For those that have practised recapitulation, the benefits are enormous. It is a pragmatic short cut to understanding our lives and excelling at them.
In my recapitulation I noticed possibilities that I was unaware of when I experienced the original incident. What became obvious to me was that life was making opportunities available that I was refusing by being distracted.
I had met men that had become friends but never realised that they potentially knew wonders that I was unaware of and missed my opportunity. I determined as my energy was freed up to apply it to taking advantage of what was being offered me as it happened.
It is too easy to be wise in retrospect. All of us have replayed incidents in our lives and said "I wish I had been able to say what I truly thought and felt." Recapitulation makes it possible to act as we wish in the moment, because we become aware of our unconscious propensities. How many opportunities are we unaware of and fail to take advantage of?
Our journey had been the magical trip of a lifetime, enhanced by his help.
I had just booked a trip to Australia coming back through Bali. I decided to meet my friend, return his equipment and thank him before leaving.
We had a great meeting. As we hugged and parted. I felt something I would have missed previous to my recapitulation. He walked off down the road after saying his goodbyes. I was torn, he had been so generous with his equipment and time, yet I felt it was important to spend further time with him.
A powerful shudder had gone through me. I called out to him "Patrick, do you need to go this moment. I'd really like you to help me find a book to read on my long plane journey."
He answered "OK I can spare another hour or so."
We perused the book shops around the west end but failed to find anything. We walked down to Watkins a world famous magical book store.
My friend wanted to look at crystals and such, in a separate part of Watkins. He found and showed me a DVD that was for sale. He said it was extraordinary, about sorcerers and healers in Indonesia. It looked fascinating but I didn't need a DVD.
We continued on to the shared business next door that houses the book department. We browsed for a while and then Patrick gave me a book. It was written by a student of John Chang who had been featured on the DVD setting fire to a ball of newspaper and doing other feats.
I knew it was the book I wanted to take with me.
I read it on the way to Australia and was excited by it. The fact that I would shortly be on the next island Bali was intriguing. On our flight from Australia to Bali my partner read it and then gave it to a friend who was also travelling with us.
My partner voiced that it was a pity that like Don Juan John Chang was dead. I replied "au contraire, he is alive and lives somewhere on Java. We all decided to set our intent to meet him.
We hired a car and drove across
Bali to Java, visiting power places and doing ritual movement and practice to open ourselves to realising this possibility of meeting John Chang.
Although we didn't have his real name or his location three weeks later after a powerful journey, we found ourselves in his front room.
It was hot and humid. He was dressed in shorts and white t-shirt. He was very welcoming, yet with his sparkling eyes and mischievous grin he said "you are here because you are welcome, many attempt to find me, they can't and never will. You though are three days late".
At my exclamation he began to recount our journey, then said "where are you staying?"
I marvelled at his knowledge of our journey and answered with the hotel name. "Did you ask for me there?"
"No" I answered.
"He is my friend, you didn't ask, so you are three days late." He laughed and wagged his finger.
The details of the extraordinary journey to find him and my interactions with this being who has mastered power were always sublime. They form a chapter in a book I am writing and intend to publish.
Since this time I have shared the technique and practice of recapitulation with private clients and attendees at my workshops and retreats. Everyone benefits from their recapitulation.
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What is recapitulation? What are the benefits of practising it? Does it have any relevancy in the 21st century? These are amongst the questions we get asked when we introduce people to this practice.