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Voice America with Shahmeen Saddiq

    TROUBLE VIEWING? Click Here to view the Promo card on the web SIGN-UP NOW! Click to become a VoiceAmerica Member for Free! Stories from the Heart of Leadership Monday at 11 AM Pacific April 27, 2015: Exquisite Self Awareness In a recent survey about projected leadership trends, I noticed something missing. In the […]

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Keeping Secrets – A Life Limiting Habit

We’ve all heard the expression ‘the truth will set you free’, but what do secrets do? Keeping secrets has a function of either controlling others, keeping ourselves safe from perceived danger or retribution, or, believing that withholding information or feelings will somehow preserve other people’s perception of us. There are different types of secrets: 1. […]

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Wisdom of the Heart – Sydney

Wisdom of the heart – a gateway to freedom

A transformational weekend with Shavasti

Sydney (Narrabeen) 9.30am – 6.00pm Sat & Sun


Have your grown tired of trying to resolve issues through ‘fixing’, visioning, creating goals and using will power?

Do you yearn for deeper, more connected relationships, but feel overwhelmed with choices, options and data overload?

Perhaps your hearts wisdom is already guiding you towards leading a more compassionate and fulfilling life, yet doubts and fears are affecting your pathway?

Come to this workshop and be supported in a non-judgmental environment, as you release unconscious loyalties to the suffering of previous generations and set yourself free from your story.

Shavasti will weave together his 16 years experience with Family Constellations, many years of Shamanic Practice, Bodywork, and Energy Healing work to give you a profound and safe container that is of world class quality.


Inner Guidance

The centre of our being is our heart, not the mind. It is within this centre that we touch the inner sanctum of our being and can experience what the sages of old have given many names: the presence, the beloved, God and the All That Is.


When we are grounded in our body and present in the moment, we let go of all notions of good and bad which then gives us the opportunity to experience the depth of our own being.  Deep within each of us is a yearning to touch the sacred flame that exists in us all.



During this workshop you will:

–          Be guided to release limiting patterns and old hurts from your past

–          Be guided to fully realise where you are holding back from opening your heart more fully

–          Receive teachings that will transform the way you think and how you feel about your place in the world

–          Be given tools for transforming suffering into relief




Join Shavasti, 6 time author and international workshop leader, in an exploration of healing the heart without masks or pretences in a way that will lead you to discover your authentically grounded heart.



Shavasti, known as the author John L. Payne is the author of (1)The Healing of Individuals, Families and Nations, The Language of the Soul, The Presence of the Soul, Teachings from an Awakened Heart and Embracing the Power of Truth, all published through Findhorn Press in the US & UK. He has facilitated more than 450 workshops on 6 continents and has conducted more than 6,500 private sessions, with the majority of his rich experience being gained in post apartheid South Africa.


Both days must be attended.

‘If you truly want to open your heart then I can recommend no better guide than Shavasti- a man whose own heart radiates deep wisdom and compassion. Shavasti’s immense skill lies in being able to identify the blocks for each individual; whether these are perinatal, personal or generational and meet the fundamental needs of each of these wounds.  Samina Khan Transpersonal Therapist and Life Coach at New Life Foundation, Oct 2014


‘Our company, BeyondNLP, based in Sydney, Australia invited John L. Payne (Shavasti) to offer training in Sydney in 2011. Owing to the both the high quality of his work and his popularity with our clients and students, his visit was extended to include a second and third workshop and training in Sydney and a training in Brisbane. Our experience of him was that he has a very high level of skill, experience and compassion. He was a pleasure to both witness and work with. Yours sincerely, Barbara Young. Director, BeyondNLP & Australian Institute for Clinical Hypnotherapy, Sydney, Australia’

“His highest concern is for the deepest good for any and all who may be lucky enough to work with him either personally or professionally. He’s also a great author and I recommend his books for my trainings as he’s nothing short of “inspirational” on every level. Kudos to Shavasti at whatever he does and where ever he goes. Any and all clients are very lucky to have this international sensation work with him for their highest good. ” (2013) Gary Stuart, Author of Many Hearts, One Soul


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The Pain of Being the Special Child

The Pain of Being the Special Child Immersed in a culture in which individualism is generally encouraged and creativity is allowed to flourish despite some societal constraints, the desire to make our mark in the world and be noticed in an ocean of individualistic self-expression, the notion of being ‘special’ can be quite attractive, even […]

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Child of an Immigrant

Child of an Immigrant We live in a world in which many individuals in the developed world have at least one parents who is an immigrant from another country or continent. When we look at our ancestry, the first question we must ask is ‘What did they leave behind?’ and also ‘Who did they leave […]

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Ancestral Voices: Forgiving the Unforgivable

Join Shavasti for the on-line book launch of his much acclaimed audio book, Teachings from an Awakened Heart. Shavasti is a seasoned teacher, having travelled the world facilitating well over 400 workshops spread over each of our planet’s inhabited continents. During this call, which is free of charge, there will be a Satsang in which Shavasti will share his perspectives and teachings on the importance of lineage, hidden loyalties and the many pitfalls surrounding common distortions regarding ‘forgiveness’. There will be some opportunities for questions and answers plus he will present his new audio presentation briefly.

