Depending on who you talk to there are anywhere from three to seven stages of awakening. I will make it easy for you and give you three. Please understand none of this is a judgment. We all have to start somewhere – in stage one.

Stage 1 – You live in the “matrix” and don’t question anything. You watch mainstream TV, including the news, People in this stage buy into mass consciousness. They don’t even know they need to wake up. They buy into religion, culture and other widely-held beliefs. Their emotions rule them. They want to fit in and be like everyone else. “Keeping up with the Joneses” is part of who they are. They don’t take responsibility for their actions as a general rule so they are still stuck in blaming, shaming and judging. Chances are good if you’re reading this, you’re not in this stage. [Not everyone who watches mainstream TV is in this stage.]

Stage 2 – Is when you begin to question things – your religion, your beliefs, the news, the people around you etc. You start to feel something is missing. You’re searching for answers. The more you question, the more you think. The more you think about all of this and expand your awareness, your consciousness begins to shift. Some people may classify this as another stage but to make it simple, I’m putting them together. Once you begin to see things differently from all of your questioning, observing and researching, your priorities begin to change. You may change jobs, start or end relationships, pull away from friends or family, start a new career or even move. You may feel the urge to become some sort of helper – teacher, healer, mentor, therapist, coach etc. [Keep in mind not all people in these professions have reached this stage.] The way you see the world has shifted so the way you are in the world has changed too.

Stage 3 – You’ve figured it out! You’re no longer ruled by your ego, including fears and anxiety and instead by your higher self, your inner knowing, your intuition. Since you and you alone are responsible for your reality you have given up shaming, blaming, making excuses and judging. You now know you create your own destiny. You can manifest easily. You live in the moment so synchronicities can happen. You may become very creative and want to start a new business, write a book, create art or find new ways of living that fulfills you. You continue to attract like-minded people so you are never lonely. You are connected to the All-That-Is, the Oneness of the Universe. This is both exciting calming. It gives you a sense of peace. You know you will always be ok. Now you are truly living in the flow. Life is good.