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I have known Yasmeen for years as a friend and a healer. This podcast is a reflection of her offering the gifts of healing, awareness, and consciousness to her audience which I predict will continue to grow. These conversations feature some of the most talented and dedicated practitioners in the field energy, healing, and conscious awareness, all of whom bring a sincere desire to help us all navigate this odd and challenging time in our history. Her content is relevant, her guests are wonderful and talented agents of positive change, and I look forward to seeing what talent and content she'll bring to us in the future. I would recommend Gateways to anyone interested in truly exploring themselves and the world we live in. Hats off Yasmeen. Very well done. - Michael
Nov 21st

Gateways to Awakening

Hakawati | حكواتي

43 episodes

Jun 17, 2021

Whole brain living and how a stroke changed this doctor’s perception of everything with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor 

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard trained and published neuroanatomist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to have a stroke, and lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, which I’ve read, documents her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery. The book spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, and is still routinely the #1 book about stroke on Amazon. In 2008 she gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Taylor was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World”. On this episode, we’ll be diving into her new book “Whole Brain Living The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life”. We talk about: ✅ Her new book “Whole Brain Living”, and what it means ✅ What the “four characters” are and why is getting to know them is important ✅ What the “Brain Huddle” is and how you can train our four characters to work with each other ✅ How the four characters map to the hero’s journey ✅ How incredible Jill’s opportunity to study a stroke from the inside out was in her position as a neuroanatomist ✅ How it takes less than 90 seconds for the chemistry of that emotion to flood through us how to deal with an emotional response ✅ Her quote “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring” and what that means ✅ Her rehabilitation in the book “My Stroke of Insight” You can follow her here: Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

May 27, 2021

The science behind spherical abundance and rapid change with Xponential Intelligence and Mas Sajady  

Today’s episode is about the science behind spherical abundance and rapid change with Xponential Intelligence with my guest Mas Sajady. I’m excited about this episode as I’ve been meditating with Mas for the last year, as he talks about some of the most cutting-edge themes in the world of consciousness. I’ve certainly felt a shift in my own consciousness and perspective since following his work. Mas Sajady is a world renowned consciousness programmer who, through his unique techniques and meditations, shifts people’s lives to an evolved and advanced frequency level that enables them to achieve success, fulfillment, and happiness from a natural and balanced state. As the founder of Xponential Intelligence, Mas facilitates rapid changes through quantum reprogramming, which eliminate old dynamic energy partners. During sessions with Mas, regardless of whether you share your problems with him or not, he will discover and eliminate what has obstructed your life in the past. Mas has counseled tens of thousands of people around the world and has worked with business leaders, influencers, professional athletes, celebrities, royal families, and Fortune 500 executives from companies such as Capital Records, Starbucks, Facebook, Fox, Microsoft, FedEx, and many more. As a philanthropist, Mas donates his time to assist schools, hospitals, special needs organizations, and low income communities. We talk about the following: ✅ What it means to be a high consciousness being ✅ What Xponential Intelligence “XI” means ✅ Major themes like abundance, and other high states of consciousness like forgiveness and joy ✅ What “spherical abundance” means ✅ Where he learned his philosophy from ✅ Some of the biggest areas of pain that people are dealing with, and how he works with people Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

May 13, 2021

The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week with Tiffany Shlain 

Most of us are addicted to technology. For some of us, we are so addicted that we walk from room to room with our phones, as if it’s a part of our body. What would it be like to create a commitment to unplug from technology one day a week? In this episode, I talk to Tiffany Shlain about transforming your relationships and health by unplugging one day a week. Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. She lectures and performs worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity. There’s so much more I can say about this remarkable woman who sits in between a number of worlds. She’s received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work. For information on her work, visit We talk about the following and so much more: ✅ Her philosophy of 24/6 and how to create a ritual to unplug 1 day a week ✅ How this practice has transformed the relationships in her own life ✅ How this practice has transformed the relationships in her own life ✅ The many benefits she’s seen from unplugging when it comes to business and productivity ✅ Why eye contact is an important part of connection? ✅ Transition time, and how to create that space gracefully, as many of us have felt like we’ve unplugged from a time machine every time we get off an online meeting Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

