A Day for Peace

You are invited to join us to foster peace across the globe. Be a part of a mass intention healing. Don Hoes will gently guide you to meditate or pray in your own way for peace. Listen to some of our community’s wonderful artists perform Spirit guided music. Plus, our entire community, including you, will be encouraged to share your messages on peace, unity, love, and compassion.

A Day for Peace

March 19, 2022  
Starting at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT
With
The Mystic Chics
Cathy Gabrielsen
Don Hoes
Dean Christensen
and Nadine Telishewsky!

Help us raise the vibration of humanity and send out loving intentions across the globe for peace.

1:00-1:30 pm ET The Mystic Chics will start us off with fun, inspiring music.
The Mystic Chics – A new genre of healers

Cathy Gabrielsen will lead us in a mass intention healing for peace.
Gabrielsen Healing Center


1:30-3:00 Don Hoes will help us harness the power of meditation to connect to Source.
3:00-3:30 Share you own messages for peace with our community while you enjoy a musical interlude.
3:30-5:00 Nadine will host an interactive session where she will share the messages she receives from archangels for attendee reactions and comments! PLUS, create a Peace Quilt! She will guide you to create a quilt square infused with you personal message of peace for the world. She’ll sew this ethereal quilt together in the astral realm and deliver it to a very special place.
lovelightenergyhealing.ca

5:00-5:20 Cathy Gabrielsen will lead us in a mass intention healing for peace.
Gabrielsen Healing Center

Dean Christensen will round out this fabulous festival with his wonderful music.
(1) Dean Christensen – Musician | Facebook

Free to everyone.

Coming Home- Meditation, Acceptance and Recovering the Shadow

As one progresses with meditation practice, healing can happen with increasing speed, and it may not always feel smooth!  Inner doors begin to open that were long ago closed. Buried emotions are once again felt, the unconscious is brought into the fold of the conscious, and the sundered parts of the psyche can be welcomed back into the fold of the self. The goal of this class is to share knowledge and practical steps on this process.

Presence, Flowering, Flow w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET/ 10 am PT/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 6 Coming Home- Meditation, Acceptance and Recovering the Shadow

As one progresses with meditation practice, healing can happen with increasing speed, and it may not always feel smooth!  Inner doors begin to open that were long ago closed. Buried emotions are once again felt, the unconscious is brought into the fold of the conscious, and the sundered parts of the psyche can be welcomed back into the fold of the self. The goal of this class is to share knowledge and practical steps on this process.

As we walk this path, we may begin to find, like Dorothy, that we’ve all been home the whole time. This is the apogee of the refining of the intuitive faculty, and the deepest seeing of the heart. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Flowing in the World, Living and Manifesting from Presence

My life has been filled with all sorts of synchronistic manifestations, and meditation practice has proven to be a highly effective and often unintended driver for these often wild occurrences. This is so because the more our minds and hearts settle into peace, the more clarity and power there is backing our desires. In addition to meditation practice, I’ve found success with a variety of techniques which I’ll be sharing. The highest enjoyment of this magic is not in getting what one wants, but rather the deep joy that comes from getting out of one’s own way as the soul song dances through life. 

Presence, Flowering, Flow Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET/ 10 am PT/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 5 Flowing in the World, Living and Manifesting from Presence

My life has been filled with all sorts of synchronistic manifestations, and meditation practice has proven to be a highly effective and often unintended driver for these often wild occurrences. This is so because the more our minds and hearts settle into peace, the more clarity and power there is backing our desires. In addition to meditation practice, I’ve found success with a variety of techniques which I’ll be sharing. The highest enjoyment of this magic is not in getting what one wants, but rather the deep joy that comes from getting out of one’s own way as the soul song dances through life. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

The Soul Song

Each one of us is very much like a song. To live that song is our purpose. Our psyche is akin to the costume within the Divine Play. One of the most unfortunate side effects of deep identification as a separate self is the difficulty it adds to playing our part with any kind of fullness.  In this class we will explore some ways of learning to listen to the authentic music of the soul, tuning into the heart, and recognizing the purpose (Dharma) at the heart of life. Additionally, I will draw from my background as an astrologer, and present some of the major ways the Dharma is visible within the natal chart.

