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Gypsy Soul's Wanderlust

Gypsy Soul’s Wanderlust CD: Inspirational Music & Messages

Music duo Gypsy Soul—Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit—has released several folk-style, insightful albums since forming in the early 1990s.

Wanderlust (Off The Beaten Track Recordings) was released by Gypsy Soul with tremendous support from their dedicated fan base.

This inspirational, eleven-track album highlights Swann’s captivating voice and Morykit’s musical abilities

About Gypsy Soul

Swann and Morykit met in Scotland after both had been trying individually to pursue a music career: Swann as a french jazz singer in Paris and Morykit a musician who’s recording contract was recently terminated. Gypsy Soul was created upon the discovery of their musical companionship.

Gypsy SoulWith ten albums and one live performance DVD released since then, Gypsy Soul is an American-based duo that’s always had the continued support of fans. Their first album, Test of Time, was released with great financial assistance from family and friends. Swann and Morykit as such believe in the “paying it forward” philosophy, and consistently support charities, fundraisers, and workshops held around the country.

The couple formed their own record label, Off The Beaten Track Recordings. Gypsy Soul’s music has been featured on television shows and movies from around the world, and the band has been recognized with many independent music awards. The duo’s music has earned spots in the Top 40 Radio Charts and the International New Age Charts.

Fan-backed Album

Wanderlust is a beautifully inspiring album featuring a mix of instrumental tracks—”Prelude,” “Epona’s Wild Daughter,” and “Wanderlust”—and the soothing comfort of Swann’s voice. Following with the dedicated support Gypsy Soul has consistently received from family, friends, and fans, over $27,000 towards the production of this album was from their audience. The lyrics of the album are almost like words of wisdom or support dedicated in return to the fans.

Gypsy Soul's WanderlustFor example, “You’re Beautiful to Me” highlights Swann’s captivating singing skills and tells a story of heartfelt love. “We Lose Ourselves in Life” is a comforting reminder for listeners to remember to find beauty in the present and not get caught up in what’s supposedly “wrong” with life. Another inspirational track on Wanderlust is “Show Me the Way,” one by which listeners will close their eyes and listen in relaxation.

Gypsy Soul’s Wanderlust album is inspirational music that helps listeners find solace and peace within its lyrics and notes. This is an album easily appreciated by listeners of all music genres.

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Gypsy Soul Performs “Be The Change”

Facing Everything by Gangai

Join in as Gangaji Teaches How to Face Everything

“How would your life change if you were able to remain boundlessly open to and fully present with whatever was going on?”

This is the question addressed by spiritual leader Gangaji in her audio program Facing Everything: Meeting Your Life Without Resistance (Sounds True).

Part of one’s spiritual awakening, discusses Gangai, is the ability to encounter what happens without turning away in fear or denial.

Gangai Shares Her Spiritual Philosophy

Facing Everything is an audio recording of a three-part discussion led by Gangaji. At the end of each session, listen in as Gangaji discusses with her audience and callers further questions on spiritual awakening and facing life’s experiences.

Facing Everything by GangaiSession #1: Meeting Fear—In this session, Gangai discusses the tendency of humans to suffer from the avoidance of fear. This suffering show up as forms of denial, excess drama, or even feelings of numbness.

The guidance offered by Gangaji is to meet and accept this fear in order to rid one’s self from this habitual suffering.

Session #2: The Heart of Self-Betrayal—It is when we betray our true nature that we experience the most profound period of grief. What happens is we unconsciously try to prove to ourselves that we’re okay by accumulating unnecessary stuff, such as more power, or knowledge, or more pleasure.

It is common to deny or dramatize this grief. Gangaji discusses how to recognize the self-betrayal we all carry, and to reveal and embrace one’s true nature by facing what has been avoided.

Session #3: Letting the World into Your Heart—In the third session of this audio cast Gangai talks about the importance of individual awakening, as by doing so personal patterns of hatred and other negative feelings exist in one’s mind and are projected to the world through actions and words.

The only person responsible for halting the negative projections is one’s self. Gangai encourages everyone to embrace and recognize unconditional peace.

About Gangaji

Gangaji is a spiritual leader who travels the world sharing her knowledge and experiences of self-inquiry, discovery, and awakening. One participant of Gangaji’s Facing Everything course noted that “Meeting your life without resistance is to accept all that is as it is . . . [this is a] great opportunity for one to really see and be as one naturally is.” Another remark from someone who studied this program said, “Meeting your life without resistance is a life of allowance, surrender, trust, and graceful humility.”

