Wahiawa Healing Stone
On 110 California Ave in Wahiawa you will find a small shrine which houses the Healing Stones of Wahiawa, also known as Keanianileihuaokalani. The history of the stone is somewhat cloudy, however Hawaiians believe that the stone has sacred healing properties. The stone is to be watered to keep it clean as well as to maintain its healing properties. The land where the shrine sits is open to the public right along the streetside, and is owned by the city.
Below is the transcription of the free leaflets available onsite:
The Healing Blood Stone of Wai’ihiawa (Wahiawa)
Proper Care Mandate
Aloha to all that love and appreciate Keanianileihuaokalani, the healing stone of the district of Wai’ihiawa, erroneously identified as Wahiawa. It is no wonder why this town has not prospered. The sloppy spelling and pronunciation is an affront to the Na Ali’i Kupuna: ancient royalty and elders of this district. Keanianileihuaokalani, has been lying in quite repose since the absence of the Ali’i, who once ruled, lived, and came from afar to give birth in this sacred district as mandated by the Gods. It was
believed that all children of royal lineage were thrice blessed and elevated to a higher status if born at Ku Kani Loko, the center of the earth.
These were the days when the most sacred of Mo’i, wahine, after childbirth. would bath in the cool
springs of Halemano. It was this mingling of blood and water that culminated into the healing mystic
rains that fell upon the land, people and most importantly Keanianileihuaokalani giving the healing stone its healing powers. On the day of a royal birth, all work stopped in anticipation of the first healing rains generated from the blessed event. These rains were Wai’ihiawa, mystical rains tainted with the blood of royalty. This healing rain fell freely on the people who lived and worked in Ku Kani Loko proper. The essence of royal koko, blood, still falls as evening rain and it it this rain that Keanianileihuaokalani desperately needs to regenerate.
This monument shelter, although built with good intentions, love and honor, fails in providing the essential evening bath the healing stone needs to regenerate and heal the sick. We, the children of Ki kani Loko, implore all visitors to anoint the stone with Wai’ihiawa rainwater when ever possible. Most appreciated gifts are awa root, olena sprigs, herbs, lei and flowers. Coconut bowls of rainwater are provided for those who wish to quench the thirst of Keanianileihuaokalani. Should it be empty please place the bowls outside so it can be automatically refilled by the evening rain.
We implore people whose religious practices incorporate oiling the stone as a form of adoration to abstain from this foreign practice. There are two reasons; it is not a Hawaiian custom and it suffocates the healing stone hampering its ability to breathe and heal. We humbly suggest spiritually and lovingly dusting and rubbing the stone with awa powder (food fit for the gods) rather than oil.
Kahu Ricky Reveria
RICKEY T. RIVERA JR.