Sitting on the bluff, being blessed by the view of Hanalei Bay and the breath-filling vista of the mountain range (the Na Pali) which extends all the way to Mt. Makana, (“Hollywood’s Bali Hai) at the “end of the road”, at least 15 miles from here.
Gently, slowly my head turned away, as if by a source other than my own. From the ocean~my gaze was pulled towards the lioness in the mountain of this magnificent mountain range behind my home. Mamalahoa, who stands at attention on the North Shore of Kauai, close guardian of my hale (home) had magnetized my attention.
My eyes were transfixed upon Mamalahoa when I heard these words, so clearly in my head, “My beloved, you are protected.” Inside I jumped as I looked even deeper at the mountain and said out loud: “are you talking to me!!!”, in a slight case of shock. Again the same voice said, “Bring the children here”.
I gasped, swallowed hard, knowing exactly what the mountain meant.
“You can do it”, said another voice. “Take back your power now. It is now or never. This is a magical opportunity to be well…happy, contented and in service.” I felt as if the Highest on High was now directing my thoughts as I heard:
Be Mine in Your Mind, Remember Me Alone
Tell them the mantra that disciplines the mind.
Go for it. You can do it.
I burped deep in the throat and said “excuse me” ever so politely. Then a flood of resistance came up…the ego shuddered and said: Go away from here! Cleary this was the voice of the frightened ego, overriding me, the soul!
Quietly shocked, I realized how much I wanted to surrender, to give up the ego that blocks the passage of breath (‘ha’ in Hawaiian), to give up the ego that silences the quest for authenticity, truth, magnitude, to give up the ego that dances with fear!
I wanted so deeply to come home to myself.
Then I heard another message:
” Let it Be. Be Your Self and Be Free. “You can do it,” said the mountain, my friend in need. Yes, my friend, my neighbor, my beloved, my strength, my power personified in 3-D through a mystical sound system.
“Go within and find your inner mountain of Truth and Stability; the place that spurs you on to take the next step even in the face of fear and loathing. Go Beyond Everything and Come Back Clean. Take Others with You…Give them a chance, an opportunity,to rise up with the Father. Don’t wait, Don’t hesitate.”
Such was the birthing of “Sunset Meditations on the Bluff” back in May of 2015. An auspicious beginning which has attracted tourists and locals alike, both young and old to sit on the bluff, close to our mountain ally and remember who they are.
Seekers of themselves, of a Higher Power, of Beauty, of Peace, of True Love, of Truth. This is the gift, the Gift of Mamalahoa, the one who believes in me so deeply, the one who waits patiently for humankind to wake up, the one who encourages us with her beauty and power to live up to our own true infinite worth.
Whenever your journey leads you to this precious Island~ Island of the Golden Light~ Kauai, and to her magnificent mountain ranges of the north, be sure to listen for the message that will bring you home to your Self.
And if you happen to see our meditation flyers on the bulletin boards around the island, at the health food store in Kilauea and the yoga studios of Hanalei that mystically pull at your heart strings, then give a call to Shivalaya and join us in meditation every Friday and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Treehouse Sanctuary sitting directly across from beautiful Mamalahoa on one side and Hanalei Bay on the other side.
Come for a deepening into your own truth, a deepening into peace, and an opening into a self-respect that comes purely from the inside. Allow these virtues and qualities to become unshakeable within you~like the mountains who embody stabiity and a royalty all their own.
Shivalaya 808-639-9436~~~give a call~~~