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When in September 2014 I left for the Transformation Intensive at Awakened Life Project, I set the strong intention to become a freer human being and to relate to people and the world from a place of no separation, to open my heart and surrender to the unknown and the mystery of life...
The expectation was great, I knew something transformative would happen and was grateful for the opportunity that life was giving me to leave the distractions of the day-to-day routine and soak intensively in the full experience of community life in an evolutionary context.
During the two months I was invited to question myself about who I am and about what I want to become. This invitation led to me letting go of a whole set of ideas about myself, letting go of the need for approval from others and made room for me to recognize my true nature. I discovered and cultivated my own expression of individuality and learned how to live beyond fear. The simple lifestyle in a beautiful location surrounded by diversity and abundance and where people related in a context of love and care for all, helped me surrender to the truth that I am Life itself.
Now what? What has changed several months later?
I feel more and more happy in the simple joy of being. I am more patient, more tolerant, more confident, more open to what life may bring. And there is also a state of conscious concern about how the world is, which leads me to want to be part of a new form of inter-personal relationship with utmost respect and cooperation among people and the planet. I want to be part of the solution and not continue to feed the problem.
The consciousness of a greater responsibility in all my choices has led me to question what I have to give, what is my contribution? How can I live my potential, discover my talents, my passions and put it all in service to the evolution of the whole? While I am not looking for a specific answer, I want to create conditions for this potential to manifest more and more creatively and it appears in various forms in everything I do, in everything I say, in all that I am.
This search for a life of greater meaning has given me the courage to make the transition to living in a community with a set of people who share the vision of co-creating a form of conscious life in a sustainable and free manner. Next spring my wife Angela and I will join the spiritual community Avidanja, pursuing our dreams and continuing this process of infinite transformation.
I am very grateful to all the people who have been part of this transformative process: Pete and Cynthia for their guidance, leadership and for designing this Transformation Intensive with such immense love, wisdom, compassion and patience, to all the residents of Quinta da Mizarela because they are the people who made this experience possible, and for the tireless support and inspiration of my fellow participant brothers and sisters whose inspired effort and commitment made this a journey together that has only just begun.
God is real and life is fantastic!
Pedro Morais, Lisbon