Bali is a vortex of higher spiritual energies, a sacred place to seek enlightenment.
I often wonder if the new age folks here in Bali (to use a catch-all term for a wide spectrum of somewhat similar beliefs and practices) really understand what Bali Hinduism is about. Siva is the main deity, with emphasis on local gods and spirits and demons, lots of blood sacrifices, continual struggle to keep good and evil in balance. There isn’t exactly a surplus of good energies. And here are all these strangers and visitors sucking up what good energies there are, making it harder work for the Balinese to keep things in balance.
One way to look at it.
I bet if one did a study on the progress of those seeking spiritual progress and enlightenment in Bali, compared to seekers in, oh, London or Sydney or Le Mars, Iowa, one would find no difference.