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                                                                         Mary Ann & George Johnston

                                                             

Mary Ann Johnston - Author, Healer, and Occupational Therapist - lived in the Clear Light Community at Song of the Morning Retreat in northern Lower Michigan for 16 years. In 2016 she and her husband, George, moved to the beautiful, small village of Onekama near Lake Michigan and there attends the First Congregational Church. 

In 1992, Mary Ann was made aware of having a gift for spiritual healing and began integrating it into her personal life and occupational therapy work. She soon realized that healing comes in many forms: healing of body, mind, and spirit. At first she relied only on Spirit for guidance in the healing of others, then after two years, Jesus encouraged her to study various healing modalities. She now holds numerous certificates in Healing Touch, Reiki, Advanced Aura Balancing, Chakra Energy Work, CranioSacral Therapy, Hopi Indian techniques,  and other modalities.

In her books, Mary Ann describes many instances when, as a child and throughout her life, Jesus appeared to her and gave her encouragement, protection and guidance through His presence and heart-talk. Their relationship could be described as an expanded state of consciousness that was personal, loving and blissful. 

In 2002, after she and George were married and living at Song of the Morning Retreat, Jesus appeared to her and told her she was to write books to share her experiences with others. From that point on, Mary Ann’s relationship with Jesus changed, for they began to discuss matters that concern all of us in today's world, no longer just about her. She has faithfully recorded her spiritual realizations in her books. 

There are no words to convey the beauty and glory of God, but with poetic language she describes divine realities in such a way as to help us conceive of them, and through her, Jesus and other divine beings have given us guidance, inspiration and encouragement at this time of greater awareness and understanding of spiritual truth. 

Mary Ann has written articles on ezinearticles.com and enjoys time with her extended family, friends and visiting the infirmed. 

maryannjohnston108@yahoo.com

George Johnston lives in the village of Onekama, MI with his wife, Mary Ann. He writes about truths that Jesus and Paramahansa Yogananda taught to help us find peace and happiness in the blessings and joy that come from within, and he exposes false teachings that cause many to become engrossed in seeking earthly pleasures and miss out on the far greater joys of Spirit.

George graduated from Yale University in 1956, having majored in philosophy hoping to find deeper meaning in life. But he didn’t find it until later and came to realize that the ideas of many philosophers are mostly speculation and not based on experience of eternal, spiritual truth and reality.

In 1962, after learning some hatha yoga poses from a book and experiencing their benefits, George began to attend meditations at the Detroit Art Institute led by Yogacharya Oliver, a direct disciple of Yogananda. He read Yogananda’s book Autobiography of a Yogi, feeling the love and absorbing the wisdom expressed in his life, and through meditation, his teachings and attunement with him discovered the divine peace, love and light that are within—the kingdom of God Jesus spoke of—and began to understand and appreciate the greatness of Jesus.

In various cities and suburbs, George taught hatha yoga, trained other yoga teachers and led meditations. Later on, he was uplifted and inspired by new teachings from Jesus received by Mary Ann and other writers. These teachings, which include truths about oneness, omnipresence, and love that is pure and freely given to all, have benefited many people and shaped George’s beliefs.

In the 1980’s, while living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he worked at Johnston Optical Co., George wrote a manual for students in his yoga classes at Muskegon Community College. The first half of his manual has photographs of hatha yoga postures and explains how to perform them. The second half contains information on meditation, the ego, the soul, intuition, the nature and power of love and positive thinking, yoga postures, and suggestions for improving health through good nutrition. To read the second half of his manual, A Course in Yoga, at no charge, google: George Johnston EzineArticles.com

In 1996, George retired and moved to Vanderbilt, Michigan to be able to live close to nature and meditate with others at Song of the Morning. He met Mary Ann there when she came for a retreat. They fell in love and were married in 2000.

George has written a free ebook, Spiritual Teachings for Our Times, integrating the ancient wisdom of India with new teachings from Jesus about love, non-judgment, oneness, and the nature of the ego. Included in this book are a short description of the science of yoga, the author's comments on visitations and channeling, the process of cultivating intuition, the meaning of the Garden of Eden allegory, and critical reviews of two very popular books: The Disappearance of the Universe and Conversations With God.

To read or download his free ebook, go to: http://www.smashwords.com/view/georgejohnston

To read all of his articles and book reviews, google: George Johnston EzineArticles.com

To contact George by email: 2gojohnston@gmail.com