The Contour of Luxury Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 28

Alexis Upon your first time and experience in Bali, you ultimately decided to leave your successful life and stay in Bali for 2 years in seclusion, fasting and sacred silence. What was it that prompted you to do this and can you share insight into your 2 year seclusion journey? Rozaliya Silence is my only addiction… If I have just one day left on this earth I will spend in silence… When I decide to do this, it came from very big calling inside for me to go deep and to understand the Truth! Something was telling me that all the wisdom is inside and I will find the answers when I rest and go for retreat! Now I can say from my experience - you can learn from silence all you need! There is not another practice that can lead you so fast and so firm to the all answers and all clarity you looking for... It was amazing period of my life and I am sure one day I will do again. I can say it is easier to be silent than to deal with daily life. You also have to be strong and determined to overcome all your habits and to be able to see your true nature. I lead Silent retreats for years now and I can see the amazing effect also on people who decide to do for just a week or 3 days. Alexis In the two years after your first excursion to Bali, you made Bali your home. You moved to Sanur, the east part of the beautiful and magical island and named your new home ‘Angels House’. What is the meaning behind the name of your Balinese home, and how did you know that leaving the world of high heels, expensive clothes, yachts and jet set lifestyle in exchange for calling Bali home was the right thing to do? Rozaliya I am lead by growing and learning. Bali became my home from the moment I arrived there. I obtained the discipline and braveness to live my dream and to leave all of my previous life stile behind....it was not easy!!!! But it was the happiest period in my life. My retreat in Bali was my new rebirth my highway to the Truth and all the different dimensions of wisdom. I created my new home with help from angels thus I gave it that name and it was a miracle after just 2 years on the island. I believe in miracles that is why my life is filled with them… Bali also taught me what true happiness is... It’s not based on achievements, but from the state of mind and clear understanding of why all that appears in our lives is there… the awareness and belief in what happens to us does not matter. We can label them good or bad, but we really we just have to accept and feel the freedom of feeling ok about everything that is. I love Sanur and I spent there 10 years of my life because of the sunrise and that is what lead me to the place where I am now. Most of my wisdom was opened there and this place will always be my biggest love but at the same time I learned to not get attached and I understood I had to leave my comfort zone to learn more and to serve more...