Episode 40: Veneta Nikolova - Breakdowns, Breakthroughs & Your Imaginal Self

Veneta Nikolova is a transformational life coach and founder of www.imaginalself.com. She is a self-described mystic, artist, yogini, mindset coach, and quirky philosopher listening to her spirit's guidance. In this conversation we discuss the spiritual path, turning your breakdowns into a breakthroughs, transcending victimhood, religion versus spirituality, triggers and American politics, culture in times of transition, and your imaginal self. Intro music by @mikelovemusic. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

We have that capacity to illuminate each other and share the light.
— Veneta Nikolova

Show Notes: Share your yoga stories with Kelly O’Roke at kelly@omshalayoga.com. You can listen to the intro song at the following link: Mike Love - Human Race. You can check out the garbage homes HERE.

Episode 39: Robyn Smith - Tantric Philosophy, Developmental Trauma, & the Yoga of Relationships

Robyn Smith is a local yogini and teacher. She teaches the yoga of relationships and is the founder and director of Inner Freedom Yoga based out of Arcata, California. In this conversation we discuss how Robyn found the yogic path, Anusara yoga and tantric philosophy, developmental trauma, ways to improve your relationships, communication and intimacy, self-loathing and the Dalai Lama, conscious parenting, and much more. You can find Robyn at www.consciousthrivingrelationships.com and www.innerfreedomyoga.com. Intro music by @paulizakmusic

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis www.thekozm.com, @thekozm. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Instead of arguing with reality, we can harmonize with reality and make choices from there.
— Robyn Smith

Show Notes: Intro music can be found at “Young Roots” by Paul Izak (ft. Amber Lily and Tubby Love). If you’d like to find out more about this episode’s guest, Robyn Smith, on Facebook, you can visit any of the following links below:

Personal: https://www.facebook.com/robyn.smith.313371

Healthy Relationships Sisterhood Women’s Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/consciousthrivingrelationships/

Business Pages:

 https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousThrivingRelationships/

https://www.facebook.com/innerfreedomyoga/

Episode 38: Emily May - Mindfulness, rolfing, & slackline.

Emily May is a certified rolfing specialist serving the Humboldt County community. In this conversation we discuss how Emily found yoga and meditation, life in a Nepalese monastery, Thai massage therapy, slack line as a mindfulness practice and her epic backcountry 100 meter slack line adventure in the Idaho wilderness, rolfing therapy, the psoas muscle and the vagus nerve, her Shikoku Trail pilgrimage in Japan, and much more. You can book a rolfing session with Emily at www.structuraltherapy.net. Intro music by @mcyogi.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis www.thekozm.com, @thekozm. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

One of the big issues at the school I taught was fighting and anger. I began to sprinkle in mindfulness practices as I taught class. After seeing its effect on me and my students, I realized that this is powerful work.
— Emily May

Episode 37: Spiritual - Rasta, Zion, Cannabis, & The Bible

Spiritual is a reggae singer and songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica. He is a servant of Jah for the children of the world and recently passed through Humboldt County while on tour with his debut album, Awakening. In this conversation we discuss dreadlocks, Babylon and Zion, Rastafari, righteous living, Emperor Haile Selassie, the Bible and teachings of Christ, cannabis use, the legacy of Bob Marley and much more. You can follow Spiritual in Instagram @spiritualreggae and on Facebook @spiritualreggae1 Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis www.thekozm.com, @thekozm. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Live by your spirit and by your heart. There is only one spirit and it comes from the father.
— Spiritual

Show Notes: You can find the introduction track, Stand Up To Rasta, here.

Episode 36: Rabbi Eliyahu Cowen - Mysticism, Moses, Torah, & the Soul

Rabbi Eliyahu Cowen is the executive director of the Chabad of Humboldt. In this conversation we discuss Hasidism, the mystical and spiritual dimensions of Judaism, the Torah and the story of Moses, the Noahide Laws, how to know what G-d wants of you, spiritual experience and the soul, The Book of Zohar and Kaballah, the redemption of mankind, prophecy and revelation, the destiny of souls and discovering your soul's mission, tipping the scales of humanity with kind deeds, and much more. You can find out more about the Chabad of Humboldt at jewishhumboldt.com. Intro music by @mihalimusic.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com, @thekozm. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

You can view the world and your Self as an equally balanced scale. By doing an act of kindness, you tip your personal scale, and the global scale, toward the better.
— Rabbi Eliyahu Cowen

Show Notes: Paramahansa Yogananda’s reference to the reincarnations of Elijah and Elisha can be viewed here. The music video for Mihali’s, Fading State, can be viewed here. The Noahide Laws can be reviewed here.

Episode 35: Xochi Quetzalli - The Red Road, Medicine Women, Standing Rock & Ayahuasca

Xochi Quetzalli is a local teacher, artisan, and healer. In this conversation we discuss how she found the Red Road, finding mentors along the path, searching for ceremony, how to pray, Standing Rock, Ayahuasca ceremony and how to integrate these lessons, the difference between a medicine person and a healer, connecting with guides and ancestors, what she has to offer the Humboldt County community, and much more. You can find Xochi Quetzalli at xochiketzalli.com. Intro music by @willevansmusic. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com, @thekozm. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Sweat lodge ceremony was my awakener. I awakened to my ancestors, my heritage, and the heritage of us all here on Earth—all of us in every race.
— Xochi Quetzalli

Show Notes: Water is Life by Will Evans music video can be viewed here.

Book Mentions: Carlos Castenedas, The Teaching of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge.

Episode 34: David Sandercott - Consciousness Calibration, Enlightenment, Yoga, & Meditation.

David Sandercott is a meditation teacher, spiritual life coach, and author of 21 Day Meditation Journey: Connect With Spirit Everyday In A New Way. In this conversation we discuss the stages of enlightenment and the great teachers, ego and intuition, Dr. David Hawkins and muscle testing, meditation and spiritual practice, perceiving the field and holding to the oneness, the enlightenment and teaching of Jesus and Buddha, the life stories of Nisargadatta Maharaj and Gopi Krishna, channeling and shamanism, the tapas and life of Shivabalayogi, the role of a yogi, Self-realization and God-realization, getting woke, samadhi and the upper limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and the conversation ends with a guided meditation. You can find out more about David at www.davidsandercott.com. His new book, 21 Day Meditation Journey: Connect With Spirit Everyday In A New Way, can be found on Amazon.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

We meditate to develop our intuition. We can operate from intuition.
— David Sandercott

Show Notes: You can book an appointment with David here and visit his website here and purchase his book here. The introductory music from The Dubbadubs featuring Kyla Rose can be found here. You can support Isaac Bluefoot’s Omen Quest Kickstarter campaign here. You can find out more about astronauts experiencing samadhi in space here.

Book Mentions: Wayne Dyer’s, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, The Lamsa Bible, Dr. David Hawkins’, Power vs. Force, and David Sandercott’s, 21 Day Meditation Journey: Connect With Spirit Everyday In A New Way.

Episode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path

After a tour of combat in the Persian Gulf War, Andrei Hedstrom set out to become a Lutheran Minister. But fate had other plans for him. Andrei is a husband and father, a painter, art community builder, shamanic practitioner and the CEO of the eLearning and cultural transformation firm, SweetRush. He holds a Masters of Science in pastoral counseling, a BA in Religious Studies and is a Dzogchen practitioner. In this conversation we discuss Andrei’s rite of passage as a combat veteran, his healing journey and entry into academia and spiritual life, cutting free of religious dogma, whether the Nobel Laureate and cultural disruptor, Bob Dylan, fits the prophet archetype, the internal experience of grace and salvation, accepting death in war and drinking condensation from air brakes to survive, a spiritual view on the modern economy and the possibility of an empathic civilization, a Christ-centered economy and how to implement it, raising children to be conscious and aware, the intersection between shamanism and art, and a whole lot more. Find out more about Andrei at andreihedstrom.com. Intro music by @willevansmusic.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Your name is the beginning of a sentence. What you make of that sentence is the heaviest responsibility you get. And it’s an immense gift.
— Andrei Hedstrom

