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THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
from Alfred Hosp's book "Powers of the spirit - My experiences with Bruno Gröning".
As a result of an accident occured shortly after being born, Alfred Hosp was completely paralysed and spent all his long life on a wheelchair. As mentioned in the story, Alfred Hosp's wife Liselore "Lilo" was driving the car. What is most striking about this is that she was paralyzed too but from the waist down; therefore the car had been modified, bringing the controls on the steering wheel. Dear reader, in this beautiful book full of emotion and love you can read many other wonderful stories of the experiences that Alfred Hosp lived with Bruno Gröning. The book can be ordered either in German or English edition, directly through the Bruno Gröning Trust web page.
1956 to 1957
In this last chapter of my book, I would like to describe the Christmas celebrations that we were able to experience with Bruno Gröning. It is certainly due to a remarkable spiritual guidance that I am able to write all of this down in my own peaceful and beloved home precisely at Christmas 1998, and therefore more than forty years after the events – as a gift, so to speak, dedicated to Bruno Gröning in love and gratitude, as well as to all the readers who are seeking the path to God. From the experiences that have been described in this book, one can finally recognise that this is only ever possible by way of the inner path of selfless love, as it has been taught to us for thousands of years, but which, up to now, could never fully be put into practice.
The Christmas bells, the smell of fir trees, candles and pastries, as well as the Christmas tree that Lisl has decorated with great care and love, cause my memory to take to its wings and awaken in me once more those happy feelings that filled us whenever we were with Gröning. Back then, it was a blessed and grace-filled time that sent us those days and hours free from anxiety, cares and bitterness. One simply felt sheltered in the force-field of the good, in the consciousness of helping and healing energies and of the closeness of God, which, since that time, has no longer been a mere dream for us but an experienced reality.
At that time the Christmas celebrations were held in Advent as great special occasions, in halls that had been specially rented for the purpose and festively decorated, where several hundred friends would always come from near and far to meet with Bruno Gröning. Nevertheless, in December 1956, we enjoyed a three-day private meeting with him in our apartment in Vienna.
So, at the appointed time, we set off by car from Gallspach on our journey to Vienna. During the drive, we were discussing the question of how a Christmas tree could be set up there. Then, to our wide-eyed amazement, we saw a man standing before us, in the middle of nowhere, with three Christmas trees. Lilo quick-wittedly made an emergency stop and, for only forty schillings, we bought from "good value Jacob", which was how he introduced himself, a stately, impressive spruce that had grown straight and thick, and it was immediately tied to our luggage rack.
Naturally it was also an enormous surprise for my mother when we turned up loaded like Father Christmas himself, with a Christmas tree complete with decorations. Lilo had just finished the decorating when Gröning arrived, so that we were all able to admire her finished handiwork with great satisfaction. And he remarked concerning it:
"This tree has been meant for you for a long time and you have done it up with a great deal of love. I have only seen a few Christmas trees that radiate like this. As you know already, all objects emit their own radiation; and the more loving the thoughts that accompany the decoration, the brighter the tree's radiating power, even when no candles are burning yet It's a pity you can't see it!"
We were very happy at his remark and asked him if he would like to take a souvenir for himself from our Christmas tree. Gröning walked slowly around the tree, then took for himself a small three centimetre-doll that Lilo's friend had made herself at home, and said: "My friends would like to give me so much, but unfortunately I have no more room at home for such things. I gladly take this doll, though, for I will hang it on my own Christmas tree. I have set aside the afternoon of the 24th of December especially for decorating our Christmas tree. I always do it entirely on my own; no one can be there as I do it, since every thing that I hang on it has its own special function on the Christmas tree. It is placed at a particular point, with a corresponding charge. At the end of it all, the Christmas tree is one resonating unity and radiates out to every community and to every friend the light of divine love and redemption. It is only when my Christmas tree is finished and the candle flames are burning that the holy festival of Christ's birth begins for me."
The Konstanz family had also arranged a very impressive and harmonious celebration. After Gröning's Christmas talk, beautifully arranged fir twigs were handed out, each with a candle and a little pastry attached. We have kept this memento right up to the present day and have been able to observe the phenomenon that even now, after forty-four years, the scent of fir is still there in full strength. That is why we consider the gifts we received back then as precious jewels and take good care of them, for even today they radiate a power that we experience as being very beneficial.
