I am extremely proud of my aboriginal Hawaiian heritage! And I can vividly see how the ancient ways and perspectives of my ancestors are deeply woven into my DNA and my outlook on life!
It wasn’t until more recently that I discovered so much generational influences in my thoughts, ideas and ways. Even though I am technically more Japanese than aboriginal Hawaiian, I feel so spiritually connected to my Hawaiian ancestry.
I crave tribal Island living. I naturally feel my mana within me that speaks the language of love to me. And the concepts and morals that I have naturally come to in my life I can see are literally spoken in the Hawaiian proverbs and stories.
I sat down to read some old Hawaiian proverbs (which were all from oral traditions, nothing written down), and I was blown away to read my own thoughts! It felt like I was reading something I wrote myself!
Here are a few examples:
Ua ola loko i ke aloha – (Love gives life within.)
He ‘Olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha – (Joy is in the voice of love.)
Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha – (There is life in a kindly reply.)
A’a i ka hula, waiho i ka maka’u i ka hale – (Dare to dance, leave shame at home.)
Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha – (It Is Natural For People To Behave In a Loving Way.)
Aloha – (this is the value of unconditional love. In other words, the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.)
Ohana – (more than who I choose to call family, it is a value that is the human circle of complete Aloha.)
When I read these and others I get choked up and I feel these through my heart. I can feel my past within myself. I can feel my connection to the planet and my ohana.
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I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.
(Me in Maui a few years ago with a cool fire dancer from the islands)
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