I came across the Maitreya website ( which was then maitreya-edu.org ) in 2000 or 2001. Margaret was then living in Australia. I was immediately drawn to the simplicity of the teachings and I resonated strongly with it. I read everything many times and followed Margaret’s work over the years. I felt I needed to take a course but didn’t do so until 2010, when Margaret had moved to Seattle. I had some battle with my self about it, but glad I did it. The Maitreya energy is just indescribable, so gentle but powerful. I have sent in healing requests to Margaret over the years. The healing energy starts to flow immediately after I send it in. If I do it before going to sleep it will often cause me to lose sleep, it is so powerful. I haven’t found any distance healing so powerful. I was so shocked to hear about her passing over.