Wise Woman on the Mountain

Being that I live on the slopes of Haleakala, I was very excited when Naomi Love asked if her goddess session could take place practically in my own backyard. This amazing woman reached out to me and when I asked her what gifts does she wanted to highlight for our session, she responded with…”How do I explain all that I offer?…” I became extremely curious and looked up her work online and let me just say WOW! If you are a woman and have any kind of need regarding anything feminine, she is your goddess gal. She works with healing women on every kind of level you can imagine from conscious conception, womb massage, herbs specifically for women’s health and shamanic work. I just sat that evening for a moment after looking her up  completely honored to be the one who was going to be given the opportunity to capture her magic and essence.

We met together on a crisp morning in Kula and headed out to walk on Thompson Road. She drummed, rattled and saged an old, unrooted tree. We talked about healing the feminine story and uplifting one another. Her calm and sweet voice was ever so soothing as we conversated about continuing with the work that lies ahead for both of us. She was called to a powerful rock on the hillside and wild-harvested fennel that we came across on our walk. The light that day was so angelic and graceful.

Thank you Naomi Love for all that you are tapped into and all that you are sharing through your work in this lifetime. It is absolutely priceless and I am very glad to be integrated into your world.

Please look Naomi Love up if you are curious about this AMAZING woman at http://www.wisewombmedicinepath.com

I Honor the Goddess in You ~ Naomi Love

Much Aloha,

Desiree

Bee The Change You wish to See

This beautiful goddess Kerry has been in and around my Maui life for quite sometime now. We have catered large weddings together, been around the Waldorf school together as she was a nanny for children there and we have belly danced at Dance Church for an event or two. We have pretty much crossed paths many times so it was such an honor to receive a message from her that she wanted to be a part of Maui Goddess Project. She had a clear message and vision for her session that was very powerful and beautiful. Kerry has been facing her fear of Bees and had a once in a lifetime encounter with one at Sufi camp. She told me the bee sat on her hand for a long meditative moment and her fear of being that close to a bee completely softened. She also received a message from the bees to work hard at her passions and find the work that is like smelling the flowers at the same time.

On Halloween evening, we met at 3rd Day Nursery in Kula so she could express her love for bees among the lovely succulents and flowers. She had spent the day with the very talented Melissa Bruck, who had adorned her with striking bee inspired body paint. Our time together creating the story was wonderful and very fulfilling.

Thank you Kerry for all that you are and offer. I have been very fortunate to have you in my world.

I honor the Goddess in You~ Kerry

Much Aloha,
Desiree

The Journey of Seeking

This is the beautiful Jeannine who approached me about participating in the Maui Goddess Project as a means to honor the Four Elements. She has been on a journey of self discovery and wanted to incorporate her heritage as well as the message of her company, The Seeking Root. We decided to walk through the Waihou Springs Reserve and enjoyed the trees, fallen leaves and sunlight that would peek through on occasion. It was peaceful and we connected over shamanism and listening to our intuition. To find out more about what services she offers check out The Seeking Root at http://www.theseekingroot.com

Thank you Jeannine for opening your heart and making the photo shoot very creative.

I honor the Goddess in You ~ Jeannine

Much Aloha ~ Desiree

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Bath of the Wind

I was very honored to get the opportunity to meet the amazing Rachael Webb since I have been inspired by her sound healing work for quite sometime. I was even more excited when she wanted to integrate her crystal singing bowls and crystal lyre into our Maui Goddess Project session. The story of her finding her voice and journey with sound once arriving to Maui is so beautiful. She has the gift of truly setting a tone that is incredibly serene and I was loving listening to it as the gusting winds of Kipahulu bathed us at the same time. We blessed the pond of Alelele with her crystal bowls and lyre then headed to the waterfall. She said a prayer as we entered the jungle, played with sacred geometry, held space for us with a white sage blessing and gave rose petal offerings to the falls. Days like yesterday remind me to continue this passion as the beauty that comes from this project never seizes to amaze me. Thank you Rachael for all that you offer to me, our community and the universe.

