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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Episode 7 Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet Podcast/ Consciousness and Thinking from Heart not Monkey Mind

Episode 7 Podcast Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet with friend Anne Gordon

Consciousness and Thinking From Heart Not Monkey Mind

Monkey Mind is a Buddhist term meaning "unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable". Sounds like emotions fluxing and shifting. Can be exciting and dramatic and filled with highs and lows in personality and being.  And for some these days stuck in this kind of patterning, we can have clinical terms to describe such conditions.

It is a challenging way of thinking. It can create excitement, but it can also lead us into behaviors we don’t like so much.

Thinking is a given. We are all just wired differently, and we have our practices that can center us or we can be led around by the quality of the Monkey Mind.

What if we were present without judgement, without story, without emotions in dramatic sway? What would it be like to just be present? To just feel the depth of the collective consciousness that is present always below the surface of mindsets? 

What is it like to do our thinking from within the openness of Heart, of connection as Essence and Consciousness? That is an entirely different sort of thing.

This is what we can learn and enjoy from swimming with dolphins and Being with whales. They are mammals like us and a highly distinctive and specialized order of mammals. They were once land animals that migrated to the water and adapted. Considering we think most life came from the sea and developed, these guys went back to the sea. Interesting.

They are equipped with emotions, sonar as sensory and emotion locators and live in family pods and traveling communities which can reach into the thousands. They are 30 million years old and life is very different for them.  Look one in the eye and they recognize you in your deeper awareness. The you that has no story, the you free of your mindsets. They connect to your Being.

Heart Centered Awareness is common to all of us. Just notice your conditions to getting close to another, to being intimate without shrouds and protection. To be naked and easily read from your interior out. Our brothers and sisters in the seas do this.

Humans might have boundaries in place and this kind of closeness can scare you perhaps. To be in that state of honesty with nothing to hide.

There is no Monkey Mind present. Just heart and the responding thinking that comes from being present.

I have never swum with dolphins. I have been in the heart of a blue whale. When I enter Heart Centered Awareness this is where we meet, the whale and me. I can feel the absolute presence of no thing, no doing, only Being in that heart the size of a Volkswagen Beetle automobile. There is only the beat of life.

When you join in Heart Centered Awareness with the whales and dolphins you can feel the awe and absolute peace of being in a flow of life without Monkey Mind.

This is the depth of enrichment that the field of Unified Consciousness is at its expansive core.

This is Monkey Mind quiet. 

Janet Barrett
Podcast host
Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Consciousness and Nothing Happened Last Week

April Fools Day?

Enjoy yourselves out there. I will enjoy this.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/ Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, March 25, 2019

Consciousness and Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet Episode 6

Freedom means anything is possible, so our sense of choices expands. Our jobs, our titles, our what-evers can develop a sense of loss of freedom. We think and imagine that not enough money, education, support, love, the family dynamics etc., etc., limit the choices.

It also can include confusion, chaos in our worlds. Things disappear and show up in unexpected times and places. As Self we create Order with its control function into a reality out of a personal bias and miss the spectrum of information, the choices, in all directions and influences.

What we create has a certain level of consciousness present whether it be pencil, book or illness. When we engage as Consciousness and free of our limits imposed by Self we can connect with these supposedly non reactive, non responsive, non human, non living materials as if they are real. Maybe not as verbal conversations but in some layer of sensory expression.

I have these conversations all the time when I realize, in the moment, that they are possible and would be helpful. It makes my life interactive and participatory and not just a repetition of a stuck place. When you realize that EVERYTHING Is SOME THING and there is just a blink of the eye between being SOME THING and NOT SOME THING your sense of freedom is present.

We are free to think what we want. We can have these conversations from within different perspectives all the time. We can be in prison on physical, mental, emotional, psychological, psychic and spiritual levels. These encompass the human experience. And, we are still free to think what we want. Ask the spirits of Nelson Mandela, Senator John McCain and others still in body who have been incarcerated. What did they, what do they think while they were and are in their situations dealing with the stresses? They are free to use the time and space to get creative and aware or hold onto the old.

