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Dr. Amy Robbins explores life, death, and what it all means. She has the unique perspective of a clinical psychologist and medium. Put your preconceived notions aside and learn how to live in the now by exploring life, death, anxiety, consciousness, and the space between.

Life, Death and the Space Between Dr. Amy Robbins |Psychology | Spirituality | Grief | Life After Death

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Dr. Amy Robbins explores life, death, and what it all means. She has the unique perspective of a clinical psychologist and medium. Put your preconceived notions aside and learn how to live in the now by exploring life, death, anxiety, consciousness, and the space between.

    Ride Like the Wind - a Ghost story

    Ride Like the Wind - a Ghost story

    RIDE LIKE THE WIND – A Ghost Story 
     
     
    “I think what’s so amazing about these stories is that they’re opening us up to really talking about these mystical, magical experiences that so many people are having now.”   – Dr. Amy Robbins
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    A daughter lost her motorcycle riding father way too early in her life. Their family bond was strong. A nighttime dreamworld visit came with a unique and fitting message from her father that he is ok and at peace on the other side. And riding with Jesus.
     
     
    Do You Have a Ghost Story?
     
    Ghost Stories is a way for listeners to tell their amazing stories.  If you have a great story to tell, a relationship you have with your loved one who has passed, or another mystical experience, please reach out: Team@DrAmyRobbins.com.  Tell me your story so we can feature it on the show.
     
     
     
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    • 7 min
    Questions for When You Are Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder

    Questions for When You Are Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder

    Questions For When You Are Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder
     
     
    “If you are afraid of dying it’s not your day. Anxiety is for the living. So if you are worried and anxious about dying, you’re not dying, which means you have time to let death teach you about living and loving your life.” – Rabbi Steve Leder
     
    “Most people die exactly the way they live.” – Rabbi Steve Leder
     
    “The meaning of life is that it stops.” German author Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
     
     
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    What can death teach you about how to live your life?
     
    Today we talk with Rabbi Steve Leder, currently serving as the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a prestigious synagogue in Los Angeles with three campuses and 2,700 families.  
     
    He has been a regular contributor and guest on the Today Show, writes regularly for TIME, Foxnews.com, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, contributed a chapter to “Charles Barkley’s book Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?’, and has published essays in Town and Country, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.  Newsweek Magazine twice named him one of the ten most influential rabbis in America.
     
    Most important to Steve is being Betsy’s husband and Aaron and Hannah’s dad.  He is also a Jew who likes to fish.  Go figure.
     
    After undergraduate study at Northwestern University and Trinity College, Oxford University, Rabbi Leder received a Master’s Degree in Hebrew Letters in 1986 and Rabbinical Ordination in 1987 from Hebrew Union College. 
     
    His book “More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us”, published in 2017, reached #4 on Amazon’s overall best sellers list in its first week.  It remains a best seller in several categories and has been translated into Korean and Chinese.   
    His book “The Beauty of What Remains; How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift” was published by Penguin Random House in January, 2021.  Publisher’s weekly called it “…elegant and compassionate” and it quickly became a national best seller.   
    Rabbi Leder’s newest book “For You When I Am Gone; Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story”, also published by Penguin Random House, launches on June 7, 2022  
     
     
    Rabbi Leder has served literally thousands of people and their families around their deaths. Listen in to hear how death can be your most profound teacher.
     
     
    Topics We Discuss:
     
    [4:19] Steve Leder’s contrasting experiences of death through two lenses: first as Rabbi Steve Leder, and secondly as a son whose father died.  
    [7:30] The dichotomies or dualities that permeate life.  
    [12:05]  The tremendous internal conflict working around a woman with ALS at the end days of her life who was ready to die.  
    [20:57] Rabbi Leder observes the actively dying are not afraid, in a place of acceptance, and at peace.  
    [27:27] How answering Rabbi’s 12 questions in his book “For You When I Am Gone; Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story” will help you align with your truth. Instead of leaving your loved ones a dry document in legalese.  
    [34:31] Why Rabbi Leder says, “Most people die exactly the way they live”.  
    [41:50] Learning via the negative. Death as a teacher.  
    [46:32] The pursuit of happiness. Sacrifice as a means of drawing closer to god, and drawing loved ones closer. Finding moments that connect us to the divine. In giving we receive.  
    [5405] What Rabbi Leder believes what happens when we die.  
     
    FOLLOW RABBI STEVE LEDER:
     
    Rabbi Leder’s books are available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
     
    Find him on Instagram.
     
    Or at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles.
     
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Power of Plant Medicine with Kat Courtney

    The Power of Plant Medicine with Kat Courtney

    The Power of Plant Medicine with Kat Courtney
     
     
    “They’ve taught me that truth is the only way out of chaos. So first I have to first show up real, vulnerable, and all in.” – Kat Courtney, on psychedelic sacred medicine plant journeys
     
    “Drinking plant medicine a few times and assuming you know how to lead a ceremony is like watching a few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and assuming you know how to perform surgery.” – Kat Courtney
     
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    Have you been hearing more and more lately about psychedelics and healing? We sure have!
     
    Today we talk with Tina “Kat” Courtney, known as The AfterLife Coach, a traditionally trained Ayahuasquera and Huachumera, carrying the Shipibo-Conibo, Quechua-Lamista, and Chavin plant medicine lineages. 
     
    She works as a ceremony guide, psychedelic integration coach, and is a certified Death Doula. Kat is an enthusiastic advocate for reverent and safe plant medicine experiences and is a passionate messenger of how to co-create magic without trauma in psychedelic spaces. 
    She is also the co-founder of Plant Medicine People, a Plant Medicine concierge company and the author of “Plant Medicine Mystery School”.  
     
    Listen in to hear how sacred plant medicines can help us all heal.
     
     
    Topics We Discuss:
     
    [3:30] Kat’s first experiences with plant medicine. Becoming hopeful she was able to heal significant then-day challenges: bulimia, functional alcoholism, bipolar disorder.  
    [5:53] Appropriate reverence for sacred plant medicine.  
    [8:07]  Differences between plant consciousness and human consciousness.  Ego vs. unity consciousness.  
    [11:11] The pothole of spiritual bypassing using psychedelics.  
    [13:30] Drug Induced Ego Dissolution (DIED) aka Ego Death. The experience of unity consciousness – our connection to everything, interconnectedness and safety.  
    [17:16]  Kat cautions people NOT to force an ego death during a psychedelic experience from a place of “ego = bad”. Instead, take the experience from a place of self-love.     
    [19:28] The importance of integration following any peak experiences, whether from trauma, plant medicine, or life itself. Spending time making sense of the experience.  
    [23:09] Although not physically addictive, the real possibility of psychological addiction and abuse of plant medicines.   
    [25:25] Kat’s thoughts, as a white woman from Montana, on Westernizing and capitalizing what is a traditionally indigenous ritual.  
    [32:47] Kat’s assessment of lab-created synthetic vs. natural, organic psychedelics.  
    [36:25] The “personalities” of the major plant medicines: ayahuasca, psilocybin, Huachuca (San Pedro cactus), bufo toad venom, and iboga.  
    [42:18] Micro-dosing vs. divine dosing, and all points between.  
    [45:05] What the plants are saying about what humanity is doing globally today.  
    [48:36] Amy’s speed round questions: What is spirituality? What is something people don’t know about you? What is one thing you’re looking forward to right now? What’s one thing you’re deeply grateful for? What book in on your nightstand? What is your favorite spiritual or healing practice? What is the most spiritually transformative experience of your life?  
     
    FOLLOW KAT COURTNEY:
     
    If you’d like to work with Kat, or join her in a Sacred Ceremony (maybe a ayahuasca retreat), find out more at www.afterlife.coach and www.plantmedicinepeople.com. 
     
    You can find Kat’s book “Plant Medicine Mystery School” on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
     
    Or follow her on Instagram or LinkedIn.
     
     
     
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    • 52 min
    Personifying Hope with Michele Neff Hernandez

    Personifying Hope with Michele Neff Hernandez

    PERSONIFYING HOPE with MICHELE NEFF HERNANDEZ
     
     
    “Every time a critical person in our life is no longer physically present, we have to reimagine who we are.” – Michele Neff Hernandez
     
     
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    Have you had to recreate your life after losing a loved one? Have you known someone who is grieving, who seemed lost at sea, and you haven’t known how to help?
     
    Today we talk with Michele Neff Hernandez. Michelle is the author of “Different After You:  Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma” and a 2021 CNN hero, a gifted speaker and committed advocate for the widowed and bereaved. Her creation of Camp Widow and soaring spirits has brought her international acclaim.
    Michelle regularly speaks to first responders, hospital workers, religious congregations, and diverse community organizations. She lives in Southern California.
     Listen in to hear how to find support for your own grieving process, and how to help loved ones in theirs.
     
    Topics We Discuss:
     
    [2:40] Michele’s tragic story of how she losing her 40-year-old husband to a bicycling accident when she was just 35, and parent to a blended family of six kids.  
    [4:25] How Michele’s non profit support groups emerged, advocating for widowed people.  
    [9:00] How widows respond differently depending on how their person passed. Grief during COVID.  
    [11:22] “Grief brain” happens. Whether a loved one’s death is sudden or expected over a long time.  
    [14:14] The uniqueness of each person’s grief process.  
    [15:20]  Secondary losses beyond the death. Michele’s example is holding her husband’s grandchild 8 years after his sudden death.  
    [16:20] How people resist being changed by grief. But change by grief is inevitable.  
    [17:40] Being surprised by the loss of the sense of self that comes with grief.  
    [21:28] How those of us who are not widowed can support those who are in grief. Get to know the new person who will emerge after their loss. Show up without an expectation of timeline.  
    [23:20] The “fishbowl” effect, especially when someone is widowed young. People backing away when they don’t know what to say, or conversely, feedback from someone who doesn’t know you well at all.  
    [29:16] Michele’s key to moving forward after her tragic loss: integration.  The “broken vase” concept – always feeling the loss of your person.  
    [34:46] How to avoid guilt and regret when moving forward through grief.  
    [37:55] What Michele thinks happens after a loved one dies, including the opportunity for ongoing connection, and allowing them to continue to influence your life.  
     
