Kickin’ Back in Maui!
We just returned from two weeks in Maui for a lot of vacation and a little work. We spent the first week in a condo on the beach in Kihei with excursions for scuba diving and snorkeling. We used to live in Hawaii on Oahu which is where we really came into our own with our work back in the late ’70’s and early ’80’s.
We’ve been back to visit friends and bask in the healing energy that is Hawaii many time!
This time we went to teach at a small and exclusive retreat in a friend’s private home in Kapalua high above the blue Pacific with a 180 degree view of the islands of Molokai and Lanai. We were with a select group of about 20 participants with whom we were privileged to share some of our secrets about relationship success.
We were all pampered with catered meals, beach barbecues and a morning sailing and snorkeling adventure. We set sail on a beautiful 50′ sloop called Scotch Mist. We saw dolphins and green sea turtles playing in the placid blue glass-like sea. Plus, we staid at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Kapalua!
We also visited a friend we’ve known as long as we’ve been together who now lives in Hana. Hana is said to be the last place in the islands that retains the culture and practices of old Hawaii. Hana is at the end of a 50+ mile narrow, hairpin road with over 50 one lane bridges along the way, studded with waterfalls, flowering trees and bamboo forests. It’s truly like slowly going back in time to another world.
Our friend, Roger, lives in an old Hawaiian plantation style home set back off the beach about 100 yards. We spent two glorious days with Roger showing us around and taking us to secret pools where we swam, lava tube caves and tropical waterfalls. Without realizing it, the place we made reservations in Hana was the exact same place we held our very first Intensive Personal Evolution Program retreat in 1978, thirty years ago!
After living in the high desert of Santa Fe for the last four years it was delicious being cradled and nurtured in the warm, soft, fragrant (and very moist) air of Hawaii once again.
We will be returning to the islands to what Peter Caddy, co-founder of Findhorne in Scotland, called the “heart of the Mother”. It certainly is that for us.
Still, we were glad to get home to the brilliant skies of Santa Fe. There is an unusual connection between Hawaii and Santa Fe. We felt it the first time we came to Santa Fe in 1983 when we moved here the first time from Hawaii. We meet people in Santa Fe all the time who have some connection with Hawaii and we met someone in the dive shop on Maui who had just moved there from Santa Fe a couple of weeks before.
What’s Next – Matrix Energetics
Now we leave again for a week of training in Matrix Energetics in Denver. I (Paul) took Matrix Levels 1 & 2 in LA the beginning of June and have been using it with friends and clients with truly amazing results since. Now, Layne and I and her sister, Ariane, will be doing Levels 1, 2 & 3 the first week of August. We’re excited to see what happens next!
We have been practicing a variety of forms of energy psychology for twenty years. Matrix is the first thing we have come across that seems to go beyond anything we have experienced up until now.
Aloha nui loa