Partly due to it’s worldwide spread, and it’s similarities to many indigenous religions around the world, it’s easy to forget Ho’oponopono’s Hawaiian roots.
Here’s is a fascinating and revealing article on the origins and history of Hawaiian spirtuality:
IN THE BEGINNINGS…
Long before the Warrior
Clans of Tahitians reached Hawaii’s shores in 1299 A.D., and certainly before the traders and missionaries from the West discovered this strategic cluster of islands, the Ancient Hawaiians had evolved into a society that had it’s own spiritual values and practices in place. These values refined in their simplicity and pragmatism, reflected the natural sensibilities that had also developed in other isolated pockets of the globe. These Universal values shared a heightened awareness of the Self being connected to every part of everything. And the Ancient Hawaiians nurtured the teachings and daily practices of One-ness and Self-greatness, known as the Aloha Spirit and that the connection to One-ness included those dearly departed, from the physical dimension, having “changed address,” from human to spirit-wholeness, as is the simple Hawaiian reference for changing from physical to spirit transition, and onto the new beginnings…to include serving as spiritual guides..
A journey that started many life-times ago, and in the now, one continues free will, choosing to embrace, nurture and practice the timeless values for daily experiences rooted in Aloha-love, the ancient teachings promoting respect, goodness for self and others, all the while placing self in alignment with one of several Universal laws. And to “reconnect” to the Universal laws and one’s true identity.
Ho’opono Pono Ke Ala
Is the belief system and method for “making right more right, the path.” Many are surprised to learn about this form of Ho’opono pono rooted in the Aloha Spirit rather than of the Christian and Western adaptation for “conflict resolutions.”…CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Article Extract Courtesy of- Mahealani Kuamo’o-Henry, Kumu ‘Elele o Na Kupuna