Live in Gratitude
AWAKENING NOW is a self-directed and self-paced 100-day online course on a beautiful, user-friendly platform, where you can listen, read, or watch the course materials on your computer, tablet, or phone.
Awaken and Transform Your Consciousness
Awakening Now will help you experience life through fresh eyes and discover the delight of truly being alive. This 100-day inner workout is packed with teachings, practices, guided meditations, and inquiries that will pull the rug out from under your ego and wake you up. The practices in Awakening Now will change your brain state so that you function more rationally, creatively, and compassionately and less from your fear-based, egoic self. This means you will be more at ease in the world and more in the flow and connected with your divine intelligence. By the end of 100 days, you will have developed new habits and ways of being that will result in greater joy and equanimity and being more richly alive and present.
Accelerate Your Spiritual Evolution with Christ Consciousness Transmissions
10 live video webinars with Gina Lake and her husband are included, where you’ll receive Christ Consciousness Transmissions, which are a direct current of love and healing that will help you break through to a new level of being. These transmissions heal longstanding issues and support awakening. Transmission has been used throughout the ages to accelerate spiritual evolution and raise consciousness. More info about these transmissions is here.
Receive Expert Guidance and Support and a Connection to a Community
Throughout the course, you will be expertly and gently guided by me, Gina Lake, and any questions you have will be promptly answered on the course forum or through email. I know what it’s like to struggle with a negative mind and fears, to overcome depression, to have a successful meditation practice, and to live an awakened life—and I have counseled people on spiritual matters for over twenty-five years. This course is not just information, but a program of transformation, and I am engaged in this process with you to the degree that you want and need me to be. And, in the forum, you can connect with others who have a similar commitment to awakening, with whom you can share your experiences.
Join Awakening Now Today and Also Get "A Contemplation a Day"
In this bonus online course, every day for 60 days, you will receive a short contemplation that is read by me, Gina Lake, and set to soothing music. A Contemplation a Day is the perfect accompaniment to Awakening Now. These contemplations will help you experience more presence, happiness, love, contentment, gratitude, and awe.
MODULE 1: Getting to Know the Ego
We examine the thought-stream (the voice in your head) to discover the truth about it and to see what the ego, through the thought-stream, is up to and whether its communications are useful and necessary. We see that the ego is designed to keep us engaged with it and that it attempts to guide our life, however unskillfully. You develop a greater awareness of your thoughts and begin to examine your “I” thoughts and the character they refer to. You discover what that self is like and begin to peer into what the true self is like, as you become more aware of what is aware. And you experiment with guided meditations as a means for quieting the mind and experiencing who we really are.
MODULE 2: Overcoming Fear and Being in the Now
We explore the truth about fear and how to defuse its power over us, and we examine any distrust we may have toward life, which also keeps us from being more present in our life. We see that life is, in fact, trustworthy and supportive, despite the ego’s perceptions. We explore why and how to forgive and let go of the past. You find out what it’s like to live in the present moment, and through a guided meditation, you experience the space between thoughts.
MODULE 3: How to Meditate
You learn the benefits of meditation, how to meditate, why meditation is important, and how to overcome any resistance you may have to it. We also explore what creates stress and how to relieve it. In a guided meditation, you experience the power of listening to bring you into Presence.
MODULE 4: More About Meditation
You are introduced to one more way to meditate and experience what it’s like to be fully in your body and senses. By practicing experiencing whatever you're experiencing without judging it or trying to hold on to it or push it away, you learn to stay in the present moment. We explore further any resistance you may still have to meditation. And we also take a look at how you may be interfering with your own happiness: How do you make yourself unhappy? In a guided meditation, we explore who you really are.
MODULE 5: Practices That Enhance Positive Feelings
You discover the power of gratitude to overcome negativity and increase the flow of love and positive feelings in your life, and you take time to practice it. You also explore the power of smiling to change your state and change your brain. By making time for these two practices, you see that being in a positive state is in your control and that by focusing on the experience of that state in your body, you become anchored in the present moment and in touch with your innate joy and love. You also try out the effectiveness of repeating various mantras and positive phrases to change your state.
