Friday, July 26, 2013

Kaiholena, Magical Valley of Ancestors


"Huli I ke kanaka pili ke Aukua a nana no I kipaipai ho’I a kakou.

Inspiration is understanding the knowledge of all possibilities."

Na Kumu-Keala Ching



Some time ago I was granted the honor to visit the Kaiholena Preserve in Ka’u. The majestic Mana (spiritual energy) of this rare and uniquely Hawaiian lowland forest literally took my breath away. It felt like stepping into the serene beauty of the ancestor’s land which invoked a deep sense of humbleness and awe-inspiring inner silence within me.
Nurtured by Nature Conservancy, Kaiholena is thriving with native plants and bird life. The beautiful serene Ohia and Koa forest shelters an abundant growth of native Uluhe and Hapu’u ferns.



The tabletop mountain Makanau is a sacred historic site which offers a simply glorious view of the Ka’u coastline, Punaluu Black Sands Beach and the surrounding mountains. 




‘Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, soars high above keeping a watchful eye reminding us to live well, love nature, and Malama ‘Aina (care for the land).


The warm Aloha of Kaiholena’s Mana is like an embrace which opens the heart to the beauty of life.


The Menehunes Kaiholena and Makanau and the Nene Goose were created in honor of the magical Kaiholena valley.


Kaiholena, Makanau and Nene worship the beauty of Hawaii. Their Pule (prayer) for peace, harmony, happiness and abundance includes everybody in the world.



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