ALOHA MAHALO HAWAII HUNA HEALING by Kris Deva North
The shamanic tradtion of Hawaii is Huna, the practitioners Kahuna, mediators with Spirit. When
healing is needed, the body-healer is called to give massage or herbs. If the sickness prevails,
the Kahuna finds out from Spirit what healing the soul needs for the body to be whole again.
Everything is a gift and a blessing, for everything is Love, and gratitude and thanks must be given
even for hurt and pain. Then harmony can be restored between soul and body.
The Huna culture began to die when a race came to Hawaii that preached a doctrine of Love but practised
the doctrine of material Possession. All Huna practice was banned by Christian missionaries, whose
children took over the land for commerce and whose families still own it. In 200 years the native population
of the islands sank from 400,000 to 150,000.
They call themselves Children of the Rainbow. Their history, spiritual beliefs,
healing tradtions and culture are encoded in chants and dance, the hula, an oral, physical
and visual transmission that resonates through vibration in the bones. The New Age is seeing a
revival: vibrations resonate in this dimension, now through the medium of the written word through
which we of the West can share their healing and perhaps, give something back by keeping it alive in
our culture. And learn the way to heal ourselves, through love.
Calabash of Light
Each child is born of the Rainbow and there at death returns. We are born perfect and gifted by the gods
with a calabash of light to illuminate our way. In our passage through this life we dodge or
embrace the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, we give love, joy and kindness. Each sadness, hurt or
wound given or received adds a pebble to the calabash, obscuring the light. Each joy removes a pebble,
increasing our radiance. When our time comes to step back upon the Rainbow, the more light radiating from our
calabash the sooner we can find our way home.
Our thoughts are our reality the kahuna said, and we can change both. We embody every
thought we have had, every thought another has had about us. We are the good we have done and the bad we
have done, the good that has been done us and the bad done to us. The good and the bad of the past have
become our thoughts. The good and bad of the present depend on how we react to events in the present. We can
change the karma brought from before by our thoughts, and we can change the effect of what happens now, by our
responses. We can take pebbles out, or put more in. We can choose, to live in the light. Or the dark. Most of
you he smiled, live in twilight, with occasional patches of brilliance or shadow. Each thought is
How many thoughts do we have in a day? About 12,000, according to the TV ad, 90% of them being the same
thoughts as yesterday.
Take a Random Thought
Have a blank sheet of paper in front of you. Write nothing for the moment but take your mind back to one day
last week, to any random hour that you spent doing anything that involved another person or other people. You
might have been sitting with a friend (did you listen or talk?), or buying a pair of shoes (or taking them back),
or attending a business meeting, a family meal (did anyone argue?) in a restaurant (did you leave a tip?), a date
(were you starting, sustaining or ending it).
Take just one hour. Draw a big circle on your sheet of paper and, as you gaze into that circle:
Reflect on what you did in that hour:
- What you said
- What was said to you
- What you heard
- How were you were affected by what you heard?
- How were others were affected by what you said?
- What thoughts arose in that hour?
- What were their causes and effects?<.li>
- What do you think were the effects of your interaction with another/s
Gazing into the circle let your mind dwell upon the images arising from this reflection on that hour. And
write down inside this circle your clearest memories of this hour and your thoughts about it.
This is just one hour of your life. Reflect now on:
- The thought that came up most strongly or most often in that hour
- Thoughts that come up most often or most strongly in your life
- What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
- What is the best thing you ever did for someone else?
- What is the biggest hurt that ever happened to you?
- What is the biggest hurt you ever gave someone?
- In your day-to-day life, what do you find yourself mostly thinking about?
As yet, suspend any self-judgement or conclusions arising from your reflections. Think back again, to the
biggest hurt that ever happened to you, whatever it may have been. Were
you rejected, abandoned, deceived, betrayed, jilted, bullied, neglected, beaten, ignored,
embarrassed, offended, humiliated, harmed physically, emotionally? From that time, choose the worst hour you can
Draw another circle on a fresh page. Reflect on that hour, on what was said and done, how you and
others were affected, the thoughts that arose, their causes and effects, your interactions
with others. Gazing into the circle let your mind dwell upon the images arising from this reflection on
that hour. And write down inside this circle your clearest memories of this hour and your thoughts about it.
Suspend any self-judgement or conclusions arising from your reflections.
Think back, now, to the biggest hurt you ever gave someone. Choose an hour from that time. Draw
a new circle on another blank sheet and as you gaze into the circle reflect on that hour, on what was said
and done, the images arising. Write down inside this circle your clearest memories of this hour and your
thoughts about it. Suspend any self-judgement or conclusions arising from your reflections.
Take a moment now to remember the best thing that ever happened to you. Choose an hour, draw the
circle, reflect and write.
