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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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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.

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

 

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?

sol-sebastian-tn-300My name is Sol Sebastian. I’m the founder of a program called The Alchemy of Man which is a man’s work and it covers a wide range of things but especially in relation to hormonal health, sexual health, relational health and just being a man, being a dude in this world trying to live at his best. And my work takes me to very many parts of the world and I travel and have traveled for quite extensively for the past, well since the mid-90s.

But especially the past decade or so I’ve been quite traveling a lot and since meeting my partner, my partner in crime and my wife, Saida Desilets who does work with women, we’ve been sort of on the road for many years and really consider the world our own that it’s hard to sort of pinpoint one particular place that is home for us. So the idea of conscious nomads is something quite close to my heart as well as my wife’s heart because we are quite nomadic in the true sense of the word. And yes so I have to love to share all that. 

Bram: Can you give us an idea of what your travel’s been like over the last several months or longer? Where have you been? What you have been doing?

Sol: Last several months we’ve been in Bali which is where we back to here. But in the past few months we’ve been in South Africa in the middle of the some of the most game-rich, some of the most predator-rich game reserves in Africa. Hanging out with lions and hyenas and elephants like very, very close, you know, this same distance from you to the camera in fact, and been really loving that. That was amazing experience. We’ve also been in Amsterdam where we spent two months putting together some online content.

Part of our work has an online component so we spent quite some time in Amsterdam where the Internet was good. We managed to put together quite an extensive program. We’ve been… Mostly throughout been a little bit more settled this year in terms of what we used to. We used to travel very rapidly. My partner has been in many more places this season. She’s been in Australia, in Canada and the Europe. I mean it’s a little hard to track actually where we have been this year. But I think the highlight for us was South Africa for sure. That was one place who really stood out for us this year.

Bram: Did you become mobile is a necessity for this business or this type of business or regarding your business around being mobile?

Sol: The business was planned around being mobile because we’re both [0:03:17.0 inaudible] at heart. And we always love to travel and it’s something I think I really love about being with my partner because we both have this passion to be mobile to see as much, to really eat in as much of this world as we can. And we have no children. We’re sort of pretty footloose and fancy free in that aspect and so we’ve really made the most of that. And we have an appetite, let’s say, we have a very big appetite to see as much on this planet extremely possible.

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

sol-saida-tnTranscript coming soon!

Saida's site: http://www.thesucculencerevolution.com

Sol's site: http://www.alchemyofman.com

mikael-vidtnMikael King talks to us about his travels to Bali, Peru, Bolivia (Including some extraterrestrial encounters at Lake Titicaca), expanded consciousness, Mu energy, the hologram, breath work, and much more. We appologize for some minor issues with the video. It looks like autofocus was causing some small blips occasionally... I choose to think of it as adjustments to the hologram.

Mikael: Aloha! My name is Mikael King and I am a conscious nomad. I love it. I love the whole concept. I run a organization...it’s my global ministry called DivineJoy.org and I also offer, especially in the last—it’s been about ten years now—a transformation effort called BreathLIGHT Bliss. I also lead all kinds of different ceremonies, retreats, seminars, and trainings through both DivineJoy.org and BreathLIGHTBliss.com as well as I’m a documentary filmmaker. I just released a film called New Earth Destiny about the Russian Eco-Village Movement, Anastasia movement, that’s happening all across Russia as well as all around the world at this point. And I also just recently started a new company in which I am co—creating new Mu Star jewelry. So it’s called Mu Star Designs and that’s happening here in Ubud, Bali. 

Bram: Alright! Can you give us an idea of what the flow of your travel is like maybe over the last few years now?

bee-artAt this critical time on the planet there are lots of necessary, even vital, roles conscious people are playing. Earlier today I was reading one of Jim Channon's Facebook threads that was talking about how important it is for people to get an acre of land and begin tending a vegetable garden as a way to insure our survival. (what with Fukushima, GMOs and countless other disasters impacting our health and food supplies.)