In December 1957 we were able to accompany Bruno Gröning to several Christmas celebrations. For the sake of better understanding, I should tell you about the exertions that this involved, since in Austria at that time, apart from in the neighbourhood of Salzburg, there were absolutely no motorways. And so, with our VW-Beetle we drove – as well as we could – behind Gröning's Opel-Kapitän. The first stage was again from Vienna to Klagenfurt. After the celebration there – so that's two days later, on 18 December 1957 – followed the second stretch, from Klagenfurt to Rosenheim. But in order to cross the Alps we had to be taken through the nine-kilometre tunnel between Mallnitz and Böckstein on the car train. Our departure was delayed, since friends kept on coming up to say goodbye to Gröning, quickly to ask him some more questions or to bring him their requests. Finally, at around eleven o'clock, we got under way. Our car, with its low horse-power, could soon no longer keep up. Bruno Gröning stretched his left hand out of the car window and made such rapid turning movements with his hand that they looked like a glistening and glittering ball in the sunlight. For seconds it was a fascinating sight before he put his foot down on the accelerator – and at once disappeared with his car from our sight.
When we arrived at the station in Mallnitz, it turned out that Gröning – even with his powerful car – had also missed the train we had planned to catch and our two cars were eventually loaded at around two o'clock and could then be taken through the tunnel. It was downhill on the Salzburg side, so that we were able to drive close behind him for a while. But then came the ominous gated railway crossing. The gates began to come down – but Gröning's car darted straight over the rails. We, however, stopped in front of the barrier and for the last 170 kilometres we were completely on our own. It was already getting dark and it was beginning to snow. We therefore had to reduce our speed to 40 kph.
We were driving along a stretch of road that was completely unknown to us, through night and fog, so to speak, and in the strictest sense of that expression. For an inexplicable reason, and without warning, I began to sneeze, and I sneezed, sneezed, sneezed! My nose turned into a leaking water pipe and my aunt desperately tried to find enough handkerchiefs, but in the end there was only my scarf as a last resort. Shaking her head my aunt said: "What should we do now? In this state you'll disturb the entire Christmas celebration!" I went on sneezing and snorting without a care, as it was still a long way to Rosenheim. Lilo steered our car with dexterity and patience along the slippery, winding road. We were nevertheless completely calm and felt that we were being sheltered in the spiritual help we could feel.
Then a road sign appeared in the beam of our headlights with the inscription: "The Lueg Pass: 18% gradient!" Lilo shifted down a gear and continued driving uphill. But as the road became ever steeper, she eventually stopped the car and put it into first gear. As she was setting off again, the wheels just spun around! Lilo now pulled off a bravura performance on a steep bend of this main road at night. She carefully allowed our car to roll backwards along the right-hand side of the road, over a road surface that was slick with ice, until we were back at the start of the ascent. She started again from the bottom in first gear – and the car climbed, purring and without juddering, over the heights of the pass. Bear in mind that this was a multiple miracle, since, while we were rolling backwards, we neither slipped into the ditch at the side of the road nor did another car come from either direction, which could have put us in danger.
With relief we finally reached the motorway, but even there more difficulties arose. Heavy slush, as well as poor visibility due to the thick fog, meant that our onward journey was no picnic. Visibility was very low and the road markings were invisible beneath the snow, so that from time to time it seemed like a journey into the void. Then we saw in front of us the rear lights of a car that was jogging along at the same careful pace. With great relief we followed these lights as far as the exit for Rosenheim. Instead of arriving at four o'clock as we had planned, we finally reached our destination at seven o'clock. Already as I was getting out of the car, I noticed that my nose – from one minute to the next – had become completely dry, and even during the following celebration I neither had to sneeze nor needed a handkerchief.
Bruno Gröning began his Christmas address only after we had taken our seats. Bavay told us afterwards that they had waited until we had arrived before they began.
I would like to select just a few important points from his ninety-minute speech: "Dear friends, as you know, we celebrate today, as we do every year, the feast of love and peace. It is the custom with you that people give gifts to each other, to give each other joy. But these are only earthly gifts, for which people usually show their gratitude by giving something in return. On the other hand, hardly anyone now has any idea of the divine gift, the birth of Christ, which is what should be celebrated first and foremost at Christmas. You don't even know anymore why, for what reason, for what purpose Christ came to this earth and you therefore do not grasp the true reason for his birth. But I must tell you, dear friends, that so long as you do not understand the birth of Christ, you will not be able to comprehend the meaning of your own birth. Then again, you also do not know why you are alive and for what purpose God has given you this wonderful body. But, just as you hold valuable earthly gifts in great respect, you should have regard for this greatest divine gift, your body, and protect it from the assaults of evil. That is, you should take care never to let something that is not good come into you or casually expose your body to danger. It is truly the most valuable good that a human being possesses on earth. Do not forget this, and always be thankful that you are able to be alive here.
