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Motif Descriptions

Na Manu Motif

This motif of the manu (bird) symbolizes  spiritual evolution to a higher plane.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40: 30-31

Limu Kala Motif

This motif represents the limu kala. Limu kala is used in the performance of a forgiveness ceremony called ho’oponopono. Limu kala is a cultural symbol of forgiveness.
“But if we confess our sins to him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
1 John 1:9 NLT

‘Ohana Motif

This motif represents ‘Ohana (family). Two lehua blossoms are husband and wife who’s liko (buds) are their keiki (children). The circle around the family is Akua (God) who protects them. ‘Upena (net) connects us all forever.
“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.”
Psalm 103:17

Kalo Motif

This motif represents the kalo (taro) plant. Kalo is a staple food for the Hawaiian people and believed to have the greatest life force of all foods. Kalo is a cultural symbol to the core of our identity.
“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this, it is a gift from God.”
Ephesians 2:28

‘Ulu Motif

This motif represents the ‘ulu or breadfruit plant. ‘Ulu is used for food, wood, medicine and glue. To my KAMA ‘Ohana and Hawaiians past and present, ‘ulu is a cultural symbol of growth and abundance.
“May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”
2 Peter 1:2 NLT