Dr. Margaret Paul joins Melanie for a conversation around developing a stronger connection to spirit.
Dr. Margaret Paul holds a PhD in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She is passionate about helping people rapidly heal the root cause of their pain and learn the path to joy and loving relationships. Learn more at margaretpaul.com
The Intersection of Psyche and Spirit (Opening) – Dr. Margaret Paul shares her personal story, how she got into psychology and the inspiration for combining her spiritual practice with her professional work.
“After seventeen years of traditional psychotherapy, I was on a spiritual path. I wanted to find a process that would work deeply and I realized there was no real healing without a spiritual connection.” – Dr. Margaret Paul
The Joy of Turning Inward (8:20) – Melanie and Margaret talk about the ego, exploring the ways it can get wounded at an early age and how we can work through that damage with unconditional love for ourselves.
“We can’t learn to see who we really are through that ego wounded part of us. The only way that we can define our true intrinsic worth is through the eyes of love – which are the eyes of spirit. We need to be able to tap into that spiritual love and wisdom in order to see who we really are and begin to define our own worth. When we don’t do that we are dependent on other people’s approval.” – Dr. Margaret Paul
Developing a Divine Connection (19:25) – Strengthening our connection to the divine starts with changing our relationship with the food we eat. Margaret shares how her dietary change affected her spiritual experience. She and Melanie talk about listening to our feelings and how we can discern the ego from our true selves.
Further explore the connection between food and spirit with Ram Dass on Ep. 104 of the Here and Now Podcast.
Speaking Truth (34:55) – Melanie and Margaret discuss the importance of truth and speaking our truth in our relationships rather than harboring resentment.
Wisdom for the Journey (47:45) – Dr. Paul shares words of advice for young women about finding their truth on the spiritual path.