We can be told what we are feeling, and it is not true. We can feel what we are feeling, and it is only a moment and not a lifetime unless you have habituated your current feeling sensation to be your reality state.

Freedom comes not from denial but from understanding that we are much more and much less than what we think we are in any one moment. How our relation to Freedom shows up for each of us is individual and collective.

It is helpful when we are free to make mistakes. That is how we learn and refine. It is helpful when we are free to feel and express our emotions in useful ways in the moment. Not those stunted, shunted to the buried graveyard of unexpressed rotting powerful hidden agendas that get created.
It is helpful to be free of our burden of thinking, to break the important and powerful ability of mind to make habituated reactions into fresh responses.

It is helpful to be free to laugh at oneself and join in with God Laughing.

Janet Barrett
Podcast Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Monday, March 11, 2019

Consciousness and Episode 5 Podcast Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Consciousness and Your Known and Unknown

One drive as humans is to know. Live or die means we must know stuff. What is out there beyond my fingertips? Hey, what are my fingertips? What is there to explore? To know is at our core.

What happens is when we find out what is out there. What do we do with that information? How do we use it? How do we live with it? How does it become us?
The lessons we learn, as we come to know a thing, come out of our unknown perceptual biases at play in each of us. 

This is the eternal question “Why?” that we ask. We come to the known through our sense of safety, our need to eat and such to survive and the thoughts and emotions these encompass. It comes from our Essence’s interaction as Self encompassing the unique traits to each of us in form and personality.

Once we “know” a thing which is “yes, that is this” do we move on. We don’t like indecision, uncertainty. Mind settles, as mind has a marker now for this thing. It becomes a navigational point, perhaps an identity builder and added resonance to our stories. It is a judgement. We no longer question, no longer gather information to make a new judgment, a new decision, a new choice. It becomes fixed. We know what it is. And every time forward we are held back. For we are now stuck into a position. Which may be helpful at times and not so much at other times. Too often we would rather hurt because it is the known. Even to the point of it now hurting ourselves habitually.

What happens, what is missing, what is compromised in our choice? Freedom, the ability to make a change easily, a chance to change a thought and behavior when it is not wanted. We stop questioning, our curiosity is stymied.

Curiosity and creativity are natural and flow oriented. When some thing is known the flow is now fixed. Remember the child asking questions on a roll? It happens so quickly what leads from one thing to the next. At some point the child grows in form and quits asking questions often.

This is the human experience.

Our drive as Consciousness and Essence/Soul is to be. To learn of being by the ability to do. Or we would not do this. Life invites and dances with curiosity and creativity. My thinking is that curiosity is vital in life. Creativity is the mechanism. Spontaneous is the result of curiosity and creativity in action together in a moment.

Our challenge if one so chooses, is to embrace the unknown as always present and available to what one thinks is and using the unknown to do its magic as potential and make it actively engaged. 

It is not enough to see a thing or know a thing. It brings no awareness, no wisdom. All that does is acknowledge that there is issue, problem, etc. and validates our powerlessness to our bias. We want the first part and to let go of the last part.

We are powerful in creating our experiences, we are powerful in changing our experiences. Same power at play just different ends of the experience.

To access Potential, we access Heart Centered Awareness, the field of Unified Consciousness. Potential is to each of us our unknown and much more. For your known and unknown are not necessarily mine. Mine may be different though the field is the same. Potential is the building block of Consciousness. We are now in the field of the sacred, the creative, essence, All. A state of All in flow, out of flow. In the stillness of the quiet we feel the vibrancy of Potential as it is waiting.

You bring your challenge to this arena, this state and how you know it, what you know it as, and it is now free. It has accessed the Unknown and collapses the field of the Known into some thing different. You can feel it and you are in it right now in some way.

