Friday, March 06, 2009

Back in the 1980s, the lava flow from the southeast rift of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii poured over the magnificent Queen's Bath, destroying it entirely. Now, all you see is barren lava - except for one unusual area that stands out in the middle of the grey-black lava fields. Directly uphill from where the Queen's Bath used to be is a grove of tall palm trees and an arrangement of rocks that the Hawaiians call a Heiau (HAY'-E-OW). One cannot help but notice it because there is no way it should be there. The lava flow is over a mile wide and nothing survived except for the Heiau.

The Hawaiians tell stories about how the Kahunas intervened with Madame Pele, the Goddess of the Volcano, and she spared this sacred place where so many prayers had been infused into the rocks in the past. Like the parting of the Red Sea, the river of approaching lava split in two just a few yards above the Heiau and came back together when it had passed, missing the edges by only a few inches in places. This sacred Heiau reminds me of what we need to do nowadays while the messages from the mainstream media go through their changes. As the flow of information runs its chaotic course, most people are believing in it and are being carried away or are forced to relocate or rebuild their lives in its wake. What with unstable money supplies, property values plummeting, wars, bailouts, and sicknesses, it appears that there is no place to go to keep from being run over.

In truth, however, there are numerous places of refuge where we can retain our peace of mind in these insane times. Indeed, the consensus reality - the one that is constantly being pumped into us by the media - is but one reality out of an infinite number of realities we can choose to believe in. We can keep our attention on it, or we can put our attention on another more comfortable, fulfilling reality. Whatever we place our attention on is what we will create.

Excerpts from a newsletter of Intenders of the Highest Good

Tony Burroughs, author of The Intenders of the Highest Good, The Code and other works (see, and an old and dear friend, reminded me, through this newsletter, of a great Truth. We are Heiau’s. We are places of great sacredness. Now is not the time to become immobilized by fear – it is a time to stay ‘prayed up.’ We can stand in the middle of the river and allow the chaos to flow around us, and we do NOT have to be affected by it.

It is also not a time to stand in our sacred place and look out and say “oh those poor people.” Our standing for the Truth, also lifts others up. We must know the Truth for all. We must be like the Kahunas who prayed/intended and stood strong in their Knowing.

There are some who will struggle in the rushing river and yell “Don’t be such a Pollyanna – face the facts!” I say – establish your own facts and YES - be like Pollyanna, who changed the consciousness of an entire town with her positive outlook. We are that Power Full!


There is one perfect Intelligence, and It permeates the universe. It is everywhere and in everything. It is the air we are breathing. It is the beating of our hearts. It is what we see, taste, touch and smell. It is even more than this. It is – and It is all there is.

Knowing this, I now declare we are free from fear. We awaken from the mesmeriszation of the media. We are co-creating our world, attracting to us only that which is for the highest and best for us all.

Our Reality is not lack, disease or limitation of any kind. It is wholeness and holiness always, and in all ways. We stand firm in the Truth that we are creating a world that works for everyone, and it is good, very good.

I release these words, welcoming the release of fear they bring. Welcoming and grateful for being able to speak the Truth and know that It is so. And so it is.