Patricia Albere – Mutual Awakening
Are you ready for a paradigm shift in your spiritual practice, one that takes you beyond the ultimately isolating model of solo practice and into a living, evolving field of mutual awakening — whether with one other person or a whole group?
Are you eager to participate in the highest level of adult human development and evolution?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then it may be your time for a shift of awareness that can open up a whole new reality!
For millennia, most transformational practices have been focused on slowly but surely transforming, growing, deepening and expanding your individual self.
From Buddhist vipassana to Freudian analysis to personal growth seminars… the task has always been to create a more evolved, clear, awake, healed and empowered you, OR to transcend this separate self altogether into a kind of undifferentiated nirvana.
While the individualistic model of growth has resulted in some real developmental advances, and even breakthroughs (especially amongst advanced practitioners), it also has profound limitations.
When you begin to reach those limitations, the old practices and perspectives begin to feel stale. You begin to hunger for deeper communion with like-minded others. You wonder how to really live in an embodied, divine way in loving connection and in relationship.
Slowly but surely, you are no longer as enamored by improving, fixing or enhancing your individual self and your being starts yearning for participation in something wider, more alive and more vibrant.
At the deepest level, you begin to seek an identity that goes beyond your personality that has access to larger fields of energy, insight and love.
From Individual Awakening to Mutual Awakening
This identity can best be described as a kind of shared consciousness where two or more people are both part of a larger field that holds and embraces them. In this way, they literally begin to share awareness.
If you’re lucky, you might have had some glimpses of this different kind of spiritual realization in which you enter into a shared consciousness — a higher, divine “We.”
When such a glimpse happens, it’s as if the floodgates have been thrown open and far more sacred energy travels through your body and mind. There’s a kind of electric pulse in the air as the boundaries between yourself and others begin to thin and you learn to merge into a beautiful state of loving resonance.
As you connect with this larger field of consciousness, you also open to more intuitive knowing, grace and creativity. Your collaborations begin to come alive as you, quite literally, begin to feel and think as one.
As it turns out, this emergence into a higher “We” is a natural evolutionary progression, one that is now accelerating as more and more humans continue evolving into a sufficiently advanced state for us to experience it.
Mystics throughout the ages have revealed that our sense of separation is an illusion, and in a very real way we are all part of the fabric of a larger Being.
While this mystical truth may sound wonderful in the abstract, most of us don’t feel it day to day, even in our spiritual practices.
But what if that’s simply because you haven’t learned to cultivate the skills for engaging mutual awakening as a spiritual practice?
What if there are techniques and methods that are evolving, right now — at the leading edge of human evolution — which can make this joyful, ecstatic dance of communion with others a new baseline for your life?
What if the deep sense of aloneness could drop away while the boundaries and barriers that separate you from others soften and release?
Imagine the staggering beauty and love you would begin to feel, moment to moment.
That’s precisely what transformational teacher Patricia Albere has been pioneering — a path for advanced practitioners who are ripe to enter into new dimensions of relating and expanding consciousness together.
Patricia’s approaches are both unifying and viscerally satisfying — unleashing more creativity, joy and collaborative magic than going it alone could ever produce.
This shift into a “higher We” requires entering a new paradigm, which has been called the “Inter-Subjective Age,” “Inter-Being” or the “Era of Unity.”
In the process of fixating on the individual self, we haven’t honed our understanding or skills for sensing, moving and living in a larger field of shared intelligence.
We haven’t learned to awaken TOGETHER, which has actually slowed our spiritual progress WAY down — because we are not accessing the creative and liberating power of the group field.
Harvard developmental psychologist Robert Kegan writes that the highest level of human development is NOT self-authoring — focusing on one’s own awakening, healing and individual actualization. Instead, it’s about what he calls the “self-transforming mind,” where you start to foster and pay attention to the potent space between things.
Your consciousness becomes more flowing and you can begin to locate yourself in multiple dimensions.
As this happens, you become cognizant of many things simultaneously. In this way, mutual awakening practices begin to shift the linear way you may focus your awareness. When you shift from the personal to the collective space, you shift from unidimensional perspectives into a multiplicity of perspectives that also include transpersonal states of knowing.
Mutual awakening is emerging as the wave of the future as more and more of us go beyond sitting on our zafus seeking individual enlightenment, to awakening as an engaged collective or in partnership with a beloved.
But mutual awakening doesn’t happen magically… it takes learned skills to cultivate a sensitive, intimate field of consciousness and connection. It also requires a new inner orientation and alignment.
This shift allows you to transform old habits of thought, old views of yourself and ways of relating that keep you feeling separate.
When you learn to lean into the spaces between you and others, and feel the boundaries and edges, you eventually enter into a state of shared consciousness. It’s as if we suddenly merge our “bubbles” of self-awareness into one, and we are all on the inside looking out.
Experiencing this doesn’t have to be random luck. It’s a skill that you can practice and cultivate.
As we hone these capacities and shift our perspectives, we can open to remarkable shared experiences where we deeply recognize each other, unite in spontaneous upwellings of love and surrender into the sacred connection of Oneness.
