I have waited a bit to start this storytelling chapter on Mama Bali and my healing journey. It took a couple of months to fully integrate the experience. I am barely grasping its layers of meaning and healing for my soul, mind and body.
But many of you have asked me how it was, so I decided it was time to unravel my footsteps, with plenty of useful tips to help you in case you are also on a healing path. In this series I will be taking you aboard while I come back to the steps I took on this Island, definitely one of the holiest and healing places in the world. For me, this was not only a trip to discover its beauty, but also to heal and recover after a couple of tough years, with extreme stress and a lot of emotional disappointment and heartbreaks.
Finding my inner peace and sitting still for 1 hour
Pyramids of Chi is nestled in Ubud (which means medicine), the island area with the highest concentration of healers, healing facilities, balians and local shamans. This center was built by Peter & Lynn Mcintosh, in March 2017, and it comprises: 3 pyramid shaped spaces for treatment/healing, a wonderful, vegan and vegetarian restaurant, a shop and lots spaces with plenty of nature. The views are spectacular over the lush forest that dominates the center of the island. The pyramids are known to be the highest energetic shape in sacred geometry. And sound healing, the centerpiece of all the healing modalities in this facility, works on the principle that everything is vibration. All matter broken down to the sub-atomic level is simply a state of vibration. Molecular structure is the description of the state of vibration of physical matter. In their own words: “the rhythm beats and vibrations of the gongs, drums, and Didgeridoo in combination with the scent of the sandalwood and peaceful atmosphere in the Pyramids of Chi reduce ‘beta-wave’ brain waves that dominate aroused conscious thought and increase the intensity of ‘theta-waves’ within the brain, which introduces deep relaxation and increased awareness of inner-self. It has also been claimed by various authorities that 20 minutes in a ‘Theta state’ can be equivalent to 3 – 5 hours normal sleep in rejuvenating the body.”
After visiting the entire place, I chose the Sound Healing session with Gong Master Healer Kendal Richardson. To be honest, I usually find it very difficult to meditate and sit still. I am a vata dosha, active and brainy, so stillness has been something I have struggled with for many years now. But Kendal and her sound equipment were nothing less than magic. I followed her guidance at the beginning of the session and slowly, as my eyes were covered and I was laying down comfortably on the mat breathing consciously, I surrendered to the rhythm of the gong and ceremonial drums. I was at ease and I trusted to let go. I was in the healing hands of the Gong Master and it was a blessing. 1 hour later I woke up reinvigorated and at peace with almost no recollection of anxiety and mental fogginess. Definitely my nervous system relaxed and activated my parasympathetic part of the rest & digest state. I am grateful to you and for you, Kendal!
You can find more details and a monthly schedule of their healing modalities here: pyramidsofchi.com. Or just go there and pick your session on the spot. It usually feels different when you are there, and let your inner guidance speak to you. The prices are affordable I can say and their catalogue of modalities is extremely varied, even though I wanted to see more local healers.
As part of the #womenarehealing community, I love to find, connect with and support women healers from Romania as well. And now I just wanted to add a 2022 discovery of mine related to sound healing: Claudia Bacuta. I met her at an astrology event, she opened it with a beautiful and healing sound session. I loved her presence and energy and even though I did not attend another sound session with her, I recommend her if you want to look into these kinds of healing modalities.
This Bali endeavour of mine was supported by the lovely (and prompt) team of @BogdanBaliTravel (Andra, Luca, Bogdan) who took care of the accomodation and transfers (as well as non stop assistance when needed) and Darwin, the best guide and friend to the mysteries and magic of Bali. The most precious gift they gave me was safety and a sense of being home, even after a 20 hours transit from Bucharest.
Photos: private, also details from Pyramids of Chi Instagram page.
Part 1 of #womenarehealing in Bali series. Where you can find me: www.roxanamarin.life or @WomenAreHealing.