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Mitakuye Oyasin

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Mitakuye Oyasin is a powerful prayer. I send this out upon the Winds and across the spider web. I place this on C2 in Honor of a good friend, Kekuhoumana, and C2 member who is no longer on her Earth Walk.

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Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:41 pm
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. -- Albert Einstein

A quote that Kekuhoumana had on her profile page. Her body, like the rest of ours had to live in the confines of the space we all Walk in. Her Heart however was always as free as a bird......I know, I had the deep Honor and pleasure of her life touching mine and one of the few people I actually spent a lot of hours with over the telephone. For those who know me well I am not a big telephone person, not that I don't like you or care about you, but she somehow made it so I was upon the Winds with her, not on the other end of the phone line at all. I will miss those talks and laughter she and I shared.

Today, March 23rd is her Memorial Service in O'ahu. I wrote to William, her husband, and one who loved her for over 20 years, that it is only fitting that her Memorial Service should be today for it is Earth Hour. All around the world people are shutting their lights off for the one hour at 8:30 pm their time, and I feel the symbolism is perfect for her. For all of us who knew her, we have certainly lost a bright light in our lives. I know she surrounds us with her love, but I will miss her voice, time on the computer with her, and our snail mail exchanges.


Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:45 pm
For those who were not linked to Kekuhoumana her profile page is:
Kekuhoumana Profile Page on C2

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:02 pm
Very touching and very beautiful, and very wise. Thank you Dandelion.

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:14 pm
Love this!

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:16 pm
I didnt have the pleasure of knowing Kekuhoumana, may she rest in peace. Im sorry for the loss of your friend Dandelion

Diane B (275)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:17 pm
hearttoucing thanks Sheryl for doing this for her

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:20 pm
Nyack, this does happen all the time that people do go to FB and we don't hear from them again. This time it was illness. I'm glad you got to know her at least somewhat.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:36 pm
I wish I would have know her, she sounds like she was a wonderful person. Thanks for the video.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:41 pm
My dear friend Sheryl, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of someone you held so dear. If she was someone you cared about deeply, than I know she was truly a beautiful soul. I did not know her, but I will simply say Aloha Kekuhoumama, may your spirit join those who have gone before you so that you may sit within the circle of their love and forever be at peace.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:45 pm
"I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost makes them part of us."

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:52 pm
Cheers Dandelion

Vicky P (476)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:10 pm
I didn't know her, but she sounds very sweet, rip..

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:15 pm
Death is not an ending but a beginning for the wandering spirit that was trapped in illusion as are we at this moment. It is change that we fear; loathing the empty space left in our lives by the one missing who in turn continues on their journey. Let us not grieve but celebrate the seeker who continues onward with our memories and our actions; of those who remain present in the now; our existence in this time/space continuum and our compassion for the planet that sustains us though others in their myopia and covetous greed destroy it and us wantonly with neither thought nor care for the existence that is beyond this illusion; sustained as it is by our collective belief.
We all must dance this energy pattern until we are constrained by its boundaries no more. Death is an old friend come to visit; to set us free of this world of its myriad emotions and thoughts and sufferings and rejoicings. Where we end up is of course predicated upon the life we live. Let us dance it well.
Michael K.

Terry V (30)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:26 pm
How very beautiful a tribute for your friend. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:27 pm
Sorry to hear of this loss. Try to think of it as a new beginning.

Laura H (964)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:28 pm
Rest In Peace dear soul...

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:30 pm
Dandelion, Accept my sympathy for the loss of your friend. It is hard to accept when someone we love leaves this earth, but we are blessed with all the wonderful memories that we made with them.God bless you, and I hope the sweet memories that you have collected over the years will make you stronger, and before long, the pain will be totally replaced by the beauty of your friendship. I did not know your friend, but she must have been amazing to make such an impact on so many lives. Kekuhoumana influenced a lot of people and made a huge difference in Care 2. Her life was a song and prayer for people, animals, wildlife, environment and Mother Earth. Please accept my condolences and know that you and she are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be sadly missed by many. RIP Dear Kekuhoumana. God bless you.and I loved the prayer. What a gifted writer the author is; she has made Kekuhoumana's life and philosophy a symbol of what should be.

Nancy Black

john byrne (50)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:39 pm


Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:46 pm
It is always sad to lose someone, may God accept her gentle spirit.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:48 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion. I am sorry that I never had a chance to know her and I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. The prayer was a beautiful one. I have shared it with others.

Animae C (516)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:31 pm
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
The Buddha

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:42 pm
didn't know her, it's been a tragic week, Jan's house burned to the ground, Kaya was found unconscious in a pool of blood, so much sadness.
If you loved her Kola,I know I would have.

Kevin A (64)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:44 pm

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:02 pm

I do remember her, though she has not been active in some time. She was good person, offered her thoughts in comments, stood by her principles. A woman that deserves this tribute of remembrance. Aloha, may your journeys be filled with joy.

I thank you, Sheryl for the kindness.

Julie E (405)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:07 pm

Dearest Dandelion, thank you for sharing your dear friend with us. It would have been an honor to have met her.

Antonio Mendes (134)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:11 pm
I deeply regret her lost. I send my sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Roxie H (350)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:17 pm
Well I go to facebook to gather information, But as most here know...care2 was and is my home.. so I personally like to be more free and able to speak freely here in my home with my "family".. I love each and every one of you as you are. A zoo of human rights, animals rights, earth causes, behavior, emotional, health, mixed all up into a joyous bag... this is my family and our home on care2.. we a nest all under a big fat hen.. AND THANK YOU Dandy1 for allowing us to give a moment of reflection to a member who I don't know if I met much, I think I did before when I was not so active off line... but awareness is greatness. Thanks and Blessings to her family and anyone else that is touched. Spring Soltice is a time for changes and it is coming at us all hard this year..bless you all

Laurie H (817)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:36 pm
Dearest Sheryl, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend! She sounded like a very special lady and will be missed so very much. My heart goes out to you and her family, will share the prayer as well. Pray she'll RIP W/ Many Blessings~~ May her beautiful spirit be with you always.~

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:48 pm
Beautiful video and very wise. Touching tribute to your friend Dandelion. Great quote by Einstein and other posts too.

Diane K (134)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:16 pm
Beautiful memorial video! My cat seemed to like it, since he jumped on my computer table when it was playing.
With sympathy for your friend, Dandelion.

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:21 pm
Noted Tks. With Deepest Sympathy Dandelion on the loss of a super Dear Friend...May she R.I.P..

christine s (340)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:16 pm
Beautiful Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:37 pm
Sadly, I did not know Kekuhoumana. It is a hard, beautiful, and brief thing this life. We act as though we have a limitless supply of time until we realize that we don't...usually because we lose someone close to us. We must stay mindful. We must remember to cherish every moment because the time is always shorter than we suppose.

Dandelion, here is the link to that post, "Nahko Bear and Medicine For the People: Aloha Ke Akua"

If I may also offer a more direct link:

Lydia S (155)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:48 pm
Many blessings to her on her spirit journey .

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:07 pm
There are surely so many Care2 members I wish I knew and I am sorry I never had the pleasure of making Kekuhoumana's acquaintance. May she rest in peace and blessings.

Susanne R (235)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:24 pm
I did not know Kekuhoumana, but I visited for profile page and learned a little bit about her. I was very touched by her husband's comments. It sounds as though she waged and was winning a courageous battle against ovarian cancer but lost her life to the side effects of drugs used in a clinical trial. My sincere sympathy is extended to her husband, William, and all the people who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace.

