The Journey into My Heart – Valor – I

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

This is a continuation of my inner process using the material of the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Source documents and links to prior parts of this series can be found at the bottom of this post.

May 17, 2015
So this brings us to the Sixth Heart Virtue – Valor. Until I began working with these qualities of the heart, I had given little consideration to this word; it was not part of my vocabulary, period. Why say “valor” when “courage” is available and more commonly used? I had only encountered the word valor as it related to war and battle scenarios – “The Better Part of Valor” and all that. I was quite surprised to read James’ thoughts about this virtue and I see now that, like “courage,” the term “valor” can be applied in many situations that occur in daily life. Here are James’ words.

While valor is generally used in the context of war or the battlefield, it is, as an element of love, linked with the act of speaking truth to power, especially when an injustice is committed. It is common in today’s social order to pretend ignorance of the injustices of our world.

As usual, the Lyricus teachings expand my Understanding of commonly used English words. Valor is an element of Love that is linked with the act of speaking truth to power.

That is a profound statement. When I first read this phrase “speaking truth to power,” I immediately thought of the Native Hawai’ians protesting the construction of the 30-meter telescope of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. The element of this protest that made it different from other protests was the element of Love, linked with speaking truth to power. Continue reading

Valor — A Virtue of the Heart

Defending the Goddess of Mauna Kea with Valor

Defending the Goddess of Mauna Kea with Valor

In a recent post I mentioned that I have been studying and cultivating the presence of six qualities of Love within myself for the past several months. The virtue that I personally have had the least connection with and therefore, I have had the most challenges with is Valor.

I tended to hold Valor as a quality needed to go into battle or slay dragons and such — not something I was destined to need in this lifetime. The Lyricus Teachings hold Valor as the quality of the heart that “speaks truth to power” in the face of any injustice done to oneself or one who cannot speak for himself. In the case of Mauna Kea, the injustice is the proposed construction of an 18-story, nine-acre telescope on the very top of the most sacred mountain of the Hawai’ian people. As the mountain cannot speak, the People are becoming the voice for the mountain and that voice is being heard and amplified around the world.

I have said previously that I believe the Kingdom of Hawai’i will prevail, because this movement is being fueled by “aloha” — Love — a love that includes ALL.

A new generation of Hawaiians is showing the way: they are informed, grounded in their ancient roots and addressing fearlessly the injustice that they see  being perpetrated on Mauna Kea. One of these voices is that of Hawane Rios. Even if you watch only five minutes of this video, I believe you will be touched deeply by this young (?) woman’s Valor.

Kingdom of Hawai’i – Kingdom of Love – II

Official Shield of the Kingdom of Hawai'i

Official Shield of the Kingdom of Hawai’i

This is a follow-up to my previous POST where I spoke of how the rise of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the movement to prevent the erection of an 18-story telescope on Mauna Kea seem to be coming together.

On April 2, 2015 there was a confrontation between those who represented the mountain and those who represented the corporations wanting to build upon a sacred site. 31 people were arrested. The following video is uncut, unedited footage of what transpired immediately after those arrest were made.

The voice of the Hawai’ian People who have sustained the Kingdom of Hawai’i for the past 120 years spoke “truth to power” with Love for ALL. This is why I know that the Kingdom will be restored in a public way.

This is a revolution of the Heart and the Universe is providing unlimited “funding for these endeavors.

Please spread this video through all your social media platforms. The People of the World need to see Love in action. We need to remember that Humility can accomplish more than arrogance. We need to know that TOGETHER we can accomplish miracles in the face of what appear to be insurmountable odds.

Blessings and Aloha to the courageous people who are carrying this banner of Freedom with so much LOVE!

Kingdom of Hawai’i — Kingdom of Love

Official Shield of the Kingdom of Hawai'i

Official Shield of the Kingdom of Hawai’i

My blogging voice has been dormant for several months. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to say — more like I’ve had too much to say. It seems that the longer I’ve waited, the more material gathered at my feet and the less I was able to find an entry point to begin blogging about it. Hence, I have let other voices speak on this site while I found my own orientation. There is a quiet (and now, not-so-quiet) revolution happening on the archipelago known as the Hawaiian Islands. This is such a HUGE topic that I am only going to post a small amount of material and let my readers dig deeper into this subject, according to your interest. There is the official website of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, and many excellent posts about the Kingdom and the Islands in general on fellow WordPress blogger, Kauilapele’s site.

There is a reigning King, His Majesty, Edmund K. Silva, Jr. The reason that I believe this movement will (and is) succeeding is because this man is demonstrating a new kind of leadership on our planet — he is leading with LOVE. Not the syrupy, sentimental kind of emotion that’s been fed to us as love. HE IS LEADING WITH THE POWER OF LOVE THAT COMES DIRECTLY FROM SOURCE/CREATOR — THE VAST POWER THAT RUNS THE UNIVERSES! And the people who are following him are demonstrating the principles of LOVE. They are standing in LOVE, speaking Truth to power. Continue reading