This application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship was submitted by Saso.
This year the scholarship includes a choice of either: attendance at the Dragon’s Tears Workshop in the Canary Islands from August 2nd-8th – or – participation on the online Transformational Healing and Meditation program.
If you would like to offer your support for Saso please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
Ever since I was a kid I felt that there is something off with this world, that there is something missing. I mean, there has to be something more besides what goes on between being born and dying, right?
My earliest childhood memory goes back to around the age of two and is one of a nightly visitation – a dark shadowy figure with glowing red eyes grabbed me and tried to pull me off the bed. I woke up terrified and screaming, I could still feel its’ grip around my upper arm long after awakening. My family comforted me and discarded the event as “not real”, as a nightmare, a consequence of an overactive child’s imagination and after a while I forgot all about it.
Over two decades have passed before that childhood feeling returned, stronger and more persistent than ever before. In my early twenties I decided I would try to find out what it was. I started reading about shamanism and native cultures as it seemed that the answers could be hidden there.
I was right; soon after I applied some of the things I’ve read about into practice I started learning for the first time about the things that actually matter – life and the illusionary nature of death and the world we live in. I found my passion in dreaming and I’ve been engaged in it for over a decade now, following the path of Heart.
The experiences I’ve had have changed the way I perceive myself and the world drastically. Every book I’ve read and every person I’ve met has added a piece to the mosaic I’m still building to hopefully see the bigger picture someday.
I found the works of Lujan Matus to be a precious gem – they filled some gaps other writers left and raised new questions to keep things interested. I feel a strong connection with some of his experiences since I’ve experienced similar.
Reading Shadows in the Twilight was an amazing experience – new questions arose while reading one chapter only to find the answers in the next. The book literally touched my heart which doesn’t happen often. And just before I’ve finished an email was in my inbox to apply to this years’ Parallel Perception Scholarship. Talking about timing…
Best of luck to all the applicants!