Trust-Falling into the Universe: A Transformational Adventure with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 23, 2021 

If the cells that make up our bodies regenerate completely every seven to ten years why is it that we hold on to and perpetuate trauma? And, if in every moment of our lives we have a choice about how to feel and how to react, why do some choose to be a victim? Suffering based on someone else’s actions is living amid that person’s karmic drama. It disempowers us and eliminates our agency.

To discover the transformational adventure of spirituality and how we are able to consciously create our lives, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with returning guest Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. Sadhvi shares her story that is the basis of her book, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation. She reminds us that we have the choice to create our reality, and that forgiveness and compassion for others empower us to have compassion for ourselves.

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati — A Trust-fall into the Universe:

  • Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati shares her experience of growing up in Hollywood, attending Stanford, and the impromptu trip to India that lasted 25 years. [2:02]
  • Sadhvi describes the trust-fall and how to embrace it. [18:01]
  • Perpetuating trauma is a choice. [25:20]
  • Forgiveness would relieve our suffering when we experience severe abuse and trauma, but it is difficult to do. [30:20]
  • Cultivating the awareness that every moment we have the power to choose what we want for ourselves. [42:42]
  • Having compassion and forgiveness for others offers us the ability to have compassion for ourselves. [44:58]
  • The experience of suffering reminds us that we have a human heart. [53:51]

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, guest of episode about trust, universe and adventureSadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion and the steering committees of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty, a campaign by the United Nations and World Bank. Sadhvi has lived for the past 25 years at the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India, where she oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families, and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.

Book: Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation



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“We attach to what we feel we should have gotten versus what we are going to do about it.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“As humans, we are hardwired to avoid suffering and yet when we get in the victim cycle we stew in the juices of suffering.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Thoughts and feelings are not facts. They come and go but they are not necessarily real.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“No matter how much opportunity or how much privilege we have, none of that provides us with happiness.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“When I stood on the banks of the Ganges river, not even knowing that the river is considered holy, I had this extraordinary experience of being in the presence of the divine.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We misunderstand surrender.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We live our lives metaphorically on that edge of the pool never jumping, leaping, or stepping. Never having that experience of the truth of who we are or deep joy or freedom.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“You look at anything in nature and there is an intelligence that flows through it.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“For all of the magic in our lives to happen, we have to trust.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I had become the perpetrator of my own abuse. Of constantly re-identifying, re-reminding myself, and keeping myself stuck as the one who was abused.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Why when someone stains are hearts, why don't we immediately clean our hearts and forgive and let go?” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I am no longer prepared to sacrifice, willingly, consciously, my freedom on the altar of someone else's karmic drama.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We have the power to choose how we are going to feel in each moment.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Every day, like a flower, the petals of our heart open more and more. We are conscious co-creators of our own lives.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“With every thought, we have to decide if we want to go where that thought is leading us.” @sadhviji on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet



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