When I first found out about Elysha, I sensed a realness and passion that I’d rarely seen. His gentle words spoke to me loudly and with urgency, as if a friend was telling me that my house was burning down and I needed to get out as quickly as possible. Elysha’s message is one of clarity and oneness that is available to anyone open enough to receive it. It also teaches how to live as this oneness in life with stability.
It was in 2001, I had been practicing meditation for 10 years and still felt that I had not understood enough to have the clarity to live the freedom of my true nature. I knew I wanted to live freely but had too many obstacles and desires before me that made me believe otherwise. That year a friend introduced me to Elysha on the internet. Elysha was living and teaching from his home in Otematata located in the south island of New Zealand.
During the two years of contact with him by internet, Elysha was always available to provide help and support whenever I needed it. We also talked about everyday things and that created a trust and friendship between us. The materials he provided, his spiritual books, audios and daily considerations were of great help and support.
After the two years I had two insights that helped me make one of the most important and most difficult decisions in my life. I learned that to see my true nature, as simple, as difficult, and as mind blowing as it is, was only the beginning. A beginning that could have lasted a very, very long time. I could have been stuck in this seeing, then made it into a mindful activity, knowing and talking about truth without fully living it. And secondly, to learn to live with others who are also finding and living their true nature is something of great value. I realized it is so rare that there is a community dedicated to the benefit of my true purpose.
At the end of 2004 I packed my bags and headed for New Zealand. I felt heartbroken as my family expressed their loving support and farewell. It was to be yet another beginning of the lessons of giving up everything that I ever thought I was, to be ‘who I always already am’, a continuation of letting go of all that I thought should be, to accepting life as it is. So for a while I saw myself chasing after and trying to nail down my ‘profound seeings’ which were almost always self created out of frustration and resistance. I soon learned that the truth cannot be something for me to hold onto and claim for myself. Everything that I was trying to do to be stable and free was erroneous and perpetuating the same old patterns of resistance to life. Through this I was learning the true practice of meditation.
I found Elysha and friends at the True Nature Centre, to be the love and support that I truly needed. Especially Julie Sarah Powell who went through a major change through Elysha’s spiritual teachings. She has been able and willing to share her clarity that uplifted us into another new beginning. This being the end of everything unnecessary that one has to go through in life in order to be happy, the beginning of living our truly natural happy heart now.
Elysha and Julie have a message that life is always in your heart’s favour no matter the appearance. To give up our mistaken identity is a very small price to pay to live the life of true happiness. Finally, a flame of truth is consuming all that is false, and it is not what I thought it would or should be. What is so brilliant about this is that the material guidance created by Elysha, Julie, and Kirsten is now made available to everyone.
There was a time before all this that I wanted so desperately to live and practice with a group of people who have the same desire to be true to their heart, because I felt it was too difficult to do it on my own. Now that I find myself amongst friends in support of living my true nature, I am simply thankful.