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Hakawati | حكواتي
Religion & Spirituality
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Gateways to Awakening is a gateway for your own spiritual journey. Today, people are suffering from stress and anxiety like no other time in history. Mental illness is on the rise, and people are either self-medicating or numbing out with a variety of distractions. In one on one conversations with leading experts in wellness and spirituality, Gateways to Awakening will share best practices and offer a gateway to help those who are interested to expand their awareness and consciousness. We’ll be asking these questions and more: How can we become more connected to ourselves and bring greater awareness to our lives? How can we connect with our own voice and intuition and be on the highest life path possible? Is there a greater intelligence, a primordial, intuitive intelligence, beyond just what we can access through our five senses today? For the modern-day seekers, Gateways to Awakening asks these questions and explores conversations with experts in their fields. I’ll be talking to a variety of guests from Ph.D. academics in Reiki, Shiatsu, binaural beats, Chinese medicine practitioners, mystics, and even one of the leading experts on The Secret. I ask that you stay curious with me, as we navigate these questions and more with our guests. This is your journey, so pay attention to what makes you feel expansive and lighter.

Gateways to Awakening is a gateway for your own spiritual journey. Today, people are suffering from stress and anxiety like no other time in history. Mental illness is on the rise, and people are either self-medicating or numbing out with a variety of distractions. In one on one conversations with leading experts in wellness and spirituality, Gateways to Awakening will share best practices and offer a gateway to help those who are interested to expand their awareness and consciousness. We’ll be asking these questions and more: How can we become more connected to ourselves and bring greater awareness to our lives? How can we connect with our own voice and intuition and be on the highest life path possible? Is there a greater intelligence, a primordial, intuitive intelligence, beyond just what we can access through our five senses today? For the modern-day seekers, Gateways to Awakening asks these questions and explores conversations with experts in their fields. I’ll be talking to a variety of guests from Ph.D. academics in Reiki, Shiatsu, binaural beats, Chinese medicine practitioners, mystics, and even one of the leading experts on The Secret. I ask that you stay curious with me, as we navigate these questions and more with our guests. This is your journey, so pay attention to what makes you feel expansive and lighter.

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MichaelB
Nov 21, 2020
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

TedD
Nov 8, 2022
'Make healing scalable and storable.' Love it

203 Episodes

Jul 18, 2024

Misconceptions about periods and menstrual health with teacher and Academy Award winner Melissa Berton 

Today’s episode is with Melissa Berton, an Academy Award-Winning Producer. Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Recipient. Forbes 50 Over 50 Honoree. The Pad Project, Founder | Executive Director.

Melissa Berton, lifelong advocate for girls and women, has taught English at Oakwood Secondary School in Los Angeles for over a decade. As faculty advisor for Girls Learn International, a program of The Feminist Majority Foundation advocating for equal access to education across genders, she has thrice participated as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, leading the largest student delegation from a single high school.

In 2013, following that first U.N. trip, Melissa inspired her students to produce a documentary to raise awareness about menstrual health and education worldwide, leading to a 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Period. End of Sentence. The Oscar win sparked a global conversation about period poverty and menstrual equality?

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ How does she address cultural taboos and misconceptions surrounding menstruation as a teacher
✅What role can schools and educational institutions play in destigmatizing menstruation and promoting menstrual health
✅ Why she created the documentary Period?
✅ What inspired her to start the Pad Project and become an advocate for menstrual hygiene and education
✅ How access to menstrual products and education about menstruation can impact the lives of individuals and communities
✅ Some of the biggest challenges she has faced in advocating for menstrual equity, and how have she worked to overcome them
✅ Memorable stories or experiences from your work with the Pad Project that have particularly resonated with her

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Jul 11, 2024

How to find the key to your body's natural repair system with Brandy Gillmore 

In today’s episode on Gateways to Awakening, I speak with Brandy Gillmore - a researcher and mind-body healing expert who has been captivating audiences worldwide with her incredible ability to demonstrate radical healing using only the mind. She has even shown proof of the incredible healing results using medical thermal imaging.

Due to the breakthroughs that she’s made, her case studies have been published in a prestigious medical journal. She has also delivered a mind-expanding TEDx talk and has been featured in several documentaries. Brandy's groundbreaking discoveries stemmed from her own debilitating injury. After an accident in 2003 left her disabled, in excruciating pain, and without hope of recovery, Brandy began searching for a cure.

