PERSONAL AWAKENING: The Awakening Workshop
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Personal awakening is your pathway to freedom!

Personal Awakening occurs when you start to become self-aware and begin to see yourself for the first time. Not the "Small Self" which is the ego created self, but rather your Spiritual Self which is beyond the deceptions of the ego and the trappings of the physical world. Embracing your "Higher Self" makes you one with everything and connects you to Universal Guidance and Divine Truth. Universal truth will start to answer the fundamental questions about life and your purpose.

Profound consequences of Personal Awakening are:

Seeing "Your" Life for the First Time.

Understanding why we behave the way we do.

Recognizing the connection you have to all of life.

Feeling supported by a source beyond the "small self".

It is interesting to note, that we don't tend to embrace real change in ourselves until we have reached the pinnacle of despair, suffering and disappointment. I'm not talking about mild unhappiness or discontentment, I'm talking about intense feelings of Depression, Alienation, Loneliness and Extreme Unhappiness. When we have hit "rock bottom", that's when we typically find the courage to face our fears of the unknown, and dare to accept another way of being. This is when personal awakening can finally occur.
Since the process of personal awakening or becoming self-aware can be so challenging, it is our sincere wish to help minimize the depth at which one has to go to before personal awakening can occur. By sharing our own experiences, along with the challenges and pitfalls we encountered along the way, we hope to validate, encourage, and inspire you to keep moving forward despite what challenges you may face.

Our book Manifesting Consciousness was written with this purpose in mind. Our story depicts a realistic, down to earth example of how the awakening process can alter one's life.

Facing your inner demons and becoming self-aware is the toughest and most important step towards happiness and inner peace. Our book "Manifesting Consciousness" in addition to our "Workshops", will provide you the tools and information to assist you on this transformational, personal awakening journey!

This is a brief synopsis of "Manifesting Consciousness"
A Personal Journey Through The Awakening Process

Manifesting Consciousness is one man's incredible real life journey towards happiness. Follow him as he courageously confronts his fears and insecurities, finally emerging victorious over his inner demons. This heart-wrenching story truly celebrates the power of the human spirit while demonstrating that we each hold the keys to our own salvation. Through self-awareness he transcends the nightmarish deceptions of the ego making it possible for him to experience life, as "Heaven on Earth".

Click on the following Link to download a free version of our book.

Unfortunately, most people simply aren't ready to do the Awakening Work that's required until they feel they have nothing else to lose (that's how it was for me). I refer to this state as being at "the bottom of the pit". It is where I ended up after following the lies and misconceptions created by the ego. However, after I had experienced this fearful, lonely, dysfunctional place for a long enough period of time, I was inspired to challenge the negative thoughts that kept me trapped in this "Hell Like" existence. Keep in mind there is purpose in going through the mud of Hell. Until a child puts their hand in the flame, they don't fully understand what it means to be burned. So by following the Ego's desires, and therefore experiencing the pain and misery that accompanies those desires, I came to understand where that road goes and I decided that I might want to follow a different path. Keep in mind you won't be inspired to change your path until it is the right time for you to do so, then you will be given the tools and information necessary to make that change.

As Personal Awakening begins, the process slowly brings to light the fear based habits and insecurities that have stood in the way of conscious awareness. As we face and challenge these insecurities, our fears gradually diminish as the ego loses its control over us.

To truly change one's life, it is helpful to develop the ability to let go of what you "think" you know. Then wait and be open to what will emerge from within. This emerging consciousness comes from The Source which contains "Universal Truth" that bypasses the Mind and the Ego.

The next challenge comes as you begin to awaken to the insanity of your life. At first you may want to hide from this emerging truth. This is due to the judgment we so often place on it. However, these judgments and perceptions are not true. Eventually as your consciousness level increases, you will see that most of what you currently believe isn't true for you anymore and the judgment you have towards yourself will diminish.

One of the best resources we have found to help us challenge our stressful, unhealthy thoughts that clutter up our mind, 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;

Being Kind and Gentle to "Yourself"

This is one of the most difficult parts of the Personal Awakening process because you haven't discovered the "Truth" about yourself yet. However, don't worry, the Truth is on its way! So even though it can be difficult, try to be patient.

