Huna, also known in ancient times as Ho'omana, is an ancient Hawaiian spiritual tradition, which was almost lost when Hawaii was 'invaded' by outside influences. Modern research has theories that it is incredibly old. How old is still a question for debate.
Legend traces Ho'omana or as it is known today as Huna back to Lemuria. Mu, as it is known in legends, was a continent that stretched across the Pacific Ocean. All that remains of that mythical place are itís largest mountain peaks, known today as Tahiti, Polynesia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the other Pacific islands. It is said that the peoples of the South Pacific descended from Mu and that Huna was their religious philosophy.
Huna is 'religious' only in the sense that it guides us to attain spiritual perfection. It is not, however, a religion. It is possible to maintain your religious affiliation and practices, and to be a practitioner of Huna, which is a very broad and inclusive, Universal Way.
Huna is scientific as well since it deals directly with the physical world, in the here and now, and the processes and techniques produce predictable, repeatable and transferable results with people and the environment. These results have been, at times, labeled as magic or occult and yet the unseen forces that produce these effects are very real.
Huna is also a way of life, a philosophy, a way of the heart, with a strong and yet simple code of ethics. It encourages the balance between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of 'being'.
Huna is all embracing and sees no conflict with other traditions. There is no one 'right' Huna, and the customs and details of Huna vary from practitioner to practitioner, from Island to Island.
Huna places equal emphasis on connecting with your spirituality and connecting with the earth, your body, and your emotions. Rather than teaching transcendence of the physical plane, Huna teaches us to celebrate life, to merge matter and spirit.
Huna believes that there are the three key qualities of the heart: The ability of your heart to give and receive love, courage and openness to life.
The teachings offer wisdom that the key to living a fulfilled life lies in the awakening and integration of your subconscious self (Ku), conscious self (Lono) and higher self (Kane). It offers us a profoundly beautiful philosophy of life centered in love and the vision of humankind, nature, and the divine as harmonious parts of a cosmic community. But this is not just a philosophy; more than anything else it is something you do. It gives us a set of practices that are simple yet, when used regularly, profoundly transformational.
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