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Life According To Sabrina Ben Salmi BSc
Life According To Sabrina Ben Salmi BSc

Episode 71 · 2 years ago

Episode #71: Interview: Andrew Mondia

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Andrew Mondia

And welcome back to another episode of discussions of exploration here with your host Sabrina, been sound me. Today I am joined with a very special guest. His name is Andrew Munda and he is such a beautiful soul in so many ways. He's known as for many, many years, as far back as two thousand and twelve actually, we had the pleasure of connecting and I can honestly say, since the first day we've met him, the consistency of love, care, support and just literally saying, you know, come and do this with us, come and do this. You know, he has been so amazing, to the extent when I was pregnant with my youngest son and you're actually invited us to a blessing that was taking place in central London for someone that we were huge fans of. Like, Oh my God, like, how on earth do you know all these people? Andrew has a treasure chest or phenomenal contacts. That's all I can say. So we ended up going down to central London spending the morning to afternoon with Andrew, and guess who was there? Dr a motto. So if you've ever watched a movie called, Oh God, what's it called? Andrew believed, you know? Yeah, that's it. So, and Andrew, thank you for helping me. So what the bleep do you know? Watch the movie. So what he actually talks about as the hidden message in water. And I was going through a lot of issues during my pregnancy. No one really could pick up and what it was. They would say it's this, you just tired, and I just knew something wasn't right. So I had some reiky sessions and every time they place their hands on me, there was like this movement. I thought it was wind and cut a long story short, I had a blessing from Dr Emota himself, just before he passed away. Actually, and let me just tell you when I actually gave birth, I gave birth three times. Usually it's two. So any woman that knows when they give birth, you give birth to a baby and you give birth to afterbirth. I actually gave birth for the third time. It was actually a blood clot that was the same size as afterbirth. So for me personally, I thank Andrew so much because I really believe that I encounter really did save mine and a mare's life. So that further ado, Andrew, please introduce yourself to our listeners and our viewers and we'll take it from there. Thank you for having me. Sabrina. I'm Canadian as well as Swiss. I have due nationality. I was born and raised in the province of British Columbia, in Vancouver and Victoria, which is on Vancouver Island. While Nearer Victoria, I started out just being a wonderful, fun loving kid who enjoyed performing for people. Thanks to the inspiration of my eternal grandfather, when he when he passed away when I was fourteen, I decided to constantly chose to pursue a career in acting, in entertainment, in the film industry, because I've done a lot of theater work. When I moved from Vancouver to Victoria I start to get into acting. Before then I was just singing and dancing in going just, you know, be being a kid. You know, when you doing something as a kid, there's always something out of what you've done as a kid that you can do as a career choice. And not many people who's fourteen years old, because I was fourteen. It was the first week and I was I was kept back grade, in grade eight when my grandfather died. Not many people around my age really knows what they want to do, because you know you're still in expiration. So I started to pursue a career in acting. I've traveled a lot in my my childhood, and so traveling for me as second nature. And I when I when I left school, I decided to go to Switzerland to live for a second another year stint, because my parents a heritage, my ancestry goes back into Switzerland. That's why I'm Canadian Swiss, because I have Swiss nationality through my parents. And and so I started my journey and I just, you know, for me, you know, I just do things because they feel right to do them. I've always been like a feeling person. So what someone asks me, like how do you do this, like when you meet people, it's like my like Sabrina, you're asking me. It's like how do you be? Like what we when we came across Dr Emoto. It's like, well, it's just for me. It's like in nature. I I've been, you know, before this secret came out. Or what the bleep do you know? And...

