How is life in Abadiania?
Life here is quiet, peaceful and simple. There is not much to do in Abadiania apart from the spiritual work at the Casa de Dom Inacio. There are about 18.000 inhabitants living in a village that is divided by the BR60 (highway), the road that leads to Brasilia and going the other way to Anapolis or Goiania. On one side of the highway, the larger side, there are banks, supermarkets and shops. On the other side where the Casa Dom Inacio is situated, there are many shops selling white clothes, crystal shops, pousadas and hotels, the cafe Frutti's and two pizzerias. The village has no cinema and no other attractions to see. It is not exactly a beautiful place although visitors fall in love with it easily.
So what else is there to do...?
The three Casa days (Wednesday until Friday) where John of God is present and incorporating the entities are busy and the energy work is tiring so the four days off in between are ideal to integrate the work and relax. Visitors appreciate the time of rest. On Saturday, we wake up, cleansed and refreshed and contempt of the work that has been done during the week. Sunday, most shops are closed. It is a slow life on Sundays. At the Casa, we have the Sunday morning prayer and singing gathering at 09:00 am until 10:00 am. The Casa closes at 13:00 on Sundays. During the week, the Casa is open from 05:00 am until 07:00 pm. The spiritual work of the spirit entities that work through John of God is just amazing! Apart from the treatments at the Casa from Wednesday until Friday, there is a small waterfall to visit which also is a treatment by the entities. The Casa waterfall is also a place people enjoy going to during their free time. Sometimes we get to see blue morphos, the beautiful blue butterflies, or monkeys. It's a quick taxi ride (for those who had interventions) or a nice stroll of about 15 minutes. Embedded in trees and scrubs, the place is very special as it is a place of treatment. The entities do healing work on us in the form of cleansing there. We also take crystal bed sessions over the weekends. The treatment is a wonderful way to relax and have some work done by the entities.
The garden at the Casa Dom Inacio is a beautiful place to spend time during the weekend to read a book, meditate or contemplate life. When you come, bring a book about the Casa and John of God's work so you can read it while you are here or buy one in English at the Casa shop. It's recommended to fully immerse yourself in the work here. Read a book in the garden on the weekend and let your mind calm down. Do a meditation in the garden or on the overlook. Some may chose to contemplate life with open eyes as the view of nature is just incredible. We enjoy the view of toucans hopping around in the trees, aras flying by, canary birds singing and beautiful butterflies that visit the flowers in the garden. It's a paradise, an oasis of high energy.
There are lots of crystal shops in Abadiania. It's fun to look at all the crystals, jewellery and little souvenirs these shops sell. From huge crystals to pocket sized ones, you'll find the perfect one for yourself. Frutti's is a great place to spend some hours relaxing, chatting with new friends or reading a book. You can get an acai, coffee, tea, fresh juices, a light meal or a full on burger with fries. There are seats out in the front where you can see people going by or seats in the back in the garden under the trees. Upstairs is also a new and beautiful space complete with sofa and hammock. The palm trees have grown so high that you enjoy a panorama view of green! My favourite place! Saturday evening they offer "Bring your talent night" where you can sing, play music, dance, ... whatever talent you wish to bring! It's a lot of fun and a change to the quiet time we have.
We get up early and go to bed early, too. It gets dark around 07:00 pm and since there is not much to do anyway, sleeping early is a good option. Things do not function as they do in first world countries and it takes a while to get used to it. You can't leave your mobile or laptop charging while there is a thunder storm because it might damage the phone or laptop.
Abadiania's climate is basically just two seasons: dry season and rainy season. In the dry season, it gets really dry! Dust everywhere! Some roads are not paved yet they are so dusty. The cold wind in the dry season blows the dust all over. The dry season starts in March and ends around September. In October the rain starts and December and January we have most rain (although here the weather has changed and we had some years very little rain and starting late in the year). First time visitors are sometimes hesitant to come during the rainy season because they do not know what to expect. It is far better than most imagine during rainy season! Rain comes but it passes and as soon as the rain is gone, the sun shines again and it all dries up. The streets turn into a stream within a few minutes of strong rain and everyone stays inside. It can last half hour and suddenly it stops, the sun comes out and dries up the road and people come out again. We quickly learned that any meeting set up in the rainy season is delayed until the rain shower passes and everyone knows it. Only the foreign tourists go out in the rain with umbrella and rain boots! The Brazilians stay inside and wait for the rain to pass. It is too much of a hassle to have everything wet, shoes, jeans and jacket.... Much easier to wait.
