Monday, February 29, 2016

Mermaids, Mystical Oracle of the Ocean

Makua, the secret Mermaid Cave on Oahu

Oceans are marvelous with wonders and beauty, their ability to provide and power to destroy. The Oceanic realm is fascinating with its mystery, music and depth.
Mermaids are spirits of the ocean who offer wisdom and insight. They are the divine link between the world of ocean and world of human.

Mermaid magic is intriguing and captures our imagination.

Let the sea whisper sweet wishes to you and connect with the energy and healing Mana (spiritual energy) of the mermaids! With their overflowing magic, Mermaids teach ways to heal the past, love yourself more deeply, embrace creativity and find your life's purpose. Loving, adventurous, kind and daring, Mermaids convey messages of healing, love and romance.

Birth Date: Malaki 1, 2016 (03-01-16)

Take a magical journey into the enchanted oceanic realm and dive with the Mermaids! Invoke their divine Mana and manifest your dreams!

Loving, adventurous, kind and daring, Limu is the most adorable little mermaid. All day long she glides through the waters in the bays of beautiful Punalu’u Black Sands Beach looking for treasures and new adventures.
Today she found a precious Hoku Kai (sea star) and this is her gift to you.

The sea star bestows sanctuary, salvation, renewal and strength.

Named after the rich, nutritious, life giving seaweed, Limu whispers sweet secrets beckoning you to connect with her magical healing Mana. 

Learn how to heal the past, love yourself more deeply, embrace creativity and find your life's purpose.


Limu wears seaweed leis around her head and a shell lei around her waist. A crystal sea star adorns her forehead. Limu is leaning on a piece of precious coral.

Limu is about 4” 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. Limu has tiny little hands, ears, buttocks, a belly button and a green fish tail. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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

Limu offers wisdom and insights.




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree, Spirit Revealing Itself

In ancient Hawaii the silvery glow of the Kukui Nut Tree represented light, hope, and renewal.

It was believed that a Kukui Nut Tree planted in front of the house revealed the owners spirit. Because of its beauty and many uses the Kukui, also known as the Candlenut tree, became the state tree of Hawaii.

Kukui was believed to be one of the kino laus or physical manifestations of Lono, the Hawaiian god of agriculture and fertility. Lono appeared when abundance was ready to be harvested.

In old Hawaii Kukui nut leis were worn by the Ali’I (royalty) to honor the life-giving force of Lono and to show their social status. For them it was like wearing a lei of light providing hope, healing and protection. Hawaiians also used their Kukui seed leis as prayer beads, over time increasing their beauty by filling them with their Mana (spiritual energy).

Kukui Nut Lei

Kukui nuts were used for light, navigation, medicinal, spiritual and many other purposes. Kukui nut oil provided light for the first Hawaiian torches. The oil was and still is used for massages, moisturizing the skin, and many other healing benefits. Early Hawaiians used Kukui nut candles were to keep track of time.

Kukui symbolizes inner light, hope and renewal, spirit revealing itself. 

The spiritual significance of the Kukui Nut Tree inspired the creation of Kukui, the Menehune Baby.

Kukui (Inner Light)

Birth Date: Pepeluali 14, 2016 (02-14-16)


Kukui’s Mana (spiritual energy) reflects the light of the Kukui Nut Tree, offering love, hope, healing and protection. Kukui guides us to reconnect with our spiritual origin, the eternal presence of love within and all around us.

Kukui is named after the Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree which represents inner light, hope and renewal, spirit revealing itself. Kukui is a Pepe (baby), who just left the spiritual world. 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. 
Kukui blooms with Aloha (Love). After all her birthday is Hau'oli (Valentines Day).
Kukui is the Menehune's Keiki Punahele (beloved child). They love her and take turns watching over her at all times. Rejoicing in her sweet innocence, 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), Kukui lies contently on a big Kukui Nut leaf in her coconut cradle sucking on her thumb.


Kukui's Tutu (grandmother) crocheted her purple pants and matching booties which she adorned with 2 tiny pink crystals. She wove a purple feather lei and fastened 2 Kukui nuts on the ends. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine. The Kukui nuts symbolize light and protection.
Last Tutu put a big Plumeria flower behind Kukui's ear. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


Kukui is about 4” 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. Kukui has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.

The coconut for Kukui’s cradle was selected from palm trees Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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


Kukui's Mana nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit within.





Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hawaii's Coral Reef, Sacred Landscape of the Pacific Ocean

The magnificent Puna (Coral) is a gift from the ocean.

Coral is believed to have great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy). It is the stone of passion and healing. Coral provides protection from illness and harm. According to research, corals contain hormones which have a strong positive influence on the human body. Ashes from burned Coral heal wounds and ulcers. Coral powder dissolved in water is an effective pain-killer.

Coral also is believed to attract love, prosperity, creativity, optimism, inner peace, strength and understanding of life's purpose.

Hawaii's coral reefs stretch out for more than 1200 miles in the Pacific Ocean, covering about 85% of all coral reefs in the US. The reef is of great importance to the ocean environment and its inhabitants as well as to humans. It supports marine and terrestrial life.
They look just like rocks, but reefs are alive. Corals give them their structure, offering habitat and food to the many fish, lobsters, octopus and crabs. The 500 different species of algae growing on the Hawaiian coral reef provide food and life-sustaining oxygen for all marine life. Algae provide more oxygen than all land plants worldwide combined.
Many of the plants, fish, and invertebrates found in the Hawaiian coral reef are endemic to Hawaii. In old Hawaii reef fish provided the people with  protein and are still considered a delicacy today.
Reefs protect shorelines from erosion and storm damage by limiting the impact of strong waves.


The beautiful beaches of Hawaii were created by the coral reef. Beach sand evolves from dead fragments of coral, shells and calcified algae. 

The great surfing waves of Hawaii are shaped by the reefs.
Snorkeling and diving in the enchanting coral reef makes the Pacific Ocean and underwater paradise, which allows us to connect with the wonders of nature.

Hawaiian reefs are endangered. Showing respect and appreciation by helping to clean the beaches, catching only the fish that are really needed, refraining from throwing waste into the water will help to sustain our precious coral reefs.

Malama Ka'aina!- Care for the land!

The magnificent Hawaiian Puna inspired the creation of Menehune girl Lokalia (Coral).

 Lokalia (Coral), the Healer
 Birthdate: Pepeluali 2, 2016 (02-02-16)

Allow Lokalia to be your healing guide. Her coral Mana restores Pono (harmony) in mind, body and soul.

Lokalia's gift to you is a precious piece of Hawaiian coral, the stone of passion and healing. Little Menehune girl Lokalia reflects the coral's great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy).
Lokalia is a Ho'ola (healer). Walking along the shores of the magnificent Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, Lokalia searches for the gorgeous corals, she is named after. When the signs are right and the spirits permit, she gathers the corals. Chanting a Pule (prayer) to give thanks for the gift, Lokalia cleans the corals in the ocean water and merges with their Mana.
As soon as she enters her Ohana’s (family’s) village, all the Menehunes gather around her. “Aloha e Lokalia!” they greet her respectfully. Lokalia is the Menehune’s Ho'ola. Being around Lokalia’s corals and healing Mana leaves the Menehunes with a feeling of deep inner peace and happiness.


Lokalia's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress and crocheted pink panties with matching shoes. She hand drew a pink coral design on the front of the dress to enhance Lokalia's magical coral Mana. All these things were Tutu's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


Lokalia is about 4” 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. Lokalia has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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

Lokalia brings you the healing Mana of the Hawaiian Coral.