Joyous Expansion Podcast Transcript Osiris Indriya, Fostering Community With A Focus On Service To Humanity

Brett Dupree:

Hello, Osiris, and welcome to my podcast. It’s so cool to have you on. Give the audience a little bit of who you are.

Osiris Indriya:

Yeah. My name is Osiris Indriya. I’m a lot of things. I’m a dad of a four and a half-year-old, which definitely has been occupying quite a bit of my life and energy As of late. I also spend my life loving and empowering people, helping build really smart and effective businesses, producing art and music. I do a lot of things, so that makes me relatively complicated and hard to explain Sometimes. It just kind of depends on what the moment needs. I do my best to bring the best of me to that moment.

Brett Dupree:

Oh, that’s awesome. How was the Osiris growing up?

Osiris Indriya:

Generally speaking, I was a pretty intense kid. I learned really early that I was very good at manipulation through tantrums, through all manner of behavioral issues. I would generally get my way. And when I figured out how good I was at getting my way through, essentially torturing others, I kind of made a choice pretty young that I didn’t want to do that. I felt bad about coercing people through bad behavior to do what I wanted them to do. So I decided I made a conscious choice that I wanted to try to collaborate with people more and find mutually beneficial outcomes, which is definitely kind of an odd thing for a young child to do. I asked my mother about it many years later and she said, yeah, she realized early on that I would rather die than do what they wanted me to do. And she really felt that deep her bones, which is kind of an intense thing for a mother. But then she didn’t notice that at some point, you know, in the first five years of life, I turned a corner and made a change and she thought that it was her schooling and education. She was going to school for social work. She was learning a lot about people that maybe she had done something and maybe she did. It may have been something she communicated to me, but for whatever reason, I realized I didn’t want to create suffering in people. Instead, I wanted to create positive outcomes

Brett Dupree:

Past five years old How was creating positive outcomes showing up through your life?

Osiris Indriya:

Didn’t really have a direction for that. So at first it was just limit that negative behavior that I was using to manipulate people, Number one. And then my family was a very Catholic family. My mother went to church multiple times a week, not just Sundays. I would go every Sunday with my family. And one time at church when I was about six years old, just a little bit later than this internal decision I was sitting in church while the priest was giving his sermon about something. I didn’t really understand. I was super bored. I remember the kind of polyester velvet fabric of the pews was a little bit rough and scratchy. And I was laying on the Pew drawing on the donation envelopes with the little stubby pencils they have They’re. Just bored out of my mind. Like how long was this going to go on?

Osiris Indriya:

And all of a sudden I just had this really intense rush and feeling. And an epiphany came to me. I remember it being like audio that I heard a voice speaking. I have no idea what voice it was. What I remember hearing was that I would reach a level of mastery in this lifetime and that my mission was to help as many other people accomplish that same thing with me. And then I saw this beautiful vision of a whole bunch of people walking shoulder to shoulder with me, and that we were all accomplishing some major purpose in this really crucial time on the earth. I immediately got up and told my mother what I was experiencing at the moment. Cause that’s a natural thing to do. Some big moment happens. And you know, she, she pushed me and told me to be quiet and said she would talk to me later.

Osiris Indriya:

Cause we were in the middle of church and the priest was still talking. We did talk about it later. And she thought it was interesting. I mean, it’s a pretty amazing thing for a six-year-old to try to tell you about she definitely supported it, but didn’t really understand or didn’t necessarily feel like she had a specific role to play in that. She just wanted to see what it would unfold as that essentially kind of calibrated my internal beacon on focusing on this life, purpose, and mission Very young. I basically spent the next several years assuming that I was going to become a Catholic priest because I was raised Catholic. And if you want it to have a big impact on people, I couldn’t think of a better example of leadership than the priests. I started going much deeper into the Catholic faith. I went to extra youth groups that were a little bit cultish.

Osiris Indriya:

I’ll admit that they were a little bit extreme and, but they were still Catholic where I started seeing all of the aspects of that faith that led people to feelings of guilt shame. There’s a lot of limiting beliefs that were imposed on people through that, the separation between people and the divine, which didn’t make sense to me because in my vision it was the opposite going on. I was going to achieve this amazing direct connection with the divine, with purpose, with everything. And how could I do that while I was simultaneously involving myself in things that were reinforcing this idea of separation, that somehow I’m lesser than that I have this original sin and that there are all of these things that must be done to maintain life, to avoid hell. You know, all of these things were very separating and felt like fragmentation when I was trying to be whole and bring lots of other people into wholeness.

