515. Gillian Ross

Gillian RossGillian Ross has always found it difficult to put a label on her spiritual perspective. If pressed she would describe herself as a Christian Buddhist yogi and mystic with a penchant for Taoism! Over recent years, however, she has been happy to call herself a spiritual evolutionary or evolutionary mystic in the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin in the West and Sri Aurobindo in the East.

Born in the UK in 1940, she migrated to Australia as an academic in the early sixties. Her Western education gave her an Honours Science Degree, a Masters degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in the Behavioural Sciences but left her feeling increasingly restless and unfulfilled. There was a growing awareness that her intellectual conditioning had disconnected her from the natural spontaneity and mystical riches of her childhood.

The deep love she felt for her children awakened lost memories of spiritual connection. She began to meditate, practice yoga and study Eastern philosophies. In her early forties she left her marriage, her city life, and academic career and took her family of two young sons, two dogs and two cats off to the Blue Mountains of NSW to explore an alternative lifestyle. She has never looked back! After many years of feeling like a fish out of water, she came to understand what it means to “flow in the current of the Eternal Tao”.

She trained as a yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist and has become a best selling ABC author (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) of relaxation and meditation CDs and a yoga video as well as publishing four books on science and mysticism and the evolution of consciousness.

After her sons left home she moved even further into the wild. Over the last 20 years, she has fallen in love with 40 acres of natural bush adjacent to a powerful sacred aboriginal site in Northern NSW. She nurtures it as a haven for spiritual retreats and residential weekends on evolutionary spirituality and mystic meditation, delighting in sharing with others some of the philosophies and practices that have helped to bring her out of spiritual bleakness into a lasting sense of peace, purpose and, above all, joy.

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Interview recorded August 24, 2019

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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

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489. Miranda Macpherson, 2nd Interview

Miranda MacphersonMiranda Macpherson began her spiritual journey at the age of thirteen when, amidst a period of clinical depression, she was spontaneously opened into a profound state of boundless love. That experience initiated a lifelong dedication to spiritual practice, psychological depth and the study of the world’s wisdom traditions. Her travels took her from her native Australia to the United Kingdom, where after completing seminary training, she founded the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, at the request of her teacher. Over the next decade, Miranda trained and ordained more than six hundred interfaith ministers and spiritual counselors.

In 2005, a seismic shift occurred that changed the course of Miranda’s life. While meditating in a cave in India that was once home to the revered sage Sri Ramana Maharshi, she experienced a direct transmission of the true nature of reality that required total surrender. In the wake of this, Miranda found herself again moving to a new continent, this time the United States. There, in the years it took to integrate this opening, a body of teachings on Grace and Ego Relaxation began to emerge that brings ancient wisdom alive for our changing times.

Today, Miranda is known for her depth of presence and gift for guiding others into direct experience of the sacred. Miranda leads the Living Grace sangha in Marin and Sonoma counties, holds retreats internationally, and offers online programs through the Shift Network. Unapologetically feminine, joyful, and down to earth in her way of being, Miranda is dedicated to loving people all the way back into the freedom and wholeness of their true nature. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Bob Duchmann.

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Website: http://mirandamacpherson.com

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

First BatGap interview with Miranda.

Interview recorded February 4, 2019

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