April 29, 2020No Comments

A Spiritual Celebration: The Graduation from Mind to Heart

Do you ever wonder why you cannot fully meditate? Put it this way, meditation without the heart is like thinking without the mind. Mediation is feeling, while thinking is using your cognitive brain. Do you get where I am going with this? Rather than using your head in practicing a meditative state, practice scanning your feelings and body awareness, such as breathing. Being a volunteer for the world is the "work" of the soul, and one who takes the courageous leap, walks the path of the warrior. Just as a child graduates from crawling to walking, our human experience is celebrated every time we take a breath.

So what brought you here? Something greater than the very existence of life itself created this moment now; in fact, you created this moment right now for something else to unfold and so on in the spiral of time.

I will be up front with you now. I have been releasing a lot of emotion, some days it comes out of no where, I'll be driving and then "Whoosh", waves of emotion, feelings of loneliness, crash into my core. Other days, I am "triggered" by my mamma; whom is simply extending her unconditional love and service to me at every moment. I used to fail to realize the pure awareness and lucidity within the situation at hand. The biggest revelation I've had (and keep coming back to) is simply that we are all reflections of one another. Why for some people we can feel so fluid and free in expression, while others bring out the angry little child? Perhaps it's the little child whom we have not given the attention to in the first place and we need to comfort them most right now. These moments of "trigger" are created by your higher-self to bring you face to face with the facet that you are invited to uncover and clean the dust away. It's like a spiritual service; when you receive the invitation, you are invited to the "shadow work" at play; and therefore, initiate what you need to do (breathe; cry; scream; share; dance) to surrender to the little gremlin within.

Relationships are a service which allow us to grow and evolve. The "shadow" moments are simply dark spaces being illuminated by the light to help you shift out of an old way of being, or out of your head, and into your heart.

In a world where we all are fueled by heart, there would be no "low frequency emotions" (anger, fear, jealously, resentment) because everyone reflects one another, the great mirror. All people recognize love and compassion in the heart of a stranger and within the heart of a loved one. This is ultimate oneness. This is who we are.

The concept of separation is worth bringing up. Separation is a head thing (yep, same system that we discussed in the first sentence about meditation). Our (ego) mind created separation. It's a game our mind likes to play for the sake of its own entertainment purposes. The "imbalance" of our nature is that we were conditioned to believe the "duality" is our truth. We lived a majority of our lives practicing it in action, and therefore, if we dissolve the illusion of separation, we dissolve our physical existence and we see the world through spiritual eyes, as one whole body pulsating together.

According to Heart Math, "The human body has a magnetic field, with the heart being the strongest source in the body for electromagnetic activity. The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body, about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves."

Leonard Orr says, "When the mind is at peace, the body is enjoying what it's doing." Take a deep breath right now. Your breath is connected to the plants outside, the breath of your partner in the other room, the breaths of all whom once did breathe in this atmosphere. The connection with our breath awakens the connection to our heart. Your heart is your true north, the graduation from mind to heart, creativity thrives here.

Breath is like an alchemy; just like our creativity is to the heart. If you transform one, you transform the other.

In truth, not everyone will be there when you need them. We cannot rely on outside forces to lead us home. The path home is simply the walk, hand in hand, with your breath. That's who will guide you... never underestimate the power of the breath. I encourage you to study each other, practice and experiment. You will gracefully feel the oneness dancing within you, and you will fully experience the unlocking of your heart in full synchronicity, full power, guiding you home.

If "returning home" (returning to your breath vs. your mind) is the ultimate ecstasy; a time for celebration, and the graduation within our soul, then how can we create more heart coherence?

Dan Brule teaches Focus, Consistency, and Commitment, in his best seller "Just Breathe", as the big three to direct your spiritual practice in achieving conscious breath awareness. He says, "Breathwork is like a spiritual discipline." The more we focus and create unlimited compatibility with our heart, the more time dissolves, our intuition increases, psychic senses are activated, and our creativity rises like the reborn phoenix.

No one said it would be easy, though, a meaningful challenge is essential for the celebration of our souls. Breathing is the dance of your soul, so let us support each other in the union of our ever-expanding hearts; create our wildest dreams, and open portals to universes through the transmission of our beating drum within.

As above so below, as within so without.

In Lak'ech Ala K'in

(Pronounced "in-la-kesh-a-la-kin". Mayan for "I am you and you are me.")

Thank you for receiving my humble truth. Visuals are by Rosa Scipion at Villa P.O.E.M., in Bali. Enjoy the rest 🙂

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Photography @rosa.scipion

Location @visitpoem

Bali, Indonesia

March 22, 20191 Comment

Hawai’i le belle: Elements of a sunshine girl

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I was sitting on my surfboard, floating on the surface where the water meets air.

The in between world—am I floating on the surface or sinking into the abyss?

The glitter on the water sparkles like angels dancing on the oceans surface.

It was happening all around, the sun beaming light so powerful it made the water dance.

Those vibrations danced through my body as I hovered in between the elements.

A wave crashes and pulls out and repeats this process—a life-death-life cycle.

It’s never ending, it’s always moving and always changing.

There is not one vibration that is the same

Just like the moment I found myself present in being.

A moment I can come back to no matter where I am or what I’m doing

The infinite abundance of impermanence.

She dances with the waves

She moves to the rays

She is sunshine girl.

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North Shore, Oah'u, Hawai'i


February 11, 201914 Comments

Farming 101: How to tune into you

Breathe.

As you look around, what surrounds you?

What is alive?

Chickens scavenging, plants dancing, sunshine singing, the cold earth kissing your toes...

Move slow.

We take time to grow. Perhaps a whole life time and still, we are not done learning. Rather than exerting so much energy in controlling the uncontrolled, plant your seeds right now.

Where are your feet?

Look down. See them there? Grounded and planted.

Mind this moment now. This moment of pure presence.

The seed of creation is tickling your feet.

Dig deep. Get dirty. Uncover and discover.

Palo Santo; also known as "holy wood". Palo santo is native to the indigenous of South America. It is used as a type of smudging to cleanse and purify the energy and space we hold in and around us at every moment.

Just because we can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. My "medicine" at every moment. When I light palo santo, I find myself rooted in the vortex of presence. Disintegrating all fears and negativity. Her presence opens me up to the place of vulnerability; clearing away the blockages, I can see clearly. Burn away the impurities of your soul so all of your atoms can run wild and free.

Green Rows Farm, Oahu, Hawai'i

Photography: @lunas_lens

Wardrobe: @bikinibird

Make-up: @vanessalistyle