Osiris Indriya:

Along with me, eventually, I started going to the priest. So this is now like early teens, like 12 to 14. I started going to the priest for confession as often as possible. But what I would do is I would confess a few things and then I would start pounding the priest with questions about accomplishing this mission I had and this amazing priest father Mike, eventually by the time I was 14 and it had been a few years of this finally came to me and said, you know what? I’m curious if this route of becoming a priest of living a life of focus in the Catholic faith was actually going to get me to where I wanted to go. He said that what I was talking about was really beautiful, but he wasn’t sure that the Roman Catholic church was where I was going to find what I was looking for, which is insane.

Osiris Indriya:

It’s crazy to know, and to think of a priest, an example of this very long-standing institution to tell me, maybe I needed to look outside of this. I’m so grateful for this man. But my initial response to that was deep depression because that was all I knew I had no access to other things. I had no way of discovering this for myself. I was still 14. I maybe had a learner’s permit, but I had no way to go anywhere. I live too far away from bookstores or things. This is the early nineties and internet Wasn’t really a thing yet in any significant way. So I just didn’t have access. So I spent a lot of time, very depressed. I actually stopped eating and stopped caring for my body because I didn’t understand how I could live a life without my purpose. I suddenly felt this crisis, that purpose that I knew was me felt so right in real, was out of reach now.

Osiris Indriya:

And if I couldn’t accomplish that, then I didn’t know why I was here. And I didn’t like hate myself. I didn’t have any like suicidal thoughts that I wanted to harm myself, but I just couldn’t invest in living. So I essentially fasted. I didn’t really mean to, I just, I had no reason to invest in life. And after a few days of this, obviously, my parents were concerned. I talked to my mother and to taking me to a bookstore and just dropping me off there for awhile, which she did. I went to the religion and spirit studies area in the nonfiction and just started looking at books that gravitated to two books. One was a book on Taoism and one was a book on Zen Buddhism. Can’t exactly figure out why I made that choice. I gravitate to those books and they were really a perfect place to start because Taoism is a very simplistic view of internal view of spirit, of connection through different kinds of right living, but it had rules and guidelines, but it wasn’t nearly as complex and difficult as what I found in the Catholic church, it was so foreign and different.

Osiris Indriya:

And then the Zen Buddhism book was almost like a comic book that showed all these stories of enlightenment and how Buddha was enlightened and how a succession of Buddhist masters would enlighten each other and how each person had a unique enlightenment story that really caught my attention Oh that we all have our own way of reaching this. So I realized I needed to find my way. Then I spent the next several years going deep into religious studies, studying every kind of spiritual path and opportunity that I could get my hands on. And of course, books only got me so far. And the thing that I started getting really excited about where the earth-based religions, shamanism and magic and hermetic philosophy. And I was specifically into some of the Wiccan books as I was talking to friends. Now I’m in high school. A girl I was interested in dating at the time, told me she was in a small Wiccan coven and practiced witchcraft.

Osiris Indriya:

I was all in. I wanted to experience that. I wanted to understand something very different from what I was raised in. And so I joined that covenant as kind of a guest member. I was never officially included, but they allowed me to participate quite a bit, did a lot of learning. And I really loved how each of us got to stand at our own alter to the divine. Instead of having someone else like a priest, do that for us to be that bridge that I could create my own bridge direct to divinity. And of course, the concept of a feminine divine, as well as a masculine divine really helped me to bring more of that internal unity of my masculine and feminine. And I knew that this was an important piece. So that’s sort of the young life growing up in the family. And I’m just super grateful that my parents and especially my mother was super supportive and keeping in mind at the same time she was going to school for social work at a Catholic university. They didn’t ever stop their focus on faith, but she really encouraged my exploration, and super grateful to have the family I have.

