The desire to live in a fully awakened state has inspired many of us in the choices we make every day. The raising of our collective awareness and consciousness is now a global phenomenon that each of us is witnessing and contributing to. The word itself whispers that there is something more to be discovered about ourselves and our creative place in the world. More and more of us everywhere, are hearing the call, feeling the pull and responding to it by opening our minds and hearts more fully to the capacity we have to dream our lives with more awareness.
Awakening can allude to the image of one who suddenly opens their eyes and comes out of a dream ofÂ âsleepâ or unawareness and in this processÂ life takes on new meaning, insight and purpose.Â We can see ourselves inÂ a new way that necessitates leaving parts of our former selves behind, whileÂ more self awareness is brought forward that we can use to recreate our new, awakened lives from. The every day and the mundane become infused with the delight of increased levels of wakefulness that inspires us to find our reflection in the world we inhabit.
It can begin with a deep yearning of the heart, almost painful, and continue with moments alternating between expansive lucidity and unsettling confusion. Both responses are normal as we make our way through a world that is shifting and changing all the time. Our opportunity in being awake is to know without a doubt that balances harmony, and stability are possible even if chaos is what we observe in the world around us.
To be awake to our true identity is an invitation to experience who we are beyond an assumed identity or old roles that we have accepted without awareness. Accepting this invitation, in which we are both the sender and the receiver, opens us to the wide expanse of the new and mysterious, revealing truly breathtaking experiences that raise our vibration and energy. This becomes what share not only with those we interact with but what we offer to the evolution of consciousness as this movement and force engages so many at this time
Fortunately, we live in a time where our spiritual quest and desire to live in a lucid state inner discovery areÂ now actively supported and inspired by most channels of mainstream media including books, magazines, the Internet and film. What we need to support the ongoing commitment of awakening to who we really are, is becoming easier to access.
We are each awake now and have only to look at what we allow to obscure that state of clear perception. Imagine that we eachÂ desire to experience our awakened state full-time, real-time and with this self-realization, we then desire a larger community of individuals to share this with and this becomes what moves us into interaction with life.Â What could be the results of such a desire?
It is with this desire thatÂ a group of unique individuals,Â have come together to create the documentary film âAwaken,â which will premier in Los Angeles during late summer 2010.
âAwakenâÂ documents the wisdom and teachings of five teachers, sages and shamans from diverse spiritual background about the movement to awaken to a higher consciousness amidst the current crisis and energetic shift on Earth. I have the pleasure of being one of the teachers featured in the film.
Each sage communicates their unique message and energyÂ to inspire viewers on their journey of self-discovery and remembrance. Though each of us comes from diverse backgrounds and life experience, each message carries a common theme; the current opportunities within our challenges that are available to each one of us at this time in our human evolution
I speak to the illusion of separation that the dreaming mind creates and that the mythology of The Mayan Calendar and 2012 speaks to the end of a world of false beliefs, and the end of the rule of the ego-mind. âImagine that we humans created for ourselves a time that would bring so many of our false and irrational fears to the surface just so we could make a choiceâ¦. love or fearâ¦victim or creatorâ¦separate from or connected to all of life? Now seems to be such a time for us to awaken to our creatorship and the understanding that our thoughts, emotions and choices impact not only us but everything and everyone we touch.â
Barbara Marx Hubbard serves as the âelderâ in the film entreating us to seize the opportunity in our current challenges, as they have the potential for a mass awakening of humanity. Also included in the film are messages from a shaman, and a Tibetan Lama.
âAwaken,â reflects the powerful energy of collaboration and clear communication of individuals delivering a message that conveys our personal awakenings as well as, true hope and inspiration for humanity in our evolutionary process.
It has been my experience in being a part of this project that the original intention of the filmmaker, Danisa Perry, was achieved. The intention was to have the viewer âexperienceâ the energy of theÂ master teachers, beyond their personalities, but more as direct channels of wisdom that create a transformative experience akin to being in their presence. This energy sparks the place within the viewer where insight and awareness are already present.
I sincerely hope you all get the chance to view this film, and are moved by it. Within each of us at this time lives the potential to live fully from our heartâs desireâ¦ awake, aware, and authentic, creating our contribution to the dream of humanity.Â Will we meet the challenge and opportunity that we are presented with? Will we choose to be awake in the dream of our own making and filled with faith for what we are capable of dreaming? I have a great amount of faith that the desire we have to evolve our human consciousness while at the same time, choosing to live in happiness, will keep our eyes and hearts wide open.
Please visit www.awakenthefilm.com for more info on screening dates and for ordering your own copy.