PA'UO-HI'IAKA - (Jacquemontia sandwicensis) - Spiritual Protection
The Pa'uo-Hi'iaka plant is a low spreading vine with pale blue or white flowers. It can grow on poor quality ground, and was used in the past to prevent soil erosion. It is often one of the first plants to reappear after the original vegetation has been destroyed by a volcanic eruption. It's Hawaiian name means "the skirt of Pele's sister Hi'iaka". In Hawaiian legend, Pele is the goddess of volcanos and her little sister, Hi'iaka, is the goddess of islands and nature. It is said that Pele destroyed Hi'iaka's sacred Lehua grove with hot lava, when she failed to return on time from a monster-slaying trip. Hi'iaka was devasted at the loss of her sacred plants, but quickly set about replanting her grove with lots of tough and resilient pioneer plants, and, in time, she eventually forgave her impatient sister.
This essence is for those whose outlook, behaviour or personality has been influenced by painful memories from the past, where they have experienced physical, emotional or mental abuse/harm. It helps to repair soul scars, and nurtures and soothes the inner child. By opening a channel to higher realms, it connects one with angelic and higher guidance for much needed assistance and advice in times of stress and danger. It also surrounds one with powerful, spiritual white light protection and promotes the ability to uncover the truth when encountering lying or deceitful individuals, emotional blackmail, or hidden dark forces.