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By using everyday situations and guiding you through thought experiments and exercises, Donald Gordon Carty’s sessions are filled with valuable ideas interwoven with inspiring messages, and visual aids. Donald does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the disconnects in much of our thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices--contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised his work as being absolutely life-changing--not just an event--but a transformational experience!
Like no other medium before it, the popular movie presents the potential of a new power for illuminating the depth of human experience. Awaken employs that power as a tool to increase consciousness. This concept offers more perspective on life, prompting the viewer of a film to step back from his or her problems in order to feel less insecure, worried, or discontented. Using films for self-improvement allows a shift in perspective when viewed with conscious awareness.
When dialogue, a variety of communication techniques and exercises and tools are used to process this movie-prompted experience, healing and transformation can take place. The “awaken” event relates solely to the meaning making process of the individual's direct experience. "tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand." Confucius.
Films have a powerful effect on us because they clarify values, dramatize solutions, integrate logic, emotions and intuition, introduce options for solving problems and are life affirming.
These tales can teach, lighten the heart, provide psychic shelter, heal wounds, illuminate our innocence, encourage compassion and create a sense of wonder.
The Personal Development Institute invites you to experience a single event that just may awaken the stranger within you. “Awaken Cinema Circle” will combine a series of separate forums into one single event, and will dare the participants to envision, believe and create a new view of themselves and the world around them. Presented through a series of blockbuster independent films and discussion forums, Awaken predicts, the sleeper must awaken.
“Donald Gordon Carty’s awaken is a wealth of Spirit & knowledge that serves to propagate a timeless & priceless jewel of the infinite. Combining, film, teaching, practice, activities, exercise, discussion and experiential learning experiences, Donald Gordon Carty’s awaken is a wonder-send to all who sample his beautific & spiritual art.
Donald Gordon Carty offers a unique glimpse & perspective to the inner workings & mind of man. Within this shadow breathes a reflection of the one true ultimate reality. Whether one be a follower of the various faiths of this world or other worlds , the design of D.G.C.’s work is enthralling. It’s cross pollinated embodiment of faith draws all to it’s center. So too for the faithless , as nature knows no limitations.
A true work of spirit & infinite possibilities. The ever expanding presence of creativity works through D. G. C.. Take a moment & let the power of his work draw you into a new reality. Donald Gordon Carty’s ‘awaken’ speaks in a spirit of self empowerment & love that gazes toward the meridian of heaven.” UGA
As founder of Awaken, Donald Gordon Carty collaborates with dreamers and innovators who specialize in the field of developing and unleashing personal creativity. Convinced that the world is changed by dreamers and visionaries, Awaken serves humanity through its commitment to maximize the creative potential in every individual. Awaken emerges out of a unique philosophy and reflects Donald's commitment to creativity, uniqueness, innovation and diversity.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own ideas to awaken each other to a new way of thinking about what it is to be human and what it takes to make life and work more rewarding and fulfilling.
At the Personal Development Institute our purpose is to awaken people to a new way of thinking about what it is to be human and what it takes to make life and work more rewarding and fulfilling.
In our vision we see great thinkers, leaders and mentors provoking new ideas and new solutions to the challenges of working in groups, organizations and communities. We see the Personal Development Institute playing a significant role in the evolution of this new consciousness and serving people as they embrace their own quest for success and fulfillment.