During this process, try to release all judgments and attachments you have about your life. Become the silent observer that doesn't need to label or change anything about it. I understand we judge everything, but do your best not to draw any conclusions at this point because thinking that you "Know" closes the mind, and then there will be no access point for truth to flow in. Remember, we are beautiful, loving, peaceful beings, who never cease to exist and are one with everything, we just don't realize this truth yet. Personal awakening and emerging consciousness will reveal these truths to you.

Undoing the identification with your current ego created self, will help provide the space and time necessary for new awareness to emerge. Meditation or work that's designed to slow the mind can be of great benefit here.

Awakening to Stillness or learning to quiet the mind by living in the present moment, is an essential part of the awakening process. One of our favorite author's Eckhart Tolle, has written two books that discuss being in the present moment or what he would call, "living in the now".
These two books are called "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth".

To learn more, visit his website at

Try to remember that you're not the one running the show, there is a greater power orchestrating everything, and this greater power or God will bring you the clarity and stillness you need to clear your mind. Eventually that clarity will bring you peace, happiness, and joy.

Stress and anxiety are created when we believe we are in control of our lives when we are not. Once we truly understand we're not the one's running the show, we can rest easy knowing that we have always been taken care of. As I became more conscious my fears and anxiety diminished. I also saw that my unconscious behavior led me perfectly to the experiences I needed in order to awaken. When life got bad enough, I was finally ready to consider Another Way, otherwise I probably would have continued to operate with the ego at the helm. To put it another way, my insane behavior prepared me for my Personal Awakening to take place.

Taking Responsibility for "Your" Choices

Personal Awakening requires the utmost "Strength and Conviction" on your part because you must first see the reality of your insanity, then you need to take responsibility for all of it.

Superficial aspects of your life aren't too difficult to accept, but when you delve deeper into the more substantial, darker corners of your life, taking responsibility can seem unbearable at times. This is where individuals who aren't truly ready to awaken, will remain in denial about these emerging truths. Sometimes it seems easier to choose the lie rather than facing reality.

Hiding from the truth is easy. You've been doing it all your life with either continuous activity or distractions such as the use of drugs or alcohol, sex, food, and even work, just to name a few. Consequently, your Personal Awakening will be delayed and you will remain in an unconscious state as long as the distractions are more desirable. Many distractions are simply a way for us to cope with life.

However, have faith that all is well. God never gives us more than we can handle. From personal experience I have realized the darkest corners of my life turned out to be some of the most meaningful. I call this the "Good Stuff". Through facing these difficult areas of life, we are able to free ourselves and transcend the pain that these experiences create. Once that happens they will no longer hold any power over you.

The toughest issues you will face, will ultimately become your Greatest Gifts to share with the world. This is Alchemy as you turn lead into gold by turning fears and insecurities into assets.

Almost everything we think we know, is backwards from actual reality. What we think are our worst attributes, can ultimately blossom into our finest qualities once they are understood. When facing uncomfortable personal issues, try to remember that you are not the only one who has these beliefs about yourself. We all share them. Most of us just aren't willing or ready, to look at the truth yet. When we do, we will free ourselves from the prison these illusions create.

Personal Awakening means taking responsibility for your choices. Not blaming the world or others for your problems, but by realizing that life is messy sometimes and we all deal with it the best we know how at any given time. It takes years to create these illusional prisons, so it stands to reason that it will take some time to undo the thoughts and habits that created them. It's hard work, but the rewards for doing it are enormous! You merely need to see the whole world and everyone in it as a projection of yourself, then you will see in others that which you need to see and work on in yourself.

Happiness is just around the corner, and you will eventually get through the uncomfortable and difficult areas that Personal Awakening requires. Just face one unhealthy choice at a time. Gradually life becomes clear and happiness will replace fear. Eventually you will see that "struggle" is made up in our minds. This understanding makes every challenge a blessing and joy becomes your primary experience.

"Appearance is not essence, perception is not reality, and the cover is not the book. Error is quite convincing, which is an unpleasant fact to consider and accept. Everyone secretly believes that his or her own personal view of the world is real, factual, and true."
David R Hawkins

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"Gloria in excelsis Deo"

"Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true."

"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."
James Thurber

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

Personal Awakening

Personal Awakening
is all that really matters.
Forget trying to save the planet or anyone else, until you have saved yourself first.
That way your efforts will have a much greater effect, since true power comes from consciousness.

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:


Please feel free to E-Mail us with any comments or questions you may have about this subject matter, or if you wish to share your own personal experiences, by going to the
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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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