Presence, Flowering, Flow Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 4: The Soul Song

Each one of us is very much like a song. To live that song is our purpose. Our psyche is akin to the costume within the Divine Play. One of the most unfortunate side effects of deep identification as a separate self is the difficulty it adds to playing our part with any kind of fullness.  In this class we will explore some ways of learning to listen to the authentic music of the soul, tuning into the heart, and recognizing the purpose (Dharma) at the heart of life. Additionally, I will draw from my background as an astrologer, and present some of the major ways the Dharma is visible within the natal chart.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Ascension Meditation Course- Seed Mantras: The Power of Sacred Sound

In this class, we will explore the power of the Sanskrit language, especially Bija mantras, to expand consciousness and affect healing. There are certain patterns of sound and thought that move the mind inward to the Source of all That Is, and Sanskrit mantras are among the finest and most universally effective.

Presence, Flowering, Flow: Ascension Meditation Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 2 Seed Mantras: The Power of Sacred Sound- 

In this class, we will explore the power of the Sanskrit language, especially Bija mantras, to expand consciousness and affect healing. There are certain patterns of sound and thought that move the mind inward to the Source of all That Is, and Sanskrit mantras are among the finest and most universally effective.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Open Spirituality Theme Group

Let go of any preconceived ideas of spirituality! We are going to explore the subject of spirituality from every conceivable perspective. This group will combine open discussion with presentations and guest interviews all centered around the broadest definitions of spirituality. 

Open Spirituality Theme Group
4th Sundays at 1 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 

This monthly ISGO theme group adds respectful open discussion to the traditional ISGO sharing group format.  Below is the starting point description of the intent of this group. We hope you can join us as we kick off this monthly exploration of our own expanded definitions of spirituality.

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Let go of any preconceived ideas of spirituality! We are going to explore the subject of spirituality from every conceivable perspective. This group will combine open discussion with presentations and guest interviews all centered around the broadest definitions of spirituality. 

This group:

  • Respects and values all perspectives;
  • Is inclusive of all perspectives,
  • Welcomes all that seek to explore and investigate the mysteries of life;
  • Seeks to find the common ground that ties everything together;
  • Feels that science and spirituality are 2 sides of the same whole;
  • Sends love and understanding to all beings.

If you like subjects that are “out there” with a spiritual, philosophical, and/or theological perspective, this group is for you! 

Religions generally come from an exclusive perspective that can be very limiting. 

This group is for you if ANY of the following statements resonate:

  • You feel constrained by societal boundaries/definitions of spirituality and/or religion;
  • You consider yourself ‘spiritual’ but not religious (SBNR);
  • you love your religious community, but feel there is more to spirituality;
  • You believe in the Oneness of all that is;
  • You believe in the equality of all beings;
  • You love the mystery of life/existence and you would like to explore it in more depth;
  • You love God/Source/Creator, but feel that those terms are too limiting;

The Open Spirituality group will explore and discuss the most inspiring spiritual aspects of all religious traditions, philosophies, theologies, cosmologies, and *experiences* like STEs, NDEs, OBEs, alien encounters, psychic phenomena, mediumship, the healing arts, and such.

Open Spirituality welcomes people from all faith traditions. It does not promote any particular belief or theology other than the belief that we are all spiritual beings.

Proponents are self-proclaimed and all are welcome and supported as long as they are open, inclusive, and supportive of the beliefs of others. Open Spirituality welcomes atheists and agnostics as well since the belief in the existence of a deity is a matter of personal opinion.

Open Spirituality is perhaps best defined by these quotes:

“Religion is an external practice. Spirituality is a state of mind.”

“Religion is about believing. Spirituality is about being.”

“Kindness is my religion.” – Dalai Lama

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

Lastly, the following excerpt from Wikipedia seems appropriate:
Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR), also known as “spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA), is a popular phrase used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.

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For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple “Zoom” video conferencing program. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).

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This is an ISGO “theme group” event offered at the standard rate of $5 / session for ISGO Regular* Accounts.

* This fee is waived for ISGO Subscriber Accounts (must complete full checkout process of $0 due to receive the “Join Event” link).

