Since way over 20 years now, my Man Johannes and I both have had the privilege to study with the Nagual and Elder SwiftDeer, Thunder Strikes from the Twisted Hairs Tradition. Since many years, we disseminate the teachings of the Sweet Medicine Sundance path, given by our Nagual , as road people and as Body Dearmoring Dance Chiefs in Europe.

It was first SwiftDeer, who drew our attention to “Parallel Perception”, the book from Nagual Lujan Matus.

The book gave us a new angle of perspective on the journey and it’s landscapes from everyday reality into the non personal, non dual, always present, (and individually not always accessible) parallel reality. The lecture, and how it touched us in an impersonal, yet loving way, invited me, Sabina into a year of private tuition with Lujan.

It had been quite some ago, time since I had phone dates with an unknown stranger, so this was quite adventurous, and in many ways, often quite funny and humorous. The first challenge presented to me was to open my heart. While I am not necessarily very eager in opening my interior to an unknown on the phone, the obviously pure and clear connection nevertheless led me into experiencing an intimate and crystal clear guidance from the beginning.

Lujan invited me into an avenue of Deprogramming my senses of perception. Lujan, lucid, present, intimate and humorously confrontative, was always fast and very direct in spotting where I am contaminated in my perception, thru cultural, social or personal impacts. He would show me clearly and directly where I am in reaction, not true to what I feel, and not able to respond to the moment. The tools Lujan gave me to deprogram my senses are amazingly simple, magical, effective, and continue to be with me intimately.
Within the workings, Lujan also offered me clear and straight mirrors to look into, where I had my heart closed and hidden away, or stayed in the illusion of pain, rather than embracing any energy coming my way. Humorously confronting my defences, Lujan showed me how to unveil many of my patterns and to let them go into the nebula of all illusions.

My previous, and ongoing many- years work with SwiftDeer has allowed me in this process with Lujan to let go of subtle, yet vigorously imprisoning programs.

At some point, Lujan had invited me to share the workings and techniques he gave me with my partner Johannes, so off we took together inward, and into the night skies.

Of course, in the process of tuition, the question arouse, to whom I am really talking to on the phone, and with whom I am openly sharing myself, my feelings and inner processes without even a second thought of reserve. So the idea of scheduling a face to face working to find out was not far at all for Johannes and myself.

Off we went therefore to Bali, curious and excited to meet The Nagual. Lujan had determined we would work on Dragons Tears, and maybe Energy Tapping, if we stayed for another week. We did not know much more than this was some kind of physical exercises, to which we are quite inclined in general.
Bali welcomed us with it’s colours, fragrances, sounds, and it’s wet heat. We stayed in a beautiful cottage close to Lujans house, lush and comfortable in every way.

Nagual Lujan appeared one morning in our room, when we were actually expecting the laundry service, which he clearly was not: wrong size, wrong outfit. Therefore, our first encounter was accompanied by an element of surprise.

Lujan invited us to ask any questions we might have at that time. No questions came to our minds. And this continued to be an ongoing element in our 10-day working: no questions, because being in presence, there is no question.

Lujan introduced us first to Dragons Tears, a series of graceful forms, in some ways comparable to Tai Chi. However the effect of the forms was immediately very different. While still learning the sequences, we started to experience already another space, another reality opening, a state of presence otherwise not so easily accessed. We kept learning and practicing diligently and dedicatedly for 5 days with Lujan, using our free time to memorize and re-practice the forms. On subtle levels, we integrated new ways of building, moving and directing Ki, while the space amongst us always felt light, open hearted, gentle, sometimes deep, and often quite funny.

Soon enough it was clear we would love to stay for another sequence of working, which Lujan, and another student of him, made gracefully possible for us.

The second working we engaged in was Energy Tapping, a more vigorous series of forms aimed at building Ki and feeding the Ki directly to the body. Lujan continued teaching us in a giving, patient and encouraging way. Again, we learned and practiced together, being present in a state of heart-, and often thought connection, joking, having fun, being confronted as well, and being unreasonably happy.

The working on the physical and Ki forms with Lujan has opened the space of another dimension yet in a different way: Lujan brings the space of the parallel, non dual dimension and presence integrated within himself, and thru practicing in the physical within these magical forms, presence becomes present. Thus parallel perception and parallel dimension do not remain concepts, but Lujan offers the door as well as the key to enter into the space.
The door may be the same for everyone, however Lujan hands out the individual keys in a caring, lucid, non personal way.

As we ended the working, our heart and mind had melted into a state of gentle unity. We both left with a clear sense of our own keys, and with a clear understanding that it is on us to use the keys, and invest ourselves.

We also left the space with an open, touched and happy heart, and with the firm knowledge that we will be back. Which in some ways is a paradox, because in presence, you cannot really be gone.

Thank you Lujan. Sabina and Johannes

Sabina  and Johannes,