Healing Weekend Nov 22-24


Mary Kretzmann
Director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

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This special seminar is called, Healing with Divine Energy and will be at Ananda’s Expanding Light. Click through for details.

I hope you can join us, and please share this with your friends!


Mary Kretzmann

PS – I share some testimonials, below.  I’d love to hear from others, as well, because your testimonials give people an idea  of the power of Paramhansa Yogananda’s healing path.  There is a special, universal healing power that we can receive when we loving call on God, Christ, Guru.divine-will-healing

Please share your thoughts in the comment field, below, or in a return email.

Testimonials from past participants: 

“Mary’s healing touch and energy work on me while she was in LA was really remarkable. It was beyond many reiki sessionI have had before. Pains and things I had built up in my heart started coming up – I could feel the energy rising from deep within my heart, up through my throat, and much was coming out in tears. She kept working on the energy and saying healing prayers and it really felt incredible to have these issues, which were nameless and unknown to me, to come up and out. Pains I didn’t even know I had. Thank you so much Mary, you have a gentle and beautiful touch and can do great healing for people.” ~ P., Los Angeles

“Mary is an incredible channel for Spirit. I hold a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and have experienced many, many healers and healing techniques and I have never encountered a healer as powerful and gifted as Mary. She healed me of deep pain I had been carrying for 15 years around my grandmother’s death. I had gone to psychics, therapists and others all to no avail. In a single 1 ½ session with Mary, the deep pain and sadness completely lifted and were replaced by peace, joy and love for my grandmother. I am grateful beyond words.” – Julia Padawer, Santa Monica, CA

Added Bonus: Here is my Divine Mother Healing Prayer video with Spanish subtitles in case you know of anyone who would appreciate that.  More Spanish resources here: http://anandaespanol.wordpress.com/



Newsletter, March 2013 EASTER


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Christmas DEC 2012 newsletter

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry Newsletter

December 312 Dwapara

Dear Ones,

I wanted to share this beautiful song, The Christ Child’s Asleep, by Swami Kriyananda, with all of you this Christmas. I then recalled Ashleigh’s beautiful art to go with it (see the following page).

May you be filled with Christ’s Light, now and always, and may you ever be an instrument for Divine Love and Light.

Thank you for sharing God’s Light through healing prayer.

(Soon I will send out the printable version of this letter, too. )

In Divine Love,

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14

(click on images to see them in a larger size – then use the back arrow to get back to this page)

Artist Ashleigh Moore writes:

This painting of Jesus Christ was inspired during a seclusion I took in December 2011 as well as the song, The Christ Child’s Asleep, written by Swami Kriyananda.

…Deep peace and wonder await us in the unknown. The lion looks up in great awe and wonder at the journey that lies ahead of him. Not knowing what is at the end of his path, he continues patiently.

The lion represents the lion like yogi that exists within each of us, searching for truth, searching for love, happiness and ultimately, searching for bliss. The owls represent the three Wise Men who come to greet him as he arises and lifts himself up to meet the Christ consciousness that is within him. Jesus Christ represents, not a man, he represents the Christ consciousness that resides within each one of us. He is there to encourage us all that he came not to tell us how great he is, he came to tell us, how great we are, and he gave us the keys on how to find the kingdom of heaven from deep within our very own selves… the keys that can unlock the doors and lead us to deeper understanding and true knowing, through our own direct experience. Seek that knowing in deep silence, shhhh, listen and know that peace awaits you in the unknown. You are one and you are free, awaken to your divine full potential and know that you are never alone.”

Link to Ashleigh’s beautiful art: http://fineartamerica.com/customshop/ashleigh-moore.html

The Christ Child’s Asleep, lyrics and music by Nayaswami Kriyananda

1) The Christ child’s asleep. The silence is so deep that round about, with hope in their eyes.. The animals await, their breathing they abate: They know their time has come to arise.

2.) For Jesus came on earth, To offer second birth to all who would the blessing receive. The inner peace he brings, Can lift us on soul-wings, to soar in light, and heaven perceive.

3.) Our pleasures and pains, our losses, our gains, have kept us long bound, The ropes of yearning hemmed us round. We dreamed of imposing on desert sand, flower gardens of beauty, Verdant vales of delight: Imagination misted our sight!

4.) The freedom we would know Christ offered long ago, And even from his slumber flows peace. All creatures here on earth, Alive to their own worth, Can welcome love, and win their release.

Sung by LA Joy Sngers, including my son, Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann, Laurie Willard, and Ramesha and Bhagavati Nani – all of them long-time Ananda members, and currently serving in Ananda Los Angeles.


Mary Kretzmann
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

Healing With Divine Energy

VIDEO: Divine Mother Healing Prayer

“Time and Space Do Not Exist”

Grief and loss bring one to new ways of looking at life. This video, below, by Swamiji was comforting to me in just the right way… Having your beloved on an entirely new plane of existence makes everything look different to those left behind. It’s all up for redefinition.  Of course, I’ve head these thoughts before, but they penetrate my mind in a much deeper way now.

Mary Kretzmann


“Time and Space Do Not Exist”

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Kriyananda


Story from the life of Paramhansa Yogananda:

“A disciple asked, “How can intuition be developed?”

Yogananda: “The best way is, every time you meditate, to sit calmly for a long time after doing the techniques. It is during this period that you will be able to deepen your awareness of God’s presence within you. Go ever deeper in your enjoyment of that presence.

