SHARON KARYASA: FAMILY VIOLENCE TRAILBLAZER

I am super proud to be acknowledged for my work in my beloved Bali, today May 23, 2018 in the Bali Advertiser.

Thank you to Bill Dalton for taking the time to report and highlight the importance of keeping up the discussion about the sensitive issue of Domestic Violence.

The conversation must continue.

I believe in signs.

How incredible that my grandfathers name was William Dalton Rowlands (Bill Dalton) the same name as our respected Author and Journalist who also wrote a feature article about my work last year in the Jakarta Post.

My sincere gratitude to both Bill’s.

Sharon Karyasa © 2018

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A New Day is on the horizon

I am sending you, my readers an abundance of New Years optimism. I know its late, however it’s always a good time to transmit good will. 

I am sending an affirmation to all, who will read this scribe, for every year to be superb, take a chance and enjoy your life. 

My blogging in the second half of 2017 was all about our active Volcano, Gunung Agung. I felt obliged to update my Community of readers regularly about our “Big Fella”, I became obsessed with the process of the Volcano.

Although I still keep a close eye on our “The Big Fella” I now feel calm, knowing that the activity of the eruption will follow the course of nature.

My interview with Mangku Bon  has left me feeling composed and focused on what is important.  My daily ritual of prayer and meditation continues to keeps me aligned. I believe that faith is a constant reality of truth.

I am joyful, my soul is filled with gratitude every day I wake up on this beautiful planet we all occupy.

It is my intention to inspire my readers, to seek out a positive outlook even when faced with the toughest of challenges.

I am optimistic and excited about the future for our majestic Island of the Gods, I feel blessed to be living in Bali at this time in history.

I was thrilled to be interviewed by news.com.au  about my fascinating meeting with Mangku Bon, additionally the story was featured in the International Business Times.

For now I will resign from my self appointed role, which was updating my blog on the activities of Mount Agung. Check the Official site MAGMA regularly for updates.

What I would like to diarize in this blog, is my enthusiasm and excitement I feel this year.

I envisage a fresh wave of confidence for the future. Reinforced by my creative muse Oprah and her unforgettable speech at the 75th Golden Globes Award Ceremony on January 7, 2018.

A New Day is on the horizon

There are so many reasons why the 75th Golden Globes Award Ceremony was one I will never forget. My admiration for the actress and activists campaign hit close to home, my own involvement in advocating for survivors of domestic abuse has also been phenomenal.

How incredible that A list actresses Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep and Laura Dern amongst others wore black as a sign of respect for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The scene was dramatic, the world wide audience was made aware of the Time’s Up Campaign , an initiative which is raising money for the legal defense fund, this fund will provide support to victims of sexual harassment and assault.

The campaign also seeks inclusion, equality and parity for women and marginalized people across all industries.

A powerful moment in the show was when Reese Witherspoon accepted the Golden Globe for Big Little Lies, which won the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television.

In her speech Reese gave thanks to the many women who had broken their silence, she reassured the audience by saying,

“Time is up, we hear you, we see you, and we will tell your stories”

Finally Oprah was welcomed to the stage by Reese to accept The Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

I was in awe, in fact I needed to find her speech on social media to play it over and over again.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Season 75

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Oprah began her speech by talking about herself as a little girl in 1964, sitting on the linoleum floor of her mother’s house in Milwaukee, watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor, which was awarded to Sidney Poitier at the 36th Academy Awards. She went on to talk about her Mum being bone-tired from cleaning other people’s houses.

It was incredible, the first page of my memoir starts in 1964 when my 21 year Mother was sitting on the floor with her baby girl. She was in her suburban home in Melbourne watching a small black & white television as The Beatles arrived to a frenzy of hysterical fans.

Could Oprah have read my book?

I don’t know the answer to that question yet, however what I know for sure is this. It doesn’t matter if Oprah has read my book, I now know that my heroine thinks like me. I am still dumbstruck by the similarities.

The rest of her speech was truly phenomenal, my friend Lisa Zimmer summed up my feelings perfectly when she wrote on her Instagram Post,

 Power~ Strength~ Truth~  by Lisa Zimmer 

Watching Oprah receive the Cecil B. DeMille award last night showed such poignancy to our nation, and to those watching our country.  We saw a woman with steadfast integrity, awareness and intelligence stake claim to the power of standing in truth. 
We watched as a country that currently struggles with truth and security, validate the importance of standing in integrity.
We saw that power and strength does not lie within a specific gender, but within truth.
We witnessed leadership in a woman
who silently, has mentored millions, simply by showing up in authenticity. 
She has showed us that shattering illusions created to repress aren’t just possible, but applauded, because by speaking truth, we create positive change.
We saw a leader last night, a leader for all of humanity. God bless you Oprah for all you have created in our world.

I will sign off my first blog for the year and reiterate wise words from Oprah, the beautiful soul who continues to guide me in my creative accomplishments, 

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,  I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon”

Blessings always,

Sharon x

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Holy Gunung Agung active Volcano, Bali, Indonesia_Mangku Bon is the gatekeeper who unlocks the Universal truth.

Karangasem: 22 December, 2017

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PLEASE NOTE: Mangku Bon has requested that it is dangerous for anyone to climb Mount Agung.  He has permission from the God.  DO NOT TREK Mount Agung

The first time I saw a photograph of Mangku Bon I felt calm. I wrote about my feelings when I updated my blog 1 October, 2017.

The second time Mangku Bon came to my attention was on 13 December, 2017 when dramatic video footage became viral on social media after his trek to the summit of Mount Agung.

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Local facebook chat forums went into overdrive.

I became perplexed over negative dialogue and felt compelled to defend and protect our Holy men who were performing their duties to serve God on our sacred Island of the Gods.

I was hypnotised by Mangku Bon, his energy was radiating something magnificent. I needed to find out more.

I dreamt I met with Mangku Bon, in my dream we prayed together.

The spiritual meeting with Mangku Bon happened effortlessly. My connection with I Kadek Putra Yasa transpired like magic.

I spoke to Kadek on the telephone and explained my dream. I also conveyed my commitment to the Balinese Hindu faith.

Kadek organized a meeting with Mangku Bon with enthusiasm, he was also curious to meet with the gatekeeper of our “Big Fella”.

