I have just spent 3 incredible days with Mr. and Mrs. Parker at Chateau de Parker and the Snow Globe Cafe. The experience was uplifting and it reinforced to me the monumental power that Paxtial Arts has to humbly and heroically blaze a new trail.
It also awakened me to the very real possibility that each of us, one by one can help humankind to flourish and to do the greatest good in ways never thought possible.
It is so fitting that Chateau de Parker is ground zero for Paxtial Arts. Peace, goodwill and abundance live there. I have felt the energy and a presence that eminates from both Mr. and Mrs. Parker that is just so sincere and authentic. We are all so very fortunate to have them as our beacon.
If you have the opportunity to visit them, take it! I can talk to you about it. I can show you pictures. But it is something that you need to feel and experience. It will touch your soul.
As I write this, I'm sitting at the Splash Bar of the Sheraton Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki listening to the beautiful tones of Hawaiian music. I was mesmerised by a Hawaiian sunset earlier this evening as I stood fully grounded at the waters edge of Waikiki Beach.
This trip as been my personal Camino pilgrimage and to round-out this adventure, I took a 10km walk this morning to what is arguably the birthplace of Kenpo Karate, the Nu'uanu Y.M.C. A. Now, 10kms I agree is not much of walk but with my Achilles heel injury on my left ankle and plantar fasciitis of my right heel, every step was like walking barefoot on stones, and it hurty a lot, lol.
Anyway I was in search of the commemorative plaque to Professor William Kwai-sun Chow which was placed there about 2007. Unfortunately it was no longer there but I got to speak to one of the Y.M.C.A. staff, a guy named Dane Tai. He had no idea of the spiritual and culture significance of this building and before I knew it, I was giving a history lesson to 6 people who were equally unaware.
They were blown away that this old guy who just walked in off the street from Australia, knew more than they did about their own culture and history. I mean to kenpo people, this place is somewhat holy ground.
Anyway Dane said he knew some of the old directors and he would see if he could track down its whereabouts. Nonetheless it was well worth the walk even though it poured rain just before I got there. That’s called a Hawaiian blessing.
It got me thinking that we must never let history be erased. It is through the stories from history that our ancestors live on in us. And so we must leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren, a legacy that speaks of peace, kindeness and love, compassion and gratitude. The spirit of aloha.
Time for a Lava Flow cocktail as a nightcap. (I promise only one, lol).