The Consciousness Solstice

pure magicAfter the much appreciated January-February consciousness expansion program in the Amazon, many requests for a new program arrived from acquaintances, students and friends.

Therefore, 2015 will be ending with a Solstice endeavor, that will consist in a jungle camp of 17 days, followed by an optional loop to Macchu Picchu.

Content of the program

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 This once-in-a-lifetime trip into the heart of the most pristine place on Earth offers participants a holistic approach, addressing the body, mind, soul and spirit. The program includes emotional release, energy work and thus facilitates a deeper connection with all that is. This process aims to the essential self, the pure sense of presence, the sense of I AM, the integration of mind, body and spirit, connected to our essential nature.

In addition, within the Amazon program, the transition is further
enabled by local shamanic remedies and Ayahuasca ceremonies. Our senses and feeling are ways to connect into the Christ consciousness that has been demonstrated for thousands of years by prophets and saintly men and women. Thus, self is becoming integrated with whole,the oneness, the ever present moment of infinity. Focus and attention of the I AM Presence places one back in the wisdom of oneness, the end of separation and ultimate joy.
The program run in the Amazon leapfrogs from the 2012 consciousness evolution concept, piloted in the jungle by a group of advanced facilitators,  and provides people with a process that promotes wisdom and awareness.
Participants rediscover themselves and drop into a deeper knowing,
once they are pointed to their own, authentic and aligned direction, free from old patterns. This is a massive opening of personal
potential: after overcoming their fears and inner obstacles, people can grow into the exceptional souls they really are, able to
re-design their lives according to their abilities, aspirations and talent, and positively impact the lives of all other people around
them, becoming leaders of the new wave of awakened humans.

Satul Shipibo în care ne petrecem stagiul de junglăThe 17 days of consciousness raising will take place in a pristine area, where the frequencies of the Western world do not interfere with the process: there is no electromagnetic pollution, no electricity and the village is located upstream, next to the clear waters of a tributary of the Amazon, called Manati.

The daily schedule addresses the following aspects:

– body: detox with a shamanic diet and indigenous plant medicine. Swimming, guided jungle shamanic quests led by plant masters and shamans, pink dolphin watching river trips, Tai Chi  will contribute to the physical attunement, together with specific healing effects of Ayahuasca. Emotional cleansing sessions through therapeutic and shamanic practices completes the body approach. Amazon 2014

– mind: mental and verbal reprogramming, meditation, group debriefing and debates. Releasing the hypnotic, cultural and religious patterns. Expanding the intuition.

– soul: subconscious and superconscious connections via breathing techniques, ayahuasca initiation ceremonies and connection with oneness, initiation into the Five Attributes of Mastery: centering, harmony, potential, vision and inspiration. All these elements build on a foundation of Love with the end result being the Joy that you are.

ceremoniile de protecţie, cu Kavi CânaA typical day in the jungle starts at sunrise, with body-energy practice, shamanic medicinal plant remedies and a bathe in the river. It continues with either initiations into the Five Attributes, group work, jungle walks, private sessions or other activities. It then flows into a meditation or one of the five scheduled Ayahuasca ceremonies. We will benefit from the support of the experienced therapists facilitating the entire trip and the contribution of four local shamans, specialized in purification, protection, plant treatment and Ayahuasca ceremonies.

The entire group will get an orientation session before departure and another one on site.

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Accommodation in Lima can be arranged and paid on location, if you wish to spend the evening there.

The tentative schedule of the trip is the following:

November 30: Arrive in Iquitos. The group will spend the night in the hotel and leave for the jungle early in the morning. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to facilitate the reservation.

Free afternoon in Iquitos. You can visit the shamans’ and artisans’ markets. The group will meet for dinner, for an introduction and first briefing.

December 1: boat trip with the Shipibos to the jungle location. A one day scenic trip through the heart of the Amazon, into Nuevo San Jose, where we will be accommodated in typical Shipibo bungalows and get immersed into the local lifestyle.

