Sound Healing Documentary & The Conscious Hipster Collection

I am so inspired by people who allow me to film them- it is a great privlege and also a great way to learn.

I wonder if any potential Executive-Producers out there might be reading this and might also be willing and able to kick off 2014 meeting/pitching with a tv comissioner for the documentary project working title “Sound Healing. I am gathering a lot of footage of the inspiring and colourful characters for a film about modern day healers. In Bali I am focusing mainly on healers working with sound including all of the Bali Sound Healers Collective. I’m also exploring themes like what is life like for a modern day healer who is “in this world but not of it” and looking at alternative new age lifestyles, focusing on some of the shiny souls I am meeting in Ubud, also known as “The New Age Capitol of the world”.

I would love to continue meeting with and filming alternative healers around the world. There are of course so many different types of modern day healers from Reiki Masters to Acupuncturists to Shamans and beyond, I would like to travel, meet, film and learn from them all.

I would also like to manifest Executive Producers to mentor, promote and secure a broadcaster for this project- ideally as a feature length documentary or possibly as a series for the BBC or CBC. I am open to any pointers and suggestions.

Here are a few photo portraits of some of the awesome people that I have been filming with so far out here.

DSC_0007

Shervin Boloorian

DSC_0054

Shervin Boloorian

DSC_0005

Punnu Wasu

DSC_0042

Punnu Wasu

DSC_0009

Larissa Israel

DSC_0164

Fire-Mane Honey-Voice

IMG_0271

Jelila

DSC_0168

Jelila

DSC_0247

Kash Killian

DSC_0015

AwaHoshi

DSC_0167

AwaHoshi

DSC_0019

Baba Ji

In the run up to Christmas and the wrap up of 2013, the only place where it feels vaguely Christmassy here is in Starbucks. I will miss my family and it does feel strange to be on my own out here at this festive, family time of year.

I’m remembering that movie I pitched years ago at Raindance: Live Ammo!…it was for a film I named “Scroogie”- a modern day adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” but this version revolved around a hard-working single woman who is alone at Christmas and she meets the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. To me this was a commercial, seasonal, rom-com kind of no-brainer-get-the-green-light movie concept with a guaranteed annual audience and replays on cable tv…a Sandra Bullock kind of movie. Anyway it was shot down in the competition for being “too commercial in concept”. Here I am now a bit like Scroogie in my story but I’m happier, hippier and in the tropics so really my life is not at all like “Bah Humbug!” Scroogie…thankfully. But the recapitulation time travel sort of work I am doing out here does echo the concept of past/present/future visions…

For Christmas, I am facilitating the empowering transformative experience of the Oneness cours- this will be my way of giving back for a process that empowered me to do a lot of healing work. I’ll be “holding space” for empowerment and transformations to take place, then I will probably go to the beach and catch some waves for a few days before heading to work as a volunteer running workshops at The Soulshine Festival and then back up to celebrate New Year‘s Eve at The Baliwood Mansion which all sounds very curious and potentially very fun.

I am giving myself the gift of some coaching sessions for xmas via skype with someone I met on a training course we both did in London. She has just finished her studies and has evolved from a brilliant psychologist into a co-active coach. It felt unusual and great to be coached for a change.

In my session, I committed to saying 5 no’s for every yes in order to exercise my “NO muscle”. This is a warning that my answer to your request is likely to be NO for a while. This will be an interesting challenge and will hopefully annihilate any trace of “FOMO-Fear of missing out”.

922806_10152835156100697_1469287653_n

I’m also committed to nurturing my femininity, as I realised out here through all the recapitulation, that my “inner masculine” “control freak” has mostly been running the show for years now and that it is a major factor in my feeling anxious, stressed and sometimes burntout. Allowing my masculine energy to run the show as a Producer, Director, Consultant and Coach has built layers of armour and an unsafe feeling around my vulnerability and femininity….

So I am giving time to my inner Goddess every day out in the tropics and am committed to honouring her in some way out here every day…doing things like dancing, singing, listening to my intuition, reading tarot cards, swimming, massages, dressing up…smiling more….

Today my inner Goddess was honoured by Jelila with a surprise gift of a crystal “Goddess Crown” which I love and will continue wearing as much as possible to honour both my inner Goddess and all Goddesses everywhere!

And by the way…here’s some breaking news of an endeavour that totally feels right for me,,, I am launching an online shop which is going to grow and grow in 2014.

The Conscious Hipster Collection will offer holistic, empowerful and pretty fashion and lifestyle accessories all sourced directly from the designers and creators I know or meet along the way on my journey.

“A virtual boutique of conscious chique”

Coming soon…

Advertisements

Intuition 101

Yesterday I began this intuition course with Jana Johnson and Tamara Brown who are both empathic and intuitive healers and all-round very funny and cool women. Studying the subject of Intuition with two experts was a very fascinating process indeed!

After Punnu introduced me to Jana, she and I bonded quickly over  filmy stories when she told me she had co-produced and actedl in a feature film that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1999 called Los Enchiladas.

I was intrigued to lear more about intuition, knowing I and we all have it as a natural instinct but feeling somehow a bit disconnected from it with layers of logic and decision making and practicalities confusing things over the years.

