The warm golden sunset glow is shimmering through the leaves of the monkeypod trees as I luxuriate in the Lomilomi Suite to write this new Dragonflyer. Contemplating the wonderful guests I have had the privilege of hosting here over the past 37 years, I hear the gentle breeze playing melodic cathedral-like music on the big wind chimes. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for being Dragonflyers and for staying connected via this newsletter!
LOOKING TO FIND NEW DRAGONFLY TEAM MEMBERS
Phoenix recently told me about his exciting new adventure he is taking soon--going to Europe. While I am happy for him because that's what he wants to do, I am wondering what 3 people can fill his enormous shoes while he is away. I am quickly writing this newsletter in hopes of finding the right people to come soon!
Actually, there is a super abundance of good news to share with you since my last Dragonflyer about Jean Houston’s visit here. And once I adjust to having less zany humor, less zippy music, and less superb support from Phoenix, I know I will consider his trip also to be good news.
I invite inquires about joining our Dragonfly Ohana (family). We prefer a three month stay. Shorter, and longer stays are possible. If you are a considerate earth steward/team player looking for a beautiful community of friends who are providing service for some of the finest people on the planet, please call me. I'm especially looking for happy, healthy, individuals with an interest in the healing arts, organic food, and a desire to be helpful--especially keeping the rooms and grounds well loved. Anyone having other skills--such as doing gardening, carpentry, electrical, painting and general repairs--is helpful. Joyfully care-taking the B&B/eco spa while developing a self-sustainable, high minded, fun ohana community in harmony with each other and Gaia is what we all want. Having a plethora of organic food is part of the dream we are developing together. Are you single, emotionally mature, free of alcohol/nicotine, children, and pressing responsibilities? Want to experience the magic and beauty of South Kona at the Dragonfly? We have limited space so we want only people who are sincerely interested and come well recommended by 3 people. Email or call Barbara at email@example.com/808 328 2159.
DOLPHINS AS TEACHERS
The dolphins epitomize and exhibit the essence of unconditional love. These creative and playful beings remind us of our creativity and play as they awaken us with their sonar sounds, graceful movements and community spirit of connectedness. We communicate with dolphins by using mental telepathy, visual images, feeling their high frequency vibrations as we assist the journey to holistic wellness for each other and the planet. Dolphins indicate that they desire to work with us, healing on a cellular level, taking part in our evolution of consciousness with holographic communications, using the unique Hawaiian vibration of Aloha. According to my understanding, the spinner dolphins project healing energy. Dis-ease is simply incompatible with that positive energy. For that reason, I believe that our dolphin friends teach us that celebrating life with appreciation, gratitude and joy is the way to remain in perfect vibrant health, filled with Aloha. Two of my neighbors who frequently experience being with the dolphins will be presenting workshops here:
Dolphin Touch Empowerment with Nancy Emery and Blue Dolphin Essences with Kathryn Jensen
Two dolphins united, belly to belly in Honaunau Bay. Photo by Barbara
HEALING ARTS CENTER EXPANDS
We have had two wonderful healers join the Dragonfly team:
Dolphins blessed us with their playful presence when we celebrated Anita's 48th birthday in August. While our delightful Dragonflyer ohana paragon, Phoenix, is soon to be gallivanting around the world, we now have a female equivalent: Anita Mitchell. Like Phoenix, she is a team player, a fantastic cook, a joy to be with and has multifaceted talents to add to our healing arts community. Besides owning the Cadillac of the colon hydrotherapy machines (open system), Anita also has a Lymphstar Pro® machine to do lymphatic drainage and an Cygnus Aqua-Cleanse detoxification foot bath. She is also trained in iridology, reflexology, and a number of other fine modalities and treatments.
Anita specializes in coaching people to care for themselves by cleansing their bodies and creating delicious wholesome food. Anita is AMAZING in the kitchen. We are planning to have weekend spa getaways with raw food "Uncooking" classes. Having managed other B&Bs, Anita is not only experienced but also very cheerful and light-hearted about helping the Dragonfly fly high. We are looking forward to "plorking" together hosting workshops as well as doing individualized weight loss programs and cleanses. YIPPEE!
