A long time ago, Hawaii was a mystical and magical place (and still is today in many ways). What made Hawaii especially magical in ages past was that there were shamans called Kahunas that lived on its emerald islands. It is said that these individuals experienced the true nature of Reality, in which they realized several critical, defining things. These principals were then later taught to others in order to help guide humanity towards a more fully realized state of being.
In the early 20th century, with the rise of New Thought, there was an individual by the name of Max Long who linked the teachings of the Kahunas to a theory of metaphysics he was developing. The result was the 7 Huna Principals, Long’s integration of the two.
The 7 Huna Principles
IKE ~ The world is what you think it is.
KALA ~ There are no limits.
MAKIA ~ Energy flows where attention goes.
MANA WA ~ Now is the moment of power.
ALOHA ~ To love is to be “happy with”.
MANA ~ All power comes from within.
PONO ~ Effectiveness is the measure of truth
1. IKE — the world is what you think it is
This principle is essentially saying that our consciousness creates our reality. Our perception of reality is subjective and does not necessarily reflect the true objective reality– if such a reality should even exist. If someone thinks the world is full of deception, evil, and hatred, they will only focus their awareness on such matters and become completely blind to anything otherwise that would contradict this perception. Each one of us has the inherent power to transform our reality in any way we see fit. This power has the ability to transform not only one’s self, but those around them as well.
2. KALA — there are no limits
In an infinite reality, there is no beginning or end of anything, which signifies the limitless nature of all that is. Anything is possible and self-growth is likewise infinite. There is always a process of be-ing and become-ing. With no limits, anything that is infinitely possible can happen, is happening, and will happen, in its infinite forms. This is a concept that is simply too magnificent to be able to comprehend by a human brain.
3. MAKIA — energy flows where attention goes
Where someone focuses their attention, that is where a directed energy stream will go. Sending positive energy and healing hope will have a beneficial effect. If the contrary is occurring, the opposite will result. This can be magnified to show its effects on global consciousness. Quite simply, the more one can reach and maintain a genuinely positive mindset, the more helpful, kind and respectful they will be to their fellow human beings. This, is turn, will spread from there. The same is true of negativity. It all starts with the self.
4. MANA WA — now is the moment of power
The power of ‘now’ is monumental. Existing and living in the present moment does away with the stress of thinking about ‘what-if’ scenarios or reliving painful memories in an endless loop. All that is, is, and always will be as such. There will be complete inner peace when someone lives in the ‘now’ moment.
5. ALOHA — to love is to be happy with
Love is such a powerful state of consciousness. When love is experienced, it is a feeling true appreciation and gratitude. Whether it is for a person, tree, house, etc, or a simple thankfulness for existence itself, this deep experience of “happy with” is an simple feeling of interconnectedness with all that is, however it manifests itself.
6. MANA — all power comes from within
The individual is the greatest power plant that exists. The mind is more powerful than it is often given credit for. With the power to create, destroy, restore, shift and change, anything is truly possible. Realizing the inner power that each individual has will empower that person to not only completely control their inner state of being, but will give one’s self the opportunity to share this power with others and create satisfying, symbiotic relationships.
7. PONO — effectiveness is the measure of truth
How effective something is in creating a positive and beneficial shift or change in someone or something is a good indicator of the genuine nature of something. It will give a better reflection between truth and falsehood– or rather, between truth and the ignorance of truth.
The seven Huna principles are a great introduction to the power of consciousness and should be able to transform your daily life into something far more empowering and positive on many levels. There’s such tremendous potential for each of us to make a difference not only in our own lives, but in the lives of every other person we know and meet.
The power is within you. Express it, with love.