Shavasti invites you to join him for a live experience and transmission on this free telecall. The times are:

West Coast USA is 0900/9am
East Coast USA is 12:00/midday
London  is 17:00/5pm
Central Europe is 18:00/6p

Those who cannot make the call live will be emailed a MP3 recording, so please register even if you cannot make the live call.
When you register, you’ll receive details for joining the call, a MP3 recording afterward, and occasional emails about ancestral healing, awakening, and healing the heart. (You can opt out of those emails at any time)

What some others have said regarding Teachings from an Awakened Heart (iTunes & Amazon):

TFAAH Audiobook“Deep, brilliant, teachings from a man who has walked the path every step of the way, a must listen!”
Patricia White Buffalo
, Founder and director of “Walking the Shaman’s Path Program”

“Shavasti’s ‘Teachings from an Awakened Heart’ is a sound investment. As a spiritual teacher, and committed student of life and God, Shavasti provides what one may experiences as something akin to a rich individual session in the form of meditations and guided reflections. Addressing so many levels, Shavasti (aka John L. Payne), is not afraid to use the term “God” and conversely is unafraid of challenging those who linger only in the God realm, critical of and completely detached from all of the teachers available to us as ‘relational beings’. He gently suggests the tragedy of seeing human beings without the inclusion of that which is greater than flesh and bone. In Teachings from an Awakened Heart, Shavasti provides a transparent personal history which includes harrowing experiences including a horrific home invasion with a gun being held to his head; with a generous soul, Shavasti shares the deep soul initiation and the journey that transpired as a result. A friend of life and death, Shavasti’s humble assertion is that he is not a unique or rare ‘Awakened heart’ but that he is in the process of Awakening. Encouraging us to work, live and love with an ‘awakened heart’ Shavasti proposes that this place, perspective, and paradigm, is the place that introduces the grace of surrender, while in a practical sense preventing burn-out for those who work with healing and being in service. Part poetry, part prose, Teachings from an Awakened Heart is engaging and encouraging. Giving everything a place, Shavasti introduces an expanse of soul which would be a benefit for any human being.”
Francesca Mason Boring
, Author ‘Connecting to our Ancestral Past’

Audio Book Description:

In this audio presentation you will be taken on a journey to initially share in Shavasti’s personal story of a tragedy and other events that transformed both his work and the core of his being.  In addition to that brief account, Shavasti invites you to consider, experience, ponder and feel who you are on multiple levels of your being as he weaves almost two decades of a journey as a professional healer, author and seeker of truth together into a tapestry of profound teachings that will change the way you experiences yourself and see your place in the world.

In Teachings form an Awakened Heart you will journey with the stream of Shavasti’s words that will bring you to new understandings and experiences of forgiveness, awakening, hidden loyalties and new opportunities for personal peace. With this audio journey you will be invited to step inside the deeper questions of your being, your longing and the deeper truths of who you are and what you really want.  Teachings from an Awakened Heart presents truth powerful, inclusive and pervasive ways that will invite to surrender to the core of your being – irrespective of what you discover about yourself along the way. You will discover that to love is totally natural and that there is, and never has been, anything wrong with you:

Hand of Grace
Loss of Heart
Direct Experience
Healing Relationships
What do you want?
Love & Peace
An Opening Heart
Devoted to the Heart
Death & Back

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Out of the Incubator and Into Life

Over the many years of my healing practice that has taken many different forms dovetailing into one of body work – Family Constellations, Reiki, Energy Healing and Shamanism, I have had the privilege of working with many clients who started their sojourn in this life through the life-saving marvel that is an incubator. There are […]

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Why Men Don’t Feel

Why Men Don’t Feel Recent scientific studies have been strongly indicating that the traumas of men from previous generations affect the RNA in sperm, which in turn has a direct effect on the RNA in the following generations – influencing metabolism, psychological health and which diseases the offspring become more susceptible to. In the past […]

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Forgiving the Unforgiveable

Forgiving the Unforgiveable Forgiveness is quite a challenging topic. It is one of those topics around which we have many images, concepts and ideas. However, forgiveness very often doesn’t work, even though at the core of many spiritual teachings, and of Christianity in particular within the context of the Western world, there is this idea […]

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