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Monday, April 24, 2017

Consciousness and Leaders and Followers

I am heartened by what I see happening in this upheaval of Consciousness. Among all the negative energies present people are responding to what doesn't feel right, what they have taken for granted. People are getting active about choices in their lives and recognizing their own complacency and directing and expressing one's own inner course in new ways.

Consciousness embodies into each of us. Each, in our own unique way is expressing the spectrum of Consciousness. Each is important in the scheme of things and yet we may have no awareness of that. Whether we view others as enemy, cannon fodder or somewhat higher in the pecking order they are important to the whole, if not to other individuals. The same for ourselves.

This life is the playing field of Being. You can BE anything. You can change how you BE. You can unfold into your truths when you know them, when you know how not to be victim to one's own creation.

We, first and foremost, are always, always, leaders of self. We may not rule over others but we always rule ourselves. Coming to understand this is vital to a enriched experience of life.

Many of us do not. Much outside of us forms and will dictate how we view ourselves. Which is our setup. We may have been trained to be followers. Great mentoring allows for the young to learn and train and at some point become their own individual without loss to the mentor. Often leaders are not so much born and created as they are fostered into being.

Followers support the leader. And when you allow yourself to be swayed by another, as you are always the ultimate voice in your life, you are a follower.  We agree to let others rule us. You can be supportive or grudging in your following.

In our social media we have created a society and exposed ourselves to a world full of false idols representing unimportant qualities to follow that many might not recognize as such. We allow ourselves to be dazzled easily with the show. Mind and Heart Centered Awareness get farther apart. Emotions of all kinds, needs and wants sway us.

For many they find themselves enchanted by others who will say "I am the way." They can feel swept up and carried along and it seems okay. Life is easier and safer to not to have to question and figure life out sometimes. We can focus on other things.

A minority group of people who feel they have not been heard or valued created a leader out of a businessman who was saying what played to their insecurities, many that he mirrors and fosters. But there are different kind of businessmen and this one is not philanthropic in nature or being. and the business is himself. He is the king of branding of himself as better than other. Compassion and community are not his guidelines. Separation and acting out are.

Compassion and community are my guidelines. Are they yours? It is up to each of us to find our own leadership of what is valuable and how to welcome the minority in collaborating to new ways of ruling. You can not do this by viewing them as enemy, whatever side of a border they may be on.

Access Heart Centered Awareness and go beyond the illusion the Other presents and you will find the frightened, the corrupted, the misunderstood etc.  Allow for Grace and Potential and see what happens in the interaction. You might be very surprised. You will certainly feel different.

What's in your leader?

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




Monday, April 10, 2017

Consciousness AS Self: Life as a Collaboration

Continuing on our awareness that we are all One and Self is the human interface of Consciousness: What if Consciousness AS Self is really the relationship? Human is just the lense that Consciousness is using to know itself as the individual. My next thoughts lead to if there is no judgment so that would mean that there is nothing wrong with us? What if our sense of judgment that we need as humans to keep safe is allowed to soften and really are only guidelines for behavior?

What if Life was more about a state of collaboration between the two? It entails respect, value and equality. What is it like to live with guidelines as monitor of Self?

How do we help ourselves and others? Help is a tricky construct. full of obligations, corrections, duty, charity. Too often Help is filled with feeling and thoughts of less than, stupid and the critical voice. Which is not useful and not what is intended perhaps but can be felt this way if we stop to listen.

 What about Self Help then? How do we value it?

If I use new language to describe my sense of being out in the world, I have more room to navigate life and room for ease. I am finding that holding Consciousness as separate from Self is not so useful anymore. My new reality state is Consciousness as Self. Now the difference between the two is in a new paradigm. It is a collaboration not competition or opportunity for walls and limits. Just more awareness of the unfolding as Consciousness expresses and evolves in form. An appreciation for the spectrum possible. The Infinite Sea of Potential is the means for expression.

