A major misunderstanding is to believe that others are guilty for your sufferings, that you suffer because of them. In reality all reactions to the world take place in your inner sphere. It’s not the world that needs to change - instead, your inner reactions need to.
This teaching is about the next step - beyond mindfulness. With the use of awareness in active form you don’t just notice, but are able to influence, directly. For example, you can use your consciousness to release the autopilot of emotions from your system.
Only through the use of awareness can you reach the True Self.
When thinking stops, you become thoughtless. But, what is left? What is that? What is that silence?
Have you noticed how the thinking mind works? We hear something, we comment. See or smell something - again comments. We comment everything, like children. All the time. And you believe it’s normal? Why?
There is only one goal in yoga: to restore a human to their rightful position in the hierarchy of creation and learn to direct life consciously, not to be driven by it. And of course, to reach one’s roots. To reach one’s actual potentiality.
Instead of emotions and the thinking mind, awareness should be placed as primary.
Life is not complicated. We ourselves make it complicated. There are three main reasons for that: untamed and random movement of awareness, automatic thoughts that do not correspond to reality and automatic emotions. These components also make up the list of things to gain freedom from.
When using awareness, that itself is neutral in nature, one experiences neutrality. To be neutral means to be adequate. It means to see events as they are – without glorifying, devaluing, distorting or changing them in any way.
Ignorance – this is the darkness. The goal is to become a seer. Only the one who is aware, a user of consciousness, is able to see.
Change starts from purifying the inner sphere. To release automatic emotions and concepts is the most important activity of all activities.
What happens to your problems, to your issues, if the accompanying emotion ceases to exist?
Your most important step towards stability and happiness lies in cleaning the inner sphere – consciously releasing your subconscious of the problematic reactions you once learned from others.
To be aware of your consciousness means to be in a state that is outside of karma.
If you prolong the process of noticing or become aware of your awareness, you become the user of consciousness. To remain aware, you need to continue using it.
Using awareness forms the foundation – your „eyes open up“. The picture becomes clear. This is why it has also been called enlightenment. This is the light – application of awareness.
The duration of your use of consciousness corresponds to the duration of your freedom. Rest of the time autopilot dominates, a program where everything is pre-set.
When you remain with noticing, the world opens up – you notice sounds, sensations etc. Every moment is a new discovery. As soon as you allow the subconscious to take over, your world collapses into being operated by programs, one after another.
In order to actually improve, there is little use from learning fascinating things or traveling to someplace in hope of experiencing something. Those bad things that you already have don’t disappear, do they? To become free of this weed, you need to outroot it, not just plant other plants next to it.
To discover True Self is the main goal for every person all over the world. To discover True Self means to reach the end of your search. Not just your current search for answers, but your infinite search. This is the ultimate solution, self-realization.
Once an automatic reaction is consciously released, it will never occur again. It’s disturbing influence in your life ceases completely.
You are taught that sufferings are a “normal” part of being human. Actually, they are absolutely abnormal. You can easily release them, be without them. Life without negative emotions is not only possible, but indeed natural for all people.
You only cling to positive emotions, because you don’t have any idea, that exists something even better, than good emotions.
Consciousness has seven active qualities, awareness being one of them. As phenomenas, the qualities of consciousness have nothing to do with emotions or thinking, the mind.
Mind and thinking do not form the cornerstone of wisdom, being smart. Instead, that cornerstone is your consciousness. Use of consciousness in active form is what makes humans smart, the true Homo Sapiens.
The life you live today is already robot-like, directed by automatic reactions - both good and bad ones.
You can change yourself only by practically doing it. Theory and opinions alone have little practical value.
However exquisite the emotions, high or important thoughts, none of them help you to reach awareness nor primordial True Self. The mind can only be of temporary use while purifying the subconscious.
What we consider to be our personality is the set of our most frequent reactions. Personality consists of emotions, thoughts and the resulting behavior. If you know how to change these components, a change in personality immediately follows.
The moment of an insight is the moment when God turns towards you with a smile.
In current worldview it is assumed that the brain produces consciousness, matter creating the non-material. According to my research I propose a view that differs 180 degrees - consciousness is the base of your existence, it creates all else. The brain does not create consciousness, only reflects it.

Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

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  • Bio
  • Human 2.0 vision
  • Briefly about my activities

    Being part of the ancient Tamil 18 Siddhar teaching, everyday life is my yoga practice. Investigating the inner world of humans and teaching the principles of its functioning to others is my profession. 

    I teach application of awareness in daily life and Kriya Yoga, having been initiated into an acharya, a master teacher, by the Babaji Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas. I have been teaching for the past 25+ years, founding Lilleoru educational hub and The School of Practical Awareness in the process.  During the years The Art of Conscious Change method was created as well as formulating the Human 2.0 vision and personal development program.  

    Our primordial nature is perfection, free from suffering

    The trouble with the current worldview is that people don´t know themselves. They lack stability in their lives because of constantly identifying with changing emotions and thoughts. People tend to turn outwards in search for solutions to their problems.

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    However, the key lies in the inner world. 

    Positive change starts when you start using more and more of awareness in daily life. This creates a new, stable basis, serving as the starting point for an upgraded life. A person who intentionally uses awareness in daily life can be fully in charge of it, empowered to eliminate suffering, improve their quality of life and succeed in all situations. I call such a person Human 2.0.  

    I was like everyone else, with same questions

    My explorations about human nature started over 35 years ago. The last 25 years of my life have been dedicated to teaching and helping others. Since I was a child, I have been interested in the underlying principles of how things work. In my small garden, I studied how trees and plants grow, how animals live. Inspired, I became a lifelong researcher of human nature.

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    Over the years I studied, practiced and taught various lineages of Yoga, different branches of Buddhism, Dzogchen, Shamanism, as well as Native American and Vedic teachings. I was looking for answers, but discovered only fragmented knowledge, like pieces of a puzzle. It was not until I came into contact with Kriya Yoga, that a holistic system was formed, gathering all prior experiences and knowledge into a wholesome system. A blueprint of human nature emerged. I found the answers I had been looking for and my search came to an end.

    Today I pass on my practical experience

    I´m interested in spreading knowledge that helps people to learn how to free themselves from automatic habits and transform their suffering into lasting happiness. I teach practical awareness-based methods and knowledge for mastering the automatic processes of the inner world, releasing disturbing tensions and shaping qualitatively new basic skills for acting more efficiently, finding innovative solutions and achieving stable well-being. To date, more than 16.000 people have participated in my courses, lectures, and initiations. These thousands of students have proven with positive changes in their lives that what I teach really works, bringing incredible benefits to them as well as to others surrounding them. All this gives me the confidence to say: each person who uses this knowledge and techniques in a correct way, will experience positive and lasting change. For more feedback, read about people's experiences here. To read the longer stories about positive changes, click here and here.

    My journey in pictures can be seen here.