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[Wayne Dyer Mention in Article] Ishaya Meditation

chris knight

10-10-2004 14:38:40

Lifting burdens with enlightenment
By Nick C. Sortal
Posted October 10 2004

Here is an excerpt relevant to our discussion
"In Sanskrit, Ishaya means "for Isha," or Christ Consciousness, but the practice isn't about religion, she says. Instead, it's about ascending to a state of higher consciousness and self-enlightenment.

"People like it because it's more about techniques than having beliefs," she says.

Ishaya runs parallel to other self-exploration and self-improvement corridors, including A Course in Miracles and the writings of Neale Donald Walsch, Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle."

Source
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/lifestyle/sfl-liascensionoct10,0,4532855.story?coll=sfla-features-headlines

Your thoughts?

jasaman

26-09-2005 21:06:59

I found the article on line. The link you posted doesn't work anymore.


Annie Arbona says she has tried every New Age gimmick known to man, with varying success. But when you get to the heart of them, it comes down to four words she learned in a course called Ishaya.

Appreciation. Gratitude. Love. Compassion.

The four are the first portion of The Ishaya Techniques, which will be further discussed at seminars the next two weekends. Bhushana Ishaya of Fort Lauderdale conducts the course.

Before becoming a teacher and changing her name, Bhushana Ishaya oversaw security officers at an oil plant in the middle of British Columbia. She first studied Ishaya in Waynesville, N.C., in 1996.

Mahirishi Sadashiva Isham, an American Transcendental Meditation student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, brought Ishaya to the United States about 1981 after spending 18 months with monks in the Himalayas. The monks instructed him to take Ishaya to the outside world, he said.

Bhushana learned to close her eyes, reach a level of rest better than even the deepest sleep and clear her nervous system permanently of stress, she says.

"It was so simple I even asked for my money back," said Bhushana, who declines to reveal her birth name. "They said, `Try it for six weeks; it's a mechanical technique.' And even though I was in denial, I couldn't deny it was working."

She said she stopped smoking and drinking and dropped her self-judgment and judgment of others. She also took a seven-month course in teaching the techniques.

In Sanskrit, Ishaya means "for Isha," or Christ Consciousness, but the practice isn't about religion, she says. Instead, it's about ascending to a state of higher consciousness and self-enlightenment.

"People like it because it's more about techniques than having beliefs," she says.

Ishaya runs parallel to other self-exploration and self-improvement corridors, including A Course in Miracles and the writings of Neale Donald Walsch, Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.

"They all pull you into the moment, and help you realize who you really are," says Bhushana, who teaches Ishaya once a month in Puerto Rico and taught for parts of five years in Venezuela and Colombia.

The nut As one grows into adulthood, the nervous system becomes imprinted with every experience it has ever had, including traumatic ones. These imprints -- stresses -- create habitual, often negative, reactions, Bhushana says.

"Ishaya's techniques go to the root stresses, which everything else is piled upon," she says. "If you destroy the root, the tree falls over."

People who know Ishaya ignore the past and the future and elevate their focus to what athletes call "being in the zone," she says. Appreciation, gratitude, love and compassion are the first techniques that link the left and right side of the brain, helping a person ascend to a more congruent state, Bhushana says.

Arbona, who first studied from Bhushana six years ago in Puerto Rico, says she has taken every metaphysical course "ad nauseum," but by using the techniques, her fears and guilt have dissipated.

"Fear of dying, fear of being sick, fear of living, fear of violence, fear of hating myself, fear of being hated ... they just get stored in your body and you wonder why it doesn't work right," says Arbona, of Tamarac. "Those things are stored in our bodies forever and ever."

Servant of God

01-12-2005 20:34:25

Hello everyone,I have come across some realy interesting things that I would like to share with y'all.I have a been a Muslim my whole life.I grew up in New York where I have been exposed to many cultures and religions.I have remained very open minded to various forms of knowledge.Particularly Shaminism,Buddism and anything "Zen".One thing that I have noticed is that they are all intertwined.For example "Isha" is the evening prayer in Islam.Coincidence?I think not.I also found it very interesting that the morning prayer is "Asr".And alot of the words in the prayer have the sound "AH" in it.I am not by any means trying to convert anybody,just share in what I have learned.Also the word Islam means submission to God.So alot of the philosphys discussed in this chat room are actualy intergral parts to the Islamic religion.Also the word "Muslim" means one who submits or surrenders to the will of God.I have also heard Wayne say try to get together with people who pray 4 times a day.Well,Muslims actualy pray 5 times a day.There are so many startling simularities between the teachings of Wayne and all the other "Gurus" in Islam it's not even funny.Or realy funny,depending on how you want to look at it. lol The sad part is.Alot of the Muslims I have met including ones in my family are not aware of this.Politics and all other types of nonsense get mixed in with the purity of the religion.Islam teaches us not to Judge.And if someone offers you thier hand in peace to shake it.No matter who they are.It also teaches us not to impose our religion on anyone as well.Thier is actualy a prayer for that.Compassion,Love,Kindness,Generosity and Surrender are all cornerstones of the religion.I wish that more Muslims realized this instead of just going through the motions.And get rid of that "US' vs "Them" attitude.I also am aware that essentialy these are the cornerstones of all religions.Seems to me there is just one faith in many different languages.Islam however is my path.And I Love It!Assalaam u Alaikum.May peace be with you my brothers and sisters of every creed and every Kind. D Kareem