Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hawaiian Values Guide to Business

Kahu Silva blesses employment agency

Staffing Solutions of Hawai`i employment agency president Linda Kracher and her friendly staff helped Kahu Silva perform a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the grand opening of their new Honolulu office.

Kahu Silva was interested to learn that Staffing Solutions uses the Hawaiian values system as their guiding principles for their company. An expert on na mea waiwai a pono (traditional Hawaiian values), Kahu Silva’s upcoming book, Ka Pono Kahiko (the Old Morality) is a comprehensive work covering 52 traditional Hawaiian moral values along with their English language equivalents, linguistic origins, literal definitions, figurative meanings, intrinsic values, cultural relevance and historical contexts. Each attribute was selected primarily for its relative personal and cultural significance from a native Hawaiian perspective. Holistically, they offer treasure trove of knowledge, pearls of wisdom and offer valuable insights into the ethical code of conduct and mana’o pono (moral conscience) of the early Hawaiian.

Linda was so happy with the blessing and insights from Kahu that she commented, “I would love for you to come to our company and be our guest speaker and talk about the Hawaiian culture in business or anything that you feel that is related to business.”

Kahu is always happy to share his knowledge with those eager to learn. It’s times when Kahu is asked to perform a blessing or to be a guest speaker that he is present for one reason but ends up being there for another reason. This is when he is often “divinely” inspired and ends up offering valuable insights to business owners which results in improvements in operations and increases in their bottom line.

“It’s all very spontaneous. I never know what I’ll say and what is revealed is usually only significant to the person that is meant to hear it. People ask me how can I possibly know what I know and all I can say is that it’s Ke akua’s (the Creator’s) at work.”

 

Prayer for Warriors

Ka La Kau Pua (Memorial Day) Prayer for Warriors Puowaina – Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Memorial Day is traditionally called Ka La Kau Pua or Decoration Day in Hawaii. It is observed in the islands as a day to remember the loss of loved ones and to honor the memory of those… Continue Reading

Greatest Show in Hawai`i – Celebrating 110 Years of Fun for the Family

Ho`omaika`i I Ka Hana Ho`ike`ike – Blessing the Hawai`i 50th State Fair Celebrating a legacy spanning over 110 years and three generations of providing Hawai`i’s families with fun, amusement and the finest forms of entertainment, the E. K. Fernandez Shows Inc.’s the 50th State Fair officially opened on May 24th, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium… Continue Reading

Groundbreaking

 Hawaiian Groundbreaking Blessing for Home Renovation “`O ke Kahua Mamua, Mahope ke Kukulu, a Pau Ka Hale”  “The Foundation First, then the Building Until the House is Complete” A ho`omaika`i i ke kahua (groundbreaking) blessing was performed by Kahu Silva for a family before beginning a renovation project of their hale (home) on O`ahu. The dedication… Continue Reading

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