Crossing into the new year of 2008 I went to Beautiful Ubud in Bali for the Shamanic healing program with Lujan.

At first nervous, being the first time coming to Indonesia and by myself, all uncertainty dissolved at once in Lujan’s warm and engaging presence, and I have come away feeling both peaceful and invigorated at the same time.

Each day I would meet Lujan in the early afternoon and he would give me a massage that would create the tingling sensation of waves of energy washing over my body, and in the afternoons and evenings, Lujan would share different meditation and gazing techniques.

Throughout the sessions I would laugh and talk with Lujan, he would share his understanding, and would help me to release any emotions that were surfacing as a result of the practices, he helped me to release a large amount of guilt that I was chaining myself down with, which has left me feeling that a part of myself has been freed.

In between sessions I would explore the town, or relax in the tropical heat which seemed to soak through me just as the meditation and gazing would, leaving me feeling relaxed and satisfied, the food at Made’s is absolutely wonderful.

Lujan is fluid and loving, taking the role of whatever is most appropriate at any moment, and he would adapt the techniques he would show me according to what was most effective at the time.

The resulting effects are hard to define, on arriving back in Australia I found myself suddenly crying as I drove back home from the airport about how beautiful life is, I feel much clearer than before, open, and I find myself falling out of bad habits without realizing it.

If anyone has the opportunity to go to Bali and meet with Lujan and learn from him, then I would say go, life is so short, create your opportunity, and you will not regret it.

Thank you Lujan.

Canberra, Australia