Melanie is joined by musicians Deva Premal and Miten for a conversation about connecting and healing through sacred music.
Deva Premal & Miten are modern nomads on a mission to share with humanity the medicine of mantra. With original chants that are used for meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, and sleep playlists worldwide, Deva Premal & Miten not only model spiritually-conscious living but also share powerful tools for wellness, mindfulness, and personal growth. Learn more at devapremalmiten.com.
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Connecting Through Vibration (Opening) – Deva and Mitten share what sacred music means to them. They reflect on the healing power of mantra and the potential for all music to be sacred and to create space.
“I think all music is sacred, but I think it is misdirected. There is a lot of music that still can be sacred, because it is reflecting the musicians playing it. Whether it is punk or metal or pop music, it says something about the people who are conveying that kind of music and that is as much God as everything else. For us, our music is not about excitement, it’s not about exciting the senses. My songs are like that too, I do not see my songs as folk or pop music, I see them as sacred.” – Miten
Surrender and Connection (17:00) – The group discusses the phenomena of connecting to something beyond ourselves through mantra and sacred music. Deva and Miten share reflect on the aspects of surrender and connection that come with mantra practice.
For The Good of all Beings (37:45) – What does sacred music have to offer a world caught in a cycle of disorder? Deva and Miten reflect on the power of turning inward with contemplative practice as counterpoint to chaos.
“The need is more apparent now that we are not going to find it on the outside. We always think that we can make this world perfect, but it is obviously not the case. There is only a turning within where we will find union and peace.” – Deva Premal