CLARITY: How to Allow Clarity of Thought

CLARITY: How to Allow Clarity of Thought

Be clear in your intentions. Know what you are not aiming for. Allow clarity of thought. Everything doesnʻt have to be sorted out at once. Take it one step at a time. Then, stop and look up. Relax, reflect, look into the distance without pressure – it gives you a much clearer picture than looking down in one spot.

The pieces of your puzzle will fall into place when you you take it one small step at a time, rather than trying to take all the steps. Trying clutters Thought – and shuts out flow…

If you think back over your life in periods of say 5 years or maybe 10, you’ll see the many experiences, situations and journeys you’ve found your way through.

You’ll see that at the time those things may have seemed confusing, insurmountable, painful even. But you found your way through to where you are Now.

You found your way through those twists and turns of “not knowing”. And now you have a valuable life tool – hindsight. HINDSIGHT is a gift. We can use it to help us move forward differently, to empower ourselves to make good decisions.

Hindsight allows us to access Clarity of Thought if we use it as a learning resource to reflect upon what we have moved from, and to help plot our course forward.

We often fall into the mistake of “thinking” we have to have it all mapped out clearly – yet that’s not what Clarity is. Clarity has elements of Creativity. Creativity is the creator of Movement. Creativity is fluidity. It creates Flow.

Flow by definition is movement. When water doesn’t flow, it becomes stagnant and doesn’t support the life of the ecosystem it’s part of.

Stuckness, funnily enough, is also part of the creative process. Creativity isn’t always pleasant, that’s another common mistake. When we feel stuck, we KNOW. We Know we can’t stay where we are because it’s not serving us. Stuckness is the signpost that says MOVE.

The KNOWING that we must Move is both inspiring and fearful. What we do next depends on our level of FEAR and our RELATIONSHIP with it.

If something is of high value or high importance, then often the level of Fear increases. That’s because there’s risk involved. RISK is the flip-side of SAFETY – and we’re hardwired for Safety. In the main, most people want Safety because Safety brings a sense of SURENESS. And we link Sureness with KNOWING. And if we know, then then everything’s going to work out…

Maybe, maybe not.

Let’s look at this. We’re wanting Clarity. Clarity seems somewhere in the distance. It doesn’t seem right Now. What does seem “right Now” is: Stuckness, Fear, Relationship, Risk, Safety, Sureness, Knowing, Movement.

If you look at each of these 8 words you’ll notice it’s a journey from one state to another. Each state influences another. Notice it’s a Process. Process is about movement. As you look at each word, which one seems to be the pivotal point? That is, which one helps you to make the change from Stuckness to Movement?

Relationship. It’s your Relationship with Yourself that tells you where you are in the Process. Your relationship with Yourself determines your relationship with each state in the Process. If your Relationship with YOU is not CLEAR, then your relationship with CLARITY will be clouded by lack of TRUST in your ability to Know.

In our Lineage Teachings, to KNOW is an older way of referring to INTUITION. Intuition is feeling based. It comes from deep within your NA’AU/your feeling centre. You cannot fully access your Na’au if you don’t have a relationship of TRUST with yourself.

That’s where the work is. Work on Trusting yourself to Know, and trusting yourself to Know that there aren’t “wrong” decisions. Just decisions. And if the one you make doesn’t take you closer to where you want to go, make another one. Itʻs a Process.

In the Process, you’ll learn something more about you. That no decision is the final destination. It isn’t the end point. It is a step in the process of Creativity. The Process of Creativity becomes the adventure.

The adventure of getting to know yourself better. Forming a solid relationship and belief in yourself and your ability to know.

Our Spiritual Teachings are all about you. They’ve stood the test of time because every generation lives by them. They are woven within our Healing Methods like Lomilomi Massage and Ho’oponopono. Everything that the Kūpuna/Elders preserved is about helping you find your way up the Mountain of Life.

Movement is Life.

That’s why Hindsight can be a gift. It confirms you can find your way – youʻve already done it over and over. It also shows what needs to be done so you can find Yourself as well…

☝🏾 Where to next Kumu?