I honor the Goddess in You ~ Rachael

Mahalo ~ Desiree

Alignment Leads to Bliss

Naima and I have been talking about doing a photo shoot for over a year. Life kept us busy and we finally came together to do it through Maui Goddess Project. I was so amazed by her many gifts and talents including massage, yoga, jewelry making and the beginnings of her life coaching offerings. We connected on so many levels and it was with ease & grace that we walked through the Rainbow Eucalyptus Forest followed by a wonderful trek up to a hidden waterfall. She drummed to the rhythm of the stream and stretched with strength as the waterfall fell behind her. I felt as if I was watching Cleopatra practice yoga in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet. The forest shined this beautiful angelic light on her as she danced in the trees. It is moments like this that remind me just how wonderful life is. Thank you Naima for showing me who you are. I am truly blessed having you a part of this project and a part of my life.

I honor the Goddess in You Naima

Much Aloha ~ Desiree

 

Let Us Always Remember to Play

I remember the first time I met Tanya at a preschool meeting thinking she had a sweet yet shy smile. We shared a bit about our children and she drifted in and out of the school yard quiet and reserved. It was so wonderful to get the opportunity to have her participate in the Maui Goddess Project years later. I was very excited to support her in all that she is doing. She has been offering Yoga classes in Haiku while educating folks on the wonderful Purium products and their benefits. We shared an amazing Green Drink Smoothie she made and I have to admit it was very light and delicious. This session was so great because I really got to know the funny, silly and lighthearted side of Tanya I had never known before. We giggled a bunch as we tripped over loose rocks getting photos and she had hilarious funny faces she made at the camera. The day was very joyful and it opened both of us up. I have to thank her for allowing me to see this side of her as it reminded me to be playful and light in all that I do.

I honor the Goddess in You Tanya

Much Aloha ~ Desiree

Calling in the Queen’s Love

It was so special to get a day with my dear friend Rachel who was visiting us from Oakland, California. She is an amazing photographer as well and she was more than willing to support the Maui Goddess Project by being my goddess for the day. I wanted to take her somewhere off the beaten path so I made a connection or two and we found ourselves at the Queen’s Pools. The water was rushing a bit as we skirted along the side of what used to be a more gently flowing stream. The energy was strong but the pools and waterfalls were definitely fit for a Queen. Rachel glowed in the jungle light and her adventurous spirit was a perfect fit for the trek we did together. We are blessed to have her in our lives and her radiance shined through the photos that day.

I honor the Goddess in You Rachel….

Much Love ~ Desiree

With a Djembe in Her Hand

The beauty of this project is seeing a woman go from her daily role and transform into a whole different woman right before my eyes. This is Angela and we have had the sweetest mama friendship one could ask for. Our daughter’s brought us together and we usually catch up quickly during play dates and early morning drop offs. I was so honored to offer the Goddess Session to her and witnessed this other amazing story she holds in her heart. With the winds of Kahikinui in her hair and a djembe drum in her hands, the way she held herself in front of me was that of a medicine woman… here to heal with her hands and the drum beat she holds in her heart. She danced hula in the soft grasses as they swayed together and I was so blessed to capture this essence of her.

I honor the Goddess in you Angela ~ Much Aloha Desiree

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She Embodies it All

I see Diana at our children’s school almost everyday during drop off and one sunny morning we talked about the Maui Goddess Project. She lit up with excitement as I described getting dressed up in my “Goddess Closet” and going out into nature and capturing her essence.  She already has so much to offer as she has studied Yoga, Ayurvedic Healing and Kitchen Medicine. We went on a journey together into the woods and down into a dried up river with a cave. She chanted and cleansed crystals. She played in the trees and called in Lakshmi. We adorned her in a few different clothing items and headpieces. It was pure magic and I was so inspired to continue this project. She can be reached at theyogaplayhouse@yahoo.com if you are interested in any of her cleanses. I am looking forward to mine in the Spring. ~I honor the Goddess in You Diana

Much Aloha ~ Desiree