Poet’s Corner | Freedom To Be, posted by Tayari Blackwood

May be an image of sky, nature, ocean and palm trees
A beautiful Hawaiian sunrise

She is being freed from the shackles and bonds,
All which held her under heel, for so long …
She is learning to totally let go of the past,
All which no longer serves her highest soul growth and good,
All which is still keeping her in the Old Earth.

She is moving in the highest loving Grace,
Of true forgiveness,
And is filled with the immense power of Unconditional love.
She is rising.
She is flourishing.
She is inspired.
She is allowing herself to step into her new form – her new embodiment

With anticipation,
With awe and wonder,
Embracing the miracle of a total rebirth,
As the Old shell of the old embodiment is shed,
And the New and much Higher Dimensional Embodiment forms in and around her.

She is no longer taking anything personally,
Knowing that every soul she encounters is but a reflection of her own face,
And more than this, is part and particle of the Creator,
As much as she is.

She is embracing her own Divinity,
And thus finds the Divinity reflected in every soul she meets,
And encounters and interacts with –
For the Divine is ever present within every soul
And within every encounter there are hidden diamonds and nuggets of Gold,
For every encounter holds within it the Power of unconditional love.

She is dancing the Celestial dance of the Music of the Spheres,
Of Unity and Oneness,
As she embraces her own Galactic Heritage,
For her soul is Universal
And she embraces her own Goddess hood,
With joy,
With love,
And with exuberance.

She knows she is now stepping into a totally new creation,
And it fills her with wonder and awe.
She loves exploring, experiencing, and getting to know
A totally new life and new existence.

She is ever fully present in every moment’s unfolding,
Knowing that with every thought she thinks,
Every word she speaks.
Every action she takes.
She is co-creating her new existence
And that indeed the New Golden Age
In the New Earth.

She is taking responsibility for everything she creates.

As she now stands in the fullness of her Soul Mastery
For She knows who and what she in truth is,
And she embraces her own Divinity
And lives this from the depths of her heart and soul
And all that she in truth is
And was created to be.

She stands in the fullness and glory of her own truth,
Knowing that in her new regained freedom
She is more than enough,
Just the way she is.
She is singing the songs of her soul
And as they reverberate outwards
From the Center of her Sacred heart,
Her songs are touching the heart and soul strings
Of all she encounters …
And they, in turn, are now tuning in
And allowing their own soul songs
To rise
Until all becomes one song
One heart
One Creation!

She is filled with gratitude
And is thanking the Divine
For every moment of being alive
And for the opportunity
To create a new and balanced, harmonic,
Joyful and beautiful new life for herself
In much higher dimension
And much higher vibrational state.
She is tapping into the infinite knowing of her own soul
And all the knowledge Her soul has gathered from all lifetimes,
Parallel lives and universes,
And she gifts this to herself and others.

She is embracing the Power of Love.
She is living life and Life more abundantly.
As the Living Waters of Life
Are pouring through her.
She is radiant.
She is beautiful – inside and out.
She is the New Creation.
She is the New Earth.
She is the New Golden Age.
She has come.
She is here.
She is Love.

Hau’oli la Po’akahi

May be an image of flower and nature
ʻO kā hōʻomaka ʻo kahi pūle hōu me nā huakāʻi hōu. Ē hana ī ka maikāʻi ʻo keīa lā ī hiki iā mākōu me kahi ʻano maikāʻi. Ē aloha ī ka mea a ʻo wai kāu ī kōu ʻōla. ʻO kā maluhiia nō me ʻoe.
It’s the start of a new week with new journeys. Let’s make the best of today that we can with a positive attitude. Cherish what and who you have in your life. Peace be wiith you.

Da Kine Pidgin | Hawaiian Creole

What is Hawaiian Pidgin? Is it “broken English” or something else? For many people visiting Hawaii, they might think that the local language is not proper. In this video, Avi Penhollow explains what Pidgin is and how our views about language are shaped – many times in ways that are harmful.

Avi is a researcher in language and literacy, and for several years he worked in Wai’anae on the west coast of O’ahu. His first full encounter with Hawaiian pidgin was on his first day doing his laundry at “Da Wash Spot” in Makaha. There he met an auntie who showed him much aloha and talked for about an hour. Avi left realizing he only understood about half of the conversation. But over time, as he worked with his students and lived in the Wai’anae community – he began to learn much more about not just Pidgin, but the history and culture of Hawai’i. This video could not have been made without the love and support of the Kamaile ohana and kumus who supported the work.

This video was created for a class Avi was taking during his masters program. It was never meant to be public. His plan was to remake it into a short documentary film, but until then – this is what we have. If you are da kine, please know that the haole that produced this video respects your language and life. His goal is to spread the word to all those who do not know about the history and culture. There are mistakes in here for sure. Avi knows that he doesn’t get everything right – because that would take a lifetime. Mahalo nui loa for all those visiting and sharing your aloha in the comments.

