Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder

Lokahi Tree: smiling, giving and abundance

posted by Susan Gregg

xmas tree in the snow.jpgDuring the holiday season here in Hawaii many of the malls have a Lokahi Tree. Lokahi is an Hawaiian word that means unity, agreement, accord, unison, harmony. I love the Hawaiian language because it reflects the deep spiritually of the culture.

One year I was walking through the mall and saw the tree decorated with angels. On each angel there was a child’s request. I took one and it was for a pair of sneakers. I bought this tiny pair of sneakers in the appropriate size and brought them to the woman at the table. She scolded me with a smile because I was suppose to tell her I took the angel first.

It felt very good to know that a child would have a gift on Christmas day. Abundance is a funny thing. The best time to give freely is when we are in need ourselves. It is by giving that we receive but only when we give with a smile, an open heart and no expectation of return. Many people are in need these days. If you aren’t give and if you are give.

Giving doesn’t necessarily have ot be in the form of money. We can give of ourselves. If you are out of work spend some time each week volunteering. Help others and you’ll feel better art the end of the day. I often get requests from people to send angels and to pray for them. I always do and I often wonder how much time those people spend praying for other people’s happiness and abundance.

One of my mentors once told me, ” When you are all wrapped up in yourself you make a very small package.”If I spend all my time worrying about my problems I push the solution away. When I reach out to others with an open heartit makes an incredible difference in my life.

With love and aloha,

Angels are everywhere just open your mind and your heart to the signs.

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  • kyley

    Hi Im trying to sing my kids up for lokahe tree please will some one contact me thank you.

  • Pat

    Hi, I’m looking for some asstance for my grandkids who now lives with me(retired Grandmother) Can someone contact me to sign them up for Locahi tree.
    Thank you

  • Susan

    I would contact your local Salvation Army. They often organize similar gift giving. On Oahu you can contact KHON. They organize the Lokahi tree.
    With love and aloha,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment nora

    Hi im trying to sign my kids up for the lokahi tree im a single mom i have 3 kids and i lost my job have been working 2 jobs and this would be first year i cant give christmas to them please would to have some help with christmas for my 3 kids thanks so much!! mahalo

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Susan

    If you live in Hawaii you can contact KHON Channel 2

    Lokahi Giving Project
    760 Halekauwila St.
    Honolulu, HI 96813

    Mailing Address:
    The Lokahi Giving Project
    P.O. Box 17829
    Honolulu, HI 96817

    Contact Numbers:
    Office: (808) 685-7722
    Fax: (808) 791-3336


    To learn more about Lokahi, contact Mariellen Jones:

    Office: (808) 685-7721

    Hope that helps with your holidays.

    With love and aloha,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sina


    Can someone please help me, or direct me to where I can submit my family for some assistance or the lokahi project?

    Thank you.

    • Susan Gregg

      It changes every year – I would just do a web search for the Lokahi tree. As far as I know it is only in Hawaii but each town generally has something similar.

      Blessings Sina … just let the love of the angels guide you.

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