HunaHuna is the wisdom and practice of the shamanic kahuna (experts), of Polynesia and Hawaii. Kahunas travelled the seas for eons, navigated by the stars, irrigated the fields with water, and lived by the oral tradition whereby secret teachings were passed from healer to healer. There are very few words in the training of a kahuna, and the instruction focusses on keen observation and awareness of one's self, one's feelings, one's beliefs, and one's patterns. A kahuna learns how to handle their self in their own universe, at all times, under all circumstances.
Huna is a path to enlightenment. It takes us on a journey that regenerates our wholeness from within. We will develop heart and character. We learn to love the self, to receive unconditional love from within, and to give unconditional love from the heart. We learn to say "yes" to life. We become more aware of the nurturing and loving aspects of the Earth. We feel loved and supported by nature, and connected to all of life. And we learn to channel energy to assist the Earth, and return its support.
This wisdom is for sharing. So, take any part of it that you like, and apply and use it in your everyday life.
There are seven principles, all of which tell us how to make the changes from within, that will change what is outside.
IKE (ee-kay)awareness, seeing
our ideas create reality
everything is a dream
The world is what you think it is. This life of ours is a dream, our dream, a dream that we share with other people, that we share with the earth; a dream that we also share with ourselves alone. This dream of our experience, this reality as we call it, comes from inside, comes from our thoughts, our ideas, our beliefs, our fears, our desires, our angers and our pleasures. All of the ways that we think produce this experience of ours. From night comes day. From thought comes reality.
If we would change this reality, then we must change ourselves. And it is wasted energy to try to change the outer world alone, but if we would truly change the outer world we must go within and find that place within us which is creating the outer world, and change that. Change that idea, change that fear to hope, change that anger to love, change that belief in lack to a belief in abundance. This is IKE, working from within to create the outer.
This is the most important of the ideas, and the other six emanate from it.
KALA (ka-la)freedom, clearing
there are no limits
everything is connected
We are all connected, mind and body, spirit and man, earth and plants and animals and clouds and sky and ocean. We are all one, we are all connected together.
Separation is an illusion that we create, and as we believe we are separate, we create sickness. When we think that the mind is separate from the body, then we create sickness in the body. When we think we are separate from each other, then there is sickness in our relationships. When we feel we are separate from the earth, then we get sick, and so does the earth.
But if we can get rid of those ideas, feelings, acts, behaviors, and thoughts of separation, that oneness comes together. That connection is made again: we become healthy and whole within ourselves and with the world around us. Kala is a way of creating that connection again, a freeing up.
When you get uptight, when you create tension, then you create separation. So when you hang loose, when you relax, when you allow things to flow, you are healthier, relationships with everything are better, and it is easier to change things.
MAKIA (mah-kee-ah)concentration, focus
energy flows where attention goes
everything is energy
Wherever there is a flow of energy and attention, events are created. And according to the nature of your thoughts, that's the return flow that you get. So that if you put out a positive flow, you get positive energy back. And if you put out negative thoughts, then negative energy comes back.
If you put out thoughts of abundance, consistently, then abundance flows into your life. If you are thinking thoughts of happiness and joy, consistently, then to that degree happiness and joy flow back into your life. And where you focus on fear and anger, then you have fear and anger in your life. Where you focus on violence and upsetting and illness, then violence and upsetting and illness flow into your life.
You have the ability to decide how you are going to focus your thoughts, your energy, and your attention, and thereby you can determine what is flowing back into your life.
MANAWA (man-ah-wah)persistence, presence
now is the moment of power
everything is relative
power increases with sensory attention
This moment, right here, is the moment of power. There is no power in the past, no power in the future. And the past has no power over you either. You have the power right in this moment to change what you think, and then the past, and the effects of the past, fail to hold you.
As we walk through life, from moment to moment, our ideas about ourself and our past create our reality. If there is beauty in our life, then we are creating that beauty now. We increase that beauty by enjoying and appreciating it now. When we lose our sense of beauty, then so does the land around us lose its beauty.
The past does not shape the present. We shape it right now, through what we are right now. And the future does not lie in front of us, waiting for us. We create the future in every present moment, by planting seeds of thought now. We may have weeds from the past, but we can pull those up now, and plant new seeds, and create a new future.
So our power is in us right now. And there is power in everything else too, in every present moment.
ALOHAlove, divine grace
to love is to be happy with
love increases as judgment decreases
everything is alive, aware, and responsive
Aloha is often taken to mean hello and good-bye. The spirit of aloha is often taken to mean friendship. But it is more than friendship, more than hello and good-bye. Aloha means love: the living breath of the divine in and around us.
And love means being happy with what we have. The more we are happy with something or someone, then the more we are in love. And love is being expressed, and love is flowing. But, if we are critical, or angry, or displeased, then we reduce and diminish love.
Love has nothing to do with pain. Love has nothing to do with hurting people or being hurt. Love is the happiness in any relationship. Love is the joy and the friendship and the pleasure. To love is to be happy with.
all power comes from within
everything has power
There is one divine source of all power, and all the power for our existence comes from that one source, and flows through each one of us, and through the earth itself, through every stone, through every tree, through every cloud. Mana is that inner power that give every thing its own creativity.
So, all power comes from within, and no outside power has any control over us. Whenever we think that something else has power, whether it is nature, or another person, or a spirit, all we are doing is diminishing our own power, holding it back, holding it down. And in a very strange way pretending not to have the power we really have.
Mana is a power to do something, to be creative, not a power over. It is the inner power within each person, within each thing, to be itself, to its utmost potential. When we allow ourselves to experience that power, to feel it, to use it, to claim it, then we can reach our highest potential.
Mana is the power of the waves, of the sea to come up and kiss the shore. Mana is the power of the wind to carry the clouds and the birds, and blow across the lands and the ocean. Mana is the power of a stone to be strong and and stable. Mana is the power of human beings to be creative, in their own unique way.
effectiveness is the measure of truth
there is always another way to do anything
the means determines the end
There is no one truth, there is no one method, no one technique, no one kind of medicine, no one way to heal, no one way to be happy. There is not only one person with whom you can be happy. There are many, many ways to achieve your goals, to be happy, to enjoy life, to fulfill it. This is Pono: there is always another way to do anything.
The idea goes further and says that plans are not sacred. Your purpose might be sacred, but the way you achieve that purpose is not. If you want to achieve a given purpose, however, you must use the means suitable to that purpose. If you want to create peace, then you must create peaceful means. For you will never get peace with violence. From violence you will only get more violence, until someday people may tire of the violence and get together and use peaceful means to create peace. But if you start out with peace in your heart, with a love of peace, then you will move toward peace in your life.
(sources include http://www.namastecafe.com/lori/huna_prin.htm , http://www.shamanicbodywork.com/learn/articles.php )