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It’s my first Valentine’s as a single person. The pain comes from the fact that the split happened very recently, like 5 days ago. I will talk about this in a future article, when I will let you know about my plans for my next trip in India and The Maldives. A journey for the spirit, but also for a broken heart:)
The whole space is like a oasis of peace, in a very mindful but luxurious way. This location is implementing innovative ways to be more sustainable, in the same time sustaining and encouraging the community to be part of this project, and to live a more conscious and healthy life. Their new concept is focusing more on teachings, encouraging their guests to travel with the goal of gaining more than just a sleep-food-visit experience.
And yes, these are real!!! How amazing is Mother Nature?!
After I have calmed my excitement, I arrived in the spa compound, where different small stone buildings and pools were arranged is such a way, that you could feel like a greek Goddess in her own Palace.
I was welcomed by a lovely Spa Therapist, with the most calming energy. That’s why I loved that experience so much, she was channeling a very beautiful and relaxing energy, and she also knew how to share it through a conscious massage.
I started thinking about the importance of the state and the awareness of the massage therapist. In Bali, like in many other places, these wonderful people are aware of the importance of the kind of energy that they are transmitting to the body of the client. This beautiful girl knew how to caress and how to share with me this conscious act of giving.
I started also thinking about what makes us enjoy a spa experience so much, is it just the massage? Or is it a state of mind, a state of surrendering?! I know this is my biggest struggle, but with the greatest result. The first 15 minutes from a massage, are for me to get in a relaxed state of mind, and only after I can surrender. For 60 or 90 minutes, I don’t have to plan anything, I don’t have to stress about anything, I don’t have to really think. It’s like meditation, but way easier to do:) I think that’s why we enjoy it so much, it’s a period of time in which we just surrender to the feeling, to the experience, to the idea that we deserve that time, just for us, just to let go.
After two hours of a very beautiful massage, a full body scrub and a body mask, I have enjoyed a flower bath that has helped to deepen even more in this relaxed and blissful state.
The next chapter of the story was the organic Restaurant. I enjoyed Fresh, the top floor restaurant, where I had the chance to meet theChef Arif who is also offering raw food classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. He has explained me a few things about their organic ingredients that are cultivated right there, in the innovative aquaponic gardens.
I chose a macrobiotic plate, a combination of organic ingredients that are a mix between a daily need of proteins, vitamins, fibers and healthy fats. Simply Delicious! The drink I choose was a banana, blueberry and almond smoothie. Yum!
I am grateful that even though I am going through this situation, the Universe is showing me how lucky I am every day, and that I am really living my dream, the exotic dream 🙂