You can feel the energy from the moment you arrive at this beautiful island of Bali. This energy revolves around the laws of Karma, where a constant balance of opposing forces exists: lightness balanced against shadow, and gods balanced against demons, to name a few. You can tap into this energy and deepen your experience of Balinese culture. Go beyond tourism and into the realm of personal transformation. Then a Bali spiritual tour is the answer! We’ve gathered a list of Bali Spiritual Experiences to delve deeper into yourself. Create an experience that lasts a lifetime while facilitating shifts in your spiritual being that will always be with you.
Bali is an island rich in spiritual heritage. This heritage is celebrated daily, from morning offerings to daily prayers. Devotion is present in everyday life for the Balinese, which creates undeniable energy we love as visitors. The Balinese have a gentle and kind way in which life is enjoyed, and many will make a pilgrimage for a Bali Spiritual Experience to find the secret. Whether it is yoga or meditation, we all search for that stillness in the mind that is present here and treasured. Venture into one of these unique journeys to grow, release, heal, and surrender on an island firmly rooted in the practice of meditation and continual personal growth.
Bali Spiritual Experiences & Healing
It is no coincidence that the first Bali Spiritual Experience is with this High Priestess ordained at the age of 21. Her fascinating story and wise humility will leave you with a lasting impression. The role of the High Priest is most significant in Balinese Culture. First, they are selected from the highest caste of Brahman and are chosen normally based on an out of body experience. It was then she was ordained into this traditionally male role. The High Priestess will perform a Melukat, or water blessing while she chants mantras. This healing ritual is one of many conducted by priests. But is explicitly meant to clear the path for you to connect with Mother Earth and let you consciously release all that no longer serves.
The Melukat (the process of being cleansed with holy water while the High Priestess recites Mantra) continues until she senses your journey is complete. You will leave feeling cleansed, renewed, and relieved of old thought and behavior patterns that are no longer needed! Take the opportunity to speak with the High Priestess and hear about her unique story in a personal way. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this ritual does not mandate that you believe in Hinduism but is simply shared in kindness in the path to inner truth and harmony. Book your Healing Ritual with the High Priestess here.
One incredible Bali Spiritual Experience is visiting a Mystic Brahmin Carver to receive your own Amulet or Talisman. The carvers listen to your intentions to create a specific Talisman infused with positive energy and blessed with holy water. This practice dates back hundreds of years where talisman are carved to provide specific protection from harmful or evil forces. In addition to Talisman, the carvers also prepare drawings or Rerajahan, which are powerful, esoteric Balinese symbols used to protect people and places. These drawings can also bring power, enhance love, facilitate relationships, studies, career, arts, and creativity. They are especially powerful when a mantra is incorporated into them.
In addition to a meaningful souvenir, the journey taken to create these pieces of art is quite extraordinary, as well. For the carvers to work, a purification ritual is performed, ensuring clear thoughts are there. To capture your intentions, a meditation session is started to still your mind. This extraordinary tour to visit these unique artisans is not to be missed. Bave your own personal Talisman created, specific to your needs and intentions, specially crafted for you. Book your activity here.
Dating as far back as ancient Egypt, the art of Tarot Card reading is a powerful and revered form of folk divination. On this tour, attend an Indonesian card read. Tarot readings get their fair share of distrust without a doubt. However, Tarot is said to be a mirror and map of the soul that uses archetypes, symbols, and synchronicity to uncover personal truths you will likely not expect. A Tarot reading will provide insight into your life outside of the limited everyday mindset. It’s essential to go with an open mind. To see your life’s journey and purpose in an entirely new light, book your activity here.
4 – Ancient Meditation Temple Chambers Experience
Unique places on the Earth are imbued with profound energy. The ancients knew how to identify these areas and built temples of prayer around them. One such place is a 12th-century temple, carved into a majestic cliff along a meandering stream. Lined with tropical vegetation heralding a Jurassic Park type era, the temple is surrounded by lush rice terraces. These special chambers etched out of rock were foundational to priests for fasting, praying, chanting mudras, and, most important, performing purification rituals.
Head to hidden spots, off the ‘beaten track.’ Learn a simple Balinese temple ritual and see how to display offerings. Also, learn how to purify oneself with incense smoke, make gestures to greet the gods, and drink holy water. Understand how to properly position grains of rice on your chakras while understanding the meaning behind this sacred gesture. A candle-lit meditation time with flowers and incense offerings will follow. This is a unique opportunity to experience the sacred energy of the meditation chambers. Take time to express gratitude for your life. As is common in the Balinese culture, ask Spirit to bless and grant intentions as well as bless the planet with prosperity and happiness. Practicing gratitude invites abundance. You might be amazed at what unfolds in your life afterward, as kindness fills your soul. Be mystified, and feel the well of gratitude rise within you. Book your ancient meditation temple chamber experience here.
5 – Healing Experience with Master Spiritual Healer
Bali is infused with an ancient and powerful healing tradition. With the recent surge in interest, however, it is crucial to be cautious in choosing a healer as ‘false gurus’ can surface. On this tour, you will visit an 86-year-old healer who, belonging to the Royal Family, is also one of the oldest and most experienced healers in Bali. The Master Healer has developed his own way of healing. By reading a person’s body/mind condition, he uses his knowledge of Sacred Balinese Scriptures, meditation, rituals, and asceticism.
He uses the “nadi” meridian points, mantras and mudras, sacred healing tantric drawings, as well as home-made phytotherapy, healing oils, and herbal medicine used in a shamanic way. A visit to this Traditional Healer can be life-changing and result in physical, mental, and spiritual rebalancing. From a spiritual aspect, expect an Aura clearing (where disease is believed to start), an enhanced purpose and sense of direction can also be expected after your visit. Find a new stimulating passion for life, possibly healing of traumas and scars of the heart, as well as improvements to an array of conditions such as physical pains and ailments, fertility issues, detoxification, and overall immune boosting.
Since we have revised this article, our great master healer has retired, and this tour is currently not available. Do not despair! Keep checking back with us at eOasia for updates when we can provide this tour again.
The Melukat ritual is a ceremony of self-purification. Translated, it roughly means to cleanse or let go. There are many benefits to this ritual outside of the actual holy water. The experience can help one to not only realize one’s intentions but also express gratitude for all the blessings they do have. In this experience, you are touched; mind, body, and soul. Escorted by a Brahman, your journey starts at a temple hidden in the banyan trees. As you take in the beauty, you also experience the intent of each step of the process. Learn the beauty of asking permission. Embrace the lightness of your body as you pass through the different cleansing pools. Feel the joy in receiving blessings. Feel connected as you offer blessings to the temple, the gods (it’s ok, you can give blessings to according to your religion). As well, it is important to offer blessings for the planet for continued abundance and happiness. This memorable experience will last with you the rest of your time in Bali and for years to come. Book Your Fountain Water Ritual Right Here
The mind, body, and spirit are connected. Take time from your holiday schedule to immerse yourself in this rejuvenating experience combined with traditional Balinese therapies and a plant-based tasting menu. This immersion retreat, nestled in Ubud, is open for day visits. Enjoy this peaceful location and a choice of healing massage or therapy, including therapies such as chakra balancing or holistic massage. After treatment, a 3-course gourmet meal follows. Take time out away from the phone, the crowds, and white noise to refresh your mind. Book Your Traditional Healing Immersion Right Here.
We all love beautiful photographs that help us capture the incredible times in Bali. If you a photography enthusiast or just want to see sites that are not on the usual tourist routes, this photography experience is for you. Guided by a resident photographer and published author of cultural photography books, visit lesser-known places as well as enjoy the immersion into Balinese daily life. If there is a ceremony going on, you will know about it as David, your guide is well connected in the community. Learn how to make the most of your photographic opportunities and Book Your Photography Tour Right Here.
Regardless of whether you are a Bali vacation pro or just arriving, you understand that music and ceremony are integral parts of the Bali culture. As the sun sets in Uluwatu, the Kecak Dance begins. Although mostly watched by tourists, the location of the dance and the dance itself is a celebration of Balinese Culture. The temple of Pura Luhur is one of the six key temples of Bali. Providing protection from evil spirits from the southwest, the temple sits on the cliffs above the ocean, providing spectacular views. Once seated in the open-air theater with the sunset in the background, find yourself falling into a trance as the performers begin to chant. The performance builds until the sunsets, and the fire dance begins. Following the dance, enjoy an abundance of seafood in this BBQ extravaganza on the beach. The show is highly entertaining; the seafood is spectacular. Don’t miss this spectacular half-day tour and book your Kecak dance right here.
As a volcanic island, and one that is home to an ancient and cultural tradition of meditation, prayer, and reverence, Bali is an intense and powerful place. Many reports that merely being in Bali can bring to the surface old patterns ready to be released. Harness this spiritual energy with the help of a skilled healer or by way of purification rituals. These energetically charged places are experiences unique to Bali and not to be missed!
By Joia Holman
updated October 4, 2019