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Smart Meetings: Memories of Hawaii

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Paradise Helicopter tour of Hawaii Island The Aloha State floods the senses with adventure and discovery It began with a purification ceremony before sunrise. Cross - legged, we sat facing the endless ocean, as wavelets lapped Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The chant began. E ala e, ka la I kahikina. (Awake! The sun in is the east.) I ka moana, ka moana hohonu (At the ocean, the deep ocean) Pii ka lewa, ka lewa nuu (Climb to the heavens, highest heaven) kahikina, aia ka la, e ala e! (In the east, there is the sun, arise, awake!) Our small group entered the water. Some just a little, others in total immersion. As I e merged to dry myself, above green - felted Diamond Head rose the brilliant, fiery orb. I basked in the radiance and warmth, and the sun's mana, or power, was unmistakable and energizing. Now

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