Saturday, July 31, 2010
Good Saturday afternoon. It's a gorgeous day outdoors. I was out in the back for awhile today just soaking in the breeze, and it was wonderful to have the place to myself...for awhile at least...because it wasn't long before the next yard was filled with about 20 kids who immediately ran over to the fence to gawk. I'm an alien, you know. LOL!!! Seriously, though, it's very annoying to have a bunch of little kids laughing and teasing you. I am 63 years old, not a child, and it's so disheartening when kids act that way. I am fascinated with the religion, but I just wish the mom's would teach their kids some manners...or at least pay attention to them. Maybe if they SAW what they were doing....
The next principle of Huna that we will discuss is MANA (all power comes from within); this is often a misunderstood word which is usually taken to mean energy alone. But it means so much more. Mana is the energy that gives us life; it is our life force, the energy that you can utilize to create what you want to be experiencing in your life. It is the power of the waves of the sea; the wind that blows across the land and the sea. Mana is found within the trees, the rocks, and all the rest of the elements and objects of our natural Universe...including the earth herself. It is the source of power within each thing in this great Universe of ours.
Most of us in Western society have been raised to believe that power comes from without...from the Sky God who is separate from his creation, from our government, from our spouse...our parents...virtually any place but within oneself. We give our power away. But, even though there are laws in our society, at our places of employment, laws that we must obey, no person can have power over our destiny unless we allow them to have that power. No other person can have power over you unless YOU decide to let him/her have it. When we think that another person has more power over our lives, we diminish our own power...a lesson I very painfully learned. The same holds true that no one else can make us unhappy. We make ourselves unhappy or sad because others don't act the way you want them to or the way you think they should.
The key to creating comes from owning our own authority...by recognizing that we have the power in our lives...and acting in ways that express this. One way we might do this is to begin speaking with authority when we talk about what we believe about ourselves and what works in our lives. Each of us has free will. For example, if we choose to live in a certain country, then we also CHOOSE to abide by its laws or be punished for various transgressions against those laws. This is where we hold power. The Mana flows through us and gives us the power to do what we believe we can do.
Thus, when you begin working to consciously create what it is you want to experience in your life, it would be helpful also to notice how you might be habitually reacting to situations and then choose to respond with awareness in a way that serves you in your life. Remember what works and forget what doesn't. Remember how long I was unhappy about and ranted about my office mate until I found a way that worked? You will find that when things begin to flow more easily, it is easier for you to remain positive....and when you are being positive, everything also flows more easily.