The Goddess Pele is a powerful Being who both destroys and creates. The Hawaiian people understand that it was a gift of her grace that they could live on her land. In 2014, there was a lava eruption that was headed for Puna on the Big Island and the Hawaiian said just that. ‘It’s her land, we are only the caretakers’. Yet now in 2018, it is so hard to see that whole beautiful jungle and homes overrun by lava. This present eruption is massive and has forever reshaped that part of the land and the shore of that part of the Big Island. I grieve for the loss of what was, and simultaneously I wonder what new formations and growth will come out of this eruption. Maybe someday, in centuries to come, this part of the big island will be luxuriant growth again. I would like to see it just as I have seen the devastation that is now present. I yearn to know the both/and of this cycle of creation-destruction-creation.
Does that cycle of creation thru lava have anything to do with the process of creation and destruction in our lives? We all experience births, graduations, relationships changing, job changes, homes lost and bought, children to be raised and death. We shift how we live our lives in these changes, often leaving behind part of ourselves as we embrace the new roles in our lives. Creation and destruction is normal to life on this earth. The lava just has taken the whole cycle in its rawest state and accelerated it beyond our comprehension.
At 70 years old, I yearn for both times of deep stillness and times of action in support of humanity reaching for its original designs. I feel like I am both deep still pools of water and raging lava seeking to make change in the world. I do all that I do for my grandchildren and all the grandchildren of the earth. They deserve to be respected and supported as their unique and essential aspect of Creation that they are. I want this for them so deeply every cell in my body vibrates with this passion. I believe that the creation exercises can get people there.
Six years ago, I found Tantra Maat and the Language of Creation. Once I learned to write the Creation Exercises, I knew in my gut that they were the best tool that humans can use to discover the deepest wisdom of their cravings and to re-connect to their larger Being and Creation. In 2016 I took on the role of the Director of the In Unity with Creation Institute which exists to ensure that the Language of Creation is continually available to all generations. This summer in the 90 Day Creation Project, we start a support process for individuals who want to write the Creation Exercises in Spanish. I am excited to see this outreach effort grow. I am enthralled with the possiblities of reaching out to people all over the world. In 20 years, I see the creation exercises available in dozens of languages. This process of opening up to what people need in the moment and in the future, entails new creations and as well as the ending of old ways of teaching, extending, opening up to.
For myself, I am compelled to move this work out into the world because I know how much the creation exercises support the individual in returning to whom they came here to be. It’s not a magic process. It takes regular attention. That is why we created the 90 Day Creation Project. Participants mostly don’t write every day, and that is ok. It is what they do when they remember that they have not been writing is actually the key to their success. Some judge themselves and stop writing, while others start up again. It is the gift of remembering to write the Creation Exercises that serves each of us to come back to this practice with renewed purpose. Congratulate yourself for each craving or observing that you have written this spring and commit to more writing during the summer. The 90 Day Creation Project exists to support each of us in becoming whom we came here to Be. Commit to spending time this summer creating your craved life by writing the creation exercises daily. Like the Hawaiians, you can thank Creation for each new day of this life. You can create the luxuriant islands of your craved life thru writing your cravings and observings. Through your writing you have opened up to the deeper wisdom of your Being and informed Creation of exactly what you want in your life. Creation of your craved life will mean that something in your life will end. Yes, what does not support life will end. Yes, that which is life-defeating will end. That which is life-supporting and life-generating will be born. Creation and destruction are the both/and of life. With the creation exercises, you have choice of where the lava burns and where it builds. Mahalo for being part of humanity’s effort to be, do and have all that we were meant to in this lifetime. Creation and destruction becomes an easier process of life’s changes when writing the Creation Exercises.
I am Pele
I am the lava that jumps and flows and runs to the sea covering all other life.
I am the land that the lava arises from and that is covered in its fire.
I am Pele, Mother Goddess of the earth,
I am forming new lands and covering up the old.
It is the way that life always occurs.
I am Pele, Creatrix of the new and Destroyer of the old,
I am showing you how life is, not how you want it to be.
Be patient. New life arises as the old dies.
In other lifetimes you will see great beauty where only fire rules now.
It is true for where you live now.
It is true for you personally as well as for your land.
Believe in me as I am Creation in action.
Don’t believe in me and I am still Creation in action.
The flow of my energy is the flow of Creation at work.
Stop fighting the flow and you will be brought to your next best recursion.