I was really surprised to sit down and learn right away that I was in fact going to be learning about ESP. It must have been my intuition that wanted to learn about intuition and I hadn’t even realised that I was actually going to be learning about clairvoyancy and the many forms of receiving and reading psychic information.

I found this totally exciting that I had subconsciously led myself into this kind of class and situation becuase I have had a lot of what they described to me as “Claircognizant” moments in my life but have never really known what to do with that information or where it ws coming from so I preferred to ignore it and over the years this began to shut down my own intuition. Though I realise I have played upon this psychc intuitive archetype quite a few times over the years- from fortune-telling gypsies to Solitaire in James Bond, so I am superduper grateful for a few days to tune into and learn how to master and what to do with my intuitive abilities.

I really like the very grounded fact that we know in our guts if something is good or bad or right or wrong yet for a zillion different reasons, mostly lower vibration or lower self reasons…we ignore these gut knowings. Yet the wiser higher self listens to the gut instinct and the hearts wisdom.

If you already know this stuff and live this way…well you rock and I hope perhaps you share some of that way of knowing with those around you because if people keep this wisdom to themselves then I imagine more then half the world is going around deciding everything logically and only a small percentage have the confidence to listen to their gut or listen to their heart. Really interested to hear some personal responses to this matter.

It is so awesome to be a student when you are really interested in what you are studying.

We did a guided meditation to meet our spirit guides. I met one who has been with me all along and funnily enough I had written about her in a previous blog post- but at the time I didn’t realise the weight or significance of what I was writing– when I said “I’ve had the angel of integrity with me for a long time asking me to check in with her along the way- am I in my integrity?” So, I literally do have an angel of integrity as a guide. She was beautiful and It seemed she was Haida or certainly some kind of First Nations Archetype- very tall towering over me with a big white feather headdress and she clearly represented light and purity and good and power possibly the ideal best of me. Then there was this other creature, I was uncertain at first it seemed like a mermaid but then she morphed into this dolphin who at first was very playful and telling me to play and have fun but then it got all serious, macabre and quite scary. When I emerged from my guided journey with spirit guides I immediately wrote down the name of this song as this dolphinwoman creature in the video was very much like one of my spirit guides

I understood that Integrity represents the light in me and the best of me and that the Dolphin hybrid creature represents the mischevious shadow in me.

Anyway that was a powerful and surreal journey but I didn’t have much time to make sense of it all a I had to rush off to a commitment of filming a sound healers collective performance. I made it just in time and it was so beautiful, like a ballet of dancers with healing sound props moving about the room whilst the audience lay on the floor with their eyes closed- the healers would move about banging bowls and gongs and strumming harps and mandolins right above each individuals head…magical to film and watch.DSC_0163

I then filmed an interview with Baba Ji for my Sound Healing documentary. Baba Ji doesn’t speak much English so he answered my questions in Punjabi and sometimes Punnu (his son) would translate what he was saying into English.

DSC_0022

IMG_0004

I got home to start writing this blog and then stopped to have a real life and totally inspiring chat with my next door neighbour Angelika Hansen, author of her travel memoirs Nur Mut: Be Courageous amongst other English titles. She is a woman who has a very strong sense of intuition and it seems that travelling solo also helps one to develop and fine tune that inner listening/knowing. She is an AMAZING storyteller and could totally have her own tv show in Germany.

Then I went home and tried to write about the day but fell asleep mid-writing.

I awoke early and excited the next morning/today… dreaming that I had a little kitten curled up beside me and shortly after waking up a little kitten did wander in and climb up to curl in a ball beside me- so cute!

Then it was day two at Psychic school….

I’ll write about today, day 2 in hindsight tomorrow. After I have slept on it and seen what comes up in my dreams I think, because it was really powerful, strange and insightful day of intuitive work and insights.

But before  I go…

Jana also took some time to explain mala beads and the importance of a daily meditation practise in becoming more and more attuned to our intuition, also in communicating with our spirit guides.

JAna makes these beautiful mala bead chains and explained the entire full moon ritual of dipping the stones in holy waters that have been gathered from Balinese temple springs an then setting intentions into the stones and chanting specific mantras whilst stringing them together so each one is programmed with a specific mantra and intention. They also look beautiful and like very stylish jewellery as well as having deep healing capacities. I put these two aside as Christmas presents for my sister and mum and then went out to see if I had the cash for them. When I returned someone else had snapped them up as gifts for his friends…I guess it wasn’t meant to be those mala beads as gifts for my Mum and sis and he saved me some money too.

But if you are reading this ladies (Mum and Sis) also any other friends out there who might be reading this and might like the look and concept of them and also want one…I could ask Jana to make one especially for you- programmed to help you with a specific area of concern or to empower you with a specific goal- love it and here are some pics.

IMG_0271

IMG_0258 IMG_0034 IMG_0032 IMG_0028

You could also commission your own one by contacting Jana directly at

Jana Johnson Healing Works

Maybe I will open a holistic healing jewellery shop or somehow sell it all online through The Conscious Hipster at some point because I am crossing paths with some really interesting and talented healers and creatives who are also makers of exquisite pieces of jewellery out here, all very different and all beautiful as you will see if you browse through my past blogs…and I like making jewellery too.