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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dragonfly Love

















My husbands mother passed away a few weeks ago. I knew the day before we got the call... It was Saturday morning and we were waiting for a parking place in the lot at Waimea Bay. I couldn't help but notice this dragonfly buzzing back and forth over our car and hovering around each of our windows, it was unusual and got my attention. I said to my husband, look at the dragonfly... at that moment I felt my mother in laws energy so filled with love and light and joy. I just knew it was a message from her.
Since that day, we've been seeing a dragonfly everywhere we go, I don't recall ever seeing  one in Hawaii before. We've been seeing them buzz by the bedroom window, pass over us on the beach, hover over our car, and one stopped in the window of a construction job my husband was recently working on.  He opened the window to let it out and it stayed for a few minutes before leaving. We found out from my husbands sister that their mother was given the nickname Dragonfly by her co-worker years ago!!
This is what I found online about the Dragonfly :
                                        
Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity.

They are fantastic flyers, darting like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards as the need arises. They are inhabitants of two realms - starting with water, and moving to the air with maturity, but staying close to water. Some people who have the dragonfly as their totem have had emotional and passionate early years, but as they get older they achieve balance with mental clarity and control. They gain an expression of the emotional and mental together.

Dragonflies are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under the effects of warmth and sunlight. Their colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As a result, they are associated with color magic, illusion in causing others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism.

The are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Fairy stories say that they used to be real dragons.

Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision.















  UPDATE: THIS IS REALLY COOL!!!!! Today is the one year anniversary of my husband's mother passing away. I didn't remember it was the day she died until my husband told me later in the evening. So I said in my mind to my mother in law...if you're there give me an undeniable sign, it was dark so I didn't think I would be seeing a dragonfly flying around. I forgot about it all and had a funny little poem about a gecko come to me, wrote it down then looked online for a picture of a gecko to go with my poem. I found the gecko pic I wanted and this page below popped up instead...here's my undeniable evidence! LOVE love love it!! http://www.dragonflyranch.com/

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Energy Cleansing With Claire Gillen


     I wrote a post last year, mentioning my friend Claire Gillen and the energetic healing work she does. Claire is the one who shares a very similar website name as mine. Her's is called Create A Life You Love.
http://www.create-a-life-you-love.com/
That's only one of many things we share in common. It's so nice and refreshing when I find people in life that I resonate with and feel a deeper level connection with than  most. It's like a gift from God, saying here's someone you will like, someone that's a lot like you. Claire is that, she feels like a soul twin in some ways! We've never actually met in person, yet we have an energetic connection that feels deeper than physical, it's vibrational. Claire's work is also vibrational, she's an intuitive energy worker that has the gift and ability to tune into deeper more subtle levels of our awareness and help us to get things balanced and feeling a lot better, almost instantly.
   It's hard to explain exactly what it is she does, but I can tell you that something remarkable happens that is felt and a shift occurs. If you have something you would like support with, on a deeper level than you can consciously confront on your own, then contact Claire on her website and schedule one of her energy cleansing sessions. You'll feel renewed on a soul level and your life will begin to change, becoming more of what you want it to be. Give yourself the love you deserve and desire, allowing your spirit to go higher!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gorilla Love


Maka My Love


























 I've fallen head over heels IN LOVE with these Gorillas!!
I met them all this past December when my husband and I were in San Diego for a few months.
We were missing the nature of Hawaii, so we got zoo memberships with the idea that we'd get some exercise by walking various trails throughout the zoo. Turns out the only path we ever took was the one that lead us directly to the gorillas. We never imagined how life changing that path was going to be! Fortunately my husband loved the gorillas just as much as I did so we were in agreement with stopping off there, sometimes spending hours and even the entire day watching them, playing with them and just admiring and basking in their loving energy. After about a month we started noticing familiar faces of the other people that would frequently visit them. Some would come weekly, some daily, we named these people the Gorilla Groupies. I didn't see anyone there as often as we were though, some days we would visit them in the morning and go back to see Maka in the afternoon. I think I would have climbed in and lived there if I could have.
When I was young and first watched the National Geographic documentary on Jane Goodall the woman who studied chimpanzees in Tanzania, I told my mom that instead of children I wanted to have chimpanzees. As I got older, I discovered the work Dian Fossey was doing with gorillas, then I wanted to go to Africa and study the gorillas. You can check out that organization here: http://gorillafund.org/
The gorilla family is called a Troop, this particular troop we connected with is Paul Donn's Troop. Paul Donn is the adult male, which is called a Silverback since they get silver hair on their backs when they reach maturity. Paul Donn is a gentle giant and a sweet heart. All the gorillas in this troop were entertaining to watch and after a few weeks we realized they were also watching us because they started recognizing us. The first to recognize us was baby Frank, I guess I can't call him that for much longer,  he's now two and a half years old but he's still a little guy. He's playful, fun and full of spunk and enthusiasm. He would come up to the glass window of their enclosure and pound on the window, twirl and tumble and delight everyone around.
Frank The Tank


















