It was dawn I was sat on the beach in Koh Pangang, Thailand. As I opened my eyes I saw a Nordic looking, blonde haired woman. She asked me about my breatharian practice. I explained that i knew nothing of the practice, that I had been using a practice given to me in dreaming.
As it happened, she was actually living in the next room to me. In the evening she talked to me about her travels. She told me something incredible had happened to her in Bali, she had met a shape-shifter and since then her whole world had shifted.
I was fascinated by her story and elicited all the details to meet this woman. Jeru Arju had been a young successful clothes designer and had her own fashion shop, frequented by travellers to Bali.
Her health deteriorated and reluctantly she took to her bed. The doctor came everyday with medicines and treatments. However the fever intensified and it seemed as if she would die.
In one of her high fevers, the goddess Quan Yin came to Jeru Arju and told her, who she was and that she had called her for a reason. Quan Yin explained that she would die unless she stopped taking the Dr’s medicines and fasted for forty days.
Her family tried to have her sectioned when she told them. Yet, resolute in her decision to obey the goddess, she locked herself in her room. Near death she spent forty days communing with the goddess.
Quan Yin empowered Jeru Arju to shape-shift into various beings and instructed her minutely in ritual practices and how she could carry out Quan Yin’s work.
After forty days she awoke healed and ready to carry out the work of the goddess. Although she had doubted that she was suitable or could be successful doing this, she has been highly successful in doing what the goddess commanded.
I had received an e-mail address from the Nordic looking woman. However, I had received no reply. I also wrote to Balinese people I knew but received no reply. Yet I intended that something would shift. I was thinking of going anyway but the prices were too high to fly.
After a month I received two e-mails on the same day, telling me to come. If the price remained so prohibitive I still couldn't go, but I went to trawl through the travel agents around town. I was fortuitous to get an indirect flight that was affordable.
My time and finances were limited. My connection when I arrived didn't answer my e-mails or my phone calls. One day fortuitously I was in an office and I heard someone say his name. I turned and told him I had been in Bali for three weeks looking for him. He apologized pleading commitments but gave me another number to call him the next day. After several more days he introduced me to a Balinese mask-carver who regularly met Jeru Arju.
He told me when next she did a ritual he would take me. I was ill that day with my stomach and wasn't looking forward to a four hour ride on the back of a motorcycle into the mountains. Yet I longed to see this personification of the goddess.
The nature of Bali is beautiful. Though by bike it was a little uncomfortable I was entranced by the flowering jungle. The compound where I met Jeru Arju was immaculately gardened. Jeru Arju is an ageless looking very beautiful unassuming woman.
She apologized for not speaking English and thanked our translator. Everything was light and beautiful and I felt distinctly welcome. We all ate together.
Everything was really low key. We chatted through an interpreter. Balinese coffee corn and sweetmeats were brought and we sat at a low table.
As dusk came she beckoned me into the shrine where Quan Yin would manifest. Jeru Arju blessed us with water then as we sat at the shrine she said some prayers. There was beautiful Chinese music playing. We had carried our offerings in.
A young yellow coconut was offered and then we went outside and did a cleansing ritual to banish negative energy, where we washed in coconut water and then drank three times.
We went back in, the shrine was to our left but we faced NE and sat in the stone courtyard.
She sang to us along with the music and encouraged us to sit with straight backs. She adjusted me several times until she was satisfied.
While seated she took us into dreaming. I was in a sacred garden - a garden of delight. The incredible beauty, silence and nurturing that was palpable in the physical garden was intensified.
The geometric carvings in the garden were also in the dream. Quan Yin appeared as the most beautiful young woman. I was entranced. She danced around me and at one time surrounded me with many of her that circled me.
I opened my eyes and my companion was standing. We then went to the shrine.
This was so beautiful: red and gold with flowers, orchids and lotuses, many statues and pictures of Deities, Buddhas and Shiva, who I am aligned with by nature.
We did a ritual with incense and water and went into meditation first for Quan Yin, Buddha and Shiva and then for the South Ocean Goddess.
Leaving, I felt empowered. I would never forget this connection with Quan Yin and the vessel of her appearance. From this time onwards I had many dreams with Quan Yin, infused with elegance, kindness, healing and power. I started writing about my experiences in a dream diary. Jeru Arju gave me her and Quan Yin’s permission to use this energy for healing.
Ena, my partner, had been feeling off and asked me if I would give her a healing session. During the healing session I took Ena into my dream of the goddess.
After Ena told me I shouldn't guide her towards a Chinese goddess, she felt reactive about the experience.
I replied that this energy appeared to humans in form that could be recognized for easier alignment. She was insistently unconvinced though.
The next morning Ena awoke and immediately apologized to me. She said that Quan Yin had visited her in a lucid dream and resolved her issues and healed her. Ena’s dream experience took place in the magical garden temple of Quan Yin, just like mine.
I was really glad that she too could align with this connection that had been forged in me.
From then on I started using these Quan Yin dreams with clients to great success. I decided to include it in Open Wing’s Colombian Workshop.
Whilst preparing for the workshop I was approached by some musicians who said they would provide music for free workshop entry. It was only a few weeks before the workshop and I knew it would take a lot of preparation but said I would meet them on Skype.
As soon as I saw them, I knew I could work with them. Together we effortlessly worked through all the forms and guided meditations. At the workshop they were so good, that we decided to record the meditations, so a wider number of people could connect with this empowerment and healing.
A big thank you to Maria Lucia Luna and her partner Rodrigo and their friend Diego for their impeccable work and intent.
The recordings are available on our website and have an effect that few could duplicate in their own practice.
I have been fortunate to deliver something magical. Something divine shines through these recordings. Feel free to download them and experience for yourself.