The Everyone’s Guide to Joey Yap’s Spiritual Excursions

You know the smallest thing can change your life.
In a blink of an eye something happens by chance when you least expected, sets you on a course you never planned, into a future you never expected. Where will it take you? That’s the journey of our lives. Our search for the light. But sometimes finding the light means we need to pass through our deepest darkness. At least that’s how it was for me – Nicholas Sparks

I heard this while I was watching a Nicholas Sparks movie on the way home from Taiwan where we had the trip of our lives.

This was my very first excursion. Everyone who ends up on a trip like this has a purpose. Everyone came here in search of something, to breakthrough something, to solve something and I’m pretty sure everyone had a list in hand. I’ve also met people who had no list but just wanted to heal. Like me, they probably went through something recently. Before I even start I wanted to apologize because some students mentioned that I was overly reserved and very quiet. 3 weeks ago I had a traumatic experience that I have been literally forcing myself to heal from. The night before flying to Taiwan I also had to attend an important funeral and had my closures all at once. Closure is one thing, healing is another. I knew I was not physically nor mentally fit for this trip but hey that is what a spiritual excursion is for in the first place and in perfect timing. I tell myself to suck it up and got myself to the airport the next morning.

Let me tell you we have the most fantastic team of Supercrew organizers with their funky Men In Black ear piece making sure everything is in order, everyone is settled, comfortable, got their t-shirts and equipment in order. Getting a walkie-talkie is quite essential in order to not miss out on Dato’s explanations and also to make sure you are aware of the time and arrangements. I love how all the walkie talkie echoes like surround sound speakers so that almost everyone could listen clearly.

Day 0 is all about getting settled into the gorgeous hotel room and we rest up for Day 1.

Our first stop was already the highlight, the 7 Star Temple. The moment I walked in I could feel the strong energy. Dato picked a special Qimen chart just for this because when Heaven, Earth and Man is in alignment, you can literally move mountains so don’t miss out on this. We start with priests reciting cleansing mantras before we move on to lighting the 7 star lamps + walk. If you’re sensitive to energy, it’s the moment they chant that you’re going to feel the energy most. Let it flow and LET YOURSELF GO. If you have problem manifesting you can refer back to my post here. Some don’t feel anything and that’s perfectly okay but as I mentioned to Bus C, you need to let go of any thought, any control, any fear, any expectation even and just drift.

Because I was forcing myself, I could feel the energy but I ended up with a freaking headache because I expected it to heal me at one go and I wasn’t letting go of the process. Instead I got more frustrated. So don’t make my same mistake. Let go. Most importantly, forgive yourself and let go.

Some temples are purely meant for manifesting, like the 7 star temple, Lady of the Sacred Stone temple, some of the deities in the Guan Yin temple so ask away within the realm of your possibility.

Some temples are for enlightenment. The moment I feel the energy it’s like with each God I prayed to I added one light to my body, that sort of feeling. Those would be places like the Jade emperor temple, the 9 Heavens Goddess in Lion Hill temple is one of my personal favorite.

Some are for healing, specifically the majestic Guan Yin temple, Guan Yin cave and the magnificent Buddha Palm Temple. I think most of us on this trip will agree that they felt the most release here. I felt its energy the moment I got off the last step of the stairs. We were very privileged that they opened up the internal quarters for us, the energy in there is indescribable. If there is ever another trip back here, count me in 🙂

Things to note:

  1. You can have a whole list of wishes but it’s best to focus on 3 main ones. Keep them short but on point. Easier to remember that way. You can also write it out and read them out if you wish. You can also keep it fluid, just ask for whatever comes to mind at that moment. A lot of times we think we want something, but after the cleansing process, it awakens you to what you really want instead. So keep your wishes somewhat flexible and please, never waste these wishes on avenging anything. Let go.
  2. As for walking the 7 Star path, stay calm. Just follow the instructions and those in front of you. If you do forget the step (like me…I was *that* out of sync.. LOL!) just pause and ask. Take your time, collect your scroll and proceed INSIDE to make the wish.
  3. Like everything else in life, don’t ‘overdose’ on good energy. Our human body has a set of limitations and once your battery charge reaches a 100% say thank you and stop. Grounding is very important too so visualise your feet with roots deep into the ground. Try not to lie down or lie on something. Sitting up straight or standing up straight is preferred.
  4. It’s okay to be emotional and vulnerable. We’re all amongst family and we all have wounds to heal from. This state of emotion may not happen during the trip and lingers till you get home.
  5. Feel free to share your story/experience. You’ll never know who you indirectly helped.

I had 5 wishes. 2 already came true within the next 2 hours even I was taken aback. So yes, it is THAT potent and don’t waste it. Even if you don’t know what to wish, ask for the days to always be better than the one before. Snowball all the good stuff, you can’t go wrong.

The thing that touched me the most at the Buddha Palm temple (apart from the energy) was that they allowed us to have the lotus ceremony and I haven’t made any other wish apart from in the 7 star temple. So I made a very spontaneous wish for the person standing in front of me and it came true within 1 minute I kid you not. Heaven, Earth, Man in alignment and the Qimen formation befitting my own Destiny Palace. As a practitioner it was definitely an eye opener.

Another thing you need to be open to is that, when you ask for something you might get the answer from the person sitting right next to you in the trip, who knows? I am extremely grateful to those of you who opened up to me about your own pain and struggles. One student just lost a son and is learning how to cope. He came on this trip to find out how. I think he’s doing fantastically well and something I can definitely learn from as well. Sometimes you guys don’t realize how inspiring ALL of you are and I feel I need to tell you all so. Not only that, I got to witness one of the most powerful Surging Snake in action. The best Surging Snake can take anyone’s energy and turn it all around, mediumship is one of the paths they can take. This was another eye opener for me.

I came to Taiwan somewhat defeated. I had 1 main purpose, that was to find myself again and after 4 awesome days not only I found that in the most unexpected way, I found friends, I found family, I found strength, so much love and I found out that the first step to anything is to forgive yourself first. Everything else flows like a golden river after. Head up, chin up and ready to take on the world. I sincerely thank Dato Joey, my boss, nobleman and mentor, Eddy, the fantastic Supercrew, my fellow consultants who are my family for the fantastic journey and experience.

So where do I sign up for 2020 Team JY? 🙂

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