KTE NEW PROSPERITY

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MERMAID TIDE POOLS

Rainbows are known as the sacred way Hawaiian Ancient ancestors travel between Heaven and Earth.

 

‘Opihi is a shellfish, indigenous to Hawaii, and grows tightly on ocean rocks and tumultuous wave conditions. Known for their intense connection to cling to rocks and must be pried off to be picked. ‘Opihi symbolizes a tight bond between mother and child or families. They are also a flavorful delicacy and cultural island treasure.

 

Aloha Pumehana means with the warmth of my love.

Written by Porsche Liana Kauikeolaini Bow Sim Ing

Model: Porsche Liana Kauikeolani Bow Sim Ing

Photographer: Brittny Ing Lee 

Sea shelled memories

call me to estuaries

of Ancestors Past…

Sensing their Spirits beside me

reflected in tide pools of deep waters

and converging clouds patterns,

as currents swim back and forth

over my heart

My Grandma

fell in love

with the ocean breezes,

so

when my soul walks

in Hawaii’s tidepools

somewhere between

the rockiness and

smooth corals

my heart swells

like ‘opihi

still stuck to her

All Lines converge toward

revealing

the Great Path forward,

of our Ancestors’ journeys

to this point where

waves meet the shore

Both the End and Beginning of Magic…

Where sunlight

fades into sea mists

and TWO worlds unite

as One Moment

of endless possibilities,

flowing out from the sands of time

under my feet…

It is Here my heart

releases old memories

and hears the Ancestors

SUMMONING my soul forward

Trade winds whisper

Echoes of

Magical spells

and Love incantations

of sea sirens

in mermaid caves

and draws me

Home again…

Between us,

flows through

an ocean channel

of

Aloha Pumehana…

NEW ZEALAND MAORI CULTURAL DANCES

Haere Mai, Haere Mai, Haere Mai! Welcome, welcome, welcome to Aotearoa, the land of the long, white clouds, the land of New Zealand!

We are going on a journey, as I give you a tour to an integral, important aspect of a country I grew up in as a teenager. This is a tribute to my beloved adopted country I pay homage to. Even though I am now based “across the ditch” through the Tasman Sea in Brisbane, Australia, I will never forget how kind and supportive these beautiful Kiwis are to my family and I. I can honestly say if it was not for my high school teachers, my high school in New Zealand, I would not be who and what I am today. And for this I thank you I write with tears in my eyes reminiscing the time when I stepped foot back in Auckland after spending my first year aboard as a first year university student of Queensland University of Technology.

I was greeted by a customs officer saying “Welcome Home!” with a proud look on his face. In contrast, I have been looked at suspiciously when I went back to my country of birth because I was holding a different passport. My kiwi friends now claimed that I was one of theirs ,and that I do speak with a Kiwi accent. Kiwi is a slang for a New Zealander. I am giving back to my beloved Aotearoa as I care and connect with my high school’s students of colour from Pacific Islanders, Maori, Asians, my “whanau” (family) and remind them as their teacher to always speak and act with “mana” – pride and honor; spirit.

NEW ZEALAND MAORI

Māori are the “tangata whenua”, the indigenous people of New Zealand. According to history, they arrived in New Zealand more than 1000 years ago from their Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Today, one in seven New Zealanders identify as Māori. Their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity. The best place to observe Māori culture is on a “marae”, which is a sacred communal meeting space.

In regions such as Northland, Auckland or Rotorua, you can visit a marae to experience a traditional Māori welcome, a “powhiri”. During a marae visit, you’ll also hear Māori speeches and singing, greet the locals with a hongi (pressing of the noses) and enjoy a hāngī feast cooked in earth ovens.

Hangi is referred to sweet potatoes, potatoes and other root vegetables are cooked with meat by being buried underground in a hot pit for long hours. It’s a communal occasion where a particular tribe of friends and families would get-together for this feast. Performing arts or “kapa haka”, which incorporate harmonious singing, rhythmic dancing, and Māori dances such as the haka, are a must-see for any visitor to the marae.

KAPA HAKA

“Kapa haka”, traditional Māori performing arts is a powerful and highly visual cultural experience of New Zealand Maori. Kapa haka literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting.

