Or number 2, since I already did “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes”
Either way, I promised (sort of) to cover the other six core principles of Hawaiian Huna. The first one is:
The World Is What You Think It Is
Right away, I’m going to eliminate the elephant in the room; those of you familiar with the Law of Attraction are going to notice these seven principles sound alot like LOA teachings. I prefer to think of it as similar but more clearly explained. It’s more than mind tricks for manifesting material goodies though. Read and reasoned through carefully, it’s a philosophy for living life happily and in harmony with the universe.
OK, so let’s get back to “The World Is What You Think It Is”. To quote Serge Kahili King; “This is the cornerstone principle of Huna, and it means that you create your own personal experience of reality through your beliefs, expectations, attitudes, desires, fears, judgements, feelings, and consistent or persistent thoughts and actions. This principle also contains the idea that by changing your thinking you can change your world.”
This has been said in many different ways among many cultures. It’s EASY to gloss over and ignore. There are powerful truths here however. First, let’s look at all the things that can impact your reality:
Beliefs, expectations, attitudes, desires, fears, judgments, feelings and consistent or persistent thoughts
To put it concisely, there are several ways to trip yourself up. To truly get the life and manifestations you want, ALL those things need to be in alignment. As an easy example, it doesn’t matter how much you want and wish for a million dollars. If your beliefs are that life is stacked against you and that you’re actually unworthy of the money, or that money is evil, or rich people are evil, you’ll never get it.
Manifestation and just living a happy life is all about aligning your thoughts.
Something else that needs to be addressed here is the word “experience” that was used. Spiritual energy shares a few traits with physical energy. One of them is that energy takes the path of least resistance. Hence the world “experience” instead of “reality”. So if you spend all your time wanting the world to be the best place possible and truly think the best of people, that is what you’re going to see and notice out in the world. A pessimist, or somebody that believes in a specific cause, etc… is going to notice things that support their world view also. The world is what you think it is. This little tidbit is true enough to make the vast majority of people also tune out things contrary to their views.
SO, you really do create your own reality. The universe simply works smart and instead of using vast amounts of energy to rewrite reality to everyone’s individual whim, it simply helps them focus on the aspects of our shared reality that they want or expect to see.
That pretty much covers the last line also; “This principle also contains the idea that by changing your thinking you can change your world.” Like everything in Huna, this sentence has multiple levels of meaning. Changing your attitude will change your world view and emotional state. On a higher level, manipulation of spiritual energy requires a changing and unification or focus of thought patterns and beliefs.