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Monday, February 18, 2019

Consciousness and Your Invitation to the Unknown

When I use the word "Unknown" what did you feel, what did you think, what did you notice?

Unknown sender, parent unknown, "I don't know." "Why don't you know the answer? Any of that and other things could be present in and through your space.

I don't imagine that many are comfortable with the unknowns so we go with the known. That is what habituated is. Repeated thought, feeling that triggers action that brings same results. Which is really nice at times or we wouldn't do it so easily and then there is where it might not. Control likes the known. It likes to have the answers as it verifies the existing reality.

Unless you are of a questioning nature and inclined to ask questions. Which are the questions that all children hopefully ask as they discover their worlds and you are expected to have an answer that makes sense to them. Could be a new sense, thought, feeling, that they will build their reality on, often without question.

And what about you? What happens to you in having to admit to some thing as an answer, when maybe you have no answer? What happens when you speak an answer and you realize that it is not the answer but something that is your habituated response and not truth of any kind.

What is is like to be able and feel comfortable with not knowing the answer and you can both explore what any one answer might be? That is the nature of science at its zenith: to pose a question and go into the unknown and find out some thing. That some thing may be old, or new or just awareness that has shifted around since the last time you needed it.

This is our nature, to quest, to explore beyond what is known. Whether it is out among the stars or across the oceans or inside one own's body, mind and levels of awareness. We endeavor to cross our boundaries into new territories. It can be as easy or as difficult as you let it be.

That is what life does. Our DNA and RNA work together in expressing life. The DNA is what is known and the RNA the environment that brings out the known.

What if Unknown is Potential? Now what happens to you and the unknown? When we move from within the power of Self and its limits, those boundaries that seem set in concrete? When we engage as Consciousness and it all starts to shift? Those boundaries soften, maybe disappear and new terrain is unfolding. Potential, the building block of Consciousness, activates and shakes the known into transcendence. For what was is, is no longer and there is no going back as same. Only going back as different.

You might not recognize the state of Unknown in useful ways. If you don't have a habit of questioning in your current realities then you accept what you are told. You become a believer, not a be-er. You are a doer often just going about your day without engaging from within your questioning heart that is your truth.

Want to enjoy your day? Want to feel good about what you do in your life? Want to get out your rut and convenience of being uncomfortable and settled into it? Then access Heart Centered Awareness and that part of yourself that accepts not one thing as true but all as possible and see what happens.

Embracing the Unknown is stimulating, anxiety inducing and also exciting and the hair on the back of your neck or this case your heart starts to rise and you start to sing. As you do when you engage on a carnival ride for instance. Many do not like carnival rides or roller coasters. They did once maybe but not now. What happens when the ride stops and we are hanging unexpectedly? And then it continues on? Even though we are now old enough and big enough to see other riders before us getting off the ride at the end of the ride. Usually they get off right in front of us and then the next group loads in. They made it off in some sort of shape or another. Why would we not be better for having just enjoyed all the ups and downs of the ride?

Start with the clarity and support of the Infinite in Knowing that you are okay no matter your shape or state of form. Then invite the Unknown to show up and share with you what you have been missing in life.

God is laughing, god is smiling. There is Grace.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, February 11, 2019

Consciousness and a New Awareness of Who We are

We are busy these days with considering if who we feel we are is reflecting in our doing. 

Maybe you are like me. Opening to a new awareness of who I am in the scheme of things requires some framework in awareness of who I have decided I am. 

I start from the premise that I am part of the collective we call Consciousness.I am an individual Soul expressing as Self in this collective. The use of Soul for me is recognizing the individual in the collective as the driving force propelling Self along its path and journey. You are different from me. In story and form and as interpretive agent. And yet we are one. 

My next layer might be that what appears as a human body or rock is really made of up elements that have gathered and are held together in their collection and establishing the form. We are made up of photons of light, a bit of bio photons, and the resonances and vibrations and energies that are experienced as thoughts and feelings. Humans are individuals collectively sharing in this thing we call Consciousness. We are the part of consciousness that embodies as life. That we exist and all exists is within the Consciousness Core. 

We are anchors of realities that encompass time, space and dimension. We each are involved in many realities all at the same time. And we may not have any idea or sense of this. And, then again you might. You might not understand or enjoy or find benefit. 

