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David Williams


Has been a question that has been with me throughout my life. It is the question that has led to be where I am today, a resident co-creator at the Awakened Life Project.

I’ve always been interested to know how and why things work from the small technical things to the bigger contemplations of life and the universe.  From a young age I observed how the way in which we lived and interacted with each other just didn’t add up. I wasn’t sure why but I knew that there had to be more. This yearning to understand life has taken me on a journey of discovery, where I have touched the deepest part of me that is there through and beyond all things. I don’t have all the answers and in fact I am less interested in knowing them, but what I am interested in now is how can I bring more of life’s essence into the world, how I can stand in my full glory and help others to do the same. To unleash and untie ourselves from anything that holds us back from the freedom of who we are.

I feel very blessed to be standing in a community of brothers and sisters that yearn, and are committed to living from a place of freedom. It is often challenging to come face to face with my ego, particularly where everyone can see it, On a deeper level though I know it is why I am here and I feel positively motivated to keep breaking through to new layers of liberated freedom, and to co-support each other as we make this journey together.

My main day-to-day role on the Quinta is leading the maintenance department. We are totally of grid here and with a lot of land and buildings there is always a lot going on. Being a resident also demands that we are a part of making a larger vision happen, and it is fundamentally important that we take an active role in this, as we are all ‘players’ in the game.

I am in a relationship with Raquel, who is also a resident co-creator here. Our relationship is founded on the shared values that we have about life and the lives we want to lead. We are both aware, and still discovering the multitude of conditioned behaviours and ideas that we hold, and within the container of a loving relationship we endeavour to confront and breakthrough that which limits us from being freely available to live and love together.

We both share a number of passions including, low impact living, conscious sexuality and bodywork, and as our journey together continues we are finding vehicles that we can co-creatively share our experiences.

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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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