 

During a kapa haka performance, you will experience a range of compositions, from chants and choral singing to graceful action songs and ferocious war dances. Many performances include skilled demonstrations of traditional Maori weaponry. There are different types of kapa haka:

Waiata-ā-ringa

 

In a “waiata-ā-ringa” or action songs, the lyrics are supported by symbolic hand movements. The performers flutter their hands quickly (movement called “wiri”) to symbolise movements from nature such as the shimmering waters, heat waves or even a breeze moving the leaves of a tree. The waiata-ā-ringa is usually accompanied by a guitar and can be slow, fast, serious, or fun and flirtatious depending on the context

Poi

“Poi” is a form of dance in which each performer skilfully twirls one or more poi (ball on a chord) in perfect unison with the others. By striking the poi on a hand or other part of the body, the sound creates a percussive rhythm. Poi dancers are usually women and a poi performance will strongly convey a sense of grace, beauty and charm contrasting the men’s haka.

Haka

Haka are war dances with loud chanting, strong hand movements, foot-stamping and thigh-slapping. They represent a display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. The words of a haka often poetically describe ancestors and events in the tribe’s history. Performers may incorporate traditional weapons such as “taiaha” (spear-like weapons) and “patu” (clubs) into their haka.

 

 

 

“Pūkana” or facial expressions are an important facet of Māori performance. They help emphasise a point in a song or haka and demonstrate the performer’s ferocity or passion. For women, pūkana involves opening the eyes wide and jutting out their tattooed chin. For men, it means widening the eyes and stretching out their tongue or baring their teeth. Though these expressions may be intimidating, they are not necessarily a sign of aggression but may simply show strong and deep-felt emotions.

 

Traditionally, the haka was performed when two parties met. It was used on the battlefield to prepare warriors mentally and physically for battle but it was also performed when groups came together in peace. Today, haka are still used during Māori ceremonies and celebrations to honour guests and show the importance of the occasion. This includes family events like birthdays, weddings and funerals (“tangihanga”).

Nowadays, there are different types of haka:

Wedding haka-

Are performed at weddings as a show of respect, to show reverence for the couple and their guests or to mark the important milestone. At weddings, women may also join the haka performance.

Rugby haka-

Haka are also used to challenge opponents on the sports field. The New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, perform the haka before each match in a stunning show of strength and physical prowess. The Black Ferns, New Zealand’s women’s rugby team also performs rousing haka. The All Blacks rugby team performs their haka before every game. The haka ‘Ka Mate’, ‘Ka mate! Ka mate!’ meaning ‘We’re going to die!’ is thought to have been derived from the words spoken by the famous chief Te Rauparaha when he hid in a kūmara pit to escape from his enemies. Therefore, this haka is not a war dance but to showcase the tribe, and that although a competition, it symbolises a peaceful football match.

Haka powhiri-

The haka pōwhiri is a haka of welcome, which is interspersed with specific roles for men and women such as the “wero” (challenge – men), the “karanga” (women’s call) and “karakia” (prayers).

 

Non-Māori are welcome to learn the haka. However, it’s important that you respect the culture and traditions behind the dance. Learn the words and pronounciations correctly and make sure you understand the meanings behind the chants, the significance of a particular haka, and what you are trying to express when performing it. Remember the “mana” it exhibits.

 

The origin of the haka-

The Māori legend describes its origin as a celebration of life. The story goes that Tama-nui-te-ra, the sun god, and his wife Hine-raumati, who embodies summer, had a son named Tane-rore. On hot summer days, Tane-rore would dance for his mother, causing the air to quiver. This light, rapid movement was the foundation of all haka.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cenly Wong

Cenly is currently a high school teacher in Brisbane, Australia. She has a background in medical science having worked in a pathology lab and hospital. She is a two-time International bestselling author having contributed in two multi-author books, Leaders and Awakening both published in 2020 by AMA Publishing, a Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Love Peace Harmony Foundation Ambassador, and a multi-certified healing practitioner from the Tao Academy of Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha. Cenly is happily married with 4 school-aged boys who share her love of noodles and she vouches if given a chance, she can eat it for all three meals every single day!

ORIGIN OF LOVE

Love is the source of all creation. The Source Creator IS love. An infinite cosmos breathing along with every breath of the Source. Each breath filled with infinite, unconditional love for all of creation.

Beloved Source’s Loving Utterance,

Gushing forth from a Heart brimming with Love,

Through Divine Source’s Deliberation,

We the Children of the Cosmos were born.

 

Souls woven together in a Universal Tapestry,

Perfect reflections of the Source’s Divinity,

Flowing seamlessly in all of our hearts,

Born to live a life of extraordinary Love.

 

Gifted with acute Perception,

Blessed with the ability to see, to hear,

And to feel with all of our hearts & souls,

The Sacred Existence of All.