BOOK A HOʻOPONOPONO SESSION: a little outside help goes a long way. You can find out whatʻs getting in the way, maybe itʻs old, old stuff or maybe itʻs something more recent. Either way, Hoʻoponopono will help you make a beeline directly to the source of whatʻs getting in the way, and youʻll find out what you have to do to break the block. You can do Hoʻoponopono wherever you are in the world – either online or with a Practiitoner near you. Go the to BOOK SESSIONS Page

GO DIY: join a course.If you like the sound of Hawaiian Spirituality, join our next Path to Paʻa Class. Youʻll learn our Foundation Teachings and how to apply them to life. Youʻll come to know yourself really well, uncover parts of you that might have been in hiding, and have a strengths-based resource kit that you can call on at anytime. Or, thereʻs our Spiritual Intelligence set of Courses – you do these as self-paced distance learning, checking in with us when you need to. Take the magic carpet to COURSES .

BREAK THE BLOCK SESSIONS: if neither of those appeal but you still want to have a HEALING CONVERSATION – then you can book with either Kumu Paʻa Julia Nālani or Wise Guide Deborah Rose Hālani. You can do these Sessions live online or in the Studio if youʻre close by. Go to the BOOK SESSIONS Page

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out Who You Can Be

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out Who You Can Be

When a  sense of reverence surrounds your being it creates movement with every thought and action. You allow your inner self to quietly shine.

When you honour and respect yourself from deep within, you also honour and respect the needs of others. It allows whatever needs to be worked through and achieved to be done with dignity and respect.

This is the time of Lono i ka Makahiki – or Makahiki Season. It is a period often called Hawaiian New Year. Lono is one of the 4 major Akua/Gods & Goddess. He is associated with Agriculture, Rain, Fertility, Peace and Goodwill.

Makahiki Season can be a time for making peace within and with those around you. Who do you need to make peace with? Who are you avoiding? Are you making promises to “catch up” but donʻt do it? What hurt are you carrying toward a person? And why is this hurt impacting you so much?  What piece of you is so wounded that you canʻt talk about it to the person concerned, make peace?

When you bottle things up and internalise hurt, the wounding magnifies. If it continues over time, it may seem insurmountable, that it canʻt be made right. Thoughts turn to just letting it slide in the hope it will somehow get better.

Digging in deep is required. Digging into your own hurt, to find the source of your wounding is needed.

Thereʻs something unresolved within you. Something youʻre afraid of that prevents you from making things right.

Often itʻs how the other person, or people, will receive us as we speak the truth of our experience of them or the situation that caused such hurt. Thatʻs a wound from way back that also needs your attention.

Making things right involves risk. You risk whatever relationship it is you have. But thereʻs a greater risk and thatʻs the risk of damaging the relationship you have with yourself. You might already feel that your relationship with yourself is non-existent at worst, fragile or a work in progress at best, and your foundation isnʻt strong enough to risk rejection – from yourself or others.

It is when you are on the edge of risk that the greatest growth can occur and you take another step toward the person you aspire to be. Risk in this context is your growing edge. By rolling the dice and risking it all, you grow.

It does require you to reach in deep, into the depths of your Being to find the courage to make things right. It will require you to put all your learning about yourself into action. It is a test of what and who you say you are in the world. You will be required to show how you are living your beliefs.

It is a test of Truth.

Itʻs this that can create a state of inner conflict – I want to live my beliefs, to be the person I say I am in the world, I really do and yet…thereʻs an edge to all this. I get it. Itʻs hard. Living a  spiritual life in these times where the basic spiritual foundations are not known, valued or respected is hard.

It is even harder to live them when youʻre the one doing the compromising of value and respect…when you do not take steps to set things right, it’s on you!

Making things right is what sets you free. Thatʻs the payoff. The risk is you might also lose something or someone. Thatʻs the decision only you can make. It is a question of happiness and unconditional love. It is a question of putting yourself at the head of the line. It is a question of spiritual resilience to deal with any fall out. It is a question of Spirit first and your relationship with Spirit above all others.

It is a question that life is not necessarily absolutes. Absolutes is to limit thinking and creativity. To consider that an outcome is either one or the other creates another level of imprisonment. Imprisonment of Spirit. Of your Spiritual Essence. Of all that you are.

Your Spiritual Essence, your ʻuhane, needs to be your Guide in this not the Mind.