We begin to revere the Beloved in each other (and in ourselves), as the shimmering dance of the Divine becomes far more present and palpable.
The Importance of a Skilled Guide
Building upon more than three decades of teaching (including working closely with Werner Erhard in the early years of EST), Patricia Albere is highly skilled at creating the practices and context for entering into this new level of “We-mysticism.”
She personally discovered this new possibility in a mysterious and beautiful relationship with an advanced spiritual adept who was killed four years after their union. While the end was heartbreaking, the experience of a shared and mutual awakening propelled Patricia into the next phase of her spiritual journey.
Out of that journey and Patricia’s awakening which occurred through the shared field, she created her larger work — initiating groups to enter into mutual awakening together. The results have been extraordinary, as more people learn to shift into a collective consciousness and experience the joy, creativity and dynamism of this multidimensional level of consciousness.
If you are hungry to go beyond your current practice of awakening and begin to relate to others in a wholly new way that calls your full being into the dance… her virtual Mutual Awakening course was created for you.
Patricia presents a profoundly different paradigm in which to grow. Mutual awakening is designed to take you beyond the current boundaries of yourself… not through a loss of identity (indeed, you actually retain and enhance your uniqueness), but by an expansion of your awareness into a space of shared consciousness.
This doesn’t mean you’re not still growing individually (in fact, even though you’re not focused on it, rapid personal growth does happen) It’s about experiencing an enhanced way of connecting with others that takes the focus off yourself and speeds up your process because you’re intently focused on the “We” instead of the “me.”
The space of “We-mysticism” goes beyond what we typically think of as the “We,” which is often still very interpersonal and about an interaction “between people.” Instead, Patricia helps people enter into a shared subjective experience where a deeply connected state of being opens up. It’s a whole different way to experience one’s self and one’s development.
Once you’ve access this shared experience, you can never return to your individual quest for growth and healing. You’re instead embarking on a whole new, more expansive journey.
During the 12 weeks, you will learn:
- Why solo practice tends to reinforce parts of your identity and constrict your access to a multidimensional level of higher consciousness
- How to cultivate the essential skills of mutual awakening to easily access the interwoven field of connection
- How to actively create a shared field of awakening that fosters greater human capacity for collaboration, creativity and healing
- Ways to deepen your relationship with others by awakening to your greater capacity for connection and receptivity
- How to decenter your spiritual practice from your individual body-mind
- Ways to sense and experience the larger field
- How your participation in the shared field is part of a larger evolutionary shift
- Ways to speed up your self-transformation through tapping into the power mutual awakening
- The keys to sourcing yourself deeply from the shared essence of the “We”
- Ways to increase your capacity for fully entering and showing up in each moment
- How your shared participation in the greater living intelligence of the planet gives you more access to the emerging paradigm shift
What is particularly exciting to us at The Shift Network is that this paradigm shift in spiritual practice also holds great promise for a critical mass of people entering a higher state and then being able to make positive shifts in our world.
As we experience and live from this state — truly experiencing ourselves as part of a larger whole — we collaborate with each other far more gracefully. Like the cells in a body, we start to operate as a stronger whole.
And that may well be the key to building a world that works for all. Mutual awakening can accelerate our collective evolution and produce far more conscious, embodied and fully engaged humans… which is exactly what we need to turn things around.
So, if you’re intrigued and want to go beyond the ultimately isolating model of solo practice and into a living, evolving field of mutual awakening (with one other person or a whole group), or you’re curious about the highest level of adult human development now emerging — this will be a fascinating and important course for you.
What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 12-week transformational intensive, Patricia will lead you into new ways of relating and expanding consciousness that unleash more creativity, joy and collaborative magic.
Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to relate to others in a wholly new way in which you access the deeper potentials of every relationship and moment.
This course has been divided into three modules that each include four weekly sessions. Each module takes you into an essential perspective of mutual awakening, where you will be introduced to new ideas and have the opportunity to experientially embody those ideas through profound paired and small group exercises. As the modules unfold, you will gain direct access to the practices and perspectives that are the living consciousness of mutual awakening.
Module 1: Awakening Mutuality
The Higher We
Reality exists for the purpose of relating. This module will introduce the domain of “intersubjective awakening” or the “Higher We.” We’ll explore the reality of what some call “Inter-Being” — where two or more people enter into a mutual field of awakening. As this occurs, we experience the receptive and interwoven fabric for human relating. When two or more people enter into awakened mutuality they come in contact with the true source of each other’s being. We’ll explore a profound new possibility for human relationships that open between us into a space of tremendous creativity and love.
Session 1: What is the “Higher We?” (December 6)
The 20th century has been called the “century of the self.” It ushered in an age of subjectivity and individuality. What Sigmund Freud and other early psychologists illuminated was an inner world as vast and rich as the outer world. The 21st century will open up the shared inner world of intersubjective consciousness in the same way that the 20th century opened up the individual inner world of subjective consciousness. There is a vast universe of inner being that is shared between us and is ready for exploration. It’s the space where relatedness exists — the space “between us” or “We-space.”
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