Ka’anananiau Solstice Ceremony
Hosted by HI VibeTribe
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:30 AM
We are so honored to be invited for this sunrise ceremony by our beloved Kahu Glen Kila and his protege’, Kumu Christophor Oliveira, the lineage spiritual leaders of Kanenuiakea (~the indigenous, life-affirming spirituality of Hawai’i nei for over 2000 years). My heart is bursting at the thought of visiting the sacred ‘aina of Makua at this sacred time of sunrise on the winter solstice.
We will meet at 5:30 am on the 21st of Dec in the parking lot across from Kaneana Cave. From there we’ll go to Kulailai to hiuwai ~bathe in the ocean, for purification before the ceremony. (So you’ll need swim clothes and towel, as well as your change of dry clothes.)
The sacred valley of Makua is under the control of the US military, and only a limited number of people will be allowed in. We need to submit the list of names ahead of time to the military, so please let us know your full name. (You’ll need to bring your photo ID to enter Makua Valley.)
Joining this ceremony & visiting the sacred sites is a huge, amazing gift we are receiving!! I, Ka’imi, encourage each of you to consider showing your gratitude to Kahu Glen & Kumu Chris in some way. Some of you have already done so via getting your “donation tickets” (on the Yapsody ticketing website), mahalo nui loa! I will be giving all that money as a donation to their non-profit cultural learning center, Koa Ika on Saturday morning. If you didn’t yet & want to donate online (since you can use Paypal or your credit card!), this will help my morning go more smoothly on Saturday. If so, please donate via Paypal, our account is email@example.com (& make a note as to purpose).
You can also bring your donation – in cash – to me Sat morning to add to the gift I will present to them that day. Offerings of food (organic) are a traditional manner of expressing gratitude & also encouraged! I deeply appreciate any way you can express your mahalo to them, including cards & photos. ♥ ♥ ♥
Remember to bring your photo ID, towel & warm clothes to change into, in order to participate in the hi’uwai ~ritual ocean cleansing. Please bring water, breakfast, lunch, drinks, & covered shoes for the site visits
***Being on time is essential.***☼
. . . ☼ 5:30 AM meet at Kaneana Cave
. . . ☼ 5:45 am Hi’uwai at Makua beach
. . . ☼ 6:30 am enter Makua Valley (Army range)
. . . ☼ 7:00 am Winter Solstice Ceremony
. . . ☼ 10:00 am sacred sites visits . . .
We will be visiting wahipana ~sacred sites, after the ceremony, please be prepared to stay through lunch-time if you can.
Kahu Glan & Kumu Chris are precious treasures of our islands, yet rarely heard, and so needed at this time of consciousness shift on Planet Earth. They teach aloha ‘āina (love of the land, environment), aloha ‘ohana (family, people), aloha keiki (children, future generations), malāma (caring for others, including plants and all living and nonliving beings), and about Ka’ananiau, an understanding of caring for the community’s natural resources.
☼ 5:30 am: meet across from Kaneana Cave in the parking lot marked by the white (coral) sign “Kaneana.” ☼
☼ Questions? Text me, Ka’imi 372-2082 ~Mahalo nui loa.
~ Mahalo nui to Kai Markell for his beautiful image of Makua Valley at the top of the event banner! It is entitled “The Eye of Akua” ~
As we continue to connect with & learn more about our sacred ‘aina, we are more empowered to protect it. ☼ ~We who live in paradise are privileged to help ☼ take responsibility☼ for preserving it! *•.¸¸☼*Mahalo!*•.¸¸☼