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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Worlds...


I Shall Not Want...
Nor Desire...
Anything More...
In This Life...
Yet I Remain Here...
Because I So Love...
You...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

'Aha Kōlea...


Monday, November 16, 2020

Lessons...


Wishing a most Happiest and most Beautiful of Birthdays in Heaven to HRH King David Laʻamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua.

I remember being at Mauna 'Ala with some gifted friends and some mural artists seeking guidance and inspiration. This was many years ago when Kahu Bill Maioho was still there, resting in his home, as we quietly sat outside of the Kamehameha Tomb, assembled on the grass, as light drizzling rain sprinkled from time-to-time.

Mōʻī William Charles Lunalilo was the first to appear. He quietly roamed the outskirts of the tombs along the fence line. Contemplative. Silent. Seemingly heavy in thought. It was interesting for him to appear as he isn't buried at Mauna 'Ala but possesses his own Royal Tomb at Kawaiaha'o Church far down below the sacred lands of Ma'ema'e where we sat.

Mōʻī Wahine,  Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Kamakaʻeha, or HRH Queen Lili'uokalani was next to make an appearance. She expressed her deep gratitude for the large mural that had been recently painted at Honolulu Community College in her Honor and how much it truly meant to her.

I sat there, looking at the ground, as her words flowed through a gifted friend, just awed to be in her Spiritual Presence, all teary-eyed, as I contemplated her words.

It was then that she made a humble request. She said that she is greatly humbled and Honored for all the prayers, wishes, tributes, remembrances, ceremonies and celebrations in her Honor. She couldn't express a deeper sense of gratitude. Her only wish, however, was that an equally magnificent mural be painted of her Beloved brother, Kalākaua. 

She lamented that history doesn't always look back on her brother's Reign with the same Love that she receives. Often some of his actions as Mo'i are disparaged, as is he. She wanted nothing more to Honor her brother for all the good and great things he did for the Hawaiian people, when he could and while he could. His birth was prophesied as one who would help save the Hawaiian culture.

Next to appear was Queen Emma Kalanikaumakaʻamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke who is buried right there at Mauna 'Ala in the tomb we were next to. It seemed that Queen Emma still had some hurt from the Royal Election of 1874 when she lost to King Kalākaua and there was much consternation by her supporters at that time and hurtful actions all the way around. It was as if Queen Emma was trying to Heal the hurt between her and Kalākaua given Queen Lil'uokalani's wishes to Honor her brother.

An ancestor of one of the artist's present appeared with guidance and messages, as did Kamanawa, one of the twins on the State of Hawai'i Seal, who offered his appreciation and guidance regarding a recently painted mural of he and his twin brother, Kameʻeiamoku, in Kaka'ako.

We ended the visitations with humility, prayers and gratitude.

In reflecting upon King David Kalākaua's life, I understand that we are all here to learn our lessons for our Immortal Souls. Lessons often include our shortcomings, perceived failings, challenges, good and bad decisions, and habits and vices. It is all part of the Human Experiences for our Soul's Journey.

It is much harder when your decisions and Life's Journey, can impact tens or even hundreds of thousands of others. That is such a tremendous weight to bear.

Whether you believe that King David Kalākaua died tragically and suddenly in San Francisco of natural causes, a stroke, kidney failure, deliberate poisoning, or simply died of a severely broken Heart given the catastrophic loss and changes to his land and people, his passing was a true loss for the Kingdom.

I think the amazing mural painted of Kalākaua is long gone having been painted over with another mural. The photograph above is from a more recent mural that sits on a plywood privacy fence for a vacant lot in Kaka'ako slated for development. 

It too will eventually disappear. If it even survives the vandalism and graffiti in the area which several other beloved and notable Hawaiian historical figures have already suffered along the same wall.

What will never disappear, however, is the fond Aloha, humbling Gratitude, and Eternal Love I have for King David Kalākaua, his Beloved Sister Queen Lili'uokalani, and all the Ancestors who lived their Lives, the best they could, trying to make a difference for all those unborn as of yet.

Happy Birthday Mōʻī Kalākaua. Rest in Love. You did Well...

Constant...


In a World...
That is Forever Changing...
One Constant Remains...
The Peace, Serenity and Power...
Of a Mother's Undying Love...

Friday, November 13, 2020

Kolea Karen...


I was taking a nice photo of these three Kolea when Kolea Karen felt threatened and she called the cops on me. I fled the scene before the police arrived...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Ka Hali'a Aloha...


I stopped by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl today to Honor my Father, Mother, Grandmother, Grandfather and others interred there. 

The ancient traditional Hawaiian name for the volcanic crater is "Pū-o-waina" or "Hill of Sacrifices" given its role in ancient warfare and the baking of vanquished chiefs in the underground ovens there.

Over 50,000 Souls lay at rest from WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 50,000 stories of courage, sorrow, love lost, love found, horrific ends, and profound poignant beginnings. Lessons of Self-Sacrifice, often so others, even strangers, could Live.

Every Beautiful Soul interred here, or inurned here, many of whom are inured to suffering having lived through the horrors of war and unfathomable personal loss, genuinely desire Peace across the World unlike no other amongst us.

Thank you for your Service. Thank you for your Undying Love...

Let there be World Peace...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lonoikamakahiki...


Pua'a Hiwahiwa...
Black Boar...

Monday, November 9, 2020

Peaceful...


Just a Beautiful...
Peaceful...
Silent...
Happy...
Precious...
Fragile...
Butterfly...
Sharing this Amazing...
Life's Journey...
Of Your Soul...

Enchanted...


Where I Find Beautiful Alluring Enchanting You...


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Introductions...


Frida meet Elliott...
Elliott, meet Frida...

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Love's Eternal Light...

 


Friday, November 6, 2020

Blessings...


