<languages/> Awakening (also Spiritual Awakening) is the first stage in a three stage process of Spiritual Realization (i.e. Awakening, Activation, and Ascension). Awakening occurs when Consciousness is drawn into the Physical Unit (Sosteric, SA1).
Awakening is a process that implicates all aspects of an individual's psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual life space.
Awakening may be initiated via a simple statement of Intent. The intent may be verbal, as in the case of Awakening Mantras, or it may be visual, as in the case of Awakening Visualizations (Sharp, B0; BII). Certain substances may also be used to facilitate short-term (a few minutes to a few hours) Connection Experiences (Sosteric, SA1; Sharp, BI),
Awakening (i.e. drawing Consciousness into the vessel) is a complicated and, owing to failures in this planet's socialization process(and in particular a Toxic Socialization process that we all endure) challenging process. In many cases professional psychological, emotional, and sociological supports will be required.
Awakening takes time; a single intent statement is always insufficient to guarantee awakening. Clear intent and vision exercised over an extended period of time is usually required in order to completely awaken (Sharp, BOOK0, BOOK2).
Awakening as Union with Reality, Enlightenment, attainment of Buddha Mind, attainment of the Kingdom of God, Moksha, attainment of Christ Consciousness, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Descent of Consciousness, entry into the Holy of Holies, the Triumph of Spirit, removal of The Blindfold, piercing of The Veil, lifting of The Blindfold, Resurrection of Consciousness
Sosteric, Mike. (SOA). The Science of Ascension. Unpublished. 
Sharp, Michael (GA). The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice.
Sharp, Michael (B0). Lightning Path Book Zero: Introduction to the Authentic Spirituality. Lightning Path Press. 
Sharp, Michael (BII). Lightning Path Book Two: Introduction to the Lightning Path. Lightning Path Press. http://press.thelightningpath.com/product/the-lightning-path-two-introduction-lightning-path/