I started walking my process of self honesty and self forgiveness, breathing and self corrective action around the end of 2007. There was no Desteni I Process back then -- but, there also was vastly LESS material, lol. So, I was able to get through all the videos and articles fairly quickly. However, now, not only is there much more material to work with, but we are also working with a more specific and structured self application - and to make sure that everyone is able to effectively be supported to become 'well versed' in the most effective way to apply oneself with Self Honesty and Self Forgiveness, courses were thus created as the Desteni I Process -- within which an individual is able to be guided through the entire Desteni material and be instructed / supported in how to become extremely effective and specific in your process, utilizing lessons and assignments.
You don't HAVE TO join Desteni I Process --but if possible I suggest it, as the course assists in becoming more specific and effective in your application of Self Honesty and Self Forgiveness, and will speed your process up.
Look at it like this: you can go to a library and read tons of books about various subjects, and then teach yourself how to apply what you are learning - or you can enroll in a university and be supported to become effective in the study and application of various subjects, through utilizing lessons and assignments. Also within Desteni I Process you are walking with a buddy who assists and supports you through the lessons and assignments. And the obvious benefit is also that you will be earning an income.