031 – Paul Selig – Psychic, Scribe, Human

Psychic readings and channeling texts…

Paul Selig, psychic and award-winning author of channeled texts from Tarcher/Penguin (profile), Paul Selig offers channeled workshops internationally and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, joins Julie Chan for a conversation about his work as a psychic and author, the physical toll of the job, and his journey from spiritual awakening to the present. Selig holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The Kripalu Center and the Esalen Institute. Also a noted playwright and educator, he served on the faculty of NYU for over 25 years. He directed the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College for many years, and he now serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Recorded at MouthMedia Network studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Beginning clairaudience, being like a radio, and taking care of oneself

Selig describes how he started his journey in 1987 a year out of a Masters program at Yale, while working on an opera. How Gideons leave books in a drawer and he reached for a book, beginning a journey out of necessity, hearing a voice telling him to “get his act together”, and his beginning of a clairaudience. How Selig was an open conduit, and how he operated like a radio when he channels he flips the station a bit then has access to other info. When in 2009, after working with a group in his apartment, he began recording and transcribing what the guides delivered as books, with six so far, and how the books are transcripts of sessions and require virtually no editing. Taking care of oneself, and balance. The demands of travel and work, how he is missing the order, schedule, and community and finding the audience more transient. How his current pace and lifestyle is not sustainable, the guides are not tired when he’s tired, how he takes on the physical abilities and issues of those he channels, and how most have a lack of awareness of divinity in so many things, despite that all is holy. His hope is that if teaching continues it will result in a realization for all that can move the process forward.

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029 – Helena Dea Bala – Craigslist Confessional

Listening to the stories of others…

Helena Dea Bala, professional listener, former lawyer, and Storyteller and Listener at Craigslist Confessional, joins Julie Chan for a discussion about the privilege, impact and price of listening to others so they can share their stories. Chan also shared an intuitive reading (profile). Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios in New York, powered by Sennheiser.

From Albania to Slavania, peace and strength, and a homeless man inspires

Bala shares her upbringing, moving from Albania to Slavania with a lot of moving around and instability, working as a lawyer and lobbyist in DC, and listening to people tell stories they never told anyone else, hoping to provide everyone the idea that whatever they are going through there are others who have as well. The peace and strength in sharing that story, not following a linear path, following a gut feeling instead. How the work is scary but fulfilling and a growth experience. How Bala wanted work that felt more like flow than work. And the way a homeless person named Joe reminded her of how people want to ignore difficult situations, and inspired her to listen to other people to help her figure out her path.

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023 – Larendee Roos and Lindsay Call – Working with Light

Business meets spirituality with mother and daughter team…

Larendee Roos (business and spiritual advisor, speaker, author, and founder of Roos Consulting – (profile)) and her daughter Lindsay Call (founder of Lindsay’s Soul Readings – (profile)), join Julie Chan for a discussion as mother and daughter on having a spiritual business, working as a team, and helping people improve their lives. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios. DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT

Being in flow, becoming a spiritual adult, and finding your own “mother voice”

Roos shares her spiritual journey, combining rational mind and strategic business advice with spiritual intuition, having mystical experiences at young age and lucid dreams of a mission to fulfill, the importance of spiritual alignment, channeling that through a business, her tactical, practical, methodical process, and producing a road map that becomes a spiritual guide. How we all have a foundation of where we were that doesn’t need to be thrown out but instead just an alignment around it, being “in flow” and listening and being able to receive answers, and why we don’t need to be afraid of the mountain in front of us. Having to learn lessons over and over again, becoming a “spiritual adult”, remembering more as our life purpose and spiritual nature is recalled, and an “awakening journey”. Also, the impact of a little willingness to see things another way, and finding your own “mother’s voice.”

A long line of intuitives, being empathic, and the answers within

Call’s spiritual journey, knowing from being a young girl she knew she had a spiritual connection, and wanting to learn more. Learning the most from very connected and a loving family, coming from long line of spiritual intuitives, how seeing blurriness meant people needed help, being an empath and feel things very deeply, being able to connect and help people make better decisions for themselves, and how having a spiritual connection doesn’t even require the need to see them. How she sees colors and they give her clues. And how she’s always known the answers are within, and how it is merely a matter of helping people find those answers within.

Lifting people up, joining spirits, and making a difference

Call shares how she’s a guide to help, how people are not really bad and there’s love and light, that we have angels who protect us, and that the work is about lifting people up. Call as one of 10 children that Roos raised, the ability to sit in and interpret as Call does readings, and joining spirits together as mother and daughter. Plus, a vision of how they can make a difference in the world together, and how physical healing connect with spiritual healing.

020 – Carmen Reynal of Creating Greatness – Pandemic of Joy

Improving performance and life with acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition…

Carmen Reynal, Founder of Creating Greatness LLC (a cutting edge business transformer, thought leader, coaches’ coach, joy generator, culture change consultant, trainer, thinker and developer of breakthrough performance via acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition of one’s own and other people’s greatness – (bio)), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on achieving and cultivating greatness through acknowledgement and appreciation, along with an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Creating our own world, needing acknowledgment, and love languages at work

Reynal shares how she was raised in 7 countries, her corporate background and social service background, and her commitment to causing pandemic of joy. The importance of being acknowledged, shifting focus on what works for people, how acknowledgment, appreciation and “loving people up” have a profound appreciation on performance. We create a world by what we say. The more we pay attention to what’s terrible about life, the more we invite terrible things. A culture takes time to build, Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages”, expressing and interpreting expressions of love, and “Five Languages of Love Appreciation in the Workplace”, and whether there is a universal language and related complaints.

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019 – Raven Keyes – Angels in the Operating Room

Medical Reiki with Raven Keyes…

Raven Keyes, Founder of Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International and a Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Master Meditation Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, and Ordained Interfaith Minister (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion medical Reiki, angels, and healing in the wake of 9/11. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Discovering Reiki and meditation, Archangel Gabriel’s influence, and a research project

How Julie met Raven because of one of Keyes’ books “The Healing Light of Angels” found in a public library, how Keyes discovered Reiki and started doing it at Equinox and gaining press attention, teaching mediation without knowing much about it, leading to being asked to do Reiki in the operating room, Archangel Gabriel’s influence, the power of a resume, the intensity of open heart surgery, and a research project to fund Reiki in the operating room. Giving patients unconditional love from the Universe (Reiki). The difference in anxiety going into operating room with medical Reiki, what Keyes’ learned from her own kidney removal, and how her own grief was replaced by a mission from the Archangel Gabriel that quickly grew into a successful company helping many people as an international phenomenon.

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018 – Dr. Anna Yusim – Psychiatry, Meet Spirituality

Spirituality in Psychiatry with Dr. Anna Yusim…

Dr. Anna Yusim, a psychiatrist with private practice in New York City and author of  the book “Fulfilled, How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happy and More Meaningful Life” – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a look at the intersection of business, science, mental health, and spirituality. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Lifting darkness, discovering the world, and when medication is right and when something else is better

Yusim shares how in her past she hit a bump in the road, and a lot of darkness, and despite knowing healing tools she couldn’t pull herself out of it. Then her spiritual journey started. And she explored and learned new tools. She studied in India and Thailand and South Africa, and more, understanding how the world works, and gaining a new perspective on life. And her own darkness started to lift. Spirituality and shamanism, and beliefs and methods unusual for a psychiatrist. About the direction medicine and psychiatry are going. When someone is acutely mentally ill, they may need medication, but that s a minority. Most people come in with a more spiritual approach or psychiatric approach, more patients are finding medications have side effects and they want to have alternatives.

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017 – Chia-Ti Chiu of One Love Wellness – Poetic Peacefulness

Yoga, wellness, and mindfulness…

Chia-Ti Chiu, founder of One Love Wellness (Customized Wellness Services in New York City – bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on yoga, wellness, and making the world a better place. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

The spoken word, Asia and India, and working with teens

Chiu shares her Taiwanese background, teaching classes in New York City, and her international retreats, how she was spoken word artist, living in Asia and backpacking and studying in India, her first experience in yoga, and following intuition and getting involved in yoga. Being inspired by India, and the larger plan, using yoga for wellness, trauma treatment and social justice, working with youth, how trauma affects the adolescent brain, and how yoga can be a tool to calm nervous system and foster confidence, peace and creativity, which empowers young people to make healthy choices for themselves.

