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Indira Dyal Dominguez has recently published a book called, “You: A Spiritual Being On A Spiritual Journey.” To find out more about Indira, I interviewed her. I hope Beliefnet readers enjoy her answers and lessons.


Where do you come from?Indira -  You: A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey, A New Paradigm for Living Life

I was born in Guyana, South America of East Indian background. I have lived most of my life in the United States and have travelled and lived in many different places – they include Puerto Rico, Egypt, Turkey, Delphi Greece, Spain, Italy, and many of the Caribbean Islands.


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to do this work?

The inner quest to know ‘Who am I ‘ and ‘Why am I here’ was a loud and powerful vibration that shaped my relationship and experience of life since I was a child. Life around me seemed strange for it made no sense.

To be in life for what occurred as just living life, always resonated as ‘not what it’s about’. This strong inner knowing and quest prevailed into my teen and young adult years. This led me to many forms of seeking – from my Catholic upbringing to ashrams, rebirthing, reading and exploring many different disciplines including the field of personal transformation. This inner drive was at the forefront of my existence. Nothing took priority over this ‘knowing’ that my being here was for something distinct from life around me – what I now call the “current paradigm’. And so, I found myself fifteen years ago sitting with no where to go for I had exhausted all of what made sense to pursue in this quest that resonated within me since I was a child. It was in this moment that I begun to experience an inner vibration and presence that resonated as Who I am and Why I am here. In an instant I awakened to a new truth that – “I am not my Mind”. This truth shifted and redefined how I resonated cellularly.

In an instant I knew the Mind as a separate and distinct dimension of Who I am as my Self arose as a force of inner knowing. An eternal energy that resonated within me as ME. In that moment I experienced my body as a vessel for a journey that I, as my Self, chose to experience. I knew that Who I am and Why I am here – unfolds as I Connect, Listen, Trust and Act from my Self distinct from my Mind.

In that moment I began to experience the energy and vibration of Self as a new realm, a new paradigm from which to live and experience being in my physical form. A peace arose as I now shifted into being in the world, but not of the world, as I now knew my Self as who I am and why I am here. I began to Connect, Listen, Trust and Act as a way of living each moment of each day. This has unfolded who I am today.

Why do you feel ‘called’ to address this topic?

Living from this new paradigm of Self has revealed a dimension of life that cannot exist in the current paradigm of the Mind. It is only in having a new paradigm, void of the Mind’s truths and beliefs about who you are and why you are here, that allows for us to bring into existence a journey that shapes a new paradigm for what it means to be a human being.

The book YOU: A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey redefines a new context that is shaped by the Self. In this paradigm shift Connecting becomes a way of knowing that at any moment you can ‘unplug’ or ‘disengage’ the Mind’s vibration and speaking of what is occurring to ‘Connect’ to your Self for the answers that are unique to you. This alters who we begin to know ourselves as for when the answers come from our Self, not our Mind, we are in an experience of always being in the honoring of our Self and the Self of another. In the book these two paradigms are powerfully articulated so that anyone can begin to disconnect the Mind and tune into their Self at any moment, assuring the results that will always bring forth their best life. This is the most fulfilling journey one can live for it is why we chose to be in a physical form – to experience our Self.

Why do you think more people are feeling more disconnected than ever?

In Connecting to – “What is there to know about our journey now as human beings?” – what arises for me is that as a planet people are awakening to a new vibration of being their True Self. Our collective awareness of a higher purpose has brought into existence a deeper knowing that living from what is defined as important and necessary from the Mind is no longer fulfilling and satisfying. The need to have money, make it in life at all cost, to live separate and removed is no longer what fulfills our innate being. This is more prevalent in the younger generation that find themselves caught in two worlds, as they need less, but are pulled by our system to have more. A trend towards minimizing and downsizing reveals the need to be less of the physical world that is defined by the Mind.

