Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014

Travel costs

Now I will give you an overview of my travel costs for 6 months volunteering in Kenya and Uganda.

The following travel costs include the participation of a 3 months volunteer project in Kenya (website of the organizer is closed now) and a 3 months volunteer project in Uganda (volunteer action for peace).

Project fees (including 6 months accommodation and 3 months food):  

1,140€ (30%) 

Visa fees for Kenya and Uganda about 80€ (2%)

Flights (Germany-Kenya, Kenya-Uganda, Uganda-Germany) 696€ (18%) 
Other public transport (train, bus, matatu, taxi) about 150€ (4%)

Food (for 3 months) and other personal costs about 400€ (11%)

Health insurance (was obligatory) 134€ (4%)

Donations to the poor (paying for school fees, rent, food,...) 1,200€ (32%)

Total cost about 3,800€ (100%)

Christmas blessing 2011

This year, 2011, God gave me special Christmas blessings. First, he gave me many occasions to help the poor here in Kenya in the last months. So he sent me many people needing food or being in a financial emergency situation like not being able to pay school fees or rent. Often the people needed material and spiritual help at the same time and had been open to accepting spiritual advise and inspiration. In the weeks and days around Christmas God even sent more material and spiritual emergencies to me, partially even several in one day and sometimes I had to give all money that I had in my pocket (or bring more later). In addition, God guided people to me who I could inspire to read spiritual texts about kriya yoga and I explained to them the love prayer and bowing to the feet of God and all mankind.

As in December 2011 I still stayed with the orphanage I had many additional occasions to support them. So I sponsored there a few more things, bought gifts for the orphans and sometimes I brought fruits and cakes to brighten up there Christmas season. During these weeks several people called it a miracle from God that I came to them.

So first God gave me the chance to create miracles for others and at the same time, I enjoyed increased blessing from God. This special blessing started with the beginning of December with much easier, more loving and flowing kriya yoga meditation. From this time on my meditations usually were very loving, energy normally flowing from the very beginning and often after hours I enjoyed even more sweet love flowing. So nowadays it is really a joy to do the kriya yoga meditations. In addition, I got a very special Christmas gift during the Holy Night: I woke up at 2:00 am because of most intense Christmas blessing: a sweet infusion of most divine sweetest love entered my energy centres at the back and I enjoyed this divine bliss and love for hours. 

After Christmas all continued: so God sent me more people to help and I am receiving even more blessing. These days now I am starting my volunteering in Uganda. God blessed me to be here in a very remote and natural environment, were I enjoy very loving, peaceful and uplifting kriya yoga meditation.

Spiritual affirmations

I would like to share some of the spiritual affirmations, that often proved to be extremely helpful for me. It seems to me that God, angels or spiritual guides whispered them to me when I needed them most. (I always use them in my mind.)

I am a free child of God.
This affirmation often helped me to realize and remember that I have full freedom to do whatever feels best and most loving.

I am made to the image of God. This often helped me to feel lovable.

I am going home to God. When I think of the word God I breathe in (allowing God to enter my body) and with breathing out I surrender all to God. This proved to be extremely uplifting, often I felt fully refreshed even a short time.

God is love. This affirmation helped me in many difficult situations and spiritual crises to concentrate on Faith in God.

I am love/ Martin is love. This often helped me to feel loveworthy again whenever things went wrong and when I started to blame myself or when other criticized me. 

These affirmations are inspired from reading the Spiritual Treasures.