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Wake up and be conscious

by Isira | Published: July 21, 2021

Do you often feel like your life is out of your control? If you answer yes to this, which if we are honest, most people would, then you may be looking for: consciousness! Most people live life day in day out feeling like a mouse in a wheel that they have no control over. Our world lives in such a fast pace and high demand to fulfil the roles that society insists on that most…

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Truth - Beyond the Quest of a Path

by Isira | Published: July 13, 2021

The quest for the true meaning of life is as old as humanity. Throughout the ages we have been driven by a deep yearning to know and understand what life is really about. We have asked: What is THE Truth? What is the True nature of life? Why am I here? What is my purpose? What does all this REALLY mean? What is my True path? All of these questions are driven by the mind…

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The responsibility of happiness

by Isira | Published: July 6, 2021

Happiness is my motivation... and it is yours too. I do what I do because I want to share happiness. I do so because I have true happiness in every moment. And I know that this happiness is within us all and at the heart of every person’s quest. The desire for happiness makes us all the same. And if you are to consider your motivations in every moment, if you look a little deeper…

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Is Enlightenment Desirable?

by Isira | Published: June 28, 2021

I raise this question because it seems evident that the idea of a rift between ‘worldliness’ and the ‘spiritual journey’ is still very much alive. Many people experience the same conflict: the notion it has to be one or the other. Most people feel so deeply trapped in the worldly cycle that they can’t help but recognise the suffering it causes them. This, of course, generates a very powerful desire to be free of this…

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Nature – a place of awakening

by Isira | Published: June 21, 2021

At the heart of all life, deep in the natural order of our world, is an inherent power and presence. It is unquestionable. Where life abides in its most natural state, there is a flow, a pervading stillness and ceaseless vitality. This is why I speak often of the human need to be connected with nature. Not only is it essential to us – for it is the very source of our life – but…

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Let your energy flow

by Isira | Published: May 25, 2021

As you most likely know, everything is energy! All the events that occur in our lives and the lives of others are interactions of energy. Our entire experience is made possible because of the fluctuations of this great field of energy we call life.   The part of this energy that we have come to know as ourselves is often vibrating at different levels. Our whole mental state is in fact influenced by the different…

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From Relationships to Relating

by Isira | Published: May 12, 2021

The single most vital key that will provide the way forward for a better life and a better world is relating. To understand this more deeply it helps us to recognise core issues that are manifested due to the misperception of separation: the perceived disconnection from spirit/source. This sense of disconnection underlies EVERY issue we endure as individuals and as a human race. We feel dislocated in ourselves and in life. We have a distorted…

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Tools of growth

by Isira | Published: May 4, 2021

Fundamentally, negative feelings are an inner signal for us – alerting us to the fact that we need to change the way we are approaching our life situation. And this can happen even when we have positive focus in our life. Why? Because we are constantly growing and must continually expand the way we think and respond to life. That means even with positive thinking we may be approaching a situation with an out-moded model…

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The power to respond

by Isira | Published: April 21, 2021

You will have noticed how the world is seemingly being assailed by constant reverberations of fear at the moment, and that sound is almost impossible to ignore. Fear is perpetuated by the media, making us think about it every day, and we keep it going ourselves whenever we share our concerns with others. So in spite of our spiritual endeavours, we too are threads of fear in this tapestry of world upheaval. Such fears have…

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A feminine emergence

by Isira | Published: April 21, 2021

You, me and every other thing in the universe is made of the same stuff. Energy. Everything we are, everything we experience, express and do is the result of a dynamic play of energies. Within our humanness is the dynamic of two fundamental polar energies: masculine and feminine. Like positive and negative currents, their interaction is at the very core of all life force – the spark of life. This dynamic interaction is constantly in…

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Balancing emotions

by Isira | Published: April 14, 2021

One of the common definitions for emotions is ‘energy in motion’. I’d like to expand on that. This energy in ‘motion’ arises as a result of us sensing and expressing. Therefore emotions are the moving energies of our being and through which ultimately life as a whole is being sensed and expressed. If we look deeply into what we are, we discover nothing but energy. Consciousness is energy. Mind is energy. Form is energy. The…

