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“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’” ~Luke 15:5-6
In ancient times, many stone temples were built to honor the Polynesian gods. Called marae in the South Pacific and heiau in Hawaii, these temples were built to communicate with the gods – and to harness their power. The first and mightiest god was often called I’o … a primeval creator. Names of the gods differed – Tangaroa and Rongo of Maori New Zealand became Kanaloa and Lono in Hawaii. The primeval natural and supernatural energies were more important than their names.
Ancient Hawaiians called the trade wind makani – the life-giving spirit of air. For millennia this elemental wind helped shape the islands of Hawaii, and later the emotional and spiritual lives of Hawaiian people. This wind helped the early Polynesian voyagers cross the Pacific ocean in their ocean-going canoes. The makani brought the god Lono, the god of fertility and healing, and supported the aloha culture. The wind is also called Ha. Aloha means with breath; aloha is generally translated as “love”. The makani wind brought another Lono – Captain Cook – and the haole hordes that followed him.
Western visitors to Hawaii are often called haole (pronounced ha-owlee) by native Hawaiians. This word has been used for pale-skinned foreigners since Captain Cook arrived at Kealakekua Bay over two centuries ago. To be haole is to be part of the cultural arrogance, prejudice and ethnocentric opportunism of those who brought disease, devastation and death to the aloha culture. It is not a compliment. Haole means without breath and without life. To a native Hawaiian, a haole has minimal contact with family, culture and soul. Haole rarely honor or can even name their ancestors. Haole cannot appreciate the beauty and dignity of Hawaiian people. Haole only appreciate opportunities.
Settled missionaries also rejected old traditions that sustained Polynesians for millennia. Haole landowners – often the children of missionaries – called the old gods demons and labeled their restorative power as witchcraft. To live in balance with nature became somehow wrong, somehow bad, and somehow evil. The missionaries encountered a basically spiritual culture. The Hawaiians worshipped and prayed much. There was the rhythm of household prayer each morning and each evening. On the Big Island the male head of the household prayed twice daily, made an offering, took the ipu o Lono (gourd of god Lono) filled with food into the center of the men’s eating house (hale mua), prayed again, then sucked the ‘awa root attached to the gourd (as drinking from Lono). Prayer (pule) was woven into each step of canoe making, fishing, and farming with specified kapu days of the lunar calendar. Many Hawaiians had their own ancestor gods in addition to the assorted gods and goddesses of varying ranks.
Neeedless to say, old ways became illegal under haole law, but were too lively to die. They became huna, hidden, for 200 years, in remote villages and upland farms. Distorted stories about the old ways are marketed and sold by haole writers. Many Hawaiians became embarrassed by their ancestors, and deny or distort histories about the old days. Only recently have the keepers of balance, the kahuna, risked sharing their knowledge again. Only now is Hawaiian spirituality slowly recovering from the return of Lono.
Hawaiian spirituality includes chants that blend with the wind in the trees and the rhythm of the ocean waves to offer experiences of the underlying spirit of Polynesia. Hawaiian spirituality draws mana (power) from Kane in the clouds, from Kanaloa in the ocean and from Ku in the wild places. Pele, the impulsive goddess of the volcano, can be gentle and loving, as serene as her hapu’u fern forests and kukui tree groves. Yet Pele’s red lava and shaking earth demand respect. Listen for Pele’s chants rumbling and echoing in caverns below Hawaii Volcano Park.
Shortly after the arrival of the Christian missionaries, at a time of great plagues from common Western diseases to which the native Hawaiians had no resistance, pre-Christian spirituality and traditions were declared witchcraft. Hawaiian spirituality was altered by the missionaries, yet even now many Hawaiians bless ceremonies with both Hawaiian chants and Christian prayers.
The Kumulipo, a sacred Hawaiian chant, tells a story of creation from chaos. The Kumulipo teaches the evolution of light and life – from darkness came a living earth in which our ancestors’ spirits could take form. The Kumulipo includes abundant descriptions of aumakua – protective family spirits or guardian angels. Hawaiian spirituality honors and protects the animals and plants described in the Kumulipo.
‘Ohana refers to both family and community. According to the Kumulipo, the universe is one family; created and related in ‘ohana. Ohana describes family and spiritual connectedness – more valued by native Hawaiians than by most haole visitors. From ‘oha, the roots of the taro plant, and na, or balance; ‘ohana describes a community where relationship responsibilities balance personal goals.
Many native Hawaiian families preserve their old proverbs and chants, their blessings and names; and their huna or secrets. But these diamonds from the sacred past are distorted by two centuries of haole exploitation. Hawaiian spirituality includes a cry for pono – a desire for justice following two hundred years of suffering under haole invaders. Yet ho’oponopono (creating justice) is a Hawaiian blessing – a gift of harmony – a gift of Soul – for those willing to accept the responsibilities of love and life.
The old ways were interrupted by ha’ole law in 1827 when they became illegal. In 1964, Kahuna Daddy Bray was arrested in Honolulu for chanting in a public place. Only in 1979 did the Native American Religious Freedoms Act require the state of Hawaii to remove all laws prohibiting the practice of huna, which took a further ten years. Yet, as the rape of the planet continues and essential resources dwindle, those who remember the past may yet survive the future. So much has been totally lost and cannot be recovered as far as the history of Hawaii is concerned, yet the spirit of old Hawaii lives on through the Spirit of Aloha.
~Martyn Kahekili Carruthers
* “Pono is a concept worth adopting in our own life. If each of us really aspired to be pono, if we accepted our implicit agreement to be a pono spiritual being, a pono guardian of the earths resources, a pono daughter or son, a pono spouse, friend, co-worker, employer, government servant – what a different world we could live in. I think it’s a concept worth working for.” ~Kumu Kea
I have come to the conclusion that many in this world, or generation rather, are not quite ready for what is so-called “good and pure” yet. Sure they claim to love and care for each other, but so few are really willing to take a real hard, honest look at self. If we can’t face and accept and love self, how can we really ever love another, or our environment?!? I have studied the history of humankind, from the Anunnaki to the present day, and I swear, it seems like every generation, every civilization reached both its pinnacle and demise at the height of what seemed like its most advanced state. And when people like Dr. King, Gandhi, John Lennon, Socrates, Yahshua, Benazir Bhutto, the list goes on and on, who promote positive change and unity and the spreading of truth sequestered from the masses by those in power to be known by all peoples, when the few that do go the route of challenging the system, they are, unfortunately, more often than not, met with violence or suspicion. It is no secret that this world can be a mess, yet despite that there is beauty to be found as well. As for me, I’ve literally spent HALF of my life struggling and the other half recovering. I am flawed and contradictory, and loving and giving. I accept those that are real and I try to help those that I see lost like I was/am. I awake each day with the goal to be better than the day before. But, ultimately, in the end, I know full well that my fate shares that of every other human being that has walked and will walk this prison planet. When you have faced death, and trust me, I have, one of two things happens. You break (and learn nothing) or you are transformed. The first few time, I learned nothing, the last time I decided to become a “different” person. One that would build up, love, challenge, and expose whatever “truth” I come across, no matter what the cost, because at the end of the day, unless something harder that death is thrown my way, I have no fear. I have no qualms about exposing some of the rawest, most controversial topics and information that I have come across, for that is how those that think they have power and control over you is diminished, by exposure. This life is what it is, but I know that if you are really ready for a change, you have to live; you cannot bullshit yourself. When I first experienced true freedom, I was hooked. Although, at first, I really didn’t receive all the many gems and simple truths real freedom offers, but as I take my time and actively apply each lesson and experience, good and bad, that this life presents, in due time I am certain I will gain insight and wisdom, become more alert and aware and, most importantly, become even more appreciative of you and this precious, fleeting gift of life. I say ALL of this to sum it up to: Walk your path and know that it is yours to take hold of and traverse as you please. Just try to enjoy the scenery and take time to appreciate the lessons of the seemingly hard hills and inclines as well as the flat, easy-going terrain (and take the time to appreciate and take care of each other and our only home as well).
Good luck and be safe…
Full online book: www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sitchin/genesisrevisto/genrevisit.htm
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer
William Binney (whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades):
“There are two freedoms; the false, where man is free to do what he likes; the true, where man is free to do what he ought.” ~ Charles Kingsley
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Ben Franklin
The NSA has become the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever.
Einstein is the network monitoring tool used by the United States federal government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Einstein is used to automatically monitor and analyze Internet traffic when it moves in and out of federal computer networks, filtering packets at the perimeter. … Participating agencies have used Einstein in network gateways since 2004. In conjunction with the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative launch in 2008, DHS mandated that all federal agencies must use Einstein.
