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Visionary Lifestyle Podcast

The Visionary Lifestyle Podcast is a seasonal Variety Show Published Weekly and Featuring: Interviews, Topic Based Episodes, and Q and A shows. I’m your host, Magda Freedom Rod: Health and lifestyle guide, mother, yoga instructor, environmentalist, conscious eating expert, content creator and world traveling digital nomad. You’ll hear interviews with: Inspiring soulutionaries, change makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, conscious media makers, authors, yogis, conscious musicians and more. Topics include: yoga, conscious eating, meditation, Ayurveda, sustainability, alternative health, healing, spirituality, activism, non-toxic living and many more. “My mission is to inspire, educate and empower in order to activate the highest potential of individuals and our collective world in such a way that we create a healthy, thriving humanity and a sustainable planet.” It’s my hope that this podcast will serve as a clarion call to gather the tribe that is interested in being the change we wish to see in the world. I believe that as we become activated into our own highest potential through the use of tools including yoga, conscious eating and meditation, we become empowered to deliver our gifts to the world. The Visionary Lifestyle is about raising consciousness on the planet. We believe in self love, animal love and planet love. Join us. Visit http://www.visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast to learn more, read show notes and submit comments and questions. Donations gratefully received at patreon.com/visionarylifestyle Namaste
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Aug 28, 2017

I’m very excited to introduce today’s guest, Xavier Rudd.

Since the very beginning, Xavier's ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift. The more he has toured the world, the more hearts he has touched and the more of the world he has put back into his music.

Showcasing an ability to play several instruments at once, and Drawing inspiration from his ancestors, his music is unique and powerful, with a quickly growing worldwide audience.

His diverse and acclaimed career is going from strength to strength, with his message of global togetherness, acceptance and respect as well as his dynamic musical connection. He is quickly solidifying his place as one of Australia's greatest artists, activists and spirits.

I first heard his music during a meditation weekend in Ojai, California a couple years ago, and it immediately had a profound effect on my heart. I’ve since added it into my yoga playlists and my students always ask me what that amazing song was…..

Check the show notes and the second part of this show,  to get a listen to that song….

Xavier and I  connected in Bali where he was headlining the Bali Spirit Festival. We sat down just after the sound-check for his show, to discuss activism, yoga, and conscious eating, and Xavier explains why his music is an old woman. You’ll have to listen to the interview to understand that one…..

We talk about his biggest concerns in the world, the focus of his activism now, and what he feels is necessary to turn things around for the better.

As one might expect, I found him to be an awakened and present soul. I for one am so grateful for the way he is showing up in the world , using his voice and growing megaphone,  to inspire the positive change that our planet so sorely needs now.

Make sure to stay tuned for my upcoming interview with Eoin Finn for more details about Xavier’s biggest concern, and the potential solutions to solve it.

I hope you enjoy it. Check out my instagram for some behind the scenes photos, and as always, check the website for show notes and links to things we discussed. Visit visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast

 

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Rainbow Gathering: https://www.welcomehome.org/main.html

 

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Aug 7, 2017

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Aug 7, 2017

Kevin James is a chant leader from Australia who has developed from years of experience, the art of leading ecstatic chant and open heart connection with his voice, mantras and heartsongs.

He travels the globe constantly with the intention and vision of joining with others who feel the call to re-connect to source and remember who we are beyond the illusions of ego.

His intention is to contribute to the conscious movement using group gatherings of devotional singing of Mantras and HeartSongs to bring us to a closer connection to source.

Kevin believes from this state of being we can naturally and easily be kind and harmonious in our existence…

He says:

“It’s like a remembering. In a world where forgetting who we are has become normal, its destructive patterns have left us in an apparent life or death situation. We can remember together and support one another.”

After being turned on to his amazing music during a yoga class in India, through Divine Grace, I connected with him in Bali, and was blessed to have this time with him.

