Part stand-up comic, part spiritual teacher and full-time, self-described "soul stripper," Vaishali uses her education in religion and philosophy to help people break free of their limitations. She talks with Dr. Oz about what influences her work and how she helps trapped souls emerge.
At the core of Vaishali's work are the writings of 17th-century mystic Emmanuel Swedenborg. "I started reading [his belief that] you don't have love—you are love. And as love, you don't have value, power and worth—you are it," she says. Another lesson Vaishali learned from Swedenborg is that what we do with our mind invites emotions to us. "There is nothing in it for us to give attention to something limiting, unless you want to learn more about living in a limiting world." She believes that with this mindset, she was able to create a new response for her life and improve her health.
Vaishali works one-on-one with clients on self-emergence, a process she describes as helping the true self emerge and strip away from what it needs to grow beyond. "There's a difference between the stuff we're here to grow beyond and who we are. People get those confused most of the time," she explains. "[Through self-emergence], they have a real sense of spiritual self-confidence in who they are, and have an idea of how to create a new response to limitation, as opposed to recreating their limiting pattern."
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, December 7, 2013