There are no victims or abusers as Consciousness. Those are human judgments and interpretations. How many of us feel we are victims to life, in life? Stuff happens and we can feel a certain way. It is how we choose to label our experiences and relate to them that is really what Life is about.

My stories that make up who I have been as my particular flavor of Consciousness are just a starting point. The patterns or bandwidths that I encompass are migratory and not stationary.

The unfolding of knowing myself as Consciousness has no words. I can feel the flow that this state has for me. Consciousness allows for all. In all the elements that are available fusion can happen and Life appears. If human we call this Self.

In that identity is the form or box of limitations that we each are. We can have many labels in the box. We may see the box as too confining. We may see the box as helpful. We may feel the box as the trap and jail. Something we can not be free of. Some thing to be content or rebel within. It is safe.

In Heart Centered Awareness I saw a box that I really liked. I had wanted it all my life as I may have had a form but it was not labeled well and understood. It was felt as mislabeled. In hindsight most of the time my box kept me boxed in yet safe and separate. It was also killing me. Literally. It felt very solid and real and it was my manifestation. Trust me when I write this: Mysterious is much nicer to read about in a book that as state to live in.

These days I can see the box is more like a jail with the metal rods. This is not a judgment just a description.Then when I look closer I see that they are just bands of density of energies and through the spaces in between and I am both on the inside and the outside of my box and information flowing in and out and interacting and affecting the bars. My perspective uses different words like Self and Consciousness to label the orientation. I am both.

Life is a collaboration.

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


Monday, April 3, 2017

Consciousness and Bits and Pieces Intersecting

In group this last week, Being Present in one's own life, Should, and Help were main themes. It was interesting, their intersections with each other. Since we are all One, clearing energies in these areas of being embodied is enriching to us all. Consciousness evolves through the unfolding, expanding state awareness.

Sometimes it feels like your life has missing bits and pieces. It brings into question about being present in our own life. Family or others don't have the habit of noticing you? How much is our own sense of retreat from the world? When we are young and our needs don't get considered and then we don't feel seen or appreciated we can retreat. Retreat becomes the pattern and it will hold us hostage the rest of our lives.

Should is powerful and often we use it against ourselves. The dictionary holds meanings of obligation, duty or correctness. Shoulds come with a lot of outside pressures that we can take on as our own. Can Should a good thing? When does it provide the needed oomph, push, energetically for us to do or complete, take action when we don't want to? How is is about resistance? How does it serve us and limit us and/or define us?

Help. It has to do with assisting someone else, offering aid. We can mix it up with Charity. I don't now how many of us like being on the receiving end of what we perceive as Charity. For us in group, it also came with a lot of Should and Could energy. We don't like it to receive. We feel less than, not capable, not sufficient, a problem, and much more in asking for help.

Most of us are willing to offer Help but not accept it without a judgment about it. How much of our ambivalence is about us sensing the hidden agenda energy behind the offer and we are responding to that and not being able to utilize the support? Begrudging help or what we perceive as begrudging help is not nice.  How much unease is in our own offer? How often do we offer from the heart?

Our hands and arms are extensions of our heart which is the first organ to develop in the embryo. They physically develop out of the chest first and then the shoulders develop. Giving and receiving are the same dynamic just labels of the direction of flow. So both actions are heart felt and express the heart dynamics. In group we noticed how we felt when our offer of help had been rejected by another other. We also were able to open up as we became aware of how much in denying the offer was maybe hurting the one who offered in unintended ways.

So what if the state of Help was relabeled?  If we go back to the fact that we are all Consciousness at play perhaps we are better served if we relabel and use new language. We are really only accessing information from our field that we are not currently using. In asking for help we are really calling on other aspects of ourselves to assist. We are helping ourselves to the bounty that Consciousness is. We are collaborating, connecting, assisting our self and each other.

When we are collaborating with one another you can feel the exchange of energies and not just a one directional flow. How might this be useful in a bigger context? What if our political arenas were filled with collaborating partners and not fixed position members such as Democrat, Republican, Independent, or other? Because if you help each other you get entangled in the biases, beliefs and separateness of ideology. Collaboration feels different, feels better, more open.

