Doing the self-mastery program has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. I truly recommend it for those who want to face themselves once and for all instead of prolonging unhappiness and victimhood, those who want to be empowered and take ownership of their life, and those who want to experience something different, magical and sustainable.
Motaz – Dec 2018
HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO THE SELF-MASTERY PROJECT?
During my life, I have been always perceived as a pleasant, positive, happy and friendly person to be around, and always been there for my family, friends and colleagues, I think I have a good life and everything to be thankful for, but deep down I was so unhappy, emotionally flat, obsessed with control over my life, and struggled with obesity ever sense I was a child, so as I had everything in my life to be fulfilled and satisfied, I just wasn’t, my existence on the physical and non-physical didn’t make any sense, add religion, god, society, culture and having studied engineering to the equation; questioning everything was my default approach to life and I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t questioning who I am and why I’m here, I’m sure many of us do…
So I started venturing in the world of spirituality and higher conciseness to try make sense of the world and most importantly, to try and be happy, so It all started with observing the journey of my friend and founder of Mischkat, Noor Alnahas, seeing her learn and put various modalities into practice across the years and witnessing her actual transformation was magical and at the same time tiring and painful, It took me a couple of years for me digest her journey and to be ready to venture into this mysterious world, I started with one on one sessions with various healers, to take care of the obvious traumas, belief system, self-acceptance and the list goes on. Then I said to myself, this can’t be right, I don’t want to depend on other healers to continuously do sessions and focus on the past and have an Aha moment every once and a while, then the positivity fades and I’m back to the life I’m used to, I wanted to be equipped for the future and be independent and empowered in my understanding of life and be able to heal myself and process life on the go.
So this is where self-mastery program came in, I have known Usha as a healer and a facilitator through one on one sessions and attending a couple of the workshops she facilitates like transgenerational healing and rebirthing breathwork, her teachings and unique modalities just resonated effortlessly in my mind, and then when she introduced the concept of self-mastery, I was all on board even though I knew it’s such a big commitment being a 1 year program of self-work and exploration, had to use most of my annual leave to attend the workshops, and that I will be going through a painful transformation phase like no other.
WHAT WERE THE MAIN 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM BEING IN THE SELF-MASTERY PROJECT?
The self-mastery program took me through a journey to rediscover myself, I think its best described as “ meet yourself today and everyday” on all levels of the mind, spirit and body – normally I couldn’t process my being on these 3 levels, so it helped me out to understand who I am and why I’m here on this earth, simply that we are here to experience joy with no hidden agendas or greater cause, simple! I also had the chance to process my past in terms of traumas, victimhood, unworthiness, self-acceptance, fears, judgement and how I perceive my relationships with others. The most important for me was fixing my relationship with God, religions and ultimately the purpose of life.
The program also introduced me into deep knowledge and concepts of the metaphysical, chakras, personas and energy healing (Reiki), so it was the right combination of the theoretical and practical tools to use on the day to day to fully understand myself and how I deal with others. It also allowed me finally understand the marriage between the soul’s journey and the physical existence of the body – so as we had all the knowledge on the mind level, but also we had to take care of the body twice a week through Yoga for the whole year!
HOW WAS THE YOGA EXPERIENCE AND TEACHING STYLE?
Yoga really introduced discipline to the mind and body, and it might have been the hardest to commit to across the year, there was still this continuous disconnection in my physical journey, I can spend hours and hours meditating, processing my feelings, learning tools and new concepts, even watching Netflix, but still struggle to move my body 30 mins a day, isn’t that crazy and true for many us.. so Usha and our lovely patient Yoga teacher “Shravi” kept us all on track, making sure we look at the mind, body and soul as one and balancing the work on these 3 is the ultimate game changer.
HOW WAS THE FACILITATION OF THE PROGRAM?
The teaching style was super versatile, we got to use various methods to learn and express ourselves, be it in the theoretical knowledge, writing, meditating, drawing, processing and healing labs, crying, sharing, and sometimes dancing. It all contributed to a very robust learning experience during the year and make it more sticky in our minds.
There are really no words to describe the facilitation process, Usha’s breadth of experience and superb intuition made us feel safe and protected at all times, even when in sharing and discovering our darkest parts, I felt shielded, guided and completely supported, her work and facilitation are life changing to the ultimate degree, and like nothing I ever seen in my life.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LEARNING IN A GROUP? WAS YOUR PRIVACY HAMPERED IN ANY WAY?
The other remarkable thing about the program is the group sharing, it was the safest place for me to be myself and share my darkest ugliest truth, I don’t think any of closest friends and family know me as much as the group, it was so liberating and heartwarming, privacy was always respected without any judgment or fears – it’s like a 1 year group healing or therapy exercise on steroids!
IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE MASTERED YOURSELF?
The self-mastery program came to an end early November 2018, it was bitter sweet, I think I emerged a different person, and everyone around me noticed the change, I look at life differently, process people and emotions in a balanced way, I’m positive inside out, not scared of accepting my feelings and my darkest versions of me as is with no judgement, learned that I’m here to live my life to the fullest with no set plan or a list of accomplishments that I should fulfill, I trained myself to be happy alone and be present all the time, take care of myself and body first, practice Reiki for healing, cleansing and balancing myself and most importantly feel empowered and supported everyday by God.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND SELF-MASTERY TO OTHERS?
I shared my story to make it relatable, doing the self-mastery program has been the best thing I have ever done for myself; no travel, vacation, career or personal achievement has ever made me feel this good and relieved. It was a tiring process with lots of tears and joy, but the feeling I have now is like no other, I truly recommend it for those who question and are unhappy, for those want to face themselves once and for all instead of going through life prolonging the unhappiness and victimhood, it is for those who want to be empowered and take ownership of their life, it is for those who want to experience something different, magical and sustainable…. And as for myself now, I am looking forward for self-mastery 2 🙂
Love and peace