For those who have not met me, my name is George Kamana Hunter. I work as a Healer and I am the founder of the Bloodline Healing Project which is a multicultural forum where people can receive many healing Rites of Passage. As a facilitator, I have had the pleasure of participating in baby blessings, initiations into adulthood, and even helping people with their passage into the next world. But, on the day of my wedding, the roles were reversed. I was the groom, a key receiver in a glorious experience created for my wife and I by our community here in Oahu, HI. It was on this day, that I truly appreciated the importance of having our Rites of Passage in modern times. The fun, the nerves, the exhilaration, and the sense of being witnessed were all essential components of a profound union to my partner. As I look over at my wife, there is a gentle buzz that permeates the air between us two. The wedding ceremony enhanced that exchange, that all encompassing connection between husband and wife. I have chosen to be transparent and share our special day with the world by retelling some key, emotional moments of our ceremony. I feel a deeper understanding of my work now that I had personally received the respect and care of our wedding. Throughout the day, we both had the profound sense that we were doing it right! Everything flowed in a good way thanks to the family and friends that had come together to honor us. Enjoy!
It was the morning of my wedding. I woke up full of anticipation. We had met 4 years ago and worked hard to build a sound foundation. I had been waiting my whole life for her. I felt ready.
All was set. Friends and family had pulled together to make our day special. The sandy aisle was lined with abalone shells which led to the ocean. There stood an archway filled with white satin and green foliage. We were ready.
My parents walked me down the aisle. My first tear fell. It was happening. The day I had dreamed about for years had finally come. I met with the groomsmen and looked into my best man’s eye. He was ready.
My bride walked down the aisle with her parents. Astonishing, liquid love in motion, as her white dress slide across the sand.
We dried each others tears. The Hawaiian Kahu, Auntie Alona, sang and guided us through our rite. The crowd gathered around. They cried too. And then it came, the Great Peace washed over us. This was right. This was true.
Our hands bound together in Irish Lace and Koa Lei, we kissed. We walked down the aisle together, husband and wife, partnered for life.
We face Life together, fortunate and ready.