This application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship was submitted by Lujeanne Brand. If you would like to offer your support for Lujeanne please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
My partner and I spent two weeks with Lujan to learn “Dragon’s Tears” on our honeymoon last year. It was one of the single most amazing experiences I have ever breathed in.
It came to me that Lujan is like a full spectrum organic botanical perfume. Like the organic fragrant isolates of plants formed by pure alchemy of sunlight, minerals and water, his fragrance has the golden ratio encoded within itself. So organic that when his scent hits the capillaries in the soft membranes of your nose, the code is directly delivered to the bloodstream, carried to the hypothalamus and unlike a cognitive response it is recognized by the innate intelligence of the body. Aromatherapy with an intuitive adaptogenic nature to exactly what your energy body needs in perfect timing and balance.
Lujan’s teaching has beautiful top notes of rose, embodying his love, grace and kindness with which his ancient intuition is shared. Strong bass notes of sandalwood, expresses his grounded strength, androgenic maintenance of muscles and endurance. Mid notes of Lavender that lifted my deep seeded pain and resentments and beautiful bushy notes of Rosemary that helped me remember everything within every sell within my own beautiful organic body. Frankincense with it’s scent of this world and beyond, dissolving the barrier between me and the eternal, a perfume on it’s own.
Lujan’s fragrance is filled with integrity, protected by a lineage of thousands of years of artisan distillers, my body and my being learned things from Lujan that cannot be put into words. His essence is so pure and whole that the word “organic” or “no animal testing” doesn’t even have to be on the bottle, unquestionably apparent after being in contact with him, whether it was in reading the books or learning the movements of “Dragon’s tears”.
All this time I had a heart full of expression with what I’ve learned from Lujan, but for the longest time have been compelled to be quiet inwardly and outwardly, which has kept me from putting lovely ribbons round my packaged ideas.
Time and patience has healed a lot of things within myself by not interfering with my issues too much. Life has given me what I need at exactly the right time. It has brought me to magical moments where all my lovely ideas, wolves dressed up in sheep’s clothing, were lifted from my being in total bliss, lighthearted laughter from the stomach and tears of relief.
A pertinent issue that I became aware of in Lujan’s presence was the pain that I was causing myself by social expectation and “expectation’s” best friend, “disappointment”.
Thank you so much Lujan and Mizpah, I am so grateful that you were the wise beings that was destined to be apart of a moment that has changed my life and helped me understand a lot of the concepts in Whisperings of the Dragon. You were my Vetiver essential oil: “The utter strength and fortitude in the laying down of arms. Inhalations of this root manifest light clouds of fearlessness. Calls clarity to see what is false. Naturally, this root flames passion, a precision, a burning of all that is unessential.” Nadine Artemis (Imbibe)
Lujan helped me to see that with my flamboyant personality I had learned the skill of trapping people with my friendliness and seemingly good and caring intentions, only to find that with this sympathetic magic, of acting out the social scripts in my mind to gain power and control over a situation, my entitlement and expectation of other people to “play along” had made for one of my biggest pit falls and energy leeks in the past.
It was hard for me to recognize the folly of my social expectations, as the disappointment in that specific social moment, when things didn’t play out according to my script, caused me to feel almost dizzy and out of breath. A strong programmed emotional response of embarrassment followed with resentment and entitlement took hold of me.
Afterwards Lujan kindly gave me a chance to express my experience of the social encounter and explained to me what happened on an energetic level and why. I recognized the truth in what he was saying whilst my nose was fighting against the initial pungent smell of the Vetiver that grounded me almost too quickly, I soon reaped the most beautiful benefits of that assisted realization and therapeutic scent. The lesson has exponentially flowed over into the rest of my life and helped me to burn a lot of that which is unessential, especially in social spheres. Expectation is like an empty gift box.
I would love to do more workshops with Lujan in person, but in the meantime I am grateful for the way he stays with me in the teachings and the movements. I recognize the golden ratio in his scent and also find it within myself and my husband who radiate with what Lujan teaches. So much love to all and may your journeys all be as amazing as mine is continuing to be.