TE HOKIANGA KI TE AROHA - THE RETURN TO LOVE PROJECT
The ancient philosophies, the purpose and the foundation of this wharenui/website are found within the heart of each
and every one of us.
Ko ngā kaupapa tāwhito ō tēnei wharenui kei roto i te ngākau ō tātou katoa.
In a time where our world is experiencing vast change, division and disharmony, it has become normal to see each other through eyes that only see our differences, whether it be nationality, culture,
gender or religion, to name but a few.
The living principles offered through this wharenui/website
are universal and live naturally within the essence of all people.
it is through aroha/love that we return back to this common unity.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE SONG
In 2015, four New Zealanders started meeting, talking about the history of the Waitaha and the deep connection we felt with this historical aspect of New Zealand. We expressed how we felt a knowing in our bodies, a resonance with a time where people lived in truth and harmony with all things, honouring the natural rhythms and cycles of the universe, humbly allowing this to be a lived way. We felt the truth of the Waitaha people being made up of not just one race but a mix of colours and how each brought a wisdom and knowledge that contributed to a harmonious whole. We felt this had been a lived way by many peoples of the world throughout human history. We also felt the deep grief in our bodies that humanity had wandered so far from living in brotherhood and, as in the case of the Waitaha, had been decimated, sidelined as myth and deleted from our history books.
From our homes in New Zealand and Australia we felt the call, across the seas, a karanga to all races, to return home, back to this once lived true nature.
The song Aroha is this call, to each of us, that we may walk together
once again in true equality.