OLA IPA (Health Sanctuary) Mission

For most of my life I have wanted to create a healing center. A place where people can come to live and benefit
from natural healing modalities and earth-based medicines. Over time I realized that it will have to be a
microcosm of what is missing in our lives, missing in society as a whole. A place where all people can live in
peace and harmony together with each other. Respecting each other's differences, honoring each other's
beliefs, loving each other's families, sharing our abundance, our joys and our sorrows with each other. I believe
that we humans are hardwired to be good, to share, to love, to be non-violent, to not harm others. We have been
indoctrinated into believing that we must compete with each other for jobs, for food, for partners, for wealth and
that is all untrue. We are taught to be self focused, litigious, greedy, selfish, quick to anger/violence, and jealous
of others success, and live in a country with systemic racism, hatred for others and that encourages
consumerism. We are programmed to be slaves to our jobs for wages, to our church for salvation, to our leaders
and political party instead of the earth, to our government through taxes, to our country through military service
and to our educational system by only learning what they chose to teach. It is time that we question authority,
speak truth to power, rebel, revolt and go within to get our information, to find out who we truly are and who our
friends are.  

I have always believed there was another way, a better way to be thinking, to be living. In my search for that way I
became a peacekeeper for the Meta Peace Team, I studied restorative justice, I have participated in consensus
decision making groups, I participated in Ancient Mystery School groups like the International Network of Esoteric
Healing and Secret Medicine Societies. I studied yoga, became a teacher for 12 years and then taught yoga
teacher trainings. I studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda through Ananda and developed a deep
meditation practice that I maintain to this day. I have studies defensive martial arts like Aikido. I have studied and
practice healing modalities like Energy Healing and Thai Massage.  I have two college degrees in Natural
Sciences and Natural Resources. I have also travelled around the world visiting 45 different countries. What I
have learned from my experience is that I am to be a teacher, I am to be of service to others, and I must lead by
example. There is a better way to live and I want to create that sacred space for it to happen. I am looking for a
few brave individuals that are willing to take that journey with me as members of an intentional community.     
One of my purposes in life is to help people that are already on "the Path" to go further along the path of Light
and Love. I have come to realize that I do not have the patience to help people with a herd mentality or cognitive
dissonance that are indoctrinated by the existing paradigm. For the most part they try to defend their unhealthy
situation and attack anything different. I am here for those open-minded and open-hearted souls seeking a
sanctuary to prosper.   

Those who support Ola Ipa (Health Sanctuary), who become clients, students or visitors become members of our
Family, our Tribe. We will follow up and provide other opportunities for continued healing, learning and growth. I
aspire to create a community of 'like-spirited' individuals committed to living a sacred and healthy life of service to
others. OLA IPA (Hawaiian for Healing Sanctuary) will be the premier Healing Center and Yoga Retreat in Hawaii
guided by an intentional community living on-site.

If you have been searching for an opportunity to be of service to others and yourself, please contact me for an
interview. Imagine living in a community where your ideas are valued and your voice is heard. Imagine having
neighbors that not only share your values and lifestyle, but also come together to help others in need. Imagine
living in a community where members practice honest, non-violent communication, active listening and trust each
other. Imagine a community that comes together for meals, educating children, supporting and protecting each
other. This and so much more is possible.

Mission Statement:
OLA IPA is a Healing Center guided by an intentional community of 'like-spirited' individuals committed to living a
sacred and healthy life of service to others. OLA IPA (Hawaiian for Healing Sanctuary) assists earthlings to be 'of
service' to themselves, their families, their communities and ultimately, the planet. We accomplished this:
•        physically through detoxing and cleanses, through establishing a diet that strengthens the immune system,
        through practicing activities to improve fitness and establishing routines that improve hydration, sleep and
        reduce stress.
•        mentally through daily meditation, through educational seminars, trainings and workshops to improve
        knowledge, to overcome blockages, through active discussions, and continued support.     
•        emotionally through activities and programs to replace fears with faith, through forgiveness workshops,
        through the appropriate release of anger and methods to let go of shame, guilt and resentment.
•        spiritually through daily prayer, through regular meaningful ceremonies aligned with your beliefs and
        through connecting with others of similar beliefs.
OLA IPA is committed to learn, to grow and to heal with you on our mutual journeys of service.


