Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

When I told friends and family that I was heading to Brazil, the usual response was, "Oh, you're going to love Rio."

Jeff and Angela in Abadiania
Jeff and Angela in Abadiania

When I explained that I wasn't going to Rio, the second response was "Yes, but the beaches are beautiful in Brazil."

But, I was going nowhere near a beach or an ocean or any kind of coastal area. I was heading to a town, 90 minutes southwest of Brazil's capital city of Brasilia. I was going to Abadiania, a small community in central Brazil, in the rain forest, to spend two weeks with world-renowned healer John of God.

That's when the questions really started:

"Why, are you sick?"

"What the hell are you doing that for?"

At first, I had the same questions.

It all started after watching an episode of Oprah. Yes, I admit it. I used to watch Oprah from time to time. One of Oprah's (more…)