Author Archive: Donna Jason

What Matters Most as a Spiritual Being

By Donna Jason| January 4th, 2014

Spirit, Body, Chicken, Egg

What matters most as a spiritual being?Spiritual Beings

Tom and I often have long, philosophical talks. At some point as we are each planted on our respective sofas in the living room, I always think to myself, “This is awesome.”

The ‘awesomeness’ is that I’ve known Tom for nearly forty years and I’m still fascinated and inspired by his view on life. We sometimes see things from very different perspectives, which makes it that much more fun.

The other day we were having one of our DnM’s (deep and meaningful talks) and Tom said, “The whole point is to meditate and to connect with your soul.” To which I said, “For you it is! But for a poet or a musician or an artist, the whole point is to bring Spirit through, into the world, into form.” He replied, “You’re right…” (I always like that) “…it goes both ways, you can meditate to connect with Spirit or you can express yourself in some way to bring Divinity through.”

Like the chicken or the egg, it truly doesn’t matter which comes first! Both are equally important.

As Spiritual Beings in service through massage, reiki, lomi lomi, shamanic or other healing work, the whole point is to honor both your physical expression on earth and your Soul, Spirit, God. Whether you are someone who likes to meditate or someone who finds the Divine by dancing in the rain, what matters is ALLOWING the flow, the connection, the authenticity and the wisdom of your soul to be present and expressed every moment of every day of your life.

So whether you take long walks in a vineyard, do yoga on a rooftop, wake up at 3am to meditate, sing Kirtan at your spiritual church or wash dishes with the grace of a Saint, your life is your spiritual practice. Every moment of every day is an opportunity to commune with your soul, express your higher wisdom and live your life’s purpose. No one can define that for you, only you can discover it, one authentic moment at a time.

So, as we wrap up 2013 and contemplate the coming year, my hope for you is that you allow your soul to shine through every thought, every word, every endeavor, today and forever more.

With love and blessings for the new year.
Donna (and of course Tom & Jonah)

Aloha & Welcome

By Donna Jason| August 19th, 2012

Aloha! Welcome to our new website. 

We are very excited to now have a website where we can offer inspiration through our blog, add videos, share knowledge and continue to grow with our amazing ‘ohana.

More than anything we are committed to supporting you on your journey to be the brightest and truest  light you can be, shining the authenticity of your spirit in all directions at all times. YOU are the gift to the planet and we are blessed to share this time with you.

Mahalo Nui Loa

Awakening Spirit in the Physical Body

By Donna Jason| March 16th, 2012

When a person decides to get a massage, it is unlikely that they are thinking, “I need to unravel deep ancestral or childhood patterning in order to enlighten my cells and embody divinity in my daily life.”  More likely, they are focused on bodily pain, relaxation, stress-relief, or down-to-earth physical maintenance. And yet, when a person makes the choice to receive Lomi Lomi – Hawaiian massage, they may (on a soul level) be ready for fantastic life-altering shifts.

Not all styles of Lomi Lomi focus on awakening spirit in the physical body, but many do. Sacred Lomi®, rooted in ‘Temple Style’ Lomi Lomi, which has also been called Kahuna Bodywork has, at its foundation the intention of awakening the divine in every cell and in the spaces between the cells. One name for this work is Ke Ala Hoku or ‘Pathway to the Stars’ which can be interpreted as ‘our life’s journey into the infinite realms’.

The massage techniques and Pule (prayers) of Sacred Lomi are designed to release anything that is no longer in alignment with the client’s highest truth; to dislodge cellular memories and to replace the detrimental vibrations in those areas of the body with pure light, love and aloha. In an unconditionally loving environment, with flowing, nurturing movements, the body and soul are supported to release, transform and allow the infusion of Divine energy.

The fundamental physical movements of Sacred Lomi are circles and figure eights, which like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which is used in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) stimulates the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This process has been known to release deep-seated, repressed memories and emotions. When the emotions and memories are released, room is made for new memories, emotions and beneficial subconscious thoughts. Thus, the body is supported to release anything from the past and come fully into the present.

What makes Sacred Lomi so powerful is multidimensional. On an energetic level, there is a transmission that comes through the trained practitioner from the ancestors and lineage of this work. On a physical and emotional level, the client is being nurtured and held in a totally safe way, as the practitioner continually allows love, aloha and honor to flow through. So no matter what comes up, the client is not alone in their experience. They are accepted and supported on their transformational journey.

The healing process that occurs extends beyond our known lifetime. Our DNA carries patterning from our ancestors. This includes physical traits as well as emotional and psychological. A forty-year-long-study at the University of Virginia has provided substantial evidence of reincarnation, documenting children who not only remember past lives, but whose birth marks or defects replicate wounds or experiences from the life they have identified.

Therefore, we are not just embracing our own life; we are embracing a timeless connection to many other lives, potentially our own past lives and our ancestors’. And, it is within our abilities to support our own evolution and shift patterns from our connection to these lives.

A phenomenal aspect of this process is that with Sacred Lomi no verbal processing is necessary. Many times the person receiving will not be consciously aware of what they are releasing or where it came from. Or it will appear as if ‘nothing’ really happened during the session. The client may simply surrender into the beautiful flowing forearm movements that replicate the wind and waves of a tropical island.  And sometimes, profound transformation occurs after a session, off the table and in private.

For those interested in learning Lomi Lomi, the process invites them to first receive and experience this profound art for themselves. Reiki practitioners, nurses, spouses and friends, as well as seasoned massage therapists benefit profoundly from learning and integrating this modality.

Receiving the work as part of the learning allows the practitioner to experience for themselves the letting-go process and the infusion of love and light. This practice of receptivity translates into how the work is applied.  The Lomi Lomi practitioner must be able to surrender into a receptive space, listening with their entire being for messages and support from the earth, guides, lineage, spirit and the body they are working on.  So, in ‘working’ or ‘offering’ they are also always ‘receiving’. This is a very Shamanic concept and is utilized in many shamanic practices both on and off the body.

The practice of receiving while simultaneously giving, is represented in the figure eight (or infinity sign) movement of Sacred Lomi. The figure eight serves to remind us that if we receive as much as we give, we will not deplete ourselves, that our energy is infinite and that we are a part of all that exists.

This complex and beautiful art has developed out of the Hawaiian practice of ‘living aloha’ which in simple terms means to honor divinity in all things, seen and unseen; to embrace all that is within and without as part of your ‘Ohana Nui, (the great family).