Out of the abundance of experiences and encounters with Bruno Gröning


Hilde Riedinger, undated
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Let me tell you something out of the abundance of experiences and encounters with Bruno Gröning:

The first time we met him in the house of a former co-worker of my husband. The son of this co-worker suffered from muscle dystrophy. He had been together with his mother at Bruno Gröning in Munich, Germany. Bruno Gröning had promised to come to Karlsruhe, Germany, as soon as a greater number of help-seekers would be waiting there.

When we arrived in the house of the co Bruno Gröning was out for a stroll with the son. When he returned to the house – he had not even entered the room – it started to stream very strongly through my body, and it became very much stronger, when he stepped into the room. First and foremost he stood there in silence – then he talked briefly to us. Then he asked me: “What kind of news do you feel in your body?”

I told him about the strong streaming in my body and I mentioned that I had felt it also just before he entered the room. His answer was: “I don’t need to be here!” Then he put me a small platelet on my head and asked me to watch my body carefully to every new things, which are going up inside. I got a headache.

Then he asked the other attendants for their new feelings in their bodies and reaching my husband he got the answer as followed: “To be honest – absolutely nothing!” “You should be honest”, Mr. Gröning replied, “and you are always in mind with the needs of your wife, this disturbs the waves!” This was really true because my husband was very concerned about me and therefore not able to take up the energies for himself. At this first meeting anything kept mystifying for us, but this was going to change very soon in the course of time.

At the second visit of Bruno Gröning in Karlsruhe, Germany, the hosts asked us to stay there after the lecture. The objective of conversation was a crucifix, which Bruno Gröning had got as a gift from an old woman. I sat beside him and he asked me now the question: “Considering this crucifix – what do you think about?”

At first I was at a loss for an answer, because attitudes towards such things could be very different. But then I confessed my understanding of Christ; that He was a man sent by God with the mission to lead human beings back into Divine order and to their Salvation. Then I told him about the “Bernadette”-movie which I just had seen one day before, and how I understood the experiences of Bernadette like that: She had been in a great need of health – she had a lung disease – and because of that she must be very prepared and receptive to take up healing energies.

Suddenly Bruno Gröning asked me to interrupt my narration for he would like to talk to us. We should listen very attentively and should not disrupt him anyway. Then he spoke to us and his words – although they were simply and plain – worked so intensely and powerful to us, that I can hardly describe. At the end of his lecture he face palmed and tears stood in his eyes: “Don’t be afraid of death,” he said “I will be happy when I may go into the Glory of God!” Then he invited us to write down his words on paper, but although this lecture was a great experience for us we were not able to keep it in mind and write it down on paper. This was the second time when I met Bruno Gröning. It was the 16th of March 1952.

At the next morning we drove again to the hosts family to see Bruno Gröning and thank him dearly. I had terrible back pains and could keep myself hardly upright. Undoubtedly – this was a reaction to the last evening

We met Bruno Gröning at the breakfast table. He offered his breakfast egg to me. First I didn’t like to take it because I already had breakfast. He broke the egg at my head, however, this seems to be important to me, and so I ate it. Thereupon it seems as if an invisible hand would remove the pains from my back. I started to cry for joy and tears appeared in the eyes of Bruno Gröning as well. He presented a picture to me with a dedication “in Gratitude!”, but the gratitude should had been alone on my own. Later I got to know that his gratefullness was about my story of Bernadette, which I told the evening before. When he passed the picture to me he mentioned: “This I had never written to anybody before!”

During the following time we used every opportunity to meet Bruno Gröning. Not only in Karlsruhe but also at every other places when he spoke around the South-West of German area. We experienced a lot this way, which extended and deepened our knowledge about teaching, working and nature of Bruno Gröning.

Precondition to every success on this path is a doubtless and unconditional belief that we are able to realize our good thoughts of healing and make them true without compromises.

Another experience I had as we met Bruno Gröning at the home of a managing Director Mr. Weisser in Stuttgart, Germany. For long years Mrs. Weisser was lamed. She had consulted many physicians but no one could help her. Finally she found healing through Bruno Gröning.

When we had been there for a visit, two other men gathered Bruno Gröning seeking help together with a 16 years old boy. They stayed at the neighbor room. I asked Bruno Gröning to come along with him when he stepped into the room. He allowed it and spoke at first to the 3 men. He said: “You know exactly why you have come. You want to help and this is very good, but you have to believe and have faith!” One man was like enchanted and said “Yes Mr. Gröning, I believe I believe I believe...” Bruno Gröning replied strictly: “Don’t speak so much about belief – but DO IT!” This “DO IT” kept always in my memory, and I recognized how important this “DO IT” is for every success.

People had come to a community near Heilbronn, Germany, to meet Bruno Gröning. They waited in a school for his arrival. Mr. Gröning was just in a house close by and had healed the owner of this house. We had been there too. Suddenly a missioneer who had just returned from Korea arrived. He was very ill, could hardly walk and wore dark glasses. He asked Mr. Gröning: “Tell me, Mr. Gröning, what shall come around? What I have experienced down there (in Korea) what they are doing there and how they prepare the smallest children for action – if I would imagine this all! And how I suffered there and what they are still doing else with human beings – it is terrible! I cannot explain it at all” Initially Mr. Gröning remained silent. The Missioneer asked then: “Why doesn’t God change this?” Bruno Gröning replied: “Something must be!” He encouraged the Missioneer to put down his dark glasses. Then he should jump and move his arms up and down. Before this procedure the Missioneer could hardly move himself and he had a very bad sight as well. After that he asked how he feels now. “Mr. Gröning, I am wonderful free!”

Afterwards we went over to the school hall and Bruno Gröning spoke to all the persons present. Quite also a number of people lost their health problems and discomforts too as they told us later.

So we did experience many successes in every community and we had learned from how simple it sounds: “Have faith and believe” – and how difficult it is, to put it into action – especially when you are suffering from great health problems on your own. This I experienced at my own very often.

I had many pains arisen from some slipped disks on my back. After a lecture with Bruno Gröning they increased up to an unbearable limit – I could hardly walk, sit or lay down anymore. This was undoubtedly the reaction of the lecture of Bruno Gröning. I led down, wiped and started to quarrel with myself: “Why am I not able to understand yet to detach from my pains?” Suddenly a thought flashed through my mind – and this was the decisive factor: “If you would get up now and walk as if you have never afflictions at all....if you would have faith and believe, you could jump away, switch off now and according to a car simply engage another healthy gear...!”, those were my thoughts and I did it. Spontanious I jumped off the cot and ran around the room. All pains were gone and I understood that one is able to escape trouble only this way. My husband stared at me with big eyes. It became clear to me again, how vital for healing the words are : “Do it!” I had kept sitting on my illness before, and only through my quick and resolute thinking and acting I was released.

“Have faith and believe, it helps, it heals the Divine Force”. This way Bruno Gröning taught us. Another time I had an extremely strong reaction after a lecture with Bruno Gröning. At first I got a flu and afterwards high respiratory distress increasing more and more during the evening. I was alone at home because my husband was absent for business. Therefore I asked my sister to stay with me overnight, but invited her to leave me to my own devices. She knew that she shouldn’t disturb me on my path of spiritual healing, which was shown up by Bruno Gröning.

Now I sat alone in the chamber. In my needful pain I clasped on all the many healing reports, which I’ve learned. This way I became stronger in belief that I also would be helped. After several hours of breathlessness an idea afflicted me with very strong power: “Drink something hot!” The bubbling teakettle on the stove supported this idea. I filled up my glass with some red wine, which was provided by my husband, and schlepped myself to the stove with the last of my strength. I poured on the wine with some hot water and sipped slowly the warm mixture. I felt how the breathlessness vanished noticeably and how I could breathe freely again. I went to bed and was flowed through very strongly and slept in soon. When I woke up next morning I was totally free and a happy one. I had realized during this case that help bringing ideas are just coming through faithful belief.

Shortly afterwards I had to learn a bitter but instructively experience: An aquaintance of my husband visited us together with his friend who suffered from a lung disease. This friend wanted to know about the way I lost my afflictions during Bruno Gröning’s lectures. I reported extensively about. He listened to me attentively but couldn’t make a decision to come to Bruno Gröning. This decision just remains free to everybody. After the men were gone, the same breathlessness attacked me again but not as strong as before. In those days I hadn’t realized that I had fetched again the old afflictions with telling my story of ailments. At his next visit a reproof was granted by Bruno Gröning himself with following comparison:

He said to me: “Your husband doesn’t like your old dress, so he buys you a new one. Why do you wear sometimes the new dress over the old one, and then again the old upon the new dress? However, wear the new dress still alone! Do you understand me? Suddenly I realized that I had called back the old afflictions through reporting about my former ailments. Such as quickly evil can move into the body again,” Bruno Gröning said.

“So, let us always keep pointed our thoughts towards the good!”

“Who thinks at illness has forgotten God,
who has owned it, has forsaken God,
To be rich means to be healthy!”

Those words Bruno Gröning taught us.


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