For thousands of years until the 1820s, Hawaiians relied on story-telling for remembering – for wisdom-keeping. Before the missionaries applied a Latin-based alphabet to the Hawaiian language, Hawaiians passed down stories of history and myth from generation to generation through song, hula and chants – oli.
As we enter into this new year, many of us are thinking of ways to start over, excited about having a fresh start. It’s a time for setting intentions for well-being and personal growth – a time for cleansing. But what we often leave out of our New Year celebrations is how we intend to equip ourselves with the tools we need to succeed in creating whole wellness in our lives.
To bring ancient wisdom into modern times is a profound exercise in faith.
Faith in the natural world, faith in the source, faith in love and in one’s self– these all come into play as we carry our ancestors’ teachings into the present.
Join us for the September training BOOK NOW Reservations@Hoomanaspamaui.com (808) 573-8256 “Aligned with the Ancestors” by Shannon Wianecki This article appears in the January-February 2015 issue of Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine Maui Magazine / January-February 2015 / Aligned with the Ancestors Aligned with the Ancestors Lomilomi — Hawaiian massage — seeks to balance the body down to the bone,