Meet Lisa Witter, a seasoned psycho-spiritual counselor and non-dual Tantric meditation teacher, whose journey from corporate life to spiritual awakening has been nothing short of transformative. In her exclusive MysticMag interview, Lisa shares insights into her profound spiritual path, her approach to Karma Clearing, and what seekers can expect from her spiritual counseling sessions.
Can you share a few details about yourself and your professional journey?
I’m Lisa Engles-Witter, and at the heart of my work, I’m deeply committed to exploring and sharing profound spiritual truths. My journey isn’t just about the roles I’ve taken on as a psycho-spiritual counselor and a non-dual Tantric meditation teacher; it’s about a genuine passion for the process of spiritual awakening and guiding others in this process.
Creating the Karmic Warrior Oracle, contributing to two best-selling books on soulful leadership, and recently founding the Tantric Arts Collective are highlights of my journey that underscore my commitment to honoring Yogic wisdom. These endeavors aren’t just milestones for me; they’re tangible expressions of my dedication to seamlessly integrating the principles and practices of ancient wisdom with the complexities of modern life.
My spiritual journey has been deeply influenced by Yogic and Buddhist traditions. It took a significant turn two decades ago when I discovered the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda on self-realization and kriya yoga. Becoming an initiate in this lineage was a pivotal moment, deepening my connection to these ancient practices and Yoga philosophy.
My quest for deeper understanding led me into the world of Non-Dual Tantra, and since 2019 I’ve been a student-practitioner of this path. With the guidance of my own teacher, I have been blessed to experience these teachings not just as intellectual knowledge, but as a living expression of my life. This tradition has significantly enhanced my counseling and teaching, allowing me to bring ancient wisdom into modern contexts in a meaningful way.
How does Karma Clearing work?
Karma Clearing is really about understanding and resolving the patterns that we carry with us—patterns that can influence our lives in ways we might not even be aware of. It starts with recognizing that karma (the results we experience from our past actions) is fundamentally about suffering from what I call a ‘case of mistaken identity’– in other words having a misconception of who you really are. This misconception is based on thoughts, beliefs, and sociocultural conditioning.
In my professional practice, I approach Karma Clearing as a process of deep self-reflection and healing. It involves a combination of powerful meditative practices, guided self-inquiry, and sometimes even working with the Karmic Warrior Oracle to uncover these patterns. The goal is to bring them into the light of consciousness, where they can be acknowledged and digested which is incredibly liberating.
Karma clearing is a path to true freedom. By clearing our karmic patterns, we are no longer burdened by believing that our thoughts are true. Instead, we recognize them for what they are: tools that we can use if they’re helpful, and dispose of if they’re not. Ultimately, karma clearing allows us to recognize our true nature instead of believing that a thought (or story) defines or describes who we really are. This leads to a profound inner stability, allowing us to navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and resilience.
What can people expect from your spiritual counseling?
In my spiritual counseling sessions, individuals can expect a compassionate and non-judgmental environment that encourages deep self-exploration. I specialize in assisting those who are navigating the profound journey of spiritual awakening. This process can profoundly impact every aspect of life, from work and relationships to personal well-being, and I’m here to offer guidance and support through these transitions.
My focus is less on personal growth in the conventional sense and more on facilitating spiritual growth and awakening. This distinction is important because spiritual awakening often involves confronting and transcending deeper patterns and beliefs that aren’t addressed by typical personal growth methodologies.
Clients who come to me are often at a point where they’re seeking not just to improve their lives but to fundamentally transform their understanding of themselves and their place in the universe. We work together to uncover the spiritual and existential insights that can help them navigate this process. This involves tailored practices such as meditation, inquiry and direct experience practices aimed at connecting them with their innermost essence and the universal truths that underpin their experiences.
The goal of my counseling is to support individuals in embracing the challenges and opportunities of spiritual awakening, equipping them with the understanding and tools necessary for this unique journey. This path leads to a deeper sense of peace, purpose, and joy, rooted in a profound connection with one’s true self and the larger web of existence. It’s about learning to live authentically and fully, in alignment with one’s spiritual insights and discoveries.
Is there anything else about your work that you’d like to share that we haven’t covered?
One concept central to my work, and often misunderstood, is karma. Before diving deep into Yoga Philosophy, my view of karma was pretty simplistic, akin to a form of ‘cosmic justice’—do
good, and good comes back to you; do bad, and expect the same in return. However, my studies revealed that karma is far more nuanced than this very basic cause-and-effect outlook.
Karma, in Sanskrit, simply means ‘action.’ Each action we take is like planting a seed that will, under the right conditions, bear fruit in the future. This analogy helps illustrate the nature of karma: like planting a sunflower seed versus an acorn, the fruits of our actions can manifest quickly or take years, even lifetimes, to fully develop, depending on a complex web of causes and conditions.
This perspective is crucial, especially when considering that karma isn’t confined to this lifetime alone. A karmic seed can lay dormant for an extended period before finding the right conditions to manifest. This explains phenomena such as seemingly inexplicable hardships or the emergence of prodigies and isn’t necessarily tied to the belief in past lives. At its core, karma is about action and its consequences.
The law of karma, or the law of cause and effect, says that every action has a consequence. Yet, according to Yoga teachings, the root cause of karmic results isn’t action itself but a misconception of our True Self. This misunderstanding leads us to feel separate from the Divine that exists within and all around us, causing a void that we attempt to fill with external desires or by avoiding certain experiences.
These desires manifest as attachment or aversion, driving us to actions aimed at filling this perceived void, often leading to selfish behaviors. These actions, especially when driven by extreme attachment or aversion, have significant karmic repercussions. Interestingly, the teachings suggest that while the pleasure derived from selfish actions is fleeting, leading ultimately to suffering, true, lasting pleasure comes from selfless actions.
Understanding this cycle helps us see how we become ensnared in karmic patterns, continuously acting out of a misplaced sense of lack or separation. Recognizing and addressing this cycle is a critical part of the spiritual growth and awakening process, guiding us back to a realization of our true, interconnected nature.
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