I first heard about MSIA in the summer of 2011 from John Morton at an open intro event during the first Insight IV in Bulgaria. Everything that I heard and learned about this Movement and the teachings I liked and I thought I could try it. I took the purple brochure that gives the basic information about the teachings of Soul Тranscendence and the book “Journey of a Soul” by John-Roger. Because my English was not very good at that time, I read them very slowly with a lot of help of a dictionary and I would say that I couldn’t understand much of the content with my mind, but my heart was open and was dragging me strongly toward that. I was also able to attend a few Home Seminars led by Biserka Marinova and to receive aura balances by Mary Ann Somerville who did an intro event for MSIA as well. So I was able to have a real live experiences with this spiritual energy and consciousness. As I learned more my interest was growing.
Two years later, in 2013, as I was reading my second year of Discourses, I saw an e-mail invitation for the Mystical Traveler tour in England and felt a great desire to go. I was overwhelmed by a very strong impulse to be there and I also felt very warmly invited through the gentle and friendly communication with Mark Lurie.
And so I ended up at Bovey Castle with John-Roger, John Morton, and nearly 50 people from the core of the Movement. I felt like Harry Potter in the Mystical Castle full of wonders. There I received my first initiation and ordination. I had the opportunity to touch to the Spirit in a new, indescribable and magnificent way, to share with John Morton and Michael Hayes, to get to know the people and to feel like a real part of this spiritual family on an international and universal level.
View the Photos, Hristina on the Mystical Traveler Tour in 2013
When I got back to Bulgaria after this experience, I decided to become a representative of MSIA and help these precious teachings reach more and more people who are looking for a way to enlightenment and liberation. Since then, I have been assisting with the organization of local Soul Awareness seminars, minister’s meetings and all kind of MSIA events and activities in Bulgaria.
In the fall of 2014 we had the honor and the joy to have Paul Kaye to visit us in Bulgaria and serve the local community by doing aura balances, initiations, ordinations and events in Sofia. Then he gave strong support for the translation of the Discourses into Bulgarian and this opened the door even wider for those who are looking for this spiritual path.
View the Photos, Paul Kaye in Sofia 2014
After Paul’s visit in Bulgaria and his invitation to visit the United States, I was again overwhelmed by that strong and irresistible impulse, and so in December 2014 I went to Asilomar for the PAT Retreat “Living in Grace”, which was again an extraordinary, amazing and uplifting experience for me, that I cannot describe in words. Then I decided and applied to become an PTS facilitator and a seminar leader.
The next few years were difficult for me personally. My father fell ill with cancer and died, but the grace and support of the Traveler were with me constantly. The regular home seminars and ministers meetings were giving me much strength and support. In addition to that the Spirit didn’t let me go down in those challenging times and “arranged” for me to win the raffle during the annual MSIA conference in the summer of 2015. And accordingly, I found myself at the first PAT 8 in Europe, in France, which took place in the fall of 2015 and its theme was related to the transition into the Spirit. Again this was an unforgettable and deep spiritual experience for me and exactly what I needed at that moment.
In the winter of 2017 Jesus Garcia came to Bulgaria for the first time and together we organized a screening for the local premiere of the autobiographical film about John-Roger, which was attended by over 80 people. From then until today, Jsu is a regular guest of our country and always brings us this warm feeling of closeness to John-Roger, along with his fresh, artistic and fun temperament and view of spirituality. He also contributes a lot to sustaining the energy of the local community with his regular visits, the events he does, the spiritual journeys and initiations, ordinations and all the service that he does here.
View the Photos, Jsu Garcia in Bulgaria 2017
In the summer of 2017 during the next Insight IV in Bulgaria, together with Georgi – the love of my life, the father of my child, my partner and support in everything — I was asked by John Morton why I don’t lead PTS classes. And I also wondered why I don’t really do it?
So after we returned from PAT 8 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in the fall of 2017 we announced the very first class of PTS in Bulgaria – Spiritual Exercises in the 5 weeks format. It was a strong, deep, beautiful and divine experience surrounded by the love and grace of the Traveler. Since then, dozens of PTS classes have been held in Bulgaria, many of them were weekend retreat format in various places of Bulgaria, two 5-weeks and one 10-weeks, and now regular zoom classes are held online.
View the Photos, PTS Classes in Bulgaria 2017-21
In 2017, while we were in Santiago de Compostella, Georgi and I came up with the idea to create PAT 1 in Bulgaria some day. So in the summer of 2018 a group of enthusiasts came from Los Angeles to experience “Heaven on Earth” at the Four Seasons, to participate in PAT 1,2,3 for the first time and to prepare for doing them in Bulgaria.
A very strong impetus and energy for the development of the local community and activity was given by the great support of John Morton, who came for every Insight IV in Bulgaria and led events for the local community.
The summer of 2019 was a highlight for our community in Bulgaria. The first PAT 1 took place with nearly 40 participants from Bulgaria and abroad, followed by a tour of holy places in Bulgaria, and John Morton honored us with his presence and support for all of this to happen. It was a clear, real and beautiful experience filled with a lot of joy and love. And the celebration after the completion of the first PAT in Bulgaria was a real celebration of the heart and the Soul, which continued with dances until dawn.
View the Photos, John Morton in Bulgaria 2019
The support, visits and the advice of Vincent Dupont were also very valuable for the local MSIA activities and community, especially for creating the PAT and the Tour and also for the all materials that are translated into the Bulgarian Language.
Since then our community is still growing and getting richer. Bulgaria already has 33 ordained ministers and nearly 70 people studying the Discourses, 7 seminar leaders and two facilitators of PTS trainings. The first 7 years of the Discourses are translated into Bulgarian and the work on them continues, we have 5 printed books by John-Roger in Bulgarian language. Every month we have several seminars for Soul Awareness, regular PTS classes, local ministers meetings and even more. We have a local Ministerial Board and many wonderful volunteers. But what is of the greatest value is the heartfelt community of friends connected by their desire for spiritual growth, enlightenment, and being one in love and service of the Spirit.
And now we are looking forward and planning the next great things in Bulgaria – our intention is to have PAT 1 and PAT 2 in the summer of 2022 followed by another spiritual journey through the bright holy places of Bulgaria. So everyone is invited and the best is yet to come.
6 thoughts on “My Life with MSIA and PTS in Bulgaria”
Hrisi, great spiritual job! Love you
What a great look at our Bulgarian community & family.
My heart hears what your heart speaks. Thank you for your heartfelt sharing!
such powerful memories of Bulgaria in 2019..
Many and ongoing thanks and love
I’ve fallen in love with this Bulgarian community and their understanding and love for J-R’s gift. I give thanks for their beautiful sharing with John, Lee, Paul, Jesu and the gorgeous photos of their community of people and their countryside. It was delicious seeing it all. Loretta Mazorra, Los Angeles