498. Nancy Neithercut

Nancy NeithercutIn the spring of 2011 I was cleaning a stove and quite suddenly the knob I was holding became the rag became my hand became the space became the stove as all lines between things between moments and between myself and the world dissolved. It was like the scales had fallen off my eyes! I had heard of no self but had never heard there were no things!

There was an intense psychological and physical relaxation, and I was amazed that my body didn’t crumble to the floor! It was obvious that there was no one doing life, and that life wasn’t happening to a me. It was the end of a lifetime propelled by hope and fear and need of a never arising next. It was as if time died. It was as if I had died, yet it was obvious that I had never existed, yet here I was!

This knowing feeling of seamlessness has not left for almost eight years.  It is always obvious… it kisses me awake in the morning and holds me as I drift off to sleep…. life is overwhelmingly beautiful and wondrous always, like edgeless liquid love…. no matter what it looks or feels like.

The longing to sing of this, knowing that it cannot be kissed with words paints my reflection with sky in sky…. I am not a teacher or guru, simply a lover of love.

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Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Interview recorded April 13, 2019.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

497. Peter Panagore

Peter PanagoreRev. Peter Panagore, M.Div (Yale) has had two near-death experiences, the first while ice climbing in 1980 and the second in 2015 due to a heart attack. He recounts these in his book Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just the Beginning, an Audible Best Seller available globally in nine editions. His best-selling second book, Two Minutes for God: Quick Fixes for the Spirit, is a collection of original inspirational devotional stories, many of which he told for 15 years on a daily TV show reaching 30 million viewers annually in Maine and New Hampshire. Previously, he served as a United Church of Christ minister and pastor in Maine and Connecticut. He published 150 sermons and many prayers in Homiletics, a leading clergy journal. He now runs a global spiritual counseling service for “closet mystics” and travels nationally as a public and inspirational speaker and teacher. He has been practicing Zazen/Centering Prayer and Kundalini/KriyaYoga for forty years.

Website: peterpanagore.love

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Interview recorded April 6, 2019.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

496. Lincoln Gergar, 2nd Interview

Lincoln GergarWhy are you here? What is this experience you are having? How often do you ask yourself the questions that matter most?

We all have within ourselves an Inner Power that guides us towards Total Realization. During our awakening, our Higher Self will be awakened and we will all be guided from within.

The Higher Self is the super-conscious, higher mind part of ourselves that is the full expression of Divine Love, spiritual wisdom, and creative power. As we work to purify ourselves and remove our egos, we embody more of our Higher Self that lives in conscious union with God. We become that which we seek.

It is my prayer that this interview Rick and I have together offers to you something new, something supportive, and something that awakens. May the experiences God has shared with me, and the knowledge they taught me, be passed onto you so that they serve you and bring ease to your journey.

Since the age of 18, Lincoln Gergar has been helping people to awaken to who they are as the blissful consciousness creating their lives. At 25, Lincoln started teaching to a world-wide audience via YouTube, holding personal sessions, and hosting in-person events. In 12 years, his Channel Higher Self videos have received over 4 million views. He has taught in 13 countries on 5 continents and channels privately for over 1,000 people every year.

The message is simple, direct and clear. The life you experience is the direct expression of what you believe to be your reality. Expand yourself as consciousness into all parts of your mind, emotions and body to gain creative control of your human reality. Replace your memory-based conditioning with your conscious freewill creations. Dive to the depth of yourself, enter the Spiritual Heart and experience a dimension of Oneness, where formless awareness and exist as a singular state, free from division and the personal self. Awaken to the Truth that you have always been the creator of your reality and live as this Truth.

May you be blessed.

~ Lincoln, channel for Higher Self

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First BatGap interview with Lincoln

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Interview recorded March 30, 2019

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

495. Anna Breytenbach

Anna BreytenbachAnna Breytenbach is a South African-based professional animal communicator who has received advanced training through the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA. She’s been practicing for 18 years in South Africa, Europe and the USA with both domestic and wild animals.

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, she holds a degree in Psychology, Economics and Marketing from the University of Cape Town. Trained in tracking and mentoring at the Wilderness Awareness School (USA), she also mentors children and adults in nature awareness based on the ways of the Native American and San Bushmen peoples.

Anna is a qualified and experienced master training facilitator, focusing on bringing forth participants’ skills through coaching and mentoring in a practical manner. She consults exclusively with wildlife and offers workshops around southern Africa, occasionally touring Australia, Europe and the USA. Her work includes working with wild dolphins and whales, leading animal communication safaris, interspecies projects at permaculture and organic farms, and giving numerous public talks. Her pro bono work focuses on conservation projects such as elephant management, anti-poaching assistance, baboon rehabilitation, whale and dolphin research and predator conservation. She is also the subject of the feature documentary movie “The Animal Communicator” on interspecies communication.

Website: animalspirit.org

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Interview recorded March 23, 2019

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494. Damien Echols

Damien EcholsDamien Echols is an artist and New York Times bestselling author of “Life After Death“. In 2018, he published his first book on ceremonial magick: “High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row“. He has been a practitioner of ceremonial Magick for over 20 years and leads classes on Magick across the country. He spent over 18 years on death row in Arkansas for a crime he didn’t commit before gaining his freedom in 2011. Upon release he, along with Peter Jackson produced the documentary film “West Of Memphis” which chronicled his legal battle. During his time in prison he was ordained into the Rinzai Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. He lives in New York with his wife and three cats.

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Damien’s site: damienechols.com

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.