MURMURATIONS: a Unique Transformational Community

Our greatest offering to the world is how we are together. Coming together in shared intent amplifies personal power and purpose. Like a flock of birds dancing in murmuration, synchronized by grace, it is time for us to show up together as one, for something bigger than ourselves.
A new era is ushering in a new way of being-

Metamorphosis is all around you.


Make no mistake- change is brewing within and around you, calling you to coherence with the whole.

Will you embrace or resist the call?

This is not a time to hold back, it’s the time you’ve been readying for. Your life situation is the catalyst, desire the alchemist, and Truth your guide.

Join this transformational community to dive beneath the surface and heal disconnects that keep you stuck, separate and suffering.

Heal inner division to embody vibrant wholeness. Release your past to answer the call of a creative future. Connect with heart, purpose and a community of care. Learn how life actually works, and use it to fuel your evolution. Take your rightful place in the expansion of collective consciousness.

Join us to walk in truth and love together, with purpose.

“It’s just been marvelous to feel this shift in myself.”

“Murmurations is so deep…it affects all aspects of one’s life. It’s changing my relationships…it’s just been marvelous to feel this shift in myself.

What I’ve received has been worth more than anything I’ve put into the group. It’s been such a fruitful experience.

I can talk for a long time about what I’ve been receiving and how it’s changing my relationships- my Mom for example…how its helped me understand my Dad and be in relation with him closer to how I’d like to be. Like I said, it’s affected everything.”

– Bryce L., Meditation Teacher, Murmurations Cohort 1

If you feel resonance and readiness, join us on this adventure of self-discovery and fun!

“Where people sing, laugh, cry, dance, without any sense of hesitation or shame, such people will purify the universe.”

– Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, quoting Sri Krishna from the Mahabharata

In this time of transition mutuality is medicine for our world.

Yet it can feel scary to reach out to and truly include others.

Many of us find ourselves craving meaningful connection while trapped in spheres of isolation. It’s clear that the global restructuring ushered in by the pandemic has initiated an opening into a new way of being. Our future is begging for new definitions of power, forging a foundation of inclusion- cooperation over competition.

In fact, our new future depends on our very capacity to come together in mutuality to serve something greater than ourselves, with the realization that life is happening as and for us, not to us!

In this intensive we will deconstruct the oppressive narratives that bind us into isolation, disconnection, victimization and take full responsibility for our experience. We will reach into ourselves, and out to others around us, from a place of fullness that begets fullness.

“I feel rejuvenated and really filled up and empowered by the stories of (these) new people in my life. For me it was also a demonstration of the power of a great container…I got so much out of it.”

– Noelle Janka, Coach


It will uplift every aspect of your life…

Because as you heal and expand, so does your whole life.

Clarify and pave the path to your intention with others who share your want for a better world.

Together we will explore the intersection of three essential aspects of our conscious evolution- self-transcendence (experiencing expanded states of awareness), embodiment (integrating and living our expansion through our bodies) and alignment (with Natural Intelligence in word and deed, being and doing, in harmony with Life itself).

We will meet Human to Human, Self to Self, to live the essential questions of our time, like:

* What stops us from unconditionally loving ourselves? Each other, life itself?
* How can we transform the past to create a truly new future?

* What happens when we let go of who we should be, and show up as we are?
* How can we engage our energy effectively and appropriately?

* How can conflict become generative and bring us closer?
* What can emerge when we all come together this way?


Fall Cohort
October 2021 – March 2022

Tuesdays, 7-9pm EST

Intimate group of 8 mature, inspiring peers committed to being the change they wish to see, 6 transformational months, 12 live group calls, 2 individual sessions, 2 personalized consults, 1 group cacao ceremony, small group practices, partnered session exchanges, tailored home practices, an online community, massive amounts of FUN and so much more!

