Tag: Hawaii

Put Love First

My last post was in August, about the time I officiated my nephew’s wedding to his beloved. Shortly after that blessed family event, I attended the International Association for Near Death Studies conference on the east coast and while there, had the opportunity to visit with, and offer comfort, for three life-long dear friends who had all lost loved ones…

Part 5 – From Spirit to Matter

Seeking Wholeness  – Divine Reflections in Nature PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SPIRITUAL/HEALING PRACTICE POST NDE The surgery, during which I had my near-death-experience (NDE), saved my life by gutting me from stem to stern, leaving me with an everlasting Buddha belly, a scar that I once considered having a tattoo created around, and my belly button off center. Processing and integrating my…

Part 4 – From Spirit to Matter

COMING ALIVE – A Photographic Journey – 50th Birthday 2006 PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SPIRITUAL/HEALING PRACTICE POST NDE These are a few photographs from my one-woman show that reveal my initial sense of… “Seeing What Else There Is,” illustrating my state of mind before, during and after my NDE, and celebrating my evolution. It’s about coming alive, and making the journey…

Part 3 – From Spirit to Matter

SEEING THE BOUNDLESSNESS of Time and Space Photography as a Spiritual/Healing Practice Post NDE During my NDE I took a fantastic ride, leaving my body, literally becoming a spark of light––first traveling along a circuit board, then flung out into the universe and through a life review––all in Imax 3D, 360 degree vision. Time and space know no bounds in…

Part 2 – From Spirit to Matter

LEARNING HOW TO SEE – Zen Contemplative Photography Photography as a Spiritual/Healing Practice Post NDE Only six weeks after I emerged from my month in the hospital and just a few weeks out of bed recovering at home, I immersed myself in a photo workshop, “learning how to see” with Zen Buddhist Abbot and master photographer, John Daido Loori, Roshi. …

Part 1 – May 3rd is My ReBirth Day!!!

This year is the 14th anniversary of my Near-Death-Experience (NDE), an event that profoundly changed my life on every level. Recently I’ve been contemplating those changes–– the after-effects of leaving a life behind, a fascination with death, years of seeking, of psycho-spiritual healing, and the circuitous path to here and now. All of this unfolding and replaying as I work…

Chakra Colors from Hawaii – The Healing Power of Flowers

Beautiful flowers are in such abundance in Hawaii… The sight of them brings me much joy!  Everything about them radiates healing. These gifts were received during our Sisters of Spirit Healing Photography Retreat in August. Stay tuned for future healing photography retreats… Click on one image to scroll through the gallery

Aloha from Kohala Coast

On the Big Island’s upper Kohala Coast, we chased rainbows and sunsets, visited a sacred site, off-the-beaten-path beaches and a Buddhist Cemetery. This was very grounding and very peaceful. We stayed at KickBack Air BnB in Kappa’au and enjoyed coffee every morning in Hawi at Kohala Coffee Mill…yum! When we got rained out at Pololu Point we photographed flowers. Watch…

More Aloha Spirit – from the Botanical Gardens

Our Sisters of Spirit retreat group visited the Botanical Gardens outside of Hilo for several hours one day. I was there 10 years ago and it seemed much bigger to me then. I think that happens when we first visit a new place, and then it becomes familiar.  Still breathtaking with little nooks and crannies to explore.  “The real voyage of…

Filoli Gardens Photos

Last week was a glorious week for flowers and sharing visits with friends. I came back from our Sisters of Spirit Hawaii retreat completely ‘woke’ by the beauty nature offers… in the wild, in preserves, in manicured gardens, in our own yards. Artists and photographers have long been inspired by flowers. Filoli Gardens currently has a Glass Art installation that…