As we become more interdependent globally, on resources and support for our safety and survival, we are waking up to a new reality that we cannot exist alone, removed and separate. The need to honor and be honored is an experience that is arising to the surface. The disconnect is an awakening to be connected to our Self and to know that our being here matters, no matter who we are and what we do. The security of a safe life is being torn down and the illusion that life is about simply existing to satisfy and fullfiill what our Mind thinks and believes to be true is no longer where we can go to for a satisfying and peaceful life. We are being pulled into our greatness and our purpose for we are Spiritual Beings on a Spiritual Journey.

What are three ‘inspired steps’ you recommend to others for living a better life?

The first –

You are not your Mind. You have a Mind but it is not Who you are. This awareness is the first step in shifting the energy in how you resonate. If all you did was to bring forth this awareness in each moment of now, you will have a shift occur in what life brings to you. You will find yourself released from the worry and concerns of your day to day living.

The second-

CONNECTING To Connect is to unplug the Mind and ‘tune into’ what is being communicated from your Self. When you tune into your Self you discover the answers that are unique to you to resolve any and all issues. You tap into your greatest life for you have chosen to honor your Self as You. It is here that you begin a journey of strengthening your ability to Trust what is arising from your Self NOT what is being given to you from the Mind. There are many Connections in the book to support you in how to begin Connecting.

The third –

To have most of your actions in your day come from your Self. You could say that in each moment we can choose to Act from our Mind or our Self. The more times we Act from our Self our life will always be the best life we can experience. To live from our Self is to bring into existence a new paradigm where all the needs of the Mind are not what creates our reality.

In your book, you differentiate between the Mind and the Self. Can you elaborate on this distinction?

As Human Beings we live automatically from our Mind. We use our Mind to learn and function in life. What was never taught to us is that we are NOT our Mind. As such we continue to listen, trust and act on whatever the Mind is saying about our life, relationships, career, and our experience of whatever is happening in life.

The Mind is organized around our survival and as such is always in an energy of fear, concern and worry. It’s role and purpose is to protect us from perceived dangers and to assure we are never harmed, and as such, it keeps us separate and disconnected even in our most intimate relationships.

The Self is who we are.

We have a Body, Mind and Spirit called our Self. Imagine that the Self chose a physical form for the gift of experiencing itself and we spend our whole life living from the Mind. The Self is organized in the energy of love, oneness, connectedness and “All is as it should be.” As you Listen, Trust and Act from your Self you begin to experience a new paradigm of honoring You. When your actions are coming from your Self, you will naturally and effortlessly live your purpose and true journey.

In the book there is a Chapter on the Journey of the Mind and a Chapter on the Journey of Self. It speaks to the depth and dimension of each one more powerfully and gives anyone access to living from their Self as naturally as their Mind.

How do I connect to this “Self” you speak of?

To Connect to one’s Self takes listening to a guided connection that evokes this shift in energy and vibration from the Mind to your Self. Given the Mind’s control, to release the Mind in the beginning takes training yourself to listen for the difference between your Mind and your Self. When you use the guided Connection you begin to create a relationship with your Self as You. Over time areas of life become open to what I call your natural ‘knowing’, or intuitive Self. It becomes easier to let go of the Mind and Trust and Act from what you are getting from your Self.

The act of Connecting is a deliberate shift, from knowing your Mind as you, to an experience of knowing your Self as you. Connect is the step of unplugging the Mind’s energy to activate the energy of your Self. When you begin to Connect, you align how you vibrate and resonate with that of your Self—the source of all “knowing.” This shift allows the realm of energy to become real in your human experience. You become aligned with the vibrational force that holds the earth, the planets and all that exists as energy in the universe. You begin to experience who you really are—an eternal energetic force of higher consciousness. To Connect is to activate this frequency, this energy, as real and available to you.

What do you mean when you say everything is energy?

In the new paradigm I distinguish energy as a dimension of us that is real. For the Mind energy is not tangible and therefore the Mind does not allow this part of us to be available to us as an access to a more fulfilling life. When you can relate to your Self as energy, as in when we leave our physical form what leaves is the spirit/self that is an energetic force of divine consciousness, you can begin to experience energy as a real and tangible dimension of how you live life. You can hold the energy of your body for it’s healing. You can connect to the energy of friends and family at any moment and shift into a higher vibration of Self.