When we arrived at Mangku Bon’s home at the foothills of our holy mountain my dream became a reality.  I was overwhelmed with emotion.

In my heart I knew that my vision had transported me to his home for a reason.

It was vital to record and transmit the holy message from the gatekeeper of our sacred volcanic mountain. I feel as though Mangku Bon holds the sacred key to a Universal truth. The revelations he disclosed are astounding.

I had prepared a list of questions to ask, however, I decided to go with the flow and see what transpired.

I asked our niece Eka to remind me to ask the important questions I had written in a note book.

I recorded the fifty-eight minute conversation on my IPhone.

Eka and Made translated the dialogue.

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From Left: Our niece Eka, Made, Mangku Bon, his two grandchildren, myself and Kadek Putra Yasa

Made: My wife saw you on facebook when you climbed Gunung Agung and wanted to meet you. Before she saw you on facebook she was having heart palpitations. After she saw your photograph her heart became normal again.

Mangku Bon: I don’t know how to speak English can you translate?

Made: Yes. When you first climbed Mount Agung in October my wife wrote a story about you. I didn’t know about you until I saw you in the Bali Post.

MB: Yes, I trekked Mount Agung at the end of September.

Kadek: When you climbed last time with Mangku Mokoh did you start from the same place?

MB: Yes. I started at 11pm in the evening and arrived at 7am in the morning. I have trekked eight times. Sometimes when I have trekked, I arrive at 8am and sometimes at 9am.

MB: Where did you come from? How did you find me? How did you meet Kadek? How did you organize to come?

Made: We connected on facebook. My wife called Kadek and he organized to meet you.

MB: Where do you live?

Made: I live in Sangeh

MB: Oh okay. I have been to Plaga, Pentang and Penarungan. I have trekked Mount Batur and slept there one night. I have also trekked Mount Batukaru and I have slept there too. I have been to Tanah Lot temple.

Made:Why did you go to these places?

MB : My daughter is married and lives in Tabanan Megati. My other daughter is married and lives in Tabanan Samsam. My third daughter is married and lives in Abiansemal. Now I stay with my son who is not yet married. He is at the market now. I also look after my two grandchildren.

Kadek: When you trekked Mount Agung did you go directly, or did you rest?

MB: I always rest half way. There is a temple half way up the mountain called Pura Dukuh Bujangga Sakti, this where I rest and pray. I relax for two hours and then I climb again.

Kadek: Is it true there is a generation of albino in the Villages in this district around the mountain?

MB: Yes this is true. Many generations of keturunan orang putih (albino) live in this area.

In the past the God from Pura Dukuh Bujangga Sakti is really magic (sakti) the spirit name is Dukuh Bujangga Sakti and this is where it lives on Mount Agung. This is the reason why so many generations of albino live in this area.

Kadek:How old were you in 1963?

MB: I was the same age as my youngest son is now. I remember that eruption was bigger than now. Now it is nothing compared to 1963. In 1963 there was dust rain, stone and lava behind my house. We were blessed in 1963 because only seven people died in our area.

Kadek: Are the conditions the same now as it was before the 1963 big eruption.

MB: No. The earthquakes in 1963 were 100 per cent worse than the earthquakes we have experienced so far.

Made When will the process of the volcano finish? Will it be a very big explosion? Can you tell me from the Penglihatan mata batin vision of the inner eye what can you see?

MB:It will not be a big explosion. It will continue to be a slow eruption. I believe the process will be finished in 9 months.

The next explosion will be in 45 years. The next explosion will be big like 1963.

Made: Did you make the same offerings and processes now as you did in 1963?

MB: No different. We did much bigger offerings and processes in 1963. Now I do a simple process. For example, tridatu. I took the tridatu thread to Mount Agung and did a holy blessing and then buried it in the ground. I am praying to the Gods to save the world.

The thread is a sign from the God as a blessing, in Sekala and Niskala (seen and unseen worlds) we must always pray to the Gods to bless the entire world. I am praying to God to make the area around Mount Agung safe.

I have climbed Gunung Agung eight times for praying.

  1. The first time I took canang sari (simple offering).
  2. The second time I used two complete offerings of pejati/daksina plus one white duck and one white chicken as a sacrifice in the crater.
  3. The third time we prayed for bhakti. A complete ritual of focused prayer for prosperity for the farmers to have healthy crops and for the entire world to have abundance. I prayed for everything to be good. I prayed for the people, I prayed for the animals and for the plants to be safe. You can see the healthy grass around my home. Everything is green. Everything is good and God has blessed the world. I listen to Pawisik, which means the heart message from the God.
  4. I repeated the rituals, the same as the third trek until the eighth trek. On the eighth visit I dug up the tridatu thread 42 days from when I buried it. I carried it with me and placed it in the small temple in my house.
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The message from God is that everybody in the world must believe in his or her heart, 100 per cent in God’s message. If they believe 100 per cent in God he will always bless the world like paradise.

The God has already made the world, we believe it because we can see it. How can anyone not believe in God, we have natural disasters like the volcano, this comes from God. Smoke and fire has already come from Mount Agung.

I am not sure if the process is finished because raining of stone, fire and lava has not come out of the crater the same as it did in 1963. My heart tells me that it is impossible that it will be the same disaster as 1963.

Made: Why have you climbed the summit of Mount Agung so many times? Who is telling you to go?

MB: This is from my heart. I do not expect anything in return for trekking to the top to visit the God. I just want to know about the condition of the volcano. I don’t care what they say on television. I want to know for myself.

The eight times I have trekked to the summit it has come from my heart.

Made: When the explosion happened in 1963, how did you stay safe? Why are you still in your house when everyone else is in the camp?

MB: I believe that it doesn’t matter where I live, if I am meant to die then it is my time to die. If I don’t die then it is not my time to die.

No matter where I live, if I always pray and believe in the God then kehendak whatever is meant to be will be. If I believe in God, he will give me a message how to keep safe.

I give my heart, soul and body to God. I surrender to God. Even if I move to another house, if God believes it is my time to die, then I will die. I meditate every night to focus on the God.

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Made and Mangku Bon

Made: In 1963 how many people lived around this Village? How many people survived?

MB: I remember many people living around this area in 1963. Most of the people were safe. Only seven people died in this area. We live a simple life as farmers. We pray for healthy crops on the farm.

Made: Do you feel that Mount Agung is very special in your heart?

