Introducing: Shadow to Self by Acharya Shunya
I'm thrilled to tell you about my new podcast, Shadow to Self!
This will be our place to chat about non-dual wisdom from the Vedas, Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the disciplines of Yoga and Ayurveda that India and my ancient Vedic lineage from India has been renowned for since centuries.
Every single one of us humans has the potential to lead bold, powerful, and fulfilled lives. But to do so, we must access an inner invisible dimension known as the Self.
Upon discovery of our true Self, a deep sense of peace and well-being is said to take over our mind that is otherwise often anxious, fearful, and agitated. Then, our mind becomes naturally fearless, spontaneous, powerful, creative, generous, and compassionate in all our actions.
No wonder the Self is known as Atman in the Vedas, which literally means “The Boundless One.”
Here’s the catch, unless we have the right knowledge about our true spiritual identity, most of us are sleepwalking unconsciously, living one shadowy life script or the other.
We’re experiencing tremendous existential and psychological suffering, and a diminished sense of Self. We are seized by the shadow, instead.
“What is the shadow?” you may ask. The sense of a separate limited identity is the shadow.
It is known as jiva in the Vedas. The shadow can be compared to your Self’s unhappy cousin. It is chronically dissatisfied. No wonder the ancient text, The Katha Upanishad, observes this – for the shadow grows in darkness, while the Self lives in light.
After all, the shadow is a mere construct of the mind, the ultimate illusion, which assumes the false ownership of your being.
It convinces you of things that are not even true about you – the “others” of the world – while the Self is the Ultimate Reality, permanence and happiness of an abiding nature.
The shadow is a mere appearance. It projects false realities in the mind, impermanence, and suffering.
Now for some good news, we need not live like needy, grasping, and sorrowful creatures of the shadow. After all, let me ask you this, can clouds block the sun forever? While heavy clouds can seemingly cover the sun, but when the wind chases away the clouds, we find that the sun never stops shining – even for a single moment.
Similarly, winds of wisdom activated by this podcast, can begin to blow away your clouds of Self ignorance. This wisdom will begin unshackling your mind from any false and disempowering beliefs of a shadowy nature that may be holding you back right now.
Then, in the beautiful, clear sky of your mind, you will find that the Self reveals itself, in all its beautiful, bold, shining glory. You will then begin enjoying all new freedom from fear, freedom from wants, freedom from obsessions, addictions, attachments. Freedom to reinvent yourself, rewrite your destiny, and lead your life the way you’ve always wanted to lead it.
You would have become free of the shadow. You would have awakened to that secret Self inside you. Accept that it is no longer secret to you.
And let us not battle the shadow either, shall we? There is a reason why light and darkness, shadow and Self, exist universally within each one of us. We simply have to see through it.
So, if you’re excited to journey with me from Shadow to Self, listen anywhere you get your podcasts. A new episode will drop every week. The first 3 episodes are going to be really educational - don’t miss these foundational episodes - because I will lay out the Vedic path for journeying from Shadow to Self.
I’m someone who has benefited from this transformative wisdom deeply, because I too, was once suffering and now I am not. I’m excited to bring this beautiful wisdom to you and I cannot wait to meet you on my podcast, Shadow to Self.
Acharya Shunya is a globally-recognized spiritual teacher and Vedic lineage-holder who awakens health and consciousness through the Vedic sciences of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga. She is the driving force behind an online wisdom school and worldwide spiritual community, and the author of best-selling book on the Vedic art of mind + body + soul well-being and health, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, 2017) and forthcoming second book with Sounds True to be released in 2020, Sovereign Self. Acharya Shunya is a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and serves as an advisor to the Indian Government in matters pertaining to global integration and cultivation of Ayurveda and Yoga. Receive her free online teachings and browse her current eCourse offerings here or see more about her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel where she holds live Global Satsangs once per month. Study Ayurveda with Acharya Shunya in her online course, Alchemy through Ayurveda.