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
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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.
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.
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.
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…)
Previous posts about Tim can be found in the TIM category (click here).
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.
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
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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…”


Dr. Robert Rowen, MD Bioenergetic Medicine Hope For Future


Dr. Robert Rowen, MD Good Nutrition Critical For Health


Abram G. post-surgery, Turmeric Tea, more…

Dear Prayer Group,

I’ve combined a few items here in one post, because this also goes out by e-mail…so I wanted to keep it all in one mailing!

Below is a quick note from the Gornik family – I apologize that I did not get it out sooner! Thank you all for your prayers. Please keep Abram on your personal prayer list for as long as you feel called to do so, and we will also keep him on our regular healing prayer list for his time of recovery and adjustment.


Saturday Morning

Dear Friends,

A quick note to let you all know the surgery went just fine. Abram had physical therapy this morning and we may even get out of the hospital tomorrow – we are all looking forward to being home again soon!


The Gorniks

Living with Spirit: On a separate topic, I wrote a short blog today about the many opportunities at Ananda for young adults, including our Living with Spirit program.

Details here: “Young Folks at Ananda


Turmeric: And finally, I thought many of you might want to know more about the healing benefits of turmeric.  Here is a link to an article:

Turmeric May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

An ancient remedy may enliven your brain as well as your food

The link above has lots of helpful information. And here is my easy recipe for a small cup of turmeric tea.  It uses 1 Tsp of turmeric, which I’ve heard is the amount you need daily to prevent Alzheimer’s and other conditions. I like to use an espresso cup – which is about 1/3 cup or 5 TABL.  I’d rather do this than make a full cup of tea.

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

small amount of honey

hot water

add milk to taste

Take care of your health and you take care of your mind, as well.  Some research came out a few years ago that showed that Alzheimer’s might be a form of diabetes in the brain.  Interestingly, turmeric is also very helpful to stabilize blood sugar.  Of course, if you are diabetic, and especially if you are insulin dependent, consult with your doctor before making radical changes in your care.  The advice given here is primarily meant to support long-term health.  It can also be used to reverse serious illness – but that should be done carefully, and with supervision.

God bless you all.

Joy to you,

Mary Kretzmann

Healing with Divine Energy blog