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Interviews with Conscious Nomads

These video interviews are of people living very successful location-free lifestyles of various flavors. Most people will never attain a level of success with affiliate marketing or the like to support location free living like many sites would have you believe. However, there are a LOT of ways to craft a location free lifestyle, as is proven by the many paths represented here.

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Bram Larrick

A new interview has been posted with our member, Jester Fairian. It's full of good stuff for nomads and those needing inspiration. Check it out!

shivoso tnWe interview Shivoso about relationships, intimacy, polyamory, monogamy, tantra, sacred sexuality, life on the road and more.

Transcript coming soon:

Contact: IntimacyArts.com

cedar-video-tnWe interview Jason about his collaborations with Random Rab, performing at festivals worldwide, his music, Chinese medicine practice, personal philosophy, location independence and much more.

Transcript coming soon:

Contact: Jade Mountain Medicine

kat-dawes-tnProlific artist and dynamic promoter of the Powerful Present Moment, Kat Dawes, creator of NOWism, takes a stand on behalf of the NOW. Implementing an iconic, global Consciousness Campaign humorously highlighting the need for an upgrade in the Quality Control Department… of our thoughts.

Bringing the future into the present moment Kat reminds us that global transformation takes place through individuals. With sharp wit and rhythmic grace, she is a funky messenger on a profound and entertaining quest to Save the NOW!

Kat: My name is Kat Dawes. I’m the universal promoter of the Present Moment. My brand is called Nowism. My created mission in this life has been to promote the present moment and to encourage myself ultimately to consciously participate in my own evolution. And from that space, I’ve become like a distribution center of that divine message.

Bram: How long have you been doing this in its current or similar form?

Kat: I wanted to say now but I understand your question. It must be about five years. I’m thinking five years. Yeah, it was born from a painting that I was painting. It was like a contemporary sort of meditation man Buddha type, sitting in meditation. And it was very asexual. And as I finished this beautiful little drawing, I thought this person is practicing Nowism. That was when my stars aligned, angels sang, and I thought, yeah, it’s really great work.

Bram: What is the flow of your travel? Do you pretty much stay here (Bali) most of the time or are you traveling around the world?

Kat: Yeah. Wherever the wind blows. I have discovered that the idea of travel is anchored in expansion, and the more I travel, the more I expand my own awareness. I love being enriched by the interactions that happen abroad. I don’t have insecurity about that. I think there’s a culture in the west around travel that it takes a lot of preparation and a lot of decision. It’s like a serious thing to travel. And for me, I can decide to pick up and move overnight. It’s not really a drama. And I’ve discovered that home is where the Now is, and so from that space, yeah, there’s nothing quite as delicious as the adventure just now, going now. 

Bram: Tell us about some of the places you’ve been over the last few years.

jester.tnConsciousNomads.com interviews Jester about the worldwide Feather Tribe, following your excitement as a way of life, Bashar, Law of Attraction, the location independent lifestyle, and much more.


Jester: Hi, my name’s Jester. Though my real name’s Justin, not many people actually know that. But Jester’s a chosen name that I was given by my friends back in high school. And what is it that I do? Well I do a lot of things but I suppose that the real question is how do I do it. And whatever I do, I do with passion which might change from moment to moment, season to season, location to location. Right now what I’m doing is developing a tribe, developing a brand, developing jewelry, feather jewelry made out of all different materials. And kind of giving, breathing life into that idea that was kind of inspired six months ago actually. So yeah that’s my main point of focus at the moment.

Bram So you’ve only been doing that for about six months?

Jester: Uh-huh.

Bram I know you started here and then you left for a while, and went to a couple of other places. You’re bringing it with you? You’re spreading the message in that way?

Jester: Yeah it’s great! It’s nice and affordable. And I went to England for the last four months and did the summer festival season there. So it was great. I work for an amazing company called Fairy Love and who’ve been a massive inspiration in my life because they embody all these amazing things that I hold true like so much joy, so much love, so much freedom of expression. So when I go and play with them, work with them, be with them, it matches everything that I want to do. And so yeah they had a vehicle of having a festival stall at lots of different festivals over three, for a four-month period. And I kind of jumped aboard with them and they were gracious enough to let me put my feathers on the stall and kind of express that as well. So I’m really grateful for that.

Bram Good deal. Tell us a little bit about what the flow of your travels have been like over the last several months to several years.

obi100We've been receiving calls from friends, family and clients in the US (using our old USA 541 area code phone number) for free over the past 11 months while living in Bali. (We are using a Google Voice number, since that' the number we had used as our main nphone number for years, but any number that can forward will do)

We've also been making outbound calls anywhere in the world for .01 per minute.

The thing that allows all this freedom is the little box pctured above (we got the OBI 100 model), that can be bought on Amazon and elsewhere for about $38 USD. It's about half the size of an iPhone, and connects to the ethernet cable coming out of your router. The other end connects to the phone of your choice. Once it's configured to a service provider (usually about a 5 minute process) you are ready to begin making and receiving calls.

We chose Anveo.com as our Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provider because they were well reviewed and I liked their features, but, there are literally dozens of choices. 

The OBi provides you with an abundance of control and enhanced convenience by combining a broadband Internet connection with VoIP . . . and if required, a land line connection to your local telephone company, your mobile telephone service provider or your broadband VoIP service. The OBi can use the web and social networking tools to bring everything and everybody together to speak freely . . . and even for free!

gypsy-vidtnWe caught up with Gypsy at her nicely appointed place just outside of Ubud, Bali. She talked with us about how important travel and location independence are to her; her travels to Central America, Europe and Southeast Asia, how Burning Man festival changed her life, her dance and yoga practice and instruction both in private lessons and at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, why smiling and fearlessness are essential, and a whole lot more. 

Gypsy: My name is Gypsy, and that name alone is a nomadic name. It was not the name that I was born with but I have been using it as my nickname for more than half my life. So about the time I turned eighteen, I was performing, I was dancing, I was always very colorful and enjoying being a free spirit and connecting with community. The name Gypsy was inspiration for me because it allowed me to step into that energy and it’s kind of taken now me to all these places in my life where I have been quite a bit of a Gypsy in a positive way, associating that with that I love to travel. I don’t really stay in one place too long. And as soon as I feel that stagnation of comfort zone or I’ve learned a certain place or certain language because I’ve lived in Central America, I’ve lived in Europe for many years. And now I’m living here in Southeast Asia. And so I really enjoy traveling and I think my name kind of took me into that realm even more so. What I do besides dancing and performing is all things that are associated with the body being a vehicle for expression, whether it’s performing, whether it is praying. I teach yoga. I teach Pilates. I teach dance. I teach meditation. I learn those things as well and kind of continue to expand and grow and take myself to the place where I’m being moved. And in that movement with spirit that is consciousness, a breath of life that helps me to feel free and that connection to the universal freedom that we all share and that we all desire I think innately as human beings. 


Bram: So how long have you been in Southeast Asia? What has the flow of your travel been like over the last several years?

Tagged in: Bali Dance Performers Yoga

web-rankingsEvery year the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) releases it's report on the rankings of countries in relation to access, freedom and openness, relevant content, and the  empowerment of it's people. The composit results determine the overall rankings for each country.

This information is important for Conscious Nomads so we can take the steps necessary to have uninterrpted internet no matter which country we are traveling to. (it may require virtual private networks (VPS) or proxy servers to accomplish, but these are often best configured in countries without strict policies, before setting out on your journey)

Here's an excerpt from the article on Mashable.

In its own words, the report assesses how the web empowers people not only to receive information, but also to voice their own views, participate in public affairs and take action to improve their lives.

The report ranks countries in four categories: universality of Internet access; freedom to safely and privately access information and express opinions online; amount and availability of relevant content; and empowerment to use the tools of the Web to foster positive change. The U.S. scored poorly on the "freedom and openness" index in the wake of a series of revelations on the scope of governmental surveillance fueled by a massive leak of classified documents by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

See the full article and rankings and full sized charts here: US Drops Two Spots on 2013 Global Web Index

 

lenna-tnConsciousNomads.com interviews Lenna Nakauchi about hoop dancing, running a successful online business, world travel, Burning Man, the location independent lifestyle, and much more.

Lenna: My name is Lenna Nakauchi. And this is my second year in Bali and what I’m focusing on this year is my performance arts, and that being hoop dance, fire dance, poi, little bit of belly dance and some other prop dancing or prop spinning. So I’m working on performing here in Ubud and throughout Bali and eventually creating a website and creating some demo videos and creating arts and being an artist. That’s what I’m focusing on this year is inspiring others with my art and I also manage and run a online business, and it’s called 3DayCleanse and it’s a whole body cleanse that is distributed throughout the United States and in Canada and we also ship all over the world. So I run that online business and I have an amazing life here in Ubud and I cultivate my performance arts right now.

Bram: I remember hearing that you took off from Ubud and went to Burning Man this year. Tell us a little bit about that experience.

Lenna: Burning Man was an amazing, life-changing experience for me. It was my first year and it was amazing because I was connected with a man who runs a camp called Heart Tribe and it was a perfect fit for the Ubud tribe vibe here. So a bunch of Ubudians joined that camp and it was a really nice vibrational match to the community. It was a community field. The feel was really high vibe. There was a nice community space where everyone would chat and and talk and give massages, body work, and energy work. And it was a really nice base to go out and explore all of the art and have amazing random conversations with people. And I did a lot of exploring on my own just checking out the art all over the playa and checking out the different camps and, yeah, talking with people from all over the world also at Burning Man for maybe the first time or maybe the 10th time.