Show Notes: Find out more about The Great Turning at joannamacyfilm.org, visit ompractice.com for online yoga and meditation access, and support Isaac Bluefoot’s Kickstarter campaign by visiting Omen Quest Cards.

Multimedia Mentions: John Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, Thich Nhat Hahn’s, Living Buddha, Living Christ, and Jeremy Rifkin’s, Empathic Civilization: The Rise to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, Manuel De Landa’s, A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, David Abrams’, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, and Martin Prechtel’s, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.

A film about the life of the 14th Dalai Lama’s Life, Kundun.

A conversation between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers.

A documentary summarizing Jeremy Rifkin’s philosophy, The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy.

Episode 32: Maya Cooper - Energy Healing, Psychic, & Connecting to Source

Maya Cooper is a local energy healer and founder of the Isis Osiris Healing Temple and Wholistic Heartbeat Magazine. In this conversation we discuss Maya’s childhood trials coping with psychic abilities in a world that didn’t understand her experience, how she came to learn to work with her uncommon perceptual abilities, energy healing, connecting to Source energy and softening into unconditional love, the mass awakening, Maya’s most profound spiritual experience, and all the ways she is helping heal the Humboldt County community. Find out more about Maya’s work at www.wholisticheartbeat.com.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Intro Music by The Dubbadubs ft. Kyla Rose

Healing is an ever evolving and deepening understanding of what love really is.
— Maya Cooper

Show Notes: Find Isaac Bluefoot’s Kickstarter Campaign at OmenQuest Cards Kickstarter Campaign.

Episode 31: Ryan S. - Conscious Capitalism, Leadership, Psychedelics, & Why Community Matters

Ryan S. is a yogi that decided to pursue his dharma through agriculture. In this conversation we discuss trends in agriculture, conscious capitalism and intentional living, the burdens of awareness, how yoga empowers men, whether progressivism is elitist, authenticity as activism, reluctant leadership, humans as pack animals and why community matters, how the failure of organized religion has created an existential vacuum in American society, how culture stifles Self realization and why it matters, how therapeutic psychedelic therapy heals individuals by establishing a clean cognitive slate, Ryan’s transformation in his yoga practice, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Intro Music by @willevansmusic

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Episode 30: Justin Dzuban - The Responsibility of the Arts, Moving West, & the Light.

Justin Dzuban is a musician and audio engineer dividing his time between L.A. and Humboldt County. In this conversation we discuss the light, the responsibility of the artist, manifesting houses and why it’s not magic, identifying with our suffering as an identity, why not watching the news might be good for your community, Justin’s Westward migration to California, shooting for the stars and delusions of grandeur in Hollywood, whether or not Elon Musk is a saint, what Justin hopes to inspire in the Humboldt County community, and it all ends with a musical performance. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, making yoga gear while building the conscious capitalism movement.

All we have in our life is our mind and our perception of reality. However you feel about the world is all that matters. It’s just energy.
— Justin Dzuban

Show Notes: Here is a link to the Flight of the Hummingbird talk by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Episode 29: Heidi Bourne - Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Teaching, & the Wisdom Traditions

Heidi Bourne @pacificmindfulness is a mindfulness meditation teacher and the founder of Humboldt County’s Pacific Mindfulness. In this conversation we discuss Heidi’s journey into mindfulness, the definitions of mindfulness, wisdom traditions, the role of a spiritual teacher, Spirit Rock Buddhist meditation center, what it means to connect the heart and mind, and what Pacific Mindfulness has to offer the Humboldt County community. You can learn more about Heidi at www.pacificmindfulness.com

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, making yoga gear without wrecking the planet!

