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Open Minds: The Authenticity of Self with Nigel Taylor (November 2015)

Season 5, Episode 54
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The New Age movement, no matter how popular it is, seems to have a tough time resolving real-life concerns. Nigel Taylor discusses the conflicting information found throughout various self-actualization movements in order to examine aspects of the authentic self. When working with the authenticity of self, we find that we can transcend the need for gurus and collectively pass through the portals of higher consciousness. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast November 19, 2015.

Nigel Taylor is an ambassador of the heart. From the kabalistic traditions of East and West to the Dreamtime of the aboriginal people, Taylor has travelled the world, working and studying with its vast array of cultures and creeds. As a visionary teacher, healer, and author, Nigel has authored over 26 recordings and written a number of books, including, Initiation into Miracles.

Regina Meredith
Nigel Taylor


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theadorie, posted on February 12, 2016

From my understanding a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. This therefore helps the person to focus on their future wants and desires.
So every day you look at this board and it tells you what you don’t have yet, but what you desire. Your mind and your thoughts may be focused on these wants and desires, but your heart and your emotions are focused on the lack and need of what you would like to manifest, consequently your thoughts and emotions are not in alignment or in harmony. The strongest vibrational frequency (Belief) and point of focus coming from your being then is that of fear, lack-- not having.
According to “Abraham” – When you visualize for the joy of visualizing rather than with the intention of correcting some deficiency, your thoughts are more pure and, therefore more powerful. When you visualize to overcome something that is wrong, your thoughts are diluted with the “lackful” side of the equation.
According to “Seth” - " construct your physical universe and your private environment in line with your inner expectations, for they mirror perfectly the deepest areas of your own inner reality." Session 253, p.114, The Early Sessions, Book 6 and –
"Expectations are formed by the emotions then; it is obviously the basic emotions themselves that must be manipulated, since the expectations are the frameworks formed by the emotions. This is the starting point" Session 76, p.277, The Early Sessions, Book 2
"Emotional power behind your expectations powers your expectations into physical reality." Session 76, p.278, The Early Sessions, Book 2.

“If you have a loving regard for yourself, then you will trust in your own direction. You will accept your present position, whatever it is, as being part of that direction, and realize that from it can come all the creative elements that you need” (Seth-Nature of Personal Reality)

Perhaps it would be wiser to create a “Gratitude” Board. For when you are grateful there are no feelings or emotions of lack/fear. Be grateful for all the love (given and received) and abundance (given and received) in your life and you will draw more of the same and even better than expected! Live in the joy of just being.

catherinejsidoti, posted on January 3, 2016

I have studied all of these techniques, the only way to get better is with regular consistent practice, the process of using the mind to create things, the heart leads the mind distracts. Silva, Monroe, Grinder, Bandler, Tony Robbins, Milton Erickson, they all have done great pioneering work which is utilized today. We have gone through Kaballah, tree of life, many of the wisdom traditions, it is important to create a conscientious focused study of any of these traditions. Good talk!

magsoul11, posted on January 2, 2016

Wonderful conversation! It seems some *heart openning* must take place to get the deeper meaning of this conversation and to suspend some of the new age language that brings our focus astray. When Nigel speaks of opening the heart, my understanding is that translates into having us go to that place beyond words and mind. Go Further into our deeper selves where the *authentic*self exists. Where the I of the I exists, as David Hawkins calls it. Thank goodness you get that, Regina, and thank you for bringing this discourse to your audience! It is so much appreciated by me and all who surely know it is Hard Work, to do the work where the process leads us in our individual journeys. My hope is that rather then criticize or belittle, as some comments here were left, we can try to experience this conversation from our own journey*s perspective, as either helpful in moving us along....or not helpful, based on our own hearts*s perception of what we are feeling....thus keeping the Heart*s authenticity growing..... without fear but with Love. Namaste

theresafelz, posted on December 13, 2015

Thank you Regina - Enjoyed the interview "Authenticity of Self with Nigel Taylor. I look foward to more with Nigel.

To grow to evolve individually and collectively I/ we continue to question and examine everything all thoughts, feelings, experiences. I am grateful for Nigel in on this conversation as one awakening to all the possibilities.

Self Matters here : Our unique journey and quest for Authentic Self. Who is the self making the vision boards etc.. Many of us werent even aware of the fictional self , the script we were playing , continue to play. The Mass Cultural Hypnosis. The easy fix , follow steps 1- 5 and our dreams will come true. Our fictional self sent us the false messages about what we should be putting up on those vision boards and out to the Universe. The fictional self is our broken compass. The real true stuff the genuine essense at our core , the space of the Heart aligns us with our Soul's Purpose . The journey toward The Truth who I am/we are can be messy, rocky, gut wrentching at times but it is our unique journey and the Guru is Within. The Teacher is the fellow student sharing what they have learned for themselves and found to be helpful. My personal impression of when Nigel interjects "my personal observance" : it is for reasons not to cast himself as an authority or judge . The conversation begins.

