“If you are not using Huna, you are working too hard!” – Max Freedom Long
Huna, the Hawaiian spiritual healing, literally means “Secret”. It is believed to be the “hidden knowledge” about life and this world. In his book, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”, T. Harv Eker uses the Huna philosophy in a Wealth Principle.
Historically, the “Kahuna” was the spiritual master or shaman who was the guardian of the Huna knowledge and tradition. When the English settled in the Hawaiian Islands the practice of Huna was banned and the Kahunas went into hiding. Today these practices are emerging once again to guide us.
Huna is a life philosophy or wisdom about the world that you live in. It teaches that there are no limits to what you can accomplish, based on human psychology that emphasizes basic, normal living. It presents a road map for traveling through life. When used regularly, Huna is life changing.
Isn’t it interesting that a philosophy developed tens of thousands of years ago is still appropriate for living your lives, even today?
There are seven basic principles of Huna. These principles of life are simple yet powerful.
1.IKE – The world is what you think it is.
Everything in your world, everything in your own reality, comes from your thoughts. According to the Huna belief, if you wish to change our world, you must first change your thoughts. Start by changing the way you think, going from a belief in lack to a belief in abundance. All the other principles of Huna are developed from this one.
2.KALA – There are no limits.
Everything in the universe is connected. There is no separation and no limits. Separation is merely an illusion. It is only your thoughts that make you believe we are separate from the rest. The limits you see and fear you cannot conquer exists in your minds only. According to the Huna belief, if you rid yourselves of these thoughts of separateness and limitations, you will reconnect and become one again.
One popular expression used in the Islands is “hang loose”. What happens is that when you get uptight, you create a tension, which in turn causes the separation. When you “hang loose,” you relax, feel better, your relationships become better, and you go with the flow. Kala does not mean that you accept things as they are; only that if you relax with them, you can change them more easily.
3.MAKIA – Energy flows where attention goes.
Wherever there is a flow of energy and attention, events and results are created. The fundamental principle of creating results is: Attention + Energy + Ideas + Action = Results.
Focusing your attention on a particular object or idea causes the energy to flow in that direction. Whatever the nature of your thoughts is, you feel that flow in return. Positive energy put out into the universe, means positive energy flowing back to you. If you consistently put out thoughts of abundance into the universe, then abundance flows back to you. Do not focus on anger or fear, but on happiness and joy. Change your attention and you change your world.
4.MANAWA – Now is the moment of power.
There is no power in the past and no power in the future. There is only power in this moment. All the power for changing your life exists only in the immediate present. The present is where we can perform action that matters for the future.
The past has no power over you, so you must release the burdens of the past. Whatever thoughts you possess are what you will bring with you into this moment. Appreciating what’s around you causes it to increase. The more you take pleasure in what’s around you, the stronger it becomes. According to the Huna belief, the future does not lay waiting for you to move forward and run into it. It is created in every present moment by what you think right now. Getting rid of the past creates a new future.
5.ALOHA – To love is to be happy with.
In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just “hello”, “goodbye”, or “love.” Its deeper meaning is “the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo).”
The root of the word means, “to be happy with.” The secret here is to be happy with something or someone. The degree of your happiness dictates the degree to which you are in love.
The expression of love is important. Criticism, anger, and unhappiness will diminish that love and cause pain around you. Love does not mean inflicting pain, hurting people, or getting you hurt. Love means savoring the happiness, the joy, and the pleasure in any relationship.
6.MANA – All power comes from within.
Hawaiian belief is that Mana is the name for the one source of all the power that exists in the universe. This belief assumes that there is only one source of power and that the source flows through each of us on the planet. It flows not only through human beings, but also through the earth and everything that lives on or above it. This Mana gives us the power to do what we believe we can do.
Mana is considered the inner power that gives each thing its own creativity. The important idea here is that power comes from within. Nothing outside of yourself has any power over you. Your very existence stems from this power within; and if you believe that something else has any real power over you, it diminishes your own power. Holding it back, trying to tamp it down, or pretending you don’t have the power, also diminishes it. By allowing yourself to experience this power, to feel it, to use it, and claim it, gives you the power to reach your highest potential.
7.PONO – Effectiveness is the measure of truth.
There are many ways to do most things. Don’t think that you can only achieve something in one way or that there is only one truth. There is no one way to do anything. There is always an alternative. There is no one truth, or one method or technique. There is no one kind of medicine or one way to be happy. The ways you can use to achieve your goals and attain happiness are countless.
Your purpose or plan may be of utmost importance, but the methods to achieving them are vast. Use the proper means to achieve the goal. According to this principle of Huna, if you start out with peace in your heart, you will move towards peace in your life. This principle is a practical truth and may be used as a way of living with others and yourself.
Huna principles will work for everyone. Huna is about miracles, self-reliance and empowerment. It is balanced and powerful. It is a transforming system of practices, teachings, philosophy, energy work, and much more.