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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 5, 30/04/12: Rediscovering Spirit - Bali

This morning I left Paula, Ken and Sam and headed with Dewa to pick up Karen and Bronia from the airport in Denpasar. As they came through the gates it was wonderful to see them. We chatted freely in the car; once again being in each other's company feels so natural, so easy. I think it's probably been 18months since I last saw Karen.

When we arrived at the hotel in Ubud we immediately clambered into the pool. I love the way we are all so different yet the energy between us works. The three of us met some years ago in Kathmandu. Since then our friendship has continued to grow.

We walked into town to have lunch before buying a couple of notebooks in anticipation of Yoda's diagnosis. Who'd have thought all of this was possible some three and half years ago when we were all sat freezing our butts off in a Hotel at the End of the Universe.

I left the girls back at the hotel before showering and dashing off once more to pick up Taina. Her flight was delayed by just over an hour so I sat indulging in my book and an iced cappuccino. Finally we had all arrived. As we chatted in the car I couldn't help but marvel at us all being here; it's such a great feeling.