2017

7 Week Program

You Can't Sleep Through Your Awakening.

by: Unity Minister Rev. Jane Simmons

Dr. Jane Simmons is an ordained Unity minister, and holds a doctoral degree in Theology from Holos University Graduate Seminary. She is the author of I of the Storm for Teens and the co-author of, Who Have You Come Here to Be, 101 Possibilities for Contemplation.
"Week 1"
Oct. 1 - 7
Introduction and
Red-Pill Awakening
"Week 2"
Oct. 8 - 14
Realizing That I Am Asleep
Week 3
Oct. 15 - 21
The Fragrance of Gratitude
Week 4
Oct. 22 - 28
Believing is Seeing
Week 5
Oct. 29-Nov. 4
Merging Mind and Heart
Week 6
Nov. 5 - 11
Be The Change
Week 7
Nov. 12 - 18
Awakening - A Call to Love
 


Week One: Introduction and Red Pill Awakening pgs. v-28
Weekly Affirmation — “Every challenge in my life is an opportunity
for self-transformation.”

1. Discuss the idea of being asleep in life; ‘to be asleep is……’ (p. vii)
2. Discuss what blue pill and red pill living means to you.
3. What does waking up mean to you today as you start reading this book?
4. ‘To awaken—to unmask the Face of the Authentic Self within you.’ Discuss.
5. What does the author say is required in order to awaken? (p. ix) Do you agree?
6. ‘You cannot unconsciously become conscious.’ Comment.
7. How asleep would you say you are? Others? The ‘world’? Are you ready to wake up?
8. Share past moments of awakening. What happened? What changed in your life?
9. Share any experiences you have had when ‘I’ fell away. What new knowing came?
10. Discuss the questions on page 11 and page 19.
What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group meeting by reading the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery Process

Suggested Practice for Week One: October 1-7
Each day
1. Do the Red Pill Practices on pgs. 11, 19 and 28
2. Read the Rumi poem on p 18-19 and note how you mind and body reacts to it.
3. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.
Extra Activity: Watch the movie. “The Matrix,” or organize a group viewing of it followed by a discussion.

 

Week Two: Realizing I Am Asleep pgs. 29-52
Weekly affirmation — “Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.”
1. Discuss the ‘delay and antedating hypothesis paradox’. What is your reaction to this?
2. “Awakening is really about increasing our awareness of the ‘what else’. Discuss.
3. What are the daily ‘bears’ that cause you to go into flight or fight? (pgs. 35-37)
4. Discuss the part that ‘the negativity bias’ plays in our spiritual journey. Helpful or harmful?
5. To what degree are you addicted to an inner attitude of negativity?
6. ‘An addiction is a sign of distress.’ Agree/disagree? How do you define it?
7. ‘To be caught in an addictive cycle and driven by the need for a biochemical rush is the epitome of unconscious behavior.’ Discuss this and the info on pages 46-47. KEY INSIGHT
8. Perception correction is actively looking for what is right. Comment on this.
9. Do you believe that the ‘observer effect’ is real? (p. 50) Share your experiences.
10. Discuss the assertion that looking through the portal of the heart is the solution.
What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group with the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery Process
Suggested Practice for Week Two: October 8-14
Each Day:
1. Spend time in nature and complete the exercise on page 33
2. Do the Red Pill Practices on pgs. 33, 43 and 52
3. Look back over the day and notice the amount of negative judgments you made.
4. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.
Optional extra: Watch the YouTube at
www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight
or Google Jill Bolte Taylor Ted Talk

Week Three: The Fragrance of Gratitude pgs. 53– 81
Weekly Affirmation — “Everything is happening for my good.”

1. What is your reaction, resistance or openness, to the gratitude practice? Discuss.
2. Discuss your reaction or experience of the ‘anticipatory appreciation’ practice.
3. What is your experience of the power of intention to shift your life? KEY INSIGHT
4. What is an awakened heart? P. 58 Discuss
5. Are you aware of your own ‘orphaned emotions or parts’? Share the experience of
losing your parents and the effect both had on your life.
6. What conclusions did we reach because of not having our need for love and protection met?
7. Discuss your experience of doing the ‘I’ exercise on page 72
8. Discuss Tolle’s definition of freedom on page 73.
9. Discuss the quote from Adyashanti on page 75
10. Discuss how the alignment between the heart and mind does the healing work. p78
11. Discuss the question as to who we are without our labels.
What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group with the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery Process
Suggested Practice for Week Three: October 15-21.
Each Day:
1. Each day keep a journal of your ‘gratitude appreciation’ practice. Reflect on it.
2. Do the Red Pill practices on pages 61, 70 and 81.
3. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.
Optional extra:
watch Matt Kahn YouTube on Intention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8997sJ_lmtI
Or on Respecting the Shadow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNfTVVW7co

 

 

Week Four: Believing is Seeing pgs. 83-108
Weekly Affirmation — “My judgments prevent me from seeing the good
that lies beyond appearances.”

