Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Sun, the Eye of the World

Aloha E Ka La Aloha E
E Ho'oulu Mai E Ka La
I Ka Honua Nei Amana E

Greetings o sun, welcome
Enrich and empower, o sun
This beautiful earth

Our sun is the eye of the world, which illuminates all life on earth. As the greatest fire of nature, the sun's glorious rays are the source of light and life within the soul. The sun reflects strength of spirit, awareness, abundance, clarity and leadership.

The sun inspires divinity and enlightenment. Its brilliance lifts the spirit and affirms life. 

Watching the sun rise, nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit. It is a process of rebirth which restores joy and peace to our inner being as the spirit within is illuminated by the sun's radiance. The warm rays comfort, heal and invigorate body and soul.

For centuries many cultures have dedicated sacred ceremonies to the sun in order to gain spiritual insights. Native Hawaiians respect and honor the sun's energy as the source of all life.

Haleakala, House of the Sun

E ala e Ka la i kahikina 
I ka moana 
Ka moana hohonu 
Pi’i ka lewa 
Ka lewa nu’u 
I kahikina 
Aia ka la. 
E ala e! 

The sun in the east 
From the ocean 
The ocean deep 
Climbing (to) the heaven 
The heaven highest 
In the east 
There is the sun 

Haleakala is a 1.2 million years old massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island of Maui. It is a place of prayer; 

Haleakala is Ala hea ka la – the path to calling the sun. 

In Hawaiian mythology, the crater at the summit of Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Māui. To please his grandmother Maui, who was known for his tricks, captured the sun with his lasso and forced it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day.

For over 1000 years, only the Na Kāhuna P'o (ancient priests) and their Haumana (students) lived at Haleakalā for meditation to receive spiritual wisdom as well as to observe the heavens for navigation purposes. They merged the sounds of their ancient prayers with the Mana (spiritual energy) of nature for spiritual manifestations. Over 300 Heiaus (temples) were built on the eastern side of Haleakalā. The ancient Hawaiians kept Haleakala's secrets for the people to love, protect and preserve.
Haleakala has been named 'The House of the Sun'. It is a sacred place and must be treated with respect.

Menehune Baby Lala (Sunshine) was created in honor of our glorious sun.

Lala (Sunshine)
Birth Date: Ianuali 18, 2015 (01-18-15)

Lala's smile is like sunshine, warming body and soul. Lala is the Menehune's Keiki Punahele (beloved child). They love her and take turns watching over her at all times. Lala is only 3 months old. She just left the spiritual world and her memory and connection to her origin are very strong. The deep inner knowing that she is always taken care of fills her with trust and love. The Menehunes rejoice in Lala’s sweet innocence. Gently rocking her cradle, they softly sing a Hawaiian lullaby to her:
He nani lua 'ole
Ku'u wehi o nâ lani
He kilohana 'oe
Na'u e pûlama mau
Hô'olu i ka poli e
Mehana i ke anu e.

I can smile when it's raining
Touch the warmth of the sun
I hear children laughing
In this place that I love
Where I live there are rainbows
With life in the laughter of morning
And birds filled with song

Surrounded by her Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Lala lies contently in her coconut cradle cuddling her Pea 'Alika (Teddy Bear) and sucking on her thumb. 

Like sunshine, Lala's Mana (spiritual energy) nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit.

Lala's Tutu (grandmother) crocheted her pink pants and matching booties which she adorned with 2 tiny pink crystals. She also sewed the bedding and canopy with a Plumeria design for the cradle and decorated the canopy with a green feather lei. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine. Tutu hung a heart shaped crystal in the center of the canopy. Lala delights in watching it sparkle in the sunlight. Last Tutu put a Plumeria flower behind Lala's ear. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Lala is about 3” 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. Lala has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
Pea 'Alika, theTeddy Bear, is about 1" tall. He is handmade out of synthetic fur with black crystals for eyes and nose and a pink embroidered mouth.

The coconut for Lala’s cradle was selected from palm trees Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom pine wood rocking base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Lala is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
Lala comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Lala’s Sunshine Mana helps us to reconnect with our spiritual origin, the eternal presence of love within and all around us.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hawaiian Dolls for Good Luck

Laki (Lucky)

Swinging her magical 'Ohe (bamboo) wand, Laki happily skips through the forest. She is enchanted by the beauty of nature and eager to share the blessing of her good luck Mana (spiritual energy) with her Ohana (family) and friends.
Laki's personality reflects the meaning of her name: Lucky. Laki's presence attracts good luck, abundance and prosperity.

Let your Mana merge with Laki, express your most heartfelt desires to her, and trust that your wishes will manifest for the highest good of all concerned.

Significant Hawaiian tokens of good fortune and prosperity magnify Laki's Mana. Her magical wand, the Hawaiian 'Ohe (lucky bamboo) is adorned with 2 powerful conch shells and a small green Honu (turtle). Like a magnet, it attracts good fortune in all areas of life.

Laki's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Plumeria Haku (head lei). In Hawaii flowers represent good luck. Tutu also sewed Laki's green dress and crocheted matching green panties and little shoes. Tutu adorned the shoes and the dress with green crystals. The color green 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).

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

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Custom Order Dolls from Hawaii

Ma'iha (Perseverance)

Custom Order dolls manifest visions!

A lady recently custom ordered a doll from me as a gift for her daughter. She wanted the doll to reflect her daughter's personality, display her favorite colors and bring good luck.
These details inspired the creation of Ma'iha.

