One of our favorite places to visit whenever we get a chance is the Polihale State Park on the garden island of Kauai. Polihali is at the juncture between the wild, imposing cliffs of the Na Pali coast, and the western sandy island beaches that are arid and just as isolated. It is a trip that requires some preparation and a lot of resilience to deal with whatever the weather, and the pot-hole pocked, red-mud roads throw at your resolve. Intrepid travelers are rewarded with powder fine sand that goes for miles, and beautiful pounding surf that frames a view to the western horizon of the Pacific ocean. As one stands there on the rocks at the base of the southern-most cliff, it somehow makes perfect sense that the heiau there commemorates the ascension of the souls of the departed to the heavens. Allowing oneself to be open to that point of view seems to access a deep knowing that says there is more to the spiritual realm than we are often willing to admit.
That deep inner knowing emerged in our work today in our SoulCollage® workshop in Gig Harbor, WA. This time, the knowing was a personal understanding and discovery as we made cards that gave voice to our deepest self. All the participants today made cards that reflected part of their inner "committee". As we closed our workshop with a ceremony to honor the work done today, my heart was full as I witnessed the participants remark on the amazing process that is SoulCollage®. Our inner, remote, formidable barriers met the ebb and flow of powerful current of self-discovery - and made a place for souls to ascend, not to heaven, but to the beginning of a full expression of their worth, power, and sacred contract. We're not in Hawaii, but we created our own Polihale sacred ground at our closing ceremony today.
We're building community with SoulCollage® in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. Upcoming workshops are being planned for University Place, Gig Harbor, and an overnight retreat at Wellspring at Mt. Rainier. Contact Karen using the contact button on our home page or Narrowbridge page on Facebook.