Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

The Art of Conscious Change

The Art of Conscious Change is the summary of Ingvar Villido's realizations and discoveries acquired during 35 years of empirical research and 25 years of experience in teaching awareness and yoga. It’s roots are in the deepest, most ancient wisdom teachings, that Ingvar re-molded for the people of the 21st century. Since 2008 thousands of participants have shared their positive experience with what they have learned, testifying to the effectiveness of this method and new approach to a human. 

As of today thousands of people have been able to liberate themselves from both minor and major problems thanks to the Art of Conscious Change method. They have learned how to release these obstacles by themselves. For example - while engaged into an unpleasant conversation, participants are able to release their disturbing emotions and thoughts in five seconds and do it without anyone else noticing. Their results are permanent and irreversible. Good results of the participants confirm that life without negative emotions and suffering is possible, and in fact, normal to every human being. Once you learn to release those automatic emotions and thoughts, you can really start to live from your highest potential and True Self.

What will the automatic emotions and thoughts be replaced with? Natural stability, calmness, inner freedom and empathy. The increase in efficiency and energy is manyfold. However, what is most important – instead of automatic reactions, awareness will now start to dominate. Awareness is the most important instrument of every human being - the foundation of professional excellence, wisdom and creativity.

To summarize, the method teaches how a person can release all the emotions that he/she does not need in real time; release all beliefs and thoughts that are not needed and to remain in awareness.

The Art of Conscious Change method supports advancements in personal sustainability and is unique in terms of immediate effect, ease of use, universal applicability and lasting positive influence. The method is an integral part of Human 2.0 personal development program outlined by Ingvar Villido. Cornerstone of the program is active use of awareness that leads to acquiring a fundamentally new skill-set to increase the quality of life. Human 2.0 is the person who has learned to use consciousness and it’s qualities as the primary force in life; has discovered their True Self; is able to independently release harmful automatic reactions and habits; is active, effective and creative in daily activities. 

The Art of Conscious Change courses

The Art of Conscious Change curriculum consists of five 1-day courses in total. Every course focuses on a specific level of human functioning and teaches practical every-day techniques to influence that level. All courses are based on awareness and teach, how to actively use intellect – the most powerful instrument of every human. The first two courses are always taught together as a set, III, IV and V can be attended whenever chosen. 

I course focuses on the empirical understanding of the inner “anatomy”: what are feeling, emotions, thinking process, awareness, consciousness and the True Self. The course outlines their characteristics, principles of action, their origin and hierarchy of influence. It explains how automatic reactions are formed. A clear definition and experience of consciousness will be provided. The course will lead to the discovery and experience of True Self. You will receive an answer to one of the core question – what’s wrong with me?

II course focuses selectively on the vital level, emotions and moods. One will learn to discover them, adequately orientate among them and release the ones that have a harmful effect. The course will provide techniques how to release the emotions that are just being activated; ones that already are active; that have been chronically active for years; emotions that cause tension in the shoulder-neck area and emotions related to the diseases of the physical body. In addition you will learn how to become free of fear.

III course focuses selectively on the mental level, the mind and memory. You learn how to release disturbing memories, imaginations about the future as well as biased thoughts that do not correlate with actual events in real-time.

IV course focuses selectively on learning to discover and use intellect – the most powerful executive instrument of every human being. One will learn how to develop their ability to differentiate, deepen, comprehend, gain insight, intuition, inspiration as well as apply intention and will. You will also learn to prolong the use of active awareness in all kinds of situations. The level of intellect is beyond mind and helps to further develop the potentials of a Human 2.0.

V course focuses on the transition from the old paradigm based on emotions and mind to the new one – a paradigm based on deliberate use of awareness. One will learn how to live and carry out daily activities in a new way – acquire information using the intellect, analyze it accordingly and then engage in an aware way.

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Ingvar Ishwarananda about the Art of Conscious Change

Using all of my previous experience I created this method in Estonia in 2008. I initially developed it to help my Babaji Kriya Yoga (BKY) students, so that they could better progress with their practice. Namely, I investigated the nature of their obstacles and found out that the main reason why they cannot fully use the high-tech knowledge of BKY, is the inner automation – their habits and reactions. 

This is why I started to investigate the mechanism of automation – how it is formed, its principles of action, how to release it and prevent it? The deeper I went, the more I found out about the underlying issues. My analysis revealed that approximately 95% of people’s activities are automatic, subconscious and only 5% of them are conscious. Almost 8 billion people live an automatic and subconscious life, where they themselves are not represented. I discovered emotional reactions that work completely automatically and in most part independently from a person’s will. I also found out that people don’t know how to direct their thoughts, these are also automatic. I learned that although all people have awareness, they actually use it very rarely in everyday life. And I discovered one more thing - that people don’t know their actual identity, their True Self. They practically don’t. Therefore there is also no knowledge about how to liberate oneself from suffering and other obstacles, although it is possible to become absolutely free from all of that.

At one point I was proposed to teach this knowledge publicly, for the benefit of all. From 2010 onwards I have received invitations to teach it abroad – going to Brazil, Germany, Russia, USA etc. The teaching has expanded organically ever since. In addition to myself I have also licensed some of my students to conduct the course, adding a valuable dimension in terms of sub-specialities they focus on.