Like a bright light in a dark room, nondual mentoring with Nic Higham is a space for deepening into nondual realisation.
Nondual spirituality, when removed from personal life, can become dry and a means for bypassing the relative, just as personal life can be painful and limiting when removed from the expansive depth of spiritual realisation.
Many spiritual seekers want to know how to stop suffering, to find peace, and how to progress in their life or path, or to stop seeking. Simplification and reassurance can be invaluable here but are challenging to find. There are many spiritual and nondual paths offered nowadays, and it can feel overwhelming to fathom which one to take. Often the more complex a spiritual teaching system is, the less wisdom and truth it contains. And as most find out, there’s a big difference between mind-based knowledge and “deep knowing” (Jnana), and until you have transcended knowledge and seen beyond the mind, will nonduality truly resonate. Once it does, however, it will touch you profoundly. Such is the stunning simplicity of the realised state.
Through Nondual Mentoring with Nic Higham you will learn to identify apparent barriers to awakening and dissolve them as you come to stabilise in consciousness. Greater harmony between authentic understanding and daily life will blossom. Moving beyond the ego, you will witness the present moment and discern all that you are not so to have clarity and conviction about your natural state (what Nisargadatta Maharaj calls ‘Nisarga’). When liberated from thought and the subtle layers of conditioning, you will discover the unconditional love and contentment of the changeless. However, it isn’t necessary to stop thinking or feeling or even to become free. When we know we are already nisarga, facets of experience and conditioning still arise, but they no longer define or restrict us.
Drawing on key principles of the enlightenment traditions, Nondual Mentoring presents the direct (pathless) way to liberation and transcendence without the adornments, trappings, methods, rituals, or distracting features within many spiritual systems. Sessions are bespoke, meeting you where you are and focusing on what is most important to you. Using straightforward English and a no-nonsense approach, Nic will keep bringing you back to the same core truth: your true nature is beyond the body-mind. And for this realisation, we ask ‘Who am I?’ in various creative ways. The answer is already within you, or more precisely, the answer is you. As Nisargadatta Maharaj said, you are That.
Is this you?
Nic is down-to-earth, caring and devoted and will hold space that is heart-opening and transformative while you reflect, explore questions, and inquire into truth.
“My home is in the unchangeable, which appears to be a state of constant reconciliation and integration of opposites. People come here to learn about the actual existence of such a state, the obstacles to its emergence, and, once perceived, the art of stabilising it in consciousness, so that there is no clash between understanding and living.”
“The Supreme State is universal, here and now; everybody already shares in it… Who does not like to be, or does not know his own existence? But we take no advantage of this joy of being conscious, we do not go into it and purify it of all that is foreign to it. This work of mental self-purification, the cleansing of the psyche, is essential… It is useless to fight the sense of being a limited and separate person unless the roots of it are laid bare… Clarification of the mind is Yoga.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
These sessions are for anyone who has a resonance with nonduality (Advaita) or feels curious or compelled to pursue Self-realisation.
You can ask any questions, talk about your insights and areas of confusion, be guided through nondual meditations and inquiries and listen to Nic Higham talk about the timeless Truth of nonduality.
Cost: I offer a sliding scale of £30 to £60 per 50-minute session (in person in Leicester UK, or online via Zoom). You can choose the amount in that range that best meets your financial circumstances.