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[VIDEO] Aloha Ke Akua - Medicine for the People

October 02, 2017 | By Sarah Wells
seagull Aloha Ke Akua

Gorgeous and inspiring video by Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People). Aloha Ke Akua, meaning God is Love, and Kuleana referring to one's sense of personal responsibility.

This video never ceases to produce tears of wonder, beauty and recognition within my soul. I hope that you find the sharing equally meaningful.

I have included the lyrics below the embedded video, as I find them to be enrapturing and completely relevant to all of the work that must be done not only in the world, but in the depths of each and every one of our souls. My personal recommendation would be to watch the video first and read the lyrics with it a second time, as the imagery is out of this world, yet so deeply and personally connected with it.

Lend your ears, lend your hands
Lend your movement
Anything you can
Come to teach, come to be taught
Come in the likeness, in the image of god
‘cause you can be like that
With all that humbleness and all that respect
All of the power invested in me
Be it hard to love my enemies
All of the black bags over the heads of the dead and dying
The more I understand about the human race
The less I comprehend about our purpose and place
And maybe if there was a clearer line that curiousity would satisfy
Time-based prophecies have kept me from living
in the moment, I’m struggling to trust the divinity
of all the gods and what the hell they have planned for us
I cry for the creatures who get left behind
But everything will change in the blink of an eye
And if you wish to survive
You will find the guide inside

I go back and forth every single day
The clarity it comes to me in the choppy waves
The feelings and the places and seasons change
The galaxies remain
Energy fields pulling our bodies to space
The angels that are composting the spiritual waste
The hate that gets me distant from my spiritual pace
Tenfold the manna when the planets are in place
In polar alignment
We’re on assignment
Bodies on consignment
Return ‘em to the circus
And what is the purpose?
What is the purpose?
And would you believe it
Would you believe it?
If you knew what you were for
And how you became so informed
Bodies of info
Performing such miracles
I am a miracle made up of particles
And in this existence
I’ll stay persistent
And I’ll make a difference
And I will have lived it

Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana
Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana

Each day that I wake
I will praise, I will praise
Each day that I wake
I give thanks, I give thanks
Each day that I wake
I will praise, I will praise
Each day that I wake
I give thanks, I give thanks

And the day that I don’t wake up
And transcend the holy make up
I am capable
I am powerful
The day that I don’t wake up
And transcend the holy make up
I am on my way to a different place

I’m not a leader
Just a creature
Seeking the features of a teacher
Whether you follow
Whether you lead
All the mysterious ways of nature
And I’m into it
Changing management
And there are various ways to conquer
This monotonous metropolis
My stubbornness is bottomless
My fearlessness is talkin’ shit
And I’m wide awake
And I’m taking names

Do you speak to me like you speak to god?
All of the love and understanding
Between the father and the son
Do you believe in the perfectness of where you are?
These are my people
These are my children
This is the land that I would fight for
My solidarity is telling me to patiently
Be moving the musical medicine around the planet in a hurry
‘Cause there’s no time to wait
Gotta wake up the people
Time to stand up and say
We know what we are for
And how we became so informed
Bodies of info
Performing such miracles
I am a miracle
Made up of particles
And in this existence
I’ll stay persistent
And I’ll make a difference
And I will have lived it

Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana
Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana

Each day that I wake
I will praise, I will praise
Each day that I wake
I give thanks, I give thanks
Each day that I wake
I will praise, I will praise
Each day that I wake
I give thanks, I give thanks

And the day that I don’t wake up
And transcend the holy make up
I am capable
I am powerful
The day that I don’t wake up
And transcend the holy make up
I am on my way to a different place

Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana
Aloha, Aloha
Ke akua, Ke akua
Aloha, Aloha
Kuleana, Kuleana

- Lyrics and Featured Image courtesy of Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People)

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