 

Extraordinary minds created to ruminate on Thy Divinity,

Nimble hands and feet that were made to Serve,

All Brethren across Eternal Skies,

Yet, there came many a Soul’s Perilous Fall.

 

Pleas and Prayers ensued with Fervour,

Making Divine Mothers, Fathers & all Holy Beings,

Rush to provide Heavenly Succour,

At last, Realization made them see their ways.

 

Renewed was their respect and reverence for One and All,

A Knowing that the Love of All of the Divine remained Unparalleled,

Recommenced praising the Eternal Ones with Love and Gratitude,

Sacred Chants of the Venerated ring everlasting through the Ages of Eternity.

Written by Harsha Singh

SACRED MAI'A

The Primordial Mai’a birthed from the heart of the Motherland’s womb, considered sacred, yet also relished across the world is commonly known as the banana! But, let us go back further in time when the vast continent of MU existed, possibly, tens of thousands of years ago. The word “Mu” meant mother. Mu is said to have been the mother race of all humanity, because most, if not all cultures were born from the womb of Mu. It is said that the landmass was spread across the Pacific. Many researchers say that Mu pre-existed Lemuria, Kumari Kandam and Atlantis, while others claim Mu is the same as Lemuria, or, associate Mu with either Kumari Kandam or Lemuria or Atlantis respectively.

Some claim Kumari Kandam and Lemuria are one and the same. While this current debate rages on, a cataclysm was raging on in Mu, and the populous continent sank under the fathomless waters of the Pacific Ocean. Resilient survivors made their way to various parts of the world, such as, India, Australia, and other islands of Polynesia that survived the destruction or were not a part of MU. Certain similarities in the ancient symbols, traditions, legends, not to mention, archaeological finds across countries in various continents has led researchers to believe that MU truly did exist and the people were the predecessors of our ancient ancestors.

When the survivors fled in their boats or canoes, they carried with them fruits and other foods for sustenance. The humble banana was among one of these precious foods that managed to make its way to India. From here, it is said to have been traded or carried across the world in ancient times. The ancient peoples who were travelling across the Pacific, seem to have got hold of the precious fruit, and the Mai’a made its way across Polynesia, back to where it came from all those eons ago. It is said that Polynesians are very adept at seafaring. They understood the language of Nature, and communicated with the waters of the Pacific. They respected all the elements of Nature, and in turn Nature respected them. They were helped by all the forces of nature and made their way to Hawaii. They too carried precious food to sustain them. These are called Canoe Plants.

The banana plant is associated with the God Kanaloa who came from Tahiti and planted bananas and other Canoe Plants. The banana was considered sacred and a symbol of the body of man when conducting ceremonies. While the banana was not yet a staple, over time, it became Kapu or forbidden for women to eat bananas because it was akin to a male analogically. This was in line with the laws until King Kamehameha II abolished the system. There is a legend in which Kukali, son of a Kahuna, was given a banana with supernatural powers whereby, he was told to safely preserve the skin once he ate it, and it would replenish itself ceaselessly. Kākūʻai is a ritual of offering food during meals to the Gods, to spirits, to honour their transitioned relatives, and ensure they would become the ʻAumākua or family protectors. Hale pua niu is where a deceased loved one is honoured through ceremonies in their homes, by placing various foods and fruits, including bananas. Similarities exist in different cultures across Asia, from India all the way to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Religious ceremonies including marriage, births, cremations, and ancestral prayers and worship include the offering of the unassuming banana. In India, it is also given as Prasadam to be eaten as an offering that has been consecrated by the deities.

It is also gleefully consumed whether its raw or cooked. Traditional dishes such as the dessert Piele, or the broiled Pūlehu, or an appetizer termed Pūpū in which banana too can be served. Polynesia has traditional desserts such as Poi. In parts of South-East Asia, Pisang Goreng or deep-fried bananas are a crowd-favourite, as well as in South Asia where its known by different names. The banana is truly versatile as its fruit and the blossom are used in making savory dishes. The leaves or Lauhulu are used for wrapping meat, vegetables, fish and fruit and it is the same in many parts of Asia. In some traditions such as in South India, the food is served on a banana leaf. Regardless of whether the banana leaf is cooked or kept aside to allow fermentation of certain foods, it lends a distinct, yet succinct flavor. The entire plant is used in myriad ways all of which make this modest fruit indispensable to people and cultures across the globe. It is no wonder that the banana remains as one of the principal fruits for the Gods, by the Gods, and of the Gods.

It is also gleefully consumed whether its raw or cooked. Traditional dishes such as the dessert Piele, or the broiled Pūlehu, or an appetizer termed Pūpū in which banana too can be served. Polynesia has traditional desserts such as Poi. In parts of South-East Asia, Pisang Goreng or deep-fried bananas are a crowd-favourite, as well as in South Asia where its known by different names. The banana is truly versatile as its fruit and the blossom are used in making savory dishes. The leaves or Lauhulu are used for wrapping meat, vegetables, fish and fruit and it is the same in many parts of Asia. In some traditions such as in South India, the food is served on a banana leaf. Regardless of whether the banana leaf is cooked or kept aside to allow fermentation of certain foods, it lends a distinct, yet succinct flavor. The entire plant is used in myriad ways all of which make this modest fruit indispensable to people and cultures across the globe. It is no wonder that the banana remains as one of the principal fruits for the Gods, by the Gods, and of the Gods.

WILD REMEMBERANCE

Dedicated to the Wild Ancestors who compassionately guide us back to Love. Those women who didn’t allow their fears to overcome their courage, who loved us before we were born and still walk with us—setting fire to our determination to follow our hearts’ path HOME.

Written by Porsche Liana Kauikeolaini Bow Sim Ing

If it is that

We Walk

Heavy with Foot,

it is

because of

the many WILD

Women who

walked before us,

and

NOW “WITH” us

 

 

We walk Together as

ONE Tribe

 

 

There is

No Beginning or End

So

don’t bother Counting…

They

will keep coming through us

…..Eternally…..

 

 

NO,

there

is Nothing you

can do to

Stop it…

…because WE were Born

WILD

 

 

If it

is that we don’t

Answer you quickly,

it is

not because we didn’t

hear you clearly—

It is

because

we were

First Listening to

the whispers of our Ancestors…

because

in ‘One’ word

they speak,

there is

LOVE more Precious

to us than

all your words could ever ‘say’,

in a Thousand year’s time

 

 

We

don’t live “there”

anymore…

in

the ‘Past’

 

 

Now,

you can find us telling the ‘Future’

—-a NEW story of LOVE

because WE were born

to create a New Way

of ‘WILD’ Magic

All our OWN

 

We wait for our

Ancestors ‘ arrival;

They

are here now,

on the left side of us,

right of us,

behind us,

gathering around

to protect us

—You

may have forgotten them,

but We still

Remember,

because we were Born

WILD…

 

 

They just

came to remind us that

the next words

out of our mouths have

the Power of

Volcanoes’ molten lava

erupting and spewing

our ancestor’s strength,

that

the Fierceness in our

eyes will

envision the path

Forward

 

Remember We were Born

WILD—

so We may

Bite…

 

 

That Roar you

hear in our Bellies will

not go Unrespected

in this Jungle;

That our

Hunger for Love is

much Deeper than our pain,

because We

ROAR——

for Them too…

 

 

That is why

you

must REMEMBER

before you speak to Us,

You—

are not speaking JUST to us,

but WHOLE Tribes

of WILD Women

who fought and clawed their way

back to LOVE…

 

 

…Remember

WE STILL carry their

fierce Courage in our Hearts;

because we were born WILD…

 

 

 

 

 

KEEPERS OF THE ANCIENT WISDOM

The mighty God Kanaloa, still swims in the expansive depths of the Pacific Ocean as the majestic Koholā or whale. To this day, the wondrous Koholā and the Nai’a or dolphins are found serenely gliding through the waters off the islands of Hawaii. They form an intrinsic part of the ocean and all of Polynesia. The Hawaiian Islands are sprinkled with tell-tale signs of whales. Petroglyphs depicting whales are to be found on “Whale Hill” in Läna`i, in Pöhue, Hawai`i and Maui.

Kukuipalaoa or “whale bone lamp”, Kahalepalaoa or “whale house”, Mökoholä or “cut whale”, Kapalaoa or “the whale”, Koholälele or “leaping whale”, Lae o Nä Koholä or “Cape of whales” are places still teeming with fascinating legends. Kaipalaoa (“whale sea”) is where King Kamehameha I is said to have visited frequently, while a heiau (temple) with the same name was also constructed. It is said King Kamehameha was called Pai’ea and was sometimes astride a whale during his travels.