Ascension Meditation Course: Opening to the Intuitive

Intuition is a completely natural faculty, as natural as any other. It need not be thought of as something radically different from the five senses with which most are familiar.  We’ve simply been taught to live in ways that dim the sense and constrict the intuitive flow. Even as intuition tends to naturally open with effective meditation, there are simple practices that nurture synchronicity and foster the opening of the intuitive. We shall explore several of these.

Presence, Flowering, Flow: Ascension Meditation Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 3 Opening to the Intuitive, the Re-enchantment of Life

Intuition is a completely natural faculty, as natural as any other. It need not be thought of as something radically different from the five senses with which most are familiar.  We’ve simply been taught to live in ways that dim the sense and constrict the intuitive flow. Even as intuition tends to naturally open with effective meditation, there are simple practices that nurture synchronicity and foster the opening of the intuitive. We shall explore several of these.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Ascension Meditation Course Class 1: Relaxing Into Presence 3/04/2022

The most important element of the NDE is the conscious experience of a boundless, timeless, and deathless strata of consciousness.  The good news is that one need not die to return to this place. In my life, meditation proved to be the key to unlocking this door. Meditation is meant to be easy, a means of connecting to the deepest consciousness. In this initial module, I will teach several simple and effortless techniques of meditation.

Presence, Flowering, Flow: Ascension Meditation Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, March 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

Class 1 Relaxing into Presence-

The most important element of the NDE is the conscious experience of a boundless, timeless, and deathless strata of consciousness.  The good news is that one need not die to return to this place. In my life, meditation proved to be the key to unlocking this door. Meditation is meant to be easy, a means of connecting to the deepest consciousness. In this initial module, I will teach several simple and effortless techniques of meditation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth.

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Ishtar can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story hereComing Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Heaven is Beautiful Book Club Guest Author Session

Peter Panagore’s adrenaline-pumping ice-climbing trip was nothing compared to what he would experience on the mountain — an NDE and a trip to Heaven. The lessons he learned, which he will share with us, come straight from the Source Peter calls “Beloved.”

Heaven is Beautiful Book Club Guest Author Session
March 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST/ 4 pm PST

Everyone is invited!

About Heaven is Beautiful by Peter Panagore
This International Audible bestseller is a wonderfully written, high adventure, emotion-packed drama of Peter Panagore’s wintertime ice-climbing death in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, including his trip to Heaven and his experience of Love, Understanding, and Union. The Beloved invited him to stay in Heaven, but he chose to return to his earthly body for the sake of love. IANDS Book Club will read portions of Heaven is Beautiful during Read Along sessions that will be held February 1, 8, 15, 22. 

During this Guest Author Session, Peter gives a synopsis of his book and how his experience radically changed his life, followed by group discussion as Peter answers our most pressing questions. While Peter has spoken to many IANDS groups, he is joining us on the cusp of a new book release and we’ll be privy to a preview, as well as new insights and reflections on Peter’s experience as they developed in the writing of his latest manuscript.

IANDS does not sell books, this is a sign up for the Guest Author session only.  You can purchase this event’s book at Amazon in many formats by clicking the link below. If you want the book immediately, buying it in the Audible or Kindle formats will work well.

https://amzn.to/3G8ciOO

Be sure to sign up for the Read-Along Book Club sessions: Heaven is Beautiful Book Club Read-Along – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

About Peter:

You can find him here: https://www.peterpanagore.love

How the NEW IANDS Book Club Works
RSVP for FREE Read-Along Sessions, reading alternately with book club host(s) and on your own. Then, now or later, sign-up for the Guest Author Session for a group discussion with the book’s author.

You will be emailed the direct link good for all Read Along sessions for this author’s book when you RSVP for this FREE event now. This RSVP is for the book club read-along sessions. Please purchase the book separately using the link provided below, or you can find it at your favorite book retailer.

More About Read Along Sessions
Participants will receive the direct zoom link good for all the Read- Along sessions for this author’s book by adding this page to the shopping cart and completing the checkout. These RA sessions are absolutely FREE, just RSVP (complete the checkout step) to receive the direct zoom link good for joining all the weekly reading sessions for this author’s book.

