21 December 2010

The Memories in our Hearts

We were all young once. We carry the memories in our hearts of our beauty in our youth and the sweet innocence of our childhood. Many of us long for those carefree days. We remember the sweet puppy breath of our first baby dog. We remember all the days we played outside digging holes in the ground and building forts, making mud pies and climbing trees, riding horseback and singing silly songs, splashing in the rain puddles along the streets, our first bicycle, playing tag, the magic of the colourful lights on a Christmas tree, the sweet aroma filling the house with fresh baked cookies, exploring our world and tasting the earth . . . 

I remember marveling at the beauty of a Butterfly taking flight and landing in my hair. And the first time I sat out on the cool grass in the darkness beneath a night sky gazing up at the moon and realised for the first time that it was round, feeling transported by the magic of that moment when I understood the wonder of a planet suspended in the sky. We remember our fear and sense of wonder the first time we saw the ocean .. the "big water"... we cherish all those precious things and the people we have loved all our lives. This is what we see when we gaze into the mirror. No one can ever really know what is in the heart of another person.

While it is true the Universe is always listening, we are the only ones on this earth who really know ourselves. We are known to others by the power of our intentions. We are known and remembered forever by our words and our actions. Words are powerful. Be careful what you say. It is not as important how we look as what is in our hearts, and the words we project, for thought becomes form and that which we focus on we give power to. Always remember the power of now. To be present here in the moment. Focus on this very moment on this very day, every day, for it is really all you have. There are no promises and no guarantees for how much time we have in this life to make a positive difference in the lives of others during our time here on this Earth. Love is the only truly important thing in life. So when you look at your parents, when you gaze into your Mother or your Father's eyes, try and see the sweet innocent child in them. It will open your eyes to your past and to your future. No matter how old we are, we are all children.

As the Observer, we all see the child in ourselves. The innocence, the purity and the very essence of our soul is what we see when we look into our own eyes. Just as when I look at my husband, I see and love the boy within the man. Just as when I gaze into the eyes of my own dear children and see my own immortality. In my heart I am still an innocent little girl.

Sharon Mau
07 August 2014

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts -  inspirational quotes by Henry David Thoreau

E ho’omaika’i O la’a kea me ke aloha pau ole

18 July 2010

Hele me kahau 'oli

Hele me kahau 'oli -- go with joy

14 July 2010


Beyond Traditional Means: Ho'oponopono

An interview with ...
Morrnah Simeona and Dr. Stan Hew Len
by Deborah King

"We can appeal to Divinity who knows our personal blueprint, for healing of all thoughts and memories that are holding us back at this time," softly shares Morrnah Simeona. "It is a matter of going beyond traditional means of accessing knowledge about ourselves."

The process that Morrnah refers to is based on the ancient Hawaiian method of stress reduction (release) and problem solving called Ho'oponopono. The word Ho'oponopono means to make right, to rectify an error. Morrnah is Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa'au. Kahuna means "keeper of the secret" and Lapa'au means "a specialist in healing." She was chosen to be a kahuna while still a small child and received her gift of healing at the age of three. She is the daughter of a member of the court of Queen Liliuokalani, the last sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands. The process that is now brought forth is a modernization of an ancient spiritual cleansing ritual. It has proven so effective that she has been invited to teach this method at the United Nations, the World Health Organization and at institutions of healing throughout the world.

How does Ho'oponopono work? Morrnah explains, "We are the sum total of our experiences, which is to say that we are burdened by our pasts. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, if we would look carefully, we would find that the cause is actually a memory. It is the emotions which are tied to these memories which affect us now. The subconscious associates an action or person in the present with something that happened in the past. When this occurs, emotions are activated and stress is produced."

She continues, "The main purpose of this process is to discover the Divinity within oneself. The Ho'oponopono is a profound gift which allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, deed or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past."

Every memory of every experience, since the first moment of our creation, eons ago, is recorded as a thought form which is stored in the etheric realm. This incredible recorder/computer is also known as the subconscious, unihipili or child aspect within us. The inner child is very real and comprises one part of the Self. The other aspects are the mother, also known as the uhane or rational mind and the father, the superconscious or Spiritual aspect. The three comprise the inner family, which, in partnership with The Divine Creator, makes up one's Self I-Dentity. Every human being in creation, every plant, atom and molecule has these three selves and yet each blueprint is completely different.

The most important task for people is to find his or her true identity and place in the Universe. This process allows that understanding to become available.

