Spiritual Awakening Support Group
About the Facilitator
Trey Carland, author of “A Seeker’s Guide to Inner Peace: Notes to Self,” started the Awakening Practices Group in 2007 as an Eckhart Tolle meet up group. It has been gradually evolving to focus more on the group discussion side of Spiritual Awakening. We also examine practical forms of meditation and the integration of pointers in our daily lives. People want to interact and share with other like-minded people now more than ever.
"My aim has always been the same, which is to expose as many people as possible to the potential to awaken to what they truly are, but my approach has evolved over the years. As a facilitator, I try not to act as a teacher, but I do offer support if it is requested. I share my own experiences from my personal life, and how I have dealt with difficult situations using the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie and others. I am very open to sharing my insights and realizations when they seem like they may help someone, which makes a lot of people think of me as a spiritual teacher. Instead, I like to point out that we are all spiritual teachers in that we are perfect reflections of one another. I am teaching myself through the lens of an apparent "other" and interpreted by an apparent "me" (to try to put it into words). I get as much from a group meeting as anyone, maybe more."