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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luke-brown-tnRenowned artist Luke Brown talks to us about his art, his art process, location independent lifestyle, the Grateful Dead, the dreamtime, life in and as a hologram, the imaginatrix, the relationship between our inner thoughts and our outer experiences, and much more.

Luke: My name is Luke Brown. I'm here in Bali, this has been my annual base for the past, almost 10 years now. Started out being here just a few months out of the year and every year it's extending more and more time here. It’s been a little more like home than anywhere else because this is where most of my stuff is. But I’ve been dividing my time too in having a grounded place to be able to do my work, work on my paintings, work on my sculptures, jewelry. Pretty much any medium I can get my hands on which Bali is so accommodating for. And yeah, it’s been the place where I’ve been able to have the kind of lifestyle that allows me to focus on the obsessively compulsive detail I like to put into my work. And then, have the rest of the year being simply nomadic and be able to take this around the world and have it bringing me out into the world. Be able to do exhibitions and be a part of festival environments and so, yeah.

Bram: So the art pretty much, I would imagine, influences your choices in terms of travel, world travel and your migratory patterns. 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. 

This post from Ryan Wren Barret showed up in my Facebook feed after Symbiosis Festival and speaks to why I feel music festival goers often have a similar mindset as world travelers. When you are dropped into an environment that is foreign to your everyday life, it asks you to be present in ways that can expand your awareness into the matrix where the possibility for connection and magic is more available.

By: Ryan Wren Barret

symbiosis-250Symbiosis Gathering: My last Festival with a capital F for 2013. Going in, I was completely DONE with festivals. I was starting to feel a little jaded even. I didn’t go to Burning Man this year: I had stuff to do. Between a consistent run of workshops – both at bigger events and self-organized – and a beautiful and demanding personal life, 2013 has been packed. I was feeling like another gathering full of all the usual necessaries of staying up late, using my body hard and exhausting my brain with constantly meeting tons of amazing new people was going to be something akin to Custar’s last stand. 

And then I got sick. We arrived fairly smoothly on Wednesday afternoon with our Damanhur ambassador, Quaglia, after a Tuesday dominated by the worst migraine I’d ever had and something that looked like food poisoning for a horrifying 5 minutes. Stomach quelled and head on straight, the drive was an enlightening 2 hours of Damanhurian discourse that catapulted my desire to travel to Italy and be in the Temples of Humanity from an 8 to an 11. 

jemineye-tnWe interview JemInEye about her location free lifestyle and her travels to (and sound healing performances at) transformational music festivals, her long time career as a hair designer, her poetry/music projects, art, crafts and much more.

JemInEye: Hi. I’m JemInEye and I work as a hairstylist. I’ve been doing that for 20 years now, that’s my main career. But I’m lucky enough that I only have to work three days a week, so that leaves me four days free a week. And in my other time, I have an accessories business called JemInEye Designs, I also write poetry under JemInEye Incantations and do sound healing performance with JemInEye Incantations.

Bram: Can you tell us a little bit about what the flow of your travel has been like over the last year or so? You attend a lot of festivals and parties and things like that?

JemInEye: Well, I’ve stayed here in the United States this year and have been traveling the west coast of California as well as I went to Nevada for Burning Man. So mostly I traveled between May and September of this year. Going to various different festivals, I was fortunate enough to get to offer sound healing ceremonies.

Bram: How many festivals on average might you attend in a year?

JemInEye: Probably around six outdoor festivals as well as I go to many different events and parties and things as well.

Bram: Yeah, the community seems to be very active in terms of coming up with yummy [events]...


A New Territory Is Emerging...

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


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? 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.