Speaking of kings, only the ali`i or royalty were allowed to wear necklaces made of a whale’s tooth or teeth because it was imbued with the power of the divine and qualities of the whale. It’s not just kings or royalty, but many families believed in the `Aumäkua or ancestors who took the form of certain animals and birds, such as the whale. The ancient Kumulipo prayer speaks of how the Source created everything in the cosmos, including Mother Earth, Hawaii and the Koholā or Palaoa in relation to its earthly peer the sandalwood tree. There is also a famous legend called “Makua’s Prayer” where he prayed for his son to become a Kahuna, and his prayer was heard by the Gods who conveyed it to him in his sleep, since he missed his son who was taken away on the back of a whale. The endearing dolphins or Nai’a on the other hand, apart from being `Aumäkua find little or no mention in ancient Hawaiian myths, but their connection with Hawaii and Oceania remain strong. Many legends revolve around whales and dolphins throughout the Pacific islands, all of which are nothing short of extraordinary.

Whales and dolphins live in complete peace and harmony as ohana of the seas and oceans. Though they are mentioned in legends throughout history, they predate humans by thousands if not millions of years. It is no wonder they are one of most ancient and purest beings of light. Many healers across the world are now reconnecting with their ancient past, and tuning in, quite literally, to what the dolphins and whales have to say. They all consent to what is now common knowledge amongst them, and a growing number of people will agree, that these beautiful Cetaceans are the gatekeepers of all the ancient wisdom and knowledge of the Earth including, all its inhabitants since time immemorial. They are the earthly Akashic or Heavenly record holders of all transient beings, including humans and are part of Mother Earth’s anchoring energies. Some say that the whales even maintain the grid lines of the earth.

In fact, there are those who say that we have extended chakras apart from the ones in our bodies. The extended chakras are both above our heads and below our feet. One of them is the whale matrix chakra which grounds or anchors your energies to Mother Earth’s, while allowing you to receive her codes and more. The dolphin matrix chakra brings in and activates more divine light into your body and aura and helps in uplifting your entire being. The Kumulipo chant predicted that this eternal bond created between the ‘äina or land, and the kai or sea has been disrespected by mankind and over the last few centuries. Till today, we see the devastation created on both land and soil. While the whale and dolphin populations amongst many other species have dwindled, the remaining Cetaceans stay stoic and true to their innately joyful, loving and nurturing selves telling the ancient stories of earth and all species that have come and gone through their songs. The enchanting songs of the ethereal Cetaceans continue to echo across the waves of time, gently sending all sentient beings living on Papahanaumoku a subtle reminder to follow the natural order of life or the path of Lōkahi.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harsha Singh

Harsha Singh hails from India. Her natural inclination towards healing and spirituality led her to her spiritual father Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha. As a certified healing practitioner, she co-owns her own soul healing initiative, Tao Varenya. Her love for food began at a young age, like most people, where her mother taught her to cook from the age of 13. This passion has led her to source medicinal herbs and spices for clients. Her aim is to create food products and delve into farming in order to provide people with fresh, pure, healthy, and unique produce. Though lactose intolerant, she cant help but incorporate anything that screams dairy into her dishes! Harsha’s highly developed olfactory sense ensures that she can catch a whiff of cheese a mile away!

RISE OF MAGIC

Inspired by the Kahunas of Old Times

Our words manifest Extraordinary Worlds

Full of Love or Destruction…

 

The Ancient ones warned

to take care of their words.

Once spoken

can Create Life

or Slay it

 

Our hearts keep

what is sacred inside us

and should leave behind

what is too heavy

to bear

 

We were born

to fly beyond rainbows.

For Earth is not

our True home;

Heaven is

 

Remember

our Crowning Destiny

cannot be found

here or there,

only in the parting

of shadowed clouds

and RISE of our Magic…

 

MANIFESTING MAGIC

Unparalleled Beauty of Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are unrivaled expression of the beauty of nature. Native Hawaiians navigated to the Hawaiian Islands, where they lived and flourished, living on the cultural traditions they brought with them and creating new ones with the passage of time. As soon as the influx of diverse communities to Hawaii began, including the missionaries who converted many Hawaiians to Christianity and immigrant laborers who worked in the sugar cane plantations, a few traditional Hawaiian customs were destroyed and distorted whereas a few others were widely adopted and evolved in the same pattern of assimilation, adaptation and innovation that affected the culture of newcomers, unleashing a mixed culture of different influences usually referred to simply as ‘local’.

