Ishvara was born in 1945 in Missouri, USA, and raised as a fundamental Christian. While being involved in church ministry at a young age, he became frustrated with the limitations of restricted belief. He began a quest for truth that led him to explore the great scriptures of the world, but he continually found limitations and contradictions in the interpretations of the core truths.
For ten years he owned a metaphysical bookstore in Oregon, where he gave talks and meditation classes. He became widely known for his wisdom and gentle way of teaching.
In 1987 Ishvara experienced a quantum leap in consciousness, a profound awakening. Ishvara merged with Life, seeing the universe, seeing love, knowing without any trace of doubt. Ishvara became aware of his true being and of the significance of his awakening: a new level of existence had taken birth in human form. Ishvara could not relate his experience to anything that was recorded in any book or scripture.
His awakening did not reveal the human life to be an illusion. To the contrary, he awoke to an accelerated state of existence here on earth, where our physicalness, our very body, the experience of our human connectedness to each other and everything around us, continuously evolves to higher and higher possibilities.
Inherent in Ishvara’s awakening was a clear understanding of the tremendous conditionings that prevent people from realizing their true nature and living their full potential. It became obvious to him that even spiritual teachings, systems and structures that were designed to bring liberation to the individual no longer serve to bring forth the next evolutionary step for humanity.
Liberated from consensus thinking, free of beliefs and concepts, Ishvara began to explore Life from his own direct experience, following only what he calls feeling-knowing. During that time, in a deep inner experience, Ishvara became aware of his name. Ishvara is a Sanskrit word which means ‘all that one can know of absolute.’
Soon Ishvara started to share his discoveries with people who felt attracted to his message. It is a message of radical transformation through letting go of conditional thinking and stepping into the direct experience of Life as it is, moment to moment. Through his awakening, Ishvara found that embodying this New Consciousness with every fiber of his being is his sole purpose. Ishvara is available to people as a living example of the New Human in the New Consciousness – a way of being that is possible for all of us.
From 1987 through 2012, Ishvara led many retreats and gatherings in North America and Europe. Ishvara now
lives in semi-retirement in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He says: “My presence on the planet is doing what
I came here to do. I have planted the New Consciousness in humanity. It is now up to people to climb up to it, to
become the New Human moment by moment.” However, he continues to give his Sunday talks, and
to provide ongoing support and guidance to students throughout the world.
Ishvara feels the need to move language in a direction that can redefine “spiritual teacher” as one who is teaching Life, one who is teaching from the direct experience of Life, not through system, belief, concept, lineage or tradition. The path Ishvara created for humanity in this process is called “Enlifement”.
Enlifement is an inclusive process that transcends past systems, structures, and concepts as well as religious and spiritual phenomena, including enlightenment. EnLifement has no ceiling or limitation. It is an all-inclusive, moment-by-moment awakening to the highest possibilities of which a human being is capable in the moment. It is totally unrestricted, without boundary.
As you embrace this and awaken to this awareness, you are entering the path of Enlifement, discovering your potential, your uniqueness, your talents, and your abilities that express Life as an individual conduit of Wholeness.
“I see my function as being this example of what is possible in human existence, without separating from humanity. I’m here to prove that it is not separate. I am a spiritual being. I am full Consciousness. Yet I am very human. I feel that this is what the world has been waiting for. Most masters who have come upon the scene have been elevated, made to be ‘Divine,’ and misinterpreted. I feel that these masters never wanted or expected that kind of separation.”
From time to time The Consciousness says, “We’ve already done this, it’s time to move on.” So periodically there are unique expressions of The Consciousness who come upon the scene and upset all the beliefs and the systems. They are not separate or above anyone else. Rather, they are a point of existence that causes all the other points to take notice, to become more real, to move to another level of existence.”
“I see my position as being an embodiment of what is possible for the human being. My life has been a laboratory of higher possibilities that have been tested and are now being presented to those around me. This creates an altered space, or a “Buddha space” as some call it. The energy around me is accelerated. When people get close to me they feel this acceleration. This scares some people away. Others find they can’t leave it.
Ishvara calls this next level of burgeoning human existence, the “New Human”. For the New Human, the body will be more fluid-like, more flexible, almost like the flexibility of plants which bend and move with the flow. The energy field of the brain-body will be more intense, insulating you from many environmental influences.
As the New Human, we will no longer think of ourselves as separate individuals, but as cosmic beings, pieces of the energy, the synergy, of the cosmos. In that awareness, Life is no longer a matter of, “What’s in it for me?”, but rather, “What is good for the whole? How does this serve Life for the next 10,000 years?”