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.

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