Are you aching like I am over the devastating fires on Maui? Do you want to help, but aren’t sure how to show your support?
Here’s an opportunity to be generous and also engage in honoring the current needs & ancient traditions of the islands: https://tinyurl.com/yc33ddm3.
This photo, by Andrew Woodley, captures my warmest memory of Lahaina, Maui. It features the Pioneer Inn, a place I’ve stayed as a tourist. It sat in the heart of the historic district and was the oldest hotel on the island, surrounded by buildings that dated from well before the United States annexed Hawaii in the 1890s. Lahaina was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Hawaii long before we Westerners set our sights on these beautiful islands or thought of them as ours.
I’ve had the privilege of visiting Maui at least a dozen times over the 1990s and early 2000s. I sat on the beach in Kehi at midnight when we ushered in the new century and enjoyed a fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean.
I am just heart-sick when I see the images of what remains – charred, obliterated, deadly. It is a sacred place, that will surely rise again. And, if I can, I want to help this restorative effort. I can’t be present on the island, bringing supplies, sifting through ruins or housing those in need, but I can use what I’ve learned from Hawaii to teach and to invite your financial support so that a sizable gift can be sent to the Maui Strong Fund, managed by the Hawaii Community Foundation. This is a non-profit, community organization that has for decades funded important endeavors. Now, they’re supporting the relief efforts on a daily basis.
Many years ago I had the joy and privilege of studying Hawaiian Shamanism with a renowned teacher, Dr. Serge Kahili King. He is a master Kahuna and author. His work has shaped much of my thinking about life and love, how to create peace in the world and in our own hearts.
The principles of Hawaiian Shamanism are principles of life, they are ancient truths that translate easily into modern living and offer a pathway for thoughtful, purposeful choices. I want to share them with you.
I’ve built a 4-hour workshop to offer in September, in an effort contribute to the needs of those suffering on Maui. All of the profit from this event will be sent to the relief efforts and we’ll keep the production expenses as low as possible in order to maximize our gift. I will not be paid for my presentation at the event. You can register here: https://tinyurl.com/yc33ddm3.
Eight Truths I Learned from Hawaii: Principles of Ancient Hawaiian Medicine
COST: $200/person (90% will go to Maui Relief efforts)
LOCATION: Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center
7942 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Seating for this event is limited.
There are three ways you can help with this event:
By ATTENDING the workshop (which will be in-person, here in Eden Prairie, MN): https://tinyurl.com/yc33ddm3
By PROMOTING the workshop by sharing the announcement in YOUR circles of friends & followers,
By SUPPORTING the workshop, even if you cannot attend, by sending a financial GIFT that will be added to the contribution from the event.
I hope I’ll hear from you soon. Mahalo for allowing me to introduce you to this amazing content! We’re going to share a wonderful day!