...you know, we all some level, we all utilize these gifts that we are given from whoever you like to call it, like the higher being, the higher stories or your God or your spirit. We all utilize, you know, we utilize are feeling. When utilize like what we see, we the auditory, like when you when you get some idea that comes to your mind. And I had, you know, for the early part of my childhood I was living in Vancouver and living in the city has always been something that I love to do, although and then we moved to the country side just outside of Victoria, in a place called Sydney and so so I always was attracted to living in a very multicultural populace and I moved back when I came went back to Canada, I moved back to Vancouver and then I decided, you know, it was something that's not feeling right. I've been going through a what I thought was a nervous breakdown one year, which is two thousand and four, and it was, you know, sometimes your spirit will talk through you. I discovered afterwards when I started to go on a spiritual journey, I read a book called an adding to the spirit of by Carolyn Mace I first started off with Dooran Virtue, and and everything that has led me to where I am, has led me to learning what I need to learn. At that time, the people that crossed my path and I knew that Vancouver was not the place for me to live. And and then it brought me to London, where I was there for like seven wonderful years. At along the journey I got to meet the Wonderful Sabrina Benceammy, as you all know from the beginning of the interview. And so I've been on it. I've been on a spiritual journey, not just as an actor but as a person, and I've always enjoyed putting the light into other people's lie, inspiring them because, you know, at the end of the day, it's about connecting with each other and lifting our vibrations to a higher level. It's about you know why? I don't understand why people are so competitive, so fearful of of not sharing your gifts to other people or putting your ideals onto other people, because each person is here for a reason. You may not agree with the other person, but it's about respecting k yes, the southern person. They view it that way and you know what, I respect you for viewing it. I may not see like that one, but you know what, we can still be friends. And and then I got into when I was living in London. You know, I just, you know, I crossed paths, I go, I do things and you know, it's like you it's about being aware, but being open. One of the greatest things about learning to be an actor and, you know, studying acting or doing Improv as an actor. It's great for everyone to take some classes. It's not just for those that want to be an actor, because you know what you're learning, to utilize your intuition more, being aware, because as a person it's important for us to be aware of our surroundings, because if we're not aware of our surroundings and you're just going through life following other people or or not knowing what is going around, then there's you know, the enjoyment is not so much there's it's just, you know, you're just living and that's all it is. But to fully and truly live is to embrace your gifts that you have, because each one of has has gifts. We all have different passions. I came across it was about two thousand and eleven, two thousand and ten, and then two thousand and eleven I met the I think it was two thousand and eleven. I came across this process called a passion test. I met the lady. She's actually a friend and a mentor. I met her six months after I was introduced to this process through this organization. I mean literally, that's how fast I've attracted things. It's like you I I read something or I'm like, you know, with Dorean Virtue, I came across the the healing with the fairies, Oracle deck and...

I was like think, you know, I would be nice to meet her and like as it's like less than a year later, I I mean I'm there sitting in a workshop with her in bed coover and it's like, Oh my God, and it was just it was very you know, it was it was very like. It was like, Oh my God, it was very powerful because, you know, at that time during virtuous so heavily into angels and I actually put her on a pedestal for some reason, and the way she set the room up, she kept it at a very high vibration. That following afterwards, I literally saw an archangel cross my my vision. I was like I saw this really this pink dot, the pink color that you see that's on the dress of sleeping beauty in the Walt Disney movie, you know, when the fairies argue they want Blue Pink quilt, that Pink Dot. I literally saw a colored dot go like Zig Zag across my vision, I mean. But anyways. So I I heard I heard this the creator, Janet Ray at, would speak, and this was like the day before this course was going to take anyways. But it's just, you know, when something feels right, you just do it and and that's how I've I've been moving through my life and you know, and I've literally lived to travel around down the world over a ten year period. So I started from Vancouver, went to England, moved back to Sweatson for a third time, then went to China to teach Englist for ten months and then back to North America and I came back almost a close to the ten year mark as to when I left Canada. And even now I'm still on a journey. I don't know where it's taking me, but part of my journey is is a desire to continue to be the light in your chaos and to share a message that different is fun. Wow, wow, wow, Andrew, what a spicy and fruitful introduction. Listeners and views. Would you agree with me that you're in for a treat. This is only the beginning, guys, and this is just this is Andrew Being Andrew. And Andrew is actually known as a Social Butterfly. You will get to know more as to why that's what he is, because he just literally flies around the world connecting with people, activating people, and I really love to be honest, like you, you are a true embodiment of that, because I know that my oldest daughter also had was fortunate enough to be written about in a book that's actually in the congress. It's in Washington DC Congress library because of you. So so Andrew often and continuously just floats around the world connecting people in an essence of just bringing the bridge in the gap from where people are to where they desire to be, and then he just flies off again and then checks in on you. But but you know, what I I love about you is that is the authenticity and transparency, and I know that you were talking about this. Sometimes it's like, how can we learn to have more over openheart experience in this playground that we get to call life, and I would love you to just like share your perception of that. You know, how can we be more of a fuller, authentic personification of who we really are. How can we learn to do that more? Andrew? Well, what one of the things is the most important is to be open to what is in front of you. It's because if we're not open, then it's hard to receive what people want to give to you. It's, you know, there's a lot of attraction of receiving and giving. You know, I've discovered. You know I love to give, I really do, and it's one of you know, and we are, you know, everyone, even people that are high up there, have challenges and as about what we do to overcome them as well. And, you know, being open to to this, to what you can say our side. You know, anything that's esoteric is really it's really so it's not really esoteric, it's just it's the way of understanding how we operate. Like you go somewhere, you meet people, you get a...

