Ultra Bright Light

If we can make Life healthier, and in turn better, for our children, we will have succeeded in changing the world.

Taking a pause from the movement of moving from my home of the last four years in Kaka’ako to my new home in Palolo Valley, which is to be determined how long, I’ll be there.  If you observe your Life, some interesting patterns begin to reveal themselves.

The last time I was moved into a Valley, a few things happened:

  • I dug deeper into my Spiritual Journey and exploring my Calling.  To see it unfold in fullness throughout my Life as it unfolds is fascinating.  It’s not just traveling to new places or in mystical spaces like the realm where I sat beneath a Tree, was visited by the Devil, and held the space for a great number of traveling souls. In essence, this transition was just the beginning of my Adventures in Urban Mysticism.  To think, I thought Vol. 1 was the jump off.  Truly, the Faith Walk is a series of jump offs and rebirths!
  • I began my Journey as a published Author.  Vol. 1 Rebirth was released during my last ‘residence’ in a Valley.  I’ve not stopped writing in the past ten years but it is these steps within the Valleys of Life that appear to the be the ones that lead me deeper and deeper as a Writer and Seeker.
  • I entered into a relationship, exploring a connection because I was reminded that our time on this Earth is not guaranteed.  That Season of my Life taught me much and was truly a time of being refined, sanded down and smoothed over that I might Flow through Life in alignment to the Vision of The Creator for me.

Now, let’s take it back even further before I spent my metaphorical time in the desert of the real aka cross-country journey, navigated by dreams.   We must go further because God takes us deeper and deeper, into a better and better Life.  This was the time when I lived in Manoa Valley:

  • I was told I had a spiritual calling.  Later I would embrace this wholly and increase the amount of time and energy that I invested in exploring the Journey with Intent. This was the pivotal moment in my Life, where I chose to explore what it means to live a great and full Life.  In Truth, because that is what I feel is necessary for me to pass on to my children and the generation to come.
  • I started The Simple Voice, thus beginning the Journey as a Writer seeking to share experience with the World, in hopes that I might be able to help just one other Soul would know that someone relates to their experience, because of the energy that exists in the feelings we process throughout each experience.  In many ways, I have found my Voice, the unique Light that I shine and share, in this, and it has been beautiful to reach others and really connect deeper in Faith within.
  • I entered into the relationship that broke my Heart open to God.  When it ended, I was in pain, but I felt so alive because I knew there was something to be said by committing myself to Living For and Choosing Love.  This time was certainly a Reason period.

If there is any pattern in my Life, it is that the Spiritual Journey, Onwards to God, Living and Loving Fully, is taking me to the place where I feel He has been preparing me some day towards.

In a recent conversation with a Connection, we both shed tears reflecting on the Love we feel in Spirit for God, for Life, and perhaps, why we’re here, I was brought back to a Truth,

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

Truly if we are to cultivate a world for them, we can only do this in Partnership. That Partnership begins with Him.  That’s the point of the Journey.

And as I look back at All I’ve seen, I feel, how He has shaped me that I be ready for the Honor to undertake such a responsibility in its own time.  Working on myself spiritually, cultivating Faith, learning more and more about God, it’s shown me that this work is lifelong, and that’s okay.  No rushing.  No pining.

Just Being in the Season of Life that I’m in.

Breathing in its Fullness.

Believing that I am Love and Beloved.    And in turn, giving that same Love, sharing the Light, because there are some very special people who enter our space for who knows how long and they deserve the Full Expression of His Love as it Flows through us.

We’ll see what this next Valley holds.  I’m finishing up Vol. 2 as we speak, my Journey gets deeper and better each day, and God only knows what He has planned for us.

Aloha ke Akua / Mahalo ke Akua



40 Days of Aloha

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They say it takes 21 days to create a new habit.  Imagine what you could do with 40. The number 40 is symbolic throughout scripture, it is considered the half-way mark for most lives, and 40 days of Aloha just sounds pretty all around awesome.

We go.

Coming to iBooks.

A Challenge of Aloha


40 Days.  What might 40 Days of focusing on a feeling of Love, Compassion, and Peace do for you?  Just a line or a few paragraphs to read, then reflect.  That’s all you have to do.

Is this a challenge you can embrace?

Coming to your Apple Device soon.

On Aloha Harder – A Challenge

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40 days. 40 reflections on Aloha.

And You.

Can You challenge yourself to reading just one line to a few paragraphs, focusing on Aloha, for just few minutes a day, for 40 days?

Why 40 days? 40 days of Aloha Harder is your metaphorical trip out of the desert of Fear, and into the Light of Aloha.

Coming to your Apple Device soon.


J. Wading Through the Stream Season 2 Trailer – Further and Fuller

It just hit me that I’m feeling fucking stressed.  Expletive needed.

Just about a month ago, I found out I had to move, which caught me off guard.  My car had some issues so another unforeseen expense came up. Around that time, I injured my hip and lower back and there have been some other areas I’m watching in my life too that don’t make much sense. Then this past week, I spent the evening in the ER after getting a rib injury during training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Arte Suave. Or ‘The Gentle Art”  as that translates.


I ran into a long-time acquaintance yesterday and he remarked how well I seemed to be handling it.  Well, allow me to re-introduce myself, once more because what more can I say, I’m JMAW.  I’ve been seeking since ever since, and each time I go through struggles I am reminded that:

I got this because HE GOT THIS, so we got this.

The stress I feel now, will surely pass, I am reminded of that each day, and trust that fully because in looking where I’ve been in my Life as a whole, the challenges always end, harmony comes, then more challenges show up.  It’s a cycle and each ride through it helps me to release further and let go fuller.  And the learning that comes, wow.

A year ago, my life was completely different. I had a hard time remembering who I was in Spirit, and my Faith was on a lifeline. I was nearing the end of a drawn out break up and I was holistically worn out.  I had a trip to Japan planned so I could be isolated and recharge.  Every now and again, I need that reminder of being out there exploring, seeking further that which might make fuller the Life I have on the daily because it’s important we feel the adventure in living no matter where we are.

In the year since, I’ve gotten my health in order, lost over 40 lbs through training, rarely drinking, and eating consciously.  I have prioritized traveling and been fortunate to experience new places and continue that adventure.  And the area that has really enhanced the most, which boggles me to be honest, is my Faith.

I have learned more about God, Faith, and the depth of Love in the past year than I have in my entire Life before this.  There are so many moments of recollection at how blessed I am by the Love that is there for all of us when we just trust, when we believe, that I am moved to tears.

There is just so much beauty to this Life.

Despite my stress, those reminders help me.  They fuel me.  And they are everywhere in each moment.

The sun, the breeze, the sound of the waves, a rainbow, drops of rain, the song of birds. God’s masterpiece is at work all around us! In conversations, on people’s t-shirts, in inspirational posts, a-ha moments.  This Life is a never-ending wow and it’s times like what I am experience right now, times of contrast, where all I can do is say,

Thanks.  Thanks for seeing me worthy to create and giving me this gift of Life.

Mahalo ke Akua