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    1. 1. A New Earth Awakening to your Life’s Purpose
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Eckhart Tolle presents powerful ideas about our state of consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>We open ourselves to the transformative power of this spiritual manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>During this class we uplift and encourage each other in our journey </li></ul>
    3. 3. Topics for Discussion <ul><li>Flowering of Human Consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>The Ego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role-Playing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Pain Body </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking Free </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Who You Truly Are </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering Inner Space </li></ul><ul><li>Awakening to Inner Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>A New Earth </li></ul>
    4. 4. What it is NOT… <ul><li>The main purpose is not to </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate your mind </li></ul><ul><li>Add new beliefs to your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Convince you of anything </li></ul>The goal is to shift your consciousness, to wake you up (page 6)
    5. 5. Chapter One The Flowering Of Human Consciousness
    6. 6. Flowering of Consciousness <ul><li>The beauty of a flower, although not linked to human survival, provides inspiration to humanity acting as a messenger from the formless </li></ul><ul><li>Contemplating flowers teach us how to live, helping us to recognize our true selves and become enlightened </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is The Ego? <ul><li>The “Unawakened” You </li></ul><ul><li>The part of us that is mistakenly identified with the world of form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(This results in a total unawareness of our connectedness with the whole, our intrinsic oneness with everyone else, as well as with the Source) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Human Dysfunction: The Bad News <ul><li>Normal state of humankind causes suffering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christianity calls it Original Sin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hinduism calls it Maya </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism calles it Dukkha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unprecedented violence, not only to our own species, but also to the planet </li></ul>
    9. 9. Human Transformation: The Good News <ul><li>It is possible for us to radically transform our consciousness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christianity calls this salvation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hinduism calls it enlightenment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism calls it the end of suffering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberation and awakening are other terms that describe the transformation </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Attaching Labels <ul><li>Deadens us to reality </li></ul><ul><li>Covers up our sense of wonder </li></ul><ul><li>Entangles us in thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Removes us from the mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps us from seeing in depth </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains separateness </li></ul>Chair
    11. 11. Chapter Two Ego: The Current State of Humanity
    12. 12. The Illusory Self <ul><li>The Ego’s survival depends on a mental construct of you and your story….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender/Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Race/Nationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion/Beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profession/Career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memories/History </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. More Good News <ul><li>Recognizing the illusion as illusion creates the dissolving of the illusion </li></ul><ul><li>When you see who you are not… </li></ul><ul><li>Then the reality of who are emerges… </li></ul>
    14. 14. Voice in the Head <ul><li>Voice of Compulsive Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts of the mind-made image of me </li></ul><ul><li>Human intellect does not have all the solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking is only a tiny aspect of consciousness </li></ul>
    15. 15. Identification <ul><li>We associate ourselves with things </li></ul><ul><li>No thing ever has anything to do with who we really are </li></ul><ul><li>Having does not equal Being </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Illusion of Ownership <ul><li>Ownership is a mental concept </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit (no inner baggage) </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans believed they belonged to the land </li></ul><ul><li>Ego lives through comparisons </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wanting-Need for More <ul><li>I am not enough yet </li></ul><ul><li>Ego is dissatisfied -yearns for more </li></ul><ul><li>Thought forms of the Ego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“me” and “mine” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“I want”, “I need”, “I must have” </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Identification with the Body <ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Physical strength </li></ul><ul><li>External Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic illness, Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Shift your focus to feel the aliveness in your “inner body” </li></ul>
    19. 19. Peace <ul><li>To untangle your identification with form, allows your sense of “Beingness” to be released from its imprisonment in matter </li></ul><ul><li>You realize your true identidy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacred sense of presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep serenity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from fear </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Modern Philosophy <ul><li>“I think therefore, I am” 17 th Century Descartes </li></ul><ul><li>“The consciousness that says ‘I am’ is not the consciousness that thinks.” 20 th Century Jean Paul Sartre </li></ul>
    21. 21. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Other training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>List books, articles, electronic sources </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services, other sources </li></ul>
    22. 22. Summary <ul><li>State what has been learned </li></ul><ul><li>Define ways to apply training </li></ul><ul><li>Request feedback of training session </li></ul>
    23. 23. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Other training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>List books, articles, electronic sources </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services, other sources </li></ul>