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Welcome to 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

Welcome to 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
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Welcome to 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

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Episodes

Phap Linh on Monastic Life, Mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism - E69

10/9/2019
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How can we be truly present to ourselves, to each other and to earth in these times? In this episode Amisha meets Phap Linh a Zen Buddhist monk from Plum Village. Phap Linh shares the story of his journey from the corridors of Cambridge University, via his ancestral French village, to being ordained as a monk at Plum Village, a meditation centre founded in France by the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn after he was exiled from his homeland. He speaks about life in monastic community, the...

Duration:01:50:08

Jyoti on Indigenous Grandmothers, Sacred Economics, and Inner Work - E68

10/3/2019
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How can the wisdom held by indigenous communities help humanity evolve and heal? “Our work right now is to move around the planet and try to hold these pieces of people's hearts while they are opening. Our indigenous original cultures know how to walk through this - they have the prophecies that give us the instructions on how to walk through this.” ~ Jyoti In this episode Amisha sits down with internationally renowned spiritual leader Jyoti, who speaks about her early life as a woman...

Duration:01:15:41

Raki Ap on Colonial Racism, Climate Crisis and Empowered Activism - E67

9/26/2019
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How can we use our freedom to stand up for the oppressed? In this episode Amisha connects with Raki Ap. Raki shares the story of his life: fleeing West Papua as a child, growing up in the Netherlands and joining the Dutch army, and now living in political exile in The Hague. Raki wants the world to know what has been happening in West Papua to West Papuans and what we as individuals can do to support them and stand up for their freedom. He speaks about the work he is doing in the...

Duration:01:09:48

Justine Huxley on Interbeing, Deep Adaptation and Regeneration - E66

9/19/2019
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How can we hold awareness of the interbeing of all things in the face of crisis? “This evolutionary doorway that we have the potential to step through is about interbeing, and that means not separating anything out - not separating ourselves from each other, ourselves from the earth, the inner from the outer, the dark from the light. You can't step into that place without also doing this work of embracing all of it.” ~ Justine Huxley In this episode Amisha sits down with Justine Huxley,...

Duration:01:38:56

Jeff Brown on Grounded Spirituality, Enrealment and Spiritual Bypass - E65

9/12/2019
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How can we stay grounded on our spiritual journey? In this episode Amisha is in conversation with author, teacher, Enrealment Activist and Grounded Spiritualist Jeff Brown. Together they discuss the dangers of dissociative spiritual practices, as well as the cultures and individuals that encourage these practises for individuals carrying unresolved trauma. Jeff shares stories of his own spiritual journey and the experiences that led him to his current practises of embodiment, ‘enrealment’...

Duration:01:41:06

Jemma Foster on Alchemy, Plant Consciousness and Vibrational Medicine - E64

9/5/2019
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“Once you have a relationship, it’s the same with a person. You can bring a person to mind and connect across time and space, and that’s the same thing with the plants and with the remedies. We have many tools with which to work, but in its purest form we have that direct perception, direct communication.” ~ Jemma Foster In this episode Amisha climbs aboard the good ship Xanadu to meet with forager, chef, and plant alchemist Jemma Foster. Jemma stepped out of a career in journalism to train...

Duration:01:36:12

Nick Mulvey on Self Knowledge, Songwriting and Ceremony - E63

8/29/2019
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“Deeper self knowledge, true potential of the human, self realisation, happiness, suffering... it doesn’t belong in narrow places any more - in monasteries - it needs to be in the hospitals. Now is the time for it to be in the schools, in our lives. I really believe that.” ~ Nick Mulvey In this episode Amisha shares a moment with Nick Mulvey, a musician and songwriter whose music and performance speaks directly to the times we are in. His most recent album ‘Wake Up Now’ is a rallying cry to...

Duration:01:46:17

Phoebe Tickell on Systems Change, Courage, and Apocalypse - E62

8/22/2019
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In this episode Amisha meets complex systems designer, social entrepreneur and educator Phoebe Tickell. Together they explore what it means to bridge several different ‘worlds’ in your work, facing the paralysis that can come when faced with complex crises, and how to connect with our ‘soul work’. Phoebe speaks about the pressure on individuals to hold the responsibility for planetary change, and why the focus must return urgently to changing systems. Together Amisha and Phoebe discuss the...

Duration:01:27:10

Mac Macartney on Leadership, Finding Purpose and Serving Future Generations E61

8/15/2019
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How can we be in service to the world at this time? In this episode Amisha spends a morning with speaker, writer and change-maker Mac Macartney. Mac is the founder of Devon land-based learning centre Embercombe, and is the author of several books. Mac speaks about living courageously and on purpose, connecting with our deepest love, our gifts and our responsibilities to walk the Twin Trail of inner and outer development and contribution. Together Mac and Amisha speak about the...

Duration:01:51:17

Cindy Barnes on Emotional Leadership, Sensory Processing Sensitivity and Eco Anxiety E60

8/8/2019
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How can we thrive in the world as Highly Sensitive People? In this episode Amisha connects with therapist, coach and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Cindy Barnes. Cindy specialises in working with people who identify as Highly Sensitive or with having the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity. This is a scientifically verified, hereditary genetic trait shared by around 20% of the population. Cindy explains what it means to be an HSP, the challenges of living with this trait and also...

