Gateways to Awakening podcast

Gateways to Awakening

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Gateways to Awakening is a gateway for your own spiritual journey. Today, people are suffering from stress and anxiety like no other time in history. Mental illness is on the rise, and people are either self-medicating or numbing out with a variety of distractions. In one on one conversations with leading experts in wellness and spirituality, Gateways to Awakening will share best practices and offer a gateway to help those who are interested to expand their awareness and consciousness. We’ll be asking these questions and more: How can we become more connected to ourselves and bring greater awareness to our lives? How can we connect with our own voice and intuition and be on the highest life path possible? Is there a greater intelligence, a primordial, intuitive intelligence, beyond just what we can access through our five senses today? For the modern-day seekers, Gateways to Awakening asks these questions and explores conversations with experts in their fields. I’ll be talking to a variety of guests from Ph.D. academics in Reiki, Shiatsu, binaural beats, Chinese medicine practitioners, mystics, and even one of the leading experts on The Secret. I ask that you stay curious with me, as we navigate these questions and more with our guests. This is your journey, so pay attention to what makes you feel expansive and lighter.

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    Transformative body healing and sacred anatomy with Desda Zuckerman

    Today’s episode is about the transformative body healing and sacred anatomy with Desda Zuckerman.    Desda Zuckerman is a modern day visionary, author, spiritual healer, speaker and teacher. Born an  intuitive with extraordinary clairvoyant abilities, Desda has made an in-depth study of the subtle energies.  A true spiritual pioneer, she has learned to describe, understand and speak about the subtle parts of human capacity, and wrote a profound book called “Your Sacred Anatomy” which you can find on Amazon.      We talk about the following and so much more:    ✅ What sacred anatomy actually means  ✅ The “subtle energy body”  ✅ The 7 Anatomical Systems of the Human Energy Structure and why are they important ✅ How we can strengthen the Human Electromagnetic Field  ✅ Some principles she has noticed when it comes to the energy body.  ✅ The 13 Chakras and how do they work?  ✅ The greater mind exercise and where our genius lies  ✅ The 4 aspects of the authentic self    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.   We'd like to thank our sponsors, Nowatch for this episode. Nowatch is a smart jewelry awearable that measures and predicts stress one hour in advance, helping you restore balance, and improve relaxation and sleep. With a collection of 9 interchangeable gemstones to suit your daily mood and style.   If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please DM me.
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    Creating business and health success with intention and purpose

    Today’s episode is about creating business and health success with intention and purpose with Eric Edmeades.    Widely recognized as one of the most powerful, engaging and entertaining speakers in the world today, Eric  Edmeades has shared the stage with leading experts like Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, John Gray, Robin Sharma, and President Bill Clinton.    Eric has logged over 10,000 hours on stage and spoken in over 20 countries around the world. Eric routinely speaks at business, marketing and technology conferences, film festivals, corporate engagements and does pro-bono talks and consulting for not-for-profit organizations and schools.     I first heard about Eric through the Mindvalley community and recently took his class on the Mindvalley app about creating an intentional business and thought it was incredible.    We talk about the following and more:    ✅  What it means to create an “intentional business”  ✅  The different types of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial paths  ✅  Why so many businesses fail and how to deal with adversity and change  ✅  How much of his spiritual world is aligned with his business world  ✅ What Freedom Fridays are and why it is so necessary to disconnect    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.   We'd like to thank our sponsors, Nowatch for this episode. Nowatch is a smart jewelry awearable that measures and predicts stress one hour in advance, helping you restore balance, and improve relaxation and sleep. With a collection of 9 interchangeable gemstones to suit your daily mood and style.   If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please DM me.
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    Hormone imbalance, fertility, and getting pregnant with Dr. Aimee, the "Egg Whisperer"

