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Awakening is the process of expanding awareness and understanding of the realities of ourselves and the world in which we live. The more an individual sees, realizes, and understands things, the more awake they are.
Syncretic Terms Awakening
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
Awakening is a process that occurs as the consequence of maturation, education, and the accumulation of discrete Connection Experience. Awakening as a process may be distinguished from an Awakening Experience, which is a discrete low power Connection Event.
Spiritual awakening (or just awakening for short) is typically a volunteer process. It is initiated by intent and (sometimes) facilitated/accelerated with Connection Supplements, Connection Appliances, and Connection Practice. In certain situations, Forced Awakening may occur.
Both spiritual and daily awakening occurs when Consciousness is drawn into the Physical Unit (Sosteric, SA1).
Spiritual awakening a biological process that occurs naturally without intervention. The natural process of spiritual awakening can be subverted by Toxic Socialization and associated practices. When the natural process of awakening has been subverted, remedial training and healing are typically required.
Awakening occurs in two basic steps. Step one, become aware that spiritual awakening is a thing. Step two, will/intend it to happen (Sharp, BII).
Spiritual awakening is a significant process that implicates all aspects of an individual's psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual life space.
Spiritual 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). Connection Supplements 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 Toxic Socialization process, challenging process. In many cases, professional psychological, emotional, and sociological supports are required in order to fully awaken an individual.
Awakening takes time; a single intent statement is always insufficient to guarantee spiritual awakening. Clear intent and vision exercised over an extended period of time are required in order to completely awaken (Sharp, BOOK0, BOOK2).
Sosteric, Mike. (SOA). The Science of Ascension: A Neurologically Grounded, Spiritually Sophisticated Theory of Mystical/Spiritual Experience. 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/