Betty Kraus first began her New Equations Journey in 2017. In 2018, Betty was typed as a Soultype 8, and she is now in the New Equations Advanced Training Organization. Betty lives in Sölden/Freiburg, Germany, and for over thirty years she has practiced healing touch in Germany, India, and the USA.

Betty is sharing her New Equations journey with all of you! Below you will see part I, II, and III, of her story. Enjoy!

— Jenna Tovey, Communications Manager

Betty and Siv doing the Soultype 8 Posture of Strength

Betty Kraus (left) with Siv Roland

Music Was My Love and Music was My Lead

Music Was My Love and
Music was My Lead

Betty Kraus smiling

Part I

My whole passion is my conscious participation in evolution, in new consciousness, in creating a new body, a new world. This orientation has been a conscious part of my life – always.  My passion became my profession. Such a blessing! My soul’s journey and profession took me to many places worldwide.

One of the places was Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, South India. This is known as the cradle for new consciousness and is the center for Integral Yoga. During my last stay at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 2017, I was led to focus on “new” music, and I met musician Narad (Richard Eggenberger). Getting to know

him and experiencing the OM Choir he initiated in many places in the world, made me eager to deepen my search. I already had experienced transformative states of consciousness with the organ music of Mira Alfassa (called Mother), and I wanted to know more about this. In my research, I came across the mythology of the Gandhavas and Vedic music.

In deepening my experimentation I traveled inwardly to a creator planet of music and actually “saw” how music was created there. My body seemed to explode – yes, I’m a Soultype 8! My thirst for knowledge became insatiable.

I kept searching on the Internet because I wanted to know if this knowledge was being used in the world today (besides my knowledge about Indian ragas). I found this, I found that, and some other things…and then…New Equations found me! I was electrified! I knew that I was meant to have found exactly this! Almost at the same moment, inside in a blast of light, I ordered some music, the videos for the Spiritual Postures, and other practices, and started to follow the instructions all by myself.

I felt saturated with positive experiences and was astonished that the music and Spiritual Postures made me feel complete within myself in a new way. I wanted to know how, and where, and if, this new evolutionary work was being offered in Germany. I found that it wasn’t, so I needed to go to Oslo. I contacted Siv Roland, Leader of New Equations Europe, and immediately knew I had to stay on my journey.

As soon as I could, I took off to fly to Oslo, and there was Siv, picking me up at the bus station! I spotted her by looking out the bus window, and what I saw in and around Siv, made me spontaneously know: whatever it is she has, I want it! And, that was it! My personal soul’s journey continued, now immersed in New Equations!

A woman standing on a big rock on a hillside

Part II – The Process

Sitting with Siv Roland in her beautiful home, I listened carefully to what she had to say about evolution, New Equations Music, and spirituality. Although what I heard was not all new to me, I stayed open-minded with an open heart (best way!). I have always been propelled by the subjects of body and consciousness. Deep in my heart I knew that this new spirituality had to do with divinisation of matter: awakening the consciousness in our bodies and using our bodies for the next step in evolution. New Equations is very concrete, and, as I mentioned before, all my dedication is directed to this path of evolution.

After some sharing time, Siv asked me in her typical easygoing way, if I would like to have some experiences of what she had shared about New Equations – and, of course, for all of you who are New Equations soul travelers, you know what the experience was like – I was so deeply touched that I did not want to mentally process it.

There I was, standing in Oslo, raising my arms, listening to New Equations Music, and immediately was taken to a place which clearly was a memory of a past life in Egypt. I had a personal ’awakening’ connected to Egypt half a century ago, while reading Initiation by Elisabeth Haich, and so it made total sense to me that I was catapulted back. Within this moment of vastness, there was so much peace and knowingness, yet, at the same time, such normality, that I felt at home. I remembered an experience some years ago when my inner light had shown me in a flash how the vastness of the creator consciousness is an eternal consciousness within the whole universe, untouched by any outer circumstances.

What I was now experiencing was, in a certain way, familiar, but this time I felt consciousness IN my body. I started to have an understanding, through my body experience, of what is meant by divinisation of matter. I was totally hooked! Nothing could stop me from continuing the New Equations Soultyping Program and giving as many people as possible the opportunity to get to know this universal knowledge. While having my own experiences, I organized New Equations workshops and sessions, led by Siv in Germany, which was a delight the whole time.

As I was riding along, benefits showed up in my personal life, my relationship to myself and others, my communications, the new ways in which people felt drawn to me, the newness in my being, the gaining of physical strength, the deep joy rising while walking in nature, the unexpected smile appearing on my face – but yet no clue which Soultype was “mine “. As a matter of fact, I did not want to know, since I was enjoying the ride so much; I even had, for some brief moments, thoughts of not wanting to be Soultyped.

I kept doing my inner research, following my path of evolution, wanting to understand how New Equations fit in. New Equations had found me, and now I wanted to know why…

More next time – enjoy your ride!

Siv and Betty smiling

Part III – The Open End

A few months later I was again in Oslo – Siv Roland had gently guided me through the Soultyping Program and now I was ready to be Soultyped!

It seemed that no time had passed since I had last been in Oslo, but boy, how different I felt! Siv had lovingly prepared a space of beauty and welcoming energy for me. Being Soultyped was pure joy, and the feeling of being home stays with me.

Siv’s dedication to New Equations had made it possible for me to bring her many times to Germany to support me, as well as open Germany to New Equations. On my “bucket list” was introducing New Equations to the many pioneering people in my life. I have to mention that we had lots of fun, although there were times when Siv was at the brim from teaching around 25 sessions within a few days!

Even after all of my personal gains, I was still continuously wondering why New Equations had not only crossed my path, but had pulled me so deep into it.

I read the history of New Equations several times, about the way in which it was brought into the world, and loved every bit of it. But I wanted to find out for myself, and not just assume that what I was reading is true. My own research did not take me away from my experiences and my thankful heart. I can truly say that it made me even more thankful.

I took my quest with me to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry, South India. One day, while enjoying my Spiritual Portal 8, and leading a group through new consciousness terrain, I was gifted with a very touching and expansive experience. I was on my balcony, watching the ocean, listening to the crows, standing in my Soultype 8 strength. Suddenly, my consciousness shifted and I was aligned to Mirra Alfassa, also known as The Mother. She literally gave me an experience of how she sees everything. I was allowed to see everything through Her eyes. I have no words to describe the vastness of consciousness, the way in which I saw the ocean, the crows, the goats, the fishermen, the children, the flowers, the air, the sky – it felt timeless. Later, the following information came to me:

  • New Equations gives us a possibility to experience the strength of the soul; it gives humanity a conscious access to this strength, which has not been available to us for thousands of years.
  • New Equations creates a state of serenity from where it is easier to grow and evolve. It gives us a protecting envelope for our own evolution, and from there we serve each other and the earth.
  • New Equations is a path to follow within the protectiveness of the soul’s strength.
  • New Equations gives access to a new world where matter is divinized, and to a true consciousness in our bodies: a life divine in a divine body.
  • There was another moment of love. I heard the words, “Well done, my child!”

I was led to New Equations via The Mother while I was in India two years ago; now it seemed natural to be back in India, this time Soultyped.

I had been shown the way in which my journey can continue in the newly discovered strength of my soul, with access to what had for so long been hidden in matter. This is what I was striving for, and this wisdom is what I want to pass on to you. May these words uplift you and illuminate your own soul’s journey, as they do for me.

What is important for me is that from my inner search I received an answer to my questions and wonderings. My greatest thankfulness to Siska, Alan, and Siv, and all of you who are bringing this work into the world!

P.S. The world needs new stories – like YOURS!

Betty Kraus smiling
Betty Kraus

Betty Kraus, Soultype 8, is a student in the NEATO Level 1 – New Equations Essence program. Betty lives in Freiburg/Black Forest, Germany. She is a Spiritual Grandmother and healer, and offers seminars and transformative journeys in Europe and South-India.