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Welcome to The Futures (formally The Future Is Beautiful) with Amisha Ghadiali. On this show we explore the weave between politics, spirituality, creativity and sustainability. The people, projects and ideas we meet here are challenging the dominant world story and creating a beautiful future. We share a new interview every Thursday.

Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen.

How will you create beauty in the world?

Discover more about our book and podcast at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co

The Futures with Amisha Ghadiali (formally known as The Future Is Beautiful‪)‬ Amisha Ghadiali

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 113 Ratings

Welcome to The Futures (formally The Future Is Beautiful) with Amisha Ghadiali. On this show we explore the weave between politics, spirituality, creativity and sustainability. The people, projects and ideas we meet here are challenging the dominant world story and creating a beautiful future. We share a new interview every Thursday.

Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen.

How will you create beauty in the world?

Discover more about our book and podcast at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co

    Weaving Beauty

    Weaving Beauty

    How do we meet our future during times of great change?
    In this special episode Amisha Ghadiali, our inspiring host, shares how we are evolving the vision of this podcast bringing into alignment its essence of community, truth and goodness with the potency and priorities of current times. 
    Time has come, where we seek to move away from the name ‘The Future Is Beautiful’ into something that will open up our community in new ways and make the wisdom of vision and creativity we share more accessible whilst addressing the polarity and challenges of our time. Amisha invites our listeners to meet this future with their suggestions for our new name.
    She talks about our new community app, to be launched this year; a beautiful space that embodies what we share on this podcast. 
    Amisha entices us to join our latest offering, ‘The Weave’; a nourishing recharging experience during this Autumn Equinox with special guests, including Richard Rudd and Mac McCartney. 
     
    She reminds us that if we wish to refine or redefine what it means to be a leader at this time or if we are simply seeking to find our ways of contributing and inspiring each other, use our privilege, our voice or our economic power in new ways, her Beautiful Leadership Immersion & Mentoring begins next week offering a space to explore ways to align and connect with our own essence by clearing subconscious patterns and planting new seeds of qualities that become part of who you are over the time. 

    • 29 min
    We Are Nature

    We Are Nature

    How do we harmonise the complexities of being human whilst honouring ourselves as beautiful beings of nature?
    This episode is part of our collaboration with ‘Noisily Festival - Mind, Body and Soul’, where we explore the theme ‘We Are Nature’. This LIVE panel took place on 12th June 2021 as part of the Avebury pilgrimage.
    In this episode Amisha shares a conversation with Charlotte Pulver (E124), a modern day alchemist, Chris Park (E141), an active member of the order of ‘Bards, Ovates & Druids’, prolific beekeeper, enthusiastic storyteller and folklore wisdom keeper, Jimena Paratcha (E140) mother, community leader, conscious entrepreneur and horsewoman with 20 years of working in the social justice sector and Bruce Parry (E5) explorer, documentary filmmaker, author and indigenous rights supporter.
    Together they embarked on a beautiful pilgrimage in Avebury exploring how we can recognise ourselves as beings of nature and harmonise the complexities of being human by reconnecting with nature’s essence, its rhythms and wisdom.
    They share their insights into reasons why we have become disconnected from nature and the impacts this has on our humanness, cultures, communities, and on nature itself. We hear how we can honour our collective sense of grief and trauma that is offering the opportunity for us to find new ways to reconnect back to our land and our heritage. They reveal profound personal experiences and teachings from different cultures that have broadened their understanding of nature and inspired personal practices of connecting to their inner universe and their surroundings more empathetically.
    They explore how we can form ceremonial rituals and ways of life that awaken and ground our Youths in a sense of being that instills a knowing that we are part of something greater than ourselves.
    We learn that pilgrimages afford us spaces where we can step into meaningful, spiritual, liminal experiences where magic happens, where we can be inspired and marvel at the world and open ourselves up to receive the medicines of nature’s abundant gardens for restoration, transformation and belonging.
    Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Chris Park on Druidry, Folk Mythology and Bee Keeping

