Want to know the meaning of ALOHA before you go on vacation in Hawaii? The word “Aloha” is common to those who are followers of Huna or are living in Hawaii. The word “Aloha” is often used to express love, greetings, and to bid farewell. “Aloha” has an even wider meaning, as it is also a way of life.
Aloha is more than just a word
The word “Aloha” is not only limited to the common meanings attached to it. “Aloha” also holds the knowledge you must have to interact with the world of nature. The insights and knowledge within the word Aloha describe the “Way of Aloha” or “Aloha spirit”.
The “Aloha Spirit” is all about the world of which we are all a part of. For this reason, the Aloha spirit is often taught as an important lesson to children in the past.
Do you want to experience ALOHA? Come on tour with Daniels Hawaii. We show you the real Hawaii and our guides are happy to share their ALOHA with you. Come on a private or semi-private tour with Daniels Hawaii on Oahu, Maui or Kauai.
What is Aloha Spirit?
The “Aloha spirit” meaning:
“Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain, it is my pain. When there is joy, it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me”.
I will not willfully harm anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian – this is Aloha!”
ALOHA spelled out…
As the children grew older, they were often taught the need for a basic code of ethics. This code of ethics is also seen within a deeper understanding of the word “Aloha”. An acronymic meaning of Aloha explains this code of ethics.
A- Ala: alertness, watchful
L- Lokahi: Togetherness, unity
O- Oia’i’o: Honesty, Integrity
H- Ha’aha’a: Modesty, humility
A- Ahonui: Perseverance, Tolerance, Patience.
So, what is the meaning of Aloha?
The “phrase” Aloha explains our place in this big and natural world. It also gives us a code of ethics to go about our daily interactions in life.
Our prime directive is the only thing we are missing as we stay here in this world. Within the roots of the Aloha is the key to discovering that primary directive.
Alo- To share, in the present time
Oha- A feeling of joy and affection
Ha- Breath, Life, Living Energy
By the way – if you want to experience ALOHA and learn more about polynesian culture, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Especially worth the visit ie their Night-Show: Ha’ Breath of Life. The show is the biggest polynesian show in the world. Experience dances and dancer from Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa and many more islands in the Pacific Ocean.
When we use the grammatical rules of the Hawaiian language, we can create a meaning message. The phrase says “The joyful and affectionate sharing of life in present times”. It also means “sharing life with Joy”.