How was 2020 for you?
If you ask that question among a random group of people you may be surprised by the answer. For many it has been the toughest year of their lives. For others it has been an incredible year of growth with a clarity of what is important in life that they have not experienced before. One thing is for certain, it was a year for the ages…
From the bushfires in Australia and the West Coast of North America, the Black Lives Matter movement, convicting men of power for their sex crimes, Royalty declaring they are no longer Royalty, the stock market crashing while crypto currency reaches new heights, impeaching Presidents and electing new ones, the largest organised protests in recorded history in India, devastating explosions and of course the pandemic which we are all still navigating through.
Humanity is always victorious; love is the weapon.
If you are here in Bali please join us for Christmas at the Pyramids. All are welcome to our family atmosphere where we will enjoy a 3-course lunch and Ancient Sound Healing with full bellies and hearts.
We will sign off 2020 with a powerful evening combining the final Full Moon and Earth’s completion of the Sun’s orbit. The NYE Full Moon Intention Ceremony will be an evening of letting go of the old, welcoming the new, dancing, laughing, and sharing.
So, we say so-long to 2020 and thanks for the lessons. Welcome 2021, a new age, a new future full of abundance!
May the holiday season be full of joy and we look forward to welcoming you in 2021 for some exciting new events and developments.
From Peter & Lynn, Greg & Jill & the whole team!
How was 2020 for you?
We invite you to enter the Pyramids of Chi’s virtual ceremonies of frequency; A sacred experience to untether your mind during these strange times. This debut series brings together our sound medicine practitioners for transmissions full of ancient wisdom and healing to support you, wherever you may be, and to support a new dream for our planet. An array of physiological effects begin to happen whenever detachment from the mind occurs. Our wish is for this series to provide you a space of ease, to breathe, release & simply, be... aho!
WE ARE WITH YOU BALI!
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the hearts of the global community. But there is light at the end of this dark tunnel, and it is glorious and beautiful! Restrictions are slowly lifting around the world and this includes right here in Bali. The Pyramids of Chi are now open following strict COVID-19 safety protocols and we are ready to spread our good vibrations once again!
If you remained in Bali during this crisis, like us, you must LOVE the Island of the Gods, and WE ARE WITH YOU! To support the community during these uncertain times we are offering *30% OFF all scheduled Pyramid sessions so you can enjoy more healing, more of the time. After enduring isolation, we could all do with a little bit of that!
We can use this time that has been given to us for positive change. Meditation and relaxation have been proven to boost your immune system. Tune out of the world news and tune into yourself. Together we will adapt, overcome, and welcome a new world.
The Pyramids Café is also open to nourish the community with our ‘Food as Medicine’ menu. Regardless if you are booking a session, drop in to enjoy our relaxing open-air café or our serene, meditative gardens. We are here for the community as a refuge and relaxation haven at this time.
We are with you Bali, and we love you!
For more information on sessions and pricing, please visit www.pyramidsofchi.com
Opening hours: 7-days, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
*Terms & Conditions: Offer begins 12/06/2020 and expires 01/10/2020, supersedes free meal offer, not in conjunction with any other offer. Offer does not apply to Moon Ceremonies, Commercial and group rates, and private and one on one sessions.
ABOUT PYRAMIDS OF CHI:
The Pyramids of Chi is an innovation to the world through the combination of Pyramid Power, Sacred Geometry, Polar Alignment, Ancient Sounds, and the ever-present magical energy of Bali.
We offer regular events including sound healing, light therapy, cacao ceremonies, breath and voice workshops, spiritual awakening, yoga and more with positive vibrations and Pyramid Power, 7-days a week.
Complementing our sessions, we offer our ‘Food as Medicine’ open-air café, memorable and meaningful Gift Shop, and serene, meditative gardens.
Power of Pyramids + Power of People + Power of Frequency = The Ultimate Sound Healing Experience
"Galungan is the most important feast for Balinese Hindus. The festival is a celebration to honor the creator of the universe (Ida Sang Hyang Widi) and the spirits of the honored ancestors. It symbolizes the victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma) and encourages the Balinese to show their gratitude with offerings, prayer, and dance."
Offerings to the Ancestors
"Galungan occurs twice a year in the 210-day cycle of the Balinese calendar (explained in this article about Bali's culture) and marks the time of the year when the spirits of the ancestors are believed to visit the earth. Balinese Hindus perform rituals that are meant to welcome and entertain these returning spirits.
The house compounds that make up the nucleus of Balinese society come alive with devotions offered by the families living within. Families offer bountiful sacrifices of food and flowers to the ancestral spirits, expressing gratitude and hopes for protection. These sacrifices are also offered at local temples, which are packed with devotees.
The whole island sprouts tall bamboo poles, or penjor, which are usually decorated with fruit, coconut leaves, and flowers and set up on the right of every residence entrance. At each gate, you'll also find small bamboo altars set up especially for the holiday, each one bearing woven palm-leaf offerings for the spirits."
The preparations for Galungan begin several days before the actual feast day
Three days before Galungan, families begin their preparations with "Penyekeban." Penyekeban literally means "the day to cover up," as this is the day when green bananas are covered up in huge clay pots to speed their ripening.
Two days beforehand marks a time of introspection for Balinese and, more prosaically, a time to make the Balinese cakes known as jaja. These colored cakes made of fried rice dough are used in offerings and are also eaten especially on Galungan. This time of year finds a glut of jaja in every village market.
The day before is slaughter day. On this day, Balinese slaughter the sacrificial animals that will go into the temple or altar offerings. Galungan is marked by a sudden surplus of traditional Balinese food, like lawar (a spicy pork and coconut sauce dish) and satay.
Balinese devotees pray at the temples and make their offerings to the spirits. Women are seen carrying the offerings on their heads, while men bring palm fronds.
The tenth day after Galungan Day marks the end of Galungan and is believed to be the day when the spirits ascend back to heaven. On this day, Balinese make special offerings of yellow rice.