The trip formally begins with your Monday arrival in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil. If you wish to sightsee in other parts of Brazil, it is recommended that you do so before coming to Abadiania, the town where the Casa is and where we will stay. If, because of your flight schedule and/or personal preference you decide to arrive a day or two early in Brasilia and/or leave a day or two after the Saturday departure date, you will need to book a hotel in Brasilia for those days, as your rooms in Abadiania are available only from the Monday arrival date to the Saturday departure date. There is only one direct overnight flight now (out of Miami) into Brasilia and back, for those of you traveling from North America: on AA#213 from Miami to Brasilia, which arrives in Brasilia in the morning. It is only a little over 7 hours in length. So for those of you arriving on the starting date of the trip, please use that one. The return flight back to Miami is AA#214, and leaves at night out of Brasilia.
YEAR 2018 TRIP DATES
Day One: Arrival, transport provided from Brasilia airport to our accommodations at the popular Hotel San Raphael in Abadiania, only 1/2 block from the Casa! No formal activities scheduled beyond settling in, eating, sleeping, meeting Josie and fellow group participants, and going with Josie on a short tour of the town and of the Casa.
Day Two: Those who wish can sleep in, those wanting to take a walk and/or have a look around the local shops, cafes, etc. are welcome to do so. You can also go help cut the veggies for the week’s blessed soup over at the Casa early in the morning. Just after lunch Josie will take the group to the Casa for an orientation session. Following that, those who have pre-booked with Josie a wonderful energy-balancing “crystal bath” session at the Casa will then have that experience. Dinner and a good night’s sleep before your first formal session at the Casa with John of God.
Days Three, Four and Five: Morning and afternoon sessions at the Casa, including your first “consult” with John of God/Entity Wednesday morning, followed by possible spiritual “surgery” sessions and recovery time, and sessions in the “current” – the healing/meditation room of the Casa.
Days Six, Seven, Eight and Nine: On one of these days, Josie will take the group to the sacred waterfall for a spiritual cleansing. Sunday morning from 9-10am is an optional, interfaith prayer service in English at the Casa for foreign visitors. One some of the four days, Josie will offer a group meditation/guided journey and another powerful group process on a different day, a trip to the sacred waterfall of the Casa, guest speakers who serve in various capacities at the Casa and share their perspectives, and more. On Tuesday morning beginning at 7am, participants are again welcome to volunteer cutting the vegetables for that week’s Casa soup, and Tuesday afternoon, depending on the rest of the schedule, there is also singing at the Casa soup area for those wishing to attend.
Days Ten, Eleven and Twelve: As in the first week, morning and afternoon sessions at the Casa. On Friday evening Josie will give her “re-entry/integration” talk to the group to help prepare you for your trip home.
Day Thirteen: Departure from our hotel, transport to the Brasilia airport provided, and for those who want it, a lovely tour in Brasilia to some of its most special sites of interest.
On Tuesday evening only at the Casa from 6:00pm to about 7:00pm, the rosary is said in Portuguese in the main hall at the Casa. Attendance is optional. Many people, even those not speaking Portuguese nor Catholic, enjoy listening to the soothing rhythms and feeling the energy of prayer of the rosary.
It is recommended that you treat these two weeks as an opportunity for deep, inner work and retreat. On any given day that you wish to remain in silence, just put a little sign on your door and on your person to let others know. Other than going to the sacred waterfall over the 4-day weekend, we do not go on any excursions, but rather, remain within the powerful energy field generated at the Casa and extending to the nearby hotels and pousadas that host Casa visitors.