This transformational community is for you if you’re wanting:
– to deepen presence and live anchored in your center regardless of circumstances.
– congruence between your being, having and doing.
– to deeply love and understand yourself and the nature of experience.
– to understand how Life actually works, and align with it.
– to come out of your closet, express your truth and align with your purpose.
– more real and connected relationships.
– realize personal power in ways that heal and connect.
– to connect with the cycles of nature and make sense of your role on Earth. 
playful and grounded spiritual development in a sandbox of value-aligned peers! 

“Participating in the group intensive led by Ishita was a voyage into a world of inner and outer exploration that felt both safe and vulnerable at the same time.

In a year full of so much struggle and uncertainty, this little bubble of wonder played a huge role in helping me shift from the quarantine doldrums into a mindset of love, abundance and hope.”

– Andy Pyman, Web Designer + Developer


Align intention, attention and action.

This intensive is a deep dive for people wanting grounded spiritual development and healing around what’s arising in our inner landscape as the external shifts, while held in community.

And it all starts with the seed of your soul’s longing.

The group size is small for intimacy and depth. We will set intentions for ourselves individually, reflecting the overall group intention. You will bring a live issue you want to work through or a quality you want to cultivate and we will seed it into the group’s field encompassing all our intentions.

We will explore the personal, inter-personal and trans-personal dynamics of our intentions and hindrances that surface in our everyday lives.

“The idea that it could be fun to excavate yourself- I had a serious disinterest in that before! And also, how cool it is to move your brain down to your heart center, and learn that it is really safe to do that.”

– Emily B., Dancer

We will ask you to live your intentions.

Transformation comes with commitment, fueled by the power of desire for change. We will ask you to examine blocks and issues from new perspectives, step out of your comfort zone and align action and expression with your intention.

The power of our collective attunement, our shared intentions, insights, and alignment with higher purpose will ripple through every aspect of our lives.

You will be asked to invest in daily practices to help integrate break-throughs and cultivate inner and outer coherence. We will hold ourselves and each other lovingly accountable to our deepest longing and how we show up for it.



“Through Murmurations I have learned to listen to my true self with more and more clarity.

A process of discovery, of learning and growing in community, it is a way to peel and understand each layer of what appears to be “me” vs what IS me.

I have grown in strength, curiosity, owning and expressing parts of me that due to upbringing, culture, past trauma and external norms had been suppressed for too long. 

Murmurations for me has resulted in breaking old constructs that no longer serve.

I listen to my body more, I listen to my heart more, I express myself more, becoming less fearful, less afraid of change and of conflict.

Lorena Toffer
Architect, Educator + Activist

We will hold a mirror to your light and your shadow.

You will be lovingly challenged in service of your freedom and growth. You will be invited to explore spaces you may have avoided from fear and forge a new way of relating to them. Bring your desire to grow, a willingness to meet your truth, and the courage to embody the change you wish to see. We will examine shadow aspects of ourselves and our group as they surface, gently inviting them into an integrated whole.

Bring your open heart and curious mind to meet others in a space that unifies and amplifies the power of both.

A 1-1 conversation is the first step to enroll in the course. We’ll tune into your unique circumstance and explore if this intensive serves you best at this time.

Our journey will merge present moment emergence with themes including but not limited to:


Module 1

  1. Nature of Experience
  2. Response Ability
  3. Energetics of Presence + Conscious Intention
  4. The Wisdom of Your Body
  5. Being and Becoming: Personal Identity and Role
  6. Self-Love: Healing Blame, Shame, Guilt
  7. Emotional Fluidity
  8. Intimacy + Mutuality: Power, Authenticity and Boundaries
  9. Desire: Wants, Needs and Relationship
  10. Purpose: Your Unique Life Path and Universal Longing
  11. Following the Impulse: Personal, Group and Natural Coherence
  12. Surrender

Module 2

After our first six months we may choose to continue our group to build on the foundations we have laid together. In this phase you will bring live issues and together we will deepen our integration and explore:

1. Living Meditation
2. Defense vs. Presence: recognizing safety strategies
3. Indigenous Spiritual Roots
4. Inherited ancestral disturbances + healing
5. Inner Fire: desire, sexual energy + life force
6. Money + Having
7. Emotional processing + maturity
8. Healing conflict-avoidance
9. Masculine + Feminine Polarities
10. Direct Self-Inquiry

 

“It’s been amazing to connect with all these human beings through this screen I normally hate. One of the best uses of the screen I’ve ever had in my life!”

