Welcome to Keala Rafana Temple of Sound and Source
The power of our community comes from its members, and we are grateful you chose to join us.
Among our tribe we hope you will find a safe and expansive place to explore your connection to the great mystery, your authentic self and your divinity. Through our courses and community you will get a greater sense of us and our work. There is so much to explore in a safe container where people share openly, freely and honestly. Here among our tribe you will find safety to share your authentic exploration of your self, your discoveries, challenges, fears and pain. We pray, we sing, we cry, we laugh, we share our awakenings and we create the space to hear about other’s awakenings as well. It is our sincere hope that you discover your community here and
Thank you for being here and for bringing your presence.
Keala Rafana Temple Of Sound And Source
-Is A Metaphysical Ministry of Consciousness
Keala Rafana means “the way of healing now”
From Keala in Hawaiian meaning “the way”and Rafana in Hebrew/Aramaic meaning “healing now”
Hawaii and Hebrew hold special meaning for our founders
What is Metaphysics?
Metaphysics is the study of consciousness, existence, and reality, exploring the questions about who we are, where we came from, and how we fit in. It is a way of looking at the seen and unseen realms through present moment awareness that yields timeless wisdom teachings. These wisdom teachings have been around since the dawn of humanity. All theoretical study from astronomy to zoology is metaphysical in nature. Religion itself is metaphysical in nature, but metaphysics is more about how we view and seek to understand the Cosmos, rather than simply a religion of god. Since we see God as the consciousness or energy cloaked by physical form, no real definition of that Great Mystery can be offered in human terms. Our connection to our essence, to that consciousness or divinity is uniquely personal and therefore no definition of that can be provided for you. We do acknowledge a God of our understanding. Our work is to remember who we are and that is an emanation of that divinity. So in that way the term religion, temple, ministry fits. The journey to see the conditioning that holds us back from our authentic self can and should be explored in a community. In the physical form we cannot hope to know the totality of each other, however we can support each other to be our authentic self, and connect to the great mystery.
What is this great mystery of God?
Underneath everything we see in physical reality is a great mystery that has puzzled humanity for a very long time. Because of this puzzle we have created stories to make sense of the mystery. We have studied it with science to find God and prove God does or does not exist. We have fought wars over whose ideology holds the truth. Who is right and who is wrong? The struggles facing humanity today seem insurmountable. Our systems and institutions have divided and conquered us for they have conditioned us so far away from our divine essence that we have lost the connection to each other, to life, and ultimately to divinity.
How do we dissolve the illusion of separation and remember who we are!
Each of us is born whole and complete, awake, conscious, and aware. Over time, the conditioning we receive from generation after generation of unconsciousness imparted through familial and cultural conditioning creates a conflict in us. Since we were not seen, validated, and acknowledged for who we are, we got the message that our true nature was unacceptable. In the light of this we contorted our authentic selves, and created masks, an ego or false selves to fit the mold laid out for us and hide our authentic self. We suffer because we have not been seen, validated, or acknowledged as the emanation of divinity that we are. Instead we were pressed to fit into a mold not made for us. Unworthiness manifests in all kinds of self defeating and self limiting behavior. Once completely connected to source and divinity when we arrived, our conditioning pushes us further and further from our divinity by telling us it is outside of us. It is no wonder many of us came away from our upbringing with the belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with them and they don’t know who they are. Our work in the world is to wake up to this conditioning, heal our wounded child, and restore our connection to source energy and divinity.
What is god anyway?
All of life supports all of life by its very Nature, right down to the subatomic level. Everything in existence functions as a singular interdependent, interconnected organism. Everything came from the same time and space; it is all therefore connected. The individual parts of the organism, from the subatomic level to the universal level operate and function in balance. The balance of microscopic organisms living in a macroscopic organism, like a human, is critical to its health. Every living creature includes a collection of creatures living in symbiosis with it. The creatures in an ecosystem operate to benefit the whole ecosystem, the whole organism. All of this operates according to simple rules on a grand scale. All of this was and is birthed by the great Mother Earth from the sunlight falling upon it. Nature is intentional. It is always moving us to recognize and experience connection and balance. Acting as separate is in opposition to this. When we only consider our own benefit as a family, a city, a nation, or a species without considering all of life; we cannot see the bigger picture. As a result we lose the connection, and the whole system suffers. Then, everyone and everything suffers. The great mystery as embodied in Nature is evolving everything and everyone to connect. We have disconnected ourselves from nature, forgotten who we are, forgotten our divinity, and lost our connection to the great mystery. You will know the great mystery for yourself once you realize that it is not out there! We see God as the energy of consciousness that exists underneath the veil of physical form.
How do we Remember who we are?
We remember who we are by relentlessly and doggedly deconstructing our conditioning into belief systems that are not true. By recognizing the impermanent and unpredictable nature of reality, we know that any attachment to how it is, how it looks, or how it goes is ultimately going to cause suffering. Born into the human world one journeys into a world of varying degrees of unconsciousness. One layer to that unconsciousness is the complete ignore-ance of the reality of our divinity as emanations of pure source energy.
To let go of conditioned attachment to the form of the world, we relentlessly challenge our beliefs about it while living in it.
We are born divine essence in human form. Our upbringing causes a split between who we were told we were by the conditioning of our upbringing, and the truth of our divinity. Keala Rafana is a place to reclaim your divinity. Come Remember Who You Are. Come Live Your Divinity! Find Wholeness.
Discovering or remembering our authentic self is a process of deconstructing our conditioning.
To begin, we learn to discern what is our conditioning and what is our authentic self. We like to say: If it isn’t love it isn’t me! If my thoughts are not loving or supportive I know they are coming from my conditioning and my wounding. Next we learn how to tap into our inner knowing through present moment awareness. We meditate, ground, and cultivate patience. Next we observe the mind, and practice deep inner listening. We do this so we can hear our authentic self. Then we identify the fears and limiting beliefs our conditioning and wounding dictates. As a result, all forms of negative self-talk, fear and limiting beliefs begin to melt away in the light of truth, presence, and awareness. In this incredibly safe and nurturing container, there is opportunity for transformation. In this space we heal because we address the wounds and release the masks of ego. Through simple practices of breath we take on the personal work of revealing and acknowledging our authentic self. We pull the scabs off of our festering childhood wounds so they may properly heal. We become the parent to our own wounded self allowing us to grow. In the beginning, deconstructing and unwinding our conditioning is tricky. The ego, hiding the wounded one within, is clever. It is easy at first to be fooled by our masks of ego. In light of this, the work is well supported by a circle.
Can you relate to these reasons why people like you are here?
- There are repeating patterns throughout my life. I battle the same negative thoughts and limiting beliefs that I have battled forever. Because of that I have tried self help books, retreats, psychedelics, and therapy. I still find myself drifting back into old patterns.
- The pain of my past affects my life and relationships every day. I worry that my past will be my future and obsess about my past.
- Wow, I have had some kind of an awakening. I question beliefs and institutions I used to trust. It is shaking me to the core. I came from deep fundamentalism and need a safe place to land outside of that. As a result I can’t speak about this with my family, and I doubt my friends would understand. Since I am questioning the very things they believe, there is no one I feel safe to speak to about it.
- I need help unpacking and integrating a transformational spiritual experience into my life and I don’t know where to go to talk about it.
- I seek guidance and support to strengthen my inner wisdom and inner voice because I am weary of the feeling that everyone else knows something that I do not.
- I’m lost and I don’t know where to begin to find out who I am, I’m stuck and I’m suffering.
If you can relate to their reasons for being here, here is a safe place to explore. Come and find the authentic you in our community.