Pacific American-News Journal
Iulai-July 1996 Volume 2 Issue 7
A Neglected Gift
by Kaleiola `akea
In ancient times a great civilization stood on a land called Mu.
Those who lived on this peaceful land understood the forces of
the universe, they named this power mana. The manipulation
and utilization of these forces were common place. Mana was
known as the life giving force that emanated from Akua
(God), it fills all of space, mana is that, which all things
are made off. In time the residents of Mu began to abuse
this great gift of knowledge, they used mana to selfishly
obtain earthly things, they also used the power in harmful ways.
This misuse effected the elements, polluted the land, this caused
mother earth to respond, and after a time, the earth forces sank
the motherland of mankind beneath the blue Pacific.
Some of the "ancients" foresaw the signs of
catastrophe to come, and sent men of wisdom to colonize in
directions both east and west. Most of the remaining population
perished, however, a few escaped to higher regions before the
waters rolled in over the land. Those who made to the mountain
tops, now found themselves on islands cut off by thousands of
miles of open ocean. Two tribes, the Menehune and the Mu
survived on what is now called Hawai`i.
Both tribes lived in perfect harmony, the Spirit of Aloha
prevailed. There were no wars, because they followed the ways of
the ancients, using mana only for the good of their
fellowmen. Their code was, "hurt not, in thought, word
Thousands upon thousands of years passed before sea fearing
Polynesians rediscovered this part of the motherland. When the
larger Polynesians arrived, they were given no opposition by the
kindly Mu and Menehune who were eventually pushed
off their lands into the seclusion of the forest. Eventually, the
warlike nature of the southerners proved to be to offensive to
the "Ancient ones," they couldn't understand the need
for human sacrifice, wooden gods (tikis), kapu system and war.
One night the Mu and Menehune, with the exception
of those of their race that had married with Polynesians,
vanished never to be heard of again.
Fortunately, some of the knowledge of mana was passed
on in part to a few of the Polynesian people who befriended the Mu
and accepted the ways of aloha. As time moved on, those
who were initiated, began to use the knowledge for political
position and power. Many who had gained the knowledge of mana,
passed on without revealing all their knowledge for fear of
loosing their status of Kahuna nui, and thus, mankind once
again lost to the forces of greed and power. When the first white
settlers arrived in Hawai`i, the native population had
already rebelled and discarded the dread "kapu
system", and most kahuna had lost a major portion
of their mana skills. This made it easy for the foreign
missionaries to walk in with bible in hand and impose their own
religion. The missionaries who came were not equipped to
understand whatever truths still remained in their scripture,
because they were not initiated and lacked the knowledge
to unveiled the symbolism, so they translated the passages
literally (a practice that continues today) which caused
additional bewilderment amongst the islanders, and eventually
caused many to lose the ability to make effective prayers.
Ka po`e kahiko (the people of old) did not require
ceremony, or a temple to worship, they were in-turned to ho`okahi
(oneness) with Akua (God). Akua created the land
and all that was on it, therefore, the land was sacred, they
treated that which we call"Mother Earth" with great
respect. They understood that only man possessed a Divine spark
or Uhane (soul), around which an encasing body is built
composed of earth elements, brought together by Ha (Life
Force). After a period this compound of elements wears out and
returns to mother earth, setting the Divine Spark free. In time
Akua provides a new set of elementary cells, forming a new hale
(house) for the Uhane to return to the earth school, in
order to continue on the growth path to ho`okahi (oneness).
This process continues for many life times, until the Uhane
is properly prepared to return to the source of all things, Akua.
The ancients of Mu referred to the workings of the Life
force elements as Cahun, though the meanings have somewhat
changed, we now have the word kahuna. In ancient Mu the
word Ca meant four and hun means one, or four in
one, depicted by a four pointed star, which described the
minute particle or atom. Later, the four were names and called
Men forgot that they were sons and daughters of Akua,
thus their god-like powers were removed because of materlistic
abuse. As mankind makes progress towards ho`okahi
(oneness) these powers will begin to return.
Mana is a necessary ingredient to effective
prayers, it is a force that effects creations when used in
the proper form. A prayer without the necessary components is
doomed to fall on "barren soil." A rapidity of words is
far from being a prayer, it could even create negative results,
and most often it reduces men to the level of baggers, who just
issues words without substance. To have substance a prayer needs
only to be said once, applying the correct mana from
within, before it is sent.
Mana allows one to heal disease of any kind.
It allows one to cure the cause of the disease as well, something
over looked by todays medical profession. Curing only symptoms,
allows for the symptoms to return in the future, often the cause
may lay outside the physical body. Disease is the final attempt
by the body to get your attention, to inform you that you have
probably for years abused your body in some way. This abuse may
have been in the form of improper lifestyle, thinking, food,
environment , or work habits. Also hate, anger, and the inability
to forgive, could individually or collectively work against you
to bring about dis-ease.
Those who send out negative mana, find that it will
return with a vengeance. In the old days, when things went wrong,
the ancients would look to themselves and ask, "What did
I do to create this situation?" To them, failing
to learn from the negative situation or error was a even greater
mistake. He knew that all that happened to him was a result of
his past actions and/or thoughts. He would never point to others
as a result of his losses. He would see the perpetrator of a
negative event as an agent of Akua, who provides a lesson
for his spiritual growth.
That which happens to a race of people comes as a direct
result of their collective thoughts and actions, never from an
outside source, even if it was an outside source that delivered
the situation. The outside source was only that which carried the
message for the people to become aware of past transgressions.
Many of the great masters like Buddha, Jesus and Moses
have come to inform mankind that, "We reap what we
sow." Since the beginning of history, all the
"Great Masters" have spread the identical teachings of Mu.
Often, after the Masters departure, men interested in wealth ,
power, and control of the masses, subvert the teachings of the
Master, by writing "Holy Books" that insure their
personal gain, yet claiming to deliver the teachings of the
master. This has been a detriment to the spiritual growth of
mankind. We were led to believe that only the priest possessed
the Mana (power) to communicate with the supreme being. We
were led away from the teachings that develop the inner man. We
must return to the path of aloha and ho`okahi.
As men return to the old ways, and more embrace the teachings
of ho`okahi, and understand the workings of mana,
men will reach higher levels of consciousness. Men will become
more physic, intuition will rise, and he will become more aware
and sensitive to his environment. He will then learn to use mana
for the good of mankind.
The term for mana takes on many different forms
throughout the world. There are just as many names to describe
the different types of mana or energies that fill our
universe. There are many levels of mana. Good and evil are
forces, or mana if you will. There are little difference between
"good" and "evil" mana, mostly it's
your prospective of the experience that makes it different.
Inter-action with the different types of mana brings to us
different experiences which helps to grow in the direction of ho`okahi.
The majority of mankind in their quest for materialism, are
wondering aimlessly in the "wilderness", giving no real
purpose to life. It will be through mana that we get
"bumped" back on track. A loved one is killed in an
accident, we lose all our earthly possessions in a natural
disaster, or a child disappears, these events come about to get
our attention to crease whatever it is that we are doing, that
causing us to move in the wrong direction. For most, our losses
come time and time again, but we gain no wisdom from the
experiences, instead we look around for someone else to blame.
Not all of our hardships are stemmed from actions we create in
the present life time, often we bring some unresolved problems
from a previous lifetime. We sometimes create problems that takes
the Uhane (Soul) many lifetimes to resolve. The ancients
say that the Uhane chooses to be born into a family that
will provide the necessary experiences for further growth. That
we must experience life times in all the different races.
The Uhane grows towards ho`okahi through mana exchange
between the Unihipili (lower physical self) and Aumakua
(God-like self). This growth can only take place during
incarnation on Honua (Earth).
The "Gift of Mana" is not a mystery, only
forgotten knowledge. It was not given only to the Kahuna,
it was given to all. Na kanaka (men) will in time, come
together to walk a path which fosters, the brotherhood of men
and the fatherhood of Akua (God). With
accomplishment, he won't need to look to governments for material
handouts, or protestin the streets about that which was taken or
denied him, he will create his needs with his own mana, for all
things have been provided to mankind, if he only takes the time
to utilize the mana within his being.
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