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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Papa...


If you Could Truly See...
Through the Loving Eyes of Papa...
Earth Mother...
As She Gazes Eternally...
Upon Wākea...
Sky Father...
You Would Come to Know...
And Understand...
A Most Sacred Precious Intimate...
Love...
Such is My Love...
For You...

Water Spirit...


 



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

'Ike Hawai'i...


Sending so much Healing Love, Light and Prayers to the 'ohana of Beautiful Uncle Mel Kalahiki on his New Journey of Eternal Love, Light and Everlasting Peace. You were always a gentle reminder of the ways of our past, and the ancestral foundations that not only supported our continued existence, but truly paved the way forward for all of us into an uncertain future.
 
With your humble servant leadership, you didn't lead our people from the front, but supported us forward from behind, ensuring all voices were heard and Honored. I know the Ancestors welcomed you Home with great Celebration and Love. 

Miss you already. Love you. See you when I get there...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Enough...

 


Even my Breakfast Bun has had enough of 2020...as he was pushing Raisins out of his backside...

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Friends...


I was pulled over by a Police Office for talking on my cellphone while driving. I had to show him my cellphone was smashed in my back pocket and I was sitting on it. I actually had my rock friend held up to my ear as I was driving and listening to ancient Spiritual Guidance. He shook his head and let me go.

That's how we kanaka Roll...and Rock...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Release...


During Last Night's Burn...
I Gently Released...
All that does not Serve my Higher Purpose...
All that Hinders my Growth and Transformation...
Old Fears, Habits, Insecurities and Thought Patterns...
Cast into the Eternal Furnace of the Universe...
With Love, Humility and Gratitude...
Never to Return...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Renewal...


Tomorrow's Promise...
Is a New Day...
A New Chance...
To Gift Yourself...
A Life of Love and Happiness...
By Shedding and Releasing...
The Pain and Guilt of your Past...
With a Loving Final Embrace...

Love...


I Find the Beautiful...
Fragile and Precious...
Things in Life...
Always Remind Me...
Of My Endless Love...
For You...

Twilight...

Tonight...
Twilight Lovingly...
Embraced Her...
Up Into the Heavens...
Now Watching Over Us All...
With Her Quiet Loving Dignity...


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Presence...


The Sacred Presence...

Of the Divine...

The Ghosts of Halema'uma'u...


The Spirit of Hula...


 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Remembering...




September 11th each year is a poignant and sorrowful day of remembrance. For those who celebrate a Birthday on this auspicious date, celebrations of entrance into this World can be overshadowed by the horrific images of that day buried into the Minds and Hearts of those who bore witness to the events as they happened.

We remember the thousands of Lives lost and the Bereaved Family members and Loved Ones left behind in the wake of the tragedy, as well as those Lives that continued to be taken years after and directly related to heroic efforts to forsake one's Life for that of a stranger.

I celebrate my Father's Birthday and Remembrance with as much Love and Gratitude as I can. After these photos were taken in June of 2014, to celebrate his rescue and return to Hawai'i, little did I know that Dementia would claim his life in less than seven months.

Although he could barely speak one or two words at a time, straining and stuttering to speak as his brain tried desperately to search for a word and allow his mouth to speak it, he was just as frustrated as we were in an inability to effectively communicate, beyond facial expressions and lots of gesturing.

I will remember, however, the longest sentence he manage to speak, in those last seven months of his Life.

As we were sitting on the couch, next to each other, alone, just enjoying his arrival back home and having my wife and his grandsons there with him as well to welcome him, he rested his hand on my leg and looked over to me.

I could see his lips trembling as he began to try to form words. Then he looked in my eyes, as I held his hand, and said, stuttering, struggling and straining with each word...

"Can....I....stay....here....with...you...forever?"

Tears welled up in my eyes, and I looked at him, as I squeezed his hand, and responded. "Yes Dad, you can stay here Forever. You are safe..."

In my Heart I knew that our apartment was too small already for our family of four, and the boys needed to be in school, my wife worked, and I had ultimately taken off a month from my job to get him situated and settled.

He had combative Dementia, and was still strong of body. A former Marine, he had already been wandering around the apartment creating temporary chaos as things were moved or disheveled. Pulling off his diaper. He needed twenty-four/seven care. He was like a two-year old again. We couldn't properly care for him at home.

