Bali Spirit Festival.

Via on Apr 8, 2012
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Dreamers are a breed that can never be tamed. The dreamers are the ones that are telling the story.

Where do I start? Well, I suppose I’ll just start anywhere since it’s all happening all at once anyway.

I met a living saint. I’ve been waiting for years to meet him. He is an old friend of my meditation teacher. You know that song by Simon and Garfunkel called “Old Friends”? The feeling from that song is what I imagine their relationship to be—rich with memory, nostalgic sombre of romance, a great, great time. It must be the key the song is written in. They lived in India together at the ashram of their guru. She’s not in India anymore, at this very moment in time, but I’m waiting for her to come back and start teaching again. She keeps coming to me in my dreams and well, I’ve just got to investigate this dream a little further.

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I need my feet to touch the land. You know how when you’re in a certain intersection of time and space, or you’re around a particular person and all of a sudden you are filled with this rush of emotions, thoughts, memories, visions, sensations? Almost as if an entire slideshow of a previous life is passing by in front of you? Within seconds, moments, mili-moments—everything is revealed.

Paulo Coelho calls this the Aleph. Others call this déjà vu.

I just call it my soul remembering.

I know I’m remembering more pieces of myself when my spine starts to tingle and a surge of light springs forth. You probably know what I’m talking about.

Last week was the fifth Annual Bali Spirit Festival. What an experience to be a part of. So much work, time, effort, and deep, deep love went into this event—from it’s 200+ volunteers, 20+ teachers and presenters, 30+ musicians, and the thousands of yogis and yoginis from all over the world who participated in festival—adding their piece and sharing their love. Finally—live music! It’s been six months since I’ve received live instruments in my eardrums and it felt so so good to have that vibration running through my body.

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Never before had I been held in a space with so many teachers teaching from such a state of integrity and service. The caliber of studentship, of teachership, of showing up in the name of the teachings and the Highest One—no ego, no sense of ownership, just service—serving from the heart, with the motivation as serving with love, in devotion, in purity of heart. Meeting so many people who weren’t obsessed with their ego…how refreshing! Meeting so many people without an agenda—woah!

Imagine that! It really happened.

Margaret Meade says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

When a group of individuals can hold a vision and make it real, that is when the beginning of a new time is awakening and has awakened.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream; a dream you dream together is reality.”

John Lennon and Yoko Ono said that. Just look at what that little man in a loincloth did. All by just being himself—standing firm and resolute in his truth. His name was Gandhi. Also known as Mahatma—it means great soul.

I went to the festival as a participant with the intention to enjoy other the people, to see who they are, to learn, to be shown their character and what they’ve got to give, to receive what they want to give me. That’s probably why I had such an amazing experience—because I went in with the intention to receive and attracted that in which I was invoking.

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It goes to show you that when your intention is placed, it makes your experience of life more centered and focused to revolve around whatever seed you’ve planted and created. You embark onto territory without an intention and you’re just a blob of energy moving through time and space.

Set your intentions, get clear, walk with purpose—then receive life, meet life, to then co-create with her.

I just moved into my own home. I have a view of a volcano and a tier of mountains. I have Mount Agung in my periphery. I’ve never lived in front of a volcano before. I have a tea garden, two desks (one inside and one outside), two koi ponds, the sweetest pembantu who cooks homemade food for me and text messages me that dinner’s waiting for me when I come home. Her name is Nyoman. I love her, she is so helpful and kind. The sweetest, more pure, clear and radiant eyes. I love seeing light being poured out of a human being’s eyes.

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One of my favorite things about living here in Bali are the Balinese people. They are always smiling and have the clearest eyes I’ve ever seen within any culture. The light beaming from their corneas is beautiful. I always catch myself with my head tilted to the side, frozen in admiration of their beauty. Spirit is so alive here.

So much is happening in terms of creation and projects. I won’t disclose too much information just yet, but I will tell you that I’m going into the recording studio in a few weeks to lay down some tracks. Yeow!

Don’t ever stop dreaming. Imagination is the first step to creating your reality. Take at least 15 minutes of your day to dream, envision, invoke, formulate and create. Devote yourself to getting one step closer to the realization and actualization of what you would like to manifest in this world. Once your dreams come true, update your dreams, over and over and over again.

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Keep dreaming!

Dreamers can never be tamed. Stay wide-eyed and innocent in your endeavors, be wild and free with your imagination.

Albert Einstein says, “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

Dream and keep going. Don’t ever give up. Hold your head up tall with pride in what you’re here on Earth to do. Be proud of your will and your purpose. Make it real, make in tangible, live it and own it. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.


Editor: Brianna Bemel

About Chloe Park

Chloe Park is an Artist, Spiritual Teacher, Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Holistic Healing Practitioner, Life Coach, Women's Empowerment Leader, Social Change Activist and Ethnobotanist. A traveling Healer and Teacher, she roams the Earth to share her message: unconditional love, self-healing and awakening. She uses the medium of writing, holistic healing, medicinal plants, yoga and meditation to help all those along the Path to attain harmony with mind, body and spirit. She is devoted to facilitating the space for Healing, Love and Truth and is passionate about bringing ancient practices and traditions into the modern times we live. Her intention with her writing is to offer Q&A for all those who are engaged in the dialogue. Chloe also writes for MindBodyGreen, Healthline, WorldLifestyle, and Yahoo Shine!. To stay connected with her current projects, retreats, teachings and traveling schedule, find her on Facebook: or visit her website: Spiritual counseling and life coaching sessions with Chloe are available via Skype. May we all wake up together. ॐ


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