This podcast conversation was first published on June 15th, 2021.
We've all had moments, those seemingly insignificant decisions we make, without realizing that they could entirely alter the trajectory of our lives. Some moments are powerful reminders that life is unpredictable, ephemeral, and profoundly spiritual.
One such moment in time was experienced by Dr. Amanda Eller, who opted for what seemed to be a harmless choice — a morning run. Little did she know that this decision would lead her down a path she hadn’t anticipated and one she'd remember for the rest of her life.
In May 2019, Amanda found herself lost amidst the thick foliage of the Maui jungle. It was not just a test of her physical stamina and resilience but an intense spiritual awakening, one that held her in its embrace for more than two weeks.
On this gripping episode of the Embodied podcast, I had the privilege to sit down with Amanda, delving deep into her soul-stirring experience. While the world focused on the sensational aspect of her story — the survival of a woman lost in the vast expanse of nature — what remained uncharted was the intense spiritual journey she undertook while isolated from the world.
Battling the formidable forces of nature, dealing with injuries, and the terrifying realization of her situation, Amanda had a lot against her. But it was not just her training as a physiotherapist that saw her through.
As each day melded into the other, Amanda recounts how her intuitive powers became her most trusted ally. The looming dread of never reuniting with her loved ones or the gripping fear of succumbing to the elements — these were not just physical battles but deeply spiritual ones too.
One of the most heart-rending and awe-inspiring aspects of our conversation was Amanda's recounting of how the boundaries between this realm and the spiritual world started to blur. The profound conversations she had with herself, the revelations she encountered, and the spiritual gifts she was bestowed upon — these are experiences one cannot merely brush aside. It was a reminder that sometimes, in our most vulnerable moments, we find the strength we never knew we had and insights we never thought we'd attain.
There is a transformative power in Amanda’s narrative. It’s not just about the triumph of the human spirit, but also about the profound spiritual insights one can glean even in the direst of situations. Her experience serves as a testament to the saying, "When you have nothing left, that's when you find yourself."
I invite you to join us on this spiritual sojourn, to listen, reflect, and be inspired by Amanda's journey. There's potent medicine in her tale, and it’s a dose of inspiration we all can benefit from.
Trust me, you don't want to miss this episode of Embodied.
You can listen to our hour-and-a-half-long conversation wherever you get your podcasts, visit the podcast episode page, or use the player at the top of the page.
Every island has its own story, and its own energy. While we've delved deep into Dr. Eller's unforgettable experience in Maui, let's not forget the myriad of other islands, each waiting to be explored and appreciated.
If you're inspired to embark on a transformative journey, consider joining us in Kauai:
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