Friends of The Casa.
the spirit of resolutions for a New Year filled with immense gratitude
and with wishes for health, joy, love, peace and abundance, I am
pleased to announce that our beloved Medium João will once
again travel to the United States for a second healing tour at the
Omega Institute. The first event was extraordinary - a summary of
the event, in both words and photos, is available in the October
'07 FOC newsletter. Medium João is eager to return to Omega
and continue his healing mission. And once again, at the Entities
and John of God's request, it is a pleasure and privilege to accompany
him as his translator and coordinator to work with Omega to organize
the 2008 event.
The Omega event is scheduled for September 29, 30, October 1, 2.
ALL registration details will be handled by Omega Staff, by phone
and on-line starting FEBRUARY 4, 2008. You may call 800 944 1001
or log onto www.eomega.org.
I will continue to work closely with Executive Director Skip Backus,
Program Coordinator Carol Donahoe, and their team in the coming
months, drawing upon our experience from last year to make improvements
for the event and to clarify Casa guidelines and procedures to ensure
another successful healing tour. For those who are not familiar
with the Omega Institute, it has an impeccable track record in exploring,
teaching, and embracing new ideas in health and spirituality. Since
1977, the Omega Institute has sponsored many of the nations leading
visionaries and organizes events that enrich our lives in the areas
of complimentary medicine and wellness, indigenous cultural traditions
and sustainability and the environment.
event will be held at Omega's Rhinebeck Campus in New York. Omega's
courteous and professional staff handled registration details impeccably
last October and I am sure they will do their best again this year.
Last year the event sold out in less than a month and as we expect
the same enthusiastic response this time, I suggest that you make
your plans in a timely manner. I also ask that you honor the registration
date of FEBRUARY 4th when the registration teams will be set up
and available- please do not call before this date.
Id like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Omega
Team and all the volunteers who assisted in the 2007 event. Many
thanks to my colleagues Bob Dinga and Diana Rose for their invaluable
assistance. Thank you to Noberto Krug, Martin Mosquera, Inez, Sonia
and Diego Coppola, Rosa Machado (Florida), and Dorothy Cooke, who
undertook the long journey from Abadiânia to support Medium
João and his wife Ana. I also want to thank the team leaders
of each healing room for their work: Josie RavenWing, Rosa Haritos,
Peter Waugh, Emma Bragdon, Gary Walker and Thom Levy. It was an
exquisite example of community spirit united in love, compassion,
and service. I look forward to working closely with you again this
year. From my heart to yours, with immense gratitude,
Blessings, Heather Cumming - Official Trip leader/Translator to
John of God
Tel: 203 255 2123
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