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For peace, first understand the causes of violence

Published: September 29, 2020

We live in a world of great paradoxes. Now, more than ever, we are capable of providing for all our needs and ultimately, to live more peacefully. Yet despite this, we are faced with a world of growing crises and continued violence. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Firstly, let’s acknowledge that most of us do intend to create, and live in, a world of peace. We humans are mostly kind…

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Our call to peace

Published: September 21, 2020

We all have a deep source of peace within us. It’s this we most want to live by. But in a world full of distractions, fear, conflict and crisis, this inner peace can sometimes seem unattainable. We may even doubt that it truly exists within us. How then do we reconnect to our own inner source of peace and harness its power -  so that we may bring it more fully into the world? It’s…

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How I first discovered racism and found a path to healing

Published: September 14, 2020

It started with a kiss The first boy I kissed was Aboriginal. Or rather, the first boy who kissed me was a warm, funny, playful, strong-willed, deep souled human. I liked him a lot. I remember that moment vividly. We were playing in one of the local trees. I’m sure that tree could tell many stories. It was big and full, with strong low-lying limbs that made it easy for kids to find their way…

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What does it mean to be humanitarian?

Published: August 19, 2020

With the nature of news reporting and its obsession with all things dramatic, conflicted and deficient – we may easily be duped into feeling humans are a terrible heartless species. However, psychological and social studies have revealed the very opposite - that we are inherently caring beings. We are social creatures with deep and abiding bonds; and with a natural inclination to love, nurture and support each other – even strangers. Sure, we are complex.…

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World Indigenous Day. Why this day matters.

Published: August 8, 2020

Humanity seems to stand on a precipice. In many ways the future seems uncertain. Engulfed in confusion, crisis, conflict and despair, many are questioning the reason to live. We are in great and urgent need of wise agency, of clarity and true wisdom. We need answers that can lead us through these tumultuous times. Most of all, we need reason to hope. Perhaps we don’t need to look too far to find it. Beneath all…

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Motivating Conscious Being

by Isira | Published: July 15, 2020

Most spiritual seekers would agree that meditation is central to the journey. And, most honest seekers would also agree about a shared frustration: the apparent struggle to maintain motivation for the practice. Over the many years I have been sharing conscious presence, I have heard this same enquiry arising in most people: ‘Why is it a struggle to keep up the practice?’ It seems that for many people the energy to apply oneself to meditative…

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Awakening - go beyond the limitations of your mind

by Isira | Published: July 2, 2020

Have you noticed that the more conscious you become, the more you recognise your limitations? Ironic, isn’t it, that this greater awareness reveals just how little we really do know. The more awareness we have the more we see how small and confined our field of experience is! Initially, when we are so identified with the body-mind; it’s as if we are living in a fishbowl. We really believe that our fishbowl is the whole…

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Awakening and Regeneration

by Isira | Published: June 22, 2020

From the time I was a young child, I recognised that the people all around me were deeply disconnected and that this severance of spirit was directly related to the collective conflicts reverberating around the world. Clearly, this disconnection was the root of great suffering and conflict.  As I grew to be able to articulate what I saw and understood I recognised the need for a great awakening – not just within individuals – but…

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Sorry Day means so much more than just “I’m sorry”

Published: May 25, 2020

National Sorry Day. What does it really mean, and why is it relevant to us all? Not just here in Australia, but the world. Although our government has raised the platform to establish a different relationship with Indigenous Australia, we are yet to achieve a unified vision or outcome. Even for those who are strongly opposed to the apology and compensation, there is reason for us all to find deeper respect and appreciation for our…

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Love

by Isira | Published: May 19, 2020

This morning someone told me that their experience of love gives them a feeling like falling: that as their heart is moved, it is like falling from a towering building. My response to this was not what one might expect. Spiritually speaking we might think this story of falling in love only represents the ego’s encounter of love rather than the liberation of rising in love. Yet as I really listened and felt into what…

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Prayer – why it might be relevant?