Duration:01:31:51

Ed Gillespie on Going Beyond Sustainability, New Technologies and Systems Change - E59

8/1/2019
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What innovation is needed now to steer us towards a beautiful future? In this episode Amisha sits down with environmental entrepreneur and author, Ed Gillespie. As a twenty year veteran of the sustainability movement, Ed shares his perspective on where we stand today with regard to climate crisis and the sustainability of our major systems, examples of what has already been achieved and is already being done to change things for the better, and where he is placing his energy now to...

Duration:01:36:32

Lex Empress on Improvisation, Presence and Surrender - E58

7/25/2019
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What happens when we let go and trust our voice? In this episode Amisha spends time with transformational coach, consultant and singer of soul songs Lex Empress. After a childhood spent “in the blackest dark”, carefully concealing her innate gifts, and an early career laced with the promise of pop stardom, Lex followed her intuition away from the path laid out for her and onto a new track all of her own - touching hearts and changing lives with the penetrating profundity of her one to...

Duration:01:43:31

Kamau Abayomi on Black Divinity, Creativity and Spiritual Activism - E57

7/18/2019
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How can our individual creative freedom liberate others? In this episode Amisha meets multidisciplinary metaphysical artist Kamau Abayomi. Kamau’s broad-ranging creative expression is a conduit for Maat energy - the ancient Egyptian goddess of harmony, truth, justice and balance. From his early years as a skateboarding teenage rapper in Oakland, California to over 15 years living in Bali, Kamau’s path through life has been one of creative liberation. Kamau’s work with Maat energy seeks...

Duration:01:37:08

Michelle Lowe-Holder on On Art, Repurposing and Waste - E56

7/10/2019
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What is wrong with a culture of fast fixes? In this episode, Amisha meets sustainable fashion designer and lecturer, Michelle Lowe-Holder. Michelle was inspired to relocate to England from America by the famously radical and innovative fashion design scene. It was here that she became interested in working with more ethical materials and practises and released her first sustainable fashion collection in 2010. Michelle has most recently acquired a surprisingly detailed understanding...

Duration:01:05:32

Jonathan Kay on The Fool, Archetypal Play and Self Realisation - E55

7/4/2019
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What does it truly mean to be Foolish? In this episode Amisha meets professional Fool, Jonathan Kay. For the uninitiated, The Fool exists somewhere in the archetypal space between a clown, your inner child and a guru - and everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Tune in to experience Foolish ways of looking, seeing, being… and flying! Jonathan has been a performer since a young age, travelling and performing with theatres and bands. Something mysterious happened to him in Winchester...

Duration:01:37:14

Anna Murray on Pattern, Cycles and Balance - E54

6/27/2019
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At a time of growing individual and global burnout, how can looking to nature's patterns inspire us to find more sustainable and harmonious ways of living? In this episode Amisha meets with Anna Murray, co-founder of Patternity - a ‘conscious creative organisation’ working with pattern to inspire more curious, collaborative and connected ways of living. Anna shares her journey with patterns, noticing how they play out in her own life and in the world around her, and speaks about how we can...

Duration:01:25:40

Alan Clements on Meditation, Sacred Activism and Intimacy - E53

6/20/2019
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How can we change the world by changing our consciousness? In this interview Amisha meets author, investigative journalist and teacher of meditation Alan Clements. Together they explore the nature of meditation, consciousness, beauty and activism. Alan shares the story of his enquiry into the influence of consciousness on consciousness itself, including what inspired him to study “the elements of consciousness that enhance its frequency, luminosity, liberty and enlightenment.” We hear...

Duration:01:29:00

A note for our community // Presence, Sacred Activism and Resilience

4/20/2019
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After two very full series and 52 episodes, our host Amisha Ghadiali shares some musings with our community during our series break. She talks about her ideas to get the community together in more face to face interactions all over the world, and a possibility of a matchmaking service for those looking for love! She also shares about sacred activism, resilience, and presence. How to dance the twin trail, as we prepare for Series Three which we start recording in May and will be released in...

Duration:00:22:58

Daniela Plattner on Embodiment, Movement and Integration - E52

2/14/2019
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How can embodiment practises unlock our potential? In this episode Amisha meets strategist, coach and facilitator Daniela Plattner. Daniela works with movement to unlock and unleash creative confidence. Since playing footsie with Gabrielle Roth - the founder of 5Rhythms - as a child in a New York restaurant, Daniela has been on a profound personal journey with movement: finding her purpose in the place where her greatest pain and her greatest joy meet. Daniela speaks to us about...

Duration:01:09:12

Aurelio on Sound, Mysticism and Healing - E51

2/7/2019
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How do the soundscapes of our lives influence us? In this episode Amisha meets visionary listener, musician, educator and global citizen Aurelio. Now based in India, Aurelio grew up in Austria and has travelled the world studying the origins and functions of music. Aurelio rejected book-learning in favour of finding embodied experiences of music in daily life around the globe. He speaks of the primal pulses and frequencies that infuse our existence from conception onwards and how these...

Duration:01:23:50