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Podcast Episode 3: Consciousness and Our Rules for Living with Dr. James Johnson

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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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Episode 3 is all about Consciousness and Our Rules for Living: Core values, rule sets, mind sets, habituated validating perceptual biases at play and the nature of transformational realities. My friend Dr. Jim Johnson and I will break down the processes of brain, the interaction of mind and Essence creating Reality. We consider reality and our incredible abilities to form and to hold different realities all at the same time. And, we will do while being present in Heart Centered Consciousness.

Friend: Podcast Guest

My friend, Dr. James Johnson has a PhD in professional psychology. He holds 3 board certifications as Hypnotherapist, Medical Psychotherapist and Psycho Diagnostician, and Disability Analyst. He is a practicing neuropsychologist with over forty years of clinical experience. Jim’s realm is of the spirit, brain and mind working together.

Jim enjoys much in and beyond the physical and nonphysical realms of being. He is a reality traveler and knows well the life of the embodied mystic in disguise in a challenging defiant energy. He has for years explored deeply in his own connection as Consciousness and in form and action in humans. He offers a wide appreciation of references and Grace to his clients. He has a remarkable facility to notice how energy works and expresses.

Dr. Johnson can be reached at

Dr. Jim Johnson

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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.


Neutral is our given. It is present in how we reference our realities. Consciousness is not attached to outcomes. It allows for all. We, the Self decide what is what. When we are neutral, we are not in judgment.


The state or quality of having existence or substance. Consciousness is a reality. We are holographic projections of a state of information. It is what reality is. We think it so it is. We share realities as common ground. And, at the same time we also are in our individual realities as Soul and Self.

God Laughing

The Persian poets Hafiz and Rumi write about this. It is a vibration in the field of Life that is within Consciousness.

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“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”

Les Brown

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

Albert Einstein

“We are self-defining creatures. Check your list. How do you define yourself today? Give yourself permission to be different from the you that was yesterday and long ago. That is your journey.”

Janet Barrett

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The writings of the Persian Poets Rumi and Hafiz who talk about God Laughing.

Essential Rumi quotes

I will also suggest any books or Youtube videos with Dr. Fred Alan Wolf. Dr. Wolf is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum physics and the relationship between physics and consciousness. The same goes for Amit Goswami, PhD, who is a theoretical nuclear physicist. and has been a member of the University of Oregon's Institute of Theoretical Science. Both men have written extensively about physics and consciousness.

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Listen to the meditation, Picking A Reality featured in this episode. Interlude: An Internet Retreat – Enjoy a few moments of peace, composure, and mental expansion through the meditations offered at Interlude: An Internet Retreat. And while you're there, check out the extensive archive of meditations. You're sure to find one that speaks to you, whatever you're experiencing in life.

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To enhance your Heart Centered Awareness experience Janet has written a blog just for this episode. Allow yourself to just relax into being. Feel the difference in the moment that can last a lifetime.

Reality in the Making

We are reality generators. Most often we don’t notice or are not paying attention when we are creating our personal and shared realties. Our frameworks of self-identity and how we engage the world around us often sneak up on us. They can get set by emotional fixations. Something happens and we react emotionally, and it is powerful enough to create a judgment in our being, our identity. Then further life choices in the bias reflect this as a new reality state to engage in.

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Podcast theme music composed by Boyd Martin, Mystic Broadcast Network.

Jim's music arranged and produced by Boyd Martin.

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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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