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Lāʻau Lapaʻau (2.9.2021)

Todayʻs Lāʻau Lapaʻau class taught me …...


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Laiku Dowling
Laiku Dowling
Feb 09, 2021

Todays laau lapaau taught me about different types of moolelos but the one story that really stood out to me was about the lomi story. It was a cool experience because I never really knew the background behind lomi. Aunty Kii said it takes years of practice including protocols and pules. Lomi was also a sort of healing but with more love I guess. Aunty Kii said when most people do massages it would be temporarily healing but when you do cultural lomi it would be permanent healing.

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Rita Kahaialii
Rita Kahaialii
Feb 09, 2021

Today's class taught me that there are more to healing than just using (modern medicine). Hawaiians were very resourceful people and knew that in order to heal you had to be one with mind, body and spirit as well as our surroundings (earth). They didn't just try to temporarily fix an illness but really got to the root of the "problem" to heal the person. I also learned that there are "certain" or "special" people who can hold this gift and it's not for everyone. It definitely a lot to take on for one person. We live in a world where we are taught how to quickly fix our problems and illnesses.

Ki'i is very knowledgeable and I am very…

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Ray Suda
Ray Suda
Feb 09, 2021

Today I learned from kumu Ki'i is to: 1) Acknowledge and remember who you are.

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2) Stick with your roots and stay connected.


Meaning, for the first part, is to acknowledge you, yourself, your ohana, your genealogy, and even those who are hanai to you. Cause you can learn even from those who you aren't related to. But, through the relationships you make and to keep those relationships in tact.


Second part is to stick with your roots and stay connected meaning. Stick with what you know but to be mindful and open to approaching things in new perspectives and a new light. Humbling yourself, grounding yourself and be respectful, and stay connected and sharp because one day you'll be…

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Today’s Laaulapaau class taught me about the importance of connection and relationship. To do anything you must make a connection to that thing or person, whether it be allowing your self to be grounded or to clear your mind of thoughts.

It was an important aspect in traditional medicine to establish a connection between the medicine or the receiver of the medicine. Let all barriers down and become immersed in the present and in the act of doing. Only once you yourself become aware of the environment and surrounding will you truly grasp the feel of a relationship/connection to ones self and area.

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