Sunday, November 19, 2006

 

Makahiki Season

Art courtesy of Love Peace Happiness

Beginning about the middle of October and lasting about four months, the ancient festival time period in Hawaii began. It is called Makahiki. Thus, the New Year's greeting in Hawaiian goes like this: Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. In ancient times, Makahiki was a time when there was a taboo on war, and instead sports and religious festivities took precedence. Even though we (in Hawaii) aren't obviously partaking of these ancient seasonal customs, it still feels to me as if the Makahiki Season truly begins every year about October. The energy shifts, and those of a sensitive nature can feel the Old Ways. Maybe it's because the whales and the snowbirds return. Maybe it's because the weather cools off. Maybe the Hawaiian Ancestors left a powerful thought form which we feel. For whatever reason(s), I love this time of the year in the Hawaiian Islands.


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