Ugh!!! The heat and humidity are making a comeback, but did they ever really leave? Yesterday morning was wonderful with a nice cooling breeze, and by the time I left from work, the breeze had gone and the air was stifling. Well, at least we are half through July. Then all we have is August and part of September, but I'm sorry, that is far too long for me.
Well, I finished reading Spirits of the Earth. A thumbs up from me. Great book and one that I could not put down. Received Animal Speak yesterday. Don't know why it took me so long to get that one. I've heard so much of it throughout the years. Next, I would like to get Nature Speak. Does anyone have that one?
Well, I haven't started to read Animal Speak as yet. Instead I chose another little book I had ordered. (Always make sure I order over $25 for the free shipping). It's called Urban Shamanism. The author is Serge Kahili King. What struck me with this book was the word, Urban. I've always loved learning out shamanism, but kind of felt out of touch since I DO live in the city, so when I saw the title, I said "That's a book I have to have." What I didn't know was that the book was about Huna, something I have never delved into. But, because I always say "Everything always happens for a reason" I will see what it's all about. I actually liked it right from the start. Huna means secret as well as the esoteric wisdom of Polynesia. I've always loved things that are secret and esoteric. Huna is a knowledge of the hidden side of life; its roots lie deep in the ancient past and have been traced throughout several spiritual paths including the Mayan, Tibetan, and Egyptian. It is a universal teaching about nature, mind, and spirit.
From what I gather, the in the Hawaiian tradition, the typical way of the warrior is not followed; rather, they follow what is called the way of the adventurer. As it is explained, the warrior shaman focuses on the development of power, control and combat skills to deal with fear, illness or disharmony while the adventurer shaman treats these things as effects, not things and deals with them by developing skills of love, cooperation, and harmony. My goodness, just writing that gave me goosebumps. It just seems so healing to me...and the benefits of Hawaiian shamanism are:
- It is easy to learn and apply.
- It can be practiced alone or with a group.
- It may be practiced anywhere at any time...home, work, school, while traveling. This is because it is worked primarily with the mind and body alone. They do not use drums to induces altered states nor masks to assume other forms.
- And, while you are healing others, you are also healing yourself. Thus, while you are transforming the planet, you are transforming yourself.
So, I am ending this today with two questions. Has anyone studied or know about Huna? And, is there anything on your agenda that you would like to study and learn more about?