Aloha Nui Loa
Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, but in the Hawaiian culture, love is a more global concept than in the non-Hawaiian cultures. Aloha in Hawaiian really means hello, goodbye, peace, and love. I like to think of Aloha as representing the sphere of love energy inside, and around your body, your soul. Wherever this sphere is present, your love is present. If you leave someone and you say Aloha. Aloha means your love is moving away from the person, thus goodbye. Nui means much or great, and Loa means very. So, when you say Aloha Nui Loa, you are saying very much Aloha, very much love. A further characteristic in the Hawaiian culture, is that Aloha is an energetic presence of love throughout the culture. It is a way of life. Aloha is a way of having love permeate life. That is what one feels when one travels to or lives in Hawaii. There is Aloha, love, in the air.
Mahalo means thank you. But thank you within the global concept of Aloha. More of like a thank you with a loving hug implied, if not actually given.
The Hei Matau represents prosperity, safe passage, respect for all life forms, strength, determination, good health, peace, and good luck. It is symbolic of how I feel about my family, friends, and clients, and the fulfilling life I want for all.