...feeling or sense or some knowing that you know this person is wonderful to connect with or you know you're you're feeling kind of off on this person, so you hold yourself back. So our senses are what guide us into where we want to go. And don't be afraid to utilize them, because at the end of the day, it's the gifts that you have been given that will help you to connect more to what it is you want to do. One of the another thing is it's important to do what you love to do, because if you're not doing what you love to do, then you're not going to be happy. You know, it's amazing that there was a study dawn that more than three quarters of the population aren't happy what they do. It's, and you know, and I mean yes, we have to make a living every day, but it's also to incorporate doing the stuff that you love, so that way can balance out and you can make money from what you love to do. There's ways to find it. There's tricks and maybe you know, yes, I'm pursuing an acting I'm not like Tom Hanks or Tom Cruise yet, but I still I there are ways that you can that you can go about doing what you love and still be happy and enjoy it's because, you know, before we have this pandemic, I got a job working as a school driver, driving kids with disabilities to school and back home, and you know, and I look at it as part of part of a lesson for me for what I do, acting work, because you know, as an actor it's important to have all these different things, but as a person in everyday life it's it's good to explore different options, different like go into different areas, because you know, when you when you have that experience of of being in jobs, you'll know more as to what it is that you want to do and and that that's what's the most important. So just, you know, be open to the adventure ahead of you. Really, wow, wow, wow. I love that response. I love how you ended that. Be Open to the journey and the experience. You know what I love most? You shared so much, and listeners and viewers, I urge you to take notes. You know I love about what you just said is that in the personal development often people are silence and say no, you cannot make money from what you love, that's a hobby. Forget about that is stopping you from earning. Well, I actually agree with Andrew. I actually agree that you can make money from what you earn and I think the only reason it's not showing up is because of the previous programming of it's a hobby. We can't do what we love, and and I totally agree with Andrew when he's saying that we each have a sacred gift. Not only do we have a sacred gears, that sacred gift is something that can generate income, that can be transactional, once you know how. And Andrew has phenomenally put together a host of products and workshops and, you know, mentoring so much products and services that can help you in your life. And towards the end of this interview he will be leaving some information how you can reach out to him. But I think I really want you to saturate what Andrews just said with regards to that. What if you gave yourself permission to truly be who you are, and what if die just by doing that? That's all you've ever needed to allow the finances to start flowing in, because it is that ebbs and flow where I'm listening to people and I really want to do this and my heart's telling me I should do is my head to tell them me to do it, but then someone comes alone and says something else and in that self doubt kicks in and then you go, okay, maybe I'm not supposed to it. So I really want you to listen to that. You know what's quite interesting, when I was listening to you, it took me back to your previous answer. Around when you were fourteen years old, you didn't quite know what you wanted to do, and I think this is so important around this time. So I'm hearing lots of different conversations with parents and saying you need to know this and you must know that when I was fourteen I had no idea what I wanted to do. Why? Because when we're in this root, in this world, we have this synthetics of where can I fit into? WHAT WHOLE DO I fit into? That society is already created, whereas if someone had asked me what do you enjoy doing, I would have been able to have an avalanche of responses, and you what kind of percolates in your mind when you think about that. Well, for...

...me, it was not what I wanted to do. Was Who I am when I was fourteen, because I was going through an identity crisis. I A few months before my grandfather passed away, I tried to commit suicide because of the bullying, the physical and emotional abuse from my father and I didn't realize that that time I was also I was probably I didn't realize about my sexuality at that time. It was only till at the end of high school when I discovered I start to explore my my sexuality, but even then because of the how I was raised in the religion and having family that were so into the religion. But so there there was a lot of things that we're going on and you know, as a kid it's important to you know, enjoy the journey and don't you know if you're pressured into deciding it's not. You know, a kid needs time to grow on their own and to be on their journey. It's not a matter of parents forcing their kids and saying, you know what, I want you to follow in the footpath. Because, you know, I'm actually seeing some shows where there's been the struggle where the the the son or daughter, argues with the parents that they want to follow this dream and they end up leaving. And you know, it's important for parents to be supportive of their kids in the journey that they are and you know, yes, you can set boundaries. So you know what, if you want to pursue this, you're going to have to do it on your own and fund it yourself. But I will be there a be there as an emotional support person and, you know, being there rock and ground and and telling them, you know, but I'm going to be there for you as an emment, as that emotional person. I will be your devil's advocate because, you know, even though I'm for this, I support you because at the end of the day, we're all we all have different things that we want, we want to do. It's not just you know, if you have an ideal that and you have a family like five people, and you want the eldest to follow in your footsteps, it might not be the eldest, it might be the youngest I wants to follow in your footsteps. There might be other people in the in that line. And you know I mean as a kid, it's just, you know, one of those things that it's it can be like we're bombarded with like the education system and and and it's not. You know, it's broken. Really, I mean, and that's why some people, like you, Sabrina, homeschool your kids because you want to provide them the education that it's for life, because not everyone is not everyone going to a higher education. This was right for them. You know, we I grew up, we like I grew up, and probably you grew up, Sabrina, in an environment where we were in the paradigm that get in on University degree or college diploma was the thing to do. But if you look at it, you know, some of the big entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, they never went to college, a university. They mean that's why they have a team around them. They they created ideas, they had a vision and and you know if you have a vision as to what it is you want to do, because you know, at the end of the day, anything that you learn in college university can be outdated at the next day. I mean, look at computer technology. I need literally like thirty years ago, when I was in high school, we were hot, we were on only like a desktop computer and it was like very low processing. Now we can be on our phones using that as a computer, on an IPAD or on a laptop that we can mobily, easily take around us two places. I mean, and even that, I mean the software on on our technology. It gets updated. Like you you buy one day and six months later, oh, we have something new that's even better, and it's important that, you know, we keep educating ourselves. We...

...learn from other people because, you know, along my journey I've had some wonderful great lessons and and just honor that the moment that you are in. I'm going on with the story pit, but it's it's just, you know, kids need to honor the journey that they are on and just, you know, accept who they are and not be afraid to even tell their parents. You know what? I don't know, but you know what, I'm still in school, I still have time, you know, and you know I'm when that time is right, I will let you know, but do not, please, do not force me, because at the end of the day it's my life and you know, honor my choices. I just want to enjoy myself. Wow, you know, I love what you finish. You seem to really drop the Golden Nuggets at the end of you you tire thinging. I think it's so empowering what you said, because I know that my life would have taken the very different turn had I have had the confidence to say that. I remember having a conversation. So I was it raised with my father, but he was I met him after I was nine and I remember we have free options, okay, to become a doctor, a lawyer and an accountant, and I was like, Oh, I thought there there was life. You know, I thought there and I always questioned. I was always into the essence of if we've been in existence all these years, why is it the same roles that we go in into and why do I only have three options? Like it really infuriated me. So here and you say that statement is so liberating, because the more we can own who we are, or the discovery of who we are, because sometimes we don't know who we are, just to say can I just go on this journey? I think it's and this listeners and viewers, I don't think this is a message to children in the physical form. I also think this is a message to you and your inner child. I think this is something that we can utilize at any point in our life and just say I don't resonate with what's showing up for me right now and I know I need to just regain control over who I am for myself. I started to make decisions in my life when I was about thirty five years old. It took me such a long time to really own that space because of the enround I was growing up in, how things were around me, I didn't even trust myself to make my own decisions. So I love what you're sharing with us and and I really love the authenticity and that just finding out and navigating and playing as a student in this beautiful life that we get to expanding, investigating, explore and be experimental. And I guess you touched on something with regards to you had to learn a lot of lessons along the way. I wonder if you can share some of maybe three biggest lessons that you've learned in your journey? Yes, well, I guess lesson number one is to keep following your dream, even if the dream changes over time. You know, I still have my dream of being an actor and working fully in the film industry. That has not gone away. But be open, because we don't like we come into this world. Apparently we come into this world with the soul contract, or so so they say, and you know we are we don't know what it is that we're here to do. But honor the gifts that you have, because there were other gifts. Like for me, one of my gifts now is is speaking to people and inspiring them, as someone this past week had commented on, a transformational character builder and that was like a really not good for me, because I was just like okay, and I and I own that because it's something that, you know, because I like to inspire people. The third thing is, you know, no matter who you mean in your life, they're there to there there to give you a lesson, to educate you or to inspire you, to be with you on your journey, whether it is for just, you know, a moment, a couple of years or for the rest of your life. You know, because we can learn from each other. And and you know, and as I said,...

