What we're about

What is real? An increasing number of people are experiencing glimpses of reality, of the awakened/enlightened state, out of the dream of egoic consciousness. This is experiencing the world through the senses, in space consciousness, without the interference of the mind/ego. There is a need for community and guidance for those who are awakening. The process that follows an awakening is the breakdown of the old egoic structures and programming. If you have awakened and are seeking support, this community may be for you.

How do I know if I have awakened?
This is an important question. Most likely, you will know. The word "awakening" is used to describe various things, but here there is a specific definition and focus.

The following blog post goes through what a spiritual awakening is.
https://www.spiritualawakeningprocess.com/2010/08/what-is-spiritual-awakening.html

Additional reading:
End of Your World by Adyashanti

Will I still have an ego after awakening?

Yes. Your ego/mind is there as long as you have a human life, as it ensures our physical survival as a species. However, as our species evolves, the old egoic patterns of the past (past lives included) that no longer serve humanity or this planet will start to break down. This could take seconds, days, months, or years. It depends on the person's letting go of the old pulls of the egoic will and surrendering to the larger force of life. Often, a person who has awakened, may oscillate back and forth between the old egoic consciousness and the new awakened consciousness. This can create a sort of Jekyll and Hyde appearance in behavior, but there is a need for awareness and discernment of such states of consciousness in order to move forward.

Important note:
Awakening is a deeply personal journey, and yet it affects all of humanity and our collective consciousness. In this community, truth and integrity is held in the highest regard, and therefore it is important to invite those who are truthful and sincere about their experience. Narcissists (aka those who fake an awakening story just to get attention/supply for their egos) or toxic egoic energies are not welcome in this group and will be removed at the discretion of the organizer. The old survival mode of the species is being left behind, as we move into a new world, a new state of being.

Attendance policy: Your attendance to events that you RSVP for is recorded. If you can't make it, change your RSVP. If you have 3 no shows, you will removed from the group.

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Weekly Fasting + Meditation

Anywhere!!

After awakening, it is important to have a spiritual practice that honors and supports the process happening within you. Old egoic energies, patterns, beliefs, and structures are being broken down. The best way to support this is to allow, and not get in our own way with our minds. This is why fasting + meditation is an important "integration" activity following awakening. Meditation creates space for the energies to flow through us and clean things up, and fasting allows us to go deeper in meditation. STEP 1: FAST FOR 24 HOURS Let's join together in this 24 hour fast. There is no meeting location for this event, so please export it to your calendar so you can remember when to start. The 24 hour fast at 8pm Sunday, and ends at 8pm on Monday. No food, coffee, tea, alcohol, or drugs. You may drink water. Limit your internet and tv time to only what is necessary to get work done. When you feel hungry and emotions start coming up like a wave of energy, you may notice that your mind starts going crazy and attaching all sorts of stories and compulsively thinking. Be prepared for this in advance. Hunger comes in waves, so whenever this happens, direct your attention within and observe this energy wave within you. If it's a wave of anger, let it burn through you. Observe your breath. Simply let it be. FEEL THE EMOTION. The emotion WANTS to be felt and released. The energy will start shifting on its own. Activities I highly recommend during the fast: • Rest- avoiding exercise/lifting weights • Crying- releases pent up emotions • Meditation- Connecting within • Breathing exercises- Clears the mind • Reading spiritually uplifting material • Avoiding negative content and people • Taking Naps • Being with a loving being like a person, plant, or animal or in nature Breaking the fast: To break the fast, start with something light and easily digestible like cereal, rice, or oatmeal/porridge. Work up to heavier foods later in the day but don't go too crazy with heavy meats as you will be overloading your system after it has rested for 24 hours days. Listen to your body. **Please note, you are responsible for making decisions about your own health based on your knowledge of your medical situation and physical health. If you have medications that require meals or other severe issues with not consuming food, I would not recommend the fasting part. You can skip to step 2. STEP 2: MEDITATION Let us meditate together for the last hour of the fast (7-8pm Monday night). Wherever you are, you can find a space for yourself. Meditation is simply resting in awareness. You may notice after the awakening, that your mind is generally still and meditation no longer feels like work. No need for techniques such as following the breath or following guided instructions. We can simply sit. Meditation during a fast can be a deeper experience. The absence of food in the body allows for a more still and quiet mind. Rest in awareness.

Weekly Fasting + Meditation

Anywhere!!

After awakening, it is important to have a spiritual practice that honors and supports the process happening within you. Old egoic energies, patterns, beliefs, and structures are being broken down. The best way to support this is to allow, and not get in our own way with our minds. This is why fasting + meditation is an important "integration" activity following awakening. Meditation creates space for the energies to flow through us and clean things up, and fasting allows us to go deeper in meditation. STEP 1: FAST FOR 24 HOURS Let's join together in this 24 hour fast. There is no meeting location for this event, so please export it to your calendar so you can remember when to start. The 24 hour fast at 8pm Sunday, and ends at 8pm on Monday. No food, coffee, tea, alcohol, or drugs. You may drink water. Limit your internet and tv time to only what is necessary to get work done. When you feel hungry and emotions start coming up like a wave of energy, you may notice that your mind starts going crazy and attaching all sorts of stories and compulsively thinking. Be prepared for this in advance. Hunger comes in waves, so whenever this happens, direct your attention within and observe this energy wave within you. If it's a wave of anger, let it burn through you. Observe your breath. Simply let it be. FEEL THE EMOTION. The emotion WANTS to be felt and released. The energy will start shifting on its own. Activities I highly recommend during the fast: • Rest- avoiding exercise/lifting weights • Crying- releases pent up emotions • Meditation- Connecting within • Breathing exercises- Clears the mind • Reading spiritually uplifting material • Avoiding negative content and people • Taking Naps • Being with a loving being like a person, plant, or animal or in nature Breaking the fast: To break the fast, start with something light and easily digestible like cereal, rice, or oatmeal/porridge. Work up to heavier foods later in the day but don't go too crazy with heavy meats as you will be overloading your system after it has rested for 24 hours days. Listen to your body. **Please note, you are responsible for making decisions about your own health based on your knowledge of your medical situation and physical health. If you have medications that require meals or other severe issues with not consuming food, I would not recommend the fasting part. You can skip to step 2. STEP 2: MEDITATION Let us meditate together for the last hour of the fast (7-8pm Monday night). Wherever you are, you can find a space for yourself. Meditation is simply resting in awareness. You may notice after the awakening, that your mind is generally still and meditation no longer feels like work. No need for techniques such as following the breath or following guided instructions. We can simply sit. Meditation during a fast can be a deeper experience. The absence of food in the body allows for a more still and quiet mind. Rest in awareness.

Eye Gazing Meditation for Deeper Human Connection

Tysons Pimmit Regional Libarary

**Location is in the Tysons-Pimmit Conference Room WHAT IS EYE GAZING MEDITATION? CONNECT DEEPLY WITH OTHERS BY CONNECTING WITHIN YOURSELF The goal of this practice is to restore our natural connection with humanity and all of life. Human beings have been out of touch with nature and each other for eons, due to our very own mind. The mind and ego create division and separation. And yet we use our minds to build relationships! Our minds try to connect to each other on the surface level of personality, seeking common interests and subjects to "match" with- for friendships, relationships, family, etc. But consider this. The mind is simply a tool. Our ego is a tool for survival and protection. It is not who you really are. If we are using our survival mechanism for building relationships, it is any wonder that many of our relationships are on "survival mode"? (Think Fight or Flight or Freeze!) If our mind is our "false self," then the relationships we create using this "ego mask" are equally false and lacking in depth. In order to connect deeply with others, we have to go beyond the mind and connect to our true selves first. Beyond thoughts, concepts, judgements. We have to go to the depth at which where we are all naturally connected. Where we are all one. Eye Gazing Meditation is a silent practice that communicates at a much deeper level. We first build connection within ourselves and quieten the mind using breathing exercises and meditation, and then we use this connection to silently build relationships (eye gazing) with other people. WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION? When you enter the room, pick up a guideline and choose a seat. There will be two rows facing each other. Each person will have a partner. Each eye gazing session (10 min) will start with a guided breathing exercise, followed by a short meditation to quieten the mind. Then the eye gazing begins. While gazing at your partner, you may feel like smiling, laughing, crying or just being serious, but please be respectful of your partner, and keep your noise level to a minimum. If you end up without a partner for the session, continue building your inward connection through meditation. Please note: Please maintain complete Silence from beginning to end. No talking, answering phones, texting, etc. Consider this as a meditation practice (a silent Happy Hour if you will). If you are seen talking, whispering, or causing trouble, I will give you a gentle warning. If a major disturbance happens a second time, I will ask you to leave. STEPS A bell will start each session (3 total sessions) Guided Breathing Exercise & Meditation (5 min) Connect to partner with Eye Gazing (5 min) Group Discussion (10 min) DONATION/DANA Suggested $5. It is not mandatory. The practice of “Dana,” cultivates the foundational virtue of generosity. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered. It is given from the heart. Your contribution and good energy will help grow this eye gazing community and create more interesting events! ATTENDANCE POLICY Accurate attendance count is important, since we are doing partner work. Please RSVP only if you are attending. If you cannot attend for any reason, please update your RSVP to a "No." If you are a No Show (3 times) you will be removed from the group.

Weekly Fasting + Meditation

Anywhere!!

After awakening, it is important to have a spiritual practice that honors and supports the process happening within you. Old egoic energies, patterns, beliefs, and structures are being broken down. The best way to support this is to allow, and not get in our own way with our minds. This is why fasting + meditation is an important "integration" activity following awakening. Meditation creates space for the energies to flow through us and clean things up, and fasting allows us to go deeper in meditation. STEP 1: FAST FOR 24 HOURS Let's join together in this 24 hour fast. There is no meeting location for this event, so please export it to your calendar so you can remember when to start. The 24 hour fast at 8pm Sunday, and ends at 8pm on Monday. No food, coffee, tea, alcohol, or drugs. You may drink water. Limit your internet and tv time to only what is necessary to get work done. When you feel hungry and emotions start coming up like a wave of energy, you may notice that your mind starts going crazy and attaching all sorts of stories and compulsively thinking. Be prepared for this in advance. Hunger comes in waves, so whenever this happens, direct your attention within and observe this energy wave within you. If it's a wave of anger, let it burn through you. Observe your breath. Simply let it be. FEEL THE EMOTION. The emotion WANTS to be felt and released. The energy will start shifting on its own. Activities I highly recommend during the fast: • Rest- avoiding exercise/lifting weights • Crying- releases pent up emotions • Meditation- Connecting within • Breathing exercises- Clears the mind • Reading spiritually uplifting material • Avoiding negative content and people • Taking Naps • Being with a loving being like a person, plant, or animal or in nature Breaking the fast: To break the fast, start with something light and easily digestible like cereal, rice, or oatmeal/porridge. Work up to heavier foods later in the day but don't go too crazy with heavy meats as you will be overloading your system after it has rested for 24 hours days. Listen to your body. **Please note, you are responsible for making decisions about your own health based on your knowledge of your medical situation and physical health. If you have medications that require meals or other severe issues with not consuming food, I would not recommend the fasting part. You can skip to step 2. STEP 2: MEDITATION Let us meditate together for the last hour of the fast (7-8pm Monday night). Wherever you are, you can find a space for yourself. Meditation is simply resting in awareness. You may notice after the awakening, that your mind is generally still and meditation no longer feels like work. No need for techniques such as following the breath or following guided instructions. We can simply sit. Meditation during a fast can be a deeper experience. The absence of food in the body allows for a more still and quiet mind. Rest in awareness.

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