Mental health and spirituality. What is the connection? Well…some may say that’s a silly question because for those of us attuned to our spiritual nature, we know that all of life is in some way connected to every part of that. And yes, that includes the parts of our lived experience that can be and are challenging, dark, sad, frustrating and require extensive help and healing. My guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Shannon Kaiser - is a world renowned best selling author and speaker and she has also lived extensively with depression and anxiety. Shannon shares openly in this episode her own journey with her mental health and how it coincided with her spiritual awakening. It is a raw, honest and illuminating conversation that opens up these two worlds and how they can be so deeply connected.
All of us are cycling through life in some way at every moment. We are born, we live, we die. And in between those moments we are reborn and also live and die in metaphorical ways over and over again. The times in our lives where we cross thresholds of bodily experience or living can be profound for our sense of self and connection to earth and others. Menstruation, birth, creative undertakings, illness, loss, gain, puberty, menopause and so much more. All are in their own separate, but interconnected ways rites of passage and can be honoured with beautiful and sacred ceremonies. My guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Andrea Arare - is a soulful, experienced and divine guide in the realm of rites of passage and her wisdom and passion for this area lies ahead as inspiration for you today.