Aptly known as Island of the Gods it doesn't take long to work out why. Everywhere you turn is an offering to the Gods. They appear on the sidewalk, on motorbikes, shops and homes. This simple but very time consuming ritual of a small, square, woven baskets made from cut coconut leaves and filled with flowers – accompanied by an assortment of gifts for the Gods, topped with a single smouldering stick of incense beautifully encapsulates the essence of Bali. These Hindu offerings, known as Canang Sari are a form of "thanking for the peace given to the world" in the form of this daily offering. The philosophy behind the offering is a self-sacrifice, not only for the time it takes, but for the effort it takes in its preparation. Bali is scattered with blessings and they are abundant if you choose to see them.
"Whosoever offers to me with devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water; that offering of love, of pure of heart, I accept.”
Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna how to pray in the Bhagavad Gita.
In the next week we will take you on a journey of Bali with us. You will meet some amazing people who have created businesses over there, and we will share with you our favourite places to stay, to eat and to shop. This travel Edit was close to my heart, as anything to do with Bali is, but especially because it was about the path of The Life Style Edit. This business continues to allow me to follow my heart and be able to connect with the most wonderful people and places on this journey. Thanks again for following. It means the world to us. x