Video links for Healing Prayer Webinars

Dear  Ones,

Here are a few items for your viewing

Click on the link to find recent FREE webinar recordings on the healing prayer for the planet, and more, brought to you by the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry, and Ananda Online Classes.

Also, I came across this video recently and found it very inspiring.  It is a very nice 5 minute presentation in which she speak of her prayerful preparation each month for the visions.

Some of you may recall that Swamiji visited Medjugorje last year… This is an excerpt from the letter he wrote to us at that time:

“…I asked Vicka if she would ask the Divine Mother for me whether there was anything more I could do for Her in this life. I told her I’ve been serving Her for over sixty-one years, and have done nearly everything I can think of in this service. She promised to ask that question.

blissful medjug

So far, I’ve had no outward answer from her, but I returned from Medjugorie with what I feel is Divine Mother’s answer: “Love me ever more deeply, in your heart.”

And sometimes, even more so since my visit there, I feel so much bliss in my heart that I find it difficult to bear!

Marjana (pronounced Maryana) had a “visitation” in her home on the second. I was allowed inside, despite the crowd, and sat hardly two yards from her. I had my eyes closed throughout, however, feeling great bliss. It wouldn’t really have mattered where they put me…”     Much more, click here

Medjugorje Apparitions: Visionary Mirjana Soldo & Our Lady

This youtube of Vicki shows her blissful smile in the first moments of the film…(She is blessed daily with a sacred vision of the blessed Lady. )

Joy to you!

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

Swami Kriyananda writes about Medjugorje

Swami Kriyananda wrote a beautiful letter about his recent visit to Medjugorje. (Read my earlier posts about it here – scroll down once you are there.)

I am enclosing a short and lovely excerpt from Swamiji’s letter, in case you have not seen it.  You can find the complete letter by clicking here.

Excerpt:

“…I have to say that this visit to Vicka was the highlight of our visit. She spent quite a bit of time with us, was extremely loving. Her husband, Mario, asked me privately for a blessing, and both of them were an inspiration to be with.

I asked Vicka if she would ask the Divine Mother for me whether there was anything more I could do for Her in this life. I told her I’ve been serving Her for over sixty-one years, and have done nearly everything I can think of in this service. She promised to ask that question.

So far, I’ve had no outward answer from her, but I returned from Medjugorie with what I feel is Divine Mother’s answer: “Love me ever more deeply, in your heart.”

And sometimes, even more so since my visit there, I feel so much bliss in my heart that I find it difficult to bear!

medj2.jpg

Marjana (pronounced Maryana) had a “visitation” in her home on the second. I was allowed inside, despite the crowd, and sat hardly two yards from her. I had my eyes closed throughout, however, feeling great bliss. It wouldn’t really have mattered where they put me…”

Meditating at the Blue Cross

News from Medjugorje; update on Swamiji’s visit

This beautiful letter came to us from Miriam, Swamiji’s nurse…

Blessings,

Mary Kretzmann

Dear Ananda family,

About a month ago, Swamiji decided to go to Medjugorje where apparitions of the blessed Virgin Mary appear to one of six visionaries. She has appeared to them for the past 28 years and gives daily, monthly, and yearly messages to the world through them. He wanted this to be a pilgrimage and decided to take only myself, (his nurse), and Nandini, from Ananda Assisi, as his guide in Medjugorje.

The first few days were strange as Nandini attempted to obtain interviews for Swamiji with any of the three visionaries who are currently here at this time. She has been told so many different things and been promised interviews which never happened, to the point where we could no longer believe anything would happen until it actually did. It seems that almost everyone is related and most particularly everyone is a “cousin” to one of the visionaries.

After being here for a day and a half, Nandini asked, “Do you perceive anything, Swamiji?” He answered, “No. But this doesn’t mean it’s not here. Maybe it’s only me.” Later that day, Swamiji said, “I’m glad I came, but I’m not inspired. So far, anyway.”

After many promises of, “yes, you have an interview with Mirjana, no, it’s a public satsang, no, it’s been canceled due to rain, …,” we finally made it to a satsang with Jakov on Tuesday afternoon. (He was 10 when the visions began coming to him and he’s now 38.) There was a very large group of Italian pilgrims there and he spoke to them fluently in their language. We only heard him speak about 10 minutes or less and then he quickly disappeared. He has a very sweet, angelic face that seemed to always be smiling.

On Wednesday morning we planned to go to the Apparition Hill to The Blue Cross (this was where the visionaries met secretly during the communist regime). The Blessed Virgin appears here on the second of every month to Mirjana. This area is also the site of the first apparitions in 1981.

There have been many storms and a lot of rain in the last days. We prayed that Wednesday morning would be clear or at least not raining, so we could somehow manage to get Swamiji up on this hill. There was also the possibility that Swamiji would have an interview with Vicka sometime after the appearance of apparition.

Wednesday:

By the grace of Divine Mother and Nandini’s immense tenacity, Swamiji was able to be at the apparition this morning sitting about 1 meter from Mirjana. The meeting was in the house of Mirjana and not on Apparition Hill due to the rain. Only a few select people could be inside with Mirjana and the rest of us were outside surrounding the house. Swamiji couldn’t hear much nor did he see that he was so near the visionary. However, he said afterward, “Although I couldn’t hear, I felt a strong love in my heart. This is what matters.”

