a mystic in paradise, part six, Taking in Nourishment

Continuing yesterday’s long day… I left Volcanoes National Park and drove mainly downhill to Pahala. This is a small town which used to be a huge sugar cane plantation – meaning it has shrunk over the years. I went there because I wanted to visit Wood Valley Temple. This is a small, yet gorgeous TibetanContinue reading “a mystic in paradise, part six, Taking in Nourishment”

A Mystic in Paradise, pt 5.5, Impermanence up close and personal

Hello Dear Ones, Today was a long one… if you are keeping track, I awoke at 4:45 am. Unable to go back to sleep, I did some yoga for the liver and gall bladder meridians. That is really good stuff – from Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers. I’m still feeling in the IT bands (runningContinue reading “A Mystic in Paradise, pt 5.5, Impermanence up close and personal”

A Mystic in Paradise, pt five, Dream Work & Jet Lag

Hello Dear Readers, I got to do some potent dreamwork. That is one of my intentions for being here on the Big Island. Of course, that means I woke up at 2:30 (having had a juicy dream to sit with and massage the meaning out of). Then I didn’t go back to sleep… until 5Continue reading “A Mystic in Paradise, pt five, Dream Work & Jet Lag”

Mystic in Paradise, pt four, Let Yourself Receive

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 dayContinue reading “Mystic in Paradise, pt four, Let Yourself Receive”

a mystic in paradise, part 3.5, apologies

Local spirits, ancestors, beings unknown and unseen, I apologize for my traumatized white ancestors. I apologize for a trauma-oriented culture of taking what doesn’t belong to me, of assuming that I can take what I want, assuming that I know what is best, assuming that my needs take precedence over my neighbors and the land.Continue reading “a mystic in paradise, part 3.5, apologies”

A mystic in paradise, pt 3, no longer secret intentions

Hello Dear Ones, Here are some intentions I plan to hold while in Hawaii (go back and view the previous three posts for more on my trip, thoughts, and ruminating). While I have a ton of maturing and growth yet to do, I have already completed a good amount. In order to keep in touchContinue reading “A mystic in paradise, pt 3, no longer secret intentions”

A Mystic in Paradise, part 2.5, Deep Respect

Hello Dear Ones, If you are keeping track of these posts, you will know I am heading to Hawai’i soon. I am quite excited about this, and honestly, a little nervous. I have not flown since 2017… and certainly not since Covid’s shenanigans! I spoke to a friend recently, whose opinions I deeply respect. TheyContinue reading “A Mystic in Paradise, part 2.5, Deep Respect”

A Mystic in Paradise, part two, Finding Paradise Within

Hello Dear Readers, Writing this still a month ahead of time of my trip to Hawai’i, perhaps I am beginning to realize paradise is where you make it. I am very fortunate to be a member of a dynamic meditation group. Each week we explore one of many spiritual avenues – shamanic journeying, 5-element TaoistContinue reading “A Mystic in Paradise, part two, Finding Paradise Within”

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?Continue reading “A Mystic in Paradise, Part One, Committing to Myself”

Discussion on New Moon in Sagittarius

Hello Dear Ones, Emily Lamoureux and I are going to be leading a talk on the New Moon in Sag. on Monday November 21st at 7 pm Eastern time. It will be live, online, on Zoom. I will post the link soon. The recording will be available within a week after our live talk. InContinue reading “Discussion on New Moon in Sagittarius”