Dew dripped from the eaves and ivory clouds waltzed with an egg-shaped white moon when the dogs and I went out walking this morning. A fiery patch in the east blazed briefly, then was extinguished, as the world entered that time of birdsong-infused grayness that precedes the dawn.
It announced its arrival by staining western clouds pink, as I picked a few surviving blossoms from a gardenia bush whose flowers had mostly succumbed to heat exhaustion and thrips. Then a shaft of sunlight stretched out and touched Makaleha, turning her southern-facing slopes lime green before a shower blew down from the summit, pulling a lacy curtain over the ridges as a rainbow arched up into the heavens.
So much beauty is offered up to us each day.
I haven’t had much time to devote to blogging lately, seeing as how my Internet was down this past week and I’ve been busy with work, moving and the other aspects of life. But I do read all the comments, and while many can be easily dismissed, some prompt reflection.
I especially liked this one from the last post, which was on sustainability:
Another word that has been contorted, distorted, diluted so much that it is now a misnomer.
And NONE of them truly knows or understands the word/meaning.
So letʻs try a meaningful phrase to replace it: how about, Living Without Corporate Dictatorship.
Ya know, that pretty much sums it up. Imagine, a world without sponsors.
And then there was this one, which was posted a while ago, but it stuck in my head:
Good column and blog but.... The theme all the time is: don't trust no one or what they say.
That's a hard tack to take through life, must be hard on the mind all the time.
Give us something you DO trust and believe in :)
It’s true. After three decades of reporting, I’ve learned not to trust government, or really any system or institution. But I do trust people who have proven to be trustworthy.
Primarily, though, I trust my own powers of discernment, my own heart, my own knowing, the messages and direction I receive from my own na`au.
It’s taken me a long time to first develop that trust, and then make it unshakeable, and the process has been facilitated by many metaphysical tools, as well as therapy and extensive introspection, as in “the unexamined life is not worth living.”
But the most profound tool I’ve found is IQM — Integrative Quantum Medicine — which is aptly described on its website as the art of energy, the art of empowerment.
I mention it in today’s post because Louise Mita, its founder, is offering a workshop this weekend on Kauai.
I was skeptical when I first heard about IQM, and only attended the introductory meeting because it was being held at the home of a trusted friend. But after seeing Louise in action, I thought, I want to learn how to do this, and on the way home, I thought, with intense excitement, this is going to change my life.
It has. It’s hard to describe, but it’s primarily a process for learning to trust yourself, to tune in and get answers; in short, to know and use the power we all have.
It’s not a membership thing, a religion, or a cult, and you don’t have to pledge allegiance to anyone or anything.
I use IQM every day, for healing, guidance, protection, clarity. It’s never once failed me, and most important, it’s worked to eliminate all insecurity and fear. Because there’s a solidness and profound sense of freedom that’s achieved when you learn how to function from your na’au.
But don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself.