It’s impossible to start this story without mentioning the fact that my bestie Kerry and myself will be sailing with Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and the awe inspiring staff from Oprah Magazine in 28 days.
Did I mention that the ship will be full of women?
The three day Girls Getaway Cruise will be packed full of authors, writers, thinkers, business entrepreneurs and so much more.
I have a feeling that magic may happen when we sail on Holland America Line’s magnificent brand new ship, named the Nieuw Statendam and Oprah is her godmother.
I have started using the hashtag #thefutureisfemale after our Queen Oprah wore a tshirt with a slogan stating just those words at her thanksgiving lunch.
Needless to say the anticipation of this once in a lifetime cruise is at boiling point, the warmth, excitement and enthusiasm has been flowing on Instagram, uniting a group of women from all of the world with one common goal.
A tribe of females striving to make a difference, to be inspired by each other, and to soak up the knowledge from leaders of the fast pace and ever changing world of print and social media.
My new year started quietly.
I felt it was important to take a moment to reflect on the whirlwind, my life has been since my spiritual Journey began here in Bali. My extraordinary reality is extreme.
My blessings have been abundant since that day in 2010 when I visited Batuan Temple near Ubud.
That day as described in my memoir Scarlett Voices in the Shadows an elderly woman appeared from nowhere and asked if I would like a healing.
After praying she blessed us with holy water.
My son had a black blood blister on the palm of his hand. After we left the temple my son told me the blister had disappeared. It was at that moment that a miracle happened. As I blinked my eyes, water ran from them. It wasn’t tears. The water flowing was holy water. I blinked again and I could see clearly.
The following morning both the wound site on my leg and the one on my arm were miraculously clean.
That divine intervention was a pivotal turning point in my life, I do believe the reason I have been continually blessed since that day is simply because I am grateful.
It was only after I returned a few years later to give thanks to the holy woman, that my world has turned into a riveting documentary of magic.
I must note, that a miracle can happen at any temple, at any time. The magic of Bali is potent and generous, if you are open to change then the divine may transpire.
I felt it was important to start the year early, my sister in law prepared a complicated offering, it’s contents are passed down from family generations.
I gave thanks and prayed at Batuan Temple on 1st January 2019 before it opened it’s gate to tourists, I gave thanks for all that has led me to this magnificent point in my life.
I want to thank you also, for taking the time to read about my fascinating tales.
Sending you blessings in abundance for a sensational 2019 & beyond.
Sharon Karyasa ©2019
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