I am a bit late getting this posted today because I have been on the other side of the island since 5 am this morning. My Halau Hula O Hali'ileo had our renewal ceremony Heiwai. We went to the East side of the island and prayed, let go of all the old stuffs and then cleansed ourselves in the ocean and let all of the stuffs go out through the sea to Ke Akua. It is a ceremony with great intention of starting anew, with focus on ourself, our Kumu and our Halau. With this focus we come to realize that hula and the study of hula is a way of life and will relate and be significant in all the things we think and do that is pono -good. I am grateful that during the time of Maka hiki my halau gathers to do this ceremony with our Kumu. This year we were joined with another Halua and Kumu Maka Herrod. What a wonderful blessing to be pono with the aina and with kai and letting Ke Akua guide us. Mahalo Ke Akua!!! Mahalo Kumus Doric Yaris and Maka Herrod, and Hula sister Sarah Grossman and hula brother Loren Rendon and all the others in our wonderful Halau.
We were then blessed with an incredible anuenue, rainbow, shortly after the sun rose out from the clouds.
Then we gathered with three other halua and had a hula awana workshop. We were taught a hula by Kumu Pua, written by one of Kauai's most valued ohana about the area we were at. Waipoli to Kapaa. What a precious treat to have shared with us....a bit of history told through the mele...song!
Then it was lunch and talk story to round out a filled with ALOHA time.
I am very thankful for the lessons that are taught and the love and respect of our hula hui and precious Kumu's ♥ Mahalo Ke Akua!!