Bali is an island rich in spiritual heritage, the laws of karma, and continual attention to the balance between light/dark, night/day, and feminine/masculine, to name but a few. If you would like to deepen your experience of Balinese culture beyond tourism and into the realm of personal transformation, a spiritual tour is your answer! We have gathered a list of several enriching ways to delve deeper into yourself and create an experience that can endure a lifetime, facilitating shifts in your spiritual being that will always be with you. 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.
Healing & Spiritual Experiences in Bali
1 – Healing Ritual Experience with the High Priestess of Bali
Bali’s youngest and only female High Priestess has a fascinating story and a wise humility that will leave you with a lasting impression. During a Melukat or water blessing, she will invite you to connect to Mother Earth and consciously release all that no longer serves you as she chants and pours Holy water over your body repeatedly, until she senses the process to be complete according to your own personal journey and needs. The water is infused with power and ancient memory.
You will leave feeling cleansed, renewed, and relieved of old thought and behaviour patterns that are no longer needed! You will also have an opportunity to speak with the High Priestess and hear about her unique story in a personal way. Throughout Balinese history and across decades, High Priests (or Pendanda) have traditionally been male and always born into the Brahman caste. At age 20, during meditation,
The High began to have out of body experiences and received a ‘transmission’ of sacred Kali chants and mudras. Although she defied ‘tradition’, the High Priestess was officially recognised and ordained as a High Priestess at the mere age of 21.
2 – Mystic Carvers Spiritual Tour
In an exceptionally rare spritual experience, meet two Balinese Brahmin Brothers belonging to a high caste lineage. For generations they have chiselled mystic figures in bone, working only on auspicious days of the ancient Balinese calendar. The Rerajahan are powerful, esoteric Balinese symbols used to protect people and places, bring power, enhance love, facilitate relationships, studies, career, arts and creativity. They are especially powerful when a mantra is carved into them. To visit these unique artisans and have your own personal Talisman, specific to your needs and intentions, specially crafted for you, book your activity here.
3 – Soulful Tarot Reading Experience
Thought to date as far back as ancient Egypt, the art of Tarot Card reading is a powerful and revered form of folk divination. On this tour you will visit an Indonesian card read, with perfect English, who has been practising the art with uncanny accuracy for several years. Tarot is 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 you insight into your life outside of our everyday limited mindset and leave you feeling freshly equipped to deal with life’s challenges with a new level of understanding. To see your life’s journey and purpose in an entirely new light, book your activity here.
4 – Ancient Meditation Temple Chambers Experience
Special places on the Earth are imbued with profound energy. The ancients knew how to identify these areas and commonly built temples and places 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, and surrounded by lush rice terraces. These special chambers etched out of rock were foundational to priests for fasting, praying, chanting mudras, and performing purification rituals.
Your guide will take you to hidden spots, off the ‘beaten track’, where you will learn a simple Balinese temple ritual including, how to display offerings, purifying oneself with incense smoke, gestures to greet the Gods, drinking Holy water, and learning how to properly position grains of rice on your chakras and the meaning behind this sacred gesture. This will be followed by candle-lit meditation time with flowers and incense offerings. In this unique opportunity to experience the sacred energy of the meditation chambers, you might express gratitude for your life, ask Spirit to bless and grant intentions, and bless the planet with prosperity and happiness. Practicing gratitude invites abundance and you might be amazed at what unfolds in your life after an intentional and personal ceremony in a energetically charged place! To be mystified and feel the well of gratitude rise within you, book your activity 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 important to practice discernment in choosing a healer as ‘false gurus’ can surface as inauthentic and profit driven, but do not despair, we have selected the best for you! 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 and reading a person’s body/mind condition that is rooted in 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, aura clearing (where disease is believed to start), enhancing purpose and sense of direction, stimulating passion for life, healing of traumas and scars of the heart, as well an array of conditions such as physical pains and ailments, fertility issues, detoxification, and overall immune boosting.
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 report that simply being in Bali can bring to surface old patterns ready to be released. To harness this spiritual energy with the help of a skilled healer or by way of purification rituals in energetically charged places is an experience unique to Bali and not to be missed!
By Joia Holman