-Dan P.

About the facilitator

Ishita Sharma is the Founding Director of Come to Center. She helps clients heal disconnects and mine the gold hidden in everyday challenges to remember and embody their deepest awakening.

She draws on her unique ability to attune to her clients’ nervous systems to guide confusion into clarity. Her incisive approach is grounded in spacious loving, connection.

Ishita sees India as her Motherland, America as her Fatherland, and her role here as a bridge between cultures, paradigms and dimensions- marrying western intellect and eastern spirit through the wisdom of the human heart and body. 

She contends the future of humanity hinges upon healing division within and between us, and supports individuals and groups alike to wake up, grow up and show up together for the world we wish to see.

Supporting Faculty

Module 1

Armand Diaz, Ph.D. is a consciousness researcher and astrologer. He helps clients discover their connection to the cosmos and chart their course. In Murmurations he will bring clarity and insight into inherited patterns and your particular life-path and purpose.

Armand is the author of two books, and a producer of Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier. He is also the president of the National Council for Geocosmic Research.

In addition to working with clients, he teaches and lectures on a variety of topics including the use of intuitive skills and integrating intuition with rationality.

Giovanna Garcia facilitates healing and heart opening cacao ceremonies in the tradition of her teachers from Mexico and Guatemala.

She helps women embody their authentic expression to return to their innate divinity and health and nourish themselves on all levels.

Giovanna holds a Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences, is a certified Natural Chef and has trained in Energy Healing.

Awakening hearts as she touches them, cacao inspires us to let joy shine through the cracks of heart break. She is a gentle teacher.

In Murmurations Giovanna will guide and support group coherence in sacred ceremonial space through cacao plant medicine, drum and sound journey, sacred song and meditation.

Module 2

Lorraine H. DeLear, Ph. D. has cultivated embodiment of felt sense for over 30 years. Her view has been informed through a diversity of mentorships and her direct experiences of the conjoined inner and outer worlds.

Her experiences have given her the unique understandings necessary to bridge conflicting paradigms and synthesize new ways of identifying unique abilities and ways of perceiving.

In Murmurations she will guide the group into awakening the core of sexuality, desire and life-force.

Lorraine has worked and studied with gifted teachers, scientists, healers and sages including: 10 year shaman apprenticeship with ethnobotanicals, 4 year mentorship w/ research scientist Dr. George T.F. Yao, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner in Eastern & Western bodywork, Doctorate in Philosophy in Healing Science at the Victoria Merkle Center of Energy Medicine & Initiation into Yemanja in the Yoruba tradition under the tutelage of Chief Iya Nalfa Efunyale (Mother Taylor).


“The combination of Ishita’s loving container and the group of people who self select to do this work was wonderful! In the lifelong journey of finding all the unloved parts of yourself and giving them love, this group work was potent.

To see others showing up is inspiring and helped motivate me to show up more for myself.

-Dan P., Artist/Roboticist


Experience the power of this work for yourself at our FREE community call!

RELEASE + REBIRTH
September 20, 7-8 pm est

Join Ishita and supportive community to expand authentic power and the power of your intentions for the next 6 month cycle.

We will engage your vision and intentions to grow in MURMURATIONS, a transformational community to realize your intentions and understand how Life actually works, so you can align with it and thrive!

All alongside inspiring peers working towards a better world, committed to being the change they wish to see.

IN OUR TIME TOGETHER WE WILL:

  • Practice meditative self-inquiry and somatic exercises to reveal and heal inner dynamics.
  • Tune in to access your heart’s longing, inner resource and a path forward to realize them.
  • Experience the healing power of group coherence.
  • Get a taste of the work that happens in MURMURATIONS.
  • Answer questions and share experiences of this work.

