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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