Help Our Beloved Dawns Recover!

$12,338 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 95 people in 6 months
Created May 6, 2018
Lauren Arrow
on behalf of Laura and Noah Dawn
Aloha Familia! Our beloved Laura & Noah Dawn are going through a huge life-upheaval with the volcanic eruptions happening in their hometown of Pahoa, Hawaii. They have packed up their entire sanctuary as much as possible and are leaving their property with deep hopes of returning to pristine land once again.
However, this is having a mega impact on their income for the summer as they facilitate retreats and with the volcanic eruptions things are shifting every day.

Money from this campaign will be used to cover all damage costs, moving, storage, as well as be a safety-net for all bills and expenses that need to be paid because there is no income coming in.

From Laura's Facebook Post on May 5th:

"My personal sanctuary (my home has been this super cute 40-foot long bus we converted into a tiny home) was rattled hard by the 6.9 earthquake yesterday. Such a shocking moment to come back to pack up more things and realize most of the things I wanted to pack were broken on the floor. This has been so deeply challenging for Noah Mohala Dawn and I (and of course everyone else affected in the area). We have poured our hearts and souls into this land for years and now we are faced with the potential of losing it all and starting our lives over from scratch. Right now we’re going back in with gas masks to relocate our tractor and mower which we could probably get at least 10k each to fund a new start if need be. We’re trying to stay present moment by moment and it’s hard to not think about worst case scenarios, but continuing to pray that our land can be spared, and all we will have to deal with is a major clean up from the past weeks worth of earthquakes. Layers of realities are setting in for us. Regardless if our land is covered or not, this is feeling like a major game changer for us here with Leilani being so close and not knowing how much area will actually be covered and how long this will flow for. The smoke and toxic gases is the worst part for us at the moment in terms of risks to our health. 

When looking at the 1960 flow which is what they are comparing this to, it’s not a good outlook. 

Our income from the summer is evaporating and we still need to pay all of our mortgages otherwise we will foreclose on our lands. We are praying for clarity on how to proceed. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us with prayers and loving words of support. We will continue to update you. 

Life is so incredibly uncertain.... "

Let's do what community does best in these most trying times: rally around our loved ones who support us so much and show them the same love. Any donation- no matter how big or small all adds up. And if you can't donate, please share with your community and spread the word to help these incredible beings.

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Hey beauties! Just got a sweet update from Laura Dawn that I'd love to pass to you. Thank you again for supporting our Beloved Dawns.

"I'm finally ready to put out an update after being in deep grieving this week.

So many layers of reality unfolding and dissolving. Layers upon layers of letting go. I'm learning how to surrender to such an intense reality over and over and over again...in each new moment.

I am making peace with the fact that this lava can be flowing for the next 30 years which means we may never go back to our precious Sacred Source Springs. I feel like I'm truly floating in the unknown and constantly having to let go.

I am so deeply grateful that we are exactly where we need to be and both Noah Mohala Dawn and I are being held by this beautiful land and beautiful people here in the Chirripo Valley in Costa Rica.

I've been sleeping so much, and shedding so many tears. I've also been walking this valley, playing so much music with beautiful new songs coming through as my heart breaks open. I'm doing lots of yoga, reading, swimming in the fresh cold water rivers this land is next to, and eating so much fruit to my hearts content. I've also been going into deep visionary states in the plant realms praying for my healing and what I saw was incredible.

I was shown that whats coming next in our lives is going to be incredible and I'm singing new songs that are tuning me in to that frequency of what's to come. I already fully feel like new doorways are opening up for us that would not have opened if this didn't happen, so I'm learning to trust the way forward, and in my deep visionary states, she showed me exactly what I need to do next and showed me that Costa Rica is going to be playing a big role in the next chapter of my life. I'm excited to share more about what the visions I saw, which I'm feeling like will happen soon, when the timing is perfect.

One of the biggest things I learned in this last chapter of my life was that so much of what we created had this energy of "pushing through" - there was a very specific energy of struggling to make it that was the undercurrent there and our marriage was suffering as a result. I know that this new chapter is going to feel very different, it truly already is. It's the chapter of fully allowing...and I'll write more about this soon.

Noah and I do have to make some big decisions, but I had a dream a few days ago that said wait 2 weeks before thinking about making any decisions and now I'm even thinking waiting 3 months, which is the amount of time we can delay on our mortgage payments without going into foreclosure. I know the answers will become clear, but I can tell you that there's not one single cell in my body that wants to be on the Big Island right now, and honestly, I don't know if I'll ever go back (to live there I mean.) This has been an absolute game changer for us. I won't invest any more money into that land, so it's a matter of deciding if we let it go into foreclosure or we hold on long enough and take the chance that this lava flow will stop and our land will be worth something in a few years from now. But regardless, this has definitely changed our path and our desire to live in lower puna, at least that's how we're feeling now.

We are grateful that people have been offering their homes to us, and we welcome these offers as we float around through until September. We're calling in tickets for Beloved and if anyone wants to donate burning man tickets to us then we'll go celebrate Noahs 40th birthday on labor day there. We will be staying at Tina Malia's soon in San Mateo and then up to California to Gregg Helt's Mothership for parts of July and August and then I want to come back and rent a spot here in Costa Rica for the winter and continue developing my life path that was already unfurling before the volcano started erupting. I feel safe here and I have all the elements I need to support my healing here and that is my highest priority at this point. I know this is exactly where I need to be and I'm falling deeper and deeper in love with this land here.

I pray for our continued healing. We are both recovering from deep burnout and feeling loved and supported by so many people.

If you feel the call to share our story and share our GoFundMe campaign that Lauren Arrow set up for us, we are receiving with grateful hearts and loving hearts. Every little bit helps as we really have no idea what will come at this point.


Thank you community! We love you!

Live Free, Laura D"
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Laura and Noah were featured in the New Yorker today. Click here to watch the beautiful video of the challenge they're facing:
Thank you to everyone who's contributed to help make their transition into the unknown <3

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Laura's most recent update on May 6: Here’s an update for the mainland family who don’t really understand what’s happening here. Noah Mohala Dawn and I woke up to find out that fissure 2 and 7 started fountaining lava 300 feet in the air last night. I added a photo of a map so you could see where it is in relation to us. The larger red dot is where it started fountaining and the green dot is our land directly 3 miles downslope from the erupting lava. (The dots are not exactly to scale - I made them a little bigger so you could see them).
Noah and I have barely slept in days. The moment lava started flowing a few days ago now, we took no chances and started packing up and hauling out our most valuable possessions ASAP. Yesterday we were able to get our mower out that we can resell to fund a new start, which is definitely looking very likely. The gasses were so intense yesterday, and we’re feeling it. My body is aching from head to toe. I wrote a song two weeks ago that I will post at some point, called the Great Unknown, and it’s all about trusting the mystery. I feel like my soul called that son forth so it could be stuck in my head this entire time. We are doing the best we can to stay present and Noah and I are fully supporting each other in such a loving way. We are eternally grateful to David Henry Richanbach and Emma Marie for being on the ground with us, risking health to help us move stuff out. Thank you Kela Lani for loaning us your truck and Fabi Vlchek for being a rockstar with your trailer and Steve Lund for coming to our aid on the side of the road (you guys wouldn’t believe what all else we’ve had to deal with amongst all this!)
You truly do know who your friends are when you need them. Also, massive gratitude to Douglas Hurt and Marcia Wieder who sent us some funds to help support us in this move which is costing us money. Lauren Arrow]] is helping us set up a go fund me campaign for us to receive financial support. At this point we will be displaced indefinitely. We feel so grateful to Aum Prakash and Mikelle Best (OmniLove) who have opened up their land and Home to us and others who are also displaced. We are so lucky we were able to get a little bus to drive off the land and up the coast and that will be our new home for a while. Noah and I back in a small bus under a tarp feels like a full circle moment to where we started.
I’m finding the precious little moments to be so grateful for. Like making a smoothie this morning and waking up to Noah holding me in this arms.
We are currently driving back down the coast to see if we can get back in one more time. Each time we have no idea if it will be our last chance to access our land. We’ve managed to get almost 7 truck loads of stuff out - all of which is disorganized and under tarps in the separate locations at this point. It looks like HWY 130 (there’s only one highway in and out) will very likely start flowing lava from a new crack that’s opened up there, and at this point, there’s only one small road for us to get in and out. We’re going to try to get in to drive the tractor out - another item we can likely get at least 8k for in the case we need to start over. We both have gas masks, although they are not 100% effective they do help. My best feline friend Aunty has disappeared since the 6.9 quake hit so every day I’ve been calling for her and looking for her praying she will come back.
We couldn’t believe that the well was still working when we were there yesterday since we knew big earthquakes are a major risk...but it’s running and it’s piping hot - probably around 120 degrees. We still got in a quick tub for a moment considering it could be our last chance to pray over that sacred healing water that has touched so many lives.
Noah and I held each other for a moment in the middle of our main space, crying and praying for this land to be spared and praying for the safety of our puna family here. I do trust. I trust that it’s all going to be ok, no matter what the outcome. I pray the least amount of homes are taken by Pele. We’re feeling the shifts of Gaia big time here and it’s also happening all over the world.
We are eternally grateful for the amount of prayers being held for us right now.
Noah and I are still safe and that’s truly all that matters. Just heading down the highway and seeing huge massive smoke clouds - this is so unreal.
Live Free, Laura Dawn
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Raised by 95 people in 6 months
Created May 6, 2018
Lauren Arrow
on behalf of Laura and Noah Dawn
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