The journey of humanity is the journey from ignorance to Enlightenment.

(Deng Ming-Dao)







You were not born a spiritual slave. You are the authority who distinguishes what is true and untrue, spiritual and unspiritual. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot know the truth for yourself or that you cannot achieve yourself spiritually without being tied to a temple or church.

(Hua-Ching Ni)







If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

(Rene Descartes)







This above all: To thine own self be true.

(William Shakespeare)







Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

(Lao Tzu)







How do you get to know your Self? In the same way as you get to know others. By spending time with yourself ...

(Kenneth Meadows)







Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

(Stephen BE)

In a Nutshell (BTN) is a combination website that offers comprehensive and profound material about the pursuit of Higher Consciousness, and how to apply this awareness in everyday life. There are some sections that are free and open to everyone, and other sections that are available only through membership.

In the free areas you can ...

    • Sign-up to get a free email short course, a new course is offered each month
    • Read about and purchase the books for sale in the Bookstore.
    • Get a free Lesson in Consciousness, a new lesson is presented every two weeks
    • Find out about our Affiliate Program and how you can earn money when your customers come to our website from yours.
    • Find direct and poignant answers that many have about the pursuit of Higher Consciousness in the FAQ's,
    • Learn some things about the pursuit of Higher Consciousness in the various information pages like:
    • There is a wealth of information interspersed throughout Just scroll your mouse over any area inside and outside the Lobby to see what can be found there. By putting your mouse on a sign, the pop-up menu for that area will appear.
    • You can also choose from many other information pages listed in the Information menu and the Membership menu, found at the frontdesk in the Lobby.

    1. We recommend that you can take the Guided Tour, starting at the frontdesk in the Lobby. This will help you become familiar with all of the areas and what is happening in them.

    2. Then go to Why Join BTN? for a thorough description of how can help you in your personal growth.


When you become a member,

you get all the above, plus you can ...

    • Interact with experienced guides in the pursuit of Higher Consciousness
    • Participate in any of the forum discussions, including:
      • Higher Consciousness and Enlightenment
      • Relationships in Higher Consciousness
      • Book Club - discuss any of the books about Higher Consciousness
      • Learn emotional awareness and the skills needed to use it to realize greater Personal Truth.
      • A wide variety of topics in the Member-Initiated Discussions
    • You will have continuous access to any of the short courses in the library.
    • Access all of the ever-expanding Lessons in Consciousness, available in the library.
    • Develop an entire support system of people who seek Higher Consciousness and Enlightenment from around the world.


is an international membership forum for the development

of Higher Consciousness and Enlightenment


We do not believe in accidents. You found us on the World Wide Web, among the billions of websites. Be sure to take a few minutes to explore where you are!

We believe each person has a unique path to walk and individual lessons to deal with. There is not any single way that fits the development of every individual.

BEing There is a place where your personal growth, and the journey into Higher Consciousness and Enlightenment, are celebrated and, when requested, gently guided.

There are practical skills involved in everyday life that enhance your relationships, help you to deal effectively with all emotions, and generally allow you to understand better what your life is all about.


The skills needed to walk your path,

deal with your issues and learn your lessons:

You do not have to walk alone! will BE There!

This is non-threatening information, devoid of religious overtones and dogmatic expectations. If you value your personal growth, you should learn more about


Look around the Lobby of this great learning center! Here are some of the things you can see ...

    • There is a Guided Tour you can take at the frontdesk.
    • See all the information listed in the Information menu and the Membership menu.
    • Go to the Free Reading Lounge to sign-up for the current free short course, updated monthly. It will be delivered via e-mail each day for 5 days.
    • Browse in the Bookstore to find books about personal growth, the pursuit of Higher Consciousness and seeking Enlightenment.
    • Check out the wealth of information available in the member areas by scrolling over each area.

You're finally here ... at!

Thanks for finding us. We hope to make your acquaintance.


We will revitalize and support

the most innate journey of your life.


Take a few minutes to discover how

becoming a member of will be

the best thing you ever do for your personal growth!

... Bar none!


We recommend now, that you ...

1. Take the Guided Tour   and  2. Go to Why Join BTN?


Or you can explore on your own in the Lobby.

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