from my own life
mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono.
very life, breath &
of the land
in right relationship
people, nature & Spirit.
embedded in the Hawaiian
contain mana - creative, energetic,
spiritual power. Ho'ponopono concepts and tools are built
into language, and
especially into the Hawaiian
Hawaiians traditionally greet
other with the multi layered word "aloha" which literally means
is a compound word composed of alo
meaning presence, sharing or facing
meaning breath, or
the essence of life. Aloha symbollically means
to share breath and to
present with the essence of life.
we think or say aloud the word aloha,
we create loving energy.
In addition to words, bones
contain mana according to
thought. The forehead or frontal bone is encoded with the sense of true
To share a
greeting I place my forehead gently against someone else's forehead and
open our true, unmasked self to each other.
With foreheads together we take a breath.
Thus we share the essence of life and our
connection to Source.
I greet someone
this way I slow down and am totally present with them; my mind
thinking about other things.
sun and our bellybuttons
The aloha greeting is often followed by either "Pehea ka la?" or
kou piko". These
simple greetings also contains hooponopono imagery.
translates literally as "How is the
sun?" but this phrase also
a symbolic meaning.
to one's bowl of
light and is a thoughtful and caring inquiry asking "How
are you tending your Light?"
This inquiry focuses attention on
Light within us.
translates literally as "How is your
bellybutton?" and this phrase also has a
symbolic meaning. Our piko, or bellybutton, is a spiritual
energy center which connects us to our parents, siblings and extended
alive on earth at this time. So
asking "Pehea kou piko?" we
are asking not simply "how are you?"
but we are asking after one's entire family.
The power of loving connection is present
within the words.
Many other words, in both
and in all other languages, contain powerful, loving, Light supporting mana.
Language is a wonderful, creative gift!
source of information about
greetings: Dr Maka'ala Yates in
read ho'oponopono part 1: what is hooponopono
to read ho'oponopono part 2: concepts embedded in
to read ho'oponopono part 3: traditional family
to read ho'oponopono part 4: contemporary
hooponopono, cutting cords
to read ho'oponopono part 5 on being Hawaiian
to read ho'oponopono part 6: making amends
to read ho'oponopono part 7: radiating Light
to read ho'oponopono part 8: we live in an
to read ho'oponopono part 9: appendix - SITH®
2010 Barbara Helynn
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