Participants are expected to purchase the monthly featured book through their preferred bookseller (Amazon.com for example).

The RA group alternates reading together and individually to complete a book in time for the author’s Guest Author (GA) session.

RAs are totally casual – come in your pajamas, enjoy your snacks and drinks, and banter back-and-forth.  It’s a club, after all!

About Guest Author Sessions
The live event with the Guest Author session is optional and is scheduled to follow after the Read-Alongs are finished. Sign-up separately for the live meet-the-author session by visiting the ISGO event listings. Guest Author sessions are a chance to ask questions formulated during Read Along sessions, or to dig deeper into a particular aspect of the book or author’s life.

Peter’s session will be March 17th at 7 pm.

As usual, participants sign-up and pay a nominal fee to join the Guest Author (GA) discussion scheduled to follow when the reading sessions are completed. The live GA events are not recorded and there is a separate RSVP (sign up) to attend. All proceeds support IANDS, a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Authors are only compensated through book sales.

GAs are held the third Thursday of each month, from 7-9 pm ET, and spotlight the author/book from the previous month’s RA sessions.

Presence, Flowering, Flow- An Introduction

Ishtar’s aim is to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:
-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential. 
Classes can be taken ala carte or as a full series.

Presence, Flowering, Flow- An Introduction
February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10:00 am PST
An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth. 

There will be 6 classes after this introductory session. These classes will be meetings where you will be able to see and talk directly with Ishtar.

Class 1 Relaxing into Presence- 

The most important element of the NDE is the conscious experience of a boundless, timeless, and deathless strata of consciousness.  The good news is that one need not die to return to this place. In my life, meditation proved to be the key to unlocking this door. Meditation is meant to be easy, a means of connecting to the deepest consciousness. In this initial module, I will teach several simple and effortless techniques of meditation.

 

Class 2 Seed Mantras: The Power of Sacred Sound- 

In this class, we will explore the power of the Sanskrit language, especially Bija mantras, to expand consciousness and affect healing. There are certain patterns of sound and thought that move the mind inward to the Source of all That Is, and Sanskrit mantras are among the finest and most universally effective.

 

Class 3 Opening to the Intuitive, the Re-enchantment of Life- 

Intuition is a completely natural faculty, as natural as any other. It need not be thought of as something radically different from the five senses with which most are familiar.  We’ve simply been taught to live in ways that dim the sense and constrict the intuitive flow. Even as intuition tends to naturally open with effective meditation, there are simple practices that nurture synchronicity and foster the opening of the intuitive. We shall explore several of these.

 

Class 4 The Soul Song- 

Each one of us is very much like a song. To live that song is our purpose. Our psyche is akin to the costume within the Divine Play. One of the most unfortunate side effects of deep identification as a separate self is the difficulty it adds to playing our part with any kind of fullness.  In this class we will explore some ways of learning to listen to the authentic music of the soul, tuning into the heart, and recognizing the purpose (Dharma) at the heart of life. Additionally, I will draw from my background as an astrologer, and present some of the major ways the Dharma is visible within the natal chart.

 

Class 5 Flowing in the World, Living and Manifesting from Presence-

My life has been filled with all sorts of synchronistic manifestations, and meditation practice has proven to be a highly effective and often unintended driver for these often wild occurrences. This is so because the more our minds and hearts settle into peace, the more clarity and power there is backing our desires. In addition to meditation practice, I’ve found success with a variety of techniques which I’ll be sharing. The highest enjoyment of this magic is not in getting what one wants, but rather the deep joy that comes from getting out of one’s own way as the soul song dances through life. 

 

Class 6 Coming Home- Meditation, Acceptance and Recovering the Shadow-

As one progresses with meditation practice, healing can happen with increasing speed, and it may not always feel smooth!  Inner doors begin to open that were long ago closed. Buried emotions are once again felt, the unconscious is brought into the fold of the conscious, and the sundered parts of the psyche can be welcomed back into the fold of the self. The goal of this class is to share knowledge and practical steps on this process.

As we walk this path, we may begin to find, like Dorothy, that we’ve all been home the whole time. This is the apogee of the refining of the intuitive faculty, and the deepest seeing of the heart. 

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Presenter can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story here: Coming Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online