Awesome pics and video Dave! The land ( aina ) of Hawaii is considered sacred by its people, and it is tradition to perform a blessing before any construction begins.

Kahu Alalani has done 1000's of House Blessings and blessings for many businesses, events and celebrities. The blessing commenced with Kumu Kimokeo Kapahulehua giving an oli. Sullivan Construction Inc.; Tom Tezak and Brad MacArthur of Wailea Realty Corp.; County of Maui Managing Director Keith Regan; Daniel Sandomire of Armstrong Development; and Lance Parker of A&B Properties, Inc. In those cases, you will see the bio of the original author as part of the blog post (at the end of the article). As well to say Mahalo (thank you). We respect local traditions, and wanted to start our construction project off on the right foot by hosting a Hawaiian blessing ceremony.

The Hawaiian culture embraces the belief that we are one with the land and everything upon it. Our neighbor David Cooper and our friend Mike Love. Together, the land and its people will live in harmony, with love, peace, and respect for one another. Hawaiian Blessings. In some ways, the blessing is very similar to a wedding ceremony.

The ceremonies culminated with a pule ho`oku`u (closing prayer) spiritually uniting everyone present as `ohana (family) in a never-ending circle of aloha. It is up to them to work toward making that relationship a healthy one.

Blessings are available by Rev. Dave and Ty walked up to the house pad to cast the sacred Hawaiian salt on the site where they will be building our house. Then he used a Ti plant to sprinkle water on the land. He then called several men with key roles to the Keala o Wailea project to join him in the front line for the blessing ceremony: James Keller of Armstrong Builders LLC, Pete Sullivan of P.B. First he asked Robert and me to share our relationship to the land, special experiences, and our hopes and intentions for the land and home. First he asked Robert and me to share our relationship to the land, special experiences, and our hopes and intentions for the land and home. A Land Blessing for Nanci and Nathan Left: Fern chants with the Ipu (gourd drum) to begin the Ceremony Right: Each corner of the property receives a prayer ( Fern plays the Nose flute) Using an ancient oli ho`okuakāhi chant, Kahu then summoned forth the ancestral `aumakua (guardian spirits) of remote antiquity to ho`omaika`i i ka `āina (consecrate the land) and to clear the path for the development of the residential subdivision. Dwight's blessing was simple. In Loving memory of my Kupuna The Blessed Kahu Kawika Ka'alakea. The new owners have a responsibility to cherish, protect and offer a positive environment for all who live on the land. The space is then re-gridded and infused with positive, loving, nurturing energy that is in alignment with its True Purpose. Ancient Hawaiians recognized that their breath was the key to good health and believed it possessed mana (spiritual power). It’s an exciting time for everyone! We had almost 20 friends including our builder Bob Kirk and two of his workers, and three of our neighbors. Therefore, it is with respect that a blessing is performed. Sacred Hawaiian salt and ti leaves and water for our ceremony. L to R: Bob Kirk, our contractor, and Dave and Ty on his crew. Every encounter with the tree is a sweet reminder of the ceremony and 'ground breaking' / 'planting roots'. The purpose of Blessing Ceremonies is to invite the goodness from the hightest for Aloha, happiness, harmony, health, peace, protection & abundance. Living with Lava - Update on our new home and garden near Pahoa Hawaii.

He began the solemn rites with the performance of a seldom heard oli ho`āla (chant) to awaken the Heavens. The lush scenic valley of Keolu Hills, Kailua O`ahu, provided a beautiful setting for residents and members of the community to gather with Kahu Silva and the Greene Waters Group, developers of the Akamai Gardens Residences for a pre-construction site blessing. The new owners have a responsibility to cherish, protect and offer a positive environment for all who live on the land.

Prior to the dedication of the property, Kahu Silva explained the significance of the Hawaiian rituals and blessing protocol for those in attendance. Next he scattered sacred Hawaiian salt to represent the seeds of abundant agriculture, and of prosperity. Aside from Keala o Wailea website, details can also be found via MLS listings. Every Blessing is unique and includes Pule Ho'omaka (opening prayer) & Pule Ho'oku'u (closing prayer). If you are not familiar with  Keala o Wailea project and wants to know more about it, please visit its interactive website at www.kealaowailea.com. Next he scattered sacred Hawaiian salt to represent the seeds of abundant agriculture, and of prosperity. No ka mea, ua aloha nui mai ke Akua i ko ke ao nei, nolaila, ua haawi mai oia i kana Keiki hiwahiwa, i ole e make ka mea manaoio ia ia aka e loaa ia ia ke ola mau loa. Land & House Blessing Rituals Island Blessings, Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii is proving once again that fear and empty promises used to pacify and silence an oppressed people will only last for a moment in history. During a House Clearing or Blessing, unwanted or negative energies are removed and replaced with neutral energy.

Our new home and garden near Pahoa Hawaii. In old Hawai`i, farmers used the `o`o stick to turn over soil and shrubs. This video is unavailable. The lush scenic valley of Keolu Hills, Kailua O`ahu, provided a beautiful setting for residents and members of the community to gather with Kahu Silva and the Greene Waters Group, developers of the Akamai Gardens Residences for a pre-construction site blessing. 3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite B-16

Bob Armstrong presented each men with a Maile Lei and they greeted each other by sharing “Ha“. We were all transfixed by the blessing, the song accompanied by traditional hula, and just how good it all felt to be on our land in a gathering of friends. We then asked our guests to share their thoughts and blessings, and each of them scattered some of the Hawaiian salt too. All of life... People, places, things and events are enhanced by being Blessed, for energy permeates all dimensions.

Alalani on Maui and throughout the islands, Blessings are a sacred tradition in Hawaiian protocol. The proper protocol calls for a blessing ceremony to be conducted to ask permission to be the present caretakers of the land. The purpose of Blessing Ceremonies is to A Western analogue to this is seen in the Blessing of the Beasts conducted by many churches on the Feast of Saint Francis. (Click here for the .jpeg copy of Maui News Article). We finished up with what I called a "French Blessing"- we toasted the land, the house to be built, and our friends, with Champagne. Next he scattered sacred Hawaiian salt to represent the seeds of abundant agriculture, and of prosperity. He also enlightened us on the significance of ancient Hawaiian blessing. Click on the “Play” button to listen to these common Hawaiian words as spoken by a native Hawaiian language scholar. In some ways, the blessing is very similar to a wedding ceremony. Land Property: The ('aina) lands of Hawai'i are very sacred.

It is respectful to do so. It was a beautiful morning for a groundbreaking blessing at Keala o Wailea. It was great to meet in person some of the buyers who came during the blessing, like Lynne and Mike in the photo below: Wailea Realty Corp. is honored to be the official Sales Team for this wonderful project. Dwight's blessing was simple.

The event was presented by Rosalynn Edu and Maria Torcia of Locations, LLC. Love seeing all our friends and neighbors at this gathering. Blessings are a sacred tradition in Hawaiian protocol.

Again, a “Big Mahalo” to all who came to the blessing, and to all the people who supported the Keala o Wailea project. The Kahu asks certain individuals who are most significant to the land – to assist them because it is very important for these individuals to also bring their positive energy and blessing to the new land. When he finished with his part, John and James sang "Oh Kalapana" while Delton danced the hula version of the song. In a land blessing, A Kahu (spiritual guide, guardian) calls upon the spiritual entities associated with the land, including the Kahu’s own ancestors, and the ancestors of the new owners. Part of the reason we decided to build in Hawaii is our connection with the people and the land. Photos of this Mira Mira Event by:  Milan Kenjic, Contact Mira Mira Events | 808-338-2421 | Event Planner in Kauai, Hawaii, ©2015 - 2020 Mira Mira Events. What Restaurants Can We Dine in, on Maui, When It Opens October 15?

The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness... Pomaika'i I Kaa Po'e Pololi, a Make Wai No Kaa Pono; No Kaa Mea, E Ho'oma'ona 'Ia Lakou. Watch Queue Queue Here at Drops, we love words of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. In Hawaii, land is considered sacred and it is customary to bless new locations, whether they are land, homes or businesses.

If you plan to visit or live in Hawaii, you will need to know how to pronounce the following commonly used words and phrases. Next blog is for our groundbreaking which is next week! Blessings are highly personalized and the new owners play an important part of it. Copyright © 2020 Hawaii Cultural Services. Congratulations! Produced by The Courage Group - Log in. For the land, structure, contents, animals and all those that are in attendance. On the right are John and James who sang "Oh Kalapana" for us. While taking photos during the blessing I was thinking “I wish we have someone videotaping this“. This exchange of breath is done when two people press together the bridge of their noses while inhaling at the same time.
Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah officiate a house blessing. This type of blessing clears away any negative energy that may be lingering and replaces it with (positive energy) ALOHA. Mahalo nui loa. protection & abundance. Please note: Details of all blessings will be discussed with you personally for your particular needs. The 4 to 5 ft. long pole was made of hard wood including kauila, `ulei, alahe`e, or uhiuhi with a diameter comfortable enough for holding in the hand. It had a flat point or flat blade at one end which was effective in digging shallow or deep holes and trenches and breaking layers of earth in preparation for planting. All rights reserved. invite the goodness from the hightest for Aloha, happiness, harmony, health, peace, Land is often given a blessing ceremony after a change in ownership, or use type. Blessing Land, Home, or Business in Hawaii. Below is a video of the ceremony (I edited it to be only 90ish seconds) followed by some still pics. Then he used a Ti plant to sprinkle water on the land. Here are some of the Sales Brokers and Agents who were able top attend this special event: And now that the groundbreaking blessing is done – let the site construction begin! Hawaiian sea salt is used by Hawaiians to cleanse, purify and bless the land.

Then he used a Ti plant to sprinkle water on the land. Mahalo to Mitch Tempo, R(S) for recording the blessing, making it available to us via YouTube.

Therefore, it is with respect that a parcel of land, a house or a building be blessed to ask permission to be the present caretakers.


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