071 – Evie Jeang – Surrogacy and Purpose

Evie Jeang

Why a family lawyer froze her eggs, then founded a one stop for all things surrogacy, why it is empowering for women, the legal and moral implications, and living her purpose…

Evie JeangEvie Jeang, Founder of Surrogacy Concierges, LLC (California’s premier and exclusive one stop shop to your surrogacy and fertility needs), and managing Partner of Ideal Legal Group, LLC (specialized in family law, special education, labor, and worker’s compensation), joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Why Jeang flew to NYC for this interview
  • Surrogacy and why Jeang never thought she wanted a family
  • Why Jeang froze eggs when she was  30, and the Wall Street Journal did a story, in which Jeang says they thought she was crazy (so did other people)
  • People’s reaction
  • How should you define family?
  • How Evie feels she changed the definition of family
  • Don’t have to be a mom to get married or have your own family
  • Worst choice people make is when they are in fear
  • Why Evie froze her eggs twice
  • Not an issue of being connected to a child for EvieEvie Jeang
  • Genetic testing can find out a lot about likely attributes of a future child
  • How she chose her surrogate
  • Why some people don’t want contact with the surrogate
  • Jeang as a lawyer, understanding of legal side of surrogacy
  • Surrogacy is still a perception, judgment issue
  • Not every state has legalized surrogacy, not legal in NYC, viewed as human trafficking
  • A lot of people come to California for surrogacy, very liberal about it there
  • Range of prices for surrogacy
  • Wanting to feel an unconditional love for another human being, feel every feeling every person can feel
  • How surrogacy teaches one to be a better daughter
  • What Surrogacy Concierges does, and lessons have taken away
  • The desire to control everything the surrogate is doing when they are a part of this big life event
  • Surrogates have to go through a psych evaluation to be sure of their stability and intentions
  • Surrogacy Concierges also has an egg donor bank
  • Why so much focus on Asia (prior one child policy)
  • Why Surrogacy Concierges has an Asian egg donor bank

070 – Claudia Raiken – The Power of Visualization and Intuition in the Birth Journey

Claudia Raiken

Dreambirth imagery…

Claudia RaikenClaudia Raiken, Experienced Doula and Dreambirth Educator and Co-Founder of The Birth Studio, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Julie shares about when she was pregnant – looking for positive stories of pregnancy and birth, because a lot of stories can worry you
  • Raiken on someone who is a Doula who has seen many births—what journey someone they have been through—-women come crying to her, sweep it away, there’s so much out there that makes birth scary, unknown, we’re not in intimate contact with it anymore
  • Was a body worker, began to see a psychic, who told her she has something important to offer to pregnant women,
  • Just was in her head to become a doula, how she learned what a doula was,
  • As she trained, she learned she was naturally inclined
  • Getting whole brain to work together, allow other knowing to filter in
  • How daydreams help manifest, how imagery worksClaudia Raiken
  • Why thinking about giving birth a certain way helps have a better birth experience
  • Dreambirth condenses and helps form good images
  • Paying attention to thoughts and what we focus on, focusing consciousness
  • Images are one way to focus, are short, fun, poetic
  • Our mind likes it more
  • Getting into one’s “dream brain”
  • The more we sense it in our body through becoming imaginative the more effective the exercise, them more of our own beauty pop outs, connecting with our own star, feel starlight, and try to get the person into their senses
  • Dreams are bringing you to your higher happiness, based on whatever you see as meaningful
  • How Raiken had cancer years ago, and it gave her expertise in imagery because she had to use imagery for herself, completely cancer-free now
  • Everything is more alive than we’ve ever realized
  • The micro and the macro
  • Why we can’t cure without giving up guilt, guilt interferes, knowingness absorbs, imagery can clean that up
  • Don’t just get rid of something—replace it
  • The wisdom of unborn babies
  • People will connect with unborn babies at different levels, but almost all moms are moved, some people won’t allow a connection as much as others
  • When babies communicate

062 – Nusrat Durrani of MTV – Perspective and Polar Bears (Part 2)

Nusrat Durrani

NusratThe protection and strength of a mother, an awakening, perspective, love, and connection, and the need to be telling global stories – an intuitive reading for Nusrat Durrani reveals imagery of beauty in what seems barren…