As a happy surprise, Kevin mentioned the Rainbow Gathering during the interview, and we had a deep discussion about what it is and what happens there.

By Divine alignment, I’m publishing this interview from the South of France and tomorrow I am on my way to a Rainbow Gathering in Italy, my first International Gathering, and I’m so looking forward to it, and of course, I’ll share about it with you when I return. It’s been a handful of years since I’ve been to a gathering and the idea of being back in that loving vibration really makes my heart smile.

I hope you enjoy this interview, and find some value in the medicine that Kevin is serving up. Make sure to check out the show notes to get links to his work. And hopefully, one day, you can find your way to a heartsong circle or retreat with him. I did make it to one of his offerings in bali before I left, where he walked us through the chakra toning exercise he talks about in the interview. I found it to be really deep and balancing, and I urge you to download it and give it a try yourself.

Find the show notes at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast

Loving you, my Rainbow Warriors. Namaste

https://kevinjamesheartsongs.com/ Check out the Songbooks on his website!

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Aug 1, 2017

Hey there tribe, as promised, here is your homework, or as I want to call it, heartwork assignment that I talked about during my interview with Jai Jagdeesh. The invitation is to play and sing this song aloud, every day for 40 days. Since I first heard it and fell in love with this song,  I’ve been singing it and sharing it as often and with as many people as I can, even singing it at an open mic in Thailand…..

The lyrics are so profound, and if you sing this with intention, as a solid affirmation of truth, I imagine one can’t help but be uplifted. Any time I’m feeling low, I put this on and it’s sets me straight. I’ve made it a morning practice at times, singing it straight out to a vast ocean at sunrise, and feeling so so blessed. I sing it with wild abandon sometimes as I walk on the beach, and don’t really care how I might sound to passers by. I just revel in my freedom that allows me the privilege of these sacred moments. , and I’m so grateful to Jai for writing, recording and sharing it with us.

I hope you find some peace and inspiration through this practice, and come to the deep understanding of your true nature, that you too,. Are the light of love.

I’d love for you to reach out to me and let me know the impact this has on you….

Namaste

Enjoy…..

 

Lyrics for Light of Love by Jai-Jagdeesh

I will climb into your ocean, I will sail into your shore,
I will breathe in your magnificence, and never ask for more,
I will be as I am written, courage on every page,

I will carve this life with every breath, a sage to the age,
I will turn up the fountain, and fill this world with bliss,
I will sing a song of joyful love and merge into your kiss,
And I will stumble into beauty, recognizing that it's me,
I will open up my heart, and surrender unto thee

I am the child, I am the mother
I am your bride, and your lover
I am everything, great and small
I am the one, I am it all
I am the child, I am the mother
I am your bride, and your lover
I am everything, great and small,
I am the one, I am it all

I Am
The Light
Of Love

I will dive into each moment, because I'll die as I was born
I will walk at peace with ease and grace, and float with the unknown
I will find the gift in everything, perfection in every way
I will bow at the altar, of this and every day
I can't promise not to feel some fear, or to always understand
But I'll be the change I wish to see, I will hold every hand
I am tangled up in beauty, I see clearly that it's me
I have opened up my heart, and surrender unto thee

I am the child, I am the mother
I am your bride, and your lover
I am everything, great and small,
I am the one, I am it all
I am the child, I am the mother
I am your bride, and your lover
I am everything, great and small,
I am the one, I am it all

I Am
The Light
Of Love

 

Aug 1, 2017

Our guest today is Jai-Jagdeesh. Jai is a Singer, Musician, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Activist, and Change Maker

The daughter of two kundalini yoga teachers, at age 6 she began attending boarding school in India. At that tender age of 6, she formed her first group and started performing music at school events. Over the years she studied photography, was trained in dance, trained to be a kundalini yoga teacher, and even sidetracked into the Hollywood scene with an urge to be an actress.

But before too long she was led back to her true calling, using and expressing her voice through singing and composing music. Now she tours the world sharing her incredible voice and light at festivals and in concerts, and has released several albums.