As we speak, Anita and I are on the cleansing program she has so well researched and designed. Together, we are tweaking it so it will include all the good things the two of us know works for cleaning body and soul, inside and out. It feels wonderful and includes:
* swimming in the ocean--hopefully visited by turtles and dolphins
* getting hands in the garden soil with the early morning sunshine on
* doing meditation,
* walking the labyrinth,
* using doTerra pure therapeutic grade essential oils,
* selecting flower essences for soul development,
* getting massaged by therapists and the Migun massage bed with far infrared
* using the chi machine and Eating the Orenda DARK CHOCOLATE before
exercising on the K1 machine
* dry brushing the skin
* taking far infrared saunas with cool plunges
* doing scrubs, body wraps and facials
* clearing the lymphatic system with Anita's amazing Lymphstar Pro machine
* relaxing on the heated far infrared biomatt
* doing detoxing foot baths
* using the highest quality natural cleansing herbs, clay, etc--including those
known to effectively clean the pineal gland
* using the cool laser
* taking the Orenda Immune that cleans the cells
* jumping on the rebounder
* and of course, doing colonics.
I feel blessed to be under Anita's expert guidance. We are having fun getting clean and healthy to the max--getting ready to help others get clean and healthy. Come visit us and try our eco-spa program and therapeutic opportunities for improved health.
Gaillen is a naturopath/healer who has invented a homeopathic-like mosquito repellent. It is truly unique as nothing else is quite like it in the way it works. This man also has the "gift" to see inside the body and does awesome healings. I've witnessed some miracle healings Gaillen has done here for ohana, neighbors and visitors. We are fortunate to have Gaillen bless us with his gifts as well as with his keen sense of humor, twinkly eyes and willingness to help with whatever needs to be done. We are testing his flea and tick "magik" that we put in the water our dog and cat family drinks. Seems to be working so far. Stay tuned!
1 medium pineapple
1 lime with rind removed
20-30 mint leaves
2 cups ice
Add sweetener of choice if desired... stevia, agave or honey
Blend in high powered blender to smoothie consistency, enjoy!
THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS
As you may know, I always keep my ear to the ground for the highest grade, premium products for health and beauty. One of our stellar guests, Valerieann Giovani, introduced me to a line of extraordinary essential oils from doTERRA. Every one of the oils is certified pure therapeutic grade. The fragrance of each one is undeniably superior. I ordered a set of oils and and I am getting their beautiful diffusers for the rooms. These are amazingly healing oils! Visit my DoTERRA page to learn more about the benefits that are available to us through pure essential oils. Feel free to call me if you want to try them.
Valerieann booked the Dragonfly room for a week. Much to our delight, she ended up changing her return trip home so she could stay here for two weeks. All of us here experience Rapid Eye Technology that includes her unique style of life coaching that was life enriching for each of us. Valerieann also let me smell the various oils she brought with her. When compared side by side to Young Living oils, DoTERRA is undeniably superior. We are planning a workshop about Rapid Eye Technology here soon that will include the use of oils for therapy. And of course we will, as always, have daily visits to the ocean where the dolphins like to play with us.
Besides introducing me to the highest quality certified therapeutic grade fragrant oils, and being a Certified Master Rapid Eye Technician, Valerieann Giovanni is a Reiki Master, skilled Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Author and Artist Extraordinaire. You can learn more from her website, Valerieann.com
Originally, even though she wanted to experience the dolphins, Valerieann was not comfortable in the ocean. She overcame her fear and the dolphins embraced her, surrounding her--in front, behind, on both sides and underneath! I can't wait to see the painting that emerges from that life enhancing experience.
Seascape by Valerieann Giovani
PEACE ACTIVIST ANN WRIGHT VISITED DRAGONFLY RANCH
It was our tremendous honor to host a great American hero, Ann Wright and her friend, Dr. Carol Murry, who were on the boat, the Audacity of Hope, in an attempt to assist the people of Gaza. Introducing her talk with music were my new Japanese refugee neighbors and dear friends who are also activist friends of Ann's. Gen Morita and Yumi Kikuchi. They played music about peace—oldies like “Blowin’ in the Wind”. To learn about Yumi’s peace activities since the 90s', click here.