MB: Yes

Made: Do you plan to trek again to the summit?

MB: I want to go, however I am still looking for the perfect day. I must have pawisik message from the God.

Kadek: Do you feel safe when you are trekking?

MB: I do not use a mask or goggles when I trek. My friend always uses a mask and goggles. I inhaled the sulfur. I was interested in experiencing the sensation. It wasn’t a problem for me because I have protection from the God.

Made: I thought sulfur is dangerous, the Doctor says sulfur is dangerous?

MB: I was breathing in the sulfur dioxide. I believe that because I have already been exposed, I have antibody to protect me. I have a strong foundation, my body is strong. I meditate every night.

Made: Do you think they picked the right day for Eka Dasa Rudra prior to the last eruption?

MB: The Government picked the date last time in consultation with the Holy Calendar. Yes, I believe it was the correct day.

Kadek: When you climbed Gunung Agung last time did you feel an Earthquake?

MB: No. I was resting for 1½ hours on top. The sound was so strong. I was interested in listening to the big noise. I was wondering what might happen next? I wanted to stay longer to see the big eruption. My friends kept telling me to go back because they were scared. Nothing happened so I came back down the mountain.

Made: Did you feel scared on the top?

MB: No. I felt free. I didn’t feel hot. I felt cold. If I died on the summit it would be better than if I died in my house.

As a human when you are born from your Mother you return to the Earth. If I die in the explosion, then it is meant to be. I would be a sacrifice to the Gods.

Made: Do you feel like you were chosen by God as the guardian of Mount Agung?

MB: Yes. God is taking my hand to do this job. I pray for Gunung Agung and the world. Not the opposite, sometimes people get confused. God is always looking after the people and giving messages. We must listen. We must do as God asks.

Yes. I am the guardian of Gunung Agung. The God will protect me. (*Mangku Bon says this with passion)

Made: You have an important job. My wife and I want to thank you from our heart for looking after Mount Agung and the world.

MB: I have prayed many times. Not just for my area, but for all entire world. I pray for all humans, all animals and all plants. I pray for all.

If the plant is healthy then the circle of life is perfect.

I pray for balance in the world.

We are all the humans in the world, we are all family.

We are all the same.

Even if it is a big explosion, I am praying that it is not huge and that it will not destroy the world. I am only a human being and I cannot stop the process because it is the cycle of the volcano.

That is why I pray for global balance in nature and humans. (*Mangku Bon says this with intense passion).

Please God, I pray for everything in this world that is in your hand. You are the creator. I pray for you God. Whatever you decide is the good thing.

Not one person in this world is different. We are all family. If there is a bad person or bad a thing I pray for the good thing always. I never pray for bad. For example, if a cow comes to my field to eat my grass and the cow does not belong to me. I still pray for a good healthy life for the cow.

Another example. If the Tiger or Elephant or scary animal comes to me, I don’t pray to the God to destroy them. I always pray for the good thing.

I pray to God to keep them healthy and calm and for pengurip pengurip (positive energy).

When our meeting concluded Mangku Bon asked Made, Eka and myself if we would like to pray in his small room.

We had prepared an offering which Mangku Bon placed in his small temple. Mangku Bon blessed us and gave us a piece of tridatu thread, the same thread he had retrieved from the holy mountain. We wrapped the thread around our wrists.

Mangku Bon repeated this blessing for Kadek and his friends.

We stood at the foothills of Holy Gunung Agung and took photographs.

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With Mangku Bon

Kadek smiled at me and said,

“Sharon, your dream came true”

Being blessed by Mangku Bon at the base of the most fascinating active volcano on this planet was ethereal to say the least. To be tip tap tapping away transcribing this sacred text on Christmas Eve is mind blowing.

I pray that Mangku Bon’s wisdom will be read by the masses.

I pray that I can follow Mangku Bon’s wisdom.

Mangku Bon is a humble farmer, father, loving grandfather and adventurer who loves to pray and meditate.

He is the gatekeeper and guardian to our Holy Gunung Agung.

I truly believe that Mangku Bon holds the key that answers that question we have all been seeking. The answer to the universal puzzle called life.

Blessings always

Sharon x

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Gunung Agung, Mangku Bon adalah penjaga gerbang kebenaran Universal

Karangasem: 22 Desember, 2017

 HARAP DIPERHATIKAN: Mangku Bon telah memperingati berbahaya bagi siapa pun untuk mendaki Gunung Agung. Dia memiliki izin dari Tuhan. JANGAN TREK Gunung Agung

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Pertama kali saya melihat foto Mangku Bon saya merasa tenang. Saya menulis tentang perasaan saya ketika saya memperbarui blog saya 1 Oktober, 2017.

Kali kedua Mangku Bon menarik perhatian saya pada tanggal 13 Desember 2017 ketika rekaman video yang dramatis menjadi terkenal di media sosial setelah perjalanannya ke puncak Gunung Agung.

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Berdiskusi banyak di facebook.

Saya menjadi bingung dengan dialog negatif dan merasa terdorong untuk membela dan melindungi orang-orang Kudus kita yang menjalankan tugas mereka untuk melayani Tuhan di Pulau Suci para Dewa kita.

Saya terhipnotis oleh Mangku Bon, energinya memancarkan sesuatu yang luar biasa. saya perlu mencari tahu lebih banyak. Saya bermimpi bertemu dengan Mangku Bon, dalam mimpi kami berdoa bersama. Pertemuan spiritual dengan Mangku Bon terjadi dengan mudah. Hubungan saya dengan I Kadek Putra Yasa berlangsung seperti sihir.

Saya berbicara dengan Kadek di telepon dan menjelaskan mimpi saya.

Saya juga menyampaikan komitmen saya terhadap agama Hindu Bali. Kadek mengadakan pertemuan dengan Mangku Bon dengan antusias, dia juga penasaran untuk bertemu dengan penjaga gerbang “Big Fella” kami. Ketika kami tiba di rumah Mangku Bon di kaki gunung suci kami, mimpi saya menjadi kenyataan. Saya diliputi emosi.

Di hati saya, saya tahu bahwa penglihatan saya telah membawa saya ke rumahnya karena suatu alasan. Sangat penting untuk mencatat dan mengirimkan pesan suci dari penjaga gerbang gunung vulkanik suci kita. Saya merasa seolah-olah Mangku Bon memegang kunci suci untuk kebenaran Universal.

