This episode airs on Oct. 18, 2020 at 4pm Pacific Time (In New Zealand that is on Oct. 19 at 11am NZST)
Guest Wendy Douglas - Season 1 Episode 6
Introducing my next inspiring guest on the AWAKE TV NETWORK. Wendy Douglas is not only my gorgeous friend but was the very first face that water chose to reveal in the ice. I had tried other photo influences before and got nothing, but once water 'saw' Wendy's photo it designed one of the best likenesses of anyone thus far...so of course I HAD to interview her!
Wendy is a yoga teacher, events co-ordinator for the arts, a DJ, an MC, TV and radio presenter, and a voiceover artist. She is also a wonderful mother and she is the embodiment of a true queen.
Our interview includes Wendy's diverse life, growing up in a family where everyone was afraid of swimming in the ocean. It was not until much later in life that Wendy first faced her fears and swam in the sea...she actually had an absolutely profound experience that day that she will share during our talk.
We will go into her passion for music and discuss the effects music has on our heart beat.
And to keep our hearts racing, this will actually be my first R rated interview...towards the end of our talk we get into some incredibly fun and totally random discussions about some things that will make you laugh and will very likely surprise you! You can't put Wendy and I together without some hilarity, some deep spiritual conversations, as well as some good old fashioned girl talk.
About Wendy Douglas:
Wendy lives a very diverse and interesting life. She has worked as a presenter on TV and radio, is a DJ, an MC. A former real estate agent, Wendy still does some voice over work, teaches yoga and is a mother of two teenagers. Her diverse career has spanned continents and rewarded her with a wealth of experience and insight into what makes people tick. Having spent a large part of her life either on screen, on air, or producing behind the scenes has fine-tuned her creative thinking and problem solving skills. She is a versatile woman, just as comfortable on the farm in rural New Zealand as she is in front of the cameras in London. Her creative drive and natural energy have led her to be involved in creative projects of all kinds in the music, art and film communities.
It has been one of Wendy’s great pleasures to meet and interview some of the greats of our time including Samuel L Jackson, Cindy Crawford, André Agassi, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Peter Ustinov, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Jerry Springer, Oprah Winfrey, Seal, Bjork, and Robin Williams to name but a few. These experiences have honed and sharpened Wendy’s natural ability to connect and resonate with people from all walks of life.
Still very connected with music and media, Wendy is a qualified Yoga Teacher and is also the curator of the Wellness Zone at Splore Festival (New Zealand’s oldest festival) with a diverse range of modalities on offer for festival-goers to try and experience. Wendy’s Wellness is a multidisciplinary area with practitioners, presentations, music, and talks which runs for the full 3 days of the festival (26th-28th February 2021).
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
About Veda Austin:
Veda Austin is a New Zealand water researcher, author, artist and mother of three. For nearly a decade she has been photographing water in a ‘state of creation’, the state between liquid and ice that she believes is responsive to consciousness. Veda views this important phase from three perspectives. Scientifically, water is becoming a liquid crystal, artistically, water is free to design, and from a spiritual level, water enters a phase of fluidity between space and time, and is in a place of ‘becoming’. Her technique is called Collective Molecular Photography (CMP) and captures macroscopic photos of water 'responding' to a variety of influences within a crystallographic medium.
Her desire to find a unifying force that upheld the principles of life, nature, and the cosmos manifested when she began her journey with water at the deepest of levels. Inspired by the genius of Viktor Schauberger, Marcel Vogel, Theodor Schwenk and Rudolf Steiner, Veda embraced a Goethean approach, weaving science with phenomena based learning and years of refined observation. For her, water is not limited, it enters the bodies of people as freely as it enters the bodies of ants…it can be found in the Heavens as well as the Earth, and it never dies, it is always reincarnating between liquid, solid and gas. Veda believes water is FLOW...it does what it is.
With such an extensive collection of photographs Veda’s work could easily baffle the rational mind, but by sheer consistency and quantity cannot be disregarded. In fact, Veda believes that through this medium of art an emotional connection can be formed with water, and that this is key to creating change in the way we treat our natural world. She says, "If we think water can feel, we will care for it. If we think it is intelligent, we will learn from it."
Veda's passion for water extends out of the freezer and into primary schools where she donates time teaching water science and cleverly intertwines it with art projects. She loves to reconnect children to the living water systems inside and outside of their bodies, believing that the 'tamariki' (children) are the water bearers of the future.
Learn more about Veda Austin and watch her Series Introduction video here: https://www.awaketvnetwork.com/shows-veda-austin