1. Discuss the placebo effect. Share your experience of it, if any.
2. Discuss the power of belief in relationship to healing. Share your experience.
3. What do you believe is the cause of our separation? Is it our beliefs?
4. Discuss the walls of impossibility that you experience in your life.
5. What are the default negative lines that I say to myself under pressure.
6. Reflect and share your observations of the Bohn quote on p. 93.
7. Are you able to practice compassionate self enquiry, or is that a challenge for you?
8. At the source of our wounds are limiting beliefs. Discuss your experience of this.
9. How do you really stop your mind from reacting when you are triggered?
10. Do you believe that a negative judgment about someone is really about yourself?
11. Share you thoughts on the paragraph by Jim Lockard on page 107. KEY INSIGHT

What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group meeting by reading the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery Process
Suggested Practice for Week Four: October 22-28
Each Day:
1. Reflect on whether you believe that you can be happy or not. Identify any obstacles.
2. Do the Red Pill Practices on pages 88, 99 and 108.
3. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.
Optional extra: watch a YouTube by Mooji on awakening now at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI999Z1XkZA (short music intro)

 


 

Week Five: The Merging of Mind and Heart pgs. 109-135
Weekly Affirmation — “The more I know myself, the more I forgive myself.

1. Share any experiences you may have of working with ho’oponopono.
2. Do you think that taking responsibility for something is a form of blame? Share.
3. Do you agree that ‘the world’ is a mirror of what is going on in us? Discuss.
4. What is the ‘golden moment of awareness’ (p.111) Do you agree. Share
5. Is forgiveness of self or others an issue for you? Why? Share your experience.
6. “How we observe something affects what we experience.” Share your experiences.
7. Do you tend to feel persecuted whenever you are contradicted or life goes against you?
8. Do you tend to react to suffering, your own or others, with compassion? Share.
9. Do the heartmath exercise with the little child on page 131. Share your experience.
10. Is your heart still in need of your compassion for suffering from the past? Take note!

What was the most important insight or quote from the material this week?
End the group meeting by reading the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery
Suggested Practice for Week Five: October 29—November 4.
Each Day:
1. Practice the Red Pill Practices on pgs. 117 , 124 and 134/5
2. Practice ho’oponopono when you are triggered this week.
3. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.
Optional extra: watch the 9 short Youtube videos by Hew Len on ho’oponopono
starting with part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL972JihAmg
Rev Jerry’s, “Voice of Change” radio interview on ho’oponopono
http://cdn5.blogtalkradio.com/show/6/377/show_6377825.mp3

 

Week Six: Be The Change pgs. 137—162
Weekly Affirmation — “When I change my belief I change my memory.”

1. Do you agree that what we remember is not the fact but the story we attach? Discuss.
2. Discuss that the brain doesn’t know the difference between the real or imagined?
3. Did you try creative re-imagining to change the meaning of a past memory? Share.
4. We can reauthor painful memories that caused limiting beliefs by seeing them
from the perspective of the heart. Discuss this idea and share experiences. KEY INSIGHT
5. What early life feelings and experiences became limiting beliefs that still effect you?
6. Are you really ready and willing to let go of your past by changing the story? Obstacles?
7. Share recent experiences of how you have used this book to handle triggering moments.
8. Discuss the statement ‘truth resides in the present’. What are the implications of that?
9. Write out a paragraph based on who you have come here to be.
10. Can we really change neural pathways and if so how do we do it?
11. Discuss the definition of faith found on p. 159. KEY INSIGHT
What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group meeting by reading the 12 Steps of the Consciousness of Mastery Process
Suggested Practice for Week Six: November 5 - 11
Each Day:
1. Do the Red Pill practices on pgs. 142, 153 and 161/2
2. Practice seeing challenging experiences this week from the heart.
3. Repeat the weekly affirmation each day.

Optional extra: watch short YouTube videos at www.heartmath.org/resources/videos/

 


Week Seven: Awakening— A Call To Love pgs. 163— 181
Weekly Affirmation —“Total enlightenment is available to me right now.”

1. Discuss the Golden Rule as a code for transformation. How might that be?
2. What do you think of the idea of giving the world exactly what you think you need?
3. What was your family dysfunction? What was missing for you as a child?
4. I make the world a better place only by making my internal state a better place. Discuss
5. Do you have much time for being in the silence in your life and for listening?
6. What is the difference between making something happen and making it welcome?
7. Have you had any insights on how you unconsciously recreate childhood feelings?
8. Do you have a story like Margaret’s to share?
9. Share the single biggest insight that you got from reading this book.
10. Write up a summary in your own words of the key insights from this book for future
reference. Make a cheat sheet of its most useful tools for waking up.
What was the most important quote or insight you had from the material this week?
End the group with the 12 Steps of Consciousness of Mastery Process

Suggested Practice for Week Seven: November 12 —18.
Each Day:
1. Read the affirmation for this week.
2. Do the Red Pill practices on pgs. 168, 172/3 and 181
Optional extra: check out www.theqeffect.com and in the dropdown menu under
‘q process’ click on ‘audio & visual’, then listen to ‘Going Quantum’ Part 1 and Part 2.