THE JOY OF BEING PONO | MAY EVENTS

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Aloha, Noble Friends, Podners, and Cultural Creatives!

Honoring the land, teachings, and communities of Hawaii this May, I’d like to share what the Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua said were the most important rules for living a pono life. The three kapu, or sacred vows, of the Spiritual Warrior, he said, are needed for clarity, balance, health, and abundance.

Whether you’ve never heard them before, or this reminder comes at an auspicious time, Hale Makua’s words bear repeating and memorizing. He shared these with our beloved friend, the anthropologist and teacher Hank Wesselman, in The Bowl of Light.
The three kapu are:

1) Love All that You See with Humility.
2) Live All that You Feel with Reverence.
3) Know All that You Possess with Discipline.

These directives allow us to feel the…

THE JOY OF BEING PONO

Staying in touch with what’s pono – which in ‘Olelo Hawai’i means centered, balanced, and aligned – centers us in the spine, our backbone, and it brings us deep and abiding joy.

The active tense of the word, Ho‘oponopono, refers to righting a wrong and is the centerpiece of an ancient process of forgiveness and reconciliation. It is used as a corrective in relationships; its antonym is careless.

If something is pono, it comes from the core, with care, and is felt deeply. Being pono allows us to harmonize at every level. Pono can also mean goodness, correct or proper procedure, excellence, or prosperity.

Often filling a full page in Hawaiian dictionaries, the word pono is invoked in our state motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono” (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness).

For modern Hawaiians who are aware and in touch with the spirits of this island, being pono is about restoring the natural state of balance, conserving resources, and rebalancing our relationship to the land, water, and sky, as well as each other.

Like the dolphins, whales, and tiger sharks who make ripples as they swim in the waters around us, we humans make ripples as we move through the environment and interact with each other.

Our feelings, thoughts, and actions affect our surroundings, for better or worse, and embracing the Hawaiian perspective on being pono can help us deepen connections and repair them when needed.
Being pono, we shape our world in balance.

You may not always feel pono in your behavior, responses, and emotions, and that’s okay. No need to beat up on yourself. When something needs to be cleared – from plastics in the oceans to issues in relationships – look within first to find out what causes distorted behaviors and responses. Ask what you can do to be better the next time. You’re human, and it’s a process.

For a deeper experience of life, stay pono! Join others whose lives have been profoundly balanced, energized, and transformed by simply being pono!

And flourish more through Yoga, Quantum Healing, and Quantum Leap Creativity this month in Kealakekua and beyond….

JOIN US FOR MONDAY EVOLUTIONARY YOGA FLOW CLASSES IN MAY! AT THE NEW THOUGHT CENTER in Kealakekua.

May 3rd – Yoga for your Radiant Soul

Breathwork, movement, and meditation give you a radiant glow, emanating from your relaxed face and open heart. Together with self-care, self-love, good sleep and a wholesome diet, this type of radiance extends into caring about the people and things around you. Watered by reverence for the gifts of life, this brightness heals us, inside and out.

May 10th — Love and Viveka

Seemingly close, loving relationships may be rooted in unconscious patterns of control, sabotage, and cruelty. In this class, we’ll generate authentic core strength, explore ways the heart responds to abuse masquerading as love, and learn to apply viveka –discernment — to weed out hurtful patterns, replenish faith in people, and repair relations with the help of Yoga and Quantum Healing.

May 17th – Courage and Samskara

Make the leap beyond old programming. Fear of loss, pain, and even the truth have affected all of us at one time or another, and it takes real courage to face our fears and shift them. Yoga helps to transform deeply conditioned patterns known as samskara —- mental impressions, karma, and habits. In this class, you’ll discover the authentic power needed to break old karmic beliefs and habits and dispel negativity for more clarity, compassion, and courage.

May 24th – Sensing the Sacred Spine

We have a powerful source of illumination, balance, wisdom, and spirit inside us. In Yoga, this source is the river of Light running along the spinal cord, through the seven chakras. This Sushumna Nadi—the Central Channel, is known as the “most gracious energy channel.”

Hawaiians also link the human spine to one’s moʻolelo, or story, which is a progression of words strung like vertebrae along a cord of meaning. Likewise, moʻokūʻauhau, the word for genealogy, suggests the mo’o – or lizard – reflects your sacred lineage through the interlocking bones of the spine.

Gentle, dynamic, delicious mindful movement @ The New Thought Center

Engage in the ancient spiritual practices on a beautiful OPEN-AIR lanai, SAFE, plenty of fresh air and space, PHYSICALLY DISTANCED and invigorated by a relaxing view of Kealakekua Bay. Friendly, Centering, Nurturing, Rejuvenating.

WHEN: Mondays, 5 pm – 6:30 PM
WHERE: The New Thought Center of Hawaii
81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy, C302
Kealakekua, HI 96750
DIRECTIONS: www.newthoughtcenterofhawaii.com

PLEASE TEXT 808-345-0050 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE OR
CALL FOR MORE DETAILS!

PLAN AHEAD:

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD
10:00 – 11:15 AM | “Yoga in the Spirit Worlds: Creating Sacred Space” | Service at New Thought Center of Hawaii

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH
10:00 am HST (1 PM PST, 3 PM CST, 4 PM EST) FREE Online Event: “Shamanic Yoga: Soul Medicine for Dreaming the New”

For more details, visit https://www.maryamann.com/calendar/month-view/
Or call Kona Coast Yoga and Wellness at 808-345-0050.

CALL TO SCHEDULE your personal, relationship, or group Quantum Leap Creativity and Healing sessions. What are people saying about these life-changing experiences:
https://www.maryamann.com/testimonials/

“After we have mastered the wind, the waves, the tides, and gravity,
we shall harness the energies of love.
Then for the second time in the history of the world,
humans will have discovered fire.”
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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