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Past, Parallel, and Future Lives: How Past Lives Can Help You Understand the Present

Hello beautiful!

I’m Autumn

You are a spiritual being

having a human experience

and I'm here to help you

manifest a life you love.

Have you ever had a memory of something that felt like an experience from a past life?

Curious to learn more about how past lives can influence your understanding of your present and future lives?

They say “If you want to know your present, look at your past, and if you want to know your future, look at your present.” 👀 Exploring and understanding past lives is one way that we can begin to see all of our lived experiences as a karmic blueprint for what we are currently experiencing in this life — as well as what we are manifesting in our future lives. 📖

Dena Merriam is the author of My Journey Through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death, and Rebirth. In her book, she tells the stories of several of her past lives and her experiences in different times and countries. 🌏 She's joining me on this episode of Golden Otter Divinations to talk about how she began her (sometimes rather unsettling) journey into exploring her past lives. We're also discussing the incredible work she's doing in her present life as founder of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying more female voices in global peace conversations. 💪

Dena's extensive experience working with the UN has given her the unique opportunity to see first-hand how women and men approach conversations about peace in different ways. We need to hear both of those perspectives to ensure a safe and peaceful world for future generations. 💖

In Dena's case, her journeys through her past lives have helped to bring clarity to the idea that we are all simply an "amalgamation of everything we've been before." This perspective has helped to shape the work she does in this current existence to build a beautiful future. 🌿

In this episode of Golden Otter Divinations I'm talking to Dena Merriam about karma, past lives, mindful living in the present moment, and more. 💫


  • How Dena's journey into her past lives began 🧘‍♀️

  • How the laws of cause and effect help us understand our past lives ☯️

  • How to use your current life as a blueprint for the future 🗺️

  • Why we often self-sabotage when it's time to "uplevel" in life and consciousness 🌠

  • How the Global Peace Initiative of Women grew out of the need to have more women at the table in conversations with global peace leaders 🌏

  • How Dena integrates business and spirituality in her life 💻

  • Why understanding past lives can help change our ideas about death 🥀

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You can learn more about Dena Merriam's work with the Global Peace Initiative of Women at the website To learn more about Dena's past lives and how that knowledge is shaping her present and future experiences, check out her book, My Journey Through Time.

I'd love to hear from you about past lives! Do you have any experience with visiting your past lives? If so, how has it shaped your current life?

Be sure to let me know in the comments below what resonated with you from this episode 💖and don't forget to connect over on Instagram @goldenotterdivinations!

With love and light,


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