Within that core, as Consciousness, there is no fault. There is no blame. There is no judgment obviously as those we don't like exist along with us. Our world provides for ourselves mirrored in others and self awareness. We all have merit. As we all do, no matter what we look like, not matter what we sound like, no matter where we each are from, we have being, in form, in common. 

Rock, bush, mammal, star, black hole, whatever reference or example you cite it is to be found within the core. And the core expands in relation to how we concept it. How we think about it. How we feel about it. It will manifest. We are co creators in being. 

Too often our what we have learned about life at an early age suggests that a powerful figure or figures outside of us sits in judgement often about who we are. Sounds like God and parents to me. And with that we can become victim to the figures, the parents, the gods as we exist in their whims and fancies and whatever else we create and credit to them.  

That perhaps is the original victim story. We are not equal to, we are subservient to another. It is a tale of hierarchy. Maybe they have our best interests and maybe not.

In turn our developing sense of spirituality and our religious practices encode into dogmas that while intended to be helpful perhaps can be found to be limiting our truths. Our essence inside Self becomes hidden. 

Eastern religions embrace this connection as a 6th sense going along with our 5 senses of  sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Seeing, our prime orientation in our bodies, is about what we believe to be true. Hearing holds the vibratory awareness of out there, in here. Taste which keeps us safe and entertained and anchored, smell which does the same and also anchors us to the past in emotions and memories. And touch, which connects us. 

So we add our intuitive powers which reach beyond our physical orientations and includes them all uniting them into a cohesive entity and expression. 

From there on I can now notice, using those senses and my awareness of Self's attachment to it's construction of being alive to reorganize and reorient myself. Accessing Heart Centered Awareness as my intuitive skills, gets me free of connection to my physical senses as me and now neutral to the effects of rigid time and space as qualities and which are now malleable qualities and as information now to be engaged differently. 

Seems easy enough right? I am laughing. It has taken me a lifetime to get to this place in me. To understand the intersections of my physical self and non physical self and the Self acting as interpreter of all it witnesses in form and out of form. To appreciate the melding of titles, and labels and training's and leanings and resulting confusions and all the rest plus my own experiences and considerations. Like it is for many of us. Once we "awaken" there is no going back to sleep! 

The one thing that is always present for me is no blame. Judgement is that very essential living quality inherent in all life to the survival of a species. It is choice. It can also be our downfall. 

When we employ wisdom found in our experiences we are tempering and refining Self. Transforming the gift out of the wound. That is realizing the gift of wisdom out of the wound that Self is feeling. It is where wisdom comes from. 

Notice how you have aligned yourself within. You can sit and do this or set it up as a dream or in a catnap or in events you participate in and listen. Listen to what you hear, feel and sense lead you into what you want to be in your truth. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Consciousness and Recognizing People as Big Chunks of Cheese

There are many kinds of cheese. Each its own thing, flavor with matching and complimentary tastes.

A chunk of Swiss Cheese is very distinctive in appearance. In its wholeness, those holes are what make it a thing of beauty. It has a tangy flavor.

The challenge can come when one lives life as a chunk of Swiss when one doesn't want to.

After a while of working with clients I tended to view people as chunks of Swiss Cheese at times I must confess. I see people in their totality, their wholeness and how the holes make the chunk distinctive. I like the holes which are not holes to me but dynamics of chemical fermentation. I like Swiss Cheese.

Which is not how people feel as such. They can tell you in great detail about the holes they feel they encompass. From inside the holes you lose sense of the whole and how the holes make the chunk distinctive. And where they will be focusing on what is missing, they are missing the context of being a chunk or wheel of cheese.

A few ways you might sense your holes is as emptiness or unhappiness.

You might want a new relationship. Or, you have always looked on as a observer not as a participant. You might be feeling uncomfortable around people you know professionally or as friends or family. The veneers of putting up with their stuff to keep the peace are thin. You are suddenly tired of fighting, or rationalizing, of ignoring how you hurt physically, emotionally, mentally.

It is time to regroup and put it all into a proper perspective.

We can feel needy, unsatisfied, lonely, depressed. It is easy then to attract another or create a pattern of connection with others who help us maintain this state.

Sometimes this sense of disconnect, discontent, has been there for a lifetime and so we do not recognize it easily or quickly. We will only notice it when we engage in patterns of abandonment, of victim, of nothing satisfies down to our soul. 

