I had heard a lot about Braco, a Croatian healer from various sources that I trust regarding his visit in April this year. So... when he came back, I was more than eager to check this out.
Thankfully, the ellipses over with the gentleman caller, we decided that this was something we needed to check out.
After all, when else do you get to reply "getting stared at by a Croatian" when someone asks what you're up to that day. I loved it. I told everyone. It never got old.
OK. So he doesn't actually stare. It's more of a gaze. But still. Being gazed at implies things I didn't think were part of the picture.
So... as the gentleman caller lives over towards the westside,I picked him up on the way to the airport and convinced both him and his roommate that a documentation of the "before" state was required.
Here is us before the staring:
Off to the hotel ballroom for the gazing!
We thought that perhaps the poster would be a good place to start. It seemed like a nice picture and the people in the area were happy as we got in line to wait to go into the session.
It was a bit strange participating in this event in a hotel near LAX. As a former Bay Area resident, I am more used to the woods or some natural setting for this kind of experience. Still, I have had lots of meaningful experiences in mundane locations, so I was not dissuaded.
We entered the room and sat in a group of about 200. We were in the middle of the row about two thirds of the way back. After a period of q+a and some explanation of Braco's history, some calm instrumental music played and we stood as Braco came out for the gazing.
It was quite unusual just to stand in silence for about 5-10 minutes and connect with the gaze. It was peaceful and the room felt very positive, which was a pleasant addition. Afterward, we all sat in meditation for a few minutes and then a few participants shared experiences of seeing lights and feeling lots of love.
I went again the second day with a friend who was celebrating her birthday and was able to be in the second or third row. I saw some sparkly lights this time and felt a strong pulse of energy. Again, it was very peaceful and people were happy in the room.
Both times I ended up enjoying a tasty burger at In n Out afterward on Sepulveda, which seemed a funny aftermath. Still, I have been in a good mood and felt calm and uplifted ever since the experience. My gentleman caller was much less stressed about his backbreaking amount of work and a talk he is giving out of the country this week, so that alone was worth the price of admission. And my friend found her dream apartment and got it the very next day after months of searching.
Who knows? But my skin is looking a bit better. I am going to go see Amma, the hugging saint next in the next week, so perhaps spiritual cures for this skin thing are the answer to this list item. We shall see...
And please don't tell my gentleman caller that I posted the first photo. He tried to get me to delete it.
Oops!I love it too much not to share...