I've become more intrigued by my heritage of late. I'd like to take lessons in Hawaiian Language and in Huna, but I doubt there's much to find in Chicago.
I was reading about Huna when I found an article about the aloha spirit that relates to a recent post.
In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just "hello" or "goodbye" or "love." Its deeper meaning is "the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo)."Anyway, back to Huna.
there are seven basic principles:
there are four selves:
- the world is what you think it is.
- there are no limits.
- energy flows where attention goes.
- now is the moment of power.
- to love is to be happy with (someone or something).
- all power comes from within.
- effectiveness is the measure of truth.
there are four levels of reality through which one must move in order to understand:
- kane or aumakua is the high self that inspires.
- lono is the conscious self that imagines.
- ku is the subconscious self that remembers.
- kanaloa is the core self that wills.
- everything is objective (scientific reality).
- everything is subjective (psychic reality).
- everything is symbolic (shamanic reality).
- everything is holistic (mystical reality).