...it's you know, all of them, even the third point. It's all about being open, because that is the biggest thing, is to be open. At the end of the day, if we are not open, then it's going to be life is going to be a challenge. Look to things. And the third thing, even though the being open is as a major is a major factor. I want to throw in this this other point of this other point is, you know, it's about how you look at things, because that's a that's a big factor, because if you see things in a negative light, then you're only going to see things in a negative light. We you know, it's amazing. I mean you do an experiment with yourself for like maybe a day, only see things in a negative light and see where it leads you, and then for another day or a week, see things in the positive light. Look at look at what it is you're looking at and, you know, be grateful about what it is. It's there. It's like, you know, for instance, like the bullying and high in grade school. You know, it helped me to understand about myself and that you know what I look at it now. I mean at that time it was a horrible thing, but at the same time it gave me the strength to realize, you know, I'm not like other people. I'm different. I am know, because I never really you know, I have the challenge growing up of not connecting properly with other kids, and part of it was because of my upbringing, but it had nothing, you know, when I look back at it, probably had nothing to do with that. I mean, yes, I was I created my own bubble, protective bubble, because it was going on, but it also I also knew what I wanted to do, because some of my people that I grew up with, they admire me for still going for what it is that I want to do. I mean they're amazed of me. There are some of them are amazed at where I've got what I've done. I mean literally, like in ninety five, when I was living in Switzerland, I I literally went on a journy. I went to anyways, I went. I went to Egypt for about a week. I did not have like a visa to get into the country. When I had my plane ticket, I did not know, like I went down because I wanted to meet a someone that I knew from from Canada that moved to Egyptan and seen him for a long time and I was hoping to reconnect and and see him. I didn't have a place to stay when I got there. I just was like it was just like. The thing is, I was living in Switzerland. When I called the Egyptian Consulate to get this visa, it was going to cost like three hundred Swiss Franks, three hundred dollars, and and I just, you know, I was like totally in my own World of Night Nativity. I went on the play that I spent for six hundred dollars or Swiss Franks. Went on the plane, had a nice plane ride, flew over on a beautiful day flew over the island of creed, arrived into Cairo. Get off, I see this booth with a hotel being advertised and I'm like, well, I need a place to stay. I signed. I stayed for three nights at this hotel where I had a lovely view of the Giza Pyramids, and I told the guy, you know, I'm going on beyond the question of what I was originally asked of. This is it's but I told the guy I don't have a visa to come into the country, and he's like, Oh, no problem, like you taking care of he took me before pass for control. He took me to this other place and for twenty US dollars, I was given like a visa staff. I was given a little visa staff, and and and and and on it, you know, getting us in on it was like seven days to whatever, and that was exact same time. That...

...was like the exact time, because I always there for like six days visiting the country. So it was the time. It was exact beer that I needed to visit each jeff and see it and and I enjoyed myself and I had a journey of it. I could go on with the story, but I'm but you know, it goes to show you how open, when you're open and you do things, but even when you're naive, the universe guided me in such a way to have such an amazing adventure. I mean it was just like wow, I cannot get over the fact that you actually entered each it without having a visa initially and you got one for twenty dollars and it should have been freaking out tripped how you could do things like that. Oh my God. You know what, that really is a good demonstration of surrender into the organic process. Like never would I imagine getting on the plane and into in any country without having a prerequisite of what they've sought to because it really is about surrendering to the process. And I think, listeners and viewers, I think that there's there's a there's a teaching in there if you care to listen in that. How much allowance and space do you allow in your own life for things to show up? Like, do you fill up so much of the spaces so there's no kind of space for things as yes, organically take place, for you to just trust, trust that ebbs and flow of life. And what I also liked about what you shared was it's not so much of what happens to us in life, what happens for us. More importantly, it's all about our perception to what it is that we choose to make, to deem the meaning to be. Like the bullying. You suggested that in high school, the bully and helped you to discover who you are now. At the time I'm sure you didn't go all yeah, brilliant, well done, I'm going to find out who I am, but now, when you look back, you can see the lessons that it taught you, and I think is a such amazing lessons. And listeners and viewers, I think it will be so amazing that, after you've listened to this interview, to just go back to the start and this and then pause and take notes, because I think the most important thing about this conversation is that you are able to insert your own personal life experiences to an essence that you can resonate and understand and empathizer with. Okay, how can I connect this to my own life journey? How can I learn to shift my thought process around this? How can I learn to realize that life isn't happening to me, it's happening through me and it is for me because it's for your benefit. But the key here is that, if you choose, I really love the fact that it's all about our own perception and that really points to a question that's coming up in my mind and drew with regards to what is the personal journey you had to go on to get to this stage? So I would imagine you can just go okay, I'm bullied and the next morning you work up and goes okay. Thank you, Alie. Thank you for helping me. I imagine you had to go on your own internal journey of self discovery. I would imagine that you had to go on the road of healing, be that spiritually, physically, whatever it was. It be amazing if you could share that with undists and views. Part of my journey was working on myself, doing, you know, like as a like new age type healing modalities, because I was, you know, I wasn't you know, I was always. Yes, I was outgoing, I like when I talk to people. It was wonderful, but inside of myself I was hurting and part of that was up until like two thousand and three, you know, growing up, when I went to college said to go for a bit to college before I had this epiphany moment. I went and had a test on and I was diagnosed or labeled adhd. My brain waves were going at such a speed, literally like I was thinking like trillion thoughts a second. It was it was like when you were if you were to talk to me at that time period, my I would jump around. I seemed very scattered. I would like talk here, talk there, if it wasn't for doing this thing called assemblage point session. Doing that because it helps. It was a natural process that helped bring my energy, my brain waves, to a more manageable level where I can actually, you know, instead of taking a drug to to help think more clearly, it actually naturally brought my energy, brain...

