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We all have personal stories about our lives and our place in the world.

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As we grow and develop, these worldviews inform how we live, what gives us purpose, what we value, how we understand reality and our place in it. Many factors shape our worldview. Many, however, have a worldview that is seen through a lens of limitation, lack, isolation, and fear instead of a lens that moves them toward expansiveness, inclusiveness, wholeness, connection, and compassion. The 'awaken u.' Transformative Learning Series was created in direct response to the magnitude of this paradox and is presented through the Awaken Cinema Circle Meet-up Film Screening Events, Shift Happens Workshop Series and the “Reel to Real “view and do” Screening Events.

“I have developed a process that is designed to help you look at yourself through the lens of consciousness. In other words, what are your emotional, psychological and spiritual beliefs, your perceptions, values, stereotypes, your assumptions and your worldview about yourself and others? And what can you learn from that lens?” Says Donald Gordon Carty, facilitator and creator of the Series. “As an individual, you already have access to many of the resources harvested from your unique life experiences. What you don't often have is an insight into the messages you're giving yourself because more often than not, this self-talk is a product of your subconscious mind. Additionally, you don't often have the insights of others who've experienced challenges either similar or different to your own.”

By using everyday situations and guiding you through thought experiments and exercises, these sessions are filled with valuable ideas interwoven with inspiring messages, film and visual aids. Donald does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the disconnects in much of our thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices--contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised his work as being absolutely life-changing--not just an event--but a transformational experience!

Come join me your host Donald Gordon Carty, and others of like mind, at a local meet-up.and be inspired. Tap into your heart, where people like you gather to explore, laugh, and cry as we watch in awe and with wonder mind-stretching films followed by Q&A and discussion in Barrie ON. Together, let’s create wo/mankinds greatest leap to awakened consciousness – through cinema.

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The awaken's "Shift Happens" workshops and courses are not lectures, motivational technique, or therapy.

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They are transformative learning experiences that give participants an awareness of the basic structures in which they know, think, and act in the world.

From that awareness comes a fundamental shift that leaves them more fully in accord with their own possibilities and those of others. This shift is the single most powerful attribute of the awaken Cinema circle programs.

Participants find themselves able to think and act beyond existing views and limits in their personal and professional lives, relationships, and wider communities of interest.

The awaken Cinema circle workshops are conducted in a casual environment and will provide a unique educational experience for adults, combining uplifting and sometimes spiritually challenging film shorts with theory, personal experience, self-reflection, experiential learning activities, field work, exercises, and group discussion.

The Resolutions Into Reality, Shift Happens and the Stranger Within workshops are designed and are conducted as either half day (3-4 hours), or two and one half day, or two evening programs.

The course can be taken as a customized series or as a single workshop event;

  • Awaken your sense of joy and wonder!
  • Inspire love and compassion!
  • Evoke a deeper sense of connection with the universe around you!
  • Learn to question negative beliefs about yourself and rediscover your strengths.
  • Generate ideas within the group about how information gained may help us to think, feel, or behave differently.
  • Reexamine your beliefs, reframe your possibilities and refire your mind
  • Develop inner strength as you recall forgotten and discounted inner resources and become aware of the right opportunity for those resources to be applied.
  • Gain awareness of your deeper layers of consciousness to help you move toward new perspectives or behaviour as well as healing and integration of the total self.
  • Explore individual responsibility; that we are responsible for our lives and our actions and for everything that goes on around us.
  • (repeat) Inspire love and compassion!

The awaken Cinema circle workshops are conducted in a casual environment and will provide a unique educational experience for adults, combining uplifting and sometimes spiritually challenging film shorts with theory, personal experience, self-reflection, experiential learning activities, field work, exercises, and group discussion.

The Resolutions Into Reality, Shift Happens and the Stranger Within workshops are designed and are conducted as either half day (3-4 hours), or two and one half day, or two evening programs.

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This Series of "View and Do" Screening events are explorations that will encourage you experientially to more deeply integrate the Film's message into your life.

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The View and Do Healing Series contains a film component, manifesting, in a practical, authentic and engaging manner, a powerful thought process that anyone can use to transform their lives. Sourced from wisdom traditions, The View and Do Healing Series is a thoroughly tested and proven program based on transformative tools and exercises that yield breakthrough perspectives and the creation of life-changing alternate realities.

“Humans are social beings, hard-wired to gain pleasure and meaning though social relations—and especially through opportunities to do things together. A growing body of research shows that social networks and identities have a profound impact on mental and physical health.” Says John F. Helliwell, Senior Fellow and Co-Director for the Advanced Research Programme on Social Interactions, Identity, and Well-Being.

“And that's the magic of the "View and Do Healing Series". Says Carty “When we come together in a group with a common goal, we see the full gamut of our expressions. We start to open up beyond our own experiences and connect with others in a way that's a lot more fun and a lot more healing. It's an effective way of letting go of feelings of isolation, loneliness, and growing into self-compassion and a new awareness of the opportunities in store for us.”

Includes an Exploration Guide and “View and Do” Outline

“Exploration” here is defined as;

  • 1. travel through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it.
  • 2. examine and discuss something in detail.
  • 3. investigate.
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