Last night, I went out to the North Shore for my third and final sharing with my houseless 'ohana before they transition into housing with assistance for several months to help get them back onto their feet. Another cohort will come next week for their three-week program. 

I was able to finally get into the ocean after over a year because I arrived early. It is almost criminal to live in Hawai'i and not find, or make the time, to Heal and Cleanse in Ka Wai Ho'ōla a Kanaloa. The Healing Waters of Kanaloa. I released so much pent up stress and let the Healing waters  engulf me as I dunked my own head into the salvation from whence I came to Earth.

I will miss my new friends and pray for their success as I look forward to meeting some new friends next week. It was particularly poignant for me, as I watched the Setting of the Sun over Ka'ena where one of the most famous Leina, or Leaping Points for the Soul is, as my good friend who connected me with this service is watching his life-partner slowly fade away in a slow painful attrition of her own choosing. Death arrives sometimes when we are least prepared. 

The lessons for the evening. Your Life is wholly in your hands. You can change everything tomorrow morning with the Rising Sun. You can even change starting this Night. Your words, and thoughts, have great Power. Use them wisely to lift others, and yourself. Forgiveness is key in this Life. Forgive Others. Seek Forgiveness. Most Importantly, Forgive Yourself. 

Do not Live in the Past filled with regret, anger, sorrow and impossible wishes to change the Past. Embrace your Darkness as it is the Greatest Teacher in allowing you to learn, release and move forward to become the Person you want to be. The Amazing Beautiful person you are Meant to Be.

And from Divine Sage Wisdom of Papal or Hindu origin, We are Born to Serve Others. To Help Each other. Not compete with, hurt, or kill each other. We are here to Help Each Other on this Miraculous Beautiful Shared Journey of Life. 

And as Hard and as Difficult as Life gets, Life can, and does, become Truly Beautiful when you find your Happiness. And Life becomes even more Profoundly Beautiful when others can find their own Happiness, simply and genuinely because of you. What you Lovingly Bring to Humanity.

Be a Pu'uhonua. A place of Refuge for others. Of Non-Judgment. Of Safety. Of Healing. Of Love. And be a Pu'uhonua, a Beautiful Place of Refuge and Solace, for yourself.

Do not Fear anything in this Life. Not even Death. Our Souls are Truly Immortal. What a Blessed Existence, this Human Journey of our Souls. To learn what is most valuable in the Entire Universe.

Love. 

Our Love for Each Other...

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Welo...


Elliott is taking Photography as one of his electives in his last year at UH Mānoa before he enters Medical School. It has been so Beautiful to go out and shoot with him, and share my knowledge and 'ike with him. 

Precious time together to make up for so many lost years of time together with my boys from my time-consuming career and exhaustion in carrying out my work. Nice to see the fruit doesn't fall very far from the tree. The Tree of Life...

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Ua...


The Rain...
Brings Healing...
Cleansing...
Blessings...
And Life...
From the Heavens...

Monday, October 26, 2020

Love...


I was Gently Awoken...
In the Depths of the Night...
To Gaze Upon my Beloved...
Finding my Purpose in this Life...
To Simply...
Genuinely...
Wantonly...
Truly...
Eternally...
Love Her...

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Service...


Tonight I went to share with some Beautiful people who are transitioning from being Houseless and Homeless, to getting back onto their feet. A good friend had asked me to help his program as an inspirational speaker for several weeks as a part of their Healing and Empowerment Program. It was about a thirty-mile drive so I arrived early to make sure I wasn't late. It gave me some self-reflective time before I was able to share. It was Healing for me just getting out of the house after seven months.

Tears freely flowed during the hour and a half session. My Ancestors and Guides helped give me the stories and lessons to share without any preparation, as their Ancestors and Guides helped me choose the words and stories that would resonate with their needs. It literally downloaded on the fly as I spoke. It was powerfully Healing for me. I pray it was powerfully Healing for them as well.

We Truly are here to care for, help, and Love One Another on this Amazing Human Journey of our Eternal Souls...

Mahalo Ke Akua...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Na Māmo...


The Children...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Love's Ascension...

 


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Aia Ho'i Hawai'i...


Behold Hawai'i...



Essence...




Wherever this Life...
Takes me...
Or the Universe...
Through Time and Space...
My Heart Shall Always Behold...
Buried Deep Within...
Enraptured Chambers...
The Beautiful Incredible Divine...
Essence...
Of Amazing You...

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Love...


Relentless Waves...
Never Ending...
Such is My Love...
For You...
Washing Upon the Shores...
Of Your Heart...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Still Life...


I watched this bird sitting in this tree for an hour with absolutely no signs of movement. Nature is Amazing...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Remembering...


Today, one of my guitar idols who shaped my college life passed on. Rest in Peace Eddie Van Halen for inspiring generations of guitarists with your fluid mastery of the fretboard and unequaled "brown" sound that was so recognizably distinguishable.

Today is also significant because it is the day my son, Elliott, was accepted to the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Tears flowed when we heard the news as we always pray our children will surpass us in Life and his ability to Heal others was noticeable at a very young age. His sacrifices over the years, and that of his Mother, and his brother, Koa, are responsible for this Exciting next chapter in his Life. 

With Humility and Gratitude to Ke Akua and the Ancestors. Love you my Sons. Love you Eddie. Rock On...

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Hoa Aloha...


I made a New Friend at Kānewai at U.H. Mānoa. This little seed pod. He told me his name is Jack. Just in time for Halloween too. Humbled for such a Magical and Beautiful Life...

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Meat Stick Man...


I was walking past the kitchen trash bag and noticed Mr. Meat Stick Man in the plastic wrapping from the cured meat sticks we bought at Costco. Not sure what his point was in manifesting. I think he was looking forward to the long fun slide down the trash chute...