Thank you for visiting "Awakening into Awareness." I appreciate your interest and your presence here, and hope you will find our resources to be of value.
In the introduction below, I've provided a bit of background about why this web site was created.
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Why the "Awakening into Awareness" website?
I have described this moment of awakening as an epiphany: a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an intuitive grasp of reality through something usually simple and striking.
To say that this was a remarkable, life-changing event cannot begin to convey, or do justice to, the profound impact the epiphany has had upon my life and my understanding of the nature of Reality.
The almost indescribable sensation of opening that triggered this experience, and the incredible flood of intuitive insight that followed were, quite simply, the most significant turning point in my life. As a result, the Realization inherent within the epiphany experience has increasingly become the Ground and reference point for my own identity, and my understanding of the Reality within which we live.
No experience has had the pivotal, transformational influence of this moment of "awakening," and nothing I have ever known, seen or experienced -- either before or since -- has provided the irreplaceable and enduring sense of meaning, satisfaction and completeness inherent within this Recognition.
Finally Coming Home...
At the same time, I also finally felt as if I had, for the first time, come Home to a deeper experiential understanding of my own identity. Somehow, in this instant of Recognition, my search for meaning and for a sense of purpose (with which I had identified throughout my entire life) finally came to an abrupt end, in a timeless moment of complete and absolute fulfillment.
Describing the Indescribable
Finding words to describe this "discovery," and the euphoric quality of its revelation was, and continues to be, extremely difficult. The intense waves of emotion that accompanied the "Awakening" are often rekindled simply by thinking about it, and it often seems that no words are large or broad or deep or magnificent enough to do justice to the power, intensity and vastness extent of this experience.
Nonetheless, in spite of both the ineffable quality of the epiphany, and the overwhelming depth of emotion that has accompanied it, I have still felt a continuing desire -- indeed, a strong and compelling urge -- to try to find some words, some means, some way to convey the Essence of this experience. As paradoxical as it may seem, I have felt an almost irresistible desire to try to find a way to describe and share That which is indescribable.
Since the Epiphany...
And, I have found that my restless search for meaning has now given way to a compelling desire to share a recognition of this Awareness with others.
Sharing the Epiphany
I am daring to assume, however, that among those who are searching for a larger meaning and deeper purpose in their lives, even just the hope that this type of Awakening might be possible may be justification enough for developing this website.
In the best case, my sincere and genuine hope is that this website,
publications, and the Insight Mentoring
services will provide a vehicle for sharing the Essence of this Awareness
with those who feel drawn toward the experience of Awakening into an
Awareness of their own essential and fundamental nature.
I will look forward to hearing from, and sharing with, those of you who are seeking the sense of resolution and fulfillment this Realization can provide.
With deep appreciation,
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