328. Joe Dispenza Advanced Retreat Play-By-Play Field Report W/ Luke and Alyson

Luke Storey & Alyson Charles

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Alyson and I share our spiritual takeaways and downloads from Joe Dispenza’s retreat in Florida, St Marcos.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is presented for educational and exploratory purposes only. Published content is not intended to be used for diagnosing or treating any illness. Those responsible for this show disclaim responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information presented by Luke or his guests. Please consult with your healthcare provider before using any products referenced. This podcast may contain paid endorsements for products or services.

Alyson and I are back and blissed out from Joe Dispenza’s retreat in St Marcos, FL, and you’re about to bear witness to the raw results of an unabridged awakening. 

There’s so much to unpack from the experience, and we’ve strived to articulate the onslaught of electric energy, altered states, and monumental downloads we received during Joe’s otherworldly meditations. In short, both of us loosened our brains and bodies from hard-wired shackles of 3D programming, self-sabotage, and shadow to arrive here: a state of pure flow, love, and groundedness. 

In the context of a life-changing year where we’ve jumped ship from Los Angeles, manifested a home, and participated in a couple of plant-medicine journeys along the way, it feels so good to start the year with such sharp clarity and focus. 

If you are new to Joe’s work (like Alyson previously was), I strongly recommend you go back and check out my conversation with him in episode 259. As you’ll find out on today’s episode, his work can help catalyze a complete metamorphosis of the self.

09:35 — Pre-Retreat Life on The Road

  • Our shared desire to leave Los Angeles.
  • Feeling spiritually out-of-sorts in Sedona.
  • House hunting in Austin.
  • Why we both decided to participate in this workshop.

24:00 — The Mechanics of Joe’s Workshops

  • Integrating my DMT experience with Dispenza’s meditations
  • Tuning into the quantum field and setting intentions prior to the retreat

27:24 — Field Report #2: Tapping into The Quantum Field.

  • Sharing this experience with Alyson and my father.
  • How his method resonates with Alyson.
  • The science and research behind Dispenza’s philosophy.

27:22 — Field Report #3: Meditating On Money Energetics 

  • Sinking into deeper meditative realms and elevated energy field post-DMT ceremony
  • Sharing spiritual practices with a sacred partner.
  • Alyson’s epiphany with divine money and how the energy revealed itself in meditation.
  • How my past-Psilocybin journey healed my problematic relationship with money. 
  • Distinguishing between cash transactions and divine money.
  • Raising the vibration through financial wealth.

56:13 — Field Report #4: Unlocking our Energy Centers

  • How we manifest from our energy centers.
  • The process of transcending 3-D reality, shifting into 4-D and rising into 5-D
  • Alyson’s developments on money 
  • The duality of experiencing intense visualizations and the void  

1:20:39 — Field Report: #5 My Turning Point

  • Funny smelly foot anecdote from day 4 (spoiler alert: it was me).
  • Remote healing, evoking spirit, and working on heart center
  • How Alyson is elevating her generosity 
  • Dispensa’s advice for working through triggers.

1:52:05—  Field Report: #6 Pineal Gland Meditation Pt: II

  • Dealing with everyday life problems from a higher perspective.
  • Physical reactions to Dispensa’s techniques.
  • Mastering pure love.

2:14:00—  Field Report: #7 Pineal Gland Meditation Pt: II

  • Manifesting material matter vs. pure gratitude. 
  • The profound depth of experience in the presence of God without plant medicine.
  • Bearing witness to other awakenings happening around us. 
  • What shadow we’re detoxing from our lives.

More about this episode.

[00:00:00]Alyson Charles:  I remember just feeling so liberated and free because I came to that realization and I just kept saying to myself in that walk like I don't have to protect myself from anything. I don't have to defend myself from anything.

[00:00:19]Luke Storey:  I'm Luke Storey. For the past 22 years, I've been relentlessly committed to my deepest passion, designing the ultimate lifestyle based on the most powerful principles of spirituality, health, psychology, and personal development. The Life Stylist podcast is a show dedicated to sharing my discoveries and the experts behind them with you. 

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[00:03:15] If you do that now, you're going to get a free year's supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs of Athletic Greens. So, again, the link is athleticgreens.com/lifestylist. One of the coolest things to emerge in the alternative health or biohacking scene is red light therapy, and the company that I like for my red light therapy is called Joovv, J-O-O-V-V. And of course, if you're a long time listener of the show, you've heard me talk about Joovv and red light therapy in general tons.

[00:03:52] What I'd like to tell you about today is Joovv's new generation 3.0 devices. They've got some really cool features. So, not only do they have the red light therapy and the frequencies that you need to do what they do like they've always done, they've got a new feature called Ambient Mode, which uses a lower intensity light to support your sleep and circadian rhythm, so you can turn on ambient mode in your home wherever you have these lights set up, and they're going to help minimize, if not completely nullify any blue light leaking out in your environment, and signal your brain and body that it's time to start getting ready for sleep.

[00:04:24] So, that's a really cool feature. They've also got a new one called Recovery Plus Mode, which uses a pulse-near infrared light technology to give yourselves an extra healing boost that optimizes the recovery process. So, these guys are the pioneers in red light therapy, the ones I've always used and will continue to use for healthy skin performance and recovery, sleep optimization, and also, mitochondrial health, and hormone regulation.

[00:04:50] It's one of the big benefits that I've noticed, is the upgrade to my hormones. I think if I had to nail down one particular benefit that I've gotten from the Joovv red light therapy, it would be that. And at the time of this recording, I'm 50 years old, so I need all the help I can get when it comes to regulating and producing testosterone, et cetera. And there are tons and tons of scientific studies to support the fact that the correct kind of red light therapy can have a profound impact on your hormones, especially testosterone production.

[00:05:18] And ladies, don't think you don't need that because women need balanced testosterone also. So, anywho, if you're going to check out the new Joovvs, I've got some exciting news for you. I'm going to go to joovv.com/luke. That's J-O-O-V-V-.com/luke and use the code, Luke, to receive an exclusive discount on their new generation 3.0 devices. So, that's joovv.com/luke. This episode is presented to you by popular demand. After having Joe Dispenza on the podcast last year, and then attending his retreat shortly after, so many people have written in or commented on social media wanting a field report based on the experience at his advanced weeklong retreat.

[00:06:04] So, that is, in fact, my friends, what I have delivered here alongside my faithful partner, Alyson Charles. So, this is a very special show with the two of us, and we present a play-by-play account of our recent weeklong Joe Dispenza advanced retreat in Marco Island, Florida, where we were joined by my dad, Alan, which was hilarious in and of itself. My dad is such a trooper. It happened to be two doors down from his condo down there. And so, I got him to go. He loves Joe's meditation's.

[00:06:33] But man, it was wild seeing him experience the mystical realms that we were all entering into. I was so floored by last year's Dr. Joe retreat in Indian Wells, California, that when I found out about the Marco Island event, I immediately booked tickets and talked to Alyson into going with me. And it was such an incredibly powerful experience. And even a couple of weeks later, I'm still feeling quite reborn, to say the least. 

[00:06:58] Now, I had not attended a Dr. Joe retreat at the time I interviewed him on Episode 259, which, by the way, you can find a link to in the show notes here, so it was such a treat to be able to have integrated his interview for the second time in a full immersion like this one. So, if you've ever been curious to learn more about Dr. Joe's work from the student's perspective, I think you'll derive a ton of value from this exploration. Now, if you're not familiar with Dispenza's work, fret not, as Alyson and I create a very inclusive frame of reference from which to translate these teachings to all who listen.

[00:07:32] Before we begin, I also want to clarify that I or we do not claim to be teachers of Joe's work or guarantee the accuracy of our interpretations of his work. What you're about to listen to is simply a firsthand share of each of our subjective experiences at the retreat. And no matter what walk of life you're on, I highly recommend attending one of Dr. Joe's events should you be presented with an opportunity. He's truly a master at bridging hard science and esoteric practices for personal transformation. What you are about to participate in is the real-time transformation of a couple in love on the path to awakening. Enjoy the ride. So, I'm sitting here with my lovely fiancee, Alyson Charles. 

[00:08:23]Alyson Charles:  Hello.

[00:08:23]Luke Storey:  And, hey, Alyson. 

[00:08:25]Alyson Charles:  Hello, Luke.

[00:08:25]Luke Storey:  Hey, sweetie. It's so funny, we're sitting here in our condo in my dad's building in Marco Island or I guess on Marco Island in Florida, and we just spent the afternoon with Mr. Joe Dispenza, a former guest on this podcast. It was Episode 200-something. I'll put it in the show notes. But man, we have had a whirlwind of a holiday season.

[00:08:52]Alyson Charles:  We've been on the higher power couple world tour.

[00:08:56]Luke Storey:  We certainly have. I don't know that I've ever had a period in my life that has matched this one in its duration of travel, intensity of travel, and experiences. So, in the interest of time, because we hope to do many of these excerpts detailing as best we can our experience in this Joe Dispenza retreat, going to back up a little bit to maybe, what was it, two months ago or so? 

[00:09:21]Alyson Charles:  Maybe a touch longer, because we were in Sedona for almost two months.

[00:09:24]Luke Storey:  Got it. Okay. So, Alyson and I decided through a lot of intuition, and just inner work, and communication with one another that we did, in fact, want to leave Los Angeles. And those of you that have been listening to the show for a while know that I've been wanting to make the great escape for some time, and with the onslaught of communism that's come on the heels of the COVID scamdemic and all of that, it's definitely become apparently clear that we both want to live somewhere with a bit more freedom. And so, we set out on that mission and we went to Sedona thinking it was the most logical step. She's laughing because it ended up being a really funny trip. Fairly close to Los Angeles, close to Colorado, close to Utah.

[00:10:11]Alyson Charles:  Beautiful nature.

[00:10:12]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I mean, it doesn't get much more special nature-wise. Creeks, it's a desert, but there's water. 

[00:10:17]Alyson Charles:  It's known for its spirituality.

[00:10:19]Luke Storey:  Yes. So we took the dog, Cookie, and the cat, Jelly Bean, and barely enough room in the SUV to drive us and all our shit out there. And we stayed in a funky little Airbnb in, what was that neighborhood called? 

[00:10:35]Alyson Charles:  Something Creek, Oak Creek. 

[00:10:37]Luke Storey:  Yeah, Village at Oak Creek.

[00:10:39]Alyson Charles:  Yeah.

[00:10:39]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And that was cool. We're in the middle of nowhere. There were a lot of javelinas in the yard, deer running about, very nature, the house, though, I got to say, was pretty junky. It was a funky little house. And so, while I was there, personally, I had these some kind of health issues going on. I was having these dizzy spells and felt extremely uncomfortable, then we moved to West Sedona into a nicer Airbnb, still nothing to ride home about, if you're coming from a place of privilege. It's a nice house, but it wasn't like the house I would choose to build or stay in.

[00:11:14]Alyson Charles:  For me, it was less about the houses, it was just my internal experience. It was the energetics and the emotions that I was sitting up against and really wanting to like it there, because I could tell that at that point in the trip, you were enjoying it, and I was just not. And so, it was just a really funky navigation time for me with the inner things. And so, I was less focused on the house. I mean, the Wi-Fi was really tough. I was in the middle of launching my online course, and that was hard.

[00:11:41]Luke Storey:  Oh, my God. That's right. At the first house, our Wi-Fi was-

[00:11:41]Alyson Charles:  Slower than dial-up.

[00:11:41]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it was like legit 1996 dial-up when you took your phone line and plugged that into your computer.

[00:11:41]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, you could wait for 10 minutes to get a picture to pop up on your phone.

[00:11:53]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, all the podcast were canceled. We ended up doing some podcasts and they would have already come out at the time of this recording, but I did. Dr. Jim Hardt at Biocybernaut, Anahata, Drew Canole. That's a really good show there. You did-

[00:12:15]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, Yuri who guided me in the hypnosis where I healed that 5,000-year-old ancient Egyptian past life, and also, Anahata, and also, Drew.

[00:12:25]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, Alyson's podcast, which might be out by the time this one comes out, it's called Ceremony Circle, for those curious about that. It's pretty incredible. I hope to weasel my way in as a guest one of these days. But anyway, long story short, you all, is that Sedona, as beautiful and special as it is and as many great friends as we made there, did not feel like home to either of us after a good month-and-a-half, almost two months. So, we went back to LA for a short stint there, just kind of get our ducks in a row, and then immediately flew to Austin, Texas, where, of course, so many podcasters and people in our space are moving.

[00:13:01] And really, frankly, so many of my friends from LA have already moved there or are in the process of that. It was never on my radar to move there. I visited for three Paleo f[x] trips for work and met some great people, went swimming in the creeks, did the Texas thing, but I never thought, oh, this is going to be my destination. But as the cuffs have tightened with all of the COVID craziness, we're really looking for somewhere that has a bit more freedom, a bit more space, somewhere that honors the Second Amendment and things like that. 

[00:13:36]Alyson Charles:  For me, it's like warm weather and epic inspiring soul fam. You're more that other stuff.

[00:13:43]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I'm more like how many places can I go into without a germ-laden disgusting diaper on my face, humiliating myself as a slave of the new world order. But really, I mean, the minute we were landed in Austin, we just felt so at home. We saw so many friends. I got to hang out with Kyle Kingsbury and Aubrey Marcus. And, oh, man. I mean, just all the folks out there are just amazing and probably leaving out. Oh, Christine Hastler and Stefanos. We recorded Tah and Kole.

[00:14:14]Alyson Charles:  Preston, his wife, Alexi.

[00:14:15]Luke Storey:  Preston Smiles. Yeah, we recorded a bunch of podcasts, just hung out with just amazing, inspiring, beautiful, smart, freedom-oriented people.

[00:14:24]Alyson Charles:  Well, yeah. I mean, it was interesting. For me, the very first thing I noticed was the complete opposite feeling energetic-wise. So, in Sedona, I was just getting bashed around energetically. Very vata, very just air, getting hit. And then, here, before the plane even landed, I felt so calm and grounded. That was my first cue. And then, Corinna Don messaged me. She's an incredible woman. And welcomed me to Austin. She saw that we had gotten here, and then there was just a succession of people saying, hey, I see you're in town. It was just like epic person after epic person being so warm and welcoming, which just felt really great.

[00:15:07]Luke Storey:  Yeah, same here. I mean, immediately, I slept like a baby. I don't know if it's the limestone, everything's just solid there. But I just felt so calm, so happy, but also focused and productive. Punctuate my portion of the trip with sharing in a ceremony with Aubrey that, let me look at the calendar here, we would have covered that last week on 326 on the 19th. So, for those of you that heard that, I'm not going to repeat that long and incredible story, which that episode was really just kind of an integration of a 5-MeO-DMT experience, to say the least.

[00:15:47] So, I'm not going to go into that here, but it definitely made a huge, huge impact on that trip for me. And I got so much clarity and so many downloads, and just firmly secure things for me in some very meaningful ways, not only for moving there, but just life in general. So, in the course of the two weeks we're there, I had this really transformative experience with Aubrey. And then, we started looking at houses right away. And I think we looked at four different houses, shout out to our agent, Johnny. 

[00:16:17] What's up, Johnny? The most amazing guy, just like everyone. My ads guy's guy is out there that pulls together the promos for this podcast. So many great people. Anyway, we looked at some houses and it was like a couple we liked, a couple, not so much. We found one on January 30th that we both liked, maybe needs a little bit of work cosmetically, nothing huge. It's not a piece of crap, but it wasn't like, oh, this is the perfect house for us. Everything's redone. It's brand new.

[00:16:48]Alyson Charles:  But it was really speaking to us.

[00:16:49]Luke Storey:  It was. Well, I had been stalking it on Zillow for a few months, and then it went away. And it got under contract. And I thought, oh, shit, another one. I get all pissed every time that would happen. Alyson would keep telling me like, just be patient. 

[00:17:01]Alyson Charles:  Trust God.

[00:17:02]Luke Storey:  Yeah, trust God. Our house is out there. I'm like, God Shmod, Zillow is killing me here. But anyway, it came back on the market. And so, we went and looked at it, and we both got a really good feeling, went home, opened my email, got an email from the owner of the house that we lease in Los Angeles, giving us 30 notice to get out.

[00:17:25]Alyson Charles:  Totally unexpected.

[00:17:26]Luke Storey:  Yeah. Like when does that happen? And it wasn't because we were bad tenants. It's because she was having work done on her primary residence and needs to move into her rental property, which we live in. So, it's all fair and all good. But it was like, huh, that's interesting. We just found the first house we like that's within our means, and now, we're homeless in LA. So, the next day, on the 31st of December, 2020, for those of you listening to this in the future someday, which was also, incidentally, the exact year-anniversary of my first date with this gorgeous woman.

[00:18:02]Alyson Charles:  Yes. We had a special New Year's Eve Kundalini celebration.

[00:18:08]Luke Storey:  Indeed we did.

[00:18:10]Alyson Charles:  The first time our lips ever touch was that night.

[00:18:13]Luke Storey:  This was true. What did I say to you? I said, let me give you a birthday kiss.

[00:18:17]Alyson Charles:  No, it wasn't birthday. You said, can I give you the first kiss of the new year?

[00:18:23]Luke Storey:  God. Women are incredible. You remember everything. Like I remember kind of the events, but very rarely the details around them. So, yeah, that was first kiss, first date. And then, the next day is Alyson's birthday, Capricorn girl here. So, anyway, the 30th, we looked at this house, we liked it, we get evicted. The next morning, we're like, you know what? Actually, I was recording with Preston Smiles and we were texting our friends. And I was like, dude, look at this house. And he had been looking at houses and had moved to Austin, so he was kind of familiar with the market.

[00:18:55]Alyson Charles:  But the very first thing that I think is very key to this, and it's just a short tip, is that morning, I said to you, we know how hot the market is in Austin. We're very aware of that. And we're aware of like the houses just flying and just going. And so, before you got into your recordings that day because I knew it was going to be full on, I said, I think it's really important that you and I set the intention together as a couple and with our own souls to provide us crystal clear clarity as to whether or not we need to put in an offer on this house. So, we set that intention in the morning. 

[00:19:28]Luke Storey:  Right. And before that, we had written our vision.

[00:19:32]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, it was on the altar.

[00:19:33]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And we were praying on it and really putting it into the field, so to speak.

[00:19:39]Alyson Charles:  In a surrendered way, yeah.

[00:19:41]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And so, putting in the footwork and staying out of the results, I guess you could say. But anyway, Preston comes over to record, and we're like, hey, check this out, had we already put an offer? No, I think we were going to. 

[00:19:52]Alyson Charles:  No, we were really close because we were feeling that itch to do it, yet we had heard that right after the new year, tons more were going to come on the market. So, we were a little see-saw, and then Preston walked in.

[00:20:06]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, we thought it was the worst time ever to look for houses in Austin because it was Christmas. People don't want germy COVID people in their homes with their families there, blah, blah, blah. So, yeah, we were thinking, oh, man, we don't know if we want to do it because better ones could come up. Preston walks, and we're like, what do you think of this house? He's like, go, do it, do it. Like, alright, so he leaves. Anyway, we make an offer, someone put in a second offer, and we're like, we want this house.

[00:20:34] And to the suggestion of our realtor, Johnny, we wrote the current owners a nice letter, and send them a photo, and just who we are, what we want to do with the home, what we're all about, and made a little bit higher offer. And then, that day on the 31st, Johnny calls us, and this is like within hours, okay, you guys got the house, boom, sign the papers, do the things. And so, anyway, this really is about the Joe Dispenza retreat this week, but I had to catch you guys up with what's going on here. It's really exciting.

[00:21:07] And now, first time I've ever been in the position to buy a home in my life, I'm 50 and Alyson's owned a property before, I have not. And it's just incredibly exciting. And I and/or we will do another show about the move, and what made us decide that particular spot in greater detail, and how we're going to deal with, at least me, being more concerned about these things, biohacking the house as we move in and do some remodeling, and water filters, drinking water, EMFs, blue light. Like I'm going to definitely be doing a deep dive on that and sharing anything that I come across with the audience. We flew from Austin the day-

[00:21:49]Alyson Charles:  January 2nd, so the day after my birthday, the day after New Year's, we got on a plane to come here.

