MEDITATION ARTIST BIET SIMKIN on raising your vibration and changing your life

Oh man guys!

So glad you're here. How's the week? Hope all is well :).

For today and our interview. I am so excited to share with you the amazing BIET SIMKIN.

Recently featured in Vogue, and Elle, she is a queen who is on the rise in the wellness world, and for good reason.

The shit that she's been through that has led her to become as fascinating, open, and in tune as she is, is astounding. So I wanted to peel back the layers and get a bit deeper in advance of the event we are hosting with her on November 7th, at Parachute Hotel in Venice (make sure to use the code almost30 for a discount!) 

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For those of you who don't know who Miss Simkin is, she New York native, first-generation American and a leader in the world of meditation. Not only was her father an awakened shaman who gave her the Book of the Dead at age nine, Biet is also a singer and fashion guru who spent a big part of her life crushing the whole sex, drugs, and rock n' roll lifestyle. 

She went through a series of deaths, her own personal evolution, and so much more to become the awakened light and leader she is today. 

The journey to find your identity is hard for everyone, and Biet has developed a meditation technique not only to help you find it, but to help you be the best person you can be. Her technique is like "watching a documentary on yourself" and observing your every move AKA "Divided Attention Mediation".

Another amazing point Biet stresses is how we are more than just our body and our minds. Everything from hallucinations, serendipity, and voices - those all mean more than we know. And Biet talks about how listening to these transcendental messages LITERALLY saved her LIFE and how her practice develops this kind of acknowledgement. 

We also interviewed this amazing lady on the Almost 30 Podcast, which I've been told is many peoples favorite episode.

Let's dive a bit deeper into the mind of this goddess, Biet. 


What is Center of The Cyclone?

The Center of the Cyclone is many things. First it's the quiet part of the storm in the center where nothing happens, where everything is still. I see this as a metaphor for the soul. The soul doesn't get hurt, doesn't feel pain, doesn't lose it's job, doesn't go through break ups. We do, but the soul does not. That is the Center of the Cyclone. It was also a book by a hero of mine in the 70's John Lilly. It is the name of the meditation system I founded for all these reasons. 

You’ve worked with brands like Vice, Wanderlust Festival, Adidas, Sony, Samsung….to name a few! How do you weave in the creative/spiritual with big brands?

It's easy. We live in one world. I live in America where brands are a major part of all of our consumption. Brands are a language unto themselves. To me, what's most important is bringing meditation into the REAL WORLD! The real world has many brands in it! What I believe is as a spiritual teacher I only align with brands that speak a similar language to me, or that have a similar feeling to me. The future is schools, work place environments and brands all have meditation imbued into them! 

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For those new to meditation, how can they get started?

First thing is insert meditation and prayer into your life. Meditation can be as short as 10 minutes a day of sitting in silence and breathing. The reason I add prayer, which I call "asking" in my work, is because if we don't begin to "ask" for help from within and begin to communicate with our inner world, we won't be able to hear it's direction. The voice within might be saying "stop! Don't date that person" or "no, don't eat that thing" or "no! Don't email your mom that angry note!" And if you don't pray you won't hear it. So much goes unheard. In my life I never heard what the voice was saying! And so I always did the wrong thing. I knew deep down I was making crappy choices but I didn't know how to stop. It wasn't until I started praying and meditating daily (non negotiable) that everything elevated! 

Being an emotional, spiritual and sensitive person, how do you protect yourself energetically?

Ha! That's a good question. I actually use meditation and prayer first because that allows for self knowing. To know thy self is the ultimate protection against anything you be hit with outside. When you know yourself you can see that anything that bothers you stems from within. When you know yourself you see that any disturbance stems from within. Today I go out and it doesn't matter what happens or who happens my state is completely up to me! My state is reliant on the higher and inner worlds which like the Center of the Cyclone are unchanging! I don't need to "protect" myself if I know the greatest enemy I have lives within me!  

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What is Club Soda and why does it exist? (I LOVE THIS)

Club Söda NYC is a sober curious quarterly event that Ruby Warrington and I founded. It's an experience that pairs the discussion of a sober or sober curious life with tools that can effectively make a sober life more enjoyable, such as meditation, Kundalini Disco and discussion amongst hip peers. All this leads guests to explore, what would my life look like if I didn't drink as much? Or even what would my life look like if I didn't drink at all? And how do I get high on my own supply? Super important is that so many are curious, how do I date sober? How do I fuck someone sober? How do I ... sober!? We provide answers and also create a safe space for that discussion. I believe people are starting to get less interested in partying and more interested in living a life beyond their wildest dreams! 

How can people raise their vibration?

Meditation, Sex with people they actually love, food that is healthy, dance, laughter, friends who lift them up! Prayer! 

We’re so excited to be running the WHO ARE YOU event with you! Can you talk about how this event came about in NYC?

