THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TEMPLE ARTS
The vision of ISTA is to expand consciousness and sexuality across the globe. We are a movement that brings a knowledge base and provides resources to everyone, especially practitioners and guides to enhance their skillsets in all aspects of life mastery. We do this in the form of bringing conferences, events, and trainings to all regions, tapping into the pulse of each culture thereby becoming the thread, or ribbon of intention, connecting these experts around the world. We do this by working with life force energy, the beginning, middle and end of everything. We as humans connect the spirit from above, through our bodies as conduits, to earth below, and in this embodiment of all that is, can experience the essence of universal love.
We live at a unique and critical time on earth. At the same time as we are faced with incredible challenges to the survival of the diversity of life and consciousness on our planet we are experiencing an incredible awakening of human potential. Not only are new energies emerging but for the first time in history, the wisdom heritage of all our cultures and traditions is available for integration just as it is most needed.
ISTA collaborates with many groups, organizations, and communities in many locations around the world. Collaborations include International Goddess Congress, OSHO Communities, Tantra, Meditation, and Yoga Schools, Mystery Schools, Madonna Ministry International, and more!
Current countries on the ISTA World Tour include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and more.
ISTA is in service to life. We are not just an organisation, but one expression of a living organism, a movement of this one life waking to itself, recognising and synergising through resonance with all those other expressions of itself around the world. We are part of an emerging cosmic and planetary evolution and we are delighted to be sharing it with you.
ISTA is a modern synthesis of:
a) a spiritual transmission - a satsang of being
b) a mystery school where the Temple Arts are taught
c) a new era business and creative community who are networked together globally and sharing resources in innovative ways.
To be truly transformative we harmonize Awareness on what we are desiring to achieve, with Presence of who we are. A simple symbol for this is the word EARTH which has the H or the goal at the end. If we shift it to the beginning we get Heart. Once we are anchored in the heart then we can gently focus outward again and the result is HeartH. ISTA is a Hearth where the fire of spirit has been lit. This can be uncomfortable for people who are used to living in the prevailing earth culture. They want to know Why we are doing it, What we are doing, Who makes the decisions, How do we measure results and How much will they get paid? Our answer to this is often simply – we do not know!! What we do know, is that if we keep building the fire in the hearth then more and more people gather round. And , when they do, we share with them about building fire. We integrate the masculine energy of initiating, direction, and focus with the feminine qualities of living in the mystery, building relationships, and flow.
As an organism serving transformation we want to develop what works, let go of what doesn’t and stay on the evolutionary edge. We also want to propagate the essence of our work as quickly as possible so that it contributes to the global movement. We are not so concerned with protecting our investment of time and energy but making sure that investment is made well, is effective and pays forward through those we come in contact with. ISTA’s core values include that of embodying divine integration of masculine and feminine energies in communion with spirit.
To be a transformative force in the world we begin by embodying that transformation in our own lives – which means we are not in survival stress but thriving in our ease. This ease is not a function of our environment or circumstances for these are always changing but it flows out of our deep connection as beings of love to the life force. If we lose or start to lose this contact then the most important thing we can do is stop doing and reconnect. We make this reconnection our highest priority. This harmonises the dominant culture on the planet which uses business and busy ness to compensate for and distract from this core disconnection.
ISTA is in service to this life. We are not just an organisation but one expression of a living organism, a movement of this one life waking to itself, recognising and synergising through resonance with all those other expressions of itself around the world. We are part of an emerging cosmic and planetary evolution and we are delighted to be sharing it with you.
The ISTA trainings are an individual process happening in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic space. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process."
ISTA’s international website is available at www.ista.life where you can read about the global network, faculty, organisers, events and practitioners passionate about supporting this flowering all over the planet.
Gifted by Bearcloud, the following will serve to keep our choices in check as we walk our path.
1. Gift of Individual
Each person is made of the pure essence of spirit.
Each person is given the ability of perfection of sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion. Each person is given perfection of the physical world in which to journey the earth plane.
The only limit of potential is those we place upon ourselves.
With all of this a gift of the earth plane each person is able work with the pure essence of the universe at every level creating their individual ways.
These are the ways as created through self. Because of the infinite nature of the universe these ways may not be the ways of another.
2. Gift of Polarity
In joining the earth plane each person is given the road of polarity. So each person is constructed of the realms of light and dark, day and night, harmony and disharmony, the moon and the sun. With the ability of sacred mind, one has the ability to rise above duality to see and move with all that exist.
In the gift of relationship, the door is opened to another level of these same energies. At this level one can shift and change their personal energies, views and ways of self. Because of the gifts of free will, changes in another person can only be accomplished by that persons inner world and not by forces, powers and energies existing within our world. We honor their circle, love, compassion, energies, and harmonies of the sun and moon existing within them.
3. Gift of Relationship
The gift of relation creates forward motion through the corridors of duality and oneness. The art of relationship and all energies that enter the circle are perfect. Passing into the circle of another must have agreement.
Oneness with another can only be truly understood when oneness is known through the eye of the inner self.
4. Energies of Agreement
The highest connection possible is the soul connection of spirit. One doorway of this realm is understood through the coming together of male and female within ones self. At another level, that doorway can exist with another person and is the absolute connection between the two coming together in the realm of sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion in the perfection of spirit and the universe.
As two enter within each other’s circles, there is no right or wrong, only perfection. Their movement and connections are understood in the energies of perfect agreement.
All seek the highest energy flow possible with another. We can go as far as our understanding of our light and shadow, sun and moon within our own world along with our perceptions of their light and shadow, sun and moon as understood in sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion.
Because each person is gifted the essence of infinite, there is no way for another to truly forecast the energies and conditioned response or views created within our personal world.
For those to be understood by another they first must be communicated, the door to assuming another might know ones inner self is always closed. The power to understand another’s inner world that has not been spoken or communicated is only for that of the Great Mystery.
All levels of connection are agreed upon that include, sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion. Energies of Agreement 3 All resistant energy forms must be honored until agreement has entered the circle.
All communication which we offer out positive or negative are of our own creation and are the result of the conditions and teachings that have made their way to our inner circle. Partners are catalyst propelling forward motion of our motion of our energies and evoke those qualities we seek at the highest levels or spirit and healing.
Partners are not responsible for our responses. In harmonic movements of energies partners merge in agreement with all energies flowing in the circle.
We seek the highest form of positive response possible which is created through our forward motion of thought. Negative responses are our own creational energies unhealed doorways and fears. It can be up to the partners to inform the other of our negative flows which we may not see, so awareness can enter the circle. Such responses can only be heard through the doors of love, compassion, kindness and feelings of well being.
Connections to another are of the highest form of communication and allows duality to find oneness and requires no expectations of that circle or beyond that circle.
Possibilities of connection are always infinite and ever changing.
5. Laws of Attraction.
One attracts the elements found within ourselves which is felt in the unspoken circle of another. Understanding ones self will allow one to understand the other.
Understanding the other will allow one to understand the self.
Illusions of attractions and expectations are met with inner disharmonies and the gifts of polarity. These are doors to assist one in finding their own inner love, compassion and purity and healing and to attain clarity of sacred mind.
One is responsible for their own response in the circle with another. Disharmony will only create more disharmony and lower levels of spirit and energy in a downward spiral. Love and compassion will create more love and compassion.