Here’s an inspiring story about Kirsten’s journey to her her Core Desired Feelings, and, consequently, Bali…
I’m sitting in my outdoor living room and looking out onto the rice fields in Ubud. Bali’s air is sweet smelling & rich, her humidity & warmth embraces my skin creating a feeling of being hugged by Mother Nature.
There is something about the beauty of the distance palm tees that makes me melt. It’s effortless, I gaze out at them, inhale, and by the time I finish exhaling I’ve been penetrated back with a deep sense of ease and contentment.
When my gaze lingers for a few more breaths, I feel intense joy & gratitude, the kind that makes your eyes moist while your body is flooded with good feeling tingles. It’s as if their energy cracks my heart open, leaving me feeling connected to Earth, to life & to Spirit. These palm trees make my Soul smile.
I arrive everywhere with a slight buzz from the exhilarating scooter rides and make a game out of exchanging heart-felt smiles with the Balinese as I pass by. Vibrant floral offerings line the streets and intoxicating Nag Champa incense fills the air. My senses are delighted.
I am feeling the way I desire to feel!
Seven months ago I was in a post surgery depression. A friend came over and surprised me with flowers and a copy of The Desire Map. I had read The Fire Starter Sessions already and had heard of The Desire Map. And now the Universe was inviting me to get to work!
I tore through the book. The surgery was on my right hand and elbow so I grabbed a pen with my non-dominant hand and awkwardly scribbled answers to the Qs. I became clear on how I desired to feel.
Vibrant. Open-hearted. Connected. Supported. Fun.
Ouch. It was painful to realize I was feeling the exact opposite.
Depressed. Lonely. Disconnected. Disabled. Bored.
Knowing my core desired feelings abruptly woke me up. I had my new words chicken-scratched on individual post-it notes on my wall. Weeks went by of passing these and the discontented momentum was building. I wanted to feel those feelings! Still having a long recovery ahead of me I thought, “Why not take this healing to the Tropics?”
Almost immediately Bali greeted me with my core desired feelings. It was about day four when I fell in love with the palm trees. They charged me with their fierce Mother Earth energy & I felt connected to God. It felt so good that I cried. This happened daily. Very quickly my Soul knew that I needed to be in Bali.
A couple months and a whole lot of courage later, I’ve moved to Bali.
On a daily basis I’m feeling vibrant, open-hearted, connected, supported and am having fun. Two years ago I named my website RicherExperiences.com because I wanted a place to inspire and encourage others. What I had overlooked before doing The Desire Map was making my own experiences richer.
Thank you Danielle LaPorte for helping to make my life rich!!
What is a change you’re making this year in the name of your Core Desired Feelings? Share in the comments below.