Well I have been studying this work of the planetary enneagram with my father for over 30 years and after he passed away I devoted my life to my fathers studies. This particular study of human body types and how knowing them makes life so much easier specifically appealed to me because mastering it changed my life! I led a workshop like this one at my friend Kyle's Beautiful home in Tribeca and the 50 guests who attended were all at the edge of their seats to learn these secrets! The workshop was such a huge success I thought I would share it with the west coast family! Nothing matters to me more than helping people to awaken to who they truly are, to an easier life, to a realer life, to a woke life! 

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What was the feedback from that event in NYC?

Overwhelming! The crowds went wild! 

Who is the WHO ARE YOU event a good fit for?

Anyone who is looking to understand themselves better and to see how they can get along with others more effectively. Anyone who wonders why they get along with some people better than others. Anyone who is looking to find a great partner , anyone who is looking to be a better partner in a current relationship. Anyone seeking to understand the meaning of life and our relationship to the universe in which we live. BASICALLY ANYONE!!! 

What are you most excited about in your life right now?

I am writing a book due to be out with Simon and Schuster in 2018 about the laws that keep us from our enlightenment. I am super excited about sharing that with the world. 

Singing live at my events is exciting as well since as you know I score my meditations with my latest record "The Lunar". 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lunar/id1038984712

Where can people connect with you?

@guidedbybiet on Instagram 

Center of the Cyclone on Facebook 

My website bietsimkin.com 

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More information on the WHO ARE YOU EVENT? Happening on November 7th in Venice, CA. 

THIS IS A WORKSHOP WHICH DELVES INTO A HIDDEN METHOD TO REVEAL WHO YOU TRULY ARE AND WHAT YOU CAME TO DO ON THIS PLANET.

A BEAUTIFUL GUIDED MEDITATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND AN INTIMATE SETTING INCLUDED.

Ever want to know the secret of how people get along and why? Why you are so amazing at certain things and crappy at others? Why you do some things too much and can't stop, like being lazy, being too talkative, being invisible, being too dominant, too angry etc... Would you want to know an ancient system that brings you back, not only to knowing yourself truly and becoming your most effective self, but also getting along with others, being a terrific romantic partner, being a strong leader and softening to the real you? 


It is good to know that meditation alone will not get you to the final point that you are looking for. Although we will meditate inside this workshop we will also learn the inner workings of ourselves, our souls and how we make any sense in this universe at all.


This workshop is something that is very dear to me and at the crux of how I found, not just a way to be in my essence which in some ways I already was in some ways, but also to fall in love truly with who I actually am and become extremely grounded. After 30 years of study of this system and 7 years of having devoted my life to it I want nothing more than to share it with you. I attribute so much of my life's ease and joy to the system I will be teaching on the 7th. I absolutely would love to share with you and can't wait for the deep and powerful evening! 

Limited spaces are available, and this will sell out! We look forward to seeing you there! Buy your ticket here, and use the code almost30 for a discount! 


Love sharing these amazing lights with you. Let me know if you're making it to the event, and I can't wait to see you then!

xo

Krista 

Kelly LeVeque Episode II and a GIVEAWAY on the Almost 30 Podcast!

HI!

How are you? How's the week? 

Hoping you're having a great summer so far - cherish these times right?

I don't know if you saw, but Saturday we had an event for Almost 30 Podcast called Love Your Body (some the photos are here). I won't go into so much detail, but it was amazing. Everyone showed up for themselves, and for others, was so kind, present, fun..

Plus we had amazing sessions from Kelly LeVeque, Danielle Pascente, Chelsea Liefken, and Danika Brysha.

Truly.

I wrote a post about it last week, but thank you to everyone that came, and those that didn't and still showed love. 

I love ya.


What I learned from hosting this event:

THEY CAN BE STRESSFUL: I felt like I was so nervous and obsessed with this being amazing that I was a bit stressful the week before.

HAVE A CHARITY COMPONENT: We raised $1,000 for charity. Can't love this more.

EVERYONE HAS THEIR ISSUES: Truly. Every babe in that room was so different, had different bodies and lives, and had issues they were working against.

IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE CORNY: Seriously, it can be real authentic and honest! Events don't need to be all mushy and corny :).

But I needed to make sure I wrote a post because we have Kelly back on the podcast, and we go DEEP. We actually asked our Secret Almost 30 Facebook Group what questions to ask, and just did rapid fire. 

It's SO GOOD and chock full of knowledge and insights to keep you up to date with what's going on in the world health and nutrition wise.

She just released her book you can get it here on Amazon!


In this episode we talk about: 

  • how working out, eating, + stress affects cortisol levels + visa versa
  • which "tests" to get figure out what the heck is going on in your body
  • how fasting is probably NOT the best solution for anyone
  • a ketosis/ketone UPDATE! - the tremulous process, how it takes away hunger, it is brain protective, + what she really think about it
  • the deal with fasting before a workout
  • if seltzer water is good for you? like that #LaCroix trend?
  • fruit - a serving a day is all you need!
  • Kelly's fave snacks to get her through the day
  • is collagen a fad or actually the ISH we should all eat?

PLUS!

We also have a giveaway happening this week that's major! You can win a pair or rose gold super chic, cute, long lasting and quality wireless headphones. The sound is AMAZING, the battery lasts 8 hours, and they come with this super chic little leather case to carry them in.

