Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment

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Encouraged by Eckhart Tolle, Awake Joy is a unique and comprehensive guide to awakening to the new state of consciousness that is currently emerging on our planet. It points to the discovery of the radiant joy that is beyond the thinking mind, the separate sense of self, its idea of separation and identification with form.
Katie Davis takes the mind-identified reader through their personal growth strategies to awakening. She then deepens to Self-discovery or what we might call ...
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Overview

Encouraged by Eckhart Tolle, Awake Joy is a unique and comprehensive guide to awakening to the new state of consciousness that is currently emerging on our planet. It points to the discovery of the radiant joy that is beyond the thinking mind, the separate sense of self, its idea of separation and identification with form.
Katie Davis takes the mind-identified reader through their personal growth strategies to awakening. She then deepens to Self-discovery or what we might call the realization of the Heart. The book encourages full embodiment of this truth and then shifts to awake living by embracing humanity's diversity, the earth, its environment and its creatures as none other than the Essence. Katie shares that when the human being is consciously fulfilled, we live the natural way of the Heart in a profoundly human manner.
It used to be that awakening was extremely rare, but today this is not so and people are opening to Self-discovery. It requires presence and not practices, although the book offers experiments and meditations to reveal ego's delusion. There is nothing unique, or for that matter peculiar, about realizing who you already are beyond your given name and form. It is a normal maturing process of the human being and is available right now to everyone.
Awake Joy is meant to be your companion throughout your life's journey to true and lasting fulfillment. It will be a trusted resource again and again throughout the years. This A-Z handbook stands free of concepts, philosophy and eastern jargon to point clearly and pragmatically for those who are ready to surrender suffering for themselves, their relationships, their families, the schools, the workplace, theworld's religions and the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980091229
  • Publisher: Awake Spirit Pub
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

KATIE DAVIS is a graduate of the University of Washington and spontaneously awakened over 20 years ago, without spiritual practices or teachers. A former secondary school educator, businesswoman and mother of two, she simply radically fell into the reality of who we really are. After years of integrating, she began teaching and now travels worldwide to share her message of freedom and joy with her husband, Sundance Burke, author of Free Spirit.
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Table of Contents

Gratitude     xiii
Introduction     xv
Book Origin     xv
Meditative Reading     xv
The Book Title     xviii
Terminology, Structure and Format     xix
The Dream     1
The Joy of Being     3
Open to the Unknown     5
Truth and Relative Truth     5
The End of Suffering     6
The Diamond     7
The Secret Ocean     9
Seashells for Happiness     9
The Garden of Splendor     13
Fall from the Garden     13
The Dream of Form     14
Are You the Conditioned Child?     16
Freedom Child and Conscious Parenting     18
"Dreaming I"     19
Imagining Separation     21
Is Anyone Really Here?     22
Wake Up to Wakefulness     25
Innocence     29
Amy's Innocence     29
The Mirror is Self-Revealing     30
Consciousness is the Mirror     35
The Field of Consciousness     36
The Truth of Renunciation     41
Ramana and the Buddha     41
Renunciation is Being Now     42
Ego Speaks of Renunciation     44
The End of Time     47
Ego's Story-Time     47
The Ground of Now     50
True Forgiveness     54
Living Free Laboratory     54
The End of Time Prophecy     56
The Time Laboratory     57
The Seeds of Now     60
The Eyewitness     61
Realize that I am     63
No Rain, No Rainbows     63
Nature as Teacher     65
Aware of Being Aware     67
Peak Performance     68
Attentive Movement     69
Reinforcing the Practitioner     71
"I am" Meditation     72
Practices and Meditations     73
Unity Consciousness     74
The Gift of Dispassion     77
The Role of Dispassion     77
The Passion of Presence     79
The Ugly Duckling Named Mind     81
From Conditioned to Radiant     81
The Nature of Conditioned Intelligence     82
Neither This nor That     86
Moonbeam's Moondance     87
The Sky over the Sea of Emotion     91
Waves of Emotion     91
The Sky of Now over the Sea     93
Sailing the Storm of Conscious Suffering     95
The Inner Tides of True Compassion     95
You Cannot Drown in this Ocean     97
Body Watch     99
The Body Shop     99
Body Watch Duality     101
The Pure Being     103
Awake in the Dream     105
The Daytime Dream     105
Only the Light of Consciousness Is     106
The Mystical Dance of Life     108
Inner Space     111
Objective Space     111
The Collective Consciousness     113
Detachment from Form     115
Stunned out of Body     117
Visions and Psychic Powers     119
Chocolate Cake     120
Impermanence and Permanence     125
The Nature of Impermanence     125
Discernment     127
Surrender, Presence and Welcoming     129
Four Intensities of Surrender     129
Resistance is the Ego     130
Unconditional Surrender     131
Unequivocal Surrender     133
When Surrender is the Ego     133
Vigilant Surrender     134
Transcendental Surrender     135
Glimpses of Truth     135
The Grace of Welcoming     136
The Waiting Place     137
I am the Witness Only     137
Satsang or Awake Essence     139
Control, Forbearance and Selfless Service     140
I Doubt It!     142
"Kissed by the Angel of Peace"     144
The Heart     145
The New Dawn     147
Tripping Over Joy     147
Chasing Life     148
Why are You Here?     148
Love, Serve and Remember     151
Divine Longing and Fearing Death     151
The Valley of the Shadow of Death     152
The Concept of God     153
I am That!     153
"Silent Mystery in the Heart of Night"     155
Spontaneous Awakening     157
The Awakening Story     157
Sundance, Gangaji and Eckhart     161
"Enigmatic"     163
Life is the Way     165
The Teachings of the Heart     165
"The Mystical Sky"     173
Roses for Awake Living     175
The Way of the Heart     175
Four Roses     176
Wisdom People     177
Life's Children     178
True Nature's Garden     181
Preparation for Meditative Reading     185
Practices and Meditations     187
Presence Meditation     187
Silent Space Meditation     188
Inner Silence Meditation     188
Testing the Body Hypothesis     189
Movement Meditation     189
Self-inquiry: Encountering "I"     190
Devotional Chanting     191
"I am" Meditation     191
Breath Control     193
Breath Retention     193
Life is the Way     193
Four Roses     193
Index of Quotes, Lyrics and References     195
Contact Katie Davis, Related Websites, Publisher     197
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    Best Book I Ever Read

