Words of Inspiration and Encouragement
The following are extracts from emails exchanged between a network of friends which evolved in Abadiânia. We hope they will provide you with an insight into how, for each person, the experience at the Casa is individual and unique.
Email addresses are provided for some of the authors, should you wish to contact them.
I can certainly feel quite a change in me since being in Brazil as I am beginning to feel a strength in me that I have not felt since 1986 - so that is good…
I don't think you met Dorothy before you left, she turned up on her last legs with lung cancer, had to have a wheelchair at the airport, her family didn't think she'd make it. It was her last day today, I took her down to the waterfall, and she walked back up the hill. She's 82. So the miracles are still going on, and I think I may have found what I'm looking for.
We have learned so much this time at the Casa. About love, care, ego trips, money, lying, covering up, "good" and "bad spirits", how "bad spirits" can force us to change for the better, etc. We went to learn who we were and how we can help change the world. We are probably never going back to Abadiania. Gabriel has gotten everything he needed from there and so did we (or so we feel for the moment). We are actually still integrating a lot of what really went on there. Not everything was beautiful and pure but everything was necessary.
I am still very relaxed and at peace with myself from Brazil and I still meditate everyday, my health is perfect and I am doing just awesome, back to the Helen everyone knows!!!!!!! I don't know if that's a good or bad thing?!!!!!!!!
Helen, New Zealand
You know I'm still very positive about The Casa even though I'm not getting a quick healing. It seems to be so different for each person, doesn't it? It all depends on what has to change and what potential has to be reached and opened up in each of us, how much we can take in at a given moment and perhaps how far we are down the line of inquiry regarding ourselves. I'm not sure how clearly I am expressing myself... Of course we must be patient.
…. Joao told me that my treatment was not finished so I must be patient and remember what Little Joao told me once: "At The Casa, we are getting far more than we are aware of". That is true for all of us, isn't it? Healing takes place on so many levels.
…. Being here is, as you know, trying. Not easy, but so great. Where else do we have the time to take such good care of ourselves, meditate at leisure, ponder about the meaning of our lives!!!! etc... ooh. Getting philosophical here. I hope the entities have a sense of humour!
…. I have decided (or rather re-affirmed) that I would continue to visit the Casa whether healed or not, as I love the place more and more in spite of the times when I have sometimes sat in current feeling angry at various things (the uncomfortable benches, not sensing the Entities working, my treatment not going fast enough, etc ...).
I showed a photograph of a friend who is a paraplegic. I had given him a crystal last time I got back and a small miracle had happened on one of his hands. This time, I showed a photo of him to the Entity, Martin translated the story of his hand, and the Entity got me to buy another, bigger one. Well, I was there yesterday to give it to my friend and the same thing happened with his other hand. He was so happy to get the new crystal. It has been placed under the bed. I hope one day I can take my friend to Brazil when he is well enough.
…. "Even though the past year in particular has been very difficult, it has also been really powerful and wonderful and we feel that we have gained more from his ill health than we have lost". - I think healing is precisely about that, isn't it, and when you say above that a healing is very near, I feel that it is almost done. I know for a fact that acceptance is a difficult thing and I find it quite surprising to see how similar our paths of healing are. You know, at one point last time I was in Abadiania, I had a strange inner feeling that I was healed. It is hard to explain but I never spoke about it because I could see the nodule was still there so I thought I must be wrong. Now I understand better. It is as if our very definition of healing had to be changed and broadened, somehow. Of course, the physical dimension is there too and needs to be dealt with but to me, it now feels secondary, like only the tangible, visible aspect of something much bigger. I am much more concerned with the 'energy' level and the psychological level now. This may be different for Tim since he experiences a lot of pain and much more discomfort than I - incomparably so, but there is a common trend there too.
.. trust in the entities, they are in your life. I was a little sceptical but now a few weeks later I'm no more the sceptic. A few days after I arrived I became aware of the changes in me and in my life. I know the entities are to thank .. I believe better things are coming my way (one of those changes in my life that I relate to the entities..)
I ended up having visible surgery on my eyes via Dr. Augusto's fingers -- like a very intense finger scraping all over the eyeballs. I feel like my system is still shifting and changing from it and I have had some noticeable visual improvement. … It felt like my central nervous system had received significant work and was quite different following the surgery. It seemed as though they had worked through my eyes to many systems inside my body.
Melissa, Kansas. USA
If there is one thing that this place has taught me it is to never loose faith. When things become tricky it is a test of faith and even though I'm saying it I understand myself how difficult it can be to actually believe it.
Matt, Manchester, UK
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world".
Through a bone scan, I have recently learned that one of my sites of cancer has disappeared. It was the one that I would have chosen to be first healed as it was in my skull. I hope to continue on this path until I am in full remission. The three other sites remain stable. Thanks so much for your prayers and support.
A lot of things happen at the Casa for the purpose of testing our faith, our belief in the process. It's so much more than physical healing. The spiritual healing is just as important and is all a part of it.
" ….it's really important for you to remember that what you experienced at the Casa is 100% available to you again right now without you having to save up and go there. Although I vastly prefer being there in person, it's not financially possible for me yet either so: AS SOON AS WE SIT ON AN UNCOMFORTABLE FORM SOMEWHERE AND CLOSE OUR EYES AND IMAGINE PASSING BY THE ENTITY AND BEING TOLD TO SIT IN CURRENT NEAR HIM, WE ARE THERE AGAIN IN REALITY - RECEIVING THE SAME HEALING, INSPIRATION AND ENERGY THAT WE'VE ALL EXPERIENCED BEFORE - DON'T FORGET THIS!!!!!!!!!!
I say this because I know how slack I've been sometimes, wanting things to get better and losing my patience when the roller coaster takes a dive BUT been too thick to realise that I'd given up sitting in meditation for the slow and steady healing to continue - i.e. me responsibly playing my part in the miracle rather than hoping it'll all just happen magically - the spiritual law doesn't work that way and it's bigger and older than me so I either get cracking and change my lazy, low-energy idleness or I keep sliding back downhill. It's so much more empowering the other way and you have to really master the tendency to be negative, critical and filled with gloom. No matter who else around us is like that, we can't afford to be! Listen to those others who carry the light, and fully protect yourself from the company and attitudes of the gloom-doom-and blame merchants out there. You've got to sit twice a day for any short or longer time and put yourself back there - humbly, with compassion for your self, and be open to learning about true self-love as it exists in God's eyes, not human ones. This so cuts out the need for drama of any sort and it's that which you were observing in some of the empowered folk in Abadiania - a choice they make every day, not some lucky natural quality - so it's all yours too, if you want it bad enough (as I do!). Get well - be well - go well - stay well." … remember this journey we've chosen is a raft-down-the-river: no idea what's round the corner - sometimes peaceful easy waters that we just float on, sometimes rapids which leave us exhausted or thrilled or terrified and breathless (depending how much you like rapids!), sometimes a straight run for a while, sometimes lots of "WHAT NEXT?!" corners, and sometimes a bloody great waterfall - but there's always changes on the way - no one stage is IT - and the Entities work on one thing at a time - depends how seriously off-centre our ailment is, and maybe how much time we put into daily meditation which of course is when they can work most on "whatever part they're up to".
For some reason, Tim and I are serious cases and need progressive treatment - I look at it like they're completely restoring a classic car and have to take the bodywork back to metal one section at a time before treating and repainting (and I hope rust-proofing), then they need to get into the engine and take out lots of pieces and gradually replace or repair them, then...... well, you know: it can be quite a prolonged labour of love with the poor old thing sitting in the garage for quite a while and just looking beautiful for now but not exactly roadworthy... YET. But keep on with the project and who knows...
Drew, New Zealand
I was drawn there because I wanted to sit "in current" and be a part of the community. I found an extraordinary place of love and healing. Most of the people there were ill with cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease, leukemia, meningitis, TB, etc. and fighting for their lives. Each person helped the others. That in itself was awesome to watch and be part of: families attending each other. Friends helping new friends. Proprietors of the inns taking care of their people with great attention. The family of man caring deeply for each other in a way which seemed to speak of eternity. There was no counting of minutes or days--no rushing around--but a quiet natural pace which allowed people to share deeply with each other.
…. Invariably, people who came, whether they were sick or not, would change. Some would find a deeper peace and lightness of being. Others would be set on a course of physical healing as well. … I feel deeply changed by being in Abadiania. It's hard to put in words how. But, being there and interacting with the people has been a deeply moving spiritual experience...opening me wider to the power of spiritual healing. Amazingly, it all seemed so natural and easy when I was there. Not exactly, "so what" but "of course...and why don't we do this all over the world?"
The time is right for more people to be exposed to this way of healing and nurture their own potential for self-healing.
It was like a family member going away everytime someone left. Surely our paths will cross again. The time spent in the sharing of laughter and compassion at the pousada was as much of the healing experience as the casa.
….. I believe there's always a reason we go through what we go through on our own path or for others. It's always a choice, albeit not always a conscious one. I come and go with 'faith' in the casa and what there is to experience there.
….. I don't think we ever know the extent to which God guides us, and I personally believe that nothing, absolutely nothing, happens by accident, and that we are very blessed people to even have been to the casa, and that we have divine protection for lack of a better way of putting it. My situation has never been predictable or consistent with statistics, logic, or medicine, so I have to believe that I'm here by God's grace, and for a reason, and just trust each day to be led where I'm supposed to be and know that my Higher Power is directing my thinking and actions. There's really no choice is there?
It has been a year now since meeting you at the Casa. So many things have changed for me in this year. I feel more balanced in my life than before. The universe as I knew it no longer exists. This is a good thing although it hasn't always been easy recognizing and accepting this. I received an email from Verna and Antonio. They had the little boy Simone, who were at Martin's at the same time as we were at the Casa. I remember so clearly Simone. A 5 year old, loving child.
When he passed over a few months after returning to Italy it was very difficult for me. I wanted so much to believe that João / entities could cure everyone of their illnesses. Then when Terry passed over I was once again challenged in my beliefs. I have since realized that they don't always cure, but they do heal. And healing doesn't always mean continuing to live on this physical plane. This last year has been a time of great joy and great sorrow. I have experienced more growth in this last year than in my entire life.
I am thankful for all the things I have learned and all the people that I have met as a result of this experience. Thank you for being a part of that learning and growing.