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.