Mirabai Starr: The Sweet Spirituality of Grief, Surrender, and the Dark Night of the Soul

April 24, 2013
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT

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In this intimate conversation with author, spiritual devotee, and teacher Mirabai Starr we discuss the path of InterSpirituality, how we are stripped naked by loss, the gift of unknowing, and the power of the Dark Night of the Soul. Mirabai shares with us the journey of her own devastating loss of her 14 year-old daughter Jenny and how that stripped her naked of all concepts of the divine and became the ground of her spiritual life. Tune in to this doorway into the mystical path.

Thresholds to Awakening

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.

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Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT

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.

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