In times of accelerated growth, communities of care are balm for the soul. And a community is formed when we come together with authenticity, openness and respect.

This will be such a call.

Come experience this work for yourself and see if it’s right for you! Bring your intention, attention and openness.

There is no fee. All you need to do is register.

Take advantage of these transformational times to shift long-standing patterns and realize your intentions with others committed to shared values.

together we will

  • Learn the foundational principles of healing and mysticism from your direct experience!
  • Benefit from being held in an energy matrix through the course specifically designed to support your growth.
  • Access personal, group and universal intelligence.
  • Hone intuitive, somatic, emotional and intellectual aspects of being.
  • Share your gifts and receive what others have to offer, deeply seeing and being seen.
  • Create personal rituals to re-attune to inner wisdom and nature’s rhythms.
  • Learn and practice tools to embody presence, deepen connection to yourself, others and purpose.
  • Explore and set relational and personal boundaries that nourish your well-being.
  • Feel the freedom and healing power of vulnerability and authenticity.
  • Receive surprises and real transformation.
  • Create meaningful relationships based in mutuality.
  • Most importantly, all while having FUN!

course components

  • An intimate group of 8 peers for depth and personalized attention.
  • 12 Live, facilitated bi-weekly 2 hour calls with your group via Zoom.
  • Access to call recordings shared only with participants.
  • 2 individual 1 hr sessions with Ishita Sharma to align and deepen your growth online or via phone. Option to add more at a discounted rate.
  • A glimpse into your Human Design to understand your unique GPS.
  • 1 fine-tuned astrological reading with Armand Diaz for insight into inherited patterns and your particular life path.
  • 1 virtual cacao ceremony with Giovanna Garcia to augment group coherence and connect to your own intuition. You will receive ceremonial cacao and preparation instructions.
  • Private online group for connection, sharing and growth with others between modules.
  • Each call will combine teaching with experiential individual, paired and group exercises, sharing and Q&A.

your investment

  • You will invest a minimum of 30 mins per day attending to practices designed to augment your growth including:
  • Personalized home practices including meditations and sacred tasks that stretch you out of your comfort zone.
  • Mini-session exchanges with other participants between modules to facilitate connection and healing.
  • Opt-in weekly check-ins with a rotating partner for support.
  • Assigned books to accompany our journey.
  • Selected videos and audios to expand our perspectives.
  • Periodic 60-90 min. practice calls with group participants between facilitated sessions – time and day decided by the group.

“There are a lot of ways we can come to feel stuck, out of touch, or disconnected from something essential about life. And there are so many books, methods, and experts that offer us surefire ways out of these dilemmas.

Murmurations is different. In five months it has changed the way I live for the better.

I’m convinced that working with Ishita has more to offer, and so I plan to continue for another half-year course. I am continuing because, in a time of transition and change in my life, my work in this course has improved my relationships with myself and the people in my life.

It has offered me practices to connect with center, a place of wholeness and self-love where vision is clearer and it’s easier to align intentions and action. I’ve gained self-knowledge around connection, vulnerability, boundaries, and balancing emotional safety and risk.

And I have gained a community of kind fellow seekers to offer support, fun, and loving accountability in my growth.

I recommend working with Ishita to anyone curious about new ways to grow as a person and connect with life and the people we share it with.”

– Ben A., Murmurations Cohort 1

our exchange

The tuition for the Murmurations Transformational Community Intensive may be paid in full or in monthly installments following an initial deposit. It includes 12 facilitated group calls, 2 individual integration sessions, 1 astrological consult, 1 cacao ceremony and materials, tailored home practices, meditations, movies, readings and exclusive access to our online community.

Once accepted, a $800 deposit secures your place in the course, followed by a single payment of $2,800 OR 5 monthly installments of $640.

While the course is open to people of all identities and backgrounds, there are 2 partial working scholarships reserved specifically for BIPOC women in need.