This is just a little peak into life in Abadiania and although everyone experiences it is his/her own way, they all agree.... the work of the entities is incredible and we receive much more than what we initially came here for.
About two months ago, the Entities have opened a new space for us to do current work (meditation): the overlook out in the garden of the Casa de Dom Inacio. Visitors who come to be treated at the Casa Dom Inacio and receive a spiritual intervention are not able to go back to the inside current to do the meditation and therefore, the space at the overlook was opened. Now people can go to current after their 24-hour rest.
It was a wonderful surprise and honour to me to receive the Entity's blessings to be the medium to hold the space for the participants. My role is to lead the current work by reading prayers and care for the participants in case they need something. Every day I learn something else. I had no idea I would be able to feel when participants open their eyes during the work but I experience it now. The deep (energetic) silence is interrupted as soon as one person opens their eyes and looks around. When everyone has their eyes closed, their focus is on the inside and they enter in a deep state of meditation and inner silence. As soon as the eyes are open, the energy's flow is cut and interrupted and the work of the good spirits is stopped for the one opening their eyes. Through reading the prayers during the work, the energy of the prayers read is magnified and showered over the meditators. When people enter the current and disrupt the harmony for a little, I read a prayer to balance the energy. Also when people are finding it difficult to keep their eyes closed or are restless, I read a prayer and guide them into meditation and silence. It is beautiful work and I am grateful to do it.
As explanation of the word current: The word used in Portuguese is 'corrente' which translates into English as 'current'. In Portuguese, it has two meanings: chain and current/stream. During the energy work, we sit with our eyes closed, legs and arms uncrossed on benches, one person next to the other and do our prayers. We are connected like the links of a chain and at the same time, the energy that is moved and manipulated by the spirit entities is running through us like a stream. Therefore, it is called 'current'. Personally, I do not like using the word meditation to describe the work in the current rooms because when defining meditation, we think more of focusing the mind on a particular object or thought to enter a state of calmness and tranquility. In the current rooms, much more is happening. The entities are present and are manipulating our energy field to do healing work on us. The good spirits are working on us, cleansing us, inspiring us through thoughts, visions and feelings. At the same time, our presence is used to work on the other people who are in line, passing in front of the meditators to go see the entity. Those who are sitting in current, are therefore receiving and giving at the same time. The length of the time that they sit in current, depends on how many people are passing in front of the entity and which entity is attending the visitors that day. Some entities work faster, some entities like to converse more. Current opens at 07:00 for the current in the inside rooms of the Casa, where the line passes to go in front of the entity. For the outside current at the overlook, people can arrive at 07:30. The work outside at the overlook is opened the same time as inside: 07:45. The length of the time is equal for inside and outside current rooms: until the last person has passed in front of the entity.
The overlook is situated in the Casa gardens, a beautiful space. The view is breathtaking and we have toucans visiting us at the starting time of the current. Black birds and canaries come during the work and sing for us.
When we started with the work out at the overlook, we had the cement mixer going (two at some point!) and lots of noise from the construction of the new Casa Book Shop. The Book Shop is almost finished now so the cement mixer is thankfully no longer needed.
Inside the current rooms as well as at the outside current room, we have various sources of noise that challenge us during our focus on our inside. Osho, the Indian guru, once said you need to be able to meditate on the market place. He meant that whatever noises are outside of us, around us, should not matter. Our focus has to remain on the inside. The more focus we have, the less outside noises are disturbing us. The more we get balanced inside, the less outside movement and noises are interrupting our work. On the contrary, a cement mixer can sound soothing! Whatever your background and experience in meditation, the spirit entities will help you to find silence inside and guide you into trance to be able to sit hours on end and receive this wonderful work.