Tag Archives: Hawai’i

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.

An Uncommon Day In the Life – Instagram Photos!

28 Feb

ALOHA stickers available via http://bigislandlove.com


Most might be surprised to learn that even though I live in Hawaii I often spend most my days indoors on my computer! Granted, I do have an amazing view outside the window of my home work space but unless I’m walking or playing ball with our doggy Lita, my laptop receives a good portion of my focus.

Mauna Kea morning view along the Hawaii Heart Walk route


Yesterday most my day was out and about in lovely Hilo Town for our festive 14th Annual Hawaii Heart Walk, the Saturday Hilo Farmer’s Market and a drive on the Onomea Scenic Route towards Hamakua.

Belly Babes before their Hawaii Heart Walk performance. (My mom Sherry is 2nd from right).


I captured parts of my experience with my new fave iPhone App, Instagram! Reflecting on my photos and the lovely experience I had with mySelf, I’m inspired to make getting out from behind the screen a priority more often.

The yummiest coconut ever!


It’s easy to get in the routine of our daily habit, and while schedules and time lines have their place in our lives, it’s super key that we make conscious choices to mix things up and be spontaneous too. It was wonderful to see how my day unfolded as I allowed the adventure without much of an agenda or plan.

End of the day, back at home in our yard


En-Joy the photos and leave a comment letting us know what type of fabulous experiences you’d like to make more of a priority. A-L-O-H-A!!!

Volcano Rainforest Art Mission!

16 Feb

Ahh… the many Joys of living in paradise! This week I’m sharing with you my magical mystical journey into the Volcano rainforest region of Moku o Keawe aka The Big Island of Hawaii. My friend and master painter Rod Cameron invited me and several other local artists to paint at a spot I hadn’t been before, the Hawaii Volcano Treehouse!

I arrived before the other artists did and wandered along the property. Waxy pink and red heart-shaped anthuriums, soft mossy nooks and crunchy lava gravel lined the meandering pathway leading me up to the Treehouse.

Soon after I reached the structure, Skye, the talented artist-architect-builder and owner of the property came to introduce himself. I immediately expressed my appreciation for the beauty of the land as well as the craftsmanship and resourcefulness of his Treehouse design.

Skye’s creative Brilliance is evident in his custom handiwork that honors the Spirit of ka ‘aina and showcases our native Ohi’a Lehua trees in all their glory.

Three trees that serve as support beams are still alive and many of the custom finishing and fixtures came from curvy twigs and branches harvested directly from the land. The Treehouse serves as a fabulous vacation rental with enough space to fit a family comfortably and even has a catwalk out to a sun deck (or rain deck – it’s a rainforest after all!)

The vista I chose to paint (in all oils, a first for me!) has one of Skye’s wonderful Tiki sculptures in it – can you find it hidden in the photo below? I love art from found and natural objects and the masterpiece of the Treehouse and it’s surrounding environment overflowed with inspiration!

Mahalo nui to Rod Cameron for inviting us there and to Skye for his hospitality and Brilliance! For more information check out http://volcanotreehouse.net

Aloha Kakou ~ Welcome to BeYourBrilliance.com…

28 Jan

Greetings from beautiful Hilo, Hawai’i!  I’m Dewi Maile Lim, aka Rev. Dev and Aloha Dev.  It’s with great JOY that I say… AAAAA–LLLLLLLOOOOO–HHHHAAAAAA to you!

E komo mai, Welcome, to BeYourBrilliance.com where our heartfelt message is:

Your time to SHINE is NOW!

My VISION for this site is to have it be a place where you are Inspired and Empowered to BE YOUR BRILLIANCE.  We all can use extra en-Couragement and supportive reminders of just how Powerful we TRULY are in any given moment.

When we ALLOW ourSelves to shine we show up fully and Trust in the knowing that we are supplied and safe even if we are uncertain about what tomorrow will bring.  This is not always an easy place to be so it’s important that you receive loving guidance and  strengthen that part of yourSelf that is eternally wise and ever Present; the Spirit you ARE.

This is a FUN place to Celebrate all that we ARE and to bask in the JOY of Being.  It’s a place where we focus on Being of Service and are empowered to choose how we wish to express ourSelves inwardly as well as out in the world.

I am here to Serve as your Brilliance Mid-Wife and Coach, supporting you to explore:

1) What does Being my Brilliance mean to ME and how does this hold the key to living a fulfilled and joyful life?

2) How do I cultivate my Brilliance so that I have the confidence and energy to BE it?

3) How do I best express my Brilliant message and mission so that I may be of Service to others and how do I find those I am best suited to Serve?

4) How do I make a sustainable living by Being my Brilliance?

5) What tools and techniques will assist me in Being my Brilliance in Service to others?

It’s with great Honor and ALOHA that I welcome you here on this journey with me!  The Divine in me bows to the Divine in you; Namaste!

Please share with us here:  What does Being Your Brilliance mean to you?

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