[00:21:54]Luke Storey:  Yeah. Flew to Fort Lauderdale, which, by the way, if anyone here has anything to do with the management of the Fort Lauderdale Airport, I highly recommend that you update things there. No, it was literally a nightmare. I was freaking out. I was losing my shit. The line for the rental car was legit an-hour-and-a-half. It was like waiting on like a reunion of the dead Beatles coming back to life or something. It was insane. Anyway, got through it, made it out here to Marco Island. 

[00:22:23] And incidentally, talk about fate, like getting evicted, getting our offer approved, by contrast, by the way, in Austin, a friend of Alyson's has been there for five or six months looking at tons of houses, she's made thirteen offers and not gotten any of the homes, has been outbid. So, it's a very hot market. Kind of difficult to actually get a place there at the moment because it's so competitive. So, months ago, we got tickets to the Joe to spend a weeklong retreat.

[00:22:51] And it just so happens, it is three doors down from my dad's condo where he and his wife come every winter. And so, it's winter now. They're here. It's right on the beach. It's gorgeous. And the Marriott is a couple of doors down and that's where Joe Dispenza is. So, my dad, who loves Joe Dispenza's work, does meditations all the time, he's all in. Dad's like me, he's just all in with this shit. He's got his house biohacked up there too. He's got all the water filters and all the things.

[00:23:23] Anyway, Alyson and I are hanging out with Pops, with Allen Storey, and doing Joe Dispenza thing. And that brings us to really what this is, is the first installment of what we hope we can do every day, if not every couple of days, kind of give people a play-by-play. Tonight was really just the introduction where Joe lays out what we're going to be doing this week. This is my second retreat. The last one was last year in Indian Wells, which is near Palm Springs, California, and at my former home state and/or soon to be former by the time this comes out. 

[00:23:54] And so, Joe just kind of lays out where you're going to do the breathing exercises, how the meditations work, and just kind of prepares everyone to put in some work, and creates the model for his body of work, really, which some of you are familiar with. Again, I have interviewed him to get a better breakdown. But my experience tonight was just like, wow, after doing the DMT ceremony, and it really was a ceremony, it's not a party, trust me, but you could hear about that last week. 

[00:24:25] But really, what's happening there is you are merging with singularity, unicity, the unified field, God as unmanifest. And that is, in my interpretation, the core of Joe Dispenza's work, is teaching you how, without plant medicines and without anything outside of yourself, to access that field and really learn how to work with the wave before it comes particle. In other words, rather than trying to affect matter with matter, you're going to the pre-matter substrate and working with that through the different techniques.

[00:25:02] So, for the past-week-and-a-half since I did that ceremony, I've had the deepest meditations of my life, hands down, listening to primarily Joe Dispenza's like hourlong, hour-plus meditations every morning. And then, I go even longer on some days. So, I've been really tuning into his work and tuning into the quantum field. And so, going in there tonight, I was just like, oh, yeah, this is how you start a year.

[00:25:28] And I'm really excited, now that that channel is even more open within me, to really work those muscles, quite literally, the muscles of the chakra system, and as he calls them, energy centers, and really, just continue my practice of doing the breathwork and the meditation. And so, not a lot happened tonight. More will happen tomorrow. We have to be there at 6:00 AM, the ungodly hour. And that's my report. What was it like for you tonight, Alyson?

[00:25:59]Alyson Charles:  It was really lovely. And how are we doing on time?

[00:26:02]Luke Storey:  Well, I've got Jake Steiner here on a Zoom, actually, a couple of minutes ago, so I should probably get on that, but just give us a brief summary of what your-

[00:26:15]Alyson Charles:  Brief summary is I can already feel the incredibly powerful container. I love to witness even in the days leading up to a retreat like this because these energy start to work with you before you actually land on day one. So, I'll be at the breathing, just even doing the, let's get oriented with the breath, provided me a really powerful journey. So, I am excited to see where all this is going.

[00:26:42]Luke Storey:  Awesome. Cool. Well, with that, I'm going to hop on with Jake Steiner here and learn how to train my eyes to not be myopic, whatever it is, to not need glasses anymore. So, wish me luck, guys. I'll report, of course, on that later in the immersive journalism style reporting that I enjoy. So, thanks so much. Be back with another segment tomorrow.

[00:27:20] Okay, guys. So, here we are, after a long day at the Joe Dispenza retreat, this would be day two, and really, the official day. As we said in the prior recording, last night was really just the introduction, the initiation, and the preparing of the launch pad for what was to follow. So, this morning, we woke up at the ungodly hour of 5:00 AM to arrive down the beach away's at 6:00 AM. And one thing I have to say before I forget is that having been waking up earlier to watch the sunrises on our recent trip to Austin and even somewhat in Sedona, I have to say that my meditations, when I get up early like that, are much deeper than if I sleep until 8:00, 8:30, and get around to meditating at 9:00, 9:30, which I sometimes do, meaning all the time back home in Los Angeles.

[00:28:15]Alyson Charles:  I'm glad you corrected yourself.

[00:28:16]Luke Storey:  Let's be honest. Let's be honest. I always have her to check me. When we're recording together, I'm not going to get away with flubbing at all. But yeah, I'm going into these deep meditation. So, we go in today, and today, we really got into the work and I was reminded how really this retreat, I have not done a Vipassana retreat, but I have done 21-day silent retreat in India many years ago, and this reminds me of that type of retreat.

[00:28:44]Alyson Charles:  Why?

[00:28:45]Luke Storey:  Because you're spending so many hours of the day in meditation.

[00:28:48]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. I was going to ask you because I try to have my phone off and he really advocates for this timelessness essence for the week, I'm not really keeping track today, how many hours do you think we were in a journey or meditation?

[00:29:05]Luke Storey:  Well, each meditation we did of the three, I mean, of course, when you're in it, you're in the space of no time, which is the whole point, but I would say they were at least an hour, if not an-hour-and-a-half each.

[00:29:19]Alyson Charles:  I was feeling like they're probably at least 90 minutes each, but I'm not sure, or maybe even longer. That last one, the third one today, I swear, that was like two hours. That was the only one towards the end, I was just like, okay, I'm good. Okay. Okay.

[00:29:38]Luke Storey:  Yeah. It took me a minute to settle into the last one, but I also had a huge coffee at lunch. And I remember last time at the Indian Wells, I was always in this battle because I just love the taste of coffee and they have these huge urns of it during the breaks and stuff. But like, I was like, I'm going to ruin the meditation. But then, I thought, if that was the case, he would say, hey, you guys, if you really want to go deep in these meditations, like I would avoid caffeine, he never mentions that.

[00:30:03] And I know he loves espresso. He loves all things Italian, wine, and pasta, and all that. He always talks about it. But when I had the afternoon coffee, and then we went back in for the last meditation of the day, it took me a little longer to settle into it. But what I'm noticing is—now, I'm reluctant to keep going back to this, but it's just the fact and I just have to state it plainly, after the DMT experience in Austin recently, which would have been about two-and-a-half weeks ago. 

[00:30:35]Alyson Charles:  You're a new DMT ambassador. 

[00:30:37]Luke Storey:  I mean, it's just a thing. I've been meditating for over 20 years and I know my routine. I know the depths with which I usually meditate, and where I go, and don't go, and what happens within my body, mind, and spirit. And something in that experience activated access to a deeper level of meditation. And it's so in alignment with Joe's teachings. So, today, one of the things we went over, which is really, I would say at the core or the foundation rather of his model, which is essentially what you're doing in these retreat retreats, is really just learning the model of consciousness, and then doing the practices, the breathing techniques, and meditations, et cetera.

[00:31:23] So, you're actually applying what you learned. But today, he went over not the levels of consciousness. I don't know if that's the right word. I don't even remember what he called this. But essentially, the different states you can be when you are not fully in your mind, personality, ego, et cetera. So, there's that first level, which I refer to as the void, because there's nothing there. And that's when you're nobody, no one, no thing, nowhere, no time.

[00:31:51] And in that place, which I landed in meditation and different experiences fairly often, at least for a few minutes, there's still a witness present. There's still a me going, wow, gosh, my mind's really quiet right now, oop, there goes the thought. There's someone there who's experiencing that void. Then, on the higher, faster frequency of experience, which is the place of allness, singularity, oneness, source, unicity- 

[00:32:22]Alyson Charles:  Wholeness, pure love.

[00:32:24]Luke Storey:  Yeah, just absolute, the Godhead, which is what I experienced a couple of weeks ago in Austin, that's when you're at the everybody, everyone, everything, everywhere, every time. It's an allness with no abstraction of a single point of consciousness. And so, it's really interesting today, in passing through those stages of the nobody, nowhere, it's kind of a void, but there's still a me going, wow, this is nice and peaceful.

[00:32:52] But then, there were breakthrough moments there where I wasn't there experiencing it, which I've never been able to achieve in any meditation for any period of time, as I did today. And also, it was a really interesting experience in my body because there was just this energy field radiating in and off the body, yet I couldn't tell you if my hand was still there or my me was still there. It's like I was just made of light, is the only way I could describe it, and would just go into this vast expanse of consciousness. 

[00:33:31] It was just incredible. And to be able to do that repeatedly in one day, I mean, that would have been—if I had today's meditation's over the span of a year prior, like three really deep ones like that, I mean, I would have been winning, but to have it in one day. So, I'm walking away, albeit a bit fatigued mentally and otherwise, from just putting in some work like that, but I have to say, I'm really excited for the rest of the trip, and obviously, to be there with you because there's one good thing about this social distancing stuff, is they have all the chairs really far apart.

[00:34:10] And I have a hard time with that normally like in conferences, and retreats, and stuff, like people are cramping my style, and you got to step over people to go to the bathroom, but they have us all spaced out. But because you and I are together, and love sharing germs and viruses with each other, we just get to sit, and cuddle with our arms around each other, and just have a beautiful time. And then, my dad's right there. And my dad's in his 70s, and he's there in the meditation's, and he's given it his all, and it's just like, I just have so much love for both of you, and it's just so amazing having a partner like you that even though this isn't typically kind of your lane in terms of-

[00:34:49]Alyson Charles:  It is, though.

[00:34:50]Luke Storey:  I mean, well, we were talking on the way over here, and you're like, yeah, thank you for urging us to come because you didn't know if you would have put in the time, effort, and money to come to this particular thing. So, I'm celebrating in gratitude that we both like to sort of traverse in each other's lanes a bit. Not to say that this isn't yours, but there's things that you're into. You invited me or encouraged me to go sit with peyote, and we had an experience together. And that would have been more kind of something that you had legs with.

[00:35:24]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. That's what I was saying earlier that my ideal vision for a sacred partner was, yeah, sitting in a teepee together, sharing medicine space and really deep shamanic ceremony space. And that manifested like right out of the gate when you and I started dating. And then, yeah, I think for you, this is more one of those ideal visions, is having your partner at a Joe Dispenza advanced retreat.

[00:35:50]Luke Storey:  Yeah. Because back in the times when I would do things like this single and I would see a couple, I'd be like, oh, Man, that must be so cool to be able to share that experience, and also just have a similar framework. It's like, of course, you want to have your individuality, but it's nice to share a framework or a teaching and practices so that you just can relate on that level because this is the way that he lays out how he maps consciousness and traverses these things, is just so in alignment with what works for me. And so, for me to just be able to share that with you, and when I talk about it in the future, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about because you experienced it. And just to be in that space together is really beautiful.

[00:36:32]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I guess what I meant when I said—well, it is when we're talking about if this is my lane, or lane of interest, or whatever, however you put that, his work does really speak to me. And I was shocked a long time ago, many, many months ago when I started to dip into his guided things that you can just play from your phone or computer, I was really shocked at how similar my work is to his. Do you remember how the first time we did it together and we came out of it? 

[00:37:06] And because I guided a lot of shamanic journeys into the void, and I was just so intrigued and enthralled, and I thought, wow, is Joe Dispenza a shaman? Like what's going on here? Because it does feel very shamanic. So, right out of the gate, his style, his method of delivery, his energy that he embodies, just his being resonated with me very strongly. So, I've always felt a connection to what he does. And so, to be here experiencing him in person, he's hilarious, and I really dig him. I think he's epic. I'm like officially a Dr. Joe Dispenza fan. 

[00:37:53]Luke Storey:  I am too. I am too. Maybe one of these days, we can get them back on the show and we could both interview him.

[00:37:58]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, he needs to come on Ceremony Circle. That would be amazing.

[00:38:02]Luke Storey:  Absolutely. Yeah. Because he has the neuroscience. I think that's what's really great about his work is that he's got the science of everything that's happening biologically and energetically within the human system, but then the practices are deeply spiritual. And I even asked him, I said, I think I wasn't giving him shit, but I said, yeah, well, when I started finding your breathing exercises, I realized I've been doing this for years in Kundalini yoga.

[00:38:34] And he wasn't put off by that, he's like, well, duh. Kind of like he goes, yeah, I mean, I didn't invent these practices. I quantified them scientifically with data and research. So, I think that's one of the things that helps me to buy into this, is that he shows you the brain scans. This is when you go into Alpha, then into Theta, and then in some cases, even high Gamma, which there's not a lot of things in the world that will take you there. Whereas, when I'm doing Kundalini yoga, it's like some old transcript of Yogi Bhajan talking about, this increase your magnetic field, and it's like, how does he know that?

[00:39:08] Like, really? Turns out most of those things are actually really true and valid because Joe does the research. So, it's like that type of practice and teaching that appeals to the left and right hemisphere to simplify, right? The analytical mind gets to like dig into some stuff, and really go, well, why am I doing this shit? And the spiritual, creative side in me just goes, oh, this just feels good. I'm feeling into this.

[00:39:36]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I really love the container he creates, the space he holds. And he's just super dialed in, tapped in. He's just got a great vibe going on. And the one last thing that I wanted to share that I really appreciated was of the three journeys, meditations, whatever you want to call them, that we did today, they're all so different. Every single one was drastically different and the first one was so beautiful. The main intention I had coming in is just all about money because I've gotten pretty darn good at it over the years. I've had to put in work, though. It's not like I was born into a ton of wealth. 

[00:40:16] Like I've had to figure things out, and release like ancestral and lineage, like lack mentality, scarcity, things like that. And just also wasn't really taught at a young age like how to invest in things. So, the financial and wealth pieces is one that I've had to put some concerted effort in, but I've made really strong strides, especially in the last five, six, seven years. However, I've never been at a place in my life until now where I'm not working on like eight other things within myself, you know what I mean? It's like healing this, healing that, facing this, shadow-working this, then celibacy, and then try to call in my sacred divine partner, and all these things, all these things.

[00:41:06]Luke Storey:  Nailed it. Boom.

[00:41:07]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I got that one. Well, I've got a lot of them, and that's why I'm now at this place where I had this huge epiphany, my birthday's on New Year's Day, and so leading up, I was just kind of feeling into intentions and whatnot. And I thought, oh, my gosh, I am feeling so solid and embodied, and you and I are together, and we just got the new house, and all those pieces are so grounded, and stable, and strong. I was so excited when I realized I can put total focus into creating divine wealth, really beautiful, conscious money lines.

[00:41:47] And so, I set that intention before this. And so, in the first guided journey this morning, it was so cool. We were pretty deep in it many, many minutes in, and all of a sudden, I was like floating in some voided state. And I heard source speak to me and they just said one word, they just said money. And then, about one minute later, that's when Joe said, what frequency are you calling in?

[00:42:21]Luke Storey:  Right, you're good. That's pretty good. I always try to imitate him and I can't remember what he does. All I remember is when at the end of some, he goes, in space.

[00:42:31]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, it's so good. I love his cadence. So, yeah. I thought, oh, cool. I was just tracking a little bit ahead. And once he then reiterated what frequency you're calling in, the money started to reveal itself to me as a living entity, a living creature, a living being. And it was so profound for me to connect with money in this whole other level and other way. It was thick and rich energetics, snaky like living, moving beings. And they were rich, deep, dark, purple, and black, but mixed within those two colors were like these sparkly cosmicky codes and sparkles going on, and these snaky, thick money energies.

[00:43:28]Luke Storey:  You sure you didn't take ayahuasca?

[00:43:30]Alyson Charles:  No. 

[00:43:32]Luke Storey:  That's what it sounds like. 

[00:43:34]Alyson Charles:  No. And they just like entered into my crown and filled my whole body so I could become embodied with it. And I was asking money questions, and the cool thing, and then I'm done and I wrap this up, but the really neat differentiating point is that wasn't just plain money energy, it was revealed to me upon talking to it, it's divine money. So, it's the money that when you have really put in the work to understand your value and your worth or you want to, you're on the path of putting in that work and you've gotten to a place where you really trust yourself, like what are you going to do with this wealth?

[00:44:11] Okay. So, you want to call in all this financial abundance. Well, do you trust yourself how you spend that money? Do you trust that you're going to use it to make the world a better place, that it's going to have reciprocity and in a really conscious way? And I've definitely been at that place for a long time. And so, this particular kind of living being, breathing entity that was money-based was of that essence in nature. So, I know there's a lot more for me to explore with that and share. I already shared a little bit about it on my Instagram and people are really interested. They're like, oh, this speaks to me, like go deeper with it and tell us more. So, I'm excited to do that.

[00:44:57]Luke Storey:  That's so wild that you had that experience today, because a few months ago, when I was in a ceremony back in LA, I think I shared this part, but that particular journey, it was a psilocybin journey with a group, and wait, did I say—it wasn't in LA, it was out of the country. No, I'm just kidding. It was in Mexico, I'm just kidding. Always have to be careful. You just don't name names. But there were so many downloads and so many healings that, I mean, that was a very productive journey.

[00:45:27] And I almost forgot or minimize one part of it. And that was, oh, God, I'm going to try to say it in a concise way, but very similar to your experience. I wasn't even trying to manifest money. It just sort of like you in a way. It just kind of came in like, hey, do you want to look at money? And I thought, not really. It's kind of a scary area. I've had a lot of problems with money, debt and scarcity in just growing up. 

[00:45:54]Alyson Charles:  You've overcome it, though.

[00:45:55]Luke Storey:  I have, yeah. Growing up, I don't want to say poor but close to it with my primary caregiver, and then having the other one that was more abundant, but we weren't really close. And so, I just had weird things. But anyway, what came up in that journey was it's a very similar thing that I realized that money, as I had been categorizing it, relating to it, had been minimizing the energetics of money as a living, breathing, universal entity, and that I had reduced it to paper and coin currency. 

[00:46:33] And this human-created system of world currency that, of course, everything is spiritual because everything is God, but it's often used for selfish means. And just like a gun can be used for something positive, like protecting your family or it can be used for robbing a bank. It's like money has that same thing. But it was such a zoomed-out perspective that money isn't even cash. It's not digits on your computer, in your bank account, or cryptocurrency.

[00:47:06] Money is the energetics of sharing, and the energetics of freedom, and of material objects changing form from one thing to another, right? So, money could be me giving you a peach I just picked up my peach tree and you baking me a pizza. It's like all that is money, any sort of commerce. And so, it's not only had I reduced it to a really lower value commodity, it's also that I had been so disrespectful and dishonoring of that energetic, where I would spend money that I didn't have for most of my life. 

[00:47:47] It's like that's so disrespectful to this currency that takes care of us. And also, of course, in my relationship to it, not feeling worthy of having a lot of it, having guilt around having it. If others don't, like how could I live in a big, nice home, and have financial abundance, and eat organic food when there are people in Third World countries starving? I'm an asshole. It's like guilt around-

[00:48:13]Alyson Charles:  Thriving.

[00:48:14]Luke Storey:  Yeah, guilt around thriving. And money is sort of like survivor guilt, right?

[00:48:18]Alyson Charles:  Right.

[00:48:19]Luke Storey:  It's like, oh, god, I didn't grow up with money, I'm not supposed to have it. And if I do, I'm a bad person. Just all this stuff. Again, I could go on and on, but it really was a pivotal moment and just my relationship to that energetic currency. And I remember in that journey, actually making amends kind of to the Money God, at the serpent of finance, as you were eloquently describing it, and it wasn't embodied in that way. It was just this pulsing energy. And I thought, oh, man, just that realization of, I'm so sorry that I minimized you to this finite substance that we call cash, or credit, or whatever it is.

[00:49:01]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, just like this mindless, unconscious, transactional thing. And yeah, it's like it was a really profound game changer for me to meet the living, breathing being that is divine money. I mean, wow.