    Chris Park on Druidry, Folk Mythology and Bee Keeping

    How can we embrace folklore wisdom traditions as life teachings and nourishing life strategies for the creation of a thriving world?
    In this special episode Amisha shares time with Chris Park, an active member of the order of ‘Bards, Ovates & Druids’ for nearly 25 years, a prolific beekeeper, enthusiastic storyteller and folklore wisdom keeper. He lives on an organic farm, and as a druid priest, he has worked as celebrant and teacher with schools, wildlife trusts, local authorities, mental health projects, communities, families and more, aiming to strengthen our connections to the natural environment and each other whilst building knowledge, skills & thriving community. Chris hosts ceremonies and gatherings around the U.K. and within a sacred grove at home. Most recently he co-created a bee-themed podcast ‘Living Beeing’ interviewing artists, musicians, bee-scientists, beekeepers and apitherapists together with friends Verity Sharp and Patrick Randall.
    Chris takes us on an insightful journey into the nature-based spirituality of Druidry, a tradition that survives in folklore and the stories of our landscapes, and evolves with generations. Being a priest and active member of Bards, Ovates and Druids’ has inspired Chris’ unique lifestyle and enables him to share inspiring creative strategies for creating thriving communities living in reciprocity with our natural world.
    Chris shares a flow of folk tales, song and mythologies taking us into ‘the other world’, the imaginary realm, where we experience magic, symbolism, mischief and exceptional power reminding us of the rich tapestry of life. Every traditional folk tale gives great traction into the natural world with themes, mottos and symbolism, trees, plants and animals, stars, rocks and spirits of nature. He believes such stories can be cathartic and restore our separated sense of connection to the natural world, to oneself and one's ancestry and bring forth a sense of well-being and belonging.
    Together they explore his work as a sustainable beekeeper and apitherapist. Chris shares that bees are ancient teachers reminding us of the cycles of life and the interconnectedness of our world with nature. In exchange for keeping them well and thriving, we receive their medicines of honey, pollen propolis, royal jelly from time to time, bee venom, wax and beehive air.
    We learn that putting down roots and drawing closer circles around our communities inspires a village sufficiency that is vital for our greater communities to thrive and keep on growing. And if we are not growing, then we must start growing food or plants or gardens, as they will bring us happiness.
    Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Jimena Paratcha on Motherhood, Embodied Listening and Generous Activism

    Jimena Paratcha on Motherhood, Embodied Listening and Generous Activism

    How can simple ways of living in beauty and balance forge effective change in a turmoiled world?
    In this episode Amisha talks to Jimena Paratcha, mother, community leader, conscious entrepreneur and horsewoman. With 20 years of working in the social justice sector, Jimena is the founder of Action for Brazil's Children's Trust and a founding partner of Street Child United. An activist at heart, Jimena today focuses on campaigning for Fossil Free Sussex and Ecocide Law. She has been initiated into the Siddha Kundalini lineage, Nature Mysticism of Andean Peru and is currently studying Equine Facilitated Therapies. She is a Guardian of the Yawanawa and Tukano people of Amazonian Brazil, a partner of the Akasha Retreat Centre in Rio de Janeiro, a trustee of TreeSisters and a founding member of Friends of the River Medway.
    Jimena shares her story of origin and key steps of her life’s journey as a mother raising three children and as a generous activist supporting communities and addressing the growing environmental crisis. She reveals that her personal healing has helped her move from a place of embodied awareness and balance enabling heart-led choices reflected in her work with TreeSisters and Friends of the River Medway in Sussex, a project that weaves together practical, legal and sacred spiritual priorities to honour and care for the vitality of the local rivers.
    Amisha and Jimena explore the importance of motherhood and how living atuned to nature’s and our own inner cycles provides vital moments of calm that connects us to our inner voice and creativity. 
    We learn that growing practices of spaciousness and stillness will align us with our bodies intelligence, our feelings and physical sensations, rather than our intellect. This simplicity of being in our bodies is a powerful way to bring alive a gentle way of living in beauty and balance, from which we can activate more effective change in our local communities and society at large.
    Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Essence of Life

    The Essence of Life

    How can we sense and cultivate our intuition as a life skill that helps us foster thriving communities?
    In this special episode Lexy Alea Kay speaks with our host Amisha Ghadiali of this globally acclaimed podcast, The Future Is Beautiful, that weaves together Politics, Spirituality, Creativity and Sustainability offering us deep, insightful, unedited conversations with inspiring guests. Amisha has a gift of bringing people into connection with themselves, each other and the Earth. She has hosted many retreats, workshops, programmes and rituals around the world. She creates brave, tender and inclusive spaces.
    Amisha shares her insights into what it means to live in flow with one’s intuition and the abundant possibilities we open up when we cultivate this essential life skill. Her latest book ‘Intuition’ delves into 9 principles and 53 practices gathered to help us connect with and grow our intuition. Her latest offering ‘Intuitive Flow’ is a 4week journey that integrates themes of the book to help us create a deeper relationship with our inner world learning how to trust our intuition and to unfold life from that place. 
    Amisha’s offerings are underpinned by her desire to create spaces where we can connect with our own natural intelligence so we may flourish thriving communities that embrace us for who we are, that offer support and camaraderie with the challenges we face whilst honouring our cyclical reciprocity with nature.
    She tells us about the The Future Is Beautiful community app, to be launched this year, that albeit it being a tech space, is designed with the intention to lead us into a space as beautiful as a forest beautiful forest; a space of gathering, connection and redefining of priorities where we can share and receive each others gifts, insights and ways of life that can strengthen our communities.
    Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Kerry Wilde on Embodied Beauty, Adornment and Style Liberation - E138

    Kerry Wilde on Embodied Beauty, Adornment and Style Liberation - E138

    How do we reveal and embody our magnetism and authenticity through our style choices?
    In this episode Amisha talks to Kerry Wilde, a Slow Fashion and Women’s Empowerment advocate who’s work harmonises Spirituality, Sustainability and Style. Kerry believes that dressing is a way to create a new culture of Authentic Beauty and loving Self-expression and that the future of fashion is rooted in the Art of Adornment and Soul Style. Kerry trained in Reiki, Yoga, Feminine Embodiment and Womb Healing. She is the Founder of Art of Slow: an online platform to educate and bring awareness to the frequency of our clothing, an ambassador for the Empowerment Collective, an initiative set to eradicate Slave Labour, and she recently launched the ‘Art of Womxn’ program.
    In this conversation Amisha and Kerry speak about the ‘art of adornment’ and ‘soul style’ as ways of dismantling insidious cultural beauty norms and myths. They explore how these can become powerful forms of authentic and emotive expression aligned with our personal values, spirituality and unique sense of beauty. Together the share insights into fast and slow fashion, and the impacts of these on beauty culture, planet and people.
    Kerry shares her awakening into style and adornment as spiritual practices catalysed by her personal experiences working in Fast Fashion, and raised as a mixed race woman in a white family. She talks about her explorations of somatic and embodiment practices for trauma resolution and for growing our felt sense of authenticity and intuition; powerful style guides that birth our magnetism.
    We learn that to fully transmit our beauty, royalty and serenity through our style means that we need to let go of misguided perceptions and masks we wear. Letting go of these, and the old pieces in our wardrobes, is a way of releasing constructed identities that no longer serve us; a way of aligning with our wellbeing and the essence of ourselves as we start to inhabit the natural harmonic place of resonance with who we are.
    Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co 

    • 1 hr 27 min

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113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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In case you doubt that anything is possible

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”Feminine consciousness has to be reinstated or it’s over.”

Just wow. I need a moment and for everyone to feel this.

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It validates every opinion I have been told I am ‘wrong, crazy, udisgusting, idiotic, laughable, selfish, rude’ for expressing about our need to be in touch with our intuition and playful, joyful, nature

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