Altered States

Altered States

The butterfly has long been seen as a symbol for transformation and change and seems mystical and magical. But if you really study the process of that change you will find that it resembles much of how we as humans experience major life changes. Once the caterpillar...
What’s right?

What’s right?

Last July I introduced you to a book by Pamela Grout, E2, where we talked about tapping in to the Universe and the possibilities of making miracles happen. Today I would like to come back to that book and share with you some of the closing thoughts that summarize the...
Transitions and Transformation

Transitions and Transformation

Recently a good friend posted a picture of a caterpillar on a crown flower tree (one of their favorites) to eat as they prepare to become a butterfly, and it seemed so fitting for a posting for the new year. Rather than making resolutions that somehow tell us we have...
Under the Kukui Tree

Under the Kukui Tree

Thought it might be a good time to repost this one. Under the Kukui Tree…The kukui tree in my backyard has been one of the main sources of enlightenment for this new journey of Alaka’i Associates. It began as a sapling carried down from the Koolau and...
Let It Go

Let It Go

This has nothing to do with the recently popular song, but a poem to free yourself, relax your grip, and just dive in. let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go it was sworn to                   go let them go...
Attitudinal Healing

Attitudinal Healing

Found this tucked away in one of my journals. The Principles of Attitudinal Healing  The essence of our being is love.  Health is inner peace. Healing is letting go of fear.  Giving and receiving are the same.  We can let go of the past and of the future.  Now is the...
The Sun

The Sun

The Sun….. Kalaho’onani – loosely translated means “Here comes the beautiful sun” and in a more spiritual reference “Son”. It is a constant reminder of renewal and new beginnings. It brings warmth and energy to fill each day....
The Wind

The Wind

The Wind… Most commonly known in Hawaiian as makani, although it has so many more names to describe it in all its forms from soft breezes to howling winds, from salty sea air to cool mountain air. For me the wind is the breath and voices of ancestors letting me...
Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Finding Joy… Most times we think of joy when we are in that joyful moment and it seems to be a spontaneous feeling. Today’s blog is about finding and creating more of those moments with intention. Several years ago I was introduced, via Facebook, to a...
Butterflies

Butterflies

Butterflies…Such a perfect analogy for transformation. That was how I felt as I began to uncover that authentic me.  Slowly revealing beauty and strength to fly to new horizons. I also recognized the need for me to acknowledge gratitude for those who have always...