The road to Bali was not always an easy one; it didn’t happen in a day either; it was a long journey, with a lot of sacrifices along the way.
It had its many highs and endless lows.
I moved into my quaint little bungalow in 2016, and it was initially meant to be a short term rental of just 6 months, as I had big dreams of moving to tropical shores, Thailand or Bali, I was unsure for quite some time. Something that I now know extended the journey.
Every day I held on to the dream, some days more than others, and some days I just felt like giving up, I would think and say things like “my dreams won’t come true, what’I’mthe point. Maybe not for me, Im blessed with badluck, bla bla bla”
6 months passed and I was still in my bungalow, which by now felt like home, I started buying new furniture, filling all the cupboards, and upon reflection focusing all my energy to stay.
I set up new classes in my local area, running retreats and events, and loving each moment. I was even considering setting up my own Yoga school but then reminded myself that my dream was to travel and explore the world.
I started to look at the bigger picture and realized that I was not aligning with my vision, which is what you align within the present moment, as after all, that’s the only moment that truly exists. (it’s a quite deep and powerful talk, something I will delve deeper into another day)
I started to make changes; I started to sell my furniture, which I wouldn’t be taking with me on my adventures. I went over a year without a sofa, my living room housed 2 tables and hard chairs, where I sat almost every day, building my business online, as this would be something I was taking with me on my journey.
I then started to clear out my cupboards, sell things and give things away.
Things now were starting to get real, my house was bare, but I still had nothing set in stone, I didn’t know how it would happen, or when it would happen, but the one thing I knew for sure was that it would happen, there was no longer any part of me that doubted it, I stepped from belief to knowing, and that’s the place where the magic happened.
The journey was not comfortable, and I mean that literally, I had to face my fears, acknowledge my self-limiting beliefs, and shift my paradigms.
On my birthday last year, October 2020, when I had the lightbulb, what am I waiting for, I have been dreaming of this for years, now is the time to take action. An in that instant, I knew Bali was the place I was going.
How did I know? Because I had been doing the inner work and knew that whatever life throws at me, I am a warrior, there was nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
I was listening to a podcast one day from a life coach I follow. He said, for his whole life, he had been dreaming of a living in a house looking over the ocean, he had that million-dollar mansion now with the vision of is dreams. Still, he offered one bit of advice, I could have lived in a house opposite the ocean 10 years ago, it might have been a shack, but his vision was the freedom, the view.
This clicked with me, what I was waiting for, I had everything I need to make this dream a reality, and the only limits are the once I place on myself, my beliefs.
I gave 2-month notice on my cute bungalow, and everything became very real, I gave away most of my belongings, sold some, started to bid my farewells to my friends, which hurt my heart every day.
Was I scared? Totally, I was petrified, but something inside me said to do it. I had booked my flights for the end of December, but again I somehow knew I had to go sooner, I changed my flights, and 3 weeks later I was on the flight to Bali.
It was probably the toughest, physical, emotional and mentally draining 3 weeks ever, I knew I had to put in the work, blood, sweat and tears.
Looking back now, if I had gone with my original idea of arriving in December, I would not be here now with all the restrictions. I followed my intuition; I followed my heart.
And here I am in Bali, every day I learning something new about myself, my blocks, my triggers, the things that hold me back, but now I own it all, and know that I in charge, I am the master of my life.
What are your dreams?
What’s holding you back?
Take control of your life; it all starts with a thought!
Repeat after me –
I am worthy enough to follow my greatest dreams and manifest my deepest desires.
I use the power of visualization to manifest the life I want
I love myself. I support myself. I believe in myself.
I think power thoughts! I take power action! I achieve powerful results!
My life unfolds beautifully before me as I navigate my path with grace and ease.
I believe in you,
𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓜𝓲𝓶𝓲 ♡