So, without further pause, grab a cuppa tea and meet Ona...
What is your favorite curiosity/passion?
I started answering your Guest Blog questions and then realized how caught in the past I was...how stale everything was that I was writing, so here is my truth as of this particular "very rainy, that's why it's so GREEN in the jungle" kind of day here on the Northshore of Maui in Hawai'i. My favourite passion AND curiosity is to go out to the stream here, pick a huge inviting bolder and sit down to meditate till I am guided either upstream or downstream. I believe that Mother Nature is one of our biggest and TRUEST TEACHERS, and when I shut up and humble myself down; make offerings & ask to be shown the way, I find myself falling to my knees, sometimes in tears, at the sacred beauty that opens up before me!
When you speak, what do you want the world to hear you say?
I have had the absolutely amazing blessing of being guided by two powerful Zimbabwean families and trained in the ways of spirit mediumship. I am connected to the Njuzu, who are in turn connected to the water and have many potent medicines to share with humans. I am also connected to the Makombwe, who are the spirits of the original indigenous people of Earth before the land masses separated into different continents. The Makombwe are the Caregivers of this beautiful planet and it is time to listen to them more than ever if we want to continue to have a place to call HOME! When I speak I want to be a clear, clean, empty vessel for the voices of the Njuzu, the Makombwe, the animals, the plants, the gods and goddesses, and the spirits to be heard. I offer my human tongue for those who may not have one.
What is love to you?
LOVE is the greatest force there is! Love and light are synonymous to me.
Love = the inner feeling of the highest/deepest/truest of Divine Forces.
Light = the outer visual (and yes, also the feeling) of the highest/deepest/truest of Divine Forces.
Who or what in your life inspires you to live from your Highest Self?
NATURE, NATURE, NATURE inspires me every step of the way! Learning to speak the language of Nature and to really LISTEN so that I can act on Nature's guidance has been a passion since I was a wee child. I also have human role models that inspire me to live from my Highest Self, for sure. Buddha has inspired me since I was a child and Mooji has guided me for the last 5 years or so. I must also add that my MISTAKES inspire me terribly to rise to higher levels! When I get that "out of sync" feeling I know I must slow down, listen deeply, learn from where I stepped off the path, & realign myself. Mantra practice, meditation & yoga are probably my greatest tools for keeping myself aligned.
What are your current manifestation dreams?
Manifestation dreams?! Know that you are talking to a Fire Horse Aries! My manifestation dreams are my saving grace and my bane! Before I die, I would like to complete my multi-media novel Dreams from the Chrysalis" and a solo CD of my own compositions for an 8-piece Zimbabwean-style marimba ensemble. I have also received an incredible vision, while very sick with rheumatic fever, where I was told by a circle of powerful elders and healers during a dramatic ceremony to bond me with the land, that I was to create community and live close to that land in deep harmony. TODAY my dream is to manifest a deeper connection with the land my bare feet touch RIGHT NOW. Lately, I have been feeling lost and overwhelmed by the state of the world. The guidance that kept coming through was "Go write by the stream"...and so I showed up, pen and paper in hand, at the nearest, easiest stream. As I sat there with my feet dabbling in the flowing water, I recalled a dream I had in my early twenties of swimming upstream to get HOME (like a salmon) and that when I arrived there were two people dressed in simple clothing who pounded a root to ingest to WELCOME me. Moving to Hawai'i has been a long journey of 26 or so years. The trail of guidance and direction has grown hot and then cold. My daughter was supposed to be born in the waters of the Big Island in the company of a pod of dolphins that an acquaintance was "working" with. The islands have spat me out two times. I have now lived here for five years and feel I am respectfully in my HAPPY place. As I sat by the edge of this stream, writing what wanted to flow through me and sipping on the cup of tea I had brewed, I got "chicken skin" as I realized I was randomly drinking kava a friend had given me. (*The roots of the kava plant are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity."). I humbly bow to this valley and the sacred stream that runs through it. I follow the guidance that comes through me. Old forgotten ways are being rebirthed. I am at the service of the Sacred!
* From Wikipedia
What is at least one way (you can offer more than one) that you live in alignment/union with Mother Earth?
I was taught by my Zimbabwean family to greet a new place with prayers and an offering. I was also taught to "eat" some of the dirt of this new land to unite my body with this new body of land. It is after the prayers and offerings and uniting that the relationship can truly begin! GUIDE ME...OH GREAT SPIRIT OF ALL NATURE! HELP ME TO WALK MY TRUE PATH OF DESTINY! MAY I BE A PURE & OPEN CHANNEL FOR LOVE & LIGHT TO FLOW THROUGH!