Tim Update

Dear Friends,

This will be a quickly penned update…

About 2 weeks ago I did a deep healing session with Tim in which some old stuff, including a memory from age 3, were healed and cleared. This also led to clearing of some issues that had happened in adulthood.

Soon after that he was deeply moved by this article, which was extracted from a talk years ago  by Swami Kriyananda: Spiritual Ignorance: The Cause of All Disease

An ocean of cosmic energy
The body’s ability to heal or resist disease depends primarily on being able to draw energy into the body from the cosmic source. We live surrounded by an ocean of cosmic energy, and we draw on it to a greater or lesser extent all the time, depending on our will power or willingness, and on the clarity of our awareness. There are a number of saints and yogis who have lived for many years without eating, yet somehow they manage to carry on and, in fact, they put everyone else to shame with their high level of energy. They are sustained by that cosmic source.

The energy we bring into the body from the cosmic source is intelligent. It can transform the chemistry of the body. It can become whatever chemicals we need in order to heal because all of these chemicals are manifestations of cosmic energy. The body itself is not a physical object. It is a holding pattern of energy and this pattern can be changed. When we change the holding pattern, we suddenly find new and different chemicals rushing in to take the place that’s been created for them.

It is by changing the holding pattern that amazing miracles and instantaneous healings have occurred: people dying of cancer who suddenly became well; people who bathed in the waters at Lourdes who suddenly grew new organs. The woman crippled by polio, by her will power and determination, changed the holding pattern and healed her legs.

We are still working on all levels for his healing – thank you for your prayers…

Blessings,

Mary Kretzmann

More here:

http://www.anandaclaritymagazine.com/2012/06/disease-karma-kriyananda-god/

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Prayers for Susan Schell

Dear Ones,

Can you please pray for Susan Schell of Cleveland, OH? I believe she is in her 50’s or late 40’s.

Years ago she came to one of my healing workshops at the Expanding Light and she had a very dramatic healing. She had been in a wheelchair and was able to give that up and walk. A big issue had been healing some old memories from childhood, etc, and her own application of affirmations.

She has also served for many years on the Ananda Healing Prayer Council.

I just received this email today:

Dear Mary,

 I was diagnosed with acute leukemia and suddenly hospitalized about six weeks ago. May I please have prayer? I have been too sick from chemo and many complications to even look at email until today. I lost much physical mobility and have great difficulty moving and standing and walking.

 I also have a condition called achalasia which is preventing me from passing food and liquids normally from the esophagus into the stomach.

 I would so appreciate prayer at this time and any guidance. This was so unexpected and I am so weak and almost completely dependent on others for all my needs.

 They tell me that I will need a bone marrow transplant so that is the treatment option for me ahead, after I am able to rebuild my body.

 Thank you so much for the prayers.

 Sincerely,

 Susan

Thank you for your prayers. We will also get her name on the regular list. So even if you pray for several days – it will give her healing a big boost.

Blessings,

Mary Kretzmann

PS – I suggested an affirmation to her, along with the book, The Healing Code.  The methods in it have helped turn around some desperate situations by changing the deep seated energy pattern in the cells. (This also happens in the healing sessions that I have done with  people over the years to heal old memories –  but with the book she can help herself, or a friend can help her, etc.)

Time is of the essence. I don’t normally recommend other products – but I do think this can be very helpful to her, for an affordable price.  The technique helped heal the co-author of ALS  (“Lou Gehrig’s disease” )- which is normally considered incurable. I believe things like The Healing Code will be a big part of healing in the future.

While Tim has been healing from cancer, I have seen it written over and over that you need to heal the hidden emotional cause, as well as address the cancer physically.  Tim had a big breakthrough during a healing session I did with him recently. It released a primary “‘issue” from childhood. There may be more things, but it felt very significant. But we also find this book to be very helpful; it allows him to heal himself, and it frees me to be the supportive wife, rather than being his “healer.” (I’m also happy to play that role of healer, too – but it doesn’t work in a marriage to always be that person!)

Healing from cancer feels like a puzzle with many pieces;  we rejoice as certain pieces fall into place, be they physical, mental-emotional or spiritual. And you just keep moving along down the path as it reveals itself.