When you can experience energy first you can bring to your journey with anyone, a higher vibration and resonance of Self, that gives you who to be in that moment. In doing this you shift the entire context of who you get to be with them – you are in the moment by moment joy of the honoring of life. When we can relate to everything as energy we can hold ourself as energy. We can live in the ‘knowing’ of our eternal self as energy and in doing so transcend the physical dimension limitations that is shaped by only what the Mind defines as our reality.

You’ve recently written a book called, You: A Spiritual Being On A Spiritual Journey: A New Paradigm for Living Life: What was your inspiration for writing this book?

Life is about knowing yourself, not just as a mind and a body, but as an eternal spirit or Self, a vibration that lasts forever. Most importantly, this book is about being able to communicate with that eternal Self in a way that allows for you to complete the journey you are here in this lifetime to fulfill. It will give you the ability to find the answers that are unique to you to live a better and more fulfilling life. . .to live your best life.

My book was written for those people who are seeking to improve themselves and get the tools to improve all areas of their life. This book delivers real tangible results and provides actual tools that people can use to immediately improve their life. It was written for people who have read a lot of personal development books and have some conscious awareness but are still not getting the results they want in life.

What is the book about?

My inspiration for writing the book was to share this conversation so that anyone , anywhere can have it available to them. We will shape a new world when we can Connect to our Self for the answers that are unique to us, in any moment, and then Listen, Trust and Act from that connection to our Self. We will bring forth a new way of living where the honoring of our Self and the Self of another will be a new way of living life.

I would sum up the book in the following précis:

• Opens up and creates a relationship with intuitive part of you called your Self.
• Gives you answers that are unique to you to live your best life.
• Gives you an understanding of the relationship the Mind plays in life and the relationship the intuitive Self plays in life.
• Gives you an empowering place to hold the journey of your life and your death.
• Simple and powerful tools to live from a new paradigm of Self as You.

Thank you so much to Indira for sharing with our readers!

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and Celebrity Therapist.

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“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” ~ Lao Tzu

Suffering is ubiquitous.

Many lose hope and remain addicted to their cravings. Society is a confusing place to understand in 2014.

Prime time ratings dictate what’s for dinner, and the feeling of loss pervades. The causes of suffering show no sign of hiding away or disappearing.

Vast capacities lie dormant between the polarized forces of ever more cynicism on one side of the scale and expansive hope and opportunity on the other side.

I speak daily to those claiming they are stuck in fear and feel powerless to act. Many suffer from 21st century burn-out and urban loneliness.

Some share with me they are “lost” and their life is empty. Many are so captivated by drama and escapism that they don’t have the space to see the world from any other angle other than the one that is their drug. They are addicted to filling the space with stuff, lacking the concept that the stuff they are filling their space with makes their life ever more meaningless. Meaninglessness has become a 21st century affliction, the addiction to distraction.

Meaninglessness and suffering are intertwined. Urban ennui is filling the space with fears, instead of what you love. Emptiness is doing what you don’t love. Emptiness is searching for fulfillment in addictions outside of the self, instead of finding fulfillment in the self.

The answer to meaninglessness is stillness. Stillness is the reverse of suffering. Stillness makes sense in a world of insanity and endless noise. This is the concept of the “sabbath” common to many religions. In the biblical scenario, God created Earth in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested. This biblical concept can be applied in our busy modern worlds, in fact, the need for it is greater than ever before!

People are starving for love, meaning and fulfillment. They’re addicted to the very distractions that will prevent them from finding what is inherent in nature. Through stillness, distractions are removed, and the practise of reverence to all beings flows naturally.

There is wisdom in stillness, in silence, in calm in the midst of agitation. Stillness is tranquility.

The Sacred Path requires stillness in order to surrender and receive. To activate Creativity, requires stillness.

