Tag Archives: Mainland

We Do Not Know Ourselves

When I was twelve years old I had an experience of my spirit separated from my body.  As I fell out of a 30-to-40 foot tree I felt intense terror and then just like THAT I was floating above the … Continue reading

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Blind to the Patterns

With some variations we have all witnessed the following.  We open the desk drawer easily but when we go to close it the drawer won’t go all the way back in.  We pull the drawer back out and push it … Continue reading

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The Availability of Everything

Since few of us live on farms today then most kids can be excused for thinking that food originates within the freezer from which it is taken!  In Hawaii it is possible to buy poi in bags or tubs in … Continue reading

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Relationship is Communion

The modern world in which we live brings an ever-bewildering abundance of changes, inventions and ways of relating to others.  Interestingly though humans seem to need a certain degree of rooted-ness, an “anchor” frequently formed by habitual patterns for necessary … Continue reading

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Being Invaded

In 2004 on my first flight to Hawaiʻi as we approached the islands US Department of Agriculture Declaration Cards were given out for all passengers to fill in.  When I saw the list of plants and animals forbidden to be brought … Continue reading

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Being Left Behind

Spring here on the Mainland is afoot!  Buds are popping out… where yesterday there was just a twig today there is a bloom.  The grass here on the property is waking up from its winter dormancy and Tom will soon … Continue reading

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Rush, No Rush

We humans are truly a strange species!  We have all sorts of ways of being our own heaviest burden.  There’s the woman who doesn’t like having to do what her neighborhood zoning requires of her so she hoards cats… 300 … Continue reading

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