Aloha e nā pua kaulana ʻo Hawaiʻi. ʻO Lāiana Kanoa-Wong kēia me ka huaʻōlelo o ka lā. Our Hawaiian word of the day is “Kiaʻi” let’s try that together mākaukau? “Kiaʻi” eō! Kiaʻi is a guardian or protector. One who has the kuleana or responsibilities of the protection and preservation of a person, place or thing. Used in a sentence “E hoʻolohe pono i nā kiaʻi” which translates as “Listen well to the guardians”. Our kiaʻi helped to maintain balance and order in the areas of their protection. In traditional stories, kiaʻi like Moʻoinanea and Lilinoe, would protect Mauna Kea, Meheanu was a famous moʻo guardian that protects the lokoiʻa or fishpond of Heʻeia. Mahalo to our many kiaʻi in our community who strive to protect and maintain balance in the beautiful pae ‘āina ‘o Hawaiʻi nei. E ola mau ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, aloha!
“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer: no disease that love will not heal: no door that enough love will not open…It makes no difference how deep set the trouble: how hopeless the outlook: how muddled the tangle: how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world…”
― Emmet Fox
The mana of kai.