Baby Frank was bottle fed by the zookeepers since his mom Azizi didn't choose to nurse him, so Frank has an affinity towards humans. His mom Azizi was the one I formed the biggest bond with. She was also hand reared by the zoo and knows some sign language and connects with people she likes. The first time I saw her kiss someone through the glass I could hardly believe my eyes! It was a lady that has been coming to see her for 14 years and has known her since she was a baby, this woman told me that Azizi also signs love to certain people by hugging her arms and patting herself. A few days later I was one of the lucky recipients of Azizi love and got my first kiss through the glass! It was an electric rush, she not only kissed me but she looked deeply into my eyes as if scanning my soul to see who I really was. It was a little intimidating to be so close to the glass, I felt  vulnerable with my eyes looking into a large gorillas eyes but surrendered and thus our love affair began. One day she not only kissed me but offered me her leaves and tried to hand feed me them through the glass, after this all our days were planned around visiting the gorillas!
I got my kiss each day and sometimes more than one, and several times Azizi would sign love love to me and pat herself while looking at me. A truly amazing experience, priceless and so special!

Beautiful Azizi


































After a few weeks we could identify each individual gorilla that at first looked like any other gorilla, we saw their unique traits and got to know each of their personalities. Soon they didn't look like gorillas but more like when you have a pet dog, cat or a horse, they were all  someone special, they were friends!
Imani is the sister to Azizi and is the primary caretaker of baby Frank. She took on the mothering role when Azizi wasn't that interested.

Imani with baby Frank




















Ndjia

































Ndjia is the other female in this troop. She is Paul Donn's half sister and another surrogate mom to baby Frank. They are all  tender loving teachers to little Frank, even his dad Paul Donn.
Maka is another Silverback from the other troop. The zoo has two separate troops that they let out into the yard/exhibit on rotating days. Maka was kicked out of his troop because he challenged his father the dominate Silverback. In the wild when Maka reached maturity, he would naturally go off and form his own troop of females and have his own offspring. For now Maka is alone in the yard each day, so he doesn't fight with any other adult male. He's in the yard from 3pm to closing, my husband and I went to see him daily and I fell completely and madly in love with this beautiful guy. He's not only handsome as ever but smart and flirtatious! He smirks and chuckles and plays with people, kicking and pounding on the glass when their backs are turned, loving the reaction he gets out of them.
I learned how gentle and loving gorillas really are, and also how playful and intelligent they are. Many humans have this idea that they are the most intelligent species. How does one compare or know how to measure the intelligence of another species? I really don't like seeing animals being kept captive in cages or in zoos, although I do appreciate all the dedication and hard work that goes into the conservation of  helping them. And I'm grateful for the opportunity and incredible experience of getting to be so close to these beautiful animals for so long. I see the animals that are kept in zoos as the ambassadors to those in the wild. They help educate and show us all how special each and every creature is in it's own way, so humans can learn more respect and appreciation for other living creatures. They could have been killed a long time ago by poachers or anything really, so at least they have a safe and secure existence. They all seem to be happy and thriving in the zoo, the staff is like extended family with the animals, they've all bonded with each other. We've met so many wonderful people that work at the zoo, the sweet Gorilla and Orangutang keepers April and Fernando, smiling Marylin who cleans the glass and adores all the apes and beautiful Barbara who works in the business office, she would come to see the Gorillas everyday on her lunch break to get her kiss from Azizi and love from Imani. Everyone we met at the San Diego Zoo was so friendly and helpful. I 'm currently writing a book about Paul Donn's Troop and my experience with these sweet gorillas. I love the time we shared and the opportunity to be a part of all of their lives.
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Paul Donn.


















I've recently learned of an Ape Preserve that is being built in Hawaii on the neighbor island of Maui. It's started by The Gorilla Foundation, Dr.Penny Patterson the keeper of the famous Koko, the gorilla that signs more than a 1000 words. Koko has signed that she wants to live in a warmer climate (she currently lives in Northern California ) and also communicated that she wants to have a baby. Penny's goal is to complete this preserve and move Koko over to Maui, find her a mate and let her have a family. To find out more information about the Maui  Preserve and/or to donate in any way, you can contact them at: http://www.koko.org/preserve/
My husband and I have the intention to help get the Preserve built and want to be involved in whatever way we can to help create this special place for gorillas. To find out more information about the Maui  Preserve and/or to donate in any way, you can contact them at: http://www.koko.org/preserve/


Check out Gorillas On The Brink starring Natalie Portman, and see how you can help gorillas in the wild:
http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/sas-gorillas/sas-gorillas.html



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hawaii Book & Music Festival

This weekend is the sixth annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu.
This was my third year  attending. I feel like a kid in a candy store walking around,
all the amazing books, great music and talented guest speakers! I LOVE it! Check
it out at: http://www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org/ 


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Check Out My New Publications On Amazon Kindle!






















