“Mermaids possess the love, innocence, and empathy of the water element that is missing from the human conscience. Without it, humans feel half dead. And so they take risks that threaten their own existence. They need constant excitement and external stimulation to cover up that numbness they feel inside. They are unable to appreciate and protect with nurturing love the wonder and beauty of life that is around us. Obsessed with acquiring knowledge, power, and technology, they are unable to change themselves, only the outer world.”
– William Mistele, from Four Days with a Mermaid
There’s something different about Kauai, the Garden Isle. It’s the northern-most Hawaiian island that is not overdeveloped or very corporatized. There is a law that no building may be higher than a coconut tree, and therefore no high-rise buildings or resorts. There are many stunning beaches, like Secret Beach above, and the most coastline of beaches of all the Hawaiian islands. Before I even landed on Kauai, I could feel her nurturing presence beckoning me to explore, to swim in her waters, and tread lightly on her shores.
Many healers are drawn here. The island is brimming with lush tropical plants, colorful flowers, and warm crystal blue-green waters. The stunning waterfalls and rainbows evoke enchantment and magic, as well as the majestic cliffs of the mountains. There is something special in the air, the way the warm breeze caresses your skin, in the way the sun illuminates and transforms into blazing golden sunsets. Here the goddess is revered for her abundant, rampant beauty. She also commands respect, yielding the mysterious power to create, destroy and transform.
Creativity and sensual power can be unlocked through free movement and dance, enlivening the body and opening energetic channels on all levels. Moving freely embodies the element of water, ever flowing, never stagnant. To grow stagnant is to become blocked. Your creative power and inner wisdom require an open, clear channel in order to flow. Spending time near bodies of water will remind you of life’s changing quality. Nothing stays the same for long. Part of our lesson is learning to flow rather than fighting the current, which depletes our power and effectiveness.
I invite you to embody the flowing, receptive element of water by tuning into your body, allowing it to move naturally in a way that feels sensual and juicy. Turn on your favorite music, jam out or go see some live music. Listen to the beat, allowing it to wash over you, feeling the physical sensations in your body. Turn off the ego-mind that seeks to judge and compare, simply allowing it to take a backseat to the moment. Settling into the heart and body, dancing will activate your root and sacral chakras, grounding you and unlocking your inner creative power.
Move in whatever ways feel natural for you! I love to swim, hike, practice yoga, or hula-hoop! Notice if parts of your body feel heavy or blocked, inviting energy to that area through gentle movement. Ecstatic dance and free movement are an amazing tools for awakening goddesses who are coming into their power and leaving behind cultural paradigms that have restricted the expression of our sensuality and Divine feminine power. Dancing moves stagnant energy by increasing circulation and oxygenating the entire body. Leave behind any self-consciousness or judgement as you honor your beautiful curves. Your body is a temple and a vessel of the Divine. Treat it was the love and care it desires, simply tune in!
Aloha and blessings from Kauai ~
While on the magical island of Maui, I took a Reiki II course which further opened my capacity to heal myself and others. It is an initiation which signifies commitment to my unfolding journey and desire to assist others in opening up to their own healing capacity. When I received the energetic codes that open one to Reiki II, I felt an emotional release within my physical heart, later moving into the center of the chest, the heart chakra, to be integrated. It was a beautiful experience to let go of the stagnant energy I was holding on to, opening to greater and greater levels of light.
With my certification, I am now able to send Reiki at a distance. As a humble channel, I am the conduit for this intelligent, harmonizing life-force energy. Everybody experiences it differently. I experience Reiki as a soft, warm, serene feeling that is like being enveloped in a comforting embrace. It is peaceful, flowing wherever it is most needed, working on the subtle layers of the energetic body, as well as the mental, emotional, and physical aspects.
I invite you to experience the harmonization and activation that Reiki has to offer. By filling out the form below, you will receive a free distance Reiki healing session if you book by October 31, 2014. You can also set an intention for healing. It may be a relationship or a situation in any area of your life.
Sending you lots of love and aloha from Hawaii.
The ocean is my essence, flowing in, through, and around me. My tears are drops in the salty ocean. My body is one with the currents and ripples of the sea and the bubbly crashing waves. A deep inner call exists, to merge back with all that is, to share the experience of duality and separation. Fully integrating the depths of this experience, knowing that I agreed to partake in this human life, this game, this gift. The journey from separation back to the wholeness of Oneness. Connecting with all of nature, my true essence, that I can never be truly separate from. In my heart I feel the peace and calm of the ever flowing waters. Ripples, tides, and waves, caressing the shores and every inch of this earth. I am not separate from it. I never was.