[00:49:20]Luke Storey:  Yeah, I like that divine money. That's good. I couldn't really put a name on it at the time. I just thought, wow, what I thought money was is not at all what it is. It's part of it, but it's so much bigger than that. So, yeah. I'm so glad you brought that up, and you had that experience and that reflection because it's going to help me forge a continuing relationship with that and to work on some of those shadow things that I have, guilt about it, like even talking about it on the podcast. 

[00:49:45] It's like, oh, I don't want to tell people that I want money. It's like there's something wrong with wanting wealth. And part of the other realization I had, too, was just that there were many times in my life, and up until a few years ago, I suppose, where there was an element of selfishness and greed around coveting money because I felt like there wasn't enough of it. Not that I give homeless people money, and if you want to borrow some money, I'll give it to you. I mean, I also squandered it disrespectfully, but there was always this feeling that there just isn't enough of it.

[00:50:18]Alyson Charles:  Got to hold on to it.

[00:50:19]Luke Storey:  Yeah, you've got to hold on to it, or the envy, or jealousy of others having more, and comparing my self-worth and intrinsic value as a person, as a man to other people based on how much of that currency they've allowed to flow into their life and all of that stuff. So, there really is a reestablishment and reintegration of that relationship that's ongoing right now. And I think us buying a home in Austin, it's like, for me, it's putting on my big boy pants. I'm like, damn, I'm 50 years old, like we just borrowed a lot of money from a bank.

[00:50:54] And also, I'm about to shell out more money by far than I ever have my whole life for the down payment, and all that, and you as well. So, it's like, wow, this is getting interesting. And I'm really looking forward to expanding that relationship, and really, as you said, thinking of it as divine money. And what good can I do with this? How can I enrich your life, if and when we have kids, enriching their life, giving them security, giving them a good, abundant life?

[00:51:21]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. And thinking, too, in terms of Great Mother Earth, without her, we have nothing. And so, starting a long time ago, I started to think about, what causes do I really believe in? What organizations, non-profits do I really trust? Do I know the founders of? And just really making a list of ways where I feel I can, aside from everything I do all day, every day shamanically and as an intergalactic guardian of the earth, I'm continuously doing positive, loving things for this planet.

[00:51:54] But when it comes specifically to the money currency and the money exchange, how else can I raise the vibration, and frequency, and consciousness levels through my usage of my wealth, of my financial wealth? And so, I just think it gets really juicy and extra fun when you've learned to trust yourself, when you've learned to trust how you're going to use. As your bank account grows, you've got more and more fat stacks laying around and you know that you're going to do really good things with it.

[00:52:29]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And also, be able to provide experiences for you and your loved ones. There inevitably are going to be people around in your life that are perhaps younger, or just haven't mastered it, or had some hard times, and you want to take a trip, like, hey, we're going to Hawaii, come with us. Like I would love to have the ability to do that, grab one of my little brothers, and be like, hey, we're going to Italy for the summer, come hang out. You know what I mean?

[00:52:56]Alyson Charles:  Mm-hmm.

[00:52:56]Luke Storey:  I don't have any money, who cares? Don't sweat it. It's all a game. It's like when I interviewed Drew Canole, one big takeaway from that conversation was, he said, Luke, money is just a game, all you do is just figure out the game. It's like so dumb and so easy. And I thought, yeah, maybe it could be that way. 

[00:53:12]Alyson Charles:  Well, he certainly has lived that. I mean, he shared on both of our podcasts, he didn't come from money at all. At all, at all. And he is a living testament to the theory that he shared about like just testing your limits, testing your edges with it. And I think I'll do a guided divine money shamanic journey or something, and like guide people in working with that snake of divine money, and like talking to it, and learning from it. I decided to do that just now.

[00:53:50]Luke Storey:  I love that. It's funny that the snake totem, as I'm sitting here, I'm like, wow, we're 26 minutes, we have like six more days to go with these reports. This is going to be a 10-hour podcast. But anyway, who cares, whatever, we'll make it a five-part-

[00:54:03]Alyson Charles:  We're talking about money. Maybe it's helpful.

[00:54:05]Luke Storey:  I'm sure it is. It's helpful to me, at least a couple of people listening. But it's interesting that it showed up as a totem of a serpentine because on one side of the shadow side of money, it's like it's slithery and sneaky, and those things that people normally attribute, I think, to, the snakes are bad, or dangerous, or something like that. But what comes to mind for me is kind of the shapeshifting nature of snakes, right? It's like they fit into nooks and crannies, and they can appear to be a coil, or a long rope, or this and that. They're kind of always undulating and moving.

[00:54:41] And when you watch them, they'll flatten out, and then they become more round and plump. They really are kind of a shapeshifting physical being. And if you think about the embodiment of money, that's really what it is. It's a currency and a flow of energy that takes on different forms at different times, and adapts to its environment in terms of what it's needed for, wanted for, et cetera, and like snake, can be dangerous or a great gift. Well, I don't know how snakes are a great gift other than just the majesty of their beauty and their uniqueness as a creature.

[00:55:16]Alyson Charles:  Well, they're great teachers. Shedding the old skin, rebirth. Shedding old money stories, limiting narratives.

[00:55:24]Luke Storey:  Oh, shit. When a snake sheds its skin, it's almost like dollar bills, right? It's kind of like sheets of paper. Funny stuff. Alright. We're tired, you guys. We're out. This is day two from the Joe Dispenza weeklong retreat. Thank you for listening. We'll be back hopefully tomorrow, if not within the next couple of days with more reports on our insights and experience as we go.

[00:56:09] Okay. We just wrapped up day three here at the retreat and what a day it was. I have copious notes here, which are probably too much to go through. My day was pretty standard, super deep meditations. 

[00:56:27]Alyson Charles:  As standard as it gets for meditating 25 hours in a 24-hour day.

[00:56:32]Luke Storey:  Yeah, meaning I didn't have a perceivable breakthrough and some of the insights that you're about to share with us, which I have not heard yet. I'm excited to hear what happened. I just remember, we got up from the meditation, you were like, whoa. But essentially, today was Joe just really diving into the model, into more of the science. And repetition makes perfect for me. So, in order to understand the framework and the kind of logic of what we're doing spiritually, it's important for me to hear him break that down.

[00:57:04] And so, today, there was a lot of time spent on the eight chakras. Even though he doesn't use that term, he uses energy centers to make it universally applicable to people of all cultures, et cetera. But it was really interesting how he explained that each one of them has its own field and its own pattern, and that the energy centers are aligned with the greater field of consciousness, and they are what actually acts as the interface between the human body to create matter from energy.

[00:57:35] So, these really are our manifestation centers, and how in life, due to just the human experience and traumas we go through, et cetera, most people at one point or another get stuck in the first three centers, which are about security and survival. And so, a lot of this work is about moving the energy up your spine into your heart and into your brain, and effecting your energy that way. And then, he went on to talk about how when you're in 3D reality and spacetime, you're interpreting the world and creating reality based on your senses. So, you are absolutely stuck in time, and you're in your body, and that's all there is from that point of perspective.

[00:58:21]Alyson Charles:  Surrounded by all this matter.

[00:58:23]Luke Storey:  Yes, surrounded by dense matter, right? Slow-moving energy and everything is local. So, that's where there is somebody, someone, something somewhere, and some time. And so, when you're limited to your senses in that 3D reality, you are absolutely timebound. And then, when you're living from those lower chakras, when you're living timebound, limited by your sense perceptions, it creates stress hormones that lock you into that environment and that perception of the world in space and time.

[00:58:56]Alyson Charles:  And a lot of people get stuck there.

[00:58:59]Luke Storey:  Yes. Many people live their whole lives there. And I even get stuck there. Tonight, I got stuck there. We're in the middle of buying this house in Austin. And so, during this whole seminar, there's a million documents we have to sign. And I'm going to run out and check my email. It is not the ideal week to be in a spiritual retreat, let me just tell you that, or maybe it is, maybe I'm learning how to roll with the punches, but I don't know that I'm doing that great of a job because I still have little moments of freaking out.

[00:59:29] But I do manage to escape that 3D prison I put myself in momentarily. But anyway, then we went into 4D reality, which is based on present moment, pure awareness, and pure consciousness, and that is the gateway or door to the quantum field. So, that's the state that many of us, I think, experience during meditation, where there's no body, there's no one, no thing, nowhere, and no time. But there is still an awareness and still a consciousness there observing that phenomenon.

[01:00:04] So, it's not in the quantum field. It's more of a doorway. And I think of this kind of as the void. It's like when you have a good meditation, and there's just stillness, and quietude, and emptiness, but there's still a you there going, wow, this feels nice. Oop, there goes the thought, right? Then, moving on into 5D reality, now, this is the goal here. And I think I've actually touched on this a few times in the past couple of days, which has been absolutely ecstatic and blissful.

[01:00:31] That's the eternal now, where there is no matter, no senses, nothing local at all. You're dealing in energy, frequency, potential. There's no separation. It's unity, oneness, wholeness, consciousness. And so, no senses are being experienced, only an awareness and consciousness. But there's no separate you witnessing that experience like there would be in 4D, when you're in the void.

[01:01:00] However, using what I like to call God's mind, one can have thoughts, but it's not thoughts that are generated from the personal you and thoughts here have a much faster frequency, therefore this is the place of rapid manifestation because you're out of the realm of time. So, my experience was really taking in this framework today, and at least having an understanding of those different levels of perceptual reality, and how to use the breathing techniques in the meditation to break through that door into the quantum field.

[01:01:39]Alyson Charles:  Break on through to the other side.

[01:01:41]Luke Storey:  Exactly. I was listening to that on my headphones. And then, using that model, I actually wrote down some goals in terms of manifestation, but not just the goal itself, because when we create goals, we're not just going for the goal, we're going for the feeling that that goal is going to produce. 

[01:02:01]Alyson Charles:  It's all about the heart.

[01:02:03]Luke Storey:  Yes. Oh, yes. That's right. So, you cover that part, Alyson. But this was really key for me. And that's not new information to me, but I really focused on the feeling around things that I wanted to create in my life, whether they were material or otherwise. So, all in all, today was a wonderful day. I managed to get out a podcast episode, and take care of my earthly responsibilities, and also, just have a really good time. And it was so nice, of course, again, hanging out with my dad. I mean, he's in there doing the meditations.

[01:02:38]Alyson Charles:  It's really sweet, yeah.

[01:02:39]Luke Storey:  He's like 77 or something, man. He's just grinding it out right alongside Alyson and I. And it was just beautiful. So, that's my seven minutes of bliss report today. Another successful day. And getting closer and closer to finalizing some of the earthbound 3D stuff around this house, which feels good, or so I think, and looking forward to tomorrow. So, Alyson, you had quite a day. Tell us about what happened for you.

[01:03:07]Alyson Charles:  I did.

[01:03:08]Luke Storey:  I'm probably going to get journey-envy.

[01:03:09]Alyson Charles:  No. Let's not do that. I'm trying to swallow down, this here, a red tide situation. Speaking of, while I'm thinking of it, do we have that bee spray throat stuff? 

[01:03:27]Luke Storey:  The bee propolis? We do. Yeah, the Beekeeper's Naturals. It's funny because I was cutting an ad for that last night and I was talking about how you like to use it. I'm like, yeah, the whole family uses it. I guess not the dog and the cat, but our two human family. Yes, I do have some of the Beekeeper's Naturals throat spray.

[01:03:43]Alyson Charles:  Okay. Now, onto this. So, the other fun thing along with what you were sharing that I just did, it's funny how he'll share like two minutes of information, then he's like, now, discuss. And then, you and I get together and we extract two completely. I mean, you know what I'm talking about and I know what you're talking about, but it's just funny how you like the stats and scientific thing. And then, I like what I feel, the shamanic explanations to it. I find that very amusing. 

[01:04:21] And so, along with what you were sharing, I just loved how, today, he dove into that key piece of going within, and doing these inward practices, and learning how to navigate, and work in the unseen realms, because in the infinite, you can only experience with your awareness and with your consciousness, in the infinite, it's nonsense. And I loved that, because it made me laugh, because as a shaman and as someone who's been a spiritual teacher in a very public way for many years this lifetime, you kind of hit up against that piece a lot of people thinking that what you're teaching, what you're sharing is nonsense, right? 

[01:05:16] And so, when he was sharing that, I'm like, oh, no, it's literally, what I do share is literally nonsense. I am a teacher of getting out of the 3D senses, and going into these different dimensions, and realms, and astral planes where you are nonsensical and learning who you really, truly are from being a nonsense. So, I don't know, I just wanted to toss thanks. I really enjoyed that.

[01:05:46]Luke Storey:  I like that. And another thing, in case you don't have it in your notes, I thought it was really interesting, at the end, we did something new that I've never done with him or heard on any of the recordings, and that was how we tapped into the root of the Earth, and then created the polarity of a magnetic field within the toroidal field of the energy body into the ethers or into the cosmos. And that's like your sort of patented of meditation of Rock Star Shaman, right? 

[01:06:16] The rock being the Earth and the star being the cosmos. And one of the first journeys that you took me on when we were already a couple was that sitting at the altar and doing that. You're like, hey, try this thing in the morning, make this part of your practice. And I was like, lo and behold, Joe uses it and he's coming at it from this whole scientific point of view. So, I thought that was a really interesting parallel there as well.

[01:06:38]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, it was cool because I didn't know that he'd had this guided journey in his arsenal. And so, yes, we were leading up to that place today. It was the last journey of the day or meditation. And when he started to explain what we, all 1,000 of us, were about to embark on, and then he likes to use a lot of graphics, which I think are cool. And it was hilarious because there is this picture of the world, and then the cosmos behind it.

[01:07:06] And he was explaining how we're going to connect into the Earth, and then connect up to the stars. And I leaned over, yeah, and whispered to you, I was like, this is the signature Rock-Star-Shaman-guided journey. So, yeah, it's been cool to continuously witness the parallels between our work. It's really beautiful. So, what I will share today is phase two, the continued voyaging with this living, breathing being energy that is divine money.

[01:07:38]Luke Storey:  Oh, wow. You went back on that tip, huh?

[01:07:40]Alyson Charles:  I mean, we are uniting together. It's not me. It's like both of us. The energy of divine money and myself. We're equal parts conjoining. We're equal parts communing. We're equal parts getting to know each other. And it is so incredible. So, before we went on this particular meditation, he wanted us to write down, it's the first time he's ever asked us to actually get into our little journals and write down what is it that we want to call forward work with. And then, we go beyond that. What is that going to provide for us? Like what is going to be the feeling of that experience?

[01:08:20] And then, he explains the importance of the heart that we draw this to us with our hearts now by being in the present moment the best that we can and by utilizing the power of our hearts. So, what was really interesting, he's guiding it, and all of a sudden, yeah, the living being, the serpenty, snaky purple, black, cosmic glitter light being that is divine money came back in, and it was so powerful and so profound. I tried to draw this diagram of what was happening. You're not going to understand it. This is me, is like a stick person. And essentially, the-

[01:09:13]Luke Storey:  I wish we could put it in the show notes. It's hilarious.

[01:09:15]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. The divine money energy started to—I always had my arms outstretched like this and the serpents were-

[01:09:25]Luke Storey:  In the room, you did, or in your awareness?

[01:09:27]Alyson Charles:  In the vision. And the energy of divine money was going through the palm of my hand, and then going all around me underneath my feet, and then up through the left palm hand, and that up above my head. So, it's creating this giant circle around me, but it was hitting and going through my palm points on both sides if that makes sense. And so, it was just like orbing around me, and circulating through me, and obviously activating me in this new profound way.

[01:10:02] And it was so beautiful and glorious just to be communing. I mean, it's so hard to put words on experiences like this. Human words just don't do any of it justice, because there are certain things when you incarnate life that you're just like really gifted at. I get the time, but this is really important. There are certain things when you incarnate, like maybe you're just like super gifted at telepathy or at cooking. And then, there are other categories of life where you learn you just have to put in more effort.

[01:10:39] You didn't incarnate just super dialed in to that gift, right? So, for me, the money thing as I shared in the last episode is one that I've had to really educate myself on and learn. So, to finally be in this present moment, having this all activate right now and meeting the energy in this way that it came in today, it blasted my heart open and I was really then connecting with what he was prepping us with, going into this meditation, just focusing on the heart and that that's the key.

[01:11:12] And literally, I felt like my heart exploded open, and I was crying, and I was just feeling the deepest, most sincere gratitude for the energy of divine money, for this living being that I get to like do this cosmic dance with, and just how much I'm honoring it, and how much it's honoring me, and just to feel that genuineness in my heart, and to have it be so presently connected to what was happening. It was really incredible, to the point where my physical body was starting to like undulate and I almost felt like I was about to be on the verge of being one of those people that just spontaneously is like, ah, like screaming out because of the opened things.

[01:12:00]Luke Storey:  Oh, we forgot to tell people about that one. Every once in a while, someone will have an experience of rapture. This happened a lot in Indian Wells last year. There's only been a couple here, but the week is young. And just real quick to interject, I don't know exactly what's happening. He explains it in a way, but I think it's one of those things that unless you have it happen subjectively, you wouldn't understand.

[01:12:22] But you'll be sitting there in the deepest meditation, and all of a sudden, you just hear, ah, like someone just down the road screaming. And he explains it as just energetic release or an ecstatic moment of bliss and all kinds of things. But I hope you do that this week, sweetie, because I think that would be beautiful and hilarious, because I'll at least know who it is doing it, because you always wonder like, was that the lady behind us? God, she was only 5'2". How did that noise come out of her?

[01:12:52]Alyson Charles:  All of the ones who have happened seem to be in our area too. It's funny. I'm like, who was that? Yeah, it's really beautiful and intriguing. So, anyways, I mean, there is more to it, but I know we're trying to keep these succinct. The other last little note that I'll say is as that current was going all around me, this other water current started to circulate only through my head and heart. So, it was like one giant circle going around me this way. God, you guys can't see what I'm doing. Sorry about that. And then, the water current was going in front of my face. 

[01:13:33]Luke Storey:  So one's going around you like from left to right circle, and then another one is going front to back circle essentially.

[01:13:39]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. And the water was the front to back circle, and it was going an on top of my head, in through my heart, out through the back of my heart chakra, and then up around my head again. So, these continuous circles. And the water one was sharing with me. I was like, what are you all about? Why are you entering in? And it spoke to me and said the word purifier. And it explained to me, and this isn't totally new, but it was explaining to me that I am a purifier of a lot of different things. I'm here to help purify the true definition of shamanism and to help get society in the world back to the truth of that.

[01:14:22] And then, it was explaining to me that specifically with this divine money and the currency of money, that I am a purifier of it. And now that I'm working with how I get to share now, this is such an unexpected thing that I didn't know I'd be teaching this or guiding journeys about money, but it's coming in so loud and clear that I am going to help people reconnect to these different calibrated ways of honoring, viewing, utilizing working with money and knowing it as divine money instead of just, like we talked about the other day, paper. So, there's a trillion other things, but I'll leave it at that. Really, really freaking profound, powerful, just mind-blowing stuff, erupting with gratitude, and joy, and fun. And I am loving every second of it.

[01:15:11]Luke Storey:  That's beautiful. I'm so glad you're having such a great experience. Yeah, it's been fun to every day get the reports from you. Actually, it's great that we get to record these because I get to hear in detail what your experience is like. I mean, I'm learning and I'm having beautiful experiences. It's just, I don't know, maybe it's like masculine and feminine energy thing. The depth of my experience here so far and usually in his meditations is just this vast, empty space. And I just love it in there. And sometimes, I think, man, why isn't anything weird happening? Like I'm not having a vision or like a plant medicine kind of experience. It's just like, whoosh, in the best moments, it's just vast and empty.

[01:15:55]Alyson Charles:  Well, I'm having those too. Those are totally mixed in. So, of the three we did today, journey one was that. So full on that it was trippy AF. I mean, I think that was the deepest I've ever gone in that space. It was whoa status. And then, journey two was the one I just described. Journey three was the one that is almost identical to the signature Rock-Star-Shaman-guided meditation. So, yeah, I am having that as well.

[01:16:33]Luke Storey:  Oh, you're getting those empty space ones too.

[01:16:35]Alyson Charles:  Full on black.

[01:16:38]Luke Storey:  Do you like it in there?

