Ancient Hawaiian Values Energize High Tech Team
The Hawaii Medical Services Association, Hawaii’s, largest health insurer, invited Kahu Silva to be a guest speaker and deliver the invocation opening their Information Technology Department meeting at HMSA’s office on Ke`eaumoku St., Oahu. With customary ceremonial protocol, Kahu performed an honorific oli aloha (welcoming chant) to greet those in attendance and shared insights relating to the spiritual and cultural significance of “aloha” as a core value of the ancient Hawaiians. Kahu explained the origins of the Hawaiian term `ohana (family) and introduced the IT team to the concept of a “working `ohana, explaining that “`ohana” also means, “to gather together as a family for prayer.” Using the traditional Hawaiian expression, “E pule kākou!” (Let us unite our hearts, spirit and energy as a family), Kahu began his traditional prayer offering to bless the occasion.
Kahu Silva sends a mahalo a nui loa to HMSA’s IT team for the opportunity to help and for their warm response that followed from their spokesperson, “I am getting constant positive feedback and gratitude for having you come and bless our ‘working ohana’ as we move forward towards a new day with new possibilities.”