The Blessing Tree at VegFest Oahu grew leaves throughout the festival as attendees wrote their wishes and prayers on paper and attached them to the tree. This piece of the festival was organized by Donna Lay, who transcribed the messages on every leaf so they could be shared here.
Freedom! Infinite Love Peace & Joy
Less Destruction of Hawaiian ʻAina!
I pray for all the souls in need of the messages sent here today…Love is the only way <3
I am hopeful that wonderful events like VegFest will lead to a critical mass of awareness leading to more compassionate relations with our fellow creatures and the planet!
Sugar doesn’t cause diabetes!! Better health for everyone! Don’t be cheap, skip the beef! (it rhymed in my head)
Eat light energy, become light
Don’t f*** with animals
Eat healthy. Protect the animals. By: Leyah Ford
We can all live in Harmony
Many blessings to the Planet and all the living beings on it. Peace and love and just believe <3 and enjoy <3
Many blessings to food please be vegan you will save the world. From: Leah
I hope that people begin to be more open-minded <3
I dream, pray and wish for a mass beautiful awakening where all two legged, four legged, feathered and finned will be set free. Vegan Love
I think that if 95% of the earth stopped eating meat, they would still keep killing animals.
Plant more trees & protect the environment! <3
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Aloha Always <3
I hope to save the animals
I wish for everyone to find love for themselves within <3
I am wishing that in the future there is more support for small-scale sustainable agriculture in the Hawaiian islands.
No more drug war. Peace is health
May the innocent suffer less
I pray my children will have a healthy, non-toxic environment to thrive in and grow. <3 <3 <3
Save the environment
My prayer is that our families will become more open <3
Jonathan go vegan. No more killing
Many blessings for peace and balance for the planet!
Peace and Wisdom
I want the world to be healthy. – Kai 4 y.o.
Prayers for a world where we understand that we are all children of the Creator, all children of God & therefore brothers and sisters, including all living beings even though non-human
Peace and love among all people. Community food prep & meals for peace
Be good to animals. No murdering!!
We Rise by Lifting Others…Be Love, Share Your Light, Be kind, Spread Positive Vibes <3
Conscious choices made daily to live in abundance & prosperity as humanity
Each day is a new start to the world you wish to see. Go with your heart
Influence more people to eat healthy. Take care animals and this planet. <3 <3 <3
More plants, less drugs
I love trees because They help you breathe
Please save the chickens and other animals. They help the world. If you are vegan, you are a good person! ~ Sehana S
I am hopeful that all beings have peace, <3 and happiness. Go Vegan
I love animals. I wish the animals weren’t dead
<3 Kuamu Jr.
I thrive in places that remind me that the realm of this universe exists not in anthropocentrism, but not in ETHNOCENTRISM <3 Peace Love and Health
That one day we all wake up and realize that we are all just one. I have hope for mankind . #save every being. <3
Hi please save the animals and be vegan
Don’t kill animals — they are just like you! Be a vegan!!!!!
Save the environment
Bringing awareness to others about the foods we consume
Save the Narwhals
I wish for the world to know that being vegetarian is awesome !! ~Cadyn, age 10
Sending beautiful vibes to you all <3. Find the beauty in life my hippies
I wish we as society make the connection to animals. We are one in the same, and all living beings deserve to live.
May all beings be safe, happy , protected, free, joyous , Liberated and in Peace
Aloha ‘Aina. Hooponopono, a ka makou and kupuna
I hope that the conditions animals live in become better & that people realize how bad the animals are treated.
Blessings to our lovely earth. Please save her ill.
Wishing for a peaceful America with NO more Hate
Metta Matters. Kindness is strength pono, always
My wish is for everyone to go vegan, no more war and people be happy, wealthy and strong. ~Love Lea
Justice for Hawaiian People whose Displacement Continues Today!
I hope for a vegan world.
Visualizing a healthy planet
World Worlss, World Happiness and <3
I wish to be more active in animal rights.