Are Stones Blocking Your Light ?

Posted August 27, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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A few weeks ago I saw this photo on Facebook with a title ‘The Weight of Grief’, My eyes widened with my immediate thought of “Wow, what a powerful image of the crippling, debilitating impact of holding on to ‘old mental/emotional stuff’, and the Stones analogy of The Bowl of Light”. Whilst I didn’t read… Read more »

Spiritual Arrogance

Posted June 29, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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There is no APP for spiritual growth. There is no quick fix or fast track to enlightenment. Over my 30 years of working with clients, I have seen it all. I have had to help ‘undo’ complications, afflictions, disorders and problems that people have experienced by trying to fast-track their path to spiritual enlightenment.  … Read more »

Pele is Dancing

Posted May 27, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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This week last year I was on Moku O Keawe (Big Island), in Puna, preparing the way for the start of the Cultural Immersion Retreat. How different the landscape is 12 months on. I have had numerous significant, momentous, impactful and ‘chicken skin’ moments during my many Hawaiian sojourns. Those involving the Goddess Pele being… Read more »

As Youʻre Not Teaching Anymore…..

Posted April 15, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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… was the opening line from an haumana to me some months ago. Although my brain was going “HUH?  WHAT, SERIOUSLY??”, 😳 I maintained my alohapono ʻpoker faceʻ, along with a not- so-obvious deep intake of the HA and replied in an indirect fashion while my brain caught up with this curious perception.   It’s interesting… Read more »

Whatʻs In A Name?

Posted February 28, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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I have been gifted two Hawaiian inoa (names). As with all Hawaiian names there is the ʻsurfaceʻ meaning and then the many layers of kaona (hidden meaning). HaʻaoLakaināpali : Laka dances on the cliffs This can be seen simply as Laka: Goddess of love, hula and forest plants, dances on the cliffs. Namakanaokalani: one who… Read more »

Can You See The Island?

Posted February 15, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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In traditional voyaging, it is said a navigator has ‘pulled an island from the sea’ when he or she guides the canoe to land beyond the horizon. Navigators of the traditional, ancient ways are able to see further and in ways that others cannot – thus inspiring their crew to find courage and venture into the… Read more »

Shifting Energies of the New Year

Posted December 27, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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As we head toward the completion of each year, we are provided with an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been,  as well as the energies of the new year to come.   It’s a time of KOHO  ( CHOICES ).   What people, places, situations, ways of behaving, thinking, speaking, patterns, old… Read more »

So You Have Found Your Voice….

Posted December 19, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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So you have found your voice……………. but have you read the instruction manual and learnt how to operate it skillfully? Over the last few of months a phrase that has been shared frequently is “I have found my voice.” Ok, so what does that mean? Finding one’s voice and learning to Communicate with aloha and in… Read more »

Cultural Immersion Insights

Posted July 24, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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      Organising Cultural Immersion Retreats is a hana aloha, labour of love always for me. There are the obvious aspects of accommodation and transport. There’s the months of connecting with, building and ho’omalama (nurturing) aloha and pono relationships with various Kumu and Kupuna. There’s the hilina’I (trust) that the schedule and the people will… Read more »

Superhero Undies, Eveready Bunny & Aloha ♥

Posted February 12, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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It’s not often that I sit back from my computer and say a humbling, heartfelt ‘WOW’, and I’m feeling very grateful that today was one of them. The last week had been one that had resulted in me taking many a deep HA breath and exclaiming “Geez, there sure is something going on in the… Read more »

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