From Aloha to Higher Consciousness!
Shamanic and spiritual healing practices from ancient Hawaii are today labeled Huna, which denotes that which is secret or hidden from view. Many believe that Huna principles are more than 35,000 years old, and that Huna is one of the original healing sciences as well as the foundation for modern-day spiritual discipline and development.
The word “Huna” was coined by Max Freedom Long in the 1930s after his studies of Hawaiian religious beliefs, and derives from the ancient Hawaiian word “kahuna” meaning priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, or expert in any profession.
At its most simplistic, Huna teaches that the individual comprises four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) and three minds (unconscious, conscious and higher conscious). Life (or one’s current incarnation) represents each person’s journey towards oneness, when all four bodies are functioning fully and the three minds are integrated harmoniously. Stepping forwards from this point of personal empowerment, spiritual evolution becomes possible.
In many esoteric traditions, it is considered important to clean up past issues and honour the ancestors. One of the most widely recognised Huna rituals is ho’oponopono, which means “to make it right”. This process is a key step in healing relationships, and it can be used purposefully to address generational patterns and redirect outmoded family behaviours.