060 – Bill Bennett – At the Intersection of Life and Intuition

Bill Bennett

Award-winning Australian filmmaker Bill Bennett on intuition and the genesis and making of the documentary “PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System”…

Bill BennettBill Bennett, whose numerous feature films and documentaries have won many awards, including Australia’s equivalent of the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director, and been nominated a further twelve times, and Australia’s equivalent of the Emmy for Most Outstanding Documentary, has had his work distributed through several Hollywood studios and screened at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. Bennett joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios in New York (powered by Sennheiser) to discuss his documentary film “PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System” exploring the nature and existence of intuition.

In this episode:

  • Why Bennett started in 1999 working on a documentary about intuition after a near fatal crash in New Orleans at an intersection – he was saved because of hearing a voice telling him to slow down, intuition
  • Deciding to make a documentary, how it took 18 yearsBill Bennett
  • Why it mattered that Bennett came from skeptical and journalistic backgrounds
  • How he was successful at getting movies made, but couldn’t get the film made the way he made previous films, by sheer force of will
  • When Bennett decided he needed to decide in the morning, then had a dream that told him about making the film however he can in a non traditional way, and just to do it and begin it
  • How he woke up at 4:44 am after that dream, and found meaning in that time in being surrounded by angels and spirit guides
  • Than, flying to India, giving himself over entirely to guidance and intuitionBill Bennett
  • How he knew no one in India who could help him, and had nothing lined up despite knowing movie people in India
  • Having a clear recollection from previous trips of a billboard about an institute, asked to come and interview the director about intuition – then when he found out there never was billboard
  • Meeting a living saint, and was directed from person to person with top experts in intuition from all over the world
  • Being in awe of powers that worked through him to make the film
  • Intuition exists, how we all have it, the purpose it has to keep us on our life path
  • How intuition can be regarded as a legitimate functioning system in the body, but works in the energetic realm
  • Science hasn’t figured out a way to empirically prove it, so it is largely ignored by Western science
  • Germs were only discovered 150 years ago, so what else does science not know?Bill Bennett
  • The rational mind wants to keep us in what’s real because that’s safe, ego is about survival
  • Intuition goes into the unknown
  • People accept fear as a part of their lives and don’t even question it
  • From fear to intuition
  • How Bennett got to the point of being largely devoid of fear
  • Having good karma and what you do with that second chance, accepting fulfilling your function/purpose, or death is to impact on someone else
  • Being his purpose to make the film and make people aware of the journey he’s been on, not to prosthelytize
  • Survival intuition to sense threat or menace
  • Cognitive intuition based on expert and even forgotten knowledge, intellect and training based
  • Mystical or divine intuition, from the soul
  • Stopping to allow yourself to listen to the intuitive impulses that come to you, pay attention
  • Healing relationship with sister
  • Why Bennett doesn’t feel disappointment anymore
  • People are aspects of the divine, like us
  • The ways the film has impacted others
  • The toughest screening was the one at which his family saw the film, as he doesn’t think they believe he’s changed
  • What he learned from James Van Praagh saying he’s nervous
  • First thought, best thought
  • A life changing moment for Julie that becomes an inspiration and awakening

030 – Film and TV Actor and Producer Andrew Roth – Lightning Bolt

Acting, addiction, and spirituality…

Andrew Roth, Film and Television actor and producer (website) joins host Julie Chan to talk abuse, addiction, acting, empathy, spirituality, being accountable, method acting, and the challenge of his upcoming memoirs. Chan provides an impactful intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser.

An empath, a verifiable self truth, and purity in meditation

Roth covers his career journey, how theater found him, how believing himself as an empath was a problem and led him to addiction, having present “moment to moment awareness”, discovering empathy in the first time he was hit from father, picking up more on strangers and people he senses are aggressive/dangerous, the role of martial arts for him, and protecting those he loves. The need to be careful in giving advice, and how we all need our own verifiable truth. Being four years sober, real and pure meditation, his sense of spirituality, holding oneself accountability for the words one uses, and being truly alone vs. being universally connected.

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006 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Veronica Owens of TiM – Startup Dance

Balance, pace, and positivity in entrepreneurialism…

Veronica Owens, Co-Founder of TiM (a web based digital on-boarding system for the entertainment industry – bio) joins Julie Chan for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

Fixing a problem, loss, tragedy and challenges, and an Inner Empowerment Tool Kit

Owens discusses how work in film production made her and her business partner realize how inefficient the on-boarding systems were, no one would complain or solve the issues, so they risked everything to try to solve it. Freelancers work long days, no one feels responsible to fix problem because no overarching system, moving job to job, not really “your problem” to fix it. Their system allows the same crewmember to fill out what normally would be massive physical paperwork by submitting with a few clicks. She stresses that TiM wasn’t fully and solely their idea, but instead “everyone’s idea”. Creating something from scratch is challenging and rewarding, startups are soul incubators, scary and empowering that it can stop existing at any moment, anything is real if you believe in it, having to let go of external things you define yourself with, everything around you can crumble to bits, but finding strength in yourself no matter what‘s crumbling around you. A pivotal moment of loss, tragedy and challenges. Losing everything around her, she hadn’t nourished her own happiness. Everyone has the power to create and shape their future, remembering what you love outside of work, needing to be able to believe in yourself first. Anything can change in a moment, but one’s own strength can’t be taken. An Inner Empowerment Tool Kit, chanting, Buddhism, yoga, how she found that kit and how she lost it. Needing to get them back, easy to be hard on yourself, easy to be sad. Eating right helps with stress too, and support from others is important.

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