We look to fill our holes of disconnect and fill our lack of completion. The ones that drug. sex, rock and roll, emotional highs and lows, depressions, disease, loneliness, pain, anger, rage, video games and social media services, thoughts and relationships do not fill. We look to use them to help us to feel something, if only for a moment, a sense of connection. 

All these devices fall short. Because you can use them, your anger, your sexual behaviors, you beer, your food, your your your whatever and you will still not feel full, whole.

There is always the morning after. 

We can fill ourselves with judgment. We can think we can hide our holes from others. Maybe, maybe not. But, we can never hide them from ourselves. They can be our constant and become our centering device in being.  

What we are and what we think we are worthy of can be two different levels of opinion. Judgement is opinion.  

We can look at any public and private system operating right now and spot inconsistency, inappropriateness, complacency, abuse of powers, conflicting intentions and actions and expectations. We can witness the subversive, the complicit in interactions, in image, marketing and branding. Often they are the norm.

In accessing Heart Centered Awareness, the Field of Unified Consciousness, you are better able to appreciate your creativity and what you would like to do next.

It is time to focus back to our wholeness. And how our creative souls have crafted this life for you. How to not let the holes distract you into complaint and judgment but as entertainment and flavoring. How to bring awareness to the fascination with our holes in realizing they are illusions that create distinction of self and personality.

It is time to enjoy what was once Swiss and now can be revealed once again as a nice Gorgonzola, Brie, Havarti, Bleu or or any number of cheeses that have distinct flavorings or markings, not holes in their Cheese Wheel.

Or, maybe just enjoy the Swiss for it's totality and unique flavor from all the rest and just enjoy!

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, January 28, 2019

Consciousness and Changing our Tune

As your world or your government, or individuals within your government, make decisions about what is better for you, and as they try to protect you from every possible potential experience, your lives become rather cumbersome, don’t they? All you ever need is a vibration of Well-being.
Excerpted from El Paso, TX on 2/17/01
Our Love
Esther (Abraham and Jerry)

This daily posting came out on Saturday the day after the signing of the end of the US government shutdown. Whether we have another one in three weeks is up to us and our representatives in play. 

I appreciated the timing. As you can see that it was given to us originally in 2001. Wisdom has come to us throughout the ages. 2001 wasn't so long ago in the pantheon of human existence. But it feels like a long time ago. Which leads us to realize that what this statement is wise about, the interaction of people and their governments is still the same. No matter what the surface of something might register as, there can be underlying agendas hidden directing the show. 

Esther and Abraham remind us that all we need is the vibration of Well-being to hear, feel and incorporate into our being. That it is that field of awareness, that state, that contains this vibration to be active within us. It is our Essence. Our connection to Consciousness.

Our challenge can be that humans can feel many different vibrations and hold them in conscious awareness for just bits in time and space. Physical realm is full of stuff that will impinge on our awareness of safety and survival of the form, the body, so we have a shifting focus that can constantly scan the horizon or the room you are in and the people you are around. We have to rely on our unconscious awareness, which operates all the time to help keep us safe, which can be tricky as it holds all your secrets, even those secret to you and everything else. 

On the other hand our Essence as Consciousness resonates in this state as all is well when there is no story, feeling, thoughts, events to distract it. There is no attachment or bias. There is only light, information and patterns and vibrations and resonances. As soon as you go into your story of being, Self, you lose sight of your underlying Essence which is always at play, that sense of Well-being described. It is a state reference not event based so it can respond or feel like a now and then moment but it is really the underlying state as Essence.  

When you resonate in Well-being you appreciate that the world and others around you shift in relation to you and your story. Even your story and rule sets and minds sets change. 

We have governments for a reason. They come in all shapes and sizes and designs. They have intentions, expectations and agendas. They always, always, reflect the way it's people feel and we have to own that and make our peace with that awareness as most often it will reflect our humanity and our ideals, foibles, emotions and survival stresses. 

We like to feel cared for and to know that someone, something is looking out for us. A well intentioned government design is crafted to support us. It doesn't always reflect this. We can find our bodies and minds and Essence getting manipulated out of shape or goes underground. 

History provides us with those who have walked on this physical realm in some sort of connection to the non physical realms of awareness. Whether well known as Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, King, Dali Lama, Tutu, and the nameless women lost in bias, they have all known that we are much more. We are Essence at our core of Self and have the ability to hold a sense of Well-Being no matter their bodies physical stresses and situations. 