December 2- 17- : Jungle schedule. Connecting with the nature, self work, plant therapy, Ayahuasca ceremonies, meditation and specific group activities (see details above).

December 18: return to Iquitos by boat and evening in town. We will be arriving around 2 pm, so allow a few hours between the arrival and your flight. Recommended: no earlier than 6 pm, December 18, for the participants that are not attending the optional Macchu Picchu Solstice loop.

For the ones continuing the journey, evening in Iquitos and accommodation in the hotel.

December 19: Flights either back home, for the ones who want to return, or connection to Lima and Cuzco, for the Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu loop. The camp itself finishes  with the arrival in Iquitos – this leg of the program is optional.

December 18 : arrival and evening in Cuzco

December 19: one day Sacred Valley tour

December 20: Departure to Aguas Calientes

December 21: Solstice at Macchu Picchu and late afternoon return to Cuzco

December 22:  a day in Cuzco or flights to home for Christmas

Statue of Pachacutec and the cathedral

Base price for the jungle package from Iquitos, including transport to jungle location, full board and all ceremonies and practices: 2450 USD. The hotel price in Iquitos, not included in the base price, is 50 USD for two nights (one on arrival, on on return). Airfare from home city to Iquitos is not included. 

The Macchu Picchu loop baseline cost is around 600 USD, containing the transfers, hotel (3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes), train tickets to Macchu Picchu, bus tickets to the top and entrance to Macchu Picchu : the Lima-Cuzco return flight is not included. An exact quote will be sent to all participants that wish to take this tour.

The price shall be paid as follows:

– 500 USD until September 15

– 500 USD until October 15

– 500 USD until November 1, 2015

–  the remaining amount shall be paid by November 15.

The group activities shall be supplied in English; the group is international.

Facilitators: Andreea Ionescu, Ian Stabler

Andreea IonescuAndreea and Ian are clairsentient holistic healers and coaches,  coming from Romania, respectively Canada. They met in the Amazon and partnered since then, working in a 4-year series of courses, workshops and conferences targeted to spiritual workers, people interested in their personal development and business leaders or teams. They combine their complementary skills, techniques and expertise in a number of different processes, from rebirthing to energy healing, from metaphysical psychology and science of mind to linguistic deprogramming, to allow people to enter an expanded awareness of being, closer to their original nature.
Their approach, based on a mix of the best of spiritual traditions and personal development techniques, adapts to the stages each group goes through and allows them to perform initiations in different ways, shifting those modes as the consciousness of the group rises. Group sessions and personal ones are performed to ensure all participants are keeping up with the pace of expansion.

Black belt facilitator and trainer, Reiki master, teacher and healer

Black belt facilitator and trainer, Reiki master, teacher and healer

Andreea Ionescu is a holistic therapist, coach and personal development counselor, with an experience of over 20 years in developing people, out which the last 7 fully dedicated to complementary therapies and coaching. Black belt facilitator and trainer, Andreea also holds initiation and currently teaches several spiritual and energetic systems, such as Shinki, Reiki, Seikhim, Huna, Angelic and Archangelic Reiki.

Ian Stabler

Ian Stabler has been working for more than 20 years in individual and group therapy, helping people reveal their inner nature, supporting deep exploration and identification of those portions that do not contribute to the highest potential of that person. The result is an enhanced natural self expression of the authentic person or group.   Ian specialized in soul retrieval, clearing personal blockages and limitations since 1986. Initiated in the 32 paths of wisdom of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, certified holistic rebirthing practitioner, he has spent the last 13 years in coaching and individual reconstructive therapy, and totals a 40 years track record in working with people.

More on the previous format, dedicated to shaping leaders, about the facilitators and participant opinions, at

2013 group heading to the Jungle

To register for the trip or require information, please use the adresses below:

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Contact phone numbers: +40 722 402068 (Andreea) or +1 6042908646 (Ian). A discussion group on Facebook is available at on a membership basis.

On The Hunt for Super Powers

the all seeing eyeOn most of the group meditations debriefs, someone is disappointed and says: “I did not see anything, it was a failed meditation “. No, it was not. The purpose of meditation is not to have Hollywood-type visions. The purpose of meditation is experiencing the deeper potential that lies beneath our daily mind. And the merit lies not in the visual lucid dreaming but in the effort of training the mind to shut up 😀

Similarly, the internet is full of techniques for opening the third eye: meditations, how-to, ten steps for…, five steps for… For what? Actually, is there more to your motivation than just a plain intellectual curiosity?

energy experienceA few days ago, someone, sitting in the therapy chair, reported clouds of pink and white light during an intense energy session. It was the first such session and the first such experience. Quite amazed, the person was not, though, hungry for such imagery. This is quite a healthy attitude: expect nothing and work hard.

The plain explanation of the vision was that, due to the high level of energy used in therapy, the pineal gland, which is responsible for our extrasensory perception, opened up.

Now, cleansing the pineal is not a bad idea, since it seems that the human kind is evolving back to its original state and re-discovering lost senses. But making a total purpose of it is like wanting to drive a car without knowing where you are heading.

images (1)Trying to “see” might yield in seeing. Are you ready for what you are going to see? Do you have enough experience and energetic balance to be able to cope with some of the not-so-nice things you are going to notice?

Things might get even worse when this desire to experience gets to topics such as out-of-body experiences. Again, follow this meditation, that techniques, the other sequence of 7, 10 etc. steps… Do you know how to come back? Have you ever seen someone who is not able to come back and needs help from a master? We did. Actually, all these exotic phenomena are happening due to the raising of one’s energy to a certain level. Each chakra triggers a series of perceptions or powers, as it gets activated and starts to work at its full potential.

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Sri Ramakrishna, one of great Indian Yogi masters, taught that these “powers”, or siddhis, as they name them, are a secondary effect of the energy raising in one’s body. And it is the energy raising that needs to be taught, practiced and mastered, for one very simple reason: constant training gets the practitioner to evolve in a gradual acquaintance with the states of consciousness associated with the raise of energy. It also works out a synchronous raise of the level of consciousness, absolutely necessary for coping with the wanted and unwanted aspects that might be perceived in these states of consciousness. And, finally, leads to what is called enlightenment, the Godhood-like state, the merger of one’s individual consciousness with the ocean of energy that we all come from and return to.

enlightenedMeanwhile, enjoy your blurry perceptions. They might not be visual, they might be just a mere knowing that this fact is one way and the other fact is different. They might be a hunch. They might be physical sensations like tingling, subtle changes in temperature, sensations of fluid running through and outside the body. They might be smells. We all have the capability of perceiving the world around us in a fuller, deeper way.  It can be practiced with diligence and consistency and then the results can be long-lasting, rewarding and enlightening. Don’t forget to enjoy the ride as these senses will rather become indicators of your level of personal development. No one needs individual fame. What we all really long for is a return of our bigger, extended, divine Soul.

Clean up your hard disk

A beautiful girl walks by her: instantaneously, the mind starts judging: who is the prettiest girl in the world? Not me. Actually, she is comparing herself with a beautiful girl and produces a judgment. This judgment is like an internet cookie, is is meant to file the respective experience. In the filing process, the experience needs to receive a tag, and the tag says: I am not that pretty, they are so much prettier than me.

Something bigger than me.

A guy stops at the traffic light. Next car is an Audi, latest model. He feels humiliated, the other guy drives a better car. I do not deserve respect, he tells himself. He envies the product of that bank account which paid for the Audi. I am not good enough, he tells himself.

A baby knows first the mother. Her smell, the touch, her sounds. Mother means safety, something emotionally bice. One day, the Mama cookie issues the first no. The cookie library is struck by havoc: what is this???  We must file this in a new cookie, because it is different from the Mother cookie. And so on: along our lifetime, we develop an entire bank of cookies.  If the experience fits one of these cookies, it produces  an emotion, at a speed that is higher than Internet. Before our rational mind gets the message, the cookie bank makes one make a choice, already, by surfacing the emotion this bank considers adequate to the situation.

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The cookies dig, excavate to find your choices, so that they can produce the decisions they think you want. Sometimes, these decisions are lousy because they are produced by the respective emotions. Out of the emotional content of your hard drive, each time you experience something new, the cookie forest tries to connect with previous experiences. This instantaneous categorizing is the one making you receive, for the first time, a piece of information and decide whether you should be joyful or afraid. The system says if it is good or bad, and has continuously been doing this since your first gulp of air.

And if this was not enough, there are subcookies, too. Filtered in categories. The biggest cookie, the one that wins, is the one that supplies the most emotional content. It is like advertising: the cookie decides who you are, how will you show yourself to the world, and this is how, according to the respective observation, it will dictate what kind of person will you be. The advertising appears from cookies, under the form of emotions.

Your hard drive has not been cleaned for a long time. It still contains all the cookies since you were a child. It would be great to have an adult bank of cookies, a sound mind bank of cooies or, even better,  a spiritual cookies bank. We are a computer with an operation system that no one updated in a long time. That is why people keep bringing the same things to the table, again and again, even if these things are not what they want. It is like they want to be constantly upset: every day, the same thing, reflecting onto themselves and therefore they get more of what they do not want.

If these cookies do not lead to behaviours able to express yourself the way you want to be, it is time for a clean up. There are several methods to do that: through rational thinking (men are the champions of that), through meditation, through starting to be honest with yourself, through therapy… If people can understand they function like a computer, they can become observers of this computer and not the operating system. They can choose  how to react, instead of whining. The observer observes the emotion and thinks: what is really happening here? Does this mean anything? Why am I feeling so uncomfortable? Why am I so suspicious?

Enter the system and delete, delete, delete. If you find something nice, full of love, keep those “good” cookies. What they do is like when you let someone merge the traffic when coming from a side street.Eventually, someone will let you, too, merge. The energy we radiate comes back to us, just like a cookie: you click it and the Univers sends you more. These are the good cookies. Print the image of  a Ferrari and work to get it: the chances to actually own one will grow. Working on the garage might also be a good idea 🙂 .

Many people do not see their beliefs, but they live those beliefs. The cookies becom beliefs, a set of rules you have created for yourself, subconsciously. the world around you, the people you meet, the situations. They create the “advertising” that calls for the next situation.

What we need is a set of principles to live by.  One that we set, not an external one or a subconscious one. We need to put a filter in front of the cookie that will have to pass those principles to be correctly assessed, canceled or recognized as important. But we will talk about these next time.

Mastery: a decision to continue one’s own evolution

ochiul florii kanaloaThere are a lot of people carrying around a master’s diploma. And requiring for their mastery to be recognized. There is one saying coming from Don Beckett, ReiKi Master: a Master is just someone who decided to continue walking the Path. 

Well said. But what are the key features of Mastery, be it about spiritual teaching or carpentry work? How does a master look like? How can one recognize a true master and, more complex yet, how can one choose a master?


It all starts with following and living a set of principles. No matter these are the ten commandments, the five shamanic agreements or the seven Huna Principles, there must be a behavior foundation that creates a framework for all we think, say and do.We typically call this ethics.

The next big one is compassion. In the broad sense, we find it in “love thy neighbor” or Aloha or Be Kind to Others. But one key issue that usual occurs in the path to mastery is that we still do those things for ourselves, and not for others. One of the spiritual traps. If we heal, teach, protect, charge just for a personal benefit – be it money or fame, being in the center of attention or simply get remarked – the whole effort slides down the drain. Mastery is  for others and it has to be exercised with the two following bubbles in the chart:

download (1)One is humbleness. Ego has no room in a master’s behavior. The car, the house, the social status, the expected recognition – if they are still present and manifesting, it is the right time for pulling up our sleeves and starting to work on the Me, Me, Me issue.

Are you reacting emotionally to criticism instead of taking the information in to reflect on it and seeing what tiny or big thing you can improve? More work is needed.

download (2)The next one, really important, is to stay present in this world of now. Not on a mountain top. In our workshops and conferences we met people who displayed a balanced, loving, compassionate behavior in a meditation circle, and oozing frustration, anger and dissatisfaction immediately after the sessions ended. Mastery is displayed equally in the physical world and in manifesting emotions, in the mind, everywhere. A master has a consistent behavior, no matter it is about brushing teeth or offering empowerments.

This balance  is radiating out of the persons who advance on the path to mastery. People want to be around these persons. Attracting the ones desperately in need for affection or the ones wanting mental gymnastics for the satisfaction of the intellect only  is not it. When people genuinely feel good around you, it means you are on the right track. Not because of the way you do things. Your mere presence is radiating this balance, and people usually say they feel at peace, protected and satisfied.

Last feature and most important is excellence.  A master has to be brilliant at what he or she does. Many of our students want to start sharing something immediately after they have learned it – but the key is patient, consistent and diligent practice, to learn the behaviors or techniques, and to get a deeper understanding, valuable insights and a comprehensive vision on the respective topic.

You might want to try and practice each of the bubbles of about three weeks… and see what changes. And if you are looking for a master, here are the three key things to help you make up your mind:

1. There is solid proof of excellence. Clearly, there is a lot to learn from this person.

2. There is chemistry between you and that person.  And the chemistry is both ways. Masters do live in earthly bodies, they might have feelings. Students that drop our of their work with the master just because they did not feel loved enough have some serious topics for reflection… it is easy to point the finger at someone else.

3. The master is available. Availability does not mean he or she will definitely reply all your 10 sms’s right now. And availability will also mean that the master will be there for you when you think you do not direction and support. The master is not a friend, but the most (com)passionate personal coach one could imagine. Between the helping, the encouragement and the spanking, this person will always be interested in your progress without having any interest in his or her own benefits.

Good luck . Practice. Keep walking the Path.

The Heart Shift

fusing polarityDuring the past few weeks, people came in sessions questioning the events happening around them. Most of the times, the events were a perfect mirror of the person’s inner state, although they tended to blame others for what was happening . But this way of thinking  is a boomerang: what sets a person free is working out their environment with no judgment.

If we just stop and be mindful of these things, we will begin to communicate with our heart center. The key question we need to ask when something goes ballistic in our lives is

What is really happening here?

“What is happening” is the part that is taking over the mind. The ego of the mind is  gradually shrinking when exposed to continuous focus. And then, the miracle happens: here comes a point where the ego accepts the  reality of a non-dualistic way of being, so that it can join the heart.

This is creating a shift in consciousness.

If you look at the consciousness in the fourteenth century, compared to today, the capability of psychology and thought are much more tuned nowadays. Consiousness is always on the rise, always changing. You are always learning new things and dropping other old things.

But some people carry old baggage and try to code everything in front of them by dragging the past with them, unsatisfied, unhappy, wondering what happened to them. What are they carrying in those bags? Patterns and programs that people cannot break loose from. Learned from the life we are in. The part of infinity they lived through. This is a moment of infinity.

It depends on how courageous we can be to teach the truth, to educate (ourselves and others) takes courage to stand up to old beliefs. Put them under the microscope of truth: should I be thinking this way? Question your own ideas. When the hearts are engaged, the fusion begins to work on the ego. This is a heart-led revolution that is going on. The heart is transmitting, people are beginning to feel it. Some see it, and this way salvation will not come from without, but within.

