Who Am I?

When we discover our true identity we are readied to become aware of God with us     


So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. NRS Genesis 1:27


The created Image of God longs for an awareness of unity with God our Creator

Practicing the Presence of God  Moment to Moment

     Over and over God makes a very special promise to God's beloved, you and me, who are created in God's image. That promise from God is, "I am with you." God's presence and the promise of God's presence permeate the Scriptures. 


"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." NRS

Exodus 33:14


For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." NRS

Matthew 18:20


and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."NRS

Matthew 28:20

     The promise is undeniable, but two big questions remain... 

"How can I know God's presence in my life?

"How can I respond to God's presence in my life." 

     The first is a question of an expanding awareness of God's presence and the second is a question regarding what it is to sense and know God’s will for our lives.

     The Awakening Institute for Spiritual Formation is built around the eternal mystical reality of "God with Us" and God's gift that makes God's presence something we can experience here and now. This is then combined with the active reality of our call to be who God is guiding us to be in this world. We call this "Contemplation in Action."      




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Learn more about Spiritual Formation training at  the Awakening Institute and ways in which  you can participate in some great formational sessions  to help in your own personal journey, as well as ways  to help others on their spiritual journey .



Soul care is at the heart of all we do at "The Awakening Institute. Soul care is designed to allow ourselves to become open to God's healing presence and to develop lifestyles that will help us to maintain healthy souls in an holistic, mind, body, spirit manner.

Certification in Spiritual Direction

Discover and/or learn more about the profound effect that having a spiritual director (sometimes called a spiritual guide, companion or friend) can have on your walk with God. Also discover, for yourself, if God is calling you to be such a person for others.

Additional Sessions and Seminars

The Awakening  Institute also offers an exciting series of additional sessions designed for those who seek to go deeper in their own walk and to be equiped to teach the truth of God's amazing, powerful, loving presence to others.