Interview with Elena Nezhinsky





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Published on Apr 12, 2013

A more graphically-rich version of this interview may be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD4X4F...

Elena's websites are
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPGzc... (This Youtube video that explains Liberation Unleashed, what we do and how we do it, and where to go if there is an interest to engage in this work with a guide.)

Elena Nezhinsky is co-founder of Liberation Unleashed and co-author of the acclaimed book "Gateless Gatecrashers". After Many years of spiritual search through Gurgieff Way and Vipassana meditation, in 2010 Elena woke up to the reality of "no self" through guided inner inquiry that later was named Direct Pointing. Since then she has been helping others to awaken and see the truth of no self. In meeting Elena, she invites you to explore direct experience, and get the seeker to see for themselves, if there is a separate individual entity, that is in charge of life. She uses the Direct Pointing method (guided inner inquiry) to guide one into seeing for themselves that no separate self exists, allowing one to find peace and to relax into true being.


0:00 - 2:49 Light-hearted opening. Elena not seeing herself as a teacher, rather a sharer.

2:49 - 4:49 Giving compared to sharing. Sharing coming out of appreciation.

4:49 - 8:58 Charisma possessed by teachers or sharers. Elena speaks about why she thinks she is effective as a sharer.

8:58 - 13:51 Elena gives the example of curiosity around "sitting" and shows how it leads to clear seeing.

13:51 - 20:04 Elena's life with vipassana meditation. How it created the sense of separation and the urge to look elsewhere. Value of attending an Adyashanti retreat. Asking what is true.

20:04 - 23:55 Elena feeling that she was standing at the gate.

23:55 - 26:27 Liberation Unleashed discussed.

26:27 - 33:36 Elena's in-person teaching. John R. Shirley invited Elena to Florida for meetings. Invited to Costa Rica by Gonzalo Fernandez. Profound value of relationship with Shane Wilson.

33:36 - 36:33 Meditation as purification. Pamela Wilson, Scott Kiloby, and Rupert Spira mentioned as helping with integration.

36:33 - 42:16 Elena is asked about value of outsiders when locals are available. Why bring in outside teachers? Gonzalo Fernandez, Alvaro Lopez, Jenny Ortuno mentioned. Local meetings in Costa Rica.

42:16 - 45:13 Elena's work as not progressive, only one look to see illusion of self, therefore different than satsang. Value of local groups discussed.

45:13 - 50:11 Liberation Unleashed discussed as a movement. Ilona Ciunaite mentioned. Elena's book and how it got written. It can be seen that no one wrote the book. Paradox.

50:11 - 54:33 The sense that nothing is happening while much is happening. Limitations of language. Meaning of "I am That" discussed. Via Negativa.

54:33 - 55:36 Elena speaks of taking care to not mix methods.

55:36 - 1:03:06 Gary Falk mentioned. Being silent together. Elena talks about the kinds of audiences at her meetings. "Clear seeing is not peace." The moment when people realize the self doesn't exist.

1:03:06 - 1:06:26 Elena's feelings about holding meetings and being seen as a teacher.

1:06:26 - 1:14:17 Elena talks about Korean sauna she goes to. Elena's childhood. Volcanos. Sauna as a pointer to illusion of self. Sweat lodges and Vipassana. Shinzen Young's sauna meditation.

1:14:17 - 1:18:47 Elena talks about her house catching fire. Pamela Wilson mentioned. Value of hearing that others are having a hard time. Breaking up of her family and job. Meaning of this falling apart.

1:18:47 - 1:21:06 Anything not aligned with your essence will be destroyed. You function from inspiration, not motivation and gain clarity about what to do.

1:21:06 - 1:28:07 We talk about making money in nonduality. Wanting to share donations with those who volunteer at her meetings.

1:28:07 - 1:34:58 Giving and receiving. Rita Friedman mentioned as example. Conditioning with regard to giving and receiving.

1:34:58 - 1:38:46 Elena talks about having the best time in Costa Rica. Jenny Ortuno mentioned. Cesar Teruel, Gonzalo Fernandez, and Unmani Liza Hyde mentioned.

1:38:46 - 1:40:32 Working with people who are confused, at their end, no longer believing anything. Conclusion.


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