Monday, June 3, 2013

Back from hiatus

From time to time I will shut down this blog and reassess the journey taken thus far. Re-defining myself, my relationships with myself, my family, my kuleana (my responsibilities). Hawaiians say we must check to see if all is pono in harmony with the whole. Periodic doses of drawing within and asking for guidance. Those who have visited or stayed to read Makua O'o over the years know that I do this. Perhaps they wonder why I do it? One of the 9 tools of a makua o'o is 'practice good health practices'. Shutting down, cleaning up and drawing in are examples of that practice.

My most recent hiatus from blogging has given me a chance to pay attention to my physical health. I am grateful to my husband and my Ancestors for their love and care as I make necessary changes and listen to the dreams that come with directions.

There are several changes to what Makua o'o looks at this point:

The Homepage image is that of Pacific Northwest ferns. They surround us and this year especially are bombastic in their reach nearly shoulder height and oh so beautiful. It's significant, I feel, to use an image of the place where I am today. The fern is of this place. I am here I live with these fern and they teach me the protocol, the Nature of this space.

New Pages run across the Homepage and give you a different view of who and what I do here. The 'oli E HO MAI written by Aunty Edith Kanakaole lays the foundation for this blog wherein it asks for the wisdom to know what is important ... to you, to me, to us individually. From that 'oli the pages unfold my writing, both old favorites and new work in the making expanding storytelling to include myth-making and writing fiction. Link to them and I hope there's something fun or inspiring for you to discover.

Sidebar content has been edited and cleaned up without getting too clean in the process. I still have things to do on the sidebar, but these things will happen without affecting the site.

Mahalo niu loa kakou thanks to all of you for coming to read. We are all elders in training. So many ways to get there from here. This blog evolves as I evolve. I share it because it brings me joy. When it stops being joyful I reassess.

 "Joy is What We're After: Joy is the jackpot in life, and if you still believe jack is the jackpot, you don't know jack about joy!"
  - Swami Beyondananda

Enjoy the journey and thank you for coming to my blog Makua O'o!


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