This podcast series focuses on the intersection of Consciousness and Self. This is our “Journey into Enlightenment.” At the core of human reality is Consciousness. Humans are self-defining creatures. We develop rule sets and stories that generate our experiences of reality. Consciousness is the state of awareness in each of us where our self-defined realities are only one of the many options in potential that could be expressed.
Each episode you will join Janet and her friends to gather in this core in Heart Centered Awareness. You will feel this state where time and space are malleable, potential is active and change in our day to day experiences can be felt in the moment. You will witness this sharing in the expansive variety of expressions of Consciousness, and as form and language in our physical and non-physical worlds. Experience new definitions in Self and join in the collective community we call Consciousness.
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In this beginning episode of “Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet” I provide you with the starting place for this podcast series. It is my awareness of our intersections of Consciousness and Self. I will explain what I means with the word Consciousness and how to access this space in each of us. Calling it Heart Centered Awareness, the Field of Unified Consciousness you will find yourself in it as you listen along. You will feel this state where potential is active, and realities play by different rules. You will hear a couple of different meditations that will help you to access being present in new ways. And thoughtful, perhaps new considerations to contemplate. This is my invitation to you to join me in appreciation, respect and free of judgment about where you currently find yourself in being you. In the moment you can experience new patterns in your awareness that can last a lifetime.
Sometimes language can get in our way of understanding. How a word is being used, the range of meanings that a word holds, different inflections, and how we hear it to our ear all come into play. As energy expressions they are powerful in generating states of awareness. Here are some featured words in this episode that may be used in new contexts.
Basically, there at two different frameworks in our human thinking. The first is “I Think, therefore I am and I can notice myself in my world.” This is the typical frame of reference when one is mind oriented. This is Self which is the human interface of Consciousness. When we are more in the state of Being, we are relating to ourselves and the world out of our core as Consciousness. Consciousness is the state of potential and energy that is present everywhere. We can access it as a playground when we engage from within our quantum world realities. Our terms can be interchangeable. Heart Centered Awareness gives us a place to center in. It is then not just a concept without body to it. I have found that for many of my clients and fellow explorers that in our religions and spiritual practices there was conflict in how we connected and how we experienced ourselves as the Infinite. Locating this within us, not outside of us brings all into focus in new ways. It is within where our connection, the Infinite, Essence, the All is to be found. Spirit, Body, Mind enjoy a new orientation. Consciousness does not judge. It is. Anything else is the realm of Self and its emotions. All falls within the realm of the Consciousness core. It is not a creation of mind but how we interact with it as Self. Human bodies form, just like rocks, gas, tree and your pet or the guy across town, or our cosmos, within the core. The mind, our thinking and sentient state, develops in a shared state of reference that can be forgotten in this physical realm of contrast. We are each unique individuals sharing within this collective Field of Unified Consciousness.
Collective point of references created over time and by persons of beliefs to describe informational states. They can be truthful or not. Think urban myths and social media. They include in them a spectrum of feelings, energies and thoughts. Subject to change and interpretation. They become powerful if sustained and can shape reality. It is about how they can affect us and how we relate to them.
3 meanings of heart: Physical heart, (feeling Self) Emotional terrain (Self feeling), Core, essence of all (Consciousness) All work together.
Warm, support. Non-judgement. Sounds good. What would it feel like? The stillness that is present as Consciousness
In Biology it is body parts that look alike but have different functions. They only share appearance. It is what our minds will do as shortcuts. Lump things together that only have a look shared and then beliefs and behaviors in thinking get locked in that may have nothing to do with anything.
Most of us are familiar with anchoring and how it is about putting down a weight to hold oneself in place. Like the ships anchor. But we use the term in metaphysical training and such. Grounding is anchoring oriented. Centering is more about have a sense of place within and it is what one expresses from. We walk upon the earth not anchored to it or we wouldn’t go very far. And we certainly don’t want to be grounded to it. Dancing lightly in our humanity is a centering experience in above, below and in between, in here, out there.
Labels define. They are helpful and then they are not. They are limits and containers of thoughts, feelings. When you take the label off some thing you are then playing by different rules. You are allowing yourself to notice, not project, not assume about the energy and potential available in new ways. Stuff can be a good word then to use as it has not distinctions and the judgment that labels offer. Information is what our stories collect and form as perceptual biases and viewpoints and patterns that form a state of reality.
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Anne Gordon de Barrigon Blue whale heart size of VW Bug Anne has a free guided meditation called Being Whale, where she leads people into merging with Mother Humpback whale so they can feel what it is like to have such a huge heart, what it is like to Be whale and to have access to all the wisdom and knowledge that the whale has.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller
"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." – Swami Sivanada
"Whatever we are waiting for-peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance-it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart." – Sarah Ban Breathnach
"It is when our thinking comes from our heart as Consciousness and not mind, do we unfold and expand into being." – Janet Barrett
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What does it mean to live consciously with energetic awareness in daily life? We can access the warmth, acceptance and non-judgment that is universal consciousness. We are all part of that spectrum, as individuals interconnected. There is no time, no space. Accessing the state of potential can help us to allow for new choices in our habitual feelings, behaviors and responses. Joan and I are subtle energy empaths in the field of consciousness. Join us as we talk about our individual and collective evolutions on Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet. Explore what it would be like to change your rules and realities.
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