What we're about

Awakening Spirituality (AS) is an emerging community for seekers—people drawn to the spiritual quest.

Some people are drawn to spiritual practices outside of religious norms and structures. We support people who are seeking life-fulfilling experiences that differ from conventional experiences. We support seekers who want a personal relationship with the Divine.

AS is a safe space to ask questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? What is the true nature of God, Goddess, Creator? Do we even need these titles? How can I develop my relationship with spirit?

AS is a safe space to explore practices, ancient and modern, and to develop healthy, creative approaches to spiritual growth.

A spirit of acceptance, authenticity, inquiry, and inclusion, guides our activities. New ideas are welcome, and old ideas are viewed through a new lens.

As an open, evolving group of seekers, we also enjoy a sense of fun.

Welcome! We're excited that you've chosen to come with an open heart and mind to explore the infinite with us!

Upcoming events (4+)

"Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

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Release Your Inner Writer
Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

“Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

*Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.
As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

"Perfect Brilliant Stillness" Book Discussion @ 3 PM EST (CAN/US)

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Join an online open discussion about "Perfect Brilliant Stillness" by David Carse.

An intimate account of spontaneous spiritual enlightenment and its implications in a life lived beyond the individual self, Perfect Brilliant Stillness is a guidebook for the more advanced spiritual seeker who is ready to go beyond popular ‘new age’ ideas to explore in depth the perennial wisdom of the non-dual tradition of Eastern spirituality. Perfect Brilliant Stillness offers an invitation to finally let go of the false sense of individual self and to go, completed, beyond.

"It is challenging, triggering, gives me goosebumps, and points to Being, What Is, the Understanding and much more. You will want to say, "I don't 'understand' it at all." and "I get it!" even though there is nothing to understand and no "I" to get it. It will be an encounter of the 3rd kind, the 5th dimension, the nth dimension, the infinite, the eternal, Oneness, ...Perfect... Brilliant... Stillness...! This writing seems to go beyond the Course in Miracles in pointing closer than ever to Awakening; Understanding. " - Johan Koeslag

Read this writing completely, then start again, and listen to the audio version, once, twice. Read and listen together, make notes of your thoughts, reactions, responses, those "I don't get its", follow up on the readings and books read and quoted by the author.

Then, let's get together and share our understandings or no-understandings giving each other a different way of looking at things or thoughts that we didn't think of before.

A free PDF copy of the book can be accessed here.
https://www.perfectbrilliantstillness.org/book/

Discussion Schedule:
Jan 10 - Part One Jan 24 - Part Two
Feb 14 - Part Two Feb 28 - Part Three
Mar 14 - Part Three Mar 28 - Part Four
Apr 11 - Part Four Apr 25 - Part Five
May 9 - Part Five
Jun 13 - Part Six Jun 27 - Part Six
Jul 11 - Part Seven Jul 25 - Part Seven

FACILITATOR: Johan Koeslag's life has been a search for something—a meaning, a direction, a sanctuary, himself, a soul journey, peace—from the time he first questioned the status quo, through traditional church, family life, work, and now. Johan has studied and taught A Course in Miracles for years.

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.
www.awakeningspirituality.ca.

DATE/TIME:
Second & Fourth Mondays monthly @ 3 pm EST (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: Attendees will receive a link to this session after selecting an RSVP ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins) for you to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC from the comfort of your own space.

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here (* long-distance charges may apply).
Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
*Long distance charges may apply
Outside Ontario: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

"Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

Link visible for attendees

Release Your Inner Writer
Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

“Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

*Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.
As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

Seekers Circle Presentation - Second Tuesdays monthly @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

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You are invited to explore spiritual topics in an evening of open and casual discussion about all aspects of spirituality. The night will flow wherever people want to go with their perspectives and questions.

Check out Awakening Spirituality website for scheduled topics and bring all your questions. (https://awakeningspirituality.ca/seekers-circle)

April 12 - How to use oracle cards for personal insight.

RULES OF PLAY

  • Openly share your thoughts and perspective
  • Accept that others will have different thoughts
  • Watch for your own internal resistance to ideas that are different than yours
  • Self reflect on how your mind prefers your own opinion
  • Practice listening without judgment of right or wrong
  • Have fun and help to create a supportive and accepting environment

Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, a safe, supportive space to deepen connection to Source, self and all, while seeking to become a bridge of peace and oneness across a diversity of faith and spirituality.

Find out more...
Website: www.awakeningspirituality.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
Youtube: youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE
Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/awakening-spirituality

DATE/TIME: Every second Tuesday @ 7:00 PM EDT (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

Phone: *[masked] (local to Toronto and area)
*Long distance charges may apply

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

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