To Live a Harmonious Life, First You Have to Meet Yourself in Truth

About Knowing Consciousness

The Buddha once said that ‘we create our own suffering’ (psychological). As a practicing psychotherapist I have found this to be unequivocally true. The good news is that if ‘we’ are creating our own suffering, then it’s within our means to stop creating it. Nobody consciously creates their own suffering, it’s an unconscious process that needs to become conscious and there are many approaches to this process.

In these talks and workshops, you are invited to explore your many unquestioned beliefs, buried emotional hurts and assumptions that will eventually lead you to the ultimate question, ‘who am I?’ 

This inquiry is not for the faint hearted, there has to be a willingness to drop everything you think you know about yourself, to seek, so you may really see yourself in Truth. Suffering is optional not obligatory.

Knowing Consciousness Meetups and Retreats focus around the ‘HOW’ Honesty, Openness & Willingness…these three elements, if you can truly engage with them it will open up a whole new realm of possibilities.  For anyone looking to enrich their lives through meaningful exploration and self enquiry, connect with a deeper sense of being and purpose.  Find Out More.


By being HONEST with yourself and others, you can meet yourself in truth.  Find Out More


By being OPEN to new possibilities and a different way of looking at life so you can embrace everything life has to offer.  Find Out More


Being WILLING to engage and participate in all that is arising in the moment, you can observe and experience an alternative perspective to the meaning of life.  Find Out More

A Little About Us

Maria and Peter first met at a spiritual retreat in 2016, they quickly developed a warm friendship. Following on from their first meeting and Maria’s direct experience on this particular retreat, she had a calling and so asked Peter to help guide her on this journey.

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Our Meetings, Retreats & Private Sessions


We hold in-person group meetings once a month or so, and may also start offering online meetings soon.

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We also like to run week-long retreats once a year if possible.  These include yoga, meditation, and self-enquiry.

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Private Sessions

Peter and Maria offer one-to-one sessions.  These are typically offered via Skype, but may in some instances be available in-person.

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Awaken Cards

Awaken cards are a culmination of over twenty years of experience working as a psychotherapist relieving peoples suffering.

These “divination” cards have the potential to cut through our often confused thinking process and take us immediately to the heart of the situation, cutting through beliefs and human conditioning, they are a powerful tool to self realization and reducing human suffering.

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Recent Blog Posts

Big Love

When asked to describe what I think this is or means, at first I thought it was going to be difficult but fortunately, I soon realised all I had to do was close my eyes and not think. Then it was simple, to feel the essence of unconditional love, without thought.

Rejection of now

What is the motive for thought to wander off into the past or future to move away from the NOW, is the current situation so lacking or unbearable? So lacking, yes maybe. We've been conditioned to believing that happiness is out there somewhere and we believe it, very deeply.

All learning about the Self (capital S) is unlearning.

What does this statement mean? Most things in life we have to learn about, how to bake a cake, drive a car, learn a language etc, so why do we not only not need to learn about the Self, in fact we have to unlearn all that we have supposedly learnt about the Self in the first place in order to know the Self!

Here & Nowhere

Where are we, in time and space? Does space actually exist? Does time exist? Or are these mental abstractions that we super impose on our experience of reality in order to navigate and contain this immensity, this mystery? When we give a place a name it's only arbitrary, the map is not the actual territory, not the actual experience, there is no south, north, west or east or up and down to the infinite universe.

Fear & The Separate Self

Fear and the Separate Self go hand in hand together. Until we see that this sense of self, this sense of separateness is an illusion, that consciousness is not trapped inside a body but that a body appears within consciousness, fear and anxiety will always follow us around.

How do you want to be?

Take a closer look at your ability (or inability) to interact with the world around you. If you are living life compulsively then your interaction will be limited. If you are living life consciously then you are open to the whole of life and you have the capability to meet life as it presents itself.
Limited Spaces Available on our Next Retreat...

We're now taking deposits for our upcoming retreat in France.

We have a limited number of spots available so please visit the retreats page, and get in touch / place your deposit to secure your place.

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