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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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 29 - Casey McCune talks cacao magic, men's circles and the power of breath

    EA 29 - Casey McCune talks cacao magic, men's circles and the power of breath

    77'
    Casey McCune
    https://theconspirators.club 
    0-5’ Introduction
    ~5' cacao cardio talk 
    ~8’ Theobromine and the 'food of the gods'
    ~11' Olmec traditions
    ~13’ the mystery of cacao in Chiapas
    ~15’ the science of the cacao plant
    ~18’ the benefits of cacao
    ~19’ 3500 years ago, how did they know?
    ~20’ Kukulkan and the feathered serpent
    ~26’ Casey’s story on how cacao changed his life
    ~32’ what to look for in cacao
    ~33’ ceremonial grade cacao reference:
    https://shop.imlakeshorganics.com/products/cacao-powder/
    ~34’ ceremony with cacao
    ~36’ men’s circles and finding purpose
    ~40’ the power masculine brotherhood
    ~42’ vulnerability is strength
    ~43’ Glover, R. ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’:
    https://www.drglover.com/no-more-mr-nice-guy/the-book.html
    ~45’ rituals and rites of passage starts with the individual
    ~46’ RAMA Men’s League:
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/product/rama-mens-league-membership/
    ~48’ Everyman:
    https://evryman.com/about/
    ~49’ Deida, D. ‘The Way of the Superior Man’:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79424.The_Way_of_the_Superior_Man
    ~55’ Breathwork breakdown
    ~57’ Nestor, J. ‘Breathe’
    https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath/
    ~60’- ~64’ A guided breathwork practice with Casey
    ~67’ how to activate your own healing with breath
    ~71’ the science of exhales and yogic superpowers
    ~73’ Latin conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," literally "to breathe together," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con- https://www.etymonline.com/word/con-?ref=etymonline_crossreference>) + spirare "to breathe"
    ~75' contacts and outros and closing 
    theconspirators.club

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EA 28 - Season 3 Preview - Derek reflects on 2 years of EA; what's next with the podcast

    EA 28 - Season 3 Preview - Derek reflects on 2 years of EA; what's next with the podcast

    A brief synopsis with a little chat on the naughty 'V//S' word, and of course, what's next in Season 3.
     
    Thanks for listening 

    • 8 min
    EA 27 - Tammy aka @MindBodyMotoGirl on creating your reality, fear fighting, and the motorcycle life

    EA 27 - Tammy aka @MindBodyMotoGirl on creating your reality, fear fighting, and the motorcycle life

    89'
    ~0-4' - Intro
    ~5’- Shout out to @arcana_cafe_herbal_vegana for the portal meeting 
    ~7’- Tammy leaves NY for the road
    ~8 - Yonkers is not a county, but hey, we've been out a while...
    ~9 - Personal intentions and themes 
    ~ 10 - Michael Singer, ‘The Surrender Experiment’
    https://untetheredsoul.com/
    ~14 - Where the motorcycle came in 
    ~15 - Limiting beliefs; female biker stereotypes 
    ~18’ - The 2017 shift; break ups and break outs
    ~20’ - Truth as a guidance system
    ~21’ - No alcohol, dropped, a Maine healing 
    ~24’ - ‘Long Oval Narrow’ head size, what?
    ~27’ - Scarcity and letting go of a job, and scarcity
    ~30’ - Energy coaching; going deep with courage
    ~32’ - Vermont to Guatemala, y claridad
    ~34' - Secret notes and travel stories
    ~35’ - Lake Atitlan, Guate
    https://www.atitlan.com
    ~38’ - Light Language - and a shout out to RAMA
    https://ramayogainstitute.com
    ~41’ - Human Design tangent - cool overview!
    ~44’ - https://www.mybodygraph.com/
    ~46’ - How the bike is life
    ~47' - No GPS?
    ~48’ - Trust v. fear; flow state
    ~52’ - Training your mind to control fear
    ~ 53’ - On confidence 
    ~ 54’ - Life only gives you what you can handle
    ~55’ - Creating your own reality; inner guidance 
    ~59’ - Fear is a low emotional state; reflected in real time
    ~62’ - What about the fear of the big V?
    ~63’ - If you’re not a match for it it’s not your reality
    ~64’ - Medical Medium, Anthony Williams
    https://www.medicalmedium.com/free-reports/virus-protection
    ~64’ - At the source of all illness is a virus
    ~65’ - Foods feed or attack your organs, books and cleanses - wow
    ~67’ - What do you say to those who think you’re irresponsible by traveling now?
    ~69’ - Focus on your own world, not what's outside helps
    ~70’ - If you are clear and strong, no v/irus can live in you
    ~72’ - Get clear on what’s from your head or your heart and loving life
    ~73’ - 'If I don’t feel good, it’s gone out of my life'
    ~74’ - It’s all bout vibration and energy
    ~77’ - Reality v. non reality
    ~78’ - Truth is energizing
    ~79’ - Our desires are important and other advice
    ~80’ - ‘But’ is a limit and a perspective is our choice 
    ~81’ - Life is working for you, not to you
    ~82’ - Vipassana practice 
    http://www.dhamma.org
    ~83’ - Tammy’s daily practice
    ~84' - Closing chat, summaries, contact 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    EA 26 - 2020 Vision #3: Derek updates ya, sound healing by Alyssa, and what's next for EA