Brett Dupree:

Yeah, that’s something that is rare for my understand how Catholics generally treat their youths. They go wayward, I guess, or at least the stereotype. Basically, after that, what got you out of your depression and your next steps towards where you’re going

Osiris Indriya:

This Wiccan group gave me hope. I was like, Oh, there’s other things out there. There are other people doing things that are not just Christian. It just was so hard to Get outside of that world. And now that I knew, and I tasted, I decided I wanted to just keep going. As I went to college, I moved into the city of Seattle. I started a college at Cornish College of the arts working toward a degree in music. I got a job at an amazing music and record store on Capitol Hill in Seattle called Orpheum records during the early to mid and actually as mid-nineties, when the rave scene was just starting to take off, I wasn’t old enough to go the nightclubs, but raves were definitely something I had access to. And I started learning about electronic music and went and saw some dance parties and felt the experience of being on a dance floor with loud thumping music with beautiful sounds.

Osiris Indriya:

I’d never heard of that for produced with synthesizers and just really felt moved by it and moved by that communal dance experience and thought, wow, this must be part of how I accomplished my mission is bringing people together in joy and expression. So I decided to learn how to produce electronic music and became a DJ mostly to learn how to produce the music. And through that, I actually started producing the events that were sort of the next big phase of my life was becoming an electronic music event producer. I stopped calling them raves because I wanted to create something that was more explicitly spiritually focused without focusing on any specific tradition. So we called it spiritual dance communities, tribal dance communities. Cause we were reaching into that older way of being in community together. Maybe it was a little bit of an appropriation of that word, tribal, but it really felt like we were pulling out some deeper roots of our humanity.

Osiris Indriya:

And we actually started aligning with various spiritual groups, local native tribes from the Pacific Northwest to really make sure that what we were educating ourselves. And then in turn sharing that education at our events with participants and eventually a group of us created something called the Oracle gatherings, which were a series of 23 events that went from about 2001 to 2008, where each event was celebrating a theme from a tarot deck that we made. So we made our own 23 card tarot deck, a divination deck of cards with images on them depicting various scenes. And we would draw a card at the end of the previous event to determine what the next event was. So the events themselves were a reading at each event. We celebrated that theme. So the first one was called father-son and we had the myth, the elements alchemy, the senses, thoughts of great themes.

Osiris Indriya:

And each theme had a performance that happened at midnight that we called a Prayer Formance, which was an actual right of passage ceremony. We invented for the participants to go through based on the theme. So our goal was creating real experiences, real magic, as we understood it as performance for a whole community to go through these cathartic transformations together over this period of time. And it was amazing what we were doing. I’d never heard or seen anything like it. And yet it still wasn’t quite what I had felt from my initial vision. So I was still looking and eventually, we had a card come up called mystery school. And in my mind, this concept of mystery school was really interesting, but I felt like mystery schools were an ancient thing that didn’t exist anymore. That, you know, there were remnants of these things,

Osiris Indriya:

But they weren’t really relevant anymore today, But it was still worth celebrating. And we had a hard time finding a venue for this event. We ended up teaming up. So we were kind of a group of hippie ravers that were very spiritual playing, very upbeat, happy music. And we partnered with a group of industrial Gothic folks who had their own music, labels, and bands. And we partnered up and we went to a nudist park, Pacific Northwest to throw a festival together. And we called the event mystery school and they called their event, the Black Sun. And we were at the same venue and they were deep in the woods. And we were out on the lawn in the sun at a nudist park. It’s such an amazing, intense experience to see these really opposing aesthetics come together. And we had a stage in the middle where all the food was, which was a way of blending.

Osiris Indriya:

The two communities where we booked artists back and forth one after the other, where there was music from both communities in one space where people ate and there was a Lake where the only place in the whole park where you had to be naked, according to the rules of the park was the Lake. So come as you are everywhere else, but at the Lake, you must be nude. And in the saunas, of course, by Sunday of this weekend festival called mystery school, all of the hippie ravers and goths were all new to the Lake. And the only way you could tell the difference was the paleness of the skin and a little bit of the hair Maybe. It was an amazing coming together of opposites. So we thought, which is what we thought mystery schools are about. But at this event, somebody from a real mystery school saw the flyer and said, mystery school, what is this?

