Realization in the Rough - Human Instincts on the Inner Journey - Diamond Approach Online

Realization in the Rough – Reconciling Our Animal Instincts with the Spiritual Path

Realization in the Rough - Human Instincts on the Inner Journey - Diamond Approach OnlineEach day the intensity of human life on this planet seems to increase a little more. Those of us committed to the inner journey may see the personal suffering and societal polarization and wonder what is happening with humanity, and how can we navigate these challenging times with presence, open heartedness, and wise action?

There’s a powerful but little-known body of spiritual knowledge that addresses the root of this dilemma.

During “Realization in the Rough,” Diamond Approach founders A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson will be introducing this fresh outlook on how the most primal and potentially problematic forces within and around us can be transformed into fuel for the spiritual journey.

It will be an insightful exploration into:

  • The social, sexual and survival instincts
  • How they show up in our everyday lives
  • And how these powerful and polarizing forces within and around us can be transformed into fuel for the spiritual journey.

What You'll Learn During “Realization in the Rough”

During “Realization in the Rough,” you'll learn a new and timely perspective on the value of exploring your social, sexual and self-preservation (survival) instincts on the inner journey.

We will get to hear how these core survival instincts show up in the world and our everyday lives, and how to realize the benefits of harmonizing your instincts with your spiritual nature to become a fully embodied vessel for spirit in the world.

Here's just a little bit of what you'll discover during this live webinar:

  • What the social, sexual, and survival instincts are and how they show up in your direct experience
  • Why the instincts become distorted in individuals and destructive in society
  • How understanding the instincts can support living in the world as a fully embodied spiritual being
  • Ways to harmonize your animal and spiritual natures to help you stay grounded and present in challenging times
  • An international community of fellow seekers and expert teachers deeply committed to this essential topic
  • What this perspective teaches us about the human species and our evolutionary potential

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in interactive questions and comments with the teachers and a group of fellow spiritual explorers.

“These are very powerful drives that live at the bottom of the unconscious. More than any other influence, they make us forget about or ignore the truth.

You may see the truth, but when an instinctual need comes up, you not only stop seeing the truth, you actually feel, “Who cares about the truth? If following my instinct means that I’ll survive, and I don’t know if I’ll survive if I follow the truth, then the choice is obvious.” Survival is what you go for. You forget truth because it feels like a luxury.” – A.H. Almaas

About Your Teacher – A.H. Almaas

A.H. Almaas (pen name for Hameed Ali) is the founder of the Diamond Approach, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories.

He has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, and The Alchemy of Freedom.

He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still, to endless enlightenment.

About Your Teacher – Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is the co-developer of the Diamond Approach as it is taught in the Ridhwan School today, having worked alongside Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas) for the last 40 years. Karen was trained in art and dance and began the journey into the spiritual universe at 14 years old with the guidance of her parents.

First, she was introduced to yoga and meditation and then learned about other forms of spiritual practice, which allowed her to develop her innate paranormal capacities. After attending California College of Arts and Crafts, she befriended Hameed Ali, and with him began a new trajectory into the secrets of the universe of Being, which became the Diamond Approach.

Karen also received an MA in psychology at JFK University in 1990 and is the author of two books, The Jeweled Path: The Biography of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization and The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life. She continues to venture into new explorations of the endless realms of our miraculous Nature.

What Is “The Diamond Approach”

The Diamond Approach is a modern-day spiritual path. It brings forth a unique understanding of ancient spiritual wisdom and modern psychology to help students uncover their true potential. The Diamond Approach invites us to discover our inner love of truth solely for its own sake—you simply need a sincere desire to know what is true about yourself.

The teachings, practices, and community are a path for self-exploration that support greater self-awareness and a more fulfilling life. Individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves and true nature.

“The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of reality and work on oneself that leads to human maturity and liberation.” – A.H. Almaas, Founder of the Diamond Approach

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Jan 28 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 28 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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