The BALI CHI
The Life's Purpose Seminar
I could never imagine a better place to
determine your Life's Purpose (and all the goals that will
take you to it) than the beautiful, serene, secluded
Gaia-Oasis Resort nestled in the mountains of Northern Bali.
Here is a report about the area and the seminar, and right
up front, know that the next Bali CHI is from the 19 - 26
June 2010. For the Early Birds the cost is A$995 (plus A$100
for Pre-CHI if you have not done my
2 day CALM Life Skills Seminar) for
the 5 day / 4 night seminar plus A$600 for 7 days
accommodation and delicious food. You just have to get there
reserve your place - A$100.
Some revision about the CHI Seminar
If you had security – in income, in love, in safety, in
health and more – would that lead to your happiness? If you
had more friends, a family, a better career …. would that
lead to your happiness? If you had abundance in all things
you need – would that lead to your happiness?
When I talk to the people that I meet who are truly happy,
many of them tell me that their happiness is not just an
accident, but that they actively work for it. Above all they
know the purpose of their lives – they have a
clear vision of why they are alive and where they are
going in life. They have goals in different areas so
that their lives are balanced, and their values
actively support those goals.
The essence of the CHI Seminar is about really getting on
track with your life so that you can actually live
your dreams – using the powerful CALM mind techniques to
discover the main purpose of your life, to decide on goals
that support you in all areas of your life, and to make sure
that your values, the things that drive you, truly support
those goals. This knowledge is a potent force that will
lead you towards the life you desire.
The CHI Seminar is an inspiring and exciting life
adventure. Can you imagine being able to talk about
anything you wish, in the safe and supportive company of
like-minded people, and know that you are in the presence of
love and true acceptance? CHI attracts ordinary people
like you and me who are dedicated to living an
extraordinary life. Previous participants have gained
really wonderful insights into themselves and their lives,
and the group energy and friendship that is developed is
incredibly powerful. I know that the seminar will help you
to totally take control of your life – to create your
really love facilitating the CHI Seminar and being
part of the personal break-throughs that occur.
Here are some pictures of where the seminar
You are met at the Denpasar airport in Bali
and transported by vehicle (from the local village of
Tejakula) for a 3 hour drive through the mountains and on
arriving at Gaia-Oasis Abasan you are met with a welcome
drink in the reception area. You now start your experience.
Have a look at these pictures below - they will give you a
good idea of the accommodation and the surrounding area.
The dining and reception areas.
The charming pond from the seminar
From the dining room down the
valley to the sea.
Part of the seminar
room. It is below the dining room.
The Seminar room and the dining
room above it.
The buffet and the dining room.
Outside a two storey bungalow.
Outside a two storey bungalow.
The main bedroom in the bungalow.
Down to the sea from the
main bedroom in the bungalow.
The salt water swimming pool.
The salt water swimming pool.
The swimming pool and the ocean in
this Mountain (Abasan) Retreat we have
occasional journeys to the other part of
Gaia-Oasis which is on the coast. It was here,
at the end of the seminar, that we watched a
beautiful display of Balinese dancing by the
children from the local school. And .... yes of
course, we had a scrumptious celebratory dinner.
The next day - the Friday - some of the group
swam, lazed, read and received various massages
from the very competent masseuses at both
Gaia-Oasis Abasan and Gaia-Oasis Pantai (the seaside or beach resort). The remainder of the
group went on a day long tour to the Museum,
Mountain Temples, the Markets, Waterfalls, the
beach and Bathing in the Hot Springs.
are some photos -
An auspicious 11 tiered temple.
The inevitable market place - full
The spectacular Mundok Falls.
Believe it or not - this is the
flower of the ginger plant.
The entrance to a Temple.
Outside the Buddhist Temple.
A very old temple.
A beautiful pathway in rain forest.
The August 2009 CHI in Bali was the first
and ..... certainly not the last. I sincerely
encourage you to take a week off work and come to Bali.
If you wish to make it a real holiday then do what one
- stay another week after the seminar. I really
recommend coming with your spouse, partner or significant
other - what you will accomplish and perhaps resolve or
joint decisions that you will be able to make will astound
you - and you will each save A$100.
For those who live in Western Australia and
overseas there are huge travel savings when compared to
coming to Sydney - book early.
Remember the dates for the next Bali CHI is
from the 19 - 26 June 2010. For the early birds the cost is
A$995 (plus A$100 if you have NOT done my 2 day CALM Life
Skills Seminar) for the 5 day / 4 night seminar plus A$600
for 7 days accommodation and delicious food. You just have
to get there -
reserve your place - A$100.
