Hawaii Update October 2013
Divine Collaboration – Learning to Dance Together
Backstage of the devotional
A week ago we finished our first devotional at the Extension Center in Hawaii, and the first devotional I ever led!
Wow, how beautiful that was. I keep being amazed by the perfection of the orchestration of the Spirit’s Plan. No one is ever left out. Everyone is always included and always gets exactly what they need to learn/undo.
When the Inspiration came through, I felt that I would facilitate the devotional with the Extension Center team. Once back here in Hawaii, after several joinings with Jason, it felt obvious that he was to be part of it. I had no idea how, what role he would play, or how he would fit into what I was feeling this devotional would be. So in order for the flow to happen, I had to let go of any idea of what it was supposed to be and how I envisioned it. Wow, profound! That is exactly how it was for me throughout the 9 days. Things kept shifting and changing and I would constantly have to let it go, let everything unfold the way it was in the moment.
I had absolutely no plan, just ideas, and somehow I didn’t know how everything would be tied together, but it was perfect! The Invitation was the Present Moment and nothing else. I didn’t even know what we would be doing the next day. I went into every session quite blank, not knowing what would come of it and not even speaking a lot. After my time in Mexico, this was very different in form, and I see it was a way of pulling me ever deeper into the changeless. Through this experience of a whole range of emotions that came up for everyone and things shifting and changing, there was such a deep quiet and a cluelessness that made it impossible to hold onto anything.
Extending how worthy we are was the main theme of these 9 days. We are so worthy of following our Calling. Nobody should ever have to hold back or stay in a situation that is not supportive of that because of any worldly reason or personal responsibility. We are so worthy of receiving everything.
Say what you need to say… was probably one of the most fun parts of my collaboration with Jason. We would constantly speak up, and let it go and we had so much fun through doing that. Nothing was held back, and nothing was held onto. Somehow, this total allowance created a space for seeing the meaninglessness of it all and seeing that the only thing that matters was our joining in the same Purpose. That was really beautiful. Nothing could stay, except the Love that we share.
My heart opened up wider and wider, and the last day it was so overwhelming that when we went to see the sunrise on the beach together, I felt like I would have a heart attack. It felt like there wasn’t enough space in my chest for all the Love that I was feeling…
That is the Gift that I feel this devotional offered, or even more than that, I would say that this Life of Devotion offers me every day… to Love with all my heart and never have to hold back anymore. The only thing I have ever wanted was to Love. Everyone is so Beautiful and I am so grateful to be given so many opportunities to share and extend that on a daily basis. How else could you want to live your life?
The Center is now going through another transition as Catarina left two weeks ago to Canada and Michael is following her in a couple of days. He is in a phase of stepping back as he passes over his areas, delegating and supporting everyone to step into their new function, which is something new for him. We are so grateful for his Presence here since the Center began. Fly high Michael…
Joe, who invited David for the first time in Hawaii, had a profound shift during the devotional and took the leap of faith his heart had been calling him to, since that first invitation and has now joined us here at the Center. He is like a new born. He will take over a lot from Michael and will have a focus on extending too.
We are happy that Laverne and Andy joined us and to see them shining and blooming in their new functions. The three of them are now the leading team at the Center, and that feels beautiful.
Jason and I are greatly enjoying our Collaboration and the depth of our joining. Thank you to the Temple, for the quiet and the space that it provides to keep going deeper.
David is joining us in two weeks for 19 days and I’ll go with him to Honolulu where we will offer a two-day gathering on the 13th and 14th of November.
I’m offering some satsangs again every two weeks on Friday evenings and Jason and I will offer movie nights every other Friday evening, as well as a movie day on the 9th of Nov.
Come and join us in the Joy if you feel the Call…
Loads of Love
One Moment at a Time
Stepping into purpose. Following the Call. Blooming in the tasks at hand. Blooming in the moment. Blooming in the Presence of Love. Giving. Sharing. Extending. Finding inspiration. Letting Spirit breathe Himself into me and through me. Be His vessel for Love and Healing. For forgiveness and for Truth.
Breathe in. And breathe out.