Nonetheless, many Native Hawaiian customs still exist, perpetuated and practiced. This article is a small glimpse into the profoundness of the culture and spirituality of Kahunas. Much has been lost to the degeneration and annihilation of native Hawaiian culture maintained by oral traditions and invasion of colonizers. Striking wisdom of the Kahunas may well lead to a deeper understanding of the connectedness of all things related to them. Perhaps it will deepen our connectedness with nature, spirit, plants, animals, and the environment, as we learn to see more than just the fruits in the smoothie, but the smoothie itself and the source that feeds us all.

 

WHO ARE KAHUNAS?

In Polynesia, “Esoteric Wisdom” is called Ka Huna, therefore a master of the esoteric wisdom hailing from the Hawaiian Islands is known as a KAHUNA, a keeper of the secret wisdom. In current times, ‘kahuna’ is used and misused in many ways. A few people without any traditional Hawaiian knowledge or training claim to be ‘initiated’ as kahunas, something which Hawaiians of old times would have laughed at or been shocked by. Some Hawaiians fear the word as they automatically relate it to sorcery, and a few Hawaiians have an opinion that only a Hawaiian can be a kahuna. Visitors come to Hawaii looking for a ‘kahuna’, which for some means a psychic healer and for others means a shaman. How do you find out if somebody is really a kahuna?

There are no hard and fast rules, and there have never been. A good knowledge and understanding of Hawaiian traditions is a must if the word is to have any meaning in Hawaiian context. In old Hawaii the main test would be one’s level of expertise in an area of importance to Hawaiians. Kahuna is a general name applied to such persons who have a trade, an art or who practice some profession; some qualifying term is generally added. (Lorrin Andrews, Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language, 1865). Kahuna’ was a title, like MD or PhD, and additional descriptive words were used to designate the field of expertise. Just as the modern use of the word ‘doctor’ by itself is generally taken to mean a medical doctor, so is the use of ‘kahuna’ by itself generally designated to a priest or healer. (King)

Different kinds of kahuna in traditional Hawaiʻi are put into three broad categories, namely:

 

(1) kahuna pule, the kahuna who officiated in the temples of the aliʻi;

(2) ‘professional’ kahuna, a large category that includes ‘specialists in different ritualized activities … and medical priests;’ and

(3) the kāula, or prophets. (Nimmo)

 

At the height of ancient Hawaiian civilization there were dozens of classes of kahuna. Each was trained in a specific aspect of ancient culture and they were considered to be among the wisest in society. They also had inherent spiritual gifts and special abilities to communicate with the ancestors. (Winter)

KAHUNAS & THE POWER OF THE WORDS

 

i. Kahunas were experts in respective fields

Opinion of an expert in any field is highly trusted and taken seriously. For example, if a cardiologist gives his expert opinion regarding a heart disease, it will be taken seriously. Similarly, Kahunas were experts of different fields like curing illnesses, connecting with guides and spirits, sorcery, priesthood and teachers. Their words were words of experts, so naturally they were highly valued in traditional Hawaiian society and even now.

 

ii. Kahunas had Spiritual Powers

Just like Brahmins a priestly class among Hindus, are supposed to be well-versed in scriptures and possess spiritual powers; Kahunas were well-versed in ancient Hawaiian customs and knowledge and were spiritually enlivened.

 

iii. Intuitive, Shamanic and Psychic Abilities

Many Kahunas had Intuitive, Shamanic and Psychic Abilities giving them a high degree of importance in society and the authority to guide others. Their practices were passed on from one generation to the other, thus purity and credibility of their practices would survive and serve others.

 

iv. Possessors and Masters of Traditional and Ancient Wisdom

Sacred and highly valuable knowledge was passed onto disciples from their masters thereby continuing the chain of wisdom and beliefs. Their lives were enriched by treasurable words of their predecessors, making them highly creditable in their respective spheres.

 

v. No Ulterior Motives or Hidden Agendas

Kahunas were not driven by desire of accumulating wealth, hunger for power and other material vices and agendas. Since they were away from gross materialism and motive to cheat others, they were admired and acknowledged by contemporary class of men and their words were given high importance.

 

We live in a special moment of history, of many challenges which remind and urge us to change our habits, limited perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes- reminding us to raise our consciousness!

 

In this phase of transition, many vital opportunities are available by virtue of technological advancement which can lead to opening gateways to greater insights that persuade us to redefine our perception of our world.

 

We can now explore wisdom of the past like never before and allow it to be one empowering expression and manifestation of Divine wisdom.

 

This is a vision which fascinates me and uplifts my soul !

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pranjal Joshi

Pranjal Joshi is a Jaipur, India based Writer, Blogger, Intuitive Practitioner, Healer and Speaker. He has been writing on Spirituality, Religion, Politics, Social Causes and Current Affairs for several newspapers, magazines and websites for more than 15 years. He is a Computer Engineer and a post-graduate in Management.

ALL SEEING EYE

(OF FORGIVENESS)

Letting Go

of Painful Memories Past

manifests an Oasis

swimming with Blessings

encircled by Love.

 

As a Fisherman’s net

cast out freely

into the open ocean

of turquoise jeweled waters,

Our hearts become clear

and open,

Fully to life’s bounty

 

Yet,

if we do not untangle

our soul’s nets

and allow ourselves to be free

we too,

become twisted

by our memories

of dark struggles

whereas,

no Compassion

enters our hearts,

to see our way forward

 

We become

Blind

to our ancestors,

ourselves,

and our ‘ohana (family)

 

Do not move in clouds

with hazy vision

but with

the All Seeing Eye of the Heart

of Father Sky

and Earth Mother.

 

Walk BRAVELY

into the dawn

and RISE

as the Sun BLAZING

Shining,

Radiantly

for All Descendants

to PROSPER…

 

Our Ho’oponopono (Circle of Forgiveness)

I Love you

Please forgive me

I Forgive you

Thank you

 

I Love you

Please forgive me

I Forgive you

Thank you

 

I Love you

Please forgive me

I Forgive you

Thank you

 

Amene (Amen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HO'OPONOPONO

A transformational practice

Throughout millions of years, volcanic eruptions and magma flows created layers and layers of rock under the ocean of what we now call the Hawaiian islands, one of the newest land formations on Earth. One by one, from the northwest to southeast, these new lands began to emerge. Beginning about five million years ago, starting with Kauai, and up to half a million years ago with the Big Island. The traditions and wisdom of these special islands are also formed from layers of cultural conglomeration leading to the emergence of what we see today. This valuable wisdom is essential for our modern times and can make a difference in every one of our lives. One such practice that is considered sacred, powerful, and miraculous, and transformational is the Ho’oponopono. Many of us realize that the majority of our accomplishments and success come as a result of only a minority of our efforts. It’s not about how much we do or how much time we spend, it’s about how much heart and soul we can put into what we do.

To work on this level, a simple yet profoundly powerful practice can help us. Ho’oponopono teaches that everything we see around us is connected to us and our responsibility, and that we have the power to transform situations by opening our heart and mind to forgiveness, love and gratitude. I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive, and thank you are the four sacred phrases of this teaching that can be used to address and improve any situation. Dr. Hew Len exemplifies this in his work with a ward for the mentally ill at the Hawaii State Hospital. For many years this ward housed criminals who were deemed unstable and insane. Dr. Len read each individual’s file and practiced Ho’oponopono as emotions came up when he was reading. He did not even talk to them directly. Over the course of four years, almost all patients were released and the ward became discontinued. This shows the power of working with issues on a soul level.

Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua

“Love all you see, including yourself.”

— Hale Makua

Science has shown us that the intention and vibration of our thoughts can directly alter the reality around us. To be in a peaceful place in our heart and mind is not only important for us, but also for those around us. This is our frequency and vibration, and it influences the frequency and vibration of everything around us. Every thought that you think about someone, they receive it and it affects them in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways. This quote doesn’t tell us to love all that we see because it benefits us or because we want to have it, but rather to keep love in your heart and mind regardless of outside conditions. Feel the connection to everything around you, and take it as part of yourself with love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pompeo Contarin

Pompeo loves to be out in nature and has a passion for growing nutritious and delicious food. With years of experience working for organic farms and community gardens, he started his own farm in his home state of Wisconsin, USA. He expects to have around 200 pounds of gourmet garlic ready to ship in September and looks forward to selling tomatoes, radishes, onions, lettuce and many other food crops in his local farmer markets. His love for literature has led him to enjoy writing and editing for meditation centers and online businesses. Holding a healing practitioner certification from Tao Academy, he treasures the benefits of spiritual practice on the soul, heart, mind and body and loves to sing the Love Peace Harmony song with everyone he meets.

ANCIENT VOICES

Brave were the souls

of the Ancestors

Great was their sacrifice,

for the new generation to come

 

As descendants grew strong….

