When events occur globally that reflect Ino ( intentional harm) and Pilikia, it can be a time for challenging our Aloha and Pono.
It can be easy for some to jump out of the pono canoe and in to the swirling ocean of fear, anger and a multitude of other negative thoughts/feelings.
It’s easy to hele ka ‘olelo – walk the talk, when everything seems to be smooth sailing.
When we paddle the Spiritual Path in Aloha and Pono we must strongly stay the course of Aloha and Pono at all times.
Allow recent events of the world to be a reminder to step fully in to your ‘Uhane Nui ( Spirit Greatness and Mana ‘Iho ( self empowerment) and keep radiating your mana in the fullness of aloha.
This piece from Mana’olana Pink Paddlers is an apt reminder of our Spiritual Beingness and Ho’opono pono ke ala – make right more right the path.
“The Meaning of ALOHA is an expression of our essence. It is the language of the SOUL and often speaks through welcome smiles, friendly gestures and warm greetings.
And although ALOHA is used when saying hello or goodbye. It actually means a great deal more.
In fact to Hawaiians ALOHA is not so much a word as it is attitude or a state of mind peacefully filled with spirituality, compassion, and gratitude
ALOHA desires the best of everyone while endlessly projecting love for all creation from the center of its heart, and while giving generously of itself. ALOHA ask only that we share its gift with others.
ALOHA is by nature unconditional. It embraces all of the humanity with open arms as though it were placing a garland of fragrant flowers around its neck.
ALOHA points to the spiritual potential inherent in all the people of the earth and asks that we express that potential always through positive actions.
ALOHA is the spirit of goodness and if were able to speak it might humbly say ” ALOHA kekahi i kekahi ” Love one another as you would wish to be loved.
ALOHA is the silent breath of the ancients bridging the years into the present to softly caress, encourage, uplift and bless us all.”
I’ve done something here that I have never done before.
I have attached an oli, I Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi, which I would usually only teach in class. That is protocol.
However Nā Kūpuna wanted me to share it, so everyone can simply speak and energise the words.
To keep the focus and awareness on creating more Aloha on the planet, moment to moment.
Let’s all work together to foster and promote
aloha kekahi i kekahi
– to love one another in all we do