Absolutes is the domain of the mind. The mind is the playground of the Kolohe and Kepalo – lower order destabilising entities who never work in your best interests. Indecision cracks the door open for them to enter. Continuing to delay action opens it further. Getting tangled inside inner conflict pushes the door open a bit more…

The way to close it forever is to do the hana/your inner work to strengthen your spiritual foundation so that there is no room or possibility for separation from ʻuhaneʻs guidance. You have been given this great gift, this great asset to help you in the physical world. To not learn to use it, live from it, be it – thatʻs disrepect.

Respecting who you are, all your potentials, the spiritual freedom that is avaiable to you starts with finding resolution to relational issues. You show yourself disrespect when you engage in avoidance, which is a signpost to your fear.

You show respect for the Beingness of the other person or people when you step up to the plate to speak the Truth of your experience – which might not necessarily be THE TRUTH but it IS the truth from your side.

When you hold on to pōhaku/stones, the things that weigh you down, it becomes emotional baggage which weighs you down even more. You create your own pōhaku, not the other person or persons, who may be unaware of the impact of the incident on you.

You may feel youʻve been disrespected – but the Truth is, youʻre the one doing the disrespecting by not addressing the issue with yourself and the other/s involved.

Decision is your great power. Use it to free yourself. Makahiki is the time to do it…

►Don’t know if you can get there? Hmmm, we can help you with that. Traditional Hoʻoponopono can take you deep inside to the place where your orginal wounding lies. Together we work through the layers of relationship one at a time. The key to Future is in opening doors in your Past. Make a time Kumu Julia, Wise Guide Deborah or one of our trained Luna Hoʻoponopono. Use the Contact Form to find out whoʻs near you or book directly online with Kumu or Wise Guide Deborah.

► Maybe it’s a Healing Conversation that we need to have: here it’s less formal and we still sink in deep. We’ll chat about where you are, what’s happened, where you want to go and what’s blocking the way. You’ll work away with some handy how-to’s to get you started. Kumu Julia Nālani and any of the Wise Guides can help you out.

► Another way is to join a Course and build that Foundation with the help of our Traditional Teachings. The Path to Paʻa is where you want to be. OR, you can join the Hawaiian Studies Club- itʻs a monthly membership, $40/month, and we meet twice a month online. Each meetup is specific, fun, useful, insightful and recorded. Recordings are accessible for 12 weeks and then they go into the Library. Thereʻs also other handy tools and resources for Club Members as well as Course & Session Discounts. So check that out too…not sure, letʻs talk it through. Contact me…Aloha, Kumu Paʻa Julia Nālani x

☝🏽 PS One important thing when we talk about Risk – it doesnʻt mean you place yourself in unsafe situations with unsafe people. For example, in Narcisstic Relationships, Domestic Violence or with people who know are mentally unstable. You still do the inner work but you donʻt place yourself at risk. Not sure? Ask Kumu.

CLARITY: How to Allow Clarity of Thought

WHATʻS THE RUSH – rushing your Spiritual Growth doesnʻt get you there any faster

Scrolling through the SMʻs this morning Iʻm struck by how many people “like” and “love this” on the quick fix lists.

So I want to know – whatʻs the rush? If youʻre a Spiritual Seeker why are you rushing your development with Quick Fix Lists?

What are you rushing to or from? Itʻs true in our Teachings we often share Anakala/Uncle Pilipoʻs wisdom about making our way up the Mountain – but never does he tell us itʻs a fast trip!

Zooming up the mountain and getting there faster doesnʻt mean youʻll find what youʻre seeking when you get to the top!

Because when you get there, you might find thereʻs a new peak which you couldnʻt see before. And so the journey begins again. What you learned on your way up, is what equips you for the next peak. Where you are, which you thought was the top, is a plateau to rest for the next leg of the journey.

So being in a hurry means you might by-pass important Teachings that are the foundation for your next level of ascension. And where will that leave you? Ill-equipped for whatʻs next…

Hurrying towards the goal (whatever that is) is triggered by Need. Need stems from a sense of lack in some area of your life – maybe itʻs your stuff from the Past that you havenʻt fully resolved, maybe itʻs a sense of time running out, new information revealed or maybe itʻs just that youʻre in a hurry to “move on”.

