ALOHA DEAR ONES
The first thing you should know is that this website is completely out of date. It was written before Covid19... way back in another reality when we were still running a very alive, very joyous, very busy Radiance Center.
Now, during the world virus, I would not have attached this website to our YouTube site. However, some of my very stubborn students truly believe that this in-depth description of our life at the Radiance Center will help others to understand what is possible when we take the risk of loving so deeply that we become family... and remain family even as life as we know it is unraveling. So even if we are no longer gathering in one place to celebrate one another, we have our magical ways...
The motto of the Radiance Center was, and continues to be
LIVING TO LOVE AND LOVING TO LIVE
Now, at this point of being quarantined, the Radiance Center is still very much involved in loving the world and one another.
Because of being physically isolated, we are now creating a brand new YouTube channel so that we may continue to give this passionate Love to the world when it is needed more than ever. It is our hope that you will share my YouTube site (Spirit of Radiance) through as many sources as possible. This is the moment when so many realities have been toppled... and perhaps allowing profound transformation.
I want to give you a piece of my puzzle. During the first Gulf War, I was so upset that I went running into my apple orchard, saying, "God, what can I do?" And the answer came back immediately, "You can be living proof that there is different way to live." And now, we have an entire community of loved ones all over the world who are practicing living and teaching a different way to live.
We are realizing that some of you may have received this website not knowing who we are or why we founded the Radiance Center.
...Here are the details…
♡ Early in our marriage, we adopted seventeen incredible children -
many of whom were fetal drug and had been severely abused.
These amazing children required us to love far beyond normal expectations in order to help them heal.
They taught us what humans truly need - not merely to survive but to thrive.
(See “Documentary" if you would like to meet our beloved family. )
♡ After the children grew up and took flight, we still had more love flowing through us.
We formed a nonprofit 501(c)3 called The Radiance Center…
a community committed to exploring the idea of expressing unconditional love…
to learn to live lives of passion and purpose
no matter what our childhood experiences.
(See "Purpose" if you want to know the IRS description of us.)
♡ We honor our very human emotions as well as our spiritual overview.
This is taught not only through classes
but also service, community events, movie and music nights, celebrating birthdays and holidays,
and inviting community members to teach and share their skills.
♡ Every activity at the Radiance Center is given freely to all.
We have no paid staff. Our Center is supported by the seva (service) offered by students and visitors
and our gratefully accepted donations.
♡ Over the past nineteen years, our Center has served the needs of Maui (and beyond) so well
that we have already outgrown four homes/centers!
And each time, miracles have provided our new homes... every single time!...
These were spectacular, OMG homes
where we expanded to the next level of loving the world...
And so we ask you...
Are you in touch with someone you feel may be inspired to support our non-profit?
If so, may you please pass this joyous request on to anyone who might want to be part of this sacred adventure.
These miracles are ready to happen because Love wants to support Love.
Besides, it feels so good to be part of a Miracle.
We are already so grateful and so in love.
Donna and Joe
"Spirit and Sunow"
Please Contact Us
text/call us at (808) 344-6447, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org