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A Spiritual Journey – Waking up, Growing up and Clearing out
April 24, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Heidi Walk MD
There is a saying that “To enter the kingdom of heaven you must be as innocent as a child… but then you better grow up pretty quickly…”
At the age of 26, while in her third year of medical school, Heidi Walk had a kundalini (spiritual transformative) experience. For a period in time, she experienced a deep and embodied sense of connection with all things. Everything was love…everyone was a unique reflection of the divine…here sense of self expanded, and her ego self disappeared. This spiritual awakening radically changed her and her perspective of self, others and of the world. This transformative experience has informed and influenced most every aspect of her daily life and spearheaded / catalysed her psychological and spiritual growth.
Ken Wilber, philosopher and mystic, often referred to as the “Einstein of consciousness studies”, has said “Clean up, Wake up, Grow up”
In this talk, Heidi will share about her spiritual journey, from the kundalini awakening in her third year of medical school and the factors she interprets that led to that awakening. She will also discuss her need to do her inner psychological work after this experience. She will speak to some of the wisdom she has acquired over the years through the lived experience of heightened states of being and times of dark nights of the soul, and the need to be grounded in mindful presence in the here and now.
Heidi Walk MD. is a family physician and psychotherapist based in Ontario Canada with over 25 years of clinical practice. Heidi’s professional training includes CBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, gestalt, and psychodrama. She also has extensive training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR with Jon Kabat Zinn as well as Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Kristen Neff and Chris Germer.
Since 2003, her primary clinical focus has been leading MBSR, MSC and well as other self-development and personal growth programs.
Heidi is also a certified yoga teacher and a meditation teacher, facilitating retreats around the world with a focus on helping people develop present moment awareness and deepening their inner connection.
In her essence, she considers herself to be a spiritual being with many different parts here in this world to learn, grow and share in this experience of being human.
She is passionate about helping people connect to their more authentic, true selves.
Heidi’s greatest joy lies in seeing positive transformations in attitudes, choices, beliefs, and the self-empowerment that people derive when they learn to trust their inner wisdom and to know themselves, in large part, through mindful self-inquiry.Heidi Walk’s talk will be shared live online via zoom. Registration is required.