If humans are to be healthy and connected, they should be raised in environments where all their essential
needs are met. When this does not happen, damage is incurred. One of the first steps towards healing that
damage, is to create spaces where all these essential needs are met. When it comes to satisfaction of needs, we
cannot skimp. It is the height of absurdity to suggest we should starve a plant of water and nutrient-rich soil
because we think doing so will “make it stronger.” Similarly, we do not put human children through adverse
experiences, or limit the satisfaction of their needs, because we think doing so will “build character.” Failure to
satisfy the essential needs of living organisms leads to reduced expression, stunted growth, and difficulty
connecting. Ongoing failure to meet these needs leads to ongoing damage and an inability to heal and connect.
With the basic understanding that a healthy socialization process is one where all our needs are met, a few
additional comments are in order.

Satisfaction of human needs is inherently social. It is very important that we understand this. Satisfaction of
needs is not something we can do for ourselves. Satisfaction of our needs is something others do for us, always.
In order to satisfy our biological needs for food, shelter, and safety, we need the help of farmers, carpenters,
electricians...a community. In order to meet our needs for love and belonging, somebody has to love us and
make us feel welcome. In order to meet our needs for truth and understanding others, authors, scientists,
teachers, parents, priests, etc., have to tell us the truth about things. In order to have good self-esteem, others
have to work to reinforce us when we do good things in the world.

To be clear, if our needs aren’t being met it’s because others around us are failing in their sacred tasks. By the
same token, if others (like our children, or our students) needs are not being met, then perhaps we are failing in
our task. Unless we are a child, in which case it is not our job to meet anybody’s needs, or an adolescent, in
which case we’re still not mature enough to do more than participate in the satisfaction of our own needs and be
supportive of others where it makes sense. Remember, needs satisfaction is social by nature and we are
implicated in meeting the needs of somebody else. Farmer, administrator, parent, teacher, friend, community
member, neighbor, somebody around us needs our help meeting their needs.

In addition to the fact that human need satisfaction is inherently social, satisfaction of human needs is a massive
task. It is not something that just one person, like a mother, or a friend, or a teacher, can do. The old saying
goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In fact, that does not go nearly far enough. Meeting all the essential
human needs requires the participation of every single adult and every single institution on the planet. It takes a
planet to raise a child. More to the point, it takes a healthy and connected planet to raise a healthy and
connected child. On a healthy planet, parents, teachers, farmers, businessmen, distributors, carpenters,
librarians, etc., are all involved in the satisfaction of human needs.

Because satisfaction of all human needs is a massive task, satisfaction of needs requires a society organized
around efforts to satisfy all needs. In other words, the various systems of society should be geared not towards
accumulation of human labor, but to the satisfaction of human needs. We go to work not to make money, but to
help others meet their needs. Within the current economic system, which is a system designed to facilitate the
enrichment of a few over the impoverishment of the many, full satisfaction of needs is impossible. Transformation
of the System into a more humane/evolved system focused exclusively on the satisfaction of human needs is a
necessary precursor to collective healing and connection.

Given the above, it is important to develop a sensible rubric for meeting human needs. No single person can be
responsible for the sum total needs of another person. A parent at home can be exclusively responsible for
certain aspects of our emotional needs for stability and belonging, but from the provision of food and housing, to
the satisfaction of our need for self-actualization and transcendence, other professionals need to be involved.
We need professional educators to help satisfy our needs for truth and understanding. We need professional
food growers to satisfy our needs for food. We need professional builders and engineers to help us provide for
our need for shelter and safety, and so on.

Even when we are not directly involved in the satisfaction of an individual’s needs, we need to be aware enough
of the significance of the essential needs so we do not subvert/undermine the work of others. A parent can be a
perfect conduit for the satisfaction of their child’s need to belong, but if an uncle sexually assaults that child, if the
child goes to a school and is shunned, shamed, or excluded, or if the child is exposed to hurtful and toxic
experiences, even if not intended, all the hard work of the parent may be undone in a single instant by callous,
insensitive action of adults within, or that cross into, the child’s life.

Failure to meet human needs leads to “voids,” (i.e., feelings of dissatisfaction and emptiness). It is important to
understand, unmet needs do not go away. As adults, we might deny our need for belonging, love, etc., but they
don’t go away. Our essential needs remain salient factors and, when unmet, become unconscious motivators,
causing people to seek satisfaction of these needs in various, often toxic neurotic, and unconscious ways.
Often, as a consequence of the violence and repression of toxic socialization, people learn to fear the full
satisfaction of their needs. They learn to fear expression, self-actualization, and alignment. Running away from
satisfaction of our needs leads to “neurotic reactions” and “illnesses, in the sense of breeding anxiety, inhibitions,
and producing classic neurotic and even psychosomatic symptoms of all kinds, and generating costly and
crippling defenses” (Abraham H. Maslow 1991)

The presence of unmet and unconscious needs makes people easy to manipulate. If you have an unmet need
for esteem and power, you will be attracted to opportunities and people where that need can be met. Anybody “in
the know” can manipulate you by manipulating your need by offering satisfaction (they “stroke your ego”) or the
promise of satisfaction.

Consumerism is built on the false promise of need satisfaction. No matter how many products you buy you can
never satisfy your need for power, esteem, love, belongingness, alignment, or transcendence through product

Failure to meet all the human needs leads, in the best of cases, to the diminishment of human potential. In the
worst cases, (i.e., when failure to meet human needs is accompanied by chronic boundary violating, violence and
assault), Toxic Socialization in other words, failure to meet the essential human needs can lead to disconnection
of the human physical unit and the development of mental infections. Failure to meet essential needs destroys
empathy, compassion, intelligence, and our ability to connect with Self and others. In the very worst cases, we
see the development of the type of “deplorable,” hate filled psychopathy that, when combined with old energy
archetypal nodes, allows elites to weaponize the masses to further their economic agendas.

Finally, it is important to note that satisfaction of essential needs is inherently spiritual. The ultimate goal is to
develop a strong human body and mind capable of handling spiritual connection. The point of meeting the
essential needs is to make sure the vehicle is healthy, aligned, and connected. It is exactly like owning a car. A
car is a vehicle for your body. If you want the car to function properly as a vehicle you must “meet the needs” of
the vehicle. You have to give it gas, oil, and other fluids; you have to take care of it, and you have to obtain
regular maintenance. If you want your body, your vehicle, to function properly, you have to give it what it needs
and treat it right.

To summarize, if humans are going to grow up healthy and connected, their essential needs need to be
completely satisfied. Full satisfaction of humanity’s seven essential human needs is impossible within the current
global System and will require a fundamental transformation not only in that system, but in the way we think about
our lives, raise our children, organize our contributions (i.e. our work) to society, etc. We’ll need to go to work not
to “make money” (i.e. accumulate labor-power) but to participate in the collective effort to fully satisfy human
needs. As outlined in the article, “The end of the world as we’ve known it,” this transformation can be initiated
and facilitated with simple legislative changes.

The Purpose of Ola Ipa:

The purpose of Ola Ipa is to provide a sacred space that satisfies all essential human needs leading to the
fundamental transformation that will radiate out affecting everyone on the planet.

