My Edgewalker Journey #9 – The Circle of Life – In Memory of Jim

JIM CHANNON was a key reason I decided to fly from Kauai back to the Big Island of Hawaii in June 2007.  In addition to being “Family of Choice” and “Soul Tribe”, Jim and I had a big love affair and deep friendship that evolved over time and touched my heart and soul forever. He was instrumental in guiding me to stop running, shift my focus, and expand the awareness of my true nature. His encouraged me to connect with and trust my intuitive spiritual guidance. In doing so I found the courage to take an evolutionary leap of faith. I committed to let go of my old life, old identity, and chose the “Edgewalker” path of Integrity, a journey of discovery that never ends, an adventure of the Spirit. This choice aligned me with my authentic path and Higher truth and changed my life forever. I never looked back.

Jim called me SOLARA since I loved the sun and needed the light for my soul and healing. He helped me deepen my relationship to my Divinity.  A true Edgewalker himself, Jim Walked Between Worlds. I came to deeply understand the importance of integrating Heaven & Earth – to bring heart, soul and higher consciousness to everyday life and work. As a result I am more available to facilitate and coach my clients to connect with their Divinity and “life force living” as he called it – to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual growth.

Jim and I felt “met” in our relationship. We “got” one another beyond words.  It is a gift to be known, understood, to be safe with another on the planet. The mirror and recognition of soul connection by another helps to ignite your own soul purpose and growth. We are at home with them and more importantly at home with ourselves. Jim’s wisdom I most remember is him telling me that MY BEING IS ENOUGH. I don’t have to DO in order to get love or anything for that matter. He said that one day I would open my heart, hold it in my hands, share it with others and that would be enough. My Presence, energy, light and love would touch and heal others without needing to say a word.  A way of being I allow and aspire to daily.

Life comes full circle as I write this blog. It is present time, October 2017.  I have been delaying writing my blog for the past month about this next period in my Edgewalker Journey.  The words would not come, the timing felt wrong. I have been wanting to communicate and reconnect with you my readers sooner.  Now I know why I waited.

This excerpt is more than a story about my life and love with Jim Channon. It is in memory of him as he passed away suddenly on September 10th, 2017 at home on his beautiful land “Artesia” in Hawi on the Big Island. He and I spent much of our time together on the Big Island on his property, a true paradise on earth, surrounded by abundant nature and beauty. The synchronicity and Divine timing of his death and timing of this blog excerpt is not an accident.

The sadness and grief I have been experiencing the past weeks have reminded me of that instrumental time in my life, who I was, how I have journeyed and transformed, and the memories of all Jim and I have shared. Even though our love affair shifted after that first year we have remained friends over the past 10 years.  As much as I know he is now in his galactic home that he spoke of often, I feel him close. I understand that even though relationships may change form and people die, soul and heart connections are eternal.

Our memories and the difference he made in my life ease some of my grief over his loss.  It also expands my gratitude for all we were to one another, the abundant wisdom he contributed to my life, and the preciousness of each fragile moment we have on this earth. Though we have not spoken or visited as much these past years due to our lives changing we were always connected. I never realized how much he was an anchor in my world. I was blessed to know him. It seems strange that Jim Channon is no longer here on Earth.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, yet his Spirit, his Presence, from the other side, to his beloved Planet is with us always.

Aloha, Mahalo and God Speed dear friend.

** Lessons from Jim Channon:

*Live your life genuinely. Be generous and give the best of yourself. Jim lived the most fulfilled life yet also tested his boundaries to help others grow and think out of the box to question, create, expand, live passionately.

*Edgewalker’s revel in play, laughter, joy. Jim encouraged others to fully enjoy the physical and meta-physical planes. Jim kept his Spirit alive, engaged. Don’t take yourself or other’s too seriously. 

*A mutual friend shared that she had been reflecting on how Jim had once told her, with absolute peace and happiness, that he had recently cleaned up all his relationships – that he had found closure with those that he had conflict with through his life and there were no loose ends.  Clean up your relationships, your loose ends now.  We don’t know how much time we have. Forgive, make peace. LOVE!

*Leave the world, your relationships, your life, better than you found it. Jim had a better understanding of the world, more than so many.  He left a powerful and invaluable legacy. Leave a legacy you are worthy of. Share your ideas, heart, gifts. Carpe Diem, life is now! 

*Be of service whether locally, nationally or globally. What are you interests, talents, gifts? There is only one of you in all of time. The world needs your unique contribution now more than ever. We can choose to create paradise on earth!




