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!
You are doing your best. You came so far and sometimes you just need to pause for a moment and acknowledge yourself. Look at what you overcame. Look at how strong you are. Look at how better you’re doing. The end of anything is the beginning of something greater. If you spend more time acknowledging how magnificent and magical you are, you’ll get out of the fears and overthinking of what’s next. Next is greater. In every moment you’re evolving. Sometimes you might experience challenges that feel like a part of you is coming to an end but it’s needed. You’re evolving spiritually. You’re awakening. You’re realizing so much about yourself, who you really are, and what you deserve. In that transformation phase it can feel heavy or even uncomfortable. It’s not avoiding everything, but rather not being defined by anything. It is happening, what now? Smile about that. Release the need to control everything. That’s a safety mechanism to keep yourself the same when in a blink of an eye you can be living, feeling, and experiencing all that you have dreamed of. Familiarity creates repetition and that can feel comfortable. However, change doesn’t mean an end. It means a new experience. New feelings. New adventures. New things to learn. For once feel a moment of letting go of all control. Breathe. You don’t have to fully understand why and when. How and timing. You just need to allow and believe. Dream and imagine. Trust and pray. Be grateful for who you are. You are magnificent. Magical. Powerful. Gifted. Special. You are loved! You are whole! You are complete as you are. Nothing can be added or taken away. You just realize this throughout life and things get more joyful. You learn to accept, love, and appreciate yourself which expands your heart. It starts with you. I’m just here to remind you that you are okay and that it is okay. Be patient and loving to yourself. Give yourself credit because you are truly strong. Your past shows that. Nothing can break you. Gather yourself up and claim your divine truth right now.
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