Johnny Burke: Welcome to Closer to Venus. I’m Johnny Burke, and today’s guest is Dr. Yvonne Kason. She is the president and co-founder of Spiritual Awakenings International, the past president of IANDS , multiple NDE and STE Experiencer, and author of several books, including her latest book, Soul Lessons From The Light. In this episode, we will be talking about the events that inspired the book as well as her many experiences. Dr. Kason, welcome to the show, or should I say welcome back to the show.
Yvonne Kason: You can say either one.
Johnny Burke: Okay. Excellent, you’ve been on Closer to Venus, I believe, twice already, and you’ve
Yvonne Kason: Was it twice? I thought it was once. Oh my
Johnny Burke: No, it was twice. You’ve had many experiences, near-death experiences, mystical experiences, spiritually transformative experiences, and even past life recall. So, what actually happened first, and what put you on this path?
Yvonne Kason: Well, that is what this book is all about. Soul Lessons From the Light. I’m really, really happy about it. This is the story of my own spiritual awakening and how I came to be the person I am today running spiritual awakenings international. As I share in the book, it basically, it started in my childhood. I didn’t realize it when I was a child, because now, as a kid you don’t have a barometer to measure what’s normal, and what’s paranormal. Right. It was just stuff that happened to me, right?
I now realize the stuff that happened to me, that I actually had two near-death experiences as a child. I had one when I was five years old, and I had another one when I was an 11-year-old. But I didn’t know that. When I was a five-year-old, what happened was, I was traveling with my parents in Europe and we were at a train station and I was looking around and I saw a station hand jump off the platform onto the railway tracks and climb up onto the next, platform. And I remember thinking, oh, that looks like fun. So I decided to do the same thing.
So I leaned forward to jump onto the track. All of a sudden it was like time stood still like I was sort of suspended in space. It was like my life was a movie and someone had pressed the pause button, but my consciousness, my thinking still moved on and suddenly my point of perception rose up and I was like maybe 25 feet above where my body was. I could see my little body there jumping out. from that perspective, 25 feet up. I could see what I had not seen when I started jumping, which was that there was a train pulling into the station and I was jumping right in front of a rapidly oncoming train. And I remember because I hadn’t looked both ways before you jumped on the tracks, they teach you as a child to look both ways before you cross the street.
I remember was very odd that I wasn’t at all frightened. Very, very calm, very, very peaceful, and is like, ‘oh, I see I’m about to be hit by a train’ with this very, very unusual calm. And then all of a sudden it was like somebody released the pause button and the motion picture of my life started again and somebody grabbed me, pulled me back onto the train platform, and woosh! the train, wooed in, in front of me, you know, with a gust of wind and I was not hit. As a five-year-old, I didn’t know what that was, but now I know it was an out-of-body experience when I was close to death, that would be categorized as a near-death experience, but at the time as a five-year-old, I thought it meant I could fly.
I think I was having out-of-body experiences and dreams because I have clear memories too of flying down my street, et cetera. I mean I clearly wasn’t really doing it. I must have been doing it in my dreams, but I was convinced I could fly and that’s how I understood it as a five-year-old. I started kindergarten that fall, and I made a little friend, and I said,” Guess what? I can fly. “And I went to show my friend I could fly. He said, “No you can’t. “And I said, sure I can.” because I had such a clear memory of what I understood as flying. So I climbed up on my fence in front of my house, I spread out my arms, like wings, and I jumped off, wanted to fly down the street to show ’em. And of course, I just fell down to the ground. And I still remember to this day, my reaction. I was puzzled. I couldn’t figure it out.
Johnny Burke: Is it true that when people have near-death experiences at a very young age, they don’t figure it out until much later?
Yvonne Kason: Oh, absolutely.
Johnny Burke: even in their twenties
Yvonne Kason: For me, it was much longer than that. I had another one when I was 11, which I can tell you about if you wish, but I didn’t figure out that these two experiences were near-death experiences till about five years ago. It’s amazing because A, I’ve had three adult near-death experiences; one in 79, 1 in 95, 1 in 2003, but all three of those were the mystical, white light type of near-death experience. They were so different from my childhood ones, which were out of body type of near-death experiences, that I didn’t even put them in the same ballpark, that I didn’t realize this was the same type of phenomenon.
I was researching near-death experiences and other spiritual experiences, since 1976 actually, when I had my kundalini awakening. I started researching all sorts of paranormal phenomena, but somehow my childhood experiences were just lumped into stuff that happened when I was a kid. It was never labeled as something paranormal in my mind. And it was only about five years ago, I was actually preparing to give a presentation on near-death experiences, and they kept niggling the memory of these two childhood experiences. And I thought, okay, I’m a researcher. Let’s see how many near-death experience criteria these experiences have, and. Oh my goodness! They both qualify as near-death experiences. No wonder my life’s been the way it has been! I’ve been having near-death experiences since I was a kid.
Johnny Burke: Since you were a child like many of us, you’ve learned that there are many different types of near-death experiences, or NDEs as they’re called. Are all near-death experiences spiritually transforming?
Yvonne Kason: Yeah. Yes. No, they are. Yes, they are. It’s a subcategory. Near-death experiences are one subtype of spiritually transformative experiences, so spiritually transformative experiences. Is a term that I in fact coined back in 1994. It’s an umbrella term and I talk about it in my book, but it’s an umbrella term because I found myself in my own spiritual awakening journey where I was having lots of different types of experiences. So I had these two experiences in childhood that were out-of-body experiences I now realize were near-death experiences.
My next big STE happened when I was in medical school. I had a profound experience, which I now know was a kundalini awakening with a mystical experience. Yes, but I didn’t have time to think about it, I was busy studying for my medical school exams and stuff, so I just sort of put that aside. Think about that later. But when I was a medical resident, I was in a plane crash, a medevac plane crash where I was almost killed, and that’s when I had my first mystical near-death experience, out of the body- up into the light, feeling the love of the higher power totally transformed me. I lost my fear of death. I know what souls live on after they die, like totally transformative.
Then a few weeks after that, I had a psychic awakening. I started having clairvoyant experiences, clairaudient experiences, clairsentient, experiences so here’s me. I’m a young medical doctor, top of my class, and very bright. I know I’m not crazy. I’m having a whole bunch of different types of experiences that I think must, in some way, be related because they’re all happening to me. I started researching what’s known about near-death experiences, what’s known about mystical experiences, what’s known about psychic experiences, and what’s known about Kundalini Awakening.
I came to this understanding that what made sense to me was that they’re all connected and that we need a way to, in the Western world to talk about them and not hokey, pokey, fluffy, this, that, and it’s not mental illness, it’s not hallucinations. These are real experiences happening to people. The term came to me spiritually transformative experiences as an umbrella term that would encompass the broad range of types of experiences people are having. Near-death experiences are one subtype.
You also asked me, are all NDEs spiritually transformative? My answer to that was, yes, but they’re not always the same degree of spiritually transformative. The ones that are the most spiritually transformative are the mystical type or the white type, where people go into the white light and meet the higher power. They might have a life review, all that sort of stuff, and remember their past lives. That is by far the most transformative and life-changing.
Many people have mystical experiences. Some have them spontaneously while meditating. Some have them while looking at a sunset. Some have them because they’ve fallen in love. Some have them because they’ve been initiated by a guru. Others even have them taking psychedelics. There could be many triggers to a mystical experience. Near death is one of the triggers of a mystical experience. So whatever the trigger to the mystical experience, the mystical experience is the most transforming type of spiritually transformative experience.
