If there is an appropriate expression than he is a God Father of the Club.
We were told many stories about him and his healing abilities back 18 years ago... but we met finally in 2000 when Andrei phoned Ned the first time and talked with him for just 3 min. He hanged up and told me: "I spoke with him as if he was my friend for many years as if I knew him before". He felt the "connection" immediately. The same night I had a 'dream' more like an astral projection and I saw Ned. He was a small guy who looked like Paul Mauriat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FYD1dlw4E I woke up in the middle of the night and I started writing a short story about time-space travelling. I could not stop writing till I finished - my hand would not "give up".
We met the day after and yes, he looked exactly as I saw him. He spent one day with Andrei weekly and gave him "homework" or what to work on in the next week, some tasks so to speak. Andrei and I would have one new task every week. He changed Andrei's life forever. The understanding came slowly but surely: to change himself, to love what he has next to him and to concentrate on the positive sides of life, to surround yourself with the happy people and to turn into ones... Our lives changes into a party: we enjoyed every moment of it, they were the best years: of learning and discovering the spiritual part of ours - the journey was bottomless. Suddenly the Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays vanished - there were no names of the day weeks anymore, there were no labels on anything. It was the first time I felt unconditional love. He was more than a father to me: he was a dearest friend who was as close as a father so he was for Andrei.
I wrote so many newspaper articles about Ned since that time nevertheless I can not use enough paper to say all I want to say about him: I do not remember the names and the years the articles were published. But let's proceed in order.
God Father included guidance. Ned was basically my (and Andrei's) first spiritual teacher with many more to follow but he was the first who spent 1-2 hours with me personally weekly asking questions, giving us books to read, sending us websites and links to the articles to follow. He worked with me guiding my journey: he gave me "objects" in my hands that belonged to other people and asked me to "read" the information from them. He showed me photos of living and diseased people and asked me what do I see... I saw nothing to be honest but I tried my best. He started taking me to his patients and we traveled at that time from house to house for "healing sessions". I was fascinated. I practiced on Andrei too and we had such a breathtaking experiments that are way too long to describe here and even if you hear them you would not believe a word and call me the crazies of all. Suddenly my astral travelling became more precise and more conscious they started to be controlled, I was able to "see" now just by my own command. I "went out of my body" with purposes to heal and "came back" successfully fulfilling my missions. I would not always recall or could hardly recall what was happening "in the astral" but I would always came back with the feeling of "completeness" and "experience" of the completed mission. What Ned was trying to achieve with me was done I trust: I became a very perceptive channel and my intuition was scaring me to the point when I would just think about something important or how to achieve a certain goal and "the phone would ring" - that was the effect of the immediate materialisation of my thought forms.
Ned was our (and my ) first spiritual teacher and what the best teachers usually do? Right! They make their students independent of them. They let them go. They give them the torch, the skis and the flags and they let them travel on their own. The best teacher never makes his students stay with them forever. He gives them the best gifts and leaves them. So was with Ned's unconditional love. Love never clings. If you love someone you let him go. This is the best expression of love: letting go. The freedom. That was the journey. We read and read and read. We thought and thought and thought. Our thoughts lead us to the best learning experiences and best materialisations of those thoughts. One day Andrei told me: " Is it so interesting; though I am terminally ill but I am happier now than when I was healthy. It is an eye opening as I believe that now I am healthy when I got all the knowledge I could embrace and I know the purpose of my life compared to the past time when I was actually blindly sick with ignorance because I did not know anything about myself"
In 2000 Ned said to Andrei: "you got so much knowledge now guys and so many people visit you to listen to your "wisdoms". You should start running meditation classes at your place and invite speakers from the outside - for them share what they achieved" . So that was the beginning of BRC. The name was given by our favorite song. The classes were run fortnightly and Ned was only once a speaker (the third after Andrei's lecture on "Five Rites" and mine on "Astral Travelling") - Ned spoke on "The Healing Powers Of Love" - that's all that I remember. The club had 8 members at the start who wore the pure clear crystals on their chests. We walked the streets like secret white guardian agents attracting the attention of the spectators asking: "are you some sort of a cult or new religion?" which made us all laugh. Ned changes lives: ours became happier and we learned very very fast - we did not have much time... In three months there were 300 people on my "invites by email" list and it grew . The gatherings brought together up t0 100 people at our house monthly. The lectures were intense so were the meditations. Popular. We were called a kingdom...really! Ned never missed one single gathering. The lecturers became more and more interesting as we met more and more new people. My "schedule" though was all busy for the next two years ahead and waiting people in queue wanting to talk in front of our grateful listeners.
The part two started when my best half stepped into a different realm of reality. Ned became closer and so supportive I would not find anyone else whom I would wake up in the middle of the night, make a phone call at 0300am or 0500am, hear "I was expecting your call" and tell where I flew or who would scare the "bad spirits" who were hiding under my bed and annoying my sleep at night. Ned was the one who collected all my tears from friends and men that I met along the way, he was the one to forgive me for everything, even the bad mistakes, cheer me up and encourage, care and love.
Ned is special. He is like no one else. He is the only one Ned on this planet. He is my best friend still and my second father. He is strange but you will feel the warmth with the first word you start to speak with him. This is only if he wants to do it with you - to open up with you... If he seems cold - this is what he wants you to feel and he distance himself from you. He is afraid of men. His best friends are women. He had the only male fried in his life: Andrei after all and I trusted Ned and his life wisdom. He did not have many male friends as his philosophy leans towards a tender female world rather than a rude and logical world of masculinity and power. He believes that femininity is the salvation. Silence and balance.
Ned supports me in everything I start because of his unconditional love It is not towards me. It is just inside of him. You will understand if you know. He feels it towards everyone. If you love someone it is not the person or about the person it is more about yourself and what is inside yourself that you express. It enriches and i respect it. Ned taught me a lot. He taught me to carry this love in my heart and give it to the ones who lack it.... but only if they would understand but they never do... perhaps they never will... but even this does not matter as finally this world is not about them - it is about You. This is what i was taught. It is not about what they feel, think and know. It is about You.
Ned has been a part of me, one of the best-est and most colorful parts. No matter where we are with him now - his heart is always in my deeds, in this Club and its growth and development (less he imagined it to be... but it turned into something much bigger than he would imagined and as he tells me: "in the right hands best ideas flourish" and I am carrying this thought with me while I open the other pages of our collective creation: which is there and it is not as it is all virtual like this reality too... )
I started writing a story about time-space traveling a night before we met Ned. That was a long stellar journey of 18 plus years. Andrei has passed away but with Ned's ideas he (knowing that) made a healing revolution: it was Bohemian Rhapsody, the third child of ours that was established and it is still blossoming with the best people gathering around it and supporting its healing (creative) energy for many. After all: “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” Ned's small experiment with us that works now for so many and inspires so many...
I will only mention one more and last drop of rain: spirituality is good and very healthy for your soul and we all can learn it (I proved it knowing nothing and starting it from zero that day to day practice, exercises and discipline can make you a perceptive channel like many of the greatest masters of all times... there is no one who would not learn it and open up - only if the right teacher is around and you are ready) - Ned is very grounded too: he sings (and he likes Russian songs for their engaging tunes) , he likes a good full of soul guitar, he laughs at (my) good jokes, he likes to eat heart warming food, he likes his wines and his beautiful women who surround him in flocks because he is not faking his happiness. - he is like all of us, everyone of us , he is just an ordinary (and sometimes very stupid) guy who was born in the "ex-and-now-dead-Yugoslavia", in one of Zagreb's villages from a Croatian butcher and his Serbian wife. His life is simple to the extend of one bedroom very small but very cozy apartment in the housing commission building. The flat that fits a universe, a cosmos called Ned. He is a God Father.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLmHnVetmoc