by Serge Kahili King
May 24, 2005
(originally published 1990)
The Aloha Spirit is a well known reference to the attitude
of friendly acceptance for which the Hawaiian Islands are so famous. However,
it also refers to a powerful way to resolve any problem, accomplish any
goal, and also to achieve any state of mind or body that you desire.
In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just "hello"
or "goodbye" or "love." Its deeper meaning is "the
joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo)."
As you share this energy you become attuned to the Divine
Power that the Hawaiians call mana. And the loving use of this incredible
Power is the secret for attaining true health, happiness, prosperity and
The way to tune into this Power and have it work for you is
so simple that you might be tempted to pass it off as being too easy to
be true. Please don't let yourself be fooled by appearances.
This is the most powerful technique in the world, and although
it is extremely simple it may not prove easy, because you must remember
to do it and you have to do it a lot. It is a secret which has been given
to humanity over and over again, and here it is once more in another form.
The secret is this:
Bless everyone and everything that represents what
That's all there is to it. Anything that simple, however,
does need some explanation.
To bless something means to give recognition or emphasis to
a positive quality, characteristic or condition, with the intent that what
is recognized or emphasized will increase, endure or come into being.
Blessing is effective in changing your life or getting what
you want for three reasons: First of all, the positive focus of your mind
stirs up the positive, creative force of the Power of the Universe. Secondly,
it moves your own energy outward, allowing more of the Power to come through
you. Thirdly, when you bless for the benefit of others instead of directly
for yourself, you tend to bypass any subconscious fears about what you want
for yourself, and also the very focus on the blessing acts to increase the
same good in your life. What is so beautiful about this process is that
the blessing you do for others helps them as well as you.
Blessing may be done with imagery or touch, but the most usual
and easy way to do it is with words. The main kinds of verbal blessing are:
Admiration - This is the giving of compliments
or praise to something good that you notice. e.g., "What a nice sunset;
I like that dress; you're so much fun."
Affirmation - This is a specific statement
of blessing for increase or endurance. e.g., "I bless the beauty of
this tree; blessed be the health of your body."
Appreciation - This is an expression of gratitude
that something good exists or has happened. e.g., "Thank you, God,
for helping me; I give thanks to the rain for nourishing the land."
Anticipation - This is blessing for the future.
e.g., "We're going to have a great picnic; I bless your increased income;
Thank you for my perfect mate; I wish you a happy journey; May the wind
be always at your back."
In order to gain the most benefit from blessing, you will
have to give up or cut way down on the one thing that negates it: cursing.
This doesn't mean swearing or saying "bad" words. It refers to
the opposite of blessing, namely criticizing instead of admiring; doubting
instead of affirming; blaming instead of appreciating; and worrying instead
of anticipating with trust. Whenever any of these are done they tend to
cancel out some of the effects of blessing. So the more you curse the harder
it will be and the longer it will take to get the good from a blessing.
On the other hand, the more you bless the less harm any cursing will do.
Here, then, are some ideas for blessing various needs and
Health - Bless healthy people, animals, and
even plants; everything which is well made or well constructed; and everything
that expresses abundant energy.
Happiness - Bless all that is good, or the
good that is in all people and all things; all the signs of happiness that
you see, hear or feel in people or animals; and all potentials for happiness
that you notice around you.
Prosperity - Bless all the signs of prosperity
in your environment, including everything that money helped to make or do;
all the money that you have in any form; and all the money that circulates
in the world.
Success - Bless all signs of achievement
and completion (such as buildings, bridges, and sports events); all arrivals
at destinations (of ships, planes, trains, cars and people); all signs of
forward movement or persistence; and all signs of enjoyment or fun.
Confidence - Bless all signs of confidence
in people and animals; all signs of strength in people, animals and objects
(including steel and concrete); all signs of stability (like mountains and
tall trees); and all signs of purposeful power (including big machines,
Love and Friendship - Bless all signs of
caring and nurturing, compassion and support; all harmonious relationships
in nature and architecture; everything that is connected to or gently touching
something else; all signs of cooperation, as in games or work; and all signs
of laughter and fun.
Inner Peace - Bless all signs of quietness,
calmness, tranquility, and serenity (such as quiet water or still air);
all distant views (horizons, stars, the moon); all signs of beauty of sight,
sound or touch; clear colors and shapes; the details of natural or made
Spiritual Growth - Bless all signs of growth,
development and change in Nature; the transitions of dawn and twilight;
the movement of sun,moon, planets and stars; the flight of birds in the
sky; and the movement of wind and sea.
The previous ideas are for guidance if you are not used to
blessing, but don't be limited by them. Remember that any quality, characteristic
or condition can be blessed (e.g., you can bless slender poles and slim
animals to encourage weight loss), whether it has existed, presently exists,
or exists so far in your imagination alone.
Personally I have used the power of blessing to heal my body,
increase my income, develop many skills, create a deeply loving relationship
with my wife and children, and to establish a worldwide network of peacemakers
working with the aloha spirit. It's because it has worked so well for me
that I want to share it with you.
How to Enhance Your Power to Bless
There is a technique practiced by Hawaiian shamans which enhances
your power to bless by increasing your personal energy. It is a simple way
of breathing that is also used for grounding, centering, meditation and
healing. It requires no special place or posture, and may be done while
moving or still, busy or resting, with eyes open or closed. In Hawaiian
the technique is called pikopiko because piko means both the crown of the
head and the navel.
1. Become aware of your natural breathing (it might change
on its own just because of your awareness, but that's okay).
2. Locate the crown of your head and your navel by awareness
3. Now, as you inhale put your attention on the crown of your
head; and as you exhale put your attention on your navel. Keep breathing
this way for as long as you like.
4. When you feel relaxed, centered, and/or energized, begin
imagining that you are surrounded with an invisible cloud of light or an
electro-magnetic field, and that your breathing increases the energy of
this cloud or field.
5. As you bless, imagine that the object of your blessing
is surrounded with some of the same energy that surrounds you.
a. Instead of crown and navel, shift attention from shoulder to shoulder
or sky to earth.
b. To help focus the energy field, imagine it in color, as
a tone or chord, or as a tingle.
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the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.