Thursday, July 29, 2010

Manawa--Now is the Only Moment That Exists

Good morning, everyone.  We've got some rain headed our way, and that will be a good thing.  I was looking out the window at work yesterday, and the trees across the street were wilting so...and further down, the tree looks as if it is in the throes of autumn.  And as far as us humans go, this rain should usher in some cooler and less humid air.  All I can say is "Yippie!!!  It's about time."

As you all know, I've been posting daily on the Seven Principles of Huna; by now, some of you may be saying, "But I know all this. This sounds so familiar. This is nothing new. It is a part of all beliefs and traditions."  And, indeed it is, but what I've discovered from reading the history of Huna is that it is believe that most beliefs and traditions actually descended from what is now  called Huna; the true name of Huna is not known.  In fact, Huna is actually an incredibly old science which, some believe, may be around 35,000 years old, as old as mankind itself, and a part of the teachings of the original peoples of the earth.  While legend traces it back to Mu and later to Atlantis, we find the first historical indication of its presence can be found in ancient Egypt.

Huna also has its own secret language called the Huna Code. This fact came to light in 1900 when Max Freedom Long, a westerner who studied Huna for 50 years, discovered a secret language which the ancient Kahuna's had created in order to make sure that the knowledge of Huna continued to be passed down from one generation to the other, and until Long's discovery, only the initiates knew of it.  It seems that this secret language formed the roots of another language which could be openly used, and that no matter how the outer language was used or what beliefs it was attached to, the root knowledge would remain like a well-preserved secret.  

To decipher this secret language, Long began to inspect the religious literature of the world's religions for possible traces of Huna.  He basically concentrated on those works where secret knowledge was implied.  He then translated passages into Hawaiian and examined the root meanings of the words he had translated.  Then, he translated those results back into English.  The results were astounding...especially in regards to the New Testament.  It appears that the early Christian writers and possibly even Jesus himself were initiates of Huna or had knowledge of the teachings.  And as Long went on, he discovered that time after time, the principles of Huna were hidden within the outer teachings.  And, what Long accomplished can can be duplicated by anyone with Hawaiian dictionary and a knowledge of anyone with any doubts can work this process themselves.

The fourth principle is the principle of MANAWA (man-ah-wah); this is the idea that NOW is the only moment that exists.  There is no real power in the past and there is no power in the future because there is nothing we can do with either one of them at the present moment. Think about it, what can we do with the past right now? There is nothing we can do. The past is gone...over.  And, what can we do with the future right now? Again, we can do nothing. The future hasn't yet arrived.  All the power for changing your life exists only in the immediate present. There is no other time. There is only now.  We are not bound by our experiences of the past, nor by our perceptions of the future. In today's world, many of us tend to be living in either the past or future, but not in the present moment. Just take a moment before we continue to imagine all the many people living in the world today who aren't really here.  Their attention is either focused on memories of the past or on their projects into the future. 

"You can't get wet by yesterday's rain, and you can't get burnt by tomorrow's sun."--Serge Kahili King 

As humans, we operate from patterns which are usually based on belief systems that we took on at a very young age. To the Toltec these are dreams. And it is these dreams/beliefs that create our own reality.  For example, if we see beauty in our lives, then we are creating that beauty NOW.  We can increase that beauty by enjoying and appreciating it...NOW.  But, once we stop appreciating it, we start to lose our sense of beauty, and suddenly, the world around us also seems to lose its beauty. So, it is not what we have been, but what we ARE that makes what we have in any given moment.  The future is created in every present moment by the seeds we plant now.  Remember the teachings of you change your mind, you change your experience.

"You are not bound by any experience of the past, or by any perception of the future.  Therefore, you are free to the degree that you realize this and act upon it."--Serge Kahili King


  1. Very interesting, as all the previous ones. But I need to say this: there was no such thing in Ancient Egypt. They had their own ideas, quite different from Huna. :)

  2. I'm loving these posts Mary. And I really like that quote "you can't get wet by yesterday's rain..."

    I do hope you get some rain though, and it cools off a bit for you!

  3. I love this and all the rest. Keep posting them......Glad the weather has been treating you well. It was very hot here today with very little breeze.