While visiting friends in the Blue Mountains, John was told by friend Robyn that a Dreamtime spirit named Gudjewa was asking if he would help disempowered aboriginal spirits move on to the Dreamtime. Having considerable experience releasing lost spirits in the past few years, John agreed. On returning home, John could feel their intense energy of despair, thousands of spirits waiting for him. He called in the power and the love of the Christ Light, and told them to move into that Light. He could feel their gratitude as they passed through, taking about two days to clear.
John was contacted by Charles and Lee who were interested in what he was doing. Whenever Charles visited, he could hear a voice in his head, as though someone was wanting to talk to him. When he told John and Lee, they suggested the three of them sit quietly and meditate. It was then that Wharumbidgi introduced himself. He explained that he was the guardian spirit of the sacred site where John lived. Charles learned to go into a trance state to allow Wharumbidgi to speak through him. He explained that a Portal had been created by “good white spirit” for the purpose of releasing disempowered spirits. He said it was his job to gather the spirits to the Portal, and he asked if the three friends would direct the releasing because it needed to be done by people on the ground. The three agreed to do that and began meeting on a regular basis. The releasing ceremony was carried out at the circle of trees where John and his Findhorn friends had been drawn by the lights one evening a few years earlier. The place was known as the Grove.