Return to the light: Overcoming unworthiness and spiritual ego with darkness retreats, featuring Scott Berman of Sky Cave Retreats #39


Do you struggle with feelings of unworthiness, self doubt and insecurity, no matter what you achieve or how much love you receive from others?

Are you stuck in a cycle of striving and achieving, always seeking spiritual enlightenment or manifestation of your dreams…but never fully satisfied?

Then listen on, because in this episode of We Are Already Free, we dive into the world of darkness retreats with Scott Berman of Sky Cave Retreats, a guide and facilitator of this powerful experience. Through his wisdom and expertise, we explore the transformative potential of complete isolation without distractions or external validation.

Scott takes us on a journey of self-discovery and dissolving attachment to experiences and personalities, helping us tap into our own fullness and innate worthiness. We learn about the trap of trying to repeat peak experiences, the power of leaning into discomfort, and the importance of integrating the lessons learnt in the darkness into our daily lives.

So, if you’re ready to dismantle the cycle of seeking and striving, and unlock a profound sense of completeness and worthiness within yourself, then tune in to this enlightening episode.

In this episode, Scott Berman shares:

  • How he got started with darkness retreats and what inspired him to create Sky Cave Retreats
  • The concept of darkness retreats and their therapeutic benefits
  • Why ‘spiritual’ people often struggle the most in darkness retreats
  • How darkness retreats contribute to the growth of consciousness and self-awareness
  • Integration and preparation for a darkness retreat
  • The difference between what we want and what we want to want
  • The surprising realisation people often find in the dark
  • How to do a DIY darkness retreat (it’s not as simple as it sounds)
  • Near the end, a beautiful reflection on what We Are Already Free brings up for him
  • …and, heaps more

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Nathan Maingard

Nathan Maingard

Nathan Maingard is a wordsmith giving voice to those who feel isolated and lost in these times of mass delusion and dis-ease. A breathwork instructor, modern troubadour (empowering songs, poems & stories) and ILS pro coach, Nathan empowers down-to-earth seekers to be their authentic selves. In this way we can feel, heal, and grow a beautiful world together.


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