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What Is Aloha? Parts 3 to 5

19 Aug

ALOOOOOHHHAAAAAAA!!!

In Joy Videos 3, 4 and 5 of my What Is Aloha? Series.

Be sure to check out Video 1 and Video 2 as well.


Video 3 of 5 in the Series: O is for ‘OLU’OLU…


Video 4 of 5 in the Series: H is for HA’AHA’A…


Video 5 of 5 in the Series: A is for AHONUI…

Mahalo nui to Beth Hood of Websites With Aloha for her coverage of this Series via her Facebook Fan Page. Visit her company page and ‘Like’ it too!

Leave your comment below: Which Video did you resonate with most and why?

With Bles-Sings of Aloha and The Light Of The Most High to you, Dewi

What Is ALOHA? Part 2 of 5

10 Jul

Aloha my friend; you made it to Video 2 of 5 in my A-L-O-H-A video series!

In this video I share my mana’o on what the “L” in ALOHA stands for: LOKAHI… Lokahi in ‘olelo Hawai’i means Unity.

Be sure to check out Video 1 of the series if you missed it here: The first “A” in ALOHA stands for Akahai.

Share with us below: How can you invite more Unity into your life, your relationships, your work and your community?

What Is ALOHA? Part 1 of 5

9 Jul

Aloha Kakou sweet Be Your Brilliance readers!

I missed posting yesterday as it’s honestly been super fun for me to get into the habit of regularly sharing with you and my fellow Ultimate Blog Challenge friends.

I’m inspired to share a 5 part video series I created a few years ago in the next few posts I have lined up for early this week.

Each video is on the topic of ALOHA, the Hawaiian word for Love most often thought of as a greeting. As you’ll find through this series, ALOHA is all of this plus a whole lot more!

Here is Video 1 of 5 in the A-L-O-H-A Series: A is for AKAHAI…

In Joy and be sure to share your experience of ALOHA with us in the comment section below.

Freedom IS Free

4 Jul

Spoiler Alert: This post goes against the so-called “norm” and prevailing (up until now) way of thinking on our planet. It may ruffle some feathers. And you know what? I’m Good/God with that. 🙂

Have you ever heard the quote “freedom isn’t free”?

I’m here to tell you: Freedom IS Free!

Guess what? IT IS.

Guess what else? True Freedom has nothing to do with the government, nations, fights, wars, defending, power, control, battles, guns, tanks, bombs or “stylish” camouflage attire. Neither does it have anything to do with red, white or blue, flags or the 4th of July.

True Freedom has EVERYTHING to do with you. With me. With us. With each of our individual and volitional CHOICE to choose Freedom as a way of BEING. As an unwavering Reality dependent on no one else but ourSelves.

It has everything to do with Empowerment. Forgiveness. Detachment. Aloha (Love). Acceptance. Grace. Presence. And Vigilance – Eternal Vigilance, as my Teacher Dr. Roger B. Lane appropriately calls it.

See, no matter what the body your Soul happens to be wearing looks like, feels like, seems like, smells like, talks like, works like or thinks like – In any moment you’re Free to Choose into the Freedom that’s always available or to choose into a state of being “enslaved”.

I suppose redefining “Freedom” is in order. Ultimate Freedom is not about outer circumstances, a declaration of independence or the ability to accumulate things materially (though there’s nothing wrong with having and enjoying things and… kudos to the “founding fathers”).

True Freedom is Being Free no matter what. Where we’re attachment-free, exercising our ability to be in the world but not of it. Where we’re choosing to let go of any drama and the perpetuation of millennia of struggle, suffering, story and pain.

And hey, by no means am I discounting the past, tradition, history, herstory, family, memory or your story by sharing the simple Truth above.

What I AM suggesting is that none of this has power “over” you or can take away the fact that you have Free Will on your side. As you Choose to Empower your Inner Environment you may notice your outer environment shifts to support that.


Only you hold the key to Free yourSelf from attachment to anything past, present or future.

