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.... Show More

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November 8, 2019 45 min

In this episode we talk about how spirituality has changed over the past 25 years, and how to take advantage of the most positive changes.

Includes a guided meditation engaging your intuition to discover what has kept you back and what can accelerate your growth moving forward.

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October 25, 2019 43 min

In this episode we talk to Gail Brenner about the connection between psychotherapy and awareness practices.

Includes a guided meditation from Gail using the metaphor of the mind as the wide-open, borderless clear sky.

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October 11, 2019 43 min

In this episode we talk about how inner experience of the body can be a useful catalyst for spiritual growth.

Includes a guided meditation using our body sensations to connect to the larger field of awareness that we all are.

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September 27, 2019 47 min

In this episode we talk about how humility is crucial on the spiritual path and yet paradoxically cannot be directly cultivated.

Includes an exploration of how humility can be experienced, and a guided meditation to help people let go of false ideas about themselves.

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In this episode we talk to Carole Griggs and Ted Strauss about a model for accelerating conscious awakening, and the advantages of consciousness coaching.

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August 30, 2019 40 min

In this episode we talk about the implications of nonduality in our spiritual and daily lives.

Includes a guided meditation using imagination and metaphor to bring you to the experience that we're all part of one energy.

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August 16, 2019 45 min

In this episode we introduce games that can be played with two people and can quickly lead to the joy and peace of pure awareness.

Includes a guided meditation that uses specific questions to guide the listener into a relaxation of their body and separate ego identity.

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August 2, 2019 63 min

In this episode we talk to Loch Kelly about Effortless Mindfulness, and how it differs from Deliberate Mindfulness as a method of opening to naturally compassionate, awake awareness.

Includes a guided meditation or "glimpse practice" from Loch to help us know awake awareness without resorting to the thinking mind.

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In this episode we take a look at oneness from many angles, including spiritual bypassing and the paradox of oneness and humanness.

Includes a guided meditation that leads us through a progression to the experience of Oneness.

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July 5, 2019 39 min

In this episode we talk about how to use language as a tool to help you experience pure awareness.

Includes a guided meditation that uses short phrases to point you back to your true nature as awareness.

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June 21, 2019 41 min

In this episode we explore how to know if what you're doing to work on yourself is really working for you.

Includes a guided meditation to help you find ways to allow the eternal present to resolve all difficulties and even to present solutions to practical problems.

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June 7, 2019 59 min

In this episode we talk to spiritual teacher Byron Katie about the false self, the benefits of not believing your thoughts, and the lack of separation between people.

Includes a guide to meditating on your judgements using Byron Katie's worksheets.

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May 24, 2019 37 min

In this episode we discuss how to act passionately in the world while being unattached to the results.

Includes a guided meditation to help us combine intention with surrender.

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May 10, 2019 65 min

In this episode, we talk to Dr. John Astin about consciousness research, songwriting, and practices for opening to pure experience.

Includes a guided meditation, "The Borderless Field of Being" from his new book, "This Extraordinary Moment."

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April 26, 2019 39 min

In this episode, Brian tells Jonathan about finding a way out of depression through awareness, his theater background, and his influences in the spiritual search.

In addition, Brian leads a guided mediation using a window of eternity metaphor to help you expand your view into infinite awareness.

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April 12, 2019 50 min

In this episode, Jonathan tells Brian about his spiritual teacher, the wild experiments he's done, and what he's found most helpful.

In addition, Jonathan leads a guided mediation in which you contemplate your death in order to bring new aliveness to your current life.

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March 29, 2019 37 min

In this episode, we discuss how the tendencies towards control and perfectionism can interfere with our desire for peace and awareness, and how we can overcome these obstacles.

Includes a guided meditation that walks you through the three phases of wabi sabi, imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness.

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March 15, 2019 59 min

In this episode we talk to Ric Weinman about using higher energetics as a path to awakening and letting go of conditioning.

Includes a guided meditation in which Ric leads us through letting go of three levels of selfhood, and into pure experience beyond self.

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March 1, 2019 42 min

In this episode we describe how the practice of dropping a contemplative phrase into the depths of your being can lead to joy and revelation.

Includes a guided meditation that introduces two phrases to use in a contemplative journey within.

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February 15, 2019 39 min

In this episode we reflect on our conversation with Adyashanti and share how you can apply his wisdom and methods to your life.

Includes a guided meditation to help you use your body awareness as a barometer for living your truth.

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