the original Huna teaching that part of man and woman which was considered
to be immortal was referred to as the Aumakua. This Hawaiian term has been
misinterpreted in many different teachings, it is not your higher self nor
your soul but it is a created self. What
in English I often refer to as your immortal spirit self and its related
body; the immortal spirit body. This
body and self is created during your physical lifetime by the work you do
to integrate your soul, body and mind.
The Aumakua is composed not of energy, nor of physical matter but
of the basic fabric of the universe by which I mean pure spirit or to give
it a more modern terminology the quantum space of existence.
The spirit is the background of all existence it into penetrates
every existing universe or dimension.
In Hawaii it was referred to by the term aka.
your earthly experience it is possible through the expression of your soul
nature into the physical realm and the integration of your mind in harmony
with that experience that you begin to radiate and generate an energy of
such intensity that you can truly begin to warp the pristine fabric of
space-time. If you like, you
could think of imprinting or etching a design in the mirror of the
universe. Alternatively, you could think of aka or spirit as being an all
pervasive universal watery substance within which the impact of your
exquisite personal energies creates a moving vortex or shape. A shape that
is capable of volitional movement but not just a shape, an actual being
with thoughts feelings and emotion, an immortal spirit being that embodies
all of your earthly experience in its highest form. To use the Hawaiian
term an Aumakua, an ancestral spirit, immortal and indestructible.
as this aumakua does embody your highest principles it is easy to see how
some interpreters have thought of it as the super conscious mind or higher
self. In ancient Hawaii the creation of the immortal spirit body was seen
as a natural process. It is a
measure of how far we in the modern world have departed from the ways of
nature that for Western man the creation of the aumakua is something that
has to be worked at for years. The
modern world does not encourage soul expression nor is the body venerated,
respected and loved in the way it was in ancient Hawaii. Then there is the
problem of the mind, our thoughts have become too powerful, the inner
voices and beliefs drown out the subtle messages from both body and soul.
So we must work, work to integrate and make congruent all the
different aspects of our being so that we too can achieve that unique
birthright that we all possess as human being's that of becoming an
immortal spirit being. An Aumakua.
times gone by in Hawaii the ancestral spirit's were often believed to
manifest themselves in the form of an animal.
In fact, the ancestors were often believed to speak to their
descendants through rocks, trees, the animals, fish or indeed other
people. This phenomenon was referred to as “kino lau” or many
bodies and referred to the belief that an aumakua as a being a pure spirit
could enter into anything, animate or inanimate and then by attracting a
person's attention communicate with them.
Within every Hawaiian family there was often a person whose
specific role was to communicate with the aumakua but not in the normal
way that we in the West might think of that, not as a spiritualist medium
but as someone who would allow an ancestor to take total possession of
their body. This is not
necessarily a pleasant process as I can attest to from personal
experience, unless you like the feeling that every single cell in your
body is being shaken apart! The other ways the Aumakua speak to us are
much less dramatic. When they enter a rock or an animal, it is so much
easier because unlike humans these do not resist.
is much talk within various new age philosophies and spiritual practices
on becoming more evolved or being more spiritual.
You often hear people talking about spiritual development yet in
Hawaiian Huna there is a literal meaning to this phrase, to talk of
spiritual development is to be referring to the actual creation of your
immortal spirit body. Through
working on your self to conceive it, to nourish it through its gestation,
to give birth to it and then to nurture it until it reaches full stature.
understanding of reincarnation does exist in Hawaiian Huna yet unlike the
Asian teachings it is never you who lived before but that you can have an
Aumakua attach them self to you in a symbiotic link before birth and stay
with you through much of your life. In this way you can experience their
memories and help them to perfect themselves.
Unlike normal spiritual possession there is a subtle alignment that
goes on during pregnancy which allows the communication to be so easy as
to be unnoticed. In return you benefit from the wisdom, love and
experience of an immortal being. This companion spirit is closer to you
than your own skin, your own soul. Furthermore unlike the Asian teachings
it is not a common phenomenon. There is much more that could be said about
this process but enough for now.