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Monday, April 29, 2013

#119 changing tide

"You must know that you can swim through every tide and change of time."

Friday, April 26, 2013

#116 Beauty

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013

 "The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night."  ~Rumi

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

#113 days into 2013

“Body of earth, don't talk of earth
Tell the story of pure mirrors
The Creator has given you this splendor--
Why talk of anything else?”

Friday, April 19, 2013


"Respond to every call that excites your spirit."  
~ Rumi

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.  Don't go back to sleep." ~Rumi

Monday, April 15, 2013

#105 sunrises and palm trees..

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ~ Rumi

Saturday, April 13, 2013



 “If I could repeat it, people passing by would be enlightened and go free.”        ―Rumi

Thursday, April 11, 2013

101 sunrise on Kaua'i

Gratitude is the open door to abundance!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

100th Sunrise from Kauai

“Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world.”
― Rumi

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

99th Day of 2013

“I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.”   ―Rumi

Monday, April 8, 2013


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

Sunday, April 7, 2013

97 Days into 2013

“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
― Rumi

Friday, April 5, 2013

95 days into 2013

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”
― Rumi

 Sadlyyesterday another thirsty person  drowned on Kaua'i.  This makes for a shocking number of ELEVEN drownings in NINETY-FOUR days,  just on Kaua'i.  Nine of these were death by ocean, two were from rushing rivers.  TEN of these deaths were male and one was a female.  Sad to say  that eight of these eleven were visitors to this island.

Perhaps it was their "vacation of a lifetime", took them years to save and plan their trip to this island. Perhaps they had been here before, many times before.  "My wife and I have a condo, we visit every year".... kind of person. Doesn't matter to the ocean!

Our water movement AROUND this island of Kaua'i is DANGEROUS, lethal and FATAL!

Especially this year. Just imagine this for one second if you will.  The movement of an incredible force of water is circling around you at an alarming rate. With currents in different directions.  Currents of incredible strength that carve solid rock and churn it into sand.  Currents that are like highways of effortless gliding for the whales, monk seals, fish and sharks.  Currents that can allow them to travel at speeds of  35 mph.  BUT HUMAN can rarely survive if caught in.  Panic alone is a factor in rather we humans will survive a current far too strong for us to swim against.  

There is a common phrase repeated often but I am beginning to think that it needs some explanation to it's meaning:  "When in doubt, don't go out"  Perhaps folks might need to realize how long it takes to develop "doubt" when it comes to the ocean.  Most locals spend hours just observing the sea.  It is vast and magnificent.  Powerful and mystic.  Beautiful and dangerous.  We hold a relationship to water with great respect.  Watch if for at least 20 minutes before deciding if you are "in doubt"...then decide to  go in or not.  And PLEASE DO NOT go in or by the ocean during "high Surf" warnings. Other times ONLY when there is a lifeguard.  Walking on rocks or at the ocean edges is VERY dangerous.  Be smart and safe, please.

My heart is so sadden with grief of loss for all the drownings on my small island.  Kaua'i is my home.  Kaua'i is my ohana, my family, my community.   Many on Kaua'i take things, many ways about life seriously and with our hearts open but with great reverence.  Many, myself especially, feel it is our kuleana (responsibility) to protect the uneducated, or disrespectful .  We try not to judge them but caution them to the true dangers of our island.  The radio stations remind us hourly, with warnings of the danger and caution we must all respect and acknowledge . We post signs for a reason.    If we cannot be there to warn you then maybe just maybe you can read or listen and will remain safe.  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Glory to the SUN!

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”
― Rumi

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

93rd Day of 2013

"The key to all mysteries and the source of all illumination lies deep within the self." 

Rosicrucian Manuscript

I am so grateful to be alive, healthy and loved!  Mahalo nui ke akua for this new day and this new opportunity to be the loving and most compassionate person I can be.