No one is here to save us. Those before us show us by example ways to live in alignment with Essence and Self. People can interpret the words and change them and give meaning not intended. 

We could get caught up in our emotions and physical sensations and lose their words. Nothing dies but the body and its mind references. The Essence continues on and may come back into form at some time or not. Doesn't really matter but to their own sense of Essence in design. 

Freedom in form maybe what Well-being is in action. You are not subject to the passing waves of emotions and thoughts that would compromise your Self. Being is whole and complete. Which is well. Always. 

We have a history of living beyond our means. We have a history at times of not supporting those who help others. We have a history of not appreciating what we have until we lose it. We can have a history of thinking that we are the only ones who matter and let the rest eat cake. All are part of the collective as Consciousness.

It is up to us to realize that our Well-being is perhaps just out of tune. inside and perhaps dormant. See what happens when you tune up and in to Well-Being. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, January 21, 2019

Consciousness and the intersections of Consciousness and Self

Last week I released my first episode of Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet. The focus of my podcast will be about the intersections of Consciousness and Self. Each episode released every two weeks will usually feature a friend who will join me in Heart Centered Awareness, the Field of Unified Consciousness and share about the myriad and different aspects of Being.

Like with my show "Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet" my intention is to create in this space a container for others to indulge in. What you found in CCwJJ and will find again here with me is Heart Centered Awareness. There is lots of of great work out on the airwaves. What we looked to do different was sit within the reality of Consciousness as a real state as Joan and I explored Being and relating to topical concerns. We are the only radio show to offer that.

Every guest who joined us on the air felt it. It is the reality of being present, where change can happen in a moment that can last a lifetime. By just listening and allowing yourself to be in that reality state with us your connection to yourself as essence can make differences in your every day life.

Consciousness technologies allow us to feel different in the moment for time and space are malleable. When you listened into the show, if you knew what you were feeling, you felt the shift from Self to Consciousness. It is at our core. It is our essence. If you were new to the state you felt it and just didn't maybe know what you were feeling. And, no matter what you called it, God, Source, Universe, Cabbage it was real. In the spectrum of awareness in Being we are all at different places and sensory input so there is always variance in sensations between all of us.

Consciousness is at the core of All. Every rock, wave, finger, bush, gas, you name it. It is the core of human reality here on planet Earth and in the cosmos. We are all one. As humans experiencing life we feel, resonate in certain ranges of vibrations that are perhaps different levels of awareness from other matter, other essences, other energies. But all, fall within the core of Consciousness.

I look to celebrate all of this in my new podcast. Once again each episode will start with accessing HCA and what comes out of this space with my friend of the episode. And this time the focus will be perhaps more on the timeless quality of Being and not so much on the chaotic nature that Self can entertain. We will pull from our different histories, references, trainings, skill sets, and different wisdom of the past and appreciate it all in the present.

Our Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet podcast page will reflect the topic and conversation. Included will be my friend's bio, picture and their contacts. You will find the featured word highlights along with a special blog written for the topic. As part of the episode there will be a featured meditation from my husband Tom Barrett's extensive Interlude:An Internet Retreat meditation archive. There will be a few Consciousness Cookies, bits of wisdom from the ages and now. With place for any additional works of art as poems or books are mentioned in our conversation.

At one time in the world's civilization all roads led to Rome. It was considered the center of the Roman Empire. In this time there are more than one path to Consciousness. It us individually on our Journey of Enlightenment.

So whether you catch Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet on my website or at the CTR Network 
or my Youtube channel Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet Barrett  I know you will enjoy where your journey meets mine. I look forward to meeting you there.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment     

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Podcast Episode I /Consciousness at Our Core

This blog was written specific to the first episode of Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet. 

You can hear it as part of the recording at

Consciousness at Our Core

IN the beginning there was God, oops, Consciousness and then there was a bunch of stuff that happened. And in the long run, many, many, many seasons later man showed up. And the truth is that everything is within the core of Consciousness. We tend to think in terms that core is small but in reality, everything is held within.

Now humans can hold awareness of this core. Let’s call it Consciousness. In tuning in to it, it is there active and the stillness of creation.

