Tihei Mauri ora


Tihei mauri ora is the exclamation we make at the end of our chants. It says, I exist! I am!

Its origin is in the first breath a baby takes. Tihei mean ssneeze and it is also the action and noise a baby makes when it expels mucous from its mouth and takes its first breath.

Mauri is the energy, the vibrations, that exist in all things. Ora is this energy in its most positive form. So in making this exclamation we are brnging our thoughts to a point where we acknowldge our very first breath, and the positive energy tht emerges as a result. Its a moment of mindfulness, an awareness of our place and our time.

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