Anugrah yang dia ungkapkan mencengangkan. Saya telah menyiapkan daftar pertanyaan untuk diajukan, bagaimanapun, saya memutuskan untuk mengikuti arus dan melihat apa yang terjadi.

Saya meminta keponakan kami Eka untuk mengingatkan saya untuk mengajukan pertanyaan penting yang telah saya tulis di buku catatan.

Saya mencatat percakapan lima puluh delapan menit di iPhone saya.

Eka dan Made menerjemahkan dialog tersebut.

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Dari Kiri: Eka, Made, Manku Bon, Cucu, Saya Sendiri and Kadek

Made: Istri saya melihat Anda di facebook saat Anda mendaki Gunung Agung dan ingin bertemu dengan Anda. Sebelum dia melihat Anda di facebook dia mengalami jantung berdebar-debar. Setelah dia melihat foto Anda, jantungnya menjadi normal lagi.

Mangku Bon :Saya tidak tahu bagaimana berbicara bahasa Inggris bisa anda terjemahkan?

Made: Iya. Saat pertama kali mendaki Gunung Agung pada bulan Oktober, istri saya menulis sebuah cerita tentang Anda. Saya tidak tahu tentang Anda sampai saya melihat Anda di Bali Post.

MB: Ya, saya mendaki Gunung Agung pada akhir September

.Kadek: Saat anda mendaki terakhir kali dengan Mangku Mokoh anda mulai dari tempat yang sama?

MB: Iya. Saya mulai di Jam 11 di malam hari dan tiba di 7 am di pagi hari. Saya telah berjalan kaki delapan kali. Terkadang saat saya berjalan kaki, saya tiba jam 8 pagi dan kadang jam 9 pagi.

MB Darimana asalmu? Bagaimana Anda menemukan saya? Bagaimana anda bertemu Kadek? Bagaimana anda mengatur untuk datang?

Made: Kami terhubung di facebook. Istri saya menelepon Kadek dan dia mengatur untuk bertemu dengan Anda.

MB: Dimana anda tinggal?

Made:Saya tinggal di Sangeh

MB:Oh baiklah. Saya pernah ke Plaga, Petang dan Penarungan. Saya telah berjalan kaki mendaki Gunung Batur dan tidur di sana satu malam. Saya juga mendaki Gunung Batukaru dan saya juga pernah tidur di sana. Saya pernah ke Pura Tanah Lot.

Made: Kenapa anda pergi ke sana?

MB: Putri saya sudah menikah dan tinggal di Tabanan Megati. Putri saya yang lain sudah menikah dan tinggal di Tabanan Samsam. Putri ketiga saya menikah dan tinggal di Abiansemal. Sekarang saya tinggal dengan anak saya yang belum menikah. Dia ada di pasar sekarang. Saya juga merawat kedua cucu saya.

Kadek: Saat anda mendaki gunung Agung apakah anda langsung pergi, atau apakah Anda beristirahat?

MB: Saya selalu istirahat setengah jalan. Ada Pura setengah jalan mendaki gunung yang disebut Pura Dukuh Bujangga Sakti, tempat saya beristirahat dan berdoa. Saya beristirahat selama dua jam dan kemudian saya naik lagi.

Kadek: Benarkah ada generasi orang putih (albino) di Desa-desa di kabupaten ini di sekitar gunung?

MB: Ya ini benar Banyak generasi keturunan orang putih tinggal di daerah ini. Dulu Tuhan da: ri Pura Dukuh Bujangga Sakti yang benar-benar ajaib (sakti) nama Dewanya adalah Dukuh Bujangga Sakti dan disinilah tempat tinggalnya di Gunung Agung. Inilah alasan mengapa begitu banyak generasi orang putih tinggal di daerah ini.

Kadek: Berapa umur anda di tahun 1963?

MB: Umur saya sama dengan anak bungsu saya sekarang. Saya ingat letusan itu lebih besar dari sekarang. Sekarang tidak ada apa-apa dibandingkan tahun 1963. Pada tahun 1963 terjadi hujan debu, batu dan lahar di belakang rumah saya. Kami diberkati pada tahun 1963 karena hanya tujuh orang yang meninggal di daerah kami.

Kadek: Apakah kondisinya sama sekarang seperti sebelum letusan besar tahun 1963.

MB: Tidak. Gempa bumi pada tahun 1963 dimana 100 persen lebih buruk dari pada gempa yang kita alami sejauh ini.

Made: Kapan proses gunung berapi selesai? Apakah akan menjadi ledakan yang sangat besar? Bisakah anda beritahu saya dari mata penglihatan mata batin apa yang bisa anda lihat?

MB: Ini tidak akan menjadi ledakan besar. Ini akan terus menjadi letusan yang lamban. Saya yakin prosesnya akan selesai dalam 9 bulan. Ledakan berikutnya akan terjadi dalam 45 tahun. Ledakan berikutnya akan besar seperti tahun 1963.

Made: Apakah Anda membuat persembahan dan proses yang sama seperti yang Anda lakukan di tahun 1963?

MB: Tidak berbeda Kami melakukan banyak persembahan dan proses yang lebih besar pada tahun 1963. Sekarang saya melakukan proses yang sederhana. Misalnya tridatu. Saya membawa tridatu ke Gunung Agung dan melakukan restu suci dan kemudian menguburkannya di tanah.

Saya berdoa kepada para Dewa untuk menyelamatkan dunia.  Benang adalah tanda dari Tuhan sebagai berkat, di Sekala dan Niskala (dunia yang terlihat dan tak terlihat) kita harus selalu berdoa kepada para dewa untuk memberkati seluruh dunia. Saya berdoa kepada Tuhan untuk membuat daerah sekitar Gunung Agung aman.

Saya telah mendaki Gunung Agung delapan kali untuk berdoa.

1. Pertama kali saya menggunakan canang sari (persembahan sederhana).

2. Kedua kalinya saya menggunakan dua total persembahan pejati / daksina di tambah satu bebek putih dan satu ayam putih sebagai pengorbanan di kawah.

3. Ketiga kalinya kami berdoa untuk bhakti. Sebuah ritual berdoa yang lengkap untuk kemakmuran bagi petani memiliki tanaman yang sehat dan seluruh dunia memiliki kelimpahan. Saya berdoa agar segala sesuatu menjadi baik. Saya berdoa untuk orang-orang, saya berdoa untuk binatang dan agar tanaman aman. Anda bisa melihat rumput sehat di sekitar rumah saya. Semuanya hijau. Semuanya baik dan Tuhan telah memberkati dunia. Saya mendengarkan Pawisik, ini berarti sebuah pesan dari Tuhan.

4. Saya mengulangi ritual, sama seperti yang ketiga ke trek kedelapan. Pada kunjungan kedelapan saya menggali benang tridatu 42 hari dari saat saya menguburkannya. Saya membawanya bersama saya dan meletakkannya di kuil kecil di rumah saya.

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Pesan dari Tuhan adalah bahwa setiap orang di dunia ini harus percaya kepada hatinya, 100 persen dalam pesan Tuhan. Jika mereka percaya 100 persen di dalam Tuhan dia akan selalu memberkati dunia seperti surga. Tuhan sudah membuat dunia, kita percaya karena kita bisa melihatnya.

Bagaimana orang yang tidak percaya kepada Tuhan, kita memiliki bencana alam seperti gunung berapi, ini berasal dari Tuhan. Asap dan api sudah datang dari Gunung Agung. Saya tidak yakin apakah prosesnya selesai karena hujan batu, api dan lahar belum keluar dari kawah sama seperti pada tahun 1963.

Hati saya mengatakan bahwa tidak mungkin bencana itu sama dengan tahun 1963.

Made: Mengapa Anda mendaki puncak Gunung Agung berkali-kali? Siapa yang menyuruhmu pergi?

MB: Ini murni dari hati saya. Saya tidak mengharapkan apapun sebagai imbalan untuk mendaki ke puncak untuk mengunjungi Tuhan. Saya hanya ingin tahu tentang kondisi gunung berapi. Saya tidak peduli apa yang mereka katakan di televisi.  Saya ingin tahu sendiri.

Delapan kali saya berjalan kaki ke puncak, itu datang dari hati saya.

Made:Ketika ledakan terjadi pada tahun 1963, bagaimana Anda tetap aman? Kenapa kamu masih di rumahmu kalau ada orang lain di evakuasi kamp?

MB: Saya percaya bahwa tidak masalah dimana saya tinggal, jika saya bermaksud mati maka inilah waktuku untuk mati. Jika saya tidak mati maka bukan waktuku untuk mati.

Tidak peduli dimana saya tinggal, jika saya selalu berdoa dan percaya kepada Tuhan maka kehendak apapun yang dimaksud akan terjadi. Jika saya percaya kepada Tuhan, dia akan memberi saya pesan bagaimana agar tetap aman.

Saya memberikan hati, jiwa dan tubuh saya kepada Tuhan. Saya menyerah kepada Tuhan. Bahkan jika saya pindah ke rumah lain, jika Tuhan percaya inilah saatnya saya untuk mati, maka saya akan mati. Saya bermeditasi setiap malam untuk memusatkan perhatian pada Tuhan.

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Made, Mangku Bon

Made: Pada tahun 1963 berapa banyak orang tinggal di sekitar Desa ini? Berapa banyak orang yang selamat?

MB: Saya ingat banyak orang yang tinggal di sekitar daerah ini pada tahun 1963. Sebagian besar orang selamat. Hanya tujuh orang yang meninggal di daerah ini. Kita hidup sederhana seperti petani. Kami berdoa untuk tanaman sehat di pertanian.

Made: Apakah Anda merasa bahwa Gunung Agung sangat istimewa di dalam hati Anda?

MB:Iya.

Made: Apakah Anda berencana untuk melakukan perjalanan lagi ke puncak?

MB :Saya ingin pergi, namun saya masih mencari hari yang tepat. Saya harus menunggu pesan pawisik dari Tuhan.

Kadek: Apakah Anda merasa aman saat melakukan trekking?

MB: Saya tidak menggunakan masker atau kacamata saat melakukan perjalanan. Teman saya selalu menggunakan masker dan kacamata. Saya menghirup belerang. Saya tertarik untuk mengalami sensasi. Itu bukan masalah bagi saya karena saya memiliki perlindungan dari Tuhan.

Made: Kupikir belerang itu berbahaya, kata dokter belerang itu berbahaya?

MB: Saya bernapas di belerang dioksida. Saya percaya bahwa karena saya sudah terpapar, saya memiliki antibodi untuk melindungi saya. Saya memiliki fondasi yang kuat, tubuh saya kuat. Saya bermeditasi setiap malam.

Made: Apakah menurut Anda mereka memilih hari yang tepat untuk Eka Dasa Rudra sebelum letusan terakhir?

MB: Pemerintah memilih tanggal terakhir kali dalam konsultasi dengan Kalender Suci. Ya, saya percaya itu adalah hari yang benar.

Kadek:  Ketika Anda mendaki Gunung Agung terakhir kali apakah Anda merasakan Gempa Bumi?

MB: Tidak, saya beristirahat selama 1 ½ jam di atas. Suara itu begitu kuat. Saya tertarik untuk mendengarkan suara bising yang besar. Saya bertanya-tanya apa yang mungkin terjadi selanjutnya? Saya ingin tinggal lebih lama untuk melihat letusan besar. Teman-teman saya terus menyuruh saya untuk kembali karena mereka takut. Tidak ada yang terjadi jadi saya turun gunung.

Made: Apakah Anda merasa takut di atas?

MB: Tidak, saya merasa bebas. Saya tidak merasa panas. Saya merasa kedinginan. Jika saya meninggal di puncak itu akan lebih baik daripada jika saya meninggal di rumah saya. Sebagai manusia saat Anda dilahirkan dari Ibu Anda, Anda kembali ke Bumi. Jika saya mati dalam ledakan, maka itu memang seharusnya terjadi. Saya akan menjadi korban bagi para Dewa.

Made: Apakah Anda merasa seperti Anda dipilih oleh Tuhan sebagai penjaga Gunung Agung?