The purpose of Ho'oponopono is to: 1) Connect with the Divinity within on a moment-to-moment basis; 2) To ask that movement and all it contains, be cleansed. Only the Divinity can do that. Only the Divinity can erase or correct memories and thought forms. Since the Divinity created us, only the Divinity knows what is going on with a person.

In this system, there is no need to analyze, solve, manage or cope with problems. Since the Divinity created everything, you can just go directly to Him and ask that it be corrected and cleansed.

In the area of problem solving: the world is a reflection of what is happening inside us. If you are experiencing upset or imbalance, the place to look is inside yourself, not outside at the object you perceive as causing your problem. Every stress, imbalance or illness can be corrected just by working on yourself. It is important to mention that this system is fundamentally different from other forms of Ho'oponopono. In traditional methods, everyone who is involved in a problem needs to be physically present and work it out together. In Morrnah's system everything can be handled by you and the Divinity. You don't need to go one inch outside yourself for answers or help. There is no one who can give you any more relevant information than you can get by going within yourself.

Morrnah especially recommends Ho'oponopono for those in the healing profession: "It is important to clear Karmic patterns with your clients before you start working with them, so that you don't activate old stuff between you. Perhaps you shouldn't be working with that person at all. Only the Divinity knows. If you work with a person and it isn't your business, you can take on the person's entire problem and everything associated with it. This can cause burnout. The Ho'oponopono gives the tools to prevent that from happening."

Morrnah wished for our Western society that everyone would do things to reduce the stress. "Western people have great difficulty in putting the intellect behind. It is difficult for the Western mind to get a grasp of a Higher Being because in traditional Western churches, the Higher Beings are not made evident." She continues, "Western man has gone to the extremes with his intellectualism it divides and keeps people separate. Man then becomes a destroyer because he manages and copes rather than letting the perpetuating force of the Divinity flow through him for right action."

Copyright © 2006 Freedom of the Cosmos


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,
The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,
The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.
My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,
Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka"I".

Copyright © 2005 Freedom of the Cosmos

Owau no ka I

"I" AM THE "I"
"I" come forth from the void into light
Pua mai au mai ka po iloko o ka malamalama
"I" am the breath that nurtures life
Owau no ka ha, ka mauli ola
"I" am that emptiness, that hollowness beyond all consciousness
Owau no ka poho, ke ka'ele mawaho a'e o no ike apau
The "I", the Id, the All
KA I, Ke Kino Iho, na Mea Apau
"I" draw my bow of rainbows across the waters
Ka a'e au i ku'u pi'o o na anuenue mawaho a'e o na kai a pau
The continuum of minds with matters
Ka ho'omaumau o na mana'oame na mea a pau
"I" am the incoming and outgoing of breath
Owau no ka "Ho", a me ka "Ha"
The invisible, untouchable breeze
He huna ka makani nahenahe,
The undefinable atom of creation
Ka "Hua" huna o Kumulipo.
"I" am the "I"
Owau no ka "I"

17 June 2010

Pā kōnane i ka lani, ke kai a honua Honua, e Hōkū

Pā kōnane i ka lani, ke kai a honua Honua, e Hōkū


Hōkūleʻa au, i ka lani
Ala i ka pō hoʻomaha i ke ao
Nohona i ka pō me ke ao
Pā mai ka lama i ka lani

Hōkūleʻa au, i ke kai
He waʻa kaulua ʻo Hawaiʻi
Holo puni i ka pakipika
Pā mai ka lama i ke kai

Hōkūleʻa Hōkūloa Hōkūpaʻa
Nā hōkū i ka lani, ke kai a honua
Hōkūleʻa Hōkūloa Hōkūpaʻa
Pā kōnane i ka lani, ke kai a honua
Honua, e hoku

Hōkūleʻa au, i ka honua
Ka hōʻailona o ka Lahui
Aloha mākou i kou mana
Pā mai ka lama i ka honua

I am Hōkūleʻa in the heavens
Wakening in the nite resting in the day
Existing nite and day
Shining radiantly in the heaven

I am Hōkūleʻa in the sea
A double hull canoe of Hawaiʻi
Traveling throughout the pacific
Shining torch on the sea

Hōkūleʻa Hōkūloa Hōkūpaʻa
The stars in the sky, sea and earth
Hōkūleʻa Hōkūloa Hōkūpaʻa
Shine your brilliance in the sky, sea & earth

I am Hōkūleʻa on the earth
The symbol of the Hawaiian nation
We love your spirit
Shining light on the earth

14 June 2010

Kue: The Hui Aloha Aina Anti-Annexation Petitions, 1897-1898

Kue: The Hui Aloha Aina Anti-Annexation Petitions, 1897-1898


  • Maui, Women [Lahaina, Wailuku, Waihe'e, Waiehu, Waikapu, Honua'ula, Makawao, Hana, Honokohau]

  • Maui, Men [Lahaina, Wailuku, Waihe'e, Waiehu, Waikapu, Honua'ula, Makawao, Hana, Honokohau] 

The organization of the petitions is based on the publication: Kue: The Hui Aloha Aina Anti-Annexation Petitions, 1897-1898, compiled by Nalani Minton and Noenoe K.Silva. (UHM Library KZ245.H3 M56 1998).
The copy of the petitions used for this project was provided courtesy of the Bishop Museum Archives.

Noenoe Silva explains the anti-annexation petitions filed with the United States government by organizations in the Hawaiian Islands:


 1898 Hui Aloha `Aina petition published

31 May 2010

Painted Islands of Summer Lilies

Every morning the world is created.
Under the orange sticks of the sun
the heaped ashes of the night turn into leaves again
and fasten themselves to the high branches
and the ponds appear like black cloth
on which are painted islands of summer lilies.

If it is your nature to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails for hours,
your imagination alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit carries within it
the thorn that is heavier than lead
if it's all you can do to keep on trudging,
there is still somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth is exactly what it wanted ,
each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered lavishly,
every morning,
whether or not you have ever dared to be happy,
whether or not you have ever dared to pray  
- from Dream Work by Mary Oliver

E ala mai 'o loko i ke kuhohonu o ke Aloha

28 May 2010

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Earth Song

I heard the spring wind whisper
Above the brushwood fire,
The world is made forever
 Of transport and desire.
 I am the breath of being,
 The primal urge of things;
 I am the whirl of star dust,
 I am the lift of wings.

I am the splendid impulse
That comes before the thought,
The joy and exaltation
Wherein the life is caught.
Across the sleeping furrows
I call the buried seed,
And blade and bud and blossom
Awaken at my need.

Within the dying ashes
I blow the sacred spark,
And make the hearts of lovers
To leap against the dark.
I heard the spring light whisper
Above the dancing stream,
The world is made forever
In likeness of a dream.

I am the law of planets,
I am the guide of man;
The evening and the morning
Are fashioned to my plan.
I tint the dawn with crimson,
I tinge the sea with blue;
My track is in the desert,
My trail is in the dew.

I paint the hills with colour,
And in my magic dome
I light the star of evening
To steer the traveller home.
Within the house of being,
I feed the lamp of truth
With tales of ancient wisdom
And prophecies of youth.

I heard the spring rain murmur
Above the roadside flower,
The world is made forever
In melody and power.
I keep the rhythmic measure
That marks the steps of time,
And all my toil is fashioned
To symmetry and rhyme.

I plow the untilled upland,
I ripe the seeding grass,
And fill the leafy forest
With music as I pass.

I hew the raw, rough granite
To loveliness of line,
And when my work is finished,
Behold, it is divine!

I am the master-builder
In whom the ages trust.
I lift the lost perfection
To blossom from the dust.

Then Earth to them made answer,
As with a slow refrain
Born of the blended voices
Of wind and sun and rain,

 This is the law of being
That links the threefold chain:

The life we give to beauty
Returns to us again.
poetry by: Bliss Carman (1861-1929)

Photography Prints

Natural Impressions

14 May 2010

Earth Voices

Earth Voices 

If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it, marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing between the pools. 

 People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball, and at the creatures in the water. 

The people would declare it precious because it was the only one, and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt. The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and people would come to behold it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder how it could be.

 People would love it, and defend it with their lives, because they would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing without it. If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter - Author unknown quoted from Paul Winter's "Earth Voices of a Planet"   1990, Earth Music Productions

13 May 2010

This is My Symphony

Arising from her jewelled bower,
Dawn steps from out the flaming sky,
And in her hand are hopes that flower,
And at her feet the hours that die.
And ere the darkest shadows fall,
Sweet Evening comes from twilight lands,
And pours her peace upon us all,
And touches us with healing hands  - poetry by L.D.