Osiris Indriya:

And came to his park had never really been to a rave before. And she checked it out. She thought that was pretty cool. She never seen anything like this to use initiate of the Modern Mystery School. And she tried to find out who is in charge of this event. She met with us and started speaking with us and specifically had a lot of conversations with me. She spent a lot of her free coming over to tell me about her school. Her tradition answered like a zillion questions. Cause by this point I’d tried everything from my perspective and I’m still in my twenties. Of course, I knew it all. I was invincible. I had learned all about all religions and traditions. There was nothing she had to offer me. I’d also followed gurus and tried things where it always turned out that the gurus were somehow imperfect or they are just out to take my money or wanted something improper for me, I’d experienced it all.

Osiris Indriya:

So I assumed this was just another one of those things. I want them to take my resources and energy, but there was something about this woman that was a little bit different. So eventually I decided that I needed to at least give it a try. It’s not every day, someone from a 3000-year-old tradition. So she said comes into your life and invites you to learn about it. One on one, I decided to give it a shot. So she did something with me called the life activation, which is a session or one on one session with some ritual and some work with a wand that has a crystal made out of sage. And I went and had that experience. It was cool. It was interesting. I didn’t feel like anything happened. So I went home then a couple of weeks later, she calls me up and said, you know, how’s it going since your activation?

Osiris Indriya:

And I said you know, nothing really happened. I didn’t feel anything. So I think I’m, I’m done. I appreciate your time. She said, why don’t you just tell me about your life? Like what’s happened since I saw you. So I started talking and I was like, well, I moved into a new house and I’m starting some new professional relationships that are actually starting to produce some pretty amazing opportunities. And my relationships have pretty much transformed. Like all of them, I got all of this new work and even my pets are behaving better. So she goes oh So nothing’s happened. I literally had to have her confront me about that for me to realize how drastically everything had changed. And the reason I didn’t attribute it to the session was because these were all things I had wanted and worked towards for years. And yet within two weeks, all of them happened and that made me go, Hmm, maybe there’s something to this.

Osiris Indriya:

So I made a decision in that moment that I was going to go for it. I was going to go deep into this tradition that I wanted to meet. Whoever was in charge because I knew this woman learned from somebody. So I wanted to find who she learned from who that person learned from until I got to the source. So I could figure out how that person was flawed and then move on with my life because everything else had always been that way. So I did that within about six months, I was in Utah meeting the founder of this tradition. And in some ways, I could say the rest is history that every human is flawed to some degree, but this community was literally my vision. It was an international organization of people coming together to reveal and express their unique purpose, using exceptional tools that we’re working for, people from all over the world with different languages, histories, different political beliefs, different socioeconomic statuses, like everything, all coming together, the same tools, working for everybody, everyone working towards that empowerment of self and the fulfillment of purpose. I was like, this is it. This is literally what I’ve been trying to create and what a load off that was to feel like, wow, I don’t have to invent this. In fact, I can stand on the shoulders of all these other people and build my own reality with it. And that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.

Brett Dupree:

So with the Modern Day Mystery School, what reality did you end up building?

Osiris Indriya:

Well, I became more of myself. I really got into there’s many different aspects to this ancient hermetic tradition. It comes from according to the tradition, direct from what we know of as the God Hermes in the tradition is called a Hermes Trismegistus or Trismegistus, which is the thrice great Hermes, which the tradition says was an actual being who taught one person. And that one person wrote everything down and passed it along so others can learn it. And this philosophy is over 3000 years old, at least the tradition because the tradition was solidified by King Soloman the Wise 3000 years ago, Hermes was many thousands of years before that. But the actual format of this tradition was solidified by King Solomon, the wise, and all of the tools are just there to enhance who you already are. So just like my life activation experience, where all the things I’ve been working for suddenly within reach these tools were designed to help people bring that life.

Osiris Indriya:

They desire within reach and to help clarify our desire, to make sure that what we’re aimed at is true to our central purpose, to who we really are not based on what other people have told us we should be doing. So clearing away all those external world influences that honestly don’t really matter. And aren’t relevant to who we are as a being. So we can be who we really are. And honestly, as much as that can be a little confronted for people at first, as people who are watching me shift, there were definitely people who were concerned thinking I was getting involved in some weird cult and potentially throwing my life and money away. The truth was is I was just becoming more me. And within that six months of aggressive learning and practice of ritual meditation, I was able to come back out and rebuild all of my relationships where that child, me, who was manipulating people, even though I told myself, I didn’t want to do it.

Osiris Indriya:

I was still doing it. And the way I was manipulating people was I was manipulating my relationships to need me. I found ways to make myself essential and other people’s life. So that way I knew they always be there, that they needed me to be around. And what Mystery School taught me, how to do was be completely self-sufficient. And to know that I could do everything for myself, that there’s nothing outside of me that I needed to be complete as a complete person. I can have much more deep and meaningful relationships with others. So I recreated all of my relationships as a complete person where I didn’t need to be needed, that I could participate with people where sometimes I would be in support of their visions. But I also knew sometimes it was my turn to be supported and to have people support their visions, but also knowing that I had everything I need to do it on my own if that’s what it took to get my mission done.

Brett Dupree:

Awesome. So talk a little bit about your, I believe it’s Blessoterra Center.

Osiris Indriya:

Yes. My wife and I live in Bothell, Washington, and we have our home and centers. So we’ve essentially dedicated about 50%, a whole floor of our home to work the upper floor to living where we live with our four-year-old son. And we’ve also now added an outdoor space because we do live in the era of coronavirus pandemic. And in order to continue doing our work, we want to make sure we’re being as safe as possible. So we now have an outdoor session space and under a canopy, which we’re really excited about for the summer months. But we have a center where we offer personal sessions, healings like life activation. I spoke about initiations into the tradition, oral handing downs. We call it or the process of sharing knowledge and tools and rituals that come from this ancient tradition, which our tradition only works in person. So this world of zoom and podcasts, there’s only so much we can share in order to help people. We need to be in the same physical space with them. So we’ve set up our home, 50% of our home to be a temple and learning space. In addition to that, I started a religious nonprofit called the Institute of Awakened Mastery. And we have a space in the North gate area in Seattle, which hopefully will be reopening with limited capacity to also continue this important work of empowering people.

Brett Dupree:

So what does it look like working with you?

Osiris Indriya:

Well, we always start with a consultation with a conversation because somebody, I wish I could quote someone right now. I heard this week and I can’t remember where I heard it. If it comes to me, I’ll speak up the idea that the world is upside down and all of us are oriented to that upside-down world, or maybe a better way of saying it is inside, out, or outside in where the outside literally gets in and contaminates who we are and the orientation of moving yourself to be an inside out orientation where that unique light that is you is coming out into the world. Instead of us responding to what’s coming in is a really different reality for a lot of people because we’ve been so ingrained in focusing X, outside of us, the external world for all of our validation, for our sense of self. This idea I heard this week is someone said that you should smile because your mood is determined by your environment and your smile will help you feel happy inside.

Osiris Indriya:

And I got so upset because that’s a person being a victim to the outside world, and that’s not who, what we are. We’re divine beings. We have an infinite source of possibility and potential within, and we have the ability to influence not only our mood from the inside out but all others. So that initial consultation is really about feeling out and meeting people where they are hearing them out, understanding what they believe their story is, where they want to go in life. And then also representing to them the way my wife and I have been living that inside out reality that the inside comes out and seeing if people find resonance with that. Cause not everyone’s ready to make that shift because even though it seems kind of simple and basic, it’s really hard to do when we’re so habitually focused on bringing the outside in.

Osiris Indriya:

So that consultation is essential to make sure there’s compatibility around moving that focus to be internal and then learning to express who we really are. And if people do find affinity to that, then we invite them to either take classes in small groups, do sessions like the life activation potentially receive initiation. And once one is initiated into the tradition, they then get access to do everything that we’re doing, which is to continue on in this larger international school and be trained by many teachers. So we’re just kind of an access point to the tradition. So we don’t really see people like our students per se, but we have some tools to help people get started. And then we can introduce them to all of the many pathways that were available to us so they can find what’s best for them to help their lives and their purpose. So just like in our original or my original vision, I can help build that army of people walking shoulder to shoulder with me, changing the world for the better helping people wake up to who they really are and living a life of purpose.

Brett Dupree:

What kind of transformations have you seen from people that you worked with and initiated?

