Twelve years ago Mihaela had a powerful realization in a dream. She woke up with a definite certainty that she was fully complete, just the way she was. Likewise, all sentient beings were already complete, just the way they were, although many might not be aware of it yet.
During this time she discovered a great affinity with Buddhism, which she considered being more of a philosophy of life and death than a religion. After more in depth study of the Dharma, Mihaela started to meditate for great lengths of time and practiced mantra recitation repeating her favorite mantra, “Om Mani Padme Hung”. She literally fell in love with this mantra when she learned that “Om Mani Padme Hung” is more of a prayer, a good wish for the benefit of ALL sentient beings: “May all sentient being be happy and have the causes of happiness, and may all sentient beings be free of suffering and the causes of suffering”. What a wonderful and powerful prayer/wish!
These experiences (of the meditation and mantra recitation with the pure intention for the benefit of all), radically transformed her. It was then that she had that profound dream. It was then that she realized that her own awakening was the greatest purpose of her life, that by being awake herself, she could truly be at service for the highest good. Contemplating and meditating for quite a long time on the meaning of the Prajnaparamita, of the Heart Sutra, she also understood what Buddhists meant by “emptiness”, and what “all phenomena is naturally the unity of interdependent origination and emptiness”meant. In other words, nothing is inherently existent, everything lacks of independent, solid, intrinsic existence, and all things that arise are mere appearances of interdependent origination. That also means that absolutely everyone and everything is interconnected at such deep level, that everyone’s thoughts and deeds have an effect on everyone’s else not just on themselves. Now that also means that everyone has a tremendous responsibility for their own thoughts, since thoughts are “things”, they can uplift or hurt….well, those who still haven’t realized “emptiness”. Wow, what a realization! At the same time, knowing that everything is interconnected, everyone can do their very best in everything they do, and then relax into the flow of life, without any attachment of the outcome of their actions. The phenomena, is completely free and unobstructed, and seeing all things nakedly and clear, there is nothing to attain or realize. Again, everything is perfect just as it is, completely pure and undefiled.
Praying for an answer about how to integrate her realizations and her “findings”, Mihaela was privileged to “bump” into Theosophy, following a chain of synchronistic events which led her to Ojai, California. Theosophy answered all of her questions about inner religion, philosophy, science and the untapped powers (latent potential) in man. She never failed to take full advantage of this great opportunity (as she is now a faithful student of Theosophy, especially the “Secret Doctrine”, a wonderful compilation of how the universe and man came about (the only book supposedly, Albert Einstein had on his desk before his passing!). Mihaela is forever grateful to the Theosophical Society which unconditionally handed to her all the necessary tools and teachings of the ancient wisdom in order to help her with bringing all of her many glimpses into more of a continuum.
Mihaela then felt a strong desire to integrate this wealth of spiritual wisdom and her “glimpses” into a practical and powerful practice of Yoga/Qigong/Meditation/Self-Transformation/Theosophy that she could share with others. Her quest in finding the right teachers successfully culminated in finding two great masters of our time: Master Zi Sheng Wang , from whom she received a direct transmission of Tibetan Qigong, and Dakini Master Yuan Miao from whom she received a direct transmission of the Tibetan Vajrayana “Yoga of Joy”. She is now a lineage holder of the Tibetan Qigong and of the Vajrayana Tibetan Yoga.
For the last fifteen years, never ceasing to better her skills, she has been training in Energy Healing and Energy Feng Shui with renown healer Fiona Whitmore. After ten years of practicing Self -Transformation, Mihaela became also a facilitator of ST under the tutelage of Vic Hao Chin, the former president of the National Theosophical Society in Philippines. To this day she continues to study avidly the ancient wisdom.
Mihaela hopes to convey through Raja Yoga, Yoga of Joy, Qigong, Meditation and Self Transformation, that anyone can create an inner core strength as one’s being starts to function purely from within rather than from without. Through learning and practicing these extremely powerful practices, one’s very being becomes purified and clean, rising one’s frequency, and at the same time starting the awakening process, dissolving the barriers of relative perception, and revealing the true nature of one’s existence.
Mihaela Wachsman, MA in Exercise Science (Temple University in Philadelphia) is a Yoga/Qigong Instructor, personal trainer, Therapeutic Touch practitioner and Self Transformation facilitator. Mihaela participated in former Philippines NationalPresident of Theosophy, Vic Hao Chin’s Self Transformation course ten years ago, and then again last January, after which she took the training to become an ST Facilitator.
Profoundly grateful to the teachings of Theosophy and her many teachers who have influenced and guided her, Mihaela practices gaining mastery over her own mind and feels very strongly about giving back by still working on herself, while sharing her experiences, knowledge and being at service for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Mihaela resides in Ojai, California at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy.