When I recently drew the blessing card called Purpose~I read it thoughtfully and began to wonder! It said: “A master is motivated by the meaning of their life and will persevere regardless of all obstacles. A master doesn’t deviate.” I began thinking about the nature of purpose, motivation, commitment, and overcoming obstacles. In one’s life there exist different levels of purpose. In one respect, we have our physical goals and purpose~i.e. to have a satisfying career, faithful friends, a supportive living environment, a healthy body, and maybe even a decent bank account! In Hindi, the word- lokik relates to all things material, i.e. our outer world. When it comes to lokik goals,pursuits, and responsibilities, they are varied and unique depending on one’s specific interests, talents, family conditioning and upbringing, education, and other worldly factors that have influenced one’s development.
When it comes to spiritual goals and aims, the Hindi language has another word that is used exclusively when referring to one’s spiritual life or inner world. That word is “alokik”. When it comes to spirituality, or inner aspirations, a constant of almost all people if they take the time to wonder is the question – Who am I? The answer to this question must be broad enough to be independent of the changing roles one has in the course of their life as they journey from an infant to the grave. Another spiritual purpose for many is to discover their own personal connection to the Creator, the One Above, the Universe, or whatever name one gives to that All-powerful Force.
At the lovely age of “60 something”, I had gleaned from life personally fulfilling and universal answers to both of these questions. The quest for the answers intensified as I approached the age of retirement~when there was space in life away from the immediate demands of family, work, and friends to give time to the inner world. I am now in a position and place in life where I have the tools to share with others to assist them on the inner journey. Perhaps you are now becoming aware that as a result of your perception of yourself and others, as simply lokik human beings, with lokik mindsets, chances are that your spiritual or alokik nature has become buried and unaccessible under the burden and overload of impressions and imprints of “the world which has been too much with us”. This happens due to karmic relationships, poor choices, harmful situations, and traumatic events that have distracted us and /or blocked our ability to access our truth.
I offer folks different opportunities to clarify their lokik as well as alokik purpose and meaning in life. I’ve synthesized through my own ongoing journey over the last 21 years while living on the island of Kauai a process of Spiritual Empowerment that I share with others. This process includes deep listening, writing, meditating, and silence to assist you in unlocking your doors of perception into the wonderful truths about your own essential nature which can lead you to embodying your true Self.
What better time, than the present unprecedented times of “lock down” and social distancing to dive deep into the wonder of the Self.
Contact me @ 808-639-9436 for a free 30 minute session of Spiritual Empowerment.
As well as this, I facilitate a small group experience called “The Art of Stillness” each Thursday from 4p.m. to 6p.m. Hawaii Time. Call me at (808) 639-9436 to learn more about this experience and how to join us!
With Divine Love and Respect for Who You Truly Are,
One of the many benefits of meditation is that through daily meditation one carves out time and space away from the drama of life. This one aspect of switching out of the limited, everyday world of involvements with people, places, and things into the inner world allows the unlimited self to feel into new attitudes, reflections, and perspectives that will color and shape your outer world. This is an ultimate form of creativity. This is a space to reflect upon your life goals not just projects, career, and health, but to discern what is your ultimate course for happiness, eternal happiness. What is the highest aim you have for yourself, the soul, the cosmic navigator of your life. What direction will set you on your course for ultimate, everlasting happiness…
A great example of our time is the Dali Lama who says that “kindness is his religion”. This is the rudder of his ship that keeps his thoughts, words, and deeds on course. Your aim or goal may start out as simple as that. Meditation will assist you in staying true to your aim. For as you accumulate time in reflection and meditation, your thoughts will continue to decrease and slow down and you will see what patterns have been set in place that no longer usher you into the right seat. When this begins to happen, you are in a better place to change the old patterns and create new habits that put you into the seat of self-determination, self-respect, and sovereignty.
At the end of the day – check inside and see how this day added to or detracted from your feelings of positivity and wellness. Where were you on course, where did you go off course… What situations, people, or tasks contributed to achieving your aim and which didn’t. Keep an account, just as a successful business must keep accounts of profit and loss to stay out of the “red”. Shakespeare said in one of his great plays: “All’s Well that Ends Well”. At the end of every day, ask yourself, did this day add to my account of joy or did it add to my account of sorrow? Use this end of the day reflection as a rudder to gauge what adjustments you can make to create more joy than sorrow tomorrow! Adjustments usually involve attitude…what attitudes will I cultivate to arrive at my destination at the end of the day successfully…
To be successful at this, you must be willing to see yourself.
Ask yourself, am I willing to look into the mirror of my own heart?
If you are hesitant about looking at yourself…ask yourself another question: would I rather listen to my conscience/heart or to the ego?
Granted, it isn’t always easy to look at ourselves. It’s much easier to see the faults of others, isn’t it? Practically speaking, there’s not much chance that you can change anyone else. Therefore you may as well love yourself enough to make the changes in you that will bring joy and contentment.
When you have mercy and love for yourself, it makes it okay to see what mistakes are going on and to share them with a Higher Power, the One who has an overview of the situation and who has your best interests at heart! Stay honest, clear your heart each night, and see how you will attract a shower of Divine Love and assistance as you open up each night. This kind of love makes the impossible possible.
Talk to yourself sweetly: assure yourself that “I believe in Love and I believe I can change”. Then you can do what is good for the soul. Be willing to let the ego die and do what’s good for the soul!
Doing what is good for the soul can feel like a blow to the ego. In your meditations, practice being the witness, ie. the detached and loving observer. The muscle of awareness or the consciousness of being the observer, the loving witness will become stronger than the ego as it is practiced in meditation. This awareness is your true power and will begin to be activated and available when you are in action during the day. As you witness yourself as you act through the body, each day… as you become the observer and the doer at the same time, self-checking becomes automatic and natural.
While each individual’s aim or ultimate goal for themselves will be unique to them, a common denominator for all souls at this time is to reduce the amount of negativity in their lives in favor of creating more positivity.
A simple nightly ritual to help you with this process is to have the determined thought to let go of a weakness that you are aware of and to replace it with avirtue. This ritual can help turn the negative behavior around. For example, if you wish to let go of arrogance and its offshoots, a virtue to replace it with could be sweetness, cooperation, or humility. Rather than focus on the negative feelings and obstacles that arrogance has brought into your day, use your imagination to bring into your feelings what it could feel like to act sweetly, cooperatively, or humbly.
You may even wish to replay a scene from your day which didn’t turn out well. See yourself replacing the old, weakening behavior pattern that emerged with its opposite…replace the arrogance with humilty, the anger with understanding and care, or the hurt or disappointment with a feeing of empowerment. Enjoy this contemplation. Anchor in to the new feelings that may emerge, allow new patterns of response to come into play. This is using the same visualisation technique that successful athletes use regularly and frequently before a practice, a game or a match. As well as physically practicing the skills of their sport, successful athletes will also ‘see’ themselves going through the motions in detail. It all happens in the mind first. They see themselves playing the game successfully and then they go out and play to win! This is a great technique that you can use to your advantage during your nightly checking and in morning meditation as you set the tone of the day!
This is a wonderful opportunity to remind yourself that life itself can be seen as a game and that you are a player, an actor who is playing a part. To play your part well, takes knowledge, love, determination, and lots of practice. Be gentle and kind with yourself and the other players you encounter in this game of life.
Another end of the day reflection is to recognize what judgments or criticisms you imposed upon yourself and/or others today . Also check to see what judgments or criticisms were received by you from others. In order to sleep with a clean and happy heart, visualise bathing it all away in a pristine pool or under a waterfall. Clean yourself in this way until you are left with only pure feelings of compassion for yourself and others.
A powerful mantra that can be done seperately or in conjunction with the ‘bathing visualisation is: I am a pure soul and So-and-so (the soul that disturbed you) is also a pure soul. Repeat it as many times as needed til it feels real and true and your negative thoughts/feelings have been washed away, transformed.
Be creative as you gain ease and success with your nightly ritual. Take up different themes. For example, you may wish to bathe in the Ocean of Contentment and release all uncomfortable, unsatisfying feelings, complaints, and nagging inner voices. As a soul, you are unlimited. Whatever you focus upon will increase. What will it be…contentment or discontentment… love or hurt…the choice is ultimately yours.
Self-checking is about lightning up and feeling great, not about blaming yourself (or others) or feeling guilty.
Let your nightly reflections be your rudder moving you easily to the shores of happiness, lightness, love, well-being and success
The Divine Gardner says, ‘become a fragrant flower‘. There are many kinds of flowers- there is the rose, then there is also the flower that has no beauty or smell that grows in the wild.