The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue

http://www.amazon.com/The-Healing-Code-Minutes-Relationship/dp/1455502014/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339027270&sr=1-1

Review:

“You almost have to have a process like The Healing Code to change the wrong beliefs that are keeping you from the life and health you want.” (Bruce Lipton, PhD, former cell Biology researcher at Stanford and author of the bestselling, Biology of Belief

Tim’s Affirmations

Dear Ones,
I’ve received several requests for updates about Tim. He’s doing better and better. He continues to play hammer dulcimer and he does some light gardening.  Though he still needs a lot of rest, he can work 2-3 hours a day in the office of his business, MeditationBench.com
Tim a few years ago….see him well
(click on photo to enlarge it)
Tim had a good visit with his oncologist last Thursday.  The doctor was truly amazed at how quickly the cancer seemed to be shrinking. It was beyond what he was expecting from the hormone blockers alone. Thank you for your prayers! I believe the combined effort of healing prayers, affirmations, positive thinking, music, hopefulness, western medicine, and some high powered natural supplements are moving him quickly toward healing.
He still has drainage tubes from his kidneys – though there is strong evidence that the ureters are no longer blocked. (That was why he went into acute kidney failure at Easter time.)  The urologist is playing it safe and wants to leave the tubes in a while longer… So, your prayers are still very deeply appreciated.
We have a follow-up phone appointment with Dr. Robert Rowen this coming Wednesday to review the supplements Tim is taking to heal from this cancer. (Tim doesn’t yet feel ready to travel down to Santa Rosa to see him.) A lot can be accomplished through this phone call. Dr. Rowen also stresses we need to heal the causative factors in body/mind/soul (he also is a meditator) but our consultation will be focused around fine tuning the supplements, etc.
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Tim has found a lot of meaning in this affirmation, and he also uses it as a visualization:
My body cells are made of light.
My fleshly cells are made of Thee.
They are perfect, for Thou art perfect;
They are healthy, for Thou art Health;
They are Spirit, for Thou art Spirit;
They are immortal, for Thou art Life.
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Sometimes at night we do this affirmation together:
Perfect Father,
Thy Light is flowing through Christ,
Through the saints of all religions,
Through the Masters of India, and through me.
This Perfect Light is present in all my body parts,
I am well.
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Recently, when I realized I needed to overcome the pattern of worrying about Tim, I adapted the above affirmation in a way that I could use it as a repetitive prayer throughout the day, keeping my mind engaged in a positive manner.  It has been powerful and comforting to adapt the prayer in this way:
Perfect Father,
Thy Light is flowing through Christ,
Through the saints of all religions,
Through the Masters of India, and through Tim.
This Perfect Light is present in all his body parts,
He is well!
This has helped me to focus my mind and energy in a positive direction during this challenging time when I have often felt challenged with anxiety about Tim (until I started doing this prayer…)
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Previous posts about Tim can be found in the TIM category (click here).
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Thank you again for your prayers. And feel free to tell me what you think, or to share your favorite affirmation in the comment field, below.
Blessings,
Mary Kretzmann
PS – Below are some youtubes made by Dr. Rowen in 2007, when he still lived in Alaska. Many more are available here and here
If you can’t see all elements of this email – please click here
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Dr. Robert Rowen, MD Tells Why He Became Alternative Doctor (very interesting video)

“The cancer treatments I saw were a disgrace, and still are…”

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Dr. Robert Rowen, MD Bioenergetic Medicine Hope For Future

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Dr. Robert Rowen, MD Good Nutrition Critical For Health

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Eternal Light

I am submerged in eternal light.

It permeates every particle of my being.

Spiritual Eye

I am living in that light.

The Divine Spirit fills me within and without.

Paramhansa Yogananda

A devotee called asking us to pray for her long-time friend, Kelley, who is “spiritual, but not religious.”  Kelley’s cancer has returned and is now in the liver (It was originally ovarian cancer).  I suggested some practical things that could help her – even at this late juncture, such as names of experts who have been known to help late stage cancers. No promises could be made, of course.

