Dear Healing Prayer group,

Some of you have heard that I had a car accident on the way to the airport at 3:40 am on Saturday, Dec. 3.  So I never went on my trip that was announced in my last blog.

It was raining and pitch black and my husband, Bhima, had to slam on the brakes at one point only a few minutes away from home. But the car didn’t stop… The insurance adjuster said it sounds like the brakes failed… Alternatively, a trusted mechanic told my husband that older tires (even if they look good and have perfect tread) can release a tiny bit of their rubber as a powder when there is a hard stop… and the effect is as though one has hit black ice. That makes sense to me. My tires looked perfect – but they were older because I don’t put too many miles on the car.

The car went across the road and over a ledge of sorts. It felt surreal. We were airborne. There are very few moments in life when you truly don’t have any idea what the next moment will bring.

The tow truck owner said to me a few days later – “That was quite a flight you took!”   He said it was about 30 feet…And about a 15 or 20-foot drop. 

Once the car landed – I was surprised that we were okay. My tailbone and my sternum (from the seatbelt) felt sore right away, but I knew it wasn’t serious. Nothing felt broken. So we calmly started to text or call relatives. It was a remote area so I was glad we had a little bit of signal (one bar). Bhima was able to call emergency services.

We waited for the emergency workers out by the road… I was so relieved that we could walk away from the wreck…The car was totaled.

Several days later we went to look at the scene of the wreck.  In the daylight, I saw a huge brush pile of willowy sticks (not heavy branches or logs) and the hood of the car had plowed into the pile creating a “cave” about 3-4 feet deep…  My jaw dropped. The brush pile was almost as good as a huge haystack and had stopped the car from continuing forward or from rolling over. I felt a deeper sense of God’s protection in this serious situation. That night I had a dream of Swamiji… Just a few of us were sitting in a living room and he was giving a satsang, speaking of keeping a sense of soul freedom no matter what happens… I awoke with a sense of blessing and gratitude.

A friend suggested that I start back in with a part-time schedule for the prayers for the planet, instead of the usual 7 days a week. That felt right. My tailbone and sternum area are still healing, though they feel much better than before.  So here is the revised schedule through the New Year:

I will resume prayer satsangs on Saturday, December 17.

I will take Thursday, Friday, and Sunday off for the rest of this year. Thank you for understanding. 

Monday Evening Prayers for the Planet 7:00 PM Pacific Time – (Off Dec 26)

Tuesday Evening Prayers – 5-6 PM Pacific Time – Prayers for the Planet followed by prayers for individuals. (Off Dec 27) 

Wednesday Noon Prayers – Noon to 1 PM (Pacific Time) – Prayers for the Planet followed by prayers for individuals.

  • Note: I will lead these Wednesday noon sessions every other week;  Jitendra from Ananda Online will lead on the alternate week.

Thursday – OFF

Friday – OFF

Saturday Morning Prayers – 8:00-9 AM Pacific Time –Planetary prayers followed by prayers for individuals.

Sunday – OFF

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY: For those who are interested  – some dedicated members of the prayer group started a section on discord to carry on the healing prayers on the days I don’t lead on Zoom. Please feel free to join. Here is the link for the world prayers:

I have asked that group to chime in on the comments below if anyone needs coaching on joining. It is easy to join. Let’s see how it goes.

And you can ask for prayers, as always, at this link:

God bless you all.

Happy Christmas!

Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry


  1. Thank you for your update, especially for the news that you are healing. You and Bhima are in my prayers for continued healing and rest.🙏

  2. My goodness, what an experience! God sure put you and Bhima to the test with that one. I’m so glad you are so strong mentally to have ridden the flight and its aftermath with such grace. It wasn’t at all the flight you’d intended! Now it’s time for *you* to be blessed with our healing prayers. Aum!