[01:16:40]Alyson Charles:  I do. I it's not a scary place for me, but I went deeper, and farther, and it works with it in ways that were juicier than ever before. So, it was just like, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

[01:16:56]Luke Storey:  Tight. Alright, you guys. 

[01:16:57]Alyson Charles:  Tight, I never heard that word in a long time.

[01:17:01]Luke Storey:  Super tight.

[01:17:02]Alyson Charles:  Oh, my God.

[01:17:02]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, tomorrow morning, every night, it's like, oh, we got to do our daily report. I mean, it's fun. We like sharing this stuff with anyone listening. And I think it's part of the integration.

[01:17:13]Alyson Charles:  It's tight.

[01:17:14]Luke Storey:  It's so tight. I love doing immersive journalism where you get to really share the experience with an audience, so I appreciate everyone who's listening. I appreciate you, Alyson. And tomorrow morning, we're going to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:00 AM to start the 6:30 walking meditation.

[01:17:32]Alyson Charles:  It's really not that early, honey. There are people that get up like 3:00 and 4:00.

[01:17:36]Luke Storey:  It's ungodly when you're going to bed at 11:00. 

[01:17:39]Alyson Charles:  It's still seven hours of sleep. That's still plenty.

[01:17:43]Luke Storey:  Not for me.

[01:17:45]Alyson Charles:  On that note-

[01:17:47]Luke Storey:  We're going to get in a fight, you guys, right on the podcast now. Alright, you guys. We'll be back with the next report coming at you soon.

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[01:20:33] It is now the end of day five, and Alyson and I were just too smoked yesterday on day four to do our daily report, so we-

[01:20:43]Alyson Charles:  I'm too smoked today to do this one.

[01:20:46]Luke Storey:  So, we agreed to shelve it. And as I'm looking at my notes, I didn't really have too much to report for day four either, but there was plenty to report today. So, I'll start with my day four. This would have been the first day of the walking meditation. Was it the first one we did?

[01:21:04]Alyson Charles:  I have no clue.

[01:21:06]Luke Storey:  It's a blur. We're basically like on a big DMT trip out here, so the days will run into each other. But anyway, yesterday, day four, the walking meditation is a prerecorded meditation that Joe leads. And it's about getting the medicine into your body. And meaning that it's about working with these energies in the energy centers, working with the breath, and your intention, and those access points to consciousness, and then getting it in your body doing the walking meditations. And I had a difficult time with that one because it's cold at 6:00 in the morning. I was just very much trapped in my senses. My feet hurt, my body hurt. And walking and trying to be all Mr. Positive and like own-the-day vibe was not really flying. I won't say that I went super negative, but it was definitely challenging to kind of get into the zone.

[01:22:02]Alyson Charles:  Happy boy.

[01:22:03]Luke Storey:  Yeah, happy boy, yay. That's what Alyson does every time I get super negative, which if you listen to the podcast on a regular basis, you get like my best self, but if you live with me, you see the grumpy old man emerging here and there. 

[01:22:19]Alyson Charles:  Especially in the morning [making sound] . 

[01:22:22]Luke Storey:  But as Joe said today, he said, I mean, this isn't about Joe Dispenza, I mean, he's just the guy that created a model, has done the work.

[01:22:32]Alyson Charles:  He's legendary, though.

[01:22:32]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I mean, no, he's awesome, but he even says, this isn't about me, this is about you guys. So, when I talk about him, it's not like I see him as my guru or some avatar. I mean, he's just a brilliant, really amazing person who's doing a great service to mankind by taking these ancient practices, and modernizing them, making them accessible, and more than anything, quantifying them, and really delivering the science behind them.

[01:22:57] But anyway, he said, today, he's like, dude, I still get triggered and like freak out, it's just a matter of how fast you bounce back. And for me, years ago, I could have something spin me out, and I'd go into fight or flight, and I might be gone for a week, you know what I mean? And this is some time ago. Now, it's much shorter lived, but yeah, it's definitely having a little challenge with that. But then, we had something funny happen that turned into a great lesson.

[01:23:25]Alyson Charles:  Oh, God. I got to sit up for this one.

[01:23:26]Luke Storey:  Yeah, this is a good one. It's a great lesson, and things are not always what they seem, and don't trust your mind. So, a couple of days ago, we forgot to report on this, so I'm going to retroactively report because it's so classic. It's turned into a really amazing running joke. But anyway, Alyson and I are sitting there in our seats in the big conference room.

[01:23:47]Alyson Charles:  It was early, like first or second day.

[01:23:48]Luke Storey:  I think it was like day two, or three, or something like that. Yeah. So, we turn to each other, and we're like, dude, do you smell feet? I'm like, yeah, this smells like a bucket full of assholes right around our seat.

[01:24:00]Alyson Charles:  It's just so sour. 

[01:24:01]Luke Storey:  Just the gnarliest like old cheese, parmesan, just the gross foot smell you probably smelled at some point in a locker room or something like that.

[01:24:12]Alyson Charles:  And it just kept wafting in, like it would just smack in the face when you least expected it, and you're trying to like meditate, and do these things, and the stink feet smell was not great.

[01:24:23]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, in the breaks, we're like complaining to each other about it, and we pinned it on this one gentleman in front of us, and he had his socks on, and I'm like, I remember saying to you- 

[01:24:36]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, his shoes off. 

[01:24:36]Luke Storey:  Yeah, shoes off with the socks on. I remember saying to you like, God, how could your feet be that smelly and you don't even know? I was being super judgy. Anyway, this went on for like, was it two days that we had the smell infiltrating our area? Was it just the one?

[01:24:50]Alyson Charles:  Well, it was that one, but then it carried-

[01:24:55]Luke Storey:  Right.

[01:24:56]Alyson Charles:  So, the key where I became Inspector Gadget was the following day, we were in a totally different section, and he was no longer sitting in front of us, and I got hit with the smell again. 

[01:25:15]Luke Storey:  As did I.

[01:25:16]Alyson Charles:  And I think I leaned over to you, and I was like, yo, I am getting that same stinky foot smell again, are you? And you're like, yeah, I'm noticing it too. And then, I'm sitting there, and I'm like, this doesn't compute because we were so sure that it was the fella in front of us yesterday, yet he's not around us today. I saw him like two rows back on the far left. And then, a lightbulb goes off in my head, and I look to the left, and I see your sandals-

[01:25:54]Luke Storey:  My Earth Runners. 

[01:25:56]Alyson Charles:  ... your earth runners sitting on the floor, and I'm like, oh, my God, what if it's Luke's sandals?

[01:26:04]Luke Storey:  And they are always sitting right next to my head when we lie down for the meditations and stuff. Back story, just to keep it real, I have never, ever in my life had smelly feet, to my knowledge. Never been accused of it, never noticed it.

[01:26:18]Alyson Charles:  Your feet have never smelled, yeah.

[01:26:21]Luke Storey:  So, we deduced it to, it was the Earth Runners because this particular pair that I brought with me are the fabric top. They have like a hemp top versus the other ones that are all Vibram like rubber, right? So then, I thought, what the hell? Like this is like zombie foot smell. This isn't even like human. 

[01:26:39]Alyson Charles:  It's so bad.

[01:26:39]Luke Storey:  This is rotting flesh of the undead coming back to life in the meditation room. And I was like, where have I been? And then, I realized, now, we're at the hotel, not where the conference is, but we stayed the first few days in the guest suite at my dad's condo, a few doors down. And I remember one morning, I went outside and there was like this drainage ditch on the lawn that had backed up. And so, it was all wet. But I don't remember it being particularly smelly, but it was definitely like standing water. When I was tromping around out there, like I don't care if my feet get wet, we're in Florida. It's warm, whatever.

[01:27:15]Alyson Charles:  And I also fell in it and fell in a hole.

[01:27:18]Luke Storey:  Yeah, you almost broke your ankle. So, I think what happened was I was tromping around in like-

[01:27:25]Alyson Charles:  Swamp water.

[01:27:26]Luke Storey:  Yeah, in like a septic tank drainage field or something. And then, it gets even funnier. So, I'm like, well, I still want to wear my sandals, so I washed them in hot water with soap and water, let them dry out the next morning, still smell like rotten Parmesan cheese that you pulled out of a pig's anus. 

[01:27:43]Alyson Charles:  Honey.

[01:27:44]Luke Storey:  Then, I'm like, alright, this is not cool. Then, the next day, I'm like, I'm going to try again. So, this time, I took like the toxic like alcohol mint mouthwash from the hotel, saturated the whole thing. 

[01:27:59]Alyson Charles:  Hoping the alcohol would kill it all.

[01:28:00]Luke Storey:  Yeah, with like the mint smell and stuff. Let it dry. Come back. Still nothing. So, I'm going to have to check them. And this is no fault of Earth Runners. It's just if you have Earth Runners with the hemp or fabric top, don't step in sewage water, and then not clean them.

[01:28:13]Alyson Charles:  But it was just so funny, the last one that I'll share is that even that day that we were so sure of what was occurring, even as we walked back to the condo with your dad on the beach, we were still talking about the stinky cheese foot smell.

[01:28:27]Luke Storey:  As I was wearing them.

[01:28:29]Alyson Charles:  As it was you. And you even said like, Dad, do you remember when like we were little boys and Cody's feet used to smell like cheese? And we were describing to your dad the horrific smell of man's feet in front of us. And so, there are just a lot of really funny and interesting dots on this like journey to discovering whose cheesy feet it was. And then, I feel like there is one other—oh, so, yeah. I remember when the lightbulb went off, I leaned over to you, and I was like, do you think it could be your sandals?

[01:29:08]Luke Storey:  And all of a sudden, the look in your eyes, you're like, no way. And then, you slowly slid over, and picked one up, and leaned down, and brought it to your nose, and then you sat up with this horrified look on your face, and I was like, is it yours? And then, you slid it over to me, and I crouched over underneath my chair, and lifted that sandal up to my nose, and I was like, oh, my God. And then, we were just crying, laughing, like realizing the whole time we were talking about somebody else, it was you.

[01:29:42] So then, I went into this whole self-conscious spin out, because I'm like, oh, my God, everyone who's sitting around us, because I was like barefoot, have my socks, like I'm running around the whole place. Aside from going into the men's room, I'm pretty much not wearing shoes anywhere around the hotel. So, now, I'm thinking, oh, my God, everyone around us thinks it's me, but it's really not. I just stepped in a puddle and it was just hilarious. So, I just added some humor there.

[01:30:07] And I just thought it was worth telling the story and a lesson. Yeah. Like before you get too judgey, smell your own damn feet. It's probably your ass that's projecting it onto the innocent guy in front of us. Yeah. So, that was a hilarious one. But anyway, onto day five, today. So, today, I feel like I had a huge breakthrough, because during the course of this whole week, something that's been going on more so for me just because I tend to get a little uptight about these things more so than Alyson, generally speaking.

[01:30:42] But the day we started this retreat was also the day that our inspection period for the home that we're purchasing in Austin started. So, I'm getting estimates on speaking of septic, the septic tank, the plumbing, the electrical, the stuff's coming back. There are things that are wrong, getting the mold testing done, of course, EMF is coming next, like all this stuff. And then, also, the loan, oh, we're missing this tax return, da, da, da, so I'm just like constant emails, phone calls, deadlines. 

[01:31:12]Alyson Charles:  Ten new people on each email.

[01:31:14]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it's a lot, I'll be honest. I mean, I try to keep it pretty chill, but it's been quite stressful and I don't want to miss any of the retreat. If Joe starts the meditation, you can't just roll in in the middle of it. So, every break, I'm running around with my laptop. It's so loud everywhere. I can't talk. I can't hear. I'm trying to get Wi-Fi. So, I've been a little bit of a stress case in between these beautiful experiences. Today, the levee broke and some of the things we're very concerned about with the house look like are going to be taken care of.

[01:31:44] We got an extension on the inspection so we can get our mold test in, in time, blah, blah, blah. You don't care. Point being is like, here, we're in this thing to like learn how to not be stress cases, and I'm a stress case in every break, and then I come back in and have amazing experiences. Today, things smooth out with the house and I finally just surrendered. I'm going to stop freaking out. It is either going to happen or it's not and whatever. And then, we did the coherence healing, which I want to give away all of Joe's secret sauce, but essentially, we were doing remote healing on people. And in so doing, we were evoking spirit, and really working again with the energy centers and the breath, and doing some- 

[01:32:24]Alyson Charles:  Pure love, heart.

[01:32:25]Luke Storey:  Yeah, just really opening your heart, getting in the heart center, and all the things. And also, today was his deep dive explanation. As far as the content goes, this is by far my very favorite, where he breaks down probably a 90-minute lecture on the science of the pineal gland, and how it secretes the metabolites that eventually become DMT, and how and why the pineal gland is your gateway to universal consciousness and the quantum field, and how these different chemicals that your body produces facilitate that.

[01:32:58] So, all the pieces kind of came together for me intellectually today, seeing how different plant medicine experiences and the recent literal DMT experience I had in Austin, how that all is coming together and how to work with the framework, whether it's with breathwork, or medicines, or just doing Joe's things, or meditation, or whatever, how one seeks to manifest a life in the material plane based on learning how to access the quantum through these various means.

[01:33:26] And so, it all kind of like just came to a head, and I was like, oh, tada, I get it. Like finally, I got the secret to the universe. I'm sure there are many more. But this was a huge piece that I really wanted to understand, and have an intellectual framework for, and have a model for, so when I do all of these types of work, I really know what I'm doing, and I can get better at doing it, and improve my life, and get my healing powers to their maximum potential so that I can help other people as well. So, that was a big pineal one. We're going to do a breakdown of that, I think, with Matt Maruca, who's here, who's a good friend.

[01:33:58] He's been on the show a couple of times, founder of Ra Optics, blue-blocking eyewear, and we've been hanging around with him. So, I'm probably going to grab him for a breakdown of that. But that happened today. I'll finish up my report. And so, in saying that, I really went all in today, I really surrendered all the stress of the house and stuff, and was just like, you know what, whatever, it is what it is. And during one of the meditations, my body started to undulate and move around in ways that were totally involuntary. And these are things that are quite common in Joe Dispenza events. People will scream, they'll cry, they'll shake, they'll fall on the ground like-

[01:34:37]Alyson Charles:  You would think you didn't know what was going on, because I don't know if you noticed the lovely woman last night who sat two rows ahead of us for at least five minutes, if you didn't know what was occurring, you would have thought she was in a severe seizure, but it's just the energy being activated. But it was really beautiful and profound for me to watch her, to witness her in that space, and just send her love. But she was really like, her neck was going back on the chair, and her back would arch, and her whole body, I mean, like for five to seven minutes, just full on shaking and like no control over her body.

[01:35:15]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And I've I've seen this happen in Dispenza events and elsewhere in life. And I often get like journey-envy because I want to have that experience. I'm like, God, why does it always happen to the other person? And finally, today, it happened to me. And then, I would try to stop it, and I realized, okay, if I exert my will over my physical body, I can stop this movement, but it feels really uncomfortable to stop it. So then, I just go neutral and don't do anything, and it starts up again.

[01:35:46] And it can only be described as just immense amounts of energy moving throughout the body. So, that was inside during the meditation. We go outside to do a walking meditation, and I go in the first part of it, you're just standing there with your eyes closed, and I'm like, holy shit, here it goes. So, for like 90 minutes, walking, doing the walking meditation, the points at which you're standing, I was just standing right at the coastline and my body is just in ecstasy.

[01:36:11] I'm laughing, tears streaming down my face. My body just keeps undulating and moving. And I'm just like, yes, I finally got the gift of having this experience that I've watched so many other people have. And so, I was just so filled with gratitude, and also, just gratitude for my perseverance, just sticking with it, even though at times, I find myself wanting to give up or I'm stressed out about the house, or my body hurts, or whatever, and I'm just like, no, you know what?

[01:36:38] I want this shit, like I really want to master these energies and be able to have these type of experiences on demand with nothing except me, my breath, my intention, and really elevate my consciousness. So, it was a huge day for me. There were a few realizations that came in, insights, but mostly, it was like just feeling the power of God move through my being, and just feeling my potential, and feeling divinity and source. 

[01:37:09]Alyson Charles:  The power of love. 

[01:37:11]Luke Storey:  The power of love, really dropping into my heart in a meaningful way. And it was just absolutely beautiful and incredible. And I feel like today, we have two more days, like today was kind of the turning point, where I'm like, okay, like this is definitely happening. There's something huge going on. And so, that's my story. At the end of day five, we're going to sleep now. It's like 9:30. We have to be there at 4:00 in the morning for the pineal meditation, which is like four to five hours' long meditation. And this was my favorite thing in the last intensive I did, so I'm looking forward very much to that. And we'll report back tomorrow and I'll let Alyson give her breakdown of the last couple of days. What's been happening for you?

[01:37:54]Alyson Charles:  I mean, I've set intentions, a couple of different intentions, and one of them is pretty specific around a certain type of embodiment of love and peace. And so, to witness that coming alive, opening up new worlds of that for me in different shapes, and forms, and visions, and downloads has been really profound to see it all like flowering and blossoming. And so, yeah, this greater understanding of love, and what it means, and how I want to be that, and also share that with the world has been revealing, and tons of very, very clear downloads, and instructions, and visions, especially around my work, my brand, which has been really epic. 

[01:38:45] And generosity has just been opening up for me more and more. And sorry. Whenever we talk about really high-vibrational things, sometimes, it's hard for me to catch my breath. So, that's why I'm like huffing and puffing over here. Let me try to get a breath, actually. Oh, okay. Finally got one. So, I feel for the most part, I've always been a pretty generous person, and that has grown and grown, and especially over the last number of years since I had my awakening, I've very generously given to a lot of causes that I believe in, and nonprofits, and things like that, and just do what I can to do good things for friends, family, whatnot. 

[01:39:30] But there's just some other new other level of generosity that's opening up inside of me that I'm really loving. And it feels so exciting, just all these ideas, like how I can offer whatever kind of empowering support that I can for other people who are also bringing more light, and divinity, and consciousness to the world. I don't want to say the specific ideas yet, but they really entered in loud and clear, and they all feel really good, and juicy, and aligned, so I'm excited to start implementing those.

[01:40:11] And then, yeah, just can feel, bodily-wise, just a lot of things coming on board, like circuitry and activations, like, yeah, coming online. I can tell like day-by-day just, now, it's this thing. A few days ago, like my body was doing these undulations, undulations, whatever the word is, and I could feel that. That was before he kind of explained that your body can start to do that with this stuff. And then, when he's explained it, I was like, oh, that's that thing that my body was doing yesterday.

[01:40:47] And then, I think today, just different surges of energy, of course, but there was something massive like some sort of, I think, healing energy that got activated even more in my right palm. And yeah. So, it's been really cool to just see day by day the perfect order of like, now, we're going to turn this switch on for her. Now, we're going to turn this circuit on. So, I'm really excited to experience tomorrow's very early pineal practice. And I feel like there was a couple of other, oh, one other little nugget I think would just be helpful to share that Dr. Joe even said he still does to this day, like when you are getting triggered, or frustrated, or annoyed, or feeling a lack of love in your experience, somehow, to ask yourself, what would the master do?

[01:41:43]Luke Storey:  Oh, yeah, that was good.

[01:41:44]Alyson Charles:  That really resonated very instantaneously.

[01:41:48]Luke Storey:  I think he would throw his laptop down, and go, oh, goddammit. It's like I'm dealing with this real estate stuff. 

[01:41:53]Alyson Charles:  Right. Yeah. 

[01:41:53]Luke Storey:  That's what the master would do.

[01:41:53]Alyson Charles:  So, there's a little nugget for you if you start to feel yourself shifting into a lower realm, lower vibration, lower frequency, like notice it, be consciously aware because consciousness is just equal to awareness. So, be aware that that's happening and take a pause, take a deep breath, and ask yourself, what would the master do? And hopefully, that can help you re-navigate up to a higher plane. And I feel like there's just one last little thing. 

[01:42:31] And I guess it just kind of boils down, well, one thing that happened that was really cool in my meditation today was having, again, a lot of visions and downloads, and I got this message, it was just three words, as I was floating in the void, it was all black, and then three words came in, very simple, but super powerful, it said, nothing is everything. And the second it said nothing is everything, the black space void that I was in got completely technicolor, and I literally could see the entire energetics web and weaving of all that is and all that ever was. Like I could see the whole entire thing. It was beyond sacred geometry. It was so far beyond that. It was just literally a lot of fuchsias, and pinks, and oranges, and purples, and reds. And I could see the interconnectedness of all that is. And it was pretty profound. So, nothing is everything. 

[01:43:49]Luke Storey:  I like that, nothing is everything. That's good. It's a good album title. Let's make a band. You be the drummer.

[01:43:49]Alyson Charles:  Yes, I was going to say, I'm the shamanic drummer. I'll make up my little songs that I do.

[01:43:49]Luke Storey:  I don't know why, when a good title comes up like the title for my book I'm writing right now, which will remain unspoken for the time being, it would be the best album title. And so, I was like, well, I don't really have it in me to put an album, so I'll name the book that, but that's a good one.

[01:44:19]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. And then, the last little nugget I'll give you just to remember is that it's not about changing matter, it's about changing the field. So, if you want something to experience and/or if you want something to change in your life, you must enter into the field, you must go into the quantum space, the unseen realms, the spiritual space that holds the energy systems, and you shift there, and that shift is what changes matter and your physical reality. So, you can't change matter with matter, you change matter by going into the field and altering your field.

[01:45:17]Luke Storey:  Yeah, that's the basis of a lot of it. And it's not that you can't change matter with matters, it's just hell of slow because the wave moves very slowly down in the dense physical energy. But the higher you go in consciousness, past the threshold of the void into the allness, there, you're past the speed of light, so everything is oscillating extremely fast and things happen very quickly.

[01:45:45]Alyson Charles:  Like spontaneous healings, miracles.

[01:45:48]Luke Storey:  Yeah, exactly. That's why there are so many reports in his work of people during the meditations, like their tumor disappeared. It's not on the scan anymore. It is crazy stuff like that.

[01:45:57]Alyson Charles:  Like instantaneous remissions and healings.

[01:46:00]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it's super bananas. Before we close it out, in the past two days on the day four and today on five, were there any challenging moments for you, anything you had to work through, or any sticking points?

[01:46:16]Alyson Charles:  Nothing too profound. I'm just staying really aware and just seeing like smaller little nodules of sticking points where my unconscious still might try to slide in, slip in there to distract me, to take me out of the full grandiose power of the experience. And it's nothing huge and it's nothing that's fully stopping the whole train, but it's just little things like the girl in front of me had like an inflatable little bed thing that she-

[01:46:55]Luke Storey:  Oh, yeah. Everyone had those little life rafts today.

[01:46:58]Alyson Charles:  Really, the whole crew was blowing up their orange rafts to lay on. And it's like a plastic thing, so when you get on it, it makes noise and kind of like so sticky ruffles around.

[01:47:10]Luke Storey:  Squeaky.

[01:47:10]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. And so, when the meditation's started, I could just notice little things like me allowing myself to get pulled into a slight annoyance like, oh, my God, quit moving. 

[01:47:22]Luke Storey:  [Making sounds]

[01:47:23]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, quit moving on your raft, and like, if you're going to get a plastic raft for these, like don't move, lay there, and just tiny little things like that. So, I'm just working on being in that like full true story of complete peace where I am totally nonreactive to external experience. What about you?

[01:47:49]Luke Storey:  Well, it's funny. Aside from the smelly feet that ended up being mine. 

[01:47:55]Alyson Charles:  Which sidenote, they were by the bathroom, and I got in here earlier, and the room today was like, what is that smell?

[01:48:02]Luke Storey:  I think I have to throw them away.

[01:48:05]Alyson Charles:  You have to get rid of them.

[01:48:06]Luke Storey:  I'm waiting to have an access to a washing machine. Maybe at Sahara's, I'll ruin her washing machine.

[01:48:09]Alyson Charles:  No, honey, they're done. Please just get rid of them. You have to release them.

[01:48:10]Luke Storey:  But we're going to Miami. 

[01:48:11]Alyson Charles:  No. Yeah, please. They're done.

[01:48:21]Luke Storey:  I can't wear black sneakers in Miami.

[01:48:23]Alyson Charles:  It's a wrap on those.

[01:48:25]Luke Storey:  I'll fix them. Anyway, it's not so much the externals for me that I have to work through in terms of people in the room and stuff, I'm able to block that out. I think the big challenge for me is really just spend all the emails, and the text, and the urgency of the house stuff.

[01:48:39]Alyson Charles:  But I think that's been a great medicine teacher for you.

[01:48:42]Luke Storey:  It's been amazing, yeah, because yesterday, I got to the point where just a bunch of things kind of worth showing up as problems real fast because the inspection came through. It was just like, this is broken, that's broken, da, da, da, just on, and on, and on. And then, it got to the septic thing, and I was like, wow, dude. And I thought I was getting an intuitive hit to pull the plug. Like this is a sign, this is not your house, done, and I was like ready to bail.

[01:49:07]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. You literally said to me, I'm 100% pulling out of this. And I was like, you? There is a we in this house that we're getting together. 

[01:49:17]Luke Storey:  Not in that moment, baby. There's a me in survival mode. But I think just, honestly, that has been the most difficult, but it is a great teaching because what this is all about is trusting in the divine. And so, like how can you meditate and show when your phone is blowing up with everything that's wrong with your loan, and wrong with this house you're going to buy, and how do you just be like, oh, cool, it's all going to work out.

[01:49:43]Alyson Charles:  It's walking as a master in both worlds.

[01:49:46]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, that's been a great teacher. And then, I think just the other one is just the pain and discomfort in my body. I'll be like in a really sweet place in the meditation, and then my lower back is like, no, you're not, we're putting an ice pack in your sacrum [making sound] and it's like out. And it's been really great to be able to have that and just kind of allow myself to get up and readjust, but use it as an opportunity to learn how to dip right back in there, into the depth of that field quickly rather than spinning out. I mean, like, oh, goddammit, Now, I got to start over and like ramp down my brainwaves, I'm able to ramp down the brainwaves really fast now, even if I have to fidget, or move, or just creak my neck, or whatever it is.

[01:50:31]Alyson Charles:  Your catastrophizing is lessening.

[01:50:34]Luke Storey:  Yeah, exactly.

[01:50:36]Alyson Charles:  So, that's really beautiful to witness.

[01:50:37]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it's awesome. It's been really good stuff. So, yeah, totally incredible experience. And there's just so much to share. It's funny, each time we do one of these, I'm thinking, oh, it'll be five minutes, and then we go for about a-half-an-hour, so it's probably going to be a six-and-a-half-hour podcast. But listen, for those of you listening that didn't request this, thank you for joining us. And for those that did, this is what you get. You get Luke Storey, The Life Stylist podcast, we go full on. I'm not just like, yeah, today was cool, we meditated, bye, I'm going to really give you as much value and depth as possible. And since there are two of us now, I love to give you Alyson's perspective as well.

[01:51:14]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, we like to include stinky sandal stories.

[01:51:16]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I mean, we've got to keep it real, right? And again, this is nothing against Earth Runners. I still love Earth Runners, just for the record. But yeah.

[01:51:25]Alyson Charles:  May the records show, it is not Earth Runners' fault.

[01:51:27]Luke Storey:  Yeah. You don't want to step in the sewage water, and then let it dry, and walk into a meditation conference.

[01:51:36]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. Well, that's a great place to end.

[01:51:38]Luke Storey:  Alright, you guys. God bless. We'll be back tomorrow with another report. Peace.

[01:52:00] Well, folks, here we are on day six. And what a day it was, our morning started at about, what was it? 3:30 AM there, Alyson?

[01:52:11]Alyson Charles:  Yes, it was 3:30 indeed.

[01:52:14]Luke Storey:  And we started the day with the pineal gland meditation, or as Joe would say, the pineal gland. 99% of the population says pineal, so I'm sticking with that. But much of his work, as we've been discussing, and we'll discuss, is based around the activation of this gland and the biochemical reactions, et cetera, that allow us to access consciousness in really beautiful ways as a result. So, we've been leading up really to this pineal gland meditation.

[01:52:45] And this was my favorite part of the last retreat I did last year. It goes on for two days, so we have to go to sleep. It's like 9:00 PM. We're like, we need to go to sleep now because we have to get up then again tomorrow. But the idea there is to activate this meditation when your melatonin is the highest, which is generally between 1:00 and 4:00 AM. A funny thing happened last night, actually. So, we had the alarm set for 3:30, and I got up, I was awakened by the cold AC or something.

[01:53:18] I got up, started getting ready, turn the lights on, taking my vitamins and stuff, and then I looked at my clock, and I'm like, yo, it's 1:00 AM. I got up two-and-a-half hours early earlier than need be, which was really, well, not hilarious at the time, but later. But anyway, that meditation, it's really beyond description. There are breathing exercises involved. There's sitting up, there's laying down. He really keeps you going.

[01:53:44] And what's really interesting about it is you go into these very almost really psychedelic spaces, just into the quantum realm, going in there, doing all kind of work, healing, manifesting. And it seems like you've been doing it for a couple hours. And next thing you know, 4:00 AM turned into 8:30 AM. And we looked at each other, and we're like, uh, what? And that's because you're in the place of no time. And my experience was maybe assisted slightly because I did a microdose of psilocybin with canna, and some other heart-opening herbs, and things like that, which is a not a discernable dose. 

[01:54:23] I wasn't trying to have a full on mushroom journey. You don't really need any of that stuff in a Joe Dispenza event. That was something that I would take on your average day, just going to work, kind of brain enhancement, really. But that really, I think, helped contribute to my absolutely beautiful experience. And I'm sure, we'll talk about that more later because we've got one tomorrow.

[01:54:47] And then, there was really just working with, I guess what you would say to put it in the most simple terms, was how to deal with persistent problems in your life from a higher level perspective and how to find remedies for them on an energetic level rather than trying to affect matter with matter. So, during a lot of the meditations and a lot of his work, what I find to be really useful, and he covered this today very simply, but effectively, and that is imagining the thoughts and feelings you have around a troubling situation.

[01:55:21] Like I have something in my life right now that is less than ideal. And it's a persistent issue that keeps coming up in terms of my business. And so, I thought about, okay, all the thoughts I have around it are very negative, the feelings I have around it, so what are the opposite feelings? And it sounds really kind of basic and simplistic, like that wouldn't work, but when you're in these deep states of meditation, and your consciousness is altered, and you go in, and evoke feeling, and thought that are opposite of that negativity, and you're in that quantum space where you're beyond your body, matter, physicality senses, you really can go in and create the experience that you want rather than the one that you have.

[01:56:09] So, that was really powerful for me today. And during one of the meditations, I was just contemplating a realization that I kind of had yesterday and throughout today that it's not healthy for me to be participating in politics as an observer on social media and stuff. It's just gotten so out of control. It's just beyond. And I never, ever in my whole life paid attention to politics because it's always the same freaking pedophiles in charge anyway. 

[01:56:43] It doesn't really matter who's president, it's just like, it's a Bush, it's a Clinton, it's an Obama. It's just they're all playing on the same team. So, I just never paid attention. I just put my head down, do my spiritual work. And then, in 2016, something interesting happened at least. And so, I started paying attention. And there are some things that I think weren't great that happened, some things that are pretty cool.

[01:57:06] Like most of the country losing their faith in the mainstream media, which is totally controlled propaganda and so harmful for our civilization. So, it's been a wild ride over the past four years. Just kind of observe and like, wow, this is unprecedented. It's just so interesting to observe. And I also am motivated by the fact that I really care about this country. I think it's an amazing country.

[01:57:29] It's got its faults, of course, and all these things that we can do better, but generally speaking, so much good has come out of the United States of America, the old USA. So, that's kind of piqued my interest. But also, on a more shadow side is the cortisol, and like the addiction to negative experiences and feelings, and the addiction to like false hope, when I think the good guys are winning for a second and just getting caught up in the whole battle.

[01:57:58] And what I arrived at was that there's nothing I can really do about that and that the work we're doing here and the work that I'm doing on myself is literally, for me, the biggest contribution I can make. And being of service to those close to me in my life, and those at large like you listening, and really just working on myself spiritually, and when there's an action to take in the world, take it. But for me to be on Twitter, like biting my fingernails, fiending out like on political crack is just not healthy for me.

[01:58:29] So, I'm making a commitment. I'm not going to make a hard line because I don't want to set myself up to fail. But adding to the duality of the human experience in that way is not helping me at all and there's really nothing I can do about these things. So, I'm just going to keep going my way. And out of that, the realization came because I started thinking about, well, how can I love all of these evil people that run the world? I don't need to name them, but just all of them.

[01:58:56] Okay. It's just everyone that's ever been in charge of anything in this country I just think are inherently very evil and corrupt. And so, the thought came to me, maybe it was from the mind of God, really, that God created evil. And this is the conversation we don't have time for in the context of this conversation. But as God separates itself from oneness, it creates duality. And this is all part of the karmic wheel and the cycle of expression as God differentiates itself into duality.

[01:59:32] Light, dark, cold, hot, good, bad. Because in the state of pure love, pure God, pure oneness, there exists no evil. So, therefore, according to my realization, this is all part of the plan. And it gives us an opportunity to choose and build karmic merit. We all have the option to be a total piece of shit person and we also have the option to work our way toward being an angelic archangel. We're really given the gift of a wide spectrum using our free will. And our free will isn't an even really free will because we're sort of thrown into this game.

[02:00:08] So, that was a huge realization for me. And in summary, we also did a remote healing, coherence healing, where you hold people's photos that have applied to be the subjects of said healings, do some special meditations around that, and also, a beautiful walking sunset meditation on the beach. And again, today, my body went into this incredible, energetic experience where it is moving and undulating on its own. And I'm just not stopping it. I'm not making it happen.

[02:00:41] It's just doing what it does. So, I had some really powerful breakthroughs and spiritual experiences today using the different techniques and really listening to the meditations. And it was a very, very uplifting and just groundbreaking day for me. It's like, I think if anyone was going to do anything in the personal development or spiritual scene, this would be by far my top recommendation, just in terms of the transformations I've witnessed in myself and in others this week.

[02:01:12] And just the energy here is just absolutely incredible. It's like nothing I've ever seen, honestly, especially outside of plant medicine ceremonies and things like that. I mean, this is something like my dad's here. He's in the 70s, albeit he's finding some of it a little weird. I didn't think he would think it's this weird, but that's because I'm super weird, so this is all just normal to me, people falling over, going into convulsions because they're having a Kundalini awakening.

[02:01:40] He's kind of looking around, going, what? Today, I think he said, he was like, my hands were burning, or numb, or something. He's like, what the hell's going on? And I kind of forget he doesn't have these type of experience on the rig. But man, to just walk in and have people from all walks of life have some really profound experiences is really incredible to participate in and to bear witness of.

[02:02:03] So, I'm going to hand the mic off to Alyson, she just keeps flooring me with her insights. And every day, she's got the most amazing notes. And it's been really incredible to kind of share this journey with her. And I look forward every day to this part of the day where I get to get kind of her experience, which is always much different from mine and really fascinating. So, with that, my love, I will hand it off to you.

[02:02:28]Alyson Charles:  Alright. So, yeah, I'll just keep mine short and sweet. The theme of just more love, but specifically pure love just keeps opening up for me more and more. And I think, yeah, the second changing box's meditation was the one that was really profound for me. I don't really have the energy in me right now to get into the specifics of the old box that I was very clear on wanting and needing to leave behind, and the new box that I was very ready to step into.

[02:03:15] But I had extreme clarity and all of that. And then, with Dr. Joe guiding us, yeah, it was a game game-changing meditation for me, because at the end, like I felt like in the last one to two minutes, just right in the tail end, the whole journey had been powerful for me. I've been getting understandings and I was really tuning into the new frequency in the quantum field that I was ready to embody and experience so that I could change boxes and release that old one.

[02:03:53] But it was right at the end where, out of nowhere, God got a source. The Divine, whatever we want to call it, showed me this very clear vision of two people sitting on a bench and a wallet on the ground. And clearly, one of the two people that had fallen out of their back pocket or purse, and I said, what does this have to do with what I'm here for, these boxes that I'm changing? What is this all about? And God spoke to me really clearly and instantaneously, and they said, this is your feeling. 

[02:04:34] And so, I walked toward the two people on the bench with the wallet on the ground, and I realized as I was leaning to pick that wallet up in the vision I'm having in the quantum realm, as I'm reaching to pick up the wallet, to hand it to the people sitting there, I realized it was that specific feeling that source was instructing me, if you tune into this frequency, you will be able to change these boxes like right now. Like this is the golden key to your golden door.

[02:05:10] It's this specific feeling. And I know that might not make total sense to you all listening because I didn't give the full context of the old box and the new box, but I'm just really, really grateful. So, just wanted to speak it out loud so I could express my gratitude out loud, because the last thing I'll share is if you can think about how great that feeling is when you see that someone has dropped their wallet, and they're oblivious to it, and you get to be the person that like scoops her wallet up, and keeps it safe, and then taps them on the shoulder to like hand it to them. 

[02:05:44] And think about that precise moment when your eyes lock, and both of your beings register that you're giving the wallet back and they're getting their wallet back. And it's such an important prized possession that has a lot of important things in it. And the heart swelling that happens for both people, right? The receiver and the giver. And so, yeah. Like I said, incredibly grateful to have been given that gift, that if I just hone in on what that kind of moment, that specific moment, what that would evoke inside of me and inside of my heart to feel, that's the specific zap of frequency feeling that I need to focus on in order to continue drawing the new box into my life experience. 

[02:06:34] So, yeah, that's that. And I guess the last little nuggets, and just giving people more and more love, and opening up my heart more and more, and understanding the truer embodiment of being pure love more and more. It's like even when people might be frustrating or saying hurtful things, critical things, things that you can tell they're stuck in old programming, or old brainwashing, or whatever. It's just, you need to focus on loving them into life. Just how much more can I open my heart? How much more pure love can I embody to send to them? 

[02:07:23] And I've really been loving having that be my focus to just like stay laser clear, and like I'm here to be even more masterful in love, and spending, I mean, in all capacities, but especially in sending people love that maybe previously, I would have been angered at or frustrated by because they're operating from their pain body and doing things that I would deem bizarre, or hurtful, or just ridiculous rather than getting defensive or frustrated. It's just like, wow, that person is in a pretty extreme state of pain. And then, if I analyze it further, like there was one instance today when I was analyzing a certain person's behavior, and I thought, huh, what they're saying shows to me that they have been programmed in some way. 

[02:08:28] So, when we're in the walking meditation, I was sending this person who said, really, a pretty ridiculous and hurtful thing on my social media account, from a true, genuine place, I was truly sending that person love and I was sending love to the programming that has their brain just all amok and sending love to the TV for the brainwashing it does. And I was just so powerful to just blast all those lower-realm circuitries with such high, powerful love, especially doing those walking meditations with 1,000 other people, and you're just in that really potent field. So, I don't know. I'm just really enjoying the greater mastery of pure love. 

[02:09:22]Luke Storey:  Do you find it impossible to describe the pineal meditation? Like I was trying to like come up with some words to explain, I don't even know what happened. Just all those, what is it? Four hours or something went by. And if you would like pin me down the lie detector, I don't think I could tell you what happened.

[02:09:45]Alyson Charles:  No. 

[02:09:47]Luke Storey:  Did you have any concrete memories or takeaways from that?

[02:09:50]Alyson Charles:  It was more, yeah, just super states of brain activity, spaces and states in my brain that I don't think one dips into to that level and capacity very often. So, no, I'm not able to clearly articulate it other than being in that quantum field and getting your brain into those states. It truly does create a sense of timelessness because I can do my work very fast, very efficiently. I can tap into source other realms, other dimensions on demand instantaneously. So, when I do that, I'm able to get in there, talk to who I want to talk to, or receive whatever vision download, auditory message, whatever is going on.

[02:10:38] It happens very fast for me. So, I personally don't tend to gravitate to guided meditations or practices that are hours and hours long. They're just not necessary for me typically. So, I wasn't sure how I would feel about this one this morning, but I was shocked when he told us to sit up, and said, it is now 8:37 in the morning and we had started at 4:00 AM. So, it was very close to a five hourlong meditation. I was really flabbergasted, it did not feel that long. I would have guessed maybe two, maybe just because I knew it was like the far-out long day, I would have maybe just tacked on an extra 30, but I would have never guessed five.

