John of God (João de Deus) is a man who has spent most of his life as a channel for healing entities. He spends 3 days each weeks seeing thousands of people, performing physical and spiritual surgeries, prescribing herbs, treatments and advice. What he and his team do, both in body and in spirit, is amazing!
On the last day of our 2 weeks at the Casa (the place where this work is done), our group was asked to say how we each felt in one word. My word was grateful. I’m so grateful for my time at the Casa, grateful for the inconceivable and enormous shifts that occurred, grateful for the grace received, for the space held at the Casa and in Abadiânia Brazil, and for the love and support of our group.
Another word that dominated my time there is awe. I was constantly in awe of the process, of the people who travel thousands of miles to shift on every level. Awe at the incredibly ill people who visit the casa, people of all ages. Awe at the healings received and joy at seeing endless faces smiling!
For me personally, the shifts were, and continue to be amazing. I entered the Casa with a deep, deep fear of physical trauma, a fear that had held me back in so many areas, least of which being in my work as a healer. I would too easily tap into trauma held in other people’s bodies and energy fields and it was often way too much for me. I had developed strategies to cope (and sometimes didn’t cope, as some of you have witnessed first hand) but it was a burden. Once I agreed to take the trip to John of God, this pattern came to the surface, big time! The volume was turned way up, I could feel everyone’s stuff. I knew it was part of a clearing process, I knew the work had started but I was dreading entering the Casa, being with people in physical pain, feeling that pain, and I was terrified of seeing surgery on stage. Absolutely terrified. But I knew it needed to be done.
The night before leaving Brasilia for Abadiânia, I felt a shift, I felt the deep primordial fear dissipate. What was left was the anticipation of the fear. I was so used to feeling people’s stuff that I was in expectation. And off to Abadiania we went.
Our first day at the Casa was full of questions but also of smiles as we felt the loving energy and support of this amazing place. We waited in the morning to see John of God and missed the call for our line (there’s a first time line a second time line, a revision line for after surgery and a specific line for if you’ve been asked to come back after prescribed treatments and these all happen each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, morning and afternoon). We sat in the most tranquil garden and meditation spot overlooking the valleys of Abadiânia, and could feel deep healing taking place. We felt we were being prepared, it was all perfect. We were meant to be in the afternoon line.
And of course it was perfect for me… I needed to receive some healing before entering the main hall. And I then needed to be in the thick of things to show that I could do it. In the afternoon we entered the hall and waited for the lines to be called, we entered via the wheelchair entrance (of course!) and stood for what seemed like forever in the hallway as people with the most deliberating illnesses streamed past (of course!), we were there in the heat surrounded by physical trauma. Live surgeries were being done on stage in front of us (of course), and I looked, I didn’t look much but enough, enough to know it was ok. And I didn’t pass out. Yay!!! That was huge for me, enormous in fact. I was in awe and filled with relief.
Then it was time to enter the main halls to see John of God, set up much like a church with wooden benches and people meditating for hours, holding the space and receiving grace. We slowly and silently walked through one by one to see John of God. As you come close to him, you can feel the energy, you can feel that you’re being checked out, worked on. And the meeting with him is brief, he held my hand momentarily, prescribed herbal pills and 3 crystal baths and said to come back in the morning. I was so relieved…most of our group were given spiritual surgeries, I didn’t know I was being prepared for surgery but was relieved to have gotten through this stage.
The next morning I was in line again, after 3 heavenly and powerful crystal baths. And yes, I was scheduled for spiritual surgery that afternoon. So, here’s a girl who hates hospitals, who would feel the trauma just walking past one…heading in for surgery. Another fear being faced… Yay… Yikes!!!
The spiritual surgeries are done on the etheric body but all are linked, and you can feel the shifts in the physical.
And my surgery was a big one, of course! I sat in the room where the spiritual surgeries are performed, we were told to close our eyes and to stay calm (hmm). At first I felt peaceful, I felt calm and thought, I can do this, it’s easy. Then I felt a zoro style cut across my solar plexus, but if that was as ‘bad’ as it got, that would be ok (hah!), another zoro cut slightly lower and I felt my abdomen relax as if a large soft ball had been released, great. I was now a bit slumpy but ok.
Then, oh then, I felt a verticle cut from my heart chakra down to my public bone, and felt everything (everything) being removed, apart from my kidneys. Woah! I was sweating like there’s no tomorrow, I felt there would be no tomorrow! I was slumped over on my legs facing the floor. I wanted to be on the floor, I just wanted to lie on those cooling tiles but I felt I was pinned to the bench, I was being held by an entity so that I wouldn’t fall. I was doing some deep, panicy, deep breathing, tears were flowing, sweat was pouring, it all felt too much. It felt like an eternity!
Then I heard internally ‘it’s done’. Thank god!!!! I couldn’t stand initially but everyone else was managing to so pulled myself together and out I went. Outside our lovely guide Ashamarae was waiting and was a site for the sorest of eyes (and body). I did it, I got through it, I was taken way past my perceived limits. If my limit was the next block, I was taken to the edge of the universe, and made it back (extremely shaken but in a far better place than before).
After a surgery you’re asked to rest for at least a day, without speaking to anyone, I couldn’t have done much else for a couple of days, it was intense, I was sore, I felt so open and sensitive, I felt dizzy and couldn’t eat much. But I had the biggest smile on my face, I could feel it, so wide, wider than ever before. I was uncomfortable but I sensed the enormity of the clearing I received. Eons of crud were removed on all levels, lifetimes of stuff, gone. Of course there was lots of preparation leading up to the surgery, and lots of work done since but the actual surgery took maybe 20 minutes (or an eternity as it seemed). Amazing!!!
And I could feel the stitches, I had a lot of stitches! I needed to be very careful walking, bending, even getting into bed. I could feel the stitches pulling every time I moved. It was incredible. A few times I overdid it (sometimes just by turning over in bed) and asked for repairs while I relaxed in bed, and each time I felt the relief. Often I felt new work being done…my groin was stitched at the breakfast table, my liver was worked on while chatting with my room mate, my heart was worked on often, and so much more. The whole time my lungs were clearing, my sinuses were clearing, there was a lot of clearing. Endless work was done, and is still being done.
Now that my stitches are out, and I’ve left the casa, I feel amazing. I’m still tender and need to be careful, and I have pills to take for a few months (more clearing). I’m not able to connect with how different life will now be. I have no idea, but I know the work done was huge. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to attend the casa, grateful for being able to bring my new lighter energy into my work, grateful for all that I have learnt from the experience, grateful for my new connections with the entities who ‘work’ at the casa, to the people who work there and of course to John of God who had dedicated his life to do this amazing work.
There’s so much more to tell of my time at The Casa but for now I’m digesting and integrating it all. More to share soon!
Would I go again? Absolutely… I see many visits in the future, it release more, to recharge and to deepen my ‘everything’.
(A p.s. since writing this… I’m actually on my way back to Abadiana now! Confusion on my part over a needed vaccine which I didn’t have for my onward flight from Brazil, and I can’t fly for 10 days. Spirit clearly wanted me back there to do more work.)
Would I recommend going with a guide? Yes, yes, yes! The support of a good guide is so important, someone who knows the drill, who can remind you of the things you need to do to support your healing, to cut through any confusion (you hear many different versions from many people of what to do and what not to do), someone who is kind, someone who has been there and done that. My trip was facilitated and guided by Ashamarae from 'Awakening From Within' who I highly recommend.
Is a trip to John of God for everyone? Deep work is done at the Casa, very deep. So if you have a willingness to go deep, to really face your stuff, to really let go, and to thrive, then go for it! But don’t worry, not everyone’s surgeries were as seemingly huge as mine. You’ll be fine… better than fine, you’ll feel amazing!!