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Balance...

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A most beautiful gift of an 'umeke ki'i 'aumakua skillfully carved by a beautiful friend, Likeke Howell. So much Mana to be shared with the beautiful 'opio of the World. Mahalo piha ia 'oe e Likeke. I am truly humbled...

Kū...

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I let my son know that it isn't everyday that you get to perform a public hula in the presence of the Hawaiian akua Kū...

Ho'omanamana...

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He akua...

Little Things...

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I count my many blessings each and every day. And for those less fortunate. A Smile. Lots of Love. Pray...

Depression...

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This is what Clinical Depression looks like. At least in birds...

Blessings...

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So after I dropped my boys off at school, I noticed steam rising from my hood. A quick glance at my temperature gauge made me realize my engine was overheating. I was leaking coolant. I walked to Walgreens which was nearby and bought coolant. I filled the radiator and let the car cool for awhile. Then I proceeded to work. I didn't get very far before the car overheated. I pulled over on the side of the road by other parked cars. I heard my name called. It was my friend Hina. She said Aloha! I laughed a said Aloha back. Then traffic moved and we waved goodbye. I cruised in my car pretending I was just parked and cruising not wanting anyone to know I had car problems. After 20 minutes, after traffic let up a little, I got back in traffic. It wasn't long until the car overheated again. I proceeded to repeat this cycle until at one point, I found myself at Zippy's Restaurant right when the car was overheating again. So I decided to pull into the parking lot and enjoy some qui

Hawaii Five-0...

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I guess when you have an interior shot at night and you need to make it look like a daytime scene. You bring in the heavy guns...I mean lights...

Grace...

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Grace and beauty from the 'opio...

Hula...

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Sweet soft sacred wonderful you...
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As I gazed upon the sacred pa'u of Nahi'ena'ena...I descended into the deep sorrow of her two tragic Worlds of Light and Darkness...

'Iesu...

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As I beheld Mo'i, Mo'i Wahine and Ali'i ma...I pondered he kua a kānāwai. Kua i ke kapu. The burning back kapu...

Ha'aheo...

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I was very proud of my son as he danced different hula today to honor our beloved Ali'i and kupuna at Bishop Museum with his classmates. Mahalo to his beautiful loving Kumu Tatiana...

Ho'okupu...

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The 7th and 8th grade hula and chant classes from the Kamehameha Schools took a rare opportunity to perform hula in the recently renovated Hawaiian Hall at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum to honor Ke Ali'i Pauahi and her husband, Charles Reed Bishop. It was profoundly beautiful to see them perform in a place with so much Mana and Spirit...

Kū...

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Akua hulu manu. Feathered god...

Pā Ki'i...

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Elongated meat platter with support figures from the Queen Emma Collection...

Kauoha...

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I hadn’t planned on going to Kūkaniloko on Thursday morning because I had so much to do at work. I knew a hui was going from our conversations on Tuesday at Mauna ‘Ala. I would have loved to but there was too much going on in the office. However, on Wednesday night, I received text messages and a telephone call from a beautiful friend who has ‘ike papa lua. She asked me if I was free on Thursday to go to Kūkaniloko. I said it depended upon the urgency. She said she had attended a meeting and at some point, a female voice beckoned her out onto the beach. She recognized the woman as Kaomileika’ahumanu. The Chiefess of Kalanikūpule, ½ sister of Queen Ka’ahumanu, and a beautiful consort of Paiea. She is the true mother of Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha the III, and her iwi awaits kanu back at One’ula. Her profound ‘ike envisions a white Heiau built from coral with the love of Ke Akua for World Peace, but that is a whole other profound mo’olelo to save for another time. Kaom

Mo'olelo...

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January 17, 2012. I had awoken to the blackness of a Winter morning. Strangely not feeling the end of the World approaching, but the beginning of time. The focus on love. Life. Redemption. Forgiveness. Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi. Love yourself. Love others. At Mauna ‘Ala, the Royal Mausoleum where our beloved Kings and Queens wait patiently for our Lāhui to awaken and fulfill their unfinished dreams. Everlasting Peace on Earth. Their loving patience and eternal hope in the darkened slumber of life. Seeking redemption for life’s failures in the spirit of the ‘opio. The children. We gathered at the entrance. The sound of pu pierced the cool awakening of light calling all spirits in the area to come and bear witness to keep our hearts and intent focused and pure. There is no pretending in the spirit World when the very essence of your heart and soul is naked and without concealment. The voice of chant called out for permission to enter the sanctified grounds. Quivering. Imp

Ho'okuikahi...

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Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation, January 17, 2012 at St. Augustine Church in Waikiki, O'ahu. Honoring our Beloved Queen Lili'uokalani. Praying for everlasting World Peace...