Gary Douglas is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything that he does which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result.
Gary came with an exceptional level of awareness into the Midwest middle class ‘white bread’ family and lived the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ childhood. He has a very different view on life and realized that he was so different from most of the people he knew when he was only six years old. He became aware of this difference by watching people create their lives and seeing that none of it was about the joy and the possibilities – it was always about the wrongness of everything. Gary knew there had to be more than this reality was offering since there was nothing about it that was magical, joyful or expansive. So, he began seeking deeper awareness to life’s mysteries at an early age. Along the way he uncovered a new way forward- one that would create change in the world and in people’s lives. He discovered that magic is all around us; it’s something we create – its consciousness. He recognized that the capacity to be more aware and more conscious was every person’s gift if they were willing to choose it.
Over time what he recognized as the gift he was, was his intensity of awareness and his capacity to invite people to consciousness and to recognize that everything is possible and nothing is impossible. His gift is his ability to look at life, the universe and the consciousness that we all are, as well as the possibilities that are an intrinsic part of it from a space that no one else has ever chosen.
Empowering people to see different possibilities
Gary has become an internationally recognized thought leader in transforming lives and creating different choices – willing to empower people to see different possibilities and to recognize what is truly possible for them. Gary is acknowledged worldwide for his unique perspectives on personal transformation that is unlike anything else in the world. He is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. Through his writing and workshops, he gifts processes and tools that bring within reach the ease, joy and glory of life, and the magic of happiness that expand into more awareness, joy and abundance. His simple yet profound teachings have already facilitated countless people throughout the world to ‘know what they know’ and to realize what they can choose that they never realized they could choose.
At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of consciousness
After recognizing that greater consciousness in people can change the direction of their lives and the future of the planet, the creation and expansion of Access Consciousness by Gary has been primarily driven by a single question, “What can I do to help the world?”
He continues to inspire others, inviting the awareness of a different possibility across the world and making an immense contribution to the planet. He facilitates people to know that they are the source for creating the change they desire and creating a life that goes beyond the limitations of what the rest of the world thinks is important. He sees this as an essential aspect to creating a future that has greater possibilities in it for everyone as well as the planet. This is a priority not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet and creating a different world. If enough people choose to be more aware and more conscious, they will start to see the possibilities of what they have available to them and change what is occurring here on planet earth.
The bottom line is that Thoughts are creative. What do you want to create in your life?
(Some of) Gary’s Books
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