 

Mahalo to Andy Bumatai for his mana’o from “The Daily Pidgin Show.” Please visit his channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

 

The beautiful song “Hawai’i Aloha” you hear in this video comes from the Mana Maoli and can be found on the “Playing for Change” channel: https://youtu.be/uDa0YmZD0Jk

Aloha Spirit | Auntie Roselle Keliihonipua Bailey – A Door To Hawaiian Spirituality

Keahualaka is an ancient Hula heiau tucked into the cliff near Makana Peak in the Ke`e heiau complex on the island of Kauai. In this documentary produced by Ka`imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute, our founder Roselle Keliihonipua Bailey gives her first-hand account of what transpired over many years after she sought and received permission to undertake the daunting challenge and the work that went into freeing it from its almost forgotten state to being open and available to Hula students and practitioners worldwide.

Hauʻōli aloha Pōʻaōno

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Aloha kākahiāka ā me hauʻōli aloha Pōʻaōno ʻōukōu. Ī keīa lā kā hopena ʻo kā pūle nō laila ē hōʻomaka kā hopena pūle. He lā nāni kōu ā hauʻōli ī kā pōʻe ʻāpau. ʻO kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.
Good morning, everyone, and Happy aloha Saturday. Today is the end of the week, so let the weekend begin! Have a beautiful day and enjoy everyone. Peace be with you.

Aloha Spirit | Ho’okupu: Offerings of Gratitude

Ho’okupu is a Hawaiian tradition and is in practice today just as much as it had been in days gone by. In a nutshell, they are offerings given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha:  an ENERGY EXCHANGE that brings a healing ’round full circle, so that energies are cycled as they are elevated.  […]

Na Mo’olelo | The disappearing voice of the forest: Snail stories from Hawai’i

The Hawaiian Islands were once home to an incredible diversity of terrestrial snails, one of the most diverse assemblages to be found anywhere on earth. Today, the majority of these species are gone and most of those that remain are threatened with extinction.  […]

Source: . https://www.extinctionstories.org/2021/02/22/the-disappearing-voice-of-the-forest/?fbclid=IwAR0y7b20142Ds2Cv9hbD0BYMRjm62InHcf32QQ5MCfvnOcIiKUkpLz6XB84

Aloha La’pule

Beautiful, warm tropical sunset on the white sands of Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. A fabulous destination for vacation and travel.

ʻO kā ʻikaīka ʻo kā manāʻo me ke kino. Hō’ouna aloha ī na mea a pau ʻo ʻōukōu. Loaʻa he nūi lā kākōu. ʻO kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Be strong in mind and body. Sending aloha to you all. Have a great day, everyone. Peace be with you.

Hawai’ian History | Onipa’a: A Documentary Film of the Centennial Observance of the Overthrow of the Hawai’ian Nation 

Where were you on January 17, 1993?

Onipa’a, the documentary film, conveys the somberness of the 100-year Observance of the Overthrow 27 years ago.Twenty thousand people gathered. 5 days of programs —5 film crews, innumerable interviews Remarkable in scope and range; moving events —a street play, concerts, readings, speeches, music, vigils, marches and much more. Luminaries from the Hawaiian community, captured on video, who are no longer with us today, Common folk, politicians, warriors, musicians, all kanaka Aloha ‘Āina—lovers of the land, of their Hawaiʻi.

Join us for our LIVE watch party of this documentary. After the film, David Kalama of Kalama Productions and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o Ka ʻĀina will join Meleanna Meyer and Malia Nobrega-Olivera in a LIVE discussion about the importance of preserving Hawaiian History through telling our stories in film.

Na ‘Olelo Hawai’i | Building Hawai’ian Language

2018 marks the 40th year anniversary of the Hawaiian language as an official state language of Hawaiʻi. Within these past decades, there has been a growth of individuals using Hawaiian as their language of choice in daily life. In this episode, we will talk about the Hawaiian language revitalization movement, and some of the challenges that come with its growth.
 

Learn Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) for free with our online educational series.

Ka ‘Olelo Hawai’i | The Hawai’ian Language 

Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, once forbidden in schools and nearly lost, is flourishing again in these Islands. In 1978, it became the official state language along with English. It lives in song, in books, in the daily lives of Hawai‘i residents and in schools dedicated to perpetuating native culture. On the next INSIGHTS, we’ll discuss the Hawaiian language with guests Christopher Kaliko Baker, Assistant Professor, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa; Manu Boyd, kumu hula, musician, Cultural Consultant at Kamehameha Schools; Kamalei Krug, a graduate of the DOE’s Hawaiian Language Immersion Program; and Amy Kalili, Director at Mokuola Honua Global Center for Indigenous Language Excellence.

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‘Olelo Hawai’i | Why Hawai’ian is not the main language of Hawai’i

In case you don’t know, these are some of the reasons that there’s a large (Hawaiian) Language gap between Native speakers, mānaleo and their offspring, keiki and moʻopuna.

I asked my friend Kaipoʻi to help me make this video. A portion of online sales of my music goes to supporting Hawaiian Language.
Videography: Latitude Zero Media
Copyright: Tracie Keolalani (Tracie K Music)
Mahalo to Kaipoʻi K.