Lomi Lomi - Initiatory Hawaiian Bodywork
In ancient Hawaii, Lomi Lomi was practised within the families
by people who had a special gift for it,
in order to maintain the health of body and mind.
In cases of special conditions of life or changes thereof,
to rectify the past,
to align and prime oneself anew,
Lomi Lomi was celebrated in the temple
by priests and shamans
in rituals, which could take days,
including prayers and implementing other arts of healing, too.
In 2000, I was introduced by Kahu Abrahamat Kauai*
to his self-developed style called
Lomi Lomi (Romi Kaparere).
Its central element is the preparation of one’s body and energetic system
to step across the line
in one’s one development.
This means a fundamental transformation,
that’s able to unfold its effect
in all directions and times.
There is more to it
than recreation and a sense of well-being.
This kind of Lomi Lomi leads to a special profoundness
and demands lots of process-facilitating experience.
Kahu always emphasised that
you could only support others on their way
inasmuch you’ve walked on your own way.
Such a Lomi Lomi starts
with a detailed conversation
to focus the request at hand.
in a deep state of relaxation or
an intensely bodily-emotional process as well,
the issue becomes clearer and leads to flow and conversion.
This way, even deep-rooted
blocks may dissolve, deficiencies may equilibrate,
experiences of one’s true self
and new, expanded dimensions of being may light up.
From a Hawaiian viewpoint
we bring an endless, personal potential with us
on the way to individuation
as our ancestor’s heritage (ancestors would be a broadly defined concept here),
and always follow an innate mandate and desire
for redemption or unfolding.
Seen like that, problems and crises provide hints on obstacles and setbacks in one’s one development.
The body tells his own undisguised story of it,
which can be brought to consciousness – staged –
and this way serves as a medium for redemption and fulfilment.