Nurturing Community: Reflections from the BaliSpirit Healing Hut
If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail. Just as the human body is much greater than the sum total of it’s parts– organs, muscles, bones, nervous system, spirit– the potential for injury or disharmony is just as infinitely complex. At a festival where dozens of modalities of yoga and spiritual practices are offered side by side, it should come as no surprise that a plethora of healing arts can be found as well.
It’s about connecting. The enjoyment of something fresh, new inroads towards understanding innate healing. Lisa, one of the volunteer stewards for the healing area, has been working with the festival for a few years now. “We try to mix it up,” she pointed out after handing over an 11 page guide to the various treatments one can enjoy. By offering a variety, she added, people who come each year can expect to always have something new to try. Keeping it fresh can be prove to be a balancing act, given the sheer number of opportunities presented. “Its a fun challenge, though.”
I spoke with Julie, a wonderfully present woman with an equally vibrant smile who specializes in healing through flower essence. “It’s vibrational medicine. Communication with spirit. Everything is vibration. So if Nature is balanced vibration, I aim to overlay vibration of the flower to heal and balance.” Does she have a favorite flower? “If disease truly does begin as an idea, she responded, I really resonate with Five corners. It promotes Self-love and acceptance.”
In leafing through the sizeable menu of healers, making a choice may pose to be a fun challenge. Perhaps I need some Integrated Healing and Kinesology, or some quartz crystal energy work with Trifinity Rejuvination session. Perhaps some Lymphatic Drainage detoxification tickles your fancy more than the idea of letting go of past transgressions through Theta Healing. The therapies range from physical to energetic, conventional to esoteric. Regardless of name or methodology, there truly seems to be a little something for every body.
Written by : Daniel Scott