When most people think of healing with the mind, they typically associate it with a meditative process. However, Brandy has found that the key to achieving these incredible results requires more than just meditation. In her new book, Master Your Mind and Energy to Heal Your Body, Brandy shares the hidden research that is the key to her success!

Brandy has also become a friend and I am deeply in admiration of her gift as a healer.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ How can people heal themselves through mind-body technique
✅ How she guides listeners in identifying and challenging their own limiting beliefs
✅ How she approaches working with clients who may be experiencing resistance or blocks to their healing process
✅ Some practical strategies listeners can use to overcome self-doubt and build confidence in their ability to heal and thrive
✅ How she encourages listeners to take responsibility for their own health and well-being through self-care practices and mindset shifts
✅ Common misconceptions people have about mind-body healing, and how she addresses them in her work


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Jul 4, 2024

What is Human Design and why it's important to understand for relationships with Lauren Armstrong 

On today’s episode , we’ll be featuring our guest, Lauren Armstrong - a highly-skilled Human Design Guide who went through the International Human Design School and has earned certifications through various other renowned institutions in neuro-linguistic programming, time techniques, clinical hypnotherapy, reiki, and trauma-informed practices. She offers bespoke solutions that help individuals and businesses alike to achieve their goals leveraging their unique designs.

On her website, LaurenArmstrong.com, you can find valuable resources and information about the benefits of Human Design and how it can help you live more fully as yourself. Whether you're looking to improve your personal or professional life, with recognition, Lauren is your guide.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ What exactly is Human Design? Where did it come from?
✅ A high level overview of each Design Type.
✅ How can people find their chart?
✅ What does each profile number represent?
✅ When someone walks in for a reading of their design, what is the process like?
✅ Some interesting designs she’s seen and why.

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Jun 27, 2024

Self-love, self-worth and creating healthy relationships with Teal Swan 

In today’s episode, I speak with Teal Swan, a New Thought Leader and a Bestselling Author who is an expert in human development and relationships, with a following of over 1M on all social media platforms. She has over a decade of experience working with people of all walks of life with a mission to reduce human suffering.

Today, she's also become an International Speaker, having facilitated retreats and life changing workshops in large venues worldwide. Teal was ranked 15th on The Watkins Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2023.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ What she spends most of her time thinking about and why.
✅ Some of the ways our audience can cultivate deeper feelings of self-love.
✅ The importance of authenticity and living in alignment with one's true self.
✅ What advice she has for individuals who are struggling to find their authenticity and purpose?
✅ The concept of "shadow work" and the importance of embracing all aspects of ourselves. What shadow work is and how it can lead to personal growth?
✅The completion process - and why she created this process?
✅ What her book The Anatomy of Loneliness is about

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Jun 20, 2024

How to tell a story and other advice for filmmakers and creators with Director Jon Amiel 

In today’s episode on Gateways to Awakening, I speak with my friend Jon Amiel, a distinguished director, writer, and producer with a remarkable career in theatre, film, and television. After spending a decade rising from fringe theatre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jon transitioned to television, where he made significant strides at the BBC, culminating with the award-winning "Silent Twins" and the multi-award-winning "Singing Detective."

Jon's success continued in the film industry over the next 15 years, directing major feature films such as "Sommersby" with Jodie Foster and Richard Gere, "Copycat" with Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter, "Entrapment" with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, "The Man Who Knew Too Little" with Bill Murray, "The Core" with Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank, and "Creation" with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly.

Jon's attraction to various genres is driven by his curiosity and desire to explore different facets of storytelling, approaching each genre with unique techniques and perspectives. As a mentor, Jon frequently advises aspiring directors and writers to focus on authenticity in storytelling and to develop a strong personal voice.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ What he spends most of his time thinking about and why
✅ What, in his opinion, makes a good story and why?
✅ What inspired his journey into the world of film - an in particular directing?
✅ As a mentor and advisor to many film directors and writers, what advice does he find himself giving most frequently
✅ What draws him to a particular project, and how does he approach each genre differently
✅ What the creative process was like bringing such a gripping story like Copycat to life

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Jun 13, 2024

Why alchemy matters in the human experience with Nick Grossenbacher 

In today’s episode, I speak with Nick Grossenbacher, who first encountered and became enamored with the subject of alchemy more than 15 years ago while working on a PhD in late classical and medieval Middle Eastern history. Not content with a purely scholarly approach, Nick set up a home laboratory to replicate processes described in medieval Arabic and Syriac texts. His passion for alchemy deepened through his studies with teacher Robert Bartlett, leading him to explore global alchemical traditions.