We have to ask ourselves: How is my practice reflected in my life, and how is my life a reflection of my practice?
— Heidi Bourne

Show Notes: Heidi Bourne's website can be visited here: Pacific Mindfulness. The intro music can be found here: The Dubbadubs featuring Kyla Rose - Vibes.

Book Mentions: Huston Smith's, The Religions of Man and Sylvia Boorstein's, Pay Attention, For Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart -- The Buddhist Path of Kindness.

Episode 28: Krystal Cooke - Healing, Music, & Holistic Medicine

Krystal Cooke is an singer-songwriter and visual artist spending the summer in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss her up bringing and healing journey into holistic medicine, setting boundaries, physical and emotional healing, traveling and the art of building bridges of understanding by making friends with strangers. Krystal also performs two original songs. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase. You can watch their story here.

We’re not taught to respect our bodies and our minds to the degree required to meet our true potential.
— Krystal Cooke

Show Notes: Intro Music: The DubbaDubs featuring Kyla Rose; Trevor Hall tickets for the September 19th show at the Mateel Community Center can be purchased here. Trevor Hall's song, You Can't Rush Your Healing, can be streamed here or purchased directly from iTunes. Find more of Krystal Cooke's music here and watch her perform here.

Book Mentions: Donna Gates and Linda Schatz's The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, Louise Hay's, You Can Heal Your Life, Jack London's, Sea Wolf and The Call of the Wild, Jared Diamond's, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, and Jospeph Campbell's The Power of Myth.

Episode 27: Jodie DiMinno - Pregnancy and Child Birth, Doulas, & Living a Life of Service

Jodie DiMinno is a doula serving the Humboldt County community. In this conversation we discuss Jodie’s personal journey, the transformative potential of yoga, the range of birthing options and the role of a doula in the birthing process, how to get the most out of your doula, birthing expectations versus reality, how to process the birthing process postpartum, living a life of service, and of all the ways Jodie is serving the Humboldt County community. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Kozm clothing, men's yoga gear that won't wreck the planet. Available at www.thekozm.com.

We Bee Kind CBD Wellness Products can be viewed and purchased here.

Sometimes you just need to step back, soften, and allow.
— Jodie DiMinno

Episode 26: Shane Keller - Regenerative Agriculture, Economics, Climate Change & the American Delusion

Shane Keller is a local regenerative agriculturalist and is currently founding the Liscom Hill Permaculture Project outside of Blue Lake, California. In this conversation we discuss how his love for nature began, America’s plantation economy complex, the limits and trap of dualistic thinking, the importance of spaciousness and non-doing, climate change and intentionally participating in the carbon drawdown, the collapse of the American delusion, collaborative business models, and the benefits the Liscom Hill Permaculture Project envisions offering the Humboldt community.

This episode is sponsored by Kozm clothing, men's yoga gear that won't wreck the planet. Available at www.thekozm.com.

The dualistic mindset is truly a prison. It creates a horrific kind of ping pong match within one’s own psyche. It’s an internal battle of sorts.
— Shane Keller

Episode 25: Isaac Bluefoot - The Arts & Society, the Chakras of Mary Magdalene, & How to Build Community

Isaac Bluefoot is a local artist and game maker. In this conversation we discuss astrology, a moral economy, what it is that makes us human, programming corporate structures with Isaac Asimov’s law of robotics, art’s function in society, the gnostic gospel of Mary Magdalene, building community, Isaac’s development as an artist, and Isaac’s upcoming kickstarter campaign for his OmenQuest card game. He requests the community’s support making his vision a reality. You can find Isaac’s work at www.dragonflower.ink and follow him in Instagram @dragonflower.ink

This episode is sponsored by Kozm clothing, men's yoga gear that won't wreck the planet. Available at www.thekozm.com.

