I recently wrote an article for Aloha International which was inspired by my own desire early on to discover what using huna was like in day to day life. Now if you are familiar with huna, it’s probably a strange question to ask, as of course huna can be used in all walks of life at any time. Much of the shamanistic practice of huna involves using the mind including words, images, symbols and associated feelings so of course this is something that can be done anywhere at any time.
However when I first came across huna, I was aware of the Hawaiian context in which it was situated and came across examples and learnings in that context. I began to wonder how this ‘magic’ could be transferable to my own mundane life thousands of miles away from Hawaii. Thankfully, I soon realised just how transferable and powerful huna was in any context.
These days on occasion I get asked similar questions to those I asked myself years ago such as ‘surely this won’t work in my life and circumstances?’, ‘what if I can’t get to Hawaii?’, ‘I lead a busy life how much time to I have to take out to make benefit?’ and so on. Shamanistic practice developed as a response to dealing with day to day circumstances, it was, and is, extremely practical and wherever we need to be practical and make changes it has a place regardless of our location and circumstance.
Certain examples may indeed seem far removed from ones own experience, but if looked at through the lens of the seven principles of huna it is possible to discover the essential elements and tailor them to your own life. In this respect I am particularly grateful for the teachings of Serge King who has sought to explain huna in a clear way that reinforces its value in any walk of life.
The article I wrote presents just one very specific example of the use of huna in my day to day life. Be warned it’s pretty mundane but for me perfectly practical……..
The article Huna in Mundane Places can be found at http://www.huna.org/html/mundanehuna.html
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