The surrounding mountains from atop Machu Picchu by Phoenix
from his recent trip. Click the image for a larger view. If you'd like to see
more photos of his trip to Peru, then click.
Unless you are a rich bankster, you may find yourself tightening expenditures, embracing frugality, and re-evaluating priorities, knowing that these challenging times of economic upheaval are providing new and exciting opportunities for growth.
For me, growth means it is time now, in my 65th trip around the Sun, to retire from ownership of my beloved paradisiacal hideaway that has been my exciting love-filled home for 35 years. Soon, I expect to find the perfect new stewards of this blessed healing oasis called the Dragonfly Ranch.
COME VISIT ME BEFORE I MOVE!
As a discounted “recession” offer for my dear friends and subscribers of the Dragonflyer newsletter: 3 free nights for bookings of a week or longer through December 15th, 2009 when mentioning this special. Contact me about discount prices in the future.
Liliokalani and Iolani love each other.
MAKE A GUESS
I hope Dragonflyer readers will take advantage of my HOW MANY DRAGONFLIES AT THE DRAGONFLY CONTEST with $2000 worth of lodging going to the winner. Get your guess to me before December so we can announce it at our big 35th anniversary festivities!
NEW OWNERS FOR THE DRAGONFLY
Jim Moore, whom I graduated next to from High School, wrote these words that touched my soul:
The Dragonfly Goddess, who recently got a “make over” with new jewelry as well, is praying for wonderful new owners.
“Dragonfly Ranch is a place of vitality -- of new connections and can-do ideas and attitudes. It's a place of healing, of sanctuary, and of inspiration. You have made it that place. The thought-form is firmly planted, and your consistency has endowed the Dragonfly with that living energy. It's an energy that deserves to live on, beyond the visions and efforts of a single generation.”
I feel the Dragonfly, an amazing entity, is ready for a change. I know that my letting go is for my highest good as well as for the highest good of the Dragonfly. Finding younger stewards of this aina is in order. As I reverently walk the labyrinth daily with my dear Kiki next to my heart (she remains alive, loving life!), I give thanks for having had the opportunity to enjoy all these years as I visualize just the right people stepping forward to allow magic healing energy to continue happening here.
If you see yourself as these special new owners (and have the money to purchase), or you know who is right for this blessed opportunity, please call me at 808-328-2159.
The message I’m getting is about a whole New Value System with FRIENDSHIP and COMMUNITY COOPERATION ranking highest. All of course, with HUMOR. I believe (and I think the Dalai Lama might agree) we are meant to laugh together, dance and sing together, “plork” (play/work) together and generously assist one another with compassionate understanding. That is how we will pass this test with flying colors as we look in the face of international financial crisis the world has never seen the likes of before.
My new life-long friend, Carolyn Marie, aside from originating Creation Dancing, is also internationally known for being a Community Organizer. Before going to Nepal to design a community in Feb., she has agreed to come to the Dragonfly for a few months, starting in December. I have asked Carolyn to re-organize the Dragonfly Ranch, creating a new sense of community using sustainable energy, building “green”, and implementing interactive governance. She will also be leading Creation Dancing workshops. www.carolynmarie.net
Please let us know if you wish to participate in this experiment. Who knows—perhaps the new owners want this to be a self-sustainable community in the way we might jointly envision and create!
DRAGONFLY COTTAGE FOR SALE
Three years ago, I purchased the cottage for $500,000—with 100% financing! Now the bank is happy to “short sale” it for something under $300,000. It is a sweet 2 bedroom cottage with a fee simple (meaning NOT lease hold land) half acre in an ideal location between Honaunau and Ho’okena Beach. Call me if you want to place a bid on it! 808-328-2159
DRAGONFLY COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Ron Johnson, who founded The Sustainable Future Association in 1985 and is on the board of trustees for the New Thought Center of Hawaii, is helping me with visioning, carpentry repairs etc. He is also working with me to design and create my new abode on wheels. My friends in Waimea are making beautiful little homes (HabitatsHawaii.com) that inspired me to go for ideas that Ron has been proposing. We will create the prototype for “dockable homes” that are “green”, practical, functional, inexpensive and fun.