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Gangaji Talks About Living Life as an Experiment

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Moving Beyond Stuck: A Goal Setting Secret

An important discovery to make is our personal life mission.

When we identify it, our purpose or mission can increase our life’s joy and happiness.

But, we often get confused and make our purpose far too complicated.

Really, our life purpose is a simple expression of our soul that resonates within our heart.

When we take the time to discover the essence of our purpose, it is much easier to make decisions, like identifying meaningful work.

Question for Alana: Wherever I look for a direction on what I should do with my life, I get just one answer: Set a goal. But that is precisely what I can’t seem to arrive at.

To be honest, I feel like doing nothing. Not only am I goalless, I also can’t seem to zero in on a career.

I’m not happy with what I’m doing right now; my heart isn’t in it at all, but I don’t know what else to do. I just don’t feel motivated to try anything, but I need money.

Daydreaming and ConceptualizingAm I lazy? Am I just stuck with wrong choices?

I feel so lost. Dear Alana, please give me some spiritual guidance that will help get me going somewhere.

Thank you so much.

Alana’s Answer: Greetings, dear one. Thank you for submitting such a powerful question. Let us explore the essence of your question and perhaps we can together arrive at some ways to help you determine your next steps.

One thing we often forget is the power of conceptualization. The creative process has several stages before action is taken. We often forget that within stillness–the nurturing space that knowingness springs from–is one of the very first steps for birthing our concepts and ideas.

It sounds like you have entered this space and know that you cannot jump ahead; that you are missing some steps before you forge ahead with your career ambitions. Trust your lack of motivation because you are actually following your intuition.

Some individuals will judge the fertile space you are experiencing as a sort of laziness. However, you will come to a time when it feels right to move forward.

Give yourself some time to just be. Be still, observe, learn, feel your body, and let your body’s responses lead you. Wait until you receive an internal “Ah-ha” before taking the next “baby step” of creating a goal.

Alana call’s these small actions baby steps because great things are built on a foundation of small steps. Small steps are what are needed to create the space to discover your essence and authentic nature in greater detail. So give yourself some time to fill in each baby step.

Honor the space you’re in. Embrace it. Use it to nurture yourself while you feel “goalless.” Trust that hidden in your being is a goal yet to be realized. It will appear once you spend a little more time exploring your inner dimensions.

But What About the Money?

We do need to make a living and support ourselves. This is true!

Going for the MoneyTherefore, view what you are doing at this moment as the means to earn some income. This becomes a bridge of support while you are in this magical discovery process. Perhaps you can realize that everything is connected and because you are listening you are engaging your heart. There is purpose in how you are feeling in this moment, and this is a grand opportunity.

May you receive a sense of satisfaction knowing that there is a purpose to what may feel like lack of direction, even if your heart does not fully sing while performing the tasks at hand. Trust this process, because you are sensing something greater ahead.

Now you can use your spare time to get to know your inner nature more deeply. There are many books and courses designed to invoke one’s inner passion to uncover a personal mission. When you identify your simple mission, it will resonate in your heart. A simple mission is one that can be shared in one sentence–sometimes even one word. By identifying it, you can explore how you can express this purpose within various careers.

For example, our free course “Discovering Your Authentic Self” is a simple but very effective step by step process to uncover and ignite your personal mission. Take some time and explore this process, and don’t be in a hurry.

A Personal Discovery Process

Often, individuals find themselves working in jobs that others suggested would be good for them. This is sometimes because they haven’t taken the time to get to know their deeper passions. Ambitions can be defined by what socially are deemed as the good, better, and best occupations. When we follow the path of collective social values, we often overlook our innate natures. This is like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. It may fit, but something will be missing.

It seems to Alana that you are instinctively and intuitively sensing that you are now ready to delve deeper into your purpose. Once you do, you will discover many amazing qualities within. You will know because enthusiasm will begin to bubble up.

Following Your PathWhen we engage with inner enthusiasm, the universe follows by opening doors on our path that lead to joy. This is a magical process of self love that will move your creativity from the conceptualization process to a clearer sense of purpose. Then a vocational interest will follow that wraps around this personal mission. It will be time to take the action steps that will manifest your desired outcomes.

Thank you, dear one, for your question.

Click to explore > Discover Your Authentic Self Series