In the second of a two-part interview, Nusrat Durrani, General Manager of MTV Networks, receives and reacts to an intuitive reading from host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • An intuitive reading asking the highest guidance for Durrani at this time
  • Imagery of a cold, barren, arctic tundra, but there is love and beauty and comfort and closeness
  • A mother polar bear leads the way, protecting the cub
  • Surrounded by reassurance that people envy, confidence and connection despite great challenges
  • Not appreciating the tundra, too harsh or unforgiving
  • Reflecting on feeling the basking in the connection from another, reassured by their presence
  • A kaleidoscope-like inner landscape in Duranni’s mind
  • Photographing vast empty spaces, desolate and broken
  • The same vision of Duranni’s mother from her most powerful, but seeing her fallen with Alzheimers
  • An awakening is occurring for Duranni, giving a sense of gratification and comfort
  • One sees at the core it is about perspective, love, and connection
  • The illusion of being the center of the universe, while being the center of only one out of many universes on Earth
  • The crucial nature of thinking globally
  • The story telling machinery must tell stories of the world instead of all the stories about ourselves we’ve been telling for the last century
  • Being mindful of what we are doing and how we are doing it
  • An act of courage in sharing other people’s voices
  • The importance of paying attention to and learning more about the refugee crisis worldwide

 

057 – Myq Kaplan – The Universe and Laughter

Myq Kaplan

An atheist transforms into a standup comedian after a chance encounter at a music festival leads to a fifteen-year spiritual journey…

Myq KaplanMyq Kaplan, 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and a standup comedian who has appeared on the Late Night with David Letterman, the The Tonight Show, and Louie, and his CD “Vegan Mind Meld” was one of iTunes top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin (Episode 11) in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Myq Kaplan on growing up without spiritual practices, despite his parents being JewishMyq Kaplan
  • Both parents were music teachers, and he was made to participate in music which was almost like a religious education
  • How music led him to comedy, and then to spirituality with a chance encounter
  • Meditation, and feeling it is between science and magic
  • Drinking Ayahuasca, and the DMT in it
  • Being everything and nothing, and being the center of the universe and being but dust, and how elements are little when alone and have color when in mass
  • Our world has lost touch with mysticism, imagine a planet without laughter
  • Coming to an understanding of enlightenment with mushrooms
  • Mushrooms vs. Ayahuasca
  • The book “Ishmael” about a psychic gorilla who teaches someone about history of society and agricultureMyq Kaplan
  • How we are a part of everything else
  • On a spiritual journey, how does this inform rest of life, including as a comedian
  • How his spiritual journey has changed him, and what he talks about on stage
  • Course in Miracles
  • How religions are about doing good deeds for others and the Universe
  • Love is the only thing that is real that makes sense, that doing that is better for the world and oneself

056 – Holly Burling – Moving Toward Healing

Holly Burling

Classical Acupuncture and Healing…

Holly BurlingImagine sitting in Mario Batali’s restaurant and feeling spiritually guided to talk with him, only to be offered a shot in his kitchen. In an interview covering everything from repressed memories to a Buddhist pilgrimage, Holly Burling, Spiritual Intuitive, Acupuncturist and Healer, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:Holly Burling

  • Burling describes how her spiritual awakening began in her teens, how she knew something was wrong, how she developed eating disorders, thought something inherently bad about her, she began drinking heavily, then after her freshman year of college she met Andre and fell in love, felt deeply connected while afraid of intimacy. At that time she also recalled being sexually abused by a distant family member.
  • People started coming to Burling for help at 19 years old with their issues and asking for guidance, while she’s in her own trauma
  • Discovering she had a powerful force working through her.
  • Knowing a divine force was always around her and supporting her, and a first waking vision happening at 22
  • How she lost her romantic partner in devastating way and it broke her
  • Hearing a voice of the Divine, embedding a message that no matter how wounded you are you can always heal and transcend thatHolly Burling
  • Realizing her spirit is strong, and it took her out of the dark place
  • Becoming a chef, moving from a BBQ place into fine dining, moving to Italy to learn to cook, and being inspired to meet Mario Batali and a remarkable moment when he approached her with a job
  • Working with Batali at the time his kitchen was at the top of its game, which Burling describes as the most misogynistic kitchen she’d ever worked in
  • The way she works with people, intuitive, acupuncture, empowering people in their self-trust, and tapping into their own intuition
  • The pulse, the liver, and becoming a Buddhist
  • Freeing up energy that was used for bad things and then becomes used for life force
  • Being in the Himalayas, and feeling like she had returned home
  • Everything can be healed, and anyone can have an amazing and fulfilling life even if they have experienced a lot of pain and trauma, moving toward healing

050 – Dainichi Lazuli – Mind Blown by a Perfect Spiritual Symphony

Dainichi Lazuli

Universal themes and intersections of world religions and spirituality…

Dainichi Lazuli Interfaith minister, tarot reader, Vedic astrologer, Kabalist and Reiki healer Dainichi Lazuli goes into full out expert mode. What is the true origin of the Abrahamic faith that Western civilization is built on, and is there proof that the divine feminine exists in the original Judeo-Christian tradition? And, what are the universal themes within world religions, creating a perfect spiritual symphony?

Dainichi Lazuli , an Angel Card Reader, Intuitive Healer, Guide & Spiritual Coach. Holistic & Complementary Therapy practitioner at Aum Shanti Bookshop of Eastern & Western Spirituality and Crystal Gallery, and Assistant Manager, Modern Magus And Reiki Shinpuden at Namaste Bookshop, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin (Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Lazuli shares how he became involved with and learned so much about religion and spirituality, as a middle child of seven and always not feeling like he belonged, always having anger, causing him to leave the house as a young age to seek something greater, then meeting a Cambodian family who taught him a lot, and staying with them for six years
  • The mystic aspects of Judeo-Christian teachings
  • The current theta that connects people together, and why Lazuli believes he is an Indigo Child
  • What led Lazuli to Buddhism and Hinduism, and why Hinduism was a derogatory term, and Vedantic practitioners, Vishnu and Shiva gods
  • Finding proof of the Mother of God
  • How the Divine Feminine has a place and explanation in Abrahamic traditions
  • The relationships between Adam and the atom, and what the Heart of God may have to do with Oppenheimer
  • How we all choose everything around us, there are no coincidences
  • Divining with crystals a.k.a. lithomancy
  • How Tarot cards are connected to the Torah
  • Why our spinal column emulates serpent-like qualities
  • The number seven and its importance, God and math
  • An attack of the Divine Feminine on Friday the 13th, and how two people in unison create God the whole
  • How the Tree of Life is planetary and astrological
  • Being in stillness is when we receive guidance and enlightenment
  • How Lazuli became an authority on the subject of religion and spirituality, the influence of Professor Brignola
  • How Lazuli immersed himself in Interfaith, merging various religious concepts together, and became an Interfaith Minister
  • When Lazuli prayed to God to put him in a place where he can make a difference, and a week later was in Namaste bookshop
  • Lazuli learned from many teachers including a Vedic astrology mentor, studied Kabala, and The Course in Miracles
  • Why we need to stop searching for God and other things, as in stillness there is God, and how helping others is the highest state of joy
  • Developing healing modalities to heal body, mind and soul

048 – Margaux Avedisian – Queen of Bitcoin, Cinderella Story

Margaux Avedisian

Cryptocurrency and spirituality…

Margaux AvedisianIt’s hard to scroll through your phone without reading and hearing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency these days. So, who’s behind that success, and what does this have to do All Possibilities?

Meet Margaux Avedisian, Partner and Co-Founder at CooLPool Fund & EVP at Transform Group. Guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] used to perform comedy with her at the Bitcoin center in SoHo, New York, every week for years. Plus, she is also one of the industry’s most experienced cryptocurrency marketers.

Margaux AvedisianAvedisian shares her story and why she believes in an ethical and spiritual way to conduct business that helps everyone, how her diligent spiritual self care (using the tools of Kundalini yoga, Kabbalah, gratitude, and Reiki) have transformed her life into a real “Cinderella story” — so much so-that she is known internationally at the Queen of Bitcoin. Recorded at MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:Margaux Avedisian