All The Best
Here are some Post CHI comments by Jenny
I felt very special being met at
Denpasar airport with my name on a sign, I've never had
that before! Then we detoured to collect another
participant for the Creating Happiness Intentionally
workshop from his hotel and I was amused that the driver
kept referring to him as my husband. As his English
was very limited I did not even try to explain, just
chuckled to myself every time he said it! Three hours
later we arrived at Tejakula - a rural area in
the north of Bali where Gaia-Oasis Abasan is located.
Peaceful. Picturesque. Quiet, but for a few roosters
(some which I suspect we ate). Much of the food we ate
grew in the extensive gardens on the property. A
wonderful place to spend a week creating happiness
intentionally. It had a sun-warmed pool in which I
discovered the delights of floating around under the
Sunday the workshop got under way and we
sure had full days. Each day began early with
meditation. Breakfast followed, for me
tropical fruit and black rice 'porridge' - but there was
much more available than this. Some of the
fruit I had not seen before, like snake fruit which has a
brown scaly skin just like a reptile. We then worked
through the day with a couple of free hours for swimming
and massages and walks. Sometimes we had 'home work' -
thinking time - even while we slept. I was in awe of
Sandy MacGregor, the facilitator, that he could maintain
such a high level of presentation for so many hours each
day. I certainly felt I was getting value for money. The
few Divine massages I fitted into my free time were
There were participants from Port
Hedland, Tassie, Perth and Sydney. The gals from Port
Hedland have me intrigued and it is now on my want to
visit list. The group became close knit and supportive
of each other. I expect some of us will be friends for
life now. We watched and supported each other to examine
where we are at in life and where we want to be. To set
some clear goals and plan how we will achieve them I
learned that our real power to change out lives is within our subconscious mind, accessed by meditation and
visualisation. I am set on becoming a meditation
addict. Another spin-off of all the meditation included
in the course is that my need for sleep is greatly
reduced. And now with just 4-5 hours sleep each night I
am staying alert and focused all day.
I had one of those extra special
meditation experiences when I was using a rainbow
meditation I invented which seemed like an extraordinary
occurrence to do with my heart. I want more of that, pity the
exact experience can't be
summoned up at will, but others tell me such experiences may
be a once in a life time pleasure. Afterwards I recalled my friend's
words after her first solo flight: "If you could bottle
this feel good stuff it would be
illegal to sell it."
Those of you who know me better will not
be surprised that my main goal is to include more
creativity in the form of ceramics in my life. And of
course travel. I will set up my own studio when I settle
again and in it create "Lush Us Jen Art."
Whilst at Tejakula the local school
children performed a traditional dance for us. It
reminds me of belly dancing with much use of their hands
but also their eyes in a dramatic manner. This was
accompanied by traditional instruments, mainly
percussion. One of the dances had each visitor
separately invited to dance for a short time. This was
held at Gaia's beach side property (we were only 10
minutes or so away at the Gaia mountain property). The
beach there is of black volcanic sand. Initially it
looked like tidal mud flats to me ... but it was real
sand, just a different colour.
By Friday the seminar was done and some
of the group went on a tour of the greater area. We
visited the not so interesting Singarajah museum and a
picturesque 'floating' Hindu temple. I tried my hand
(badly) at bargaining at the local market. Thankfully
one of the other ladies rescued me. She felt so sorry for my inability to
bargain effectively she later gave me her calculator.
And I discovered the enormous power of The Calculator.
It showed the hawkers that I was no longer so naive and
reduced their aggressive sales tactics like magic. The
mountainous scenery was truly impressive although
travelling on the narrow winding roads with their many
obstructions was exciting (hairy) at times.
We trekked down, then back up, countless
stairs to see a tropical waterfall. The lush green
surrounding it was so different to Tasmanian water falls
such as my favourite Montezuma Falls. The climb back up
was a real challenge in the heat. Well done team. A dip
at the mineral springs afterwards was really welcomed by
all of us then refreshing cool drinks. The highlight of
the day for me was a serene Buddhist temple.
We all went our own way Saturday
morning, some to shop, others to head back to Australia;
the bonds we have formed this week motivating us to
commit to keep in touch. The Port Hedland gals have me
very curious to check out their turf some time. And I
am sure that my new friend from Perth and I will have a
cuppa from time to time to share our progress with creating happier
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