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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