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punakai i/o project
the intention was that i be born in hawaii originally, but fate shifted the objective and instead it was new jersey... the garden state... an equally beautiful place on almost the same longitude... hawaii has always had a deep resonance beaming big time, and tho i've yet to go there the spirit soars and travels often - which is why these designs drew me in... made on the big island punakai's art is deeply rooted in native essence presence vibration - these i/o hawks are the only hawks native to and exclusively of the islands... being pretty near-sighted the sharp eyesight of hawks and their spirit of Ra evokes a reverence and inspires a natural awe
i inquired about having her print these two designs on two of my hemp shirts and it came out beautifully in every way - two of my favorite garments of all time
from punakai: "I’O is the only hawk that is native to Hawai’i and has resided on the Hawaiian Archipelago for over 5,000 years. I'O invites all conscious BEings to be OPEN and RECEIVE. She carries in her wings the symbols of WELCOME, to remind US that we are ALL welcome here on earth, but we should take better care of HER and each other. This technology comes from ancient Hawaiian Ho'oponopono~to have respect for all LIFE and FORGIVENESS."
"Circling I`O flies in 5, symbolizing transformation and MANA (pure energy). It also represents the 5 senses and our ability to interact with nature through them, and our response as THE PEOPLE to messages sent by Great Spirit (4). In this synchromystic design, the Circling I`O form a STAR in the centerpoint of their flight, the outter STAR empowers us in the REMEMBERING that we chose to be here at this amazing time in life. The inner star reflects that we are here to speak our TRUTH and live our DREAMS."
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