Kibitzroomcomedy, posted on December 2, 2015

This was an amazing conversation. What a beautiful interview Regina!

jpotterabb, posted on November 25, 2015


Regina mentioned that there was a previous interview with Nigel Taylor, but I can't seem to locate it on Gaia. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on November 27, 2015

You can find Regina's interview with Nigel Taylor from 2014 here:


michaelamariejoan, posted on November 23, 2015

I want to say to whoever runs the editing process of this particular episode: great job!!! I've noticed the at red was taken out and the coloring was more on the blue side. It makes Regina's complexion look fantastic, and makes the video very easy on the eyes. Keep up the good work!!

michaelamariejoan, posted on November 23, 2015

I completely relate to the law of attraction part of the video. When I was younger, I successfully manifested things on my vision board. But I was still unhappy, as they were not spiritually mature goals. I got to a depressed, low part of my life, until I literally had to walk through the pain and embrace it. It was then that I walked through a transformation, and made it to "the other side" of life. It literally felt like giving birth to myself.
Now I completely understand the power of purposeful, integrated, holistic intention whilst using the law of attraction. I came to realize the power of being in alignment with a higher purpose.

Satsy, posted on November 22, 2015

A know it all. Too much fast talking.

oliverbrady7, posted on November 22, 2015


I notice that through most of the conversation Nigel Taylor was keen to state that points he made were just "his personal observance", which is true but I feel in his case it was to hide or cover his obvious arrogance. Towards the end of the conversation, the disappearance of " now this is only my observation" was glaringly obvious to me. From then on he talked about the way towards self realisation as if he was an authority on it, as if he had experienced it, which is obviously not true, he's just another New Age writer trying to sell a book and a workshop. Both Regina and Nigel got so wildly enthusiastic about what "the truth" was, and then Regina was thrilled to know that she could still play with her "vision board" in a "different and more authentic" way??!!. For what purpose would a self realised person ( I get a sense there is no such thing, that self realisation would mean the annihilation of the "person", so no need or desire for vision boards) need a vision board. Thank you so much, I really enjoyed it, absolutely hilarious. New Agers slaging off New Agers?????!!!!?

mermanfu, posted on November 21, 2015

How do you spell condecending

Arsmith32, posted on November 21, 2015

Wow, those are the words I can't get enough of...This was absolutely refreshing to watch! I do agree that New Age has been linking to tap-watered-down spiritual concepts, which would also explain a lot of the confusion and misconceptions of spiritually and the New Age movement. It is also one of the main reason, most people fail at "The Law of Attraction." I personally do not make reference to New Age, but rather "New Thought". I do agree with what was said regarding"The Secret", having missing and inconstant teachings. It's not consider a bad thing, it does works, as many other groups, but as Nigel said, you have to have harmony & balance. It is not "wishful" thinking. There is a foundation that must be applied. I have recently started watch a few Youtube videos on this subject matter and hear a lot of "Magic" talk in regards to learning spirituality or Metaphysics powers. As one you-tuber stated in her video, "You have to will it!" Say what! I was completed shocked, because this is not how it works, which in turn (discernment) told me, she is not working from a true foundation. She also stated, she don't connect to a deity, she is the deity, (which, is true of self realization) however, if she truly discovered who she is, she would know there is no willing the God-Source within, it already in action when in harmony and balance with the nature of the universe. This is how you know who are the sheep from the wolves sort of speak.

As a student of metaphysics, this is so far from and away from the actually truth of metaphysic. So you do have to be careful in where you allow your self to be influenced. There are countless people selling you on hype without connection. You will know these individuals who are masquerading as beings of light by their core message, just like Nigel explained. I have seen them and have allowed my intuition guide me as I continue my spiritual path. Nigel said, "you have free will until you come to the realization that you do not have free will!" So powerful. This message was not a confusing at all, maybe to the who are not awakened enough may not understand. But it was very clear. Thank you Regina, as always, you're doing a fantastic job!

michaelamariejoan, posted on November 23, 2015

Yes, I really resonated with the harmony and balance aspect of the interview. I was also very refreshed by his authenticity.

bvb10, posted on November 21, 2015

Great show. The best message.
The new website and name is a blessing. Looks smooth and very nice on the eye.
Congrats Gaia :)
TFHL - Beata

marystavrou, posted on November 21, 2015

Question: What is both of your opinions on Abraham Hicks? Or even the Hay House empire? Are we being manipulated?
Drunvalo Melchizedek suggests that creation through the mind has an equal and opposite component (when you create something you want you also unwittingly create something you fear....we live in a world of polarities...he suggests that this is the method of the fallen angel for creation)and creation through the heart does not have this polar effect and is the true path of divine creation.
Second comment:While I agree that the new agers are not terribly "functional" as you say, our society does not value or pay for taking care of earth or each other ( unless it sells drugs)...but we really value wallstreet money vehicles like derivatives. Said another way, there is a lot of work to be done in our world but not a lot of jobs....