Published: May 7, 2020

Apparently, everyone is googling prayer right now. Given the unprecedented crisis we are in, it’s not surprising there has been a sudden interest. What really is prayer?  Prayer is and has been, a unique human behaviour throughout time. Historically we have been taught to pray to a God. To a being or force outside ourselves. To something higher. Someone in control. To pray has been and is, a part of cultures and religions ancient and…

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The place where true fullness begins

by Isira | Published: May 1, 2020

The ‘fullness’ we seek in life is not found in the business and fullness of our world. The resource for our true fullness is found in the gift of emptiness. This emptiness that the sages have spoken of for eons is really not something so mystical and unattainable. However it does require us to go to a different place to meet it. It requires us to go to the cave: the cave of consciousness. It…

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A Silent Power

by Isira | Published: April 28, 2020

A question I hear regularly from spiritual practitioners is: “Why is it so hard to get a constant connection with our true nature when we put in so much effort? I try so hard but get so few results… and the world seems to be getting worse in so many ways.” The central word here is connection. But what are we connecting to? The connection we seek is with our true self. We yearn to…

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'Evil' arises when we do not take responsibility for our dark side.

by Isira | Published: April 10, 2020

  Our shadow-self is our responsibility, and ours alone. The notion that another can die for our sins does not support a society to act with self-responsibility. It is the abdication of our own accountability that leads to greater atrocities. In denying ourselves the responsibility to meet our own shadow, it’s darkness continues unchecked. And it is the denial of our own light that leaves us in the darkness. Here we are, in a world…

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Is there a hidden gift in the Coronavirus pandemic

by Isira | Published: April 8, 2020

We have entered a time of unprecedented crisis. We have gone from an escalating push to acknowledge the imminent collapse of our environment to global pandemic, the unraveling of our systems – economic, health, social. The warning signs have been with us for a long time. And, here’s what happens when we don’t heed the alarm bells. When we don’t preemptively and proactively seek to change the course we are on. Like a person whose…

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The self we are - Transcendant and Imminant

by Isira | Published: March 31, 2020

If what we truly are and what we seek already ‘is’, if our true nature is already the liberated Self, then why do we ‘need’ to do anything? Why are we always seeking? Does this question sound familiar to you? It’s certainly a question I have heard many times. And it is a question worth exploring and understanding more deeply. It is a question that may lead us to a greater embrace of what it…

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We are the ReGeneration

by Isira | Published: March 6, 2020

Look around us and we see conflict and challenges in every direction: politically, socially, environmentally; mental health, immigration, the rise of populism, fake news, consumerism, addiction, climate crisis. In many ways it appears the fabric of our world is disintegrating. In the midst of this is the uprising of activism, woke-ism, virtue signalling, dissent, and… some deep soul searching.     It is evident things are not working as well as we might wish. Perhaps…

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Hope is the fabric of our hearts and truth of our souls

by Isira | Published: March 3, 2020

“Hope is not ‘out there’ somewhere. It’s here in you, and me. It’s in the fabric of our hearts and truth of our souls.”  Let’s face it, life as a human can be challenging! We can struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in... yet despite the overwhelming stories we are fed, we are, for the most part, loving, caring, passionate, imaginative beings. It’s hard to remember this in a world that is…

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The certain path

by Isira | Published: February 20, 2020

Why do we need a path? What draws us to a path? The moment we are conceived we embark on a journey of potential. The potential within us fills us with vision: a vision of what we are to become. We are told that our highest potential is infinite joy and love; that is the fruit that waits to ripen. As we begin to see this more clearly we become painfully aware that where we…

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This is nature... resilient.

by Isira | Published: January 29, 2020

This is regeneration - life continues. However, we seem to forget that things don’t all just happen over night. It took thousands and millions of years for whole habitats to evolve. And here in Australia we have lost entire habitats to the fires to date and the fires are still raging. Many species are now considered extinct or threatened with extinction. We have lost more than 7 million hectares, with nearly 500 million animals killed,…

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The importance of living life in openness

by Isira | Published: January 28, 2020

I just had an incredible day of creative development with my team. Feeling deeply fulfilled, I took a wander outside and was instantly greeted by this magnificent magnolia that had opened into full bloom. What a beauty! What joy it brought me to see this creation. It seemed to be the perfect reflection of the day I just had - feeling grateful that I work with souls who share the principles of working in deep…

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A compelling approach to climate change

Published: January 22, 2020

We seem to forget that we are all here, living on earth. This is our home, yet we are destroying it. This fact is clear. The jury on ‘climate change’ is out. Earth is showing us how things are. Nature is crying out to us and telling us that we have to change.  Scientists also are making this point clear: “we are already experiencing the impact of climate change and environmental tipping points.” We may…

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My New Year's Day Experience

by Isira | Published: January 4, 2020

This is where I spent my ‘New Years Day’. Celebrating cycles, seasons and significant days has been part of our human nature for millennia. Giving our focus and attention on a particular day is something we do. And it’s certainly something that can deepen and enrich our experience. But it can also highlight the gaps between such days. Are we truly living each moment? Do we recognise the newness and wonder of life unfolding every…

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The Four Pillars of Lore: A universal map for our times

Published: December 16, 2019

From the time I was a young girl I experienced and observed the traumas of disconnection. I could see that many of the people around me were so disconnected from the land, from the environment surrounding them, that it was like they were living in their own diminished bubble. That bubble was also filled with layers of trauma and emotional conflicts that prevented them from being truly connected with the people around them. This was…

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Our leaders need to know that deflection and avoidance will not work anymore.

by Isira | Published: November 16, 2019

Our leaders need to know that deflection and avoidance will not work anymore. Our leaders need to know that our eyes are OPEN. We are awake to what is happening. We SEE them. We SEE what they are doing, what is happening, what is being done and what is not. And we are saying - WE ARE NOT LOOKING AWAY. We are saying to our leaders, to those in power, you must open your eyes,…

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Australia is facing an extreme crisis of catastrophic proportions

by Isira | Published: November 11, 2019

We are in the midst of a crisis of unprecedented levels. The fires here in Australia are so extensive and like “nothing we have ever seen before.” More than 100 fires are burning across the eastern coast. NSW has declared a state of emergency for seven days. 600 schools have been closed. So far 3 human lives have been lost, countless creatures and wildlife has been devastated and more than 200 homes destroyed. And to…

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Your habits will either wake you up or keep you asleep

by Isira | Published: November 6, 2019

Your habits will either wake you up or keep you asleep. It’s not like you’re just a jack-in-the-box waiting for some mystical force to open the lid. You don’t just spring into consciousness - one minute asleep and the next you’re all enlightened. It’s an incremental journey. And that process builds momentum over many years of habits and events. Eckhart Tolle didn’t just suddenly wake up - he fertilised his mind for many many years.…

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To free yourself from anxiety, you must restore trust in your self

by Isira | Published: October 30, 2019

Anxiety and depression are on the rise. The early years of the 21st century have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of poor mental health and related illnesses. But while depression is the condition most will associate with mental health issues, anxiety disorders tip the scales. Globally an estimated 284 million people experience anxiety, making it the most prevalent mental health or neurodevelopmental disorder. Around 62% of those suffering from anxiety are female. Amongst the various forms…

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Today is a significant day

by Isira | Published: October 26, 2019

Today is a significant day. Today, the sacred rock - Uluru - was reinstated as the sacred place it is: as a place of ancient, historical and current relevance. She is truly a center: of power, of ancient lore, creation laws, a universe of past present and future dreaming. She is the sacred ground of our First Nation people, of our ancestors, past, present and future. She is the creation field, a source of anchored…

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Now that I've got your attention

by Isira | Published: October 19, 2019

This is an attention seeking post!  Well, that is actually the truth. However, the question is a matter of attention for and within you. The more you can master your own attention the more you will master your own life experience. This is why I teach breathing methods as a foundation for awakening - it is the easiest and most direct way to strengthen the quality of attention.  Benefits of Attention:  When you develop your…

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To be connected with earth is to be connected with life

by Isira | Published: October 12, 2019

The lifestyle of our modern world is so distanced and cut off from Earth it’s no wonder most people feel so depleted of life. We are living in an insulated, artificial world. We separate the soles of our feet from the ground, and therefore from the soul of Earth. We close ourselves in concrete towers unable to receive the vitality of earth's living towers - the ancient forests and mountains. Without our living connection with…

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The mind does like to wander, doesn't it?

by Isira | Published: October 1, 2019

The mind does like to wander doesn’t it? If you’re not careful it will take you all over the place, down dark avenues, into haunted basements, along a cliff edge, round and round a merry-go-round...  Here’s the thing, the mind really does have an endless scope of pathways it can take, so if you’re not in charge of it you can easily end up in places you don’t really want to be. That’s because the…

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It's deep connection that fulfills us, not possessions.

by Isira | Published: September 28, 2019

Have you noticed how addicted to material things humans are? Have you ever wondered why? How can we be so driven to seek possessions when the thing we most deeply yearn for is connection?  At the most immediate level the problem is in marketing. We are sold an emotional story - that’s what makes a successful product. Not necessarily the object itself - but the story associated with it. But this only works so well…

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To Believe or To Observe

by Isira | Published: September 25, 2019

Am I expressing Truth or belief? As we grow in consciousness we become active seekers of Truth. In the quest to know and understand Truth, interesting questions arise. And, many seekers come to this same enquiry: Am I expressing truth or belief? One enquirer recently asked: ‘My partner and I have been discussing beliefs and thoughts... I was saying something that felt to be from my heart, to be a truth from somewhere higher than…

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The disturbance of the world is a cry for inner connection.

by Isira | Published: September 22, 2019

We have been so deeply conditioned to focus on external events that most people don’t realise all the problems we are facing are the result of a deeper underlying cause.  The environmental crisis, political instability, mental health epidemic, systemic corruption... every crisis we are faced with is a symptom of profound disconnection. Disconnection from our true self. Disconnection from nature. Disconnection from each other. Disconnection from creation/ creator.  If we go to the root of…

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Day Zero. The dates rivers and dams that supply water are expected to run out

by Isira | Published: September 20, 2019

Meanwhile, in Australia - the driest continent in the world (aside from Antarctica) - we are experiencing an extreme and prolonged drought - one of the worst in decades. That last line in the above image says: major rural towns run completely dry.  That’s not just oh, there’s not much water. Read it again.... COMPLETELY DRY. And our government is considering extending expansive coal mining rights into 2048 - to mines directly responsible for depleting…

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That is not a life. This is

by Isira | Published: September 19, 2019

What a dilemma we are in. We all recognise the destructiveness of our lifestyle - yet most struggle to break free of the consumer cycle. Humans are addicts. Self destructing ones. The irony is we know it, but we still deny it, ignore it or blatantly continue it.  WHY?? Because we have emotional attachment to whatever is familiar. Why do you think advertising agencies bombard us from every direction with emotional campaigns that convince you…

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This is us... our world. All in the name of convenience.

by Isira | Published: September 4, 2019

We are literally swimming in the toxic soup of our own shortsighted, irresponsible, filthy greed. But the greatest tragedy is not just that we are doing this to ourselves, but that we are doing it to ALL life on earth. We have been sold the story (and all it’s products) of convenience. But why has this been such a vigorous, successful sweep across the world? Why are we so attached to ‘convenience’? And why are…

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This is our home. Our world is burning.

by Isira | Published: August 27, 2019

This is not just OUR home. Millions of lives are being killed. Our world is in peril. This is our wake up call, not for our own spiritual awards, but for the sake of all life on Earth. THIS IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND!! The Amazon blaze in Brazil is actually only third in the world in wildfires over the last 48 hours. READ THAT AGAIN… 3rd!! According to NASA MODIS satellite, the data…

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No amount of money, oil or gold is worth more than the trees, bees, and healthy reefs

by Isira | Published: August 24, 2019

There are some things in the world we cannot do without - clean air and water, healthy soil, biodiversity and a balanced environment. These are fundamental to life - without these we suffer and deplete life. We in fact put the future life of ourselves and all creatures in great peril.  Other things like capitalism, currency, materialism and the economy are not fundamental forces of nature. We invented them. They are not immutable. We can…

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This is a tragedy. The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, and is directly related to deforestation

by Isira | Published: August 23, 2019

This is a tragedy. The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, and is directly related to deforestation. The fires are lit to clear land for cattle ranching - responsible for as much as 80% of the ongoing deforestation. FACTS: the Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest - about half the size of the U.S. and responsible for more than 20% of the worlds oxygen - this is our planet's living lungs! In…

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Violence is escalating throughout the world, particularly at a societal level.

by Isira | Published: August 14, 2019

Violence is escalating throughout the world, particularly at a societal level. Take the record of mass murders in the U.S. As of July 31, 2019, 248 mass shootings have occurred in 2019 (alone). This averages out to 1.2 shootings per day. In these shootings, 979 people were injured and 246 died (for a total of 1,325 victims). There have been more than 110 mass shootings in the US since 1982, according to investigative magazine Mother…

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A very human, deeply spiritual need

by Isira | Published: June 15, 2019

When we take a close look at our most inherent needs we discover that, other than food and shelter, our most common need is love – to love and be loved. We only have to look at our hopes and fears for confirmation of this. Just scratch the surface of our beings and we find one of our biggest – the fear being alone. This runs not just at the surface of our humanness, but…

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One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun

by Isira | Published: June 6, 2019

One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun. Some of the latest studies have proven the ancient ritual of meditating with sunrise has more benefits than we might first imagine. Not only is this good for us spiritually, it is good for our overall well being. Here are just a few of the benefits.  Boosts production of melatonin and serotonin. Research shows sungazing…

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Rediscovering true health

by Isira | Published: June 4, 2019

We live in a fast-paced world and we all know that this can have detrimental effects on our health and well-being. Stress and illness can result if we allow ourselves to be swept along with the frenzy of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Leisure is still one of the most vital factors for a life of healthy well-being. One of my favourite regular activities is to take a walk along the…

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Earth does not belong to us. We belong to her

by Isira | Published: May 27, 2019

Today is Reconciliation Day in Australia. ‘Sorry’ day. This day is full of so many mixed emotions, thoughts, narratives. I am Ngamalaja Ngankari, Yarre Wayame- a Woman of earth, of Indigenous heritage, of mixed heritage. I am consciousness, soul, eternal life. And in my heart I know the trauma and pain of my ancestors, and I know that these pains are not separate from any other human - for we are not separate beings -…

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My secret to good health

by Isira | Published: May 22, 2019

People have always been curious about my diet and lifestyle. I get a lot of comments about the health and glow of my skin, but even more so when people find out how old I am (I’m 52 today and couldn’t be happier or healthier!).  My age usually sparks even greater curiosity: wow, how do you do it?... what's your secret?? And actually, the truth is really - it’s no secret. What we put in…

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Freedom from the past is available when you show up in the present

by Isira | Published: May 19, 2019

When people discover the level of abuse and challenges I faced in my youth they are usually astounded by the freedom I embody. (You can read my autobiography: Buddha on the Dance Floor, if you’re curious, available on The Awakening Place). But this capacity is not exclusive. We can all cultivate a state of greater freedom. I have written extensively about this in my latest book: Awakening YOU.  Within this book I also give an…

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How can nature cleanse the mind

by Isira | Published: May 15, 2019

I have just spent the last 8 days in the country of my ancestors. Here, nature is almighty... doing her thing as she has been doing for millions of years. When we are connected to this the trials of ‘modern life’ are revealed as trivial. When we enter nature we can be cleansed, made fresh and whole again. It is in connection with nature that we can be stripped of all that is irrelevant. It…

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No other but Self

by Isira | Published: May 7, 2019

At the heart of all I share is this one constant truth - that there really IS only one Self - the one life - and that each of us is an aspect of this one.However, according to most peoples experience, and at the most immediatelevel, there is an apparent struggle to recognise the relevance of each‘individual’. I have also stated that liberation and/or awakening is not about an isolated individual or for the individuals…

