Beaches, fresh coconuts, daily 80 degree weather, palm trees, warm-hearted Balinese smiles, spiritual growth, super healthy food, juicy conversations with spiritual seekers from all over the globe, chillaxed lifestyle…
Plus Bali is the perfect environment to finish recovering from my wrist & elbow surgeries.
There are so many logical reasons I’m going back to Bali.
I’m moving to Bali because it feels right.
I feel like I am supposed to be there. I feel it deep in my being. The Balinese energy resonates at the same frequency as my own.
Years of yoga, meditation and silent retreats have given me an increased sensitivity to my body & intuition. I am choosing to rely on the deeper wisdom beyond my mind.
It’s scary, fear & doubt are loud!
But what is life about?
Seriously, what is YOUR life about? And what values do you commit to?
My life is about spiritual growth.
Faith, courage & adventure are some of my top values. I’m committed to a value based life. My old emotion based life had me trapped in a vortex of fear.
I’m gambling on faith. Although I don’t really think faith is a gamble…
I’m choosing to operate on the belief that if I follow my heart, I can’t go wrong. I believe we are meant to feel alive, radiant & joyful. And I believe that following our heart is the way to live.
I feel called. As Lady Gaga says, “When God calls, I answer.”
And with Bali, I’m answering.
I’m moving to Bali! Moving sounds intense. I’m moving to Bali means I have a one-way ticket there and will spend one day at a time there until it’s time to leave. It’s like an extended stay because I will come back to the U.S. for sure. So I am moving to Bali for now.
Moving to Bali feels open, expansive & vibrant. It is a far swing on the pendulum from where I’ve been the past few years. In April 2012 I suffered serious injuries that severely limited my life. I pretty much woke up one morning having lost the ability to work, do yoga, cook, clean & even send text messages.
My denial was nuts, I would get angry if anyone mentioned the “D” word. But it was true, I was Disabled. Surrendering my pride & able-bodied life plans was difficult.
Humans are resilient.
I’ve come a long way in the past 2 years. My disability has been one of the greatest gifts. I have grown tremendously through this process & am so grateful for the growth it has brought me. I think the key during adversity is to wake up to the joy that is available in each day. To surrender to the moment & to have faith that God (or the Universe, Spirit or a Higher Power..) is course correcting us to where we are actually meant to be. Major loss, whether it’s in physical ability & career like in my case, or divorce, loss of a loved one, burnout, addiction, etc can have the silver lining of waking us up.
Waking up to a deeper expression of who we really are is the ultimate gift.
We’d be smart to borrow the wisdom of people who are dying about what their top 5 regrets are:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Commit to honoring who you really are & living the life you were meant to live. A life that makes you feel ALIVE!
I’m honoring faith, courage & adventure. My life is about spiritual growth & feeling alive, radiant & joyful. For now, I’m moving to Bali.
My questions for you are —
What is your life about?
What values will you commit to honoring?
Please answer these vital questions in the comments below. Life is Now.
Let’s get the juicy conversation started on what makes YOU feel alive.