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Monday, May 27, 2019

Consciousness and Remembering

The energy behind Memorial Day in the United States of America is of recognizing and remembering those who had died while serving in wars for this country. It became a united effort out of different locations in this nation after our Civil War in the mid 1800's and recognized as a legal holiday soon after. 

Over 150 years later we are still remembering those have died in service. 

I will spend today thinking of them and us today. How far we have come, how far we have not come.
And through it all I will be grateful to those no longer present in form who are still with us in mind and spirit, if not body. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Monday, May 20, 2019

Ep 10 JIE Blog/ The Wholeness in Our Holes

Ep 10 Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet 

The Wholeness in our Holes

Every time we come across something that we might register as wrong or weak or compromising it can feel like a hole in our sense of Self. Courtesy of AZQUOTES, here are a variety of voices that speak of how those holes are just part of something grander that we each are and actually enhance our lives. Here is a navigational guide for your Journey Into Enlightenment.  

“Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.”
  Parker J. Palmer

“To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.”

“You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole. God already did that. Your job is to know it.”
  Maya Angelou

“The real reason why human life can be so utterly exasperating and frustrating is not because there are facts called death, pain, fear, or hunger. The madness of the thing is that when such facts are present, we circle, buzz, writhe, and whirl, trying to get the I out of the experience...Sanity, wholeness and integration lie in the realisation that we are not divided, that man and his present experience are one, and that no separate I or mind can be found .... [Life] is a dance, and when you are dancing, you are not intent on getting somewhere. The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”
  Alan Watts

“You are whole and also part of larger and larger circles of wholeness you many not even know about. You are never alone. And you already belong. You belong to humanity. You belong to life. You belong to this moment, this breath.”
  Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.”
  Albert Einstein

“The journey to wholeness requires that you look honestly, openly, and with courage into yourself, into the dynamics that lie behind what you feel, what you perceive, what you value, and how you act. It is a journey through your defenses and beyond, so that you can experience consciously the nature of your personality, face what it has produced in your life, and choose to change that. Words lead to deeds. They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.”
  Gary Zukav

“Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our words that we are able to effect the most profound changes in the people around us. When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness. Our listening creates sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person. That which has been denied, unloved, devalued by themselves and others. That which is hidden.”
  Rachel Naomi Remen

“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.”
  Margaret J. Wheatley 

“Whole people see and create wholeness wherever they go; split people see and create splits in everything and everybody.”
  Richard Rohr

“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.”
  Carl Jung

Happy trails to you on your journey,

Janet Barrett

Monday, May 13, 2019

Consciousness and Moving into the State of Something Different Happening Now

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” 
― Mother Theresa

What are you feeling as you read Mother Theresa's quote about time? Resistance and story starts validating or? 

Our day to day realities, our stories about who we are in life, have us moving forward in some sense of time and space. Most are also bringing their pasts forward with them and all too often they are living with the past events actively making their choices still.  

In this state what we call the present then is only the past still engaged. That is how we can predict the future with reasonable certainty. Not many of us like the idea of the unknown which would be unreasonable certainty I guess.

When we talk about being present we are talking about shifting from the State of Past Moving Forward to the State of Something Different Happening Now. Only then does the past become the past. It now serves only reference to how we got to our now. And now, right now, will determine our future.

We can have many attachments and feel all kinds of things about our past. Lots of powerful emotions are active, lots of thinking active.  

Have you heard this one? "Nothing ever changes for as much as things change, they stay the same." It is a morphic field in effect. Means nothing really ever changes. Really? That things change and then change again and still things are the same? It can certainly seem that way when we lump things together. What it really means is that you registered a change and then another change and then it went back to what it seems it was. This speaks to our choices and how powerful we are in making the same choice or a different choice. 

We notice this in using consciousness technologies. Someone comes to us about an issue and it clears and another shows up maybe even worse than the first. The issue then is only symptom and not the agenda in play.

Did things truly change back to what they were? Or, were we perhaps too slow or too fast because of our stories to recognize change when it happened or when the opportunity was right in front of us and we settled for what was familiar. You have to develop ones own awareness in noticing shift. 

Did I mention that time is a sense as is space and malleable in quantum realities? That's the subjective quality we experience it as. The minutes that are ticking away in orderly fashion on the clock is a man made construct representing predictability of time which is useful to share collectively in our physical world to keep things running on schedules that we feel are important. Our mind and emotions can have a different sense of time than your body is holding. We can not, at times, keep up with how fast things happen. And then they can seem to take forever.

You can take the time out of a pattern. You can end the measurement. If you do this only from your wounded thoughts and emotions you will blink and and continue to bring the past forward with nothing changing. 

Making the time to stop and look around yourself and what you have created behind you puts you into the present. You are stopping the story. You are gaining perspective. If you do this in Heart Centered Awareness you can stop the old story running and start another. 

What is it like to sit in Heart Centered Awareness where time and space are sensory and malleable? Where the story and you have a chance to separate into the now?

Give it a chance. Sit in awareness and let some issue come into mind. If you are crunched for time do this while sitting in the bathroom. Instead of reading your texts you might as well sit and be creative in a different way!

In any relation there is our story, their story, our perceived sense of their story and so forth. 
What is is like to let go of your story and what you think their story is to allow for something new?

Just notice what comes to mind and play with it. Register a shift in some way and let it. Be open to feeling different or breathing easier and sit. Let it register. Give yourself time to recognize what being present is all about now. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment