Awareness Explorers

Awareness Explorers

If you want to awaken peace and love in daily life, pure awareness is always available as the background of all experience. Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor explore ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.

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July 19, 2024 42 mins

In this episode we compare and contrast the techniques of positive psychology with the techniques of nondual awareness practices.

• Includes a guided meditation that focuses on raising one's vibration through gratitude in order to relax into pure beingness.

Books or authors mentioned in this episode:
Find Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts for Bringing More Love, Balance, and Joy Into Your Life
by Jonathan Robinson
Happier: Learn the Se...

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In this episode we talk about what triggers you, what we normally do with triggers, and seven ways to make good use of them on the path to awakening. 

• Includes a guided meditation to use when you are triggered involving allowing the arrow of love to crack open your defensive armor and awaken the love in your heart. 

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June 21, 2024 73 mins

In this episode we talk to Seye Kuyinu about his book, This Glorious Dance: Contemplations About Who We Are, as well as about questions that explore our true nature, and a variety of topics such as anxiety, hypnotism, and contemplative practice.

• Includes a guided meditation, based on a Gurdjieff practice, helping us to awaken a sense of aliveness in each body part, while at the same time allowing that part to be the full containe...

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June 7, 2024 51 mins

In this episode we explore what it means to be a really good human and the various factors and approaches that help create inspiring people.

• Includes a guided meditation helping us to envision and embody who you would like to become.

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The quote from Albert Einstein, reputed to have been from a letter written to his daughter, is now considered to be a fabrication, but whoever wrote it, it's such a profound sentiment, an...

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May 24, 2024 64 mins

In this episode we talk to Paul Austin about microdosing psychedelic substances to enhance productivity, mood, and spiritual awaking, and how these altered states can be transformed into altered traits.

• Includes a guided meditation using breathing and present moment awareness to tap into deeper beingness.

To learn more about Paul Austin, please visit: 
TheThirdWave.co
Twitter & Instagram: @paulaustin3w
And check out his book, 
Ma...

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May 10, 2024 51 mins

In the second episode of this two-part exploration, Jonathan describes his favorite methods to quiet the mind and how he often uses them in a particular order for deepening quiet within himself.

• Includes a guided meditation in which you are led into ever deepening levels of silence through a series of mind quieting methods.

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April 26, 2024 45 mins

In the first episode of this two-part exploration, Brian describes three different approaches to freeing ourselves from the grip of thought and runs through his favorite methods in each category.

• Includes a guided meditation offering various examples of the three basic approaches to quieting the mind.

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April 12, 2024 74 mins

In this episode we talk to Rastal about his journey from trauma and depression to fundamental wellbeing, his experience with a method from Jeffery Martin's Finder's Course, as well as how he navigates the many different levels of fundamental wellbeing, bringing it to the foreground of our experience.

• Includes a guided meditation for sinking into one's direct experience as a vehicle for deepening into various levels fundamental we...

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March 29, 2024 64 mins

In this episode we talk to Karen Thorson about the interplay between health, pain, worry, responsibility, and being present with what is, as well as using the body for direct experiencing, and our unique paths among the various modalities for continuous explorations.

• Includes a guided meditation helping us to feel the vast fullness of breath, and the field in and around our bodies, bigger than our skin, connected with everything,...

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March 15, 2024 43 mins

In this episode we explore the potential drawbacks of our spiritual journey, and how awareness of these drawbacks can help us to sidestep them.

• Includes a guided meditation in which we acknowledge potential challenges that arise in awaking, and how we can accept and allow them with compassion.

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In this episode, we talk to Judith Blackstone about her new book, The Fullness of the Ground, different approaches to nonduality, and inhabiting the body as a way to connect to Fundamental Consciousness and the ground of being.

• Includes a guided meditation helping us to connect the space of our body with the environment, allowing us to experience both as the same space.

To learn more about Judith Blackstone, please visit:
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February 16, 2024 41 mins

In this episode we delve into the practical use of thinking that we have free will and the liberating implications of imaging that we do not.

• Includes a guided meditation leading us to imagine the consequences to your view of the world if you do not have free will and are not the doer.

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February 2, 2024 44 mins

In this episode, we talk about the benefits and potential drawbacks to aligning with and pursuing a sense of mission.

• Includes a guided meditation helping us to remember past moments of purposefulness, and to create a guiding sense of mission for the upcoming year.

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January 19, 2024 71 mins

In this episode we talk to Rosalyn Rourke about her book, When Wisdom Arrives, the Enneagram, how to deal with feelings, and using more relatable terms that are not spiritual jargon to help people reduce suffering.

• Includes a guided meditation allowing us to reframe an upsetting experience in light of eight basic emotions, thereby going beyond emotional thought loops and imagined unworthiness.

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In this episode we talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both identification and disidentification, and when it’s appropriate to use each in daily life and in our spiritual practice.

• Includes a guided meditation that helps us notice that what we hear and what we feel are simply appearances in the larger field of awareness.

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December 22, 2023 65 mins

In this episode we talk to Sid Friedman about how his technique—Effortless IFS—grew out of Internal Family Systems, and how we can heal contractions and life difficulties while celebrating the fulfillment inherent in our nature.

• Includes a guided meditation using music to help us experience the causeless joy that is ever-present.

To learn more about Sid Friedman, please visit:
https://EffortlessIFS.com/
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December 8, 2023 50 mins

In this episode we discuss the value of abstaining from various distractions and the potential value in fully indulging or experiencing the joy and sensations of the present moment.

• Includes a guided meditation about deciding to abstain from a distracting habit in order to notice your experience more directly.

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November 24, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, our guest, Patricia Dennison, offers something different. Five songs about nonduality, along with our discussion of putting nondual lyrics within the heart opening sound of simple guitar music and vocal harmony.

To learn more about Patricia Dennison, please visit:
dennison-music.com

LYRICS TO THE SONGS IN THIS EPISODE:

THERE IS NO END
There is no end to who I am.
I must manage 'till the end.
To make a story once ...

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November 10, 2023 57 mins

In this episode, we explore how limiting beliefs happen and how to go beyond them into a more expansive experience of life.

• Includes a guided meditation and exercise for softening or doubting limiting beliefs so that new possibilities can open up.

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October 24, 2023 57 mins

In this episode we talk to Sam Gow about the nature of awareness, the experience of the sense of self, and how to soften doing, so that you rest in being.

• Includes a guided meditation helping to relax our grasping, in order to open into a field of no preferences, and open awareness.

To learn more about Sam Gow, please visit: 
https://www.sam-gow.com/

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