Ma'iha (Perseverance)

Celebrating the abundance of life, Ma'iha plays happily among the abundant flowers in the beautiful Hawaiian Forest. She is collecting nature's treasures to honor the Akuas (Gods) and share with her Menehune Ohana (family). Today she picked the sweet smelling Puakenikeni Flowers, which she wove into a beautiful Haku (head lei) for herself.

Ma'iha chants softly:
"Mahalo e Na Akua"
(Gratitude and thanks to the Gods)

Ma'iha's personality reflects the meaning of her name: Perseverance. Ma'iha knows that, with determination, she can accomplish miracles. She could move mountains by carrying away small stones.

Ma'iha's Mana (spiritual energy) radiates good luck and the power of courage and dedication to all who are around her.

Ma'iha's gift to you is the beautiful Pu (Conch Shell) she carries. In Hawaii the Pu is said to attract prosperity, an abundance of wealth, good fortune, and well-being.

Ma'iha's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress. She also crocheted purple panties and matching little shoes. Tutu adorned the shoes, the dress and Ma'ihai's beautiful black hair with blue crystals. Last Tutu crafted 2 blue crystal bracelets. The color blue embodies depth and stability. The crystals symbolize magic. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Ma'iha's presence attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hawaiian Dolphins, Angels of the Sea

See them play in the moonlight
Watch them dance in the sun
They're the children of freedom - everyone
As they care for each other
With no question or cause
They deserve to be treasured as a source of love
(The Promise)

Nai'as (Dolphins) are often called the “Angels of the Sea”. They are adored symbols of joy and playfulness that thousands of people connect with. 

Their divine aura delights our senses by radiating healing energy to mind, body and spirit. 

Dolphins, whales and humans are the only three sentient beings on Earth. Dolphins have a complex language and an extremely high level of understanding. With balance, harmony and transcendence, dolphins create grace in life.
In Hawaii Dolphins live and travel in large groups of hundreds at a time. Healthy adults protect and feed injured ones, and everybody guards mothers and their calves from predators. Dolphins demonstrate a level of selflessness and cooperation that most people struggle to achieve.

The pure generous spirit of dolphins provides protection and guidance. Dolphins trust their instincts and intuition rather than, as many humans do, over thinking things.
Sailors believe the sight of dolphins to be a good omen. Dolphins have been known to save people from drowning and shark attacks. 

Dolphins teach us to not only save ourselves, but to protect others as well.

Mahimahi, another name for dolphin in the Hawaiian language, means very strong. Dolphins in the wild are strong and fearless. When sharks or orcas threaten them, they don’t hesitate to fight instead of trying to flee. They represent strong moral convictions and self-confidence, reminding us to speak our minds and stand our ground rather than hide our true selves.
Dolphins also are believed to be the sacred resting place for the souls of the deceased.

Dolphins live peacefully with other species, including humans. Their gentle nature inspires us to look for the good in everyone and strive to bring peace to our lives and those around us.

Dolphins welcome us into their world, and invite us to swim with them into the unknown. They are intelligent friends who exemplify qualities we value-- cooperation, harmony, peace, joyfulness, health, beauty, wisdom, grace and, above all, unconditional love. Dolphins fill our minds with visions of freedom, encouraging us to attain many life-enhancing qualities.

With their loving, positive and joyful Mana (spiritual energy), the Nai'a (dolphin) motivates us to be strong, curious, inquisitive, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

The enchanting Mana of the dolphin inspired the creation of Nai'a, the Menehune Sailor.

Nai'a (Dolphin)
Birthdate: Ianuali 6, 2015 (01/06/2015)

Nai'a is named after his Aumakua (ancestral guardian spirit), the Hawaiian Dolphin. Dolphins are often called the “Angels of the Sea”.Surrounded by the joyful Mana (spiritual energy) and unconditional love of his Aumakua, Nai'a always feels protected when he sails his Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe) in the gentle breeze of Punalu’u Black Sands Beach.
Nai'a follows the dolphin's graceful movements, as they lead him deeply into the peaceful, spiritual realm of the Pacific Ocean.
Nai'a’s greatest treasures are the precious conch shells, which are a gift from the ocean. When he blows his Pu (Conch Shell) in the 4 sacred directions, its pure sound echoes across the vast ocean invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy). Nai'a's Pu attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.

In the spirit of the dolphin, Nai'a inspires us to be strong, curious, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

Nai'a’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana into the Ti Leaf Leis he wears around his neck. According to ancient Hawaiian beliefs, Ti leaves provide protection from all harm. She also crafted and blessed his conch shell amulet and adorned it with a star shaped crystal. Wearing his amulet and Ti leaf lei and guided by his Aumakua, the Dolphin, Nai'a always feels save and secure. 
Tutu also sewed his ocean blue Malu (wraparound) and crocheted his white pants.
Nai’a and his Kuku (grandfather) made his Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe) together. Walking through the forest they started following the native forest bird who selected the tree they would use to build the canoe. After Nai’a and his Kuku finished carving the Wa’akaukahi, they built the sail which has a design of 2 dolphins playing in the ocean. The dolphins on his sail give Nai’a the greatest comfort. They remind him that, if he should ever get lost at sea, he can call on his Aumakua, the dolphin, who always, without fail, comes to guide Nai’a safely back to shore.
All these things were Tutu’s and Kuku's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to their beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).

Nai'a 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. Nai'a has little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. His malu is sewn out of the same cotton fabric as his sail. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Nai'a is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. Nai'a comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Nai'a reflects the divine Mana of the Hawaiian Dolphin.