Two Little Pieces of Chocolate | KarmaTube

Francine Christophe was born in 1933, the same year that Adolph Hitler took power in Germany. When she was eight years old, she and her mother were deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. In this interview for “Human,” a film project directed by photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, she recounts an extraordinary tale of generosity at a time of great privation.

Source: Two Little Pieces of Chocolate | KarmaTube

Higher Ground

And every hour of every day I’m learning more
The more I learn, the less I know about before
The less I know, the more I want to look around
Digging deep for clues on higher ground…

Moon and stars sit way up high
Earth and trees beneath them lie
The wind blows fragrant lullaby
To cool the night for you and I
On the wing the birds fly free
Leviathan tames angry sea
The flower waits for honeybee
The sunrise wakes new life in me

And every hour of every day Im learning more
The more I learn, the less I know about before
The less I know, the more I want to look around
Digging deep for clues on higher ground…

The fishes swim while rivers run
Thru fields to feast my eyes upon
Intoxicated drinking from
The loving cup of burning sun
In dreams Ill crave familiar taste
Of whispered rain on weary face
Of kisses sweet and warm embrace
Another time another place

And every hour of everyday Im learning more
The more I learn, the less I know about before
The less I know, the more I want to look around
Digging deep for clues on higher ground…

Keeping Your Eye On The Gold Means Committing To A Goal


There are many tips and tricks out there on how to best set and manage your goals and at times it can all seem a bit…overwhelming.

The most important tip anyone can ever give you on goal-setting is this:To just set a goal.

Before you set your goal, it is just a dream, an idea…something vague in the back of your mind. Once you state it clearly and write it down, your play is set in motion.

Setting your goal is the first step toward success and thus the most important one.

After that, the Universe will align and conspire to assist you. Doors will open, opportunities will arise and things will start to fall into place.

Before you know it momentum will be carrying you forward.

Of course, after you get started you can refine your goal, strategize how you will keep moving down the field and fine tune how you handle the challenges you’ll encounter along the way.

But you don’t need to know all these things to call the first play… just call it and get started.

As the old saying goes, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Have A Magnificent Monday!

Aloha Uhane Nui Au ~ Celebrate Your Spirit Greatness!



When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.


1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. If not for you, someone may not be living.
8. You are special and unique.
9. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.
10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.
13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

Daily Affirmations


You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding.

You are peace and joy and light.

You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage; a helper in time of need; a comforter in time of sorrow; a healer in time of injury; a teacher in times of confusion.

You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the grandest love.

You are all these things … And in moments of your life, you have known yourself as these things.

Choose now to know yourself as these things always …

Today’s Affirmation

I am open to what may unfold with grace. Everything happens according to divine plan and in divine timing.  I bow down to the One Being in each and every one of us.  Namaste. 


It is time for the tide to turn .. inflow and outflow become one and both are celebrated!


It is time for turning attention to instilling Knowledge gained more deeply, to nurture the roots so that it will blossom according to life’s cycles. For this to take place, follow the call to proverbially “jump across the ocean”.  There is such a strong resonance with the “land of the pioneers” —  knowing that there are certain places in the world that act as “power points” according to the energetic matrix of whatever is required to manifest in the world of form.


Most of this is currently unknown and will reveal itself with time.  There is simply an openness to what may unfold with grace that harkens your personal attention now.

Service ~ Spiritual Mentoring To Find Your Spirit Guide


Life’s Obstacles Are NO MATCH For

A True Spirit Guide That

Solves Your Problems …

Because She Knows You.

Spirit Guides Are Among the Wisest and Most Powerful Beings in the Universe … The Big Question Is: Are You Enjoying the Benefits of Having Your Very Own Spirit Guide?

Important: Spirit guides have specialties… Like you and me.

Today marks a special turning point in the lives of countless people around the world who have discovered that spirit guides are real.  Spirit guides are brimming with wisdom from the Universe itself and because of their positive natures, are only interested in helping solve people’s problems and free them from their present limitations in life.

Spirit guides are among the wisest beings to ever walk the celestial planes… And they are ready to give you a hand!

I have helped thousands of people achieve their dreams and goals in life through traditional Japanese Reiki and other specialized therapies like meditation.

In my long practice with people from all walks of life, I have discovered that one of the most instrumental factors that help people overcome virtually any obstacle in life is the presence of a guide.

People who have a positive guiding influence in their lives recover from problems more quickly and are happier and more successfully in life as well.

Sadly, not everyone has another person to guide them during troubled times. Nine times out of ten, people feel lost and alone when it comes to solving their own problems and finding vital answers to life’s biggest curveballs.

I know this because I have been there myself.  Having more stressful questions than answers can sap a person’s energy so much that even the smallest flicker of hope can go out …

But, what if I told you that it
doesn’t have to be this way?

What if I told you that you never have to be alone again and even if you feel that the whole world is against you, there will always be someone who will stay right beside you, guiding you so you will succeed?

I am not talking about imaginary companions here… I am talking about awakening your mind’s consciousness so that you can begin to freely speak to your very own spirit guides.

Spirit guides have existed far before the birth of mankind and will continue to exist long after the last human walks the Earth.

Spirit guides are known by many names. For thousands of years, man has been aware that there are powerful beings that freely cross the cosmos and are even capable of bearing messages from the Source.

The ancient Greeks called spirit guides cosmic messengers, tasked with bearing truth and knowledge to humanity. Other cultures understand spirit guides as guardians of wisdom and of the gates of heaven and hell. Western culture knows them simply as guardian angels – beings of light and goodness.

At each turning point in human history, man has never forgotten to record the existence of spirit guides or angels. Why? The answer is simple: spirit guides continue to assist humans in their endeavors and the most receptive humans are rewarded the most.

People who know how to speak to spirit guides and ask the right questions are able to maximize their many advantages in life.

Just imagine:

  • Being able to communicate with the spirit guide or guardian guide that was with you since birth.
  • Knowing what to do when all your options have already failed.
  • Never fearing for your life or the lives of your loved ones because you can speak freely to your guiding spirit.
  • Being able to banish bad influences and negativities from your life with the help of your spirit guide.
  • Discovering alternative paths in life that will provide more happinessand more satisfaction that you can ever dream of.
  • Being able to understand yourself more deeply so you know what to do when problems arise.

Can a spirit guide help you?

Spirit guides are unique, powerful beings that freely walk the many universal planes, including the physical realm where we are. Can a spirit guide be helpful in your case? Here are a few questions to help you determine that yourself:

  • Do you want to solve current problems in your life that seem to have no solutions?
  • Do you have deep, personal questions that need answers so you would finally have peace of mind?
  • Are you a believer in the positive power of the Universe and its natural ability to change people’s lives?
  • Do you want a positive guiding influence that doesn’t ask for anything in return?
  • Are you ready for better relationships, a career that makes you happy and a generally happier life?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you will most certainly benefit from having your own spirit guide.  And “yes”, spirit guides can even protect you from harmful entities that are just waiting for the right time to cause problems in your life.

You hold in your hands the power to change your personal destiny. Your spirit guide awaits your call … and if I can be of service to facilitate that connection, contact me.

Wishing you the best days of your life, now and always,

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Rev. Dr. Lana Generao, JD, DD, PhD 18th Dan Reiki Grandmaster HPS, A&O Order of Melchizedek

Paradigm Shift ~ 16 Excuses To Transform Into Powerful Affirmations


What would my life look like without these excuses and how would it feel? Dr. Wayne Dyer self-help author, motivational and transformational speaker, gives us insight into how to change our excuses into positive affirmations daily to see a change in your thoughts and intention.


1) Excuse – It will be difficult. > Becomes >

ANSWER — I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to with ease and comfort.


2) Excuse – It is going to be risky. > Becomes >

ANSWER — Being myself involves no risk. It is my ultimate truth and I live fearlessly.


3) Excuse – It is going to take a long time. > Becomes >

ANSWER — I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my own destiny.


4) Excuse – I don’t deserve it. > Becomes >

ANSWER — I am divine creation — a piece of God – how can I be undeserving?


5) Excuse – It is not my nature. > Becomes >

ANSWER — My essential nature is perfect and faultless — it is to this nature that I return


6) Excuse – I can’t afford it. > Becomes >

ANSWER — I am connected to unlimited source of abundance.


7) Excuse – Nobody will help me

ANSWER — The right circumstances and people are already here and will show up on time.


8) Excuse – It has never happened before

ANSWER — I am open and willing to attract all that I desire beginning here and now


9) Excuse – I am not strong enough

ANSWER – I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my source.


10) Excuse – I am not smart enough

ANSWER — I’m a creation of the divine mind, all is perfect and I am a genius in my own right.


11) Excuse – I am too old — not old enough.

ANSWER — I am an infinite being — the age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am.


12) Excuse – It’s too big. > Becomes>

ANSWER — I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small I accomplish great things.


13) Excuse– I don’t have the energy.

ANSWER — I feel passionately about my life. And this passion fills me with excitement and energy.


14) Excuse – It is my personal family history

ANSWER — I live in the present moment by being grateful for all of my life experiences as a child.


15) Excuse – I am too busy. > Becomes >

ANSWER — As I un clutter my life I free myself to answer the callings of my soul.


16) Excuse – I am too scared. > Becomes >

ANSWER — I can accomplish anything I put my mind to because I know I’m never alone.


Dr. Wayne Dyer – Excuses Be Gone 

Prevent Disease

Just for Today … An Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

meditating babyThe Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love
for your dream for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to be careful , be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another
to be true to yourself.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Congratulations, Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

We can support education for ALL children. Click on the image to go to Malala’s website.

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Malala Yousafzai, age 17, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Malala Yousafzai, age 17, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Click on the image for an article about Malala in the New York Times.

Today, we congratulate the remarkable Malala Yousafzai — fearless activist, inspiring leader, and the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Listen to her inspiring acceptance speech … a most brilliant Star.  We at The Halau are joyful to witness the emergence of a renewed Spirit coming of age on Earth.  Mahalo pumehana kakou, Malala … we shall press on with the struggle to make our world Pono for the children.



We’re excited to share this exclusive clip from A Path Appears, our new four-hour documentary series, to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Click the image below to hear Eunice’s inspirational message to you or follow this link:

Eunice is in 5th grade at the Kibera School for Girls, and she is fiercely smart and creative. She deeply believes in her dreams, and commands attention when she verbosely expresses herself and her ambitions.

Join us in celebrating all girls dreams this International Day of the girl by sharing this video.

Tweet: Join me & @apathappears to celebrate #dayofthegirl with Eunice’s poem for girls across the globe #IDG2014

The founder of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) and the Kibera School for Girls, Kennedy Odede, writes in our blog:

“The International Day of the Girl provides a vital opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made globally for girls, and the distance we still need to travel. This year we witnessed unprecedented coverage of the many issues that girls face. Powerful public discussions have emerged in influential worldwide institutions; from the UN, to college campuses, to social media, the fight for the rights of women and girls is becoming more pressing and imperative.”  ~ Kennedy Odede

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Have a fantastic weekend!

Daily Affirmation … Indulge!

indulgeI know that peaceful sleep awaits me in dreamland.

Indulge your spirituality and inner bliss. Open the door to wisdom and love. Celebrate your new awareness. Celebrate your path and your miracles. Become divine again and again. Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms.