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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.

Awareness Explorers Jonathan Robinson & Brian Tom O'Connor

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 ‚ÄĘ 83 Ratings

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.

    Paul Austin, Guest Explorer

    Paul Austin, Guest Explorer

    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.
    ‚ÄĘ 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, 
    Mastering Microdosing: How to Use Sub-Perceptual Psychedelics to Heal Trauma, Improve Performance, and Transform Your Life 
    on Amazon.
    And if you're interested in the extended practitioner training program, please visit… 
    https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS:
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
     #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart 
     #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart 
     #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart 
     #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart 
     #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart 
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: 
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit 
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and 
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy, 
    Jonathan and Brian

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Quiet Your Mind Part 2

    How to Quiet Your Mind Part 2

    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.
    ‚ÄĘ Includes a guided meditation in which you are led into ever deepening levels of silence through a series of mind quieting methods.
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS:
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
     #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart 
     #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart 
     #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart 
     #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart 
     #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart 
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: 
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit 
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and 
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy,
    Jonathan and Brian

    Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash 
     

    • 51 min
    How to Quiet Your Mind Part 1

    How to Quiet Your Mind Part 1

    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.
    ‚ÄĘ Includes a guided meditation offering various examples of the three basic approaches to quieting the mind.
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS:
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
    #2 in the Top 100 Awakening All time chart 
    #5 in the Top 100 Joy All time chart 
    #5 in the Top 100 Awareness All time chart 
    #6 in the Top 100 Consciousness All time chart 
    #37 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart 
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: 
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit 
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and 
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy,
    Jonathan and Brian

    Photo by Avery Evans on Unsplash 
     

    • 45 min
    Rastal, Guest Explorer

    Rastal, Guest Explorer

    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.
    ‚ÄĘ Includes a guided meditation for sinking into one's direct experience as a vehicle for deepening into various levels fundamental wellbeing.
    To learn more about Rastal, please visit:
    ConsciousCuriosity.cc
    Other sites mentioned in this episode:
    The Fundamental Wellbeing Foundation
    https://fundamentalwellbeing.foundation/
    Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course, etc.:
    https://drjefferymartin.com/
    https://www.nonsymbolic.org/
    The Finders book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Finders-Dr-Jeffery-Martin/dp/1572425563
    45 Days to Awakening Course:
    45daystoawakening.com
    For a good description of Jeffrey Martin's Locations of Fundamental Wellbeing:
    https://insanebraintrain.blogspot.com/2015/01/jeffrey-martin-locations-of.html
    or
    The Martin Matrix, a Comprehensive Map of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (Enlightenment/Nondual)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfeamM07dk
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS:
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
    #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart
    #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart
    #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit:
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website:
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter:
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy,
    Jonathan and Brian

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Karen Thorson, Guest Explorer

    Karen Thorson, Guest Explorer

    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.
    ‚ÄĘ 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, expanding with life, wellness, and joy.
    To learn more about Karen Thorson, please visit: 
    NetworkWellnessOfBoulder.com
    Other sites mentioned in this episode:
    Epienergetics: 
    https://epienergetics.com/
    Nonviolent Communication (NVC) 
    https://www.cnvc.org/
    Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course, etc.: 
    https://drjefferymartin.com/
    https://www.nonsymbolic.org/
    The Finders book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Finders-Dr-Jeffery-Martin/dp/1572425563
    45 Days to Awakening Course: 
    https://45daystoawakening.com/landing-page1594666682471
    For a good description of Jeffrey Martin's Locations of Fundamental Wellbeing: 
    https://insanebraintrain.blogspot.com/2015/01/jeffrey-martin-locations-of.html
    or
    The Martin Matrix, a Comprehensive Map of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (Enlightenment/Nondual): 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfeamM07dk
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS:
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
    #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart 
    #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart 
    #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart 
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: 
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit 
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and 
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy,
    Jonathan and Brian

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Downsides of Awakening

    The Downsides of Awakening

    In this episode we explore the potential drawbacks of our spiritual journey, and how awareness of these drawbacks can help us to sidestep them.
    ‚ÄĘ Includes a guided meditation in which we acknowledge potential challenges that arise in awaking, and how we can accept and allow them with compassion.
    Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature.
    NEWS: 
    Awareness Explorers has made the following top listener charts on Goodpods: 
    #3 in the Top 100 Spirituality chart 
    #5 in the Top 100 Religion & Spirituality chart 
    #32 in the Top 100 Meditation All time chart 
    To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/
    If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z
    Or on our Awareness Explorers website: 
    https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations
    To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: 
    https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers
    To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit 
    https://findinghappiness.com/
    and 
    https://www.playawarenessgames.com/
    You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n
    Enjoy,
    Jonathan and Brian

    Photo by kaleb tapp on Unsplash 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

rprourke ,

To experience what you are, and are not, follow this Podcast

Awareness Explorers feeds my soul! I have been pondering how to describe the depth and breath of the way Jonathan and Brian show-up. They infuse their subjects with fun, providing a direct experience of lightness and freedom along with content. I am guessing there may not be another podcast that covers such rich psychological content and still points to the unlimited space-like place from which we can witness life. Brian Tom O’Connor and Jonathan Robinson bring warmth, humor and authenticity to their vast experience beyond the visible.

sunraven365 ,

Unfiltered and expansive!

With pleasure I review "Awareness Explorers" podcast. So often we can pigeonhole ourselves into one technique for expanding our minds and spirits. Jonathan and Brian introduce their listeners to a wide variety of guests who share their experience with higher states of consciousness and concepts. After listening to one or two episodes, they have helped me get unstuck from my "one track" path to a much more exciting trajectory to higher states. Thank you!

Scout2u1 ,

Wonderful results

Felt like I was waking from a good night’s sleep after listening to 5 Ways to Awaken audio file. Really good, thank you!!

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