But hurrying isnʻt the answer. Hurrying can cause you to skim over only the top level which gives the illusion that youʻre “doing the hana/the work”. For growth and change to occur, the learning has to be deep.

Going deep takes patience because just like the mountain, thereʻs depths within depths. Your job is to discover them all. As you do you will discover the pathway changes as you expand.

Expansion takes patience and persistance, thatʻs why we have the word “E hoʻomanawanui” – which literally means patience and fortitude or taking big(nui) time (manawai) to do (hoʻo) something.

Our Ancestors understood Patience and Fortitude are not easy to live by day to day. They are two sides of the same coin. One arises because of the other. If you are in a hurry, youʻre trying to CONTROL the flow of your life. Control in this context doesnʻt help, it causes you to hold on more tightly, which creates a sense of scarcity and hurry.

You think you are hurrying forward, towards something. But thatʻs not true. Youʻre not hurrying away from pain but hurrying deeper into it. Peddling backwards. Some people might call it “avoidance”. Only you will know.

So what to do?

▶ Acknowledging growth requires you to stop, step back and reflect deep into the REAL TRUTH. As you do, be aware of even the slightest, most subtle contraction, frission or glinch as you do. Your body is your physical sensory vessel that is most often the easiest to listen to – but remember, when your body tells you something, it has already happened at the Spiritual Level. The Phsyical is the last place you become aware of it.

▶ If your body feels the REAL TRUTH about your attachment to Quick Fix Lists, fast remedies or 5 Ways to…, listen to it without hilahila/shame or judgement. It is simply your expansion into REAL TRUTH – which is always the domain of the true Seeker.

Itʻs a sign of your Growth, lean into it…Aloha, Kumu Paʻa Julia Nālani x

🌺 PS Hereʻs how I can help you to REALLY grow and develop fast as a Healing Practitioner and/or Spiritual Seeker: join my Hawaiian Studies Club. Itʻs a community of Healers, Practitioners and Seekers just like you. Itʻs a real community filled with a variety of weekly learning opportunities led by me Kumu Paʻa Julia Nālani, unikiʻd 51st Generation Kumu Paʻa. In the Club I share with you Teachings, ʻolelo noʻeau/wisdom proverbs, weʻll explore Spiritual Intelligence – the intelligences of our Ancestors – and how to use these intelligences each moment of our living. Thereʻs a Hula and Oli as well + build your biz advice and Ask Me Anything Days. Thereʻs more of course – check it out over on the Hawaiian Studies Club Page or contact me to ask more…

CLARITY: How to Allow Clarity of Thought

START BUILDING RESILIENCE IN ONE STEP

One step for yourself, one giant leap for humankind. Maybe when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, he had something similar in mind for each individualʻs personal greatness and contribution to the wellbeing of the whole Planet and Universe…maybe it was really a call to action for each one of us to look within, to check out whatʻs going on and chart our own new course…

Wby do Spiritual Courses? What are you looking for? Sometimes itʻs because you want to change jobs and something seems appealing; other times you just feel out of sorts and looking for a kicker to boost you back into action; most times itʻs because most of us are aware, even vaguely, of our vulnerabilities and hot buttons, and weʻre looking for the almost unnamable something to show us how to be a better version in some way. Weʻre looking for the kind of fulfilment that actually doesnʻt come in a box.

We have to look outside of the box in order to find our trueness; the essence of ourselves. If weʻre here on the Earth we have a responsibility to ourselves to care for our fragile essence, to build it up and train it to withstand the many spiritual tests it will encounter as we grow and live.

Because thatʻs what Earth Life is about. To strengthen our Resilience Spiritually, Mentally, Physically and in that order, so that when we are no longer here we can take our place in the Ancestor Realm and become a Guide and Helper for those that are walking after us.

But weʻre not going to make it There if we donʻt focus on Here! Here is where we stake our claim to our Past, our Present and our Future. Here is where we prepare ourselves to be ready for whatever comes our way and to take action to stay on what our Ancestors called the “Line of Truth”. Whenever we experience unhappiness, we have a problem. But we also have a clear indicator that weʻre out of alignment.

