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Integral Evolutionary Spirituality, Community & Sustainability
Belisa Cordeiro

I have always felt a strong connection with everything that surrounds me. Questions like “Who am I?; How did I get here?; What is my purpose?” have been in my mind maybe since I was 15. Back then my only contact with spirituality was through religion which I soon understood wouldn’t be the way where I would get the answers I was looking for. I never gave up though and eventually I discovered the Awakened Life Project.

I quickly understood that The Awakened Life Project represents is a very complete program that involves not only the dimension of individual spiritual discovery but also the creation of a new culture where there’s no space for separation and where there is a lot of respect for all the beings, the Earth, the whole Universe! An integrated project supported by the evolutionary impulse, where we align with our true self, where we evolve, and where we are challenged to grow without limits. The first time I heard about the Project, on my first ever retreat, I felt an enormous resistance. I knew what Pete was saying made a lot of sense but the way he talked about such a big change here and now scared me!

But something called me to the Project, so I followed the Awakened Life Project activities closely and suddenly I put my name down for a silent meditation retreat. Half in doubt, not knowing what I was about to jump into, this retreat proved to be truly a big leap. I felt a much more profound connection with life, a lot stronger to carry on a spiritual path that is not always well accepted by those close to us. For the first time I felt that something deeply had shifted . The true change started with aligning myself with what I deeply really am. From that foundation becoming aware of the movement of the evolutionary impulse has been an amazing discovery. I have always believed that I am not only matter, but since that first retreat this conviction has been a lot more clear and the unity I feel with all beings is less dualistic. It was and is fantastic to acknowledge that all I profoundly am is one with the Universe!

In April 2012 I started attending the women’s group meetings in Coimbra, and this has been like getting on a fast train to deconstruct old women structures/conditionings. This group, led by the always challenging Cynthia, has been helping me to understand myself as well as other women better. And it is also creating a culture based on transparency and trust that takes us to a new level of consciousness, as I never felt before. There is a very real union between us where we don’t give space to the ego and where there is no fear of being who we are!

The Awakened Life Project has been for me the biggest adventure ever, because it is the journey to the deepest part of myself! I feel honored to be able to count with help from everyone to go further, without limits!

Belisa Cordiero

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About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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