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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 16, 11/05/12: Rediscovering Spirit - Bali

I was grateful for a day to concentrate on nothing other than just being. I spent the day with a full body massage; it was good to ground and reconnect with that sense of physical touch.

After lunch we headed out to the sacred bathing fountains. The atmosphere was delicious. After a faff in the changing room (a term used loosely) we entered the cool, clear spring waters. I could feel myself opening to receive as I stood under each fountain.

Today I experienced a joyous connection with my essence. I love being out here and sharing all this unfolding, it's such a gift. People talk of the various therapeutic approaches but this is in such a different league. It offers a connection to one's own life force, a profound connection which is rarely; if ever truly touched upon. This practice takes the cognitive, analytical mind out of the equation and as a result leaves the person free to experience what is as opposed to what is not.

For me this process is absolutely about stepping outside our constructs; it's about awakening the potential for expansive and authentic growth. It's about giving the soul permission to be all that it can be and all that it desires to become; the only limitation being that which we have each carried with us. My choice is to use all this as an invitation to let go; to fly even if that flight lasts only a minute.