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Monday, July 29, 2019

The Awakening of Friendship with Carol Olivia Adams

Consciousness includes Oneness as our shared experience of being. We are relation-based creatures living with others. Carol Olivia Adams, author of “The Awakening of Friendship,” joins Janet as they explore 9 principles in friendship that foster connection to another and embrace the universal tapestry of mankind.

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Consciousness and the Awakened Hearts of Friendship


Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

15/Consciousness and the Awakened Hearts of Friendship

In her book The Awakening of Friendship Carol Olivia Adams articulates what it means to live with others sharing on this planet.

What is essential to enjoying Life? Carol identifies 9 core principles that awaken us to how to live with others. They are also priceless in dealing with ourselves. They bring out the best in each of us. 

These principles may seem as only ideal concepts or conditional at times but they are within each of us. Some are as dynamics more awakened than others or maybe not so apparent. But they are what gives us meaning to embracing Oneness, Wholeness and our spiritual terrain. There can be no harm in utilizing them.  

These principles are to be found in the wisdom of patience and time, and our inner sense of security which brings serenity. It is in our courageous action of thought and motion guiding us and the art of listening to others that gives us not only perspective but witnessing for another.  Compassion brings us wisdom in action. Our willingness to engage faith and experience the gift in generous sharing leads us to gratitude and back to the essence of love. We hold this in our human emotional heart and as the essence of all as Consciousness.

Our heart is always beating when it is alive. It registers the degree of aliveness of the being that surrounds it. It just keeps beating, in all conditions of environmental chemistry. It registers ebbs and flows of blood. It registers the rhythm of our life.  

Each of us is a unique human individual though we share in similar actions and dynamics as a species.

I know what makes my heart beat physically easier. I know what my emotional heart feels like when it is filled with the pleasure of a smile or held hand, or someone valuing me. I know what serenity I feel as Spirit in connection with another as Consciousness.

It leaves me grateful to be alive, to feel, to think, to connect in the physical and non physical realms of Being.

My heart is awake. Is yours?

Janet Barrett
Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Monday, July 22, 2019

Consciousness and Song of the Century

There is a wonderful documentary on Netflix currently. John &Yoko: Above Us Only Sky

It is all about John Lennon and his life with Yoko Ono. Back in the day she was presented as a strange Oriental woman artist who had mesmerized John away from the Beatles. The film is about the dynamics at play in their relationship with themselves, the Beatles and most of all, their music. Details that I did not know and probably most of us didn't know then and don't know now. If you are at all interested in the process of artists and life reflects where they are and how they express you will enjoy this. 

I was in my early 20's, living in California, very ill and doing the best I could in my world. Their glamorous New York life was very different from mine.

So, as we all do, I made assumptions about someone else in their live based on what my life was like. Or, by what I read. I apologize to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. And to everyone else I made assumptions about. I look not to do that these days.  

I always enjoyed this song. Yet, it seemed more about imagination as frivolous than real as creative force at the time to me in that sense of myself. And sad that we had to imagine and what was not real. 

Now, in hindsight and my ability to see, know and appreciate more than I did then, this is not so pie in the sky. It calls to the deepest place inside of us, what ever the words you may use. It is about the power of the mind and spirit, the essence in each of us, as Consciousness, working together in an inner harmony if we only allow it to be our truth. 
Morphic resonance will help take care of the rest of us who are tuned in. 

It is a theme for consciousness technologies. 

Imagine was voted Song of the Century by those who track that sort of thing. Let yourself just sit and listen and feel this time, as Consciousness, in Heart Centered Awareness, that it is us, in malleable time and space. Imagine it into reality. Bring it into the NOW. 
I have included a link to a demo recording John made at his home studio before it's release.    

Imagine written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today (ah ah ah)
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

Yoko Ono was finally given writing credit a few years ago. Lyric Find, where I found the lyrics still only lists John Lennon as the writer. Imagine that. Only 40 years later does she get credit.  

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond?Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Consciousness and Pledging Love and Kindness with Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer

Over the course of our lifetimes much will happen. How we react, how we choose to respond is up to us. Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer, the instigator of the Love and Kindness Initiative joins Janet in their shared awareness of what is possible. What happens when we let love be our only response? Not hatred, not complacency, not fear. From within our sense of Wholeness, is there a challenge of only extending love and kindness to others in our world?

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Monday, July 15, 2019

JIE Ep 14 Blog/ Our Pledge to Engage in Love and Kindness

Ep 14 Consciousness and Pledging Love and Kindness with Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer

Our Pledge to Engage in Love and Kindness

When we pledge or commit to engage in Love and Kindness we are really talking about the power in informed choice and Wholeness in Being. We are not talking pie in the sky or Pollyanna kind of thinking. We are not talking about denial of the stuff that Life encompasses. We are talking about choosing to engage and acknowledge love and kindness as our choice in response to events that challenge us.

