Monday, April 25, 2011

Finding Stuff that Works

As you can see, I'm having a great deal of fun recently in studying all this Huna material.

Today, Serge Kahili King reminded me of a corollary to the 7th principle of Huna, "Effectiveness is the Measure of Truth".  This is: There is always another way to do anything.

So this can mean whatever you want it to. That is the essence of Huna. Of course, that comes from the 1st principle, "The World is What You Think It Is."

Yes, these all interact.

Now the recordings I'm listening to reminded me of the four parts of awareness - how shamans operate:
1. Objective - the meaning is in relation to other things out there.
2. Subjective - the way of determining what this means to the individual.
3. Symbolic - that things mean something else than the actual, they represent something.
4. Holistic - that all things work together and share the same meaning.
And the more I write this, the more there is to write. Sometime earlier this month, I was inspired to tell you that the highest purpose of humankind is to put meaning into things.

Of course, you can disagree. However, if you take the viewpoint of Self (or God), then you'll see that the Holistic approach would answer a great deal of questions. Some entity that is all-powerful and all-knowing, and present in everything - that entity wouldn't  have to deal with anything as trivial as meaning. Because such entity would already know all there is to know about anything and everything. That entity would consider something form they moment they created it - which was just a moment ago.

The game of meaning is one which we separate identities play.

You can take the idea that this living through "creating meanings" is simply another game.

And all the training and courses and what-not that you study is simply another effort to remind yourself of various meanings (training, knowledge, lessons) which are out there and available to anyone.

(As well, that there is a very valid view that we are here just for entertainment - yet another workable metaphor.)

The bottom line seems to be that as you get closer to the original creation, you heal. This is one description of Love, which Haanel held as a core and primal force in our universe. As you love something, it gets better. The more you are constructive and helpful - to everyone and everything around you - then these get better. The more you consider things to be separate and distinct, and not worthy of your love, then things around you get worse. This is considered "hate" by some - but actually is just a "non-love". Hate, like darkness, doesn't exist as actual. But the absence of love can be felt as "real".

However, it is simple to change anything. Like in a dark room, you simply turn on a light. (You do not try to "shovel out the darkness" as Haanel put it.)  For any person who feels less than whole, you simply enable love to exist. There are many ways to do this, such as recalling times where something was perfect, or loving, or beautiful. Or you could simply cause yourself a positive emotion right now. Or you could simply start smiling for no particular reason.

The point is that as you put more love out from you, the more love you will find exists within you. And your life begins to run better and better.

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That point of "there is no one way to do things" is also where LaTourette uses NLP, Huna, and Silva in order to accomplish improving people's lives. All tools are good tools if you use them for good. The most effective ones are the best - but those tools vary depending on the other individuality you are addressing. And if you don't know a tool, you can simply ask for inspiration and it will show up for you.

As the Beatles, said, "All you need is love."  But obviously, you don't have to "need" it for it to show up in your life. You can if you want, however. Far be it for me to interrupt what you consider to be true for you.

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Just to have more fun with this, to allow you to think in different terms than just the rote ones - here's some interesting quotes Serge Kahili King pulled from an older book by Pukui. These describe the ancients knowledge about the 7 Huna principles as contained in their proverbs (http://homepages.hawaiian.net/larryw/html/hunaword.html):
1.'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka halau ho'okahi, "All knowledge is not taught in one school," a variation on the idea that there are many sources of knowledge and many ways to think about things.
2.'A'ohe pu'u ki'eki'e ke ho'a'o 'ia e pi'i, "No hill is too high to be climbed ," a way of saying that nothing is impossible and that there are no limits.
3. He makau hala 'ole, "A fishhook that never fails to catch," said of one who always gets what he wants. The fishhook was a primary symbol of concentrated attention, and a good fishhook could attract fish even without bait.
4. Wela ka hao!, "Do it now!."
5. He 'olina leo ka ke aloha, "Joy is in the voice of love."
6. Aia no i ka mea e mele ana, "Let the singer select the song," a poetic way of acknowledging that power comes from within.
7. 'Ike 'ia no ka loea i ke kuahu, "An expert is recognized by the altar he builds." As Pukui puts it, "It is what one does and how well he does it that shows whether he is an expert."

And so: Aloha!