In stillness, we find peace – we can connect to the ocean of possibility, the cosmos of potentiality. In stillness, we can perceive meaning. In stillness we can see that nothing can be empty if it is alive. How can anything be empty if it is part of nature? Nature is always moving, always changing; its very nature is to evolve, and to be meaningful.

All life is sacred, yet it is only when we are still, that we can appreciate that. Stillness sees the sacredness of all things as self-evident.

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lao-Tzu

Stillness creates receptivity. In stillness, we are able to open ourselves to the many journeys available to us within experience. Stillness invites us to dream within the big dream, little dreams amongst the Divine dream – the microcosm a perfect reflection of the macrocosm, and the macrocosm a perfect reflection of the microcosm. What a wonderful dream it is! We flow like an eternity of sunshine, we never know what will come next into our fantastic dream.

Internally, it is our noble path to accept the karmic symphony which presents itself. We know no other way but to dream our dreams, to love unconditionally, to pray we live another day and welcome every moment as a miracle. To co-ordinate each moment as Divine is to find the stillness within each moment. Finding stillness is the path to being able to bless each moment as sacred.

Stillness is the field of love and dreams.

It’s not in the emptiness of wondering where love will come from, nor in the sadness of suffering for having loved and lost, nor is it in the loneliness of unrequited love. It’s in the knowing that God breathes love into every cell of the cosmos. We are already filled with love, full of love. Through Divine light we are born into the world, and through Divine Light we will perish.

Stillness is the field of Divine Light.

Stillness is the gateway to finally finding who we are.

Stillness is bliss. Invite stillness into your life, and reap abundant benefits. Please share below what you experienced through your stillness practice.


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and Celebrity Therapist.

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This is an ode to the good man, the brave man, the man we all want to be, the man we want in our lives.

These are the men I look up to with admiration and respect – the men who remind me of the man I want to be:

Men who care about others.

Men able to be strong yet also kind and compassionate.

Men who hold up banners at peace rallies.

Men who go after what they want.

Humble men not captivated by their egos.

Men not threatened by the success of others.

Heroic men.

Men who sing.

Men unafraid to cry or show their feelings.

Men who dance like nobody’s watching.

Men willing to surf the waves without losing their smile.

Men willing to sweat all day.

Men who are devoted to being the best husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, lovers.

Men who give selflessly and get pleasure from giving.

Men who choose women who challenge them.

Grown up men who can look defeat in the face and not lose perspective.

Men who are truly present with their loved ones.

Men who get pleasure from supporting powerful women.

Men who know their purpose.

Men who weed the lawn, change diapers, and are not freaked out by menstruation or pregnancy.

Men with someone to love and something to hope for.

Men who know that their most precious possession is a woman’s heart.

Men who see the world through the eyes of kindness.

Men who love children.

Men who love puppies.

Men not afraid to be themselves.

Men with open hearts.

Courageous men.

Men who live with open hearts.

Men who unashamedly embrace facial hair and other manly characteristics.

Grounded men.

Men who honour themselves and choose to spend time with women consciously.

Men with healthy boundaries.

Men who know their worth.

Men who let women go who don’t honour and support them.

Men who love unconditionally.

Men who wear army boots.

Men who swim naked.

Men who stand up for their rights and know their worth.

Men who fiercely protect their women.

Men with a soft side.

Men who embrace their feminine side with an open heart.

Men who are free like birds.

Shy men.

Wild men.

Nomadic men.

Men who don’t live through their penis, rather live consciously and respect women.

Men who open doors for women.

Men who live and love passionately.

Men who can say “no” without flinching.

Men who don’t give a damn.

Men who stand up for what is right, and defend it with all their heart and soul.

Men who stand up for what is wrong with equal fervour.

Ambitious men.

Resilient men.

Men who ignore society pressure and social norms.

Men who throw caution to the wind.

Men who throw out social conditioning if it no longer serves their soul calling.

Men who ignore titles.

Men with big titles.

Men with conviction and substance who refuse to speak ill of others.

Men who appreciate the value of time:

Men who get up in the morning with a goal in mind.

Men who get away with everything.

Men with impeccable standards.

Responsible men.

Driven men.