We, the Ancient ones,

knew to follow Our Path

 

To embark on the Great Voyage

Once, our souls journeyed

from the Great West,

from a land of Plenty

 

Our Ancient Mother land…

Followed the rising Sun

 

Now the time

for a New Great Fleet has come

 

We promised our children

A Homeland,

beyond the vast Horizon

 

We the Elders

Pray to you;

be the Messenger

to welcome

the next Brave generation

 

Ohana

never forgets anyone

or their great sacrifices;

 

We honor their journey Forward…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Saebye

Jane hails from the picturesque valleys of the Fjords in Norway. Educated as a Healthcare Professional, she carries a true passion for Holistic Living and Alternative Healing. She is an intuitive Spiritual Artist, a Tao Hands Practitioner, Soul Healer and a Shaman. Jane has dedicated her time to pursue healing, singing, music, writing and photography which comes as a blessing while showcasing her blossoming self-empowerment. She simply loves Magical Mystery Tours and never misses an opportunity to sip on a Pina Colada!

RECONNECTING ROOTS

ReminiSCENTs of my Hawaiian Tutu (Grandma)

 

Once upon a dream

wandering along,

waking up slowly

to her memories…

 

Remembering scents

of Sun dried Aku boxes

Sour poi calabash

Fresh Limu seaweed

Sea salted ‘opihi

All clinging to my memories

 

Finally

I knew what

I was

looking for

was already found

in my heart….

 

And was

Already

guiding me

back Home

to myself

 

 

A VISITOR FROM HEAVEN (GRANDMA)

(Sensing her presence near me)

Me: You are here with me ?

Grandma: Yes.

Me: I know. I feel you everywhere. It seems I am being called to help support, teach more about, and promote poi Grandma. You brought this to me didn’t you ?

Grandma: Yes, (she laughs). Are you having fun with it ?

Me: Yes, it’s everything I remember about you. You loved your poi. That I remember clearly. You really loved your poi.

Grandma: I still do.

Me: You eat poi in Heaven ?

Grandma: Yes. Heaven is full of poi. That is why Sky Father and Mother of Stars birthed kalo for the Hawaiian people. Back in the old days of our ancestors, a very long time ago when everything was created, we had taro. It’s the lifeblood of our people.

The Hawaiian people grew so beautiful and strong. They were healthy and full of life because the kalo lived inside them. They lived in the kalo. The people and plant were one. The people and the land were one together.

Now everything is separate. Why ? When we were born together. That was the beauty of the Hawaiian people. It is the beauty I brought you back to experience. It is my gift to you and your family. As the Hawaiians of old knew. They were akamai, smart like how I wanted you to become. You will be a Teacher and Record keeper of our culture.

I want you to be nourished by the land, memories of the people who you were born of. Memories nourish people and can sustain them throughout their life. Like food. Like love. Love nourishes our hearts.

That is what home is, not a place but a prosperity. A new prosperity where the land, people, and plant are connected. They take care of each other and complete the circle of life.

Reconnect to the heart of the people, plants, and land and you will be always prosper. When the people lose ties with the land and plants they lose themselves because they came from these things. The ocean, sky, land, and Heaven all belong together in Aloha.

Me: Yes, this is in my heart.

 

 

‘Ohana

Rooted in deep Love

Grown in fertile lands

as ‘oha of the kalo shoot

ancestors visit on

and Heavens rainbows

and pierce through sunlit winds

to guide us back to

the prosperity of Aloha

Kalo known as Taro, is a delicious root vegetable grown globally throughout the world. Hawaii’s popular Poi is pounded from kalo in Hawaii. Among Kalo’s striking benefits are to improve digestion, help prevent certain cancers, decrease blood sugar levels, and blood pressure as well as be a supportive remedy for good skin, vision, and body circulation. For Native Hawaiians, the similarities between taro and the family are profound; ‘oha, the young shoot of the taro is seen and felt in ‘ohana or family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Porsche Ing

Porsche hails from the beautiful Hawaiian islands where she was born and raised by her large cultural family and their magical traditions. She was blessed to attend Kamehameha Schools and later obtain a M.P.H. in Health Education from the University of Hawaii. Porsche also has a B.S. in Commercial Health Promotion and has over 20 years in the field. She is Global Radio Show Hostess whose show is broadcast to 51 countries, International T.V. Hostess, KTE’s New Prosperity Magazine Director, an author, inspirational speaker, and has a deep love for poetry. Porsche is also a Divine Love Teacher, Love Peace Harmony Super Ambassador, Tao Hands Ambassador, Tao Science Ambassador, Tao Calligraphy Practitioner, and her greatest joys are inspiring others, creative writing, and manifesting art.

May there Always be

Warmth in your Hale

Fish in your Net

and Aloha

In your Heart