In fact, the things that we’ve allowed to enslave us (in a nutshell, anything that isn’t of God/Source/Spirit) offer the greatest opportunity for us to move into and Choose Freedom – moment-to-moment.

And you may have to make that choice 10 times. 100 times. 1000 times. Or more. But you know what? You’re Worth it. I’m Worth it. The Whole of Humanity is Worth it.

“Yeah”, I can hear someone say, “but what about the holocaust, cancer, drugs, wars, rape, injustice, starvation, pollution, disaster, etc.? These are horrible things that are so unfair…”

To this I say let go of seeing them as fair or unfair. Right or wrong. This or that. Us vs. them.

By no means am I suggesting you like “fucked-up shit” or agree with any of the multitudes of negativity here on the planet.

Accept. Forgive. Transcend. Take note of the story of Victor Frankl. And the story of Kimmie Weeks (whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting).

With all the freed up energy that Forgiveness provides you may find yourSelf choosing (from a neutral place of inspired action) to assist others with Freeing themSelves, helping to improve their conditions, speaking and advocating for positive alternatives or even starting a business based on filling a need you’ve identified.

A Place of Forgiveness is a Place of Power
Now is the time, this is the hour
Never too late to enter Blessed States
The Choice is Yours, Choose into Grace

Come into Forgiveness, Spirit as Your Witness
Release, Surrender negativity

Give it all up and Set yourSelf Free
Tell yourSelf it’s OK to Let it Go
Judgements drift away and now you know
Yes You’re OK you’ve entered the Flow

Come into Forgiveness, Spirit as Your Witness
Release, Surrender negativity

(C) “What It Takes”, Excerpted from an Original Song by Dewi Maile Lim (All Rights Reserved)

To hear the song in it’s entirety go to: http://sonicbids.com/alohadevmusic and click the player on top. To order “Love Sounds” for $10 (includes shipping and a personal note from me) email: support@dewimailelim.com with “Order CD” in the subject line.

Ho’omaka Hou – Begin Again

8 Jan

Yesterday has disappeared
For the waking of the sun
Like rain touching the earth
New life has begun

Ho’omaka Hou

Live out what your life means
Ho’omaka Hou
Life runs in your veins
Ho’omaka Hou

The song begins again….

Ho’omaka Hou by Olomana

The theme of Rebirth is common this time of year. Yes, we’re a week into 2012 and more than ever before I’ve been noticing an abundance of commentary, exercises, suggestions, stated intentions and resolutions for the year ahead. Given the excitement around 2012 that’s been building for the past several years, the general consensus seems to be “it’s now or never”, “make this your best year yet” and “go for the gold!”.

Last year I got into saying “2012 is now” whenever I heard someone referring to, preparing for or anticipating 2012 (and more specifically, 12/21/12 – the end of the Mayan Calendar). It was my way of saying to them (and mySelf) let’s get present; we don’t need to wait until 2012 to shift whatever it is we want to shift; do it now!

I admit, I recently jumped on the bandwagon and installed a free widget on my Mac that now says that there’s 11 months and 13 days until “the hour is up”. Plus I’ve gotten some use out of what others have suggested to reflect on related to the awareness, gains and growth I’ve experienced in 2011.

And on the first of the year I went to Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s most sacred mountain, to participate in a ceremony where we released the things and ways of being that we no longer wanted to keep around and invited forth the things we want to experience more of.

This is all fine and great. I do appreciate myself for giving mySelf the experience of reflecting on last year as well as beginning to focus on what I’m Co-Creating going forward. And, what I know to be True at the core of my essence is that Every Moment is an Opportunity to be Birthed Anew in Spirit.

It doesn’t matter if it’s Jan. 8, 2012 or Dec. 21, 2012 or next week Saturday at 11:11am. NOW is where the miracles are experienced; that’s why it’s called the Present!

All it takes is making a decision; activating the Power of Choice – which is available to us each and every moment. Kind of like the choice I made to begin again with blogging here. Hey, it’s been over 6 months and I say now is as great a time as ever to post!

Ho’omaka Hou – Begin Again.
And again.
And again.
And again.

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