  • How Avedisian became known as the Queen of Bitcoin, and an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain, being involved since 2012
  • Starting as an entrepreneur , launching the first American Bitcoin exchange, helping get American Education Day on The Hill about Bitcoin, and now an EVP at a leading PR firm representing most ICOs (token companies)
  • The nature of cryptocurrency, not having one company control money or info, empowering people, how all people who downloaded the software are mining info, keeping track of Bitcoin, instead of a central authority like a bank who may not have society as its primary interest, and how one cannot trace cash, but can trace cryptocurrency
  • When Avedisian had rough times, getting evicted, sleeping at a construction site, fighting courts, having no money from doing startups, then started doing yoga, and her life changed quickly in one year after pursuing a spiritual quest
  • The laws of the universe and how Avedisian uses them, how everything is energy, knowing vs. practicing, how everything happens for a reason and how you react to it determines a lot of things, and something may not really be bad if you gain perspective
  • Kundalini yoga and Avedisian’s awakening, the value of having someone keeping you accountable, Avedisian’s shift after meditation, then Kabbalah, the mystical parts of religion, and the many perspectives of the same thing, earning light, being here to create and earn goodness, and the mistake of not accepting what someone is giving
  • How does spiritualty feed success, and how does one define success since becoming more spiritual, how spirituality changes perspective and allows one to be able to get out of a mood, and how opportunities arise when one is more positive, how one views and loves oneself
  • People have same experiences over and over
  • No one can take what is meant for you, and knowing that fosters greater community
  • “No one can darken my light”, say what you think and go after what you want regardless of what people say, say when things are not right, and shine light on things that are

047 – Niki Manavi of Light YourWay – Evolution Accelerated

Niki Manavi

Higher self development, moving from an outdated, ego-based operating system to a heart-intelligent, co-creative state of being, and awakening and activating the infinite potentials that reside within each one of us…

Niki ManaviCan helping people find beauty on the outside provide a way to offer them beauty on the inside? Niki Manavi did just this, working for 10 years as a freelance hair and makeup artist for big time TV shows. She was born with a full consciousness, and began bringing higher consciousness and energies into the media world by impacting from behind the scenes. Manavi shares how she now Niki Manaviimpacts others as a higher self-development coach and as an instrument of higher consciousness, why food and gut health are important, and how theta healing can heal addictions. Plus, how millennial generations are made up of Indigo Children and Light Warriors. Manavi, Founder of Light YourWay (speaker, Higher-Self Development Coach, and an unstoppable LightWarrior who works with leaders, changemakers, and lightworkers around the globe to answer their highest calling), joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

 

  • Niki ManaviHow Manavi was feeling like she was dropped off on wrong planet since birth, feeling displaced, rigidity around her, the many stories she was being told that didn’t feel right, like amnesia
  • Our endless dramas and polarities with people operating in ego-driven realities, and for Manavi it felt like so far from truth
  • Having a connection that superseded Manavi’s age, how wisdom is not defined by age but by presence and awareness, and how it didn’t align well with the Greek culture and why she withdrew inward
  • Becoming a hair and makeup person in TV, and how one is in close proximity with talent in their energetic sphere, and how getting hair and makeup can make you feel loved
  • How Manavi needed to segue out because the TV setting wasn’t appropriate to deliver the full message, and she started getting universal push to start Light YourWay, and be in a setting people can open up more
  • The fusion of clairaudience, clairsentience, Reiki, being used as medium to bringing higher consciousness through an energetic conduit, streaming higher frequencies to assist someone, with self development, taking essence of a higher self and bridging with development where someone doesn’t just have to switch suddenly between their other self and job, merging into the higher self completely, higher self development, in a tangible and practical manner
  • Higher self vs. ego, how the higher self doesn’t mean better or superior, but means a higher voltage, different frequency, and the fastest way to that level, and the heart is the portal to the sun
  • Feelings are not emotions, emotions are connected with ego and mind, feelings are organic and truth in your heart
  • Waiting for people to give us permission to go there, or do we need validation from external sources or being willing to not be held back by findings or research
  • Reiki, theta energetics, emotional freedom technique
  • How consciousness is upgrading to a fifth dimensional state
  • Indigos are bringing forward higher levels of frequency, different levels of consciousness merging into our world to accelerate human evolution
  • How the universe is gradual and sophisticated, effecting change smoothly and slowly, making it difficult to see it is changing all around us
  • Star seeds, Indigos, beings of light
  • Looking at how more children are being born this way, one in five, and more and more since 2012, more encodings of consciousness, with it all accelerating
  • A shortcut, and how bacteria in the gut and brains connects with receptivity to things when you don’t have good microbes in the gut, the ability to strengthen gut biotics by drinking raw milk, eating yogurts and more — resulting in dispelling lower levels, symptomatologies, not letting anyone derail you because of the support from the universe
  • The end of the world vs. the end of an old consciousness
  • Waking up consciousness in being human
  • How ultimately it is up to you, your choices, and what you think is possible