If you have a wish that can be fulfilled in the good, then make it your heart's wish today; if you then have great faith, God will fulfil it for you at the given time. My wish for you is that all that is advantageous for spiritual discernment in your future life might come to fulfilment And I also wish you now a blessed and peaceful Christmas and that we will see each other again, healthy and happy in the new year 1958. Once again, all the very best!"
Gröning came up to us afterwards. When Lilo thanked him for the help during the journey, he simply said: "I know all about it, for I was there. Where you were left hanging because the road was so icy, I gave you a push. And then it was not completely without danger on the motorway, and so I had to send a car to guide you. I delayed the start of the celebration until you arrived!"We sat there speechless with gratitude and astonishment, for we had so far not had any opportunity to whisper a word about our adventure-filled journey to anyone at all.
Gröning thought for a short time and then, to the surprise of the host, he took the angel decorations, which had been made out of gold paper and were thirty centimetres tall, and began to hand them out. First of all he gave an angel to each one of us four, then the community leaders got some and finally he even handed out the Christmas table decorations, so that in the end only the bare fir twigs were left. The friends who had been responsible for decorating the hall looked somewhat unhappy: "This is really strange. Why is he doing this precisely this year? He has never done anything like this at any other Christmas celebration. Well, a lot of work will be waiting for us next time!" Even now, so that is forty-four years later, these very angels are among our most beloved decorations and constitute a lasting memory of the blessing-filled Christmas celebrations with Bruno Gröning.
On 19 December 1957 my father arrived from Munich. Then all five of us drove, non-stop, along the narrow old 400 kilometre-long National Road No. 1, which was in bad repair, via Salzburg to Vienna, where we spent Christmas Eve. After the holidays we finally went back home to Gallspach, where our car was put into winter storage until early 1958. But then we drove once more to Stephanskirchen, to our next meeting with Gröning – and there we had a great surprise: He showed the friends seven photographs, which he had taken at home during his own private Christmas celebration. The currents of power and spiritual energy fields had become visible on them. One could clearly make out the immaterial connections between objects that corresponded and belonged with each other, and even between people.
For example, one of the photos was of a mother carrying her child, who was about one year old, in her arms, and it showed the normally invisible connecting currents between mother and child. In this picture one can actually see how a bundle of energy from the energy centre at the back of the mother's head passes over to the child's body and flows through it. At this point the shining of the light was so bright that the material parts of the bodies of the people concerned could only be made out as dark shadowy shapes. Bruno Gröning explained the significance of this picture in the following way: "Every child is closely bound to the body of its mother until its fourth year, since, to begin with, the life energies are only received by the mother and then passed on to her child. A child's body can only take in the divine power on its own after the age of four years. For this reason every small child should grow up in proximity to and under the protection of its mother. It will then be more balanced and calm in its future life as well.
Such pictures only come about when the photographer resonates in harmony with the divine. The energy fields of the photographer and of the subject resonate together on the light-sensitive surface of the film, which produces the same reaction as visible light, and so the photographic plate often sees more than the eyes of materialistically disposed people. When and where something like this may happen depends on many spiritual factors and on the will of God. Nevertheless the friends should also take photographs more often in the community hours, and without flash! But never expect it and remain completely calm inside, for a happening like this is always an act of grace. Always take care that when the film is being developed no film gets lost or thrown away as useless, as almost happened in my photo shop with this film. So I wish all my friends much luck in their photography. But take note: the less you wait for it, the sooner it happens. You must only want one thing, and that is ALWAYS the good!"
All photos that show spiritual energies that have become visible confirm the assumption that, with these phenomena, it can in no case be a matter of some kind of radiation from the cosmos, as I have already mentioned, since a linear propagation of energy is nowhere to be observed. Considering it from this angle, one therefore needs to make sure that, when tuning in to receive the divine power, one hands oneself over to inner harmony to such an extent that one's own armour of rigidity and coldness of soul breaks open and the energies of the good, which are in any case always present around us, can break in like a pulsing current of life in order to flow through every cell of our body, to strengthen and finally to heal. It was on account of these incontrovertible connections that our great spiritual teacher repeatedly said that, with each wonderful healing, it does not come down to him, that is, to Gröning, but ultimately to the proper mental disposition of the person seeking help.
In December 1958 we travelled again to Vienna for the scheduled Christmas celebration, full of joyful anticipation. But this time it was only Alexander Loy-Leute, our chairman at the time, who came, along with Gröning's secretary Dorothea Ludewig. She brought a tape-recording, recorded on 4 December 1958, on which Bruno Gröning, before the speech that he had spoken onto the tape, apologised for his absence on this occasion, which was due to another task that could not be postponed. But since he emphasised that he would come again as soon as the roads were clear of ice, we gave no thought, at the time, to the background to all this and took his absence as a matter of course. When we learnt, at the end of January 1959, that Bruno Gröning had left this earth on 26 January 1959, because he had been CALLED BACK by God, I, in particular, simply could not grasp what had happened, since this was the first time I had lost a person close to me, and I felt even more abandoned, just as before, when the falling barrier at the railway crossing separated us so abruptly from Gröning's car as it drove on ahead...
OUR CONGRESS in GERMANY
Impressions of our Conference last weekend. We had a wonderful time together with our friends. The friends reported about help and healing they received at themselves and their relatives. The Conference was arranged with many musical contributions...
Much healing power was felt and GOD blessed the event with joy and love.
"It's the teaching of Christ, which you have to heed!" Bruno Gröning
Apps. 100 friends have come together and enjoyed the loving energy the room.
Bruno Gröning and his quotes about Christ:
What is Christ for us? Why did God give Christ an earthly life here? Why did he give him this one - His - also wonderful body?
And why was Christ always a great role model for us in everything? What did God want with it, and what was Christ doing here?
He has given us so much of the good, the divine, so much of God!
What are we able to do if we only believe in taking up all that God has destined for us!
Yes, my dear friends, all this Christ taught us, He was with us and is with us and will always be a very great and a very good, the best role model! (04.12.1958)
"Wasn’t Christ the greatest role model for humanity?
Didn’t He do many miracles?
Did He not give the proof to people without Him wanting it? Because He simply did it.
He believed it, He knew it, because He doesn’t got the knowledge from himself, but He has got it from God.
And He did all that He had to do, all that God told Him to do.
He went where God was leading Him, not people.
And He spoke all that God had spoken to Him. And it happened.
Never, dear friends, is it a man, but it is and always will be God! "(04.12.1858)
"A real true Christian can only be the one who follows Christ, as Christ expects us to and as His teaching tells us. And so Christ was thirty-three years on this earth, that is, in the body that God has given Him for this earthly life, so that He can impart to us all that God has to say for us, for all humanity! Because otherwise people couldn’t listen to God any longer. (04.12.1958)
“Dear friends, it should be clear to you that the earthly life of Christ was not in vain, for God has determined this, earthly life for Christ, because only this way it was most possible for God, through the teaching of Christ to lead us on the path that God has chosen for us, for all mankind ...
And that is and remains the only path, the one that really leads every single person to God.
But, dear friends, you can not serve two masters. Not at one hand the evil and on the other hand God!
And in between you are a hypocrite, a liar, a cheater. You are not even being honest with yourself. You have to put off all this, all that, I say it again, all that you have felt to be evil in this earthly life, you must put it completely aside. You have to turn your back on the evil one. You have to go the other way. And so I call you to the great turnaround!" (04.12.1958)
"Walk the way as God has destined for you – for all of us through Christ!
What do we humans have to do?
What is this teaching, the teaching of Christ? Is that all, when man asserts of himself, saying "I am a Christian"? That's all? Don’t we have to do it when Christ says, "Follow me!"
Only those who detach themselves from all that is earthly who don’t cling to the materialistic, but cling to and feel attracted to the One to whom he belongs. Only this one can follow God.
Through the teaching of Christ, he will become that person, which God has destined for him. There is no back and forth, no pros and cons. (04.12.1958)
“Who doesn’t accept advice, that one you can’t help!
And Christ himself has given us the good, the best, the only counsel we human beings have to obey.
And if you follow right now - and that you don’t demand for anything, but really achieve all that is destined for you - then you’ll experience much good in yourself, much good in your own body, and also much good in the body of your neighbor ! Just believe! " (04.12.1958)
" Christ knew that every illness comes through sin. Therefore, he exhorted the patient after the healing: "Do not sin any more, that nothing worse will happen to you!" (handwritten)
There has been much talk about Christ Himself. He has been hurt a lot. He carried everything patiently. For whom? Because he was a coward? No, for us! So that we may come to realization, to know Him, how great and powerful God is and how just and how unjust the human beings are. (05.10.1958)
Christ is always among the people. He is not dead, there is no death. There is only Salvation. (05.10.1958)
"I know that many people did not understand the birth of Christ.“
Which ways or which path did Christ show us? Did people understand him correctly? (...) Nobody starts to realize, or starts to feel or not to feel whether it's truth or can it be true?
My dear friends, man can only do this when he has understood himself, when he knows who and what he is. He who understands himself, he can understand the other one. Otherwise it is not possible.
One thing is clear to you, that almost 2,000 years ago, God has sent us His Son. He spoke to us about His son, about the body of his son. Christ is our brother! But as such, you have not recognized him yet. He is so tall. He is totally one with God. He is in God. He is everything. And here people say: “Here we can’t reach Him, but we want to believe!“
We should be ready today to put the words of Christ into action. If we put the words of Christ into action, as He told us to follow Him, then - yes, then people would be on the right path. "(21.12.1956)
"Christ has given us so much good in our life. Why did people not heed the good, why didn’t they absorb it?
Why did they never do all that, first of all, what they owe themselves?
And that's what it has hitched, and now it's important that you really, truly, and honestly go over to making up for what you've missed by doing that now, always doing what you owe yourself. And that you really pay attention to this – your - body, which is a divine gift." (04.12.1958)
"Or did you think that was my teaching, which I am telling you here? No, friends, that is the teaching of Christ.
So God has taught man through Christ. We should follow that. We should do all that we ourselves are committed to doing. We should be an order loving person, that is, to be a God-loving one. "
People just take the word God on their lips. They speak of Christ, they speak of the Savior, they speak of many of these Saints in general. But who speaks with the heart? And who does it all? Who puts this into action? Who has put it into action? Friends, these are very few. And there have already been many admonishers on this earth who have been trying to persuade man to take the divine path and stay on that path. (04.10.1958)
Back to nature!
Quotes by Bruno Gröning:
"Did not people let His (God's) work here degenerate, which He created for us?
They did not pay attention anymore. Nature tells them nothing anymore; the unnatural, the worldly, that's theirs. "(05.10.1957)
"The plants and animals absorb the natural, the divine powers, as far as they are not removed from man by nature." (Handwritten)
"And whoever believes that he can escape Nature that our LORD God has made so beautiful for us, let him go where he wants, it was believed that one could differ from the other by turning his back on Nature and climbs the stages of Culture, there lies the error, there lies everything, that is what man lacks: Nature! "
"One thing I know for you is that there is much prepared for you. (...) But you have to go back the wrong way to receive the good again, and the farther you have left the good path, the farther you must go back. " (03.10.1058)
"I'm just here to tell you the truth of how God is so well-equipped for us, for each person, and that we just have to follow Him and accept what God has chosen for us." (05.10.1958)
"I knew why I had to come, why it was necessary, I do it for you!" (19.09.1950)
"Well, my dear friends, and so it spreads more and more..."
There is much that can not be explained, but nothing that can not happen! Nothing is impossible for God!"
Only we really have to absorb the true DIVINE; we must take it to heart, and we must always stand with God, to whom we have to stand. Not that you may fall into the belief that God is there for us, that God is dependent on us - no: we are dependent on God!
There is no life without God at all, no life without the divine blessing. And to receive this blessing, man must make preparations of his own accord; he must be worthy to go first the way that leads to God. And on the other hand, he has to stay on this path in order to receive the blessing of God here as well. "(05.06.1956)
"Groening," I introduce to you once again, this is the name of my body, which I have received for this life on earth, which has also been bestowed on me for the benefit of all people.
Now I do not have to stress that I feel obliged now to tell each one who I am. I'm not Groening, but Groening is just my body. The body is earthly, as well as the name, which has been handed over or taken over by humans from this earthly body. As far as I move with this, my body on this earth, you will also regard me as your fellow man. "(January 1958)
"I know life - the life of all people" (26.09.1950)