Monday, March 10, 2014

The Hawaiian Oli Chant, Returning to Our Spiritual Source

“E Alae!”

In the awareness of Mana (spirit) and Kuleana (responsibility) to all things, Hawaiian Kahunas (priests) greeted the sunrise with this simple Oli chant.

In ancient Hawaii words held great power. The Oli is recognized as the highest form of the Hawaiian language. It is the soul of Hawaii, preserving history, traditions and prayers.

The spiritual power of an Oli lies in its Kaona (hidden meaning). For example depending on the perception of the chanter and listener, the mention of the Lehua blossom could be a metaphor for love or it could tell about an actual event in a family’s history.

The beautiful sound, tonal patterns and vibrations invoke a connection to the deepest spiritual essence of the chant.

The Oli attunes us to spirit, expands our consciousness and gladdens the heart.

The concept of ancient Hawaiian teachings conveys that our highest purpose for being on this planet is to connect to the spiritual source. The following Oli calls in the higher self, invoking inspiration, protection and wisdom:

“Moe Uhane (calling the spririt)

He kanaka loa

He kanaka poko

He ui a’a he alaneo

A na maka pa I ka lani

Malu ka honua

La kama uhili e

He’e nei ku

I ka moe au a ke kahuna”

The power of these ancient words can alter the energy around us transcending our being into the supreme light of truth.

The Hawaiian Oli chant inspired the creation of Magical Menehune Girl, Oli.

Oli (Chant)

Birthdate: Malaki 8, 2014 (03/08/14)

“E Alae!”


Oli chants and drums on her Ipu (gourd) calling the Menehune Ohana (family). Eagerly the Menehunes come running to the family gathering place in the beautiful Ohia forest. They know, Oli is ready to chant yet another one of her exciting stories for them. Her chants tell about the Menehune Ohana, the Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. The Menehunes listen to Oli’s chants in wonder, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, and always full of excitement. Oli’s chants are wonderful!
Oli uses her words to weave the chants into being. She knows that words and thoughts have tremendous power to shape reality, often changing the past, present, and future.

Oli’s chants invoke inspiration, protection and wisdom.

Oli’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Haku (head lei) and wrist leis. She made the Haku out of the traditional fragrant Hawaiian Maile leaves. Maile is the lei of eternal love.
Tutu adorned the Haku with Poni ‘Awapuhi (purple ginger) and added the small fragrant yellow Puakenikeni flowers. The purple Hulu (feather) lei around her hips is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu also sewed Oli’s purple wraparound skirt and fastened a purple crystal to the matching top. She crocheted purple lacy panties.
Hawaiian gourds grow on a vine. Oli’s Tutu (grandmother) picked the most beautiful of the Ipus. She cleaned, polished and decorated it with a purple crystal and cord.
It was her sacred gift of Aloha (Love) to her Mo’opuna (granddaughter) and became Oli’s most treasured possession.

Oli is about 3.5” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. She has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All of Oli’s accessories were individually handcrafted.

Oli is named after the sacred Hawaiian Oli chant. She often walks through the serene Ohia forest in the Kaiholena Mountains, where the splendor of nature’s beauty inspires her chants. 

Kahiko, the Menehune Dancer, moves in harmony to his Kumu Hula (teacher) Oli’s sacred chants. Humbly and respectfully, Oli and Kahiko Aloha Honua (honor the earth) together.

Oli is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Oli attunes us to the spirit of Hawaii.

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