Hawai’i’s Green Sea Turtle – Respecting “Honu”

Hawaii’s threatened green sea turtle are found at the Maui Ocean Center Hawaiian Aquarium, as well as along the beautiful coast line of the island’s of Hawaii’, Florida, Mexico, and any where there is tropical and subtropical sandy beaches, such as Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and North America.

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“Honu”, our ancient ocean friends, sea turtles have lived in the oceans of the earth before dinosaurs, at least a hundred and fifty million years.  I have read there are seven species of sea turtles varying in color, such as greenish or brown, and black to gray, they may have spots or streaks, and yellowish white plastron.  Our Pacific green sea turtles, Honu’s are consider a separate specie and to scientist known as black sea turtle.

Each “Honu” and sea turtle have distinctive individual facial markings telling them apart from each other. The most friendly of all turtles is “Honu” the green sea turtle. They swim with divers among the coral reefs sharing they feel comfortable with little to worry about.

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The adult weighting about three hundred pounds eat algae and sea grasses, and can also be seen around the bay, estuaries, sea grass meadows,  while the younger “Honu” include jellyfish, sponges and small mollusks in their diet.

These agile swimmers maybe protected under various national treaties, but it’s not enough. The “Honu” and sea turtles depend on land to build their nests and deposit their eggs on beaches;

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Large-scale poaching for meat, leather and shells are one of the things they can not out swim, or out run when the sea turtle natural nesting time tells them to come to shore, also demand for these green sea turtles at times has been enormous;

they drown in tuna and shrimp nets, swordfish long lines and other fishing gears; commercial exploitation of sea turtle eggs; ocean pollution; and destruction and development to nesting beaches by human progress.

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Education is very important for us to know and understand the reproduction of these ancient ocean dwellers. Ocean life depend on us, in more ways than one. “Honu” shares the sea with us, respecting “Honu” is respecting ourselves.

Turtle’s message to us, “Slow down!” Going slower sometimes gets you there sooner,

by Steven D. Farmer, Power Animals.

For more information;   http://www.turtles.org/greend.htm  and  Sea Turtle Fact Sheet, a sea turtle restoration project,

“Angelos”

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“Angelos”

meaning “messenger”.

World religions and myself believe
that our angels are messenger from a greater spirit, to help us here on earth
during our life time.

I have heard many stories of angels, coming to one or another in human
or energy like form.

I like to believe, “Angelos” are more than messengers,
I like to believe they are positive energies, with divine guidance to help
support an individual as he or she are seeking miracle within themself.

I like to believe “Angels” are healers, listeners, and teachers,
hearing our whispers, understanding our dearest thoughts,
while lifting our vibration to a higher sense of well-being.

I like to believe, I do believe.

                                    Malia Plevney

Dreams

We all dream at one time or another, day dreams allowing our mind to drift off in between projects, dreams during our evening sleep, or no matter what time of the day.

Many of us have dreams of meaning, sending our inner thoughts a message or a clue, dreams of reminders, and for most of us we like sweet dreams reviewing a special moments that allow us to start a new day with a sunshine thought.

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Dreaming of waterfall, can be associated with the flow of one’s emotions, insights and idea. On the other hand it could
symbolize passage of time in its natural state of creation and beauty allow a restful place of solitude, relaxation, or cleansing of ones mine, oneself physically, maybe emotionally and the list goes on…

I like to share a Robert Moss dream with you and hope you enjoy it as I had.

http://www.mossdreams.blogspot.com/search/label/lucid%20dreams,

Amethyst

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The earth has provided us with so many beautiful gifts, my favorite Crystal Quartz’s is the Amethyst.

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Most amethyst today come from Brazil Or Uruguay, even though it still can be found all over the world.
The highest quality amethyst is considered to come from Russia, the Ural Mountains.

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The colors of amethyst vary from pale pinkish amethystine to a dark blue-violet, with shades of wine red, even sometimes gray.
This beautiful stone has been used for jewelry to healing since ancient times.

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This very special quartz is found in many different rocks and many different forms, yet most amethysts share a few basic properties, beyond color.

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After a long period of time most quartz can become pale when left directly under sunlight, such as citrine, pink quartz, smoky quartz.

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In feng shui, amethyst is used for its purification qualities.
With the deep indigo hue amethyst also has the ability to connect to higher planes of energy.

Caregiving between Lives

AS the seconds turn into a minute, then the minutes turn into an hour,
I again toasted the early morning with a
“One, One, and One”
January 1st, 1am
Just by luck my sister text me Jan. 1, 1pm.
With speed I respond by
Jan. 1, 1pm, and 01 minute.
Such luck, to start the new year off with.

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What does this routine have to do with anything?

As times passes so does our body, from the day were born, thru our childhood, active adult year, into our senior years, every human person ages, and so does animals,
the earth we stand on, insects, plants and planets.

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As I was growing up I never really realize what the word Caregiver was about, because in our family it became an auto, a natural action given.

Family took care of family, mother and father, aunties, grandparent cared for children and their friends if needed.
Caring wasn’t a routine it was instinctive, it was not expected, it was shared, it is part of the Hawaiian culture and understood within oneself.

The caring for our parents was easier because we were a large family of sharing and wanting to take responsibility that we felt within each one of ourselves.

Self gratitude and meaning came from it. And I am sure this is true for so many people, no matter where they live, or under what condition.

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 With every teaching there is always something we learn to accept, a condition or thought we can not change due to that individual thinking and acceptance.
My brothers, sisters, and I were very obedient when it came to our fathers concerns.