Certainly something to consider in this time of dynamic, messy, evolution. Take the time to access Heart Centered Awareness and play with what you notice about Being Present in your own life, Should and Help.

Check in and see how you relate to the following:

Where is and what would it be like to be in the state of sharing heart with another as enjoyable?
What would it be like to enjoy collaborating with another?

What if there was no such thing as Self Help and only collaboration between our awareness of Consciousness as Self?

What would it be like to enjoy our bits and pieces intersecting in the most delightful of ways?

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Consciousness and Random Expansiveness

We are all One, individuals sharing in the spectrum that is Consciousness. What makes us up as individuals is information unique to each of us, as our stories, issues. and experiences. They can be viewed as connected bits of I, patterns of photons of light and biomass, vibrations, frequencies, resonances. Like ticker tapes of continuous flow, bits and pieces of information connected. The ticker tape is filled with existing information but it doesn't have to be linear. You might see it as a cloud of information holding together. I am sure there are many different ways to observe.

The last couple of weeks have brought up awareness about Random, it's power and how to align oneself with it in useful ways. How can there be Random in connected bits and pieces?

I did start to relate differently to Random once I got into Consciousness Technologies. That was because once I realized the scope of Consciousness there is no Random, just what is unknown from the human perspective. All is known to Consciousness. Remember the spectrum that it is. What is not known speaks to the Self. When I am being me I view life through a narrowed filter. Consciousness is the big picture. So Random would just be those things that are part of the whole but not seen in totality through that narrowed lense. Information out there, perhaps not yet known in my story.

We like our control. It keeps us safe. It is good to have. We just want it to be a state of flow and not a thing that limits us. We like having answers, knowledge, explanations. We like predictability. Our left brains are wired to create it. There is comfort and ease in the expected no matter whether it is going to be judged good or bad.

If you are into Random then you have less control and then you can be affected by outside influences and systems without awareness. Stress is felt. I don't know how much our human system design, for instance, has a capacity and allowance for Random. or for the unknown. For a child, Random can be hard to figure out and create stress. We develop differently when we have security of any kind.

Yet our brains are also wired for access to Consciousness through our right brain.

For many, Random doesn't feel good. It can create victims. We can have the sense that information or actions can come out of left field. Or as the stab in the back we never saw coming. Events leading up to someone being in a particular place at a particular time that would to seem to have no meaning but bring out unexpected consequences. Birth and death and all the events of Life  that can happen in between can seem mysterious and out of control.

IF we can step back, out of our emotions and gain perspective we can observe Random differently. We can also allow that in a life, potential and energies, can come and go and intersect in unpredictable, or observable ways or in ways beyond our learned limits.

Embracing Random might be an interestingly expansive reality set. Tolerance and a capacity for allowance for differences might result. What would it be like to have more unplanned, unexpected influences and events happening without a threat to the status quo or safety? Could it allow for more wonder in your life? What if you status quo and safety included variety and range of experiences and feelings? What if you didn't have to feel as a victim to randomness? Take out the judgment.

Access Heart Centered Awareness and play.

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




Monday, March 20, 2017

Consciousness and the Body and Boat Approaches to Life


So much of what we might do daily has become a habituated response and maybe forgotten is that it can be a moment of enlightenment. If you are holding awareness of the power of your everyday experiences as opportunities, our reality can be changing without us really having to pay a lot attention. Which is a good way to be. Effortlessly in the flow of an expanding and enriching way of life.

We all have had the epiphany moments where we knew life would be different. They tend to stop us in our tracks and choices have to be made. What if it was also in our small movements and moments? And only took a checking in.

Because a life lived from within the framework of our authentic voice as Consciousness acknowledged and listened to will do that. Ease is about flow and when it becomes present, then the issues, (rapids) in our flow become ways we are free to check in and reevaluate how our lives are going, flowing.