Kelley is age 62, and has the will to live, but the prognosis is not good. We are praying for her, and I wanted to offer her some inspiration that suits her nature. The prayers could indeed heal her – but we need to address her combined needs of body/mind/soul, now and always.

Her friend and I cooperatively created the affirmation card, below.  We were looking for the theme of helping her aspire toward the Light… It can be downloaded and printed, to be used for yourself, or to share with a friend.  Consider folding and laminating it to make a nice bedside affirmation card. Let me know what you think in the comment field, below.

Blessings,

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

PS – To download and print this affirmation card, please click here.

Newsletter – May 2012

(Plain text version follows the Scribd version)

Scroll down if you want to download and print.

Plain text version

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…”

Meditation to Fight Cancer

I bought a guided meditation CD for my husband called, Health Journeys:  A Meditation to Help You Fight Cancer, by Belleruth Naparstek. I wanted to pass along the info in case you have family or friends who may be in need of it. I’ve relaxed and listened to it a few times now, and I like her approach very much.  I believe it is a good adjunct to any healing program, and can help the patient more easily access and heal the mind/body connection, and start on the road to recovery. Her voice and the music are soothing and healing. It is even okay if the patient also drifts off to sleep while listening to this guided visualization, because her clear words will still reach the subconsciousness mind, a powerhouse of one’s healing potential. It also includes segments helping the patient to release gently any old pockets of emotion that may be stuck, causing blocked energy.

“This imagery combines images of tumors shrinking and fighter cells battling and triumphing over cancer cells, with motivation strengthening and energy mobilizing. Steve Kohns rich, empowering music broadcasts strength, support, safety and hope. “

Tim likes the CD and makes a point to use it twice a day. It helps hm apply these principles in a way that works readily for him, without having to study up on the topic, which would be overwhelming right now.  Put in the CD, relax and listen, and your body/mind/spirit has taken an important step toward healing, just like that!

He has also been able to meditate a little more each day, now that his pain has reduced significantly.  That spiritual meditation, purely for God, is done in our bedroom meditation area.  The healing CD, above, however, is done in the living room. It just sort of worked out that way.  I can see that it is good to have a separate “experience” to let it unfold in a natural manner, especially for devotees who already have an established meditation practice.

Blessings,

Mary Kretzmann

Healing Cancer Story

We have a special team of people who volunteer to teach evening healing prayer classes here at Ananda’s Expanding Light retreat.   Sophia H. has a lot of experience with the healing prayers, and recently shared this story with me.

Last summer, a woman from Kentucky was visiting the Expanding Light, and she attended my evening prayer class.  She asked for prayers for her father who was very ill with cancerous tumors in the brain.  We prayed for him, and after class I suggested that she get a small group of friends to join with her in the healing prayers for him, once she got home. I just saw her again on her return visit here,  and she gave me an update.

She said, “I formed a small prayer group for my father,  and about a month later it was time for his check-up with the oncologist. The doctor compassionately asked my father  how he was feeling, since previously he had been having many headaches and troubles with his vision, etc.  My father replied, ‘I am feeling great! Wonderful, in fact! My headaches are gone and my vision is better, too!’  – Well, this surprised the doctor, of course, so he ordered a new MRI, which showed that all of the tumors we  now completely GONE!”

Do you have any family or friends who are facing serious challenges in body, mind or soul?  If so, I suggest that you create a small, informal healing group, just as the woman did in this story.   You could agree to meet for a month or two and see if it does some good for the person.  If so – keep it up.  Sometimes healing is gradual and sometimes it is instantaneous – but all prayer is helpful.

“..Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them...”  Matthew 18:19-20

Share this video with your group.  You could watch it together, and then practice the prayer.   They can pray in their own way, as well.   (If your family members are spread across the country, you could send them the link to this page. You could possibly do a group prayer session using skype, or a similar group phone call.)

The Divine Mother Prayer

***Click here for more healing prayer resources***

I wrote this, below, for those starting a more formalized healing prayer group, but it also offers inspiration even for more informal groups for family and friends. Read over it for your own insight and understanding, and then apply whatever seems right for your situation.

(However, if you are forming a more public, ongoing healing prayer group, I suggest you follow this suggested format rather closely.)