Johnny Burke: So the NDE is just one trigger and a very good point about the mystical experience. There seems to be many routes to get to that experience, such as, you just touched on it, plant medicine. Psychedelics and that type of thing. Meditation,
Yvonne Kason: Yeah. Meditation in my research was in fact the strongest trigger, and that’s what the Yogis and the Buddhists have encouraged people to do, which is to meditate regularly. I understand that by meditation you learn to still the chatter of your mind and when you still the chatter of your mind, it makes it possible for your consciousness to open to these states in a much greater way. All types of STEs.
Johnny Burke: now you had mentioned after one of your NDEs you started having instances of clairvoyance, claircognizance. I interviewed your colleague, Robert, Robert Bare and he mentioned the same thing after his experience, actually, I think he had two NDEs and he actually told me that those types of abilities were magnified. And at some point, he had mediumistic type abilities, and he didn’t want anything to do with it. So that’s a pretty common thing, isn’t it? That those people that have those experiences do have an elevated psychic ability of some sort.
Yvonne Kason: Well, how I’ve come to understand it and what I’ve experienced in my own life and what I share in my book is that it’s like the range of normal human consciousness seems to be expanding. And that’s what happened to me. My childhood experiences started to open the door in my consciousness. Then when I had the Kundalini awakening in medical school, that opened the door even further. And maybe that’s why I’ve had so many near-death experiences in my lifetime because the door was already open when I was in my twenties. It was easier for me to cross over, but those aren’t the only experiences I had, I also had mystical experiences along the way. I’ve had inspired creative experiences; I’ve had past life memories and mediumship. Yes, that’s all been a part of uh, my journey too. And it’s an interesting point you bring up. It’s that it wasn’t like I was looking for these types of experiences or even wanting to have these types of experiences, they were happening to me. And it was actually a challenge most of my life because I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. For many years I didn’t even have names to call these experiences.
My near-death experience in the medevac plane. I asked somebody right after it happened if it might have been a near-death experience. And I remember they said to me, “Well, did you see a tunnel with a light at the end?” And I went, “No. “And then they went, “Well, were you completely clinically dead?” And I said,” Well, no, I was close to death, but I wasn’t dead. “And then they said, “Well, it’s not a near-death experience. “So I thought, okay, it’s not a near-death experience. What is it? What am I going to call it? Yeah. So I started looking and trying to find even a word to call it, and the best word I was able to find for many years was a mystical experience.
So I would call it my mystical experience that happened in my plane crash. And being in the closet about it, not talking to people because that’s the other challenge of having these various spiritually transformative experiences, you have nobody to talk to. I tried to talk with my medical colleagues, and they all dismissed it as some sort of hallucination that was brought on by an electrolyte imbalance or low blood sugar or something, and this was no hallucination. That near-death experience in the plane crash changed me profoundly in a very, very positive way, in a very deep way. I lost my fear of death. I became much more tolerant of people of multi faiths because I just understood. I knew that all faiths were trying to understand the same truth underlying the universe and that the loving higher power loves everybody regardless of size, shape, and color, or what way we’re trying to climb the mountain. We all have incomplete understanding, and it increased my capacity to love and forgive. This is not low blood sugar, you know? So,
Johnny Burke: Although it might seem like low blood sugar you need some crackers and cheese or
Yvonne Kason: That’s Right. And the effect was so permanent, and all of my near-death experiences are incredibly powerful, and clearly etched in my memory, which is one of the characteristics of near-death experiences; how clearly the memory is etched. If you asked me, what do you have for breakfast two months ago? I don’t know. You know, unless you eat the same breakfast every day, you’re not going to remember. But I can remember these experiences. And the other thing about these experiences and my mystical experiences is talking about them or writing about them or remembering them brings the feelings back and I start feeling that love again and that joy and that elevation, like I’m feeling it right now because I’m starting to think about one of them. That doesn’t happen when I talk about how I had a really good chocolate cake yesterday. I might salivate, but that’s about it. I, you know, so, so, there’s something really different about these memories. They’re very, very powerful.