Carnivore is an Internet surveillance system developed for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) so that they could monitor the electronic transmissions of criminal suspects. Critics, however, charged that Carnivore did not include appropriate safeguards to prevent misuse and might violate the constitutional rights of the individual. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reported in early 2005 that the FBI had replaced Carnivore with other, unspecified surveillance software from commercial sources. This has yet to be proven.
Tempest is name of a classified (secret) U.S. government project to study (probably for the purpose of both exploiting and guarding against) the susceptibility of some computer and telecommunications devices to emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) in a manner that can be used to reconstruct intelligible data. Tempest’s name is believed to have been a code name used during development by the U. S. government in the late 1960s, but at a somewhat later stage, it became an acronym for Telecommunications Electronics Material Protected from Emanating Spurious Transmissions.
Echelon is an officially unacknowledged U.S. led global spy network that operates an automated system for the interception and relay of electronic communications. Monitored transmissions are said to include up to 3 billion communications daily, including all the telephone calls, e-mail messages, faxes, satellite transmissions, and Internet downloads of both public and private organizations and citizens worldwide.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object, for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking. Some tags require no battery and are powered by the electromagnetic fields used to read them. Others use a local power source and emit radio waves (electromagnetic radiation at radio frequencies). The tag contains electronically stored information which can be read from up to several meters (yards) away. Unlike a bar code, the tag does not need to be within line of sight of the reader and may be embedded in the tracked object. RFID tags are used in many industries. An RFID tag attached to an automobile during production can be used to track its progress through the assembly line. Pharmaceuticals can be tracked through warehouses. Livestock and pets may have tags injected, allowing positive identification of the animal. Since RFID tags can be attached to clothing, possessions, or even implanted within people, the possibility of reading personally-linked information without consent has raised privacy concerns.
The USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the Patriot Act) is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. The act, as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, dramatically reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies’ gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied. On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama used an Autopen to sign a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act while he was in France: roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the “library records provision”), and conducting surveillance of “lone wolves” — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups. Republican leaders questioned if the use of the Autopen met the constitutional requirements for signing a bill into law.
www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 www.endtimesbroadcast.com/ChipImplant1CV.html www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/list-reveals-keywords-feds-monitor-facebook-twitter-241271 www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6841403
“Possibly the single most transforming thing in our force will not be a weapons system, but a set of interconnections.” ~Donald Rumsfeld
Sleep is the cousion of death… WAKE UP!!!!!!!
“The re-establishment of an ecological balance depends on the ability of society to counteract the progressive materialization of values. The ecological balance cannot be re-established unless we recognize again that only persons have ends and only persons can work towards them.” ~Ivan Illich
Heavy Metal Kings:
Bisphenol A (B.P.A.) FYI:
The Alternative (for now):
95-year-old Pete Picucci was given the gift of a lifetime when volunteers rebuilt his home after it was wrecked by Hurricane Sandy. Picucci had been living without heat, hot water or electricity after his home was destroyed by Sandy when the canal by his home overflowed. The man behind the rebuild is Long Island contractor, Michael Dubb, whom doesn’t want any personal praise for his efforts.
“If you are thinking 1 year ahead, plant seeds. If you are thinking 10 years ahead, plant a tree. If you are thinking 100 years ahead, educate the people.” ~Chinese Emperor Kuan Tsu (5th century BC)
There seems to be an increasing occurrence of “freakish” weather, the globe over. likewise, there is a growing awareness around the planet of the weird cloud-like lines in the sky. Cloud seeding is performed in lower altitudes, generally under 10 thousand feet, or where clouds accumulate, and Chemtrails, or Geoengineering Aerosols, are sprayed at much higher altitudes, generally much higher than rain clouds. The following post aims to provide you with a little information on them both.
CHEMTRAILS (Geoengineering Aerosols)
What in the World Are They Spraying (Chemtrail/Geo-Engineering Documentary): http://youtu.be/jf0khstYDLA
Clouding Seeding (an elementary explanation): http://youtu.be/Sn5g4Gt_EJw
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) #173-495-070 (permit requirements): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=173-495-070
Japanese Cloud Seeding Experiments for Precipitation Augmentation (JCSEPA): https://ams.confex.com/ams/17WModWMA/techprogram/paper_139160.htm