Osiris Indriya:

It’s interesting. Cause I would actually say about 75% of the people we see have significant transformations. They tell us they’re grateful. One of the obvious changes for a lot of people tends to be financial, which comes with bringing yourself more in line with your true purpose and your, to making your work, Your life work. Tends to help people become a bit more abundant and it may not be financially right away, but there’s a different type of opportunity that opens up when you’re more authentic to who you really are. For some people, it’s just a different sense of peace and wellbeing. It can be physical healing. It really varies because it kind of depends on what people are working through when they come to us. But in some of the extreme cases, we’ve had people we didn’t know at the time who was actually extremely depressed and considering suicide.

Osiris Indriya:

They came to us as a last resort because honestly what we’re doing is a little bit weird to go to someone who says they’re part of a Mystery School to receive energy healings that you’ve never heard of before and to learn classes about things that are hard to substantiate, like learning about unseen forces, angelic beings, rituals. It’s definitely out there. It’s outside of what most people consider normal. And so often people come to us as a last resort. They’ve tried all of the standard things. First, they’ve gone to psychotherapists, they’ve gone in nutritionists and they’ve, you know, they got the part of the way, but there was always something in the way they couldn’t get beyond. And so we’ve helped those people to get out of that depressed state and start thriving. So I say 75% of these people they’ll think us and then they’ll go on to live their lives. And we may not hear from them much again, but often they’ll get what they need and a few visits change enough of their life as much as they’re looking for. And then they go about their life. And that’s great. You know, about 25% do end up pursuing the deeper mysteries with us and go on that process of becoming Pierce with us in the tradition because it’s not for everybody, not everyone’s purpose is to share Mystery School teachings. Right?

Brett Dupree:

That makes a lot of sense, but those are some cool transformations as well. So we are coming to the end of our time together. And one thing I like to ask my guests is to give one minute of motivation. You can imagine this as if you’re in a time machine, traveling back to your eight-year-old self and you want to convey everything. You need to live a happy joy-filled life, but unfortunately, you only have a minute until you’re plucked back into the future. Or you can think of it as taking your entire life’s message and condensing it down to a minute.

Osiris Indriya:

The first thing to know about yourself is that you belong here, that you have purpose and reason for being a unique and special purpose that has never been expressed in this physical reality ever before. And that light is important to shine bright, to help everyone to realize who they are and bring about the peace that we want to see in the world, that opportunity for each of us to be celebrated in our uniqueness and thrive. We are often challenged by the external world, the external world to put limits on us, to get us questioning what we feel inside. And those are all just tests of our resilience and challenges for us to learn, to reflect, to center ourselves, build ourselves up so that we can shine brighter than any of the darkness that may come our way. And as we shine brighter, instead of seeing the darkness in the world, we attract a lot more in light. It’s extremely important to know and see our own value. Even if it’s not something that we’ve yet experienced to at least hold the hope that we can find it and that the only place we can find it is within. And once we found it, it’s our mission and purpose to share that uniqueness with the world.

Brett Dupree:

Awesome. Thank you so much for being on my podcast. I was really interested in listening to your story on how you started in wanting to become a Catholic priest. And luckily you have such a supportive foundation to push you, to seek out other avenues, and to be able to build on that and becoming a DJ and bringing people together. But even then still going beyond that and finding something that fits you and your vision so that you can help and serve other people is extremely fascinating. And I thank you so much for sharing it on my podcast. So thank you so much for everything you do for this world. And thank you for being on my podcast.

Osiris Indriya:

Thank you, Brett. I really appreciate you and everything that you’re doing and love watching you thrive and grow through this podcast. So thank you so much for, including me in your life and in this project.

Brett Dupree:

May your day be special.

Osiris Indriya:

Yours as well.

Inspirational Life Coach Brett Dupree (264 Posts)

Internationally certified life coach through inviteCHANGE, Brett Dupree envisions a powerful future in which people live in pure joy. He believes that there is a great transformation just around the corner and he coaches people on how to use passion and inspiration to ride the powerful wave of awakening that is sweeping this world. Brett has dedicated his life to the study of personal empowerment. He believes that real lasting change comes from changing from the inside out. Working with you one-on-one, Brett helps you listen to your inner voice to reach your goals with passion, inspiration and ease . He creates a sacred space that allows you clients to bask in the joy of creation. He will help you find peace and balance in their lives so you can transform yourself into a self leader. Using the power of intentions, the Law of Attraction and his deep loving powerful heart he helps his clients gain miraculous results.


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