A major misunderstanding is to believe that others are guilty for your sufferings, that you suffer because of them. In reality all reactions to the world take place in your inner sphere. It’s not the world that needs to change - instead, your inner reactions need to.
This teaching is about the next step - beyond mindfulness. With the use of awareness in active form you don’t just notice, but are able to influence, directly. For example, you can use your consciousness to release the autopilot of emotions from your system.
Only through the use of awareness can you reach the True Self.
When thinking stops, you become thoughtless. But, what is left? What is that? What is that silence?
Have you noticed how the thinking mind works? We hear something, we comment. See or smell something - again comments. We comment everything, like children. All the time. And you believe it’s normal? Why?
There is only one goal in yoga: to restore a human to their rightful position in the hierarchy of creation and learn to direct life consciously, not to be driven by it. And of course, to reach one’s roots. To reach one’s actual potentiality.
Instead of emotions and the thinking mind, awareness should be placed as primary.
Life is not complicated. We ourselves make it complicated. There are three main reasons for that: untamed and random movement of awareness, automatic thoughts that do not correspond to reality and automatic emotions. These components also make up the list of things to gain freedom from.
When using awareness, that itself is neutral in nature, one experiences neutrality. To be neutral means to be adequate. It means to see events as they are – without glorifying, devaluing, distorting or changing them in any way.
Ignorance – this is the darkness. The goal is to become a seer. Only the one who is aware, a user of consciousness, is able to see.
Change starts from purifying the inner sphere. To release automatic emotions and concepts is the most important activity of all activities.
What happens to your problems, to your issues, if the accompanying emotion ceases to exist?
Your most important step towards stability and happiness lies in cleaning the inner sphere – consciously releasing your subconscious of the problematic reactions you once learned from others.
To be aware of your consciousness means to be in a state that is outside of karma.
If you prolong the process of noticing or become aware of your awareness, you become the user of consciousness. To remain aware, you need to continue using it.
Using awareness forms the foundation – your „eyes open up“. The picture becomes clear. This is why it has also been called enlightenment. This is the light – application of awareness.
The duration of your use of consciousness corresponds to the duration of your freedom. Rest of the time autopilot dominates, a program where everything is pre-set.
When you remain with noticing, the world opens up – you notice sounds, sensations etc. Every moment is a new discovery. As soon as you allow the subconscious to take over, your world collapses into being operated by programs, one after another.
In order to actually improve, there is little use from learning fascinating things or traveling to someplace in hope of experiencing something. Those bad things that you already have don’t disappear, do they? To become free of this weed, you need to outroot it, not just plant other plants next to it.
To discover True Self is the main goal for every person all over the world. To discover True Self means to reach the end of your search. Not just your current search for answers, but your infinite search. This is the ultimate solution, self-realization.
Once an automatic reaction is consciously released, it will never occur again. It’s disturbing influence in your life ceases completely.
You are taught that sufferings are a “normal” part of being human. Actually, they are absolutely abnormal. You can easily release them, be without them. Life without negative emotions is not only possible, but indeed natural for all people.
You only cling to positive emotions, because you don’t have any idea, that exists something even better, than good emotions.
Consciousness has seven active qualities, awareness being one of them. As phenomenas, the qualities of consciousness have nothing to do with emotions or thinking, the mind.
Mind and thinking do not form the cornerstone of wisdom, being smart. Instead, that cornerstone is your consciousness. Use of consciousness in active form is what makes humans smart, the true Homo Sapiens.
The life you live today is already robot-like, directed by automatic reactions - both good and bad ones.
You can change yourself only by practically doing it. Theory and opinions alone have little practical value.
However exquisite the emotions, high or important thoughts, none of them help you to reach awareness nor primordial True Self. The mind can only be of temporary use while purifying the subconscious.
What we consider to be our personality is the set of our most frequent reactions. Personality consists of emotions, thoughts and the resulting behavior. If you know how to change these components, a change in personality immediately follows.
The moment of an insight is the moment when God turns towards you with a smile.
In current worldview it is assumed that the brain produces consciousness, matter is considered as primary. According to my research, I propose a view that differs 180 degrees - the brain does not create consciousness. Consciousness is the base of your existence, it already exists and creates all else.

Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

September 6, 2018 - The upcoming 10th anniversary of The Art of Conscious Change

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Art of Conscious Change, a gathering of the Alumni of the courses will be held.  

The 10th Anniversary of The Art of Conscious Change courses will be celebrated on September 8th by hosting the Gathering of the Alumni of the courses in Lilleoru. The event will be held in the newly-opened School of Practical Awareness.
The first course, which is now taking place under the name of The Art of Conscious Change was held publicly on March 7-8 2008. On March 7-8, 2018 Ingvar Villido presented his first book “Emotions. The Biggest Addiction of Humanity” which is based on the basic knowledge of his courses. The book became the best-selling book of the year within 6 months and is enthroning the rankings of the books ever since.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Art of Conscious Change has offered innovative methods for raising one’s life quality with lasting results for more than 15 000 people. Based on unique methods, the courses have been held about 130 times within 10 years. Besides the different towns in Estonia, The Art of Conscious Change has also taken place in Russia, the United States, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Luxembourg, and Macedonia. Because of increasing demand, the School of Practical Awareness was opened in Lilleoru in the summer of 2018.
The Art of Conscious Change is based on the new approach to human being and was developed by Ingvar Villido with 25 years of experience in teaching. Because of its revolutionary approach, it can even be considered as a new paradigm. Explaining its novelty by Villido: “The Art of Conscious Change gives a new view to everyone about themselves, making awareness as a priority.”

A book presentation of “The Stories of Conscious Change” will be held at the Gathering of the Alumni. The book is based on the experience of the people who have participated in The Art of Conscious Change. There are 14 real-life stories based on using the techniques taught in the courses which have found solutions to situations and problems which in common sense are unattainable. Depression, bankruptcy in millions and destruction of life work, children’s severe illness, food-addiction and bulimia, panic attacks, a need to divide oneself between 3 jobs and 3 kids, alcoholism, a rare disease declared incurable but also problems with family, relationships and even in intimate life can be conquered by using the techniques of The Art of Conscious Change.

Since increasingly more people have questions while practicing the techniques, an innovative and interactive format of Ask Ingvar will also be presented. The format will be activated at the event with the help of all participants. The website-based opportunity to ask questions from the creator of The Art of Conscious Change will be accessible via Ingvar Villido’s new international website ingvarvillido.com.