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How much of a role did/does the "spiritual world/realm" have/had in Hawaiian culture? 8 Replies

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You Ever Feel? Na`au sense... 12 Replies

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Comment by Barbi Halalu Silva on January 3, 2012 at 2:45pm

Aloha,I'm a new member born Atooi now on Havai'i and a Kanaka Maoli many sum years now. Excuse me for my ignorance but,I couldn't help reading messages on this sight about being spiritual,etc.It's wonderful here to hear so much mana'o yeah!This site might help me to understand about ancestor's choosing their descendant's to um how can I put this "spiritual sense". There are so many of us who carries this and yet we are the ones suffering because I for one struggle every day since my moms passing in 2003.She choose me to find answers beyond my control and it just eats all my energy! If this is not spiritual than what is because sometimes I think I'm loosing my mind sometimes.Can anyone help?

Comment by Bronson Keali'i Kalipi on April 8, 2011 at 9:34am
To all you the kanaka's that wants to stay ignorant.  Maybe your not suffering but your children will.  Everyone thinks that I'm just trying a scare tactic, but did you ever thought about America saying that they going to shut off all there government agencies in the state and federal levels!!!!  Have you ever thought about that?  Have you ever thought about Abercrombie  plans is to take our lands, monies and assets only for the state of Hawaii who is the defacto government.  Politicians out there, have you ever thought of your future generation when they don't have the status you do as a state of hawaii government official, how they'll be treated if they have the koko.  People, there is one thing that you have to understand and that is freedom.  Every Kanaka's freedom will be taken away and we will be treated as dogs.  The Kanaka's that are worriers will be put away as political prisoners and kept there until they die just to stop them from spreading the truth.  How much more can we take from this defacto government?  Have you ever thought of us being held as political prisoners today when we reinstated our government and the state is still trying to perpetuate the fraud for over 118 years.  Where is our dignity and pride as a Kanaka.  You kanaka's no shame on how the defacto is treating your kupuna iwi and you kupuna, makua, and the keiki's.  They out there telling us Kanaka's what to do and how to do it when we have learn from our kupuna's on how to do it the old ways.  When we want to sell food, the state tells us that we have to BUY a permit or BUY a license which is the General Excise Tax license.  Now they like raise the general excise taxes up by one.  Why we don't give our people the chance to govern our own people.  Our queen saved us that right and we not exercising that inherit right which is to govern our selves, not have a f#%king bone head  from the defacto do it for us.  Come on people, we not getting any younger and our numbers not exploding with more Hawaiians.  Wake the f@%k up cause your dumb f%@*s are not paying attention to our future if we ever have one.  We would be just as good as dead Kanaka's if we let them govern us period.  THINK ABOUT IT HARD.
Comment by popoti on December 5, 2010 at 4:12am
aloha... i believe there is only one god... and he has many names... god is... all that is... all that is... is god....... just got through watching this video... very interesting... (skippy ioane; manao to the music)... aloha and mahalo for shareing
Comment by Tamaainareo on July 4, 2010 at 11:50am
The topic of our ancient religion and belief system, and how it is being incorporated by the 'new age" system, is one that constantly irritates me. To see even our beliefs exploited, is just the salt and vinegar in the wounds of our lost independence and aina. That some of of our own, would betray our ancestors by revealing what should be exclusively ours, is beyond me.
Comment by Anne Punohu on July 3, 2010 at 5:24pm
looking foreward to sharing my mana'o. my current real beef, is with "new age" mixing in with traditional hawaiian spirituality, and it is diluting, twisting, perverting and flat out ruining what little we have left. as a pratctitioner, that is just my immediate mana'o. much of what i know i will never reveal. mahalo
Comment by Kauwila on December 31, 2009 at 1:49pm
Just my Manaʻo: I feel that is very important to remain spiritual in everything that we do, with our words no matter how imperfect, our actions, and to watch out how we judge others but also be vigiliant as well, and to not undermine ourselves sometimes man can try to undermine our strength because theirs is not pono so they reflect themselves on us, how we respond to others is really important, I try to remain spiritual in everything I do, most people sense that genuinity in me. . the connection with all things, people must remain spiritual, prayer and faith is essential for us.
Comment by Donna Burns on November 2, 2009 at 8:58pm
e Kawehi...
Where are you? Haven't heard from you in awhile. You ok?
Donna
Comment by keonaona on May 27, 2009 at 9:25am
when is this Feature film, "Beyond wailua" being shown? It is beautiful! I can't wait to see it!
Comment by Kaleo Farias on May 26, 2009 at 3:39am
Aloha Kakahiaka! My fiance and I have a distribution company on Oahu called Aloha Nui Distributors! We distribute books, and dvd's on topics and issues that directly affect all of the Hawaiian Archipelago and all of the people who live and reside in it. Our current book, Hawaii-The FAKE State, is currently desired and wanted by everyone who is exposed to it, whether via our website, word of mouth, or seeing it at one of many community outreach festivals and events, that are always taking place throughout the entire Ko Hawaii Pae Aina. You can contact Aloha Nui Distributors at 808.489.7065 or 808.393.8678. You can also check out our website at www.hawaiifakestate.com, and Mahalo Ke Akua!!!
Comment by J. D'Alba on May 23, 2009 at 8:28am
Below is the synopsis of Beyond Wailea, a featue film based on a true story from Maui that is now under consideration by a major Hollywood Producer. Your comments will help stimulate the Producer's interest.
If anyone can direct the synopsis to anyone in the entertainment industry that would be appreciated as the interest of prominent actors will also help move this project towards completion.
Malama Kaou-We best help ourselves by helping others.
We are the people we've been waiting for!
Aloha Ke Akua

Genre: Hawai'ian/Legal Drama

Logline: A 19th Century Naval Chaplain, who resisted the US takeover of Hawai'i, is reincarnated as a contemporary attorney who is confronted with the same dark energies that originally overthrew the Kingdom of Hawai'i, as he fights against unscrupulous developers to preserve a Hawai'ian family's ownership of land .

Beyond Wailea

Based On A True Story From The Island Of Maui.

By J. D'Alba
814.270.1977
jpulehu@hotmail.com

Knowing of the plight of the Hawaiian culture and the impeding challenge her people are facing with the continued loss of their land that is vital to their existence, a elderly Hawaiian Kapuna summons her family's amakua, the shark, to compel the return of a nineteenth century American Naval Chaplain to aid her people. The naval Chaplain, who has been reincarnated as a contemporary attorney in the midst of a blossoming legal career, finds his life turned upside down when his fiancée finds him in a compromising interlude with his secretary. In his emotionally distraught state he seeks comfort in a French Canadian paramour only to find his plans thwarted by a winter blizzard that strikes Montreal. At the airport he learns that Montreal is inaccessible and the announcement of the final boarding call of a flight to Maui instills in him a sense of déjà vu that compels him to the island of Maui.

Upon landing in Maui he checks into a posh hotel in Wailea, Maui's most upscale resort area when he expresses a desire to the hotel concierge for a memorable experience of the island. The concierge arranges a hang gliding expedition for him from the summit of Haleakala volcano and along the scenically spectacular north shore of Maui's coast. His awareness of this island's incredible beauty compels him to explore Maui's north shore. As he is photographing the coastline a rogue wave sweeps him into the ocean sending him into a panic to survive. During this struggle he experiences inexplicable thoughts of his past life as the Chaplain, as the Chaplain is bound and gagged on a naval freighter. During his near drowning he is approached by the shark who, unbeknownst to the attorney, thrusts him onto the safety of the reef only after the shark bequeaths upon his neck the revered Hawaiian malie lei. The attorney's struggle against near downing, his encounter with the shark, and his being thrust from the water is witnessed by a Hawaiian elder and his grandson who come to his aid and assist him back to health in the company of their ohana (family). The attorney finds himself living in their incredible valley and becomes enamored not only with these beautiful people, their culture, and their way of life, but also with the elder Hawaiian's niece, Moana, with whom he begins a wondrous love affair. Their affair only heightens his appreciation of the beautiful essence of the Hawaiian culture, their social graces, spiritualism, love, gratitude, knowledge, unique philosophical perspectives, and their essential, inextricable bond with the land.

During breakfast one morning Moana reads that an Auntie, deceased decades earlier, is being sued in an action to quiet title to land of which neither Moana nor anyone else in the ohana has any knowledge. The attorney investigates the basis of this legal action, intercedes on behalf of the family, and learns of the tragic history of Hawaii and how the United States of America illegally acquired the once sovereign Kingdom of Hawai'i. He is lost however to explain the connection between the land that is the subject of the lawsuit and the family that has rescued him until he meets the matriarch of the family, Tutu Helen, who unequivocally informs him: "Smythe stole the land!" Knowing the veracity of Tutu Helen's statement he is left with the daunting task of proving this fact in a court of law only to learn firsthand of the unjust treatment of Hawaiians in the American system of justice, and the incredible lengths the powers that be will go to suppress anyone who attempts to help them rectify this injustice. This challenge presents the attorney with utter, hopeless frustration until he is mystically returned to nineteenth century Hawaii that is in the midst of being overthrown by a conspiracy initiated by the American government with the aid of the US naval and marine forces. There, as the naval Chaplain, he witnesses the planned efforts to acquire this paradise from its rightful owners only to find himself bound and gagged on a ship, being keelhauled for his refusal to aid in the unscrupulous conspiracy to overthrow the Kingdom of Hawaii, and steal the land.


With the knowledge he gains from reliving his prior life experience he again is back in court only to find he is without concrete evidence to sustain what he knows to be true. Tutu Helen then directs him to the graves of her ancestors that are situated on property now 'owned' by the aging officer of Hawaii's largest corporate entity, a Hawaiian Sugar Company, and whose son, knowing of this outside Attorney's efforts to expose the century old fraud that enabled his father's corporation to rise to its status as Hawaii's premiere corporate entity, is determined to stop the attorney by any means.

Despite the grave threat to their lives, the Attorney and his lover, Moana, sneak unto the lands of the corporation's leader where they discover the bodily remains of Moana's ancestors exposed on the eroding cliff along the ocean. Removing a tooth from the skull of one the ancestors, the attorney uses it to prove the family's ownership of the land. The Judge is dumbfounded by the Catch-22 he now finds himself in. His dilemma, either refuse to accept the inescapable conclusion that this land is indeed still rightfully owned by this Hawaiian family, and allow these lands to remain held by the sugar company and permit the developers to acquire the land which they seek to quiet title to, or deny the developers lawsuit and return all the land, some two thousand plus acres, to the heirs of the nineteenth century Hawaiians from which it was fraudulently acquired.

In the end Tutu Helen appears near death as the attorney tells her of the Judges decision. The Judge refused to jeopardize his career by perpetuating a fraud that has existed for over a century and he not only denied the attempt by the developers to take the parcels of land they seek but also he returned the two thousand acres of land to this Hawaiian family. The attorney is overcome with distress, as Tutu Helen seems to gasp her last breath of life after learning of the decision. Surrounded by members of her ohana whose emotions over her loss are evident, Tutu Helen stuns them all as she opens her eyes and proclaims. "They said I was dead, but I still live."


The final scene of the movie depicts the mansion once owned by the head of the Sugar Company being bulldozed to the ground and dozens of Hawaiians working to restore the land by planting trees, flowers, and gardens where the mansion once stood.

As this scene concludes the movie fades along with the hauntingly beautiful voice of Hawaiian legendary musician Israel Kamakawiwo'ole:
Cry for the gods,
Cry for the people.
Cry for the land that was taken away.
And then yet you'll find.Hawai'i.
Ua mau Ke Ea Oka Aina Ika Pono O Hawai'i.
(The life of the land of Hawaii is preserved in righteousness.)
 

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