A man who can’t be bought or bullied.

A man open to reason, yet not too logical that he loses his capacity for compassion.

Men who prove their ability.

Men who love wildly in the bedroom.

Men who love wildly outside the bedroom.

Tender men.

Men never too busy for love.

Men with a sense of duty and moral obligation, in spite of personal circumstances.

Men aware of consequences.

Men who live in the moment.

Wise men.

Virtuous men.

These are the qualities in a man I want for myself.

These are the type of men I want around. I want to hear from these men.


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I am naked, I am okay.

I am naked, I am okay.

What if I am a free man willing to stand naked before you, without judgment or the strain of performance-anxiety?

“We never catch up with reality itself. The real nature of mystery always evades our attempts to conceptualize it, and escapes the nets of our language and symbolism. Its depths are never plumbed.” ~ Leonardo Boff

Unconditional mystery exists in perpetuity without needing a name, a formula, a substitution. The mystery prevails beyond our perception, beyond our conception and way beyond our wildest formula.

“The eye goes blind, when it only wants to see why.” ~ Rumi

In a continual state of becoming, we stare out at each other, at life, at the universe, at why things don’t work how we want them to.

Liberation? From what!

Freedom exists already. We were born free…And naked!

We do not need to be free from something or someone necessarily in order for it to still resonate as something real.

For us to be free, is to acknowledge that we are free.

There is no formula for success, no formula for being human, no formula for being good, no formula for being happy, no formula for being wealthy.

Yet, as human beings with egos and the “reality bubble” of our times being one of fear and limitation, 
becoming liberated is about freeing oneself from the lies and deception of the society around us, and believing ourselves to be limited and separate.

Despite the English language describing us as “human beings,” it’s very clear something has been lost in translation, for we are judged as human “doings.”

I don’t know about you, my dear readers, but I often judge myself. I am all too aware of my fragility and immanent humanity. I am filled with thoughts filling me up to the brim. Not all are of the positive variety. As a writer and humanist, there’s the stuff I put out there, and then there’s me—me, myself, I. That’s the real me who exists without having to “do” anything. That’s the person beyond the comings, goings and doings.

These thoughts can haunt me, hurt me, persecute me, annoy me. Thoughts swirling around sometimes sound like this, a collection of doubts that scuttle across my mind like a centipede:

How many read that? Did I appear on google searches? Twitter feeds? Did anyone notice me? Does anyone care? Did I get some feedback? Did someone write to me? How many? Why am I doing this if nobody is out there listening? Am I making a difference? Can I even make a difference? What’s the point?

What is holding me back from pure freedom, the freedom to express myself wholly and completely without judgment in the world?

Are we separate—me the person, me the thought, me the reader, me the screen, me the vast abyss of space, me the space between spaces? You and I?

The cult of separation can wreak havoc on people undergoing strain or going through changes, as it can feel like we’ve been cut off from the tribe and hence in crisis mode.

When we feel “lost,” or “lonely” or “sad,” our soul has not gone off track. Our soul is a light, it’s never lost. It’s more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We grow more on the edge of our comfort zone.

It’s also inbuilt that if we feel discomfort, we would begin to judge our path as a mistake.

Coming in and out of co-creation and empowerment is what we do as humans.
 In our current evolution, that’s how it is for most people. Certainly not a failing on anyone’s part.

We just want to be natural and authentic and not feeling like we need to “try” to be anything we are not, or feel like we are judged just for being ourselves.

The reality of these times is that money is the chosen currency of control, and there is much evil in its distribution. The limitation we feel is part of our current paradigm.

I believe the time is coming where freedom will be natural and spontaneous and people will be free to follow their soul’s calling.

I believe one day, the world will be ready.

I know I am, when I can escape from those limiting thoughts that follow me around like a spectre.

Even if I am not yet ready to be free, I declare:

I am freeing you to be free.



“I am naked, I am okay.”

Breathing in: “Mys . . .”

Breathing out: “…tery.”


“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Apple Inc.


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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me:

Inquire about arranging a retreat:

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David –

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