  • By Karen, October 5, 2017 @ 7:45 am

    Beautifully written.
    Thank you for sharing so honestly.
    Thinking of you my dear and sending you love.

  • By Brenda Kennerly, October 5, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    Dear Patricia,
    How wonderful to learn more about Jim and to see a photo of him since he was such an integral part of your life. I had to look at him twice in surprise because he looked so much like the man I used to be engaged to who brought me to Maui!!! Blessings on your heart.
    So much love, Brenda

  • By Mensimah, October 5, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    Touching tribute! I also like “there’s only one of you in all time,” which connects to our discussion on self-love in my women’s group tonight. Talk soon.

    My best,

  • By Leslie Freimuth, October 6, 2017 @ 8:59 am

    Hi Patricia,

    Sorry to hear about this loss but I feel the blessing Jim was for you all. We also lost a gentle Jim on Aug 16, 2017 who was our neighbor and landlord. We shared so many peaceful, loving and joyful times with Jim. Grateful to have had 16 years together. This year has been a magical year of learning Healing Is Here and with love we can do all things. Sending gratitude and love. Leslie

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 6, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    Thank you so much Leslie. My prayers and sympathy for you and Bob and the loss of your friend Jim. Our blessed we all are to share the precious time with those who touch our lives, and whose lives we have touched. It is all about LOVE! Peace and blessings, Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 6, 2017 @ 12:47 pm

    Thank you dear Mensimah. Wonderful to hear from you and I am so happy to hear that self-love is a key component in your women’s group. Blessings and support you way. Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 6, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    Thank you dear Brenda,

    Yes, Jim was amazing. Interesting the likeness to your former fiance. Blessings, love and aloha, Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 6, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much Dear Karen. Your words mean a lot and honesty and sharing from the heart is healing and freedom. Love to you, Patricia

  • By virginia, October 6, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    Dearest Patricia
    Your writing about Jim is beautiful and heartfelt. it says as much about you as it does about him.
    Two old souls learning from one another.
    Love always, Virginia

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 7, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    Thank you so much Dear Virginia. Yes, our old souls and soul family are so important in our lives. Especially now. I appreciate you and your kind words. Blessings, Patricia

  • By Eleanor, October 7, 2017 @ 7:04 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to a wonder-full man!
    You were blessed to know him, and call him friend,
    I am blessed to know you, and call you friend,
    with LOVE,

  • By Linda Jay, October 7, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

    Very lovely remembrance of Jim, Patricia. How wonderful that you shared so much time with him.
    He has a sweet and memorable face.

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 9, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

    Thank you so much Dear Eleanor! Your words touch my heart and the feeling is mutual.
    With love, Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 9, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much Linda Jay!

  • By Wendy, October 10, 2017 @ 10:03 pm

    Sorry for your loss this was beautiful and thank you for sharing??

  • By Tes Kempner, October 15, 2017 @ 8:34 am

    Thank you Patricia –
    Poignant reminder of the preciousness of life and our dear connections..
    Beautiful share.

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 17, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    Thank you so much Dear Tes! Yes, life is a precious gift, as are you!

  • By Patricia Campanile, October 17, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    Thank you so much Wendy. Carpe Diem. Each day is a precious gift. Be here now!

  • By Carol Grasso, November 14, 2017 @ 9:15 am

    Dear Patricia,
    I love to read and re-read your blog. Thank you for listening to your inner self, and making your life changes. I admire and continue to always think of you precious.

    No one has a do over unless you have your wisdom and strength. Tons of love and caring are being sent to you and Dario. Congratulations and love. Hugs Aunt Carol

  • By Patricia Campanile, November 14, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

    Thank you so much Aunt Carol for reaching out and reading my blog. It means so much and touches my heart. Yes, it takes courage and commitment to be true to ourselves. It is is worth it. I hope you are all well. Much love. Patricia

  • By Lisa Sutherland-Fraser, December 4, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

    Dearest Patricia Solara I so loved your latest post. It’s been so long. As always so moved by your writing and adore the lessons at the end. Just so right for me right now! Love how Jim cleaned up all his old relationships. What a beautiful gift. Energy on the planet now is truly amazing. Love connecting again. Big hugs from Australia, Lisa xxx

  • By Patricia Campanile, December 27, 2017 @ 12:06 am

    Thank you so much Dear Lisa! Your words and support mean so much. Yes, a beautiful gift and inspiration for us all.Amazing times we are living in now. Wonderful to hear from you from Down Under. Blessings and Happy New Year 2018. Patricia

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