Isira Teachings

  • Wake up and be conscious

    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…

  • Truth – Beyond the Quest of a Path

    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…

  • The responsibility of happiness

    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…

  • Is Enlightenment Desirable?

    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…

  • Nature – a place of awakening

    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…

  • What exactly is awakening?

    Awakening has no exact definition. This is because Awakening is about a process of shifting from the unconscious states of the ego driven identity to a conscious and experiencing state of Self as the eternal awareness and Oneness of all life. It is also because it is a state in which we transcend definition and become pure being. In the ego driven state a person experiences life dominantly through the constructed identity and perception of…

  • Self-awareness and the power of beliefs

    Opinions begin to shape us from the very beginning of our lives. Based on our early interactions with our families, teachers and others, we all develop generalisations about who we are and what our relationship to the rest of the world will be. These generalisations – a collection of stories, beliefs and identifications – form the basis of our own sense of personality and our way of interpreting the world around us. Becoming aware of…

  • Let your energy flow

    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…

  • The Challenge to be Perfectly Here

    One of the greatest challenges humanity faces is to let go of what we THINK creation is and allow ourselves enough curiosity and openness to SEE existence as it is. However, this is not just a challenge –it is critical if we are to regain a conscious response and avert impending planetary and social disaster. Letting go of what we THINK is key to our ability to respond with greater insight. It is only when…

  • From Relationships to Relating

    Relationship to relating

    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…

  • Tools of growth

    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…

  • The power to respond

    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…

  • A feminine emergence

    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…

  • Beyond fear and suffering

    That our life is filled with challenges is natural: for life is a process of growth. All growth involves change. Along with change we experience a sense of tension as our being goes through a transition from one acquired state to another. This applies at every level; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And this involves what we call pain. Actually, ‘pain’ is simply a current and state of energy that corresponds with this transition. Yet…

  • Balancing emotions

    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…

  • Motivating Conscious Being

    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…

  • Awakening – go beyond the limitations of your mind

    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…

  • Love

    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…

  • The place where true fullness begins

    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…

  • A Silent Power

    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…