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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

How We Are Creating Our Realities These Days with Jim Johnson PhD

Join Janet Barrett and her guest Jim Johnson, PhD neural psychologist as they explore the changing faces possible in what we call reality. Realities are the outcomes of the brain’s organization and relations to its own forming mindsets and emotions subject to influence of all sorts.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

JIE Episode 28 Blog/ Flowing Realities

Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet Podcast 

Episode 28 Blog/ Flowing Realities

Reality shifts as much as you allow it to. We tend to think in terms that there is only one reality. That is because we create it with rules that maintain it. All fits within that reality mind set. In truth, every event we experience either sustains an existing reality or it can generate another. Conceive reality as a flowing sense of awareness and it is.

What is at play is our sense of the boundaries of what is real and not real. 

Our mind sets hold information, bias, perception, feelings and thinking working together to fit the reality's form. To change something set might require effort and attention if that is how you have crafted your reality, that change is difficult or not fun, it is easier or safer to not question.

It can be easier than you think. We do it all the time with Consciousness Technologies.

Have you ever felt reality bending? You will feel it in the conversation Jim, and I will share.

In writing this piece, while sitting and typing a headache bloomed. As I followed it, I became aware that my neck and then my torso were looking to express differently than before. Tension indicated by the headache was quick to express. In connecting to what I was writing, my state of reality was shifting. It can be that real, that simple. It can be elusive and so subtle it is like a whisper and then again, it can require a couple of aspirin as the torquing unwinds. If you hold the rotational fields of energy as real you will feel them as such. And when they engage and change in their patterns you just might feel it. 

I gave my body a space to work it out and it is better now. I am back to writing. The headache is gone. So, it is different. I am different and I can’t necessarily tell how things are different or on what level reality has changed. I just accept that it has. I do not look to control as I do not fear my experience. 

Since the last few days since recording our conversation for this episode and the political discord in Washington DC, lots of shifts have been noticed by those of us who have awareness of such dynamics. Electrical and magnetic pulls are engaged hither and yon. We can feel how people want to hide and just want this all to go away. Which is really a reality that overwhelm is present. In my reality, courage is present.

In my world who I show up as is subject to new outside information, and internal sensation, thoughts and memories that make up my stories of BEing and being in form. 

In my big picture reality, as Consciousness, we are all participants in Oneness. It also includes enjoying myself as Essence which means letting go of the Self that employs blame and punishment and thinking small as the rules set in place about in being in form.  Why do I need to question my own worthiness? How silly is that? I am. That is BEing. 

We are in many realities at any one time. Not that we hold awareness of all of them in any one moment but the more you explore in self awareness our definitions expose themselves. Together they weave a framework of us in the world. And, everyone else around us is doing the same thing at the same time to some degree. No man is an island, even if you hold that as in your reality of identity. That is just Self. justifying its creation of a sense of isolation.

In your current sense of reality notice how you define your world as that reflects how you value yourself. Notice what you are aligning and arranging yourself as. What do those around you think of the world? What does your social media share with you? What does your newsfeed feature? All will give you clues to your senses of reality and check to see if they are helpful and thoughtful and give meaning to you and yours and appreciation of the diversity of life here on this planet.

Does your reality allow for stuff happening and you being able to deal with it?

And, if you hear from within, that your reality is only an assumption and not a truth, go back within and let your story drop away and feel the rotation of realignment within. Take a couple of aspirin if needed and just relax into the flow that reality is, a changing  sense or state of references we manifest into real.

Janet Barrett
Podcast Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Unfolding our Courage

Celebrating Being Alive includes unfolding our sense of Courage. It is part of both survival and evolution. Courage is being willing to take action, having the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere in the face of challenge, danger, fear or difficulty, following our convictions. 

There are different kinds of Courage. We may not recognize it. It is not only running into a burning building but being willing to invest in something new, to take a risk. Utilizing Consciousness Technologies and exploring life is Courage engaged. Challenging ones own thoughts and feelings and definitions and putting the status quo at risk is Courage. 

Right now is a time for a sense of Courage in our political arenas in particular. Stepping outside of party lines and standing for principled actions of government and consequences may take Courage these days. How sad. 

Courage is reaching out for something different, something unknown. 

Courage seems to be what we need to remember we each possess in some degree of awakened awareness. In being present, in Heart Centered Awareness, Courage is not something one needs to look for. It is already within. It is not a state of mind, it is a state in BEing. 

Many don't necessarily feel courageous as part of their makeup. We save it for moments of stress perhaps, where we don't have time to think, but only to react. And conversely we might freeze in reaction and think that we have missed acting courageous as a response. Feeling compassion for oneself in triggered moments of stress doesn't necessarily go hand in hand. It often will take an observer to be able to notice clearly what is happening or our role in play. Breathing in stillness for another day may be the courageous act. 
 “There is no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bear witness that a man has the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.” —Viktor Frankl

Here is a wonderful article about Courage by Melinda Greenberg PhD. The Six Attributes of Courage 

They include: 
Feeling Fear Yet Choosing to Act
Following Your Heart 
Persevering in the Face of Adversity
Standing Up For What Is Right
Expanding Your Horizons; Letting Go of the Familiar
Facing Suffering With Dignity or Faith

She offers great awareness, wonderful quotes and helpful exercises. 

I will offer you this.

Make some moments to just notice your breath through your heart. Feel the alignment and the calm and consider if you have exercised your sense of Courage lately.

Notice how you relate to the idea of Courage. Sit and find it in your field awareness. 

Perhaps notice it as a star maybe. Notice it. Do you see it clearly or is there perhaps a cloud around it? Maybe the distance between here and there is filled with stuff that you need to navigate around. Just notice. Don't judge. It is there somewhere. And, if you don't see it, that means you don't recognize it. Which is fine. Does not mean it is not there. 

What would it be like to lock on to this star and bring it into yourself?

Feel what happens when you engage it out there and then when it comes into you. 

Feel that. Let yourself be different. That is Courage. It is you. 

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Wonder of Experiencing Phenomena with Jill Falk

How do we take in information and what we do with it? Human awareness is organized about being able to judge its experiences to form and define oneself in a lifetime. Joining Janet is Jill Falk, visual fine artist, massage therapist and quantum explorer. What is Reality when we are not in judgment of the phenomena in BEing in form? How does one hold oneself in appreciation of and gratitude for the body and its wonderful sensory design?

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Monday, January 13, 2020

JIE Episode 27 Blog/ Celebrating BEing Life in the Moment

Journeys Into Enlightenment Podcast

Episode 27 Blog Celebrating BEing Life in the Moment

Our Journeys Into Enlightenment are all about exploring, while alive, the freedom that we tend to associate with being in the Spirit form. They are Journeys Into Enlightenment, not to, Enlightenment.

If we are fortunate, what comes at the end of one’s life is a contented Essence. A lifetime that was filled with adventures and challenges and delights in Being in Form. The delights in being able to feel, physically and emotionally and think and how they reflect and nourishes the Essence, Soul, Spirit we each hold inside.  It is the totality of BEing.

There is a strong orientation and subsequent belief structures we humans have created that to be in form, in a body, means to suffer. Religions have been built around this premise. Suffering is held up as the central theme. Salvation comes only in death, when we are released from the body. The truth is that this is only one approach and experience about Life. There are many.

Surviving to live another day is a balancing act and we will judge, quantify, defend and deny in the process. This is Self. We seek control in the world around us. This is Self again. It is only illusion. For the next breath may happen or not despite our efforts. Coming to terms with what each life is about is an individual’s awareness.  And those witnessing that life will make their assumptions based on their own sense of being.

Life is coming to terms with Self and Essence as partners in being in form. As humans, we find this physical realm of life on this planet organized around contrast. It is the land of This and That, This or That, maybe “to have This we must have That” and then there is “This, That and the other thing.”  There are duality, polarity and scalar dynamics present as frameworks of relations along with time and space.

Life is incredible and priceless and unique and like much of what we find around us, we value it cheaply all too often. We cannot create Life even in a lab. They have to use already living matter, cells, to create more living material.

That spark that Life is, is a moment, in the blink of an eye as it comes and goes. Tragedy reminds us to appreciate and demonstrate love and caring now, not later for there may not be a tomorrow to share. We have no guarantee of a next moment. None of us do. We only have an assumption. Heartbeat stops and Life stops. Immediately. Alive one moment, dead the next. It is that simple. 
We are fascinating creatures. We have the ability to take in phenomena around us. We then interpret, give meaning to that phenomena, due to our inner bias and story settings and then we embody and express that phenomena. We also can change the inner biases at any time in response to the incoming information. It is rather remarkable the ability to change one’s mind and subsequent behavior and story line. It is the dynamic of evolution.

We are going to judge what anyone’s experience is, and it will guide us through a lifetime in relation to that judgment. We build behaviors out of our sense of experiences and they create a story of references that become our identities. 

They will, in stories that demonstrate Wholeness, provide moments in a range of emotional reactions and resulting feelings and thinking in response. We can start to judge the phenomena, information and conclusions that we draw in those reactions and responses. We might look to experience avoidance and look to eliminate or control in order to feel okay about our sensory evaluators of phenomena.  We question what we see, hear, feel, think, sense when the incoming doesn’t match our inner catalog of references.

Phenomena is only information and we will judge and name it based on that building catalog index of our story. What we think is real and true is often only the projection in the bias of some sort. Wisdom is being able to sort it all out, based on present information and the existing interior index and drawing new conclusions. 

Being present means being open to input, new evaluation, and the references of the past able to integrate the new input.

Being present is a constant dance of the Life spark. Being able to experience Life, to feel, to see into and out of, to hear on the many different levels and ways we can, our interpretation and changing of orientation is awe in action.  In new ways, evolving ways, to be able to reason and feel and be moved and enjoy the unexpected and to feel loss and outcome. These senses and qualities come together in each of us.

A quote from Abraham, courtesy of Esther Hicks, is that you cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy life. I would add don’t get caught up in what you think happy is. Living rich lives full of Oneness and Wholeness awareness provides textures and complexity, simplicity and clarity in the depth of nuances that reflect what Life is about and what is possible.

Celebrate the vibrations of Consciousness expressing. Celebrate BEing Alive in 2020!

Janet Barrett
Host Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

Monday, January 6, 2020

Consciousness and A New Definition for Love for 2020

Celebrating Being Alive in 2020 means perhaps changes in how we experience being alive and new conversations about how we feel in being alive. 

What is directing your emotions and actions? LOVE combines the two which is why it is so powerful a dynamic. Not only a feeling but the feeling and the subsequent actions one takes in that feeling. 

Read this article by Rabbi David Wolpe  about LOVE between people and how it manifests. He has some lovely work available through YouTube that you can enjoy. 

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
It is time to change the meaning of the word “love". 
The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense feeling of deep affection.” In other words, love is what one feels.
After years spent speaking with couples before, during and after marriage; and of talking to parents and children struggling with their relationships, I am convinced of the partiality of the definition. Love should be seen not as a feeling but as an enacted emotion. To love is to feel and act lovingly.
Too many women have told me, bruises visible on their faces, that the husbands who struck them love them. Since they see love as a feeling, the word hides the truth, which is that you do not love someone whom you repeatedly beat and abuse. You may have very strong feelings about them, you may even believe you cannot live without them, but you do not love them.
The first love mentioned in the Bible is not romantic love, but parental love (Genesis 22). When a child is born, the parent’s reaction to this person, who so recently did not exist, is to feel that “I would do anything for her.” In the doing is the love—the feeling is enacted. That is why we often hear the phrase “you don’t act like you love me.” We know in our bones that love is not a feeling alone, but a feeling that flows into the world in action.
Between human beings, love is a relational word. Yes, you can love things that do not love you back—the sky or a mountain or a painting or the game of chess. But the love of other people is directional. There is a lover and a beloved—you don’t just love, but you love at someone. And real love is not only about the feelings of the lover; it is not egotism. It is when one person believes in another person and shows it.
In Fiddler on the Roof, when Tevye asks Golde whether she loves him after a quarter century of marriage, her wry answer is exactly on point:

Of course it is possible to perform all sorts of duties for someone and feel little or nothing for them. Love is not about being hired help. Love is not an obligation done with a cold soul. But neither is it a passion that expresses itself in cruelty, or one that does not express itself at all. The feeling must be wedded to the deed.
We would have a healthier conception of love if we understood that love, like parenting or friendship, is a feeling that expresses itself in action. What we really feel is reflected in what we do. The poet’s song is dazzling and the passion powerful, but the deepest beauty of love is how it changes lives."

Rabbi Wolpe describes how to interact with another. My focus is how we do this with ourselves first. How, as the reflection, projection, the interface Self is as Consciousness, as Essence in form, relates to itself. How you love another is how you love yourself. 

As we start 2020 lets see what happens when we recognize and encourage Love within. Where this simple feeling of feeling and action will it take you this year as we come to terms with what 2019 and every year before has brought into fruition. 

Janet Barrett

Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment