I wrote the August newsletter as I reached my retreat destination in Bali. Little did I know that in just a few days I would have such powerful revelations, but not in the way I thought it would be! As you may have heard, there were some strong earthquakes which hit Bali in the beginning of August. I am not used to the earth moving beneath my feet, in my life time I think there was only one earthquake that I can remember here in Western Australia and that was back when I was child, so you think I would be terrified. In fact, something so surreal and unexpected came over me, that opened me to see just how far I had come on my own personal journey.
It felt surreal because I felt an instant connection with Mother Gai'ha (Gaia) as the first earthquake hit. I felt the connection as the soles of my feet began to tingle, and a profound sense of peace came over me. I asked, "Am I safe?" and I found myself being bathed in a gentle, warm energy. I was a passenger in a convoy of cars at the time. I was looking out the window to see many people spilling out into the streets and onto the road. Our driver had to slow down to avoid hitting the crowds. I started to feel the panic and fear from them, but all that did was to open my heart more to send them love.
In the following days, I continually found myself telling people, "It's ok, we're safe". I was staying in a four storey building, on the second floor and on my last night there, before I was due to fly out the next morning, I woke just after midnight to my bed being gently rocked. Again, my feet began to tingle and I connected to Gai'ha, asking again "Am I safe?". Next I felt a warm and gentle "blanket" of energy being pulled over me, as if Gai'ha was tucking me into bed. I felt energy on my head, as it stroked my hair and as if pushing off gently from the shore, I began to drift back into sleep.
A few moments later I was woken by my phone alerting me to incoming messages. Other participants from the retreat checking in to see if I was safe. At that time I became aware of the voices in the hallway, people yelling, someone sobbing, people running down the stairs, the music from the nearby nightclub had stopped thumping and many paniced voices could be heard in the streets. Again I found myself sending messages of "we're ok, we're safe" in reply to the various txts from people who had already reached the lobby. It was surreal, I just don't have any other words for it. I hadn't moved out of bed yet! Again I felt my heart open and expand to send love to others in the lobby and out into the streets.
On the plane home, I heard many people talking about the fear and panic experienced, even sleeping fully clothed in case they had to make a dash out in the middle of the night. And all the while I am sitting in this amazingly peaceful, centred space, my energy field had expanded out further than what is 'normal' for me and I am holding a space of love for them.
I had never experienced myself like this before. I feel truly humbled to have opened up like this and to have had the opportunity to be of service to others in this way. Somehow I have always known that this state of being was possible, I just never thought I could attain it. It has given me a new sense of who I am, a confidence I have not had until now. You just don't know what life will bring next... I say "Surprise me!."
With deepest gratitude to you for being part of my journey. Maya xoxo