But, the group was waiting for me, so I slowly made my way out of the river and back to the women’s circle for the purification ceremony led by a Balinese Healer.
The Balinese Healer had a sacred moment with each one of us. One by one, he looked deep into our eyes and shared what he saw. It was profound.
He shared things with each woman like …
"Too much stress, must learn to live from your heart"
"Bad memory, time to let go of the past"
"Too much control, time to trust"
"You must believe in your blessings and have faith"
And when it was my turn.
As I locked eyes with the Balinese Healer, I burst into happy tears and a gentle smile came across my face. He said: "Already better. You were broken but you’re not anymore. You’ve done the work".
And, then for one moment, my soul felt struck and my heart went still.
I continued to process - Already better? I’m whole now? I’ve done the work?
My mind reacted - "Is he talking to me?"
My soul responded - "He is talking to me."
A deep peace came over my body when hearing the Balinese Healer say those words. I felt validated because I have done the work.