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From Art to Advaita Vedanta

Pranoy Mathew Interviewing Ambika Devi June 2024

Enjoy this interview of me as a guest on Dream Series vlogcast with host, Pranoy Mathew.

Grab a cup of tea, find a comfortable spot, and get ready to be inspired by this enlightened conversation as we dive into topics of Yoga, Meditation, Astrology, and the Occult.

Please click above to watch or listen to this interview.

During our inspiring conversation, our host, Pranoy Mathew dive into my life as a Florida-based teacher and practitioner of Advaita Vedanta. My journey encompassing a rich tapestry of experiences from early childhood memories, art, music, holistic health, and profound spiritual practices. My mission to foster better communication and create a more peaceful world through self-awareness and mindfulness. It is our hope to be inspiring for you.

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What we Discussed

My Early Life and Memories

Pranoy gets me to open up about my early life, sharing vivid memories from my childhood in Pennsylvania. I was raised in a nurturing environment and told stories about my close bond with my maternal grandmother and my early fascination with music and art. I was the only child of my parents and along with my extended family gave me a lot of love and support. This played a significant role in shaping my worldview.

My Academic Journey and Early Interests

My academic journey was marked by curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. My mother introduced me to yoga and meditation at an early age. This set the foundation for my lifelong spiritual pursuits. Despite challenges in school, particularly with spelling, I excelled in learning and embraced creativity. The transition from public school to private institutions nurtured my interests and expanded my love of fine arts, theoretical physics, and holistic health.

Transition to Teaching and Art

I received my first yoga teacher certification at the age of 18. I blended my artistic and spiritual pursuits seamlessly through my 20s. My passion for the arts led me to pursue a degree in fine arts and a teaching certification. After graduation, I became an art teacher and a working visual artist. Yoga and holistic practices complemented this.

Exploring Holistic Health and Spiritual Practices

My journey took a significant turn when I dove deeper into holistic health. I studied various modalities, including massage therapy, acupuncture, and herbology. My diverse interests and certifications reflect my commitment to continuous learning and personal growth. I integrate my holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being and interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.

Advaita Vedanta and Mindfulness

I have a deep connection with Advaita Vedanta, which is a non-dualistic school of Hindu philosophy. This underscores the entirety of my spiritual journey. Pranoy gets me to share insights into the principles of oneness and self-realization, emphasizing the importance of meditation and mindfulness. My main techniques help individuals tame their minds, improve communication, and cultivate compassion, ultimately contributing to a more peaceful world.

Challenges and Resilience

My journey has not been without challenges. I candidly discuss overcoming obstacles, including societal expectations and personal setbacks. Resilience and adaptability have been crucial in navigating various phases of life, from my art career to spiritual and holistic practices. I intend to inspire others to persevere and pursue their true calling.

Writing and Teaching

I have authored six books and continue to share my knowledge through various platforms. Topics include Ayurveda, meditation, and astrology, providing valuable insights into holistic living.

Vision for the Future

My vision for our world is one where peace and understanding prevail. My mission is to inspire individuals to embrace mindfulness and self-awareness, fostering better communication and relationships. I hope to create a ripple effect of positive change, contributing to a harmonious and compassionate global community.

Here are the time stamps of the Chapters. These also appear on the YouTube page.

00:00 Introduction
01:19 Who are you?
04:46 Early Life
09:55 Point of View of the World
15:00 Start of Yoga Practice
17:50 Meditation & Energy
21:51 Great Intelligence
24:32 Addicted to Learning
30:45 Astrology Syllabus
33:00 What is Astrology?
35:49 Hindu Cosmology and Temples of Saturn
40:37 Soul Choosing a Body
43:30 Predestination & Experiences
48:40 Becoming Predictable
49:25 Occult and Energies
52:15 Knowledge and Understanding
54:00 Dreams and coincidences
57:44 Cause and Effect
01:00:40 Future You Envision

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Ambika Devi

Helping you navigate the roadmap of life.

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