Hawaii Here I Come


Hawaii here I come… this journey has been a long time coming, although I know everything happens when the time is right, I’m delighted it is here, and I leave tomorrow.

Let me share why I’ve felt a strong urge to go to Hawaii. There was a time I spent many months on the North Island of New Zealand in a place called Whakatane. I still remember the day this journey began. I was working in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne as a counsellor, and my client entered the room. She was from the Maori culture, and part way through her session I noticed a huge, tall and robust looking Maori man standing behind her and next to him was a slender, tall Maori woman with long salt and pepper hair. Without thought, I mentioned the man to Lisa. His energy was so loud and compelling it just slipped out.

She looked at me and enquired further as to what he looked like which I shared. She then said, “That’s Koro, our spiritual leader.” By this stage, I was feeling a little uncomfortable because she had come for counselling, and I felt this was unprofessional of me. It was too late, and the door was wide open.

She then said, “He must be calling you to New Zealand.” Initially, I was a little unsure, but in my heart, I felt such a connection to both these apparitions, although I thought they were spirits initially until Lisa stated Koro was still very much alive. The other lady though was different and later on in my journey I understood why she was there and her purpose.

Within a week I was leaving for Peru a trip I’d planned earlier, and three months after my return I received an email from Lisa with Koro’s number. I called Koro, and this marked the beginning of an adventure and discovery and profound love for New Zealand and a mystical part of me. A three-year journey or should I say quest into the unknown, and a deep understanding of the shaman and seer hidden within.

There were many lessons and breaking of illusions. I learnt so much as I volunteered my services to do healing and counselling within the Maori culture and experienced an intimate and loving connection with Koro and the Maori community. The outcome was a new understanding of myself, my path, and my purpose, and is the path I continue to follow.

During my walk upon this land, I came to understand the Maori did not originate from New Zealand. They came from the Polynesian Islands, and I have for some time wanted to trace their steps, and Hawaii was on my list.

I have to share that although going to Hawaii with this initial intention, it’s a writing retreat with Tom Bird that has called me.

With an open heart and mind, it’s time to venture forth, stand on the land of Hawaii, connect to the ancestors and be open to their teachings. The awareness is in the courage to walk where I intuitively feel led no matter what calls me there.

Will share more from Hawaii next week.


Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 19 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels overseas.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

By Maria Lacey

An award-winning author of One Path, Many Lights, a spiritual and personal memoir. Maria writes about life, the adversity, learnings, musings and triumphs. A therapist, healer, performance artist and speaker Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.” For more information about Maria and her work visit her website at www.marialacey.com.au.


  1. Wow Maria, I LOVE that experience and thank you for sharing!All the best with your writing and the the adventures this path will bring, love Di x

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  2. Wonderful to hear how you felt connected to New Zealand and the Polynesian Islands. Look forward to hearing about your experiences in Hawaii 💖

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