I’m sitting here in Hana, Maui listening to the waves, the birds, the wind… the spectacular views here have brought me to tears numerous times. I’ll never forget the first time I came to Maui. I was 19 and my boyfriend Jonah brought me with him for a work gathering. The moment we checked into the hotel, I put on my bathing suit and ran to the ocean. It was the first time I ever experienced such beautiful, clear, warm ocean water. HOME.
My soul remembered this place. Arriving, it was like a light switch turned on inside me. Like smelling a plumeria flower for the first time but also a scent that’s familiar. Thank you to my beloved for bringing me here all those years ago. We’ve had the honor and privilege to come here countless times since (at least 17 visits at this point), and each visit we do something new. Mostly, we love to do nothing and be in flow with each day. This island is powerful and she’s gifted me so much. I am deeply grateful.
We came here for my 36th birthday, January 2023 with some dear friends. Our friend Jared Masters joined us for a few days. It was during those days that we scheduled time for me to record sound meditations at my brother-in-law Brant’s sound recording studio— Scoopflow Studios. Jared and I dreamed together this vision, and it was while I was on a special beach sitting near a honu (Hawaiian sea turtle) where I then downloaded what the themes of these meditation visualizations would be. Jared also captured live field recordings of special Haiku coqui frogs, waterfalls, wind, etc. We recorded these meditations the following month in my hometown of Grants Pass, OR.
Not long ago my body underwent two major surgeries and two egg retrievals. During this time the only thing I could do was meditate, rest and heal. I listened to some of my favorite teachers with headphones on while I merely layed down and rested. Practicing stillness has been a skill I’ve developed over the years. Thank goodness I started many years ago so that I could endure what I’ve been through most recently.
This is a transmission of love. These meditations are a gift from my heart (and everyone’s heart’s involved in this project) to yours. It’s never too late to practice being still with your own mind, body & heart.
If you’re going through it in life, if you’re needing respite from a fast paced schedule, if the only thing you can do right now is lay down and receive, this is for you. If you find yourself squirming at the thought of being still and keep yourself so busy each day until it’s time for bed, this is for you. These meditation visualizations are for your mother and father, friends who need a moment of rest and anyone who desperately needs stillness. I am so grateful to share.
Thank you to my beloved teachers, healers, friends, family and my husband who all helped me arrive to where I am today. I’m honored to be here. This life, this land, our hardships and lessons are all gifts for us. May we continue to learn and grow together on this path of our personal evolution.
Please enjoy this transmission and breathe into your heart with me…
I love you,