Carla E (102)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:26 pm

alicia m (97)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:55 pm
she wll be in better place
thanks Dandelion

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:06 am
Kekuhoumana walked upon this Red Road/White Path in strength, wisdom and beauty. My dear friend Dandelion
you were Blessed to walk beside her as her sister, sharing and singing your songs together. Though her journey is now in the spirit world her earth walk will always be celebrated by you and by all who knew and loved her.
I wish I would / could have known her, but through your eyes, your heart's sharing brings her Light closer to me, to all of us. I am sure Kekuhoumana would be pleased to know that her memory is and always will be honored in your/our Circle of remembering and sharing. May your sadness and loss be eased feeling/ knowing her love for you, her appreciation and respect for you Dandelion will always be there whenever you reunite in spirit. This is the way of healing, and Kekuhoumana, your dearest friend and sister would want that healing for you. Mitakuye Oyasin.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:09 am
Thanks Dandelion for sharing. I never knew her - I wish I had.

P A (117)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:14 am
Dear Dandelion - please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear friend, Kekuhoumana, she sounds a quite amazing person, and I am sorry not to have known her. I loved the video and agree with it wholeheartedly - I have come to love God through Christianity - but I don't ask anyone else to do the same, just to be open to loving God (God/Allah/the Great Spirit/the Creator, etc) through their path. Other people have written things much more spiritual and loving than I could - they spoke for me too.

God IS love - and that is where Kekuhoumana is right now - and where we will all be reunited with those we love one day!

I'm so sorry the world and her friends and loving family have lost her so soon though - please may God comfort all those who mourn.


Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:14 am
Thanks Sheryl! I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I never knew her but she sounds like she was an amazing and wonderful person! She will live on in your memory and your heart.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:16 am
I read her husbands words and your tribute to your friend is very fitting,may she RIP,using Mitakuye Oyasin
have a special meaning for me and a spiritual way to say your last words to a good friend.
Thanks for sharing this story with us Sheryl.

Pamylle G (461)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:06 am
I bless & honor you in your passing, dear Kekuhoumama; you will not be forgotten.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:11 am
I'm so sorry for the loss of a truly inspirational being. Like Susanne, I had (thanks to you) read about her and saw the sad comment left by her husband. My heart goes out to him and all in the family. Thank you Dandelion for your open soul and the sharing of a sweet and wise woman. May she continue teaching and inspiring all...

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:29 am
Wow Dandelion thank you. I put it on my YT favorites. I really enjoy the prayer.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:36 am
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:50 am
Thank you for sharing Dandelion. What a loving devotion from one friend to another. Always remember her and she will always be with you.

Lone W (1428)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:56 am
thank you Sheryl she will be missed but heaven got another angel

Dianne Lien (77)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:35 am
♣Sheryl, We are one in this prayer! Thank you.♣

Veronica G (108)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:29 am
What a beautiful dedication. She was unknown to me and this is my loss. My thoughts are with you in your time of loss.

deb s (145)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:16 am
Very moving and your friend has never left us for her spirit remains within and more so for those she touched thank you for sharing her ever presence Dandelion

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:40 am
noted ANDi!!!! very touching!!!! very interesting!!!!!! thnx for sharing!!!! meravigliosa storia!!!!!! spetacolare!!!!!!Merci!!!!!!

Caitlin M (104)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:17 pm
Mana's work was done here, Dandelion. She had completed her purpose as attested to by you, her husband, and her many friends. It is sad to see one so young leave this life, but we would not want her staying to suffer either. Her page is a testament to her great spirit and shows the depth of her character and love of life. The story of her brother's saving her in the sea is so well-expressed. It's a wonderful thing just to know she was here infusing her positive energies for the rest of us. I do wish all who knew her to cherish those memories and carry on her work. Thanks for sharing with us, Dandelion. Mitakuye Oyasin.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:42 pm
Beautiful Dandelion. Thank you for sharing your friend with us and giving us this beauty as a tribute to her.

Vivien G (153)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:51 pm
Thank you Dandelion for sharing this beautiful tribute to your friend Kekuhoumana.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:19 pm
That was a truly inspiring video---thank you, Dandelion. Adding my sympathies for the loss of your friend.

Petra M (259)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:55 pm
Thank you for sharing it with all of us... Beautiful Dandelion!

Edith B (146)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:06 pm
Thanks for sharing this with us, Sheryl. I did not know her, but wish that I had. It is amazing what good friends we become with each other on this site, people we will miss when they leave, without ever seeing them face to face. You are one of those for me.

MmAway M (505)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:25 pm
On sweet Dear Sheryl, caught this not from messages but since it is front page....LOVE THIS...Have goose bumps and I value your news dear friend. Signing off, thank you so very much, will send to friends! xx

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:35 pm
Thanks for posting this Dandelion - she will be glad to hear your heart speaking of her in this way my friend..... the universe appreciates a heart like yours... she sounds like a very special person, may she experience just peace where she is at the moment

Devon Leonar (54)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:37 am
May she be well and happy and blessings come to her always................. A friendship cherished is surely not limited by time and space, and those we love we shall meet again someday............ Thank you for sharing her story with all of us Dandelion.

Joan De Chirico (26)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:17 am
You taught me what Mitakuye Oyasin means and this beautiful video states it all...she is with her warrior
spirits now and rests peacefully...your video is a true commitment of love and honor for the beautiful
person she was...peaceful wishes to her husband and family xox

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:50 pm
While I didn't know your friend-she sounded like a lovely person with a great spirit. Wonderful tribute you gave her and I'm sure she knows about it.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:58 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for sharing Sheryl.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:58 pm
What a beautiful tribute to your friend Sheryl! I didn't know her, but I would like to send my sincere condolences to her family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:09 pm
Thank you Edith and I am in hopes to be around for some time to come, but as we know, nothing is certain; that was certainly a very kind thing to say and touches my heart deeply. I also did this post in hopes that when William returns after honoring his wife that he might find a small measure of comfort in this thread and video.

Deborah B (72)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:04 pm
Dear Sheryl ~ I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your dear friend. Your tribute to her is beautiful. I did not know her but it is evident that her presence was in every way a treasure. Thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin.

l L (1)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:27 pm
My Dearest friend D;

So sorry for your loss of your dear friend ;Kekuhoumana.
May she rest in peace.

I wateched the video and visited her page twice. I am sorry for her illness. Now she is free from her suffering and I am sure all who knew and loved her will rejoice to see her again. One day.
The personality she chose to me and what she chose to give back to the world and what she stood up for or against... The good she chose to show and speak..
Thank you for sharing her with us D and letting us know such a wonderful person was born, lived and now passed on to the other side. That she loved as she was loved.... Condolences to her family and husband.



SuSanne P (193)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 11:58 am
Thank you for your Kind Heart Dandelion, as this may be one of the Loveliest Tributes I have seen. I did not know your friend Kehuhorman, but hearing you share so Highly of her I wish I had the Honor. She made a lasting footprint on your Heart and many others from what I've read so I know you have an archive of memories helping your transition from your cherished telephone 'flight' conversations. We do get very close to certain people here as I know. I lost my friend Sanjeve Raj from India and I am only now accepting there will be no cheerful chats. I knew he was very ill but he never spoke of it as being urgent. He worried too much about me while telling me to Smile and Be Happy, so discovering he had died without saying goodbye is taking me a very long time to heal. But this is about Kekuhouman and I want you to know I sent my condolences to Kekuhoumans's husband William the moment you sent out this news. Forgive me for not having any words to share at that time as I was in too much grief recalling my friend "Raj". It is no accident I visited this today as I am working on an Earth Hour project. Now her Earth Walk has taken on her highest purpose where she will no longer suffer from the pain she suffered in the end. Let us Pray for her husband William. Mikakuye Oaysin.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 12:36 am
I'm sorry but I can't send you any more stars - at the moment :)
If I could, I would get you a star to be with you all time :)
Just above your head, and a bit backwards :)
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