Monday, July 26, 2010

Huna Principle One

Good afternnoon, everyone.  My goodness, just look how late it is. It's been such a busy day that I have barely had a chance to stop and catch my breath. Fortunately, the dreadful heat and humidity has finally broken.  It was actually a pleasure walking to work today.  It's been a long time since I've been able to do that. Maybe tonight I will finally be able to leave the AC and get out in the backyard for awhile. 

Once upon a time there were wise men and women who lived on the islands in the Pacific.  These wise islanders observed the patterns of nature, the behavior of plants and animals and all of humankind, and developed a deep inner knowledge about the ways of the Universe. They gave a name to this knowledge. They called it Huna, a modernistic classification which has been given to this ancient belief system. Huna ( hidden secret) is one of the original sciences of of healing and spiritual development; it holds the secret, hidden knowledge of the ancient Hawaiian peoples. It is fortunate for us that the teachings of the ancestors were successfully hidden and preserved in the chants and Hula dances.

From this knowledge the seven principles were developed; these are the principles that I will be sharing with you. The people who did this, who practiced this knowledge, were called the Kapua; nowadays they are called Shamans.  Once again, the seven principles are:

1. IKE - our ideas create our reality.
2. KALA - there are no limits.
3. MAKIA - energy flows where attention goes.
4. MANAWA - now is the moment of power.
5. ALOHA - to love is to be happy with.
6. MANA - all power comes from within.
7. PONO - effectiveness is the measure of truth.

IKE  refers to the importance of our beliefs. What we believe is what is real for us. Basically, if  you think something is negative, you will experience it as negative. How you perceive something will determine how you react to whatever is happening...and this reaction is what creates  your reality.  For example, if you see the glass as half-empty, you will see nothing but pessimism around you, while the if you see it as half-full, you a world of optimism will surround you.  To the farmer, a sudden rainstorm may be good for the crops, but to the one who planned the picnic, it may  be messing up all of their plans. To some, the intrepid weather may be an obstacle that stands in their way, while others may view it as a challenge.

Simply put, positive thoughts attract positive people, and negative thoughts attract negative people and events. Thus, if you believe the world is a place which is full of struggle and hardship, then hardship and struggle will surely come your way, but on the other hand, if you believe that the world is a wonderful place to experience adventure and happiness, then you will surely experience the goodness of the world.
Corollary: Everything Is A Dream
In addition, Huna Shamans believe that our reality is another form of a dream; dreams are real, and reality is a dream. We share our dream with others; we share it with the Earth. Everything in our world, everything in our own reality, it all comes from our thoughts.  According to the Huna belief, as well as those beliefs of other ancient traditions, we must change our thoughts if we want to change our world. This means that if we wish to help change the world, we must begin by changing ourselves. It all begins with us. We must change the way we think, going from a belief in lack to a belief in abundance. This is 'IKE' working from within to create the outer world. All of the other principles of Huna stem from this one.


  1. So true...I have always believed that we are as well as our thoughts. Our thoughts spoken especially are put out into the universe and somehow the universe obliges us. I love this post as I have loved them all since I started following you Mary. Glad it was a nice day for you to walk to work. How refreshing to be out in the sun and being able to breathe. Blessings Abound to those who believe.

  2. slowy I am making my way back into the land of blog... catching up on all the back read I have missed.... and I truly mean missed.... It is good to be back and hear your words mary... left you a little something over at my blog... thank you for the blessings you give to me