Creating a mythos, living and enacting it, and creating ritual is one of the only things that can keep you from spinning back into chaos and returning to your animal state. The arts are here and they are uplifting us and they are turning us human by giving us stories that deliver us from chaos.
— Isaac Bluefoot

Show Notes:
The introductory audio of Joseph Campbell can be found here: The Need for New Mythology
The introductory audio of Terrence McKenna can be found here: All About Shamanism
 

Episode 24: Cameron Nelson - Light Work, Christ Consciousness, Ayahuasca, & the Zen of Slacklining

Cameron Nelson (@thevoyageforward) is a high line and slack line adventurer spending the summer in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss his upbringing in Arizona, psychedelia, light work, the works and consciousness of Jesus Christ, the journey of the soul, slack lining as a mindfulness practice, consciousness, Trump’s America, Cameron’s Ayahuasca healing journey in the Amazon, living in gratitude, manifestation, dancing with our fears, and a lot more. 

This episode is sponsored by Kozm clothing, men's yoga gear that won't wreck the planet. Available at www.thekozm.com.

Those of us that are in tune with our own light can help shine our light onto the darkness of others.
— Cameron Nelson

Episode 23: Samantha Akers - Holistic Healing, Yoga, Fascia, & Gut Health

Samantha (Sam) Akers, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, CMT, found yoga and massage when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia in 1998. Today, Samantha is a vibrant and heart-based yoga instructor and teacher trainer serving the Humboldt County community with her unique TheraYoga approach. In this conversation we discuss Samantha's healing journey, PTSD and the nervous system, fascia as they relate to our emotional and physical health, chi and prana, chakras and the endocrine system, the enteric nervous system and gut health, meditation, kundalini yoga, Samantha’s role within the community, and much more. You can learn more about Samantha at www.therayogamethod.com. Enjoy!

I believe in two things: I believe in a greater power, and I believe that every single one of us is a part of that greater power. I believe we are that power.
— Samantha Akers

Show Notes: The Heart Math Institute can be found here.

Book Mentions: William G. Crooks' The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough

Episode 22: Toad - Visionary Art, Literature, Motherhood, & the Journey of Souls

Toad is a cosmic landscape artist living in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss the purpose and source of art, our favorite literature, psychedelic and spiritual work, God, astrology, consciousness, synchronicity and coincidence, motherhood, destiny and purpose, the law of attraction, the Tarot and the archetypical journey of the soul, and following your bliss. Follow Toad on Instagram (@art.by.toad) and at www.toadart.co Enjoy!

I think there can either be meaning in everything or no meaning in anything. It’s a choice, and I prefer for there to be meaning.
— Toad

Show Notes: Follow Toad on Instagram @art.by.toad and view and purchase her art at www.toadart.co.

Book Mentions: Tom Robbin's Another Roadside Attraction and Jitterbug Perfume, Osho's Love, Freedom, and Aloneness, Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, Clarissa Pinkola Estes' Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success, and Red Pine's (Bill Porter) The Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits.

Episode 21: Seth Powell - Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit, Consciousness, & Yoga History in America

Seth Powell is a longtime practitioner of yoga and a scholar of Indian religions, Sanskrit, and yoga traditions. He is currently a PhD Candidate in South Asian Religions at Harvard University. In this conversation we discuss Seth’s journey into meditation and yoga, his travels in India to his entry into academia, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, the purpose and goal of yoga, yogic philosophy as it relates to consciousness and mind, the evolution of yoga throughout history, and his online classroom, yogicstudies.com, for yogis wishing to deepen their understanding of yoga history and literature. Enjoy!

Yoga is primarily a meditation practice. Physical postures are meant to support the meditation.
— Seth Powell

Show Notes: Find out more about yogic educational opportunities at www.yogicstudies.com. You can follow Seth Powell on Instagram and Facebook @yogicstudies

Book Mentions: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas and the Upanisads.