Have you ever felt like you were struggling to go upstream through the raging rapids? Well, there was a time when I felt like I was fighting to stay afloat, with mere hopes of finding a gentler stream. My health plunged in a downward spiral. I had reached the bottom and was willing to do whatever it would take to remove the huge burdens and come to a place of inner peace and balance.
Hawaiian Healing Approach
In my search for healing, I began to create a new perspective to life when I experienced Huna Kane, a Hawaiian approach to self-healing.
On my first Healing Retreat, we began a meditation process that involved an ancient Kofutu Symbol System. When I came to the symbol that represented the connection of the physical and spiritual realms, I felt like I had opened up to an expanded world.
I felt relieved as a flood of information and understandings washed over me. I began to notice the spiritual purpose underlying life events and relationships. I understood how everything that happened was on purpose for everyone’s greatest learning, regardless of how difficult it may have seemed at the time.
Symbolism in Nature
In opening up to the spiritual realm, I felt my connection with nature was growing stronger each day. I began to notice the symbolism of my encounters and dreams with animals and birds. I felt like Spirit was connecting with me through my environment, confirming that I was on purpose. With my experience in creating Sacred Ceremonies, it became automatic to connect with Spirit in order to receive insights and clarity.
Where I Begin and Others End
As I began to align with Spirit, the thoughts and feelings that were in conflict with my essence had to go. Thus, another profound realization came when it was time to release a backlog of old feelings and thoughts. I realized that I automatically took on the emotions and beliefs of others as if they were my own. That is, I didn’t have a way of differentiating the issues that belonged to me and the issues that belonged to others. So if someone was upset, then I felt sad. Likewise, if two people were fighting, I would try to resolve the issue or else I would leave with the feelings of tension.
So, the next step that I needed to get past this was to release the thoughts and beliefs of others. Processes such as Sweat Lodge Ceremonies, Rebirthing, Huna Kane Bodywork, and Kofutu Symbol meditations supported the clearing. After I had released all that didn’t belong to me and some of my own limiting beliefs, then I was able to get in touch with who I really was.
The learning that I received was that I had an ability to sense what other people were feeling. I used to take it personally and think that it belonged to me. After becoming aware of this ability, I learned how to use it properly. So instead of taking it on myself, I learned to let go of the feelings and thoughts and allow Spirit to transform them into wisdom and love. At that point, I began to understand that my sensitivity was a gift.
Sensitivity as a Gift
As I began to accept that my abilities were gifts, it no longer fit for me to feel like my worthiness depended upon what other people thought of me.
Through many processes of tearing down the old patterns and re-building new structures, I began to feel that my worthiness came from within. With the numerous gifts that I became aware of, I knew that I had gathered wisdom from my experiences so that I could offer it to others who were in search of such information.
I learned how to recognize the sacred space within others where all things are possible. I began to teach by sharing the learning from my own experiences and by providing opportunities for others to connect with their inner truth and the gifts that they can share with the world.
Riding the Waves with Joy
I would like to conclude with an analogy of how it feels for me to leave behind the illusions, live in accordance with my true essence, and support others along their spiritual journey.
Imagine a perspective to life where love is all there is and everything flows perfectly. This is like sitting in a calm, peaceful, and joyful place where I can observe the rapids all around me and not be swept away by the current. Because I used to thrash in the rapids and I was able to ride the waves to calmer waters, I can support others in reaching a gentler stream as well.
All in all, I’m sharing my spiritual awakening with others in order to encourage them to remember their pure essence and ride with the waves of inner joy and peace.