Around 2005, I started having night-dreams telling me to go to San Francisco. This went on for maybe 2 months. This kind of thing wasn't entirely new to me. In fact, this was the second time I was guided to California.
I eventually made the trip. And I eventually came upon Archangel Michael's Soul Therapy Center, a healing center in Berkeley, California. It was a loft space staffed by a few monks and nuns, but unusual: it was caucasian westerners, dressed in Tibetan colours, with many crystal healing tools, and meditation music playing throughout the space.
It didn't take me long to realize I had found my teacher of life-times.
I had been told a year previous by a powerful medicine woman, 'You walked with Jesus in a past life'.
Naturally, I didn't believe it at first, but then that year was filled with firsts: I saw auras around people and plants a couple times, had amazing experiences in meditation, and many, many times, was shown through powerful synchronicity's that yes, I had been with Jesus in a past life, and even helped to spread word of him and his teachings. However, this still was not an easy thing for me to believe.
At that center in Berkeley I had another first: I did Soul Therapy for the first time, a healing session in a beautiful pyramid that almost took up the whole room.
I lay down inside it, just me, no one else in the room, I put on the headphones and began relaxing to serene music: a mix of crystal bowls, drumming, and beautiful, soulful prayers. A transmission of Blessings then began and the whole thing lasted an hour.
It left that healing feeling AMAZING.
I left there feeling sooo energized, yet sooo calm and balanced.
In fact, I was beaming. But along with that, my mind was almost free of thought. Free of self-consciousness. Not an everyday experience for me!
As I was leaving, the resident monk there told me, 'Buddha Maitreya anchors the Divine Blueprint on the planet'.
While there I also purchased a small crystal tool to use and meditate with. It is called an Etheric Weaver, and I chose a rainbow coloured one that I was told was very balancing and helped to release the past and detoxify. It was a combination of precisely-cut clear quartz crystal and magnets, wrapped in a rainbow coloured gel.
That was my first of Buddha Maitreya's Shambhala Healing Tools, and it came with a meditation CD. It would be hard to summarize how much it helped me over the next ten years. It helped many times to calm myself down from anxiety and to lift myself out of depressions. I always felt lighter and clearer after using it. Sometimes I felt profoundly better, and sometimes I helped others with it too.
Over the next few years I made several more trips to California, to learn from the community there meditating with and using these tools. I learned so much from them, their influence on me would be hard to summarize. At the time, I was channeling a spirit guide - and they told me to stop. They said, "It's not quite right". And "All the Masters are on the earth, so who are you channeling?"
Finally two years later, I saw for myself that it was not right... and I stopped channeling. I also got rid of all my channeled books. I didn't give them away. I recycled them.
They also recommended I learn how to eat. At the time I was always trying to fast...and it was really stressful. They said, "Stop fasting. Eat lots. Eat well." So I began looking into nutrition.
They also told me, "Buddha recommends flower essences for regular use", so I investigated that too. Both of those things turned out to be super helpful in the coming years as I faced some some health challenges.
And then, a few years into using Buddha Maitreya's Meditation Tools, I had what was one of the most powerful spiritual experiences of my life.
I was watching a video on the net, a recording of Buddha Maitreya in Tibet. He was getting out of the car to go to another monastery to be enthroned and give Blessings. Around the car and behind the car was a huge procession of Tibetans, trumpets blasting, flags waving, and monks too, in their maroon robes.
And as he stood up in the video, I felt his eyes meet mine - but even more, I felt his consciousness join with mine, my consciousness blended with his, and suddenly, my body, his body, and the whole world dissolved into Golden Light.
Suddenly I saw - through Buddha Maitreya's eyes, this whole world, everything, is really Golden Light.
And there was a quality of boundlessness and joy to this light ... endless indestructible Joy ... as the very nature of reality.
It was a bit like suddenly discovering that you, your spiritual teacher, and all things, are really made of sunshine!
Now, THAT made an impression on me!
It has now been 15 years since I found my teacher of lifetimes, and now I meditate daily with several of Buddha Maitreya's Healing Tools.
But now I also enjoy attending the Planetary OM Meditations, an event happening every night of the week. It's pretty cool, a global community of meditators. We receive a teaching and then do the OM meditation. Last weeks teaching was also live-streamed into a monastery in Tibet where Buddha teaches!
I know understand that as each of us heals and wakes up a little more, we are building Consciousness on earth. We are adding to the Buddha field. Every time we awaken a little more, that energy radiates and touches those who aren't even looking to wake up. And we can change the world this way.
Meditation, along with the transmission of light and love from my great and precious teacher Buddha Maitreya the Christ, has been a great source of healing and awakening for me.
And I understand now that's He's here for all of us. And that His presence here is veiled, in so many ways, by forces that are anti-God and anti-love.
Like all of us, he reincarnates, in life after life, to move things forward.
As Buddha Maitreya says, on his CD, A Coming Destiny:
"Within the Light, I work, and from that point, I never move.
We reach into the Light, and bring it down to meet the need.
We reach into the Silent Peace, and Place, and from thence,
the Gift of Understanding."
Buddha Maitreya's sites:
Intro to the Shambhala Healing Tools