The Awareness Explorers Podcast

Awareness Explorers podcast

Join Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor as they explore the many ways you can uncover the secret of joy and happiness in the background of all experience.

Become an Awareness Explorer and learn to know yourself as pure unlimited expanded consciousness...Awareness aware of awareness itself.

Includes a guided meditation with each podcast episode.

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Episode 0: "Introduction to AE"
0: Introduction to Awareness Explorers - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss why we created this podcast, and how it can help integrate awareness into daily life activities.
Episode 1: "What is Awareness?"
1: What is Awareness? - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore what we mean by awareness and how it can become our reliable source of peace, joy, and happiness.
• Includes a guided meditation on questions that lead to awakened awareness, as well as simple phrases that can trigger an immediate state of presence.
Episode 2: "Slowing"
2: Slowing - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk about how to use very small disruptions and slowing down to bring pure awareness into daily life activities.
• Includes a guided method for using talking and movement as a trigger for awakened awareness.
Episode 3: "Thinking About Not Thinking"
3: Thinking About Not Thinking - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore the way thinking can veil pure awareness, and we share ways to disidentify with our thoughts.
• Includes a guided meditation for calming your busy mind and bringing it into present moment awareness.
Episode 4: "The Art of Letting Go"
4: The Art of Letting Go - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore three approaches to letting go… letting go of physical tension, mental tension, and spiritual attachment. We give precise methods for handling each of these, including examples of how letting go is not the same as trying to change our experience.
• Includes a guided meditation for allowing whatever is to be there without resistance.
Episode 5: "Handling Difficult Emotions"
5: Handling Difficult Emotions - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore different ways of coping with difficult emotions, including how to be with emotions without running away from them.
• Includes a guided meditation to help put tough emotions in perspective.
Episode 6: "What the Heck is Enlightenment?"
6: What the Heck is Enlightenment? - Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore differing descriptions and ways of viewing enlightenment and awakening.
• Includes a guided meditation to help imagine what would be different if you were enlightened and what obstacles would no longer be there.
Episode 7: "Head vs. Heart Awakening"
7: Head vs. Heart Awakening - Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore different types of awakening, and how each type has advantages and disadvantages.
• Includes a guided meditation to help you to drop from your head to your heart so you can better access your heart awakening experience.
Episode 8: "Intuition & Decision Making"
8: Intuition & Decision Making - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore the interplay between awareness, intuition, and decision making.
• Includes a guided meditation with a simple way of accessing intuition to help make good decisions.
Episode 9: "Rupert Spira, Guest Explorer"
9: Rupert Spira, Guest Explorer - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk to Rupert Spira about happiness, and how he leads people to the recognition of our true nature as awareness.
• Includes a guided meditation from Rupert for going beyond our normal notion of self into the experience of pure awareness.
Episode 10: "Easily Know Your Obstacles"
10: How to Easily Know Your Obstacles - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore how to give and receive feedback so that you can know what your specific obstacles to awakening to awareness might be.
• Includes a guided meditation to help you discover what you need to know or do to be happier and what obstacles might be good for you to face.
Episode 11: Stuart Schwartz, Guest Explorer
11: Stuart Schwartz, Guest Explorer - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk to Stuart Schwartz about allowing and befriending the parts of you that you're judgmental about.
• Includes a guided meditation from Stuart in which he shows us how to use the breath and the phrase "I Am" to lead us to the freedom of pure awareness.
Episode 12: "What is Satsang?"
12: What is Satsang? - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss what satsang is and how to use it effectively.
• Includes a guided self-inquiry meditation to lead you to the deeper "I" behind what you experience as "me."
Episode 13: "Intention"
13: Intention - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore the uses, abuses, and nuances of using intention to awaken.
• Includes a guided meditation for setting a clear intention in a way that allows relaxed awakening.
Episode 14: Richard Lang, Guest Explorer
14: Richard Lang, Headless Way Explorer - Jonathan Roinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk to Richard Lang about the variety of ways to point to Awareness known as "The Headless Way," pioneered by Douglas Harding.
• Includes a guided meditation with Richard to help us discover our true nature as pure Awareness.
Episode 15: "Different Doors of Perception"
15: Different Doors of Perception - Jonathan Robinson & Briant Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss how to use visual, auditory, and sensory cues to help notice the ever-present field of awareness.
• Includes a guided meditation using each sense to awaken awareness.
Episode 16: Lynn Marie Lumiere, Guest Explorer
16: Lynn Marie Lumiere, Guest Explorer - Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk with Lynn Marie Lumiere about how your relationships can grow in harmony through non-dual awareness.
• Includes a guided meditation from Lynn Marie pointing to the loving awareness that's always present.
Episode 17: The Value of Retreats
17: The Value of Retreats - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss different types of retreats, their potential value and potential limitations to aid in awakening.
• Includes a guided meditation to help you experience a head, heart, and gut awakening.
Episode 18: "Shifting Identity"
18: Shifting Identity - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss different ways to shift identity, different identities that are possible, and the ultimate shift in identity to awareness.
• Includes a guided meditation that takes you from the innocence of childlike awareness to the expansion into our innate ground of being.
Episode 19: Rick Archer, Guest Explorer
19: Rick Archer, Guest Explorer - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we talk to Rick Archer of "Buddha at the Gas Pump" about the advantages and ethical pitfalls of gurus and spiritual teachers.
Episode 20: Receiving Spiritual Energy
20: Receiving Spiritual Energy - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we explore the possibility of receiving energy remotely from spiritual beings, and the advantages and disadvantages of such approaches to awakening.
• Includes a guided meditation for receiving spiritual energy from a favorite teacher of your choice.
Episode 21: Metaphors of Awakening
21: Metaphors of Awakening - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we describe a cornucopia of metaphors that help people understand awakened awareness.
• Includes a guided meditation using the dream metaphor to point to nondual awakening.
Episode 22: Decision to Awaken
22: Decision to Awaken - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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In this episode we discuss will and the power of making a decision to wake ourselves up. 
• Includes a guided meditation to help develop our decision-making muscle and our sincere desire for awakening.
Episode 23: Adyashanti, Guest Explorer
23: Adyashanti, Guest Explorer - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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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.
Episode 24: Using Adyashanti's Teachings
24: Using Adyashanti's Teachings - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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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.
Episode 25: The Joy of Contemplatiion
25: The Joy of Contemplation - Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor
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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.
Episode 26: Ric Weinman, Guest Explorer