So my Kolohe Pal and I both work very hard at what we do. I am a High Priestess and she is a brilliant accountant (actually her talents and skills are limitless ... no kidding!). And we are an odd couple indeed. But this loving and benevolent universe gave me this truly magnificent friend, who helps me and supports me in ways only someone like her can, she is just made this way. She is in complete and loving service for the good of all.
As we work and travel about and do the volume of things we do—mostly for the enhancement of my work—we laugh all the time. In our email correspondence, which can fill volumes, you will find many irreverent things said to this Princess/High Priestess, LOL. It is pure joy and keeps me light and happy, as I trek through challenges that many of us have. But when you have a Kolohe Pal like I do, you count your lucky stars!!
With many people like us, who are in service for the good of the whole, we are not always as grounded as we would like to be. We work very long hours and have to remind each other to take care of ourselves. We get impatient and react and sometimes say things that are hurtful, even though we don’t mean to. We are human like everyone else and we have our strengths and our weaknesses. And there is nothing more (in my opinion) than being with someone in this intimate way – that allows these things to show themselves up!
And so it does with me and my Kolohe Pal. That is the gift: we are safe to be all of ourselves. In the distant past I did not see it that way and I usually left before I had a chance to open my gift. Gifts are not always wrapped in colorful paper and ribbons. Sometimes they don’t even smell that great! But gifts they are, nonetheless. I don’t dare think of all those gifts I didn’t recognize and left unopened. Although, as an enlightened being that knows this benevolent universe creates things like this in circles, I am always revisited by the opportunity to recognize the gift. Only this time they changed the wrapping!! Such is the love (and humor) of our benevolent universe.
So with my Kolohe Pal I had another chance to open a gift. When I did, I saw something I didn’t expect: I saw a vulnerable, precious and tender Soul who was so much more than brilliant, and efficient, and strong. I saw the balance and the gift for me in this, was that things are not always as they seem. Sometimes what we think are our weaknesses, are our greatest strengths. I also learned that the people we love and cherish will fall short of our expectations and at the same time, give us our greatest teachings in love. Perhaps their true gift to us is hidden and yet to be opened.
When I learn to allow the balance of my own strengths and weaknesses, as well as others, and value all of it, my own peace is enhanced. I have been doing this dance for a long time, so I can see the signs better now, of when I have an unopened gift before me. But what a wondrous thing it is, to have so many gifts to open!
So to my Kolohe Pal, as we say in our fun, pidgin English in Hawai’i—you da bes!