There is a profound process that holds the key to achieving abundant health, wealth, happiness, and success in life. Surprisingly, this process has never truly been a secret.
Long ago, wise individuals discovered that the best way to safeguard a secret is to openly share it with everyone, repeatedly and in various forms, until it becomes overlooked and forgotten. Then, when someone "rediscovers" the secret, excitement is reignited, only for it to fade away once again.
One of the oldest manifestations of this secret process can be found in Huna, an ancient body of esoteric knowledge from Polynesia. In the Hawaiian language, "ka huna" translates to "the secret." Interestingly, this word implies something difficult to perceive, rather than intentionally concealed. The process itself is encapsulated in the Hawaiian proverb, "Makia ke ali'i, ehuehu ka ukali," which can be translated as "Mastering Your Hidden Self" or "Energy flows where attention goes."
To manifest your desires, it is crucial to maintain your focus on what you want, rather than on what you don't want. This principle is echoed in various forms within different teachings and works, including the Seth Books by Jane Roberts, biblical scriptures, Buddhist and Taoist teachings, Yoga sutras, Sufi poetry, and the works of modern authors like Wattles, Hill, Emerson, and Holmes. The Hawaiian version of this secret process includes specific instructions for its application, found within the roots of a little-understood Hawaiian word: "haipule."
The word "haipule" can be interpreted as "religious, devout, pious, reverent, to worship, to hold prayers or service, to consecrate a heiau, and a church service." However, its true meaning likely lies within the combination of "hai" (to offer) and "pule" (prayer, blessing, spell), suggesting that "haipule" relates to a process of manifesting positive outcomes.
According to my Hawaiian uncle, Heali'i, the actual process lies within the root meanings of the word. More accurately, these roots describe four ways to maintain a positive focus, which serves as the essential element of this secret.
1. "Ha" signifies "life, breath, spirit."
Take deep breaths and generate emotional excitement while contemplating your desires. When your focus wavers, breathe deeply to bring yourself back to the present moment and restart the process.
2. "I" represents "to speak."
Verbally or internally articulate the words that describe your desires. If you catch yourself uttering negative statements related to your desires, pause, take a breath, and redirect your speech towards what you truly want.
3. "Pu" conveys the notion of "issuing forth, appearing like smoke."
This refers to the power of imagination. Envision your desires with vivid sensory detail. Should you find your thoughts drifting towards what you don't want, interrupt them, take a breath, and refocus your imagination on what you desire.
4. "Le" is a shortened form of "lele," which implies "to move."
Whenever you think or speak about your desires, adopt a positive posture and engage in confident movements. If you sense feelings of sadness, helplessness, or disillusionment creeping in, pause, take a deep breath, and shift your posture and movement to reflect a more positive and confident stance.
It's not necessary to employ all four methods simultaneously every time you contemplate your desires. Each approach reinforces the others, assisting you in maintaining a positive expectancy.
So, there you have it—the secret is no longer concealed. Or, as the ancient Hawaiians would have expressed it:
"Ahuwale ka nane huna"
"That which was a secret is no longer hidden"
(from 'Olelo No'eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui)