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Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2010


FRIENDS OF THE CASA NEWSLETTER-December 2009-22Dec09

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE CASA. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SEND YOU THIS UPDATE ON OUR ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS NEWS FROM THE CASA AND ABADIANIA. WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US WITH ANY NEWS CONTRIBUTIONS.

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Seasons Greetings to all the Friends of the Casa de Dom Inacio and our best wishes for a healthy & happy 2010

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • John of God at Omega 2009 – Article by Emma Bragdon
  • 'Locks of Love' – Article by Grainne McEntee
  • Miracles Really Do Abound - Nancy Courtemanche, USA
  • Thanks from Isabella
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World – New additions to the List

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John of God at Omega 2009 by Emma Bragdon

For the third time in three years, John of God was hosted by Omega Institute, in late September--when the Fall colors were at their peak, and the days were still warm. A sea of people, all dressed in white for this spiritual retreat, created a dramatic contrast to the towering green evergreen trees lining the walkways and the bright yellows and reds of the surrounding forest.

A huge tent was put up to accommodate the 1400 people who were attending each of the four days. Each person had the opportunity to personally see John of God each day so he could suggest treatment for them. Most of the participants also had a special blessing each day in the spiritual intervention room.

The main hall was transformed into three "current" (meditation and healing) rooms--an echo of the set up in John of God's sanctuary in Brazil. The spaces in the hall were separated by white curtains, to create the effect of the three rooms. Large images of the Entities, copies of art from the Casa, were placed in focal points in the Hall and in the tent. Similar to the way of the Casa, a large triangle was evident in the tent where participants could place prayers that would go for blessings to John of God.

For three years I have had the opportunity to assist in the Main Hall, in the room for spiritual intervention and blessing. The melody of prayers being spoken by monitors in each room drift through the hall in the beginning and end of each formal session, supporting the inspired thoughts and feelings of the meditators. The morning and afternoon are punctuated by the shuffling of feet as streams of people of all ages enter into the current rooms in silence, patiently waiting their turns, receiving the prayers of those sitting in meditation. Several times a day a clatter breaks the quiet as the Entity takes the cane of someone, releases it to the floor, and declares that he or she can now walk without it.

Tears streamed down the faces of visitors as they felt the purity of the Love being offered, resonating with the deep well of Love inside of them.

I assume the local woodchuck felt the sanctity and safety of the place as well, as "he" felt safe to mow down the mature decorative kale plants in front of the main hall in broad daylight, bite by delicious bite: an amusing drama enjoyed by all walking by.

The event was again a wonderful success. The Omega team worked beautifully together to take care of all visitors and the food, again, was great and beautifully served. The Casa volunteers were steady in their dedicated efforts to provide a space for the potent energies of the Casa Entities. John was extraordinary in his ability to be present and generous attending to so many people each day.

It's a very positive sign of what is being birthed in our world that such an event can happen, be so beautifully managed, and so fully attended.

Emma Bragdon, Guide to the Casa (www.EmmaBragdon.com) ebragdon@aol.com

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'Locks of Love' – Article by Grainne McEntee

As Christmas nears & thoughts turn to gifts, here's a novel idea. Earlier this year I was inspired by my friend Valynda when she said 'my hair is almost ready to cut for Locks of Love'. I was intrigued. It transpires that there's a charity called 'Locks of Love' in Florida which accepts donations of hair for sick children who need wigs. I did some research on www.locksoflove.org & quickly decided to send my long tresses to the USA. Here's a few basic guidelines from their website....

HOW TO DONATE

  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  • Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
  • Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
  • Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of a padded envelope.
  • If you wish to receive our personalized thank-you card, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
  • All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at: 
     234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Thank you!
  • The donation is anonymous. However you do receive a card saying that you made a difference. 80% of donations are from other children. How great is that! As I live in Abadiania I went to the Entity to receive his blessing. It was Dr. Augusto. He was very happy about this. His face lit up as he said, 'This is a great idea. You have good hair. I will send healing energy from this Casa to the child who receives your hair & I will bless you. Congratulations'

    I was delighted with this unexpected result . A child gets a new hair prosthetic (which are very expensive to make) & the tireless Spirits of the Casa will work through the blessed hair. It doesn't get much better than this. Everybody wins! Grainne

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    Miracles Really Do Abound - Nancy Courtemanche, USA

    In 2004 a friend told me about seeing John of God in Brazil. He glowed with excitement! “Do you want to go, Nancy?” “Yes!” I answered. But, I didn’t go right away. Time passed.

    I soon had a year of unexpected experiences that brought me great sorrow and grief. My father died suddenly. My son, Robb, who had suffered with Bipolar disorder died at age 29 from an accidental overdose. Then my mother died four months after my son. My life turned upside down.

    Finally, in 2008, I decided to take the trip to see John of God. And at that point miracles began..

