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#99 A Soul’s Journey: Past lives, the Law of Karma, Sound Mantra, & Spiritual Growth w/Dena Merriam

For over 40 years, she has been a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda, a practitioner of Kriya Yoga meditation, and a student of the great texts of the Vedic tradition. Our guest, Dena Merriam, is the Founder of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, bringing spiritual resources to address critical global challenges, such as conflict, social justice, and ecological scarring of the earth. Over the years she has worked to bring greater gender balance and balance between the Abrahamic- and Dharma-based religious traditions for a more inclusive interfaith movement.

As a prolific author, she brings her gift of seeing into past lives into the present, by writing about individuals seeking to express this universal force of love that exists within us all. Much of her stories also lend themselves to being a study of karma: the cosmic law of cause and effect!

In this episode we explore far and wide with her, diving into these questions:

•How can we better understand the laws of Karma or cause and effect?

•What are the cosmic forces that are also called ‘deities’?

•How far back in time can a soul go as far as their experience on Earth? 

•How many lives could we have lived?

-how can someone open themselves up to their past lives so that we can heal certain patterns & not repeat them in current or future lives? 

•why do you think some people are so skeptical of past lives being possible?

•What is the importance of sound and mantra?•What are the powers of mantra and how can it serve our spiritual growth?

MAJic Tricks:

•Sound Mantra: ”VROOOOOMMMMMM…..”

•Death Contemplation Practice 

Book recommendations: 

•My Journey Through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death and Rebirth by Dena Merriam

•The Untold Story of Sita: An Empowering Tale for Our Time by Dena Merriam

•When the Bright Moon Rises: The Awakening of Ancient Memories by Dena Merriam

•The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:15:00 GMT