With palms pressed together in prayer like fashion and head bowed to show respect, my Balinese guide said, “Om Swastiastu!” The greeting is traditional. There are many interpretations, but the most common is; peace and greetings from God. Or, that which is Divine and holy in me sees and recognizes that which is Divine and holy within you.
I was overwhelmed by the kindness of the Balinese people. Everywhere I went, whether it was in a crowded city or small village I received the same greeting, “Om Swastiastu.” Coming from America, it was so refreshing to be around people who value kindness and compassion.
Bali is magical! Its culture intoxicates. Its people are joyful. If you go to Bali you will never be the same! It will change you in ways you can’t imagine and leave you thirsty for more of the sheer joy and kindness of its culture. Bali will heal you. The longing in your soul to be seen, honored and respected will be met and you will feel at home. Bali will bring you peace. It will heal the restlessness in your soul.
Travel with me to this amazing place. Give yourself the gift of peace and renewal. The itinerary and details of our journey can be found here: http://www.chrismichaels.net/product/an-adventure-of-healing-and-renewal-to-bali/