We feel present in the moment and filled with wonder. We start to see into the deeper levels of our own identity and become conscious of being the ‘I of awareness’ that is witnessing the play of life.
Then, if we really immerse ourselves in the deep awake state, life becomes WOW! There’s an awe-inspiring oneness with the universe, which feels like being immersed in an ocean of 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.
I experienced this state for the first time when I was 12 years old and it was WOW! I was sitting on a hill overlooking my small hometown in the southwest of England contemplating how strange and mysterious life is … when it just happened.
I can vividly recall the feeling of being immersed in overwhelming, exquisite, ecstatic love; as if the whole universe was pulsating with love. I felt I’d been given the most amazing surprise … and yet also as if I’d remembered something I’d always secretly known.
Ever since, I've been exploring how to transform my state of consciousness. I’ve also felt passionate about sharing the WOW of awakening with others, because I soon discovered that when I am deep awake others start waking up around me.
When we dissolve into this state we clearly see the beauty in every person and loving others becomes easy and natural. At some point we realise that others are seeing this same beauty within us ... and we feel the relief of finally being able to love ourselves.
In this presentation I’ll invite you on a journey to a direct experience of the deep awake state. I’m going to talk about:
• Why the ego is your friend not your enemy
• How soul-to-soul practices can help you wake up in your everyday life
• Why spirituality is about both self-realisation and self-expression How to see things paralogically and avoid superficial spiritual thinking
• How to wake up to oneness and embrace your vulnerable humanity
• How to escape the enlightenment trap and become a lover of life
Tim Freke is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality and the bestselling author of more than 20 books, which have been translated into 15 languages. He is pioneering a new approach to awakening that has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He presents life-changing events internationally and online. He has often been featured in the global media including the BBC and The History Channel. www.TimFreke.com