Nestled in the leaves of the Hawaiian plant in Judy's logo is a 7-pointed star, representing the seven main principles in Huna. The circle around the star represents the interconnectedness of us all.
"Huna" is the term for traditional Hawaiian wisdom, an important element in Judy's thinking. In 2002 on Kauai Judy Steele was ordained by Serge King as an alaka'i (leader) in the Huna tradition. The name she was given in that ceremony is A'o na mea lani, a'o na mea honua, which means "teacher of spiritual things, teacher of earthly things."
The seven main principles of Huna (as formulated by Serge Kahili King) are:
- Ike -The World Is What You Think It Is.
- Kala - There are No Limits.
- Makia - Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.
- Manawa - Now Is The Moment Of Power.
- Aloha - To Love Is To Be Happy With (Someone or Something).
- Mana - All Power Comes From Within.
- Pono - Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth.
(Pono means that we use whatever works well for our purpose, within the spirit of Aloha. Huna is open; it offers principles and techniques, but it has no dogma.)
These principles may seem simple, but truly understanding and applying them can be a profound life-long process. Serge Kahili King's book Urban Shaman and his more recent one HUNA: Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living explain and give examples of the application of these principles.
The Huna tradition includes many healing approaches and techniques, some of which are brief and some of which take days. Judy specializes in the brief healing techniques, especially Dynamind, and in the application of the Huna principles. Judy occasionally offers classes on the Aloha spirit and the Huna principles.
If you'd like to know more about what Huna is, search on Huna in the Search box above, and you'll find many references within this site. Also see Serge King's site, www.huna.org .