Humans have zoom lenses about life. Our day to day realities can be dictated by our emotions and sensations of our experiences which are close and personal perspectives to the body and mind. When we go inward and access ourselves as Consciousness, we gain much needed context and perspective.

We feel experience, we absorb it and make decisions based on how we feel about our experience of feeling. It will direct our next experience. When we view the world from our bigger perspective, we can go from reacting and triggered behavior to responding to what is happening. It brings us present into the moment and not our past story of biases in our experiences.

We want to engage informed choice. People report how time seemed to slow down and senses heightened, and clarity was present in an event where one had a moment of choice.
Every experience includes choices. We can do what one always does or do something different. Too often we expect different outcomes when we push the same buttons in the same order as before. Challenges and emotions arise when we feel there is limited choice, no choice or too many choices, whether it be which apple or in life and death situations.

In the millisecond of time that is often all that is present we choose how we react or respond. It does not mean denying what we are experiencing. It means acknowledging and choosing how to respond to the horror we are facing. It is how we take the negative and irreconcilable dynamics and acknowledge them in the same space.

Sometimes we want to vindicate our sense of loss and this takes us in a certain direction in the spectrum of Being. When you feel less than it doesn’t enrich ones’ sense of being. It is not designed to. It is the contrast and we can get stuck in it.

When I choose to be kind and appreciate myself and another, I feel enhanced, enriched, relaxed, loved, all kinds of things come to mind. I like to feel this. It helps me to be able to deal with the times and experiences that don’t feel this way.

(Technical} TSGT Donald Malarkey was 22 when he became part of Easy Company described by Stephen Ambrose in his book” Band of Brothers” during WW2. Awarded numerous medals during those days he was to later state:
 “There is not a day that has passed since that I do not thank Adolf Hitler for allowing me to be associated with the most talented and inspiring group of men that I have ever known.” This is a remarkable statement.

TSGT Malarky was able to transcend his personal experience of horror into what it could be, a salute to those he served with and thought of every day the rest of his life. He lived to age 96.

Humanity demonstrates ugliness, cruelty and suffering easily. Humans demonstrate endurance and resiliency and tolerance in response, transcending all into Love and Kindness.  

Janet Barrett

Monday, July 8, 2019

Consciousness and Monday Morning Contemplation

I don’t think there is anything more magical or wondrous or has me in awe as much as the spectrum that is Life. Potential and energies activate and creation happens. You can call it what you want. You take some photons of light and bit of mass, mix it up with vibrations and resonances, and information and we create our world and each other.

As a human animal, what is is like to be able to experience emotions, such as love and hate and everything in between? Each emotion feels different as an energy and take us into different places in being. They can rule our lives for some and for others they are navigation tools to experiencing Wholeness, as all life's ups and downs, Oneness as connection and ultimately Being.

Other mammalian animals have emotions that are witnessed in nature all the time. If a animal feeds her young through her breast you can guarantee certain emotions are present. The others use environmental signals to keep their young safe.

What about feeling physical sensations? To feel a smile, to scratch an itch, to cough, to hold hands, to feel your heartbeat and your breath. No two people are going to do it in just the same way.

All is unique to each of us. We share in our human design but what each of us are under the skin is unique. How you feel emotions and feel sensations is yours alone. How you put together and construct meaning of being is yours alone.

How you think about who, what, where, when you are is totally up to you. This you, that is subject to influences of all kinds through out ones life.

This is thinking, this is mind, this is being.

And under all this, at core of our humanity is Consciousness, our sense of ourselves bigger than ourselves. It is us in connection to all we find around us. Where our outside layers focus on individuality and our inner layers know us as all one, without label. All One, just expressing in different forms with different levels of awareness.

Rupert Sheldrake PhD, brings us awareness that shared genetic memory is real between species. It is Morphic Resonance. I know this to be true from my own experiences of synchronicity.

I enjoy the 100th Monkey Principle as real all the time. That tale is about how a monkey on an isolated island did a new action in cleaning fruit and soon other monkeys, with the shared genetics, on other isolated islands demonstrated the new behavior also. Something happens here and then it is elsewhere. I am always looking for that 100th monkey that changes everything. I easily see it as extending beyond the form, as shared thought, ideas, constructs.

The human design has a certain range of sensory information that is different than other life forms. We are not as specialized as others. Take the dog's ability to smell, the eyesight of the eagle to see and you kind of get the idea. We are not the best at any one sense but we are adept with many senses. This could be part of our fascination with superheroes who embody a remarkable level of ability in some one sense usually.

As far as shared genetic memories you can contemplate the level of awareness of the bacteria in your body, or the fungus within. For our bodies hold lots of forms of life that are in communication with our bodies below our regular levels of awareness. Fungi are cellular creatures that eat and fill space. That is it's directive. Wouldn't seem a level of intelligence present but something has to be present. And you need fungi but not out of wack in a finely tuned level of relation. We don't want it to take over. Like Candida for instance in the body.

So what if the fungus and bacteria in my body was in connection, communication with the matching fungus and bacteria in your body? Would you notice? Does this explain the closeness that is present between strangers and even family? Not so much your life experiences but maybe also shared references inside our bodies? Just a thought. Maybe this is part of empathetic resonances and quantum entanglement.

If you are confused inside about your place in yourself, in your family much less the world, if you are in fear about the world around you, are the rest of us picking up on your vibration?

So we need to be aware of our frameworks of the world outside of us. They totally reflect our inner framework about how and who and what and when we are. This is how we create reality.

Love, kindness, compassion and respect are some of what I want to experience in my world reality. Are they within me?

Have a wondrous week.

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Consciousness and the Web of Life with Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly DVM

Life is a transcendent state weaving together many forms of expression. Whether it be earth, animal or human, all Life, past, present and future, resides together in Consciousness, no one thing separate. Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly, DVM and Janet contemplate this shared state with wisdom gained from our past and present pets and from nature. In being aware of this web of life, we can take better care of ourselves and be better stewards of all living creatures and of our unique home planet Earth. 


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Monday, July 1, 2019

JIE Blog/ Consciousness and the Webbing of Life

Episode 13 Consciousness and the Webbing of Life

Our spirituality is the quality of the essence of the spirit lurking within each human animal. It is also the connection to something bigger than just us as one individual. We are always in relation to every other human animal, every other animal whether four-legged, or no legs at all or fins. We are in relation to the flora and nature around us.  We are surrounded by life shared. We each have place in the scheme of things.

The human animal is a powerful presence in connection to the Web of Life as Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connelly DVM calls it. Many will use the term Oneness. Man is everywhere around this planet, not restricted by environment as other Life is.  

Western Man can be arrogant in behavior and thinking when we think we rule the world and it revolves around us, serving at our personal discretion.  Not only over one another but also over all living matter. We take for granted this planet when one is not appreciating the totality of life beyond one’s own immediate needs and concerns. We fail to recognize how the earth and life have created a web of Life. It is our support and safety net if we let it be such.

We see ourselves different from one another in our own human family let alone our neighbors of animal and flora and we base assumptions of Self to reflect.

Our indigenous culture neighbors view all life and elements as living spirit and soul as one. There are aware of the Oneness in being. The ground is sacred, as is the cloud and turtle and insect and rock.

We have empowered science and our ability to question and explore our past histories to inform us about the elements of life. It too comes with bias often. But what is clear is that we live in strands of genetic data that make up our DNA and activated by RNA. We have primal directives and drives and mind states. 

Animals, living creatures of all kinds have DNA. Just like us. Activated by RNA. Other mammals are just like us with drives and primal directives and mind states of some sort. They embody their stories of being different than us. But they demonstrate emotions, memory, communication and clan behavior just as we do.

Both the tree and your dog are living material here as much as you are, just in different form and states of awareness. They each exist in time and space unique to their species design. They have communication avenues that we can register if we are so inclined. And they have senses that are tuned at such different levels than ours that they can be out of our range. They are experiencing life by different and more expansive rules. They are free of the limits we impose.

Our shared genetic memories to our species connect us to others in their shared genetic memories in their species. Expanded morphic resonance is at play.   
I had not thought of this before but I can see where we demonstrate nature/ floral and fauna, bias all the time. Perhaps we have not held it in that awareness, but bias often contains arrogance.

Our interference is showing. Many of our present local concerns are global concerns we seem to have created or helped along. Politics and business have ruled our environments since the beginning of societies.  How many times have we built in flood plains, mined resources to extinction, cut down forests and endangered habitats and species of those living around us with our shortsightedness, whim and coin gained? Pollution is real, climate concerns are real, animals are being driven into extinction by us. 

Do we demonstrate care, compassion for other living creatures? Our planet is alive in a web of life where all life is connected and does just fine without our arrogance in play. We are so arrogant we even fight to defend our blindness to our web of life connection.

Ice ages come and go. But we like them best when they are in the past. In the timeline of this planet deserts have taken over many places that were once forest. Many exist now due to human intervention in another time. We create future disasters all the time. Species die out all the time. Civilizations of people and animals have come and gone. You either evolve in your environment or die.

Since we are powerful enough to define, and then defend, it behooves all of us and our future generations to pay attention now and support the web of life we are part of. Before we lose connection.

Stewardship and care of this planet and the life that is so precious and rare and unique no matter its form is what is needed as we reinforce the webbing holding life together.

Janet Barrett
Podcast Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet