Yesterday I had a remarkable experience. Truthfully I’m still not sure how to talk about it.
Last week I heard about a man named Braco (pronounced Brah-tzo) from Croatia who stands in front of rooms of people and gazes at them. That’s it – he just stands there and looks. His gaze is full of so much love and tenderness, people have amazing breakthroughs and experiences.
I believe in a lot of stuff that some people might characterize as “out there”, but this one was a little much for even me – people having miraculous healings because a man looks at them? That sounded just this side of fantastical.
But it gets even better – some of these “gazings” are broadcast as live online streams and people have THE SAME kinds of responses by watching him on a computer screen. That was definitely too much for me to believe in.
However this man came highly recommended from someone I trust implicitly and signing on to the live stream only cost $3, so I figured I had nothing to lose. I could do it on the anniversary of my dad’s death, so if nothing else it would provide a few minutes of restful meditation during a difficult day.
When the man got on stage and stared out into the audience and into the camera, it was astonishing. He was gazing at hundreds of people in a ballroom in Portland, Oregon and thousands of people online. But I felt wholeheartedly like he was staring right at me and reaching inside my soul.
I felt like his entire heart was pouring out and offering itself in compassion and service to me. As I started to cry, I felt like he was ready to cry with me. And as I let myself open up to the love that he was offering from thousands of miles away, I heard a voice in my head offering apologies on behalf of my father.
I think simply being in the presence of someone whose heart is so open allows our hearts to open in a new way. Was he actually looking right at me? Technically…no. Spiritually…does it matter? I had exactly the experience I needed to have in that moment as a result of his willingness to stand before us, open and vulnerable.
What an amazing gift.
Thank you Braco.
If you’re interested in checking him out, his website is here: http://bracoamerica.com/Braco_America/Welcome.html
You can sign up to view a live stream here: http://braco-tv.com/