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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ho'ailona Nui...

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Jerome and I joined in a kukulu kumuhana to kahea, or call, our ancestors, to help us protect and preserve their landscape. Their legacy left for the mo'opuna, the future children. Participants were asked to pound their drums, blow their pu, unite in prayer and spirit to the ancestors and Creator. Originating at Hawea Heiau on O'ahu, from a kahea by Ann, Chris and Kaleo, it expanded throughout all the islands as well as Tahiti, Aotearoa, Australia, Guatemala, Mexico, Union Square in New York City, California, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado and other places including members of the Shumash and Anisnebe Tribes. Jerome and I chose Tantalus above Manoa Valley and overlooking Leahi, or Diamond Head and Waikiki...

We brought our pahu and conch shells...

It was a little blustery and the rain moved in. We sounded the shells which echoed throughout Manoa Valley bouncing of of the walls. There was a strong gust of wind then the rain immediately stopped and it was quiet and still. A rainbow appeared. Very awesome...

Right before we started to pound the pahu at 6:00, a second rainbow appeared. Very vivid...
It landed somewhere in the direction of Hawea Heiau which was many miles away on the other side of the ridge. Hawea was a legendary pahu, or drum, brought from Kahiki and which heralded the births of high ranking ali'i at Holoholoku at sacred Wailuanuiahoano on Kaua'i and later with the companion drum, Opuku, at Ho'olonopahu at Kukaniloko Royal Birthing site on O'ahu...

When the rainbow disappeared, a massive kupuna took its place in the sky above sacred Wa'ahila Ridge in Manoa. It had a large mahiole, or crested helmet on too. It was a sign of the sacred ali'i. The kupuna to let us know that they are omnipresent. Watching. Encouraging. Strengthening us their mo'opuna. To protect all things sacred. The source of Aloha. Love. Forgiveness. Humility. Healing. For a world in desperate need. Mahalo no e Ke Akua. Mahalo no e na kupuna...

2 comments:

Lance Michael Foster said...

oh the mana!

sad I didn't know about it, or the participation from other places. I could have joined the kahea from Montana too

Ka`iana said...

Sorry bro...I missed that one...will let you know if another comes up...this Friday and Saturday, they are having a kukulu kumuhana on Kaua'i to protect sacred Wailuanuiaho'ano...so much going on...aloha no e hoa aloha...k