In Hawaiian culture, "mana" is spiritual energy of power and strength, it exists in all objects and persons.
I've been to Hawaii 7 times and each time I have a spiritual experience. In December 2019 I visited Kauai for the first time. The emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires, jagged cliffs, the colorful fawns, and diverse flora captured my imagination and renewed my senses. I was immediately captivated by the majestic and healing power of Mother Nature.
This was a spontaneous girls trip planned in the undercurrent of a memorial service after the death of a mutual childhood friend. The three of us decided we needed "live more" and to get some time off from care taking and take time for ourselves, After someone close dies you realize how important it is to live. I bought all three of us a travel watercolor set with a notebook and set an intention to paint everyday. Although I had been to Hawaii many times before this was my first time painting on the islands.
Hawaiians encourage attuning to the spirit that is found in nature. They see divinity in the forces of nature ocean, volcano, wind, rain, and moon and believe that the same spirit is present in all living things and all activities of living.
A deity presides over every aspect of life and our divine ancestors are engages in all activities offering healing and protection. This series flowed out effortlessly as I was overcome with an extra sensory perception of a unifying mystical "mana" that guided and inspired me.
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