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Gypsy Soul's Superstition Highway

Superstition Highway by Gypsy Soul Spiritual Music

The voice of Cilette Swann and the musical abilities of Roman Morykit come together beautifully to form the inspirational folk duo, Gypsy Soul.

Without wavering from their passion or messages of inspiration offered in their various albums, the music of Gypsy Soul can soothe listeners’ anxieties, realign focus to what’s really important, and provide enlightenment in times needed.

Gypsy Soul gives listeners a spiritual musical treat on Superstition Highway (Off The Beaten Track Recordings), an album with universal appeal.

Superstition Highway

Gypsy Soul's Superstition HighwayWith eleven tracks, Superstition Highway offers songs that are slow and thoughtful, folky and rhythmic, and even jazz-inspired. “Only Knew You” is a sultry song questioning respect and wrong-doing within a relationship. In “Who” Swann’s voice enchants listeners easily as the lyrics recite the big questions most people ponder in life. “Time of Innocence” is a catchy song in which Morykit’s musical talent shines.

Title song “Superstition Highway” and album closer “Eventide” are the two powerful instrumental songs on the album. Gypsy Soul Duo also includes two cover songs suiting with the album’s overall tone: “Scarborough Fair” and “Nights in White Satin.”

Musical Duo Gypsy Soul

Swann and Morykit have been writing, recording, and performing music together for over twenty years. The two met overseas during a time when each musician’s career was in need of rejuvenation and discovered a harmony in their songwriting skills. Relocating to Los Angeles, Gypsy Duo has always maintained a dedication to their music and to their fans.

In addition to forming the record label Off The Beaten Track Recordings, Gypsy Duo has released ten albums. Fans of the group have always been appreciative of their dreams, and as such financial donations, equipment donations, and support at performances have helped Gypsy Soul sell over 1.5 million downloads, earn independent music awards, and spots on top music charts.

Gypsy SoulGypsy Soul’s passion for music, arts, and charity is demonstrated through their annual fundraising productions for organizations across the country, including food banks, addiction centers, and health clinics.

The success of the duo and their appreciation for everyone who has helped them along the way is a sign of continued dreaming and passion for sharing inspiration through music.

To listen to song samples, please click > Superstition Highway by Gypsy Soul

Listen to Gypsy Soul Perform “Who”

Discover The Gift: A Self-Discovery Film for Unlocking Your Unlimited Potential

Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has a contribution to make. Everyone has a place in this world. When these realizations are made, our global community is enhanced with joy, knowledge, love, and endless opportunity.

From what began as an honest quest of his own personal transformation, award-winning filmmaker Demian Lichtenstein, along with his sister Shajen Joy Aziz, created Discover The Gift (Equilibrium Entertainment).

This has since manifested into a movement of self-illumination for everyone to experience the extraordinary and powerful journey of self-discovery.

Create Your Own Reality

Discover the Gift's Shajen Joy Aziz & Demian LichtensteinWhat happens when one starts questioning the purpose of their life’s purpose? For Lichtenstein, this questioning led to Discover The Gift, a powerful documentary film illustrating the realization that each person on earth is here to release special gifts and powers that lay within.

In the film, Lichtenstein notes that individuals are a “singular manifestation of a cosmic destiny,” and as each person realizes his or her gift, they graduate to the next stage of their own evolution. This, in turn, stimulates the gifts in others.

The stunningly written and produced film depicts Lichtenstein’s admission—and that of Aziz—of not being present in their own presence and the struggle to emerge as true, authentic beings. Through a series of honest discussions, both Lichtenstein and Aziz come together after years of separation and discovered they individually have gifts to offer the world. And, through the process, they realized a gift they can share in unison: so began Discover The Gift.

The Process of Enlightenment

On the path of discovering life purpose, one will discover how to intentionally change their thoughts to manifest an honest and pure existence. It’s a discovery of living a life not made by one’s parents, clergy, or even politicians, but of finding the thing that makes one think, “I was born for this!”

How can one find his or her gift? It can come about in many different ways. For example, silence and solitude can help one become more in tune with themselves. This is an opportunity to give one’s self permission to dream, to forgive, and to love one’s self and others.

Process of EnlightenmentLife is just like a mirror: this is one of the most profound message delivered in the film. The human mind creates life for us. Life is the process of what we pay attention to or what we focus on. Lichtenstein advises viewers to follow their hearts in order to discover the greatest gift and adventures that could come their way. The only obstacle in life is ourselves!

Eight Universal Spiritual Laws to Change Your Life

The film and corresponding book by the same title discuss eight simple, yet profound, principles that help individuals discover their true potential:

  1. receptivity
  2. intention
  3. interaction
  4. feedback
  5. vibration
  6. gratitude
  7. compassion
  8. unity

This beautifully-created film includes the inspirational guidance from over 40 global leaders, each who offers their spiritual wisdom and guidance to viewers. Discover The Gift is about the possibilities that exist within every individual and society as a whole. This film delivers a powerful, universal message that will leave a lasting impression with everyone who watches and takes its meaning to heart.

