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A Shift in Energy : In Bali with The Four Seasons Jimbaran

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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We need positive energy. Actually, scratch that.

We need energy.

We blame negative things on stress. Most of us, including myself, brag every day, indirectly, on how busy we are. We take comments too personally only because we are overwhelmed with our jobs and sometimes, we don’t even know what we’re doing.

Everyday, we put on our tie or our heels, we punch in and punch out a system, some of us drive back and forth for school runs and some of us late for meetings until we get back home and just collapse. We never allow our bodies or minds to just pull back.

And you know, you’re not alone either.

Since when did we ever need permission to ‘fall behind’ and for once, let things happen because you’ve decided to be human. We’ve always looked for permission to show how we internally feel about some things, we held back tears or anger… what’s worse, when did we start needing  permission to take a break.

Yes, hard work does pays off. But there is a higher value in listening to our body and mind when it begs for permission to stop.

Even for a little while.

Let’s shift for a moment to a positive energy instead.

We need energy.

What changes is how you go about pursuing the things you want and that is what Bali represents exactly.

Thanks to ‘Big Magic’, I learned a thing or two about permissions and the notion of  “let’s be that weirdo who dares to enjoy life.”

So the journey back to Bali allowed me to do exactly that.

Now, can you?

I dare you.

Bali, (Balikapapan),the land of God, as they call it, is located between the Java and Lombok island and in the Muslim dominated country of Indonesia, the predominantly Hindu culture is certainly a rare form. It’s difficult not to breathe in the smell of incense everywhere. The facade of the offerings to the gods and a closeness you feel to the universe.

You can’t run away from it.

We checked into the Four Seasons Hotel in Jimbaran. It’s my second time in this magic land. The hotel was a identical replication of Balinese architecture of the days of the hippies. Magnificent settings all around with the paths intertwining with each other to get you to places, which helps you remember how we are all connected as one.

 

There ‘s a spiritual feel in the Bali when you wake up every morning.

The smell of the incense when lit.

The sound of the temple rituals.

There are two different sides of this island. The tangible – the things we see such as the dancing ceremonies, the colours and that is called Sekala.

The intangible is the explanation to all things magic and what we feel on the island, Niskala.

I learned that from our buggy driver at the hotel as we drove past the temples in the resort while taking a tour around the property and the traditional Balinese rooms luxury villas that faced the Indian ocean at Jimbaran Bay.

 

Every morning at dawn, around 6:15 am, while I practice my yoga alone outside by our pool, offerings where made at our own private temple in our garden pool villa while everyone was sleeping.

A kind self-sacrifice to the higher aspects of god. “Place is above the ground for the gods” he told me as he did a simple gesture (ngayab), a wave of his right hand with an incense three times.

I felt the energy in my daughter too. She spent the whole days laughing, smiling and letting go. Kids feel it stronger because of their innocent youth. The kids club was her heaven. Located perfectly at Sundara by the infinity pool just where I can see her while I swim and abuse my photography addiction.

I tried Arial Yoga for the first time. Apparently, many aerial yoga postures are designed to help us better understand the purpose of traditional yoga postures and some are meant to help us achieve advanced traditional postures which can take years to learn.

On late afternoons, it was easy to speak to the locals of the small fishing village of Jimbaran by the beach when we would take long walks. The sand is white on this side of the island and the waves are calmer.

 

We stayed at Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay in the new family premier villa suite and Chloe had her own room. Our villa had a private pool facing Jimbaran Bay. In Four Seasons Bali, they offer complimentary meal for children 5 years and under and we had a choice to childproof the pool if we liked. Chloe fell in love with her special bathrobe and slippers! One of the greatest advantage of the hotel is the kids area, which is located at Sundara, where we spent most of our days laying by the infinity pool pool beds. It was easy and efficient. Chloe would be right next door to us and at ease knowing she was her happiest and safe.

Recommended for families | You would fall in love with the family room space and the kids club being so close to where you can lay by the pool all day

Recommended for romance | The property is set on Bali’s typical historical architecture, meaning the energy is alive there. On every corner, facing the sea, you can sit in the garden, be alone. All the rooms provide privacy and at the ocean front rooms you have a beautiful courtyard.

Recommended for single traveler or with friends | You can experience wonderful activities such as Aeriel Yoga, cooking classes, spend the day at the spa, stroll through the resort with an expert guide from the hotel, to hear local tales and discover the stories and significance of the incredible design, statues, carvings and artworks.

Not to miss | Spend 2 hours at the spa and book the Rhythmic Renewal spa treatment!! It’s a combination of body scrub, Body mask followed by a full body massage.

Whether or not it was imaginary, whether or not being in Bali shifted our energy, we were in control of our needs and what we wanted to do every day.  It was as if, for one minute (in my case maybe 9 days) we had forgotten the open tabs in our brains and was able to focus on what we really want and if today, I chose to stay on my sunbed, all day, without having to think…then that is exactly what I did.

What I’ve brought back with me?

When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it.

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A Shift in Energy : In Bali with The Four Seasons Jimbaran

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran
Kuta Selatan
Bali, 80361
Indonesia

Tel. +62 (361) 701010 Fax. +62 (361) 701020

** Family Premier Villa inclusive of breakfast per night/ $1,495

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5 comments

  1. Angelica Troeder (@ParadiseBlogger) says:

    Looks beautiful and I love the architecture. How was the water? It looks calm in your photos and I know much is for surfing so I prefer calm.

  2. Farah Taleh says:

    Stunning images!!!

  3. Adnan Jabir says:

    Well written, you teleported me to Four Seasons!!! We are planning on going there in July! Thank you for the article!

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