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How to Experience a Spiritual Awakening
What we experience depends on how conscious we are. When we only pay attention to the surface of life we’re only superficially awake, but when we look deeper we can become ‘deep awake’. This feels like waking up from a semi-conscious trance and remembering we are alive. We become conscious of how profoundly mysterious life really is. We feel present in the moment and filled with wonder. Then, if we really immerse ourselves in this awakened state, life becomes WOW!
Recently I dreamed I was standing on a stage about to talk to a large audience about becoming deep awake, as I often do in my waking life. Before I started to talk I paused, because I couldn’t find the words to express how wonderful it feels. Then suddenly I knew what to do, because I remembered that I could fly! So, I simply said, ‘Being deep awake feels like this’ … and I soared up into the air … dancing ecstatically in the emptiness of space … swooping up and down in effortless abandon.
I wish I could swoop and dive for you right now, to convey how it feels to be deep awake, but I haven’t worked out how to fly in waking life, so this means I’ll have to describe it in words for you as best I can. I know that won’t be easy, but I’m going to give it a go …
When I am deep awake it feels as if I’m dissolving in an ocean of love. There’s an awe-inspiring sense of oneness with the universe. My sensual body comes alive. The search for meaning is resolved into a wordless ‘understanding’, which is so deep it must be felt not thought. There’s the silent certainty that all is well. And such a feeling of relief … like coming home.
I’ve been exploring the deep awake state since I experienced an unexpected awakening when I was a 12-year-old boy. Over the decades, I’ve had the privilege of being with a huge number of people when they’ve found themselves in the awakened state for the first time … and the most common thing that people say is simply ‘WOW’.
It seems to me that being deep awake is the WOW that everyone is searching for. We all long to feel alive and when we awaken we feel totally alive. We all long for freedom and when we awaken we know that we’re completely free. We all long for love and when we awaken we become immersed in limitless love.
Becoming deep awake is a life-changing experience that is traditionally called ‘spiritual awakening’, but you don’t need to think of yourself as ‘spiritual’ to experience it. It is natural and available to all of us. At the end of one of my retreats in the USA, while we sat quietly together in the WOW of awakening, people struggled to describe in words the depths they were experiencing. Then a lovely woman called Kate captured it perfectly when she whispered…
“This is what everyone wants to feel.”
TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS AT TIM’S EVENTS
It is impossible to convey the magic and beauty of the event. It was the most amazing experience and will remain with me forever.
A chance to glimpse the extraordinary enchantment of Oneness while remaining in the self. Impossible not to be changed by this experience.
Another door opened for me and I walked in and found a huge gift of Big Love.
Tim does such an awesome job of inviting you to see that what we might have previously considered to be mysterious, elusive and reserved for the select few is actually the most natural, beautiful and human experience readily available to all who are willing to dive in.
I didn’t leave the seminar with just a bunch of new concepts. Instead I left with a very clear taste of that which is beyond concepts.
Totally blew my mind. Like some beautiful explosion. WOW!
You’ve skillfully laid out a path of the highest quality.
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