Loving Support for Those Experiencing Chronic Illness – Part 1

Chronic illness can feel like such a solo, arduous journey. From the moment you wake up, to the moment you have relief in sleep, for months, for years…it can feel like a cruel punishment for something you weren’t let in on by the Universe. It can feel like an endless vision quest ….

Source: Loving Support for Those Experiencing Chronic Illness – Part 1

Daily Mystic Reflections … by Sri K. Parvathi Kumar

Gates open wide.  Boat launched ocean.  Star guides boat.  Star reflects fish in ocean.  Fisherman sails.  Fishing of man.

The life of an adept moves like a boat in a river.  The boat moves as per the currents of the river.  The adept moves as per the currents of the time.  The river joins the ocean; likewise, the adept’s life joins the greater life.  When the river joins the ocean, it opens wide forming deltas.  Also, the life of an adept grows far wider before joining the great life.  He becomes a planetary worker influencing many lives in all parts of the globe.  His life becomes unlimited.  His travel also becomes eternal and unlimited.  The distant stars form the guide.  The Great Bear, the Pleiades and Sirius keep guiding the adept.  The stars are reflected on Earth as the Hierarchy.  The Hierarchy of the Masters of Wisdom keeps guiding.  The hunter turned king.  The king turned saint.  The saint joins the Hierarchy.  Hereafter, he has only one work.  It is fishing the souls.  He sails in life and keeps fishing the souls to restore them to the path.  The saint becomes the fisherman.  He is a fisher of men.

Reflections …

“As long as we continue to ignore our divine side and the Divine Wisdom and highly specialized faculties and abilities we have, as long as we refuse to use them or exercise them, we will remain in all of our mental and worldly affairs, nothing more than creatures of the animal kingdom. Religions say we should put our faith in God, but as Rosicrucians, we say that we should put our faith in the Divine Consciousness, the Divine Wisdom and the Divine Powers that we all possess and which reside within each of us and remain more or less undeveloped in all human beings.”  — H. Spencer Lewis

Hau’oli aloha Pō’alima

Maika’i kakahiaka i na mea a pau ia oukou maika’i mā! Kona aloha Pō’alima a makou i hana hana. Manawa e hana i kekahi na ho’omana’o ana me aloha poʻe i kēia hopena pule. O ka maluhia no me ‘oe.

Good morning to all you good folks . It’s aloha Friday and we are done working. Time to make some memories with loved ones this weekend! Peace be with you.

Kiho ‘Alu:  Short History of Slack Key Guitar

ORIGINS OF SLACK KEY (Kiho ‘Alu)
There are different theories about the beginnings of slack key guitar in the Islands. Music is one of the most mobile art forms. European sailors around the beginning of the 19th century possibly introduced Hawaiians to the gut string guitar–ancestor of the modern nylon string guitar.

Mexican and Spanish vaqueros (cowboys), hired by King Kamehameha III around 1832 to teach Hawaiians how to handle an overpopulation of cattle, brought over guitars. In the evenings around the campfire, the vaqueros–many of whom worked on the Big Island, especially around the Waimea region–probably played their guitars, often two or more together with one playing lead melody and the other bass and chords. This new instrument would have intrigued the Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo, who had their own strong, deep-rooted music traditions. Given the long work hours, however, the Hawaiians probably didn’t have time to learn a lot about this new music.

The vaqueros returned to their homelands a few years later and some gave their guitars to the paniolo. Geniuses of assimilation, Hawaiians wove what they had learned of the Mexican and Spanish music into their traditional chants, songs and rhythms and created a new form of music that was completely their own. Unique Hawaiian musical traditions were the dominant force in this guitar music, as they have historically been with other musical influences that have come from the rest of the world. Hawaiian music never stops evolving, and yet it always remains in touch with its deep roots and inspiration …

Source: Short History of Slack Key Guitar

Prayer of Empowerment | Lanakila

O My Guardian Angel,

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, bring me good luck every day of my life;

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, bring abundance and Wealth into my life;

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, let Love shine in my life;

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, grant me the powers of the mind to understand the great mysteries of the universe, to allow me to discover the thoughts of others, and to have them act for me;

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, grant me Divine Strength and Energy, and ensure that they rule supreme over my life;

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, reveal to me the impenetrable paths of the future, and guide me on the path to Happiness; and

by Heaven’s Strength and Power, ensure that all the beautiful things I wish for come true in my life.

And as I will it, so shall it BE.

Hau’oli aloha Pōʻalua

Aloha kākahiāka kākou e no ko ʻianei manaʻo ʻia ōukōu a pau, he aloha ka Pōʻalua. I lele ā ʻalohi kākou! I lā āwaiwa nou ōukou. Ō ka maluhia no me ʻoe.

 
Good morning, everyone, and I’m wishing you all a lovely Tuesday. Rise and Shine! I wish everyone a fantastic day. Peace be with you.

Hau’ōli lā Pō’aono

Aloha kākahiāka ōukōu a me hau’ōli lā Pō’aono. Hōʻomanāo a me aloha kekāhi i kekāhi. Hoihoi keīa nani lā. Ī hopenapule maikā’i. Ō ka maluhia no me ʻoe.

Good morning, everyone, and Happy Saturday. Always remember to love one another. Have a nice weekend. Peace be with you.