Wainui – Reflections of Wai

I was out at Wainui today for a hui and man it was so nice to be by the sea again…
The sound of waves roaring in, the wind blowing a warm blow and feeling the sand beneath my feet and in between my toes, grounded…ahhhh…
koru hand painted rocks
Where have I been all spring? Geez, need to get out and over to the beach more and now that summer has arrived there is even more reason to!
So a wai reflection today. I’ve talked many times this year about the importance of wai to our existence and why we need to look after it not only for ourselves but also for the earth itself.
The sea always reminds me of the distance our tūpuna (ancestors) travelled and also the water that connects us to other lands around the world. Connection is important.
Water also reminds me of who I am, where I come from and my obligation to share my gifts with others.
Jo x

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