Mutual Awakening - Meditating as a WE
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world
seek each other so that the world may come in to being.
- Teilhard de Chardin
Many of us recognize that the mindset of “What’s in it for me” is neither satisfying us as individuals nor serving life on Earth. There is a longing for a shift in consciousness. For most of us, that path of awakening has been strictly an individual journey. And while it’s essential to awaken and develop individually . . . it can make us feel achingly alone – as if we have to carry the future all on our own.
Instead of retreating within ourselves . . . to truly wake up from our separateness, we can turn towards each other to bring forth a new consciousness, together.
What is Mutual Awakening
Mutual Awakening is an emergent, spiritual practice that's done together, speaking and with our eyes open. Our shared attention awakens the space We are in, allowing for a shared, unitive experience that's beyond our social personas, or strategies for communicating. We feel a sense of unity with each other, opening us up to more freedom from the ego, and more intimacy with Life and ourselves.
People's experience in their own words...
In the very beginning, the practice takes a little getting used to. After practicing Mutual Awakening for over a year, I’ve noticed that it allows me to have a more present experience of life, dependably. It has helped me more fully connect with the people around me so that I participate in what’s going on from a connected space. I’ve noticed that the practice has softened me and helped me go toward things instead of holding back, making up a story, analyzing or compartmentalizing. I’ve found it easier to discuss difficult, polarizing topics with friends that have different views than mine because of the softening in me. - Brian
It’s a doorway to the softest, most open and reverent way I’ve ever experienced another human or myself and the most “Oneness” I’ve ever felt. - EM
Patricia Albere - Originator of the Mutual Awakening Practice
Patricia Albere suggests that for those of us who have spent years "working on ourselves" that the "Me project" isn't necessarily everything that there is to discover.