December 11, 2017 – continuing to blow a bit of ash to the east to the ocean. (We are far to the west, of course.)
December 9, 2017
Mr Agung is letting off a little steam and smoke. No ash here at Bali Silent Retreat. Mulberries, Ginger, and staff are happy.
(View of mountain was taken today from the south east side, near the village of Jasri, close to Mt. Agung)
December 4, 2017
Mount Agung is still sputtering and spitting out a slow cold lava flow. No ash here at Bali Silent Retreat. Airport is open. To check airport status in the future: https://www.balliairport.com/fllight-status-arrivals-departures/
Notes from Emerald Starr of Village Jasri, East Bali, near volcano:
Vulcanologists are baffled by Agung’s behavior. According to experts, Agung is not acting like other same-type volcanoes in Indonesia. The Balinese believe it’s because of all the prayers and deep connection they have with the Niskala (unseen) dimension.
The volcano is filled with powerful forces, just like our souls. We can direct them in healing or destructive ways, just like Mt Agung. Volcanic ash provides essential nutrients for life; small amounts are beneficial, large amounts are toxic for a period of time until it can be dispersed & assimilated. This is similar to human emotions.
Agung is a vent for some of the most powerful forces of nature. In our meditations we can draw upon this awesome energy to support our evolution and awakening consciousness. Imagine a funnel above your head pouring these universal forces into your third eye & heart.
December 2, 2017
Mount Agung is belching some ash and spitting out a slow cold lava flow. Ubud reports a bit of ash. Airport has been closed a few days due to ash. We do not have any ash here at Bali Silent Retreat, as it just keeps raining and raining in the afternoons, as well as, we are far to the west of the volcano. But if the ash arrives here, we have protocols in place, with masks and daily cleaning processes.