    On a sunny day in March we boarded a plane to take the long flight from Northern California to Brasilia, Brazil. When we finally arrived at our pousada (inn) after our final leg of the trip, we were filled with anticipation, and happy to relax in this clean and simple place.

    Wednesday morning soon came and we walked to John of God’s sanctuary. We had been told to be in a quiet mood of “allowing” and “surrender” in relation to whatever our intent, our desire, our questions were that we would be presenting to “The Entity.” Frankly, I felt overwhelmed with emotion and as I began to speak to the translator tears began to flow remembering that I was there to let go of my grief over my son’s passing.

    Just then, a dog I had never seen before walked right up to me and placed his head on my legs, as if to reassure me. It worked. I instantly felt grounded and so, my first “miracle” occurred with the help of an animal.

    With our questions in hand my group and I made our way to the Gathering Room and waited for the Entity to “incorporate” with a high-intentioned spirit who would help us find answers to our questions and issues. When our line was called we began to walk through the Current Rooms to the Entity. The Entity saw me briefly and recommended I sit in meditation and prayer in the Current Room.

    That is when the miracles really began to occur. Many sitting in this room are Mediums who are “helping” the Entity with his healing work. We became part of this healing energy and as we sat with legs and arms uncrossed, our eyes closed, so that the energy flowed freely through us, we began to experience love, joy, and peace.

    And so it continued for the next few days: walking to the Casa, feeling joy and love everywhere, sitting in the Current Room, releasing the things that were holding us back , and later reflecting with friends about this amazing place.

    One day we met up with a group of women to go to the sacred waterfall, a beautiful part of the Casa grounds. Many people come to the waterfall for further letting go and purification. So now was the time to let the powerful water wash away the last of the grief, sorrow, and feeling of loss for my son who died at such a young age. I realized that letting go of my son was the hardest thing I had ever done.

    I knew my Guide and my friends were praying for me as I stepped into the cold, powerful water and felt it washing me clean. I found myself saying to my son in that moment: “Robb, I know you are happy now and so it’s time for me to be happy again too. I have to let go of this grief now.” Out of nowhere, but very close, came a deep belly laugh that I had not heard since Robb was a boy, before Bipolar disorder kicked in, and I heard Robb saying “Let it all go, Mom.!” With tears of joy I stepped into the water and felt it wash away the rest of the hurt, tears, grief, sorrow, loss. I watched as the water flowed under the bridge and knew that I would never be the same again.

    Finally, while in the waterfall, I asked for the clarity to know what my service to God was to be…Just a few words came: “Your service will be taking a crystal healing bed home.”

    The crystal healing bed is an additional healing aspect of the work that begins with John of God and the Entities of the Casa to help with rejuvenation, alignment and balancing of the energy fields. Understanding the spiritual, financial, and physical commitment to offer the crystal healing bed to people came quickly and quite frankly, rocked my world a second time!

    Reeling from the emotional release of grief and overwhelmed with this inner suggestion to take a crystal bed home, I returned, stunned, to join my group. That night, while I was sleeping, a voice told me “You will be led.” So, the next day, once again I stood in line to see John of God. This time I was emotional, filled with love and hope, that this “service” I had been asked to do would be blessed. As I stepped toward the Entity my knees buckled and I knelt in front of him. He looked at me gently, smiled, and said “It is all ready for you.” And just like that it was done. I sat in his current and offered prayers of gratitude and willingness to serve.

    After taking care of the details of payment, the helpers at the Casa packed up the crystal bed and I realized--another miracle had occurred. We were all joyous and the gratitude I felt was overwhelming. I felt so deeply “validated” by John of God.

    A special man I had met one day at the Casa, Eduard, and I continued to run into each other at the Casa sessions and on the main Street. The love between us was unmistakable. One day after the current session I ran into the Casa Store to buy a rosary. My guidance said “No, buy two.” At that point, I didn’t argue anymore with my inner voice of guidance. I just bought two of them and left.

    Within minutes, I ran into Eduard. I showed him the necklace and he told me he had been wanting to get one, too. Aha! “Eduard, I have two. Would you like one?” “Yes,” he said softly, “if you put it on me.” So I placed the necklace over his head and hugged him. He said softly: “Now you are my heart-mom.” I asked him to put my necklace on me and whispered “Now you are my heart- son.” Soft tears came to us as we realized the beauty of the moment.

    Once I was able to “let go” of my grief for Robb, I realized my heart was like a hand that had been holding onto something for a very long time. I couldn’t receive anything because, like the hand, it was closed. Once I opened my heart, like the hand, I could receive and God gave me the blessing of a heart- son in the form of Eduard. This was a tremendously powerful and tender lesson for me.

    When I reflect back to March, 2008, and remember my time at the Casa, the tears still come. I feel so blessed to have experienced all of this. The surrender of grief, the gift of a heart- son, a new purpose and direction in service to God.

    Eduard and I are still in touch almost daily via emails and the love only continues to grow. The crystal bed has been an awesome addition for my clients and has given me an additional opportunity to serve by telling others of the hope, healing, love and joy that can be experienced at the Casa. I have also returned to the Casa twice, bringing more of my friends with me.

    Miracles really do abound.

    Nancy

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    Thanks from Isabella

    Dearest friends of the Casa

    This summer I stayed in Abadiania and the casa for 5 ½ weeks with the wish to heal from cancer in the chest bone. My stay was healing in most various ways. Last week I received answer from medical examinations – the tumor has decreased tremendously in size and activity – the tumormarker of the blood has almost dropped to natural level. Myself and my loved ones – we are deeply happy and grateful!

    My deepest gratitude to God, Entities, John of God and all involved – to life! My best and most sincere wishes

    Isabella from Switzerland

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    CASA CRYSTAL BEDS AROUND THE WORLD

    Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process. There are eight crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.

    On our website we provide a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions at home.

    The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. The full listing of crystal beds around the world is available on the website at http://www.friendsofthecasa.info/index.php?page=crystal-beds

    AUSTRALIA

    Diana Misiak, Australia

    Diana Misiak
    13 Theodore Street, Curtin, ACT, 2605

    Tel: 0417 259 152
    E-mail address: diana.m.125@gmail.com

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    ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

    Gabriel Ess, England

    Gabriel Ess
    24 Dancer Road London SW6 4DX

    Tel: +44 7776250717
    E-mail address: gabriele_ess@hotmail.com

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    HUNGARY

    Dr Rippel Emilia, Hungary

    Dr Rippel Emilia
    EMIDENT Kft., 1037. BUDAPEST, Farkastorki ut 11 HUNGARY

    Tel: +36 1 3686 179

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    IRELAND

    Mary Cahill-McGrath, Ireland

    Mary Cahill-McGrath
    84 Blackacre, Tuam, Co. Galway

    Tel: 353 93 25538
    E-mail address: marycahillmcg@eircom.net

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    GERMANY

    Dirk Thomas Pfeffer, Germany

    Dirk Thomas Pfeffer
    St. GallerStr. 6, 79199 Kirchzarten Germany

    Tel: +49 7661 3903921
    Email: dtp@dirk-pfeffer.de

    Website: www.dirk-pfeffer.de

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    GREECE

    Mukti Olga Thoma, Greece

    Mukti Olga Thoma
    Mukti Olga Thoma - Energy and Body Psychotherapist - Spiritual Guidance Counselor Athens

    Tel: 0030 210 6123190 and 0030 6934 736800
    Email: info@crystalbed.gr

    Website: www.crystalbed.gr

    I am Mukti from Greece. I live in Athens and I took John of God's permission to bring a crystal bed in my country. I feel blessed to have been called to make its' healing properties known to Greeks. I am an energy and body psychotherapist and also offer reiki, channeling and spiritual guidance sessions. Blessings, Mukti Olga Thoma

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    HAWAII

    George and Barbara Leonard, Hawaii

    George and Barbara Leonard
    Ke Alo Lani Retreat Center Pahoa, Hawaii Island, Hawaii, USA

    Tel: 808-965-1738
    Email: aloha@kealolani.com

    Website: www.kealolani.com/crystallighttherapy.html

    Crystal Light Bed Therapy Rates: $30 for 45 minutes.

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    USA

    Jeanne Jackson, USA

    Jeanne Jackson
    31 Cap'n Carletons Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635, USA

    Tel: 508-367-4267
    Email: jahjackson@comcast.net

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    PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

    Thanks to everyone for sending in photos for the Photo Gallery.. keep them coming! The photo gallery has been updated and extended to include all photos available to us since 2002.

    Phyllis from the United Kingdom sent us in a super selection of photos from her trips to Abadiania over the years.

    We have also added the photos of Grainne's "before and after" look having donated her crownin glory to 'Locks of Love' and some photos from the Omega Event 2009.

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    AS A FRIEND OF THE CASA WE INVITE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS WEBSITE

    info@friendsofthecasa.info

    • If you have just returned from Abadiania or are aware of any changes / updates to information and prices please let us know. Thank you.
    • Submit your story to be included in the Healing Stories section section
    • Each month in the Casa Website Photo Gallery we will feature a selection of Casa photos submitted by our friends from all over the world. Please email any photo(s) you would like to submit for this feature
    • If you have already visited the Casa, we invite you to complete the questionnaire.
    • Submit a review of the books / DVDs / videos listed on the website
    • If you have just returned from Abadiania we invite you to update us with any news from the Casa
    • The Friends of the Casa Forum is used by individuals around the world to exchange information and advice. Your regular contributions to theForum / Messageboard are very welcome.
    • Your views and advice on how we can improve the website are always welcome