Mahalo, I am Aloha Spirit of the Water and land of Hawaii. I come to position myself within your hearts as you feel the bloom of the hibiscus and the plumeria in your being, as you feel the healing emerald green of the highest peaks of the islands, as you feel the burning desires of Mother Earth as molten lava meeting the ocean, as you feel the tropical breezes within your soul.
For many years before I was birthed fully into an earthen spirit, I was angered much with those who disfigured the sacred land. I was angry about how they changed the landscape of the future, my children’s future, and my children’s children future. I knew as did my peoples, the sacredness of all, every flower, every shell, every granule of sand, held a sacred space. All of these earth particles were alive and spoke to my heart. I heard the call of the birds, of the bees, of the insects, of the sea animals, and all were at peace with themselves. And then, progress was born, progress that devastated the sacred land, the beautiful people and their holy sanctuary.
The people of the islands learned to hold deep within them all that was sacred. Thru all the shifts they held the sacredness of land, the ocean, the air, and the fire within themselves. They closed down much of their senses because they could not physically endure the pain of extinction, a loss of truth that went deeper than the ocean. An eradication of customs that were looked upon with disdain, an annihilation of the peace the islands represented. The energy of what one holds sacred always seems to come under attack by outside alarming forces. It is by only focusing on the outside world that one draws pain and confusion in to one’s self. By opening the doorway to separation, one draws continuing devastation.
Seek to become ALL. For as long as you separate yourself from that which disgusts you or hurts you or angers you, you shall never come into wholeness within your own being. This is the state of planet earth that you were birthed to experience. On the earth there is great polarity. When the wind blows in one direction, the sands shifts in another, the waters whorl in another, the fire becomes a cold ember. When the direction of your life shifts unexpectedly and all that you took for granted is no longer there, then you have received an invitation into emptiness so that you can be filled again.
Walk through the glassy lava tubes of what is dark and what was once fiery to find the sacred place along the shoreline. All things that make themselves known to you do it because you are equal in vibration. All things in your life give to you the gift of the unexpected. It may be an unexpected rain shower, an unexpected rainbow, or an unexpected hello from a stranger on the shore. Every day your life is filled with a variety of the unexpected and the expected.
As a human it is sometimes easier to embrace the expected than the unexpected. You have adapted and choose to stay in-between the dividing lines and the vanilla boxes of your life. A place where you think you are safe, sheltered and invisible. In that zone of comfort there is no growth in spirit or earth heart.
As humans You think that your five senses are so limited. Yet Each one of them gives you a multitude of gifts. It is up to you to alter your perception. You can hear the neighbors anger and disruptive or you can listen to the birds singing to your soul. You can hear the waves crashing on the shore eating sand for breakfast or you can see the land sculpting itself into something new and beautiful.
It is time to birth all of your human senses before you start looking for others to take their place. Look at everything as a sacred gift and a sacred opportunity to move from fear, and anger into a higher form. Your hates pollute yourself and the earth. many are angry at the deforestation, at the pollution in the waters, and angry with the government. All these things grow and expand turning into monstrous thoughts until you bless them and shrink them with love.
Your life is a miracle. Bless it. Breathing is a miracle, bless it. You are dreaming life and it is dreaming you. You are your neighbor’s dream and your neighbors are your dream. When you want to shift, you shall. When you want to wake up from the nightmares, you shall. But until then you will continue to dream and learn. Become as water in all of its forms, shift and change, flow while contracting and expanding. Do not settle or nest long in anger and fears. Relax your body and become as water shifting without remorse.
You cannot undo what has been done. You cannot undo others deem as correct. However you can bless it all, before after and during the fact. Whatever or whoever hurts you, bless it. What angers you, bless it. What binds your soul, bless it. For the very act of blessing anything or anyone (good bad or ugly) has a lessening effect. Lessen the pain of earth by blessing it, raising its vibration to a sharp noticeable point. Do not pull up and out the blessings of each day to see if they grew in the night. Know in your beautiful human heart that each blessing has taken root, and seeks the light of a new day. I bless you, Mahalo! (In Loving Memory of Hawaiian Goddess Susan Aono)