“I realized in that first circle that I am not alone and that we are all the same.” – Andréa Bendewald
Andréa Bendwald, a phenomenal mom, friend, actress, and also incredible spiritual leader here at The DEN Meditation, is with us today for a conversation rooted in The Art of Circling. Andrea runs our circles at The DEN, which we will talk about more in depth in today’s episode. We chat about her journey from being a successful actress to a spiritual mentor, the art of listening, falling off the spiritual wagon (and how you can get back on it), the law of attraction, how to stay centered, and how to dig deep in a world that sometimes rewards what’s on the surface. We dive deep into the history of circling, Andrea’s FIRST circle with long time BFF Jennifer Aniston, and the beautiful message of empowerment behind Andréa’s Art of Circling brand. Andrea reminds all of us to stay open on our path, as you never know what direction your life will take. This episode includes a 10-minute Self-Love Meditation.
“Forgiveness puts you in a purgatory like dualistic state. Acceptance allows each party to be free.” – Andréa Bendewald
- Self-Love Meditation
- “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” – Mark Manson
- “Law of Attraction” – Esther and Jerry Hicks
- “A New Earth” – Eckhart Tolle
- “A Woman’s Worth” – Marianne Williamson
- “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life” – Byron Katie
- Type of Meditation you rely on most?
Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
- Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
- Self-Care Hack?
I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
- If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.