Realization Process

“Enlightenment is a lasting transformation of our being,
involving our ongoing experience of life.”
– Judith Blackstone, Realization Process founder

The Realization Process offers a direct path to embodied nondual awakening, unwinding hearts, bodies, and minds towards wholeness, towards realizing our own nature as fundamental consciousness. Spontaneously present, infinitely spacious, fundamental consciousness is experienced as an unbound, luminous unified field of consciousness pervading our whole body and environment. As we make deep contact with the internal space of our body, release constrictions, refine our breath and our senses:

  • We uncover inherent qualities of our being – power, sexuality, love, intelligence, voice.
  • We dissolve constructed barriers between us and fundamental consciousness.
  • We heal psychologically, relationally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
  • We experience a deep and stable sense of well-being.

A physician taught me to access luminous states of consciousness after a catastrophic spinal injury. A Taoist taught me to the Tao of inner cultivation after a devastating divorce. Gently and precisely, Judith Blackstone, Realization Process founder, taught me to heal unresolved traumas from the core so that I could live consciously in my whole body, awake and responsive to the world around me.

I teach the path that I myself have been traveling. I’m thrilled to share this journey with you.

I invite you to read below, to learn more about the Realization Process through Judith’s words (excerpted from her books) and through the experiences of those who’ve shared their journeys with me.

Awaken to Your True Nature

“The body is our instrument of realization.
Enlightenment occurs in and through the body.”
– Judith Blackstone

As we attune to the inner space of our body, we awaken into a wondrous aliveness – a felt-sense of our own existence. We do not have to create or imagine this experience. The felt-sense of our own existence is not something separate from ourselves. We do not know it as an object. Rather, we’re directly experiencing an aliveness that feels like our true self.

The felt-sense of awakening into our essential nature:

  • As we make deep contact with our self, we become present through the internal depth of our body.
  • We have an experience of “being” – of our actual existence, rather than an abstract idea of it.
  • We experience a sense of self-possession, a sense of there being someone “at home.”
  • We have an internal sense of volume, of taking up space.

In the Realization Process, we call this aliveness Presence – or Self – or Being. We can sense this quality in ourselves, in others, and in the environment. As our contact with the whole internal space of our body deepens, we uncover a vast, luminous stillness, a fundamental consciousness, permeating our body – and the environment.

Human, mortal, imperfect. Vibrantly alive. Receptive. We feel transparent, timeless, and changeless. We feel completely permeable. Like an empty vessel. Each moment unfolds exactly as it does. Stillness is not a “holding still.” It’s a complete receptivity to the flow of life – a yielding – an allowing – an “isness.” This is Emptiness.

Christine, a retired HR executive and a veteran meditator, describes her experiences:

I was stunned to actually experience the meditation in my whole body – a sense of vibration and presence – faint at first but as time went on, it stabilized and deepened and created an awareness not just in my body but a spaciousness that included not just me but everything around me, all the people around me. Eventually as time went on, it – that presence – eventually stabilized to the point that I changed my meditation practice. I used to meditate twice a day. Now I feel into that presence continuously – all day long .. there it is. So rather than meditate on a cushion, I meditate all the time an