And then it happened.
After considerable time spent contemplating, Jessica and myself put our feet firmly in the waters as we mutually agreed to devout a minimum of 3 months of our lives exploring the island of Hawaii and all that transpires with it!
What a rush of unprecedented excitement, the like of which cannot be easily described or expressed. Only felt.
For numerous reasons Kauai, 1 of the 7 Hawaiian Islands, called out to us in a remarkable, synchronic way which compelled us to answer and dedicate our attention to and nowhere further. Through nurturing the idea of a life comprised of summer climates all year round, sustainable permaculture-based landscapes providing vegetation year on year, habitually residing in settings that encourage equanimity and relaxation and do away with unnatural stress, tension and accumulative magnets of that ilk, we thought that now is opportune enough to seed these ideals and take the steps necessary to ensure its cultivation…
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe.
We enlisted our interest via ‘WWOOFing Hawaii’ and ‘Work Away’ as a means of appropriate access into venturing closer to this dream of ours. To the readers who are not aware, ‘WWOOF’ is an acronym standing for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Solely going by the accounts, reviews and viral testimonies of fellow WWOOFers, one wouldn’t have reason to think twice about committing to a stint for however long to expose ones own mental, physical and psychological aptitude in natural surroundings of this capacity. I can understand the restrictions that prevent those who display an unquestionable inclination to experience this from being able to do so. The most notably obstacles being children, employment ties, mortgage commitments and family connections. Some of those who I have come across, both personally and impersonally, are victims of all the above.
Readers, I mean no offence by using the words “obstacles” or “victims”. I ask you refer to it only in a figurative sense conveying a broader subject at hand.
Both WWOOF Hawaii and Work Away presented highly qualified outfits, which, in effect provided Jessica and myself a healthy selection to choose from. We opted to go with the one we felt we could not only learn a huge amount from but in equal measure, the farm we could give our all to. I will be making a documentary series of our trip so you can experience much of it with us as we build, grow and learn. Be on the look out for that.
“For numerous reasons Kauai, 1 of the 7 Hawaiian Islands, called out to us in remarkable, synchronic way…”
I will circle back and elaborate this sentiment to enlighten you as to why this is so. I am deeply interested in sciences that find their roots, their origins in organic methodology and practical knowledge. Shamanism being the foremost one of them. In ways I have polished this interest practically, but more so theoretically by studying practices by a recognized Shaman, who so happens to be based in Hawaii. Serge Kahili King being the archetype of these studies but by no account the only one, for Shamanism in itself is a complex, diverse body of primitive knowledge filled with numerous variations depending on the country and continent of its origin. Serbia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Mongolia, Mexico and many nations of Africa all share this commonality. At present the Huna Principles of Hawaiian Shamanism distinctly appeal to me in ways unlike others. This being another kicker which made my part of our decision, geographically wise, a little easier.
Jessica, my partner in life and love, has basked a desire to travel to the islands of the Pacific for many years. She has a bottomless connection to the lost lands of Lemuria as well as a brewing passion in the field Quantum Touch, a branch of holistic therapy and a flourishing business called JEMstones, crafting customized jewellery for those who have an eye for exceptional precision and quality. This is put together from scratch, sourcing the materials, beads, crystals and pendants across the world. She has come to discover that these areas of her interest have room for development and growth in Kauai, which acts as further impetus, or justification, that great leaps are the cause of small steps. And this is just that my friends, small steps on the path of Dharma.
I will leave you with a lasting impression from one of the 7 Huna Principles;
“The World Is What You Think It Is.”
Interpret this as is your will.
With that expressed; let the Journey commence!
Thank you for your time, support and Being.
I A M
Featured image taken by Amber Wolfe, State College, Pennsylvania.