August 17, 2016
Aloha Currency Crusaders,
For those who follow the path of Huna in Hawai'i, it is common to use the word Aloha.
Yes it is used in greetings and farewells and in expressing love. But the word means even more, as it is also a way of life. Now you don't have to live in Hawaii to practice Aloha... for aloha is like oxygen, it is plentiful and everywhere, just like Akua (God).
However, the word Aloha holds within itself all one needs to know to interact rightfully in the natural world. These insights describe an attitude or way of life sometimes called "The Aloha Spirit" or "The Way of Aloha".
Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of you. When there is pain -- it is my pain. When there is joy -- it is my joy. It's also a common respect that all is a part of the Creator and the Creator is a part of me.
Aloha means never willfully harming anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect.
Aloha is love experienced, shared and transcended all in one single word, speaking on a single path of love.
Aloha is the natural human condition, not what humanity has evolved into. We are far more than was, poverty, shame, environmental destruction and ignorance. We are living, breathing, thinking miracles--divine human beings made of pure aloha!
Aloha is beyond amazing!!!
Need more evidence? Take for instance the individual letters that make up the word Aloha:
A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lol ahi, working with unity
O, oia'i'o, truthful honesty
H, ha'aha'a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance
In ancient native Hawaiian culture (Kanaka Maoli / Temple of Lono) aloha is a code that goes as follows, "Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble." He also stated that to the Hawaiian of old, Aloha meant "God in us."
The thing that we have forgotten as an entire species is one simple "prime directive" need led to fully feel alive, and that too can be found within the root words that make up the single word aloha.
alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present
oha, joyous affection, joy
ha, life energy, life, breath
So as we begin redeeming our silly little paper currencies on this day August 17, 2016 (yes, the 800#s were released early this morning for late evening disbursal to key internet providers by sublimely gracious and ever patient Chinese Elders who understand what it means to live in aloha) please, please remember that aloha is within you, within us all.
Together we are love. And love is in everything and everyone.
And if you truly desire to feel more love you will practice living in aloha with each moment of your own life. Just remember its now ok to surrender or release your aloha first, so that others may feel safe enough to release their own -- for as a species now -- we are free by the heavily grace and eternal glory as mandated by Akua Himself before time and space began.
Aloha Ke Akua (God is Love)