I picked up the Elders yesterday and couldn’t have been more giddy with excitement. Each one of them possesses their own sweet personality and wisdom to offer. My role here is to be quiet, listen and to serve when needed. It’s amazing what you can learn if you simply quiet yourself to hear. We dropped off several of the elder grandmothers at their house in Kailei and the three of us, Grandmother Gail, Makahito and myself made our journey to the beach cottage. Oh the beach cottage, where the water comes right up to the porch. The first thing I asked the man who lives here is, “where is the closest place I can rent a paddleboard?” His reply, “I have 2, let me show you.” Of course he does. All along this journey I haven’t been surprised when things have lined up perfectly and the words that come out of my mouth are timed and executed exactly the same as the words coming out of another. The energy is strong with this group. At the beach cottage we met Grandmother Paia who is a Kahuna from Hawaii. Over dinner she regaled us with stories of the past and how they tie to the present. She is a teacher of the young ones and she relayed a story she shared with her students where she asked them “What do you need to go into space?” a child raised his hand and said, “You need a space suit!” “Why she asked?” And the students replied, “So you can breathe, and you won’t die.” Her response to them was, “exactly, and space is where I come from, so when I came here, I needed an Earth suit to survive, what is another word for Earth suit?” she asked. A student replied, “It’s a body.” Grandmother Paia, when asked by another grandmother where the Hawaiians came from answered, “People want to believe that we came from some other place on Earth, Japan, the Philippines, anywhere, but if you ask any of us you will know the truth. We came straight down from the stars. The creator was lonely and he chanted us into existence. We came straight down, all of us.”
Makahito and I watched the moon rise last night, the last night this cycle that it is full, and we also watched the stars. “Look, at that star and tell me what you see” she said to me. I looked at the star which she had pointed out earlier too and said, “I only see it twinkling.” She said, “Lay down, maybe I have to do this on my own.” So I lay on my mat on the porch and snuck a peak back at the star from under my blanket and watched, not surprised, as the star began to move all around the sky. “What does it want?” I asked. Her reply, “it is trying to communicate with us.” As I lay down to sleep, I asked the ancestors to come to me in my dreams and they did. And what they showed me was one of you who has shown up in my life lately with what he calls messages from the universe. He tells me every time he sees me that his strong love and adoration for me is simply the universe flowing through him at me. I believe him, and it is no coincidence that it is he who the ancestors took me too, for it is he who loves me like no other, and he who has a presence so strong it cannot be ignored.
I woke up at sunrise eager to get my paddle on. For me, the paddleboard is my canoe and I use it for balance and meditation. As I left the beach, I offered my heart up to the spirits of Hawaii and said, “Please show me what it is you would like me to learn.” As I paddled, spirit began filling me with information. The message went something like this.
Ancient one in young human body. Remind your generation to think before they act. Where is it that your throw your garbage and how then can it make it into the sea killing the fish? What materials and foods are you consuming and how are they affecting your bodies? Ask them to remember that their actions have consequences and the memory of the Earth is long and must remain balanced. For all those who act unaware there is a resulting ripple effect that spirals out affecting many. Those who kill animals in excess, kill their families. Those who take from others will starve eventually for their life force will be returned to those who they stole from. You say you want information and change? It is here now simply open your ears and listen. All this science and research cannot compare to what you already have access to if you simply open to receive it. You have all the knowledge of the world stored within you. You chose to be here in this time of change to create a difference, to learn about love and to enjoy the pleasures of being human. You are here to feel. Please be mindful of what you think and understand that you were created through a song and can be uncreated just as easily. Our thoughts our powerful tools, be conscious of where yours take you and what they are manifesting as in your world. If you want change, simply will it and it will come. You are love, you are light and your existence has meaning.
It’s no coincidence that here I am, the youngest by decades, amongst the elders because I have been blessed to remember who I am and why I am here so young. I am an ancient one, in a young body and I am here on Oahu to find my voice and strengthen it so that I can deliver messages from spirit and help guide my brothers and sisters in remembering their own gifts and divinity. Today, I ask that you quiet your mind and simply listen to the messages trying to come through all around you. The voices are loud here and they are asking to speak through my hands.