This post is for a friend and fellow yogi Peggy. She's a tremendous woman, great confidant and a sound prophetic healer.
A couple months back Peggy gave me a free mini reiki session. I had just taught the 90 minute Bikram class and I was more than happy to relax as she was working on her new reiki skills. At the end of the session, she told me "Courtney, your right knee and ankle seemed like they were running. Ready to jump off the table. There was some movement on the left but a lot on the right side." We both questioned this. What is my divine masculine running from?? After we talked a while, I told her I was tired of all the international travel. That my recent return from Sri Lanka told me "enough is enough." That I wanted to be grounded and stay "on the ground" for a while. I was tired.
Suddenly Peggy said, "I feel like saying to you, all you need is right here. You don't need to go so far to find what you're looking for." I heard what she said and filed it away as a message of importance for a future day and time.
She was right, I've been traveling non-stop since 2010 to nearly 25 counties. I never though I was searching for anything. I started because my job required me to go. I returned home from the first trip December 12, 2010 sick as a dog yet eager to travel more. I prayed and said, "Lord, I'm gonna live... show me what I need to do." So God sent me all over the world to expand and grow. It's part of my destiny as outlined in my astrology chart.
But as Peggy pointed out to me, there is a period where one needs to stop and just be. Otherwise, you're traveling without a purpose. The last six months since Sri Lanka I have stopped and aimed for clarity. The universe brought me to Kauai and this temple as a result.
During my "what am I going to do day", four people told me to go to the Kadaval Hindu monastery; located due north of the Waimea falls. All of these individuals recommended I go with the purposeful emphasis of "you must go" and "be there well before 9am." Even after my literal fall and with all my discomfort, I was at the monastery the next day at 8:40 am ready to take my own tour as there are no guided tours in December.
I won't get too specific as to my experience in the Hindu temple. (BTW no pictures of the temple and the grounds are allowed). What I'll say is this: what I've been looking for since the age of 12 was there. All that I've been questioning was answered in one short visit... and the answer has always been with me and apparently under my feet. The universe sent me on a "world tour" because as the message from the day before said, I had to do my part. I had to take this path. Coming here made me realize I needed a 3-dimensional context and three human interactions to bless me with the knowledge that I felt had been alluding me since the age of 12.
Within the monastery there is a display of the emergence/history of Hindu and a great little store to get gifts. Down the road is Rudraksha Forest which is open for mediation from 6am to 6pm daily. Visits to the temple, itself, are from 9-12 am, but its so rich and full you'll get more than enough. Go back if you have time during your trip.