I’ve been home for a few weeks now from my incredible adventures in Bali. The retreat was wonderful, I met some beautiful new friends, and my time with new and old friends blessed me with what I’ve dubbed “Bali Moments.”
Bali is a destination that could be easily experienced as beautiful hotels on sandy beaches with a plethora of shops with incredible bargains. It’s very inexpensive to vacation and shop there. However, like any traveling worth the time and energy – at least from my perspective, creating opportunities to experience the essence of Bali is the true adventure. That meant “goodbye tourist zone; hello authentic Bali!”
For me, what made this an adventure is that I had to overcome internal obstacles of my judgments and perceptions. In developing countries such as Bali, it isn’t difficult to see the way things are and interpret them as insane, crazy, wrong, unhealthy, corrupt, sad…. I was stirred and shaken by the realities of this island. I’m glad that I was able to be in Bali for a month, because it gave me time to truly witness the perception machine within myself that caused me so much discomfort and fear for the world.
Truth is, what I experienced and judged as good and right, or wrong and bad in Bali exists everywhere in the world, including the U.S. It is the Samsara – the Isness of what is, the exquisite state of human existence on this planet, in it’s current state of consciousness. My Bali adventure required courage and strength to see beyond my judgments and to live in the Lila of it all! This allowed me to exercise my fullest capacity to experience the exquisite beauty alongside the horrors of ignorance, along side sorrow and compassion. And like the Hokey-Pokey, that is what it’s all about!!
As always, I’m grateful that you are part of my life and part of my network of passionate and compassionate individuals, who desire nothing more than to bring healing and fulfillment to every individual on the planet. Please let me know how I can continue to support and empower you to do what you love!