Kumu nui - The great source. The point of origin. The true
It is also the favorite name of the coconut
tree. Resources from the coconut tree were used for food and drink,
oils, fuels, the weaving of mats, baskets, and traps. So plentiful
were the gifts of the coconut tree it was called kumu nui. The great
Kumu nui also refers to the shape of the coconut
tree; enlarged and round at its base. A Hawaiian proverb “I ola nā
lālā no ke kumu” says “the leaves live because of the trunk,”
referring to the importance of foundation.
Hawaiian proverb (ōlelo noʻeau) “nānā i ke kumu” says “look to the
source,” which means to pay attention and be present with our life.
Open ourselves to learning and receive knowledge. It encourages us
to find authenticity in our being, to have gratitude for our
foundation, and to seek more.
Kumu means source. Also
referring to a teacher or mentor. Our source of knowledge. Knowledge
is of great value, shaping our way of being, and in turn shaping our
experience. Nui means great, grand, first, or substantial.
we feel lack it is because we have made the base of our trunk small,
and closed ourselves. By opening ourselves to our source we will
receive abundance. Abundant harmony, health, love, friendship,
adventure, and knowledge.
Nānā i ke kumu, look to the