Love your Self. Be comfortable with your Self. Be at ease with your Self. We need to de-stress in this modern world. Those quiet moments in nature or meditation are the most profound healing we can do for our bodies. Meditation does not mean lying down, you can do it while walking. Feeling that every soul on the street is part of your soul.

We are so not looking in the right direction, because we were taught this way. Illusion is created by misdirection, like magician work. When we think in the wrong direction, the illusion is created. We need to change our perspective, and approach life from a different perspective. When you watch a football game, you really do not think you can influence it? One may get excited, but is this really changing the course of the game? We must bevery careful as magicians, that we do not curse our football teams with negative thoughts, with gossip and complaining, criticizing. Get on with the game! Be in the next moment. Sports is about being 1-2 seconds ahead what is going on.

mscIf you are dragging the past into your anticipation you are cutting down your chances. I’d rather uplift everybody instead of blaming them.

So then, shift happens the minute you question beliefs and behaviors. What you experience from the outside world means nothing, except what you make it. God does not judge, and neither should you. Be free, relaxed and curious instead of exercising your old programming and projections, and watch your life taking a new turn, once lived from the heart.

Stuck in programs

About one year ago, in a workshop in Romania, we met a beautiful woman. Amazingly beautiful and smart. Working for a bank, absolutely miserable because of not having a relationship. We worked with her in a private session and the physical result of that is that she finally moved the ring from the fourth finger of the left hand to free up the space for a new relationship. Before she left, she said: “I would give everything for a relationship.”

Yesterday, she showed up. She is deeply in love with a man – and her own words were broke, jobless, frustrated, desperate. I am stuck, she said. A torid love story took her out of her job in Italy and got her into the house of the current boyfriend (yes, she asked for a relationship and she got one). She is structured, he is not. He tends to start lots of  things and it gets difficult to finish them, therefore he is paid little and late. The financial insecurity is unbearable. A whole family lives in the same courtyard. Her beautiful nails are gone. She scrubs and cooks all day. She feels she has no energy and she cannot cry.

Where to begin with this situation that seems so familiar?

Exactly. What happens outside is a reflection of what we think about ourselves. How we feel inside. The roles in this couple had reversed. She is doing all masculine actions – looking for the money, organizing it, setting actions to clarify the legal status of the house, pushing her partner to accomplish more instead of supporting him. If the lion looks into the mirror and sees a ragged cat, that’s what he is.

What to do in such a situation? It is clear that everything starts from the way we think. If we keep thinking “I have no money”, “this relationship is not working “, “I hate this house”, this will give energy to the obstacle, not to the solution. Energy flows where attention goes. If your attention is going towards the blockage, you are just repeating and reinforcing the obstacle. Consolidating it. So, first action is to stop saying these words. Think about what you say, because it can be a blessing or it can be a curse. Stop cursing yourself.

Secondly, it is clear that the situation is one of lost femininity, so the prescription was about recovering it by focusing on what is feminine. Compassion, gentleness, intuition, softness, support, beauty, teaching. These are the elements of homework.

Thirdly, about applying all these: behaviors change in time. It takes at least 21 days for the mind to learn a new behavior, and up to 6 months to automate it. So, when you want to start working on something, choose one thing – such as looking at what you say – and practice that for at least three weeks. Assess the result and continue without slashing yourself if you are not up to par. Do not embark in tasks that produce a lot of discomfort. Choose methods and tools that speak to your heart, know that they are taking you on a journey of rediscovery and allow them so work on you like water: gently infiltrating, expanding, penetrating and finally mastering your new structure. It is a mental make-over, work it out gradually and patiently.

Make sure you have a supporter or a coach to assist with encouragement and support through moments of crisis or breakdown. And enjoy every bit of the process, because it leads you to a better you. A more authentic you. Good luck and congratulations for the courage to change something.