“The longer and more deeply you enjoy the peace within, the more quickly will your intuition develop.”

–from “The Essence of Self-Realization“, by Swami Kriyananda

“The calmer you grow, the more you will see the reflection of the universe within you.” ~~ Paramhansa Yogananda ~~

Affirmation from Yogananda

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

Affirmation from Paramhansa Yogananda:

Paramhansa Yogananda

“Father, teach me to remember Thee equally in poverty and prosperity, in sickness and health, in ignorance and wisdom. Father, teach me to remember and be grateful for the years of health that I have enjoyed. Teach me to open my closed eyes of belief and behold Thy instantaneously-healing Light.”

Read more on Instantaneous Healing

Healing with Divine Energy blog

Newsletter January 312 D.

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Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry Newsletter

Visualize the planet floating in space between your divinely charged hands…Invoke the blessings of Babaji and Christ to fill the planet with Healing Light…See Divine Mother blessing all in Her Love.

January 312 Dwapara

Dear Ones,


To start off the New Year, I am including Swami Kriyananda’s serious letter to us all. One need only glance at the headlines over the past year to realize his letter is very compassionate; it is not intended to frighten anyone, but rather to warn and protect. He mentions the need to buy land in the country and prepare in various ways.  He also says that Paramhansa Yogananda also warned about nuclear war; Swamiji says that, mercifully, whenever this happens, it is likely to be short.  


We must always, in good times or bad, spiritually be prepared to leave this plane whenever God calls us. Pray, love, meditate. And we must also be prepared, physically, mentally and spiritually, to live on in strength to help ourselves and others. So, below is a simple little shopping list to help you, and your family and neighbors, should there be any nuclear event. (And to protect you from the radiation that is still spewing from Fukushima, anyway.) If nothing else, read and laugh…But better yet – read, laugh and buy:

1)       20 Mule Team Borax

2)       Boron supplement, 3 mg

3)       Bentonite clay

4)       Kelp and other seaweeds


For details on why – please read and print out: Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron

By Britton & Shekinah; Milk and Honey Farm.  (hawaiihealthguide.com)  Other good resources are available, as well, but I was impressed with practicality of their message.


And visualize PEACE, anyway. It will come…eventually.

God bless you, now and always.

Joy to you,

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

New Year’s Message By Swami Kriyananda, December 28, 2011

Dear Ones:

Here it is, 2012: the year people all over the world have been dreading, because the Mayan calendar ends on the last days of December in this year. Shall I add my two cents to the predictions? I have always felt it important, for the sake of those who look to me for guidance, and also as a close disciple of a great avatar, to keep abreast of important happenings in the world. One of the reasons I created Ananda was to offer people protection during hard times. And here the dreaded year is upon us!

Most of you know how urgently Yogananda stressed his prediction that the immediate future will be difficult. He said there will be a global depression — “much worse than that of the 1930s” — and that “the dollar will not be worth the paper it is printed on.” Obama’s urging Europe to go further into debt as a solution to its economic woes points directly to a policy of further inflation. The ensuing financial chaos will result in world wars. “Europe will be devastated,” Master said (though he didn’t say when); “Russia will be annihilated.” America will fare better than most, because it has basically good karma (and hasn’t had time to accumulate bad karma!). America and India would end up leading the world together toward a more dharmic (righteous) way of life. I was in the Hollywood Church one Sunday when Master, during his sermon, paused to shout, “You don’t know what a terrible cataclysm is coming!” I still remember his exact words.

He urged people to get out of the cities, to buy land, and to live in little communities in the country, growing their own food, and becoming self-dependent instead of depending on government to save them.

One evening, when he’d received one more absurdly constrictive ruling from city hall, he commented wryly (as people do), “There ought to be a revolution!” He paused then a moment, and commented more quietly, “There will be one.” That comment makes me think of the mass protests recently in Zuccotti Park and elsewhere. Those protests were peaceful, but it would not take much more outrage on people’s part to make them violent, and then organized. Again, good reason to get out of the cities.

And a final reason: He said atom bombs will fly. Where do you think it more likely for atom bombs to fall — on Mt. Shasta? or on Los Angeles?

He added, finally, that those who love God will be protected. I myself have been teaching now for over sixty years. And I have noted a definite increase in spirituality all over the world. Yes, materialism too has increased, but there are more people now who think seriously about life, and who want to live more for God. I don’t think I could have started Ananda back in the forties.

I think this year may see many problems at least beginning. I urge you to look for land out in the country near you. If you live in a city, try to gather those around you who share high ideals. The communities you start needn’t be Ananda communities, but I can attest to the difficulty, on a human plane, of getting people to work harmoniously together. It will be much easier to start a new community for which the pattern has been already established. You can then tell dissidents, “This is what we are, and how we do things. If you don’t like it, go elsewhere.” So even if people don’t want to establish Ananda communities, they can pattern what they do on what we’ve worked out painstakingly over many years. (The first Ananda community is now over forty years old.)

A final word: Don’t get involved in mass hysteria. It won’t give you clarity. Be somewhat apart from any mania that seizes mankind in the years to come. This may be a difficult year, especially financially. Store food in advance of any crisis. Have some gold or silver as protection against the time when your nation’s currency loses value. And above all, live more for God. He alone can be our bulwark against the hardest of times.

swami kriyananda

December Newsletter, Dwapara 311

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