My husband and I have spent the winter renting a home in Hana, on the island of Maui. Next month we will fly back to Colorado to spend the summer at home in the mountains above Boulder. Next winter we might be in California, or Arizona, or Colorado.
Whenever I say good bye to a place or a circumstance, I take time to assess the lessons learned before I take flight. Here’s what I’m taking away from this incredible place in the world:
Mockups do come in
Yes, I worked the energy of my desire to spend the winter in Hana. Read about mock-ups here: Mock Ups. Everything in our life – even far -fetched dreams like spending seven months on a tropical island – all start on the energetic level. Often we focus on the action items, and those are important. But truly being able to “have” your dream is the key. I tapped, blew roses and generally stood fast against my inner critic and those outside “who do you think you are” energies. My message to you is this: If I can do it, so can you. Reach for your dreams – go BIG! It’s possible to live life the way you want to – honest!
The grass is not always greener
I have to laugh at myself. Yes, even here among the palm trees and turquoise blue ocean waves there are ripples of discontent. Geckos, cane spiders, and centipedes are prevalent. And annoying! I’m blowing roses every day in an attempt to keep myself in amusement and full of gratitude for all the beautiful things that are Hana. I’m practicing patience and loving-kindness as I wipe Gecko poop trails from my kitchen counter. I’m attempting to remain calm as a centipede travels the same path my bare feet walked two minutes ago. And I’m trying to be in amusement (notice the trying part) as a cane spider the size of a can of tuna slithers across my dining room curtains. I miss my mountains where bugs and lizards remain on the outside of my living space. Paradise is not without its nuisances that’s for sure.
Deep bows of gratitude to the Internet!
Both my husband and I continued to keep up our full-time work schedules during this time away. So our days are full of phone calls, emails, and everyday work-related concerns. Here, I write my blog posts from a screened in porch overlooking the ocean. The constant sound of the waves crashing against the shore penetrate my soul and my writing. My book Tame Your Inner Critic was released this past month, and I’ve finished the draft of my second book, Walking In Grace. Even with slower internet speeds and intermittent electrical outages, I’ve found a way to stay connected to my “other life”. I am in constant gratitude to this world of wireless communication, Skype and Google chat. It’s a great time to be alive!
Grounding into a new energy is not always easy, peasy
I’m having a hard time holding my space here. My grounding cord is not as solidly planted as I would like. The energy here is different from my Colorado mountains. It’s more ethereal, watery, and airy. When I run my earth and cosmic energy every day, I’m adding more earth energy to the blend. That’s helped some. I’ve also added some grounding cords to my feet to help me feel solidly rooted and secure.
Aloha is alive and blooming in Hana
The Aloha Spirit is hard to define to a “mainlander”. But to me it is a connection of you as Spirit to the land and to your community. It is a way of life. In every action, every thought, there is a profound respect for the earth, for friends and family, and for self. The Aloha International Organization says this about Aloha,
In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just “hello” or “goodbye” or “love.” Its deeper meaning is “the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo).” As you share this energy, you become attuned to the Universal Power that the Hawaiians call mana. And the loving use of this incredible Power is the secret for attaining true health, happiness, prosperity, and success.
I’ve been welcomed into this community of people who celebrate true Aloha in all aspects of their life, and I’ve been so very blessed.
Mahalo to Hana – I will take you with me whenever I travel. The joyful sharing of life energy in the present -Aloha!
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