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Blessed be the Little Things

by Isira | Published: April 2, 2019

Faced with a rapidly changing world it is not unusual that many seekers still get stuck on the big things: the challenges we face personally, the goals that appear unattainable, the critical state of the world – so much needs to be done. As a consequence, I am used to seeing many seekers caught in a trap of their own mind’s defeat. This is a natural outcome when the mind spends so much time thinking…

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What Is Truth?

by Isira | Published: March 30, 2019

Everything in the universe, by its own nature is truth. It is as it is. How simple and peaceful life can really be when we comprehend this. Yet the human nature seems to want so much to define and make concrete concepts of what is ‘true’ or ‘false’. This is at the core of dualistic perception and is the basis for a great amount of our conflicts. As such we live in a world of…

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Why are we always seeking?

by Isira | Published: December 21, 2018

If what we truly are and what we seek already is – if our true nature is already the liberated Self – then why do we ‘need’ to do anything – why are we always seeking? Does this question sound familiar to you? It certainly is a question that I have heard on many occasions – and it is a question worth exploring and understanding more deeply. It is a question that may lead us…

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Why the story matters

by Isira | Published: November 30, 2018

Those who are wandering the spiritual path are well aware of the framework of the ego. Put simply, the ego is a collection of stories we have become attached to. So attached, in fact, that the real sense of self – and life – is lost under a constructed identity. But these stories shape our lives. They determine either our health and well-being or demise, so it is a worthwhile and important area of examination;…

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The challenging times we are living in

by Isira | Published: October 5, 2018

Namaste, In programs I have frequently referred to the fact that we are currently in times of great challenge - individually and collectively. There are great forces at work - all as an orchestration for our evolution. This means many are being faced with intense challenges - all of which ultimately serve to expose whatever is misaligned with Truth, and to bring consciousness to those parts of the self that are to be evolved into…

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Health, re-discovering our whole self

by Isira | Published: April 18, 2018

Hello everyone, One of my favourite regular activities is to take a walk along the seafront. It’s a leisure that most of us enjoy, but many of us can’t seem to achieve. Why? We either feel simply not well enough or live a life of denying ourselves such wholesome activities, in spite of being aware of the simple values a small stroll and fresh air can bring us. One of the locals I pass along…

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At the heart of Change

by Isira | Published: March 28, 2018

Our world, humanity, society and our own individual lives are subject to constant change. And now, more than ever it seems, is a time of very great change. Large movements of populations, climatic and geophysical upheavals, global unrest and national conflict are great challenges to us all - individually and collectively. At times like this it can seem as if everything we are and everything we have is either being, or under threat of being,…

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What has money got to do with spirituality?

by Isira | Published: February 5, 2018

Let’s talk about money. It’s a topic that most often hits an uncomfortable chord. Especially when it comes to spirituality. Isn’t it worth wondering why? Why, when money is one of the tools we have adopted within our life? In fact it is one of the most central tools that occupies us every day and is intrinsically woven into every experience we have. First of all, let's take an objective look at this thing we…

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The quest for Truth

by Isira | Published: September 4, 2017

The quest for truth is as old as humanity. Throughout the ages we have been driven by a deep yearning to know and understand what life is really about. We have asked: what is THE Truth? What is the Truth of my life? What is the True meaning of life? What is the True path? Interestingly all of these questions are driven by the mind. This very motion is linear and assessment oriented which means…

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The sexual human

by Isira | Published: September 4, 2017

Those of you who pay any attention to the media tabloids would be well aware of the vast array of articles on the topic of sexual offences. Although it is constant and common to hear of these issues in our society it is very rare for us to take a closer or deeper look at why we see so many issues of perversion, violation and obsession. Fundamental to all human issues is the inherent lack…

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A change in leadership

by Isira | Published: June 23, 2017

All of us have been watching our world shaking and trembling under the tyranny of unconscious egoic measures and the weight of a few corrupt leaders. Perhaps now we are being shaken into awakefulness. It seems that, not only are we recognizing the need to wake up and to change our views but that we, the people, need to command leadership that truly represents a broader vision and common ground for a world of greater…

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