559. Aaron Abke

Aaron was born and raised as a pastor’s son in Silicon Valley. At 23 years old he was serving as a full-time worship leader when he felt a strong conviction to leave his church and religion behind to pursue a deeper spiritual understanding. At 27 years old, Aaron had a dramatic awakening experience of sudden enlightenment which lasted for 2 weeks. After returning back to his ordinary state of consciousness, Aaron left everything in his life behind to pursue returning to that state of consciousness again. Years of tireless seeking led him to A Course In Miracles, through which he quickly discovered the cosmic joke that there is no seeker and no “person” whoever became enlightened. Today, Aaron teaches Non-Duality, Self-Realization, Inner Healing, and a myriad of other topics on YouTube, Live Workshops, and his new 8-week Online Course called, “Master Your Mind”.

Website: aaronabke.com

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Interview recorded July 11, 2020

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556. George Middleton

George MiddletonBorn in Wales, I emigrated with my parents and 4 siblings to NZ in 1962. Educated in Wellington completing an honours degree in philosophy and teacher training. Taught in a variety of special education positions until retiring. Politically active in teachers’ union, Labour Party, and the Greens.

My wife is Sue Middleton (Emeritus Prof Education), our only child daughter Kate is married with 3 sons. She founded the Reading Revolution charity in NZ.

I worked with Men’s groups, used various psychotherapy modalities, including doing a year of Primal Therapy in Los Angeles which led to more formal trading in Gestalt Therapy that precipitated ongoing profound experiences and transformations that ignited pilgrimage journeys to India and Bhutan. Also, involvement in Vipassana and other meditation methods confirmed the nature of the processes that have overtaken me and delivered me into the sacred world. Concepts such as Karma, transcendence, synchronicity, reincarnation, rebirth, pure consciousness energy, and indigenous encounters have led to an understanding of the truth power of myth and ancient truths.

No website or books.

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Interview recorded June 20, 2020

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540. Clare Dubois

Clare DuboisClare Dubois is the founder and CEO of TreeSisters.org, a global women’s movement spanning over 200 countries, that has collectively funded the planting of nearly 9 million trees. TreeSisters is a social change movement and a tropical reforestation organization working towards normalizing cultural reciprocity with nature. The aim of both Clare and TreeSisters is to make it as normal to give back to nature as it currently is to take nature for granted while supporting humanity in its transition from a consumer species to a restorer species. Before founding TreeSisters, Clare worked internationally for over two decades, coaching business leaders and facilitating group behavior change processes in multiple sectors. Known for her direct, catalytic energy, her inspirational speaking and her holistic approach to collective transformation, Clare is a walking invitation to anyone ready to step up and step in on behalf of the planet.

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Interview recorded March 7, 2020

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