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An Awakening Experience is a low to moderately intense, short duration type of Connection Experience that leads to a state of enhanced awareness and understanding.
Technically, an awakening experience is a brief increase of CQ resulting from a temporary removal of Bodily Ego defences, either spontaneously, by engaging in Connection Practice, or using Connection Supplements. An awakening experience leads to significant, insight, realization -- a notable expansion of awareness and understanding.
Awakening experiences are isolated and discrete events. Awakening experiences may be distinguished from the Awakening process, which is a process that occurs as the consequence of maturation, education, and the accumulation of discrete Connection Experiences.
Martin Bidney  recounts an awakening experience of Tolstoy, whose experience with a talented peasant boy radically changed his perception of meaning and life.
- Bidney, Martin. “Epiphany in Autobiography: The Quantum Changes of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 60, no. 5 (May 2004): 471–80.