Bram: And how was the contrast going from the lush tropics of Ubud to the playa?

Lenna: It was definitely a contrast. It was not humid. It was more of a dry heat and during the day I would say I was kind of used to being hot and sweating but at nighttime it got really cold. So that was a bit of a contrast. And it was funny because in terms of dressing up, I felt like I kind of wore what I usually wear, maybe just a little bit more sparkle but pretty much my normal clothes that was kind of funny for me. And riding a bike was really nice because I don’t really ride a bike here in Ubud. And it’s just having that freedom to wander around really slowly was wonderful and not having cars and dogs everywhere was wonderful.

Bram: Yeah that would be quite a big contrast. Riding a bike in Bali, you take your life in your hands. 

tyr-tnWe interview Tyr Throne on his world travels, his healing modality Somalogy, his experiences as a ballet dancer, living and working in Bali, and much more.

We apologize for the audio quality in places in this otherwise excellent video. The insects must have been having a festival that afternoon and it sounded like loud whistles being blown throughout the interview. We did our best to ameliorate this sound and as a result there are some issues that are less than ideal. Thanks for understanding.

Tyr: Hello my name is Tyr Throne and I’m the founder of Somalogy. And for many years I felt like a conscious nomad. I almost died. If you’re ever flying and like a week after flying, you feel a weird pain in your leg or have trouble breathing, please go to the hospital. I had like blood clots and I was trying to meditate it away, and luckily my assistant in Germany is a medical doctor and she said, “Go to the hospital now.” When I was recovering, I realized I just didn’t need to live in New York anymore. I mean New York is a really great place and it’s kind of like the joke of you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. It’s kind of like squeezes you and forms you like a diamond. But then I just realized I really wanted to travel and teach, and so I’ve been teaching the Somalogy work which is very good for back and neck problems and posture and more flexibility in many places, North Carolina, South Carolina, Hawaii, Germany, Italy, Thailand.

And now I’m kind of based in Bali and then traveling around and teaching. It’s just really, really wonderful. One of my favorite quotes and kind of my motto is live light, travel light, spread the light and be the light by Yogi Bhajan.

saida-tn-300I am Saida Desilets. I’m the founder of the Succulence Revolution and the author of a book called The Emergence of the Sensual Woman. And what I get to do, my privilege on this planet, is to share my passion and my love, that we can actually self-actualize through our body. And specifically I work with women, with their bodies, with their hearts, with their spirits. How we can fully access our genes through all parts of our body. 

Bram: And give us an idea of your flow in terms of travel. I know you take this offering all over the world.

Saida: So this year alone I’ve been in Asia. I’ve been in the Caribbean, Canada, the US, South Africa, back to Asia and Europe as well, and Australia. So I’ve been everywhere. And so, what’s amazing about what I’m doing because I’m working with women is what’s remarkable globally there’s a need for the message that I have. And so I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to go into communities and meet the different kinds of women. But the core needs are the same. They want to know who they are, how to better live in this world, and how to have a little bit more self-freedom and self-expression.

Bram: And how long have you been doing this in its current or similar form?

Saida: I’ve been working this way and travelling since the—I’d say 2001 is where I really officially launched. I was being more non-official things before then. But as an official business in 2001.

Bram: And what are some of the things you find attractive about the mobile lifestyle?

A New Territory Is Emerging...

It extends beyond the borders of all nation-states, far beyond the historical boundaries previously drawn and protected.

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The edges of this new territory are expanding exponentially in all directions, both within and without.

It is a virtual territory formed and inhabited by conscious individuals who are becoming location independent and free from the limitations of place... and we have labeled it the Conscious Nomads Matrix.

The Conscious Nomads Matrix is the all-encompassing unified energetic field created by all of us who are consciously connecting, creating, collaborating, sharing, loving, and envisioning a new way of being, while traveling the world or otherwise living from a location independent awareness.

 

blue-bar-135x10Conscious: Introspective and curious to explore our fundamental nature, essence and purpose

Nomads: Embracing location independence as a lifestyle

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What is This?

ConsiousNomads.com is a resource for anyone who is attracted to the location independent lifestyle. From Music Festival goers to world travelers, if you want to expand your circle of friends; knowledge of places, people and things; and increase the potential for income you can earn from anywhere in the world, then this is a stellar resource for you.

What is the Matrix? 

As I've traveled to transformational music festivals (transitory towns), and to pockets of consciousness around the world, I've noticed that many of the people I am interacting with have a noticeably different quality about them.  

As I observed this over time, as people came and went, an understanding crystalized for me that we Conscious Nomads are creating a new virtual territory (an energetic field, a collective, a matrix, a hologram) that extends beyond nation-state borders and historically accepted boundaries, and encompasses the entire planet.