It is a major misunderstanding to think that others cause your suffering, that someone else is to blame that you suffer. In reality, all your reactions to the world take place within you. It’s not the world that needs to change - but your inner reactions.
This teaching is the next step, beyond mindfulness. Using awareness in its active form, you are not only the observer, but you are also able to directly influence things. For example, you can use your consciousness to release the emotions that activate on autopilot.
Only through the use of awareness can you reach your True Self.
When thinking stops, you become thoughtless. But, what is left? What is that silence?
Have you noticed how your thinking mind works? As soon as you hear something, a commentary arises. You see something or perceive a smell - again commentaries. We run a constant commentary in our thoughts, like children. All the time. And you believe it’s absolutely normal? Why?
There is only one goal in yoga: to restore one‘s rightful position in relation to all of creation and to take control of own life, not to be controlled by it. And of course, to reach one‘s roots. To discover ones real potential.
The use of awareness needs to be brought to the forefront, to use it as primary in the place of emotions and thinking.
Life is not complicated. We ourselves make it complicated. These complexities have three main causes: the “monkey mind“, or in other words, our inability to concentrate; thoughts, with different meanings, that do not correspond to reality; and emotions, which effect us in varying ways. These components also constitute the list of complexities, from which to free ourselves.
If using awareness, which is by nature neutral, one experiences neutrality. Neutrality means adequacy. It means to see events as they are – without glorifying, devaluing, distorting or changing them in any way.
Ignorance – this is „blindness“. The goal is to become a seer. Only he or she can be a seer, who is aware, conscious.
Change begins with the cleansing of the inner world. The releasing of emotions and concepts is the most important activity of all.
What becomes of your problem, when the accompanying emotion doesn’t exist anymore?
Your most important step towards stability and happiness lies in cleansing your inner sphere – consciously releasing from your subconscious all of the problematic reactions that you have ever learnt from others.
To be established in consciousness is to exist in a state out of karma.
If you prolong the process of noticing or become aware of your awareness, you become the user of your consciousness. In order to remain aware, you need to continue using it.
Conscious use of awareness is the foundation – your „eyes open up“. The picture becomes clear. This is why it has been called enlightenment. Conscious use of awareness - this is the light.
The duration of time when you are the user of consciousness corresponds directly to the degree of your freedom. The rest of the time autopilot dominates, a program where everything is pre-set.
If you actively use the skill of noticing, the world opens up – you notice sounds, sensations etc. Every moment offers a new discovery. As soon as you allow the subconscious to take over, your world collapses into being operated by programs, each running one after another.
In the name of personal improvement, there is little use in studying fascinating things or traveling someplace in the hope of experiencing something. The bad things you already have don’t go anywhere, right? You don’t free yourself of weeds by planting new plant cultures besides the weeds. You need to pull the weeds up by their roots.
Every person’s main goal is to discover their True Self. To discover one’s True Self means to reach the end of all one’s searching. This means an answer not only to your present searches for answers, but to your endless searches for answers. This is the ultimate solution, self-realization.
Once an automatic reaction is consciously released, it will never come back again. It’s disturbing influence in your life disappears completely.
You are taught that suffering is a “normal” part of being human. Actually, it is completely abnormal. You can easily release it, be rid of it. Life without negative emotions is not only possible, but indeed natural for all people.
You consider positive emotions to be so important, because you have no idea that something exists, that is even better than good emotions.
Consciousness has seven active qualities, awareness being one of them. The qualities of consciousness have nothing to do with emotions or the mind, thinking.
Mind and thinking are no cornerstone for true wisdom. The cornerstone for that is consciousness. The use of consciousness is what makes a human being truly smart.
Today your life is robotic, driven by both pleasant and unpleasant automatic reactions.
You can only change yourself by doing it practically.
However subtle your emotions, or high or important your thoughts, none of these can help you to reach awareness, or your True Self. The mind is only useful in a certain intermediate phase – the stage when you are cleansing your subconscious.
What we consider to be our personality is the set of our most frequently activated reactions. The personality consists of emotions, thoughts and the behavior resulting from them. If you know how to change these components, a change in personality immediately ensues.
A moment of insight is when God smiles on you.
According to the current worldview, the brain produces consciousness, matter is considered to be primary. On the basis of my research, I propose a view that differs by 180 degrees to this - the brain does not create consciousness. Consciousness is the base of your existence. It exists from the beginning and everything else emanates from it.
Your problems are not caused by thinking, but they are caused by automatic emotions and the too infrequent use of awareness.

Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

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  • A new education about the inner sphere

    The teachings that I share help you to understand yourself better. To make sense of why things in your life are the way they are and how to change that. Through my work with people, I found confirmation to the claim that people are aware of their direct reality only 5% of the time and spend 95% of their lives on autopilot. Thus, a person who is aware is “awake". 

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    A person living on subconscious autopilot is called to be “asleep” – dreaming with open eyes, captivated by the illusion created by the mind and supported by emotions. This illusion is mistaken for reality. Thus, almost 8 billion people around the globe live an automatic, subconscious life. Everything that I teach aims to help you increase your use of awareness, so that you can awake from this habit driven dream, re-claim control over your life and live it to the fullest.

    Why are your potentials closed?

    Billions of people in the world are not able to do this and realize their goals, because they feel insecure, envious, fearful, sad, worried, proud, disappointed, discontent, offended, anxious, humiliated, and alone or overpowered and have thoughts that accompany these emotions.

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    One of the core reasons is that people are taught in a certain way – we have become accustomed to regard our problems as inevitable, a natural part of being human. The other core issue lies in the inability to become free from what was learned, to unlearn. It is a major misunderstanding to consider others faulty of our problems and sufferings. In reality, the inner processes that take place inside you dictate your whole life. People seek temporary alleviation from entertainment, food, alcohol, pills, drugs, spiritual practices, shopping or sports. I have also witnessed that regardless of the measures offered by contemporary psychology and psychiatry, the problems of people keep re-occurring and there are no conclusive solutions. Why not learn to free yourself from these sufferings permanently?

    Accurate and practical knowledge that you can count on

    I teach how to use awareness actively, so that you can independently free yourself from obstacles. These teachings and techniques enable you to release automatic habitual reactions. It is important to discern theory from practical skills and when I teach, I encourage you to investigate and ask questions. 

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    In my talks and courses, you will find new ways of looking at yourself, other people and things – a whole new paradigm. Using this new paradigm, you will become more independent and free, empowered to shape your life according to your wishes and needs. Soon you will discover that a happy life free from suffering is possible for you too. The end goal of these teachings is to liberate humans from the grip of automatic emotions and thoughts, restoring their real identity, the True Self as the commander. In this way, the autopilot is overcome and the actual homo sapiens sapiens emerges – the Human 2.0  I call these teachings a “silent revolution” – a revolution taking place in the inner world of each individual, fostering personal sustainability. This new paradigm, using awareness as the primary tool, makes it possible to solve almost all the problems humanity faces today. 

    How can you to access the teaching?

    NEW! ASK Ingvar - do you have unanswered questions about yourself, your relationships with others, problems or potentials? Ask Ingvar.

    The
    Art
    of Conscious Change  - a method that teaches how to orientate in the inner sphere, start using awareness and intellect in daily life. It provides several easy micro-action techniques to increase the quality of life. The method goes beyond mindfulness and in addition to being an observer, teaches how to instantly release automatic emotions and thoughts. Learn more. 

    Babaji´s Kriya Yoga - the ancient system of Kriya Yoga developed by Siddhas helps to deepen your use of consciousness. It enables to develop your abilities, open hidden potentials and leads to realizing the True Self. Learn more.

    Book "Turning Point" - a practical manual about being a human, for every human. Quintessence of the teaching that describes human nature from the perspective of awareness. Learn more.

    What is possible for you?

    The positive results of thousands of people give me the confidence to say that everyone who uses this knowledge and techniques in a correct way, will experience positive changes! When using the techniques persistently, you will:
    • Feel fulfilled & happy;
    • Be in charge of your life;
    • Surpass all problems effortlessly and instantly;
    • Be able to change yourself according to your wishes;
    • Be effortlessly friendly and kind;
    • Have consistent high levels of energy to achieve your goals;
    • Orientate well and understand things quickly;
    • Open and realize your potentials;
    • Finally surpass fear and phobias;
    • Live with "opened eyes", seeing reality as it is;
    • Take actively part of your life, free from procrastination;
    • Drop the baggage of guilt, disappointment or revenge;
    • Become free from being excessively introverted or lonely;
    • Prevent burnout and depression;
    • Progress in spiritual practices without leaving real life duties aside;
    • Upgrade yourself - take your abilities and quality of life to a totally new level.