She brings awareness and presence to everything she does, and being the change is in her blood.

 

She and her music have been hugely inspiring to me, and I was so happily surprised that she showed up at the Bali Spirit Festival. I got to see and listen to her perform live, which I highly recommend if you ever get the chance, I attended an “Authentic Voice”  workshop she held, and gratefully, ultimately interviewed her for the show.

 

We recorded this episode in the lobby of the festival, with a view of lush Bali in front of us. We had a long and deep conversation about so many things that matter. We discussed true yoga, what a mantra actually is, the numerology cycles of life, deep wisdom gained from lessons learned, and even Donald Trump and the state of the world.

With tongue in cheek, she jokes about “getting her meds”, as in meditation. We talked about embracing the darkness in our lives, in order to appreciate the light. She shares one of her favorite books and believe it or not, she swears like a sailor. This episode is triple explicit so if you have small children around, please be aware. It’s unexpected from someone in her position, but as you’ll see in the interview, Jai is quite special. She’s a very old soul in a young woman’s body, with a fully activated inner child. You’ll see what I mean.

It was a true thrill and honor for me to spend this intimate time with this highly gifted soul.

As always, the show notes contain links to things we talk about and you can find that on the blog post at visionary-lifestyle.com

I also assign you a homework, or heartwork, assignment toward the end of the show, and I’m going to make a separate episode to follow this one, so you can find it easily. I hope you do it, and I look forward to your feedback about how it helps to activate your highest potential.

I hope you gain some insight and inspiration from this conversation. Thanks for listening.

Namaste

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Aug 1, 2017

Welcome to season 3 of the Visionary Liiestyle Podcast! I hope you enjoyed last season, and all those interviews I did in the Motherland of India.

This season was all recorded on the island of Bali Indonesia.

I’ve been hearing about Bali for years, and now I finally understand what the fuss is all about. Bali has a vibrant spiritual culture, and it seems like the whole island is one big heart chakra. Arriving there just after the rainy season, Everything was lush and green and felt so full of life force energy, or as we call it in yoga, prana.

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bali Spirit Festival where I met and interviewed a lot of activated presenters. I spoke to yoga teachers, famous conscious musicians, healers, and the founders of the festival itself.  You’ll hear the sounds of Bali in the background, and hopefully be inspired and empowered by these conversations.

I have loads of episodes recorded for this season and several more, that are just waiting for post production. I’ll be getting them out as fast as I can, and as always, I look forward to your feedback.

I encourage you to spend some time on my website, look through the blog posts for previous episodes, and listen to the shows that call you. I hope you’re finding value here. It’s truly my heart’s desire to provide content that uplifts, inspires and empowers you to activate your own highest potential.

Visit visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast, and you can email me there through the contact form. Tell me what you like, what you want more of, and any burning questions you have about the yogic lifestyle.I promise I’ll respond personally.

I’m recording this episode in Spain just outside of Barcelona, where I just attended the Barcelona Yoga Conference.  I’m traveling the world to bring you conversations with some truly bright  lights in the world.

I hope you’re enjoying these shows as much as I enjoy creating and sharing them with you. It takes a substantial amount of time and effort to produce these episodes, and some out of pocket expenses, so as always, your support is appreciated. You can review the show on itunes, share it with your tribe, and when possible support with a financial donation via paypal or patreon.com/visionarylifestyle.

And if you haven’t already, head to my website to sign up on my newsletter, which will automatically get you my free Conscious Eating ebook. I’m sharing a lot of videos and fresh content from my travel journey on both my facebook page and instagram account so make sure you’re on my list to be notified.

As always, I’m so grateful for your presence here. You showing up to receive the content of these conversations is like a practice in self love, and hopefully soul evolution and empowerment.

Thank you rainbow warriors, for all you do to contribute to bettering yourselves, and the world.

I love you

Namaste

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