MB: Iya. Tuhan memakai tanganku untuk melakukan pekerjaan ini. Saya berdoa untuk Gunung Agung dan dunia. Tidak sebaliknya, terkadang orang menjadi bingung.  Tuhan selalu menjaga orang-orang dan memberi pesan. Kita harus mendengarkan. Kita harus melakukan apa yang Tuhan minta. Iya nih. Saya adalah penjaga Gunung Agung. Tuhan akan melindungi saya. (* Mangku Bon mengatakan ini dengan penuh semangat)

Made: Anda memiliki pekerjaan penting. Istri saya dan saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dari hati kami karena menjaga Gunung Agung dan dunia.

MB: Saya telah berdoa berkali-kali. Bukan hanya untuk wilayah saya, tapi juga untuk seluruh dunia. Saya berdoa untuk semua manusia, semua hewan dan semua tanaman. Saya berdoa untuk semua.

Jika tanaman itu sehat maka lingkaran kehidupannya sempurna. Saya berdoa untuk keseimbangan di dunia.

Kita semua adalah saudara di dunia ini, kita semua adalah keluarga.

Kita semua sama. Bahkan jika itu adalah ledakan besar, saya berdoa agar tidak besar dan tidak akan menghancurkan dunia.

Saya hanya manusia dan saya tidak bisa menghentikan prosesnya karena ini adalah siklus gunung berapi.  Itulah sebabnya saya berdoa untuk keseimbangan global di alam dan manusia. (* Mangku Bon mengatakan ini dengan penuh semangat).

 Tolong Tuhan, aku berdoa untuk segala sesuatu di dunia ini yang ada di tanganmu. Kamu adalah pencipta Aku berdoa untukmu Tuhan. Apa pun yang Anda putuskan adalah hal yang baik.

Tidak satu orang pun di dunia ini berbeda. Kami semua keluarga. Jika ada orang jahat atau buruk, saya selalu berdoa untuk hal yang baik. Saya tidak pernah berdoa untuk hal yang buruk. Misalnya, jika seekor sapi datang ke ladang saya untuk memakan rerumputan saya dan sapi itu bukan milik saya. Saya masih berdoa untuk hidup sehat yang baik bagi sapi.

Contoh lain. Jika macan atau Gajah atau hewan menakutkan datang kepadaku, aku tidak berdoa kepada Tuhan untuk menghancurkan mereka.

Saya selalu berdoa untuk hal yang baik. Saya berdoa kepada Tuhan untuk menjaga mereka tetap sehat dan tenang dan untuk menghirup (energi positif).

Ketika pertemuan kami menyimpulkan, Mangku Bon bertanya kepada Made, Eka dan saya sendiri jika kami ingin berdoa di kamarnya yang kecil. Kami telah menyiapkan persembahan yang ditempatkan Mangku Bon di baitnya yang kecil.

Mangku Bon memberkati kami dan memberi kami sepotong benang tridatu, benang yang sama yang dia dapatkan dari gunung suci. Kami memakai gelang benang di sekitar pergelangan tangan kami.  Mangku Bon mengulangi restu ini untuk

Kadek dan teman-temannya. Kami berdiri di kaki Bukit Suci Agung dan mengambil foto. Foto berdoa di depan Agung.

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Bersama Mangku Bon

Kadek tersenyum padaku dan berkata,

 “Sharon, impianmu menjadi kenyataan” 

Saya diberkati oleh Mangku Bon di dasar gunung berapi aktif yang paling menarik di planet ini. Ini adalah perasaan damai yang luar biasa. Saya berdoa semua orang akan membaca kata-kata Mangku Bon.

Saya berdoa agar saya bisa mengikuti kebijaksanaan Mangku Bon. Mangku Bon adalah seorang petani sederhana, ayah, kakek dan petualang cinta yang suka berdoa dan bermeditasi. Dia adalah penjaga gerbang dan penjaga ke Gunung Agung Kudus kita.

Saya benar-benar percaya bahwa Mangku Bon memegang kunci yang menjawab pertanyaan yang telah kita cari. Jawaban untuk teka-teki universal disebut kehidupan.

Blessings always,

Sharon

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Mount Agung VOLCANO ERUPTION_volcanic pressure cooker

For me, presently living on the The Island of the Gods is like being on a roller coaster ride that never ends.

There are a small group of people (mainly expatriates) in Bali who have become the Island’s messenger service through facebook forums.

They take their job seriously. They are charting, noting and sharing research from various sources.

I am grateful to these hard working Community members who are passing on valuable information to the rest of us mere mortals.

I have never claimed to be an expert or a Volcanologist, in fact I have previously made claim that I hated science at school, I much preferred chatting, painting, dreaming and writing. Please check MAGMA Indonesia for official updates.

I have been blogging and vlogging about the human side effects I have been experiencing since The Big Fella started causing waves.

I felt compelled to publically share my online diary.

I have had positive feedback from readers all over the world. People are fascinated with Bali, why wouldn’t they be? We live on the most extraordinary Island in the world.

The waiting game of not knowing how long it will take for our guy to erupt and how much damage he will cause is indeed challenging. The uncertainty of having no idea when Gunung Agung will perform his final act is causing emotions to run high.

Mount Agung is not the only one building up like a pressure cooker…emotions are running high on our tiny Island.

Things seem to have intensified, insidious nasty and bitchy comments on facebook forums that would not be tolerated in a school ground are happening on Community forums here.

A war of words about what should and shouldn’t be said, written, posted and disguised.

I have been banned from two such forums as I have been accused of profiteering from one group and self promoting from another.

I feel like its groundhog day for me when on October 6 I announced my anxieties in a blog titled Why can’t people just be nice.

Some of us inhabitants left here on our tiny Island are bubbling, confronting realities and personal truths.

Some of us in business are facing moral dilemma’s daily, should we our keep staff?

Should we reduce wages?

If we sack our staff of course it will effect peoples lives. What about our own lives? How do we keep ourselves protected?

Some expats and wealthy Balinese do not have as much pressure as others. Some retirees also need not worry.

The stark reality of the impending eruption is that we have no idea when Mount Agung will perform his finale.

I have the utmost respect for the humanitarian soldiers out in the field, working tirelessly (often under personal attack).

People like Michele Yoga and her team who have persevered from the very beginning.

It has been lovely watching her progress since I wrote about her in October in a blog titled Tolerance, Messages and Signs.  Michele has been relentlessly fundraising, campaigning and collaborating with other organisations to help.

Michele has now set up a charity called Team Action for Amed, Michele and her team are truly miraculous.

