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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, apply scented oils, poke you with sharp sticks and/or give you a deep tissue massage or manipulation.

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Day 2, 02/11/11: Discovering Spirit - Bali

As the plane glided into Denpasar airport I was gifted a most spectacular view of the coastline. To my surprise Bali airport was tiny; I'd said to Paula & Jo 'while I wait for you two to arrive I'll just chill and grab a coffee', hmm very presumptuous on my part because this airport most definitely didn't feature anything of the kind.

First through was Paula and it was great to see her again, strangely it doesn't seem like anytime or space has passed between us. As Jo arrived the circle was complete. It felt so wholesome to be together especially as our respective journeys in the meantime have been so different.

On leaving the airport we were met immediately by Kens' driver who took us on the 2hr journey through city and through village, along the coastline and into the country. Our destination was Emeralds' house in East Bali. We joked between us that "Emeralds' house" was the only information we had and marvelled in the not knowing. Good job really because I have a sense that the not knowing is going to be a big feature of this journey.

As we pulled into Emeralds we were blown away. An elaborate two storey wooden house was to be our home for the next few nights. In front we overlooked the Lombok Straight; the sea was literally 25ft away from our house. On the second floor there was a huge veranda which featured a double bed, large sofas, table & chairs.

As the sun set Ken had arranged for a meal to be served on our veranda. Everything just felt so surreal. I mean to be sharing this with Paula & Jo is one thing but then to be accompanied by Ken, Sam & Bpae is quite something else entirely. It feels like over the course of many months the universe has conspired to connect our lives once more and wow, what a way to do it...