Praying Dangerously: Growing up our Relationship to the Divine
August 29, 2012
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT
What does it mean to pray dangerously? Not religiously, not to some out-dated idea of the divine, not as a bargaining chip or as a "good-child" in obeisance to a punishing authority figure, but to bring ourselves in alignment with who we really are through prayer...to pray (often wordlessly and to an unnamed something) with our whole being, madly, foolishly, undone, surrendered? In this episode we speak with Regina Sara Ryan, mystic and author of numerous books on spirituality and wellness, include Praying Dangerously. This show is not only for those who think they pray, but also for those who don't. For those who don't believe in the divine, or are angry with the divine, or angry with themselves. For those in stuck places--threshold challenges like illness or trauma or divorce--and who have lost (or maybe never knew they had) a connection to something deeper. Dive. Pray dangerously. Listen in.
Thresholds to Awakening
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You are here for a reason. What you perceive to be a mistake (your pain, your suffering, your illness) is not a mistake at all. It is a radical opportunity to crack open, catalyze your potential, and embody your soul. An opportunity you would have never consciously chosen, but something has led you here: to the Threshold. The purpose at the Threshold is not simply to “get better,” the purpose is to allow yourself to be initiated. To let go of who you thought you were, so that who you really are can emerge.
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, seasoned psychotherapist and soul guide, Thresholds to Awakening offers a deep-dive into the paradoxical nature of transformation. The show includes intimate conversations with spiritual luminaries about how to work with difficulty, stories about people finding their way through impossible situations, and transformational guidance to help you access your deepest truth.
Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT
Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT, is a somatic psychotherapist, teacher, and soon to be-"doctor" (working on that PhD!) of Psychology and soul-centered growth. She helps individuals use their life challenges as gateways to realizing their souls’ potential. Sweigh has a thriving psychotherapy and coaching practice where she combines cutting-edge somatic techniques with grounded, spiritual wisdom to help people reframe their challenges, reclaim their power, and fully embody their souls.
Sweigh’s background includes two Masters degrees, a three-year Somatic Experiencing™ trauma resolution training, a five-year embodied energy work training, and extensive education in nature-based soul work.
Her greatest teacher, however, was her own bout with a chronic illness that left her nearly housebound for four years. After much patience, surrender, grieving, soul-work, nervous system healing, will, and grace, Sweigh emerged from the “underworld” of her illness with her soul intact. She now serves as a guide and a source of inspiration for others on the path. Sweigh can be found on the web at www.ThresholdstoAwakening.com and www.EmbodyYourSoul.com.