‘Peace in India is blanketed under chaos and colour,’ says the internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author and mind-body healing expert, Brandon Bays. In a peaceful tête-à-tête with City Express, she discusses her journey, life, love, god and how she discovered that love for India is in her heart.
Pain and trauma are not new to this blue-eyed 58-year-old, however what sets her apart from the crowd is the inherent will that she developed in the face of adversity. Not only did she have to battle sad memories of a violent childhood, but also a tumour the size of a beach ball right in the prime of life. Emerging from the trauma, she discovered her true calling in life — she now takes her healing procedure and the internal battle she fought in the form of her bestselling book — The Journey, as she embarks on her India tour.
Sipping a hot cup of Darjelling tea on a bright Sunday morning and narrating her tale of victory through healing her tumour, a tear trickles down her cheek, as she closes her eyes to recall the day she heard about the tumour from her doctor. Upon being diagnosed with this tumour, she asked her doctor to give her a month to get rid of the illness through her
“I just did not understand what had gone wrong. I had been practicing yoga, meditation and had been working in the field of personal development and healing for years. I did not know what to do and how to get rid of this. I went to many people, visited different healers, learnt about all kinds of alternative therapy, but nothing was working out. That is when someone told me to get a massage at a certain place. When I went there, I was undergoing a mental conflict. I had resigned to my fate and since there were no answers, I just closed my eyes and submerged myself into the darkness. When I felt like I was falling into the darkness, suddenly I found answers to all my questions. I realised that I really hadn’t forgotten my violent childhood. An answer came to me — Forgiveness. From there on, my life changed. In six and a half weeks, my tumour was healed. This is my journey and I take this procedure of cellular healing to the rest of the world,” she narrates. Her healing process is now used in schools, churches, hospitals, prisons, addiction centres, by both health professionals and other practitioners.
But even after being across the world several times, she says that India is close to her heart. “India is in my heart and my DNA. I cancelled my trip to Australia and New Zealand to come to India. I go to places where I have a calling. I have seen that in my past life I was a teacher and I had vowed to come and serve India. This is the reason I have a strong feeling towards this country. The most beautiful thing about India is that beneath the chaos, colour, noise and smell — there is an underlying peace here. I have been to the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh, to Amritsar, sat in the silence of the ancient spiritual temples, been to my guru’s home and also to Varanasi,” she explains.
Meanwhile, she also discusses about how she always advises people to not bottle up their emotions, that eventually leads to pain and suffering at both the physical level and emotionally too. “In the core of your emotions, lies deep peace. You need to find peace in the core of your suffering. This is my only advice to everyone who goes through the Journey with
me,” she signs off.
Bays would be hosting the Journey Workshop in Bangalore on February 24-26. For more details call +91 (0)20 30587190/1/2 or visit her website