Interacting with Strangers I live near a wonderful large natural park which is quite unusual as it is tucked away in the suburbs. I spend a lot of time there because it's a pleasant place to visit. As I walk through the park, I may make brief eye contact with people I pass, smile and sometimes say good afternoon or even strike up a brief conversation if that seems appropriate. … [Read more...] about Strangers Among Us
Stewart Blackburn's New Book Is Out In a previous post I mentioned that my friend Stewart Blackburn was on the verge of publishing his new book. He was in the midst of completing the final edits during a particularly interesting time where he lives on Big Island with much heightened volcanic activity. When I spoke with him recently his descriptions of being in the midst of … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Come Home
Ua hala ka ‘ino, ua kau ka mālie. - The storm has passed; calmness is here. Being 'Scattered' Like many people I feel I have had a lot going on, recently this seemed to be more than usual. Perhaps it’s a common condition of modern living. A lot of things have been vying … [Read more...] about Stop and Be Present!
The fishhook is a significant symbol of focus. In Huna, it is often used to symbolise the third principle Makia, of which one of the meanings is energy flows where attention goes. The Hawaiian saying, he makau hala ‘ole translates as ‘a fish hook that never fails to catch’ and is said about someone who never fails to get what they want, which highlights the power of focus and … [Read more...] about The Fish Hook of Maui Meditation Technique
Using Dream Tech To Master Dreams I recently read Serge King’s new book, Dream Tech: How To Master The Art Of Dreaming, and of course enjoyed it a lot and found it useful. Prior to reading the book, I was speaking to Serge and asked him about some of the practical uses of dreaming from his perspective. At the foot of this post, I share a video of Serge discussing with me … [Read more...] about Serge King Discusses Dream Tech and the Practical Value of Dreaming
Using the Huna Principles as a Guide for the New Year For many, the start of the new year is a symbolic date and a point where resolutions are made and attention is given to focusing on the year ahead. Whilst I use the seven Huna principles on a daily basis, they can be effectively applied as a framework to help plan your year ahead. So as a simple starting point you might … [Read more...] about Focusing on the Year Ahead Using Huna Principles
My friend Jim Fallon gave a lecture at hypnosis conference and provided his views on the relationships between hypnosis and shamanic journeying. He kindly sent me his notes from the lecture and has allowed me to reprint them here. As a hypnotist and an Huna practitioner, I am mindful of the links between these two approaches to change and development. Shamanic practitioners … [Read more...] about Hypnosis and Shamanic Journeying: some perspectives on links and similarities