Home to Hawaii

Hawaii 2Aloha my friends… Today I go “home” to Hawaii.  No… I’m not from there.  I wasn’t born there.  And I am not Hawaiian.   However, I call Hawaii home because when I am there I feel the most calm and grounded than anywhere else in the limited amount of the world I have been to in the limited amount of years I have lived.  I realize I am quite fortunate to have visited the islands multiple times.  When I was little, my grandparents lived in Honolulu and we would go visit them every summer.  When I was older, it was the main vacation destination for my family.  And now… My husband and I both are lucky enough to find our most pleasurable activities, both in work and play, in surfing and teaching yoga in Hawaii.  Now, most people tell me that I am so lucky and I AM.  But, at the same time, I haven’t had much of a choice in the matter.  I am not kidding you.  Every single time I have been to Hawaii, I have been invited or called to go. And every time I go, I reconnect with a part of myself that feels so right, so strong, and so peaceful.  And so, with much gratitude to Mr. Luck and Mr. Divine Timing, this is why I call Hawaii my home.

So, for those of you who didn’t know, we just had a new moon solar eclipse last Sunday.  My teacher, Julie Rader, wrote a great summary of what it means which I will share with you:

“Eclipses come in pairs twice a year and they intensify the energy of the lunar phase. The new moon is a time of new beginnings and abundant opportunities. Think of the new moon as a blank canvas for the artist to create a beautiful piece of art. The full moon, however  is a time of completion and manifestation of the energy that was set forth on the new moon. When eclipses are added into the mix the full and new moon energy is enhanced. Eclipses are times of big life changes like marriage, moving to a new location, new jobs, death, birth, and conception. Todays eclipse is thought to be the most intense eclipse of our lifetime due to the positioning of influential planets such as Mercury and Pluto. This particular eclipse has an impact similar to that of the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. Just like Pele will destroy anything or anyone who opposes her with firey rage, eclipses also remove stagnant energy and resistance.”

Alright.  So, this is CRAZY, right?  How can the moon and sun patterns affect our lives so significantly?  Well… these are the things where you just have to hand to it all off to the divine supreme consciousness and the connection to something bigger than ourselves- something undefinable yet so real, so alive, and so PRESENT.  For me, this time has been hugely transformative and full of new beginnings.  And the fact that I am going to Hawaii (not only just Hawaii- but the big Island- the fire island- the island of Pele!!) through it all is just one more thing that makes me believe in the grace of divine timing and that something above is conducting my every move.  So, thank you Hawaii, for calling me once again… for making me believe in something bigger than myself… and for rescuing me from “stagnant energy and resistance.”  I can’t wait to see what you have to offer me this time.

May you all tune into this powerful time and connect with your own callings and your own new beginnings.

aloha & namaste.