Jade & Family LAVA Emergency Fund
Aloha Friends & Family ~
On Thursday, May 3rd, I evacuated out of Leilani Estates with my 7 year old son Alaka'i, because of volcanic eruptions a few streets down. I thought that we could be safe at my Lava Sanctuary in Kalapana, but the air quality got so bad that I am now regularly experiencing vertigo, nausea and bad migraines for days now. It's actually difficult to look at a computer screen right now. I have never felt so disconcerted in my mind & body as of now...
On top of that, I am forced to close down my business for the time being, and now have no income for an indefinite amount of time and little savings. I have spent the last decade raising a family, building up this Sanctuary and holding healing space for so many... And now I need to close it down for who knows how long...
✨So if you’d like to offer help, my family would appreciate donations to help cover our growing evacuation costs, moving & storage, loss of income, and to carry us through this strange transition time as we figure out what's next...
(Feels so weird to ask.. but its needed and here’s my lesson in humility...
Any & all help is so appreciated, mahalo~~~)
PS -- I am on warrior mode just doing what I need to do to protect my family & sanctuary
So I know this sounds very cut & dry...
I sense that I am heartbroken about some things but just can’t afford to feel it right now when I’m needing to secure my family’s safety.
I also know that Pele is Cleaning house and great blessings and lessons are coming out of all this.
Plz know that I do love & appreciate you & I do know that all is well ~~~
I am still thankful~~~
Mahalo for your help & prayers ~~~ ❤️ ❤️
With Love from Julie Chen
(Jade Rajbir Kaur is my spiritual name).
PS -- here's a news article about all this in the NY Times:
After six weeks of being in “extreme evacuation warrior mode” — and feeling like everything that was working (& not working!) was being taken away from me — leaving me at “ground zero,”
I have finally left the island for a while, dropped my son off with his dad at Buddhist Camp, and am now in the redwoods of N. Cali to rest at a friends' house for a week..
This will be the first week (first moment actually) that I’ve had to myself where I won’t be taking care of others, running around with a gas mask securing property, driving around doing a million errands w kid in tow, etc.. wow...
So thankful to the HUGE kindness & generosity of all you Blessed Angels that have shone your light and helped my Ohana & I in this tumultuous time... Your love, care, prayers and donations have helped my family tremendously during this intense transitional time with no income..
I look forward to dropping in to the silence... letting the mud settle... and returning to Radiant Clarity...
I also look forward to giving back to the community again after I’m rested & clear, and welcoming you & guests to my Lava Sanctuary once it can be open again.
Mahalo nui loa~
I love you ~
I thank you ~
I appreciate you ~
What a month... Thanks again for all of your support!
This week lava poured into the ocean via the Red Road... also covered land on the nearby Geothermal Plant... I helped lots of other friends evacuate and secure their properties...
...and then sadly, this happened...
On a rainy muddy Sunday, I ran my trusty evacuation vehicle into a ditch and it has holes in the transmission and engine, so it's done for.
Im thankful no one got hurt.
Just trying to stay strong & positive thru this whole experience...
Alaka'i and I did enjoy our Memorial Day...
Counting our blessings... Much Love to you all ~~~
After running on adrenaline for these past 2 weeks, I have mostly secured my Lava Sanctuary for now and Alakai is finishing up school in Hilo.. We are so thankful for the friends who took us in so we could breathe fresh air and camp on their land.. So thankful for all the outpourings of love & support from all of you as well... Finally getting a chance to sit still and breathe for a moment today... Despite all this recent craziness, I still feel protected and safe... And opening to what shall be birthed... Mahalo Ke Akua ~