A Spiritual Awakening is a process that happens within us. It may or may not be marked by a specific event.
It is recognizing that a power greater than ourselves exists and can assist us if we will just ask for help and guidance. We do not have to do it on our own.
Part of the awakening includes a new way of internally and externally handling events as they occur. We can learn to internally process the event differently so that it has a different meaning (thought), followed by a different internal action (emotion), and a different external action (behavior).
The process of this “event-changing” happens within us. The events do not change, my relationship to the events changes. Therefore, the challenge becomes about overcoming the internal conflict between the false self that is creating the misperceptions, and the Real Self that sees things as they really are.
You have already decided that you need to change and grow and you have a desire to do so. You have come to the realization that life doesn’t work using your current life management strategies and you are convinced that you must do something different. You have now started the process of searching for what works: connecting with a Power greater than yourself.
It is not appropriate for others to tell you who or what your Higher Power is or “should be.” It is your right and privilege to determine that, which is a big part of your spiritual journey. We believe that your conception of “God as you understand Him” is just as valid as anyone else’s.
Your success does not depend upon how you conceive of your Higher Power. It DOES depend upon the strength of your Spiritual Connection. Your ability to connect spiritually is Your Spiritual Journey and it is our mission to support you in strengthening that connection.