Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems

When Jim Fairchild, a 68-year-old college professor, signed up for a session of Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG), little did he know that this holistic new therapy would provide relief from a serious injury.

"Ever since a car ran over me when I was three years old, I've lived with constant pain and pressure in the back of my neck," he said. "As a result, I've been on a lifelong quest for relief — consulting legions of chiropractors, massage therapists, and others. But nothing worked."

At first, Jim found the treatments simply improved his daily experience of the Transcendental Meditation® technique.

"I experienced a new evenness that I didn't know existed," he said. "My consciousness and even my stresses got softer with every session."

Then, to his surprise, he felt a profound shift in his level of pain. "About a week ago I came out of a session feeling almost no discomfort in the back of my neck. I knew I'd felt very subtle that time, and I quietly waited for the inevitable. But the pain didn't return. My neck isn't perfect, but the difference is profound. The amazing thing is that during the session I didn't feel anything extraordinary in my physiology. There were no sensations or movements of any sort. Yet somehow relief came to me, without my even asking."

What is this new therapy, and how does it work?

The Healing Power of Gems

Rubies. Sapphires. Emeralds. The oldest and most refined members of the mineral kingdom, gems have long been used for their healing qualities. Thousands of years ago the ayurvedic physician, Charaka, taught that gems can be used for prolonging one's life span as well as for promoting health, wealth, happiness, charisma and the fulfillment of desires. In fact, ayurvedic texts describe mantras, gems, and herbs as the three fundamental means to support the development of higher states of consciousness and perfect health.

Today the healing power of gems is available in an affordable new treatment called Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG), offered at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa, and in Transcendental Meditation facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. In this treatment, the profound orderliness of thirteen gemstones, each with their own unique crystalline structures, is made available to the mind and body. This occurs by using special "light beamers" which project soft light through the gems.

Dr. Keith Wegman, an MLG practitioner at The Raj explains, "The light frequencies act as a carrier for the orderly structure of the gems. They resonate with the subtle frequencies of our physiology and trigger profound self-healing and self-repair."

Benefits for Health and Development of Consciousness

During the past year, over 2000 treatments given at The Raj have provided strong evidence of the long-term benefits of this approach.

"Individuals have reported relief from chronic disorders, such as decreased anxiety and improved emotional stability, decreased joint, muscle, and bone problems, improved sleep, and expanded self-development," said Dr. Wegman. "Now a six-month research study is being conducted to quantify the long-term effects of the treatment."

The results of MLG are different for each person. A woman from Montreal found relief from asthma, while Adile Esen from Turkey noticed her emotions were more stable.

"The feeling of nourishment and balance coupled with calmness and clarity have continued," she says. "In addition to becoming more aware, open, and clear, I realize that even in very difficult situations that could have made me doubt and tremble, I have remained calm like the pearl at the bottom of the ocean."

Combining the Ancient with Modern Technology

The equipment used in MLG treatments has been developed over a period of 30 years by Dr. Yoachim Roller, a German gemologist, under the direct guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the Transcendental Meditation technique and Maharishi Ayurveda. In 2007, Maharishi structured the basic procedures for the treatment. The following year, Dr. Roller and his wife, Iris, held their first training course at Maharishi European Research University in Holland.

Maharishi also guided Dr. Roller in the creation of larger, more powerful instruments, affectionately called "Big Beamers." The thirteen Big Beamers contain twelve gems each, with a total of 145 gems to magnify the effect. The Raj is one of only two facilities in the world that offers treatments with both Big Beamers and regular beamers.

"The Big Beamers have a unique ability to transform any rigidity or obstruction to the flow of energy in the physiology," Dr. Wegman said. "The transformation is more significant than with the regular beamers, because the body is being submerged in profound coherence. All the frequencies in the body adjust to that. The more powerful orderliness of the large beamers takes over any disorder, restoring balance in previously weak or compromised areas of functioning."

Adds Dr. Wegman, "Gems are crystalline structures that are as old as our planet. Their inherent intelligence and orderliness resonates with the inherent intelligence and orderliness in the physiology, and that produces the profound results for mind and body that thousands of people have already experienced."

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