Take time to tune in. Let your concern or conundrum be present. Ask “What might be possible if I was free to know this in a new way?” It can be that simple in this state. Anyone who has a challenge and then catnaps and enjoys a new vision that finds clarity upon awakening is engaging this state. Inviting the unknown to merge with our known. Welcoming the new information. Some will call it imagination. Others will realize that imagination is that part of ourselves as Consciousness accessing the All beyond the limits of the dreamer’s known world.  

There is comfort in being the same. What would it be like to develop comfort in being different, feeling different, thinking differently? It does not need to be threatening. It can be exciting. Some of us don’t like excitement. It may be interpreted as anxiety.

No worry. Just let it be present and know it is only part of your experience that you bring into the now. Let, be and watch and feel what happens next.

Janet Barrett
Podcast Host/ Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Consciousness and Fixing That Lovin Feelin

Many of us we want to fix things that are not ours to fix. We may want others to be different. Often, in our idea of love we think we know what is right. In the game of right and wrong that can then mean that we are trying to fix the other as they are not doing something right. This is a tricky place for any of us to navigate.

What if we play by different rules?

Love is accepting what oneself and the other is. Otherwise we are looking to create the other in the image we want. For them. How is that working for you? You thinking them in need of repair, that they are wrong is about you, not them. You have been into fixing things from within a conditional love framework and that is not love.

Love is not a condition. So when we are using the phrase 'unconditional love' we are in a false conversation. There is no condition to love. You are either in surprise, wonder or not.

We can be quite centered in our wanting better for our loved ones. Your awareness of injustice and love gone bad makes for great grist. These are great awareness to have and how to let the knowledge allow us to grow and thrive as each Soul’s intention can be the trick.

Do you see people in their wonder? People don't need to be fixed or saved. When being with others what we often can get caught up in their interpretation and sense of their own limitations in our empathetic abilities. Their frustrations and lack of self love feels like our frustrations and we mimic back their voices of doom. To feel one is lovable. to not be worthy, to not be appreciated goes deep in each of us.

We forget we are each self designed on a Soul level as Consciousness, to explore what being alive can be. People are always creating their realities and those are their limits in play. 

When we engage with each other you are offering the limits of your boundaries. If you are not clear about this take the emotion away. Then notice the other. No matter how smart one may be, how wise one may be, you still offer the limits of what your breath of awareness is.

When you interact with each other what do you offer? Judgment, sympathy as poor thing or compassion, appreciations for their creative energies in being?

What happens when you get there first? You know a truth and they have not yet got it? Your fear is that they may never get your truth. Are they wrong, are they less than, are they not as good as you? Or are they on their creative path as much as you are and you are fortunate to support each other? To love where you find your self and them?

What happens when you love and they take actions that are not what you feel are helpful?

We each are responsible for our actions and our realities. Everyone is expressing their Essence working life out. No matter the level and distance of connection I get to see how our co creation is working and what I need to be aware of in being me and how they are helping me to find that me, that
Essence, that love. Just look at our current political arena. Peoples positions help us find our position. New alignments start to show up.

Co-creation is a very dynamic state. And we are not necessarily on the same path. Karma is a nice framework for some but it can be a trap. It can be limiting and offered as an excuse for behavior and something to beat ourselves up with. We co-create all the time swinging between leader and follower, partners, friends, mentor, student etc etc. down to friend and enemy even within a family. All are conditions of relation to Compassion, Love and Selflessness. 

We have to let others develop their own way. We can offer guidance and hope for the best? No, as hope is about this is a problem now and maybe it can get better.

We can offer guidance and the other does what they want to do with it. That is love.  No hook on the end of the equation.

The best demonstration of love is when we don’t care how one shows up and still we love. Our personalities as Self may care and it goes into reaction but Essence does not. Consciousness does not. It allows for all. If we don’t like something that is about Self not Essence.

It is okay to fail, to flounder, to suffer, to create suffering, to weep, to be joyful, to value all the right things. And to not. That is Essence at play that is ones own soul’s direction. There are burdens that will come with some choices. There will be loss. There will be implacable forces, immovable forces, that will mark us and this planet. There will be life redefining itself. 

It is not the length of time one is present on this planet. Personally I would like to think it is the quality of that life. and I appreciate that for every time I did not do something or take right action that I was living and defining and expressing my limitations. We are witnessing mass awareness of this.

If I am without bias everything is perfect as it is what is right now.  Just how far am I from that realization is what life is about for me. That is the space Self works in.

This is about honesty and projection in some sort of dance. Our caring creates our projection and can manifest all kinds of doom scenarios. Honesty is Essence active. What is under the Self caring. We inherently love. Caring gets caught up in results and outcomes. Where Love and Compassion and Selflessness spring forth we appreciate where one is. How I choose to respond is then up to me.

I witness people making choices all the time that I can only appreciate as their creativity and Soul at play. It is much easier on me then. Others don’t need permission for being. They need not apologize for being how they show up. Unless they feel they do.Unless you feel they do. 

And if they do, be very clear in your honesty as Essence as part of the whole.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 


Monday, February 25, 2019

Episode 4 Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Consciousness and The Connections in our Story Telling

We are natural story tellers. As relation- based creatures our stories define us and give us placement to our surroundings. This is very important to the Self. Whether in our physical or non- physical realms Self needs to know how to relate. Self seeks place.

Writing started around 5000 years ago. When we did not yet write we verbally communicated in sounds and eventually language. Our ancestors drew to express what they were noticing in their environments be it sun, horse, family and the squiggles of water and even signed their works as a hand print.

Everything you know today about yourself and don’t know about yourself is story that has become myth. It is a projection subject to interpretation along the many years that man has been present. Our DNA tell us stories of connection that we most often have not knowledge or proof of.
We are developing our technology to help us explore our pasts and ways for us to know ourselves in terms of that past.

We can also know ourselves in terms of the past, present and future by accessing our essence within each of us. To know ourselves as Soul and Consciousness. Free of the dictates of our assumptions and stories and myths and rumors of Self and our appearances.

Man started out relatively not too long ago in the big scheme of life. We can now have knowledge of the fact that what is walking around today in its suits and ties and colorations of skin tones is a culmination of a Homoapien African woman and her daughters 35,000 years ago mixing with other humanoids. That progression is fascinating to many and how we have become what we see in the mirror each day and over time and the diversity.

What shapes us are our stories in being in form. Most often we each look like we feel, how we think and how we interpret our Spirit as human. Our souls embrace the experience where the Self may question as it is the one feeling all of it. Consciousness and Soul are neutral to what those experiences are. We create what life is as an expansion of being.

We each are adding into what is present today in our stories of culture and personality within this planet’s grace. We are self-creating, self-defining presences of a dynamic in being.  We form actively, knowingly, with intention as Soul, and most of the time unknowingly from our habituated states of awareness as Self.

WE fulfill our destinies as we decide them.

All of this speaks to how we view life and our engagement with it. There is no bias in life as it is an evolving dynamic. Life continues to develop in the human as embryo into fetus only when another chemical process engages and expands the form bringing it into life as human. The same goes for a seed into flora, or roe as the developing fish.  At any time, the form can stop developing and the form dies. Only 20% of all conceived human life births into a hopefully bouncing baby.  Life stops or can continues with new variations present from the norm.

Free of our emotions, we can appreciate life as nothing more than Life fulfilling the range of experience unique to the design inherent in the form. And, souls are dancing.

These days I sense that most of what our lives are about is our relation to what is in our essence already as compassion, love, selflessness and unknowing. Our stories are filled with this relationship to our core.

Unknowing is another name for Potential. Nothing is yet known or identified or solidified into some thing as energy. It is the “dark energy” in the state of Consciousness at play. It is always present in Consciousness. Yet we may not recognize it.

It is the 4th element that showed up in my conversation with Harvey. Many of us don’t like Unknowing. But it is what is beyond our limits and where we dance lightly. It is essential to our evolving stories.

Janet Barrett
Podcast host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet
on the CTR Network

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