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Micole

Honolulu, HI, United States / Services

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A loan helped fund the hiring of a part-time team, purchase of yoga equipment, and marketing/advertising costs that will expand operations in House of Healing Hawaii's beautiful new space.


Micole's story

I was raised by a single mother who took me to finish college, complete law school, and on vacation to Hawaii all before the age of 5. Growing up I remember being given a book of Hawaiian deities, and Tutu Pele stood out the most to me for her incredible fiery strength - no matter what she faced, she would not be denied. That same fiery strength helped my mother succeed, my grandmothers succeed, and their grandmothers succeed. I inherited that courage to seek and understand the world around me (seen and unseen), through travel, performing arts, study, and service. The pivotal moment for my life was at age 19 - in the throes of depression, rage, and self-hatred, I stumbled into a temple and metaphysical shop in Oakland seeking answers. I met my spiritual mother who would inform me of the true reason I came in - to remember that my life path was to also courageously succeed, and heal my own pain so I could offer healing and courage to others. Last spring in 2018 I moved to work with a retreat center in Big Island Hawaii, believing that I still needed an external support for my business. I went to Pele's home - on Mt. Kilauea - to finally see her in person, and receive clarity on whether or not I was on the right path. Ten days later in May, Pele erupted with answers for everyone - the lava flowed 2 miles from the center and I was forced to evacuate, but I saw Pele's power as my protection. I recognized that I had the courage and strength to stand in my power and take the lead in my life's work. I decided then to open my own center, and haven't looked back since.