When Your Spirit Needs a Lift, What Do You Do ?

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When I’m feeling down, I sometimes listen to beautiful music to help lift my spirits. Among the most beautiful is In the Light of Love, sung/chanted by Deva Premal and Miten. Manose, a Nepalese who plays a bamboo flute, accompanies them.

In the Light of Love incorporates a Sanskrit healing chant, Om Shree Dhanvantre NamahaOm and salutations to the divine healer.                       

Please listen and tell me if you too are touched by the tender transparency of this sacred song.


“In the Light of Love We Heal and Sing…”


This video reminds me that in the light of love’s radiance, life is more wondrous and precious. People have an inner glow that emanates from their very souls.

In the light of love’s radiance, gratitude for being alive shows in the humblest of ways, and no matter the hardship, one can find hope and see life as good. That’s what comes to me with this chant. In a word, it is Thanksgiving.

Deva Premal

Not knowing anything about them, I did a little research on Deva Premal and her life partner Miten.

Here’s a little of what I learned: Deva was born in Germany to parents who introduced her to Sanskrit mantras very early in life.

Deva herself has said: “When my mother was pregnant with me, my parents prepared for the birth by chanting the Gayatri Mantra throughout the pregnancy. As I grew up we continued to chant it together regularly before sleep. I didn’t really know what I was singing… or even why! I just did it because I was told to! It wasn’t until much later that I came to appreciate the great gift my parents had given me.” http://devapremalmiten.com/about/deva-miten/ 

Buddha and meditation

At the age of 11, Deva met the Indian spiritual teacher who later became her guru. He gave her the Sanskrit name Deva Premal, “Divine Loving.”

At the age of 20 at an ashram in India, she met her soul mate Miten, and thus began the unfolding of their beautiful life purpose together.


Miten, originally Andy Desmond, was a successful English musician who toured with the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates. He opened their shows. Eventually disenchanted with the culture of rock and roll, drugs, etc., he left all behind to journey to India.

Deva Premal and Miten have been called “the Johnny and June Carter Cash of sacred music.” Apparently, the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Cher and Tony Robbins are among their fans.

Gayatri Mantra

Here is the chant that was sung to Deva before she was born.

Voices like Deva Premal’s and Miten’s can help heal the world. May many more people listen to their music and feel their hearts open with gratitude and loving kindness to themselves and to all others.


Heart of FriendshipRamona

About the Author:

Ramona McKean is creating a "Bridge of Light" (aka “a Bridge of the Heart”) to promote cross-cultural appreciation and awareness. An author and speaker, she lives in Victoria, BC, Canada.


  1. Clarke October 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Ramona, it is so nice to read your thoughts in this article on your website. It is very inspiring and the link to this post came to my email Inbox at a perfect time in my day. It reminded me to take a mini break from my work and listen to some beautiful music. I’m so glad I joined your mailing list.

    All the best to you!


    • Ramona October 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Clarke, what a lovely message! I am happy you found some inspiration and beauty in my blog post. All the best to you too!

  2. Lanlin October 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I enjoy listening to the music you share in this post. Well said, “In the light of love’s radiance, gratitude for being alive shows in the humblest of ways, and no matter the hardship, one can find hope and see life as good.” Life is good despite difficulties and struggles we have to go through. Be grateful, and learn to enjoy the life as it is!

    • Ramona October 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Lanlin, I sometimes find it hard to be gracious and grateful when I’m in the midst of great pain or difficulty. It’s at those times that music like In the Light of Love is so very helpful. The music helps remind me to breathe more mindfully and to relax. There are some things that are beyond my control and that is just how it is. Acceptance of what is helps me feel grateful. Is this how it is for you too? Thanks for writing!

  3. Dawn January 13, 2016 at 3:19 am - Reply

    The music helps me to relax and helps me to connect to my inner self. Thank you very much for sharing, Ramona.

    • Ramona January 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you liked the music, Dawn. Isn’t connecting with our inner selves a big part of what it’s all about? 🙂

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