May 5, 2021

The transformative power of Family Constellations and family therapy work with Dan Cohen  

Let’s admit it, most of us carry triggers and traumas from our parents and ancestors. Have you ever experienced family constellation therapy? In this episode, I connect with Dan Cohen, PhD, -- an internationally known psychologist, trainer, author and facilitator of Family and Systemic Constellations. He specializes in healing the effects of inherited trauma and helping clients fulfill their desires for having more love and deeper impact in their lives. He uses his knowledge of world history, mythology and culture with his intuitive abilities, and creates profound and transformative healing experiences that expand understanding and restore peace of mind. We talk about the following and so much more: ✅ What is family constellations therapy? ✅ The three essential aspects of our being 1) Our creative sexual energy, 2) Our heart’s perception of the consciousness that surrounds us, 3)Our crown chakra that connects the light of our soul to the light of the universe ✅ Dominant themes seen after working with individuals and groups on family constellations ✅ Some of the benefits of family constellation therapy like coming to terms with your shadow and aligning with your heart’s desire and soul’s purpose Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected. You can learn more about Dan and his work and workshops here:

Apr 29, 2021

Astrology as a means to know yourself, mythology and women who run with wolves 

I recently asked my community who was the best astrologer and Rebecca’s name kept coming up over and over again. Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A., is known as the Wild Witch of the West. She’s a true master at her craft -- an archetypal astrologer and wild woman living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been featured in Elle, Reader’s Digest, Bustle,, and Elite Daily. Rebecca has offered astrology readings focused on asteroids, dwarf planets, soul-care, feminine archetypes, depth psychology, relationships, and life purpose. And she has quite the background -- In 2013, she completed her M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness and her thesis titled “Stargazing: Re-enchantment Through Language” that combined linguistics, the evolution of consciousness, and the human relationship to the cosmos. I recently had a reading with Rebecca and in particular focused on astro-mapping, since I wanted to know which cities were lit up in my own chart, and it was quite the adventure diving in. I learned more about my chart than ever before. We talk about: ✅ Her essay “ Intimacy with the Self” and how we can all become more intimate with ourselves ✅ Why astrology is so important, and often so misunderstood ✅ How she shares an astrology reading and also an astro-mapping. ✅ What astrology means collectively and what it means individually and how we should be thinking about our natal chart ✅ The archetypal qualities of planets and what their location mean ✅ What dwarf planets are and the meaning behind an eclipses ✅ The intersection of multiple modalities like astrology, and etymology and mythology and how these all fit together Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

Apr 15, 2021

How to live in awareness and non-duality, and be on the the path of the Spiritual Warrior with Brad Laughlin  

I'm so excited to share this episode with you all. I interview Brad Laughlin, the author of Living With Enlightenment—A Journey of Love. I was first introduced to Brad and CoreLight from a previous guest, Helane Wahbeh, from the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), who mentioned how impactful CoreLight was to her spiritual journey in her book. Brad is the Executive Director of the international non-profit organization, which he runs with his life-partner, Leslie Temple-Thurston. As a spiritual teacher for over two decades, Brad’s life dedication is to the transformation of consciousness. He’s based these on the principles of non-duality, and all of his messages focus on the dissolution of our limiting ego structures and include transmissions of love, joy and healing energy. We talk about the following, and much more: ❇️ How to live as an enlightened being in today’s world? ❇️ What Spiritual Training exactly is ❇️ Why so many people have trouble with detachment ❇️ How to work through polarity and moving towards oneness, and become a “witness”, or an “observer” of our lives. ❇️ What the 8 Keys are and how they can help you live a life if integration and wellness ❇️ The Triangles and Squares process that can help you move through your triggers, so you don't have to keep re-experiencing them You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected. I’d love to hear from you and learn more about what topics you’d like to learn about, and which shows and topics you enjoyed the most!

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