I am obsessed - I've been wearing mine for the past week and it makes workouts so much easier, so much more fun (with great sound) and I don't lose them with the little leather case.

Love love love! So excited to share these babies with you!

How to enter the giveaway for rose gold sudio wireless headphones

1. Rate & Review Almost 30 Podcast on iTunes

2. Take a screen shot of your review

3. Email or DM to Almost30podcast@gmail.com or @almost30podcast

4. That's it! We'll pick the winner in a week!


Lots to share and hoping you can get those reviews in my babes.

Thanks SO MUCH for coming to Hundred, being a part of #Almost30Nation and being you. 

Love ya, mean it.

xoxo

Krista 

You MUST find out your moon sign + Details from my first event!

Guys, you know I am so into astrological signs. But, did you also know I hosted an event on Friday with Erica Kmiec of Soul NotionEnergy Muse?

It was AMAZING.

Moon Signs and Manifestation.

There were 25 babes (we were supposed to cap it at 15 - eek!) but each person was so so essential to the conversation and the vibe in the room. (If you came, THANK YOU!) 

LuluLemon, Ethona Active, Kreation Juicery and Macabursts sponsored, and it was all the feels with the sponsors and attendees.

We opened it up with a quick meditation, got to know everyone, and Daniela Kende of Color Me Complete walked us through an exercise on eating mindfully and connecting your intention with your health.

Erica talked about your moon sign, and I wrapped it all up with the importance of intentions setting, to achieve what you are looking for. 

I think I told you I want to do more events, meet with more people, learn from more people and basically just grow along with Hundred.

So, when I met with Erica after she had the idea to host this event, we knew a few things. We wanted to bring together some badass females, to make it super cozy and fun, and also to discuss the moon sign.

Your sun sign, is basically what we all know, and the moon sign is a bit more low key. Not as popular - just yet!

But finding mine out - was EVERYTHING. I explained who I am and why, way more than Pisces could. 

It's everything. It guides me through the day or month and I use it as a little way to check in with the universe.

I am a pisces through and through. 

Emotional, creative, thoughtful, compassionate, fluid, intuitive, friendly, a bit TOO deep at times.

So that's my sun sign. But little did I know that there was a MOON sign as well.


Find your moon sign here.

What you'll need:

Your Date of Birth

Your Place of Birth

Your Time of Birth


Bazzar says,

"In astrology language, your Sun sign dictates your zodiac personality, while your Moon sign, the second most important influence in your horoscope chart after the Sun, represents your emotions, your inner mood.

And the two together strongly influence your emotional mode of operation."


So basically, the 'SUN' sign that we normally know,  is only half of the story. Your moon sign, is what determines your dreams, your emotions and what's really going on underneath it all. 

What's my moon sign? 

Moon in Scropio baby and it's CRAZY.

"While others may find security and comfort in material things, Moon in Scorpio people seek out emotional intensity. No matter what, there is something very intense about Lunar Scorpios. They are diggers when it comes to the world of emotion—they can see beyond facades and cut right to the core of a person. This ability to “see” what isn’t obvious to the rest of the world can be intimidating to others or wildly attractive, depending on the audience.

Their deep-seated need for transformation and rebirth can manifest itself in the lives of Lunar Scorpios in different ways. Most have powerful, emotionally intense lives. Some feel like it is beyond their control— these natives seem to attract emotional upheaval, and their lives appear to consist of plenty of dramatic ups and downs.

However, when accepted as an emotional need, rebirth and change doesn’t need to be so dramatic and overwhelming.

In some way or the other, Moon in Scorpio natives seek out intense experiences. If their lives are regular in any way, there can be an unconscious need to test their own strength and stir up emotional excitement.

Self-awareness and acceptance is probably the best way to handle this deep need for emotional drama.

Doing things halfway or having meaningless relationships simply doesn’t fulfill them. Lunar Scorpios want all or nothing."


BASICALLY WHY HUNDRED BLOG IS CALLED HUNDRED. I am all or nothing. I do things all the way or not at all.

I'm also always on the quest for transformation. Just wanting to grow and change and evolve is SO IMPORTANT to me.

Knowing this seriously helped to make sense of my personality a bit. Like, okay OHHHHH that's why. That makes sense.

It's nothing too crazy but it's another one of those ways to get to know yourself, or to understand yourself that can really help you to move more confidently towards what you want in life.


During my portion of the event I talked about being a spiritual person but also being FLEXIBLE.

Fierce, but flexible. 

It's so important to go boldly in the direction of your dreams, but also to be realistic about what it's going to take to get there.

Maybe it's less sleep, maybe it's an investment, maybe it's less time with friends, or maybe it'll take years.

Really thinking realistically about what it's going to take is so important. 

Lastly, on that, not being attached to the outcome.

You can't become obsessed with the outcome. You never know what's in store for you! It could be greater than you ever imagined 


Let me know if this resonates with you! Love reading your thoughts! Also, what's your moon sign guys? Would love to know! Comment below and share this post with friends who would LOVE to know their moon sign too :)

Have the best week!

xoxo

Krista