Our mother was an Angel, wanting to give back just as much we wanted to give her.  Her passing was a shock and took us all by surprise, even her doctors. Our mother was a positive minded good loving spirit and lived life, for every little awe that presented itself before her.
She lived within the present moments of seconds, with stong mind and will.

She to was a care giving friend and helped others outside family needs. People accepted her freely and return lovingly kindness given. And she had a way of turning a grumpy person  into a laughing soul.

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On the other hand, our father was of different personality.
With the help of our younger sister she found an organization called Hospice,
but for us it was the last few weeks of his life before they could assist
us with information.
By this time, our dad brow beat a few of us, and it was taking its toll.
I requested Micheal to help. Michael made the arrangement,
and I personally made the truck payment,
cause keeping the truck on the road was his only income.
Our father won’t deal with anyone else.
Micheal re-grouped the family, and together they continued our
fathers wishes so he could pass away at home.

That took a lot of love, caring, giving, on all their part.

Months later, in a class I learned it was not unusual for a person nearing the
end of life, to become irrational, blaming, pushing love ones away.
Some males can’t stand a girl or woman watch them,
they become more stress.  Then finally which I know is true,
“The fear there’s no one there, to save you”
is something deep in the back of our mind.

The silver hair woman is Doris Rhodefer, a 95 year smart, and spunky,
lady whom gives her son a hard time.
She has a custom of living a certain style and demands her attention,
which seem to be part of her birth sign.
The residents tell me she can be bossy, yet she has a heart of love,
and many people adore her.

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Her one and only child is Ron. To my eyes he is much like
his mother, but Doris says he is just like his father.
Only a mother knows!
No matter what, they have the love and respect for each other,
and that’s what counts.

Ron and Doris Rhodefer

A while back Doris slip causing a brain bleed after her fall.
That fall changed her independent lifestyle,

I automatically shifted my mind for caring for Doris at home,
but later learn the nursing facility we moved her too, was the best place
for her and for Ron and in reality for myself, due to
unforseen health problems that arose later on for Ron.

Understanding a little about nursing facilities through my daughter whom
is a care giver and my grandfathers experience.
In respect,
I greet the adults of all ages whether they respond or not, when I entered
their home, yes their home, I personally don’t label it as a nursing facility.

Each resident has their own self value and pride.
They watched me just as much, I watched them.
Some would grin, while others hold a stern look all day long.

Doris Rhodefer

Ron, never missed a day, but his mother would never remember that,
due to her short-term memory lost.
This little problem was solved when I bought her a small notebook and
ink pen, so she could keep daily notes.
When a question or statement arose that she couldn’t remember the day
before, we asked her to look at her notes. After she read it,
a grin and deep breath would follow, she was satisfied.

For myself I have learned what the pace is like in Doris’s residents,
it is very hard in the beginning, but then it becomes familiar.
It is a little country of its own, with busy bees, working bees, that
I admire, including the staff, students, and volunteers.

I dedicate my thanks for people who have the personality to become a
caregiver and still maintain a normal family life.
No matter if it is a nursing home, or private home,
it is a special talent.

These special people carry a lot of inner peace,
to get through the hard moments when things happen.
Each caregiver has their own reasons, and self rewards, hopes and dreams.
Each individual person has an importance, not seen by the outside world,
yet the energy and passion flows beyond the doors.

Thank You.

Whisper – the color Black

Black

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Have you ever reached into a dark closet allowing only your finger tips to locate what you’re trying to find.

Have you every notice how much light is absorb within the dark.

I once asked a friend, “What is it like being blind?”, his reply was,
“I don’t know?” “I have nothing to compare it to.”
My friend was blind since childhood.
Wondering back to those moments when we were young,
 both of us filled with uncertainties, we spoke of our dreams, wishes, and hope.
Our emotions of fears differ, just like the understanding of sight, and the unseen.

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Black is the absence of all color, at least for these old eyes it seems to be.
The ritual of walking into light, and the expectancy of darkness is a blessing at times.

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Darkness can make a room romantic, allowing lite candles set the mood.

A glow from the horizon enhances the deep shadows changing the feeling to warmth.

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Darkness, or the depth of blackness can allow our sense
of impression create a mysterious imagination.

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Knowing this!
Do you think?  The eyes, mind, or imagination is what leads us to the
perception of black.  

In nature a black flower is rare, so rare that in true form the actual deep rich color
 may have a low or no visible light (spectrum) when reflected back to the human eye.
According to science the red color may have the longest wavelength
yet it also has the least amount of energy in the visible spectrum.

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Black Magic Hollyhock plant is a beautiful deep rich red flowers, yet within seconds
 our brain may give the impression of the color black.
Calla Lily, a deep purple or maroon, still can fool the eye, 
The Chocolate Cosmos and the Black Dahlia,
are enhanced with a deep, deep burgundy or chocolate color.

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Like flowers, the color of fruits and vegetables can fool the eye,
also the lack of knowledge and understanding may surprise our views.
The olive is a fruit harvested during its green to purple stage.
The canned black olive we see,
possibly containing ferrous sulfate or other chemicals, turning them black artificially.

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 Earth has provided many natural resources living and non-living that are outside the visible light spectrum list,
such as coal, charcoal, soot, graphite, basalt,decompose organic matter, minerals and more. 

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The physical color of black is associated with the ideas of powerless to strength,
and is effected by culture understand, spiritual adaptation,
religious comformities and objects of special attention or preference.

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In spite the fact that black has no clear message,
it’s a step into the future of unknown.

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Forty years have passed since I last seen my friend in person,
yet even in the darkness of black, I can vision him very clearly.