Ann talked about the inside story of her arrest during the Israel attack of the first flotilla as well as the second flotilla that never made it to Gaza. Ann recently visited Jeju Island. She let us know that 30,000 islanders were slaughtered in the late '40's early '50s--Their crime? Wishing to keep Korea unified instead of divided. The United States military, in Korea to make sure that Korea divided, passively observed the mass murder of somewhere between 30,000 to 80,000 innocent Koreans.
Noble Jeju islanders are valiantly attempting to maintain Jeju Island as safe and beautiful, keeping their designated “Island of Peace” peaceful instead of being a naval base for war with dangerous weapons containing depleted uranium. The Korean Government have already poured concret over precious coral reefs. Is it possible that the war machine can be stopped by these people, with the support of peace loving people around the world? If you are so inclined, you can support their cause at www.savejejuisland.org
Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others.
Informative and inspiring Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and was named by Forbes as one of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."
We hosted a fundraiser for the man they say is responsible for wikileaks. I am grateful to whoever allows us to see the truth regarding this sick, illegal war we are paying for in many ways. If you believe, as I do, that exposing crime should not be a crime, please donate to this cause: www.BradleyManning.org
Virgina Holt taught Gyrokenesis class in the Illuminarium in May and plans to do a
teacher training when enough people are interested.
Keep an eye on our workshop page to find out about our Permaculture Preparedness Weekend, Patricia Sun's retreat, art with Mimi Sammis, Gyrotonics with Virginia Holt, yoga with a variety of teachers, weight loss programs and cleansing programs with Anita, Rapid Eye Technique with Valerieann, Orenda with Dr. Shanhong Lu, Uncooking Classes with Anita, Energy Healing with Debbie Jones, Non Violent Communication with Yumi and Gen, Hawaiian Culture Immersion, "The Divine Feminine" with Laura Eisenhower, Laughter Therapy Retreat with Amatra, etc. Please let us know if you are interested in attending a workshop or having us host your group!
UPCOMING MAINLAND TRIP TO CHICAGO
Oct. 21, 22, and 23 are the dates of Orenda Gold School in Chicago. I can have two free guests stay with me in the room Orenda generously provides. Want to go with me?
Four years ago, before using this life enhancing line of nutraceuticals, you may recall my asking for your prayers as I was wondering what to do about a serious “health challenge” I was experiencing. Prayers answered! Since I have been using Orenda Immune, O-tropin, vitamins and digestive enzymes, I feel great and have nothing but appreciation for my perfect health and the extra energy I experience every day. Seven years ago, when I was 60, I was so “scattered” I said, "I'll never travel again without a nanny!" Now when I travel I am very “together,” no longer missing my planes or forgetting belongings like I was doing--thanks to the Orenda transformation I have experienced.
I genuinely love Orenda and the ethical people who created these extraordinary, scientifically-based supplements. I’m especially grateful to Dr. Shanhong Lu, MD/PhD for being my guide to recovering my good health, and making a successful business helping others do the same.
For any of you suffering health challenges or simply wishing to be pro-active in maintaining optimal health, I gladly provide for you the opportunity to try these quality cleansing/nurturing/anti-aging plant-based products. Feel free to call me at 808 328 2159 or you can also learn about these natural products here: myorenda.com/dragonfly or dragonflyranch.com/orenda
Aloha is a complex and important word of near unlimited powers. But its greatest power and beauty is that we all have it! We need only to open the floodgates and let it flow; let it inundate all within our individual spheres. Then truly will each of us be living within "that internal paradise, the spirit of Aloha". - Lanakila Brandt
Barbara Ann “Kenonilani” Moore
“ In the heart of every individual, there is a deep longing to give, to love, to understand, and to realize the essence of this life” -- Vanessa Stone
“Dragonfly Ranch is a delight to the senses and home to the soul. Quirky, charming, and representative of the real Hawaii beyond the postcards and the standard brand hotels, it is for those who would break the boundaries of serial monotony and go for Life!”
- Jean Houston
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