A Mystic in Paradise, Part One, Committing to Myself

Hello Dear Readers,

I am planning to fly to Hawai’i in November to visit my place of birth, along with see some family and take a nice vacation. Oh, and I plan to meditate and do yoga on both Oahu and the Big Island (Hawai’i).

Am I a mystic? Do I lead a mystical life? Yes and yes I think. According to this definition from the American Heritage Dictionary, I seem to qualify.



  1. Of or relating to mysticism or mystics.
  2. Deeply or mysteriously spiritual; mystical.
  3. Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices.

I have been extremely fortunate in meeting and working with incredible heart teachers, Tibetan Lamas (who are some of the greatest heart teachers of all), bodywork masters, trauma resolution experts and more.

In spite of being a mystic, and having met with and attended, been mentored by incredible heart teachers, I am still quite fallible! As Mars is stationing to go retrograde (speaking Astrology talk now), I am noticing delusions of grandeur creeping in. This is aided and abetted by Mars squaring my Sun and opposing my Natal Neptune – in other words, I am squarely in the Neptune muck. Rose-colored glasses, illusions of having big energy to accomplish huge things, and delusions of being recognized as special and meeting my super-inspiring soul partner are all regular occurrences these days.

Yes, I am going back to Hawai’i, back to the land of my birth. I don’t know what to expect, considering I have been away for 10 years. I would normally go back much more frequently (I used to go every 3 – 5 years), but I was deeply involved in two relationships in that decade, I tried to attend Nursing School (got halfway through it before Lyme disease told me I had better stop), I completed massage school and then SEP training… so I have been busy!

Oh – and I was hoping and waiting for someone special to take back to Hawai’i with me. I would love to experience the tropical paradise through someone else’s eyes, vicariously appreciating the beauty and majesty that are the islands of the Rainbow State. Alas, I am currently single and awaiting someone who is very inspiring and who puts their spiritual practice first and foremost as well. And after 10 years, I will be seeing much of Hawai’i anew.

Just in case you want some special mystical thoughts, here are a few: I am committing to doing some form of yoga daily. Yes, I have pretty much done that for the past 15 years. But I am resolving to put my yoga practice (yoga looks like many things btw) first. Self care (IMHO) is not something we can do merely an hour a day. It requires a 24 / 7 commitment. It becomes a lifestyle. This might be my health issues speaking. I don’t have any Lyme disease symptoms anymore – but that took a drastic overhaul of my diet, doing Qigong for three hours / day for six months, and a potent herbal protocol to wrestle with the pesky spirochete bacteria. So I don’t have a choice – either take extremely good care of myself and find contentment in life, or allow some things to slide and watch as some symptoms start creeping back in and affecting my life.

Yoga means union or unity. Union with what? I believe it means union with Source connection. Union with the Breath of Life. Union with the Health Which is Never Lost. That is what I am going for. I just have to watch out for these darned delusions of grandeur. Should I have a big ambitious intention while I guard my mind? I say Yes!

Thank you for starting this journey with me!

Kirby Moore

konchog chakchen


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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