    EA 26 - 2020 Vision #3: Derek updates ya, sound healing by Alyssa, and what's next for EA

    15'
    Fear is the ultimate illness.  Preaching can't cure this.  'You can't touch this' - MC Hammer.  We traveled 27 states and crossed a border and still are here to tell the tale.  The second half of the show is a healing session with Tibetan singing bowls by the lovely Alyssa Figaro Straat.  
    @mpalyssa
    aquarianmade.com for more info on healing sessions
     
     

    • 15 min
    EA 25 - Chris Panasky of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast: Indonesia beginnings, two-wheeled stories, and an adrenaline heartbeat

    EA 25 - Chris Panasky of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast: Indonesia beginnings, two-wheeled stories, and an adrenaline heartbeat

    71'
    Chris Panasky of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast talks why, how and what to bring if you want to see the world on two wheels.  Yeah, a bike.  Like with your legs, pedal powered!  Useful tips like https://www.warmshowers.org/ (not creepy) and what kit (gear) to buy, Chris recommends: https://www.ortlieb.com to get you started.  A pre-pandemic show, but still valuable when we can roam, and hopefully, soon.  He talks about a bike tour that he now can't take, but the information is valuable and I hope you enjoy this guy's adventurous spirit.  Thanks, Chris!
    https://biketouradventures.com/
     
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EA 24 - 2020 Vision #2: Derek reflects on Podfest, reads a Chapter from MAR 2, and Maria sings

    EA 24 - 2020 Vision #2: Derek reflects on Podfest, reads a Chapter from MAR 2, and Maria sings

    24'
    Derek talks. 
    Topics: Podfest 2020 experience, Corona, wtf, and current plans.  And I read a chapter of MAR 2, the novel.  Consider this the soft launch for the audiobook. 
    This version of 2020 Vision will reflect on Q1, talk about what's next, and also serve as an intro for any newbies to the podcast.  If you are a first time EA subscriber, start here.
    ~'1-11' Podfest 2020, Chris Krimitsos, Corona fears, what's good on the show, and what's next for EA
    https://chriskrimitsos.com/
    ~11' Audio of MAR 2, Chapter 1, read by Derek, to purchase an advanced copy:
    https://www.patreon.com/derekstraat
    ~22' Maria (Ep. 23) sings a magical mantra, for more:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-402667394
    Shoutouts to the awesome Podfest participants:
    https://podfestexpo.com/
    Go to enlightenedabroad.com to message me for links, support or to be a guest on EA!  Photo credit: Alyssa Figaro 

    • 24 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!

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