Ratu Bagus Ashram September 2013.
It all started one morning when I had a routine health check. As a doctor, I did my own check-up and I found more lymphocytes and fewer leucocytes in my blood. My diagnosis lead me to realise that I was suffering from lymphatic leukaemia. A specialist haematologist confirmed my diagnosis and told me that it was an aggressive form of the disease. I had always thought that I was immortal. This diagnosis sent me into a terrible depression. I was thinking about little else but dying. I could no longer sleep. My relationships with my family and friends deteriorated. I lost a lot of money in bad investments.
The illness was taking its course. I consulted a psychiatrist but there was no improvement in my condition, either physically or emotionally. Four years later I happened to meet Ratu Bagus, who talked about energy, about the soul, and about chakras. These subjects are not taught at Western universities. I was surprised that the bio-energy yoga, which Ratu Bagus was teaching, had nothing to do with religion, philosophy or conventional workshop of the divine.
Initially I thought it was just physical training. At first it was very difficult to practice because I was very weak. I had no strength and could only manage ten minutes at a time. I hoped that this practice would help me, but I had many doubts. However, I felt a connection with Ratu and sensed that he could help me.
I continued to practice several times every day, attended his retreats in Italy and also traveled to Bali to be near him. Over time I became stronger; without knowing why I became more relaxed, my character changed, my relationships with family and friends improved and I started to enjoy life again. I can now shake for three full sessions, six hours in all every day, when I am in Bali or at a retreat, without getting tired. I feel so well that I have completely forgotten about being ill. My blood counts are now stable. There is no deterioration in my condition. Before I started to train, my tests were getting worse every year.
I now feel well in my body and quiet in my mind. My negative spirits have left me. This yoga training has become a spiritual practice for me - a connection to the universe. I feel very lucky that I had this disease, because without it I would not have met Ratu. i am very grateful to Ratu because he changed my life. I found happiness and serenity.
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Scipioni, specialist in general surgery and teacher of cardiovascular surgery at the University of Rome, Italy.
Ratu Bagus Ashram September 2011
There is no connection without practice and introspection.
It's been more than 3 weeks since I walked through this gate at the Ratu Bagus Ashram, located at the bottom of the sacred Mount Agung in Bali. I've met many people here from all over the world, different cultures, different languages and different religions. Yet we're all connected, we are all One. Separateness or duality are only constructs of our ego mind. They blind us from the truth. I spent time with people who were once diagnosed with HIV/Aids, hepatitis, various types of cancer and other illnesses.
Today these people are fully awake, alive, vibrant, healthy and grateful. I tried to wrap my mind around their stories, trying to find a logical answer, yet it didn't make any sense. Until I realised I had to un-wrap my ego mind and start feeling the connection with the life energy we can all connect with. It was very difficult and remains a daily challenge, but Ratu Bagus can show you the way. The practice and process here at the ashram takes commitment, trust, hard work and courage. No instant gratification. No magic pill only 'sacred medicine' There is no connection without practice and introspection.
I thought about leaving the ashram many times when I got really sick after three days and wondered what I was doing here and why?? Now I'm beginning to understand that what we label as sickness or illness is a process and invitation to connect and heal ourselves through the loving universal Soul Energy (God) I'm humbled and grateful for every moment I'm experiencing here.
You don't have to wait until you get sick to start clearing your emotional, mental and physical blocks. You can start changing your bad habits, negative thoughts and past mental conditioning today. You can start loving yourself today. You can wake up your Soul today and experience freedom, perhaps for the first time in your life. You can transform your life. Om Swastyastu Ratu Bagus! - Dieter Pauwels
Miracles happen! - June 2013
Our mom is an oncology nurse. An oncology nurse whose daughter was diagnosed with a cancer that is the most easily treated with chemotherapy. Though Sara knew that wasn't the right way for her. So she refused standard treatment and our mom saw it as a death sentence. As we said goodbye to our mom before boarding the plane to come to the ashram we could both feel the bitter taste that was left in her mouth at the thought of us leaving. As time went by we kept sending emails to our mom trying to get her to shake, though she was very resistant. We both wanted so much for her to come as we saw it as a huge part in Sara's healing, but that only felt like a dream.
Until one day we got an email from her saying she received a free round trip ticket to Asia from her credit card company. How often does that happen? She still tried to make some excuses about why she couldn't come until finally the light won. Sooner than we knew it she was on a plane to Bali. The moment we saw her, it was clear how the worry and pain had set in behind her eyes leaving a vacancy in her stare. It seemed really hard for her to stay present. After a week in the ashram she left without tears in her eyes, only a feeling of great hope and belief in what her daughter was doing. Such a belief in fact, it made her question her job as an oncology nurse.
She still shakes, twice a day, and feels better than she has in years. It was as if we saw her come back to life in a week. We all feel so grateful to Ratu for the many blessings we have received from this practice. This being one of them.
OSRB Samantha & Sara