I think this is really important work, and for a moment or two I was beginning to feel a little 'less than' seeing as how I'm living a mobile life style (currently) in Bali and don't have a plot of land in which to invest my time and energy. There are more and more organic farmers here all the time, but I'm not self-sufficient in this regard.

I've been here in the magical vortex of Ubud on and off for 10 months interacting with nomads and expats from all over the world… doing yoga, ecstatic dance, singing Kirtan, joining breath work sessions, seeing Balinese and Western healers and celebrating with other peeps at community gatherings and parties. Sure, it is BIG FUN, and personally fulfilling, but is it serving a significant useful purpose to the planet at large?

judy-chapman-tnJudy: My name is Judy Chapman. I am an author of five books. I work in the global spa industry and I don’t have an office. I have pop-up offices, working cafes around the world and hotel rooms. And I’m really comfortable with that and that’s the way I like to work. I’m not really into the office nine-to-five thing which is probably what motivated me, a big motivation, to work in the spa industry. And travel as a writer probably stems from that, because about 10 years ago I was working in Sydney for an environmental organization and catching the subway to work and I was like I can’t do this anymore. I don’t want to be on the train for two hours a day. I need to find a way to live where I feel more free and inspired and productive because I don’t like wasting time. So I definitely support the conscious nomadic movement. 

Bram: So in terms of the spa industry, what is it that you have done? What is it that you’re doing?

Judy: I started in the spa industry when I was 23 and my fiancé and I created a spa brand. And we set up spas in Australia. And I did that for seven years and then went—and then in 1998, I published my first spa book. And from there everything really accelerated. And I was offered a job and became editor-in-chief for Spa Asian magazine and was located in Singapore for three years. My job was just traveling the world doing reports on spas and reviews. So that was amazing, a dream job. And I published four books on spas including a coffee table book where I spent two years on and off traveling throughout Southeast Asia with a photographer. Just exploring the history of ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and yoga and how all of that transports into spa treatments today because spa is actually quite a meaningful and interesting… It’s not just about pampering and luxury. There’s a lot of health and wellness ancient rituals and a lot behind spa treatments you experience in hotels and spas. And what else? Then five years ago, I came to do a story on a hotel because I was writing for various magazines by then. I know the hotel is like they hadn’t developed their spa yet and they said, “We’re looking for someone to develop a spa concept” and I said, “I’ll find you some people.” And I suggested a whole lot and then about six months later, I ran into them again and I said so how did it go with the spa and they’re like, “We’re waiting for you to come and do it.” I’m like “I’m not doing it” because I’d already made a decision that I’ll never work for anyone again in my mind. It’s like, that’s no more. And somehow they wrote me into doing it for three months’ trial and it’s been five years now. So the last five years I’ve set up 20 spas around the world, in the Middle East, Norway, Australia, India, Thailand, Bali. And from the beginning I sort of create the concept, work with architects, interior designers, creating treatments, retail, everything. The look and feel and design and also learning the business side of spas which was a big challenge but the makers are more right-winged person eand so it’s been an amazing journey to learn how to do budgets and profit and loss and now I’m really good at that. So I can do both the creative and the business side and I feel it’s quite a holistic way for me to operate now to understand both sides of the business.

Bram: Nice! Can you give us an idea of what the flow of your travel has been like over the last year or so?

Judy: Yeah I think—gosh. Sometimes I’m on the plane every two weeks and sometimes I have like a three-month stay where I might go to the Europe like this year I was in Europe okay for the last 12 months. I’ve been to India. I go to India once a year for a month. And I’ve set up a spa in Australia. And the last year, I’ve been to Dubai twice, this year. Norway because we’re opening a spa in a ski lodge in Norway. And Germany because we’ve opened a spa in the Bavarian mountains. So yeah I’ve done a lot of traveling. Yeah. I love it. I love traveling. 

Bram: What are some of the things you find attractive about that 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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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.

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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.