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murielle.ades@gmail.com

Introductory Description: 

My inner journey began in my mid-20s while experiencing challenging life circumstances and losses. For the first time, I was consciously aware of the impermanence of life and its content. I remember recognising and feeling the emptiness of many things in me that I thought were real and important. It was then, when two questions arose vividly in my consciousness: Who am I when all that is not real falls away? Is there something in me that cannot be taken away by death? A spark of a new sense of ‘me’ echoed in response and lit up a deep flame in my heart to find out the truth. A few years later, on a retreat, I experienced a luminosity in my heart that felt so intimate and dear, and so real, like nothing I’d experienced before. I made a vow never to lose contact with it. Since then, I have dedicated a big part of my life to revealing and understanding the mystery of this eternal luminosity that I am, and we all are. My journey led me to different teachers and mystery schools, with different practices and many retreats. My flame grew stronger and refined and my questions more precise. I had amazing experiences and understandings that changed my life.

When I found the Diamond Approach Path, something in me knew that I had come home. The teaching resonated with me deeply and I simply fell in love. My dedication and love for the truth were met with like-hearted teachers and fellow students.

I was born in Lebanon and grew up primarily in Israel. As a child, I lived with my family also in Brazil and in the US. Currently, I live with my partner in Munich, south Germany. Living in different countries, I learned to appreciate the richness that each culture offers, as well as the sensitivity and challenges it can bring.

What have you learned as a result of studying the Diamond Approach?: 

I learned that every moment, every experience, pleasant or unpleasant, if we allow and stay with it, will be a portal to our deepest nature. I learned that recognising the truth in every experience sets us free and brings transformation. Therefore, radical openness and acceptance of whatever is showing up in our life, along with curiosity and wanting to know the truth, will bring unfoldment.

The DA supported me to integrate the spiritual dimensions and my everyday life. I learned to embody and live the deepest truth that I know as I relate and function in the world. I learned to appreciate and include all aspects of my life into my awareness, inquiry, and care. This brought an increasing sense of wholeness and unity to my soul and helped me bridge the huge gap I felt inside between the spirit and the day-to-day reality. As barriers and feelings of separation lessen, the more extraordinary and free Life feels.

The unique and various ways of practicing with others in the DA (meeting individually, in small and bigger groups) brought such deep support, connectivity, and intimate friendships to my life. I saw that many of the issues I encounter are universal. Seeing that others are dealing with similar topics, brought much compassion and understanding to myself and others, as well as disidentification.

What attracted you to the Diamond Approach?: 

The Theory of Holes was my first encounter and it felt revolutionary and fascinating. I came across it in Diamond Heart Book 1 during a training in India, and I could feel its truth vibrating in my whole body. I realised that we can never lose anything that is real in us. Our essential nature can never be damaged or destroyed. It is always who we are. It is always pure and complete. That was such a deep relief. I understood how we can lose contact and awareness with certain aspects of our soul during our childhood, and walk in life feeling deficient, empty, and lacking. Learning that the way to reconnect with our true nature is through allowing ourselves to feel those empty holes and voids in our souls was deeply inspiring. I wanted to learn more about it and find a teacher who could guide me through this process. Two years later, after moving to Germany, I joined an ongoing group in the north of Germany and embarked passionately on what turned out to be a deeply transformative and fulfilling journey of self-discovery, love, and support.

What is most important for people to understand about the Diamond Approach?: 

If you will engage with this path and its practices whole-heartedly, it will transform your life!

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