Herb of the Month, Tumeric!
Why we LOVE it!
Tumeric does so much more than just making your mustard yellow. Considered one of the World’s Healthiest Foods, this magical multitasker has been used for thousands of years to treat everything from Arthritis and other forms of inflammation, to cancer and heart disease.
The Hawaiian word for Tumeric is, ‘Olena. Grown everywhere from India to Haiti, this root thrives in sub-tropical environments much like our own. I’ve used ‘Olena for years as an anti-inflammatory treatment for bruising and pain, both topically and internally as a tea. Keep reading to get my recipe for 'Olena and Mamaki tea.
The best way to grow 'Olena is to soak it's root in water until it sprouts, and plant it in shallow earth either in a pot, or in the earth. The best growing season is during the summer months as it tends to hibernate during winter. Start planting in mid spring, and you'll have a great harvest that lasts during the off months. Store fresh 'Olena in the freezer, or put it into a food dehydrator to keep it indefinitely.
Friends with Health Benefits
Tumeric has been used for centuries to treat everything from Alzheimers and cancer, to heart disease. The anti-inflammatory effects of Tumeric have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents like Motrin. As a holistic wellness solution, we believe this greatly reduces the toxic effects of chemical drugs, and has the added benefit of boosting the immune system and helping cellular recovery. We could go on forever about the hundreds of uses for Tumeric. Click here, to take you to one of the best resources we've found.
Let's get Metaphysical
We use ‘Olena in our NOW intention candle to energize and clear stagnant energy, help manifest your intentions quicker, and because it provides a beautiful golden orange color connected to the sacral chakra and the energy of passion and creation. Similar to ginseng or ginger in appearance, this miracle root has a long history of being used not only medically and metaphysically, but as a traditional textile dye. Hawaiians would use a mixture of this root and water to dye traditional Kapa cloth.
In traditional Hawaiian belief, 'Olena was represented by the Goddess Haumea, and the first light of the morning which was symbolic of the energy of the rising sun. This is the energy of renewal, possibilities, and creation. In fact, Tumeric was believed to be even more sacred than Pa'a Kai(Hawaiian salt), and Ti, when used in ceremonies that would consecrate sacred spaces. These sacred rites could not be performed without its presence. Because of it's association with the sun, and fire energy, Hawaiians believed that ingesting the root would fill the body with the fire of life, and thus purify a person of sickness both physically and spiritually.
Today, Tumeric is still used to cleanse a person or place of deep seated negativity, clear the chakras and energy channels in the body, and connect them to the power of feminine divinity.
Keoki's 'Olena and Mamaki Tea
1 tsp Tumeric (powdered)
2 tbs Mamaki leaf (dried)
1 tbs Ginger (powdered)
2 tbs Lehua Honey *to taste
4 Cups Purified Water
Add all ingredients except the honey to a small non-reactive pot and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat and cover. Let everything steep for a MINIMUM of 10 minutes. Strain into a mug and add honey to taste. **If using fresh herbs, double all quantities.
Get ready Ohana, beginning SEP 17th - OCT 9th , it might be a wild ride!
Mercury Retrograde is upon us again, and with it come all the usual upheavals. 3 years ago I personally would start to feel its effects 1 to 2 weeks before it hits. I was irritable, fidgety, I become quick to judge and no one was safe from it. I am more attuned and sensitive to everyone and everything during this period.
As many can attest to during the retrograde of Mercury, the technology and communications could go haywire: like your laptop deciding to forget all your saved passwords or dropped calls become typical. It could feel like nothing gets done in a day and in truth getting things accomplished could take longer than they should. It seems like everyone during this time has only criticisms and no praise. I am sure that you also have a similar story yourself, one filled with a breakdown in communications, and travel.
So what can you do to help ease the potential upheavals during this time?
Have a breakthrough, not a breakdown.
Mercury is the planet of communication. Use the energy of Mercury and this Fire Elixir to increase clear and concise thinking, understanding complicated personal and business challenges, and better communication between the conscious and unconscious mind. This candle is especially beneficial during Mercury Retrograde periods, to subdue the negative impact on communication, electronics, and animals.
This candle is only on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ALOHAELIXIR
Two of the intention candles I crafted in my new line were created with this particular time of year in mind. With the purpose of being used in in conjunction with each other. The first being “Harmonious Home”, which is charged with the intention of banishing unwanted lower energies that clutter around your home. The infusion of Lavender adds the aromatherapy needed to calm the mind, and focus ones thoughts. When there is a breakdown in communications, having a clear mind is the solid footing you want when making important choices, or taking important meetings.
The second candle is “Road Opener.” This candle charged and crafted with the knowledge of the planet Mercury’s influence in things like travel as well as communication. In all aspects of our life we want a clear road of both intention and communication. This candle was crafted with the intention of keep open the doors to positive changes and choices for your life. Infused with a Eucalyptus scent with has always been a plant noted for its healing properties in various forms. Both Lavender and Eucalyptus are mercurial plants which is why the combination of these two work so well with this focused intention because both these elements balance the waning mercurial energies.
Lighting these fire elixirs together can help ease the effects of the retrograde.
The best thing for you to do is to take the time to set the intent for this retrograde. Go in with positive intent. There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Fear is the lowest form of energy and to fear retrograde is already a no-go. Meditate, pray, or write your intention for this retrograde.
Tell yourself that you CAN and you WILL handle whatever comes your way, like you have done in many other aspects of your life.
Find these intention candles: http://www.alohaelixir.com/locations.html
Understand the retrograde with Teal Swan.
Love and light,
Keoki Tavares & #TeamAlohaElixir
Lots going on this September. Reiki LOVE with PAM and Alan on the 11th, 12th and the 26th, 27th. All new Class with Keoki Tavares (creator of Aloha Elixir) on Sunday the 27th. The last Creating Intention Class of the Year on the 18th. Emma has Sound Meditations on the 5th & 14th. Ruth Drayer Numerology Author, Teacher is coming to Hawaii doing a workshop on the 26th and two meet and greets on the 27th & 29th. On going Spirit Circle every other Friday with PAM & ALAN. Don’t say I never told you.
September 4, Friday--Spirit Circle Mediumship and Channeling Development (ongoing) at their Kailua school: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$44 fee. Explore mediumship, channeling and intuitive development in this ongoing class designed to help you open to your spiritual awareness with grace, ease and joy. Receive spiritual energy attunements from your guides! Registration must be made in
Sat,Sept 5th 5.30 - 7.00pm
(email how to be a monthly member)
Healing Arts Center, Aiea
September 11 & 12, Friday night and Saturday---Reiki Level 1: A Special TWO Day Certification Training with Pam and Alan, at SEDONA on Friday, Sept/ 11: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, AND on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Soul Authority School in Kailua: 1 pm to 5 pm.$197 fee includes 5 hours of instruction and healing, handout, Reiki attunement, special group healing, and a Reiki Level 1 Certificate. Please register by calling the SEDONA store: 808-591-8010.
Mon, Sept 14th 6 - 8pm
Advanced Sound Meditation
NEW TOWN location
$44 FULL-wait list only
September 18, Friday--Spirit Circle Mediumship and Channeling Development (ongoing) at their Kailua school: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$44 fee. Explore mediumship, channeling and intuitive development in this ongoing class designed to help you open to your spiritual awareness with grace, ease and joy. Receive spiritual energy attunements from your guides! Registration must be made in advance:REGISTER: http://www.soulauthority.net/spirit-circle--mediumship-and-channeling-training.html
SEPTEMBER 18th Friday
This is will be the LAST Creating Intention workshop of 2015.
With Keoki Tavares
(Creator of Aloha Elixir)
Creating Intention is on Friday September 18th 2015
Sedona Hawaii (808) 591-8010 ( call to book class )
By now, almost everyone has heard about the importance of intention. It is your intention that sets the stage for the manifestation process. The question is, how clear and congruent is your intention? Join Keoki Tavares, for this hands-on, engaging class that will teach you how to create positive change through the power of your clear, focused intention.
Through interactive exercises, lecture, discussion and guided meditation, you will...
• Experience a vibration shifting exercise— an interactive exercise to identify and clear blockages.
• Participate in a grounding meditation and learn how to use your intention for manifestation.
• Learn how to create a unique personal affirmation and personal mantra.
• Discover how to "charge" (imbue objects with Source energy) personal items, statues, heirlooms, and other natural elements to infuse objects with the power of your intention.
• Create your personal affirmations (discovered through meditation).
Registration has already started.
September 26 & 27, Saturday and Sunday---The Reiki Intensive, TWO day comprehensive Reiki certification training--$650 fee.
Reiki Level 1 & 2 on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (Available to take separately for $350 see drop down menu.)
Reiki Level 3/Master Teacher on Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information or to register: https://www.soulauthority.net/the-reiki-intensive-level-1-2--3master-teacher.html
Sat, Sept 26th 10 - 4.30pm
Special numerology workshop
"Raise your vibration"
with Ruth Drayer
at Kahumana Farms ,Waianae
September 27, Sunday -- Creating Intention for Prosperity and Abundance with Keoki Tavares. 12 noon to 1:30. At the Soul Authority School of Intuitive Arts. Address given upon registration. Class includes a special intention candle not available to the public.
Sun, Sept 27th 10 - 5pm
Meet & Greet Ruth Drayer
personal one on one numerology readings
Walk a sacred Labyrinth
Tue, Sept 29th 12 - 7pm
Meet & Greet Ruth Drayer
personal one on one numerology readings
at The Bead Gallery,Honolulu