Good afternoon from Bali...
Some of you may have been following the journey so far on Instagram or Facebook through my Seeds Of Health page or the Tyler Tolman page. There have been many special moments thus far.
7 days ago, I started this post & here is what I had written.
...I have just ridden through the streets of Sanur, on the back of a scooter, in the sunshine after the rain cleared this morning. Raw cake in hand, post Bali Buda visit, & I'm heading home for a massage. Yes, it is Saturday afternoon & my afternoon off. I will need to pop back to check on some clients later, about 6:30pm, but am soaking up the chilled arvo in the meantime. Some blogging to do, some being at home to enjoy.
We are just over half way through, the month long course that I am apart of in Bali - 30 day Heal Thy Self, with Tyler Tolman. The clients have been apart of a 'juice fast, water fast, education, enemas, digging deep, healing' environment. Everything is provided for them to enable complete healing without the stress of organizing. I am proud to be apart of the team who are facilitating such a program. Being hosted in Bali we have also been able to incorporate some Balinese traditions into the program like a traditional Balinese welcome ceremony, visiting a water temple to cleanse, visiting a Balinese priestess to assist working through what is arising on the fast, as well as simply enjoying the near by island of Nusa Lembongan for some snokelling, sun and salt air.
Today was the beginning of releasing for clients. You can read more about the process and the facilitators here…(http://thepowerofreleasing.com/about-releasing/). Releasing gives clients a chance to emotionally release past hurts or 'things' from parents, friends, moments, past lives, etc that they have been holding on to (both consciously or unconsciously) & therefore contributing to their dis-ease and flow in life.
I love that this program is so powerful in its combination of modalities, healers, timing and thought processing. Some of the modalities used are: massage, network chiropractic (which is totally different to chiropractic work - a lot more gentle bringing you back in to your body), reflexology, sauna, lucia light, releasing, DeMartini Method, craniosacral therapy and more.
Today...I come back to what I had begun 7 days ago & feel excited at the new chapter that these 15 courageous participants are now in to. It has been an exciting day for them! They have transitioned from water, on to juice. Some of them, with their individual situations began to water fast on day 2 (day one we gathered together to meet and greet and enjoy a salad). Others chose to participate in a 5 day juice fast before moving on to water. We are on Day 21 of the program, which means that some of them have been water fasting for 20 days and others 15. Where ever they are at we have encouraged them to listen to their body with the assistance of both Tyler and myself to assess their symptoms and maximize their opportunity to fast for as long as possible in such a supportive environment where they are nourished by others supportive and positive energy, the sun, guasha, education, filtered water, relaxation, enemas or colonics where needed, healing and again I repeat, support. I know personally it can get quite tough to enjoy only water after so long. It is therefore really important that we bless the water saying thank you, I am grateful, etc before drinking as our body is made up of a large percentage of water which impacts positively on our healing.
This is a huge deal, and a massive achievement! No one is taking this lightly. The participants have all done such an amazing job so far. The biggest bonus is that they have had the support of others (both participants and crew) around them to succeed.
Each day we have been starting with either a 5:30am gathering in the main room to make our way down to the beach for our morning activation (if the weather has allowed) or yoga at 6:30am in the yoga pavilion, after tongue scrapping, oil pulling and hydration. Following each morning clients have gone back to their rooms to do an enema, listen to their huge collection of resources on their ipods, shower, guasha, lay in the sun, etc, depending on what is in store for the day. Some days we have healing sessions where they move from one healer to another, other days is learning with different teachers in the main room (teaching the principles of health, trusting your intuition, future of business, human evolution, memory, DeMartini Method, etc) and then a mediation or singing session at night, unless there is an amazing doco to be shared - which happened a lot during the first 2 weeks.
Each client has had their own journey and processing to go through. Highs and lows have been on different days (generally things will show up in reverse order working back one day for each year), some have had deep healings and many tears, others have felt sick and nauseous for days, others simply weak and tired, or ‘fine’. No comparisons are made, simply the sharing of a unique journey in a collective space with full support. We have tried to create a space where each can share how they feel each morning - the parasite stories are always interesting! :) There have been a lot released!
I have really enjoyed being apart of everyone’s journey and supporting each person as much as possible through their own individual journey and letting them sit with things when they come up, not judging them or labeling them and allowing them to work through it and heal.
Along with juice today, each client has also begun a 4 day colon cleanse with bentonite clay, psyllium husk and honey along with a specific 4 day routine that the ancient Egyptians used to cleanse the colon of heavy metals and all manner of other things. Eucalyptus oil, peppermint castile soap, 10 lemons and acidophilus are all apart of the process - a different ingredient each day. This will really pull whatever else may be in the body before slowly entering back on to fresh fruit, smoothies and raw vegan food next week with the amazing Chef Cynthia Louise! The last part of this program around food is a very important one. Slowly entering back on to food is so essential so the body doesn’t go in to shock due to the wrong foods or over eating. It is important to go slow, smell the juice, taste small portions, chew properly, salivate, take it slow. There is no rush. Let the body enjoy the food through all of its senses (in particular sight, smell and taste). Chef Cynthia has this covered and the clients are in good hands. We are fortunate to be holding these education sessions around food in her gorgeous new kitchen which she is about to start filming in. Most of you know I am a big fan of her and that I stock her cookbooks in my clinic. She has some other fabulous e-books online (http://chefcynthialouise.com/shop/ebook). Let’s support her and her message as she is pure in what she teaches around the topic of whole foods, no wastage, look after the planet, care for each other and share.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the journey so far. I do hope to write again towards the end of this amazing 30 day program to inform you how things are wrapping up. Please ask any questions or leave any comments below. I would love to assist you with any queries you have regarding this amazing journey that I have been apart of. The team has been fantastic! And the participants…so inspirational! This is not a small achievement. Well done guys!
P.S. One of the participants Cazzie, has been writing an online journal each day of her fasting experience. Check it out here
Love Janelle xx