Isaac Shapiro


Isaac Shapiro is an internationally known facilitator, fascinated with life lived in alignment with the world’s wisdom traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those who share this interest … How do we live our lives moment by moment? This enquiry considers how we relate to ourselves and to others, how we parent, do business and interact with our environment.  

Meetings in Truth

His approach is to ask questions and make statements, asking participants to question and see if what he says is true in their own being. This approach points to what is already known, but obscured in the ways our nervous system and our thinking function. Isaac draws on a broad spectrum of understanding, from neurophysiology to some of the latest discoveries in Quantum physics which he applies in a lighthearted but direct way.

“All we have is the sensory experience of this moment, NOW. This moment is only an experience to us. That’s all we have. The world, time, space, our own bodies and each other are all an experience to us.”

Through years of working with people, Isaac has cultivated and refined an ability to track what is happening in the nervous system of participants. Bringing this awareness to peoples attention, allows our natural, innate self-regulating mechanism to be re-established.

We all have unconscious habits of attention, that are uncomfortable to ourselves, and the ones closest to us, and indeed to all with whom we are associated. All reality is experienced through these unconscious habits, which function as cognitive filters, and make it almost impossible for us to recognize them. Therefore it can be of enormous value, to have someone who is perceptive at this level, to assist us.

The beauty of this invitation is that nothing needs to be changed, fixed, or eliminated. It is a non-dualistic, non-judgmental enquiry into our present being. Everything happens through the agency of awareness. As we bring awareness to these unconscious habits, there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation, people spontaneously recognize the true nature of themselves, which many report as the experience of peace, unconditional love, compassion, or simply of being home.

Thoughts for our times …

I love this topic of how to respond to the knowing that what is going on in the world is unsustainable and could result in many species, including our own, going extinct.
In the light of deep inquiry, it is clear that there is no one doing anything. As John Lennon wrote so poetically, “Life is what happens whilst we are busy making other plans.” We can check this for ourselves by asking if our lives are how we exactly planned them. I know in nature, if there is a real threat to our survival, our system will respond by going into fight, flight, freeze or collapse.
We have no choice which of these appear automatically, which of course will affect the expression that happens. What often happens then is a judgement of how the system responds, which only adds another layer of confusion. We can enquire honestly as to how the system is responding to this threat and gently notice what is happening in the body. Most often, what I see is overwhelm and denial with a bunch of spiritual platitudes to compensate. At least then, our response becomes conscious and has a chance at integrating.

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