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