Saturday, January 25, 2014

A visit to the GMCKS Ashram is a gift to your soul

Pranic healing teacher, Fara Curlewis, recently returned from her third visit to the GMCKS Ashram in India where she completed the Fortnight Intensive Meditation Program. One of her long term students and Arhat, Lorelei Baum, jumped at the opportunity to formally interview Fara and writes her interpretation of the session here:

A visit to the GMCKS Ashram is a gift to your soul. All of your day-to-day demands, distractions and commitments are removed, there is no need to cook, clean or address the usual demands of a busy life. Instead, the focus is on a structured program of exercise, breathing, meditation and book study in a beautiful natural environment.

Fara points out that the purpose of the practice is to quieten the emotions and thoughts. What arises is amazing – clarity, insights and understanding at a profound level.

The purpose is to harness the body, mind and emotions, so the Divine can arise. To achieve this one has to create the space, which the program at the Ashram is designed for. To embody the intensity of the experience at least two weeks are recommended. The first days are spent adjusting to a new and finer vibrational level.

“It is almost too subtle to describe in words, but I saw a vision for myself of surrender, and what it would mean to have abundance in my life” says Fara.

“Part of my nature is to hold on to things, yet I know I’m a vessel, the more I give, the more I will have to give. The more I can be a clear vessel, the more energy, healing and service can flow through me.”

Insights occur at a very profound level:  “I have gained a deeper understanding of what generosity is,” Fara continues. “It is only in giving that we receive. While there is a constant struggle between the personality and the essence, as I learn to surrender and trust generosity will just naturally occur.”

“In the same way, I’ve always had the understanding that I am a teacher. At the Ashram I understood this at a deeper level.  My experience is that when somebody speaks as a conductor or channel people receive the experience that they need.”

Another deepened insight Fara described was to remember how Grand Master Choa Kok Sui said to follow simple instructions and she now understands why this is so important.  

“It works on all levels. The more and more I follow simple instructions, the more and more I see that the instructions I’m giving have an effect. This pulls me towards trying to practice the next bit and then the next bit,” Fara says.
“It pulls me to the results I have always wanted for my life. I don’t always have to understand why the instructions work. If I follow the simple instructions of a teacher who is proven, I get proven results, which draws me into doing more.”

Yet a person has to come out of the Ashram in order to put into practice what is learnt there. 
“It’s no use having a spiritual experience without practical application,” Fara says. “I need to continue to find time to meditate, stay aware, continue with inner reflection to stay topped up until the next visit to the Ashram.

“The Fortnight Intensive Meditation Program is offered twice a year and next year I’d like to go to both programs,” says Fara. “The experience is so sensational.”
The GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram is located in the cool hills an hour’s drive from Pune, five hours from Mumbai, India. The ground is consecrated by GMCKS and is covered in high energy crystals mostly of clear quartz. A diversity of people from all around the world and all age groups attend.

A full program is offered throughout the year supervised by Master Teachers (Acharyas) and attended by Arhatic Yogis from around the world. Visit  or contact the Pranic Healing Centre for more information.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A story from GMCKS Arhatic Ashram, India

The Suitcase
A man died, when he realized it he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
God said: “Alright son its time to go”.
Surprised, the man replied “Now? So soon? But I had a lot of plans.”
“I’m sorry but it is time to go.” God replied.

“What do you have in the suitcase?” The man asked.
God answered “Your belongings.”

“My belongings? You mean my things, my clothes, my money?”
God answered “These things are not yours they belong to the Earth.”

“Is it my memories?” The man asked.
God answered: “those never belonged to you, they belonged to Time.”

“Then is it my talents?”
God answered: “those were never yours they belonged to the Circumstances.”

“Is it my friends and family?”
God answered: “I am sorry they were never yours either for they belonged to the Path.”

“Is it my wife & child?”
God answered: “They were never yours they belong to your Heart.”

“Is it my body?”
God answered: “even that was never yours it belongs to the Dust.”

“Is it my Soul?”
God answered: “No for that is Mine.”

Full of fear the man took the suitcase from God, opened it and found it empty…
With a tear coming down his cheek the man said “You mean I never had anything?”

God answered
“That is correct. Every moment you lived were only yours.
Life is just a moment. A moment that belongs to you.
For this reason enjoy this time while you have it.
Don’t let anything you think you own stop you from doing so.
Live now! Live your life!
Don’t forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters.
Material things and everything else that you fought for stay here.
You cannot take anything.”