      You are so right! That wasn’t the flight we had intended. It was so strange to be sitting in the car in the bushes and letting my mind adjust to the fact that life had suddenly shifted…

  3. Dear Mary,
    Glad to hear that you will be back. The prayer group and all of us individually have continued to do the prayer healings for both of you which we have had the privilege to learn over the last year. Will be happy to answer any questions related to the discord server.
    Love and Light

  4. Mary, I am glad that you are recovering. I am praying for you and sending healing thoughts your way.

  5. I am very touched by this story🥰. Thank God that your life and the life of your spouse were spared. It just goes to show how unpredictable and transient life can be . I join you and yours in praise and gratitude to God and Guru for keeping you safe 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.
    I am grateful and thankful for all you do🙏🏽.
    Wishing you and the group a blessed Christmas and best wishes for the new year 🎉. I am praying for all👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
    Thank you again for all that you do 😊🤗😊.

  6. Jai Guru ! dear Mary, We are all so happy to hear from you and see you. Yes, please do take care of self. Swamiji and Master are with you both always.
    We have managed to keep the prayers going on discord group. Anshuman and Nityaa have been great admins. We have felt deep blessings during the prayers. We have felt yours and Bhima ji presence too.

  7. Dear Mary,
    How amazing! So thankful for Divine protection. Praying for a speedy and complete recovery.
    Thank you for all your years of guidance and service/\/\


    Thank you for all of your kind words and prayers. Bhima went to the crash spot and said we easily “flew” 30 feet or more… He will confirm at some point. (the first time I went to check, he stayed in the truck because his knees were still sore from the accident. They are better now.

    A friend in India – a member of the zoom prayer groups, said she felt a force trying to destroy me in real-time…She only later heard about the accident. She could also feel a layer of protection come over me…She quoted some lines from Psalms 91:…

    ——–You were small in size. A huge force came from the right , very strong force just like a storm that would blow away every thing that came on its way. It was conscious, it had some jealousy towards you. It knew you were there. You were very tiny in front of it.
    A layer was formed over you and it went in force over you.
    It went away. It was still conscious that you were protected.
    anyone or anything that would have been present there it would have crushed it.
    I also feel a little fear as I write this.
    … overcome the after-effects still keep yourself protected.
    Yes you pray for the world and all of us and our Masters are there for protection. And a good thing is you were tiny in the face of it – but you were strong I didn’t see you weak.

    We all are praying for you in India.
    ‘A thousand may fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy RIGHT HAND, but it shall not come near you’

    Oh!—please see Psalm 91 he did cover you with his feathers.

    Few days ago I dreamt of Swami ji . I saw him with feathers too.

    Mary rise with all your powers now. Know that we are angels of the most high.
    Shine your aura , let the brightest light come out, you are powerful you are strong, you are God’s strength, show it to your own self.


    Blessings to all,
    Mary K.

  9. Wow what a wild ride you two had! God miraculously orchestrated a perfect place to land safely. 🙏 I’m giving thanks Gods glory lives on through you & Bhima and your blessed ministry! Christmas will be much deeper and precious this year after experiencing your scary encounter! Blessings of love to you all! 🎄❤️🙌

  10. AUM AUM AUM … and may God and Guru’s blessings continue to be with you as you share LIGHT into this world!

  11. Dear Mary, thank you for sharing and I am so glad you and Bhima are well. Such a miracle although I am sure it was so scary in the moment. Master is holding you both always, and Swamiji is blessing and guiding you. Please take care of yourself and I hope and pray for a complete and speedy healing for you. Many blessings to you both.

  12. Mary, dear Mary.,
    Just came across your experience. Wow. What everyone is writing to you and your responses. So moving and somehow encouraging. We are all so very lucky to be in this life journey with you. How Bhima and you have responded and are healing and taking care of yourselves. It is a relief and joy to hear.

  13. Sending love and prayers to you both Mary 🙏🏼

    So glad and grateful that you are both healing and continued blessings on your recovery💜

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