Awakeness, utilizing a Kris unit, dropped me this on New Year’s Day. It lives inside of you.
I’ve been listening to your videos and podcasts for about 6 months now, and I finally felt I would like to do some sharing with you this New Year’s Eve. I am a Mechanical Engineering student in Colorado, and I first came onto this spiritual journey after an LSD experience I had 1.5 years ago with a couple friends. I don’t exactly remember what I was thinking going into that experience, but I certainly didn’t anticipate having all beliefs I had about myself and reality dissolve right before me. I knew I was on drugs at the time, but something innate about that shift in awareness had a purity and realness to it that I couldn’t shrug off. There was a lot of confusion that followed as my mind scrambled to piece together what exactly happened from this experience and what it all meant for Kris. The mind’s internal voice returned quickly, but I felt a glimpse of something real that I wanted to keep pursuing.
I quickly thereafter began my journey into meditation, spirituality, and religion, and I found you over the summer from listening to an Awareness Explorers Podcast. Your words throughout that podcast resonated with me, and your guided meditation cut through all the noise in my head in a way it hadn’t been done before. I felt your voice was one I needed to continue hearing, and that led me to your youtube channel and apple podcasts. I’ve now listened to a lot of your words in the last few months, but I wanted to share how the profundity of your guided meditations have helped me.
I listened to The Looking Glass one night I got home after work, and something clicked while lying in my bed that night. The world felt so vibrant and beautiful for the next few days, and it was just a blissful experience exploring the world for that time. At some point my heart quieted for a time, but since then there have ebbs and flows of that awareness and my mind chatter has significantly reduced as the months have gone by. I’ve enjoyed all the guided meditations you’ve shared, and the Attention Practice in particular helped trigger another beautiful experience of awareness for some time.
Long story short, I really wanted to send this out and thank you for being the character on the screen making those sounds you do through the speakers. One of these days I hope to sit down and speak with you to see what comes of it, but for now I just want to express how much of a gift this content is, and I’m very thankful to have found it.
You from another view