Characteristics of Conscious Community Relationships

1. Realize that our relationships in community have a hidden purpose- the healing of childhood wounds. Instead
of focusing entirely on surface needs and desires, learn to recognize the unresolved childhood issues that
underlie them. Looking at these relationships thoughtfully, the daily interactions take on more meaning. Puzzling
aspects of relationships begin to make sense and we can begin to truly know ourselves.
2. Create a more accurate image of community members. Upon first meeting members, the mind may assign
roles (father-figure, mother-figure, sibling, uncle, grandmother, teacher, friend, enemy, etc.). Our negative traits
may be projected on these members further obscuring their essential reality. A conscious relationship begins
when we let go of these illusions and see fellow members true selves. We must see each other not as saviors or
foes, but as fellow human beings also struggling to be healed.
3. Take responsibility for communicating our needs and desires to other members. The community cannot intuit
our needs. To understand each other, we must develop clear channels of communication.
4. Become more intentional in our interactions with members. Most people react without thinking. We must train
ourselves to behave in a more kind, compassionate and constructive manner.
5. Learn to value fellow members needs and wishes as highly as our own. Other members are not here to take
care of you. We must all take care of each other.
6. Embrace the dark side of your personality. In a conscious community we openly acknowledge the fact that we,
like everyone else, has negative traits. As we accept responsibility for the dark side of our nature, we lesson our
tendency to project out negative traits onto other members, which creates a less hostile environment.
7. Learn new techniques to satisfy our basic needs and desires. During power struggles, we cajole, harangue
and blame in an attempt to coerce our fellow members to meet our personal needs. When we move past this
stage, we realize that other members can be a resource for us- once we abandon our self-defeating tactics.
8. Search within ourselves for the strengths and abilities we are lacking. One reason we are attracted to a
community or member is that he or she has strengths and abilities that we lack. Therefore, being with this
member or community gives us an illusory sense of wholeness. In a conscious partnership, we learn that the only
way we can truly recapture a sense of oneness is to develop the hidden traits within ourselves.
9. Become more aware of our drive to be loving and whole and united with the Universe. As a part of our God-
given nature, we have the ability to love unconditionally and to experience unity with the world around us. Social
conditioning and imperfect parenting made us lose touch with these qualities. In a conscious community, we
begin to rediscover our original nature.
10. Accept the difficulty of creating a lasting relationship in community. In an unconscious world, we believe that
the way to have a good life is to pick the right community. As we gain a more realistic view, we realize that a good
life requires commitment, discipline, and the courage to grow and change; creating a fulfilling community
experience is hard work. The need to accept this difficulty in creating a conscious community will not come to
fruition unless we first cultivate our willingness to grow and change.


If we want to understand ourselves and others, it is not enough to know what is important to us. We must also
understand our Basic Human Needs. Needs are beliefs that there is something we cannot live without.
Regardless of whether it is true or not, we function in life based on this belief. Needs are different from desires
because they come with a sense of panic and pressure. The reason it is important to identify our own and other’s
needs is that needs are subconscious. They control our behavior and will override everything we value.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow presented the basic human needs as a hierarchy that we gradually fulfill as we evolve and
develop. We must satisfy our basic needs and only then can we focus on other things. Not all feelings can be
easily analyzed based on Maslow’s hierarchy. In addition, we do not always meet needs in the same order as
what Maslow suggests in his hierarchy.

1. Physiological Needs- Air, Water, Sleep, Food, Excretion and Warmth (Sex, Shelter, Clothing)
2. Biological Needs- Safety, Security of Financial, of Family, of Property, of Health, of Work
3. Love and Belonging Needs- Friendship, Intimacy, Inclusion, Acceptance and Family
4. Esteem Needs- Accomplishment, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Respect of/by others
*5. Cognitive Needs- Knowledge, Understanding, Growth, Acceptance of Facts
*6. Aesthetic Needs- Appreciate Beauty, Balance, Peace
7. Metaphysical Needs- Soul, Spirit, Self Actualization, Morality, Spontaneity, Creativity
*8. Transcendence Needs- Motivated by values transcending the personal self
*Added Later to Maslow's Original Work

Anthony Robbins separated the psychological areas from the physical and reworked them into Six
Emotional/Human Needs. He claims people have emotional needs that they will do almost anything to get. Even if
it is not good for us, is not healthy, is going to get us into trouble or might ruin our lives.

The Six Human Needs are:

1.        Certainty – A sense of security, safety, comfort, order, control and consistency
2.        Variety – A sense of change, interest, adventure, diversity, challenge, excitement, difference, chaos,
          novelty, leisure, surprise and uncertainty
3.        Significance – A sense of uniqueness, purpose, honored, pride, feeling needed, having meaning,
          validation, individuality and being special
4.        Love & Connection – A sense of acceptance, belonging, communication, intimacy, satisfied, approval,
          attachment, unified, shared love and support
5.        Growth – A desire to learn, grow and evolve
6.        Contribution – The desire to give, to care, to protect beyond ourselves, to serve others

The Six Human Needs work in pairs – certainty and variety, significance with love & connection, growth and
contribution. The first two pairs are in constant search for balance. The last two, growth and contribution, can live
happily with each other, each growing with the other. Each of the first two pairs must be in balance for us to feel
that our emotional needs are met. If we have too much of one, we feel like we do not have enough of the other. I
think of it as a scale, too much of one, will tilt the scale out of balance. According to Anthony Robbins, these Six
Human Needs influence our deepest motivations and determine how we go about prioritizing our decisions and
actions throughout our life. Similar to our modern Chakra system, our Six Human Needs move in ascending
order, from a more personality and material level, into our connectivity, interaction and energetic influence in the
world. We each have different phases and areas of our life where our focus and prioritized need may be
different, and in truth each need serves a vital part of creating a life that is whole and fulfilling at all levels. Let’s
take a closer look now at the Six Human Needs.

Certainty- At a basic level, each of us have a need to satisfy a core sense of stability in the world. At a very
primal level, satisfying the need for certainty helps guarantee the continuation of our DNA. We do what we need
to claim Certainty by covering the basics, doing the work that is needed, paying our bills, securing the roof above
our head, staying safe in our endeavors and relationships. The challenge of satisfying this need is that the world
and lives of those around us are constantly changing and so sometimes our need for Certainty causes us to put
a fence of controls around our life and/or to stay in our comfort zone and resist change (even healthy change). In
the positive, fulfilling the human need for Certainty means finding and creating a sense of centeredness and
stability within. As the world moves we claim power in taking the time to know who we are, in having faith in the
currents of life and trusting that one of the certainties of life is change.

Variety- Just as we each need to experience a sense of Certainty in the world, there are times when we must
also break from that which is known, defined and predictable in order to allow ourselves to evolve and become
more of who we came here to be. The need for uncertainty, diversity and movement interrupts patterns of
predictability and stagnation, allowing us to expand who we are and experience ourselves in motion. Of course
there is risk in letting go of that which is certain and known, but when we let go of “needing to know”, we enter a
realm of possibility that is not bound by past experience. In life, our efforts to satisfy the need for Variety can be
taken to extremes when our primary driver is constant change (in location, relationship, job, etc.) and while there
may be times when feasting at the full buffet of diversity is exactly what we need, over time, satisfying the need
for Variety by changing our external surroundings alone, can prevent us from fully engaging with life right where
we are. In the positive, Variety comes in a balanced approach that allows us to move dynamically in our outer
and inner landscapes – allowing change when change is needed, starting with ourselves. When we create a
genuine shift within, that which needs to change on the outside will do so naturally (often without needing to
move to another country or leave one job or relationship in order to discover similar challenges).
These first two Human Needs (Certainty and Variety) work as polarities with each other – seemingly opposing
forces that together make a whole. When we are out of balance with one (i.e. so Certain that we are bored) it is
often the other (i.e. a dose of something new) that brings us back into balance.

