Bali is open for business as usual.
The airports are open, the hotels and restaurants welcome your business with warmth and sincerity you will only find in Bali.
Our hospitality on this magical Island is truly unique, even under the toughest of circumstances.
Today in our compound we are celebrating Tumpek Uduh (Pengatag), we are giving offerings in our family temple to the Gods to say thank you for horticulture.
The Island’s six monthly ceremony Galungan dan Kuningan is fast approaching, today we pray to the Gods and hope that we will be blessed with fruit, flowers and leaf from the trees, this produce will be used in offerings for Galungan dan Kuningan.
It seems timely that nature is the current theme, it certainly needs to be an urgent discussion.
Natural disasters are happening all over the world more frequently, only two days ago Prince Charles called for decisive action be taken on climate change.
Here in Bali we are in a state of suspension, strange things are happening, the energy on the Island is unexplainable for us sensitive souls.
Vicki Ruhr gives sound advice,
As long as there is no ETA to hold to and live by, how about we try and live by the Balinese sentiment of tolerance* and making the best of an extraordinary situation? *remember the words tolerance and suffering are interchangeable too…..
For anyone who maybe reading my blog for the fist time maybe you’re thinking, here we go, another expat in Bali with too much time on her hands, the experts have the situation covered. What’s left to report?
Well maybe your right, please feel free to stop reading now if I am boring you or the content of my blog is not beneficial in any way.
After my rant last night about being nice to each other, I may as well continue the conversation about feelings and sensitivity.
It is certainly a relief that I have written publically about my shadow voices in my memoir Scarlett Voices in the Shadows.
I can hear you now,
“Who does she think she is, full of self importance and self promotion”
Negative speak washes off me easily these days.
When I heard Oprah speak about manifestation and listening to signs as normal, I felt relieved.
I was not alone.
If #Oprah feels connected to a higher source, then I am okay.
Michele Yoga who has lived in Bali for nine years also gets messages.
I am going to put it out there because she wants me to.
My own shadow voices are fully wired at the moment, they wont stop chattering away furiously.
They urged me to call Michele this morning after she posted another majestic photograph of Mount Agung.
I must add though that I have never met Michele, my only connection with Michele is though my observation online.
I have been admiring her humanitarian work in Amed and the surrounding area.
I sent Michele a message last night requesting permission to publish her photographs.
I was grateful when she happily agreed.
To my utter surprise Michele explained how she also hears messages, the signals are coming from Mount Agung.
Michele speaks my language.
I get it.
Michele’s messages were clear and concise. The messages were given to me at the exact moment she was staring at Mount Agung,
Energy buzzing at high frequency in my left ear
He is saying don’t ignore me
Stop thinking of yourselves, open your hearts and connect with others
Don’t become complacent
Don’t ignore me
Afterwards Michele told me she had goose bumps radiating throughout her body.
I also felt goose bumps radiate through my body at that synchronised moment.
Michele told me she has been mesmerised by Mount Agung for years, his energy is part of her soul and she feels hypnotised by the force of his power.
Additionally she feels compelled to stay close, to help were she can in and around the Amed district.
How should I conclude my blog after publically putting out messages from an awe inspiring mountain with the possibility of an eruption?
I will quote the Queen herself,
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new centre of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand”
“If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
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