I met Scout Bartlett at the New Living Expo in San Mateo this past weekend. I had volunteered to help OneTaste promote Orgasmic Meditation (OM) and their Intro to OM classes. For three days, I was raising awareness about this partnered body-based consciousness practice that expands your capacity to feel. Walking from booth to booth with a red shirt that says "Orgasm Expert" while learning more about other holistic health and wellness practices in the mind/body/spirit space. Pretty great way to spend a weekend if you ask me!
On the morning of Day 2, I decided to go to my favorite smoothie stand for a quick sample run. I had befriended curly haired Martin on the first day and knew I could go for at least 3 shot samples without having any associated shame attached. That was when I first saw Scout.
He was a big bear of a dude, dressed all in purple. All with the exception of his purple beard, even his purple shoes seemed to match the same shade of purple as his T-shirt.
"I like the color of purple in your beard." I said, as I unabashedly took my first free sample shot from the tray.
"Why thank you!"
We carry on conversation effortlessly. I was surprised that for such a big man, he had such a mild demeanor. A booming narrator voice with a gentle and polite clear disposition. Martin returns with Scout's Chocolate Smoothie, and to avoid the awkwardness of a conversation cut short, I listen to the voice in my head to follow him to his booth. It was obvious we enjoyed each other's company. Things don't have to be a rushed "okay, bye!" if you don't want it to be...
With that said, I did not know what I was walking myself into. Scout tells me to sit down in front of him and I find myself entranced as I'm given a LIVE Beam Meditation reading. In a very polished flow-state like trance, he very quickly begins with "Through the course of life, between trauma, drama, and Karma, the central flow of our inner strength, life force, or chi, gets constricted and restricted into patterns..."
I'm thinking in my head "Who is this guy?" Scout stares straight at me and says how this reading will help open the flow of my life force to bring my energy centers in resonance. I notice my body start to straighten up and I make a mental note to stay conscious all the way.
Scout then does funny motions with his fingers as he goes through my 7 chakras from root to crown. By the end of the reading, my guards were completely down. I felt open, expansive, powerful, light, and clear. I'm close to tears in gratitude for being seen so visibly for my strong heart chakra and also in loving acceptance for my blocked and now expanded solar plexus and throat chakra where I had hidden to protect myself. Even if it was temporary, for that instant I had felt this glow expanding outward through my body as everything aligned and I came to meet my own sense of self and response-ability.
It is during this time where I felt called to cherish his generous attention and time with a reMINDmeband gift. On my left wrist, I had my Awareness reMINDmeband. Coincidentally, it was the same purple that matched his attire. I tell him about my mission, how I interview people to share life nuggets about humanity and I ask him if he could say a few words about Awareness in his profession.
.Scout looks at me for 5 seconds and says “I’ve got a crazy idea. Why don't you interview me on my radio show and we do it live there." Looking around his booth, I saw the banner "Life Insights Live Radio Show KEST 1450-AM." Apparently, I was talking to the host of the longest running Personal Growth radio program in the nation.
"Who is this guy?"
The following Monday, at 6 AM, I drag myself out of bed and bike 20 minutes downtown to the radio station. I arrive at 6:50 AM, wondering if Scout even remembers me and if this was actually real. I had only 10 minutes left to spare until AIR time. Scout hands me a water bottle and we recount how risky this all is. He warns me that I will probably feel the energetic forces of 15,000 listeners on the other end and to just breathe through it.
One minute until air time...
WOW! THE POWER I felt as I stared down at that mic feeling the sparks of electricity running through my system. I trusted the process. I trusted my mission. I trusted everything that got me there and here. I stared at the mic and was taken aback with how smooth and grounded my voice was as I fell more into my body. I took myself out of control and spoke from the heart about my project and directed my attention solely on him. At the end, I had Scout's endorsement of my work and my craft of how intimate the whole experience had felt from his side.
TAKE THAT FOR CLOSED THROAT CHAKRA BITCHES!! #EXPANSION
Lesson learned: Listen to the voice. Go for free samples if that’s your desire. Be generous with your time and attention. Feel the impact of every small to big thing you do.
This is our one hour interview. Listen to learn more about RMV mission and my journey throughout it all. Listen to hear about Scout's 5 values and how interrelated everything really is. Listen to complete this story and ask yourself "What are your top 5 values?"
Scout Bartlett is Featured on the LIfe Insights Live Radio Show- Monday Mornings 7:00-8:00 AM PST. On radio KEST 1450-AM streaming ON-line www.IfIdKnownThen.com. You can reach him at Scout@LifeInsights.Net. Click here if you'd like to see classes, workshops, and trainings.