Slipping off my shoes, entering the hushed stillness of the Pyramid, I feel a sense of awe and wonder.
Passing by the array of truly fascinating musical instruments, I resist the desire to look deeper, to know more. I have a little chat to myself….. “Stop the questions Karen. Switch the ever present chatter in your mind to mute. Less thinking, more feeling please.”
I’m guided to one of the many mattresses laid out on the floor. I’m instantly comfortable, with a perfect pillow for my head and a bolster under my feet. I close my eyes. I’m ready for whatever may take place.
Darkness moves in. The ethereal sounds begin.
And that’s where my story of what took place in the Sound Healing Session at Pyramids of Chi ends for you today.
Why? Because I can’t find the words to describe what happened next nor do I want to set you up with expectations.
Go there. Try it.
You won’t be alone if you’re new to Sound Healing. An intro session gives you insights into the ancients mysteries of Pyramids, and gets you comfortable with what’s about to take place in the Pyramid.
The experience is a deeply personal one and can be physical, emotional or spiritual. You may get some clarity around an intention, feel a deep sense of release, possibly a few tears, or simply the most delicious relaxation that serves you better than a few hours of sleep.
All you need to do is be ‘prepared for the unexpected’.
So how do two pyramids appear in the rice fields of Bali? The story is as intriguing as the Sound Healing.
I met with Peter, who along with his wife Lynne, created The Pyramids of Chi. We settled in for a chat seated at one of the round tables overlooking the Pyramids. He’s the most vibrant 70 years young person I’ve met in a while and he’s quite the storyteller.
After leading a successful corporate life, Peter and Lynne were settling into retirement mode, happily travelling, choosing their own way of life.
Until a message arrived for Peter via a meditation….. ‘go build a couple of pyramids’.
Peter’s response…. ‘Where did that come from? Do you have the right person?’
Staying true to his belief, Peter and Lynne started looking into the idea. After asking for guidance the next message arrived…..‘don’t spend too much money’.
“We spent 40 bucks on a classified ad and within no time we had 3 investors. And not one of them asked for a business plan. They were investing with belief in the idea.’
And so it flowed. The sounds, the healing, the people, the business is flowing. I can feel it as we sit talking.
I asked Peter if he feels he’s been through a personal ‘reinvention’. After a few ruminations he became clear… ‘no, I don’t think I’ve reinvented myself but I am now living a life that I had really no idea existed. It’s amazing.’
That’s inspiration in itself for any of us feeling unsure about letting change into our lives.
Worried about fitting in? Don’t be.
Snorers? They’ve got it covered. A discreet tap to the sole of your foot will bring you back into consciousness and let you adjust your breathing.
Not sure if you’re ‘spiritual’ enough? You need no prior yogi, healing or spiritual experience. An open mind is enough.
A sceptic? The only way you’ll know the truth is to try it for yourself. Everyone’s measure of ‘success’ is different, so don’t go judging or comparing.
Medical issues? Hit the FAQ page on the website.
Wear loose comfortable clothing. The temperature is pleasant inside the Pyramid. There’s blankets if you need them.
Do drink lots of water before you arrive and for a few hours following your session. Your body will love you for it.
No WiFi so turn off the phone. Not just during your session. In fact forget about photos. As lovely as the place is, your memory should be about what went on in your own body and mind. I took only a couple of photos for the sake of this blog. It was lovely to completely switch off.
Don’t rush. Allow at least 2 hours. Soak up the grounds, enjoy the fab food in the café, talk to others or find a place to be silent.
I walked there via a footpath through the rice fields. My ‘wander’ took about an hour with stops for a fresh coconut water and chats to locals along the way. I arrived in a relaxed state of mind. (I took the shuttle bus back to Ubud because it looked like rain. Being back in the hustle of Ubud in 10 minutes was a little jarring. My plan was to walk back stopping at Sari Organik Restaurant for sunset).
Open daily 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sound Healing Sessions 11am & 3pm
Delicious food and drinks all day at café. Serves wine & beer.
Complimentary shuttle service from Ubud Palace Jl Suweta (hourly)
You can drop in for the Sound Healing Sessions, but best to book. Essential to book for the special Full Moon events as there are limited places and are always full. Check the website for the full range of workshops and sessions.
Sound Healing Session rp250,000 (approx. $AUD25)
Other sessions dependent on program. Check the website.
Retreat leaders in Bali. This is an ideal experience to add in to your program. Unique, delightful, professional and great value. Contact Peter & Lynne.
It’s a wonderful experience. Leave the expectations behind. Embrace every moment.