The Second Annual Awareness Film Festival

Discover the Gift Dvd and BookDiscover The Gift made its debut at the second annual Awareness Festival, held early May, 2011 in Hollywood, CA. The mission of the Awareness Festival is to present films that bring awareness and open viewers’ eyes to some of the world’s most pressing issues regarding ecological perspectives, political impacts, the understanding of health and wellbeing, and scientific progress.

The Awareness Festival was created by the non-profit charity organization HealOneWorld.org. Funds generated from the event go to support the organization’s mission to help people learn about and receive preventative and alternative health care approaches to wellness.

Inspirational Words

Both the film and book of Discover the Gift is available for preorder prior to their release on June 14, 2011.

Discover The Gift (Harmony) is also a book of inspiration designed to show readers how each one has a special purpose in life that must be shared with the world. The book complements the movie, and unfolds the authors’ personal self-journeys of discovery while offering guidance for readers to do the same. The book is available in hardcover, as a Kindle download, or an audio CD.

The Discover The Gift book and video are a powerful combination and serve as a collective catalyst for unlocking individual and combined potential for creating more love, joy, and happiness in the world.

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For First Hand Experience of Life After Death: Read Poppies from Heaven

Ever wondered what happens when you die? If you’re like most of the world there’s been a point in time, however fleeting it may have been, that you have pondered this question for the ages; what happens when we die?

From the youngest children to the most aged adults the questions that surround the existence of the afterlife are abundant. These deep questions usually remain as just that—questions without an answer. In Faye Schindelka’s book, Poppies from Heaven: And Other Signs From the Hereafter (O Books) she dares to answer this lifelong question: what happens after we die?

In Schindelka’s first book, she opens her heart, mind, and soul to the reader pondering this question and provides her first-hand experience with life after death. Now, of course, this isn’t her own death which is her first-hand experience. It’s the death of her dearly beloved brother, Murray, who Schindelka felt propelled her into writing Poppies From Heaven.

Do You Believe in Life After Death?

Author Faye SchindelkaThis easy-to-read, straight to the heart book takes the reader on a journey through much of the lives of both Faye and Murray. The two are barely a year apart in age and even closer in their souls—in both life and death.

Readers will feel like a part of the Schindelka family as they read about the tricks they played on their Dad as youngsters—and actually much into their adult lives—their comradery through the ups and downs life hands to us all, and as they played in bands together.

Schindelka writes this book giving readers a bird’s eye view into her relationship with her brother both before and after his untimely death. Readers will see that these two soul mates have been able to miraculously continue their relationship beyond the confines of this world and into the next.

Filled with Premonitions, Signs & Insight into the Hereafter

Poppies From HeavenNot only does Faye Schindelka have the extraordinary experience of sharing life still with Murray, she also experienced numerous signs and premonitions prior to his death.

Schindelka writes of traveling on her band’s cold, lonely tour bus one day when she suddenly knew that her cherished Murray would die. Not that day, not immediately, but in the prime of his life.

In another strikingly ‘coincidental’ experience, Schindelka drove up to her parents’ home to see Murray’s truck and spilled paint on the driveway. Later, after Murray’s death on her way to her parents’ home she had the vision that this spilled paint was going to be in some type of form that would be of significance.

As she arrived at home and jumped out of her car, she saw that the white and green paint was clearly in the shape of an angel. Her husband and parents both confirmed that, yes, this was truly an image of an angel. Ironic or communication from before the time Murray had passed? You decide.

Stories like this and many others that fill the pages of Poppies from Heaven in Schindelka’s soft, friendly writing manner that tempt even the biggest skeptic into believing that indeed there is something beyond the here and now. Something bigger, something full of life and very powerful.

Do you believe?

No matter what you think now, you’ll find pleasure in reading this 104 page, twenty-six chapter book that reveals one kind and brave woman’s journey from this world to connect with her beloved brother now in the next world.

I recommend this easy-to-read, inspirational book that can answer many questions about life after here and now.

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Winding Your Clock by Coming To Your Senses

Question: Hi Alana, for the last 6 yrs my family and I have been facing great trouble. I live with my parents, a young brother, my wife and my two daughters.

My family’s status has gone in steadily decreasing order. All the wealth we had accumulated has been lost. We don’t feel mentally and physically good.

Today we have nothing left to spend even if someone becomes ill. The whole family depends upon my earnings. I don’t know what to do. I feel helpless. Do you have any advice? Chandan

Answer: Dearest, Chandan. Thank you for your beautiful question.

Pocket Watch - Wind Your ClockDo you remember the type of clock that you wind up?

At first it ticks faithfully and tells the time accurately, but then it eventually winds down.

Perhaps all of your challenges have you feeling somewhat wound down.

Alana would like to encourage you to find ways to wind up your clock. These methods do not need to take much time and they do not need to cost any money. The richness and abundance of the universe always envelops you.

Does the Beauty of Nature Awaken Your Heart?

Here is a question. What things spark, awaken, and warm your heart? For many, it is the beauty of nature. For others, it is coming to their senses: taste, smell, touch, sight, and sound. You do not need to fully wind up your clock through a “big event.” You can begin with just the first click of winding your clock. Perhaps there are twenty or so clicks for each winding revolution, and perhaps it takes five or so winds to fully energize your clock. Still, a single click is a beginning…is it not?

If you like, close your eyes and allow yourself to take a deep breath in…hold for a moment…and then slowly breathe out. Continue with a few more deep, relaxing breaths. As you come into awareness of your breath, allow your attention to move up to your heart. Sense the area of your heart. Can you feel the peace there? If not, can you go deeper until you find the peace that is always there? Even when our lives are in chaos, we can move our attention to our heart…sensing deep within…and allow a remembrance of a still peacefulness that always exists within.

If it is comfortable now, place your hands on your heart. Continue to breath slowly. As you breathe in, imagine you are bringing in the light of love, the light of spirit, the light of kindness. As you breathe out, imagine you are releasing stagnation, heaviness, worry, fear. Breath in light…hold for a moment…release that which used to be stuck…is flowing now…as you are aware of your heart.

Winding Up Your Clock

Lavender BloomingNow, let us ponder what might click your clock.

What is the most beautiful flower or other fragrant object in nature you have ever seen? Can you remember a sense of the colors? And can you smell this object of beauty? How many clicks does your clock wind up?

What is a taste that you enjoy? In your imagination, can you taste it now—even a little? Or a lot? Does it make your mouth water? Imagine you are tasting this now. How many clicks does your clock wind up?

You do not need to wind your clock all at once. You can wind it one tick at a time and whenever you wish. Notice how easy it is to wind one click at a time. Even the sense of a gentle, refreshing breeze on your face can click your clock.

Is there a sound you love? Perhaps it is music or even a sound in nature. Can you pretend that you are hearing it now? You do not need to “really” hear it. You can simply imagine as if you can hear it and receive a sense of the sound. How many clicks does your clock wind up?

Is there a texture you cherish? The feel of a certain animal’s fur, a stone’s surface you enjoy, or the skin of a favorite fruit? Can you feel it now? How many clicks does your clock wind up?

Coming To Your Senses

Sight. Smell. Taste. Sound. Feeling.

Coming to your senses.

When you awaken your senses—come to your senses—you wind your clock. It just takes one click at a time.

It can only help you to feel fulfilled within when you shift your attention from your stresses and problems to that which awakens your senses. When you do so, you begin to create a positive energy within and you release old, unneeded energies. You wind up your clock. As you do so, this positive energy will continue to further wind your clock. You might begin to wonder how soon it will be before you begin to notice things that evoke your five senses and wind your clock even more, and without any effort on your part. Isn’t it curious how you can build a positive, hopeful energy within and that energy attracts more of the same?

Like attracts like. You attract what you want by first filling yourself up with energetic essence of what you want. Then you can both better move toward what you want and attract to you what you want.

See if you can enjoy learning to focus within; focus on what inspires you, awakens your senses, and lifts your heart. Click, click, click.

Continue to practice-play with directing your five senses to what makes you smile and laugh and feel hopeful. Wind your clock. Allow yourself to be filled with positive, light, loving energy. Wind up your clock. Build energy. Click, click, click.

Expressing Kindness

pic-holding-senior-hand-in-kindness-2Would you like to practice making eye contact with others? You don’t have to stare. When it feels appropriate to you, simply smile at others for a moment. Give them some of your light, some of your love. It will not deplete you. Whenever you give love and light, you will receive what you just gave tenfold or even vastly more. Expressing small acts of kindness can change your world.

When you feel needy, give what you need. When you start to feel more peaceful—sometimes for no apparent reason—allow a smile to emerge. When you start to feel more joy, and you will, share it with others. When patience arises naturally in situations that used to cause discomfort, allow yourself to sense your breath and notice the inner source of that patience. When you notice a gentleness and ease moving through you, put your hands on your heart and express thanks in your own ways.

Your heart is expansive, vast, limitless. When you awaken your heart by winding your clock, you open doorways to infinite possibilities.

Would you like to find opportunities to share your light? Or look for ways to share your love? Or notice ways to inspire others?

See if you can enjoy bringing yourself back to these energies of light, love, and inspiration. Trust that as you light the pathway for others—even in the very simplest and most humble ways—your own path will illuminate. Certainly, you will then attract to yourself the beauty that resides within.

Thank you for your question, Chandan.

— Alana