An interesting holistic model for health according to the eight tentacles of the Octopus, Te Wheke in Māori culture
The Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) which includes myself, have a very different way of defining health outcomes compared to western medicine. Te Wheke (the octopus) is often used as a…
Means hope in the Maori language of New Zealand. The birds call, the day begins, and I am alive ! Korihi ake nga manu, takiri mai te ata, ka ao ka ao ka awatea, tihei mauri ora !
Scattered by the wind washed by the rain transformed by the sun all doubts are swept away Fly free O spirit fly. Purea nei i te hau horoia i te ua whitiwhitia i te ra mahea ake nga poraruraru makere ana nga here E rere wairua e rere ‘ From the song ' Purea Nei '
Kia Horo te Marino
May calm spread all around you, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and the shimmer of summer dance across your path - Kia horo te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu, te moana kia tere karohirohi mua tou haurahi.