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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Priorities...


On my July 2012 Deathbed, I regretted not spending more time with my sons, and spending way too much time at work, seemingly thinking that I needed to give everything I could for the Lāhui, even at personal expense. After 20 years...I have learned to balance my Life now. I put family first. I am making up for lost time as well with my sons having missed much of their childhood for the sake of my work kuleana. I am Blessed beyond belief to have a second chance, otherwise I would have been an unhappy wandering Spirit who refused to Ascend. It makes perfect sense however. Without a strong family...you may as well forget about Lāhui. Hawai'i has many Patriots. My sons only have one Father...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Love...


Somberly reflecting upon the Fragility of Life...and sending Healing Love, Light, and Prayers to another Beautiful Hulu Kupuna...

Life...


ʻO nā lā apau o kona ola ʻana...

All the days of his life...

Connectivity...


I stopped by our 9/11 Memorial at Honolulu City Hall and watched as the Eternal Flame reached up and caressed the Setting Sun some 93 Million miles away...understanding there is no Separation in the Universe...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Remembering Helumoa...



















Ka Leo o Laka i Ka Hikina o Ka Lā...


Congratulations to Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad and his hālau, Ka Leo o Laka i Ka Hikina o Ka Lā, for their outstanding overall win at the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Imua e nā poki'i...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Street Life...


Venturing Out...


It is time for us to Fly...

2014 Hoʻomanaʻo ʻAna o Ke Kaua Leleaʻanae...





















































Honoring the Battle of Nu'uanu Pali. 

From the Official Invite: For the past 19 years, Nā Papa Kānaka o Puʻukoholā have held ceremonies at the Nuʻuanu Pali in memory of the great battle that took place there. We gather to honor the strength, skill, intelligence, and bravery of Nā Kupaʻāina o Hawaiʻi who played a role in this pivotal moment of history. It is said that this was the last major political action purely determined by Hawaiians toward forging their future. We gather to keep our history alive in our minds and naʻau and to perpetuate our culture.

We would like to invite you to participate with us for the annual ceremonies honoring the Battle of Nu`uanu and the men and women that participated.


As the sun rises over the Pali on Saturday, April 26 traditional oli will be heard marking the 219th year since the events occurred that placed Kamehameha as the ruler of Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Groups attending are invited to give hoʻokupu, oli, hula, or traditional offering of your choice. The early morning ceremonies should begin at 5:00AM and then we will move into a sharing of moʻolelo, oli, hula, and hoʻokupu. We will greet the dawn with sunrise protocols, and pule to the start of a good day.

We gather with the purpose of honoring Nā Kānaka, Nā Koa, and Nā Aliʻi that shared in this pivotal nexus of history. “I ulu nō ka lālā I ke kumu;” the branches grow because of the trunk (Without our ancestors we would not be here --ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, Mary Kawena Pukui). It is intended as a time to come together, to share, and move forward in unity and peace-- Hoʻokuʻikahi.

Aloha aku no