Ananda Healing Prayer Council Newsletter
Paramhansa Yogananda was quite enthusiastic about the healing power of sunlight; he also recommended people take cod liver oil! (Luckily there are now flavored versions) …Of course, both sunlight and cod liver oil give the body Vitamin D, along with many other health benefits. Eggs are another source of vitamin D, but most chickens live indoors, so they are vitamin D deficient, too! However, eggs from free-range hens contain three to six times more vitamin D than typical supermarket eggs… because they get some sunshine every day. So – we all need it!
Yogananda called his sunlight healing techniques, “Heliotropics.” He emphasizes that a person can use mind power to draw the healing power of the sun going right past the skin and entering deep into the body. I have seen this give profound and immediate results in certain cases of serious infection. I will discuss it a little bit here, and there is a chapter on Heliotropics in Divine Will Healing, a book on Yogananda’s teachings on healing.
Story of Healing with Sunlight
A couple of years ago, a young mother called me wanting my help because she had a very bad sore throat. Her husband is very well versed in herbal remedies and normally that works for her, but this time she just could not shake this infection. She wanted my prayers, and sometimes I have helped her family in that way – they are very receptive to prayer! But this time I said – “It is a very sunny day – why don’t you come by and I will guide you in Master’s techniques on Heliotropics. Bring your little girl, and I’ll watch her while you do this.”
So, they came right over. I met her outside and asked her to open her mouth wide, toward the sun. I then checked to make sure the sunlight was directly hitting the infected area, and that is when I got a good look at it. Wow – no wonder she was hurting – it was very red and swollen and it made it very difficult for her to talk clearly, or to eat or drink. I then taught her this:
Open mouth wide and turn head up so that sunlight can penetrate your mouth and nostrils. While doing this, gently quiver your head, concentrating upon the mucous membrane and the throat. Think that the energy you are sending by quivering is absorbing and chemicalizing the sunlight into a hot healing force, passing through your mucous membrane and throat, helping to roast the disease germs. Practice for fifteen minutes.
Once she was thus instructed, I played with her little girl (age 2) so Mommy could stay focused for a full 15 minutes. What a nice luxury for a mom! When I returned – she said she felt much better, and she let me take a look. I was amazed – ALL the red and swollen tissue had returned to normal! She looked and felt great. It was a lasting healing. Now, as I said, her family is very receptive to prayer and healing energy …but even so, this was still a dramatic healing. I was very happy for her.
God bless you, and thank you for your service through prayer.
Joy to you,
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry
You might also like to see my article: Prevent Flu with Sunlight and Vitamin D3 “…While experts say that 15-30 minutes of sun per day is adequate for most adults, they also recommend supplementation when sunlight isn’t practical; some suggest 1500-2000 IU/day or more to help ward off infection…”
HELIOTROPIC METHOD OF SELF-HEALING
By Paramhansa Yogananda
Now, it must be noted that the Life Force in the body must be kept alive and alert, for it is this force which vitalizes and chemicalizes the most important of all energies. Ultra violet rays are ineffective on a dead man. The method of simultaneously using Life Force and sunlight is the great new Heliotropic or Heliotherapic method of healing. Every one of the following methods is based upon quickening the Life Force and sun’s rays to combine into a greater force for the healing of different body parts. Ordinary sun baths are partially effective, but very little about harnessing sunlight to Life Force for therapeutic purposes is yet known.
Lie flat on your back on a woolen blanket in the sunlight any time during the day. Every day expose chests, thighs, and feet. Open mouth wide and turn head up so that sunlight can penetrate your mouth and nostrils. While doing this, gently quiver your head, concentrating upon the mucous membrane and the throat. Think that the energy you are sending by quivering is absorbing and chemicalizing the sunlight into a hot healing force, passing through your mucous membrane and throat, helping to roast the disease germs. Practice for fifteen minutes.
For chest colds: Let the sunlight play on the chest while you are in a sitting or lying position. Rapidly but gently rub chest, injecting energy into it through your hands. Mentally visualize that the Life Force in your hands is chemicalizing the sunlight falling on your chest. This new force is known to be very effective in destroying disease germs of the respiratory organs. This exercise must last about half an hour, both morning and afternoon, on a light stomach. Once a week it has been found effective to fast on orange juice with only fruits and nuts for the daily dinner. This is especially beneficial for persons suffering with catarrh.
THESE ARE OBSTRUCTORS OF SUNLIGHT:
Glass windows, clothing, unopened pores of the body due to infrequent baths or hasty baths without rubbing, showers, staying indoors, and going only from home to office and from office to home.
SUN IS THE LIFE OF EVERYTHING:
Please remember that the ancient Orientals worshiped the sun as the life of everything, and the body as well. They were real “Sun worshipers.” They meditated in the open, with their bare bodies, and every thirsty Life Force drinking Ultra Violet Rays through the pores of the skin.
Modern man, with his indoor life and too much clothing, creates darkness in his body temple, inviting the demons of bacteria to dance the dance of disease and destruction. Become a true “Sun Worshipper” loving the Sun of Life within and outside your body.
The follower of the above with the Vita-Heliotropic method, flushes his body pores with cheerful vitality from within, and unobstructed sunlight from without. Such a vitalized man lives in a temple of living energy, in which the powers of mind and wisdom love to come and remain.
To be continued…
Prayer Demand by Paramhansa Yogananda:
“Father, teach me to remember and be grateful for the years of health which I have enjoyed. Teach me to open my closed eyes of belief and behold Thy instantaneously-healing Light.”
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry,
14618 Tyler Foote Road,
Nevada City, CA, 95959