     
    FOLLOW MICHELE NEFF HERNANDEZ:
     
    Soaring Spirits International support community can be found here.
     
    Follow Michele and find out more about her book on her website.
     
     
     
    SUPPORT DR. AMY ROBBINS:
     
    If you’re enjoying the podcast and finding value in guest interviews, ghost stories, and the content I share, please consider supporting the show by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $5 a month at Patreon.com/DrAmyRobbins
     
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    • 41 min
    Channeling Vagrein with Jessie Herman

    Channeling Vagrein with Jessie Herman

    CHANNELING VAGREIN with JESSIE HERMAN
     
     
    “It’s all exactly the same energy. It is divided into different parts so that we, as inviduations, can digest it. So there will be someone who can hear the word Christ and listen to that message and receive it in a very different way than someone who maybe believes in aliens, or in a different way than someone who believes in angels. The same energy now is using different channels, using different forms, using arts, using expression, using us as beings to continue to remind us of unity consciousness.” –Jessie Herman, channeler of Vagrein
     
     
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    What IS a channel? What, or better yet, WHO is channeled?
     
    Today we talk with Jessie Herman, a former skeptic turned trance-channeler of the entity group who call themselves Vagrein. In these challenging times, since 2019, Vagrein’s messages of love and wisdom are guiding humanity toward unity consciousness.
     
    When not channeling, Jessie is a coach, an energy healer and mother to two, living in in Italy.
     
    Listen in to hear how Jessie put skepticism aside and allowed herself to be a conduit of divine wisdom.
     
     
    Topics We Discuss:
     
    [2:54] How channeling Vagrein unfolded for Jessie, starting from the perspective of a resistant, stubborn skeptic.  
    [5:20] Significance of the name “Vagrein”.  
    [8:04] Vagrein’s purpose for channeling: guiding humanity’s transition toward unity oneness, away from the belief in the concept of separation.  
    [11:03] How the various channels are tapping into one singular energy – whether Christ consciousness, Mother Mary, art, aliens, angels, spirit guides...  
    [14:55]  How Jessie gets out of the way when channeling, removes the influence of her mind, to remain distortion free.  
    [18:24] Culturally moving away from the concept of religious people as “middle men”, and toward having direct access to a higher consciousness.  
    [23:12] Practical integration of Vagrein’s unity concepts into everyday life.  
    [25:37] Energetic forms of service. Holding space. Doing what lights you up is your highest form of service.  
    [27:43] Inspiration, dreams, passions all come from collective consciousness. Eliminating limiting beliefs as key to realization.  
    [32:51] Current events and current human awakening.  Anyone can learn to access to the divine.  
    [41:30] Amy’s speed round questions: What is spirituality? What is something people don’t know about you? What is one thing you’re looking forward to right now? What’s one thing you’re deeply grateful for? What book in on your nightstand? What is your favorite spiritual or healing practice? What is the most spiritually transformative experience of your life?  
     
    FOLLOW JESSIE HERMAN AND VAGREIN:
     
    Download two free chapters of Jessie’s book on her website.
     
    Follow her on Instagram.
     
    Listen to her healing and channeled guided meditations on InsightTimer.
     
     
    SUPPORT DR. AMY ROBBINS:
     
    If you’re enjoying the podcast and finding value in guest interviews, ghost stories, and the content I share, please consider supporting the show by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $5 a month at Patreon.com/DrAmyRobbins
     
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    • 45 min
    A Whole Lava Love - A Ghost Story

    A Whole Lava Love - A Ghost Story

    A WHOLE LAVA LOVE – A Ghost Story 
     
     
    “I think what’s so amazing about these stories is that they’re opening us up to really talking about these mystical, magical experiences that so many people are having now.”   – Dr. Amy Robbins
     
    Episode Summary:
     
    An intuitive mom and her toddler daughter share visions and signs from their ancestor across the veil. Papa showed both of them many times over that he was indeed nearby. A license plate spelled out Papa. Mom saw orbs of light through the baby monitor. Her daughter asked, “Who dat guy?” Check out Instagram and YouTube to see a photo of the lava lamp that spelled out “Papa”.
     
     
    Do You Have a Ghost Story?
     
    Ghost Stories is a way for listeners to tell their amazing stories.  If you have a great story to tell, a relationship you have with your loved one who has passed, or another mystical experience, please reach out: Team@DrAmyRobbins.com.  Tell me your story so we can feature it on the show.
     
     
     
    SUPPORT DR. AMY ROBBINS
     
    If you’re enjoying the podcast and finding value in guest interviews, ghost stories, and the content I share, please consider supporting the show by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $5 a month at Patreon.com/DrAmyRobbins
     
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    • 6 min

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