046 – Ari Zoldan – Micro Plus Macro

Ari Zoldan

Attention to both the big things and small details, searching for a spiritual awakening, and connecting authentically with people…

Ari ZoldanWhat if you were in a room at a mindfulness conference with some of your most successful peers—and you were asked to stare into the eyes of the stranger next to you for sixty seconds. Could you do it without feeling uncomfortable? This exact Ari Zoldanexperience is what launched Ari Zoldan to what to find a more authentic connection with people — and, despite a modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, want to actively seek a spiritual awakening. He is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Networks, LLC, whose work has spanned every aspect of the media business from developing internet business strategies to launching digital products. Coming up you’ll hear this story and surprisingly about the Ari Zoldanbenefits of unplugging from technology. Plus an intuitive reading with images of oceans and mosaic tile, and the realization that looking at the bigger and smaller pictures at the same time can lead you to a very important place, appreciating the micro details.

Zoldan joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser, and references Chan in this article featured in Inc:

https://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/why-you-need-to-stop-chasing-your-dreams-and-do-this-instead.html

In this episode:

  • Fusing good media with fluffy bad media, in an authentic way when leveraging a media platformAri Zoldan
  • Doing TV and radio, where the difficulty is not create additional fluff, creating a story without exaggerating, people appreciate when people are genuine
  • “Don’t let the truth come between you and a good story”
  • The power of saying “I don’t know”
  • The beginning of Zoldan’s spiritual journey, growing up modern Orthodox Jewish, challenging and questioning God’s existence, and wanting to connect
  • The value of disconnecting on the Sabbath
  • How not one person at a mindfulness conference could stare each other in the face, and what that meant about being uncomfortable, far from human interaction, a changing point for Zoldan, taking time away from the holiest thing in the world to him
  • Exercises for centering oneself, how exercise can be mentally calming, and crying when exercising A realization of Zoldan having no hobbies, and not having yet found something that he enjoys, going to movies by himself, and the difficulty of fully disconnecting from work
  • Seeking the excitement of a spiritual awakening, and the ideal spiritual experience, wanting to see what’s beyond this physical world
  • Why spoon-bending and daydreaming are important and related, and manifesting joy, gratitude and possibilities
  • An intuitive reading brings up visceral experiences, images of an ocean and waves, and many colors and as an art form, as a mosaic
  • Sensing and feeling movement and wholeness from far away
  • Seeing big and small details that is a strength and where Zoldan can get tripped up, seeing one particular detail or scale as more important takes him outside of the picture
  • Ignoring the blemish in the grand scheme,
  • How long I has been since seeing something that moved Zoldan

045 – Naomi Pabst – Life, Love, and Transformation

Naomi Pabst

Being the change, and how a better world begins with you…

Naomi PabstTwo phrases one doesn’t usually hear: teaching at Yale and Harvard, and being a psychic. Five  years ago Naomi Pabst walked away from academia to pursue the louder calling of her soul — teaching others on the art of life and love. She reveals how she faces judgment from peers, and about race, gender, human suffering, how past life regression can help you understand all of this, and how discovering her two year old daughter was psychic set her on a new and meaningful journey.

 

Naomi PabstNaomi Pabst, PhD is a transformational teacher, a writer, healer, psychic, and strategist for change agents and messengers enacting various forms of societal transformation. She joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

 

 

In this episode:

  • How Pabst’s spiritual awakening began when her daughter was 2 years old
  • How being a psychic was received when she was a professor at Yale
  • Mastering the art of tuning out what other people think
  • How we are powerful beings and set terms for we’re experiencing
  • Discovering her daughter had psychic gifts at two years old
  • Moving in the direction of helping people
  • Applying what she learned at Yale and Harvard into the practice she has today
  • Helping people step into their purpose, step into love lives, hone intuition to improve quality of life
  • Why a better world begins with a better you, and our own pain causes other people pain
  • How her work in black studies and women’s studies relates to her work now
  • How we all go through stripping away process when transforming
  • The power of past-life regressions and Chan’s own personal past life as a sailor
  • How the surprise of research into psychic phenomena amplified Pabst’s own activations
  • How mediating daily and good self care can amplify tuition, but we override our intuition all the time, and how switching the equation can matter Adding a dimension to your life and deepen your intimacy with life itself
  • How science is not a fixed entity and is continually proving magic
  • And the desire to experiment with the fact of oneness of all of us, and the diversity