Join Isira for
We Are One, Not #1:
What Indigenous Wisdom Brings to Awakening
Ngaligumerra, one of the sacred teachings in Australia’s indigenous traditions, translates as, “We are One, not #1.”
The essence of this teaching recognizes that what we are truly seeking is a sense of oneness, a connection to the whole of life.
To experience this, however, we must move beyond an ego-centric, self-centered quest for enlightenment.
In this two-part Masterclass with Isira, you will understand why Indigenous wisdom is essential, and how it offers all of us a holistic approach to awakening.
What you’ll get:
- Two 90 minute sessions on Zoom with Isira
- An opportunity to interact with an awakened teacher who has been initiated in advanced spiritual practices in the traditions of Australian Indigenous, Yogic Indian, African Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhist.
- On-demand access to replays if you can’t join live
- An invitation to 2 follow-up Gatherings on Zoom for support and interaction with the community
What you’ll learn:
- How to integrate and embody spiritual insights
- How to restore harmony, peace and balance
- How to recognize the interconnecton of all things
- The 4 Sacred Pillars of Indigenous Wisdom
How to use Indigenous Wisdom in your spiritual practice and everyday life
“We are all one. If we know and understand this, we cultivate compassion, we generate the empathy to have loving kindness towards all beings.”
We Are One, Not #1
Anchored in the recognition of Ngaligumerra, indigenous cultures live in a way that is integrated, embodied, and grounded. However, our modern world has lost touch with real interconnection and the essential truth that “We are One, not #1.”
This is why even among those on a committed spiritual path, there is still a deep sense of “something missing.” The human spirit is hungering to be nurtured. We're living in a world that is fractured and conflicted more than ever; people are reporting a sense of fear, isolation, depression, anxiety, and chronic illness in epidemic numbers.
To restore a sense of peace, harmony, and joy, we must reconnect and restore the indigenous wisdom that honors the interconnected oneness of all life; respecting and loving the sacred in everything and everyone, not just ourselves.
Using Indigenous Wisdom in your Spiritual Practices and Everyday Living
In this second session, Isira will teach how we can access Indigenous wisdom to experience holistic awakening through what she calls the “Four Sacred Pillars of Life.”
While one of these four pillars is the Self or Spirit, these pillars go beyond just the Self to include our interconnected relationship with three other essential dimensions of life—the second is nature or earth; the third is kinship or others; and the fourth is the cosmos or universe.
While conventional thinking assumes that our spiritual connection must start with Self or Spirit, instead, Isira teaches that for awakening to be holistic, it is essential that we start with our connection to earth or nature.
Through holistic awakening, we move out of the mind into a lived experience in which the sacred is restored to each aspect and moment of our day-to-day life. As we integrate our awakening, a natural byproduct is that we relate in a deeper, more meaningful way—respecting, honoring, and loving all of life. Simply, we live sacredly.
Susan Telford and fellow Masterclass participants join together for guided meditation and discussion of Isira's teachings.
Meet Your Teacher
Isira is an awakened spiritual teacher who has been initiated in advanced spiritual practices and rites across a number of traditions including Australian Indigenous, Yogic Indian, African Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhist. When she was a young adult, Tibetan Lamas, recognized her as an important incarnation and travelled to Adelaide, Australia to bring her to the Himalayas to be ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Isira is also honored as an Australian Indigenous elder and wisdom keeper.
The heart of Isira’s teaching is Holistic Awakening. While the predominant western model of awakening focuses on individual consciousness, Isira’s holistic approach has us awaken to the sacred in all of life. It is an awakening that is integrated, embodied, and grounded, rather than siloed, conceptual, and abstract.
Isira believes that, even among those on a committed spiritual path, there is still a deep sense of “something missing.” The human spirit is hungering to be nurtured by the sacred. We know this because we're living in a world that is fractured and conflicted more than ever. And people are reporting a sense of fear, alienation, depression, anxiety, and chronic illness in epidemic numbers.