Geoffrey West – Galactic News Dreams, a Swedish Money Tipping Point and a Costa Rican Peace Degree – The Light Agenda
Presented by Stephen Cook
Wednesday, October 10
6pm (PDT, USA) / 9pm (EDT)
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Geoffrey, who also shares hosting duties with Steve Beckow on An Hour With An Angel, talks about his life, his dreams, his dramas and his own life story in a 100-minute chat.
You’ll meet the real Geoffrey – the peace-loving Canadian and man of principles as I talk with him about his journey through life and the key moments, incidents and values that shaped his life path. And, importantly about what motivates, guides and inspires him
You’ll also find out why he wants to hand his United Nations University degree back!
The man who usually delivers us the headlines, Geoffrey talks about growing up in small community on the shores Canada Great lakes, how it shaped his early years and values and how his relationships with both his mother and his father were very different.
You’ll learn how he was bullied at school but achieved much success and satisfaction on the badminton court, where he was a true champion.
You’’hear how he later became involved in student politics – as President of the student council no less! – which led to him being filmed by a TV crew, who immediately suggested he took up a role in television news. The young Geoffrey instantly saw himself sitting behind the newsdesk at Canada’s CTV News. (Little did he know!)
But his experience as a CTV intern, and later applying for a job thwith the station, soon changed all that – and led to a career in the airlines which eventually saw Geoffrey travelling the world, before becoming a specialist in ticketing and reservation systems; earning good money but quickly having difficulty coming to terms with the ‘office games’ people played.
But the gaining of his Irish-heritiage passport allowed him to leave Canada head to Sweden: a country he had become enamored with through the music of ABBA and also because Agnetha Faltskog, the beautiful blond member of the group, reminded him of a dream he constantly replayed. Geoffrey reveals that recurring dream.
In Sweden, he also returned to corporate life with a key role in a major company based in the capital, Stockholm. He was soon learning Swedish and living the Swedish way of life: sophisticated clothes, shoes, restaurants and night clubs. Yet, he also struggled with the societal values he encountered – as he tried to keep pace with his stylish corporate lifestyle, too.
A major turning point came when he became acquainted with an old family friend, a very famous music producer in Sweden. This man, like Julian Assange today, had been tried for rape – a rape he didn’t commit. But he was jailed anyway.
Upon his release, Geoffrey was drawn in to loaning the man what he says was “an extremely large amount of money” – which the man invested on Geoffrey’s behalf in a series of ‘get rich quick’ schemes.
The rest as they say is history – Geoffrey lost it all! It was a defining moment in his life, as it forced him to re-evaluate (literally) everything he had come to know, believe, be and see.
Penniless, he embarked on a far more frugal existence and soon enrolled to study peace education at the United Nations University in Costa Rica. During two years there, he worked hard for his degree – and graduated. But he now wants to hand his degree back – and you’ll find out why!
As you’ll find, like many of us, Geoff is a firm believer that everything he has done or has happened to him has placed him firmly on his LIFE, as he calls it (yes, all caps) path.
And it’s this LIFE path that saw him connect with Steve Beckow, start sharing the hosting duties with Steve on An Hour With An Angel earlier this year and then led to the launch of the grounding breaking Cosmic Vision News this April – a role Geoffrey hopes will manifest his greatest dream: to be the anchor for the world’s first-ever live news broadcast from a Galactic ship
Geoffrey also talks about what he believes lies ahead for him and all of us in the remaining days and weeks just ahead – and why he had to take a break from his weekly news show last week – and may do so again this Friday.
Plus you’ll hear why a song by singer American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress and poet Jewel has had such an effect on the Cosmic Vision News anchor during his own uncommon life.
Tune in to Geoffrey West – Galactic News Dreams, a Swedish Money Tipping Point and a Costa Rican Peace Degree – The Light Agenda Tonight, Wednesday October 10, 2012 – 6pm (Pacific Time), with Stephen Cook (at left)
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To find out more about Geoff’s LIFE path and his own Greenprint for LIFE head to his site: www.greenprintforlife.org