The elder reminds him of truths that he’d forgotten, and he leads the group through the healing techniques of laulima and ho‘oponopono, giving Andrew a new energy to release the last shred of attachment to a person who simply doesn’t want to be with him.
Now that he has created more space and clarity, his social circle expands, and Andrew meets someone who becomes one of the strongest catalysts for joy and growth in his life. But she is leaving the island in just six months.
Andrew faces a forking path. All the while, lava is heading toward Pahoa, threatening to isolate all of Puna. The elder taught him that love prevails all trauma, but will that be enough?
Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise is a 3-volume true story about community, sustainability, and a life-changing journey on the Big Island of Hawaii. Volume 3: Reckoning takes flight with earthshaking changes, powerful healing, a new lava flow, and a hurricane, resulting in a reckoning that changes Andrew forever.
Yet Andrew’s most powerful transformation was still ahead.
A routine hitchhiking trip into town brings a new person into Andrew’s life that just might have the perfect opportunity for him. His new friend is a volunteer at a Vipassana meditation center. She invites him to join her on a 10-day silent meditation course and then live near the meditation center afterward, doing a very different kind of work-trade than he’s ever done.
Andrew accepts and plunges into an intense experience, delving deeper into his mind and body than ever before, unearthing trauma that he thought he had healed long ago. In the process, a profound realization hits him and propels him into a new chapter of his life.
Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise is a 3-volume true story about community, sustainability, and a remarkable journey on the Big Island of Hawaii. In Volume 2: Tribulations, Andrew dives deep into a life-changing Vipassana meditation course, gains a new perspective on unrequited love, and is wished “Happy Birthday” from a man beyond the grave.
Conflicted over what to do, Zahn hides the fragment in his room for days, knowing that if he brings it to the observatory, they’ll confiscate it, and then he might never learn the truth.
Then, in the middle of the night, Zahn is awoken by a tapping at his window. He opens it, and to his shock, it’s a man wearing a silvery uniform. There’s more to what Zahn found on the beach than he could have ever imagined, and he’s swept up into a galactic adventure with a cryptic captain and a living starship.
Along the way, he encounters the Vakragha, a species bent on consuming entire stars. And to Zahn’s horror, he learns that they’re heading toward his homeworld. Only the Tulari, a stone that can heal the wounds they cut into space, offers any hope. But saving his world isn’t all he has to worry about. Just when Zahn lands on a moon stolen by the Vakragha, he makes a breakthrough, finally learning his mother’s true fate. Now he is faced with a heartbreaking decision that could either save his world or doom it forever.
Action-packed, with a scope as ambitious as Star Wars, THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY will leave you energized and hungry for more.