A garden is small, He says, a jungle is large. The garden is carefully tended to by the gardener. It has beautiful flowers that spread their fragrance everywhere, they bring happiness to those who see them. A garden is free from thorns because thorns bring sorrow, flowers bring happiness.
Am I a fragrant flower?
Fragrance comes from purity – in thought, word, action and intent. Where there is purity, there is happiness, contentment, peace. Why? Because I am successful. People think success is dependent on others liking me or what I do. Actually, the Divine Friend says, success is based on intent. If your intention is pure, you are already successful. Then, the fragrance of those qualities spreads far and wide without me having to do anything. It is indeed like a flower in the garden that radiates beauty and fragrance automatically..it is not an effort, it is part of its nature.
As I become purer, my happiness and contentment increase. Purity comes from remembering who I am and Whom I belong to, in other words, it comes from remembrance. When I forget who I am and fall into the trap of body consciousness, I become contaminated with all kinds of traits – comparison with others, jealousy, hustling, one-upmanship, desire to win and be right all the time, etc. When I am consumed by these emotions, I live my life in fear rather than in peace and contentment. My mind becomes toxic and toxins don’t release a fragrance as much as they release a stink.
Don’t be a thorn, says our Divine Friend.
A bad smell brings unhappiness and discomfort to people around- they hold their noses and try to get away as far and as quickly as possible. On the other hand, when I am content, when I am happy and peaceful, it lightens the mood for everyone. Even if a person might be feeling low, when a good natured, contented person walks in, they make everyone else feel better.
The good news, the Divine Friend says, is that you are a fragrant flower, fragrance is part of your nature…you just forgot who you are.
It is not something I have to learn, it is not a muscle I have to grow…it is who I am innately. All I have to do is remember…not just in the morning but throughout the day as I am walking, talking, moving around. I, am a peaceful soul. I, am a loveful soul. I, am a child of God. Then, along with remembering, let me follow that up with being in that awareness. What does peace feel like, look like? What does being loveful mean? Let me touch base with my own truth, let me step into my reality rather than simply contemplate it.
This is who I am, a fragrant flower. Now let me remain in that awareness.
This is a beautiful meditation created by the Late Anthony Strano, a senior pracitioner of Raja Yoga Meditation. It is called the Positive Mind Meditation. Look for it on Youtube.
The commentary is beautiful. I would suggest you listen and view the video once before you actually sit down to meditate. The shining star on the forehead, is I the Soul. I the Soul is the being that drives this Car the body.
Greetings of Love and Blessings on this auspicious occasion of Rakshabandan which has given me the golden opportunity to be witnessed by all of you as I express my gratitude to the One on High for leading my heart Home to Him and the Family of souls that make up the Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University where I am a student, teacher and family member since 2011.
I am most grateful to the One who has found me and restored faith and self-respect within me as an eternal being of Light.
I am most grateful for His teachings which have revealed to me the great joy and power of being introverted, inner directed, peaceful, and tolerant while living in a world that at present exemplifies many of the opposite qualities.
This path of knowledge, meditation, and service is teaching me to embody my eternal and original attributes of Love, Peace, and Stillness as well as Joy and Enthusiasm.
This path has taught me how to hold myself in the Company of the
Highest on High to be under His Canopy of Love and Power and how
to bring others into that elevated company as well, through sharing the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation which I do on a daily basis.
This path has shown me how to be an effective helper by uniting in my consciousness with His Supremely Pure Radiance in order to be purified,myself, as well as helping in His Task of sanctifying the entire world and every soul in it.
Through this path, He has become not only my loving Mother, protective Father, ever-faithful Friend and Beloved Companion, but also the Guide and Teacher who shows me, as I pay attention, success at every step.
The Father has extended His Hand to me as I lend a hand to my brothers and sisters. He is the Magnet pulling us Home.
He has instilled within me the pure thought to be so stable in my
awareness of Being His Instrument that there is no room for me,me,me or mine, mine, mine. This is the sacrifice that liberates I, the Soul into its unlimited capacities.
For all this and so much more, I am eternally Grateful and Faithful
Do you remember the Rolling Stones’ song: “Time is On My Side”? This article has been written about that kind of time, the kind of time that is truly on your side…on the side of humanity, on the side of progress after a long time of stagnancy and degradation. Strong words, for sure, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you hear yourself questioning the previous statement about these times and how time could possibly be on your side, at this time when the globe is experiencing and witnessing a time of one natural disaster after the next, of pandemic, of brutality, of inhumanity towards another’s human life, compounded by continued human atrocities to nature. Many of the scenes that are playing out at this time are creating a sorrowful darkness for our people and the world of nature. This piece wasn’t written to dwell upon the sorrows of our world, yet they cannot and should not be denied. Rather my purpose in writing this is to alert you and uplift you and explain how time is of the essence and time really is on your side!
Most of us are very familiar, although often uncomfortable with chronological time, as there never seems to be enough of it; and it seems to be speeding up everyday. This type of fleeting time, which we measure through clocks, watches, and calendars is governed by the Greek god, Chronos who is god of time, god of death, and the god of material consciousness. As you can see, Chronos governs the 3D world where time doesn’t always seem to be on our side!
But wait, there is another god of time, and his name is Kairos. This Greek governs a very different kind of time; he gives us a different senseof time. In Kairos Time, one qualifies time in terms of events that make a deep impact on the quality of life. For example, there are moments in everyone’s life which prove to be highly influential and even life changing. They may only take moments to transpire (in chronological time) and yet they have the power to change the entire direction of your life, in a matter of minutes!
Kairos Time gives meaning to life that is far beyond ordinary chronological existence. Some of those key Kairos moments are ‘enlightenments’, but some are also traumas. It is as though ‘time stands still’ in those moments. These types of events change you so totally that you can never go back to what you were before. The experience of Kairos Time creates new responses, clearer understandings and offer us important, defining, moments in our lives.
However, in order to truly change and evolve there has to be a force operating in time that rejuvenates everything and everyone; that force has to operate on life, physically, mentally, socially, financially, and spiritually in every possible way. What is needed is a force that can reverse the effect of time! The force we are talking about is an extremely, powerful, force which carries the state of the world and the states of people from the very bottom to the very top, from its lowest ebb back to its original, purest and highest condition.
In India, a name for God is Mahakaal which means the Great Time. Maha(great)kaal(time) has the power reverse the effects of time. Referring back to Mother India for another interesting point-the time, we are in right now, is called the Confluence Age. A confluence is known to come between two things; in this case …we are an exceptional, though short period of time that has come between two very long periods of time. The confluence that is now occurring is between the darkest of times and the coming or the advent of the brightest of times.
The Confluence Age is the only time in our history when we have the possibility to elevate, to evolve, to ascend i.e. it is the only time that we have the force of Mahakaal, the Great Time supporting us to make a leap of consciousness to right all wrongs and to settle all karmic accounts, both individually and collectively. The importance of this time is paramount! Many souls are tuning in to the enormous potential for greatness that is now present.
It is an epic time of both destruction and creation. It is the peak of destruction which will create the pure opening into another age, an age of beauty, harmony, and prosperity, the true heaven on earth.
However, in order for heaven on earth to be established, we must let go of everything of this old world. The destruction of the old is imminent, for without the complete culmination of the old age, the new age can’t be born.
Life and death, light and darkness, traumas and enlightenment, the natural cycle of life, devolution and evolution, the comings and goings of unprecedented events, it is all upon the stage at this time. Trust in the greatness of this time, let go of the known shore, let go of your fears, especially the fear of death, for it is the time for complete renewal, the time for the reset button which comes after death. Keep your thoughts with the Great Force that is fully reversing the effects of time and bringing in a bountiful age when the earth and all souls are made new once again.
If this article has peaked your interest in some way or raised questions and you would like more information about the times we are in and this concept of the Confluence Age-feel free to contact me at 808-639-9436 to set up a time to share.
“If you want an easy method for self-transformation, one that brings results, consider self-realization. Self-realization leads to self-transformation, naturally.
What do I need to realize…you may be thinking. Here is what we all need to realise. We are souls, separate from the body. We are children of God, with an originally divine nature of peace and love.
Self-realization BEGINS when our understanding of this BECOMES AN EXPERIENCE. Then it is as if the soul awakens. Truth is awakened. At this point it is no longer about changing ourselves. Instead, we undergo a metamorphosis, in which the soul’s latent beauty simply begins to take over, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
Our original character, our eternal character of virtue and greatness begins to assert itself. To focus our efforts on evoking something lovely, rather than transforming something dreadful, is known as easy effort.
Truly, there is no need to judge ourselves harshly, criticizing ourselves for every mistake. The power to create all the changes we desire lies in the truth of who we are.
We just need to reach that truth and coax it back into being. This will dislodge and replace much of what we otherwise would spend a lot of time trying to change.
All the right thoughts and good feelings you would like for yourself and others already exist within you.
Do you have this faith?
Developing this faith is the real work of those of us on a spiritual path.
Realizing and accepting the highest truth about ourselves is the foundation of spiritual greatness.
It is easy to construct the part of the building that is above ground.
The real work lies in creating the foundation.
There is a gift for you when you do this.
It is called pure pride.
DEVELOPING PURE PRIDE
Pure pride is not ego.
Ego develops from identifying too strongly with the roles we play in the drama of life. Ego weakens truth: we become overly sensitive to other peoples’ opinions and are easily offended. Ego makes us judgmental: it runs an often unconscious mental tape of comments, criticisms, and corrections which distances us from others. If nothing keeps the ego in check, the heart begins to harden, making us more and more selective and prejudiced, closing us off from people and life.
Pure pride, on the other hand, is the result of exploring our spiritual heritage. It is based on the experience of being a soul, a child of God. As peace and love flow from the Supreme to us, souls, His children, the flame of pure pride is re-ignited.
When we operate from pure pride, well-being is internally generated and a new sense of inner security and comfort allows us to be more relaxed in life. We are no longer so easily affected by the moods and opinions of others. There is less effort in being with each other. We find ourselves naturally opening to people, able to accept them as they are, genuinely interested in their well-being. There are feelings of compassion and it is easy to come close. We also become gentle.
When such feelings are again experienced by the heart, and not just simply understood by the head. our values begin to clarify and reaffirm themselves automatically. We are able to discern right from wrong and actually do what is right.
We become free from external influences and behave in a way that reflects the best in us; we are true to the highest truth within.
Pure pride is an experience of self-respect, to a degree that we would, before, never even have imagined possible.
Text borrowed from Spiritual Greatness, a book by the late, great Dadi Janki~Thank you, Dadi!
A change of ‘season’ is in the air on Kauai…our mornings and evenings are becoming progressively cooler. September 21st and the Autumn Equinox are around the corner. This is a great time to give your system a fresh start by doing a guided, tried and true natural “liver cleanse” based on eating the right foods at the right time. If you work full time, are a full time parent, are weakened due to illness, or need support for any other reason, Let’s Talk about how I can assist you to incorporate this 9 Day Liver Healing Cleanse into your schedule.
According to Anthony William, New York Times best-selling author of Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and LiverRescue– our livers run in a cyclic way, thus “the number structure of this liver cleanse is not arbitrary”…it is based on the fact that the liver runs in cycles of threes. “Aligning yourself with these three- 3 day liver-care increments that add up to nine days puts the liver into a deep cleanse state that can’t be achieved with other random number schemes…The cleanse needs to be constructed around threes in order to safely release the levels of toxins we’ve built up in this modern world.”
This cleanse is remarkably designed to also give support to your adrenal glands. Unlike many cleanses that require going hungry, this one does not starve you and force the adrenals to squeeze out excess adrenaline which puts more strain on the liver which is responsible for mopping up the excess adrenaline to protect other organs.
I have done this cleanse myself 3 times in the last 11 months and found it incredibly rejuvenating. I’ve guided and inspired many friends and clients to embark on this refreshing journey that adds ‘life’ to our years.
If this sounds like something that calls to you, please call me and we can begin with a free 30 minute consultation on how I can assist you in integrating this cleanse into your life, whether you work, take care of a family, are in a weakened state, or any other situation that requires you to receive assistance in giving yourself this amazing “in home healing retreat”.
I’d love to serve you in this way! Call today 808-639-9436 to see how we can plan your 9 Day Liver Rescue Cleanse.
Every soul seeks happiness. While happiness itself is searched for its own sake, many other goals such as health, beauty, money, or power are valued, because we expect that this is what will make us happy.
In today’s world there have been unprecedented advancements in the areas of medical science and technology, but when it comes to attaining this blessed and beautiful state of happiness, not much has changed. We often end up feeling that instead of being filled with happiness, instead we have spent our time feeling anxious and pressured to attain something, which could lead us to success and happiness.
The sense of happiness, a natural state of being to each soul, has become very difficult to experience in the world today, because it has become dependent on physical attainments and achievements.
As children, we were thrilled and happy naturally. We could share our experiences of such joys in response to simple events like hearing a bird chirping or sharing our snacks with a good friend. As we became older, pressure set in to achieve extrinsic goals like success in education, business, or even raising a family. This has resulted in losing the awareness that our first basic goal or responsibility is to express our joy of being.
For when we go against our own nature to be happy, we can never reach anywhere.
We each have a picture of what we wish to accomplish in this life. Though it may be a vague glimmering merged beneath your ordinary state of awareness…meditation can help you get in touch with it!
We aspire for different types of success. It could be money, health and social relationships. How close we get to attaining that goal becomes our measure for the quality of our life. The problem arises when we become so obsessed with achieving something, that we stop deriving joy from the present moment. Don’t let this happen to you! Happiness truly does lie within; it is intrinsic to the soul. Come enjoy discovering your hidden treasure of happiness through Raja Yoga Meditation.
Many blessings on the Journey~Call me to join us for small group meditation, also called “Remembrance” and discussion.
Here’s today’s message in a nutshell~for us to embody and share with others~~~
Remember the example of the “Waves and the Ocean”:
“Certainly we will receive waves of loving energy from one another. But they pass, as all waves do! The wave is nothing in comparison to the ocean, the unlimited source. There is an unlimited source of love within all our hearts. Not the heart of our body, the heart of our soul. While waves come and go, the ocean of your love is always only one second and no distance away within your self. You are it! But you can only be aware of being a source of love, when there is an end to wanting waves of love from others.
The key to drawing on our inner source, our ocean of love, is intention.Only the accurate intention behind our words and actions allows us to draw on our own inner ocean. As we do, without condition, we may even feel “oceanic” which is the feeling that we have an unlimited supply of energy to give. When we feel this unlimited source flowing from within us, it brings with it a happiness that we sometimes call bliss.
Taking these thoughts further is important because of all the “viral beliefs” that have caused the diabetes of the soul, which is the inability to convert the loving gestures of others into the sweetness that will energise us to be capable of reciprocating with the sweetness of our own love. The viral beliefs that have infected us are the ones that told us we need to find love, get love, win love, be loved, before we can know love!! This is why the vast majority of people on earth at this time suffer from this spiritual disease.
Let us become the Healer of Hearts, our own and others Being in the company of unconditionally loving souls, helps the spiritual diabetic slowly relearn how to accept the love of others, which is the same as learning how to be love ourselves. Healing of the heart results in being able to give love, to be loving, and mean it!!!
However, the ‘drugs’ we use as a substitute for love will need to go. Those substitutes are our dependencies. Whatever we have become dependent on to assuage our temporary inability to be loving and loveful can be called a “drug”.
Take a moment and write down all the things you are dependent upon both physically and mentally, to see what your personal “substitutes” are. To identify them, imagine what you currently believe you can not live without. THEN imagine living without those dependencies~as you do you are creating your freedom, preparing yourself for a return to your natural loving state of being. You are preparing for the moment when you are free and open and transparent and available and giving…AGAIN!!! WITHOUT desiring, wanting, expecting, craving, or attracting anything in return.
You are cured completely from the spiritual disease of diabetes when you fully realise that love is ultimately what you are when the energy of you (&.me) is radiating outwards at its highest level. It is what we are here to do. Love is what the “I” that says, “I am” is, in its highest state of being. When that is realised then the “Search” for love is called off. …the heart is healed!
You may even realise that when you are authentically loveful towards others, you are fulfilling the very purpose of life itself. In such moments, the energy of the soul, the self, is fully revitalised and exhaustion, helplessness, hopelessness, and apathy all become fading memories and extremely strange concepts. Ultimately you cannot ‘manufacture’ an authentically loving gesture. It is only ‘real’ when it is spontaneous and natural. But between here and there it does no harm to do a bit of manufacturing! If nothing else it awakens us to a deeper level of self awareness as we explore and understand the ways in which we have blocked our own heart.” from Mike George in The Immune System of the Soul