Kanenuiakea and Kaananiau
This past weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to listen to a presentation on the spiritual tradition of Kanenuiakea at the Oahu Holistic & Metaphysical Expo. The presentation was so truthful, so direct and honest, so powerfully filled with Mana (powerful life force energy). I found myself entranced by the level of truth that was spoken, never have I seen or heard anyone in my life speak about things that I personally believe in so openly and what astounded me most was that this belief system came from within my own aina (homeland), my own people. Beliefs and ideas of interconnection I had actually thought I was an anomaly in accepting was believed, lived and perpetuated by these presenters, the men of Marae Haa Koa. It was almost like this unprecedented homecoming type of experience that really held me in this state of awe and fierce pride in connection. I've never felt so in alignment with any other belief system as this one, it was if and is that I have simply been remembering what has all along been a part of my true essence.
The presentation wove together the stories and histories of faraway places with those native to Hawaii, finding similarities and connections in traditions and linguistics that point to a web of interconnection so obvious and profound, it blends what might at first seem as very different viewpoints but what can be pointed out as in fact various puzzle pieces of the same whole. If just noticed and connected, an ultimate truth would be revealed by simply widening your perspective lens. I was so moved by the level of ike (knowledge) shared, it is hard to express.
Presenters were Christopher Oliveira and Glen Kila, who reestablished the organization Koa Ike. Koa Ike is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the values, beliefs, traditions and history of our aboriginal Hawaiian culture, and perpetuate this wisdom through educating the community and cross-cultural sharing with other faiths and peoples from around the world. Their mission is brought to life by Marae Haa Koa, their learning center, which provides educational classes, field trips, workshops, researches and preserves genealogical data and actively works to preserve and restore sacred cultural sites as well as maintaining the health of our aina.
Below I will try my best to summarize the presentation but do note that there was so much information, my note-taking could barely keep up. I highly recommend reaching out to Marae Haa Koa if you feel as strongly as I do about their belief system and values and proactive approach to maintaining a solid spiritual connection to Kane (God).
The Oahu Holistic & Metaphysical Expo is truly a most magical experience. This two-day event took place this past weekend at the Blaisdell Center, attracting a beautiful community of like-minded soulfully self-aware individuals as well as attracting individuals that may be new to the world of spirituality and self development and who found their interest peeked by the exciting event. Healers, crystal lovers, students, mystics, empaths, tarot readers, light language channels, psychics, health advocates, massage therapists, yogis, magic makers, catalysts, and spiritual seekers alike united their co-creative energies under one roof, creating an atmosphere overflowing with the highest vibrations of light, love and Source connection. This was Oahu’s 2nd Expo ever, put on by HI Vibe Tribe and founders and twin flames of WE ARE 33(do look them up, they are fascinating). This event held space for the sacred sharing of light, love, technology, health, knowledge, community, oneness, and divine connection, looking to enhance all areas of our life, fostering wholeness and a deeper understanding of the reality we live in. Awe-inspiring to behold, one must experience the event for their selves to get a true grasp on how powerfully the event stood. My senses were heightened, my intuition turned on high, and a powerful sense of flow guided me throughout the time I spent there, allowing me to find beneficial treatments that fit my present moment, attract kindred spirits of flesh as well as stone, and realize truths and synchronistic potentials that I have been searching for. Intend to find what you are looking for at an event such as this, and upon leaving you would notice that you have found even more than you had hoped.
At the expo, vendors filled the room from end to end, massage tables nestled between tarot card reader's tables and jewelers harnessing the power of quantum technology. Tables of dried sage, essential oils and CBD food packs among geodes (shout-out to Joli Joli Designs and The Wise Owl's Daughter!), self-help books, yoga-inspired clothing, and various healing technologies being practiced like Reiki and Chinese cupping, among the less common yet highly powerful modalities like Scalar healing technology and John of God crystal light bed technology. It was a bazaar for the senses, holding wonders and curiosities around every corner and I could have stayed there for hours more than I had. I had planned on going specifically to the Kanenuiakea presentation in the lecture room and so had arrived very early in order to get a good seat. With 40 minutes to spare, I actually only got through a fraction of the exhibitors until I realized it was time and hurriedly walked over to the presentation area. Kanenuiakea is an aboriginal Hawaiian community who practice an Earth-based religion, seeing God in all God's forms including in nature. This presentation was intriguingly familiar to me, beliefs and ideologies mirroring my own mysticism. And yet I have never heard anyone speak so openly about these things and of so much sacred knowledge in one sitting. I will refrain from going on, the next blog post will be entirely dedicated to their presentation as it was truly stimulating and empowering to hear.
I was inspired to feel like many answers and connections that I had been seeking, were actualizing on this day. I am very intrigued by various energetic healing practices and one in particular that I had been dying to partake in is Scalar energy. After I happily found out that The Scalar Project Hawaii would be one of the exhibitors, I made it a point to seek them out while there. This sweet lady Sharman greeted me at her table and asked if I had heard of the technology before, which of course I had through Jennifer Mclean's webcast in which she had interviewed another who had Scalar technology. What Scalar energy healing does is operate at the quantum level, where it actually disassembles bacteria, virus, and disease, while generating zero point energy, bringing your mind, body and soul to stillness. This technology is the future! It is beyond amazing and sooner or later I hope to get a Scalar laser for myself. At The Scalar Project Hawaii's booth, Sharman was offering a 15-day free trial of remote Scalar energy healing to all who simply got their picture taken at the booth or sent in photos of themselves to the trial link (www.creativestrength.us). This community of people at the expo are so loving, so giving, they truly lift society up in ways you can't even imagine. Bless them all. I've since uploaded more photos of family members who have chronic ailments and I will definitely be posting an update on them and myself at the end of the 15 day period! Read on for more amazing and intriguing finds and pics of the expo...
It has been very clear to me since the beginning of my close relationship with these beautiful miracles of nature that it is the crystal who choose their partners! You may be under the impression that it is all your decision to bring a crystal into your life, but what I know to be true is that a crystal will sense its owner, read your energy and know it is meant to work with you, and when you choose that crystal whether its because of the color, luster, formation etc it is really your intuition kicking in and sensing the connection that is already there. What has become commonplace in my crystal collecting is that I will be attracted to a crystal, decide to bring it home with me and upon doing a little research on its properties I will always come to find that its specific energies are exactly what I need at that exact time in my life. Without fail.
Yesterday’s venture at the Oahu Holistic & Metaphysical Expo provided me with four new crystal companions who are a prime example of what I mean, two of which I hadn’t even planned on receiving. My first two crystals came from Joli Joli Designs, a jewelry brand and merchant of high quality crystal specimens. The shop-owner Keala is a very sweet woman who I’ve purchased from in the past and is always cheerful and easy to converse with. Her love for crystals is so obvious and endearing. As I was inspecting her treasures, I became attracted to a puffy heart shaped piece of Mookaite Jasper in a beautiful blend of red, pink and mauve. I already knew that Mookaite was used to enhance one’s beauty and revitalize the skin and as I am currently having skin issues and have gone as far as playing frequency audios for toning and nourishing the skin of the face with essential vitamins, minerals and aminos on a loop as I slept, I thought it would be a perfect addition. Upon closer inspection of the bowl I had picked it out of, I noticed another heart shaped crystal of forest green and lilac, striking and beautiful as well. Keala explained it was also Jasper (Fancy Jasper to be exact), and because I couldn’t decide between the two she ended up giving me one for free. And so one became two.
Later I stumbled upon The Wise Owl’s Daughter’s booth, which also carried the most beautiful crystals. I spotted a bowl of Desert Rose Selenite and remembered at one time in the past thinking that I needed to pick up a piece, but couldn’t quite remember why. I looked in the bowl and saw a few at once that shined but I wasn’t drawn to a clear standout. As I looked closer however, there was one that was the oddball, having two rounded clumps stuck together instead of a single, and was shaped kind of like a little desert snowman, one clump being smaller than the other. My first thought was “that’s somebody”. I was curious, so I took out my phone, did a quick search and the first thing I came to find out is that Desert Roses are said to contain a spirit guardian. The coincidences are endless. I immediately purchased my little buddy and later when I decided to sit down and take a break from all the treasure hunting, I opened my gift bag and came to find that the shop-owner at The Wise Owl’s Daughter had placed a thank you gift of a Selenite puffy heart inside as well! So now I had three hearts! And a guide (: And so two became four.
I was contemplating the meaning of receiving three hearts in one day, normally I go for points or raw pieces in their most natural form. Nothing is ever a coincidence though, as in the last few days I have been playing with the concept of the power of three. Repeating something three times holds great power. I’ve been blessing my drinking water three times before drinking it, have been making it a point recently to be more mindful of the holy trinity in the form of mother earth, father sky, and I the child in my divinely inspired contemplations and have been seeing repeated numbers much more often, normally three of the same repeating digit such as 444. Clearly I am meant to spend a little more time on this concept of three. Later as I researched more about my Desert Rose, I found that it is considered to be quite lucky because it is known to combine the powers of Father Sky and Mother Earth! Clearly there is something to this trinity energy I am asked to pay attention to and my Desert Rose is meant to be my guide and mentor.
I Am Kawehi. 27 years of life on this earth, steadily growing, rising and blossoming like a lotus birthing through the mud, upwards into crystal waters and then to rest atop in open air as the firey sun alights my form. I wander. I imagine. I expand and seek to understand. I see. I AM.