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  • About:Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional healing. The Balinese live equally in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called sekala, and the unseen or psychic world, called niskala. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements need to be addressed in order to truly heal.

  • What to expect:The experience will be very public. The healer may make magic, create fire, use mudras, draw patterns on your body & spit wads of chewed herbs on your skin.

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Day 15, 10/05/12: Rediscovering Spirit - Bali

Spoke at length with Ken this morning, in fact the conversation ended at 11:11 which is proving strangely synchronistic in my life recently.

This evening was spent with Ibu and her community dancing and trancing at the ashram. Young local girls dressed up and performed the golden deer. Their movement, hand and eye gestures were just incredible; so advanced for their young years.

The ashram was packed tonight; this was more people than I'd ever experienced here. The energy pulsated. Different generations shared trance, dance, food and laughter. At times the trancing got pretty hairy as people roared and cried.

I was invited up to dance in the Durga energy however as the Gayatri Mantra and Om Mani Padme Hum played, Ratuniang effortlessly entered.

At times I felt like I was surrounded by a sea of midgets, each one floating towards me, their heads hitting into my stomach. I slipped in and out of feeling dizzy, drunk; intoxicated by the energy and humidity.

It was amazing to sit back and watch Ibu; her energetic transitions have become more transient; more fluid than I have ever noticed before. The tell-tale signs being subtle changes in her physical form which signify a shift between states.