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016 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Jen Nash – Finding Worth by Bringing Fun to the Money Tree

Empowering women, finding the fun in success…

Jen Nash, entrepreneur and budding philanthropist with a focus on empowering women around money (bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on inspiring others and enjoying life. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

A reset, a disparity, and a unusual upbringing

Nash discusses her long time side passions of real estate, enjoying time with female friends and encouraging them to leave greatest lives with the most money. How she ran off to Southeast Asia for a big reset, and came back and launched JenNash.com, empowering women to be more comfortable talking about money. Knowing you have to make a change when you are no longer doing something you want to do. Loving helping women know its OK to talk about money. The disparity between the majority of college attendees being women, but most high earning people are men. The “Wonder Woman” movie as a great example of a powerful woman character and powerful women getting something accomplished. “The Confidence Code” book, how the challenge is bigger than a wage gap, success attributed by female for ability needs to change, being raised in Christian household while having a mother as a member of Associate for Research and Enlightenment founded by Edgar Cayce, and how her upbringing had an impact on opening Nash’s mind and personality.

 

Talking too much, a cleansing channel, and a treehouse

How talking too much might be seen as a failure, growth in the little moments, Nash’s upbringing learning about reading auras, and foot rubs and ear rubs for tension release, and how she assumed everyone did this. How people who believe in reincarnation have answers to more, and trying to grow her own spiritual practice meditation daily to create a cleansing channel. Chan provides a mini intuitive reading, tuning into energetic imprint, which includes stories, trees and a treehouse, and silence, playfulness, with squirrels chasing one another.

Focusing on the happy, money is scary, and just sitting

Being supported by a team of “Jens” including Flume Digital’s Jennifer Segalini, trying to stay focused on the happy stuff, how life and money make people serious, a fear of aging without money, staying with the fun because fun is nurturing and will be sustaining, and how money is scary and makes people uncomfortable. Bringing fun, and allowing time each day for just sitting to sit. Plus, when doing nothing gives you more than something.

 

 

015 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Jillian Richardson of The Joy List – Joy and Jelly Beans

Spreading joy and being present in its discovery…

Jillian Richardson, freelance comedic writer and founder of The Joy List (bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on spreading joy and living a live of purpose. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Funny copywriting, mindful entrepreneurs, and creating The Joy List

Richardson reviews her background as a freelance writer, working with companies who want to make their companies laugh, the life of a funny copywriter, and how and why she created The Joy List when she moved to NYC to find and participate in great communities. Mindful entrepreneurs meetups, ways to meet people and deeply connect, eye gazing and connections and messages, balancing the emotions of looking for the next paycheck, and the contrast of being around people vs. the solitude of being a freelancer.

Jelly beans, trying everything, and relishing each moment

Chan shares a mini intuitive reading, aligning with one is on a soul level, the metaphor of jelly beans different flavors with colors so similar, life like a jar of jellybeans, each with own flavor, eating a handful, combining into a new singular flavor, or eat one and savor, tripped up by the hunt for the one best jellybean, which doesn’t exist. Being in the state of discovery, reflecting on when Richardson might assume she’d react a certain way without knowing the actual result, and being open. A child telling others what to do and being bossy as a child, being perceived as very smart. How the reading reinforced that the way she’s leading her life is not wrong. Being brought up being a very good job candidate, now working for herself. Jelly beans as things on her life that she could be doing, not shunning anything, trying everything and seeing what resonates best. Relating this to a romantic life, if jelly beans were men, her experiences in summer camp for adults, when the brain and heart connect, and relishing each moment that does exist.

Being present in discovery, being the happiest, and stepping away from technology

The image of a small child methodically lining up jelly beans, how that influences the people around Richardson on the choices she makes, doing new things while living in the moment while doing them, instead of doing something and thinking about the next one. Being present in the discovery, and what is joy for Richardson, the idea of community and who she surrounds herself with, and what makes her the happiest she’s ever been — and how The Joy List relates to this. Stepping away from technology and bring present with whom you’re with, and the joy found without technology.

014 – Celebrity Psychic Jesse Bravo – If Batman Were Psychic

Photo credit Marc Raco

Being a psychic medium the right way…

Photo credit Marc RacoJesse Bravo, known as the Premier Celebrity Psychic Medium in NYC who has been featured on MTV, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and ABC News – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on balancing two worlds, quieting the mind, trusting the voice in your head, psychic predictions, and the reputation of the psychic industry. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Wall Street vs. the Universe, quieting the mind, and not using guided meditation

Photo credit Marc RacoBravo discusses the importance of having proper barriers, having to be mindful at all times, working on Wall Street and embracing logic by day, then being open to the universe at other times. For legality purposes, leaving each world in its own, with no blame, no credit, and just being a “tool”. The key is quieting the mind. Why Bravo does not use guided mediation so that the mind can be quiet, letting whatever is going to come in, come in. How we hold ourselves back in psychic abilities, and it is a passive process, and the need to just feel and know things. Everyone has intuitive ability.

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