Humanity has certainly seen the dawn of a new age as the year 2020 has been slowly settling in. Like many people who felt 2020 to be a symbolic year of clarity and transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. Regardless of one’s personal opinion towards the origin of COVID-19, this historical moment in time has left the world – frozen in time – suspended in front of our reflections, in a mirror we cannot put away, break or hide from this time.
In spiritual traditions, this moment of self-reflection into the darkest parts of our existence is called “The Dark Night of the Soul”. It is a stage in personal development when a person undergoes a difficult and significant transition to a deeper perception of life and their place in it. This enhanced awareness is accompanied by a painful shedding of previous conceptual frameworks such as an identity, relationship, career, habits, or belief systems that previously allowed them to construct meaning in their life.
Every human on earth, including me and you, goes through such a pinnacle moment in their lives at one stage or another. Depending on whether an individual has learned the lessons being gracefully bestowed before them by the creator/God/higher self/architect, the “ruler slaps” from the Universe (the teacher) become gradually more painful until one is beaten down to nothing, becomes aware of their self-sabotaging tendencies and performs accordingly with their life path. It is the toroidal realignment of one’s energy field and true life path, or otherwise know in Hinduism as one’s “Dharma”.
Often people will try to avoid the pain and suffering that has been repressed for years if not decades. Via passive distractions such as work or pervasive addictions such as sex, drugs and rock & roll. With everyone having their own Free Will on this vibrational plane we call earth, everyone is free to either listen to or disregard the Universe’s calling for you to get your act together.
The iconic scene of having the little red devil and the little White Angel on your shoulders, could not be closer to the Truth. Good and evil reside in all of us. There is an old Cherokee story whereby an elder is teaching his grandson about life: “Son,” he says, “Within all of us there is a battle of two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued: “The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
“The same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too,” explained the wise Cherokee elder.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The grandfather simply replied: “The one you feed.”
Cyclical Judgement Days
Another well-known phenomenon in Astrology is called a “Saturn Return”. To keep it short and sweet, when someone is born at a specific time and place, it correlates to saturn being in a specific position in the skies. It takes about 30 years for saturn to return to this exact original position when you were born. When it makes its full return or approaching its original position, one may begin to notice their life taking a sudden shift. They may lose their job, their lover, their belongings, they may relocate, they may give birth to a child or any other memorable and oftentimes, life-changing event, or series of events.
Saturn is called the Ruler of Karma. When it makes a full 360 back to its original position during your birth, it is known to quickly and aggressively realign your life onto the path you were meant to be walking. The life you set out for yourself in the astral before incarnating here with all of us. Many of us go through this realignment because many of us were simply not born to push paper, pay bills and interact with the world as we have been led to believe we should.
You will notice this happens when an individual is around 30 years old. You either graduate your long studies, get married, have a child, or get a big promotion that changes everything. The second time around is not so pleasant however, as most people in the two thirds of their life tend to overlook their authenticity and life calling as they get bogged down under responsibilities and pressures of life. When they approach the age of 60, what traditionally happens to some people is they get their first life-threatening illness such a heart attack, stroke, cancer, and the list goes on.
What if I told you this is simply a punishment from your higher-self, for disrespecting yourself and the life you have been given to enjoy in a way you were too busy to even consider? What if I told you that you were not alone on this shadowy path that has now led you somewhere deep in the bush with no food and light to guide you out?
Two Vessels to Choose From
In spiritual traditions, there are two ways to reach enlightenment or to progress through one’s spiritual path; something we all have a responsibility to uphold in our lives as humans on planet earth.
The first is the ascetic path, whereby one forsakes the material world and becomes a monk or a priest with little responsibility and distractions from the outside world. Where their days are consumed by their spiritual education and practice, sipping tea, sweeping the floor, and attending to garden work. The second path is the tantric path. This path encourages one to live in the material world, but not be OF the material world. Meaning that there is no harm to pursuing great ambitions and purchasing large yachts and fancy sports cars. However, if a spiritual leader such was to appear and asked you to leave all these things behind, including your spouse and children, to follow them on an path that has been pre-planned for you; you would have no problem.
Which path do you think comes the easiest and with the least amount of friction and resistance? That is why there are very few spiritual leaders in the mainstream. Most cannot manage the urges of the material world, leading them to behave inauthentically as they try to maintain their illusionary image as “Wise Mystics” and due to cosmic laws of karma, they are quickly revealed as frauds. Furthermore, if one was to dig around enough, many of them are constantly fighting various allegations behind the scenes around misconduct and unethical behavior. The year 2018 was a significant year for this as the veil was lifted on many highly regarded “teachers” in the international communities.
At Royal Wellness, although this path is the most difficult of the two options listed above, we follow the ancient philosophies of living a Tantric life, which stems from Gnostic Teachings about self-transformation and ascension to higher dimensions. Expecting our clients to jump out of their distinguished lifestyles and dive directly into monkhood is unrealistic. Further, we do not encourage and expect anyone to leave their families behind. Quite the contrary. We wish to educate, inspire and compel our clients to consider a calling larger than themselves, for the benefit of themselves and the world at large. All while optimising their relationships and intimacies, growing their careers to new heights and healing their deepest wounds. It is a truly holistic approach.
The Global Awakening
Now. Let us get back to COVID-19. As I mentioned, what we are going through now and for some time to come, is a collective dark night of the soul. We seem to have been offered a tantric approach to getting our act together in the past, but we did not honour that privilege. We got lost in the material pleasures of the world. As a result, we lost ourselves. Duality is a hard paradigm to manage for most. One must be a spiritual warrior to honour the tantric path. It is not hard to see that the Universe has robbed us from our previous identities to some extent – nearly overnight – and this was done by removing layers of our masks and ego (who we are, what we do, what we own, whom we sleep with, whom we raise, whom we worship, what we are addicted to, what we drive, what we wear, etc). We are now naked on the floor at a rock bottom level. But the good news about hitting rock-bottom is there is nowhere to go but upwards!
We have been thrust into similar “caves” as those who chose to step into monkhood or priesthood under their own volition. It is the highest form of symbolism in my humble opinion. We are all now forced to approach our spiritual developments from the Ascetic path, which is easier – sure – however, much like the life of a monk or priest, it is quite unenthusiastic to those not yet ready for it. Unfortunately most of the planet was not ready for such a period of isolation. The evidence can be found online by simply watching the overwhelming amount of home recorded videos showcasing people slowly losing their mental health.
It is for this reason that many people around the world have either profoundly struggled with this period in time or have emerged as strong new and improved humans, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes. Having been only three months since the lockdowns began in early March 2020, one can’t help but notice an instability in the human psyche at the moment, given that many struggled with such confinements. Let’s at least hope that enough people have learned what was needed and can now become beacons of inspiration for those less fortunate during their opportunity to ‘upgrade’.
There is a great divide happening at the moment in consciousness. Take a look around you. People are either waking up to how to live life more consciously or they are becoming worse versions of themselves than they already were. Even though I am not religious, I believe the judgment day referenced to in numerous religious texts around the world has arrived and we now have one last final opportunity to align our minds and hearts to the vibrations of either love or hate.
Sometimes I think back to George Lucas and his Star Wars creation amidst all of this and listen to the various statements regarding “The Force” and how it can be tapped for both good and evil. Quite a symbolic film. Energy doesn’t know the difference between right/wrong or good/evil, it simply flows where focus goes. The question is, where are you putting your focus these days? And are you sure it’s the vibrational setting you want to have locked in when this transition period on earth is finished?
A Manifesto for a New World
I was once described by my best friend as “a disappointed idealist” and it continues to ring true in my heart. To me, Royal Wellness has never been about prestige, fame, or money. It was to do my honest part in helping this world shift into a better place by helping those that wish to align themselves with the new earth vibrations and begin living a life of health, wellness, and child-like joy and celebration. Regardless of how shameful and regretful they feel about their behaviour in the past.
It is not an individual’s past that defines them but how they change themselves to approach their lives more gracefully moving forward.
For those looking to either mend a painful life or optimise a prosperous one to levels unknown, my team and I have created a truly unique space for you to finally remove your mask as well as the burdens and pressures of society. To feel seen, heard, understood and supported in ways you never knew you deserved. We do this out of unconditional love for all humans regardless of their struggle. Everything in life both internally and externally is energy and our team is particularly gifted at not only re-aligning distressed and misplaced energies but also releasing energetic blocks stemming from early development. Resulting with you having a new strong foundation to build a new house upon. Not only a house. But a temple. A sanctuary.
What I have set out to create is a truly impeccable service rooted in ancient philosophy, practice and medicines, stemming from regions around the Orient known for the health, happiness and harmony for thousands of years. An experience where distinguished individuals can skip the long ambiguous travel requirements of going deep in the jungle, in an attempt to find authentic masters or make a reservation at a luxury healing centre operating in the retail space, where they risk being caught in a vulnerable and unpleasant public experience. We bring the private and bespoke healing centre experience directly to clients where they feel the most comfortable. Aboard their private yachts surrounded by the raw elements or in the confines of their private estates amidst lush gardens and mountains.
Everything we do is personalised entirely to each client depending on their specific physical, mental, emotional, and faith-based health interests. No two programmes are alike, ever. Standard health programmes are simply moot as it is irresponsible to think that we all share the same illnesses and thus respond the same to various healing modalities. It is well known that we all share different learning styles, therefore, it can be expected that we all share different healing styles as well. We were all blank canvases at birth, and as a result of life experiences, our adult makeup is now entirely unique.
At Royal Wellness, we take a specific look at what these healing styles are by using some of the most advanced integrative medical protocols such as Bio-Resonance and Bio-Feedback technologies, Quantum Resonance machines, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation bands and many other applications that are extremely progressive and not only fringe but also scientifically supported.
Our medical professionals create each personalised health programme using the data collected from the readings and allocate the appropriate practitioners, facilitators and specialists to your retreat programme. These can include medical doctors, nurses, osteopaths, naturopaths, metabolic health experts, mindfulness coaches, burnout prevention mentors, tantric masters, intimacy coaches, sexology bodyworkers, energy workers, sound therapists, FDA-approved psychedelic therapists, and a plethora of other world-class integrative health professionals working with distinguished individuals around the world.
Although Royal Wellness offers yoga and spa services as part of our all-inclusive programmes, it is important to note that what we offer, on the level of integrative health, holistic wellness and functional medicines, is truly unparalleled. Not only in the west but also in the Far East. It is a blend of east meets west, delivered on a golden platter, fit for royalty.
The type of service that Royal Wellness is positioned to offer those that have rarely had the opportunity to experience such pleasures and rejuvenation, such as Fire Dragon therapy or a Tantric Massage, for example, will leave you in awe physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Many of our healing treatments imprint clients with a newfound sense of bliss, euphoria and ecstasy that many claim have never felt before, either on or off drugs. We simply reply with “welcome to the world of energy work and the brave new paradigm of holistic wellness and integrative medicines!” And usually end with a joke saying “and welcome to the world of free drugs.”
Quarantine or Private Healing Retreat
The first wave came far too fast for any of us to respond in ways that provided confidence in securing our freedom and safety, either outside of large cities or out at sea. With an overwhelming amount of credible news sources predicting that COVID-19 will make a comeback as a “second wave” in the fall, how are you planning to spend your time in what appears to be another quarantine headed our way?
Presumably, most fortunate enough to head to the mountains will do so. Some may even charter a superyacht for an extended period. But what to do during this time is the question. Most people endured a sincere amount of stress during the recent lockdown. Others had illnesses unattended to that worsened. Arguably, there has been more damage to society – socially, financially and immunity speaking – caused by people remaining in their homes, then being able to go seek medical attention, emotional assistance, and not to mention develop a much-needed herd immunity.
Many coaches and practitioners are taking their offerings online as the world is being reshaped on a scale never seen before. For most people on the planet, their only option these days is to join an online workshop, webinar or lecture. They, unfortunately, do not have the means to entertain having in-person dedicated mentorship on things like stress management and curving anxiety, somatic movement and ergonomically integrity, dietetics and metabolic health, holistic immunity-boosting protocols for fighting viruses, daily holotropic breathwork practices and many other forms of holistic health management. However, some still have the freedom to consider this type of intimate support.
Those looking to complement their next isolation time with their dedicated team of holistic medical doctors, integrative health professionals and esoteric wellness experts to help turn this period of segregation into a period of self-realisation and transformation. COVID-19 should be looked at as the cocoon that has wrapped the Earth. This applies both on the macro and also the micro.
It is time that you take the next great challenge in life – head on – and set an example for those that look up to you. Without a doubt, you have mastered your outer world. But have you mastered your inner world? Many of us seem to want to change the world by helping to change the outer world. However, as the saying goes: “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Use this sacred time the Universe has given you to appreciate the small things again. To get to know your kids; possibly for the first time. To make undistracted love to your partner again like it was your honeymoon. To slow down both your steps and your breath. And to listen to your body! If only more people took the time to slow down and simply listen to their bodies by tuning into them via meditation, the world would be much healthier and would require fewer physicians.
Regardless if you feel your body is telling you something or not; if what we do appears interesting, fascinating, compelling or seems to offer a potentially life-changing opportunity for you or your loved ones – please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We will start you off with a couple of questionnaires to get a basic understanding of your mental, emotional, physical and faith-based interests and if our relationship feels right for you, we lead you into an intake wellness assessment with one of our holistically medical professionals (M.D.), where everything is safe, confidential and sacred.
Given what you are looking to achieve and what we may also help you see as a potential avenue towards your self-realisation, our medical professionals curate a bespoke integrative health programme for you from the ground up. Once reviewed, acknowledged, and agreed upon; we take over to ensure your private estate, rented boutique hotel or superyacht is turned into a private healing sanctuary imported directly from the Orient. Carefully overseen by western medical professionals and directed meticulously by sincere and passionate ownership.