And I had to be in the closet, particularly as a medical doctor and I had a teaching position at the University of Toronto. I had to like to live a double life for most of my life, and I talk about this in the book. In my public life, I was this mainstream medical doctor, and I had this great teaching position, et cetera. Then my in the closet, private life, I was a spiritual seeker, and I was a mystic and I was having all these incredible experiences and I was studying everything I could; various spiritual traditions, from different spiritual teachers, from medicine, from psychology, from transpersonal psychology, trying to understand what was actually happening to me.
There sort of came a coming-together point, and for me, that happened in 1990 when I finally came to a place within myself where I felt confident enough within myself to say, okay, I don’t care if nobody believes me or not, but I know. I’ve had a near-death experience, and I know that I’ve had a Kundalini awakening and I know I had a mystical experience and I know that I’m having a psychic phenomenon and I’m not crazy. This stuff is real and, and it was around that time that spirit gave me my calling experience, that it was time to come out of the closet.
Johnny Burke: Your experience obviously speaks volumes, but with your work with Spiritual Awakenings International as well as for that matter, you’ve no doubt seen hundreds. If not more cases, documented cases of past life memories and near-death experiences, and other mystical experiences. I think it’s very hard to really explain to someone that I had a past life memory; I’m a man and in my past life, for instance, I was a woman. So how can you really dismiss that as your imagination or one of your memories because you’ve actually changed gender,
Yvonne Kason: Yeah. yeah.
Johnny Burke: That’s just one example, right? now you’ve had many of these different experiences and you also mentioned the mediumistic type of ability. Were there any instances of afterlife communication?
Yvonne Kason: Oh yes, very definitely. It seems to me that my particular consciousness is because I’m an avid meditator and I’ve been meditating regularly for, over 40 years now. I think it both grounds you and it also makes you more open to many types of spiritually transformative experiences. I’ve written a book on spiritually transformative experiences and was able to, because not only have people told me, and I’ve researched it, but I’ve experienced almost every type.
So yes, after-death communications, the ones I like to share is, I was, engaged a few years back and my fiancé unfortunately, passed away due to complications from heart surgery before we were married. So I was grieving the loss and I was actually flying to speak at a conference about near-death experiences. The plane was just at that very, very top part of the clouds just before it breaks through into the bright sunshine where it’s all sparkly and light around you.
And I’ve always said, that is the closest I have found on Earth to what it was like when I was in the white light realm in my near-death experience. It was that soft, sparkly luminescent light that was right at the top of clouds. And I remember thinking oh, I’m close to heaven! I’m close to heaven! I don’t know if, because I was thinking of heaven if that made me open to the possibility -all of a sudden,
I could smell my fiancés after shave – he liked to wear Old Spice. And so I remember I could smell it really, really strong, the Old Spice. So my first thought was, oh, there must be somebody around me in the plane who’s wearing Old Spice. And I looked around and actually, there were no men anywhere near me in the plane. And so, oh, that’s strange. And then all of a sudden it was like I could feel his presence. I could feel his energy, like how I knew it was him, it’s hard to say. It’s like I could feel his energy and I could feel his love. It was like he was just bathing me in love, and I actually heard his voice say, I love you, and I had this incredible experience; it was like our souls were in communion or something for a few minutes and then it disappeared, and the way went the smell of Old Spice. And to me, this is just hysterical because it started with the smell of his cologne and I don’t know how these things work, but that’s one example of after-death communication.
I had another one about a year or so ago I want to share with you because some people might find this very interesting. I received a text message from a close friend who had just died, and I’d heard that these things could happen that people could communicate using, sometimes computers or text messages, but yeah, electronics and I had just gotten the news that this woman who is a very close friend had passed away. So I was sort of praying for her and I was crying a little bit, and all of a sudden, my cell phone went off. It’s like, oh, who’s sending me a text message? I looked over, and it was from her, she was gone. She couldn’t have sent the text. And she said, “I’m thinking of you.” And it was like, oh my goodness. I couldn’t believe it. At first, I thought, is somebody playing a prank? Has somebody got into her cell phone and they’re sending me a prank message. But no, it was from her. Anyway, I’ve had several after-death communications over the years, and yes, very definitely. That’s been one of the phenomena I’ve experienced.
Johnny Burke: At one point your medical practice became focused on counseling patients who had those kinds of experiences; paranormal, spiritual, tell us a little bit about when that happened and what you learned from it, and what we can learn from it.
Yvonne Kason: I specialized my medical practice in the counseling of patients who’d had near-death experiences and other spiritually transformative experiences. I did that in 1990. I was actually the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize my practice in that area. The reason that I did that is because I had a very, very, very strong, what I call a mystical experience.
I had been invited to speak at a conference in California, in Solimar that was on Kundalini Awakening, and that was actually the first time I’d spoken at a major international conference on Kundalini. It was put on by the Spiritual Emergence Network and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. And I’ve not mentioned, but I had met, Gopi Krishna in India and he had mentored me and taught me a lot about Kundalini. So people wanted to know what I had learned from him about Kundalini. There were Experiencers there, people who’d had Kundalini awakenings who were so moved by the fact that I, as a medical doctor, had come right out and. I have had a Kundalini awakening. Cuz their experience had been that they had been told they were mentally ill, told that this was some sort of psychiatric disorder, told by their churches it was work of the devil, told by their family that we don’t believe you. You’re hallucinating, whatever. Marriages broken up. horrible. The same sorts of things that unfortunately happened to NDE experiencers were also happening to Kundalini Experiencers. And they were so appreciative. That I as a medical doctor even knew what a Kundalini awakening was, let alone I was saying, I’ve had one myself, and I believe you. I understand you. You’re not crazy. They felt so validated. It was so important. People were crying and hugging me. I was so deeply moved by this. I was profoundly, deeply moved.
So I went for a walk. Solimar is right on the Pacific Ocean and there were these big sand dunes there, and I went for the walk in the sand dunes, and it was at night. Clear sky and all of a sudden it was like, the heavens opened, and my consciousness just cracked open. Where my head used to become like a sun, like a beacon of light, radiating light in all directions. And I could taste, they call it emta like this nectar dripping in the back of my throat. And as I was in this incredible state of consciousness, I suppose you’d call it illumination with the light. I just knew I didn’t hear a word spoken. I just knew that I was being called, that it was time to come out of the closet and I needed to advocate for experiencers, so I came back to Toronto. I spoke to my department head at the university and said, “I’ll resign my university position if you want, but I want to now specialize in helping people who’ve had diverse types of spiritual experiences and researching it.
I think my guardian angels overshadowed him that day because he said to me, “well, Yvonne, as long as you’re doing research, it’s okay with me. You don’t have to give up your university position.” So I ended up launching the Spiritual Emergence Research and Referral clinic. That’s what I called it. Then that became my career specialty. People from all over Canada, even from the United States, were coming to see me in my office as patients because they wanted to find a medical doctor who would validate their experiences. And so I built up a tremendous amount of clinical experience over the years, counseling experiencers. In addition to my research and in addition to my personal experiences. That’s why I started writing books and raising awareness everywhere. I really felt called because the medical profession was doing harm by labeling experiencers as crazy. The public was doing harm by labeling experiencers as crazy. And churches were doing harm by labeling experiencers a work in the devil, right?
Johnny Burke: They’ve done more than their share of harm, but that’s a discussion for another day. Or actually, wait, I think we’ve had that discussion already. Fast forward to the present. You’ve taken your experience being an experiencer and you’ve co-founded Spiritual Awakenings International, which seems to be a haven for spiritual seekers, especially those people that want to come out of that closet.
Yvonne Kason: Yeah, absolutely. Even the Birth of Spiritual Awakening International is from an STE, a spiritually transformative experience. It was almost a year before we launched it that I was talking with Robert Bare. I was at that time nominated to be president for IANDS and he was nominated to be vice president. And I had approached him about that we would run together as a slate rather than as two individuals, which we decided we would do. While we were talking, he’s intuitive too, as an experiencer. He got a download, and he says,” You know Yvonne, I think in the future we’re going to found another organization together. We’re being called to found another organization in the future. “And my reaction was well, I’m going to have to meditate about that and I’ll get back to you.
So right after we got off the phone call, I went into meditation because something reverberated inside of me when he said that. Cause I hardly knew him. I’d only recently met him. And, when I meditated, I personally had a powerful STE what I call a download of higher guidance. I was told Yes, you and Robert are to found a new organization and it’s going to look at all types of spiritually transformative experiences and I was given the name and the name of the organization is Spiritual Awakenings International. Is like, wow. I was shaking with the intensity of the message. So this is now the second time in my life that I’ve had a calling.
So the first one was when I went out of the closet and this time you’re going to found Spiritual Awakenings International and you’re going to do it with Robert, this man that I hardly knew. So anyway, and that came to pass about a year later in 2020, we launched Spiritual Awakenings International. We served our terms in IANDS and then when we both knew it was time to move on.
My focus has always been I include the near-death experience, but it was always greater than the near-death experiences. It included all types of spiritual awakenings. And the other difference is that my priority at this point in my life is no longer research. I’ve done tons of research. My priority is supporting Experiencers. And so that’s, I think what you’re saying that SAI or Spiritual Awakenings International is a safe haven for experiences, and also my writing this book, Soul Lessons From The Light is also to create a safe haven for experiencers. I think when people read this and hoping that’s going to support and encourage other people who are also going through the ups and downs and challenges of having a life with lots of these spiritually transformative experiences
Johnny Burke: The website for S A I, which I think it’s going to be known as sooner than later, is spiritual awakenings international.org, right?
Yvonne Kason: Correct. Mm-hmm.
Johnny Burke: I will definitely put that in the show notes in the transcript as well. one last question, a lot of us really want to know Heaven, Home. it real?
Yvonne Kason: Oh absolutely. Oh absolutely. And it is home. It is home. It is everything that you are craving. And my last near-death experience, which was in 2003, I was completely dead for a period of time. That was my only near-death experience where I was actually clinically dead for a period of time. When I was whisked out of my body. My spirit was whisked out. I had a slip-and-fall accident. I hit my head, a serious brain injury, and I died instantly. And I felt my spirit whisked out of my body by a fourth grader than myself, up through this dark, expansive space. Some might call it a tunnel, but it was like a dark, expansive space. And then I entered the white light realm.
I was greeted there by two beings of light. Two saints from my particular spiritual tradition, Paramhansa Yogananda and Mahavatar Babaji. They were in their light bodies glistening with light and they telepathically because all communications are telepathic there, communicated with me that I had died. That my work was done in the incarnation of Dr. Yvonne Kason. And the feeling was like a celebration. It was like a graduation party was being held in my honor, the love of the higher power was so profound. I remember that I had thought it was like uh oh, here comes the life review. I’d heard about people having a life review. Like who’s had a perfect life? And, everyone’s made mistakes, myself included. And it was incredible because of the powerful love up there, it’s like one of the saints turned and looked at me and like they could read my thought and then it was like just with a glance. Transmitted the understanding to me of Don’t worry about it. And the understanding that the love of the higher power is so profound that the higher power understands that just like children when you’re learning to walk, they stumble, they fall, they skin their knees, they bump their head. It’s part of the learning process that the divine understands.
And I just sort of dissolved into this incredible love of, like all is perfect with the universe and this is where I belong, and this is where I fit. And this is where I’m completely understood, and this is where I’m completely loved. But even beyond that I then went into a sort of a state of consciousness where it was visual. Like it wasn’t anymore like I was seeing the beings of light, the white light realm, but it was that my capacity to know and understand was infinitely huge. And I suddenly like a veil had been removed from my consciousness.
I suddenly could now remember all of my past lives and it was like an aha experience. Suddenly my weird and wacky life is starting to make sense having all these experiences I talk about in my book. It suddenly made sense in the context of all my past lives, as it all fit together. It was like the jigsaw puzzles of my many lives were all put together and I could see the whole picture and it was all coherent that all made sense because for my soul that has incarnated in all these different bodies, both male and female, and all different colors and all different races and different times in history, and different planets, that our soul journey’s incredibly vast and complex. My particular soul had been having spiritually transformative experiences for many incarnations, near-death experiences, mystical experiences, psychic phenomena. Kundalini inspired creativity. So from a soul perspective, my soul was just sort of continuing on from where we left off last time around and so it all made sense. I wasn’t so weird and wacky after all. From that perspective. Mm-hmm.
Johnny Burke: I like that. I don’t really know what else to ask after that. That was incredible. anything else that we should know?
Yvonne Kason: I’m very, very excited about my new book, Soul Lessons From The Light. It’s just come out. While I was practicing medicine, I was never really free to talk about all of the experiences that had happened to me. So I was always a little bit cautious because I didn’t want to lose my medical license. But I’m retired now and I don’t have to worry about repercussions. So it’s wonderful. But there’s another thing I want to mention.
The other thing about this book is it’s the result of a miracle and it’s a testimonial. So it’s very, very special to me for that reason because as I mentioned, I had that near-death experience in 2003 when I died. When I hit my head, I had a very serious traumatic brain injury. From that, I was given the choice at the end of timeless time on the other side, because you know, time doesn’t pass the same on the other side. I accepted to go back to my body, and I was told it would be more difficult. and it was difficult because when I came back to my body, I was disabled due to traumatic brain injury for more than 12 years. And I went to neuro rehab. I did everything you could think of. Detoxes, cleanses, taking out all my mercury fillings, everything you can think of to try and heal, but my brain injury didn’t heal, and I had lost my ability to write. I’d lost my ability to practice medicine. I’d lost my ability even use a keyboard on the computer.
I had to work really hard to get that back. But a miracle happened on February 24th, 2016, and I do have the story in the book too. I experienced a miracle when I was deep in meditation in Encinitas, California at the South Realization Fellowship retreat at a spot that I consider a holy spot where Paramhansa used to meditate and go into Samadhi into God Consciousness.
They say in yoga that where saints have communed with God, there’s a very high spiritual vibration imprint left there so that if you go and meditate in these spots, that you get a spiritual blessing. And I certainly felt that because on that spot, all of a sudden while I was meditating, I had inwardly experienced an eruption of light in the center of my brain. It was like an illuminated fountain of liquid light in the center of my brain that had been in darkness for 12 years. It felt like my brain woke up and my brain was healed.
I had a miraculous brain healing experience, and it was like a floodgate opened in my consciousness at that time. And all these ideas for what I was going to write in my books, my next books were flooding through my consciousness and I got the strong inner message pass on what you have learned. So this is what I’m doing now with my new book. This is the second book I’ve written since my brain healing and Spiritual Awakenings International is another part of passing on what I have learned. This is a testimonial to a miracle. I could not have written this if it hadn’t been for that miracle. And my last message in the book that I’m just going to leave you with is that there is always hope. Never give up hope, because, with God, all things are possible. I’m not using God in the religious sense. I’m using it in the spiritual sense with the higher power, with the loving force behind the Universe. All things are possible. Miracles do happen, and I’m a testimonial to that and this book is a testimonial to miracles do happen.
Johnny Burke: Excellent. All right. Dr. Kason, thanks so much for joining us today. How can our listeners find out more about you online?
Yvonne Kason: My personal website is dryvonnekason.com. Or you can go to the spiritual awakenings international website, spiritualawakenings international.org.