Heaven-sent Russell Phelps is adding his bag of tricks to running the
Dragonfly. He is a talented healer, promoter, land manager, AND he even knows how to do spread sheets! Yippee!
Other visiting dignitaries coming for the month of October are Paola and a Tai Chi Master who has been living at the White Cloud Sanctuary in Costa Rica. Come have one-on-one tai chi training with this talented master and sage!
Dear friend Susan Prince of the Bay area, with all her wisdom will be a month-long resident Dragonfly “Goddess in Retreat” during November.
I’m always open to having more wonderful individuals join our Dragonfly Ohana. If you are interested in being a team player, please take a look at the Join the Dragonfly page. Send me your photo and your intentions, along with 3 references. As tourism decreases, for as long as I am here, I see three residents at a time joining me to contribute to make the Dragonfly self-sustainable, joyful and filled with love.
EVA FROM THE NETHERLANDS--TEACHING A HEALING ART SEMINAR
In mid November, Dutch artist, Eva Annaluna, will share her remarkable life story and healing artwork. To inspire her talk she will recite her poetry and perform dance. Recently Eva published her book Here I Am about her art and poetry. For more information visit www.healingartwork.nl
SUMMER SOUND HEALING WORKSHOPS
The Dragonfly Ranch will host Heart Based Singing Workshops in June and August 2010 with Agatha Carubia of Santa Barbara. Check our workshop page to learn about this “opportunity to slow yourself down in the wondrous nature of Hawaii to have an in-depth look at your voice and how you use it.”
THE SIMPLEST RECIPE
Pour 3 Tablespoons of chia seeds in a large container to soak.
Drink from the container throughout the day.
That’s it! Tracy Holzman says it gives her energy, hydrates her body, and helps her drop excess weight! Chia is what the American Indians took on long journeys. High in protein and omega 3.
In August, we had a “Garden Party” where Honaunau farmer/philosopher Jon Biloon taught a group of us about productive gardening for ourselves and our “family”.
If you have time to look at the whole series that Rev. Scott Larson so kindly made into youtube videos, they are full of valuable political/economic/agricultural information à la Jon Biloon.
CHICKEN COOP RAISING PARTY
Ever heard of a Barn Raising Party? Our next Dragonfly project will be with design consultant/friend Ken Kilkuskie. It is a Chicken Coop Raising Party. Ken is a “green” minimalist when building. Accustomed to doing remodeling jobs, Ken chooses to use what people already have in order to get what they need. At the first meeting on Oct. 17 at 4 pm, we will assess needs and talk about available materials and design options. Everyone will bring questions and information we all have learned from those who have chicken coops, what the problems can be and how to solve them. The second meeting the following Sat. Oct. 24, starting at 8 am, will be hands on with all the materials, actually building the chicken coop we have chosen to design. Ken will demonstrate and allow us to create with him this “stylin’” mongoose-proof chicken coop!
STORY OF STUFF
An eye-opening award-winning 20-minute education on the extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal of stuff. "A must see for all industrialized nation inhabitants." ~ Phoenix
Instead of getting a flu shot, we can wear a protective “Marf”. One of the first ones made is being sent to me by a high-minded entrepreneur who is a Dragonflyer. The Marf--mask/scarf--filters the air of pollutants. This very special single father and noble gentleman, Edward Jones, has invested a small fortune on research and technology preparing the Marfs to protect us from flu and other hazardous air pollutants when we fly or are exposed to vog, smog, or virus germs at hospitals, schools, etc. Edward is getting together with my expert aroma therapy friend/author, Kathi Keville, to include the added value of time-released aroma to his Marfs.
