38 episodes

An interview show with the seekers, the finders and the wisdom keepers. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, serial seeker Derek Straat talks to people on the path. We can all find some of ourselves in these stories - and possibly, a new way. Recorded globally as a travel show, Enlightened Abroad will bring the journey to you - join us.

Enlightened Abroad Derek Straat: serial seeker

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

An interview show with the seekers, the finders and the wisdom keepers. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, serial seeker Derek Straat talks to people on the path. We can all find some of ourselves in these stories - and possibly, a new way. Recorded globally as a travel show, Enlightened Abroad will bring the journey to you - join us.

    EA 36 - Thank You

    EA 36 - Thank You

    8m
     
    Derek's thoughts on the closing of Englightened Abroad.  What a beautiful journey.  Thank you to all who listened and shared their stories. 

    • 7 min
    EA 35 - Urine therapy, fasting and manifesting health w/ Ryan

    EA 35 - Urine therapy, fasting and manifesting health w/ Ryan

    101m
    1-5’ - Intro
     
    5’ Cocina Consiente (@cocinaconsientsc),
    San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico
     
    7’ a magical beginning and a new contract
     
    9’ why food? Back to nature
     
    10’ the restaurant as a bridge to health
     
    11’ Korea and poop
     
    12’ back to nature
     
    14’ Primary food for all species
     
    18’ how Ryan went from the standard american diet to now
     
    19’ Health journey started at 24
     
    21’ the chipotle tofu moment
     
    23’ food as a weapon
     
    26’ who is ‘they’
     
    29’ refusing the restrictions
     
    30’ there is always a way around if you have a sovereign mindset
     
    34’ casein and cheese addiction
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-cheese-addictive#your-brain-on-cheese
     
    36’ the inflammation goes away
     
    37’ brother gets a brain tumor, and heals it
     
    42’ tumor disappears
     
    42’ the documentaries Cowspiracy & Forks Over Knives
     
    45’ the plant based switch
     
    48’ all food is drug by definition which are beneficial and which are harmful
     
    49’ everything starts within, yet we never wash our insides
     
    50’ fasting effects
     
    52’ how to start a fast for beginners
     
    53’ what is living hydrates - water H3O v. H2O
     
    55’ Ryan’s 43 day fast - and tips for you
     
    58’ what comes up during a fast - Dominoes !
     
    69’ health and wellness IG work
     
    70’ how the food effects the mind
     
    71’ plant - based leads to mind healing
     
    72’ urine therapy or ‘shivambu’ as an ancient practice - what is it?
     
    75’ benefits include gum repair and many others
     
    76’ heal thy cellf
     
    79’ https://www.extremehealthradio.com/why-you-should-start-drinking-your-own-pee-the-many-benefits-of-urine-therapy/
     
    80’ urea has many benefits - including DMT, stem cells, enzymes
     
    83’ lots of pharma has urea in it
     
    87’ words form our reality
     
    88’ Matias De Stefano
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ghancaA
     
    92’ aged urine is a powerful enema
     
    94’ what about flat earth and gravity ?
     
    96’ waking up happy after plant - based stuff!!
     
    98’ vegan as a term and what activism means now
     
    100’ raw milk and carnivores can find some common ground benefits
     
    101’ we are all one, we are all living together
     
    “They are not FOR us, they are WITH us.”
     
    @cocinaconscientesc
    @wellness_with_ryan

    • 1 hr 44 min
    EA 34 - The Path to Heal, w/ Bart Smyth, A Modern Day Shaman

    EA 34 - The Path to Heal, w/ Bart Smyth, A Modern Day Shaman

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    Bart’s website:
     
    https://www.amoderndayshaman.net/
     
    ~0-5’ Introdcution
    beeps
    ~6’ Bart’s wild ride, beginning from the beginning
    ~8’ learning to fight, Upstate NY-LA
    ~11’ forced bussing and the fallout
    ~12’ parties with the Van Halens
    ~14’ the tough guys, in the thick of it
    ~16’ combat as a way of school life
    ~17’ the feeling of Akido
    ~19’ https://www.earthshipglobal.com/
    ~20’ How Bart got into Shamanic work
    ~22’ The Pauite Nation knocks on his door
    ~25’ Oaxaca mushroom and Jung connections
    https://mushplanet.com/maria-sabina/
    ~29’ How Bart used stem cell technology to clear brain trauma
    ~31’ Tai chi and Qi Gong practice
    ~35’ an initiation into the higher levels of Shipibo Tribe culture
    ~38’ feed the pussycat
    ~39’ intention training and empty force
    ~41’ Dr. Yuan - Grand Master Shao Lin
    ~43’ seeing past lives - how does it work?
    ~47’ a session with Bart and how to work together
    ~49’ The Art of Connection with Bart
    ~50’ A session with Bart example
    ~52’ How Bart prepares and a morning routine;
    Zach Bush’s Nitric Oxide Dump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyObE-gJ5LE
    ~57’ ‘The Path to Wealth’ by May McCarthy
    ~60’ the kindness and empathy of men
    ~63’ the path to healing is available
    ~64’ ‘Being There’ - Peter Sellers movie
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EA 33 - To V or not to V w/ Elliott Freed, Author & Acupuncturist

    EA 33 - To V or not to V w/ Elliott Freed, Author & Acupuncturist

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    198’
    Elliott's book and research:
    http://vaccineprimer.weebly.com/
    ~5’ so nice we do it twice
    ~6’ where we are
    ~7’ Elliott’s story - what is it to be human?
    ~8’ I have power
    ~9’ football talk
    ~14’ switching to yoga and martial arts
    ~17’ Chinese Medicine school
    ~18’ Master Karol
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ElHMqtrHdk
    ~19’ What is Tai Ji Quon?  Tai - great, ultimate Ji - fist
    ~22’ Qi Gong v. Tai Chi/Ji?  
    ~25’ ‘every step grabbed me’ Elliott on the Qi
    ~29’ Qi Gong for clearing food poisoning? Yep
    ~31’ Western medicine v. Eastern medicine
    ~32’ why modern science has no idea about consciousness
    ~34’ Elliott studies in the monastic tradition of Chineses Medicine 
    ~37’ The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine https://www.actcm.edu/
    ~39’ what a meridian is
    ~44’ the intention for difficulty
    ~49’ Elliott’s book - how it began
    ~50’ autism and how it relates to the shots
    ~51’ autism is defined by symptoms, not bio mechanisms
    ~52’ the 2007 CNN interview by the CDC
    ~53’ ’Vaccine Safety Manual’, Neil Z. Miller
    ~54’ you cannot say you are curing without a pharmaceutical
    ~57’ the obsession begins 
    ~59’ this is not medical advice 
    ~61’ my assumptions about shots in kids 
    ~63’ what does the data actually show us?
    ~66’ the Polio story
    ~70’ none of Jonas Salk’s papers are public domain
    ~72’ Janine Roberts:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6563411-fear-of-the-invisible
    ~77’ the original bacteria searches
    ~78’ Pasteur’s lies
    ~79’ smaller than bacteria, small poison
    ~81’ what about contagion theory?
    ~82’ https://fractalenlightenment.com/14121/spirituality/dr-masaru-emoto-on-human-consciousness-and-water
    ~83’ there is no evidence that shots eradicated disease
    ~85’ children before the age of 1 don’t develop antibodies
    ~87’ operating on old models of disease
    ~90’ it’s hard to accept this information
    ~92’ some ingredients in the shots
    ~93’ the open secret - drug inserts
    ~95’ why do we do this? the pediatrician's role 
    ~98’ what’s in the shots? 
    http://vaccineprimer.weebly.com/
    ~100’ am I harming society?
    ~102’ immunity v. injection
    ~103’ thimersol is mercury
    ~104’ approach to the conversation is key to understanding with family and loved ones
    ~112’ how many unvaccinated kids have autism?
    ~113’ allergies and shots, how they actually work
    ~114’ glyphosate
    a break
    ~155’ Elliott’s book breakdown
    ~157’ history of virology 
    ~158’ electron microscope and poison experiments
    ~160’ the cell is producing exosomes  
    ~162’ gain of function research and what it is
    ~164’ the bio seguridad state
    ~166’ what’s in the public eye about genetic research
    ~168’ the pSEEr and how it relates to hEYEv; copy fading
    ~172’ what is a spike protein?
    ~174’ what is the big picture of all this
    ~176’ so much fear
    ~177’ death rates
    ~178’ 2 million more died of starvation last year than previous
    ~180’ airplane snacks is the cure to cv
    ~181’ dar - paaaaa
    ~183’ how the r n a works
    ~185’ divide and conquer
    ~186’ how do you feel, now Elliott?
    ~188’ the man whose foot exploded
    https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/man-lost-leg-weeks-after-covid-vaccination-9198171/
    ~190’ a great unveiling and an opportunity
    ~194’ look closely, and why are you feeling that way and don’t be a tyrannical genocidal maniac
     

    • 2 hr 38 min
    EA 32 - Guru Jagat's Legacy

    EA 32 - Guru Jagat's Legacy

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    33m
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/
    Guru Jagat left her body on August 1st, 2021.  She was a teacher and mentor and dynamic change-maker among many other things (designer, artist, poet, wife, friend, daughter, student...).
     
    To encapsulate her legacy will be impossible in the 30 minutes we share our story and tribute, however, the seeds are only starting to sprout.  Thank you, Guru Jagat for your time, your effort and your endless well of giving and loving.
    Sat Nam
    Wahe Guru
    Derek & Alyssa
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/

    • 33 min
    EA 31 - How herbs can heal the world w/ Kevin Abdale, Medical Herbalist

    EA 31 - How herbs can heal the world w/ Kevin Abdale, Medical Herbalist

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    88m
    Kevin's shop:
    https://www.arcanaholisticherbal.com/
    ~0-5’ Introduction
    ~6’ Kevin’s journey to Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas
    ~8’ England pays for university degrees, brilliant!
    ~10’ what is Medical Herbalism ?
    ~13’ how Kevin got into Herbalism, Australian tales
    ~19’ the 4 levels and states of the body, how herbs work on the system
    http://www.modernherbaleducation.com/articles/the-six-tissue-states.html
    ~24’ amino stimulating polysaccharides and adaptogens
    ~28’ the hormone level
    ~29’ herbs are to thrive not survive
    ~33’ phytoestrogenic herbs
    ~37’ there is not much money in healthy people
    ~39’ the emotional level
    ~40’ yarrow and astringents
    ~43’ dandelion and the archetypal male
    ~44’ hawthorne and the heart tonic
    ~46’ whatever you do to the body you do to the mind
    ~50’ adrenal fatigue
    ~51’ your body only heals in a resting and digestive state
    ~53’ bitter herbs and how they can fix most issues
    ~58’ every’body’ constitution is different, so not all herbs are one size fits all
    ~60’ rhodiola and the big game herb
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rhodiola-rosea
    ~62’ clearing out heavy metals and radiation with herbs
    ~65’ what’s the difference between a fruit, tincture and a powder?
    ~70’ last in first out for healing
    ~72’ when you take and extract from nature, it doesn’t work as well, e.g. aspirin
    ~73’ herbs for menopause - Siberian ginseng
    ~79’ alternative healing for viruses
    ~80' artemesinin, Youyou Tu and malaria nobel prize work
    https://www.inscientioveritas.org/2015-nobel-pharmacognosy/
    ~81’ packages of oranges to old people
    ~82’ macrophages eating
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU0-R82Xhmw
    ~84’ astragalus can support the immune system
    https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/astragalus
     
     

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

HeidiPie8 ,

Engaging and Inspiring Conversations

Derek has a true gift for gently teasing out the most interesting nuggets of the lives of each subject and humbly weaving them into a beautiful story for the listener. These interviews are a must listen for all seekers, abroad or at home, whether the person is an arm-chair-wanderer planning her/his next journey or is an active citizen-of-the-world rambling about the globe.

nathahour ,

Enlightening

Very inspirational! Love hearing genuine stories about every day struggles while achieving goals abroad. Absolutely recommend it.

lexlaughs ,

A cross-section of citizens of the world

Love hearing how people from all different areas of the world view life as an expat. So many similarities despite coming from such different backgrounds. Definitely want to hear more!