Jan 15, 2018 The Spirit of Aloha
The wave lashed coastline is the tell tale sign that behind the picture perfect backdrop of Hawaiian beaches there is also an unforgiving nature to the islands. It is a wonder that life has reached theses islands at all, but somehow against all the odds of nature, life has succeeded. There is an utopian feeling on this green island of Kauai. You get why the locals say that the land provides because from the blue ocean to the flourishing landscape this place is eco-rich.
I was starring out across the ocean on this tiny island feeling remote from the world but connected to nature pondering why isolation makes life bloom on the islands, but for humankind it tends to stunt us. Remoteness creates creativity, innovation, and uniqueness in nature. For humankind it’s the opposite. It’s the act of gathering and connecting that make people thrive. I think the islander’s knew this and created a word for it. The spirit of Aloha.
Aloha is about belief and service. It shows mutual regard and affection to each person to create a collective existence of love. We as individuals can feel like an island. Whether it is separate from our families, disengaged in daily living, detached, divorced, etc. If you are currently there I hope you will find this Spirit of Aloha, where an explanation of our place in the world can be found in its roots. I hope you will love your real self and that you will realize you are not alone ever. Even when you feel like you are an island remember that we are bound together by the ocean currents.
Love to you
Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain – it is my pain. When there is joy – it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me. I will not willfully harm 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. This is Hawaiian – this is Aloha! – Early Hawaiian Teaching