chemical_bacon, posted on November 20, 2015

Meh. Didn't like. Rather listen to Dr. Joe Dispenza.

fraudbynumbers, posted on November 20, 2015

LOVE that you have taken this on Regina!!! Fantastic Subject!! I have been planning to WRITE a book on this!!! a metaphysician most my entire life....starting out as a Religious Scientist (certified) and moving out from that...yes..yes and all of this

MY PROBLEM.....with the fellow's story,,,the very beginning...where he said his student set him on his current path...and I so appreciate the refreshing HONESTY of him absorbing responsibility for the "effect" of his teaching!! But,,,go to the beginning...WHY didn't he call out his student about his student focusing on "moving" to his own "sphere", i.e. "coveting" someone else's property when the guy told him of his "plan". The guy was admitting a black majick move, that's all. If he had qualified his "coveting", I guess, with including the owner in the profits..maybe different outcome....but hearing it....sounds like ETHICS lapse.

That said,,,I AM writing a book! Karma at the Crossroads of Will and Grace! I am just now starting my 7th year of a huge class action re: myself and my co founders who were robbed of our securities of a company we started in our home by an interloper and 5 onsite managers...We were tied to the hip of Apple Computer and they did this massive fraud over 17 days 4 months before the drop of the I Phone...The lead prosecutor for the Enron shareholders calls me the erin brocovich of mergers and acquisitions, because I am the one that went after them, all by myself, and figured most all of it out and developed the legal argument.. I MADE myself refrain from any and all majick, prayer for their demise, everything.. That said, I have been plenty emotional and judgmental of their acts. The CEO just passed, the main thief passed the day the checks forcing us out for pennies was mailed out, judge that blocked any trial or evidentiary hearing lost a son shortly after, on and on. The Universe moves energy.....we don't know how and we are not to judge (which I just did and am--trying to hand it over). Now the illustrious accountants remain and are deposing today!! tRial in 2016. Sixteen the falling tower.....Careful of what you wish for.. Deeper Truth of our OWN is our HEART. Deeper Truth of ourselves in and within our SOCIETY is ETHICS. No Ethics. No Society.

lehcim, posted on November 19, 2015

Perhaps we are traveling on the Same path, the one back to the moment. What do we think drama is about? ours called distraction, "theirs" called "control" all keep us out of the moment...aptly called the PRESENT. We are being pulled THERE, it takes no effort except t the one to get out of our own way, which takes a lot. What a joke on us and a bummer to really understand that all we have to do is "Don't Worrry, Be Happy".....try it---not easy

austinhollway, posted on November 19, 2015

Hey why did you guys take away the ps3 and Xbox apps? Hopefully it is just temporary bc it is the only way I can watch it on the TV. the videos don't let me chrome cast either, but it has always been like that.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on November 19, 2015

Thank you for commenting! We hope you will be able to stay with us through our website, or via one of our other apps. We will be re-launching our Android app in March 2016. Follow our page here for more updates:


austinhollway, posted on November 19, 2015

I understand the transition but since it's a yoga channel it makes it very inconvenient to do yoga anymore, and it lags on my tablet so really any show is hard. I really love the website and all its great information so I won't cancel, I just figured I'd let you know.

jwb1410, posted on November 19, 2015

Know your true and honest intention. It may not be what you think it is. Do not judge it as good or bad. Just acknowledge it, knowing it is your truth at this moment in time.

Then ask yourself, is there something greater, larger, deeper, fuller I can intend? Keep asking that of yourself until there is nothing greater, larger, deeper, fuller. No matter what that intent is, just acknowledge it is as great, as large, as deep, as full as you are at this moment in time. Then ask: What would I need to change, let go of, or take on in me so that I might be able to be greater, larger, deeper, fuller? Ask this until nothing else presents itself. Now you have your path - move in the direction that enables you to be greater, larger, deeper, fuller. It may be that one must shrink in some ways to be larger in others. One may need to become less in order to become more. One may need to become empty to become full. One may need to become a point in order to open up to the all.

KARRIEP, posted on November 21, 2015

jwb1410, posted on March 22, 2016

Honestly, I sometimes do not know where my words come from. I have been walking this path a long time, so there are many "sources". As I re-read what I wrote, I feel a good bit of relates to a process called Core Transformation as developed by Connirae Andreas and Tamara Andreas. It is also related to Self Leadership as understood and developed by Richard Scwartz, PhD.

I see it as the The Path that underlies all paths. Sort of a root path of which all others are variations and embellishments.

I am glad it spoke to you.

jwb1410, posted on November 19, 2015

jwb1410, posted on November 19, 2015

Nothing is wasted, even when it feels as though it is. There is not one journey, and every journey is heading - lifetime to lifetime - to the same place: Fearless Life, Compassionate Love.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on November 19, 2015

That is an excellent reminder. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!


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