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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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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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.
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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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October 13, 2023 59 mins

In this episode, we talk to Gareth Duignam, who specializes in describing and sending various forms of transmissions for spiritual awakening.

• Includes a unique meditation in which no words are spoken, but a silent transmission is being recorded and available for experience.

To learn more about Gareth Duignam, please visit:
https://www.truespiritualawakening.eu/

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September 29, 2023 46 mins

In this episode we explore two different aspects of curiosity, outer curiosity as a way of enhancing life and relationships, and inner curiosity as a way of spiritual growth and discovering your true nature.

• Includes a guided meditation offering a slew of questions that can help point to your innermost being in a nonconceptual way.

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September 15, 2023 43 mins

In this episode we explore the problem of self-criticism and various ways to go beyond that nagging voice in your head.

• Includes a guided meditation in which increasing levels of disidentification with self-criticism are explored and experienced.

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September 1, 2023 55 mins

In this episode we talk to Lee Holden about Qi Gong, his teacher, Mantak Chia, and how to use Qi Gong to transform stress into vitality, through building energy in the body, emotional balance, clarity of mind, and spiritual awareness.

• Includes a guided healing meditation, to set up and infuse your practice with elevation, heart energy, and lightness.

To learn more about Lee Holden, please visit:
https://www.holdenqigong.com/

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August 18, 2023 57 mins

In this episode, we talk to Catherine Ingram about empathic activism, effortlessness, how to stay sane in a crazy world, and her teachers, Papaji and Leonard Cohen.

To learn more about Catherine Ingram, please visit:
https://www.catherineingram.com/

Here are links to some of the many songs discussed during this interview:
"Crazy on You" – Heart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADAeIokKKNs
"What About Me" – Quicksilver Messenger Ser...

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August 4, 2023 43 mins

In this episode we discuss the interplay between identity and motivation, including how certain motivations may be more helpful than others on the journey of awakening.

• Includes a guided meditation using inquiry questions and a progression of identities leading to one that is indefinable, unnamable, and inconceivable.

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July 21, 2023 57 mins

In this episode we talk to Joan Tollifson about the simplicity of being present, and the value of movies, teachers, meditation, and different types of inquiry.

• Includes a guided meditation using the present experiences of sound, body sensations, form and color, and sense of self to help see it all as one experience.

To learn more about Joan Tollifson, please visit:
https://www.joantollifson.com/
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In this episode we use a radio station analogy to explore how different frequencies can be harmful or helpful towards peace and happiness, and how to tune away from some and towards others.

• Includes a guided meditation leading us away from lower frequency stations to those of gratitude and presence.

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June 23, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, we describe various ways our mind tricks us into missing reality and our true nature.

• Includes a guided meditation that provides an antidote for times when your incessant thoughts take over your experience.

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June 9, 2023 54 mins

An Encore presentation of our interview with Adyashanti from 2019. In this episode we talk to Adyashanti about spirituality as living in a state of discovery, and ways to tap into silence in daily life.

• Includes a guided meditation from Adyashanti leading us through the three steps of experiencing meditation in its truest sense.


To learn more about Adyashanti, please visit
https://adyashanti.opengatesangha.org/

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May 26, 2023 67 mins

In this episode we talk to Roger Walsh about a wide range of topics, including shamanism, nonduality, how to respond to global crises, and practices in all religious traditions.

• Includes a guided meditation showing us how to invoke a person or archetype who has a trait that you would like to imbue your life with, enabling you to contribute more effectively and be more joyful.

To learn more about Roger Walsh, please visit
https://...

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