Walking on the Leading Edge #4 – Evolutionary Leaps of Faith

In the Hawaiian culture ‘ohana means family, including blood relatives, extended family and intentional community. The concept of ohana emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. I was about to connect with and learn from my Hawaiian spiritual family in magical, synchronistic ways!

After my dolphin swim I did not feel the same. My energy was expansive, open, willing. I was calm and more aware of my self and surroundings in a way I had never experienced before. In my curiosity and vulnerability I asked Life, The Universe, for a sign to guide and direct me to what, who, where was next.
I intentionally chose to cultivate my Edgewalker skill of Sensing the Future, staying open and expectant to the CEO (Clear, Easy, Obvious) response.

I randomly opened a book on Hawaiian health, healers and retreats. A photo of a man named Jim, looking very familiar, stared back at me. He was living on the northern side of the Big Island in a town called Hawi. As I read about his work as a global consultant speaker and retreat leader I realized I met him at a World Business Academy in Santa Barbara many years before. Coincidence? No, a Divine sign. I decided to contact him and he suggested we meet in Hawi.

As I was driving north to meet Jim I got a call on my cell phone from Bonnie, a good friend in Naples, Florida. She mentioned her dear friends Joel and Michele who lived part time on the Big Island and owned Kohala Sanctuary in Hawi. The Divine Timing of her call as I was driving to the same town to meet Jim was incredible. Jim and I met in a local coffee shop in Hawi and instantly connected, reflecting on the conference we both attended years ago. While at the coffee shop I also noticed a beautiful woman who I felt connected to yet did not have an opportunity to meet. Jim introduced me to Joel and Michele who were his neighbors at the Kohala Sanctuary. It was a magical moment, leading me to the next place on my journey.

Michele and Joel invited Jim and I to their 12 acre Kohala Sanctuary – paradise on earth! When I walked onto the deck of their home I noticed the beautiful woman Mayra from the coffee shop, my future soul sister from Austria, sitting there. It turns out she also knew them and was having a retreat on their land. As I stepped out to look at the breathtaking vista of the Pacific Ocean and acres of lush gardens of fruit, flowers and vegetables I remembered seeing this view in a vision months before I left Florida when I was on a labyrinth walk. At the time I set the intention to be guided on my Edgewalker Journey of the unknown to what is next in my life. This exact view was clearly shown to me at the time yet I had no way of knowing where it was or what it would mean to me in the future.

Tears were in my eyes and as I turned around to see the dear friends who were the beginning of my Hawaiian ohana, my heart and soul tribe – Jim, Joel, Michele, Mayra. “Welcome Home” they said. Michele and Joel shared they had been praying for someone to come and live in their house, dog sit and live on their property for the Summer months for free. “You are that person. Are you interested?”
This was not in my plan. My decision was unclear in that moment, however I was open, curious, excited and terrified! There is an expression “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.”


*Set an intention and ask for what you want, even if you are not clear.
Say it out loud, write it down, act as if. Go for it and play big!

*Speak the Mantra – “THIS OR SOMETHING BETTER” after each prayer or intention. The Universe opens a bigger space and co-creates with you to fill in the blanks with creative solutions and abundant blessings.

*Prepare for the unexpected. Allow life to dazzle you with it’s magic and messages!


  • By Allison Blankemeyer, March 19, 2017 @ 8:24 am

    Oh how I love reading each of these stories!!! I’m already looking to #5!
    I can picture the coffee shop, the people who became yourohana and the magnificent Kohala Sanctuary. Beautiful!

  • By Aimee Bernstein, March 19, 2017 @ 10:05 am

    Great reminders Patricia. They are very timely during these times of major personal and collective evolutionary change. Keep up the good work!

  • By Linda LoCastro, March 19, 2017 @ 11:12 am

    A wonderful story, Patricia!
    As I may be moving, a good reminder to add to my intentions/affirmations – “This or something better.”
    I leave tomorrow for Florida; then, near the end of the month on to Long Island.
    More Blessings to you!

  • By Patricia Varley, March 19, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    Thank you Dear Aimee. It is wonderful to hear from you and get your feedback and sharing.
    Let’s connect very soon. Love and blessings, Patricia

  • By Patricia Varley, March 19, 2017 @ 5:51 pm

    Thank you Dear Linda! Let Go and trust the Universe and yourself, to be guided.
    Be and Play BIG! You are worthy of abundance, ease and grace. Let’s be in touch soon.
    Safe travels. Love, Patricia

  • By Patricia Varley, March 19, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

    Thank you dear Allison! You and I know how important it is to have faith, take leaps of faith and trust. I appreciate you and your sharing the journey with me. Much love and take care! Patricia

  • By Ricki McKenna, March 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    oh my, tears came to my eyes. Thank you dear Patricia for this. My vision is clearing and I’m taking that Leap of Faith for more and bigger speaking engagements to reach more people. I’m ready to be the wise woman I AM. Even have my “soapbox” prop to stand on. Tell you more by phone later this week? Love you.

  • By Jessie, March 20, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    There were so many signs that aligned for you in this trip to meet him. There was not a chance of missing them! Wonderful and inspiring. If you are open to it, the Universe answers. Is that how it works for some? Do you always need to ask? As you mention, at times you are unclear about your intentions.

  • By Helen Honse, March 22, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    What an incredible story, Patricia!! So synchronous. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • By Patricia Varley, March 22, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    HI Helen! Yes, it was magical and continues to be IF we get out of the way and allow LIFE to guide us. One day at a time for sure. Thank you for your time and feedback! Love, Patricia

  • By Patricia Varley, March 22, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    Hello Jessie! Thank you for your sharing. Yes, it is about opening up and creating the space the Life, The Universe to guide and support us. It also involves being open to signs and signals we may have never considered.A true leap of faith yet more exciting and unpredictable than what we may be used to. When I am not clear I remember to ask as Life is here to respond to us and support us. We have to get out of the way. Sometimes though the response is immediate and sometimes we have to wait and have patience! Thank you!!

  • By Patricia Varley, March 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Dear Ricki! Thank you. When we take a leap of faith we often expand and “land in places or ways of being” we could have never imagined. More on the way and let’s talk MAGIC! xoxoxo

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