Aloha Bay - Black Chakra Pillar Candle Holder
This black candle holder is specifically designed to hold Aloha Bay Chakra Pillar Candles.
The Aloha Spirit is a well known reference to the attitude of friendly acceptance for which the Hawaiian Islanders are so famous. In the Hawaiian language, 'Aloha' stands for much more than hello or goodbye.
In November we were invited to exhibit at the Wise Tradition Conference www.westonaprice.org and a lot of folks asked "are you guys from Hawaii?"
Bart’s Dutch and I’m pure Californian. So I needed to explain that while we were changing over from serving the gift industry to supplying the natural foods industry. We were known as Bright Lights Candle Company but decided we needed a new name to reflect that we were 'going green and natural'.
I was traveling to the Phillippines and living part time on Kauai, Hawaii. I learned that you must recognize the "god of life" in another before saying "Aloha." It’s deeper meaning is the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy, breath, and goodness (ha) in the present (alo). Aloha is about mutual regard and caring with no expectation. If you are angry with someone, you must cleanse away all ill feeling before saying "Aloha." Aloha is said, and given, freely and without condition or expectation and with the realization that it may not be returned; but it is given without regrets nonetheless.
Aunty Pilahi Paki described it in this unuhi laula loa (free translation):
Akahai - kindness, expressed with a feeling of tenderness,
Lokahi - unity, expressed with a feeling of harmony,
'Olu'olu - agreeable, expressed with a feeling pleasantness,
Ha'aha'a - humility, expressed with a feeling of modesty,
Ahonui - patience, expressed with a feeling of perseverance.