How do we move on the flow? Like a boat on water small course corrections may be needed from time to time in response to where we want to go and to the flows of the surrounding waters and their ripples.

 You can use your body as paddle power. Or, there are two ways to power a boat, motor and sail. Both are an extension of hand power. Motor boats will power through the water. The engine is doing all the work, forcing the boat along its path. A sailboat cuts through the surface and in alignment with the wind on your face. It channels through your hands onto the sails. All means connect to our hearts as extensions of our hands and arms and body.

Both our body and boats have their uses and suit their dynamics to different parts of our personalities. Just calling up the memories of being on the water puts me back into that reality of delight. I can feel the light spray of moisture on my face in this moment. The sun, light, wind and company. This is what I want in Life. To glide effortlessly, in tandem with my surroundings, enjoying the sun on my face and the emotional rewards of meeting the challenge of Being.

Accessing Heart Centered Awareness and being in the reality that Life is always presenting opportunities to be an empowered opportunity is fun. If I let go of my need to have Life be difficult, much more is possible.

Right now, in this moment check in how that statement hit you. Access Heart Centered Awareness and ask if your life needs to be difficult. What do you get out of difficult? No judgment here. Just allow for your connection to bring information to an aware level. It can be as a voice, picture, or just a knowing, etc.. And, if you feel that difficult is intrinsic to your makeup just notice that. And, let the next layer of knowing show up.

Then let register that your awareness can make the difference and empower a sense of before and now. Because if you are in Heart Centered Awareness then you are in the Infinite Sea of Potential and transformational energy is happening. Notice what you become aware of now.

Both body and boats will get us where we want to go. They require different resources and will feel differently to the body and psyche. You may prefer one over the other. None is right or wrong, just different. What they share is their giving us a sense of relating to our environment and the waters that make up Life.

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Consciousness and Kissing our OWIES Better

OWIE kissed
Our week was filled with strife. It would seem from all sides we are being assaulted with challenges as to where to put our attention here at home and abroad. Getting lost in all the upheaval that is present is not helpful. The better we can stay focused on what is being revealed to play with inside is our invitation.

Consciousness is inviting us to challenge our status quo on how we show up in our lives. Our moments are ripe to embrace the hidden, the confused, the outward influences showing up as issues that keep us trapped into thinking too small.To keep us from feeling powerful and recognizing we each are the Sacred.

Can we keep accessing states of hiding, denying, compromising on a continuous basis to keep ourselves seemingly safe? Yes and many live this way. Is it helpful? Only if you allow being scared more important than knowing. I have witnessed time and again people choosing what they think they know, right or wrong, instead of allowing for the truth to be present. It is safer to hurt because that is what we we are willing to settle for than to risk not hurting in the same way. Kind of silly.

Issues that concern us all are in our faces. Our biases about what people look, sound and believe in. Our willingness to take care of the elderly, the poor and the sick. A long held assertion that women are less valuable than men. Everyone is affected by these questions. Across the border north and south, east and west. People are being moved as they have never been before to take action.

We have not been truthful with ourselves but most of us don't have systems in place to be okay to explore and undo or even think that we can tackle our issues in quick easy, useful ways. We might not feel resourceful.

The growing field of Consciousness Technologies will offer new ways to engage life.

Accessing Heart Centered Awareness is key and the answer. What we find when we recognize ourselves as Consciousness gives us the perspective to re calibrate, reorganize our thinking, our beliefs, our limits. We open to what is possible within and beyond your current thinking framework of Being and Potential provides the means. Being present. The power of being free enough of one's story of issue to let in for something new.

To recognize how powerful our pasts dictate our futures you only have to listen. The stories are filled with energy and propellent, emotion. We have to stop the story to stop the runaway train of thought. Only then can one be brought into the moment and check in. Is your past true in this moment? If so, is it different? We can register the shifts right then and there. Only by recreating the past stories can it show up again. And if it does, as it can, it can not be the same. For you have had awareness and potential interact.

