Ascension - Beyond Meditation
Meditation is everywhere
The idea of Meditation has become something familiar these days. Many people have come to realize that taking time out to sit and close the eyes to meditate is a decisive step towards becoming a better version of yourself.
Ever since the 1960s, meditation has grown from something almost entirely unknown to being thought of as something only hippies tried. Now, sixty or so years later, meditation is recognized as something well studied and respected as having actual, provable value.
There have been many research studies done on the benefits of meditation. It has been shown that regular meditation practice improves brain function, many of the physiological processes of the body, and mental and emotional well-being.
As meditation has grown in popularity, so have the number of meditation practices and methods available. Many people do their own meditation practise based on ideas they have picked up and things they have heard. There are traditional meditations such as the Buddhist methods and principles, transcendental meditation and Kriya yoga taught in many countries around the world.
"Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”– Ajahn Brahm
On top of that, the new age spirituality has brought all manner of visualization classes, meditation music, channelling and chanting, to name a few.
And now, mindfulness has become such a widespread philosophy and practice. It is taught in schools, prisons, and government agencies all over the world to help people experience more of the present moment.
With all of the buzz around meditation, most people have ideas about what it is, how it works, and how to do it.
Where Does Ascension Fit in?
The Ishaya practice is called Ascension because the word does not come loaded with much of the baggage, ideas and beliefs we have about what meditation is. Ascension is not meditation, at least not like you have so far believed or experienced meditation to be. Some might say Ascension is like meditation. We would say Ascension is Beyond meditation.
Ascension is an incredibly simple, yet powerful practice which utilizes techniques called Ascension Attitudes. These techniques are simple, involve no belief, and they work. Immediately upon learning to Ascend, the techniques move the body into a profound state of rest. This rest allows accumulated stress to dissolve.
What is the benefit of this?
* increased vitality
*Being less reactive
*Appreciating life more
*A deep and abiding sense of peace and calm,
*A solid knowingness that peace is a choice.
*Being more and more present in your life, actually experiencing the life you have, and the connections that exist with the ones you love.
There is no area of life that Ascension cannot touch and change for the better.
“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer” – Eckhart Tolle
The techniques are used with the eyes closed, like meditation, but also with the eyes open. This allows one to bring enormous benefits to every area of life.
Many meditation practices aim to find a space of peace for a period of time with the eyes closed. Ascension is about transforming life completely when your eyes are open. The purpose of Ascension is to make you the best version of yourself you can be.
With Ascension, you need not try to quiet your mind, visualize scenery, sit in a rigid position, believe in any concept or change your lifestyle in any way. It is the most simple, effortless, enjoyable and effective tool available. For this reason, anyone can practice Ascension.
.For some people, it is enough to use the practice of Ascension and experience the blossoming peace and the magical life changes that occur, and that is good and right.
Beyond Just a Practice
For some, the Teaching of the Ishayas, beyond just using the Ascension Attitudes, is the real gift. The thing that makes Ascension so unique, and so powerful, is that you have not only found a technique, you have found a path. You have found a path that can provide guidance and inspiration to discover not just how to live in the present, but how to live from the underlying reality of consciousness itself.
If you learn to Ascend, do you need to engage any other part of the path? No, you do not. Can you engage the path, to whatever degree you want? Yes, you can. Does the Bright Path have the potential to bring you to full human consciousness in the shortest possible amount of time? Yes, it does!
The Spiritual Path of the Ishayas
The Ishayas’ Teaching is the teaching of the One, the Teaching of Enlightenment, the Teaching of living the purpose of human life.
If you are one of those that have a sense that there is more to life than you are currently experiencing - a sense that you are here for a much greater purpose than your mind can understand. Maybe you are one of those rare souls that have a burning desire for Union with the True Beloved, a passion for really knowing who you are and why you are here in this body. If you are a seeker of spiritual connection and absolute truth; someone who yearns for a living experience of what Enlightenment really is; this Teaching can bring you to that experience.
"The reality of Enlightenment is so glorious that to miss it is a tragedy." - Maharishi Sadashiva Isham.
The real purpose of this Teaching is to show you who you truly are; the infinite, unbounded, immortal you that has no beginning and no end. It is here to show you how amazing you are, how Divine you are, how powerful you are.
Within you is a space, a space of perfect, silent, boundless consciousness. It is a space of limitless creativity and unconditional love. It is a space where fear ends, where loneliness ends, where separation and suffering end. It is the space of Truth referred to throughout time as Nirvana, the Kingdom of Heaven, Consciousness, God, Love and Enlightenment.
The Ishayas are not here to tell you anything new; They are here to remind you of what you have forgotten; that you are an infinitely powerful, immortal being. As a concept, that is exciting. But as an experience, it is liberation.
The Ishayas’Teaching is all about your direct experience of awakening to the Truth of who you are.