Anyone interested in the Marf please contact me. 808-328-2159
BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Another way to stay free of the flu virus or recover from it quickly if you get it is to boost the immune system. Integrative medicine doctor, Shanhong Lu, MD, prescribed a few dynamite products I want to share with those interested in increasing your human growth hormone level and/or boosting your immune system. Ever since I was exposed to Depleted Uranium in 2007 when I was protesting at the expanding army base in the middle of our beautiful Aloha State, I have been challenged with DU related health issues. In past years I was the first to get the flu and the last to get over it. While close friends of mine have come down with Swine Flu, I have remained healthy since stating on the Orenda program Dr. Lu suggested.
CONSIDERING GETTING THE SWINE FLU VACCINATION?
Before you do, be SURE to watch this Dan Rather "60 Minutes" interview:
This is a very well researched in-depth look into the seriousness of GMOs being irreversibly introduced on the planet, with scientists from around the world giving their warning of the need to put the brakes on GMO scientists running amuck. Please be informed of your choices and our need to take action--for the sake of your health and the health of future generations.
Two years after Ehren Watada’s case was not allowed to proceed in military court, the army has finally allowed Ehren to resign from the armed forces.
While Ehren was not appropriately honored for his intelligence, foresight, humility, and courage, he is a free man now and can now speak openly again.
DO YOU "WANT TO KNOW" THE TRUTH ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE?
My European friends don’t understand why we don’t all know what happened on 9/11 the way they do. The facts are not being exposed to us in the news but are available to us via the Internet. If you want to be informed by a source that has integrity, click here. If you want to join in with the 80,000 New Yorkers who petitioned for a serious investigation of 9/11, click here.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD
This Chinese rendering of Swan Lake is breath-taking:
As I re-experienced my birth this year at a workshop with Carla Hannaford (who wrote Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head and has just written a new book on quantum physics!), I cried when I recalled a strangely sad awareness I felt entering a world where humans kill other humans. I didn’t realize until reading Daniel Ellsberg’s story that 1944, my birth year, was the year the bombs were dropped in Japan.
It is truly time for a new approach to how humans live together gracefully caring for our mother, Gaia.
AMAZING ADVENTURE ANYONE?
Anyone interested in getting up close and personal with a quality Shipibo Ayahauscero and the magic of the Pervian jungle as well as being totally welcomed into the daily life of a Shipibo village, contact Phoenix who recently returned and is planning to go again. It's an experience of a lifetime and quite affordable in comparison to similar adventures. Take a look at the photos of Phoenix's trip.
A LIFE PERFECTED, STRONG AND CALM
This week, I hosted two Graces—one on a honeymoon and the other married 48 years—both divinely “in Love” with their husbands.
Grace Jackson showed me a little book on healing as they left for Church today. In it I found these lines from a poem called
“The New Century” by Mary Baker Eddy:
Dear God! How good Thou art
To heal humanity’s sore heart;
To probe the wound, then pour the balm—
A life perfected, strong and calm.
I think perhaps we are entering the probing the wound stage?--praying for the balm to be poured! In the meantime, I am preparing to create “a life perfected, strong and calm”--no matter what may happen.
ANOTHER "BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD"
We were recently blessed with a lovely guest from Germany, Pia Niehoff. She allowed me the opportunity to practice up on my lei making and portrait taking skills. Isn’t she lovely?
PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR: DECEMBER 6TH, 35TH DRAGONFLY RANCH OPEN HOUSE/ANNIVERSAY/RETIREMENT PARTY
Join me Sunday, Dec. 6, in celebrating 35 years at the Dragonfly. Carolyn Marie will be here and will demonstrate her Creation Dancing. Do you like the idea of a costume ball where you come dressed in your
“Organic Mythic Identity”?
We will have music, healings with Russell, organic food from our productive garden, announcement of our how many dragonflies at the Dragonfly contest winner (worth up to $2000 in lodging), a showing of our new dockable home on wheels, and yet to be determined festivities galore!
We’ll have FUN FUN FUN until Daddy takes our T-Bird away!
Sending you my warmest Aloha for an incredibly beautiful and abundant autumn (remembering we can have abundant courage, creativity, love and joy—without needing to buy “stuff”!)
Blessings to all of you!
Barbara Ann “Kenonilani” Moore
No place on the earth can be completely healthy until all places are. -Wendell Berry