actively choose to transform the violence into tenderness that creates benefit and growth for others. 

We have to remember that we are describing a movement of energy in terms of outcome in our labels of tender and violent. In most traditions and cultures the movement of energy is important. For instance, Pele is revered by the Hawaiian culture. She is the goddess of Fire and lightening, wind, dance, volcanoes and violence. She holds a valued place. 

A recent show on civilization on television stated that war is the force that moves a society forward and how that happens. It was disturbing and helped me to wake up to some of what is inside to me and in each of us. And how close or how far violence is in any of us at any one time or another. I once more looked at my reality sets in play.  

This may be an active conversation in yourself to reorient and come to terms with. Make the first step by accessing Heart Centered Awareness for yourself. Hear and feel the Ho'oponopono, or kindness or appreciation for your life. Take time to list all the things you can be grateful for, feel tender towards and savor each item. Be free to just notice what presents itself to you. See what happens if offering the like to what seems violent in your life. You might be surprised. 

To not judge ourselves and others may seem like such a leap at times. As Consciousness, it is not. We are all Consciousness in form. Stuff happens in our co-creation with each other. People and events are catalysts of movement and we get to decide how to use it in forming, supporting or changing our personal biases about what life means free of gripping emotional pulls. 

The waves are all different. Depending on the kind of surfer we each are and our skill levels we may like at times the adrenaline rush and push of our skills on riding the big waves. We may also appreciate just being on the board riding the gentle movement close to shore. Be sure to notice the unseen currents of forces mixing with the big thundering waves and when the waves collapse and lose their force and gently roll up to the beach. 

We can always just play on the beach and watch the waves. 

Janet Barrett

Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment