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Peace of Mind Reiki® and Massage
~ Thank you for visiting ~
With all that’s needed in the world, those of us fortunate to have safe and nourishing spaces need to access them. We need to recharge, refresh and ignite our light so we can be refreshed; ourselves awakened and focused for the many demands and needs of our lives, communities and for the world. Recognizing our privilege, building resiliance and using it to create avenues of access to wellnes for everyone is an endeavor we all could pick up.
It all starts with filling our well. We can not just deplete ourselves if we are going to be fully supportive to ourselves and the needs of those around us.
Upcoming Retreat ~ Clik link to see full description
March 4th – 11th, 2024
Exploring, Connecting & Manifesting on the powerful and magical island of Maui.
~ Yoga ~ Reiki ~ Meditation ~ Sound Vibration ~ Journaling ~ Adventure ~ Culture ~ Whales ~ Beaches ~ Bliss ~
A special message about Maui
~ Malama Maui ~
Many are aware of the recent destructive fires on parts of the island of Maui; in the areas of Kula, Olinda, and the devastation of Lahaina town and neighborhoods on the Westside around Lahaina. Lahaina is the historic seat of the Hawaiian Kingdom. It is a site of significant spiritual and ceremonial importance to the Hawaiian people. The loss of these neighborhoods is significant. The immediate mobilizing of support and help (kōkua) that came from all reaches of the island and surrounding islands, and then from around the world, is an example of the integrity within all of us to know our kuleana (responsibility) to be of service and aid.
‘Peace of Mind Reiki & Massage’ is listening and connecting with community and mobilizers on Maui. There is a delicate balance between supporting an island which now faces profound economic hardship, and giving space and resources to those who are grieving and rebuilding their lives. Although the physical areas where these fires were are contained to certain areas, the whole island and the Hawaiian Kingdom is deeply affected. Being aware, respectful and supportive to this is one way visitors can walk in a balanced, respectful (pono) way during their time on Maui.
It is important that tourism continue to support the economy and wellbeing of Maui’s businesses with respectful and generous visitors. The businesses and residents of Maui need the tourism to sustain livelihood as well as to expand hope and healing. The businesses of Maui ~ the hands and hearts of Maui ~ that mobilized from their stocks and supplies, are now at risk. Without tourism to replenish and finance these efforts, as well as keep their businesses alive, the long term effects could be even more devastating.
There are numerous avenues to offer support: reliable sites to donate, buying on line from local businesses that ship their products, AND… GO to Maui. Respectfully staying away from the areas healing and in the varying stages of restoration.
Peace of Mind Reiki & Massage (Leslie Jose) and Katie O’Connell (Dragonfly Yoga Barn) raised $2,000 through the contributions from events & our local community for families who lost their homes and belongings in the Lahaina fires. I have personally also donated to:
Attention from all of us could support protecting and preserving the land, the native species, restore water rights to the people of Maui, and prevent corporate development as Lahaina is rebuilt.
May the power of our hearts and the strength in the actions we can take support the highest good for the people and ‘āina of Maui.
Individuals and societies coming together to recognize and nurture the needs of all peoples is paramount to shifting the existing imbalances in our global community.
This starts with each of us taking care of ourselves and then acting from a place of strength and compassion for the betterment of all.
The thoughts and intentions shared above, reflect to me the responsibility (kukeana) in creating a retreat that not only offers a quality program for its participants, but also, one that hightens awareness, honors and educates, and gives back to this island and its people.
Imua Aloha ~ move forward with strength & love
Manifest on Maui Retreat is held on the lush North Shore of Maui, far from where the fires were; and, in March, when the ‘āina (land) has been refreshed by the previous months of morning rains. This is beautiful time to be on the island.
With deep ALOHA and a powerful, tender awareness of what’s been experienced and what many on the island are facing….. I invite you to join me for a life-changing and life-giving privilege.