Welcome to WOW Bali: Energy Realms
Welcome to WOW Bali: Energy Realms
As we explore interconnectedness, it's about feeling, sensing and intuiting, not just thinking. Our ancestors understood this on an energetic level, beyond logical thought. Indigenous cultures, like the Balinese, still follow these energetic cycles in their rituals, connecting with nature and divinity.
This interconnectedness flows through all of existence, from trees to the sky, uniting all life forms. It reminds us to respect diversity and honor every thread in the tapestry of existence. Research from Dr. Leonard Shlain has shown when our separations away from interconnectedness of the Goddess energy and pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the intuition, compassion, reception, reflection, sensual, gentle but also fierceness, power, embodied strength, and wisdom.
Plus, to truly understand this, we must know that spirituality and religion are different. Spirituality delves into feelings and intuition, connecting us to biodiversity and eco-interconnectedness. These energetic shift emphasizes preserving cultures like the Balinese, guiding us toward holistic cognition.
This journey takes us back into a future, where we realize the importance of environmental stewardship. It binds us to our bio-regions and ancestral heritage. It's not just about nature but also the lives within it that fuel our energetics and creates our behavior environments.
Therefore, the real power of environmental stewardship lies in unity and inclusivity, connecting people, nature, divinity, and spirit; hence the Balinese's three harmonious paths philosophy of Tri Hita Karana. Embracing our energetic selves offer us anticipation of a new human, where understanding and connections go beyond the ordinary literal and logic but so much more.
Welcome to WOW Bali!
This drawing is by Anja Rozen, a 13 year old primary school student in Slovenia. She was chosen from 600,000 children around the world to create a piece of art to show what peace looks like. She is the winner of the international Plakat Miru competition.
“My drawing represents the land that binds us and unites us.” Humans are woven together. If someone gives up, others fall. We are all connected to our planet and to each other, but unfortunately we are little aware of it. We are woven together. Other people weave alongside me my own story; and I weave theirs," said the young designer
Why Bali "Living" Culture?
The uniqueness of Balinese culture lies in its profound connection to regenerative principles and practices that span from the individual's well-being to the broader spectrum of ecological and spiritual cosmic harmony. In a world saturated with commodified wellness and the relentless pursuit of material wealth, Balinese culture stands as an untouched oasis, a testament to the enduring wisdom of nature's rhythms and human dynamics.
Amidst the rapid modernization and influx of tourists, the Balinese have preserved the essence of their traditions, devoid of elaborate wellness modalities or imposing religious dogma. Instead, they have embraced simplicity in the form of basic water rituals and communal ceremonies from an ancient “Agama Tirta” culture. These rituals are not mere solitary acts but collective activities that foster a sense of togetherness, an unwavering connection to the environment, and a profound connection to the divine. In the process, they discover the highest realms of imagination, where the seen and unseen coalesce in harmonious cosmic unity.
At the core of their culture is a deep connection to an energetic calendar and a spiritual energy practice known as "taksu." This practice infuses every facet of their lives with a vibrant spiritual energy that transcends the superficialities of modern existence; from “wali” divine offerings via the arts to the acceptance of “what is,” from karmic force. It's a reminder that, amidst the chaos of progress, one can still find their own unique rhythm and harmonious path.
The Balinese philosophy of "Tri Hita Karana" encapsulates their harmonious way of life. This principle encompasses the interconnectedness of humanity, the environment, and the divine. By adhering to this ethos, the Balinese find themselves in a state of alignment, flowing with the natural order of the universe. This alignment isn't just a conceptual ideal; it translates into tangible abundance in their lives.
In summary, Balinese culture represents a living testament to the beauty and significance of simplicity, harmony, and reverence for the natural world. It is a unique and invaluable example of how a culture can remain rooted in its traditions while embracing the ever-changing modern world, nurturing well-being, and embodying the regenerative spirit that our planet desperately needs.