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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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Consciousness and Being Tender

We are one as mankind. Each week in group, we play with the dynamics that we, as individuals and collectively as Consciousness, experience life to be. We are busy knowing ourselves as points of awareness in this collective. We make it easier for that collective to clear and deal with what life has become for each of us.

In our empathy, we notice qualities and states of reference in the collective. In this current time of upheaval and unfolding from within ourselves those qualities and states are rippling out at an alarming rate it seems. So much is punching our buttons. In group we hold and interact with these in a context of shifting energies and possibilities for growth, change, letting go and for all those around us. We are Man evolving and helping each other. We extend compassion to all.  

Each week is a new adventure--each group a new adventure in exploring who we are. The word tender showed up 
out of our stuff this time. (I use the word stuff often to indicate information in order to be free of any bias/limitation state that a title or label may hold). As Consciousness, our information is all just photons and some bio photons organizing into patterns. 

Tender. It is an interesting word. Runs the gamut from being sensitive to touch, an offer or proposal made, to offering an unconditional payment of money. It says "Legal Tender" on the USA's money. 

We were noticing tenderness in terms of being open to another, showing kindness or compassion. Feeling tender towards another, how it is received and our feeling about that and when it might not be acknowledged by others. When it has no value. What it felt like to be treated tenderly. 

Our exploration of tender led to treasure and tinder. (The difference one letter makes). I always trust the words that show up when in Heart Centered Awareness.  While they may not seem related in obvious ways, I can appreciated them for the breadth of the field we hold.  Life is filled with bits and pieces of associated and disassociated states of thoughts and feelings. Like my writings so often are. 

Maybe it was about how tenderness acts as tinder and lights us up inside. 
Tender led to treasureTreasure is valued. Men go on quests to find treasure, to steal treasure from another, to hide it, collect it, and act out to protect it. What about when treasure is a person worth their weight in gold to you? 

And what also came up was violence and the role it plays with tenderness. We will explore that next week. 

Have you felt you are treasure? What it is like to feel tender, and to be treasured? What is it like to offer this to another? 

In this time of awakening people are coming awake. it is not helpful to judge this process or experience. Let's do it in an atmosphere, a state of tenderness, of appreciation and offer it free of any of your lingering old conditions.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Consciousness and those Bemusing Streams of Consciousness

For our weekly radio show prep my co host Joan and I will take time to notice what we notice about current energies around us. We sift through them all to find a focus for the upcoming show. What to present for our audience's contemplation?

Always we are aware that life is dominated in many different ways and arenas all at the same time.

During our radio show it can be a challenge at times for me to keep a limited focus with the information that I am aware of in the moment. My focus tends to be big like our peripheral view's are. I allow information to present itself as I scan when opening my awareness.

I will mention the awareness that appears. I  don't judge it as I know it is articulating a part within the whole. When spoken it may seem unrelated or a tangent, maybe leading to dead ends. Joan and I may have to take a moment to re-calibrate and reorient and sometimes left to wonder what that was all about. And never know the answer.

It led me to contemplating this dynamic.

Our worlds in us and around us reflect collections of thoughts, feelings, experiences that can be known but really are not. For our conscious minds can track and remember only so much. We have all kinds of memory banks in our physical, mental, emotional, psychological, psychic and spiritual realms in our bodies of mass.

The body tracks all information with our sensory and extra sensory equipment. We are also taking in information from others all the time. It is surprising to me that we don't blow up as we are so dynamic!

We are always going to be dealing with information and mostly from our unconscious states. Our controls sort and categorize through our mindsets what is important now, what to be dealt with later, what not to be bothered with, what becomes ballast.

Gravity pulls energies of mass to us and time and space push the energies down and around. My sense is that we each are gravitational bodies pulling information from other bodies of mass to us as Consciousness and our humanity acts as control with what to do with it all. 

For me I have always noticed life around me as streams of consciousness. Like the Breaking News feed line you see across your television channel. Streams of information maybe about the same event or maybe about different events you need to about. It can collect and connect information in the field seemingly stuck together like bugs to flypaper. Pieces of information random in origin but now not so random, finite in connection.

Now consider this: Think about all the uncompleted actions and feelings and thoughts you might of had just yesterday. When you were interrupted and presented with a new situation, a new thought, a new feeling, seemingly unrelated from the first action. But not. For every action generates and contains the action or actions, the thoughts, the emotions attached and that exists in a state of reality perhaps separate from the second situation but maybe not. We each embody shared realities and our individual realities at all time.

Any state of reality holds certain biases formed by our thoughts and feelings. This state of reality will have a gravitational pull for matching thoughts and feelings that come into your field awareness and can glom on. They may feel like your thoughts and feelings when they are only matching exactly or sort of exactly but not really your own. We can lose our awareness of distinctions or we can never had the awareness of the differences in our ability to sense and feel.

Now maybe expand this yesterday's awareness into a lifetime of interrupted, uncompleted actions and thoughts. Maybe only then can one appreciate what seems random or tandem or tangent or "makes no sense" quality to a thought or feeling is really part of the whole.  We are full of them.

How do we sort it all out? How do we make sense of it?

Right now is the best time to not be so attached to the plethora of internal fuel and energetics engaged. To just be aware and to be open to what your are feeling. Be present. Be mindful. Be in Heart Centered Awareness where warmth, support, non judgment, Grace and potential are all active in the moment to play with.

Allow what is present to degrade into nothings. Appreciate your inner dynamics for clearing what you did not know needed to be cleared. Feel the shift.

All of this past information is weight and shapes our current realities. It is time to turn neutralize the gravitational fields we each are generating as, at least for just a moment to experience new states of new realities and fresh lives.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment