Enlightenment = a permanent shift in consciousness. 

Enlightenment is non-denominational, meaning it does not belong to any religion. Many people interpret the experience as spiritual, but some view it from a scientific perspective. Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut, the 6th man to walk on the moon in Nasa’s space mission aboard Apollo 14, experienced a permanent shift in consciousness when he looked at the Earth from outer space. Other astronauts did too. Watch the astronauts video elsewhere on this page.

Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist (or brain scientist), experienced a permanent shift in consciousness when she suffered a brain hemorrhage resulting in a stroke. Watch Jill’s Ted Talk at the bottom of this page.

Fortunately, we do not need to go to outer space or experience life threatening debilitation to experience the awesome power and beauty of a permanent shift in consciousness. We can journey into the unknown territory of our own Inner Space instead.

SoulTrek offers retreats that create the ideal conditions for a permanent shift to occur in a safe,  and highly structured environment. Colleen and her professionally trained team of expert staff have been facilitating Permanent Shift Retreats for over 30 years, and are dedicated to helping you in your quest. 

Consciousness, in simple terms, is our awareness – awareness of self, and awareness of the world. 

Enlightenment changes our perception permanently. Our awareness becomes greater than it was and we become conscious of ourselves and the universe in a new way. We experience the inter-connectedness of everything. Some people fight with their new awareness because it is unfamiliar, however enlightenment cannot be undone, even if the new awareness is relegated to the realm of memory and not integrated into life.

Those who choose to welcome and integrate the shift, benefit from a richer, deeper, more satisfying experience of life. SoulTrek can help you navigate your Permanent Shift integration successfully.

Enlightenment is often accompanied by divine states, bliss, euphoria, or new powers of perception. Life force energies can be awakened and spontaneous movement flow can occur, even including speaking in tongues. These events can be seen either as weird, or freaky, or in some cases even desirable, however they do not always accompany enlightenment. Some of them can occur on their own without a permanent shift in consciousness. In terms of enlightenment, we consider these events phenomena. They are not enlightenment itself. The phenomena may pass, but the enlightenment stays forever. SoulTrek is experienced in all these realms and can help you navigate and integrate whatever has occurred on your journey to enlightenment.