Author Archives: Rick Pono'uhane-Ho'okuakua Vrenios

Day 14 – A Place of Refuge and Lono

As you enter the grounds, you are embraced with a sense of deep reverence, and almost instinctively, you fall into a silent awe. This is a place of royalty, and it is also one of the most sacred spiritual sanctuaries … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Ho’oponopono: The Way of Truth

In Hawaii past and present, it is common to be dedicated with one Kumu (teacher) for the majority of your training and to be sent away to study a specialization for awhile. We are grateful to Kaleolani, our primary Kumu, … Continue reading

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Day 8 – The Sacred Grove of Lanikaula

Aloha everyone! Yet another very full and very powerful day for us. On the dinner break, Ha’awi and I excused ourselves from the group to take a walk to the second most sacred place on the Island of Molokai. We … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Going Late Tonight!

Aloha Kakou! We’ve reached the mid-point of our training with Kumu Lawrence and the traditions of ho’oponopono, and it is an intense process.  There is so much to absorb in such a short time.  Talk story with kumu is going … Continue reading

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Day 4 – We Aloha Molokai

Today we waved goodbye to the skyscrapers of O’ahu and happily turned our thoughts to the island of Molokai. Ahhh Molokai, that most Hawaiian of islands – where the old ways are still in evidence and where, except for the … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Meeting with the Elders

Yesterday, we were blessed with a wonderful opportunity. The teacher we study lomilomi with is Dan Moore, and he studies with a kumu here on O’ahu. We had the good fortune to spend a few hours with Kai’po Kaneakua, a … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Honoring Our Kumus

On this first full day in the Islands, we want to honor our Kumus or teachers. Our personal training is dedicated to the teachings shared by Kumu Kaleolani. Kaleolani’s lineage is formed by two family lineages: Kahu Nelita Po’okui Anderson … Continue reading

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Share the Journey – New Beginnings

The narrow path is a name given to describe the old time training of the kahuna, because it was a path of self-mastery. We have chosen to walk this narrow path to rediscover who and what we truly are. You … Continue reading

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Aloha Kakou!

Aloha Everyone! It is official!  Ke Ala Kahiko now has a blog.  Periodically, we will be adding articles, stories, announcements, events, and opportunities here, as a way of staying in touch, continuing the learning, answering questions, and expanding horizons of … Continue reading

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