We all have moments of feeling helpless, out of control, and at the mercy of forces seen as outside ourselves. Feeling this way is discouraging, depressing, and sometimes overwhelming. We may also feel angry or resentful. We are ready to defend or withdraw at the slightest provocation out of the frustration of being at the mercy of forces seemingly beyond our control. At times like this, we do not feel peaceful.
Your innate Inner Being is peaceful. If you are not experiencing peace, there is a barrier between us and our peaceful Inner Presence, based on the belief of separation. What is needed to return to peace and Love is to let your true Self transform the thoughts that formed the barrier. The barrier was created when you accepted the idea that you could be different from your true Self. The barrier disappears when you are willing to let your True Self be in charge of all your thoughts.
Every experience in your life is simply a reflection of your thoughts. Your life is transformed when you realize that what you perceive in the outer world is in fact an effect of your thoughts. Your thoughts are not the result of what you experienced. What you experience is based on what you believe. Knowing this gives you back the control you always felt belonged to you but which seemed to be out of reach and seemingly unchangeable.
You can choose your thoughts. You are the one who thinks about them. When you accept this, you shine a bright light on your pathway Home — to fully knowing you are Love and one with the Love in All. Change becomes possible. As you let your true Self shine a Light on these false beliefs, peace returns and you receive clarity and a deep sense of well-being. Thought by thought, you begin changing your experience.
Thought by thought, you let go of your sense of being separate and alone. You identify with being one with all Love. The Light of your True Self shines through the fear, guilt, and anger to uncover your true Identity.
The purpose of this Spiritual Awakening Program is to provide a loving, supportive, nonjudgmental environment to nurture your spiritual growth.
During the eight weeks of the Spiritual Awakening Program, you will learn how to receive Inner Guidance more clearly and how to apply what you are learning in your daily life experience.
The program setting will help you uncover your own innate Wisdom in a nurturing environment of safety and trust. This environment makes it easy to release limiting concepts you no longer need.
With the loving support of a trained counselor in a one-on-one or group setting, you can let down your defenses, your shields, and even your denials as you realize you are not alone. As you do this, you can allow yourself to experience unconditional Love, joy, and inner peace, which is your true Nature.
Through empowering experiential processes, the Spiritual Awakening Program helps you grow and expand your awareness of your true Spiritual Nature with support and shared insight. There are many activities to help you connect feelings with ideas so you can make the ideas work in your life.
This workbook can be a journal of your awakening. Space is provided to write notes about your experiences, meditations, and discussion questions. Later you may want to look back at what you wrote. It will serve as an encouraging confirmation of your progress. You will see how much insight you have gained and how far you have come on your journey Home.
The topics of the 8 weekly sessions are:
Accepting Abundance — Letting Spirit Be in Charge
Opening to Inner Guidance — Strengthening Communication with Your Inner Guidance
Going Gently — A Process for Achieving Greater Awareness
Transforming Your Life — Changing Your Thoughts to Change Your World
The Awakened Perspective — Releasing Judgment and Allowing Love to Shine Through
Accelerating Your Growth — Seeing the Messages in Your Relationships
Building Your House of Light — Making Every Moment an Empowering Experience
Divine Play — Celebrating Love — Oneness