Hello Dear Readers,
I arrived yesterday on the Big Island of Hawai’i. This was after being on planes for 11 hours, and having a total of 6 hours of layovers. Yesterday, I was exhausted toward the end of the “day” – due to my being five hours behind East Coast time in Hawai’i.
The day started out well – there was an interesting Uber trip from my sister and brother-in-law’s place to the airport. Somehow the driver and I started discussing meditation and nervous system repair. It was nice to go deeper with a relative stranger (he kept asking the questions, as he was definitely interested, so I answered him as best I could).
On the flight to Salt Lake City, I did some inner practice. That was quite interesting – having some potent visualizations in the midst of sleepy airplane environment. I saw rainbow light spreading out to everyone on the plane and everyone that we were flying over. I’m hoping (praying) it was okay to open myself to deeper practices like this amongst such a diverse group of individuals.
Then on the flight to Honolulu, I sat next to a bear of a man, a Samoan fellow. He felt like a brother immediately. We started talking about Oahu, about his family, about my work, about Hawai’i in general. I felt completely safe sitting next to him. Was he a secret protector? Or did he just have an incredibly good heart?
The big theme of the day seemed to be “The Universe wants to help you out, you just only have to ask OR simply allow abundance in.” Can I open to receive the abundance around me? Not very easily – so this is something else I want to work on these next couple weeks (or months or years honestly!). People were very friendly almost everywhere I went. If I just asked, I would get an answer. May I trust that it will be okay, approaching people with equanimity and kindness. May I be free of hope and fear!
Yes there are people having a hard time in Hawai’i. Yes, there is occasional discrimination against Haole’s (Caucasian / White people). But there is even discrimination within the Hawaiian community, they discriminate against Samoans, etc. It sounds like there is a huge divide amongst the Hawaiians (some want to succeed from the US, and others want to come together to be a more powerful force within the US state).
I could walk around in a state of fear thinking about these things. But I choose kindness, I choose to open to receive, I choose to be present to myself and my needs, and then see what I have leftover to give out to others. I choose to be discerning – knowing when and where to share my light, and when and where to keep my light skillfully hidden. I choose to ask for support from strangers (who seem friendly and safe). I choose to breath and interact with my environment – how can I open to receive and learn from other people’s gifts? How can I share my open, kind heart without being taken advantage of? May I be discerning to know these things, may I trust my gut feelings and continue to walk my path.
Thanks for joining me,