Applied Awakening

A 21ST CENTURY JOURNEY TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

& TRAINING FOR ENLIGHTENED ACTION IN THE WORLD

A 6-Month Program with Michael Richardson-Borne
Schedule your free intro call today
Applied Awakening is a program for you when you’re ready for a 6-month psychological journey designed to guide you to the truth of spiritual awakening and an enlightened life.

I do not take this description of Applied Awakening lightly – what I’m offering is an intensive program and I want you to understand that up front.

Working with me requires what many spiritual traditions call “earnestness” – what I’d define as serious commitment, sustained curiosity, and the solid willingness to work intimately with a guide all rolled into one.

In short, Applied Awakening is not spiritual entertainment for your ego.

Rather, it’s a practical process that helps you question your ego as you come to know who you truly are, why the world is the way it is, and the only way you can change it.

All that said, whether you’re just starting your spiritual path or you’re a more seasoned spiritual seeker, if you’re passionate about awakening, I’m confident you will thrive with the guidance the program offers.

If you feel inspired by what you read below, schedule your intro call and let’s talk about how I can be of service.
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"I spent years with Indian master Ramesh Balsekar. He always said someone would translate the awakening experience in a way that was palatable to “the West.”  It’s my feeling that Michael is that person and his teaching of Applied Awakening is the way."
ALAN SHELTON
Author
Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self Mastery
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It's Time to Answer the Call.

In this time of great transition, the world is desperately calling for your awakening.

Economic disparity. Racial tension. Culture wars. Environmental destruction. The growth of authoritarian governments. The list goes on and on.

Have you ever asked yourself what these problems are trying to tell you?

Simply put, they’re continuous cries for you to awaken to the depths of who you truly are.

What you see in the world today is no longer gently coaxing you to take your personal growth seriously.

It’s literally begging you to get down to business when it comes to your full-on spiritual awakening, the only means by which you will transform your life and relationships, heal your doubt, anger, fear, or anxiety, and become an active part of course-correcting the current crisis of separation in our world.

Right now, in this very moment, the question you have to answer is this:

Are you one of the people who will respond to the call?

Although I don’t know how you’ll proceed, what I do know is I believe in you, I’m committed to supporting your spiritual journey, and that your awakening is the key to changing the world.

I offer these words with relaxed urgency.

As I see it, when it comes to transforming your life and the world, where you go from here is a crucial decision.

So, will you answer the call?

I send you all of the encouragement I can muster as an invitation to say yes.

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"It’s truly something when the experiences Michael teaches actually begin showing up in your life. Every week is like finding a new treasure. Parts of my mind I never knew were there came into focus. This gave me the confidence to dig deeper. Until I met Michael, I always felt lost to some degree when it came to my spiritual path. But Applied Awakening is like a GPS. Just type in the destination awakened and Michael will guide you there."

Mary T.
Program Graduate
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There's no better time than now.
Answer the Call by Scheduling a Call

The intro call is a half hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 90-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in the Applied Awakening Study Program.

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"Michael illuminates the experience of awakening in novel ways that are captivating, and penetrate humanity's stubborn addiction to the illusion of separation and difference."
AMIR NASR
Author
My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Heart and Doubt Freed My Soul

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Who should enroll in the program?
People from all over the world and from every walk of life participate in the Applied Awakening Study Program. While the teachings in this program are designed to support anyone interested in spiritual awakening, the following groups of people may be particularly well suited:
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The Seeker
Those well-versed in spiritual teachings and ready to take "the final step," and those committed to awakening who are looking to add structure to their seeker's journey.
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The Anxious
Those struggling to find peace in a chaotic world, those seeking to improve their relationships, and those seeking a way to understand and transform feelings of fear about the future.
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The Changemaker
Those intent on changing problems like systemic racism, those who want to know why our calls for social justice never create lasting change, and those who are ready to incite "the only revolution left."
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The Curious
Beginners of self-inquiry searching for support, those who prefer memorable experiences over possessions, and those who've ever wondered about "this whole enlightenment thing."
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The Intellectual
Those interested in the intersection of psychology and awakening, and those on a spiritual path that includes the study of philosophy ("eastern" and/or "western.")
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The Spiritual
Those practicing meditation and/or mindfulness, those wishing to make sense of past "oneness experiences," and those who've held esoteric or mystical belief systems that now seem "to come up short."
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"By the time I got to the 4th week, I was stunned. My life had already been transformed and I still had months to go! By the 8th week, I was pretty much speechless. I couldn’t believe how deep I’d gone in such a short time. As I sit here today, I am truly grateful because I now know without a shadow of a doubt I am a living invitation to Non-separation. I recommend this program to anyone who has ever wondered about enlightenment."

Frank L.
Program Graduate
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Meet Michael

Michael Richardson-Borne is an American spiritual teacher as well as the creator of Applied Awakening and The Path of Non-separation.

He has supported the launch of multiple successful startup companies in the field of transformational education and was formerly employed as the CEO of Globalish Institute, a privately funded think tank in Los Angeles guided by his research in developmental psychology. In 2016, Michael left his CEO position to focus on his private practice and to further develop his work in Applied Awakening.

In addition to his training in psychology, Michael studied philosophy on special student status at Oxford University and holds degrees in Biology and English. He is an award-winning poet and short-story writer as well as one of 50 global teachers selected for the inaugural Global Cooperative Forum. Young leaders of the New Arab Spring movement call him “a true voice for change,” and "the most dangerous man in America."

His primary spiritual support came from Alan Shelton, a retired CPA who spent a decade in India where he studied with Advaita teacher Ramesh Balsekar, the translator for renowned teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Michael now teaches Applied Awakening to students around the world.

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"Startlingly original work of sheer genius. Highly recommended, if you can handle it!"
KEN WILBER
Author
Integral Spirituality
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Let's Get Started.

APPLIED AWAKENING

A 21ST CENTURY JOURNEY TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

& TRAINING FOR ENLIGHTENED ACTION IN THE WORLD


A 6-Month Program with Michael Richardson-Borne
Schedule your free intro call today
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"I’ve been a seeker for a long while and I must say, the program is illuminating. Many of the things I had read about and contemplated over many years, I finally got to experience. To say I am thankful is an understatement. I recommend Applied Awakening without reservation."

Thomas M.
Program Graduate
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FAQ
What happens during and after my free intro call?

The intro call is a half hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 90-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in the Applied Awakening Study Program.

Why do I have to commit to 6 months?

After teaching the program for a number of years, I have found that 6 months is the minimum time needed to succeed for the vast majority of participants who enroll in the program.

Enacting and grounding change takes time, especially with the topic I teach. Awakening isn’t something that can be handed over like a baton. It’s not a theory or skill to learn, it’s something to become. This kind of fundamental transformation requires a significant commitment.

Can the Applied Awakening Study Program function as therapy?

No. This program is meant for people who are pursuing spiritual enlightenment, what I call the realization of Non-separation. The Applied Awakening Study Program does not function as and is not a replacement for medical and/or psychological services.

How much does the program cost?

This depends on a number of factors that we will discuss during our 90-minute exploratory session. I can tell you that it’s comparable to a psychologist’s hourly rate in my part of the United States. Nobody has ever been shocked or considered it unreasonable.

I have further questions about the program. How do I contact support?

Schedule your free intro call here and we’ll discuss your questions during our talk.

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"Working with Michael was a revelation. I could go on and on about the program, but I’d rather talk about him. Michael is a great listener and went out of his way to make sure I was always satisfied with my understanding. It was obvious from the start he was invested in my journey. The man who recommended the program to me was impressed by what he called “precision of the teaching.” But what I will most remember is not the mental part but the “precision of the heart."

Cassandra P.
Program Graduate
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Serious About Spiritual Awakening?
Schedule Your Free Intro Call Today

The intro call is a half hour meet and greet where we will discuss your goals and determine if I can be of service to your path.

If I feel I can be of service, I will invite you to a free 90-minute exploratory session where you will begin The Path of Non-separation. At the end of this call you will be prepared to decide if you’d like to enroll in the Applied Awakening Study Program.

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