05 Jul Maui, I’m Yours…
Recognizing True Love
Maui has been love at first sight ever since soaring above her clouds and touching her soil nearly 13 years ago. I had my first of two ever anxiety attacks in my life when I left her the first time after a 10-day immersion with da magical Aina (means “land” in Hawaiian) before boarding the plane to fly back to San Francisco. This was pre-9/11 when relatives and friends could walk you to the gate to say goodbye. Before hopping the plane, my hands and then my body began to shake. I asked my buddy, “What’s happenin’ to me?” He calmly replied, “Tone, now you know why I stayed.”
“Like, Whoa!” His statement hit me like a ton of coconuts. I instantly remembered and realized what Love truly IS ~ like the energy of a Divine motherly embrace. I felt the Aloha Spirit! The same thing happened to me when meeting my wife for the very first time in Canada and proposing to her only two months afterward while nearly passing out in a cold sweat. Both her and Maui never judged me for being afraid. They both wholeheartedly and unconditionally took me into their loving arms.
Recontextualize your Life
It is the things in life that scares us the most that we must go for if we truly want to live and be free. Unfortunately and fortunately, one eventually realizes the paradox between fear/fearlessness after Wholy Stretching! enough times. You recognize that the old definition of fear was mislabeled. The perceived emotional feeling of the word “fear” is actually an energy of Aliveness.
This energy has now become meaningful and significant as it is recontextualize and transmuted into Courage & Love to guide and direct your life toward the total fulfillment of your potential. What used to be the painful past is now laughed at as a hilarious comedy. You are no longer that same person that once identified with the negativity toward an unfavorable situation.
With a knowingness and trust, you embrace all challenges as an opportunity to stretch toward positive growth. You are grateful for the TEST – “Am I going to unconsciously and naively react to this situation with force? Or…because I seen this same movie played out enough times, I now have the wisdom to instead choose to lovingly respond with Power!“
No matter which river you decide to flow through, eventually it will all merge back into the Almighty Ocean. You can, however, decide how fast you want to accelerate the process by Wholy Stretching within. The growing pains you’re feeling are angel wings emerging from your back. 😉
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