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7 Ancient Hawaiian Principles That Will Help Manifest Your Heart’s Desires

As you study the Law of Attraction often referred to as “The Secret“—a term coined by a best-selling book and movie—there is another “secret” to learn. Known as Huna, which literally translated to “a secret,” this system of Hawaiian esoteric beliefs has close similarities to the Law of Attraction. It is also more detailed, if not more profound, that can do wonders for manifestation.

What is Huna?

Huna as a system was put together by a spiritual novelist Max Freedom Long, who created it to describe metaphysical philosophies that survived the test of time. He derived this word from Kahuna, which described a priest, a Shaman, or another expert who is often but not always spiritual.

Huna consists of seven fundamental principles that are ancient in origin. Huna itself is not necessarily Hawaiian, but its principles are. They are said to be as old as 35,000 years old, and that they were originally used by Hawaiian ancestors who lived in Polynesia.

These beliefs combine philosophy, nature, and for some religion, and together they can bring great value into your life. Together, they can teach you the truth about the world we live in, and how to use it to create the reality you want to see.

The 7 Fundamental Principles of Huna

Huna 3500 Year Tradition

Huna’s seven principles are:

  1. IKE (ee-kay) – The world is what you think it is
  2. KALA – There are no limits
  3. MAKIA (mah-kee-ah) – Energy flows where attention goes
  4. MANAWA – (man-ah-wah) Now is the moment of power
  5. ALOHA – To love is to be happy with
  6. MANA – All power comes from within
  7. PONO – Effectiveness is the measure of truth

1. IKE – The World is What You Think it is

This principle resonate deeply with basic Law of Attraction understanding. You are the creator of your own world in more ways than one.

How many times you focused on a specific emotion towards an event in the future and it came true? If you are fearful of something, it has a lot more chance to come true. Similarly, if you feel excitement and a strong feeling that good things are coming, you will attract those good things.

At the same time, your thought shape your present and your past. You create meaning to all of your experiences. Even a five-minute long event can change your day or week if you allow it. Do not let one mean person on the street dictate your whole day, but do focus on the gratitude for having love in your life from a five-minute call from a close friend.

Your life and your world are either amazing or tiresome, depending on how you choose to look at things.

Your world is directly defined by your thoughts, and that is what the first principle or Ike is.

Manifesting with Ike: To use this principle for manifesting, create mantras or affirmation statements that speak to you.

The universe is loving and abundant.
The world is a good place to live.
My life is meaningful, and joyful; and it is getting better every day.

2. KALA – There Are No Limits

Huna KalaKala means that there are no actually limits to what you can create in your life. Absolutely anything is possible with your powerful power of creation and the universe’s support. However, there are personal limits that we set for ourselves–most often strongly influenced by the society’s limited beliefs. These limits, however, are possible to release and forgive in order to become limitless.

There are a few rules to follow, of course. Right now, people can only grow to a certain height, and there is always the cycle of the day of the night, and so forth. These “limits” are only there for contrast, for you to be able to experience different essences of life fully.

However, within these practical limits, there are no creative limits that you need to follow. You can create the life you want. Creative limits are believing you are a victim, that the world is a bad place, or that there is not enough abundance to go around. These limits do not exist, or rather they only exist in your mind, according to the first principle.

Manifesting with Kala: Identify your limiting beliefs and ask yourself, am I willing to let them go? How do I let them go and when? Repeat the question until those beliefs are gone and any negative feelings connected to those beliefs are no longer in you.

3. MAKIA – Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

The more you focus your thoughts on something, the bigger it gets. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, the more you think about it, the worse it feels. It is the same way with everything else in your life, both positive and negative.

This is why you need to focus on solutions instead of problems. This is also why visualization meditation works. You can imagine your life into reality. Keep your thoughts free of things that you do not want, and full of thing you want.

Meditating for up to an hour a day while focusing on thought, feelings, and images of your dream life can really help your focus.

