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5 States of Awareness

When Dawn Morningstar was hosting monthly dinners for women at the University Club of St. Paul, she had a funny thing happen that inspired her to come up with the 5 States of Awareness.

Each monthly gathering was open to all women and had up to 50 women per month come together for delicious food, community and learning/inspiration for nearly three years.

Monthly themes focused on one of the V-Attitudes from Dawn's award-winning book Venerable Women: Transform Ourselves, Transform the World and featured women thought leaders and experts.


The presentations were very high vibe, focused on feminine Divine principles and teachings--all with the intention of raising awareness and consciousness.

At the conclusion of one of the powerful presentations, two women came up to Dawn and said though they enjoyed the dinner and women's company very much, they had no idea what the presenter was talking about!!!

Since creating the Five States of Awareness, Dawn has used the 5 States personally to assess what state she's in and to be compassionate to others.

She also uses it to guide women coaches, teachers, healers, leaders and presenters to become more clear on who they want to teach or inspire based on knowing the Five States of Awareness.


Using the 5 States is also very helpful in supporting Luminaries in New World Women, of which Dawn is a co-founder, academy curator and spiritual leader.

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Sleeper--experiences life mainly in 3-D--unconscious, unaware, fearful, "Me" consciousness, rather than "We" consciousness

Seeker--opens to new perspectives, more conscious and aware than in Sleeper State--may think it's too much and choose to go back to sleep--or may want to learn more

Student--studies, reads, learns spiritual principles--believes them to be true, wants them to work--still a mental concept, not yet embodied

Synergist--goes beyond knowing higher consciousness and spiritual principles--to embodying them and living them most of the time

Seer--lives in a state of oneness--aware, awakened, enlightened and liberated

  • No state is better than the others.

  • One could be in all of the states within a 5-minute period!

  • Helps us be aware of what state we are in any given moment, which liberates us.

  • Supports us to be compassionate to what state another may be in.

Five States of Awareness Copyright © 2014 Dawn Morningstar

Financially rewarding women for self-empowerment. 

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A fun photo of Dawn in Puerto Morelos, Mexico taken by her daughters Lauren and Lindsay, January 2022.

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