Ep. #47 Exploring Creativity, Magick, and Human Nature In Meditation w/ Ambika Devi

Ambika Devi is an international award-winning bestselling author of four books, an astrologer, meditation Jedi, and creative sexagenarian who stuffs her backpack with colored pens, a journal, a kindle, a passport and a deck of tarot cards here to unleash your intuition.

In this episode, Ambika and I have a great conversation about many different topics including Lego, meditation and meditative activities, expressing your inner creativity, spreading love, and finding your authentic intuitive magick. We also discuss ancient architecture, mysticism, human nature, human history, and sacred geometry. We also discuss mystical experiences, psychedelic journeys, aliens, and more. Ultimately, finding, exploring, and honoring your creativity is key to personal expression. Meditation is central to finding your peace, igniting your soul, and living a good life.

Ambika Devi

Ambika is on a peace building mission to help people realize their true nature so that they can step out of the churning river of thoughts and activity of the mind, stop wearing insane schedules like badges of honor, and begin their days reinforced with the calmness a meditation practice brings.

With 44 years of experience, 13,000 plus hours of study and having taught over 19,000 people the art of meditation, Ambika gives you five clear steps that lead you directly into a deep state of meditation. As your coach she places you precisely on your path using tools from her multiple degrees in fields of study including: A Masters in Yoga and Meditation, and bachelor’s degrees in Astrology, and Fine Arts.

As an international best-selling and award-winning author Ambika helps you bring your vision of a book into reality. As a speaker she motivates and inspires audiences so that they feel empowered to transform themselves and help others. Ambika has appeared on The Learning Channel, syndicated and public radio, and in periodicals as a relationship and communication expert and taught Holistic Health at the university level for 21 years.

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Ep. #21 Creator Culture w/ Danny Desatnik

Danny is a strategic marketer and driven by curiosity. He works for #paid, an influencer marketing platform based out of Toronto. In this episode, Danny and I discuss a variety of topics relating to the current world of creators. With the coming of age of the internet, the world of possibilities for creators has exploded. Whatever area of specialty one is interested in, there are a host of experts in that field creating content online to share in their wisdom. There is also an enormous market for creators to provide entertainment to the world. With enough dedication and commitment, it has become possible for anyone to establish an audience or viewers and/or listeners. Most people spend considerable amounts of time online consuming content of their favourite kinds. Whether it’s podcasts, blogs, vlogs, videos, music, shows, studying, how-to’s, or memes, the internet is a fruitful place to connect consumers and creators. Danny and I discuss various aspects of the so-called creator culture wherein ordinary people have harnessed their creativity skills to provide content to their audience. Many creators have managed to monetize their creative endeavours and earn a living this way. Danny’s podcast Creator Culture focuses on exploring the creator economy – talking to both creators and advertisers on how they work in this field. 

Danny Desatnik

Danny is a strategic marketer and driven by curiosity. He works for #paid, an influencer marketing platform based out of Toronto. In the role, he helps brands find opportunities to collaborate with incredible creators. Prior to #paid, Danny worked in the music industry (talent and campaign management) helping artists build their fanbase through digital marketing strategies.

Danny’s Podcast: Creator Culture

Inspiring the world, one conversation at a time with Rob Lawless (@Robs10kFriends) Creator Culture

Welcome to week 29. Creators occupy all corners of the internet. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and others will make you think. But, regardless of the output, each one has one thing in common. They are storytellers. So what does it looks like when the creator helps tell others stories. This week I'm chatting with Rob Lawless, aka Robs10kfriends. After leaving the corporate world in 2016, Rob set a goal of meeting 10,000 people. It's a journey to uncover the unknown and broaden his perspective. So far, he's met 4,674 people. Each conversation is an hour long. That means he has spent 280,440 hours learning about others and building genuine friendships. His mission is inspiring. There are countless stories of others embarking on a similar journey because of what he's doing. Imagine the impact he'll make by conversation 10,000. So, let's get to the good stuff. Here's my conversation with Rob Lawless 
  1. Inspiring the world, one conversation at a time with Rob Lawless (@Robs10kFriends)
  2. Supporting creators in ways traditional banks can't with Creative Juice CEO, Sima Gandhi
  3. The future of creator-led brands with Bryan Spunt (CEO, Seek Discomfort)
  4. Telling incredible stories by building and releasing tension with Tejas Hullur (@tejashullur)
  5. Growing strawberries and DTC TikTok accounts with Jessie Jacobson (@growithjessie)

Ep. #14: The Creativity Process and the Opportunity for Freedom w/ Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens is a husband, father, son, novelist, songwriter-for-hire, and corporate storyteller. He has a background in journalism, project management and psychology, and is passionate about creativity as a human lifeforce. Dave is curious about most things and is currently learning the piano. He dreams that one day creativity becomes an important world currency.  In this episode, Dave and I discuss a variety of topics relating to creativity and the creative process. Creativity is traditionally thought of a characteristic trait that one either has or does not have. However, ultimately everyone has the capacity to bring creativity into their lives and to harness its power of creation. While technical skills are often correlated with creative design and artistic expression, these skills are not a necessary requirement of creativity. Moreover, to be creative does not require one to also meet a list of success criteria. To embrace creativity is to embrace life – in its multitude of manifestations. Whether in art, business, gardening, writing, or any other endeavour, it is possible to find the space and opportunity to be creative. Our creativity is only limited by our minds – by our judgements of ourselves and of others. In the end, being creative means going beyond the limits of the mind and allowing life to flow through us. We needn’t concern ourselves with what others think of our endeavours, nor with how we may judge ourselves; we need only allow ourselves the opportunity to embrace life, to feel joy, and, ultimately, to the freedom to create. 

Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens is a husband, father, son, novelist, songwriter-for-hire, and corporate storyteller. He has a background in journalism, project management and psychology, and is passionate about creativity as a human lifeforce. Dave is curious about most things and is currently learning the piano. He dreams that one day creativity becomes an important world currency.   

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