In fact over the weekend a fan from the USA was so impressed with her work he decided to pack his bags and fly over to join her growing team members.

Michele is also becoming somewhat of a celebrity, over the weekend she received over 22K views on one of her live feed commentaries about Mount Agung.

Michele has not waivered in her love for Mount Agung. Like myself our obsession with The Big Fella reflects in our happy snaps below.

Beautiful Sunset taken in Amed by Michele Yoga  November 30th &  A dramatic scene I snapped yesterday December 10 near our home 

You would think it would be a simple task to advertise a good cause.

It is not.

A perfect example is a story about Kenny.

Kenny’s post was deleted from the same facebook forum that has refused to share my blogs.

Kenny was spruiking a good cause.

I don’t know the details as to why Kenny’s post was deleted, however I do know that one of the questions asked by the administrators was to list the address of the evacuation camp.

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Kenny collaborated with VisionBali and  Nyoman Danny Sridana to donate eye drops and books to Evacuees in the Red Zone.

I am so relieved that Kenny refused to answer that question as it is extremely dangerous to give out camp locations on social media. Strangely enough I didn’t know that until today.

Michele and her team made an announcement on her  page Team Action for Amed,that she had formed an alliance with Glen Hulley from Project Karma to keep evacuees safe from human trafficking and sex crimes.

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Forming an Alliance.  Michele Yoga from Team Action for Amed and Glen Hulley from Project Karma

After a couple of hours of research and messages to both Glen and Michele the stark reality of Bali’s possible future outcome for some of it’s residents became frightening.

Recently while I was sitting at the Immigration Office in Denpasar I noticed a poster warning people of the dangers of Human Trafficking.

What I am about to write about may be confronting to some, it certainly is to me.

I am talking about human lives and Children’s human rights.

In an interview on The Jakarta Globe News Channel Glen discusses with Dean Benitez the organization’s efforts to combat child trafficking and exploitation. The importance of education and awareness to prevent traffikers infiltrating Bali.

Glen has generously donated Rp4 million in goods to Team Action for Amed and will donate a further Rp3 million this coming Thursday when he visits Amed to give an educational talk to evacuees.

Afterwards they plan to have entertainment for the Children

I am talking about the Island of the Gods in crises, this issue must be discussed, it must be addressed immediately.

The reality in Bali today is that life can change in a moment. The eruption of Mount Agung is ongoing. We don’t know when or if the The Big Fella will do his final performance, maybe I wont have time to upload this blog or maybe we still be facing the unknown in months to come.

The reality we face is the here and now.

The reality we face is that people will starve, or possibly already starving?  The reality we face is that human trafficking could become a problem on our Paradise Island.

Now is the time for the holiday makers, wealthy expats and rich Balinese to share their wealth and expertise. How you may ask? Well that’s easy.

Jump on Team Action for Amed or Project Karma’s website or any of the charities I have mentioned in my previous blogs.

Call into the Fly Café on Friday night if you are in Bali and meet Kenny who will happily accept donations for eyedrops to deliver to the unofficial camps.

I am calling out to all who love Bali, dig deep and give at Christmas time.

Every little bit helps.

Blessings always,

Sharon x

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Mount Agung VOLCANO ERUPTION …. The “Big Fella” is a STAR

Our mighty Mount Agung continues to surprise us.

Living on the Island and documenting my feelings has certainly been an interesting exercise.

It’s hard to believe this is my 18th blog since my first live stream on the 24th September, 2017.

I tried to stop writing about “The Big Fella”…. (I wonder when I decided to call him that?), it is impossible though as he has enticed me hook, line and sinker.

Our Holy Gunung Agung is a powerful addictive drug and I am at his merci.

I am flattered that members on facebook groups are also using his nickname I coined affectionately “The Big Fella”.

Some argue that he is not a man, he is a woman.

Some argue that he just a bloody Volcano, why talk about him like he his is human? They may have a point, however I feel as though he is a man, just as the Balinese Hindu Religion believes he is the masculine Holy Mountain and that Mount Batur is a female because she is surrounded by water and is smaller in size.

Our man of the moment has woken us up and I am now sitting in front of the computer frantically searching, scanning, researching and seeking information.

In addition to Vlogging and hobbling beside Made (my toe is still not 100%) on our morning walks to take live footage of Mount Agung.

This week has been intense.

I believe most people here on the Island who have been following the progress closely believed our guy would have fully erupted by now. He has not.

Monday evening after scanning through my twitter feeds I discovered Mount Agung was the leading story on the The New York Times twitter feed.

I was so impressed I took a snapshot and posted it on my Instagram page.

The following morning I was sleuthing online when I discovered the source of the magnificent photograph the New York Times featured.

I also read on Made Nagi’s Instagram feed when a reporter from Reuters contacted him to ask permission to use the photograph.

What an instantaneous world we live in. I was so captivated by Made Nagi’s image which prompted me to write a caption. I felt as though Mount Agung was sending me a message.

Black and white, Hitam dan Putih, Saput Poleng, good and evil, truth and lies. I believe the answer we are looking for is hidden in our Mighty Mount Agung. Which side do you choose?

Black and white is significant in the Balinese Hindu Religion.

If you look around you will notice the black and white check cloth called Saput Poleng draped around temple, statues, trees and worn by people. The spiritual aspect of Saput Poleng signifies good and evil and somewhere in between.

The air we breathe is different now.

When Made admits there is a change in the air then I know it’s serious.

It was confronting looking at a visual of our beautiful Island covered in red when I read an article written by Earth Observatory.

I decided I should wear my mask more frequently, even on a cloudy day some satellites excel in detecting components in the atmosphere that are invisible to human eyes, such as sulfur dioxide (SO2).

I refuse to worry or give into fear, I was a smoker for years. I reckon my lungs can take toxins for a while.

I refuse to be vindicated for speaking the truth about how I feel living through this phenomenon on the most magical place on Earth.

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The most magical photo I have seen of “The Big Fella”… a true Star Photo Credit  Kyle Kesterson

The seismic monitors have been going berserk, inside the Volcano a powerful cocktail of molten rocks, fluids and gases move from deep within the earth to the top.

We have seen spectacular photographs of images showing thick plumes of steam and ash being bleached out. I have been following Dr Janine Krippner who is a Volcanologist on twitter, her fabulous description of what is transpiring on the mountain has been reported worldwide this week.

