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Awakening from depression is a consequence of Emerging Consciousness

Awakening from Depression truly saved my life! Had I not been given the Gift of "Awakening", I'm not sure what my life would be like or if I would even be alive today. At times, my depression got so bad that I started to entertain thoughts of suicide. Sadly, I had lost all hope for Happiness in my life, and as I reached the Peak of Despair, at the age of thirty, something miraculous happened!

Immediately as consciousness emerged, I began to see my life in a whole new light!


I wasn't exactly sure what was happening to me, but for the first time in my life I was willing to hand over the controls to God and let Him guide me. As soon as I did, I began to see "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" as I began awakening from depression.

It seems to be part of the human dynamic that we don't become open to real change until we are so miserable that our resolve finally softens. Then as Consciousness emerges, we become more receptive to something we could never realize in our unconscious state.

In this narcissistic, unhealthy state, my thought processes were so unrealistic and insane that I'm not surprised I was depressed. I was living under the illusion that I could control something that could not be controlled. As the truth dawned on me, I started to see that desperately trying to accomplish something that wasn't possible was the cause of all my misery and suffering. This realization led me to see that I was the one responsible for my own state of being and my own thoughts. Before that moment, I blamed all of my problems and pain on someone or something else, which disempowered me to change it.

Awakening from Depression helped me take responsibility for my life, because I saw I had the power to change my attitude and perceptions about the circumstances of my life. Those changes wouldn't be easy, but they certainly beat the alternative of living in the "hell like" state I was in. Like the line from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" when the character played by Tim Robbins says;

"Get busy living or get busy dying"
and I knew I wanted to live!

One of the best resources we have found to help us challenge our stressful, unhealthy thoughts, is the work of Byron Katie. Ultimately what can be discovered, is that none of our stressful thoughts are true and Byron Katie's work is a practical, hands on method, that teaches this.
To learn more, go to her website at;

Awakening from depression can be difficult because the Ego is fully in control of our thoughts in that moment, but Byron Katie's work can help you change your thought processes thereby helping you awaken from depression, and alleviate the pain associated with these stressful thoughts.

"Acceptance is the great healer of strife, conflict, and upset. It also corrects major imbalances of perception and precludes the dominance of negative feelings. Everything serves a purpose. Humility means that we will not understand all events or occurrences. Acceptance is not passivity, but non-positionality."
David R Hawkins

"One is not "forced" to feel resentment by a negative memory, nor does one have to buy into a fearful thought about the future. These are only options. The mind is like a television set running its various channels for selection, and one does not have to follow any particular temptation of thought. One can fall into the temptation of feeling sorry for oneself, or feeling angry or worried. The secret attraction of all these options is that they offer an inner payoff or a secret satisfaction that is the source of the attraction of the mind's thoughts."
David R Hawkins

"You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else."
Hermann Hesse

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"Gloria in excelsis Deo"

"Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others."

"There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings."
Dorothy Thompson


Awakening from Depression
is an incredible blessing!
I have personally been depressed many times throughout my life, and had I not started the Awakening Process, I'm not sure how my life would have turned out. Therapy and medications can help depression symptoms, but until the core problem is addressed, depression will return. Self evaluation and personal reflection is what's needed to discover the root of the issue and heal the pain caused by it. The associated self destructive thoughts about your issues, need to be corrected before any peace or resolution can take place. Awakening from Depression means challenging the self destructive thoughts that keep you confined in an unhealthy state.

The Goal of this Website:

The Awakening Workshop's primary purpose is to help others transform their experience of life into one that is authentic and joyous by providing resources and personal examples to assist in becoming
self-realized and conscious of reality.

The teachings of:

David R Hawkins
Byron Katie
Eckhart Tolle
Taylor Hartman
have been fundamental in guiding us on the path towards enlightenment.

The culmination of everything we have experienced and learned
has led us to write our own book titled:
Manifesting Consciousness

A Personal Journey Through The Awakening Process

To download a free version of our book click on the following link:


The Preface link will give you a small taste of what our book is about:


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We look forward to hearing from you!

we can eliminate fear and darkness by shining the light of truth upon it.


Our workshops provide the "tools" and support to help you create a happy, peaceful life!

In sharing our experiences, along with the challenges and pitfalls that accompanied them,
we hope to bridge the gap between the message of great spiritual masters throughout history by showing how their teachings play out in everyday life.

Facing one's fears, insecurities, and suppressed pain, is a monumental undertaking,
but with help and guidance,
you will discover that no challenge is to difficult to handle and no obstacle is to high to climb.


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