HAPPY MOTHERS DAY To All Mothers Everywhere!
I have some fun and uplifting children's books in the works! You can get the text now on Amazon Kindle.
The illustrated hardcover books will be available soon. This Blog is also available on Amazon Kindle!

 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=kate+sommers&x=0&y=0

*You Get What You Pay For is NOT my book...if I did a book on that subject I'd  probably call it
You Get What You Attract!



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Book Danny And The Dolphin Is Now Available!!

My book with Dan Mackin is now available for purchase!!
Thank You Dan for making a dream of mine come true!
And thank ALL of YOU for purchasing copies and sharing
them with the world!






















Click here to see inside the book and to order:
http://www.amazon.com/reader/0983423407?_encoding=UTF8&page=11#reader_0983423407 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Be The Love That You Want To See


                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
   This morning my husband and I went to the zoo to take our walk, we've been going there several times a week to walk the trails and enjoy the beauty of nature. It feels good to be instantly transported from our everyday lives as a human with chores, schedules, bills and all the busy stuff that distracts us from the serenity that is instantly found, once we slow down. I love seeing all the animals and their sweet faces, hearing their sounds and songs. The bird aviary is one of my favorite places to walk. Inside is a waterfall with exotic tropical birds of  various shapes and sizes, amazing birds with exquisite colors, showing off  their calls. This morning they were all very active. The monkeys were particularly frisky, exhibiting some sexual behavior right there in front of all of us! We have a lot to learn from these creatures, they're actually freer than us in many ways even though they're behind bars and locked in. More free in their behavior and more allowing of what is. When I look around the zoo I see the hippos that don't have anything going on weight, the orangutans don't care that they're having a bad hair day, the giraffes aren't concerned that their necks might be too long and the anteater isn't thinking his nose is too large! I've come to appreciate their innocence and acceptance of who and how they are. There seems to be a level of self love that's inherent amongst them. What you see is what you get, no doubt, no worries and no problem!
My trips to the zoo have taught  me many things, one is, even though these animals would most likely rather be roaming free, choosing what they want throughout their days, they still live in grace. They choose to make the best of where they are, each moment of each new day. They choose love, to love themselves and to let those that come visit and watch their lives behind the glass and the bars, love them too. Free the animal  in you this Valentines Day, choose to love and accept yourself  and allow others to be who they are, each of us different and all so beautiful. Be the love you want to see in your world. It's a loving thing to do for the planet. I've noticed that the more I fall in love with myself, the more I fall in love with everything around me. Wishing you all a loving and happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oprah Goes To Megan Castran's House In Australia!!




    It's interesting what prompts change within us and when and where it happens. I unexpectedly had a life changing experience from watching this video clip. It's more of a feeling that I got that has shifted things for me.  It's taken me to a place of deeper understanding.  I first saw Megan Castran aka Jewel Chick in a video clip on the online group Co Creating Our Reality -http://www.cocreatingourreality.com/  CCCOR is a site that I've been involved with for over a year now, it's the reason I started this blog. This group has helped transform my life in so many ways. It's called Co Creating because that's what we all do, we deliberately set our intentions and manifest our desires, while encouraging others to do the same. We share information, experiences, and we inspire and support each other in reaching our dreams. I started watching Megan's Jewel Chick youtube videos http://www.youtube.com/user/jewelchic  and was instantly drawn to her charismatic personality and positive attitude. I find Megans real and open way she relates refreshing and enjoy her style and humor. I'm particularly impressed with her deliberate intention to manifest Oprah Winfrey to her home for taco night! I LOVE this, it has made a huge impact on my already powerful creating! I feel as if I've catapulted to a new level of understanding the Law Of Attraction and have gone from BELIEVING to KNOWING the LOA is real. I've had so many amazing experiences that have proven it works, you can read about them in my posts. My latest was intentionally attracting the dolphins to me! Somehow by watching this video clip with Oprah at Megan's house something shifted, It was a feeling I got in my belly, a knowing that there is something larger than ourselves out there that aligns our desires and helps us create our dreams. It's a beautiful thing to feel! I'm thrilled that Megan attracted Oprah to come to her house. I believe Megan's desire is WHY all of Oprah's show got to go to Australia! It's beyond amazing that by her deliberate intention all of Australia has had this awesome experience of Oprah's visit. Thank you Megan and  Oprah, for this incredible co creation! You've affirmed for ALL of us that the Law Of Attraction works, our Asking is heard! It worked for Megan, it works for me and it can work for YOU too! Life is much more fun when we KNOW we can and will have the life we want! Create the life you love and see what amazing things can happen!