For more information on qualifying for the course, pricing structures and securing a scholarship application please get in touch. Space is limited and the course is expected to be full.

Please note that 1% of all profits from this intensive go to support Free the Slaves, working internationally to end the practice of bonded slave labor.

The same fears and resistances that keep you from meeting your truest self keep you from realizing your longings.

If you are ready to show up for yourself, we are here to show up for you.

Joining Murmurations is a significant investment of your time, attention and resources into yourself- one that we truly honor and respect. This inner journey asks for courage, curiosity and commitment and the gifts it yields are priceless.

If you’ve read this far, follow your resonance and apply!
All you need to get started is curiosity and a commitment to realizing your intentions.

“I am getting better at loving myself! I also got that the things that feel so scary to reveal are totally fine and have their own kind of beauty! I saw all of us go through our own “No I can’t say that!” to “No, it’s great (to share)!”

– Roopa D. (Takeaways from the intensive)

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ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE AND TIMING OF THE COURSE?

A: Murmurations consists of an intimate group of 8-12 committed, inspiring peers who meet bi-weekly for 6 months in this first module.

We gather every other week for 12×2 hr facilitated live group calls and one 2 hr Cacao ceremony on zoom over 6 intensive months.

You each receive 2 individual sessions with Ishita, 1 personalized consult with an astrologer (I may also add an herbalist session at no extra cost to you), small group practices, readings, movies, weekly partnered presence session exchanges, tailored home practices, an online community, massive amounts of FUN and so much more!

Our Fall cohort will open softly on September 21 on the Equinox. A few days before our first call I will set the energetic matrix that will hold us during our journey together, facilitate a meditative self inquiry and invite you to introduce yourself to each other.

We will begin gathering online every other week starting Oct 5 on Tuesdays at 7pm EST, until early March.


Q: HOW DO I KNOW THIS IS RIGHT FOR ME


A: We’ll know better once we connect. But you’re likely a good fit if you (and I mean this), be the change you wish to see around you and you’re wanting:
– to live anchored in your center regardless of circumstances.
– to align with your Truth and expand your Purpose (self-honesty, self-love, and aligned self-expression).
– more real and connecting relationships.
– to deeply love and understand yourself and the nature of your experience.
– to connect with the cycles of nature and make sense of your role on Earth. 
– playful and grounded spiritual development in a sandbox of value-aligned peers! (I take fun seriously!)

and you’re ready to:
– be of service to your clients and community in a bigger and richer way.
– get curious and meet your light and your shadows!
– be challenged in service of your growth.
– take responsibility for your own maturation and development.
– examine and heal the narratives that keep you bound in shame. 
– learn with and from Ishita and others in your group.
– commit and align your energy and resources towards your growth.

Q: WHO ELSE IS COMING?


A: A truly impressive group of MEN and WOMEN is forming- with a bias towards those who already do or wish to serve others as therapists, coaches, healers, teachers and facilitators- 

These are people who want deeper self-alignment, access to fundamental inner well-being, more depth in relationships and to be of greater service their professions. 

They are seasoned inner voyagers ready to bring their cultivation out in the world to expand their roles in service. Those who have dedicated their careers to bettering our world and are now ready to refine their roles.

Masters in their fields now ready to merge that mastery with the true call of their heart. Healers, teachers, therapists, scientists, sages, entrepreneurs, leaders, activists, mystics, artists, coaches and anyone interested in aligning their inner and outer lives can be found in this community.


Q:
 WILL YOU OFFER THE COURSE AGAIN LATER? I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME, MONEY, ATTENTION, XYZ…RIGHT NOW.

A: The last cohort is continuing on in Module 2, and I expect the Fall cohort will too. Currently, I’m not planning another round of Murmurations beyond these 2 cohorts. And, I will say that the hindrances that keep you from investing in and exploring yourself right now, echo those stopping you from realizing your intentions.


Agreed this is a significant commitment of resources, and I find that 90% of time/money/commitment hesitations are related to fear based inner-resistance or lack of value-recognition. Only rarely is it truly not in reach.

