After I taught Seminars 1 and 2 to Oxana in 2014, she come across the work and made friends with a Russian physician and scientist, Dmitry Shamenkov, and the community and shared goals that he teaches through his System of Health Management. "I was inspired by his ideas," Oxana remembered, "so, while working on my independent case studies (for certification), I offered to facilitate the webinar program. I wanted to know what others were doing with this work and how. I found the Zoom platform then created the website, then "Eureka Times." (Interestingly, one of their mailing addresses is in the town of Eureka.)
Graham will help with their baby so Oxana can continue her work with the webinars and "Eureka Times." Unsurprisingly, now that she has received her certification as an Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainer, she has big plans for Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and maybe Europe.
"I plan to do group and practitioner trainings," she said happily. "The possibilities include a retreat center here in Byron Bay and teaching practitioners in Russia. I will put up websites in English and Russian, and will record meditations in Russian also. They are already translated in Anna Wise's book!"
She expects to work with people privately and in small groups. "If you look in my background," she went on, "you can see that I could be a corporate trainer as well. I have the psychology degree and know how to organize events and trainings.
"It's all coming together. I want to give myself a chance to be myself, to rediscover my needs, interests and place in life. That's what Australia and this work allow me to do. There will be certain challenges. This is new territory for me." Just as in Russia, during the hard times, "You have to be smart, flexible, and find ways to organize what you want to do and make them work for you. I'm not in a big city. Right now, I'm putting bits and pieces together.
"I've been waiting for a long time, so I am more than ever ready and willing to work. I am ready to give. I am impatient to work and play. This is my core interest in life and part of my nature—deep work. That's why I've chosen this."
Why is it so important to her? Awakened Mind training "takes in the spiritual world, beyond ego," she said, "because it's not about earning money. It's about something more profound and much deeper."