Ever been terrified & compelled at the same time? Like having something you must do.. But at the same time fear it?
I call that awkward marriage of emotions courage. And while it doesn’t feel good, my attitude is generally bring it on! It’s fear in motion toward a greater good. It’s the feeling of growth.
That’s exactly how I felt when it came time to see the Balinese medicine man.
I came to Bali to relax & heal from surgery. Ubud’s tropical weather, spirituality and healers were the draw. The locals recommended seeing the Bailan or Balinese tradition healer Tjokorda Rai.
I heard rumors of “patients” being aggressively poked, prodded & spit on. Yep, having chewed up herbs spit on them as well as getting soaked with liquids all before a crowd of waiting patients. Maybe you can see why I was a bit nervous and not exactly feeling Eat, Pray, Love. And in fact, meeting Tjokorda Rai was more like… Scream, Cry, Laugh!
A few more deep breaths and then I was called up…
I laughed, I cried, I made the kind of sounds only heard in horror movies.
Watch the video to hear my entire experience with Tjokorda Rai:
I love that the medicine man prescribed me nature.
Bali is just what the doctor ordered – Mother Nature at her fiercest & most nurturing.
If you can relate to being a bit disconnected from nature, I sincerely hope you can take a break from commanding your soldier and make time to swallow a smile from the meadow 🙂
I would love to hear about one of your best memories in nature! If you feel inspired, please share it with me in the comments below.