BY LINDA EGENES

dreamstimefree_245507Last spring a friend told me about an inexpensive new treatment called Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems. “It feels like you’re bathing in light,” she said. Exhausted from travel and a stint of late nights caretaking my aging parents, I thought bathing in light would be just the ticket.

A warm light spread throughout my body, washing over me in waves. It was not coming from the outside, but from within me. When the treatment was over, I didn’t move for 40 minutes, sunk in a blissful state. I felt sparkly and bright inside, like a diamond.

Later that week I found myself at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda® Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa, where a practitioner showed me thirteen light beamers that looked like large silver pens. She explained that each beamer shines soft light through a different precious gem, and she would first assess which gems would create the best results for me.

Maharishi Light Therapy with GemsI closed my eyes as she tested my reactions. After a while, I felt so settled that I could barely speak. Then she said in a soft voice, “Now the treatment is ready to begin.”

She arranged the instruments in a rack above me so that many gems were shining on my body. If the diagnosis had been so peaceful, what would the treatment feel like? A warm light spread throughout my body, washing over me in waves. It was not coming from the outside, but from within me. When the treatment was over, I didn’t move for 40 minutes, sunk in a blissful state. I felt sparkly and bright inside, like a diamond.

Yet it was the long-lasting results that were more striking. It was as if the light had washed away the toxins and tiredness. Nine months later I still have more energy than before. How did this work, exactly?

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. And while few of us can afford our own gem collection, Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG) is an affordable way to experience the orderly and healing qualities of precious gems.

Lexington Peace Palace

The light frequencies act as a carrier for the orderly structure of the gems. They resonate with subtle frequencies of our physiology and trigger profound self-healing and self-repair.

“MLG treatments transform the mind, body, and emotions from a state of disrepair or disorder to a more natural state of order, strength, and integrity by acting as a catalyst for self-healing mechanisms already inherent within everyone,” says Dr. Keith Wegman, a practitioner of MLG at The Raj.

He adds, ”The light frequencies act as a carrier for the orderly structure of the gems. They resonate with subtle frequencies of our physiology and trigger profound self-healing and self-repair.”

A Wide Range of Health Benefits

It seems that the results are different for each person, depending on their complaints.

Jim Fairchild, a college professor in his late sixties, had lived with constant pain in his neck ever since a car ran over him when he was three years old. Over the years he consulted chiropractors and massage therapists, but nothing worked.

Then he tried Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems. At first, Jim found that light and gem therapy treatments simply made him feel more relaxed. Then, to his surprise, he felt a profound shift in his level of pain.

“I came out of a session feeling almost no discomfort in the back of my neck,” he says. “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. Yet somehow relief came to me, without my even asking.”

I came out of a session feeling almost no discomfort in the back of my neck. I quietly waited for the inevitable. But the pain didn’t return.

A woman from Montreal found relief from asthma, while Adile Esen from Turkey writes, “The feeling of nourishment and balance coupled with calmness and clarity that I experienced increasingly during and after my treatments 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.” Others find that their experiences both in and out of meditation become more profound and filled with light.

Mark Olson from Rhode Island said that the treatment is “remarkable and I feel much lighter, almost with a sense of transparency and expanded well-being.”

Eva Bergmann, who travels the U.S. administering MLG treatments, says, “For many people who try Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, it is an experience they never forget. That experience allows us to remember our original state of bliss and connectedness with the whole universe. And even that memory, as Maharishi has emphasized, can have an effect—it can change a person’s life.’”

MLG practitioners Jeffery and Mary Murphy

Jeffry and Mary Murphy, practitioners of MLG
from Lexington, Kentucky

Well over 2,000 treatments in the past year have provided strong evidence of the long-term benefits of this approach, says Dr. Wegman. “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,” he says.

Now a six-month research study is being conducted to quantify the long-term effects of the treatment.

Combining the Ancient with the Modern

To give a little background, this unique treatment has been developed over a period of 30 years by Dr. Joachim Roller, a German Gemologist, under the direct guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the Transcendental Meditation technique. Dr. Roller, with his wife, Iris, started training the first practitioners in September 2008 at Maharishi European Research University in Holland.

Besides bringing a profound level of comprehensiveness and effectiveness to the treatment, Maharishi also guided Dr. Roller in the creation of larger, more powerful instruments, affectionately called “Big Beamers.” The thirteen Big Beamers contain not just one precious gem per beamer, but twelve—with a total of 145 gems to create a magnified effect.

Since I didn’t have the Big Beamer treatment, I asked Dr. Wegman to explain the difference.

“The Big Beamers are distinguished by their ability to transform any rigidity or obstruction to the flow of energy in the physiology,” he says. “The transformation is more significant than with the regular beamers.  All the frequencies in the physiology adjust to that more amplified frequency and are reorganized.”

MLG practitioner Eva Bergman

Traveling MLG practitioner Eva Bergmann:
“Maharishi has talked about the light of consciousness and how our body is a much greater miracle than we can fathom, and many experi-
ence during Maharishi light therapy with Gems that they are created of light, intelligence, warmth, and love.”

He adds, “The more powerful orderliness of the large beamers takes over any disorder, restoring balance in previously weak or compromised areas of functioning.”

Did I miss out, not having the big beamers? Dr. Wegman smiles reassuringly. “If an individual already has a good flow of energy and no physical disorders, then the regular beamers are sufficient to bring about this reorganization.”

But now I’m curious. I’ll have to try it. Like many people who now schedule regular treatments of Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, I’m reaching for the light.

Trained practitioners offer Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems treatments daily using either small or large beamers at The Raj Maharishi Ayurvedic Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa, and at the Maharishi Peace Palace in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information or to schedule treatments, please contact:

  • The Raj Maharishi Ayurvedic Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa, (800) 864-8714 x5300
  • The Maharishi Peace Palace in Lexington, Kentucky, (859) 269-3803

MLG practitioners also travel with the small beamers to various TM Center locations throughout North America and to Maharishi Academies around the world.

  • For the tour schedule in the Western U.S. and in New York and New England, contact Eva Bergmann atgemlight@tm.org, call (917) 740-0878, or seewww.gemlight.dk
  • For tours in all other states, contact Jeffry and Mary Murphy at MLG@tm.org or call (859) 269-3803.

This article has been revised/updated, and reprinted with permission from The Iowa SourceMarch 2010 and Enlightenment Magazine, Issue 7. Reprinted with permission.)

Photo by Jodielee used with permission from Dreamstime.com.