The Power of Aloha
from The Power of Aloha:
The Hawaiian Guide to Love, Health and Wealth
Pili Aloha: Mobilizing Your Heart's Aloha Power
Each of us yearns to be in relationship with certain special people who help us feel fulfilled, loved, complete. We're solitary creatures to be sure - yet, we're also social beings and sexual beings who hunger for human contact and enduring loving relationships of many kinds. We've seen in previous chapters how we can readily begin, through the haipule ceremony, to use our inner intent to manifest what we need in our lives financially. We know now that we have the power to influence the unfolding of our lives. How does this directly apply to our ability to draw to our hearts those for whom we yearn?
In the next section you're going to learn how to expand your belief and experience your intimate interconnectedness with those around you, and then learn a very powerful haipule ceremony for making mind-to-mind contact and attracting to you those you're yearning to meet and merge with heart to heart. We have the power to bring every person we need into our lives to enjoy a fulfilling and supportive circle of friends, loved ones and associates. The process of finding each other need not be a random, frustrating search. Our minds do touch the minds of like-minded people and attract them. We can draw to us exactly the right people to fulfill our fondest interpersonal dreams.
The Huna Approach to Love
One of the greatest discoveries of the ancient kahunas was that love works better than anything else as a tool for effective action. Jesus taught similarly. For the Huna masters, the first thing to consider in our desire to feel compassionate love for the world is always our love for ourselves. Your connection with yourself is the most basic relationship you have. If you are not in harmony with yourself, if you don't have a loving relationship with yourself, you will then feel lack in your relationship with others. How do we learn to have a more loving relationship with ourselves - how do we come to feel genuine love for our own being? When we look again at the word aloha, we gain the most important insight: alo means "to be with" and oha means "to feel joy, happiness, contentment, peace." Furthermore, Ha directly points us to our own breath experience in the present moment.
So the message of aloha is clear: We need to be here in the present moment in full awareness of our presence and to feel joy, happiness and contentment at the core of our being. When we have this feeling in our hearts, we are more effective at attracting complementary hearts that feel similarly. We mentioned early that we all have the ultimate power to choose what we're going to think, to choose how we're going to see the world around us and how we're going to see ourselves.
We've now come to the point where we can ask: Are we going to continue seeing the world as somehow imperfect? Are we going to continue judging ourselves as bad, inadequate, wrong, sinful, not-good-enough? Are we going to continue making ourselves suffer chronic mental anguish (guilt, fear, depression, anger, hatred) and even physical illness because we don't love ourselves just as we are?
When we choose to focus on our world and ourselves from the perspective of happiness and praise, we move into the state of aloha. When we choose to focus on ourselves and the world from the perspective of judgement and criticism, we drop out of the aloha experience and sink into what the Hawaiians call kehena - living hell.