We need a refreshing and radically effective new approach to spirituality…one in which we practice all day long, so that all of life becomes a spiritual experience. Instead of settling for peak moments, we can make every moment an enlightened one, and truly live our spiritual values. The key to this is evolving beyond ego.
If you are on a spiritual path, you probably know in your heart that a profoundly awakened life is possible...
Whether you have read about it in books or had a taste of enlightenment in your own direct experience, you have a knowing deep within, that it is possible for human life - your life - to express something truly remarkable.
However, if you have been on the path for any length of time, you probably also know how challenging it is to truly live an enlightened life. Many people report that even though they can can touch into a deep source of stillness and radiance when they take time to go within, but they have not yet found a way to bring that depth and radiance into every moment of their lives. Others say that they know that nothing is more important than their own spiritual practice, yet they often find themselves prioritising other things, to the detriment of their own growth and evolution. Many claim that they aspire to express love, kindness and equanimity in all their relationships, yet still, and often, find themselves reacting out of the unconscious emotional patterns of their past, undermining their own efforts toward 'conscious and mindful relationship.' Still others report that even though they access a deep clarity and wisdom during meditation, but when faced with difficult decisions in their daily life, it is often hard to access that inner wisdom to know which road to take.
The plain truth is that, even those of us who have tasted spiritual awakening, more often than not, still find that life's day-to-day challenges pull us back into a less enlightened way of being., and we still find ourselves getting caught up in unconscious patterns. We still often react emotionally in the face of life’s challenges. We still struggle with worry, fear, doubt and insecurity. And as a result, daily life rarely lives up to the potential we’ve tasted in our most enlightened moments.
But what if it didn't have to be this way?
What if the depth and freedom you have tasted in your most profound moments could become the living foundation for every minute of your life, even when the going gets tough?
The good news is that it can. This possibility is closer than you think.
And this retreat is to invite you to a very special event to discover the pathway to this possibility. It's called 'The Change that Changes Everything: Evolving beyond ego'.
In a nutshell, the reason most people struggle to realise their full spiritual potential is that they are unwittingly attempting to live a spiritual life, while still fundamentally centered in the separate sense of self, or ego.
And, as long as this is the case, it won’t matter how hard you work at the path. You will always end up short of the profound transformation you sense is possible.
The good news is that it is possible to make a fundamental shift in your orientation and begin engaging your spiritual life from a completely different part of the self. The change that changes everything lies in the discovery and activation of a usually dormant part of the psyche, your evolutionary consciousness, which I believe is your 'soul'.
Your 'soul' is not the timeless, changeless “Self Absolute” spoken of in the great traditions. Nor is it the conventional ego-self that most of us live in every day.
It is the creative force of the universe alive within you, the human face of the impulse behind evolution itself.
The creative power that gave birth to the cosmos and that has been the driving force of evolution for the last 14 billion years is not separate from us.
In fact, it is the deepest part of who we are.
And, if we can learn how to give birth to it, and align with it, we will discover the keys to a life beyond our wildest imaginings.
The Soul holds the keys to transformation because it is not bound by the wounds and traumas of our past, or the fears and limitations of the ego. It is a big, unconditional “yes” to Life, and it is not afraid of change.
We all get glimpses of this part of our consciousness from time to time. But, for most of us, it remains in the background of our lives, only making brief appearances on center stage during “peak experiences” or epiphanies.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to remain in the background. It’s possible to activate this evolutionary part of our consciousness to such a degree that it quite literally becomes the driving force for our lives.
This is the change that changes everything.
If you are ready to leave behind the fears and limitations of your ego, and step into the spiritual life you have long known is waiting for you, you are invited to join an in-depth journey into this extraordinary evolutionary possibility, beyond the confines of the separate ego, and discover the profound liberation, meaning and purpose of a life lived in alignment with the sacred impulse of evolution.
During this special event, Shantiji will share a revolutionary, updated approach to enlightenment that can radically accelerate your awakening-and make it possible to fully live enlightenment in everyday life.
● A powerful practice you can engage anytime during the day to infuse your life and actions with the boundless energy of evolution itself, and why this practice of engaged inquiry is as important as silent meditation and reflection.
● How to cultivate an 'inner compass' that will keep you 'on purpose' and aligned with Spirit, even when you are feeling overwhelmed by the chaos and complexity of everyday life.
● A simple step-by-step process to step out of the grip of ego and into the unlimited potential of your god-self.
● The profound but simple shift in orientation that will enable you to bring the wisdom and awakening you have experienced in your deepest moments into every moment of your life.
● The three pillars of conscious evolution and why ignoring any one of them will always sabotage your efforts to evolve.
There is a reason you are on a spiritual path. You know in your heart that a profoundly awakened life is possible.
This is an original voice calling for nothing less than the reinvention of spirituality for the 21st century. Although it offers a complete new way to see your life, discovering what it feels like to be the very impulse of evolution, this course will be in tune with the work you have been doing in the past.
Making the shift from ego to essence, and from essence to emergence as an expression of the evolutionary impulse itself is the way forward for humankind.
In this unique training ground, Shanti Gowans brings together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground research at the leading edge of spiritual inquiry, practice and education. Offering practical and spiritual tools and training which are in step with our times, and informed by up-to-date understanding of the human condition. This is a new spirituality, deeply committed not just to awakening, but to action that furthers human evolution and sustainability.
You will need to combine passionate commitment to this path together with dedicated practice of the core and potent Shanti yoga methods that expand and deepen the human heart, mind and soul. and thereby profoundly make a difference in both self and society.
The program is designed to support people who are
- committed to evolving themselves and our culture
- yearn to make their greatest contribution
- seek to develop themselves to embrace this calling.