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Saturn Return…BLESS

Feb 20th was my birthday, I turned 28. Starting my Saturn Return pregnant, moving across the ocean, madly in love, full of the tides and the moon and Pele’s blessing. We are excited to start this new chapter, to be with family, and receive multitudes of beautiful blessed abundance. I am so grateful to my amazing Island family, I have been blessed by you, received so much knowledge and strength, and experienced truly otherworldly things with you. I will carry the love and ALOHA with me always. I cant thank you all enough, my sweet brothers and sisters. The Aina will call us back, and I will see you again. My sweet Pele sister…my love for you cannot be expressed. Thank you for a beautiful last night with you, thank you for stealing all the tarot cards at the beach, thank you for bringing me and my Love together in the strongest ways. MAHALO

Aloha Ke Akua

Bird Woman

Bird Woman

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yummy birthday smells

yummy birthday smells

The ocean gave this ONE card back to us. LOVE.

The ocean gave this ONE card back to us. LOVE.

 

Ocean Fairies and the Sea Lion Adventure

Isis and Daynin. Me and Robbie. Four souls connected by our love for life and our love for each other. We happened upon a Sea Lion that the locals had said ended up stranded on Sunset Cliffs the night before because it was sick. Some reps from Sea World had come down and said they would be back at night to try a rescue when the tide was lower. The four of us could see the sea lion, who the locals had named Sandy, was obviously sick. We all got close to the ground and sent Sandy our energy and our love. Tapping into the Universal Love around us, straight through our crown Chakra, through our hands and right to Sandy. After about five minutes the sea lion began to move and headed for the water. The locals were watching us send energy and said that they hadn’t seen Sandy move since it was stranded. They thanked us for our “magic” and we hoped that Sandy would find his/her way. Although the sea lion didn’t make it past the tides and back into the ocean, it did appear to be in better spirits once it returned to its rock.

We ventured on and had fun along Newport doing things that all kids love. BBQ and candy. Can’t go wrong! We enjoyed ourselves until the nighttime parade started. Instead of lining up along the street with everyone else we decided to watch the parade from the pier. We played with glow sticks and watched for ocean fairies. We were rewarded when we all saw the lights in the giant waves running under the pier. The waves were some of the largest San Diego experiences all year and we could feel the rumbling of the ocean beneath our feet. With hugs and love we enjoyed an amazing day full of the love we all have for each other.
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Conflict is Growth

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Robbie and I arrived in San Diego today. At 1:00 AM we exited the
downtown Amtrak station and made our way to the hostel two blocks
down. We had been traveling for 16 hours after several months of
non-stop farm work. After checking in we made love and fell blissfully
asleep. The morning gave way to the concrete enclaves of the city’s
corporate center. Robbie and I live in Hawaii and this is the first
major city we have woken up to in a while. Up before nine and
fortunate enough to witness the bagel/coffee rush of every color and
every gender. This is what the mad rush is all about. Got to get that
money. Got to keep the economic balance of the world humming. Each
person doing the best they can for themselves and their families.
People who work hard to accomplish whatever goals they may have set
for themselves. So here’s the game, here’s the game board, and here’s
the game pieces. Its fun to see, and sad to see, and easy to see and
hard to see.

Energy is everything. Energy is real.

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

The cab arrived and took us to our sweet vacation bungalow in Ocean
Beach. I lived in San Diego for almost four years. My daughter was
born here in an inspired home birth rife with blood, a mother in law,
a granny in law, and absolute love. I haven’t been back since 2005.
Seven years ago I had been skating with my daughter (she was about a
year and half fer ya slow math fuckers) down Newport Ave on a long
board. Her back to the front and my hands holding her tight. Every
time i pushed off to get speed I pushed off with purpose. Not too much
speed but definitely enough to make it fun (FIND THAT LINE!). Me and my
daughter rockin’ it on a long board. Proud papa at the age of 26.
Everybody knew her name. I was just Isis’s Dad.
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So when Robbie and I rolled into Ocean Beach today, every memory and
every moment of my experience here came rushing into me. MMMMMM!!!!!
Gotta say… I love this spot. Lots of good people. Wonderful
Energy…oh…wait

Energy is everything. Energy is real

MMMMMM!!!!!

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

So yes. Back to the blog. Super chill. The place we rented, it’s
wonderful, golden, and yummy. Just like today. Just remodeled!

The guy who runs the four bungalow quadrant that is the staple of
architectural design in the ocean beach community happens to be a
right on brother, and when the people who run shit happen to be real,
well then, PRAISE BE! So we’re super happy with the spot we rented for
out for the next two weeks. A sweet spot to kick it with my babies
before we head back to the Big Island.Isis and Daynin. 9 and 7. My
sweet beautiful babies.

Their Mom Lindsay picked me up and drove me to see them at the end
of their school day. I got to meet Daynin’s teacher and she told me
how excited he was to know that I was coming today. In all honesty
it’s been almost three years since we’ve held each other, and
conversations over the phone only hold so much weight. I was so
happy to hold them. I was so happy to see that they were going to a
great school, living in a great place, and seeing what a great job
their mom has done.

We picked up Robbie and headed for the Ocean Beach farmers market held
every Wednesday on the main strip. We bought vegetables, ate pizza and
finished off the night with some frozen yogurt. The five of us brought
love and peace and fun into an otherwise awkward situation. We enjoyed
each others company and I got to talk crochet with my kids because
they go to an awesome Waldorf school.

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real
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Robbie and I are enjoying our short walk from the bungalow to the beach. A long set of stairs leads down to the cliff side where pictures, phrases and names have all been carved into the soft sand surface of Sunset Cliffs. The cliffs have tons of different spots to get close to the water and thank mother ocean. The waves were incredible today. Robbie mentioned the lunar eclipse. Who knows, I would love to know more about how tides and eclipses really effect the ocean. We have been enjoying our short walk to Newport Ave and can’t wait to see more. The trip has just begun and it has already been magical. Robbie found a piece of green amber jewelry and the air has been filled with cosmic patience and infinite understanding. The kids will be staying with us for the weekend. Robbie and I can’t wait.
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Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

California Family…

Hills and owls, kids, good food, frog ponds, turkey vultures, wild fires and good sunshine, staying in a yurt with some Hawaii friends….so happy to be a part of the magic!

 

Inspired by the farm…

Here are some shots from the amazing farm i am staying at while i am in Washington. I will post more about it soon, I happen to be very worn out right now after a full day of learning to chicken harvest. I have learned so much, it was a huge energy transfer, time flew and i did not realize how hungry and tired I would be! I think it might be almost bed time. Maybe some peppermint tea would help…
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   http://www.inspirationfarm.com/newif/welcome.html

He gives thanks for She…

 

Iris Eve

She . . . has honored the sacred. She . . . has made Love visible. She . . . has shown courage. For those of you who did not get the chance to be part of an amazing, sold-out, live performance at the Akebono Theater in December, the references may not make sense. For those who were there, nothing more needs to be said. “She . . . on the tip of her tongue,” is a powerful woman’s collective started by local artist/performer Iris Eve. In less than one year what started as an idea has blossomed into themost electric show on the Big Island. This isn’t a band. This isn’t a bunch of stuffy artists pretending that they are better than you. These are real women, sharing real knowledge, and giving back to the community that has helped them to grow.

Junipher

 

After selling out two shows at the Pahoa Museum earlier last year it was obvious that a larger venue was needed. After selling out the Akebono that same realization has been made and the next show in 2012 will be even bigger. The women involved didn’t do this to get paid. They didn’t spend all of the hours practicing, and sacrificing personal time because of the financial benefits. Every last participant assumed that they wouldn’t be getting paid, and if they made enough to cover the costs of putting on the show, “She” would be deemed successful. In other words, this show was about the power of the people, inspiration, and the fulfillment of our potential.

Laura Dvorak

 

 

I was lucky enough to grab some space on the balcony about 15 minutes before the show started. Every last seat was taken. Little kids were everywhere, long hair was everywhere, and it felt like the entire Pahoa community had come out to support the show. The air was thick with anticipation. Only a few had been lucky enough to see the smaller shows at the Pahoa Museum, and most didn’t know what to expect. As the opening ceremony took place, it became obvious to the audience that we were in for something special. A mixture of traditional Hawaiian and an excerpt from The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk left us ready for an invocation of the elements; Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit. The wardrobes for each woman were beautiful, colorful, and flowing. Already we were witnessing the Goddess energy. Already we were part of something unique. My bowl of popcorn doused in hot sauce sat untouched. The ceremony was so deep that no one clapped when it was done. It seemed like clapping would somehow cheapen what we had just seen. So the entire theater remained silent. The women walked back stage and got ready for Earth.

Mary Isis

 

I have only heard Laura Dvorak sing on the beach and around her friends. I had never seen her on a stage before. On stage she transformed. I was watching Laura as she shared her song with us, sang her heart, and showed us her highest vibration. One after another, each performer came out and reminded us of the deep artistic pools that exist in Puna. Mary Isis melted us with her Ukulele. Kaonohi and Marcelle brought the Hawaiian roots with original music and voices like none other. They sang to one another, the Love in their words floating through the air. The notes in the song were no longer just an audible experience as the melodies turned into living breathing visions between them, their Love obvious to all. Junipher and Ahsha Praise, mother and daughter, bangin’ out an old traditional song of unknown origin on the drum called O Mama. Natalia Vivianna Sol dressed like a bee doing a cover of How Can I Be Sure? A true performance piece that sparked images of Bjork, I looked around and watched as the audience, packed in every corner, every space, and in every seat, sat transfixed. Amberay of Light and Tiana Fiame Dixon pounded the stage with rhythmic dance and hypnotized every last living being in the theater. Two beautiful women moving their bodies in a celebration of the Earth as the hand drums drew reverence from deep beneath the soil. Sarah Milcarek, always with a voice of pure silk and magical fingers, plays the piano and sings like no one I have ever heard. Straight angel music. There’s no other way to put it. And that was just Earth.

Jewels Ahl

 

Water popped off with poetry from Robbie Burch and drums from Hope Medford that never stopped. Lea Mariposa sang sweetly, opening up the audience, getting us ready for the river. We got our first taste of Anna Redwing, whose voice is the voice of honest expression. There’s a taste of blues in her voice, and a resonance that is all her own. Mary Isis outdid her first performance with Mama Ocean and brought the rain. The sky opened while she was singing, and sound of the rain falling on the tin roof filled the theater. Nature itself was clapping. I got chicken skin and soaked it in. It wouldn’t be the first time. This was magical. This is what its like to be in the presence of the Goddess. Rainbow Around the Moon, another “She” collective featured Laura Dvorak’s poetry and brought us into the next element. In Air, I got to see all of the artists whose work I had been enjoying. Marcelle and Kaonohi, Junipher and Mary Isis, and an amazing piece of poetry called Firestar from Robbie Burch, a beautiful woman who is also the photographer for “She.” Natalia Vivianna Sol gave us another over the top, you will never see anything like it, no way this is really happening, performance. Iris Eve gave us some Mercury, Anna Redwing let us Loose with Lightning, and Sarah gave us all some more sweet angel music with Now is Now. Air would have been my favorite part of the show so far except for one thing. I have to say I was a little sad not to see Amberay of Light do a performance piece for Air. She is, without a doubt, my favorite dancer, and her expressions of the elements are like none other. Luckily there were two elements left.

Amberay of Light

 

After intermission Fire and Spirit belonged to the audience that remained. Not everyone stayed as it was getting late and the show had gone on longer than expected. These are, after all, powerful women who had put together an entire evening of celebration, praise, and light, did anyone really expect it to be short? While Fire was rhythm and energy, Spirit was nourishment and reflection. RhythMystic, choreographed by Junipher, was everything the element of Fire can be. The dancers moved in fluid motion, and the audience couldn’t help but return to the earlier roots of our ancestors. We were all witness to the alchemy performed, and to the aspirations of humanity as expressed by the divine feminine. The Spirit rang with the sweet voices of Sarah, Mary, Anna, and Lea singing together; their voices creating a direct portal to the Akashic Records like none other. Iris Eve gave us All Here with the intensity of a woman who managed to put all of this together. Mary Isis gave us Great Silent Wings. Here we were, the audience, surrounded by the loving voices of the Goddess. Marcelle and Kaonohi singing Trusting Spirit. Jewels Ahl sang a song I had never heard her sing before with Open Your Ears. If you’ve never had the chance to hear Jewels sing you’re missing out. It’s too bad we had to wait ‘til the Spirit before we got to hear her original material. Tiana Dixon might have received the loudest applause of the night after singing the most electric version of Amazing Grace anyone will ever have the chance to listen to. I hope she’s working on some new original material for the next show. Hope Medford rocked the drums through the entire show and brought the rhythms like only she can. If anyone can hug you, inspire you, caress you, and kiss you with her drum its Hope. Check out her solo stuff if you can. As a Latino male who was raised in the Midwest I am ashamed to say that I have never seen so many powerful women do so much, and I am thankful to have been invited. I can’t wait for the next show in 2012. I can’t wait for the next inspiration. While the show may have been a little long . . . “He” would not have missed it for anything.

 

Space Girl and the Full moon eclipse.

Space girl stood alone on her hill…the magic grass breathing at her feet. She looked to the stars above and asked for the circles to appear. Brother Sky heard her call and a wave of energy straitened her back. White light reached from her brow to the Source and space was there, over her head just like always but closer, clearer. The planets drew their circle patterns on the ceiling of her light egg. She studied her stars and the scared paths cutting into the darkness. It was the night of the Gemini full moon eclipse. Uranus made its presence known, blanketing her in transformation fire and the moon path blazed its trail into the night. The red eclipse light illuminated her own heart’s path, pushed deeper into her lessons, her intentions swell with love. The magic grass breaths with her, she breaths the magic in and returns it to the earth. She gives thanks on her hill in the returning moon light for the records and the answers and the love of the universe.