In our minds’ humans can organize with a sense of hierarchy. This entitles us to often to take positions of authority of another person or people. We decide how we will share living space with other creatures on this small pale blue dot and even the dot itself. In our minds we have sovereignty over all. This is a fallacy.

By the time the human life form showed up on this planet it was really Johnny Come Lately. Life had been going on for billions of years. Ice ages came and went, dinosaurs came and went. Beach front property was a lot less in space than it is now. Earth was Being and just fine thank you. 

Human references with our senses are what we have in order to decide how we organize our sense of life. We decide those definitions.  We create religions at times that reflect when our science wasn’t up to snuff. We often use science to justify, validate our hypothesis about being. We used our building awareness as cultures and civilizations to find our connection in the physical and non-physical realms of environment and thought. And the ability to manipulate our lives in certain ways started to develop either through physical means or in harnessing and using non-physical means.

Like a body full of cells so are we with other humans within the Consciousness core. We are relation-based creatures sharing this on planet Earth. In a healthy body all of it works together as a whole no matter the limitations of the parts. Each is specific to the working of the whole. Our life form must be appreciated, held in awe of how it constantly strives to be in a harmonious state of balance.

We make assumptions, take things for granted, consider ourselves successful and independent these days free of the whole of mankind, planet Earth and the cosmos. Not possible. We question whether we make differences in being alive.  We play at life and see disconnect between actions and outcomes in our lives in our environment around us and putting one before another.

We have put aside what our ancestors learned and passed on to us through our genes. That life is precious. To learn from our past and let it help guide us. To recognize what might look different is only a different aspect of the totality of life. That we are so small and how to find comfort in that and not fear.

We will always use our emotions to guide us. They are the flavoring life has to offer. We will think about what we feel. Often, they would seem to control us. In attitudes, world vision and how we each are in the world.

All of this creates a body of awareness and form. Our stories and DNA give us reasons and justifications for positions in the relation with ourselves and others.

It leads to the awareness that there is something that humans can’t do. We can conceive life, we can birth life, but we can’t manufacture the spark we call life. We can only create it from existing living tissue. It is unique in the cosmos, this human form and our fellow living creatures. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in different forms, in different times and places.

Now is the time to stop. Breathe. Put a sock on the monkey mind and give it a rest. Breathe. Release the pressure you find inside in being you. Breathe.  Reengage. And, this time you are doing it from within yourself and listening to your truths. Not those projected truths, those surface “to fit in” truths, but from your essence, Consciousness which is aware on a whole different level about the wholeness of being and all its elements. We are each just one of many in this cosmic soup holding this core of Consciousness in form.

Janet Barrett
Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet
on the CTR Network

Monday, January 14, 2019

Consciousness and New Podcast series Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

This is your invitation to meet at the intersections of Consciousness and Self! 

My new project Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet is my dialogue with a different friend each episode exploring Consciousness in its spectrum in connection with Self. It will be all about the delight of this physical realm of contrast and the freedom within the non physical realm we engage in.

Every two weeks one of my friends and I, along with you will access Heart Centered Awareness, the Field of Unified Consciousness. We will indulge in the sacred and stillness of information, fuzzy photons, and resonances of all kinds that are at play within each of us--as the individual and as the collective.

You will feel, in each episode, the loosening of Self into the reality of potential where different alignments are available to experience in our day-to-day lives.

I can promise it will be fun, profound, sacred, emotional, bringing perhaps tantalizing new thoughts and awakening curiosity within. You will feel the connection to us as One. You will feel enlivened and renewed by listening in to our topics in each episode.

My other show Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet (CCwJJ) is still available on our website  or our YouTube channel Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet. It is a powerful body of work that you can still enjoy.

What's the difference between my new podcast and the old you might ask? Maybe not much. I do know that for CCwJJ, our focus was on timely events happening around us and how that fit into the whole. My focus here is more on the nature of timeless considerations that Consciousness also is.

When I was researching my new adventure, a fella who produces podcasts told me that I was obligated to present my information to the public. I laughed. I told him I was in no way obligated. It was my absolute joy to do so.

There is so much great information available around us. I hope you will join me and my friends. It truly is a container of warmth, support, non judgment, and Grace that we offer.

What would that be like to enjoy?

Tomorrow our first episode is Consciousness and the Starting Place. You will find all the elements of the podcast included on my website at . This page will be up and running by the end of the day.

Janet Barrett
Podcast Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet
On the CTR Network