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Sep. 30, 2007 by Kean Salzer
The Spirit of Maui
The Aloha Spirit. What is it? Have you ever wondered how an island nation can have an identity and carry it for hundreds of years to all nations and it's best communicated as a Spirit? Do you know any other land or government who have an identity based on a Spirit?
As the world's metanarrative slowly changes from Rationalism/Materialism to Experiential we have seen more tolerance toward ideas that don't fit into a box...conversations that allow for other points of view, even in areas where we don't believe...and that, of course, includes the realm of The Spirit. I'd like to open a conversation about Aloha Spirit and see what is in your heart about this core identity.
Hawaiians aren't the only people to refer to The Spirit as if it were a persona. Indigenous American tribes all agreed that there is a Great Spirit. But in this land in the middle of the sea, when people try to put into words what they are feeling is the impression from the Spirit it is to manifest Aloha...
I'd be interested in hearing what you think the Aloha Spirit is all about. Is it reserved for a certain people? Can others adopt or be adopted by this Spirit? What do people under the influence of this Spirit do that is different than when they are under the influence of their own spirit? How can you tell when this Spirit is operating?
Any opinions about any of these questions? I do, but for now I'd love to hear your heart about the Aloha Spirit...blog away...