Three weeks I’ve spent at the Extension Center Hawaii now, and as a first time experiencing life in a community, this has been so beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I am here for a supposed three months, and that time started off with the “Resting in the Womb of Silence” devotional with Armelle, which I simply wanted to leave on three occasions. Seems like it’s all in the three’s for me. Thoughts about specialness arose quicker than I could blink my eye, and if “I” had had any choice in the matter, that topic of specialness would not have been on the agenda – ever! Deep-seeded fears surrounding relationships and letting go of attachments were brought to the surface, and as long as I resisted their surfacing my life here was more like death than life.
Finally, a few days ago, while joining with Armelle and Laverne, a huge chunk of emotion came up and out. Fears of loss – loss of safety, loss of security, loss of love, loss of self, loss of control. All at once, and I couldn’t do anything but cry.
And the next day clarity came!
With the help of the Instrument For Peace I was really able to see clearly through the thoughts I had about the future: I had laid all my trust in the ego, which only disappointed me in the past, and projected the resulting distrust onto Spirit, which in turn resulted in total distrust for following this process of undoing false beliefs here at the Center. It felt like the whole world was against me. But the beautiful thing that I found out is that the only one that was standing up against me was I, myself! So, here choice came into play! I have a choice in all matters! I choose my state of mind – Thank God!! I am never the victim of the “external” or “internal.” I can choose how I want to perceive the world, and I can choose which thoughts to entertain and which ones I would rather release because they don’t serve any purpose.
And being here is all about Purpose! What is it for? What is it for?? Why am I here? Not just here in Hawaii, but why am I here? Why do I perceive myself to be here, to have a body and be surrounded by other bodies in a physical world, when my Home is totally abstract, created out of Love and from Love that has no opposite? Well, aparently I have some barriers I put up against Love’s Presence, so I guess I am here to find all of those barriers and hold them up against Spirit’s Light and see if they remain.
Finally acknowledging my attachments to specialness, special love, special relationships, has led to an internal shift for me, and really allowed me to step into Funtion here at the Center. And it feels so incredibly good! And it’s so much fun! I am joining with Armelle on gatherings, joining with Justin on videos, joining with people all over the world through emails, collaborating for websites! It’s amazing! There seems to be so much to do, and so little time, yet somehow there is always just the right amount of time to finish everything that was Given me to do! I am learning to trust myself and my Brothers. Sometimes I doubt myself for just an instant, and feel like changes must be made in the tasks that I have completed, but I am relieved to find out every single time, that when I try to make any changes it simply just isn’t falling into place. Everything is perfect as it is! And every moment is an opportunity for learning for me! And every moment of doubt is an Invitation to join with Spirit! Everything and everyone is here for me to remember Who I Am.
I feel deeply grateful and in Love! Thank you for not giving up on me, my Mighty Companions!!!
Satsangs with Armelle
Oct 25th and Nov 8th
From 7pm to 8:30 pm
A mystic at heart, Armelle’s constant dedication for Truth has led her to see beyond the veil of illusion and be happy, for no reason. Satsang is a meeting in Truth where all your heartfelt questions are welcome and used as a way to bring you back to Who You really are.
Wake-Up with Movies
with Jason and Armelle
7pm – 10pm
If you have ever felt a desire to find a way to make your path to Enlightenment more fun, here it is: watch movies with us! Insights from Armelle and Jason are offered and shared as a way to expand our consciousness and experience the meaning and depth of our Inner Self. There is a way to watch movies that leads to a way of observing the events and scenes and scripts of the world: with forgiving eyes. And true forgiveness always leads to peace of mind and non-judgement. Come and gain a new perspective!
Wake-Up with Movies
with Jason and Armelle
10am to 1pm & 3pm to 6pm
Immerse yourself in a full day of Enlightenment through movies with commentary and insights from Armelle and Jason. Spirit makes use of everything in the world to help us expand our awareness and consciousness, and movies are no exception in this! Join with us on this journey inward to get in touch with what is True and always present: Peace and Joy! Both sessions will provide an open space for questions and inspirations to come up and be shared. This is a day of joining in the purpose of awakening to the Truth of Who we Are!
The Kingdom of Heaven is Here and Now
Nov 13th and Nov 14th
Two days of deep talks with David Hoffmeister and Armelle on Oahu, Hawaii
Now is all there is. This recognition is the doorway that leads to the Realization of Who You Truly Are. Join David and Armelle in the timelessness and leap into the causeless Happiness that this Moment offers. Forgiveness is the key to Happiness, as it shows you the false as false, and that only Truth is True.
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