It was an incredible experience to host this CrossFit Wanderlust Business ceremony; it was a first for us. This amazing island is steeped in Hindu spiritual beliefs and religious ceremonies – it’s called The Island of the Gods after all.
In Bali, when anyone starts a business or buys a new home or a car, it’s customary for the owners to host a religious ceremony called a Mecaru blessing ceremony. The purpose of this ceremony is to cleanse everything of bad spirits, lingering demons, or negative energy.
We wanted to keep with local culture and keep traditional ways in tact so we arranged without our landlord for the Mecaru to be performed. And in true Balinese style, it was quite amazing and interesting.
It was a educational thing to be a part of. Lasting about 1.5 hours most of which was sat down in front of a offering bowl with fire. And with water. Local dinner dishes to be served after.
There was this very holy religious feel to the whole experience as the priest and his assistants would chant ancient Sanskrit mantras, while simultaneously some of the local guests were chatting or on their mobiles or taking pics. I was even encouraged to take pics and videos. Welcome to Bali!
Happy to get to be a part of this. As we grow this business here in Bali I've always been careful to respect and keep with tradition. I want to add to this community. Never to just take. So often I find people who say "awe man you must be killing it!" Sure the business is going well for us But we are growing as a family too. Our coaches and Staff enjoying working here. They are proud of the place. The hard work to create this vibe, The cleanliness, the daily projects and the wow factor is something as a gym owner you can never lose. There is always something to fix, to clean, to make better.
I want this best for this gym. Just as I want the best for everyone who comes in to learn from us!
Happy to be blessed. By the locals. And by the praises of our clients. We aim to please. We aim to #buildbetterhumans -Dave Driskell
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