MODULE 6: Meditating on Beauty
You are introduced to more activities that bring you into the moment and into intimate contact with what is truly satisfying: our true nature. You increase your capacity to be present in your daily life as well as your ability to experience beauty everywhere and in everything by practicing focusing on something beautiful, without thoughts about it. Through a guided meditation, you also increase your capacity to be present to what is rather than to thoughts. Through inspired writings, you are pointed to the goodness behind all life, including within yourself. And as you go about your day, you practice being in your body and being present to its movements.
MODULE 7: Breathing Practices
You discover the power of breath to change your state of consciousness. By experimenting with various ways of breathing, you learn what works for you to deepen into meditation more quickly and to relieve stress during your day. Through writings, you learn more about the mysterious duality that we all are: We are both human and divine. We are divine perfection expressing as human imperfection, which itself is perfect. And, through a talk and guided meditation, you come to understand more about who you are and experience it.
MODULE 8: Love and Forgiveness Practices
We examine the importance and power of forgiving others and ourselves. Forgiveness frees us from the past and allows us to be present and to love. Through a practice of forgiving and sending love to others, you clear your past relationships. Love heals, and we heal as we align with it. Selected writings inspire you to make love the basis for your speech and actions. And in a guided meditation, you experience being loved and being love.
MODULE 9: Spiritual Inquiry
We explore the power of spiritual inquiry to deconstruct the false self and experience the true self. Through examining the various voices of the ego and getting to know its different personas, we are empowered to detach from it. Once we see the truth about the ego, ignoring the egoic mind’s chatter becomes much easier. Then it is possible to experience who we really are. You try out various inquiry techniques to uncover who you are, and you experience yourself as the Noticer in a guided meditation.
MODULE 10: The Practice of Prayer
You learn about the power of prayer and what prayer is, what it accomplishes, when to pray, and how to pray. You learn to connect with and experience the spiritual forces that work on your behalf to bring about your evolution. You see they are real and here to serve you. With a simple surrender technique, you surrender all worries, fears, and “problems” easily. You discover what it means to let things be as they are and what happens when you do.
“I am so very glad I embarked on this course. It has given me so much: insights, discipline to do the meditation every day, and the feeling that I’m actually doing something to develop spiritually. I couldn’t have done this without your support and loving encouragement—and your wisdom! Over the years I have read many, many books on subjects like non-duality, enlightenment, spiritual growth, and meditation, but now, for the first time, I have managed to bring it really into practice. On my own I would not persevere in this, but your coaching made all the difference. Thank you for your time and care and loving presence. I am glad I have found you on my life's journey!” –Liesbeth D.
“Because of your course, I am meditating up to two hours daily now and feeling the difference in my everyday life. The course is very well put together and accessible. I’ve also been very impressed with how accessible you make yourself in answering questions and comments in the forum.” –Rob M.
"Your course changed my life in ways I had never believed possible. The jig is up, and I'm never going back to being that depressed, unhappy person. That person doesn't exist anymore. I am happy now and have found meaning in my life. I am certain that if one puts a modicum of effort into the meditation and exercises offered in the course that one will reap huge benefits. It has worked such wonders in my life. I am truly grateful for this course and the awakening moments it has given me." –Sidney D.
“Such a wonderful gift I gave myself when I enrolled in your course. I feel calmer and more centered, and I’ve gained clarity over many personal issues. Thank you for the experience, love, and wisdom you’ve poured into this course. I know I’ll be garnering the benefits for many years to come. I plan to refer back to the course as needed. The guided meditations worked like a balm on my soul and transported me into Presence like nothing else. The more I use them, the more I find myself able to be the Noticer. And now I'm convinced that continued daily meditation is the perfect path for me. I'm confident that anyone who commits to their own spiritual evolvement by taking this course will reap precious gifts as well.” –Teri W.
“The course has been fabulous for me. I love the variety of materials, the depth and repetition, and the breadth of understanding of Presence and how it works. I’m grateful to have the meditation technique you recommended. It feels perfect for me. I also appreciate the value of your support and love behind us all on our journeys. Everything that I’m experiencing through your courses has led to a major shift, and I can feel the joy, peace and love within me no matter what’s going on in my mind or in the external world. Words can’t express my gratitude and appreciation for all you have given me.” T. Sophia
“I feel this course has been the culmination of all my studying and striving. Of course, I’ll still read from spiritual thinkers and I’ll never stop learning. But I find myself thinking much less about the future. What a radical transformation this course has made for me! I've noticed I've become more focused and in the moment, more patient, and more appreciative of life. I’ve started meditating again. Every morning. And the difference your motivation to meditate has made in the rest of my day has been a sense of peace, of being here now. And now. And now. That really is ‘radical.’ Thank you, Gina. I consider you a loving light for the world. I know you’ve lit up mine.” –Bob Z.