Yesterday something else emerged, there have been reports of groans and noise coming from within the creator. We have also had reports of the earth moving unlike an Earthquake. A friend posted on facebook,

“OMG Just had a burst rumble from underneath, not like anything I have felt before. Like a pressure cooker lid blowing off”

Approximately 100,000 people have been directed to leave their homes and relocate to evacuation Centers.  Kopernik, Mount Agung Emergency response fund has been set up. Please give generously.

For up to date official warnings, please go to MAGMA Indonesia.

Bali’s only airport was closed. Then it was open. I cannot report on the status of the airport or flights, everything is at our fingertips now. The answer to these questions can be found out 24 hours a day online.

The only thing we cannot find is when our “Big Fella” the star on the worldwide stage will do his final performance.

As one of my friends reminded me, in 1963 Mount Agung took 12 months to fully erupt…. is this a mini series or an epic movie?

Stay tuned.

Blessings always

Sharon x

 

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Bali Unseen

Repost from June, 2017

Okay so I am married to a Balinese man.

I live in a Balinese family compound, I live a blessed life. That is true, however my true fascination with Bali started long before I met Made.

How do I even begin to write a short article about my obsession with Bali.

Yes I have written about Bali in my memoir Scarlett Voices in the Shadows, although I have just skimmed the surface about my insatiable craving for this incredible Island.

I guess the best way to sum up my feelings at this point as I tip tap on the keyboard is to attempt writing a short fascinating, entertaining scribe about my feelings and Bali.  Although only one word sums it up:

“Niskala” the Balinese word for Unseen

Let me put it another way.  There is NO word. The addiction I have for Bali is unexplainable.   Off the top of my head here are a few examples that kind of gives you a picture.

Bali creates a feeling

Bali creates a knowing

Bali creates magic

Bali creates mystery

Bali creates fascination

This morning I felt elated after my morning walk, the natural beauty of my surrounds, the infectious smiles of the farmers in the rice field and the workers at the monkey forest.

I felt elated after witnessing what we thought were wolves in the forest.  I felt elated by the musical sounds coming from the monkeys, who were obviously as happy as we were.

I felt elated by the miraculous spectacle of Mount Agung as it was waking up, the sun rising above its vast splendor, luminating its all powerful presence.

I was going to write this blog about some of the Villagers, the farmers, or the characters we meet and talk to everyday.

I was going to write this blog about some of my experiences living amongst the many layers of my Niskala community.

I couldn’t decide, the task was too difficult.  I believe a much better idea would be if I commenced my next book about my extraordinary life living in Bali.

So I will wind up this little scribe with a short poem I wrote on Instagram after we returned home this morning.

We live in a world of magic and wonder

My affirmation this day and everyday is for love, nature and kindness to win

Its time to unite

We must dismiss fear, hatred, anger and violence

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My life has taken on a different type of rhythm since returning from Hollywood.

Only the Gods, Goddesses and my universal spiritual guides will know where my next chapter will steer me.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Blessings always

Sharon x

 

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Bali – Mount Agung VOLCANO ALERT level 3 _aerobics and jiggling chandeliers

Most mornings I crawl out of my bed at around 5.30am and walk our dogs with Made.

Some mornings I give it a miss, I justify this to myself believing that last night’s vigorous aerobic work out was enough exercise.

I was sipping my coffee, flicking through the international news on my television when the shaking started.

The quake shook my tiny house, the chandelier jiggled, the windows rattled. I was thinking,

“Wow this quake is big, maybe I should go outside?”

By the time I crawled out of bed and walked onto my balcony it had stopped.

I looked at my family who were attending to their normal activities making offerings.

They looked at me and said,

“Linuh … (pronounced linoo) the Balinese word for Earthquake”.

By the time Made returned I had scanned social media to ascertain what had just happened.

PGR 3 Bali:
An earthquake occurred with the following parameters:
Strength 5.0 SR
Date 09-Nov-17
Earthquake Time 04:54:18 WIB – Jakarta Time
Latitude 8.26 LS
Longitude 115.57 ET
Depth 10 Km
Locations:
Bali Region, Indonesia
Information:
11 km northeast of KARANGASEM-BALI
30 km northeast of BANGLI-BALI
40 km northeast of GIANYAR-BALI
60 km northeast of DENPASAR-BALI
999 km southeast JAKARTA-INDONESIA
Evaluation:
This earthquake did not trigger a tsunami

I’m not about to go into technical language as I am not an expert.

In an article written by Tempo.com, according to PVMBG Devy Kamil Syahbanam who is the Head of Mega Monitoring Division of Eastern Volcano, Devy advices that,

“ Gunung Agung has not been completed yet, there is still a lot of energy,”

Please follow the link to MAGMA Indonesia who are doing a fabulous job keeping us updated daily.

Mount Agung is still on Level 3 Alert, today’s movement may result in a new wave of sensationalism about what will happen next, or maybe not?

The “Big Fella” is consistent in keeping us bewildered.

I look back on my initial blogs and laugh. Life is exciting, I have embraced the Balinese philosophy,

Kehendak alam (the will of nature)

It’s really silly, however the Doris Day song Que Sera Sera comes to mind,

Que sera, sera

Whatever will be, will be

The future’s not ours to see

Que sera, sera

What will be, will be

Life is still the same here in Bali.

I am writing, advertising our gorgeous Villa and enjoying the quiet time here in Paradise.

I am also spending a considerable amount of my time advocating through social media.

I am bewildered about the horrendous situation that is unfolding on Manus Island where 600 men are starving because of a political nightmare, in regards to their human right to  seek asylum as described in a article written by the New York Times.

I have been following the progress of the refugees for years, admiring the humanitarian work by the not for profit organisation, ASRC, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre .

I feel an overwhelming sadness at the unfathomable circumstances that can be allowed to transpire in today’s age.
I wholeheartedly agree with Russell Crowe,

 

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Made is busy preparing for Kuningan on Saturday in addition to hosting two guests from Western Australia who have booked a spiritual tour tomorrow.

It really is a fabulous time to be here in Bali, there is always something extraordinary happening.

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There is always something extraordinary happening in Bali. Photo credit Greg Newman

Please send me an email or check my twitter updates if you have any questions.

Blessings always

Sharon x

 

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