Growing up in a family that is based in traditions and culture has helped shape my foundation and perspective of the world, while keeping me open minded. In Hawaiʻi, conducting ceremonies within your family and community is not uncommon because our connection to our culture is stronger with every generation, yet it’s not as normalized as it should be. Due to the revitalization of the Hawaiian culture, the normalcy of practicing ceremony has been overshadowed by the more common cultural practices such as hunting, fishing, speaking Hawaiian, and hula. I have found that ceremonies have become almost exclusively associated with hula, when in fact it is a part of everything we do daily from the smallest to the biggest things. Being a part of ceremony is being able to open yourself up, release human concepts, and be in touch with the spirit world and energies in whatever way it comes to you. It is a way to connect and honor the spirit world, whether or not you have the ability to see or communicate with the spirit world. It is about feeling, believing, and connecting with our ancestors.