Learning to thrive in and despite the uncertainty around us, finding and establishing safety inside ourselves, rather than crutches we’ve been conditioned to, is what this intensive is all about. More often, once we dig in, people find they’re scared of the change they know will occur if they embark on this inner journey.

They’ll really have to grow up and show up- they won’t be able to stay in the familiar confines, or hide within narratives of self-oppression. Yep. That happens. Behind the fear is your want for the very growth you’re afraid of. Honoring and meeting that fear takes courage, and is necessary for the transformation you seek.


Q: ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?


A: YES! There are 2 partial working scholarship spots available for BIPOC women in need, even though the course is open to people of all identities and backgrounds. 

For more information on qualifying and securing a scholarship application please get in touch to request a scholarship application. 


Q: GROUPS ARE SCARY. I’D RATHER WORK WITH YOU 1:1


A: I was nervous too- until I experienced the power of a true community to reveal and heal the scared parts of me! 

I saw how my mind told me stories that kept me feeling separate from others. Now I see myself in everyone I meet and there’s a lot more freedom, love and joy in my relationships! That’s the healing I wish for each of us and the special sauce groups like the ones I lead bring. 

Also- I think conscious community that recognizes our interconnectedness is the medicine we need to survive as a species. That’s why Murmurations is about coming together as one being. Sometimes, we are better suited for one over the other, but both group + individual work address different aspects of our growth. That’s why you’ll have 1:1s and individual, paired and group practices in Murmurations.


Q: DO YOU MEAN PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL INTENTIONS?


A: Doesn’t matter- whatever you heal in one aspect will seep into every other aspect of your life.


Story- I ran a 6 week version of this intensive a while ago. In that short time folks not only realized their intentions but also healed other aspects of their life, because inner alignment makes all else fall into place.
For instance, there were 2 people whose intentions were “I always choose love” and “My pleasure is my alignment.”

As they began living their intentions with loving reflections from the group, they saw more inner kindness develop and their smoking habits drop away even though it wasn’t their explicit intention to do so- and they’re still not smoking 6 months later. That’s just one example of the power of this work- obviously you don’t have to smoke- you get the idea!

Imagine what can happen in 6 months! Or just see what participants are sharing of their experience.


Q: CAN I JOIN IF I’M UNCLEAR ON MY INTENTION?


A: Yes! This is where we will begin together.

I’ll help you recognize and nurture your truest longing, which will make all others fall into place. It can and will evolve as we go. Here are some powerful intentions people have brought in and realized in past groups to inspire you:
I always choose love.
I trust myself.
I am anchored in presence no matter what.
I stay with myself with love.

We start soon! 
If you’re curious, reach out. It may be just the kickstart you’ve been waiting for.

“I was looking to 2021 as a new cycle of change: noticing and purging that which no longer served me, opening myself, to new passions, paths, vistas, and ways of being, examining and refining how I am in relationship with Self, Nature and the World.

I have gained so much more, in addition to seeing myself with new eyes.

This promise of exploring new heights and depths has been very true for me and I am deeply grateful for Ishita’s keen insight and spiritual grounding which transcends traditional expectations.

A couple examples: I did not understand my Auric edge- how paying attention to its clarity, care and strength would help me navigate all levels of connection: spirit, family, friends, and business. I continue to explore this foundational connection.

Ishita gave me new tools for noticing, choosing and enforcing Boundaries (mine and others).

I learned there is freedom found in setting and understanding boundaries in my personal life. I have gained relationship understanding about tuning into boundaries established by others.

We had the opportunity to practice testing and clarifying Boundaries and their outcomes. This resulted in real time solutions for me and those I love.

I unequivocally recommend exploring Life, Your Life, and the Universe, with Ishita. My Universe – heart, soul, knowing – have expanded beyond my traditions and book smarts. With each day, I see that there is much more to know.

I will be continuing my journey in Murmurations.”

– Kaye, MURMURATIONS cohort 1