In these days, we’ve felt a certain caution from those who live here. Today Swamiji wore his nayaswami robes and now people approach him with reverence, calling him “Padre.” Some have asked us who he is and we try to explain simply.

After the meeting of the apparition, we were taken to the home of Vicka, the oldest and perhaps most dynamic of the visionaries. She sees the Blessed Virgin daily. We had an incredible satsang with Vicka and her husband, Mario. Her husband’s eyes are so full of light and joy and he spoke some time about his inner relationship with God. Nandini asked some poignant questions of Vicka:

1) What does the Madonna say about meditation?

“Meditation is very good. First pray. Then read the holy scriptures. After that, be in silence and meditation.”

2) What does the Madonna say about other religions?

“All religions are the same in the eyes of the Mother. She looks at the heart.”

3) What about yoga?

“It depends on your heart’s intention.”

4) How can we overcome the ego?

“Live Christ in your heart. Speak less and pray more.”

5) How can we better serve others?

“By example. If you truly love Christ and serve Him through serving others, everyone will be inspired.”

Swamiji was able to have a private meeting with Vicka. Of this meeting, we only know that she told Swamiji, she would always pray for him and asked that he always pray for her.

It’s hard to express in words what it was like to be in the presence of these two people. We were moved to tears talking with them and even while taking photos together. Swamiji weeps even now when he talks of Vicka and says he feels as though she’s a dear friend. He would like to see her again if possible before leaving Medjugorje.

Thursday:

We thought our time in Medjugorje had essentially ended last evening after a full day of blessed meetings. However, this morning brought even more adventure and blessings. After three days of rain, wind, and storms, it became clear and sunny. The visionary, Mirjana, who received the message yesterday, gave a public satsang this morning outside in front of her house. Swamiji was allowed to be inside the gate on the driveway right in front of where she was speaking. When she came out she immediately came up to Swamiji and greeted him. She talked for some time about her initial experiences as a child when she began seeing the apparition. She is a dynamic speaker and spoke fluent Italian to the group. Nandini asked a question about the prophecies regarding three days of darkness and Mirjana said that the Madonna has never spoken about this. Swamiji said that he found her very impressive. She spoke with great clarity, truthfulness, and understanding. (I, unfortunately, did not bring the camera so there are no pictures of Mirjana and Swamiji.)

Later this same morning arrangements were made to have Swamiji transported in a chair to the top of Apparition Hill. Six young men from the community of Cenacolo came with a special chair and took Swamiji up the hill. These young men are all recovering drug addicts and live in a community here that was founded by Sister Elvira. Their testimonials are amazing and through living in spiritual community, their lives have been completely transformed. These six young men stopped with Swamiji at each one of the Stations of the Cross, allowing him to pray while they also prayed the Rosary. They would continue to recite the Rosary as they climbed further up the hill. It was one long and beautiful prayer to the top of the hill. They requested that Swamiji bless them and you will see pictures below of him doing this.

This trip has been full of the blessings of Divine Mother and we’re grateful to all of you who have prayed for Swamiji in these days.

In Master’s love,

Miriam

Photos:

Outside of the home of Mirjana, Dec. 2, waiting for the apparition. Swamiji is inside the house.

Swamiji and Vicka

Vicka and her husband, Mario, along with the 3 of us.

Nandini and Vicka

Meditating at the Blue Cross at the bottom of Apparition Hill. Waiting for Cenacolo boys and their magic chair.

Swamiji being carried uphill by Cenacolo angels.

Prayers and rosary at one of the Stations of the Cross.

Meditating at the foot of the Madonna, top of Apparition Hill.

The Madonna

Receiving a blessing from Swamiji.

Swamiji and the Cenacolo boys

Ever new joy!

Swamiji Visits Medjugorje

Swami Kriyananda felt inspired to visit Medjugorje this week. He is still there as I write this.  On his second day there, he decided to wear his blue robe for the newly formed Nayaswami order, and people came up to him and called him “Padre” and sought his counsel and blessing.

Nayaswami Kriyananda

He had some private talks with the visionaries, and he was present when this vision and message (below) was given. Swamiji says he did not see or hear anything – but he felt a presence of “intense divine love” while the vision took place.

Virgin Mary’s Message to the world, through Mirjana:

December 2, 2009
“Dear children! At this time of preparation and joyful expectation I, as a mother, desire to point you to what is the most important, to your soul. Can my Son be born in it? Is it cleansed by love from lies, arrogance, hatred and malice? Above all else does your soul love God as your Father and does it love your fellow brother in Christ? I am pointing you to the way which will raise your soul to a complete union with my Son. I desire for my Son to be born in you. What a joy that would be for me as mother. Thank you.”

Mirjana receives a vision in Medjugorje

Medjugorje

In 1981, the Virgin Mary appeared to six children at the Catholic shrine of Medjugorje, in former Yugoslavia…She has appeared every day since. And she gives a special message to the world each month through Mirjana. Mary is asking every person to return to God before it’s too late…before her ten secrets about the world’s future come to pass*.

Slide show:

Take a moment and watch this special musical slide show from Medjugorje. It is beautiful and devotional. Join in the spirit of Swamiji’s visit there. I especially liked the photo of the children looking enraptured with divine love. You can advance the slides at the bottom of the slide-show page.

God bless you all in this holy season.

Joy to you,

Mary Kretzmann

Healing With Divine Energy blog

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

*What to Do in Times of Crisis? by Swami Kriyananda (Video-6 minutes)

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