    Today’s episode is about hormone imbalance, fertility, and getting pregnant with Dr. Aimee, the "Egg Whisperer" . Dr. Aimee is a full-time practicing fertility doctor and is beloved by patients and the media alike. Her focus is on finding the sweet spot of where science and patient care meet, and empowering people to better understand their fertility.    She launched Egg Freezing Party in 2014 to help educate people about their fertility preservation options. Since then, she's launched The Egg Whisperer Show, to further the reach of how she educates people. It's broadcast to YouTube, IGTV, Facebook, Twitter, and as a podcast of the same name.    In addition, Dr. Aimee has simplified how people understand fertility by introducing the TUSHY Method, BALLS Method, and the Egg Whisperer DIET, as mnemonics to remind people about the basics of fertility diagnosis and care.   We talk about the following and more:    ✅ Common reasons why so many people have hormonal imbalance today   ✅ Why women today are so disconnected from their health and well-being ✅ Why they often find out about health issues so late  ✅ Her perspective on birth control  ✅ The Egg Whisperer Diet if you’re trying to get pregnant  ✅ Endometriosis and why there are so many new cases   ✅ Some of the reasons why women are having a hard time giving birth today    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.   If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please DM me.
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    The wisdom of the body and the sacred woman with Queen Afua

    What does it mean to live a sacred life?  Today, I speak with the prolific Queen Afua who has over 40 years experience as a holistic health practitioner and wellness coach. A pioneer in the green foods’ movement, Queen Afua is the author of 6 books, the creator of the Heal Thyself product line, and CEO of the Queen Afua Wellness Institute.   Queen Afua has devoted her life to fighting the overwhelmingly high rates of hysterectomies, fibroids, hypertension, and other diseases by teaching people how to understand and utilize the power of food, self-care, and holistic healthy choices as an empowering lifestyle.    She is the founder of Sacred Woman, a rigorous rites of passage program for adult women that is taught internationally.   I recently read her bestselling book Sacred Woman and was so blown away by the level of detailed information in the book about health and wellness, and wanted to share her 50 year+ wisdom with our audience.   We talk about the following and more:      ✅ What it means to be a “Sacred Woman” ✅ Why women are often so disconnected from their femininity, and specifically their womb  ✅ How to purify your life inside out   ✅ What to eat, and the “sacred foods altar work”. ✅ The 9 Rites of Passage in becoming a woman    You can learn more about Queen Afua here: https://www.queenafua.com/   Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.   If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please DM me.
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    How to redirect negative chatter and achieve a zen life

    Today, we dive into how to redirect negative chatter and achieve a zen life with Dr. Srikumar Rao.    Dr. Rao works with executives worldwide to achieve a quantum breakthrough in their personal and professional lives.     Dr. Rao has been among the highest rated and most popular professors at many of the world’s  top business schools. His work has been featured in major media worldwide and his TED talk has  been viewed by millions on different sites.    Dr. Rao’s lifework is to help persons effect this transformation in their lives. He is an elite coach for persons seeking spiritual growth who also want to leave an outsize impact on the world.    We talk about the following and so much more:    ✅ Why he is so interested in the work of happiness and zen living  ✅ What is his definition of success today in our business world  ✅ Why he believes so many people feel disengaged today ✅ For those of us who have negative chatter, some of his tips and strategies for dealing with that chatter ✅ Some of the ways we block our happiness and ways we can get energized in our work    https://theraoinstitute.com/   Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.  
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    The History of Psychedelics and The Biggest Kept Secret in History

    Today’s episode will blow your mind. We dive into the history of psychedelics and the biggest kept secret in history with Brian Muraresku, author of THE IMMORTALITY KEY: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name.   THE IMMORTALITY KEY is a revolutionary book that is equal parts deep history and cutting-edge science with new evidence that suggests the ritual use of psychedelics across the Greco-Roman world and its later influence on the Christian Eucharist.   Yes, you heard me correctly. We dive into Brian’s 10 year investigation through Greece, Germany, France and Italy and his research in the Vatican Secret Archives to learn more about how psychedelics influenced the Abrahamic religions today. Brian has been practicing law for 15 years. In 2016, he became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation.   We talk about the following and more: ✅ What St Paul meant by this "If you die before you die, you won't die when you die". ✅ His 10-year investigation through Greece, Germany, Spain, France and Italy and in the unprecedented access he had with the Vatican Secret Archives. ✅ How the earliest Eucharist consisted of a psychedelic brew? ✅ Why the gatekeepers of Eleusis were women ✅ How we went from honoring women to burning women at the stake ✅ The role of psychedelics with other religions in the Abrahamic faiths   This is an episode not to miss! Please tag us and tell us what you loved!   You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.
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    Enneagram as a tool to understand personality and heal relationships with Chris Heuertz

    Today’s episode is about the enneagram as a tool to understand personality. We’ll be featuring our guest, Christopher L. Heuertz, who was first introduced to the Enneagram in the slums of Cambodia. Since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters, and now teaches the Enneagram in workshops around the world as an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. He is the bestselling author of “Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth”, and The Enneagram of Belonging. Chris is the host of Enneagram Mapmakers podcast. You can follow his work at gravitycenter.com. If anyone is curious, I’m an enneagram 8 with a 7 wing and so is Chris. We talk about: ✅ What the enneagram is exactly and how it works ✅ The 9 enneagram types, and what each means ✅ The triads and the wings ✅ How people can learn which enneagram type they are ✅ The difference between dignity and identity ✅ How the enneagram can help you grow and understand yourself and your relationships Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.
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    Why the body needs to move, a conversation about movement with Beth Riley

    Why is movement such a powerful healer? What does it mean to move your body? On today’s episode, we’ll be featuring our guest, Beth Riley, who is a global leader in somatic movement education and therapy. She’s a seasoned somatic movement activist, with over 40 years of experience, facilitating workshops in movement, yoga and meditation. A founding member of Mt Madonna Center, she has also been an invited presenter at Esalen, The Open Center in NYC and the Skyros Institute in Greece. Her website is: www.themovingwell.com. We talk about: ✅ What movement means to her, in her words ✅ Why movement is so important? ✅ How she discovered movement as a healing modality in her life ✅ The movement work of Continuum that she has been involved in ✅ How movement is a way to become embodied ✅ How her life changed with movement, and how she’s been able to transform the life of others ✅ How we (the audience) can establish a home practice of movement centered meditation in our daily lives Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.
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    Why we dream and what our dreams mean with Joe Griffin

    What do our dreams really mean? How should we deal with nightmares? Why do so many dreams feel so real? In this episode I talk to psychologist Joe Griffin about why we dream and what our dreams mean. Joe Griffin is a psychologist, author and Co-Founder of the Human Givens approach with many years of experience both in psychotherapeutic practice and in training psychotherapists. He has written a number of books including: Why We Dream: The definitive answer, and other books on treating anxiety and depression. We talk about: ✅ Why is it important to understand our dream state ✅ What it means to dream at night ✅ How we learn and understand what our dreams really mean ✅ How daydreaming, hypnosis, creativity, dreaming and lucid dreaming all relate to each other ✅ Why our dreams are so intense and feel real when we experience them, and yet are so easily forgotten ✅ If everyone dreams and why some people remember their dreams while others do not Over the last two decades, as co-developer of the human givens approach to psychology and behaviour, thousands of health professionals have benefited from his workshops on therapy for treating anxiety related disorders, depression, trauma and addiction. Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.
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    How to search inside yourself in order to change the world with Rich Fernandez

    Today’s episode is about how to search inside yourself in order to change the world with Rich Fernandez, the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute “known as SIYLI”, a non-profit organization developed at Google that now offers Google’s mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs to communities and organizations around the world. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. I want to personally thank my dear friend Tyler Peterson who used to work with Richard for the introduction! We talk about: ✅ What it means to Search Inside Yourself ✅ The talk he gave at the United Nations about the topic of mindfulness and emotional awareness at work today ✅ What neuroscience has to do with mindfulness ✅ The kinds of company/organization that usually hires Search Inside Yourself and the results he has seen with the work ✅ Why he decided to become the Search Inside Yourself CEO after working at Google and founding Wisdom Labs https://siyli.org/ Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

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