“I find the combination of lessons, songs, and transmissions in this course to all lovingly support and enhance the expansion of consciousness and awakening process. My consciousness has shifted significantly since I started studying and actively dissolving the ego. Your words are an exquisite depiction of truth, and I am energized and uplifted each time I read them. I have read many of your books and will continue to do so. All of them exude truth, peace, and love in the most beautiful way, and I thank you.” –Sandy B.
“The course Awakening Now was wonderful. All during the course, I was just so full of gratitude to God, to you, to all who made it possible. I could feel myself waking up inside, becoming more alive, less sensitive to slights or put downs, and more joyful and peace-filled. The anger and frustration that sometimes built up within seemed to dissipate more quickly. I loved the lessons, videos, the music, and the special Sunday sessions with Jesus.” –Carol K.
"It has been my pleasure to have participated in this course. Gina is truly a being of light who is here to deliver a timeless and beautiful message about the Truth that lies in the stillness beyond the limits of where the mind can go. Gina has skillfully taken the essence of sacred ancient wisdom teachings and expressed them using modern day language and non-mystical terms that can easily be understood by all, irrespective of where one is in their own spiritual evolution. Thank you, Gina, for deepening my connection with the priceless gift that lies within, given in grace and received with gratitude." –Jim M.
“I have faithfully followed the instructions in this course—to amazing results! Thanks to this course, I sit in meditation sometimes up to three hours a day, my gilt and diamond framed to-do list is gone, I’m feeling empty and quietly peaceful and happy, and I’m understanding for the first in my decades-old spiritual search what the journey really is about. My skill at recognizing and distancing myself from thoughts is getting stronger and stronger. I cannot tell you what this is meaning to my life. I feel like the luckiest person on the planet and incidentally more like I am not alone but entirely one beautiful and amazing atom in this incredible whole. Now meditation feels like fun!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” –Gail W.
“As a result of this course, I have learned to take life at a much more enjoyable pace. Since I have learned to put anxiety aside, acknowledge it, and then move on, many changes have happened. I have come off of my anti-depressant medication. I have met someone that is actually good for me and am in love. I am feeling healthy, on the verge of a career-change and possible move and can manage this anxiety without feeling the world is crashing in. I am actually smiling now with a genuine smile and not a forced one. I believe so much of this is because of the techniques I have learned that help me quiet my fiercely over-thinking mind. Thank you!” –C. Scott
“I am so grateful for this course. It truly has been life changing on many levels. This course has given me such an understanding of life in a way I can't explain. It also made me realize that we have a choice about whether we suffer or not. I have learned to be much more mindful and aware of my thoughts and reactions as I go through my day. When I am sitting quietly in the garden, I feel at one with everything, and that brings a beautiful sense of peace. And I am so grateful to be able to join the Christ Consciousness Transmission each week. Thank you again, Gina, for your constant giving. It has been a wonderful journey getting to know Jesus through you.” –Marie S.
“I am finding that with the daily meditations that I can let life be as it is and just take care of itself and be alright with that. I can let the pain in my back and leg be okay for now and bear it with detachment. Fear has left. Depression has ceased, and I am so much happier. I don’t hesitate to meditate for an hour and do it whenever I can and then again for a shorter time. Thank you, Gina! My outlook on life has changed dramatically and magic is happening!” –Jerry R.
“I’m LOVING this course. My favorite part is the guided meditations, which make sitting for longer periods easier. My daughter has even joined me in these mediations because she just loves the soothing words. The most profound change I have noticed is how quickly I can identify my ego and the increasing ease with which I am able to disengage from it and find guidance from my Higher Power. This decreases the time I suffer at the hands of the ego. I am so, so grateful. I also very quickly recognize the blessing each lesson in my life brings me and I can see each challenge as the stepping stone in my growth. This is a radical change from the way I used to view challenges. As a result, I am more joyful and happier overall. I am so grateful for the guidance of this course. Thank you so much for your guidance!” –Anna H.