...wave, my brain wave, to a level where I can actually think more clearly. I don't, I mean, I don't have those trillion thoughts like I did back then, but I mean I still jump topics. I mean that doesn't change. But, you know, and I can still do talk without speaking or put my foot in my mouth, but it's by I'm not like you know, but I'm able to think more clearly. It's I mean all these different you know, modalities that people are are teaching. There's, you know, we have, on the one hand, we have the scientific the doctors that you go to that will describe medication for this and that, and I chose to go on more natural route. And it was like in two thousand and three when I tried going into like did personal training, where I had was I hired like a trainer to exercise with, and one of them is my really good friend. He's a fitness model and I remember when I went to train with him and he was recommended. You know, it's funny because I found that when I went to people, things didn't work out, and when people were introduced to me they worked out. And and I'll talk about that in a suck first. I'm going to finish the story. But anyways, I literally like I exercise three times a week with my trainer. He had me on some sort of nutritional plan and I slept really well and as a result, that helped with my socalled adhd condition. It's, you know, it's really in Germany they don't call it Adhd. You know, I it's not. You know, any diagnosis that we've been given can be controlled with the proper exercise nutrition and of being able to sleep. I've even got into meditation, quite more so recently. At that time, because I had such a fast thinking mind, I was all over the place. Guided Meditations were what helps me and and I just find that as the years progressed, I've read books on my own self help because, you know, as a person it's important to work on yourself and grow every day. I mean, I used to like listening to music and now I don't because I enjoy the silence of my thoughts, of thinking. You know, I love, you know, I still love going to the theater, going to see operas and musicals and you know, and it's amazing what like manifest I mean we just had, like before this pandemic in Toronto. We have the musical Palilton for the first time come to Toronto and within the first month, like first few weeks of it, like it was only around for like a month. But after like a few weeks, a couple of weeks of performances, I entered the lottery to go see the show and I want a ten dollar ticket and I sat in like a to probably a hundred of two hundred dollar seat or something, the most expensive see in the house. So I'm saying, while I'm talking of seeing Sabrina, like, oh my God, she's like so maze. It's like, I mean, but one of the the Nagas is there's a thing I came across called human design profiling. There's five different profiles and strategies like we well funder. Most of the people fall under a strategy of waiting to respond, waiting to be invited and and it's all about the questions that you ask yourself. One of the things in the passion test is is therese three things, intension, attention and no tension. And the no tension is about the how you know when you ask yourself and how question, it's going to tense up. You're going to tense up. You won't know how to do this. And when I came across that, you know, at serve like realized, well, wait a minute, okay, yes, we had the secret come out, talk about you know, you...

...go out and you manifest and but it didn't really complete the formula for me until I came across the passion test and and it made sense. You know, one we focus on what is we want and going for it and and do what we want to do and we we let the journey of getting to where we want to go happen, then it's going to work more in our favors. It's going to it's going to do a lot. I mean, yes, you know, I've always wanted to be an actor and if I just talk to being an actor, which I did at the beginning, I was so stuck in in working I was cutting myself off really, and when you cut yourself off and focus only on the one thing you want to do, it's like it's you're not living, you're really not living. I mean I was doing acting classes, I was you know, I was so focused on on getting getting my first paid speaking role that I was missing the journey. Because, you know, our journey is the story and it's also how it helps other people see that. You know what, we have our own each of us have our own heroes journey into where we want to go. Some the the story might happen sooner, worth with our success, and others it might happen late. I'm a late bloomer and I think right now is my it's my journey. It's like things are like for me, they're starting to open up because I've worked on myself and and it's my gift as an older person to inspire and talk to people, to perform and and bring the light into someone's life. Every book that I've read had to do with at that time in in where it is that I was going at that time to get me to the next path. I mean literally, when it comes to meditation, I heard about this thing called Papasna when I was living in Vancouver. It's a ten day silent meditation retreet center and it was back in like two thousand and five when I was introduced to it through a blog post that I read when I was living in Vancouver. I signed up, but because I was working when I signed up to go to this thing, I had to cancel. And there's a few times where I signed up and I canceled because of other commitments. And it took me a good ten years before I actually went to a center to learn to go into the tend e silent meditation, to retreat. I mean, I never thought I could survive because I like to talk and and literally, it's like and and it took me a journey around the world to finally actually go and do it and I and I did it and I even went back like half a dozen more times pretty much to sit and serve and and really get into like the meditation. My first experience was magical. But you know, there's a saying that I forgot the exact expression. It's something to like the teacher will show up when you are ready, and and that's what's been happening for me. It's like you know it and it's all about being open, because you know what, there could be something you listen to on TV, something like you watch on TV, or some of you listen to from a podcast or a book that you come across online or in a bookstore, and all of a sudden it'll pop out in you and say who this is, like you know, I really need to look at that, I need to read that, or or someone that you hear when you go to a live event to listen to, like, for instance, Richard Branson. I never in a million years would have thought that I would have got in to meet him, and I was living in London when this happened. I was at a book signing of his and I got to meet him. I was just like, you know, I saw...

