The fundamental idea of the Huna philosophy is the creation of a personal experience of reality with our beliefs, interpretations, actions, thoughts, and feelings.
“You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience.”
Serge Kahili King
Mysticism is a philosophical and theological teaching, as well as a special way of understanding and perceiving the world, based on emotions and intuition. Under the mystical experience, we understand the experience of direct personal communication, merging or comprehension of some absolute reality and absolute truth. The possibility of direct union with God or the Absolute is the essence of mysticism.
The so-called mysteries - secret religious rites have been practiced in ancient Greece. The religions of ancient India has a very strong mystical aspect as well. For example, traditional yoga is a system of spiritual and physical practice, allowing to achieve mystical insight. Different schools of Buddhism offer different mystical methods. Zen is the most vivid mystical teaching in Buddhism. In China, the place of God in mystical religious practices is taken up by transcendent beginnings - Emptiness (Shunyata) in Buddhism and Tao in Taoism. Most Buddhist schools proclaim the importance of meditation and mystical contemplation as a means of achieving nirvana - merging with the universal void. The most characteristic and deepest in Jewish mysticism are Kabbalah and Hasidism. Kabbalah mainly offers methods of direct comprehension of God through sacred names and divine numbers, as well as through enthusiastic prayer.
In Hawaii, mystical practices are carried out by the Kahunas. Kahunas are Hawaiian healers, mystical shamans who use the teaching that a person can heal himself with the help of special meditative exercises in their practice. "Ka" means "master", and "huna" means "secret". Therefore, a Kahuna is a master who is initiated into secret knowledge. In addition to this, Kahunas use phytotherapy, precious stones, color and music in their practice.
The philosophy of Huna - the teaching of the Hawaiian shamans - may seem very familiar to you. Many centuries ago, Hawaiian spiritual teachers came to the same conclusions as many teachers and scholars from different countries and times. They were fully aware of the consciousness existing and distinguished different sides of it:
- the side of consciousness that acts hidden and indirectly - the subconsciousness;
- the side that acts openly and directly - consciousness;
- the side of consciousness, which, being transcendental, fully includes the first two and is called beyond consciousness or a higher self.
One of Huna’s practices is called Ho’oponopono.
Ho’oponopono is a practice of forgiveness known since ancient times. The name of this method comes from the merging of two words: Hoo - lead, install, make, Pono - order, harmony, balance.
The physical world that surrounds us is the result of our thoughts. Our thoughts materialize in real life determining our fate. If thoughts are negative, then life will be difficult and full of problems. To remove negativity and heal the body and the spirit, this method teaches us such basic things:
1. Reality is beyond your control.
2. Healing yourself, you are healing others.
3. You are fully responsible for everything in your life.
Ho’oponopono helps to see any problem not as an ordeal, but as a chance. In Ho’oponopono, the leading role is assigned to the world’s life-giving force – harmony. Simple key phrases: “Thank you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.” will open the door to your mind, body and spiritual wellbeing!
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Hew Len, and Joe Vitale are the people who shared this ancient wisdom with the world. Everyone can now join Ho’oponopono and work successfully with this inspiring method to make positive changes.
Hawaiian shamanism is not just ancient knowledge about healing, but it is living knowledge that is perfectly adapted to our time. Its message is clear and the aim is approachable: if you heal others, you heal yourself and by bringing harmony back to life, you are changing the world for the better.
This is art, not a religion. It is possible to perfect this art in any setting: at home, at work, at school, in the theater or on a journey; it does not require any special conditions. Because Hawaiian shamans work exclusively with the mind and body.
The Kahuna himself is always in a state of energy balance. His aim as a healer is to help others in obtaining the same balance in life. The ancient Kahunas had lived according to these principles for centuries, and modern Kahunas such as Serge Kahili King, Ph. D., the author of numerous books and articles and Ikaika Dombrigues, authentic Hawaiian Kahuna and a priest, continue their work.
Since being a teen, Serge Kahili King has been learning sacred knowledge in the family of Joseph Kahili, a shaman of the Hawaiian traditions. After years of training in his foster family, he spent seven years in Africa. Today he shares his knowledge of shamanic methods of healing and helps people to unleash their inner powers.
Kahuna Lapa'au (Master Healer) Ikaika Dombrigues always knew that his mission was to heal the people and the world around. Today he practices healing and holds seminars where he discusses methods like Ho’oponopono or problem solving; Lomi Lomi Ha Ha, or spiritual message; and Laau Lapa’au, or healing with the help of local Hawaiian herbs.
Huna today is passed on through generations and contains the unique information on healing techniques, everyday philosophy, ways to respond to stress, and positive thinking. The principles of Huna are widely used by specialists in psychology in many countries nowadays.
You are one step away of discovering the magic of ancient healing! Remember, sometimes you can see rightly with you heart only – what is essential is invisible to your eyes!
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