Personal Awakening & Global Ascension

Our Lives are a Remarkable Series of Awakening Moments

[Updated August 23, 2022] Each awakening is a hidden Timeline Shift that we make new in each moment.

Alan Lew
12 min readNov 27, 2020


by Михал Орела (, cc-by)

A MEME on Facebook asked:

“What does it mean to awaken?”

There were 188 comments over a 4.5-day period. After skimming through maybe half of those, I wrote my response:

To awaken is to consciously take the first step on the unending path of enlightenment. That step can take infinite forms, which is why there are a seemingly infinite number of definitions on FB.

I have written elsewhere (in the article below ⬇):

If you feel you have had an awakening, then most likely you have awakened. If you feel that you are enlightened, then most likely you are not enlightened.

What I wrote got me thinking about how my life has been a series of many (innumerable) awakening moments. Cumulatively, they have created, and continue to create, the person I am today.

Based on my definitions above, and with the benefit of hindsight, the earliest first step toward awakening that I can remember was when I was 15 years old.

Half a century later, I do not consider myself “enlightened”, but I feel I am a little more awakened than when I started this path. And it is getting better all the time!

Awakening Moment #1 — Becoming Public

When I was 15 years old, I decided that there was more to life than what I had experienced up to that point in time. This meant switching from a Catholic high school to a public high school, which was the first public school I had attended since kindergarten. I never bought into those religious teachings. But Catholic schooling was all I knew — it was my Matrix. Moving to a public school was huge and took me into totally new realms of…



Alan Lew
New Earth Consciousness

Anything and Everything is Possible in an Infinite Universe — (paywall-free article links)