At that time I was an owner operating of a business wholesaling to the Domestic Market in Australia and exporting to SE Asia. With a team of contractors, we manufactured a product I invented called a Clothing Protector, made from the insect repellent oils distilled from plants. I visited Bali a couple of times a year to purchase fabric for the small business. Some of our customers had orders made especially for them, as they labelled our product under their brand name. I found just the right fabric to use for these customised orders in Bali. Mid-year 2001 we were running short on the fabric so I planned another trip to Bali.
I found it difficult to secure a date or time or price for this Bali trip. It wasn’t happening as I wanted it too. Until my friend Natalie, offering to join me. In one phone call she instantly organised the four day trip. It ticked all the boxes, price, timing and accommodation. She definitely had the knack! That’s what you get from working with Jackie and Jim she said.
Natalie and I arrived in Bali on the full moon on 4th July 2001.
Sandy, the Balinese tour guide, who was my driver, took us to select the fabric. I asked him if he would take us on a temple trip to visit his temples. He was thrilled. The Hindu culture of Bali fascinated me. We had no idea that Balinese communities celebrate at the temples at each full moon. So we had arrived at just the right time.
Before leaving Perth I had a card drawn for me from a pack of Goddess cards. It was the Goddess Durga. Who was she, I wondered? The Balinese describe Dugar as the female force who conquers the unconquerable. Sandy took us to a temple complex where at the top of a steep set if steps, was a special prayer spot. I read the words on the plaque that described the location, it was Durga’s temple. I cried uncontrollably for no reason at all. We were all surprised, especially me. I didn’t know about Durga, the many armed goddess who carried weapons of different kinds, as more than one weapon is required to conquer an enemy. Yet her temple reminded me of something deep and unconscious within me.
On the third day we stopped on the central road to Singajaya at temples that Sandy said were rarely visited by tourists. He said he had a surprise for us. Here we met Made (Mah Day) Meri Seni who was the only Balinese person teaching meditation on the island. Here in her files were notes and diagrams that were the exact copies of notes we had from Jackie and Jim Lindsay at home. Hers were in Bihasa, and Jackie and Jim’s were in English. How could we explain this other than the source of information was the same for both of them?
Guide teams work in all cultures.
What if this information was in all countries via their own cultural Jackie and Jim’s? That expanded my thinking. Both Made and Jackie and Jim taught that:
I am pure spirit; that I have always been and will always be.
Neutralise how you feel about a situation.
Give thanks for the outcome as if it has already happened.
Watch the thoughts.
Your job is to stay centred.
Love is the core frequency.
Don’t act until you are prompted.
The last tenet explained why Natalie was able to secure our trip as she was prompted. I was learning what a prompt was! This trip to Bali taught me the application of these tenets. What we learned there came to fruition within me during these four days.
We drove north. On the road driving towards us was a purple van, heading east. The colour was enough to draw attention to it. And written across the windscreen in large letters was GOD BLESS YOU. We laughed. If this was another message there was no way we could have missed it, it was so blatant. It passed us as we each headed west in opposite directions.
Then something happened that startled me.
A loud voice spoke inside my head. I looked at Nat to see if she had heard it too. She looked unperturbed. Was this phenomenon entirely mine? To test my theory, I asked her if she had heard a loud voice. The look on her face told me she had not, her reply confirmed it. “What?” she said.
How to explain what just happened?
I replied that I had heard a voice speak so loudly inside my head that the sound echoed around as it would in an empty cave. It was so loud that I thought she must have heard it too. What did it say she asked? Then it happened again, same words, same volume. This was even more confronting. Right inside my head was the equivalent of a tiny man with a megaphone on the highest volume shouting into MY head.
“You are to put white light into New Jerusalem”.
Oh she replied, that means we are to use White Light, as Jackie and Jim have taught us in the places we go today. And Jerusalem, I asked? It’s another name for the New Earth, she wisely replied. What clarity she has, I thought. What a great companion to adventure with.
The voice spoke a sentence; yet it left a permanent impression inside me, which was far more than the words that were spoken. It was a wake-up call, a change to the vibration of my cells, and it left its signature inside me. I felt honoured, curious and shaken all at once. It was inexplicably familiar and I was not sure I was ready.
What was there to be ready for? What was this voice attempting to say to me, what did those words mean and for what purpose were they spoken? Where did this voice come from? What was the reason it spoke to me? I knew that I was changed by it and I knew that I was not ready for what it brought.
I realized later that what I experienced is known as an epiphany. It was so sudden and unexpected, and although I chose to forget about it, its effect on me remained until the time was right to act on it. I knew it was preparing me. It was an answer to my request for help to shine a light on what lay ahead. It related to the lump in my left breast, which I was aware of and ignoring. The epiphany came as an alert that I was not to ignore it any longer.
At home the cutting and processing began for the orders that were waiting for the fabric in my suitcase. So did the continuous systemisation of the business. Under the guidance of my business coach we were defining every system to create Manual of Operations. Each process and function of the business from manufacturing, despatch, marketing, and admin was being formulated according to the structure of a three sided tetrahedron. We were putting an internal invisible structure into the business using a piece of geometry which Buckminster Fuller found to be the smallest, most stable unit of existence. This fascinated me. I wanted to be able to SEE what these tetrahedrons did to the flow of the business, especially its financial flow.
What were we creating as we put tetrahedral bonds into place invisibly? What did it mean to restructure the business like this?
What I didn’t know was that as we were restructuring the business, I was also doing this internally within my own body, giving it the beginnings of a new internal infrastructure based on tetrahedron geometry.
As I drove home, ALOUD AND WITH EMOTION, I asked to be shown how the visible and the invisible worked together. It was a vehement Intention! I asked to be shown how this invisible model worked with the things I could see – the staff, the product, the profit, the customers etc, however I did not specify that.
In 2001 Helen McCarthy asked loudly and vehemently to be shown how the visible and the invisible work together. Be careful what you ask for.
In the middle of that year she experienced an epiphany. A loud voice shouted the same sentence into her head twice. That sentence made little sense at the time; yet was a premonition of what was to come. She was about to live the answer to her question through a cancer diagnosis.