Mindrolling – Raghu Markus – Ep. 350 – Standing at the Edge of Life and Death with Mehcad Brooks

Mehcad Brooks joins the Mindrolling Podcast for a conversation around how we can navigate the difficulties of the world with inner work and raising our consciousness together. 

Mehcad Brooks joins the Mindrolling Podcast for a conversation around how we can navigate the challenges of the world with inner work and raise our consciousness together.

Mehcad Brooks is a multi-talented actor, musician and model. Featured in many movies and television shows, Mehcad is most known for his roles in Super Girl, Desperate Housewives and True Blood. Look out for Mehcad in 2021 starring as Jax in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie. You can keep up with Mehcad online on Instagram and Twitter @MehcadBrooks

Standing at the Edge of Life and Death

Looking to words of wisdom from H.H. the Dalai Lama, Mahcad and Raghu talk about the important role that the archetype of the mother plays in our lives. This leads to a conversation with Mahcad about his upbringing and the important relationship he has with his mother. Mehcad talks about how a near-death experience transformed his perspective on everything and shares some of the inner journey that ensued.

“(The near-death experience) was like a psychic break, almost. Where you start to feel like, ‘Well, what am I? What is this body? What is Mehcad? If that is me, then what is this?” – Mehcad Brooks

Ram Dass talks about near-death experience, connections to the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the safety of death and much more on Ep. 87 of the Mindrolling Podcast
When The Universe Taps You On The Shoulder (28:25)

Mehcad talks about his travels in India and the spiritual teachings that he explored there. He describes a fateful warning he received from a sadhu which predicted another life-changing brush with death that was for Mehcad. Raghu speaks with Mehcad about how these near-death experiences have informed his life and the way that Mehcad interacts with the world. Together they look at how raising our consciousness and inner practice can help us navigate the deeply broken society we live in.

“I can’t be bashful about my own connection to the universe. Either because I don’t understand it, or others don’t understand it, or that others don’t understand their own – because the universe keeps waking me up and saying, ‘Hey if you don’t pay attention, we are going to make you.’ Four years in a row on the same day something life-changing happens, that’s how I know there is something else.” – Mehcad Brooks

Lifting the Veil (35:25)

In a time of global pandemic, economic instability, and social dissonance – what can we do to reconnect with ourselves, our community, and the universe at large? Mehcad and Raghu talk about the veil around the true nature of our society that has been lifted and the opportunity for larger-scale growth it presents.

“Consciousness is giving us the opportunity to be compassionate about each other’s stories.” – Mehcad Brooks

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Images via Mehcad Brooks and JR-Korpa