Village View – Week of May 17

Village View – Week of May 17

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Sufi Message Class led by Shakur | Thursday, May 21 | 7:00 PM EDT


We pray you are well, healthy, and happy! The Inayati Center at the Abode will be Zooming it’s Thursday classes for the foreseeable future. Please join us on line for inspiration, meditation and social sharing! All are welcome.


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Universal Worship | Sunday, May 17 | 11:00 AM EDT

Join us for this first Zoom Universal Worship on the theme of “Planting the Seeds of Becoming.”

Given our current global situation; how do we wish to become; what kind of future can we aspire to make? What can we glean from the scriptures to help us? What remains, what needs to be let go off?

Join us by Zoom from the comfort of your house, bring your prayers, and aspirations for new beginnings.

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, the Abode will be sharing quotes and messages from Asian and Pacific Islander Americans of varying faith backgrounds. This week we share prayers from Hawaiian Kahuna Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona. Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on May 19, 1913, Morrnah Simeona is best known for modifying the practice of Ho’oponopono.


We recommend reading the entirety of this piece from Amazing Women in History for a complete understanding of Morrnah Simeona’s life.


While there is no direct translation for “Kahuna,” literally “Ka” means light and “huna” means secret, as in sacred wisdom. In English, “Kahuna” is often translated as shaman, priest, expert, or pejoratively, magician. However, a Kahuna, having the power of a shaman, the focused training of an expert, and the mystical links of a priest, is a spiritual leader and reverent caretaker of [their] community, merging the inner and outer worlds into blended harmony.

At age three, she was recognized to carry on this living tradition.

In the native Hawaiian community, a Kahuna served all equally and with respect. To a certain extent, the Kahuna was involved in every aspect of community life, healing mental, emotional, and physical illnesses as well as resolving broader disagreements. By mediating between the spiritual realms and the community, a Kahuna maintained a necessary balance of harmony. Healing took place in different ways, at different levels.

In 1976, when Morrnah was 63, she began to develop a new form of Ho’oponopono, modifying the original process.

Her system is simple and can be used successfully by anyone. The healing process includes one’s soul and the Divine.

The process of Ho’oponopono involves four phrases which can be repeated in any order:

I Am Sorry
Please Forgive Me
Thank You
I Love You

By saying these words over and over, a person is said to connect [their] own inner light with the light of Source. Over time, patterns in the subconscious dissolve, and by forgiving the parts within that hold those patterns, the person’s outer world regains balance and harmony.