Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Alohi, a Huggable Hawaiian Menehune Doll

Huggable Hawaiian Menehune Dolls bring their magic 
into your and your children's life.

Alohi (Love) is a Menehune Hula dancer. She wears a grass skirt, a pink bikini with Plumeria flowers and feather leis around her head, wrists and ankles. Her beautiful black hair and skirt are adorned with pink flowers.
Alohi carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart. 

Huggable Menehunes are 10” tall cloth dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
Birthdate: Lune 15, 2015 (06/15/15)

Aloha e Pele! (Greetings, Pele!) 

The Menehunes clap their hands, jumping up and down with excitement as soon as Pele emerges from the sacred Ohia forest.
Pele always brings the most fascinating news about the flaming spirit of Hawaii’s Volcano Goddess hurling fiery ribbons of lava down the mountain slopes, giving birth to new rock formations and land.
Pele’s gifts and blessings are the Maile Lei and a flame of Kilauea Volcano in a black lava bowl. Maile is the lei of eternal love. The flame embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life. 

Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that life’s fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals often clear the path for positive transformations.

Gifted with a passionate spirit, little Menehune girl Pele was named after Hawaii’s Fire Goddess.

Pele’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Fern Haku (head lei) and waist lei. Hawaiian tree ferns represent spiritual strength, unity and love.
Tutu also sewed Pele’s red flame skirt and top. She crocheted black panties and matching shoes. She adorned the shoes and top with black crystals.
All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Pele is about 3.5” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Pele has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Pele often walks through the sacred Hawaiian Ohia forest. She always rejoices in the Mana of peace and happiness that surrounds her.

Pele is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Koa, Hawaiian King of Trees

Brave, bold, fearless warrior is the meaning of Koa, the wood of kings in ancient Hawaii. 

Highly valued for its strength, beauty and medicinal qualities, it could only be owned by the Ali’i (royalty).
Natives used the magnificent wood to craft sculpted images of gods, build canoes, surfboards, paddles, and spears. The Koa tree is the monarch of the Hawaiian forest and can reach between 80-100 feet in height with a diameter of more than 5 feet. Several canoes could be carved from just one of these massive trees. Hawaiians believed that the brave, warrior-like Mana (spiritual energy) of Koa would be reflected in their canoes and sailors. The Koa voyaging canoes became the Polynesian fleet, which navigated the Pacific a thousand years before Columbus discovered the new world.

Today the enchanted wood of the Koa tree is still highly valued because of its wonderful colors and spectacular grain. It is used to build very expensive furniture, picture frames and many crafts as well as musical instruments. 

Koa has been a sacred wood for centuries, representing integrity, strength, beauty and protection. 

Acacia Koa is the largest endemic tree in Hawaii. It does not exist anywhere else in the world. The Hawaiian Koa forest established itself about one million years before the arrival of man.
Gaining as much as an inch in diameter per year, Koa is the one of the fastest growing trees in Hawaii. Unfortunately, because of logging, clearing highland forests for cattle farming and lack of reforestation, Koa has been depleted and is considered endangered.
The life of many birds and insects as well as a large variety of plants depends on the magnificent Koa tree.

Menehune boy Koa and his Pueo were created in honor of Koa, 
the Hawaiian King of Trees. 

Koa (Strength) and Pueo (Owl)

Birth Date: Lune 10, 2015 (06/10/15)

Rejoicing in the splendors of nature, Koa climbs higher and higher up the mountain into the Hawaiian forest. Koa is named after the Hawaiian King of Trees. He embraces the strong, fearless Mana (spiritual energy) of the magnificent Koa tree.

Koa inspires us to welcome life’s challenges with an open heart and grow from the valuable lessons they contain.

Pueo is Koa’s sacred Aumakua (guardian spirit). Pueo appears whenever Koa calls on her. She lands on Koa’s right arm, where he greets her with love and respect.
Koa knows that Pueo carries Mana, supernatural powers. At important times of change, she sends messages to Koa through visions and dreams. Koa always follows Pueo’s guidance, knowing that it will keep him and his Menehune Ohana (family) save from all harm and lead them to happiness and good fortune.
Koa and Pueo walk companionably through the enchanting Koa forest, honoring the trees’ brave, warrior-like Mana (spiritual energy). Together they rejoice in the peace and happiness that surrounds them.

 Koa’s Tutu (grandmother) crafted a special amulet using one of Pueo’s feathers and a green crystal to inspire spiritual strength, unity and love.
Tutu also sewed Koa’s Malu (wraparound) and hat out of red cotton with a maile leaf design and decorated the hat with 2 Maile leaves. Maile is the plant of eternal love. Tutu crocheted matching green underwear and shoes. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).

 Koa is about 3.5” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Koa has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
Pueo is about 1" tall and made out of brown synthetic fur and feathers. The eyes are black crystals. The beak is hand molded out of clay.
Koa’s doll stand is a small piece of custom hand carved, sanded and polished Koa wood. It represents a log.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Koa and Pueo are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.

Koa and Pueo reflect the strong, fearless Mana of the magnificent Hawaiian Koa tree.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Fairy from Hawaii

Birth Date: Mei 22, 2015 (05-22-15)

Beautiful little Nani is a Good Luck Fairy. Celebrating the abundance of life, Nani plays happily among the 'Ihi'ihi (Hawaiian clover) in the sacred Ohia Forest. As she gracefully glides through the sky, she gently bats her fairy wings sprinkling fairy dust while she waves her magical 'Ihi'ihi wand to bestow an abundance of good luck to all who are around her.
The 'Ihi'ihi, a significant Hawaiian token of good fortune and prosperity, magnifies Nani's Mana.

Like a magnet, Nani's magical 'Ihi'ihi wand attracts good fortune in all areas of life.

Endowed with a powerful Mana (spiritual energy), Nani is a weaver of magic and dreams. Her presence attracts good luck, abundance and prosperity.

Nani invites you to spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly.
Simply express your most heartfelt desires to her, and trust that your wishes will manifest for the highest good of all concerned.

Nani's Tutu (grandmother) wove her straw hat and sewed her purple skirt and pink top. She crocheted matching purple panties and little shoes. Tutu adorned the top and shoes with purple crystal flowers. The color purple embodies abundance and prosperity. The crystals symbolize magic.
All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Nani is about 3.5” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. She has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All of Nani’s accessories were individually handcrafted.

Nani happily skips and flies through the forest. Today she found a lucky four leaf clovers which she put in her hair. She is enchanted by the beauty of nature and eager to share the blessing of her good luck Mana with her Ohana (family) and friends.
Nani chants softly:

"Mahalo e Na Akua"
(Gratitude and thanks to the Gods)

Nani is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

An aura of good luck radiates from Nani to all who are around her.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Mysteries of Ho'oponopono

(Harmony and Blessing)


E aloha kakou 
Ho’omau kakou 
Malama kakou 
Ikaika kakou 


We are loving 
We persevere 
We are caring
We are strong”

(Maka'ala Yates)

Many people claim Hawaiian Ho’oponopono is one of the most powerful healing techniques. Is this true? What is it all about?
Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian way of “making things right”. (ho’o-to make, pono-right)It is a powerful Hawaiian ritual which has been used for many years to manifest healing, love, peace, and harmony within ourselves and our relationships.
According to Hawaiian beliefs, we are connected through our aka (cords of energy, also umbilical cord) to each other and everything around us. The relationship to ourselves, nature, and others is like a net. If any part of it is in disharmony the whole net becomes tangled, resulting in frictions and conflicts.
Through Ho’oponopono we are releasing guilt, resentments, or tensions correlated with past behaviors and restoring the net with balance and harmony.
The ancient Hawaiian ceremony of Ho’oponopono is all about forgiveness and forgiving to clear the path in order to ascend to peace and harmony within ourselves. If we take responsibility, all problems can be solved from within. In Ho’oponopono we are forgiving others and ultimately forgiving ourselves.

The ritual of Ho’oponopono always begins with a Hawaiian pule (prayer) of heartfelt love, humbleness and respect for the Divine within and all around us.

Chanting the Ho’oponopono prayer we are not only making things right within ourselves and the people in our current relationships, we are also asking for forgiveness from our ancestors. The power does not lie in the ritual and/or mediator but in our heartfelt intention and sincere desire to correct the wrong.
Communication between ourselves and the divine is of extraordinary importance in the ritual of Ho’oponopono. Words, spoken with heartfelt love, possess tremendous power to manifest positive changes.

Ho’oponopono is a way of letting go and clearing the path. We can balance and resolve internal conflicts within ourselves, our relationships, or our surroundings through Ho’oponopono.

The end result is true healing and enlightenment. With Ho’oponopono we can erase or change unwanted negative energies and thoughts, replacing them with new thoughts which ultimately will bring about peace, harmony, and love. Through Ho'oponopono, the power of forgiveness manifests miraculous results.

33 years ago, I became a firm believer in the tremendous power of Ho’oponopono and have been using it ever since. Here is how I was introduced to this transformational Hawaiian healing ritual: I left Germany and moved to Hawaii with my 4 year old son when I was 27 years old. My mother was devastated that her only child and grandchild had moved so far away from her. Understandably, she was very angry, sad, and depressed and refused to talk to me on the phone or respond to my letters. I love my mother and was extremely upset, because I did not know how to restore our relationship.

I told one of my neighbors, an older Hawaiian man who later became a dear friend of mine, about my problem. He said:” You must use Ho’oponopono with your mother. It will heal and resolve your conflicts.” He then wrote the Ho’oponopono prayer on a piece of paper for me and told me to keep reading it out loud to myself with lots of love and sincerity. I will never forget when he said, that the spoken words of the Ho’oponopono prayer have tremendous power and radiate energy which will restore peace and harmony. At the time, all this was hard to believe, but I did it anyways with the very intense desire to heal the relationship between my mother and me. After about one week of using Ho’oponopono, I received the first letter from my mother which started the resolution of our relationship problems.
I would like to share my Hawaiian friend’s Ho’oponopono prayer with you, hoping that it might lead you to peace and harmony within yourself and your relationships:

Divine (name that which is sacred to you),
If I (fill in your name), and family and ancestors have at any time offended (fill in their name) their family, relatives and ancestors in words, thoughts and deeds from the beginning of our creation to the presence I humbly ask forgiveness for myself, family and ancestors.
Release us from spiritual, mental, physical, financial, and karmic ties from the beginning of our creation to the presence. If others have offended me I forgive them. Pull out of our memory banks and bio computers all unwanted negative energies and blocks we have created and or accumulated.
Cut all the ties that bind us together. Transmute all unwanted negative energies to pure light that divine order, wisdom, and understanding. Peace of mind and balance be made manifest within and through us.
We give thanks in the name of (name that which is sacred to you) and it is done!

I have practiced Ho’oponopono on a regular basis for years now. The effectiveness and outcomes always amaze me. Using Ho’oponopono with the right intention and attitude, never fails to produce the desired results. I often use it without having any specific problems and just address the prayer to the world which leaves me with a feeling of deep inner peace.

The divine powers of Ho’oponopono inspired my creation of the Magical Hawaiian Menehunes, Pono and Puli (Harmony and Blessing). Pono and Puli are Ho’oponopono mediators who perform a ritual to restore peace and harmony within their Menehune Ohana (family).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hau'oli La Makuahine! Happy Mother's Day!

Mahalo nui loa
He Makana Nau Aloha Nui Loa

(Thank you very much.
A gift for you with all my love.)

On Mother's Day we celebrate and honor the loving, caring essence of all mothers. It is the time to cherish the special bond of love we share with our mothers. The ritual of giving gifts expresses this gratitude to all mother figures in our lifes, like aunties, sister, grandmothers, not to forget the greatest mothers of all, Mother Earth and Mother Nature.

Mahina (Moonlight), the Guardian Angel was created in the honor of all mothers.

We can always depend on our mother's unconditional love. In addition we were also born in the loving embrace of our guardian angel. Some may call it our inner spirit being whose devotion and infinite wisdom guards, guides and enlightens us on our life’s journey. All we ever need to do is turn within and ask our angel for help or inspiration. There always is a response offering strength and guidance. Maybe the answer doesn't come right away, but there will be that moment of clarity when we just know what we need to do.
Ancient Hawaiians referred to angels as Awaiku, the spiritual nature of human being. The Awaikus came from a place called Kaulike, where everything was in balance. Their home is Lanikeha, the high sky. Hawaiian Kahunas (magicians) called on the Awaiku’s healing powers, their protection and guidance in all life situations.
The essence of angels is unconditional love. They beckon us to enter our sacred inner space to illuminate our lives with the light of consciousness.

The devotion of all mothers and guardian angels inspired the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehune Angel Lani (Heaven).

Lani (Heaven), the Guardian Angel

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lani, the Heaven

The sacred sound of the Pu (conch shell) echoes across the ‘Aina (land) calling Lani, the Menehune Guardian Angel to earth. Lani’s heavenly Mana (spiritual energy) radiates the power of unconditional Aloha (love).
Lani is named after her home Lanikeha, the heaven. The heavenly light of Lani’s candle illuminates the paths of the Menehune’s lives on earth.
The Menehunes know Lani always watches over them enlightening their lives with her angelic presence.
Hearing the divine calling of the Pu in the distance, the Menehunes sense that Lani is near. Sometimes she allows them a glance at the heavenly glow of her shell candle or a glimpse of her angelic white feather wings passing by to remind them how brightly the Aloha spirit is shining from their own souls. All they have to do is call and Lani appears offering her wisdom and guidance.

Welcome Lani as your guardian angel! She is devoted to protecting and guiding you on your life’s journey.

Lani often rests among the ferns in the serene Hawaiian Ohia forest, worshipping the beautiful world around her. She never tires of rejoicing in the abundant splendor of nature.

Lani wears a white dress with a silvery pink Hawaiian shell in the front, pink crocheted panties and matching shoes adorned with crystals. The pink Pupu (shell) in her hair represents spiritual strength, unity and love.
She is holding an shell with a candle in her hands. The angel wings are crafted out of real white feathers.

Lani is about 3.5” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Lani has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Lani is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She is a collector’s item bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii.

Lani’s Mana (spiritual energy) radiates heavenly unconditional Aloha.