Rhonda and Vanessa Meet Medicine Man

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Have you ever read the book “Eat, Pray Love“? by , well in the book she visits this medicine man on a daily basis while she is in Bali to seek out her life’s purpose and what she can expect for herself. Well, I was totally amused by this guy in the book so being in Bali, I wanted to go. I kept talking about it for the first month we were here and still didn’t go..and then SIGN #1….”Eat, Pray, Love” the movie was being filmed at Padan Padang Beach right by where we were staying on the Bukit Penninsula. Julie Roberts was there and Brad Pitt so the beach was always flocked with onlookers.

Then I met this girl on the airplane, while returning from a business trip from Mexico back to Bali, she had a surfboard and was traveling alone. We started talking in Taipei Airport and found out that she too was from San Diego, a surfer girl and in seek of “The Medicine Man” from the book!!!! Sign #2, I am going to meet this guy.

Vanessa Stone, and I decided to head out to Ubud on a Monday 2 hour trip from the Bukit Penninsula. Our Driver Kadek Suardita with Bali Best Transportation was knocking at our door at 8am (Brian and Hanalei were going to have a day together, what a great husband) So we headed off.

On the way we decided to write down questions we wanted to ask the Medicine Man so we could be focused. So we turned on a little Deepak Chopra, “7 Spiritual Laws of Success” to get us inspired. He is my ultimate favorite, and I learn something about what he says everytime I listen. (I always listen to his books, his voice is so soothing you feel like he is taking directly to you)

After our inspiring trip to Ubud, we saw a sign that said “Elephant Sarfari”. Ok, a little pit stop, how could you turn that up? We literally were touching Elephants, I highly recommend you going.

After our Safari adventure we finally made it to Ketut Liyer’s home. It was a simple Balanese home, were Katut and his whole family lived, chicken’s and all.

He spent over 30 minutes with me, reading my palm, legs, back and neck….It seems as though I am very lucky, will be rich and have 3 kids!! Well, I am in for the first 2 but not so sure about the last (maybe he was including a few animals!!) Nonetheless it was a powerful experience sitting on the floor of this man’s home, while his son’s chicken’s and wife. At the end, he did a traditional blessing ceremony with chimes and at the end blessed me with rice on my forehead and on the heart chakra. (For all my Canadian Friends…check out his shirt! He loves Canada apparently)

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