An Interview with Isha


What was the most sacred moment you have had in your life?
Isha: The
most poignant moment in my life destroyed the concept of the sacred for me. When
I became enlightened, I realized that everything is the same; that we are all
one, we’ve all always been one, and that the only thing that is real is
love. I realized that love is the essence of all being; it is the totality. There
is nothing special, and nothing that is not special; there is nothing sacred,
and nothing that is not. This experience of love is the most phenomenal thing:
in its presence, the illusion of fear is destroyed forever. We start to perceive
the perfection in everything. We perceive the perfection within the human experience,
and we realize that we create everything, in every moment. We discover that there
is no higher power, but that everything is god. We are all that, and the only
thing that exists is this moment.

Why are you optimistic about the future of humanity in this time of uncertainty and fear?
The duality of the human experience is an illusion. As consciousness rises and we come back to the union, we realize that we are all one. We realize that all the games of separation we play — all the judgments, ideas and belief systems, are illusory. The underlying love will always come to the surface, because the whole universe vibrates within that love. I do not need to feel optimistic, because the love is who we are; we can only not be who we are for limited periods of time.

What holistic practice is a part of your life to help you maintain health and wellness and to connect with your spiritual Self?
The Isha System. This simple, yet powerful, system is my recipe for unconditional love of self and a life without fear. It is for a planet where all beings vibrate in union. I will be teaching this system in my conference, and it is explained in its entirety within my new book, Why Walk When You Can Fly?

What single message do you want to share with us from your heart?
When we start taking responsibility for our own happiness, we begin to heal, leaving behind the immaturity of victimhood and embracing the experience of love-consciousness. We realize that the human experience is simply a choice in each moment. A choice for happiness or suffering, for truth or lies; for integrity or corruption. It is a choice for separation or union. When we start to choose for the love, we become the love. And within that vibration, we can extend unconditional love to all of creation.

Isha will present “WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN FLY?” at 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, tickets $15 now, $17 at door — Isha is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and the creator of the Isha System, explained in its entirety in her new book, “Why Walk When You Can Fly,” to be released in November with New World Library. Its simple tools dramatically alter our perception, eliminating fear-based patterns and grounding our awareness in the experience of unconditional love. Originally from Australia, Isha inspires people from all walks of life, speaking in international forums, high security prisons, with senators, ex-guerrilla soldiers, bishops and actors. Visit

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