who am I ?

“If one asks enough questions, the elemental questions of being, belonging and becoming arise…Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? How do I want to grow?

An explorer and transmitter of the mechanics of being, belonging and becoming, Ishita Sharma serves as a mentor, mirror and activator to those who wish to better the world they touch, starting within.

She helps them embody power, pleasure and their deepest purpose while rising beyond ego-centric paradigms. Ishita’s work is the joyful expression of her deepest realizations, and an invitation into your own. Come to Center is fueled by her wish to realize a world that lives from enlightened awareness.

Ishita has guided leaders from Google, Harvard, MIT, Silicon Valley startups and global multinationals. Clients come to her to grow and heal through their deepest challenges and longings while held in their perfect wholeness. Her students and clients include spiritual seekers and teachers, CEOs and scientists, therapists and coaches, visionaries and artists, parents and children, spouses and colleagues…She points every one of them back to their center.

Drawing on a refined capacity to attune to her clients’ nervous systems, Ishita guides confusion into clarity and felt-sense safety. Her incisive approach is grounded in spacious loving connection. It integrates non-dual awareness with embodiment, subtle energetics and relational dynamics to free the core of personal and systemic hindrances.

Contending that the future of humanity hinges upon healing division within and between us, she supports individuals and groups alike to wake up, step up and show up together in service of a world that truly nourishes us all.

Born in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, now living in North Carolina as a US citizen, married to a US native, Ishita draws on the confluence of cultures, paradigms and dimensions- marrying western intellect and eastern spirituality through the wisdom of the human heart and body.

Giving back lies at the heart of Come to Center. Ishita serves on the Board of Directors of the Bridgeway Group, focused on peace-building in conflict zones worldwide, and as a member of Nurse Groups, providing resilience support for nurses on the front lines. 1-3% of Come to Center’s yearly profits support humanitarian efforts including Free the Slaves dedicated to freeing the world’s 40 million captives out of bonded slavery, and directly to homeless and forgotten people in the places she calls home.

The emptier our vessel, the more the Divine can fill it. But the vessel itself needs to be strong- the soul needs a strong personality to manifest our deepest purpose through.”

Intrigued by reflections of the universal in the particular, and of the particular in the universal, Ishita’s living inquiries take form in multi-disciplinary art and an on-going healing journey.

She is a published writer and poet, an award-winning photographer, designer and painter and practiced as an architect for over a decade.  She has been a Voices op-ed columnist for the Dallas Morning News and a traveling fellow of the American Institute of Architects. 

Ishita teaches from her own direct experience- Life is her greatest Guru! Turning to the world’s great spiritual and healing traditions to make sense of her own direct experience (while ascribing to no single teacher or tradition), her journey has been guided by masterful beings in the seen and unseen, including:

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Isha Yoga)
Lynda Caesara (Energetics + Shamanism)

Dr. Karyne Wilner (Core Energetics- Holistic Somatic Psychotherapy)
Kate Rafferty (Transformational Kinesiology + Ageless Wisdom of the Seven Rays)
Dr. Raina (Lorraine) Delear (Energy Healing + Transmission)
Steve Ulicny (Natural Law- Transmission)
Yvonne Moura + Alexis Anderson (Reiki levels I+II)
Dr. Bob Anderson (Ascension Mantras)

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (Direct Self Knowledge/Advaita Vedanta),
Swami Paramhansa Yogananda (Kriya Yoga),
Shivananda Yoga,
The Tao Te Ching,
The Bhagvad Gita,
and the Sanskrit language.
She has studied with and been studied by the Center for Non-Symbolic Consciousness.

You can read her story here.