    Awake Joy is the best book I have ever read. It is totally new, unique, with fresh perspectives and flawless non-duality. Thank you Katie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

    The Essence of our Being is Joy

    In 1986, the author, Katie Davis, owned an aerobics business named Body by Katie. One day of that year, while Katie was teaching a superfit class, she simply disappeared from all earthly experience into the divine mystery beyond all awareness of form. Clearly a challenge to put into words, Katie calls this divinity within us, Awake Joy, the essence of living. Though her attention returned to the aerobic floor, its space and time, after being in attention only to her essence, it took her twelve years to fully re-integrate with the body and mind in this dimension. During that period, Katie was faced with the daunting challenge of integrating every human sense and impression that arose into the divine within her knowing. For that entire period, she existed in a state of consciousness that burned away every trace of illusion as it arose. In fact, her aerobics business literally burned down two years after her awakening. Many symbolic burnings followed. By 1998, the divine essence was fully embodied and the inspiration for this book was born into this life. Awake Joy is Katie's gift of sharing the Truth with all of us. The fullness of Love and Joy is all that truly is. She states that this is who you are and what is always here and now. The 'I' that you think you are and the body that you perceive are wondorous symbols that point to your timeless essence and formless beauty. The frequency of the divine Spirit within form is vibrantly alive and awake in this writing. My favorite passages are found where Katie shares her impressions of the natural world perceived from within the intelligence of the awakened Heart. Here we are lifted into the awe and wonder that she knows as the reality of our nature. Katie is simply a living angel, who's intimately aware of our life's goodness, beauty, love, peace and co-passion for all Being. How do I know this? I am her Beloved husband in this life. That admitted, this is a great book that will profoundly touch your soul if you are willing to give your mind to your Beloved, this Being, this life, this moment, just as it really is. One proviso: Awake Joy is not for the timid or those of us who are still great believers in the personal self and what it might achieve. No, Awake Joy calls for your surrender of all that holds you to this surface dream. You see, causeless Joy depends on nothing you dream about, it depends only on You, or rather...it is You. Injoy, Sundance Burke, Author, Free Spirit: A Guide to Enlightened Being

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    A Must Read!

    Awake Joy is a lyrical expression of enlightenment. But do not be deceived by the rare delicacy of the prose. This is a must read of depth and brawn. Every question that the seeker might ask is answered in exquisite detail. Katie Davis leaves no doubt as to what to expect at every turn toward ultimate Awakening. Even to the final page, I felt like I was handling pure Essence, perhaps the most beautiful sheaf of pages ever in my rough hands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2008

    Awake Joy

    ¿Awake Joy' is a wonderful guide for seeing through illusion, for opening to who we are. It reveals the process of conditioned tendencies dissolving into conscious awareness of our true nature. Well written with a nice poetic flow. Nearly every conceivable angle of ¿me¿ returning home is explored. What a terrific open invitation, Katie has offered, to be in the Now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    Katie Davis speaks directly from the Heart

    Katie Davis in Awake Joy writes clearly about the Now with which she is intimately familiar. In these pages, it is obvious that she has fully explored consciousness and its many levels, as she gently guides the reader to the depths of the Self. She also beautifully describes Awakeness like only someone who knows it can. These pages contain much beauty, compassion, insight, and wisdom to drink in and enjoy.

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