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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Divinity....


Māhealani and Queen Lili'uokalani...
The Divine Female Energy...
They Both Light my Path...
In Darkened Times...
In Humble Gratitude...
I Offer my Eternal Love...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Kupu...


1. Kupu: Sprout, growth, offspring...

Kupu o ka 'Āina...
Sprout of the Land...

To really Love, Protect and Cherish Mother Earth...

2. Kupu: Spirit, Supernatural Being...

Enough said...

Pīlali...


I was looking at this Pīlali......
Resin from the Kukui tree...
I lamented the loss of so many of our Beautiful Native Birds...
They are still here however...
In Spirit form...
If you know where to look...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Destination Known...


Simply Incredible You...

Heritage...


May Day at Moanalua Elementary...

Hoa Aloha...


An old friend at 'Iolani Palace...

Behold...


Behold...
Everlasting Love...
Light...
You...

Hula at Kamehameha...


Mino'aka...


Smile...

Kahiki...



He Alo ā He Alo...


Face-to-Face...

Maka...


'Ekolu...


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Haumea...


Grounded...


Love is in the Air...
And apparently on the Ground as well...

Vulture...


I miss Vulture the Mynah bird....

Friends...


The interesting people you meet at the beach...

Choices...


Kamehameha Pai'ea, via his kapu messenger, Kīkane, delivered to Mō‘ī Kahekili, the white and black stone. Kamehameha Pai'ea, via his kapu wohi messenger, Chief Makoa, delivered to Ali'i Keawemauhili, again the white and black stone.

Send back the white stone, and we can live in Peace. Negotiate the boundaries and the resources through Diplomacy.

Send back the black stone, and we shall decide upon a day and time. You bring your God and I will bring mine. We shall battle to the death. I shall destroy and consume everything you ever Loved....

The choice is Always yours...

Maka...


That time this guy with one eye showed up on an old ti leaf in my office...

Lessons...


For some reason, I found it much easier to share Hawaiian history, culture and values with over a thousand children in dozens of different schools then to teach all of that to my own two sons. I still remain Hopeful however...

Mo'o...


Nu'uanu Morning...


Fall...


I...
Fall...
For...
You...

Friday, September 21, 2018

Darkness...


One of my Spiritual Healers, during a session years ago, told me that she learned to "embrace and celebrate" her darkness. I let her know that I found that hard to do. I inherited my Father's incendiary temper. Often it takes so much aforethought, and coping strategies to keep it at bay. 

When I am stressed, which I have been lately, over a multitude of issues and a seemingly non-stop barrage of challenges that seem never-ending, it doesn't take much to ignite my imu. My oven. Once lit, it wants to rage and incinerate and destroy everything in its all consuming radius. 

I have raged on the road, even shocking to me, and yes, in front of my family.  I can hold grudges for years. I can savor and plot revenge for years with the best of them. I am not proud of any of this. I have hit and broken things in the house, even punching a table and breaking my hand. I still have the protruding bone in my hand which serves as a stark reminder to me to never allow myself to go there ever again. For it may turn out to be a place from which I will never return. 

Thus I found it hard to understand my Spiritual Healer.

But slowly I am beginning to understand. The Darkness is an integral part of who I am. I refuse to deny it. I refuse to hide it. I refuse to minimize it in some kind of illusory facade. But in acknowledging this Darkness of my Being, I realize that each day, each moment, I make decisions.

Do I pretend all is well and that fortunately Love and Light Rule my World? Or do I try my hardest and best to ensure that, through daily Choices, through Words, through Actions, through Thoughts, Love and Light Absolutely Rule my World. 

That is the True Power of Understanding my Darkness. I Shall Strive to never wantonly submit to it. In fact, I will seek to Harness it for the Highest and Greatest Good.

In the dying words of the Great Chiefess, Manono, as she stood over the slain body of her husband, Chief Kekuaokalani, "Mālama Kō Aloha." 

"Keep your Love..."

Love...


Your Simple Presence...
On Earth...
Allows me...
To Live...