Apart from the wonderful and spontaneous healing moments in my daily Bali life, there’s so much expansion by simply living here.
On this island, there are many communities and tourists. It’s so interesting seeing how everyone lives and interacts.
Although it’s been a little over a month since I moved here, I’m still exploring different spots to find my favorite ones.
For example, I found a favorite cafe and some lunch spots. But I’m still looking for my favorite breakfast spot or speakeasy bar.
I must admit that it’s not easy to find my favorite spots, although I’m out and about almost all day.
I also thought that I already had a favorite beach club, but places change. So for example, I went to this old Seminyak beach club that matches my personality and vibe on Sunday. But I discovered that it now attracts mostly couples, families and some people who carry backpacks. I don’t have anything against people with backpacks but it’s not my style anymore.
Another great thing about living in Bali is the opportunity to have various life experiences in one single day.
It’s such a privilege to connect with the Balinese family and their kids whenever I leave my Airbnb studio or on my way back.
At the same time, I get to have a very Western lifestyle by hanging out at Western cafes, restaurants or bars.
Like right now, I’m at a cafe at an area mostly inhabited by locals. And the music playlists is exactly the type of music that I grew up listening to! a good mix of soul and R&B hits!
This morning, I also went to a simple cafe for breakfast and I sat outside. I saw the parents taking their kids on the scooter and I knew that this was part of my healing journey. Mainly because the cafe didn’t have any Gluten-free bread or dairy-free smoothie bowls. So although the menu wasn’t aligned with my dietary restrictions, I knew that the main reason I was called to go there was to see the kids heading to school with their parents.
Because I happened to be in Bali during two main Hindu ceremonies – Galungan and Kuningan – I also learned more about these ceremonies from the Balinese family next door.
The Balinese are so friendly and open. The other night, I came back to the Airbnb and saw the grandmother (who’s my age) preparing the offerings for the next day with her partner.
There’s so much to be grateful for each day here in Bali. Every time I step outside of my studio, I notice something that makes me feel blessed beyond measure.
The abundance of healing energy here is just so big and eternal. And that’s exactly what makes this island so special.