Manifesting with Makia: While doing tasks that are generally unappealing like cleaning or answering emails, ask yourself–what do I love about this? What am I grateful for in this moment, in doing this task? Find something good to focus on and cultivate feeling of gratitude for it while doing your tasks. Practice this daily, and you will soon notice how your reality changes.

4. MANAWA – Now Is The Moment of Power

Huna ManawaWhile it’s easy to blame the past, this concept explains that right this moment you have everything you need. You have the power in this moment to change your outlook, your reality, and your life. You have the power to be happy, to feel complete, fulfilled, authentic, courageous, strong, and abundant.

What you feel, think, and do right now creates your reality. The past or the future has nothing to do with it. The decisions you are making at this moments have all the power.

Manifesting with Manawa: Focus on mindfulness. Be fully aware of what is going on right now and what can you do. Choose your actions consciously. To practice mindfulness, at any moment, stop what you are doing and fully take in your surroundings. Notice five things you can see, five things you can touch, and up to five you can hear, smell, and even taste.

5. ALOHA – To Love is to be Happy With

Love is the emotion that moves the whole world forward. It can be loved towards self, others, or existence itself. Cultivating this feeling in yourself can bring positive physiological benefits like better sleep, appetite, mood, and a stronger immune system.

Aloha means being together in the now (alo) and joy (ha). This definition can be interpreted as feeling joy in the now when feeling love. Wherever there is love, there cannot be fear, anger, or judgement. Every negative emotion you need to let go in order to manifest in this world, can be removed by focusing on love, which in return will also bring joy.

Manifesting with Aloha: Focus on things you love about yourself and your life, and the universe will bring you more of that. Focus on parts of any negative situations that you still do love, and these situations will be turned around by the power of love. For self-love, it also does wonders to start each morning by saying, “I love you,” while looking at yourself in a mirror.

6. MANA – All Power Comes From Within

Huna ManaThe principle called Mana explains that all the power comes from you, not an external force. While many belief systems leave the power in the hands of a higher power, this belief system says that you and only you and responsible for your life.

As you are a part of the infinite universe, that power of infinite possibilities is also within you.

This means that you have created your life. Everything that happened—you manifested. The way you reacted to each situation has created your reality. No external force has power over you, unless you allow it.

Manifesting with Mana: Take the authority role in your life. Remind yourself that you are the creator of your world. Create a mantra that speaks to you to remind yourself of this powerful statement. Take responsibility for your past. Journal on events that happened and any feelings that arose from them. Write, “I created this based on my old belief system and knowledge.” Then take responsibility for your present. Each night write a list starting with “things I created today.” Finally, take responsibility for your future. Write in your journal “I am creating my world,” followed a list of things you are manifesting.

7. PONO – Effectiveness is the Measure of Truth

What matters more than success is the means by which you got there. If you have to sacrifice your morals or parts of yourself to succeed, you will not feel fulfilled in the end. When manifesting, you should always stay aligned to your own highest values.

The obstacles many encounter when manifesting is wanting something instantly and therefore cutting corners and not doing the work. To achieve amazing things, you have to put in amazing effort and quality. You collect what you put in.

Manifesting with Pono: Your emotions are your guides that tell you if you are on the correct path. If you are going towards success or achieving something but something feels off, than chances are; it is. Write down your goals and action steps that can take you there. You can write out a few different ways to get where you want to be. Then observe how you feel about them. Do any of them make you excited? Or are you dreading them? Are you nervous, fearful, hopeful, or antsy to get it done? Your emotions will create your own personal map to success.



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Katalina Aster

Katalina is a writer, community builder, and changemaker. Her journalism background, coupled with a passion for creating global change, allows her to write articles on a variety of cutting edge topics related to health, spirituality, higher consciousness, and human connection. Since childhood, a sequence of events and new beliefs all came together to open a new path for her. This led her to learning about astrology, crystal healing, metaphysics, numerology, Tarot readings and new age philosophies. Using these philosophies and knowledge, Katalina hopes to inspire others to find their way to happiness, loving conscious relationships, and feeling more connected to the universe.

2 Responses

  1. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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