Nick's journey took a practical turn when he collaborated with a naturopathic clinic, developing custom formulas for patients with acute skin issues. This work inspired him to create a company focused on alchemical wellness products, particularly topicals. At the onset of the pandemic, Nick left his teaching career to start Rare Earth Alchemy, where he now fulfills his dream of conducting daily work in a fully equipped alchemical research and production lab.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅Defining Alchemy: Understand what alchemy is and its significance today.
✅Discover practical examples of alchemical processes in everyday life.
✅ Learn about evidence-based approaches to alchemy using the scientific method.
✅21st-Century Innovations: Explore how modern tools and techniques advance traditional alchemical practices.
✅Understand the intersection of alchemy with contemporary medical and wellness practices.

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Jun 6, 2024

The power of visualization and mind movies to create your reality with Natalie Ledwell 

Today’s episode is with Natalie Ledwell is a bestselling author and cofounder of Mind Movies, the hugely successful and revolutionary online Personal Development company that has reached over 10 million people worldwide.

Her passion to also help teachers, parents and anyone struggling to manage their mental health has manifested itself into an app called FeelWise - Tap into Your Emotional Wisdom.

In 2020, Natalie had the immense honor of being Knighted by the Orthodox Order of St John.

We talk about the following and so much more:

✅ Reality creation and if we’re creating our own reality

✅Why she created mind moviesa and why the images that we see so important for manifestation?

✅ Her work with Joe Dispenza

✅ What advancements or changes is she most excited about in the realms of spiritual and psychic exploration

✅ One message or piece of advice - especially for those who might be going through a difficult time

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May 29, 2024

The enneagram as a tool for leadsership with Hayden Lee 

On today’s episode, I’ll be speaking with Hayden Lee, a master certified Executive Life and Leadership Coach. He works with successful executives, leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to do the deeper transformational work to create their next level of success and fulfillment.

He is an Enneagram specialist, and loves using the Enneagram system of development to help people have a deeper understanding of who they are, why they do what they do, and how they can create a path of development for themselves.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅What the enneagram is exactly?
✅The 9 Enneagram types, and what each means
✅ How can people learn which enneagram type they are
✅ How can the enneagram help you grow and understand yourself and your relationships better
✅ His personal journey into becoming a certified life coach and how coaching has transformed his life and the lives of his clients

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May 23, 2024

How to create a more beautiful world with Charles Eisenstein 

On today’s episode, I speak with Charles Eisenstein, a speaker, essayist, and author of several books including The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible - and many others. Known as a countercultural philosopher, his work spans economics, science, health, ecology, technology, spirituality, and the mythological structure of civilization.

We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ His thoughts on a new economic system based on gift economies and community-based currencies.
✅ How he first became interested in the intersection of economics, spirituality, and ecology
✅ The gift economy in action and what has been most memorable to him
✅ The power of storytelling and myth in the shaping of our culture,
✅ The concept of interbeing and interconnectedness
✅ Social movements, including Occupy and the New Economy movement and what they meant to him

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May 16, 2024

How to be an extraordinary leader in today's world with Sid McNairy 

In today’s episode, I speak with Sid McNairy, the Architect of the Art of Peaceful Living, a spiritualist and teacher who helps people connect with their highest and best selves through disciplines such as meditation, yoga, and self-discovery. With a background in coaching college football and coaching NFL players, Sid’s journey through life has involved battles both physically and mentally. After struggling with feelings of not being accepted and making decisions against his heart, Sid found solace in yoga and meditation, which helped him heal his past wounds and find inner peace.

Now a renowned figure in the wellness industry, Sid has written several books on yoga and meditation, empowering individuals to find discipline and peace in their lives. He is also a sought-after speaker who inspires and empowers audiences around the world with his trainings and presentations on wellness, yoga, meditation, and self-discovery. Sid is known for his ability to connect with his audience and share his knowledge and experience in a relatable and inspiring way.


We talk about the following and so much more:
✅Common challenges he sees leaders facing today, and how he helps them navigate these challenges
✅ Changes he would like to see in the corporate world today
✅ The Architect of the Art of Peaceful Living
✅ How he approaches the concept of authentic leadership, and why is it important in today's business landscape
✅ Some strategies for fostering a culture of belonging and psychological safety within organizations
✅ The most effective methods for organizations to address unconscious bias and promote diversity at all levels
✅ How he found yoga, and why is yoga and meditation such a big part of his life

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