My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday. We normally go to a beach in the south. But we did The Journey Intensive and Advanced Skills Day. It was an anniversary we will carry and live the rest of our lives. It brought us closer together than any sunny beach. Thank you.
We came across Journey work just prior to my husband Arsene going through his stem cell transplant in dealing with Leukemia. In doing the Journey Processes as well as other healing approaches Arsene found his recovery both quick and challenging. In addition to our spiritual life the journey work provided him with a concrete tool to clear out the emotional issues that were lodged in his cell memory particularly in his bone marrow.
The work has been so rewarding and helpful for all of us including our children. This very safe and respectful process has only complimented all that we do naturally in our life. The commitment and care has been there for him to dive into the process work and continue using it as a natural process for personal healing and wellness.
I can’t say enough about the impact that your training (guidance) had on me and on my relationship with my partner. We have been dipping into that toolbox frequently throughout this week and have re-connected at a level we’ve been missing for several years! … after 25 years of being together, habit had obscured much of that view and connection and we needed to begin a critical cleaning of the filters that have been dulling our sparkle. We are now looking at the path ahead as adventure…
I now have a communication platform to build my relationship with Marivelle. We were able to move into the deep and beautiful connection that I have been hoping for so long. Our relationship now has the equal partnership to truly bloom and expand. She let me in and now we get to really know each other from source. Thank you for the shift I prayed for.
The Journey that I experienced has opened up my soul and heart. I am free to go through all emotions and not have them keep me at a place that doesn’t serve who I really am. I can now appreciate what I go through and know it is a lesson I need to learn. I can hold the space for others and know that they are in their own processes. I understand no that other people’s behaviors do not have a thing to do with who I am. I am free, full of gratitude, and have the Journey to thank.” This weekend I fell in love with Robin all over again.
This was the most beautiful and intensive therapy I have ever experienced. I was so fearful of what was going to come up but just being in the energy and this openness helped me open up and let me take back my power. Today I really allowed myself to feel my anger that it was ok to voice the things I need from others even if it was hard to disappoint someone else. I learned to play again like a child. Thank you. Thank you. My children will be so happy to see their mom play again. I believe this work is my calling and some was I will be bringing this to children everywhere.
Where do I begin? Thank you. You’ve given me my voice. A loving, truth speaking voice. You’ve given me a trust in my loving source. I watched you take we broken humans under your wing and nurture and love. Thank you for giving me my husband. Thank you Source. I am blessed, truly blesses. With deep gratitude I say thank you!
I will share with you why this work has become my passion and how my Journey experience has transformed my life.
After one failed marriage and diving into another, I realized that my future looked very much like my past. In my heart I sensed I was repeating my mistakes. This time was a bit different; this man was free-spirited and believed in himself. He was not easily influenced by others. What attracted me to him was that he had the very qualities that I desired, admired and with which I fell in love. Today I have realized (and my realization via the Journey confirms) that I was attracted to my husband’s qualities because my subconscious craved this freedom of self-expression and self-love. I realized I did possess these qualities. – How could I reveal them?
The Journey, as the name implies is a journey through the emotions which leads to the uncovering of an unspeakable truth. What is it that keeps us bottled up? What is it that hurts us so? What is it that has been done to us that has traumatized us so that we are afraid of opening up and being our selves? The Journey helped me feel the strength and courage to open up and deal with the issues that essentially ruled my life through childhood and into adulthood. My problem was my dysfunctional family. My parents got divorced when I was very young. Too young to remember the details, but certainly old enough to verbalize my resentment as I got older, the environment within my home was one of sadness, peppered with insults, fighting and a feeling of total disconnect. The reality of living in two different households created a sense of not belonging or being wanted. Then my mother re-married, looking back I realize she was just spinning her wheel in a different direction (another version of my own story.) My father on the other hand, shut down emotionally after the divorce.
I did not realize how this had affected me until I was an adult and in my second marriage. Now that I thought I had “everything”, I still had this void inside -a black hole, a deep feeling of emptiness: This is one inner secret with which many of us can identify.
My quest to be able to feel again.
My first Journey session took five hours. There was a great deal to uncover in order to reveal that deep hole. Yes, the Journey gets underneath the issues, arrive at it and releases it at the core, and allow for a healthy cellular regeneration. But how can this happen if this is suppressed? The essence of my journey concentrated on my relationship, or lack of relationship, I had with my mother. As a child, all I remember is screaming, negativity, humiliation, demand for perfection and lack of physical and emotional contact, a total depravation of love. I longed for attention; hugs, a sense of security and acceptance. Basically I just wanted to be loved. Confronting and opening up the wounds caused by this neglect and my resentment and sadness of being robbed of a childhood caused me to be angry, depressed, frustrated, negative. I sensed that these particular emotions were the cause to the emptiness that I felt inside. Once with a Journey practitioner in Sweden named Agneta Johansson, I vowed to let go, and feel the raw tightness in my gut as I relived those painful memories. I was able to feel the fears, and the sense of resentment that stemmed from my childhood. There was nothing “childlike” during this portion of my life. It was all about survival: no feeling at all, just numbness. Now I was on a quest to be able to feel again.
Forgiveness is the “only” emotion that restores balance.
The journey process starts by finding your own inner body wisdom. It latches to a specific memory connected to a negative emotion/s that you have stored. This memory is blocking any possibility of productive and positive energy, needed to fuel emotions for a healthy soul. The Journey is a vessel that goes from stage to stage and helps you release the negative emotions. Forgiveness is the “only” emotion that restores balance, equilibrium and a sense of peace. It is this fulfillment that allows for love to evolve. This was my triumph: I forgave my mother and father, and I was able to save my marriage. Once I cleared my emptiness and brought back peace, harmony and a sense of self-love and belonging. I had a different perspective on my relationship with my husband and children. It has allowed me to be passionate, open and be myself. What one journey session did for me was more than months of traditional therapy had ever accomplished. I decided to share this work and become an accredited Journey practitioner.
The journey experience is more than simply an experience. It is transformational. It connects you with your inner core and it allows you to be strong in the face of fear. It gives you courage and is such a positive tool that you want to share the experience with loved ones.
The conviction that the Journey releases suppressed emotions led me to believe that when the parent goes through the Journey experience can he/she relate easier to an issue that their child may have. I can attest to this because it was not a surprise that in my daughter’s journey I learned that in some ways I was treating my daughter as my mother had treated me. My older daughter revealed in her journey that she felt I was giving more attention and love to her younger sister. My daughter was right, I did not see it, I certainly did not willingly give more attention to one or the other, but she sensed this and this is what she believed. I believed that the problem was that I was not capable of showing my emotions to her. The difference now is that I know better. My daughter and I now have a great relationship – one in which we really connect. The ironic part is that out of her journey my own daughter helped me to uncover something that was also hidden. As a child I felt that my mother gave more attention to my brother.
The beauty of the Journey is that you can clear one issue at a time. Metaphorically this is just like peeling an onion; when one skin is taken off, there is another underneath. Same with issues, there will always be another to uncover.
I feel enormous appreciation and gratitude to Brandon Bays for taking her conviction and sharing her experience with her inner issues and creating this simple, powerful tool which is available to every human being.
You have a choice and it is as simple as the Journey. You can buy the book and do it yourself or seek an accredited practitioner for support. Either way, the fact that you are interested in this wonderful tool shows that you are on the road of healing.
I would like to talk about one of the greatest gifts that I received from attending the Visionary Leadership programs. That is the gift of being able to speak to others from that “place of truth”. Because of the first Module of Visionary Leadership, I find that not only can I access my truth and speak from my Heart — I find now, that I am also LIVING from that place. It has affected all of my relationships positively!!! A friend who attended a recent Journey intro talk commented on how she had never seen me speak so “authentically” before. And she is right! I AM communicating differently. And MORE importantly I’m finding that I’m communicating more effectively with my children too.
It has been my experience that leaders/leadership is not only needed in the corporate world, it is also needed in our homes and our communities. I took the Visionary Leadership program thinking it would help me with our families trucking business…. Ultimately I have been blessed with an even better gift. The gift of speaking and living from truth and love in every moment — with all those I come in contact with — especially my family. My life has forever been changed because I’ve uncovered the true leader who has always been here.
If any of you are thinking about going to the next Visionary Leadership Program — DO IT!!! Because uncovering the leader that’s inside you, is priceless and you take the gifts you gain with you into all aspects of your life. How do you put a price tag on freedom? On discovering who you really are?
2 years ago our 15 year old son had 3 journey sessions. Before the journey he had real anger towards his father for no apparent reason, but after the 3rd journey, he has had a really good relationship with his father ever since. His school work also improved. He seemed to have a lot more confidence.
I worked with a high school girl who continuously cut herself. After two journeys, as we were dropping down through the emotional layers into Source, she sort of smiled, eyes closed, was quiet for a moment, and then said, “Ohhh, I forgot that’s who I am.” Since then she has started to take care of her health, dressed with more care, and is on school committees. It seems she is feeling much better about herself now that she has begun to “remember who she really is.” Her mother told me to get ready, that she is going to spread the word throughout the high school.
After ‘The Journey’, I felt like I’d finally let go of the pain I’d packaged away years ago. A year on, my life has changed immeasurably. I’ve got the job I love, I’m married to a man I adore and have a much healthier lifestyle.
I was a single mother living on food stamps and about $850 a month supporting two children and living in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains. My car broke down and I had no way to fix it. I also had overwhelming Credit card debt etc. I had tried over 6 home businesses trying to make something work so I could stay at home with my girls. I was a mess and so was my life.
I ended up going to the Journey Abundance Retreat and it completely changed my life as I watched the old patterns disappear and the new stuff start to manifest. Interestingly enough my heart’s desire wasn’t about money or the stuff, it was actually about my connections with source and balance to staying true to myself to be a better person. After that process that weekend, I was offered a Job here at the Journey and I more that tripled my income and was able to go through the practitioner program. I now have a beautiful home with a Garden, waterfall, roses, Nice car, Fabulous furniture etc. living in a neighbor hood with a swimming pool, parks etc. I have my credit cards under control and I just bought a second home.
After my second Abundance retreat I was able to manifest a fabulous relationship with a man that I am now engaged to who truly loves me for who I am. After my third Abundance retreat I was able to settle some issues with my children and more with my credit cards and I watched as the money came pouring in from unexpected sources. I have been amazed at how things have manifested in my life over that last year that I have been doing this work. I feel more at peace now then I ever had. I also now have tools, including the abundance process, to deal with the issues that come up in my life.
It’s up to you what you decide to do. I can tell you that the Journey has been absolutely life changing for me and my children and some family members.
My youngest son (8yrs) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005 and is undergoing treatment while doing ‘The Journey’. I have been overwhelmed at the change in my son/s attitude, towards the huge life changing illness. He is now able to find tools and strategies within himself to help him cope/deal with his treatment and tumour. Before he started the journey he was often feeling sick, had headaches and dizzy spells with chemo, then when starting the journey we noticed a significant improvement in his physical symptoms, and now after a series of journey sessions theses symptoms have subsided substantially. All we are seeing at the moment are the side effects straight after chemo.
On seeing the amazing difference this has had on our youngest son we chose to introduce ‘The Journey’ to our oldest son (11 yrs). He was finding it difficult to deal with his brother’s illness and the change in the family, that he developed separation anxieties.
After just one session of ‘The Journey’ he had to go on a school camp, this was a big ask for him. He knew he really wanted to go, but the anxiety was much bigger. With only having had one session at the time he felt confident on taking himself on his own journey. We experienced this and were touched at how he was able to process all his thoughts and feelings and give himself the tools and courage to achieve camp.
The confidence and self esteem that we have seen in him is encouraging to see. We know that now he will be able to deal with any anxieties he may have in the future.
The boys continue to do ‘The Journey’ and enjoy each session. I have asked each boy how they feel after a ‘Journey’ with their answers being relaxed, tired, courage, happy, safe and fun. This gentle process of healing has given them everlasting tools that they can use all the time and also giving my husband and myself peace of mind.
We read, we saw, we recommended. Such an easy read, yet full of understanding and help. Everyone, whether healthy, ailing, depressed, addicted whoever and whatsoever should read this book and listen to their inner self. Brandon Bays shares her experiences both good and bad and helps you to tackle yours. I have recommended many people to read and keep giving my copy away. One day I hope that my partner and I can see and meet Brandon in person and attend her meetings.
Our son (now 10) was diagnosed with Leukaemia. His treatment plan is for 3 and a quarter years. The first 3-6 months of treatment were intense. Two weeks into his chemotherapy he suffered a major brain hemorrhage. The family was divided as we lived away from the hospital. So initially we were in Christchurch for 2 months and after lots of anxiety and separations our family unit was re-united.
As our life would never be the same I welcomed any kind of assistance for our son and our daughter (now 7 years) whose lives had been upturned. Now just over two years into our journey with Cancer we find a new meaning to the word Journey.
The journey has given them both an opportunity to look inside themselves and find a way of dealing with and coping with situations and feelings. They have both benefited greatly, this is evident in their attitude towards life, their ability to use this technique with anything that arises, school issues, peer pressure, fears etc not just Cancer or illness.
Our son had abdominal pain, doctors performed tests, scans etc to determine where his pain was coming from but to no avail. The journey helped find the source of this pain and heal it, which has had a huge impact on our son’s current well being who is still undergoing treatments.
Our daughter has now found a way to handle the separation and abandonment issues she had, her demeanor is calmer and we have reconnected in a way that I don’t think would have been possible without the Journey and its fabulous ways.
We know we are on this road for a long while yet, thankfully we now all have ways in which to improve our quality of life.