So when I answered him, that he could stay here Forever, I knew that meant here in Hawai'i, with his family. I also knew that Forever meant that when death arrived, he would be placed with my Mother, who sat in our living room, her iwi, her bones, in a lauhala pū'olo, in her favorite recliner, watching us as we spoke about, and in front of, her.

So Birthdays are about Life. I believe the best way to Honor both the Birth and Death of Someone, or even Thousands of Precious Someones, is to Remember them with Love. To speak their Names. To tell their Stories.

And in doing so, may we become even better Human Beings, through the Reflection of what this Life's Journey is all about. Experiences. Lessons. Of Sacrifices. For Love.

Life is all about Sacrifice. Chosen or not. But such sacrifice that plants the hua, the seeds, for growth allowing us All to Blossom into Better Human Beings and to Cherish, with Humility and Gratitude, each Precious Moment of Life.

Into the Creation of a Better Kinder and more Compassionate Loving World, is a Sacrifice, and a Life, Truly Worth Celebrating and Truly Worth Remembering...

That is how we can Honor the Dead. Whether thousands. Or just one.

Happy Birthday Father.

Love and Miss you...

Hula for Pai'ea...






Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ka Maka Honu...


 The Eye, Face, Countenance, Presence...of the Turtle...

Gratitude...

 


Nothing...
But Love and Gratitude...
For this Precious Life...
As I Nestle my Face...
In the Sacred Bosom...
Of God...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Love's Eternal Invitation...


Life...


 Ka Wai Ola a Kāne...

The Life Giving Waters of Kāne...

The same Life Giving Waters in your Hā...

In your Breath...

Choose your Words Carefully...

They have Life and Power...

Speak of Love, Kindness, Forgiveness and Compassion...

And Watch the World Change...

Healing...


We can All use some Love and Healing.
Feel the Healing Love of Mother Earth.
She Gives Selflessly Her All...to All...
Unconditional Love at its Purest...
A Beautiful Sacred Mother's Love...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Presence...
































Today is the Birthday of Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha. Our Beloved Queen Lili'uokalani...

I thought the most important and meaningful thing that I could share on the celebrated day of her Birth, was encouragement.

For all those who ever stood before her main statue. Or stood quietly and somberly reflecting in the room of her imprisonment at 'Iolani Palace as tears welled-up. Or marched in quiet dignified remembrance in Honor of Her. Or quietly descended the hallowed steps at Mauna 'Ala which holds her remains. Her iwi. Her sacred bones.

For every song sung. For every Prayer uttered. For every chant which resonated up and into the Heavens. For every hula performed in her Honor, from keiki, 'ōpi'o, mākua and kūpuna. For every sorrowful expression of the Heart in soft conversations under a cascade of tears.

She hears. She sees. She knows. She is overcome with humility, gratitude and tears of pure Joy. To be simply remembered. To be simply Loved...

From the first time a gifted friend was able to communicate with the Spirit of a deceased Chiefess, through her iwi, her bones, under my protection and care in my work office over ten years ago, who shared her identity and tragic story, my Life has Forever Changed.

I have been humbly Blessed to be with her, and quite a few other gifted friends who joined the same collective Journey, who have humbly shared their gifts of 'ike pāpā lua (second-sight), seeing akakū (standing visions), hearing 'ūlāleo (spirit voices) and other ways of interacting with the Spirit World, with extreme respect, humility and discernment. To help thin the Veil. To help those here and there Heal. They have helped save my own Life as well and no words can express my humble gratitude.

The Queen has come through quite often over the years, to offer guidance and encouragement. To express her humble gratitude as well as her everlasting Hope. She remains in our World until her work is finished and she can Ascend Higher to another Realm and yet another Journey.

She even continues to help those still stuck her, between Worlds, in the Afterlife, helping them Ascend when ready. Always a servant leader for her People. Even in Death.

Her Love and Aloha is palpable. And tears flow always as she delivers her messages through the haka, the mediums, who humbly and graciously share their Gifts. Without fanfare, accolades or publicity. Always for the Greater Good. Under the Power of the Creator.

Simply Believe. As I most assuredly do. Listen with your Heart for her soft whispering, yet strong, words.

Aloha Kekahi i Kekahi...
Love One Another...

'Onipa'a...
Steadfastly...