...and I you know, I'm like Richard Branson, who I'm a okay, I mean I you know, it's just like. It's just like when I went to meet Dr Amodo as Sabrina's at the beginning. I just, you know, I saw, I just see an event that happens and and that person and I just go and you know I mean. And you know, the interesting thing was as we could have a picture with him, they wouldn't allowed. However, in in waterstones bookstore near Piccadilly, circus is the the venue where was being held in London, England. Afterwards, when I was going to a law attraction meetup group that was being held downstairs in the coffee shop, I've literally one evening I went down the step stairs, I see this picture of Richard Branson and some dude shaking hands with him. I go back, I look at the picture and I'm looking at that dude and recognize a wait with that's me. That's me. I'm that dude in that picture. It's like and I'm like, Oh my God, so it's like so it's you know, but they're there. Are All these like I could go on and talk about things that I have done to make these happen, but you know, what's important is what? What are you doing to help yourself? What are you like? How open are you to bringing this in? Because it's important for us to live our lives while pursuing our dreams. You know, yes, it's like I'm a firm believer that we should follow what we love to do, but don't make that the main focus point, you know, do you know? Live a life and and follow the path that it's going to lead you, while still having that focus to get to where you want to go, because when you follow your journey and the adventure you go on to get to it, it's going to be even more enrich and what it is you want to do, and and and and, like my journey has taken a really windy road. And I mean why do I'm like? You know, I've, know, I've still worked in the film industry all these years and I've had the pleasure to work with the work meaning actors and directors, whether it's been, you know, just do background work or voluntary where I was a part of the London Two Thousand and twelve opening ceremonies for both the Paralympics and Olympics, where, like the Olympics, ceremonies were was run by Danny Boyle. I mean, I never thought that I would get to hang out and talk with Danny Boyle. I mean such a such a nice and professional guy. I mean and an awesome at Stephen Reading at the press conference. Steve as like but it's like, but you know, it's just who I am, to be honest with you, I mean you like me. As I said, it's a part of WHO I am. There's something, excuse me, there's something a part of yourself that is is different, that is unique, that you do. I mean, and you know, look at it is what it is that you're doing. You tells my friend and wonderful author who I got to meet after reading his book the Magician's way, William White Cloud. It's about your genius. I mean I right now I'm into William White Cloud and and understanding, understanding the ways that have helped and understanding all of the ways that are holding me back to be coming fully truly who I am. And but it was just like, you know, and it's it's important to do a lot of selfdevelopment work for yourself because, you know, when we're like the generation above us, yes, we learn from them. But also they've had mistakes as well. And you know, it goes a two way street. We're both the teacher to them and where the student. Everyone is a student and a teacher in life. And we're not, and we're not, we're not slowly, oh, I know this and you don't know that. WE'RE NOT IN MR know at all,...

...and in a smarty paths. It's like you know what, you're doing, it wrong, you got to do it this way. It's it's it's the essence of you know what. We're educating each other. You were collaborating with each other to learn from each other, and that is probably the best place to stop this good and and drives with you actually somewhat of given a closing message, but I wonder if you wanted to say one final brief statement to our listeners and viewers before giving them contact details. Wow, I'm just going to say what I said at the beginning. Is being different as fun, beautiful. But clearly, concisely, listeners and viewers, Andrew's telling you that being different is fun. So he's inviting you to come and play in the playground that we get to call life. Andrew, where can our listeners and viewers connect contact with you. Do you have a website? Are On social media? Can you share some of what I I have a website. It's Andrew Bon Dia and my last name is am Oh Indiacom or you can reach me on social media. So at Andrew Minda just sir, spot from for my name and you'll be able to find me. I'm on most major social medias. Some of them I use more than others, but you know, reach out to me or through my contact form on my website and I look forward to hearing from you. I'm also going to be launching my own podcast called intuitive traveler soon. Oh Wow, so be sure to give us some details about that so I can put the in the description. It's been a pleasure listening to you, Andrew, and showing with you and making me laugh. You know, while you were on talking, I'm just like wow, you really are a Social Butterfly, Andrew. Keep touching the hearts of mind as of a many people as you can, and thank you for being a part of our journey. Thank you, thank you very much.

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