(Below is the video that Megan made before Oprah came to Australia)



The Law Of Attraction And Swimming With Wild Dolphins
























It was so amazing it seemed like a dream. A couple of years ago when I was on the Big Island of Hawaii I had an incredible opportunity to be in the dolphin pool at the Hilton Waikoloa on what they call Baby Watch. One of the female dolphins had delivered a baby and they needed interns to watch the baby around the clock, fortunately my session was during the day. I was thrilled when I found out I was going to get to be an intern. My job was to be under water with a snorkel and mask and document how many times the calf nursed, how many times she bumped her mother, how often she defecated and came up for air. The water was smelly and I felt like I was in a big fish bowl but
if this is what it took to have this experience I was willing to swallow a little dolphin grunge
!  
When I first arrived I was told to lay still, to not draw attention to myself, but being the new kid in the
pool all the dolphins had to check me out to see who I was. One young female, she was actually the big sister to the new baby, kept coming up to me wanting to nibble on my legs and arms. Now it's one thing to see those smiling dolphin teeth when you're on the other side of the pool, but when you have a large open mouth coming up to you filled with shiny white teeth and you're in their territory, it's a little intimidating to say the least. There was a part of me that knew she just wanted to play and check me out and the other part of me that instinctively reacted to her approach and wanted to jump out of the water and save myself! I felt that if I allowed her to check me out and see who I was she would be fine with me being there. It felt similar to being a stranger in a dogs yard, the dog barks at you and when you reach a hand out for it to smell you then they're assured you're okay, I just wanted to pat her and let her check me out on her terms but the trainers kept telling me to ignore her.  It was so much fun being in the pool and getting to experience the mom and her new calf. I could hear their sonar clicking and communicating to one another. I felt like part of the pod. They're so happy and playful and when it was time to get out I didn't want to leave!

Living in Hawaii we have wild dolphins swimming in the ocean water everyday. I've heard so many stories from friends that have had the privilege of getting to swim with them. I told myself that one day I would be in the right place at the right time and have my chance to swim with them too. After a couple of years had gone by I realized that I didn't need to just hope and wait, I could prepave my dolphin experience like I've learned to do from reading Abraham Hicks teachings.
So I made an announcement on my facebook page that I would be swimming with dolphins soon. 
My husband and I had been swimming laps in Waimea Bay everyday for a few weeks with a couple of sea turtles that live there. Each day when I got in the water I would usually spot one of the turtles and swim behind it, along with many tropical fish, it was a beautiful way to exercise. Sometimes I wouldn't see the turtles until it was almost time to go so I started to prepave having the turtles show up when I first got there. Sure enough one or two would show up just where I was when I got in the water! This reminded me that if it was this easy to attract the turtles then I should try attracting the dolphins. 
The second day after I stated my intention on my facebook page, we were leaving the beach and I looked back at the water and said to my husband "I'm going to be swimming with the dolphins soon" and then we went home. The next day when we arrived at the bay I did what I normally do, laid my towel in the sand and sat down to look at what was going on in the water, usually there are paddle boards and kayaks and some swimmers. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the tips of the dolphin fins popping up out of the water...there were so many of them! They were out near some kayaks and it looked like a long way to swim. I didn't care..I grabbed my fins, mask and snorkel and swam as fast as I could, I wasn't going to miss out on this opportunity. I swam as hard and fast as I could and got out of breath, I knew they were just too far out for me to safely swim so I stopped. I thought to myself, I attracted these dolphins and I am going see them up close. So I started snapping my fingers under water...I don't know why...it just seemed like a way to get their attention! I was thinking in my mind, Come on you guys...I've been waiting SO long to see you, come to me, come over to me as I continued to snap my fingers. Within a minute four of the dolphins swam about 100 yards away from their pod and came right up to me!! It was amazing...it was like a dream. They were all close together and smiling and clicking and making their sonar sounds. I was astounded! I had to surface and adjust my mask that was seeping water because I had thrown it on so quickly. When I popped my head up I caught the beautiful view of one of the dolphins leaping out of the water and doing a flip in the air on their way back to their pod. It was just like in my book Danny and the Dolphin! So there you go...one more documented case that the law of attraction works!! It works!! All we need to do is ASK and ALLOW and it IS given, just like in Abraham Hicks book Ask and it is Given! Go for your dreams, live the life you came here to live! Life is good and keeps getting better!