If we are in alignment we will not experience unhappiness in the same way. Sure weʻll get unhappy, but we will know it for what it is. We wonʻt get dragged down by it, debilitated or paralysed. We wonʻt lose ourselves in it. We know where it can take us, so we know how to head it off at the Pass. We do not have to suffer; it doesnʻt have to be our human condition. Our Ancestors didnʻt have that in their Teachings and we donʻt have it today.

What they encouraged was living from Spiritual Intelligence, which has become all hip today. They didnʻt call it that of course. Itʻs not new. They lived it for Generations. They learned about it as they migrated from Java way to the Marquessas Islands and eventually into Hawaii. They learned if they didnʻt live from Spiritual Intelligence, they would perish.

They understood that Spiritual Intelligence wasnʻt just one thing but a series of understandings about their world, the Universe, the Universes beyond Universes and their relationship to it all. All of this knowledge was their lived experience, to use a modern-day term.

Their knowledge was so vast they divided their understanding into layers and levels and trained each other to be experts in them, which is why we have the wisdom saying now “all knowledge is not taught in the one school” – imagine if only one person knew all these things and then they perished, what would happen then?

Exactly, up the kahawai/river without a hoe/paddle. They also understood that just as one thing is born from another, so is learning and knowledge. Itʻs a continuous cycle that is deep within all things including ourselves.

Their deep knowledge extended to Human Behaviour. They saw how things were with some people – just like today some people had weak boundaries, others abused and bullied, some had grandiose visions for themselves at the expense of others, some coerced, manipulated, lied, blamed and showed no remorse for their actions. Just like it is today. Just as it still is today…

How do we know? Because they continued migrating to get away from it and they devised a set of Teachings that everyone could live by in the process. Teachings that they knew could led people away from corruption and help them to stay on the Line of Truth.

Thatʻs why thereʻs more than one teaching, although that said, there really is only one Powerful Teaching. No Separation. If we can master that, we an master our Earth Existence, because to live in a state of No Separation means we must be living from our Spiritual Intelligence.

All of the Teachings reinforce this state of Being that feels like it arises from our Physical Centre but which is really our Spiritual Centre activated – because there is No Separation between the two. And when we feel it this way, itʻs reinforcement of the Truth of it.

Which is why Truth is another of the Teachings. If there is Truth, there canʻt be Separation. And so it goes on with each of the Teachings. We have long said the real epidemic of our times is Separation.

When we are in Separation we are not able to be Resilent. Which is why the Teachings of our Lineage are all about building Resilience at the Spirit, Mind, Body Levels – in that order. Resilience is a spiritual endeavour. It is a physical experience that has a Spiritual solution.

And thatʻs what youʻre doing in our Path to Paʻa Course, our Spiritual Intelligence Courses, our Welsh Spirtuality Course (which arrives soon) and all of the short courses that we take you on. Theyʻre all about the same thing. Resilience. Building a foundation where you are so sure of yourself, so strong in your essential essence, so firm and unshakeable in your relationship with yourself and Spirit, that no matter what other people say and do, youʻre OK. You know who you are and where you are.

It doesnʻt mean that other people wonʻt hurt you and you wonʻt be hurt by them or that you wonʻt want to retaliate. It means that if you get knocked down, you know how to get back up again. Thatʻs why our Courses are important. Theyʻre real life as it has been lived over and over for Generations.When you do them, you become part of our Generation who knows. If youʻre a Practitioner, we want you to share them with your Clients in sessions. Thatʻs what theyʻre for.

Theyʻre for life…

☝🏽 Note from Kumu Nālani: Koʻu Hoaalaoha/My Friends – I have brought together our preserved Teachings and how to apply them to our modern lives. I have woven them together into a program that will help you to learn, heal, grow and change what needs to be built and transformed. Learning to do this is part of the course and how you begin training yourselves to become more Resilient.

You will be able to map and see your life on a page and we will work together to work out how the Teachings will guide you toward resolution and resilience. I invite you to CONTACT ME if you need to discuss how this training might help you or to work 1:1 with me. My role as a Lineage Kumu is to help you in service of your highest good and that of our collective humanity. 😊

CLARITY: How to Allow Clarity of Thought

Buckle Up Buttercup – how to stop falling out of the roller-coaster ride

We think about the Spiritual Path as being fairly straightforward, but it isn’t really like that at all. Which is why people fall off the Path. Finding your way along the Path takes real commitment and tenacity. For as long as the memory within our stories tells us, Humankind has had to meet and face one uncomfortable truth – the truth of their humanness.

Sometimes it’s used as an excuse for our failings and mistakes. We can write them off as being “Human”. But is this level of our “Humanness” the same level of being “Human” as the Ancestors lived it?

So the real question is: what did they know that we do not? What is it that prevents each one of us living from the same level they did? And if we did, how would our lives be improved in some way, or would they?

When a set of Teachings is given within any traditional Cultural framework and you begin experimenting with what it’s like to live within them, each one of us is confronted with the weaknesses of our humanness because they are exposed and magnified by the Teachings we’re engaging with.

The roller-coaster of emotions (often labelled as unhappy ones) we experience is our resistance to letting go of what we have allowed ourselves to believe in for many years as Truth. As Humans we do not easily let go of anything we believe has valued and served us in some way. It is the not letting go that keeps us in a place of feeling stuck and unsatisfied. The more we hang on, the more rigid we become. We cannot move.

Often it is the very beliefs we are holding on to that are keeping us stuck – but we cannot see it because those beliefs have gotten us to where we are now. It is the Now that is telling us we are stuck and need to move, but it is the valuing of beliefs that we have outgrown – at some level we intuitively understand this even if it is a very vague intuitive sense – that is preventing the movement.

Every Tradition tells us that to prevent movement is to create suffering. We are the source and architect of our suffering…

Most people cannot take the roller-coaster of emotions. The roller-coaster feeling is the tension between holding on and letting go. Because we cannot cope with the intensity of the feeling, and because we have not learned how to experience the wide gamut of emotions in a healthy way, we resist the movement, telling ourselves all sorts of familiar fabrications: “I’m fine as I am”, “this is as far as I need to go right now”, “I’m OK, I don’t need to change”, “I like myself less now than before”, “itʻs normal to…” and 101 other one-liners.

All of them are the Voice of Resistance – we just don’t recognise it because itʻs a familiar voice and feeling the roller-coaster of emotions isn’t. When something isn’t familiar or when it fails to meet our imaginary view of what “becoming” looks like and what “light” feels like – we assess it as Bad or Not Good…what is really happening at the most profound levels is CHANGE…

And most of us arenʻt taught how to recognise it, embrace it, ride it out and live through it until it becomes our “norm”.

Which, if you really think about it, is why we actively seek out Spiritual Teachings in the first place – to make sense of ourselves…

People do not change because they cannot (or will not) go the distance. They haven’t learned basic coping mechanisms for being uncomfortable with uncomfortable experiences. They are thirsty for the quick fix that instantly makes them feel better and more approving of themselves – and that’s when the old “Stories of Resistance” like those one-liners really kick in.

That we have those thoughts is a normal process of personal change; that we allow them to keep us nailed to the same spot, is not. Are these words “pinging” you strongly in one way or the other? Are you feeling “the Yips”? Are you feeling uncomfortable? We hope so. That’s why we have given them to you. We want to be controversial. We want to create the Depths of Thought within you. We want you to objectively assess your own beliefs. We do not want you to stay nailed to the cross, sacrificing the finding of the Truth of Light within you. That is the mission of all Traditional Teachings in their pure form.

Uncorrupted Teachings help you to fight your way through; corrupted Teachings do not serve the Truth of You, they serve the corruption of your Spiritual Essence keeping you contained in “unpotential”, which is a wasteland, literally a wasting of your spirit and a wasting away of your potential. Uncorrupted Teachings teach you the Skill of Discernment, so you can see the Truth, corrupted Teachings will make it sound like truth, but really they’re hiding the Truth from you. They blind you to all that you can be. To all youʻre supposed to be.

You will only ever know this for yourself when you go the distance and follow the path to its end – in the process you will experience life unmasked. The roller-coaster of emotions is the first raw experience of unmasking. Only when you are unmasked, are able to decide the Truth. Which doesn’t require a decision at all…

How can I develop myself further Kumu?

  • Join the School of Spirituality Spiritual Intelligence Training – Stage 1: 4 x Sundays in November 2022 @ 09:00am – 10:00am with Kumu Nālani live online or start the DIY Course and reach out to Kumu when you need to. This course is suitable for everyone
  • Join the School of Hawaiian Spiritual Studies: Path to Paʻa. 7 x Mondays starting mid-October 2022 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm with Kumu Nālani live online. This course is for those interested in learning about Hawaiian Spiritual Practices, Practitioners of Hawaiian Healing like Lomilomi and those thinking about becoming Lomilomi and/or Hoʻoponopono Practitioners.
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Moʻolelo – A Teaching Story: How the Naupaka Flower Came to Be

Moʻolelo – A Teaching Story: How the Naupaka Flower Came to Be

A Moʻolelo is a story. Every story preserves important information for a healthy, spiritually-driven life. Teaching Stories have many layers and levels. We call this the kaona – the deeper, sacred meaning concealed within what is shared.

A Haumana/Student learns a moʻolelo word for word so they can share it acurately with the next generation of listeners to benefit from the Teaching. And the story of how the Naupaka Flower came to be goes like this…

There is a shiny green plant that grows near the beaches of Hawaii called the Naupaka. It has small delicate white half flowers. It was named for Naupaka, a Hawaiian Princess who lived many, many years ago at a time when the Naupaka blossoms were whole.

Her people loved Naupaka. She was always smiling and she had sweet words for all the people of the village. One day they noticed Naupaka was very sad. “Aue! Oh dear, why is Naupaka so sad?” they asked each other.

Word reached the King and Queen. They found Naupaka at the mountain pool. The face reflected in the water was a very sad face. “O dear daughter, why are you so sad?” her mother asked.

Naupaka shook her head “I am deeply in love, in love with a handsome young man named Kauʻi”

“Is he of noble birth?” her mother asked.

“No my mother, he is not”

The social order of the day did not allow members of the royal family to marry commoners. Her father said “we must consult the Kupuna/Elders of the Village. They will tell us what to do.”

Alas, the Kupuna did not give their decision. They said “Naupaka and Kauʻi must journey far, they must journey to the Heiau. There the Kahuna will tell them.”

Naupaka and Kauʻi journeyed for many days until they finally reached the great heiau at the top of the mountain.

There they waited at the lava wall and called out to the Kahuna within. “We have arrived here at your temple. Please answer us and come to speak with us.”

The old Kahuna arrived and listened to Naupaka and Kauʻi. He shook his head sadly. “The Hawaiian Gods must decide.”

Suddenly the sky darkened and the wind rose. There was a torrent of rain, a loud clap of thunder and flashes of lightening. Naupaka and Kauʻi embraced sadly. The Gods had given them a sign. They were not to marry.

Naupaka tore the blossom from her hair. She broke it in two and placed half the blossom in Kauʻiʻs palm. “We will separate” she said. “I will remain here in the mountains and you will journey back to the seashore. And, my beloved, never again will we meet”.

The Naupaka blossoms growing nearby heard the lovers sadness and bowed their heads.

To this very day the Naupaka blossom of the mountains and the Naupaka blossom of the seashore remain in perfect halves

The Hawaiians believe that some day Naupaka and Kauʻi will be reunited and the flowers will again bloom as whole, perfect blossoms.

Mahalo Anakala Pilipo Solatorio – this moʻolelo was shared with Uncle by Anake Noni Beamer. Mahalao na Kupuna for preserving this beautiful Teaching Story for us all to learn, live and share.

☝🏽 Learning Challenge From Kumu Nālani:

  • Challenge yourself to “think like a Hawaiian” (thatʻs one of the things we help Seekers and Practitioners interested in Hawaiian Culture & Healing to develop) as you read this Moʻolelo
  • Can you find the main points that tell you what this Moʻolelo is about?
  • What is the purpose of this moʻolelo – the Kupuna/Elders always did things for a purpose, moʻolelo is not different
  • Now, can you take it a step further and find the “kaona” – the deeper, sacred meanings placed carefully within this story?
  • Write or record your answers – send them to me if you like and Iʻll give you some feedback 😍 here to share with me
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