“I crave my meditation time and look forward to it every day. I feel positive changes in my life. I feel more centered, alive, and much kinder towards myself and the people around me, and more patient, easygoing, happy not knowing, and happy to go with the flow. I am here, I feel, and I am alive. My life has changed, thanks to your course. I can never thank you enough.” –Talal D.
“These lessons have sunk in and shifted my way of thinking. I now understand how important meditation is for my journey. I am meditating every day, and I can honestly say I'm enjoying it. Thank you, Gina, for this course. It is life changing.” –J. Dietrich
“Thank you so much for putting this course together. I’m savoring it all. I’m doing the meditations several times each and re-listening to some things as well. I’m loving the course and have really gotten so much from it. I feel more peaceful, more present. I also love the transmissions and the messages from Jesus. I listen to them multiple times. So, thank you for everything you are doing and allowing to come through you.” –Susan W.
“Your words and teachings are imbued with divine energy, and if one listens intently from the heart, they can awaken to the possibility that their own beliefs about who and what they are might not actually be true. The Christ Consciousness transmissions have been a joy to receive and embrace. My deepest thanks to you.” –Jim M.
“The content is excellent. The material is rich with truth, like Gina’s books. The modules I've completed are clear, concise and insightful. They are challenging at times but informative and thorough. Gina’s availability to provide clarification is key. Unlike other teachers who are vague or unclear when it comes to abstract, non-dual concepts, Gina is able to delineate them in detail with clarity.” – Doug L.
“I'm really enjoying your perspective. Both audio and printed versions are interesting, inspiring, and useful. Your lessons are a delight to the senses—music accompanying your lovely speaking voice, and luminous nature photos invite relaxed, joyful, and inspired thoughts and feelings. I feel gently cradled in your loving wisdom and appreciate your desire to share it with others.” –Mary Anne B.
“This course has been a great help to me, and I plan to make reviewing it a part of my life in the future. I appreciated all of the information and instruction. It was very helpful to learn about the various ways meditation can be practiced and to try them out. I have truly enjoyed them all. Your talks about happiness, gratitude, meditation, and all the others resonated with me, and I enjoyed the messages and want them to be part of my life. I believe meditation is important. Thank you again for your work.” –Renee T.
“I am feeling very different on the inside. Your supportive words have found their way deeply into my being. For the first time, I am clearly aware that the love I shared for thirty years as a Hospice nurse is most truly who I am—in any setting, in any circumstance. So, I thank you most profoundly for being my teacher.” —Hetty C.
“I had the hardest time forgiving myself for my entire existence on this earth. Now that I am getting into the meditation daily and learning to relax better, I see more of an awakening to my true essence. Thank you, Gina, for the course. It has brought me so much more peace than I’ve ever had.” –Jerry R.
"The Awakening Now course is 10 modules of priceless information about the Power of Essence in and as your Life. The modules provide both audio and written formats, videos, and songs. It is a delightful array of mixed media. I had several “Ah-ha” moments during the 100-day program. The most important revelation for me is understanding that Divine Essence experiences Life through my lens. Essence wants to experience the adventure and challenge of life on this plane, and it does so with my unique, yet distorted, egoic perspective. This is the beginning of awakening—realizing I am not the ego self but Spirit, realizing I am the holiness of Essence within. Thank you Jeshua and Gina for this beautiful guide to self-discovery." –Pamela C.
“I would recommend this course for anyone who is on the spiritual path. Everything you learn—and unlearn—is applicable in daily life. During the course, I realized these teachings are all about setting yourself free from the voice in your head, free from the thoughts that accompany you all the time. This course is like a manual for a fulfilling, peaceful life. The Christ Consciousness Transmissions really intensify the experience. Even when you have completed the course, you will find yourself rereading these teachings, because life challenges us all the time. This course has definitely changed my life for the better.” –Sandra H.
“Your course and books are squarely on the path and on time for me, and "gratitude" is not adequate to express my feelings. Boy, do I look forward to your daily Contemplation and each section of the current module. This is my first online course, yet I can recognize excellence in it easily. Your thoughtfulness and caring are nurturing to this student. For these reasons, I appreciate this opportunity to say, "Beyond Thank You." –Richard R.
The entire course is in both audio and text. Each module is packed with guided meditations, recorded talks, inquiries, activities, and videos. You will receive the first module's materials as soon as you join and then continue to receive a new module every 10 days. You will always be able to return to the materials even after you have completed the course.