Aloha Ke 'Ākua! Māhālo nūi lōa for visiting Nā Hālau ʻĀha Hūi Lanakila!
We established our Sanctuary for the exploration and awakening of consciousness, the unfolding of our collective creative and healing potential and realisation of our essential Unity.
Embracing a forest and freshwater lakes, our grounds provide a perfect atmosphere for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit.
Our teachings arise out of direct experience of awakened awareness and emanates the untamable fragrance of freedom whilst radically embracing the mystery and mess of human existence. Our invitation is for you to open to the fullness of life, to say YES to the totality of your experience and to meet reality with radical compassion. Our doors are an open invitation to all who seek authentic freedom and are willing to meet heart to heart in honest and open inquiry.
We were taught that the goal of life is to move through life walking up the mountain of experiences with your Aloha, your Bowl of Light. Life is filled with lessons to learn and teaching moments along the way. When you become angry or jealous, you drop those stones into your bowl of light and those rocks cause leaks in your Mana-sacred power. When your bowl becomes filled with stones, you become a stone that cannot grow. No Aloha! The solution is that at any moment, you can turn your bowl upside down emptying these stones out of your bowl to naturally refill it with YOUR golden light -- your natural Aware and Awakened state of Aloha, your natural state of Divinity. This is the power of Pure Aloha: an Awakened Heart Awakens the Mind.
Awakening hinges on your genuine desire for the discovery of your true nature. If it is to flower in you, you must truly want liberation from everything that is false in you, you must want to give yourself totally to the inquiry into what is true beyond all inherited concepts, ideas and beliefs.
The purpose of our teachings is to ignite this wanting in you. When the flame of this desire becomes an untamable fire, it flips a switch inside of you and the direction of your destiny is irrevocably altered. It’s like turning on the light only to discover that you are this light. This in itself is extra-ordinary: even though you may have heard the words a thousand times, nothing can prepare you for the naked reality that is revealed.
And yet the living experience of this revelation is very ordinary: you have simply re-discovered the innocent wholeness of your essential nature. It’s the you that never was and never will be separate from anything at all. This discovery is the end of suffering and the beginning of freedom.
But awakening is just the beginning. The adventure begins, not in the rarified atmosphere of transcendence, but in the midst of the chaos of life. And living the truth of awakening has perhaps never been more of an imperative than in today’s rapidly changing world.
The invitation is for you to awaken to the pristine perfection of your inner light and then to fully embody and express this light amidst the mystery and mess of human existence.
Come join us!
Do not be discouraged if it seems that your light is not accepted by those about you. That which is upon the surface is an illusion. The energetic work that you do is as it is, and it is not necessary for any to be aware that you are doing this work. It is not necessary for people around you to respond or seem to accept you as you would hope to be responded to and accepted. It is only necessary that you do the work, that you keep your body, your mind, and your spirit in enough balance that energy may flow through and not be stuck in this or that place, or overstimulated so that there is a distortion because of that hectic energy of overstimulation. Realize that the spiritual path is one which extends throughout the incarnation, moment by moment, and unexciting chore by unexciting chore. There is no life which is nothing but the glitter and the sheen of holiday times and mountaintop moments. Realize too that by connecting with those around you who are of a like mind you are helping them and you are allowing them to offer their love offerings to you also. But be steadfast in those situations which do not seem to be so full of love. Allow yourself to be the love that is brought to that meeting, to that moment, to that situation. And if, for some reason, you are flagging and your emotions are tumbled and you are weary, reach out and allow someone to give to you that which you have so often given to others.
I have to give a huge shout out to a couple of friends on this killer recipe – to Tony, who inspired me with his fish dish (which has ALL of the things – snapper, shrimp and crab), and to Carolyn, the super awesome fisher-woman who recently gifted me what I believe to be ALL of the rockfish in the ocean that day. But, she knows that no fish goes to waste on my watch. Thanks fish fairy! Hope you like the fish dish!
4 cups rice pilaf (I usually make my own but Rice a Roni or even Spanish rice is fine – just make sure it has flavor – plain white rice won’t do) Fish filet, skinned (today I’m using rockfish but anything will do) 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced bell pepper (any color) 3 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob 3 cups…
He received a gift, when a little boy. Two little parrots, male and female. Perhaps to distract the young boy from a distant, cold mother, and a friendly step-father whom did not share any affection in-between each other. The mother wanted a father for the boy, so she married again after the boy’s father left her when the boy was three years of age. The boy oft stared at the parrots, and invented conversations they had in-between each other.
Brutus, the male parrot was grey-blue-yellowish, the damsel parrot, Caecilia was nearly all yellow with hints of blue.
Brutus thus said: Caecilia, don’t you think that his mother should not be coldly silent, when she wants to punish the boy, is it not too cruel?
Caecilia: Ah, ah, but she lost her own love a long time ago, she hated the little boy, because she sees his father in him.
Mental, spiritual, physical and emotional clarity all balance our being to become more aligned to our path and helps us go forward with our intentions and soul’s calling. This is the path of observing, without becoming. Of course, initially, it is natural to shift our balance and react on any of the above levels and situations and events in the human experience. This is a part of the human experience and this lifetime. How we move on from the initial reaction is what we can consciously choose, from the perspective of the observer and the seer.
To study thyself, is to study life and all of the Universe. When you realize that all that is happening around you is part of a grander plan, you can surrender to your path, not becoming one with changes and shifts that occur at all times. It is like observing the whole ocean and being aware that every ripple and wave is a part of a greater whole that makes up All. Thereby we move from duality to non-duality.
Agony now, agony hereafter, the wrong-doer suffers agony in both worlds. Agonized now by the knowledge that one has done wrong, one suffers more agony, gone to a state of woe. Rejoicing now, rejoicing hereafter, the doer of wholesome actions rejoices in both worlds. Rejoicing now in the knowledge that one has acted rightly, one rejoices more, gone to a state of bliss.
Dhammapada 1.17, 1.18 The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka
I am a Sophian soul, manifesting as a human being. I am currently a citizen of the Multiverse. I am a disciple of the symmetry of Ultimate Reality. Consequently, I have the rights and privileges of a cosmic being and a citizen of the manifolds of the Cosmos, fully recognizing the diversity, multiplicity and infinity of the Cosmic Ensemble, and its capacity to express and evolve all forms of Life. […]
Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā. Manasā ce paduṭṭhena bhāsati vā karoti vā, tato naṃ dukkhamanveti cakkaṃva vahato padaṃ.
Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā. Manasā ce pasannena bhāsati vā karoti vā, tato naṃ sukhamanveti chāyāva anapāyinī.
Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with an impure mind one performs any action of speech or body, then suffering will follow that person as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draught animal. Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with a pure mind one performs any action of speech or body, then happiness will follow that person as a shadow that never departs.
Dhammapada 1.1, 1.2 The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka
Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi! Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi. Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ. Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ; taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā.
O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving.
Dhammapada 11.154 The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
After the heavy MARS-SATURN square August 24 the energy shifts completely today. What a difference a day makes!
For the next few days August 25-August 29 there are some major harmonious aspects.
August 25 as Moon shifts to Sagittarius our mood is upbeat optimistic, honest, adventurous, good-humoured. We need space, Social Distancing, works well under a Sagittarius Moon ruled by expansive JUPITER.
VENUS in CANCER opposite JUPITER in CAPRICORN @ 17+ degrees
August 25 one of the finest days of the year as love and feel good solid vibes balance each other out.
VENUS the planet who is the Goddess of love, beauty, harmony, women, and creativity opposite JUPITER the expansive feel good, upbeat planet brings goodness, and blessings to women, relationships and points out the need to nurture yourself especially in your home and with your tummy.
This is a very fertile bountiful energy for women trying to get…