Significance- As we balance the forces of Certainty and Variety in our life and step out into the world, the
next Human Need is to be seen and validated for who we are and what we do. The need for Significance tells us
that we do not exist in isolation but as part of a greater whole, and to be an effective part of that whole we need
to know that we are playing our part – and being honored for that expression. Satisfying our need for
Significance is part of creating our sense of identity in the world and for those who follow the Chakra system, this
need can be aligned with our Solar Plexus and the experience/expression of the Self. The challenge with fulfilling
this need is when we become solely dependent on input and approval from others in order to feel complete within
ourselves. Or if we have a single source of Significance that is far more powerful than other aspects of our life (i.
e. a job or career), that source can become an addiction causing us to lose perspective and limit the depth of our
relationships in other areas. In the positive, our need for Significance is fulfilled by a humble sense of internal
acknowledgement for following our own path of integrity and expression in the world and by doing so in ways that
are life-force giving to ourselves and those around us.

Love and Connection-  We each have a need to love and be loved by others. We each have a need to
belong. Central to our experience of fulfillment in life is to authentically love and make deep connections with
other living beings. While fulfilling our need for Significance may temporarily fill our own cup, exchanging genuine
Love and Connection with others allows that cup to overflow and pour into the hearts and lives of those we are
with. The shift to this Human Need is much like a shift from the Solar Plexus up into the Heart as it takes our
energy and focus beyond self concern into the discovery of power in our depth of communion with others. As with
the previous Human Needs, there are different ways to experience and express our Love and Connection with
others – some more healthy and balanced than others. In most cases the most balanced place to ignite the
fulfillment of this Human Need is by taking time to genuine connect with and love the many aspects of our own
being. When we are connected to our Self in the truest sense, this connection naturally aligns with and
permeates out to genuine Connection and Love of others.

Growth- One thing that is true of every living thing on Earth is that in order to survive, in order to thrive, we
must grow. Whether we are talking about a micro-organism, a relationship or creative endeavor, that which
ceases to grow, ultimately stagnates and dies. The Human Need of Growth both relies on and feeds the first four
Human Needs, breathing life into all areas of our existence. As with all Human Needs, the need for Growth can
also be taken to out-of-balance extremes. Growing and expanding can be so fulfilling in its own right that
sometimes our quest to fulfill this need causes us to limit ourselves from being fully present in life as it is, or
postpone applying our growth and knowledge in the world for fear of not being “ready” or “enough”. In the
positive, fulfilling our need for Growth comes with an acceptance that Growth is a journey, not a destination, and
that continual Growth also means allowing ourselves to be real, to be imperfect and to find authentic ways to
share what we discover and learn with others.

Contribution- As we ascend to the sixth Human Need we move into the power of living our life’s purpose and
bringing real value to the lives of others. Our need for Contribution rises naturally from the positive fulfillment of
the other five needs, being expressed in such a way that brings a genuine sense of value to the word.
Contribution comes from a fundamental yearning to have our lives mean something, to make a difference, to give
or bring something to the world that continues to benefit others when we are gone. Our need for Contribution can
be fulfilled in a massive variety of ways – from launching a foundation or volunteering to support a cause we
believe in, to simply pausing from our busy day to smile, hug or help someone in need. The challenge with this
Human Need is that once we connect the power of being in genuine service in the world, we can quite quickly
become overwhelmed with all of the places, people and animals that are in need of support. Many people who
value the need for Contribution above all others, find it difficult to also contribute and give to themselves. One of
the greatest expressions of this need comes when we allow ourselves to realize that Contribution comes not only
from what we “do”, but from who we are “being” on a moment to moment basis. When we are empowered to BE
our Contribution in the simplest of ways, actions that arise from this place are aligned with who we are and carry
great power.

How do the six human needs show up currently in your life? Which needs are being met and which are not or
need work? Which needs do you see as your own way of helping an intentional community?
"Personal growth does not stem from a lack of something, but rather from a desire to grow as a person. Progress
fails when physiological or psychological needs become unmet."