And then an hour from the best thing you ever did for someone else.
The circle is your calabash of light. You can put pebbles in, or take them out. You can do this by your
thoughts on the past and your responses in the present.
You can also do it by examining your karmic map, the connections of persons and events which have influenced
your life, which gave rise to your present thoughts and responses. For example, you may never know what your
step-grandmothers cousin did to her when she was ten years old that influenced the
way she later treated the step-father who abused you when you were twelve, but if you did
know what happened you might not forgive but you would at least understand that whatever it was
IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT!
And on deeper reflection it might not have been his, entirely, nor his mothers, even, and
who knows what might have caused the cousin to do the wrong in the first instance
except to understand that it was almost certainly not the first instance.
You can remove the pebbles from the calabash. You
can restore the light, for yourself and for them, all of them, for all time is now and the
karmic connections are always.
The Karmic Map
As a child you may have heard your parents talking about their grandfathers or grandmothers, who would have
been among your eight great-grandparents. You may even have known them yourself. In many
families these are the earliest relatives of whom you have conscious knowledge, directly or by hearsay. As above,
so below: you may know your own great-grandchildren, or they will hear about you from their parents.
Let us say, then, we have seven generations in our karmic consciousness: three generations above,
three below, with you, your sisters and brothers in the centre. We have other family connections: parents
siblings: our uncles and aunts, perhaps step-parents, their siblings, children, and the generations above and below.
Your Karmic Map also includes all
your heart, soul, mind, body, sexual and love connections, too: spouse/s, lovers,
one-night stands, friends, foes, colleagues, business associates, teachers, students,
fellow-students, and the person who caught your eye as you passed in the street or the
You will become especially aware, as you make your map, of those who have done you wrong and those
you have wronged, of those you especially love, and those who love you. Acknowledge, to yourself, your
feelings about those you love but who have wronged you, and those you have wronged but who love you. Observe
your response as they enter your consciousness.
Draw your Karmic Map out on a sheet of paper, writing in the names, where known, of your connections. These
are the beings who influence your life and whose lives you influence.
Understanding your Karma
You need only be aware of your Karmic Field in this life because now is the manifestation of all lives, past,
present and future. Understanding yourself in this dimension will lead you to clarity and freedom in all dimensions.
Think of the hours that you thought about before, and all the hours of your life, and the hours of all the
connected lives you have mapped, the many millions of hours in all these interconnected lives and the lives that
have gone before and be aware of all the thoughts that have directly or indirectly influenced your
own present, day-to-day thoughts and responses
Understand the effect of all the hours of other lives affecting each other. Understand the wrongs that were
done to those who wronged you, understand that when you wronged another what it was that made you do it.
Understand the pebbles in your calabash of light.
Understand that when you were hurt it was not your fault.
Understand that when you gave hurt, it was not your fault.
Understand that it was not the fault of those who hurt you.
Understand that All Time is Now
At the head of your Karmic Map, in very big letters, print the words:
ITS NOT MY FAULT
And now that you understand, you can cleanse your karma and be free of its conditioning in this life
and carry that freedom home when its time for you to step on to the Rainbow with your calabash of light.
How to cleanse your Karma
In your minds eye, visualise a person you love, one who has done good for you, or for whom you
have done good. Smile at them and say to them
THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU
And as you recite these sacred words, you make the mudra:
ALOHA MAHALO, MAHALO ALOHA
Feel the love between you. Feel the Light around you. Feel the clarity, and the freedom. Make a tick across
their name on your map. You have removed a pebble.
In your minds eye, visualise someone you have hurt or wronged. Visualise them looking at you. See the
expression in their eyes. Say to them Its not your fault, its not my fault and then repeat the words
and mudra THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, THANK YOU again and again until they smile, and you feel the
love, and you feel the light, and the clarity, and the freedom. And then, tick their name on your map and remove
a pebble from your calabash of light. Bathe in brilliance.
In your minds eye, visualise someone who has hurt or wronged you. Visualise them looking at you. See
the expression in their eyes. Say to them Its not your fault, its not my fault and then repeat the
words THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU THANK YOU and mudra until they smile, and you feel the love, and you
feel the light, and the clarity, and the freedom. Tick their name on your map and remove a pebble from your
calabash of light. Bathe in its radiance.
It does not matter how long you spend on each person as long as you repeat the words and mudra Thank
You, I Love You until they smile and you feel the love, the light, the clarity and the freedom and, only then,
tick their name, remove another pebble and live in light.
How many people? How many hours? This is a Life Path. When you step upon the Rainbow, your
calabash clear of pebbles, you become the Light!
ALOHA MAHALO, MAHALO ALOHA
MAHALO ALOHA, ALOHA MAHALO
First published in and reproduced here by kind permission of Positive Health Magazine