Coping with Loss


My mom recently passed away and I miss her a lot .I would like her to be reborn as my daughter or son .Is there a meditation,mantra ,puja or ritual that I can perform for this ?

—Venkatesh, India


Dear Venkatesh.

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. For now, instead of thinking of asking her to return to earth immediately, focus on sending her your love. She will receive it int he astral world where she is now receiving a rest from this life and is having the opportunity to rejuvenate in her soul and understand many new things.

You can send your love now to the soul of your mother, using these instructions written by Paramhansa Yogananda:

To send your thoughts to loved ones who have passed on, sit quietly in your room and meditate upon God. When you feel His peace within you, concentrate deeply at the Christ center, the center of will at the point between the two eyebrows, and broadcast your love to those dear ones who are gone. Visualize at the Spiritual Eye the person you wish to contact. Send to that soul your vibrations of love, and of strength and courage. If you do this continuously, and if you don’t lose the intensity of your interest in that loved one, that soul will definitely receive your vibrations. Such thoughts give your loved ones a sense of well-being, a sense of being loved. They have not forgotten you any more than you have forgotten them.

And this one, also by Yogananda:

Send your thoughts of love and goodwill to your loved ones as often as you feel inclined to do so, but at least once a year — perhaps on some special anniversary. Mentally tell them, “We will meet again sometime and continue to develop our divine love and friendship with one another.” If you send them your loving thoughts continuously now, someday you will surely meet them again. You will know that this life is not the end, but merely one link in the eternal chain of your relationship with your loved ones.

This book can also be of great help to you now. It is available in India: Karma and Reincarnation, by Paramhansa Yogananda.

If, after sending love to her soul in the astral world, you still feel that you would like her to be reborn as your child, then you can send her a prayerful, loving invitation with that intention. This article, below, can give you further insights into this process.

Praying to Conceive Spiritual Children


Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry