Creating Your Christmas Happiness

If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being the reflection of the ever-joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself. If you keep the eyes of your concentration closed, you cannot see the sun of happiness burning within your bosom; but no matter how tightly you close the eyes of your … Read More

Two Stories of Prayer

Dear Ones, I have been busy writing a new book: Flow through Me, (Healing through the Laying on of Hands), by Mary Kretzmann, a Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. This month one of the stories debuts in Clarity Magazine, so I am also sharing it here, along with a short story published a few years ago in book by Asha Praver. … Read More

Prayers for the Planet

Prayers for Ananda Mexico Retreat

Please keep this in your prayers. This is being funded by members of Ananda Mexico, but they could definitely use our love and support. Some of the devotee members of Ananda Mexico have very generously donated some of their own real estate property to help cover the cost of this new retreat center. Mexico does not use a mortgage system … Read More

Receptivity to Healing

July 2014 Newsletter Dear Ones, I just completed teaching a 3 day healing seminar over this past weekend, held at Ananda’s Expanding Light. It was my joy to share these deep healing teachings with those who came, many of them new to this path. They were moved by the depth of the content and by the loving and spiritual environment … Read More

Healing at Ananda’s Expanding Light

Dear Ones, Please forward this email to your friends who may be interested in healing. I hope you can join me for one of these upcoming healing retreats: Jul 10 – 13, 2014 Nov 13 – 16, 2014 Nursing CEU Eligible: 10 hours Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, as taught in the book, Divine Will Healing… You can … Read More

Mother’s Day Prayers For Peace

Dear Ones, On this Mother’s Day of 2014, please pray with empathy for the mothers of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped last month. Some have escaped, but over 200 are still captive. And of course, pray for the girls and for their safe return. These girls not only face sex slavery, but also forced conversion away from their Christian … Read More

Easter Morning

This is a video of my late husband, Timothy Kretzmann, telling the Easter story to the children (and everyone else!) at Easter Sunday Service at Ananda Village on April 4, 2010. (The story starts at about minute 3 of the video.) May you have a Blessed Easter… “Lo, I am with you always…” In His Eternal Love, Mary The script … Read More

Music for the Easter Season

This video was made years ago sharing the deeply inspired music composed by Swami Kriyananda, and complemented by his pilgrimage photos. It is one of the best ways to feel the inspiration of Christ and of Easter. I also loved hearing again how he had prayed to Jesus for these melodies to commemorate the devotion that he had felt on … Read More

Healing With Divine Energy

We recently completed the online series called Healing with Divine Energy (Level I) … I am really pleased with the depth of healing knowledge and connection that was shared in this format… People are asking for more, so I am working on a Level 2 and Level 3 course, designed especially for aspiring “Spiritual Healers” or for those wanting to … Read More

Kriya Yoga and Reiki

I received this question today for the Ananda column: “Ask an Expert.”  I share it here as general healing information that can be used by others if this question ever comes up. Question: Dear brothers and sisters in One, Recently I read “Autobiography” and I really felt in love with the amazing guru Yogananda. In my heart I feel a strong … Read More