If you’ve seen the movie Eat Pray Love, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with Julia Robert’s spiritual advisor or Mangku (Hindu Priest), Ketut, from whom she seeks spiritual guidance. I too, sought out my own Mangku (I Made Winaya), and had my own experience.
The first thing that struck me about him, was how much he resembled my grandfather, who passed away over 10 years ago. Same body shape and manner, only instead of looking like a barrely little German man, he looked more like Colonel Sanders but with a much longer beard.
He didn’t tell me my future so much, but assured me everything will be fine and that I should maybe meditate a little more, just a few minutes every day, to reconnect me with “whomever or whatever may/may not be out there”. As he put it…
“Nobody knows if God exists, but…maybe?” 🙂
I’m not sure I’m convinced. But he did say he liked me very much, because I have a quiet face. Clearly, he hasn’t heard my mouth. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m not really one for offensive language, but I do tend to talk a lot…about…stuff. Mostly…weird, but hey, what else would you expect from the mind of a genius?
He also pretty much insisted that I bring Fiona to meet him and he will bless her stomach for good luck with the baby, so we’ll probably schedule that in, once she’s back.
All in all, it was quite an interesting encounter. I was a little disappointed he didn’t have a long staff and float on a pink cloud, but then, I may have confused a Mangku, with Monkey Magic. The nature of either one is still…irrepressible!