The most refreshing quality I find about Ora Nadrich is her willingness to present a house style for the ideological many, not just the select few. Nadrich knows what she’s talking about isn’t necessarily a philosophy everyone will immediately respond to in decidedly imaginative, spiritual form.


Yet she also sticks to her guns, in her mind clearly believing there is a link between possessing a spiritual worldview, and maintaining a worldly, moral clarity as well. That’s what elevates her new book, Time to Awaken: Changing the World with Conscious Awareness, up and beyond just the pearly ring of its kitschy title. It actually means what it says, Nadrich doing the work and showing not just compassion but sharp narrative focus in each of the book’s detailed passages. One highlight in particular stands out to me, where Nadrich writes about how one’s true nature isn’t some extremely difficult thing to ascertain.

Rather, it’s right in front of us – simply waiting to be awoken. “You see, from the moment you were born, you were groomed to be asleep to the sacred truths of this life, and most things you were told to trust and believe, until now, have contributed to you being more asleep than awake,” she states. “…What if I were to tell you that you are being intentionally uninformed to remain unaware so that you don’t wake up to think, ‘How could I have not known or seen that?’ By ‘intentional’ I mean that, by design, we are kept in the dark about so many important, valuable, useful, and ultimately necessary things so that we can remain ignorant and dependent on others, but in fact, our ignorance is going to destroy us…We really need to be aware of what we are experiencing on such a huge global scale, and how it set a whole new precedent for the way we will live in the days ahead.

That is why being fully awake and aware is so crucial, to be able to navigate many more serious changes that will happen in the near future, and I can assure you they will truly make you feel that the rug has been pulled out from under you, especially if you were someone who went along with what you were told the whole time, and never questioned any of it. If ever there was a time to be fully awake, it is now!”


That kind of urgency doesn’t ring the hollow tune of someone who doesn’t practice what they preach. Nadrich comes across as a true believer. There’s a sense of conviction and intensity with the way she writes, which at once comes across as reassuring and genuine – rather than overt and zealous. “I feel it’s important to bring all of this up in order to be aware of what we’ve gone through, what have we learned from…and what truth…we gather(ed) from it all,” she writes. “I don’t think that you can be ready to awaken unless you are open to discussing what all of us have gone through over the last few years. It has been extremely stressful, and for many, they don’t feel that they’ve recovered from it, not just physically, if you’ve had Covid, but emotionally and psychologically.”

Cyrus Rhodes