Greetings from our new location, yet another sacred site in Kilauea on beautiful Kaua’i!
I am discovering that I really love writing. Writing to you. (Not just anybody). When a writing teacher friend tried to teach me to be a writer, I realized I could not be a writer, nope, not ever, too painful. So now that I know I am not a writer, I can enjoy writing, especially when it may catalyze a profound inner shift in someone:
“At around 4:30
this morning the words of Elandra Kirsten Meredith
induced such a profoundly strong reaction in my stomach and in my heart that it propelled me to do something and “be” someone that I wasn’t at 4:29 a.m.
, to provide a solution I am capable of providing and follow a path that could well be summed up in the words she so beautifully expressed”.
I LOVE MY OWN BOOK
My own physical printed book. I keep it near me, because I love seeing it, holding it! So anyway, I can’t wait for my own next book… It is so rearing eager to be born. Really, honestly, it’s like trying to control wild horses, and I can’t keep up with myself. And that’s okay. Especially when I openly confess it to you, the overwhelm disappears, that’s the power of expressing truth out loud, and communicating it to someone! Maybe not just any old someone, but you, a good someone, you my special friend on this my email list, you whom I love. I really do love you. I have to, because anybody with the guts to be incarnated on this planet deserves utmost appreciation and love from me, themselves and everyone here. You know.
YOU AND YOUR BOOK
That’s why I have to encourage YOU to write your book, get your journey in print. It’s excruciatingly breaking open and vulnerable making and painful like birth, but then what joy and fun, then you get to hold it like a baby in your arms, and it looks back up at you and laughs!
ONE BENEFIT OF MANY BENEFITS – LOSING YOUR INNER CRITIC!
In the decades long process of getting my book done, when my inner critic-gremlin-internalized- authority-figure-voices were rejoicing at my non-success and telling me, “You’ll never get it done, you loser, and even if you do no one will want to read it, why bother, so why don’t you just go dig a hole and die right now,” I was encouraged by these words (by an extremely famous author), “It’s okay to write a book that gets bad reviews. It’s okay to write a book that no one reads. The idea is just to focus on how you want to spend your life.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”
“FOCUS ON HOW YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR LIFE”…
Spending my life writing to you, what a privilege, even if you don’t respond, and never read my book, it’s okay. I did it; I wrote it to share and transform and heal and it worked for ME! It even shut up the inner critic, almost for good too. So how do you want to spend your life? Giving birth to your own story is truly transformational. Still I do love to hear understanding feedback (thank you) such as
“I love people’s stories….and I truly adore this one. What would you give to be a gorgeous, famous actress who carved out a niche for herself in Hollywood and beyond? Or be a groundbreaking guitarist who played with The Animals, admired by rock Gods like Jimi Hendrix
? It’s what dreams are made of right? Not really….in the world of reality it was all just superfluous. Finding peace, contentment and love? That’s what life is truly about. Remember to question what you’ve learned about “success”…it’s all an illusion”. – Carrie Stamper
“Captivating, authentic, inspired and inspiring. Elandra is a starburst of love and light. I read the entire book in one sitting, and felt cleansed and healed. Thank you more than I can say. Bless you for your joy, your heart, your light and your vast generosity”. – Ganga Barrett
ANTION 60s ROCK STAR MAKING FUN COMEBACK
Antion, known as a sacredly focused musician, singer of Hawaiian music, New Thought inspirational music, a serious Ragi of Sikh Sacred Music, is now once again unleashing himself in his rock star persona! They tore the house down last night! Guitar and everyone screaming and dancing like crazy! I love it that he is playing with all these different bands on Maui and Kauai. Just having fun. It’s amazing how he fits right in, he just jumps in there, no rehearsals, and can play anything spontaneously he has never heard before. I am having so much fun being amazed by it, and love taking videos that will show up some time on facebook and Youtube.
LEAVING KAUA’I FOR NEW ZEALAND SOON
Our glorious time in Hawaii is coming to an end, ooh, mahalo! I leave Kauai 8th December and Antion on 15th December. We have been living minimalist, out of a suitcase or 2, for almost 6 months in Hawaii. But what‘s not minimal is the abundance of true wealth, love, friendship, new dear friends, beautiful places to housesit, trees dripping with fruit everywhere we go, (hard to believe you can get enough of delicious avocados, star fruit, oranges etc. such a surfeit that mostly it is left rotting on the ground).
AWESOME GODDESS ISLANDS
We were just invited on helicopter rides and experienced from the air the sacred unforgettable awesomeness of Kaua’i island. She is The Goddess… she and her power is untranslatable. Laka is the goddess of love, healing, and the sacred power of nature, hula, embodiment, green growing things and much more. Right now goddess Pele is in the news, oozing her way along wherever she wants, implacably burning her fiery destructive creative path while humans are racing around trying to predict and prepare, to save properties and get insurance. Watch on Youtube, truly amazing.
MALAMA AINA, TAKE CARE OF AND LOVE SACRED EARTH AND SACRED NATURE
I love the aina, the utterly awesome power of nature that no humans can do anything but feel helpless in the face of. In our early years on Kaua’i, living on the land near a river, I experienced a “hundred year flood” twice, as powerful flooding wild waters took away my healing space and my prized possessions. I leapt off my deck to safety and watched in sheer shock as everything, foundation and all, was sucked away downriver in the raging turmoil. What an initiation!
Actually awe is a wonderful wondrous feeling; it feels like a cleansing, it is wow! And I believe our job (and joy) and calling in this life is to experience initiations to make sacred sites of our bodies, our homes, our books, our consciousness, everything!
UPCOMING EVENTS – interviews, workshops, shows, book talks – details and venue TBA next
LIVING LOVE KUNDALINI NAAD YOGA SACRED VOICE workshop, Kauai
9.00am to 5.00pm, Sat 6th December
ANTION, A MAN AND HIS MUSIC
3- 5pm, Sun 7th December
For more info and to register by email or phone contact Elandra:
See facebook, Living Love Kundalini Yoga, Elandra & Antion Meredith
Waves of Love and blessings to you!