I know this blog hasn't been happening too much. I think the reason is that I've been working on this blog the way I work on the rest of my work, which is writing more complete, structured, or in-depth articles, instead of simply... blogging!
I'm inspired to write more in the Blog because there are many things I'd like to share that are simply too personal to fit elsewhere...
In any case, I plan to finish writing my story about my trip to Tahiti, or at least tell you why I ended up there in the first place!
Now, I just came back from a busy week in Alberta, and the last weekend of this trip involved an introductory workshop called Sex, Passion and Enlightenment, by a company called Warriorsage. It's been awesome. I really learned a lot.
It was all about understanding and cultivating masculine and feminine energies. Basically become more who we're supposed to be.
I totally endorse it so if you live near LA, Seattle, Vancouver or Calgary, make sure you check this out. You can sign up for a free intro at: http://www.warriorsage.com. It's an enjoyable way to spend your weekend!
Before I tell you more about my Tahiti trip, I would like to talk about something else.
Many years ago, the idea of going to Tahiti was just a dream. I’ll have to tell you later more about how that dream became reality — which is the process of making it happen — but for now, let me just say that making your dreams come true isn’t as hard as you might imagine.
One thing I came to realize recently, and I’m going to talk about this more in my course this summer on “How to Make a Living With Your Passion — Without Getting a Job” — is that the world has changed so much in the last few years that whatever we learned in school — even if it was just 4 or 5 years ago, let alone 20 years ago — about making a living and creating the lifestyle that you want — is no longer valid!
So how did I end up in Tahiti? Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little more about my experience there.
There’s different ways to get to French Polynesia. I chose to fly from Montreal to Honolulu (with one connecting flight in Vancouver), where I spent 2 nights, and then fly from Honolulu to Papeete in Tahiti.
But I don’t believe in things happening for no reason. In fact, I know exactly why I’ve been able to manifest all these things in my life. I know the exact process that took place and I will show it to you soon.
But for now, I just want to share one of these cool manifestations.
I just came back from what most people would consider the trip of a lifetime: 2 weeks in French Polynesia in the South Pacific with my buddy Andrew, visiting enchanting and magical islands with names that have made many dream of escaping to paradise: Tahiti, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Moorea, and Huahine.
My Trip to Bali
In December, 2005, I traveled to the island of Bali for about 4 weeks. I’ve been wanting to write about this trip for a while, because Bali made such a profound impact on me!
I’ve done my share of traveling to “sunny places” before. I’ve been twice to Costa Rica, where I spent a total of 4 months, I spent a month in Brazil, I’ve been to Spain a few times, to Italy once, and Southern France twice.
Each year, I go to a different place to escape from the brutal cold of my Canadian hometown, and possibly also enjoy some ripe tropical fruit. This year, I’ve wanted to do something totally different and go to a place where some of my favorite fruits grow: jackfruit, durian, mangosteens, and other delicious Asian treats.
So I decided to spend one month in Bali, and I must say this has been the best vacation of my life!
OK, I’m now back to Canada. I’ve started writing an article about my trip to Bali. Let me just say that it’s been the best trip of my life, and that I’m looking forward to go back next year for a much longer stay. I’ve discovered my paradise...
I have Internet access again, so I can write a few words, but that probably will be the last thing I post on the Blog until I can write about my whole trip and post it as one long post.
I was out in the countryside, visited many places and spent time with Balinese people, getting to know the culture. It was great!
While I was away there has been quite a controversy around a sale we did on my website, called “the Scuba Diving Sale” — where the idea was to raise enough money to send me on a Scuba Diving Trip.
Now, I don’t know what the controversy was about, but I think many people have either no sense of humor whatsover, or their sense of humor is so foreign to mine that this whole thing just seemed “SO SERIOUS.”
Come on folks, every business does occasional “sales” once in a while. Christmas sales, Halloween sales, etc. Why not be original. The owner of the business gets to spend the money on whatever she wants -- so I’m just telling you upfront what I’ll be spending the money on!
My business helps a lot of people. Heck, some people think I shouldn’t be paid for that. Well, that’s something I don’t quite understand (if you’re a banker, it’s okay to make money, but if you help people, it’s not?!).
We’re spending big money to print all of our mass-market books on 100% recycled paper, so no trees are cut. I don’t know any other “raw-food” business that does that.
Anyway, I did go on a diving trip. It was amazing! Off the shore of North Bali in Pemuteran is one of the best diving sites in the whole world. Check it out on the Internet.
Many thanks for all of my readers who supported us with the Scuba Sale, and to all of those with a sense of humor similar to mine... (maybe that’s a Canadian thing...)
I’d appreciate your comments.
I’m ready to move on soon. Get to a place more quiet... I wrote earlier that I didn’t think I suffered from any jet lag. Well, I was wrong! Somehow, my body really wanted to catch up on sleep. Yesterday I slept like 15 hours, and the day before 12. I don’t even remember when was the last time I slept that long! It feels good...
I don’t know where I’ll go next, but there’s a possibility I might go to a fruit plantation in Tampaksiring today, and then maybe head towards the small town of Munduk.
I will start taking some pictures too... :-)