Newsletter – May 2012

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Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry Newsletter

Invoke the blessings of Babaji and Christ to fill the planet with Healing Light…See Divine Mother blessing all in Her Love.

 

Dear Ones,

Back in January I asked the email members of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council to pray for my husband, Tim. I was deeply moved by the many messages offering loving prayers in response to that letter.  It was a long and winding road getting to a diagnosis, but on April 9th he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Sometimes karma itself can put a veil on the diagnosis process, even when in retrospect the case seems pretty clear (but the unusual twists and turns made it complicated). The “Shiva” aspect of God teaches us our harder lessons, so sometimes a devotee’s natural good karma must temporarily be veiled or blocked for that to occur. Tim’s vedic astrology chart showed a very complex “Saturn” period this winter, but it is lightening up a bit now.

Tim’s case is paradoxically both serious, and yet also very hopeful, especially using integrative medicine, along with our spiritual “tools.”  Your prayers are very deeply appreciated. I will share deeper insights, as time and healing move along, on “Healing with Divine Energy.” healingprayers.wordpress.com

Tim’s energy is increasing already, and he is whistling much more – a good barometer for how he is doing. He also started playing his hammer dulcimer again daily; a very joyful sound now fills the house. It replenishes him very directly and immediately. Over the past several years his playing had dropped off to almost nothing once his Joyfull Strings business went dormant. So, part of the long-term healing plan includes taking time to play the music, smell the roses, and nurture friendships, etc. These areas were getting crowded out by work, but this karma forced a change. Everything has its own perfection, even illness. And, of course, we all need to make time for God. Tim was already strong in that; his inner strength and peace have blessed us all over the years, and I am sure that that will now go even deeper.

Krishnabai, our daughter, is pregnant with our first grandchild, due in September. Please see also her surrounded in healing light during this topsy-turvy time of both joy for the baby, and concern for her father.

Family picture from August 2011, right before Tim got sick – see Scribd document – above

L-R : me, Tim, our daughter, Krishnabai, Cullen (her husband) and our sons, Peter Sanjaya, and David, holding “Java”.

Thank you all for your loving prayers, and for your service.

Love in Him,

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry


Healing words from Paramhansa Yogananda

From Divine Will Healing: THE LAW OF DIVINE HEALING, Part III (Soon to be reprinted)

“…Just as the life force is the principal source of energy of the body, so the sun is the vitality of the atmosphere that we breathe and of the earth forces — mineral, vitamin-laden vegetables, animals, and human beings. Therefore, all matter and all living creatures depend principally upon immanent cosmic life, energy, and sunlight from without. Diseases start when these two great energies fail to enter the system. Hence, one must know the various avenues through which these energies can penetrate the body. Besides, there is a great deal of reaction of life force on the sunlight. It is the chemically conglomerated force of the sunlight and life force that helps to support the human body.

Remember that doubt, mental fatigue, worry, indifference, boredom, fear, restlessness, timidity, mental and physical laziness, over-indulgence, unmethodical life, lack of interest, and lack of creative ability are counteracting static agents which make it impossible for the cosmic energy to tune in with man. Working with interest and desire to help others, creative spiritual ambition, calmness, and courage, unconquered attitude, tolerance, patience, and peace are avenues through which cosmic energy can help you.

This is a great secret law that some know, but few put into actual practice. If you continuously persist in thinking that your body is full of vitality, especially at the time when it is weak, then you will find that you have started to open up a new secret, invisible source of vitalizing yourself other than from the external material sources of food, and so forth. Metaphysically realize that your body (mental and spiritual) and vitality remain undiminished, because, as the Christian and ancient Bibles say: “You are made in God’s image.” Realize that only thought and consciousness exist as permanent realities. All matter is only cognized through ideas, and hence, realize that in working you are not using up energy, but using up thoughts of energy or materialized ideas; hence, you can never feel physical weakness if you continue to vitalize from your own thought continuous energy and enthusiasm…”

Inspiration on the healing power of music, from Cosmic Chants,

by Paramhansa Yogananda

Sound Is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe

“…Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe, and music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-realization. Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to the contact of the Cosmic Vibration or the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”—John 1:1. God is the Word or the Cosmic Vibration…

Americans Audiences Understand These Soul-Chants

         …Music which is saturated with soul-force is the real universal music, understandable by all hearts. I have had many demonstrations of this truth during years of lecturing before American audiences. I was giving a series of lectures at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1926, and at that time I first suggested to some musical friends the idea of my singing one of these chants, asking the whole audience to join in, without previous rehearsal. My friends thought the chants would be so alien to American understanding that they warned me to expect overripe tomatoes as a possible commentary on my innovation.

I protested that music is the universal language of the soul’s devotion to God and that all soulful people, whether familiar or not with Eastern or Western music, would understand the divine yearning of my heart during chanting.

The next evening, while my friends sat behind me on the platform, fearing for my safety, I started to chant “O God Beautiful,” and asked the audience, who had never before heard the song, to join me in chanting it. For one hour and twenty-five minutes, the thousands of voices of the entire audience chanted, without discord, “O God Beautiful,” in a divine atmosphere of joyous praise. Even when I left the stage, the audience sat on, chanting the song. The next day, many men and women testified to the God-perception and healings of body, mind and soul which had taken place during the sacred chanting, and numerous requests came in to repeat the song at other services.

This experience, which occurred in Carnegie Hall, the musical temple of America and scene of the triumphs of many great singers and artists, was a spontaneous tribute to the universal nature of soul-music and to the untutored understanding of East and West regarding spiritual aspirations.

Since that first evening, I have used these chants thousands of times with large American audiences and have seen infinite divine benefits showered on the sincere devotees who chant the Lord’s name with love…”

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3 Responses to “Newsletter – May 2012”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Thank you for sharing your photo and news about your beautiful family and always your helpful insights on healing.

  2. marykretzmann Says:

    from Paula:

    Thank you for the enjoyable newsletter. Talking of the healing value of music and Tim playing his dulcimer again. I hope to hear more of his music some day. I bet playing some of the chants could be really moving. My favorite from one of his CDs was Greensleeves/What Child is This. It somehow took me by surprise when I first heard it, the reverence to Christ and how it brings the listener almost right there to the stable with the shepherds and angels.
    Asha was chanting at the start of one of her Tuesday talks and it is so refreshing to sing the song.”Fill my body, fill my spirit, fill me with the sound of OM. Fill my body, fill my spirit, fill me with the sound of Om”.
    Joy and Peace,
    Paula


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