[02:11:15]Luke Storey:  Yeah. That was pretty wild. I'm looking forward to it tomorrow. I don't know. I always feel like I want to come out of something with some nugget of wisdom for myself or something to share, but with that, it was just like super, super deep space time, just like floating around in the ethers, but it's also, you're very tired and you're all in that melatonin vibe. 

[02:11:42]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, you're just floating in the ethers, and then he'll just say, sit up now, get in your chairs now. And you're like down on the floor, and you just run these altered states that you've never been in, and then you're trying to like find in the dark, like find your chair. And I almost fell over at one point because I just was so discombobulated trying to get myself back up in that chair. And then, you go straight into a different form, a different method of like breathing or focusing on a certain energy center, a.k.a. chakra. And yeah. And then, you just do that. Get down, get told to get back up, get down, get told to get back up, I think, at least four exchanges.

[02:12:26]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I think it was four rounds of that.

[02:12:28]Alyson Charles:  So, it was a wild beautiful ride. But I definitely trust and know that even when I don't come back like that changing box's meditation, I had a very tangible take away. Like a specific source-given vision and auditory message. And it was like, bingo, bingo. Got it. Golden key, indoor. I'm across the threshold into the other land. We're good. Even when they're not like as concrete and clear as that, I still know, there's so much taking place in the circuitry, and threads, and just every fiber of our being. So, it's kind of fun to be in that just like what the hell happened in the world too.

[02:13:06]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it is. I loved it. Well, I know what the hell's about to happen now. We've got to go to bed. Just waking up at 3:30, I can tomorrow. Can't wait for it. And thanks for tuning in, guys. We'll be back with our final day report tomorrow if we've got it in us. And with that, we're sleepy, we're going to go to bed. Night.

[02:13:54] Well, my darling, Alyson, and those still tuned in to this extensive field report, we just wrapped up day seven, and we're giving each other the proverbial high five and big deep hug. Oh, my God. What a day. We obligated ourselves to finish these reports, but I don't know, you seem to have a lot of notes from today. I'm blissed out. I just want to lay on the beach naked, roll around, and thank God for my existence. But we do have to report, so I'll give, as close as I can, a report as to what happened for me this week in culmination, and also today.

[02:14:42] So, today started, of course, waking up at 3:30, going into the room for the pineal meditation at 4:00 AM. That wrapped up around 8:30. And I got to say, I mean, I've had some pretty profound experiences in my spiritual journey, but I have never, ever had the depth of meditative experience that I had today. Just quite immediately was able to drop into the void, get past the void. The void meaning where you've lost contact with the body. Thoughts have ceased for the most part, emotions have ceased, and there's just kind of an observer peering into the blackness and depth of consciousness in the past.

[02:15:34] That point, of course, as we've been discussing here, is the allness, the everything, everyone, all that, right? And so, there were just long periods in which I was just in complete emptiness and stillness, and could feel, really, just the energy moving through my body, but specifically in my brain. It was just like my brain was having a neurogenesis explosion energetically. And I could just feel just all of this energy darting around the different areas of my brain. 

[02:16:07]Alyson Charles:  I had that too.

[02:16:08]Luke Storey:  You were getting that? 

[02:16:10]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, hardcore neuroregenesis. 

[02:16:12]Luke Storey:  Neuroregenesis. What I was wishing for, I don't know if you thought of this too, but I was like, man, I wish they had me hooked up to an EEG because I'll be so curious to see if I went in-

[02:16:24]Alyson Charles:  At the exact moment?

[02:16:24]Luke Storey:  Yeah, because I definitely was like in full brain Theta, like I would be most certain. But I'm curious if I went into that. When you're feeling that tingling in the top of your head, and it's like [making sounds] I wonder if that's the Gamma that he's referring to.

[02:16:39]Alyson Charles:  I don't know. But all I know is, at one point, my entire brain, not just like one region, one lobe, my entire brain became activated in a way I've never felt. And I literally felt like I'm doing like worm movements with my fingers. Like these lines just appearing and moving through my entire brain, like I feel like my brain was being remapped, and new, and reborn. It was really wild.

[02:17:11]Luke Storey:  Yeah, very cool. And again, four-and-a-half hours went by like nothing. And even when he was about to end, just the logical mind was like, I think it's about to end, but if you would have not given me that cue, I mean, there's just no way we were there four-and-a-half hours. It's just an incredible speed lapse of time that was just, I don't know, it's really indescribable. I think that's why I'm struggling for the words here as those spaces that you're able to go to are really just ineffable.

[02:17:48] There's no way to really describe. It's like it's emptiness, but it's also fullness. There's a couple of things worth mentioning. Actually, a lot of the kind of beginning levels of this work with Cho is about manifesting the life you want, and that includes manifesting in the world of matter, right? So, I want this house. And today, for a second, I was, oh, I want to get a barrel sauna in the backyard. And there are a couple of things, because when you're in that field, of course, that's where matter generates from, according to Albert Einstein, and the theory of relativity and speed of light, yada, yada, where all matter originates from the field, from energy. 

[02:18:27] And so, you can do that kind of work, but I remember earlier in the week, Joe was like, yeah, and a lot of my advanced students come in wanting to manifest a Ferrari and the wife or whatever, and then by the end of the work, they just want to be in that field, and just be holding space there, and experiencing what he calls the divine, which is not the word that I use. I just want to be with God. But this week, I've been manifesting a little bit today. I got to that point. I was like, oh, shit, I'm in the field so deep right now. I feel like I could manifest anything. And then, I almost didn't want to. I didn't even want to engage my desire self or will self. I just wanted to sit and just bask in the glory of that field.

[02:19:11]Alyson Charles:  Well, that's what, yeah, his whole point is, is that most people think that they want the Ferrari and they want a certain kind of house, or beauty products, or clothes, or whatever. But it's really the feeling that they're going after. They think that when they get the Ferrari, they're going to feel A, B, and C. They're going to feel pumped. They're going to feel joy. They're going to feel gratitude. So, that's where it gets a little tricky.

[02:19:42] But when you start to do this work and when you go into the quantum field, into these places, and when you're in there, you learn how to generate the most profound deep feelings of gratitude that you've ever felt, then you're already at home and you've already "won". You already have the Ferrari, the beauty products in the house because you are feeling the deepest gratitude that you've ever felt. So, yeah, I think that's why the actual physical thing melts away, because you're like, oh, I have that feeling that I was trying to think I could get from the car, but you never get it from the car ever.

[02:20:17]Luke Storey:  Yeah, totally. Well, you get it from the car on the first day, and then the second-

[02:20:21]Alyson Charles:  Or, for the first hour.

[02:20:22]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And then, this is me, then I'm driving on the road, and I'm like, there's a black one, I should have got a black one. Not so much anymore, but I used to really, really be with that. Another thing worth reflecting on for the week and we might end up doing like a follow-up report and just making this a 25-hour podcast, and I still have to get Mattie to come do the breakdown of the pineal gland, and the DMT release, and all that, but looking back on the week, I'm like, holy shit, I actually really struggled the first couple of days with all this 3D stuff happening in life, and pain in my body, and having a really hard time getting out of my senses, and really dropping in.

[02:21:01] I'm so grateful that I didn't just get frustrated and give up or just be like, you know what, this is just the wrong week to be trying to do this kind of work. I'm going to go do my emails and like make the house shit happen. I had a few pretty triggering moments there just I think due to the fact that we're in that room and I don't want to miss any of the nags being dropped in there, yet every time I step outside, it's like the home inspection, the loan, the this, the that. It was just like, ah, this is too much at once. But I persevered and eventually prevailed. And today was like kind of a reward for me of just really just spending that four-and-a-half hours in the most blissful state.

[02:21:40] And also, even though I did today, again, take the same psilocybin and heart-opening kind of plant medicine microdoses, by no means psychoactive, but also, for me, just knowing like, wow, I really am learning to have the ability to go into some of these really deep places without any exogenous assistance because a lot of the stuff I was experiencing, especially in the past couple of days, was, the only thing I've ever experienced like that are different psychedelic or medicine experiences. And I'm all for that when the set, and setting, and timing, and all that is right, but it's really cool just to know I can sit down within my own body, my own soul, and have tangible practices that can take me to a place that's as deep and productive, but doesn't necessarily require the recovery time. And doing a dieta or all that-

[02:22:30]Alyson Charles:  Do you know that this is like the best thing I've ever heard in my life come out of your mouth? I'm like, oh, my God, if this was the only miracle that came out of the Dr. Joe Dispenza advanced retreat, then I would be feeling great, but it's just one of the many. But yeah, I've been waiting for you to—I know you knew it was possible, and you see me living that daily, and how many times do you think I've said to you over the last year like, I just can't wait for you to figure out you don't need that other stuff to go where you went with the stuff? So, I'm just happy that you're landing in it more and more.

[02:23:13]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I mean, before I ever had any assistance from the plant, or fungi world, or anything, I'm meditating for 22 years, and trying all kinds of different practices and stuff, and it's not as though I never tapped in, I'm just talking about like the profound depth of experience that I've had this week where I'm in that space going, holy shit, I can't believe I'm in here. And so, for those listening, Alyson, I've had this conversation many times because how her energetics work when she sits at her altar and does her thing.

[02:23:52] When I first met her, not in a judgmental way, but I was like, wow, she's kind of out there. I dig it. It's just like she goes on these wild journeys, and talks to the animals, and spirits, and guides. And I've just never had that happen on the natch. I sit down, I have a good meditation. Maybe I do some contemplative reading of spiritual materials like I have a nice experience, but I've never been just completely out in the ethers without help other than this week. 

[02:24:20] And a few, I've had some, like NuCalm. Sometimes, I'll use the NuCalm app, and the software, and all that, and I go really deep into Theta, and I'm like, whoa, I'm having some visuals and having a thing. But this was like, you're just in the presence of God and the allness. I mean, just incredibly powerful during the walking meditation yesterday. I mean, it was like my brain was just lighting up connected to the heavens, just really deep. So, it's not that I didn't think I could do it this way, I just knew that I hadn't quite gotten the code yet. I hadn't cracked the code.

[02:24:56]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I was aware of that. I said that I knew that you knew you could eventually get there, I was just waiting for you to have that experience, I don't know, so that it's anchored.

[02:25:08]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it's very cool. So, I think for me, that was one of the huge takeaways this week, is like, yes, I fucking nailed this thing finally. And there's more to nail all the time, but I know for sure I'm at the point now where I'm able to drop in and that's a really good feeling. And it's definitely related to the experience I had in Austin, too, that really cracked something open within my being that opened these channels in a way that have never been opened.

[02:25:36] So, I think that's really kind of the point, at least for me, with some of those peak experiences to, you crack open the door and you've got some help cracking open the door, but then the real practice is, how do you take that into your life, and integrate that, and learn how to access consciousness in that way without necessarily having to go through a whole ceremonial therapeutic experience? Because that can be taxing, and isn't always appropriate for where you are in your life, and having days to recover.

[02:26:06] And it's quite an undertaking and also comes with potential side effects and risks as well. So, yeah, this is, again, just such a powerful way for folks to tap into their inner power. And so, having had some challenges this week and just persevered, I feel really good about myself. I'm just loving who I am right now, and also, having the experience with you, and it's not like you were anti-Joe, but you weren't super, super excited about it. You're just like, oh, this will be fun, this would be cool to watch you really like dive into this work, and just give it your all.

[02:26:42]Alyson Charles:  Well, I think to feel, for me, the most important thing. Well, I don't know if my new podcast, Ceremony Circle, will be out by the time this airs, but for those of you who do start to listen to that, you will hear me say in every episode that my most important thing, criteria in picking guests to come on my show is embodiment, embodiment, embodiment. I will say it over and over again.

[02:27:07] And so, for me, I'd only experience his work through like using his journeys, meditations on my phone. And I understood the power of them. And I resonated with the work. But to share space with him, and to really feel him, and his heart, and his energy, and where he moves from, where he does his work from, the place from which he does all this from, that's what instantly sold me was his embodiment. And so, that's what, right out of the gate, I was like, this guy's a legend.

[02:27:44]Luke Storey:  He's a master. He really is a master. And I think one of the hallmarks of a true master is humility. And that's why he's very unassuming. And I think like we've discussed, if you were new to his guided meditations, you're like, what is up with the weird voice? Like the package of Joe Dispenza, he is not walking around in a beard, in an orange robe in Omine, he's just like a regular guy, a really smart regular guy. But I agree, his attention to detail and it's just the passion that he puts into refining the model.

[02:28:19] It's like every intense of the meditations are tweaked a little bit. He does quantitative analysis and collects data on the practices that he's developing, and that keeps improving them. And he doesn't have to do that. He could just walk in the room, and just do the same old thing, and people would still have a great experience. But he keeps refining it. And I think there's a lot to be said for that level of open-mindedness and continuing to just dig, and dig, and dig, and perfect the model.

[02:28:51]Alyson Charles:  Well, yeah. 

[02:28:51]Luke Storey:  The formula.

[02:28:52]Alyson Charles:  Exactly. And I mean, I'm not trying to, whatever, toot my own horn here, but, and you know this, that's how I've always done my work too. And the hundreds of events, gatherings I've done since my shamanic path went public, I can honestly say, there have never been any two talks, events, gatherings, ceremonies ever alike because I am living by the calls, and I'm surrendering into, and speaking a great spirit, a great Mother Earth, what is needed on this day, I'm talking to the moon, like what are you wanting us to work on with you today?

[02:29:32] And we're evolutionary beings, we're changing every day. I know for those of us that are on the path, we are literally changing by the millisecond. Especially right now, the energy is just so sped up. And so, again, yeah, that's another thing I really respected about him was learning that he, yeah, is constantly refining, and tuning, and shifting the practices, and shifting with these advanced retreats hold within them. And I really love Dr. Joe.

[02:30:05]Luke Storey:  Yeah. I'm ready to roll on another one. And also, I think one of the big takeaways that's exciting for me is I have a crap load of these meditations on my phone in the VLC app that I've purchased off his site, and now, he has new ones I'm excited to get, and I do them, and I feel like I'm pretty successful at dropping in. But now, something is flipped in me, where I'm just like, the minute they start, I just go [making sound] most of the time. And there's not a lot of fight or resistance.

[02:30:34] And I just patiently allow myself to go in there. So, I feel like there's a skill to this that has definitely been improved. So, I'm looking forward to continuing my commitment, which actually started in Austin post-toad ceremony. Every day, I was like, I need to do these long-ass Joe meditations and I would go so deep. And I was like, yes, something like I've cracked the code here. It's been cracked for me. So, I'm looking forward to really making this part of my routine because I'm just seeing the transformation in the people here and in myself.

[02:31:05] And after years of Vedic meditation, and Kundalini yoga, and all of the things that got me here, it's the next evolutionary practice for me that I'm really resonating with. And I'm sure it's likely I'll do this for a period of time and I'll find some other thing. I just sit there and do whatever. It's like this is the thing for me for right now. And so, I'm very grateful for that. And a funny thing happened, too. And then, I want to hear some of—you took copious notes, so I want to get some specifics.

[02:31:33]Alyson Charles:  I know.

[02:31:33]Luke Storey:  Yeah, we're about to go to dinner.

[02:31:36]Alyson Charles:  I mean, yeah.

[02:31:37]Luke Storey:  That's all right. I'm going to be quick. And then, when we get back from dinner, we can continue with our day seven report. But the thing that's funny is I deleted Twitter from my phone. I don't want to set myself up for failure and make like a hard stop of political social media sobriety, I guess you could say, or abstinence, but I did make some steps, and I'm just like, it's game over now. The bad guys are in charge and it's the way—I don't know what any one person like me can do about that, it just makes me crazy to watch the tyranny that we're experiencing.

[02:32:15] So, I decide, you know what, I'm just opting out. I'm going to work on myself, work on helping others, and that's it. But I did open my phone and I had to message Kelly Brogan, who I'm hoping to do an interview with when we're in Miami this week. And I'm also in David Wolfe's telegram channel, which is like a feed of social commentary, let's just say. And it's pretty radical. And I have to say, I agree with most of it. It's just pro-freedom kind of anticommunism sort of threads.

[02:32:47] And I didn't really want to know about current events, like I understand what happened in Washington on the 6th and what a shit show that was in every way. And I'm just like, okay, game over, I'm out. This is just getting ridiculous. But I did look at the feed, and I'm like, wow, like Apple today just banned Parler. You can't get Parler on your iPhone. Google banned it. They're deplatforming tons of alternative media sources. And I'm just going, wow, this is not good. This is the slippery slope. And if you know anything about history, and I don't know that much, but I do have a fundamental understanding of how totalitarian communist regimes come to power, and the first thing they do is silence dissent.

[02:33:30] And the next thing they do is remove the citizenry. How do you say that? They get rid of the guns. And not to be paranoid, but if you just look at the pattern throughout every empire, and I really got the sense like, wow, we're on the edge of that empire failure that is common throughout history. And it kind of happens the same way, a civilization gets fat, and lazy, and spoiled, and tyranny abounds, and next thing you know, you have however many centuries of oppression, and death, and destruction. This is where in my mind goes. 

[02:34:15]Alyson Charles:  This episode took a turn.

[02:34:16]Luke Storey:  No, no, no, no. There is a point to it. There's a point to it. What the point is that my mind took a turn and I was given the insight like, Luke, there's nothing you can do about this shit, just go inward, go to God, go to service, do your thing. You don't need to pay attention to the noise because it's just going to drive you crazy. And I was like, oh, just look at this one thing. It's kind of like when I used to be like, I'll just have one line of Coke tonight, and a couple of beers, and I'll be fine. And next thing you know, my whole life is unraveled within six days later or something. 

[02:34:46] So, it's just a reminder. Yeah, it's game over. Just buckle up and just be mindful of your consciousness because things are so wacky now. There's no point really for me to pay attention. So, that was a great lesson in that. And I went from being like really positive, and like, oh, my God, it's amazing, I love my life, to like, okay, the country's falling, the empire is falling within a matter of minutes. So, it was a good reminder as to why I made that decision. And also, I was really able to just bounce back and get back to center. I observed that like spin-out of, okay, we've got to get more ammunition. We've got to get water. Like I'm just-

[02:35:28]Alyson Charles:  There are days that you come to me, and you're like, all I know is got to get more food, water. I was like, what's happening, Luke?

[02:35:35]Luke Storey:  We've got to get to Texas.

[02:35:35]Alyson Charles:  Where are we going with the food and water? 

[02:35:36]Luke Storey:  You'll be glad when the zombie apocalypse rolls through our freaking Austin. But yeah. So, I went from like we got to get to Texas with our guns and ammo, and a couple steers in the freezer now, and a generator, and an underground bunker to like, you know what, like that is all duality, that is all the play, that is maya, that is all God expressing itself in all of these funny-ass ways.

[02:36:05] And if I can really ride that wave, then I can do my good in the world, continue to build karmic merit, and continue to up-level my consciousness, and bring anyone with me that chooses to come. And so, I will be continuing as best as I can on the news, fasting, and just doing the work. And that's all I have to say. And feel free to give however much of your report you want to or can before we split here to go meet Pops for dinner. And we can always come back and do another excerpt later if you want.

[02:36:38]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I think that I just want to share this second to 4:00 AM meditation, was really such a glorious ride. It was so beautiful for me to feel the divine energy towards, heck, I don't even know, I don't know if we're one or two hours into it, but I just, at one point, started to feel the divine current, the divine energy so beautifully moving, and swirling, and dancing around the room.

[02:37:09] And it was like I could feel and see it going to this person, and entering in, and providing to that person whatever they needed at this exact moment, and then swirling over to the next person, and it's just moving and dancing around the room, giving each soul exactly what they needed this morning. And it was so neat to tap into that and so profound. I won't get into too many details because it's obviously a very sacred space. But just to hear, especially today, all the people having their awakening moments.

[02:37:41] And if you've ever been to a Dr. Joe Dispenza retreat, you understand what I'm saying. It's very loud and clear when they're happening, I will just say. And just every time someone would have that explosion of that awakening, I was just sending them so much love and I'm just so excited for them that there's another even more connected, aligned, conscious, awake, loving being on the planet. Not that they weren't those things before, but now, they're that to a whole another level. 