What is Love 
Love is the scent with the lotus born.
It is the silent choirs of petals Singing the winter's harmony of uniform beauty.
Love is the song of the soul, singing to God.
It is the balanced rhythmic dance of planets - sun and moon lit
In the sky hall festooned with fleecy clouds
Around the sovereign Silent Will.

It is the thirst of the rose to drink the sunrays
And blush red with life.
'tis the promptings of the mother earth
To feed her milk to the tender, thirsty roots,
And to nurse all life.

It is the urge of the sun
To keep all things alive.
Love is the unseen craving of the Mother Divine
That took the protecting father form,
And that feeds helpless mouths
With milk of mother's tenderness.
It is the babies' sweetness,
Coaxing the rain of parental sympathy
To shower upon them.

It is the lover's unenslaved surrender to the beloved
To serve and solace.
It is the elixir of friendship,
Reviving broken and bruised souls.
It is the martyr's zeal to shed his blood
For the well-beloved fatherland.
It is the ineffable, silent call of the heart to another heart.
It is the God-drunk poet's heartaches For every creature's groans.

Love is to enjoy the family rose of petal-beings,
And thence to move to spacious fields
Passing by portals of social, national, international sympathy,
On to the limitless Cosmic Home
To gaze with looks of wonderment,
And to serve all that lives, still or moving.
This is to know what love is.

He knows who lives it.
Love is evolution's ameliorative call
To the far-strayed sons To return to Perfection's home.
It is the call of the beauty robed ones
To worship the great Beauty.

It is the call of God
Through silent intelligences
And starburst of feelings.

Love is the Heaven Toward which the flowers, rivers, nations, atoms, creatures you and I
Are rushing by the straight path of action right,
Or winding laboriously on error's path,
All to reach haven there at last. - from: Songs of the Soul by Paramahansa Yogananda

09 May 2010


The World is Your Mirror

The good you find in others, is in you too.
The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.
After all, to recognize something you must know it.
The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.
The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.
The world around you is a reflection, a mirror
showing you the person you are.
To change your world, you must change yourself.
To blame and complain will only make matters worse.
Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.
What you see in others, shows you yourself.
See the best in others,
and you will be your best.
Give to others,
and you give to yourself.
Appreciate beauty,
and you will be beautiful.
Admire creativity,
and you will be creative.
and you will be loved.
Seek to understand,
and you will be understood.
and your voice will be heard.
and you will learn  - author unknown

Aloha e Malama pono,

Sharon Mau
The Heart Within the Art
All rights reserved universewide 

Journey with Spirit

06 May 2010

Aloha kaua, I wish you a bright and shiny day :))

"Metaphysics is an aspect of spirituality that concerns the study of the nature of being, existence, time, space, and causality. It bridges the gap between science and faith. By studying metaphysical spirituality you can explore the development and enrichment of your own philosophy of true being." AIHT

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening ~ Mahatma Gandhi


03 May 2010

01 May 2010

Whatever We Focus On Becomes Our Reality

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect  - Chief Seattle, 1855

Photography Prints 

These Islands - Danny Couch lyrics

24 April 2010

Aloha ~ Aia ‘ike lihi o ka ‘aina

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Aloha kakou e komo mai. I live on the beautiful tropical island of ihikapalaumaewa, more commonly known as Maui Hawai’i

Paradise on Earth
E hana me ka ha`aha`a

i aloha `ia nö ia home
Ia home luakaha a ka malihini
Beloved is this home
This home so delightful to visitors
E aloha ae ana nö au
I ka makani kaulana o ka `âina
A`u e ho`oheno nei
Ka makani kâ`ili aloha
I love the famous wind of this land
Mine to cherish
The wind named Love
excerpts from The Kipahulu Zephyr – by Matthew Kane
Source: King’s Blue Book, Copyright 1916

In the silence, I turn to you.
My inner heart, my inner mind knows the truth
I am whole, complete in every way
I am love, greeting all I meet with open arms
I am silence, rich with simplicity
In the silence, I remember these words:
Let all who come to me feel my spirit touching their soul
I Am Who I Am
I am the light of peace.
I am the breath of Spirit.
I am the strength of a thousand horses.
I am the courage of a new day.
I am the love of a child.
I am who I am.” ~ Journey with Spirit

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“Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality:—Not as we expect it to be, but as it is. It is to see that unless we live for each other, and in, and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily. There can really be life, only where there really is. In just this sense, love.” by Frederick Buechner

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