This is why a lot of us fear change. Because we know, on the level of where we hold ourselves as ourselves that if we change some little things the sense of self, our control, recognizes itself as the house of cards that it is.

Which is to be celebrated. To be encouraged right now. Bringing our hidden, denied and confused parts into the light of awareness allows us to be whole. Again, as we are as Consciousness. We are each filled with abhorrent thoughts, unkind thoughts, hurt, violent considerations to some degree.We are each filled with love, respect, appreciation, compassion to some degree.  We need to allow ourselves to make peace and reconcile what does not seem reconcilable. With our pasts, our presents, our neighbors, those who need help, those who take, those who enjoy creating dissention and disaster.

We do this be inviting Consciousness to be present, acknowledging what we did or did not do, what and where it hurts and to kiss it better. We are all still children appreciating and looking for that someone to kiss our owies and make it better.

That someone is us.

Listen in to our great show " Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet "weekly at Wednesday 11am Pacific on the CTR network to feel support and awareness and new ways to deal with life.

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






Monday, March 6, 2017

Consciousness and Differences

One of the many delights of being open, present and in the moment is that I never really know what people are going to bring with them to play with into group.

Last week brought a lovely mix of reality adventurers! One individual came from Detroit, Michigan who was here for an event in our area. And she fit right in with us. Sometimes one might feel alone or out of sync in our home environments but she has looked forward to coming as she was here last year and things changed in her world. She receives this weekly writing and follows along but being here in person and feeling the dynamics jump started her sense of being in a different way.

Knowing that Heart Centered Awareness has no boundaries is different than understanding that Heart Centered Awareness has no boundaries. Knowing is right brain, understanding is left brain. She remindrf me why it is always fun to have someone be able to attend group more than once. It is about building states references. What do I mean by that?

We have all been to an some kind of event and had a shared experience. Sometimes it feels individual and then there are those experiences that transcend differences and unites all as one and you feel it. Music concerts for instance. No matter the kind of music, if it is music you resonate to, sound registers a different place within. Bypasses the thinking as we register the frequencies and changes or alters our state.

It is easier to feel something different when you are in an atmosphere that is reality based in things being different. For ten years or so I was fortunate to help facilitate at 55 Matrix Energetics seminars. Staff would have the opportunity to host luncheon forums for the new students. I tended to be asked to lead a group about using Matrix Energetics in daily life. We expected that some might have transition issues with taking what they learned and experienced in three days and keeping it alive and real when home. What if you have no one to share your new awareness with?

We wind up making this about the difference in Believing and Being. Two different states. Believing is about your thinking and then how you feel as a result. Being is about feeling, embodying and then your thoughts that come out of that state.

So when we get home it can be a great place to collapse the state awareness of Being back to Believing. Most of us are not trained to hold that Potential, which is what is activated, is real. Call your experience what you want and we have the power to talk ourselves out of what happened. I witnessed this all the time with students. I can still do it on myself. We act out our boxes of limitations of how the world works, how our bodies work and triggers can be everywhere. And then many of us know of those who experience was transcendent and their references changed. Life changed for them.

Most of us go home and we can feel like something is lost. The truth is our hearts register the same. Our minds though might say it must be different. And really the only difference is that in seminar there will be more people reflecting back potential and building the state of awareness for it.

One reason I created weekly playgroups years ago was because I realized that once a month was not going to build within me a state of reference and that included others who could reflect back to me in this game of Life. Too many naysayers in my world. Not so many now and they don't bother me.

That is why I always encourage people to come to group weekly. As I said above, sometimes it feels individual and then there are those experiences that transcend differences and unites all as one and you feel it. This is what we find in Heart Centered Awareness, our sense of the Collective. Whether I am in a group setting or on my own I can feel it. It is real.

That is why I use Consciousness tools daily. I value myself. I get to check in and play with how I set myself up to Be and explore, quest, repair, and enjoy what being alive is all about.

I don't believe I live.

I am alive.

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