[02:38:13] So, I was just celebrating in every person and especially hearing so many men having theirs the last couple of days, but especially this morning, that just felt so much—there's just so much extra power in that for me, just because I think on the consciousness path, the women have been a bit ahead of the men for a little while. And so, I love seeing, feeling, hearing when a man is connecting to his heart and letting his spiritual truths awaken. So, those were a couple of things. I think I'll share the rest when we get back.

[02:38:50]Luke Storey:  Okay. So, I had things that I want to add to my life practice and some things that I want to minimize or get rid of. Did you have a takeaway today of anything you're like, you know what, I'm not going to do this thing anymore? What was something that you uncovered?

[02:39:08]Alyson Charles:  Oh, yeah. I mean, I have those in my notes.

[02:39:10]Luke Storey:  Oh, that's in your to be continued?

[02:39:12]Alyson Charles:  Yeah.

[02:39:12]Luke Storey:  Alright. We'll do a continued report on the day six and a whole week summary later then.

[02:39:18]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I think that would be good.

[02:39:20]Luke Storey:  God knows we don't want to keep my dad waiting. My dad's always like 10 hours early for everything. 

[02:39:26]Alyson Charles:  Yeah.

[02:39:26]Luke Storey:  I did not inherit that. And maybe that's why I find that annoying when people are super early. It's like a child that thinks my dad, we had to be somewhere early in the morning, we're going fishing or something, he's like, alright, we're going to leave at 6:00. He'd be like at 5:30, going, like, alright, let's go. And I'm like, dude, you said, we're leaving at 6:00. He's just like military precision early. God bless him. Love him for it, not so much. But anyway, we got to go. We'll be back later.

[02:40:07] So, here we are. This is our continuation of day six. We had to go grab a bite to eat and we are back with Alyson's full report. Take it away, dear.

[02:40:17]Alyson Charles:  Okay. Yeah. So, I got partway through it talking about how the energy is moving, right? Yes. And so, one of the cool things for me in this morning's very long meditation was a big heart opening. So, as I have shared, I've had a couple of very clear, focused intentions all week. And aligning with pure love has been one of them. And while we were doing all the different maneuverings this morning, out of nowhere, I started feeling different zaps and things in my body, and I was kind of bracing myself a little bit. I thought I was about to enter into one of those full on, you have no control over your body, kind of yelling, and frozen-

[02:41:05]Luke Storey:  The spiritual seizure?

[02:41:07]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, we can call it that. And I was like, okay. I think I even said to myself, here we go. I was just like getting ready. But what was interesting, it was just mainly heart-based. And I felt this energy go right up into the center of my chest, right in the middle of my heart chakra. And then, there was the significant, and it sounded like it made an outwardly loud sound as it did it. I don't know if that's true, but I heard it and felt it in my body. And my heart chakra just went [making sound] and just like popped open. And it was this-

[02:41:39]Luke Storey:  Like a champagne bottle popping open.

[02:41:44]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, it was.

[02:41:45]Luke Storey:  Popping bubs? 

[02:41:47]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. Popping those chakras. Yeah, it was very pronounced. And I instantly felt this like rush of new energy and breath. And it was really beautiful to feel just the culmination. You set that intention, and then you feel it working in different ways in a mind, body, spiritual level. And then, today, on this last final day, to feel whatever that blockage or thing, stuck energy, stagnant energy was that was in my heart just totally get popped right out. I just felt really right. And I think, yeah, I already talked about my brain being reconfigured. No big deal. And to answer your question that you asked right before we went to dinner, I think it was like, what did you work on? 

[02:42:44]Luke Storey:  Yeah, what breakthroughs did you have in areas you were stuck? I had a couple awakenings where I saw a couple of blind spots, and made some changes and adjustments around that. And you've shared a little bit of some things that you noticed. I think to refresh your memory on something you said to me that was intriguing that was around a very well-hidden victim sort of attitude or something. I think you were mentioning about that, that actually, when you brought that up, I started thinking about my tendency to complain about things from a victimized standpoint of like, why does this always happen to me? Like getting frustrated with stuff. And I never thought of it in that way. But I love how you framed that earlier.

[02:43:26]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, it was because I've always watched—well, by always, I mean, for many, many years, because when I did archetype work long time ago, for anyone who's done that, there's a big archetype will with the main houses. And in the house of my highest potential is the victim archetype. So, I really have to watch that one, because if it goes into shadow mode, it can be a detriment to me being in my highest potential. So, it's one that I feel like I've had a pretty darn good awareness and grip on for a long time. Nice shot. I saw that.

[02:44:03]Luke Storey:  Thank you. That was a hole in one because we just went to the game room, the arcade.

[02:44:08]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, we just got back. After dinner, we found out that our hotel has this incredible arcade that we had zero awareness of the whole week. Well, we're a bit busy.

[02:44:18]Luke Storey:  Indoor mini golf. Indoor bowling. Giant-sized Pacman and Galga. 

[02:44:22]Alyson Charles:  Ski ball, air hockey, did you say that? 

[02:44:25]Luke Storey:  No, I didn't, but we did all the things.

[02:44:27]Alyson Charles:  We crushed it.

[02:44:28]Luke Storey:  All these crazy new shoot-them-up games.

[02:44:30]Alyson Charles:  I wasn't too into those. 

[02:44:31]Luke Storey:  Yeah, you didn't like killing like robots and aliens. I was pretty into it. But anyway, I just threw a roll of pair of socks, and chucked them across the room, whole in one in the open suitcase, way across the room, shit was badass, Michael Jordan of the hotel room.

[02:44:45]Alyson Charles:  Okay. Let's go back to the victim stuff. So, while I've had a very strong awareness around this archetype, man, I realized during this week how sneaky and hidden the victim can be. And it was actually when we were recording the other night, some stuff really came up for you.

[02:45:10]Luke Storey:  That was funny.

[02:45:10]Alyson Charles:  It was. And so, we stopped recording, and then there was a very unexpected and abrupt conversation that ensued, and then from that unexpected conversation that I got super triggered, and then we attempted to record, I mean, what you guys just listen to before this was the portion, which I couldn't stand because-

[02:45:40]Luke Storey:  It was the one from yesterday.

[02:45:42]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, the one from yesterday, because it was like a retake and I was just in such a triggered state, I stayed completely silent. If you go back and listen, you'll hear that I didn't say a word the entire time.

[02:45:55]Luke Storey:  This is Luke and Alyson, but like both have a mutual trigger moment, and like, well, the show must go on, let's hit record, just make the best of it. 

[02:46:06]Alyson Charles:  Right. Funny now, but even this morning—so, we talked our way through it. But anyone who does shadow work and works through triggers like some of them can just be extra sticky. And so, even this morning when we got up at 3:30, I could still feel that trigger still a bit alive inside of me, headed to the meditation, and what I would venture to guess would be like the first two to three hours of that five-hour meditation, I was still in that mode of not really loving what you had to say and not really loving how it made me feel.

[02:46:51] But then, also, I always take a very honest look at things. So, I'm still taking an honest look to just see the validity, and then getting up in my head. So, from that trigger and from that stress response, then what we tend to do as humans is get up into our heads, because all of those stress response hormones are going off, and then our brain tries to analyze, and then you start to get in that loop. 

[02:47:16] So, I was really watching, even with Joe on stage guiding us in this powerful last pineal meditation, the work for me, and I wasn't stressing it because I know it surfaced for us last night for a reason. I knew there was no coincidence that a lot of his work is unpacking these programs. And he really talks a lot all week about how the victim sees a challenge as a problem, and the empowered person, the initiator sees a challenge as like what door do I need to access for the solution, or to heal, or to alchemize.

[02:47:56]Luke Storey:  Yeah, the opportunity to learn a lesson, yeah.

[02:47:59]Alyson Charles:  So, I was just in that dance of like watching me get in the gumminess and the stickiness of like a victim of wanting to blame you like, oh, I didn't like how he handled that. I didn't like what he said, just pointing the finger. And so blamey. And then, I mean, I've talked about this is nothing like I try to keep it hidden. But one of my things, it's not like a huge deal, but I get a little pouty sometimes. I just kind of let myself have that space when I don't like something.

[02:48:34] And I'll exaggerate a little bit because I know that I'm doing it, but I saw that poutiness, and just that like, I don't like this and all of that dance, I was like, oh, wow, this is just another form of the victim. like pouty, this isn't fair, this isn't right, whatever. And then, what I notice what was so distinct was I think I keep saying this word, but it was the stickiness of it. I thought, oh, wow, for this particular trigger, and when I get into a victim mode that's in more shadow operation, it has a stickier and longer grip and hold on me than what I realized.

[02:49:25]Luke Storey:  Same here. 

[02:49:25]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. It was really powerful work. And so, I just literally, for two or three hours, kept asking myself over and over, I would feel the blamey, I would feel the pout, I would feel the victimy, and that would be like, but what is the door? Like what door do I need to go through? I must have asked myself, but what is the door, 50 times. And then, just by staying with it, and staying in the process, and staying in the dance, and just trusting, and being patient, eventually, two to three hours in, I got a lot of clarity. And the clarity was just like the simplest thing. It always comes back to how can you open your heart a little bit more and just get back to love? And I was just like, oh, my God, it took me three hours to get back to like the most basic truth.

[02:50:16]Luke Storey:  It's funny you brought that up just because I feel like I have totally abandoned my social media this week, which has been a great practice for me, but I like to stay in touch with the world. And I was just doing a post and I didn't give a lot of thought, but I just thought kind of, what was my takeaway from this week? And I was posting a photo of us just because it's been, aside from that moment we had last night-

[02:50:40]Alyson Charles:  Well, even that was beautiful and needed. 

[02:50:42]Luke Storey:  No, it's great. I'm saying like we've just been like love and light, having fun, beautiful meditations, walks on the beach. I mean, it's been idyllic in every way. That was a little bit of an uncomfortable moment that we obviously worked through. But I just thought, oh, this is a great picture, I've always wanted to post this. And then, I started posting something to the effect like, wow, amazing week, really enjoying the Joe Dispenza thing, yada, yada.

[02:51:04] And the takeaway is it's really all about love. And then, I thought, oh, here come the trolls saying like, oh, that's spiritual bypassing, but it's like, really, when you look at it from the lens that you're observing this phenomenon, it's like, okay, so each of us have a past trauma, say, right? There's an experience we've had in the past that left an imprint in our brain. And at that time of that imprint, it was a trauma, whether it was a minitrauma, microtrauma-

[02:51:32]Alyson Charles:  Ongoing trauma.

[02:51:32]Luke Storey:  Yeah, or mega trauma, and it left an imprint, and the brain is designed to remember something like that. So, if that ever happens to you again, your body gets a signal to produce cortisol, adrenaline, the stress hormones, right? And so, it can get ready to fight or flight, and get the fuck out of there, and make sure you don't get hurt in that same way again. It's a beautiful gift that the creation has given us to be wired to avoid pain, and not to be dumbasses, and keep walking off the same cliff or jumping in front of the same bear over and over again.

[02:52:07] But when it comes to the bypassing piece, like it's all love and light, like just ignore the fact that the whole country seems to be imploding into communism or whatever it is that troubles me, it's that it actually is embracing that shadow that helps us get back to love, and going straight to love with just skipping over the fact that, yes, I'm triggered. Yes, I had a trauma. Let's observe what I was reminded of. Let's observe how the mind is making up a story about this current situation and imprinting the past blueprint on it, even though it's likely not the same thing. 

[02:52:43]Alyson Charles:  If you would have seen the dance that Luke and I were in last night, this morning, this afternoon, and just like doing exactly what you're just explaining, like really being honest, transparent, vulnerable, feeling, taking honest looks ourselves and with each other. Because even though I didn't like what you had to say, I thought, well, huh, I trust you. And if you're saying that you think part of it is your own shit, but you also felt at times there was like a truth hitting your heart that I was doing the thing you said I was doing, I was just like, gosh, as much as I just don't want to think that that's true, maybe there's something going on that I'm unconsciously aware of. And so, yeah, when you pull all those little tiny threads and take hours of healthy adult conversation, to really, as consciously as you can, do the work, that's the last thing that you can call bypassing. That's the work.

[02:53:48]Luke Storey:  And that work is also getting back to love. Just getting back into your heart. And even in what we're talking about, you guys, I mean, it doesn't bear getting into the details, but it's kind of funny, because essentially, we were sitting down to do one of these daily reports and I was just getting a weird vibe from her. And I got sort of triggered and turned off/upset, hurt, and I was like, this isn't working, and I stopped the recording. 

[02:54:10]Alyson Charles:  Basically, what I thought was like funny and just saying funny things, he thought I was making fun of him.

[02:54:16]Luke Storey:  I was feeling butthurt and I don't know if it was legitimate or not. What I do know is that I started the dialogue with, hey, listen, like I just need to share something with you right now. And I believe what I said was this is 90% to 99% an old pattern that I'm just hurt by, and it's just a very niche pattern. It's just an experience I had in my past that would probably never come up in any dynamic except sitting down with my partner and trying to share the creation of some media, right? 

[02:54:44]Alyson Charles:  Right.

[02:54:45]Luke Storey:  And so, thankfully, and that's the love of myself, to go, you know what? I can be vulnerable here. I can be honest with myself. I can be honest with you. That's love. And that's also shadow work. See, it's like I love you, I'm not going to be like blaming you, and getting in your face, and like accusing you, and being the victim, I'm starting out by saying, hey, I really think this is my shit, and I need to just be vulnerable here, and take the risk that you could have gotten triggered, and turned on me, and did something even more hurtful, or anger, close your heart, or stormed out of the room, or whatever.

[02:55:16] Like you would storm out of the room, it's not in your nature, but things could have escalated or gotten much worse if I hadn't had the courage to take care of myself. And it was an act of self-love to really stop and go, oh, this feels off. And I'm pretty sure it's not your fault. It's no one's fault, it's just what I'm experiencing. And then, from there, we start to unpack, and then what, as you said, was kind of ironically hilarious that then you got triggered about something for your past out of that.

[02:55:42]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I used to be a radio host for a hip-hop station for many years. And God bless him and God bless the whole thing because everything's divine. But my former co-host, especially towards the end, it was a hardcore struggle in that studio. We were both the morning show hosts for four hours every single day. It was just the two of us in that studio. And it got really gnarly energetically, emotionally, mentally, so I left that job. And so, yeah. So then, what you shared then brought back these triggered trauma spots in me that I didn't even know were still in me and still imprinted in me, because again, unless I'm co-hosting a show with a male, I don't think it would have been brought up. And so, yeah, it was this bizarre but divinely perfect because it goes so along with Joe's work.

[02:56:33]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And also, even though you or I might be triggered in that moment and can't think logically, and I think, in your case, at least last night, and knowing a few women in my life, there needs to be an expression of those feelings, and getting them out, and voicing, physically, verbally, whatever, before a conversation can be had to just get over it real quick, because I can generally get over stuff real quick. So, I just want to get back to center, and I just kind of need to say some real quick, and then I'm over it.

[02:57:06] I'm done. I'm ready to move on. You need a little more time to process. But in any case, it was beautiful for both of us after we kind of just cooled off to look at, okay, what just happened? I mean, you could draw a diagram with four little boxes, okay, something happened in the past, it stuck in my memory, this is what I was saying earlier, something just happened that reminded me on a conscious or unconscious level of that thing in the past, so in order for my body and mind to protect itself, it showed my goddamn bloodstream and brain full of stress chemicals.

[02:57:37] Now, I feel crazy and pissed or hurt. And literally, all that's happened is some glands in your body just went [making sounds] and just squirted some chemicals into your bloodstream. And then, as you so wisely said, then the mind goes, hmm, I don't like the feeling of these chemicals in my blood, let me figure out how to make the pain stop. And then, it goes into rumination, and the rumination causes you more stress, and causes the release of more cortisol and more adrenaline.

[02:58:03]Alyson Charles:  Because yeah, as you keep analyzing, you're not finding any real solutions.

[02:58:07]Luke Storey:  You're just getting more upset and you're creating more stress by trying to figure out how to stop the stress. And again, I'm going to go to the spiritual bypass trolls because it pisses me off that there's a misunderstanding about what it means to get back to love. The solution to that, and this is what we learned this week or it was further cemented into my awareness, was when you're in that stress response, the way to reverse that is by eliciting oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, all of the feel-good chemicals that your body can create on demand when you decide to tell your body to make them. 

[02:58:46] And that is getting back in your heart and getting back in the right mind, in God's mind, and unifying and harmonizing those energy centers, which is the work we're doing here. So, it's such a beautiful opportunity in real time to go, let's put this shit to the test. We're both a little wonky here. No big deal. I mean, we could easily just forget about it. But like because it showed up, there's a reason it showed up, as you said. So, let's dive in and apply the work to it. And that's what you got to do this morning. I was already totally out of it. So, my experience this morning was just love and light bliss because I had somehow like meandered my way through the shadowy parts of it pretty quick.

[02:59:23]Alyson Charles:  Well, I think I could feel there was still something there.

[02:59:26]Luke Storey:  Something to work with.

[02:59:27]Alyson Charles:  There was still something that needed to be seen. So, even after we got out of that five-hour meditation, when we were done eating breakfast, that's when I honestly and vulnerably said to you, there might be some truth to what you said, and if I am unconsciously doing that, and unconsciously behaving in that way, then I really need to get to the root of that, I need to get to the bottom of that. Like, why am I doing that? I really need to figure that out, I think, was exactly what I said. And then, led me to the final download of the solution, was then when you said to me, well, it might not even be me, it might be, what did you say? Something like, I might be reminding you of-

[03:00:13]Luke Storey:  Yeah, I might be reminding you of a past trauma, of a past hurt.

[03:00:18]Alyson Charles:  And then, that's when, all of a sudden, I started remembering all of my years in the studio, and towards the end, just how gnarly it got. And I was like, oh, wow. Yeah, I think I had that program really stuck in me and imprinted, and I didn't realize it.

[03:00:33]Luke Storey:  Yeah. And then, the love again. And it is having an appreciation for being triggered even as uncomfortable it is for a period of time.

[03:00:41]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, huge medicine. 

[03:00:42]Luke Storey:  Because then, what did it do? Now, we have the benefit. We just had the most fun night ever. That may be one of the most fun times I've ever had with you going to a stupid game arcade. Like I would never walk in a place like that, I'd be like, hey, too much blue light and EMF, not fun. Like I would have all these control freak issues with that. And you were like, hey, let's go. And I'm like, yeah, let's do it. I had so much fun with you.

[03:01:05] And that getting back to love is possible because we were both willing to just kind of walk across the hot coals together a little bit, and get a little funky and sticky, and use it as an opportunity to use alchemy to really go inside, and go, oh, wow, there's a little hidden nook and cranny there that we can get inside of, and shine the light of love in, and heal. And perhaps, neither one of us will have that same experience together or with other people in a similar situation. And if we were to have it, we'll know so quickly what it is. This is that thing. Remember, this nuanced little trigger that we experienced together, and I'll probably be able to move through much quicker. 

[03:01:45]Alyson Charles:  And all of that is possible because we didn't spiritually bypass. I just thought a whole topic, like I'm just kind of making fun of it at this point because so many people who probably haven't even done a day of shadow work in their lives are the ones that call people out for spiritual bypassing and don't even fully understand what it even is all about. So, whatever. I was kind of joking in that clarification, but it took us both being able to be willing and have some humility.

[03:02:18] And I know that if you didn't care as much about the relationship as you do, then you wouldn't even have taken the time to bring it up. It's because you have love for yourself, and love for me, and love for our sacred union that you press that stop button, and said, you know what? Because you knew that by holding that in, that could potentially create a lot more discord and unhealthiness.

[03:02:44]Luke Storey:  What I just thought of is the situations in the past that I ran into that in creative collaboration where I got what I perceived to be hurt or I did get hurt, whether I did it to myself in my own mind, or I was victimized by someone who was unconscious, or just being unkind to me, or something like that, is that I spiritually bypassed before, and didn't properly deal with it, and didn't properly set a boundary with someone. And so, it continued to happen in that dynamic. 

[03:03:14] And so, that's what got me into that trouble in the fucking first place, is because I didn't just take a stand for myself, and say, hey, I'm not cool with this. I don't like when A, B, and C happens. We've got to find another way to do this. And I let things slide. Oh, Luke, chill out. Just love, just be kind, like meditate more. And no, sometimes, you do have to put your foot in someone's ass, spiritually speaking, if shit needs to be addressed in a real way. And so, it was all those years ago that I kind of let that slide and that became a pattern in one particular dynamic.

[03:03:45] And that's what I ended up hurting myself with, because I didn't stop, and go through the stickiness and the discomfort of addressing it. To me, like in our situation last night, spiritual bypass would have been me just shutting my mouth again, and going, this is going to be awkward, this is going to be uncomfortable, she might get mad at me, she might get hurt, so I'm just not going to say anything, and I'm just going to button my lip, and be a tough guy like I was brought up to be as a boy. Don't cry, don't complain, don't whine, just man up, just deal, don't be a wuss. 

[03:04:15]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. Thank you for not saying that.

[03:04:17]Luke Storey:  I've been watching Cobra Kai, so the P word is rolling out a lot.

[03:04:20]Alyson Charles:  Oh, my God. He's obsessed Cobra Kai, you guys. Well, I was not supposed to share that piece.

[03:04:24]Luke Storey:  I don't care.

[03:04:26]Alyson Charles:  You told me, you said, you're like, don't tell anyone.

[03:04:29]Luke Storey:  I told you not to tell anyone, I was probably getting halfway. Well, I was a kid, I guess, in the '80s when that came out. And yeah. So, the vernacular of that show rings true. It feels like that special place called home.

[03:04:43]Alyson Charles:  So, yeah. I'm just really grateful that we're able to do that work, because I personally don't mind getting uncomfortable, because I know, when you do it in a high-consciousness way, there's always alchemy, there's always hidden treasures, there's always miracles in it. Always, always, always. So, as sticky, gummy, awkward, ragey as it feels for that short duration of time, if you just stick with it, keep biting through it, chewing through it, talking through it, there's a big blast of greatness that always comes. 

[03:05:20]Luke Storey:  And there's also a conscious way to work through stuff like that we're learning and navigating, and that, for me, it's like I'm okay with that as long as I know you're not going to walk out the door. So, even if you're having a moment, and you're hurt or you're pissed, if I know you're still right or die, I can sit with that discomfort. It's like when someone's not really all in, in a relationship, which I've been definitely guilty of in the past, then when things like that come up, they're much more threatening to the nervous system, because I mean, you talk about fight or flight. You think that that affection, that love, that attachment is going to be withdrawn. But at least for me, when I know no matter what we go through, you're here. I know no matter what we go through, I'm here. I'm not going anywhere. I will not close my heart. I don't care how pissed off I am, how hurt I am, I'm 100%.

[03:06:16]Alyson Charles:  The thing I love the most about you, but when I'm in it, when I'm in that pouty victim phase, and you're just like, get over here, my heart is open, is your heart open? I was like, no. 

[03:06:25]Luke Storey:  Because I won't close. I refuse. I will not close. I will not close my heart. 

[03:06:30]Alyson Charles:  That's so powerful.

[03:06:31]Luke Storey:  I did that my whole life. I won't do it. 

[03:06:33]Alyson Charles:  That's too painful, yeah.

[03:06:35]Luke Storey:  I'm done. But I'm only able to do that, because I know your heart is so true, and I know you're so in this, and so committed to our relationship, and so committed to yourself and to me, and that's why I feel safe to just do that. I've never done that in my life. I mean, I've never—I won't say never, I mean, I have opened my heart, but I don't think I ever had the ability to remain open even when things are wonky. I'm always going to shut down and start protecting myself. I still, we're cool, like I'm not going anywhere, but my heart's not open. I'm still like putting that clamshell down. 

[03:07:07]Alyson Charles:  You mean before? 

[03:07:08]Luke Storey:  Before, yeah. And now, I just refuse to do that because I know that, again, if the stress chemicals are causing the discomfort, what overrides them are love chemicals. Love is the most powerful, even in its biochemical form, in its energetic form, in all forms, love always wins. And I'm always going to go back to that. And to me, that is, in this context, the opposite of my past. That's actually going right through the fire and doing the scariest goddamn thing, which is keeping your heart open even when a dagger might just fly into it inadvertently or with intent.

[03:07:46]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. So, to summarize the last bit, it's been a few pretty monumental scenarios and examples that came up for me this whole week. And this one, we just unpacked being one of those two or three, where I realized, oh, my gosh, I don't have to protect, safeguard, defend myself in this way. I just started to see so crystal clearly how that victim mentality and that struggle, and this victim mentality and this struggle we're all rooted and based in me unconsciously thinking I needed to defend, protect, or safeguard myself.

[03:08:20] So then, these other mechanisms, behaviors, patterns got put into place. And so, when I just kept unpacking it, and looking at stuff, and all of our hundred hours of meditation we did this week, and I was like, oh, it all comes down to that. So, in one of the walking meditations, I remember just feeling so liberated and free because I came to that realization and I just kept saying to myself in that walk like I don't have to protect myself from anything. I don't have to defend myself from anything.

[03:09:11]Luke Storey:  Wow. That's so funny that you put it in that frame. In the ceremony that I had in Austin, toward the very end, I was kind of tuning into that little boy Luke, kind of inner child thing, and then I've had this conversation with myself in that way before. I was telling Aubrey in our podcast we did, it just came to me as a great analogy, it's like Russian dolls, right? Every version of you is still in you as your adult 50-year-old guy, 42-year-old Alyson, like your six-month-old little baby girl is still in your biology, is still in your DNA, is still in your biofield. 

[03:09:51] And so, I was intuited in kind of coming out of that medicine. I was talking a little boy, and I said, Luke, it's okay. Like I'm here now, you're safe. And then, The Voice, Capital T, capital V, said—oh, no. I said, I'm going to protect you. I'll protect you now. And The Voice said very clearly to all Lukes that are embodied here, said, you don't need protection because you are safe. I was like, oh, shit. Because I had just been in complete oneness where there is no Luke to be worried about communism, girlfriend hurting my feelings, whatever. 

[03:10:35]Alyson Charles:  I'm your fiancee.

[03:10:37]Luke Storey:  Yeah. Okay. Thank you. See, I got to keep that ring really in my face. You take it off or she took it off for the night, I'm like, if it's not on, you go back to your girlfriend like that. But really, and this is one my mentor used to tell me, he said, look, no harm can come to you. And I would think, you idiot, I can walk out of this building, get hit by a car right now. I could get murdered. I could get cancer. What do you mean, no harm can come to me? 

[03:11:02] But what he was saying and what the word of God told me in that moment was that the you that you think you are that's being threatened actually doesn't exist. What you really are is a single point of expression of the great reality of love, of God, of consciousness. And so, what you just said is so beautiful and so true. There is no need to protect. The trick is in the hardwiring of the animal body that we're gifted with, it's wired to protect so that we can extend our life as long as possible to have the spiritual evolution that we chose to embrace as embodied being.

[03:11:40] So, it's like, yeah, the body's not safe. Never. It's not safe. It's dying right now in one sense, right? With the passage of linear time. But who and what we really are cannot be harmed, and therefore does not need protection. But our soul and our personality does need protection. I mean, I think I protect my heart wisely with prudence. I don't just I make myself vulnerable to unconscious beings or put myself in harm's way, spend all my money, be irresponsible, be a dumbass. I don't wreck my life. But in the greater scheme of things, we don't need to be protected. So, yeah, thank you for that reflection.

[03:12:21]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. So, for me, I had my heart open a lot more. I got into true embodiment of pure love. I really, truly practiced and learned how to be in a state of non-reactivity, so no matter what comes into my space, I can really hold and be anchored in that pure love, and it can all be done very simply, and easily, and clearly. And I'm going to continue to work with the energy of divine money that revealed of many times to me throughout the week. And I'm really excited about deepening that relationship and understanding so that I can pass on that wisdom and knowledge to whoever wants it. 

[03:13:05] And I did decide that one of, if not my first solo cast for Ceremony Circle podcast, I will guide a divine money shamanic journey or activation of some sort. So, I'm like, oh, because I was trying to figure out, that was coming in for me to do that. It was being instructed to this week. And then, I thought, okay, how do I want to do that? Like how do I want to deliver it? And then, I was just like, oh, perfect. I'll just record a guided session and put it out as one of the Ceremony Circle episodes, bingo.

[03:13:37]Luke Storey:  It's funny that a realization around money would come to you, and then the inspiration to deliver it is to people for free.

[03:13:48]Alyson Charles:  Oh, yeah.

[03:13:50]Luke Storey:  Yeah. That's a true act of abundance, right?

[03:13:53]Alyson Charles:  Yeah.

[03:13:53]Luke Storey:  Because you decoded the master key of abundance specifically within the realm of finance. And so, in abundance, there's no need to hoard or to covet information like you discovered, which is so powerful, but to just share it because there's plenty of everything to go around.

[03:14:12]Alyson Charles:  Yeah, I'm just going to put her out there.

[03:14:13]Luke Storey:  I love it.

[03:14:15]Alyson Charles:  Whoever wants it can scoop it.

[03:14:16]Luke Storey:  I want it. I'm going to take that journey.

[03:14:18]Alyson Charles:  Alright. But yeah, thank you.

[03:14:19]Luke Storey:  I got to find a way to fly private. I can't do these masks shit anymore.

[03:14:23]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. Well, that's already done. That's already in the quantum field and our bodies are being drawn to it. But I want to thank you for saying to me, hey, I really think we should go to Dispenza. He's coming to Marco Island where my dad and May live. Like thank you for just feeling that hit to initiate us and coming. And that morning when tickets went on sale because you had experience, you were just like, you guys, you had your dad and I like set up with our laptops and everything ready to go, so we just hit refresh to try to get the tickets. And it worked. We all got our tickets and we all came. And it was so beautiful for the three of us to do it together. So, thank you. 

[03:15:09]Luke Storey:  So special. Yeah. Thank you. I know you listen to the meditations with me sometimes and on your own, but I know you weren't like as diehard as I was. 

[03:15:19]Alyson Charles:  Oh, I just didn't know him yet. Now, I am.

[03:15:21]Luke Storey:  Yeah. So, thank you for trusting me when I said, do trust me. Like this is going to be badass. It's going to be really great for our relationship and our lives. And thanks for having faith in me and just always being down to walk the path. It's such an incredible experience to have a partner who is just really interested in their evolution individually and collectively. 

[03:15:46]Alyson Charles:  It's my favorite thing.

[03:15:47]Luke Storey:  Yeah, it's amazing. I know. And I guess if anyone is still with us 17 hours into this podcast, they're the same. So, if you're still listening at this point, congratulations for incarnating at a time and a place when your soul was really ready to go for it. And that's not because you're listening to us, it just means we have shared interests and like, how far can we go while we're here this time around? How close can we get while still in duality to that unity, back to God, back to source, back to love?

[03:16:19]Alyson Charles:  Yeah. Just total devotion and passion I have for it is just that infinite exploration of my highest potential of evolution, of just learning, and seeing, and feeling, and chewing through it, and smelling it all, and tasting it all, and just really experiencing it all. I reflect so often. I give myself such credit. I'm like, wow, Alyson, you are doing a great job at living this life. Like I'm doing it. And I want to thank Dr. Joe, too, if you're listening, thank you so much.

[03:16:59] My heart is erupting for you right now. I just have so much respect for you, so much joy in my heart for you. I just love you so much. You just feel like such a kindred family member and your passion for what you do is just electrifying and so felt. And I was blown away the entire week by this space you're able to hold, and the conviction, and inspiration, and just pure love, and joy that you do it from. It is so felt. And I could tell that you gave 110% of yourself, 110% of the time. And I just can never thank you enough. Love you so much.

[03:17:46]Luke Storey:  Amen, sister. What an incredible human being. I was watching him as he gave us an air kiss, blue us a kiss on his way out, and I just thought, wow, I wonder what his experience is like when he walks down the stairs and just impacted that many lives in such a profound way. I mean, what a rich experience he must have. And it's inspiring to see that that modeled for us. And we're, I guess, doing that in our own way, however big or small that might be, but making that ripple. And he's making such a profound ripple.

[03:18:20] So, yeah, I'm truly blessed as well. One thing I want to add before we call it is there was no Q&A with him. And one thing I forgot to ask him, I think, when I interviewed him, and I'm hoping to do that again soon, so, Joe, if you're listening, you know what I'm talking about, let's do this when you're in between events. But I always wondered if he takes any supplements or if he's into the body.

[03:18:44] Because I was thinking during this, I was like, God, maybe I don't even need to do all this biohacking stuff because that's affecting matter with matter. I'm doing all the things. Everyone knows here at the show. I mean, I'm out of hand with this stuff. And it's just my hobby. It's my passion. And I also just like to feel as good as possible all the time. So, I wanted to ask him like, dude, do you take supplements or vitamins, or do you think biohacking stuff, you doing red light therapy, ice baths, hyperbaric, all the saunas, all the things? 

[03:19:10]Alyson Charles:  Are you just going into the quantum?

[03:19:10]Luke Storey:  Yeah. You know what I mean? Because that's matter to matter. Obviously, we've been talking about it, he's going into the field and affecting matter. So, I wanted to ask him that at the very, very end today, not even in a cheesy salesy way at all, but he's like, oh, hey, and by the way, guys, I've been working on some supplements to support the work that I do for the pineal gland and yada, yada. So, I realized there are raw materials, there are amino acids, and minerals, and some vitamins, and things like that that give your body the raw materials to build the compounds that we're working with, et cetera, to support the work. 

[03:19:49] And he's like, yeah, I guess, I take care of my body. I want to be as balanced as I can spiritually, mentally, physically. I work out. I take care of myself. So I was like, okay, I don't have to quit biohacking to do this kind of work because I'm still into it, but it did give me some insights into, really, what it's about is changing your chemistry through your intention, and through your emotions, and your devotion. 

[03:20:13] But it was interesting to hear him say, yeah, I developed some stuff especially for the pineal gland and the work that I'm doing. So, I would definitely be checking that out. Might just throw a couple of them on the old lukestorey.com/store site and see how that goes. But anyway, that was a relief for me, because all week, I was like, man, maybe I need to give all this stuff up and just go straight to God and not be so-

[03:20:37]Alyson Charles:  I remember, I think it was day two when he was saying something, you leaned over and you said something like, he just totally pued biohacking or something. I was like, yes. 

[03:20:56]Luke Storey:  Well, yeah, because he was talking about the principle of working hard to like change matter with matter, and that's a slow waveform, you're working with dense energy. If we're talking about removing a tumor, or rheumatoid arthritis, or something like this and you're working with matter to matter, drugs, surgery, et cetera, it's much slower than going into that field and reprogramming the morphogenic field, essentially. So, that's why I was like, huh, maybe there's a shorter, faster, definitely cheaper way to do what I want to do.

[03:21:24] So, I don't think it's an either or, it's a little bit of both. But looking forward to checking out his vitamin stash. Anyway, alright. That's the end of the retreat. I think we pretty much covered it. I doubt I will come back and do a summary. I think that was the summary. God bless everyone still listening to this. Some of you might have had to take it in a few parts. I'm hoping tomorrow that I can do like a little bonus round with Matt Maruca, and we'll probably make it like a separate file or something.

[03:21:51] We'll see how that goes. So, be on the lookout for that or not. But he's such a little genius and I want to get his breakdown on the pineal gland to serotonin, to melatonin, to DMT. Like he really nailed the whole thing with blue light and the whole shit. He's epic. And I think he can explain it in a way that's very relatable. So, hopefully, that will be tagged on this somehow, but thank you so much for joining us. And we'll be back really soon.

[03:22:19] Well, if you arrived at the end of this episode, I want to congratulate you on your commitment to your own growth and path in metaphysics. I know this was a long one. And for each excerpt that Alyson and I sat down to record, I swear to God, I thought each one would be 10 minutes and it'd be an hourlong episode, six, seven days, whatever it was. But it is what it is. We just kept going and there was so much to share. I mean, we each experience so many different waves, and ups and downs.

[03:22:46] And there was the buying the home and the closing inspection week in the middle of the retreat. And I had just gotten back from Austin where I had this paradigm. I mean, there's no way to quantify it, but I had an extremely powerful experience with the Bufo toad with Aubrey Marcus, as was covered in a recent episode. So, this week was just like a whirlwind. And I'm so grateful that you found it in your heart's desire to join us for this conversation, and this breakdown, and exploration of all things Joe Dispenza.

[03:23:17] And of course, I highly encourage you to grab some of his meditations on his side. I have no affiliation there. It's just I buy them all the time. I listen to them now every day. I did an-hour-and-a-half pineal meditation this morning. It was profound. It was epic. Like they just keep getting better and better. And doing the retreat really helped to gain an understanding of what we're doing. For me, I want to know what we're doing, and that helps me arrive at the why.

[03:23:43] And that's how I find the self-discipline to sit down and do it. Like who really thinks they have an-hour-and-a-half every morning to do that? Like I don't have that time. Well, I do if I put my phone down, and stop like geeking out addictively on tech, and distractions, and procrastination. I actually have been able to find the time, and it's been life changing and just incredible. So, again, thank you so much for joining myself and Alyson. If you'd like to learn more about Alyson, you can find her at alysoncharles.com.

[03:24:10] That's spelled with a Y, A-L-Y, alysoncharles.com. You can also follow her on Instagram where you can follow a lot of our couple hijinx there, as well as her personal brand and shamanic teachings. Her Instagram is @IAmAlysonCharles. Again, Alyson with the Y. Love to support the fiancee there. And we're going to be doing some things together in 2021. I don't want to spoil it or frame it in a way before it's really matured as an idea, but you can also follow us on Instagram @HigherPowerCouple. 

[03:24:44] Get it? Higher Power Couple. Yeah. Pretty cute, I know. And there's nothing really fleshed out there as of yet. But due to these deep meditations and all of the vision work that we're doing collectively and individually, I think we're going to have some really great offerings coming up for you soon in terms of conscious relating. So, that's what this episode was about and what you can look forward to. Speaking of looking forward, this Tuesday, we've got Episode 329, Conscious Entrepreneur: A Gamified Life Where Everyone Wins with my friend, Drew canole, recorded on location in Sedona, Arizona.

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[03:25:52] It should be a lot more, but I don't want to charge more for the course because one thing you're going to learn in the course is depending on how gnarly the EMF is in your home and life, it's going to cost a few bucks to fix it. But I teach you how to do it incrementally in a very sane way in the course. So, again, that's lukestorey.com/emfmasterclass. You can sign up right there. It's pretty awesome. Our official sponsors of this episode are as follows. And don't stop this recording.

[03:26:18] You guys want to hear this. And by the way, you can always find our sponsors, A, at lukestorey.com/store. That's where I put everything that I use in my life. And you can also just click on the show notes if you don't want to remember like all these links and codes. I know it's a lot. As a huge podcast listener myself, someone will mention something, I'm like, oh, I want to do that. I'm like, oh, I can't. What am I going to do? Take a screenshot, email it to myself, get home, open my email, put that in the browser, pain in the ass.

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[03:27:46] I I've been doing this for, I don't know, I guess it was since I was in Austin. It's been a month or something. I get up every morning and I do my breathwork as I sun-gaze grounded. It's just my thing. Then, I go home, take a shower, meditate. Anyway, you don't care. What is funny, though, is this morning, I woke up 6:45 AM ready to drive up the hill, in the Hollywood Hills, where I have to go to see the sunset on the horizon because I live in a valley or a canyon, I run outside half-asleep with my car keys, and I'm like, who stole my car?

[03:28:13] And I forgot I had taken my car to the mechanic yesterday to get serviced in preparation for our drive to Austin in a few weeks. So, I did not make it up to the top of the hill to sun-gaze, so what I did is I went the backyard into my Zen den and I did a Joovv red light therapy, which is essentially the same thing as the sunrise. It's a high-powered red light device. And so, I got my red light in thanks to Joovv this morning. There you go. I really do this stuff, you guys. Last but not least, we've got bioptimizers.com/luke. 

[03:28:47] And you can find yourself a 10% discount at bioptimizers.com/luke by using the code, Luke10. Alright. I am out. I'm going to be back with you on Tuesday. I can't wait to deliver another great episode of the Life Stylist podcast. I want to thank you so much for listening. And if you still hear my voice right now, you are officially a super fan. And for that, I love and honor you. And you have my word to keep these things coming with the consistency and the quality that you've come to know and love. Alright. Peace.

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