This application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship Program was submitted by Ivan David. If you would like to vote for Ivan please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
My name is Ivan. I am from Bogota Colombia. Curiosity led me to study Dimethyltryptamine…This is how it all began for me. The reason behind it was my mother. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis. At a given point in my youth, I looked into alternate remedies that could potentially alter the way her neurologic triggers responded to such illness. I had learned tales of people with similar illnesses visiting fellow Indians from the roots of my homeland in the Amazon and consuming this chemical in the form of a drink ….their recorded results sounded promising.
Many years passed since this curious thought crossed my mind… then…almost exactly 2 years ago to the date I came across DMT. How it went about crossing my path was…out of nowhere, that when looking back at the probabilities of the situation, coincidence can be ruled out.
This golden experience brought me to a reality far distant from the one I once stubbornly inhabited and defended. For an everlasting frame in existence ” even though a short instant in time” a full spectrum of emotions rocked the very core of my being. Feeling everything and nothing, and to know I was truly alive. To have caught the glimpse of a glimmering silver ‘feline’ growling from the corner of my awareness … to know that this truly was real…it forever changed my life. The experience that took place that night has been unraveling within my life to this very day. Lujan’s works have unlocked the subconscious meaning of this breath-taking event. The occurrences and interactions of my every-day life have become puzzle-pieces that are slowly forming the grand colorful picture brought to my attention that night.
The number of unanswered questions only grew. The only difference is that the questions that arrived upon my awareness emphasized aspects about life…bits and pieces of information… truths and beliefs I once ridiculed. Coincidence became a thing of the past. It was time for the same old thing to no longer be… every experience in my life… hidden with true beauty… waiting for my TRUE attention to arrive. A chain of new lessons were knocking at my front door ….
And then here’s when [ just like another piece of this beautiful puzzle ] Lujan’s teachings came into my life. My life would never be the same again….not since I read Lujan’s books. At first, like anyone in a state of confusion, I was a skeptic. But certain experiences manifested in my life that only Lujan’s The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception would be able to walk me through… such harsh truths… Truths of a shadow and its impact on our perception… its manifestation changes the way life is approached… specially when witnessed through your loved ones. To know that we are so in sync with the celestial bodies that wonder our skies. To be able to truly stare at a living organism knowing that even though a plant, its presence interlaces with ours as if we’re one….
Lujan’s teachings share guidance in how to bring ourselves closer to this state of oneness. through the use of our heart…a state of stillness. of serenity. with ourselves. and with every bit of existence. via various techniques [such as moon gazing ] which energetically aid our being and directly aid those we come in contact with, for they are also affected by our actions and our various diverse states of awareness. The grand connection that beautifully began to unravel between people I’ve known, people I’ve come to meet (physically and through literature[ like Chris Boyce, David Wilcock, among many] ) & our shared experiences is proof that Lujan’s words impact every aspect of ones awareness…like golden strings of color unseen by the naked eye but felt upon sense… connecting everything. Lessons and words perfectly designed to cross paths like clockwork. The truth behind every word encourages, emphasizes, and teaches the TRUE importance of our integrity. I would like to study and learn shamanic movement with Lujan Matus for this very reason. Not only to dig deeper within myself and resolve many aspects of my life but also to discover/reunite with a part of myself that is eager to resurface… to help me help others. I know I have a long way to go, and there’s much more to learn… for my journey has just begun. My arms are wide open to embrace the opportunity; to be able to share these experiences and I thank Lujan for offering this chance since I had recently reached out for tuition aid myself.
I ask you to please vote for me and at the same time I’d like to wish everyone who shared their stories the best of luck…. From the bottom of my heart.
Thank you in advance for your time !
If you would like to vote for Ivan please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.