The Short Pilgrimage
In most cases, things worth having don’t come easy to those that not only could use them, but should. Meaning, if you are seeking a life-changing experience, the universe may challenge you to see how sincere you are in your request. There have been many stories of foreigners going on great pilgrimages in the Far East to find some long lost mystical temple, and when reaching the sacred site, they are told to either come back – over and over again – or that they are simply not welcome. This is of course not that case, but simply a test to gauge their level of sincerity. These sites are extremely sacred and letting just anyone in, would certainly lead to problems. The same goes for Royal Wellness in a way. We do not close our doors to test our clients, but given COVID-19 has turned the travel industry on its head, the ease at which clients could access our services before, has been hindered for the time being.
However, if there is a will there is always a way! To help with this goodwill towards your higher self and transcendence, we have developed an exclusive travel network allowing you to either summon our team to your chateau, estate or villa or have them rendezvous with you at your chartered or private superyacht. This network includes VIP private drivers, private jets and a list of wellness specific superyachts located around the world that vary in length, from 40m to 150m, waiting patiently for your embarkment. Such as the stunning 91.50m long ‘M/Y Tranquility’ designed in partnership between Oceanco and Winch Design. All with varying limitations on capacity, allowing you to gather your entire family together, accommodate your dedicated Royal Wellness team and set out of the open waters – freedom!
Our available fleet of superyachts feature everything from onboard medical bays, bio-hacking clinics including cryotherapy chambers and floatation therapy tanks, elaborate wellness spas that arguably put some of the best hotel spas in the world to shame. Not to mention Turkish saunas that open up via one-way glass to the outside, allowing you to overlook the Norwegian Alps as you sweat and detox. In my opinion, there is no better platform than a superyacht to truly absorb and fully benefit from the raw elements around you.
We collaborate with a small network of world’s leading superyacht providers such as Camper & Nicholsons, Worth Avenue Yachts, Northrop & Johnson, Edmiston, Hill Robinson, Superyachts Monaco, Thompson Westwood White, Ocean Independence as well as the more intimate offices like Morley Yachts, Myachts, Monaco Yachting Agency, Independence Yachts, etc. All of which are ready and eager to help you realise your perfect wellness yachting retreat if a sea-based retreat is preferred over a land-based one.
A Day in the Life
During this time aboard, you will find yourself participating in daily zen fitness activities and mindfulness practices to slow down your mind, body and breath, with such practitioners as Daniel Mattalana who has been working with Royal Families in the Middle East for several years. You may also be receiving daily healing bodywork and ergonomically supportive healing treatments by one of our somatic movement specialists, like Gypsy Bast, who also works with royal families in the Middle East, as well as in various high-end healing centres around the world.
Your meals may be directly prepared or prepared under the supervision of one of our metabolic health experts, for example, Caroline Bienert or Kate Tyler, both world-renown health expert also working with various royal families around the world.
Bi-weekly consultations and educational workshops may also be part of your programmes, such as burnout prevention and stress management 101 with Mason de Chochor, a retired investment banker from Geneva who nearly lost his life due to a terrible burnout. Who is now passionate about helping other like-minded driven individuals maintain their health while pursuing their great ambitions.
Further, depending on your level of interest into really seeing your blindspots in this car ride we call life, we would set you up with our in house resident clairvoyant and spiritual mentor, Caroline Diana Bobart, who from personal experience, will untie all your inner blockages, allowing suppressed emotions, ideas, attachments and many other things that no longer serve you in life, to come rushing out; clearing new space in your inner makeup for all the positive affirmations you are working towards bringing into your life.
I could go on and on, but I hope by now you understand that Royal Wellness is far more than a traditional “wellness” offering. Far more than the basic unintentional yoga practice or passive spa services most likely being offered to you right now by your internal team trying to juggle both this role and 4 others assigned to them.
We understand the economics of things, but would you order a replica watch or a yacht made in china? Then how can you expect your stew, maid or beauty specialist to guide you down a sincere path of healing and inner work? Everything we do is carefully conceptualised with the highest regard to your journey, to render a truly purpose-driven wellness holiday experience for you and your loved ones.
We have the best team in the world ready to help you emerge from the global cocoon that I mentioned earlier, as a beautiful new butterfly – free again – both externally and most importantly, internally.
If you or anyone you know stands to benefit from simply having a conversation with our team to discuss the positive implications of working with us, we ask that you kindly inform them about our revolutionary platform. Many of us today are too concerned about what others may think of us if we were to seek help. Therefore, do not let silence deter you from simply bringing awareness about our services to someone who is potentially struggling and needs some assistance getting back on the horse of life. Those who are interested yet would rather not mingle with an in-person team due to social distancing preferences, are provided with a Royal Wellness retreat but completed entirely online; following daily regiments, tuning into daily consultations with our practitioners, and reporting their progress to our medical professionals.
With COVID-19 having swept the planet and destabilising the health of both individuals and society as a whole, we are eager to help those that seek to rebuild themselves in a healthy and positive light: mind, body and soul.
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