Commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October the Second, we are honoured by Shany Mathew becoming Goodwill Ambassador and herewith a “Voice for Healing Souls”.
About Shany Mathew
Shany Mathew is an inspiring Indian dancer, who accomplishes something very courageous: to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern, between East and West. Born in Germany, influences of Indian culture had a strong presence throughout her life. This led to her studies of traditional Indian dance in India. As this unfolded, talent became passion. Passion gave rise to the endeavor towards her place/seat in the reigns of great Indian dancers of our time. Her countless performances in front of distinguished circles as well as public audiences witness this. Apart from her career as an artist, Shany Mathew holds a degree in economics, tourism, and sociology.
Rather than favouring a specific spiritual approach, it is one of our principles to encourage trainers and trainees alike to discover a spiritual basis which allows them to lead a constructive life. What follows is a small glimpse into the spiritual reflections of a magnificent performer of a spiritual dance, which she generously shares with all of us:
By Shany Mathew:
The whole world is trembling. At least that is the impression I get when following the news. People feel paralyzed, numbed and helpless - struggling to find an answer to the question of why there is so much willingness present to use violence.
From my point of view, we need to disengage from the solutions considered easy and quick; the superficial treatment and pseudo-alleviation of symptoms. We have to find our way back to the origin, sense our roots, feel unity with earth. It is inevitable to remind ourselves of our roots in order to eventually return to our true selves. Unless this happens, hardly anyone will be able to reach a peaceful state of mind and condition.
The result of our disconnection from the origin manifests in current world events. It is most important to shed light on the true causes and reasons for this. I believe that this principle - which may seem so simple - can and should be applied across all cultures, mentalities and religions.
To achieve this, the world needs people who are brave, honest and mature enough to pave the way.