Maybe youve felt it; I know I have: that inner struggle to make the wisest/highest choice concerning a job opportunity, a mate, a car, or even a pet. It goes something like this: theres a part of me that desires to make a choice based on what will make me feel good now, while another part of me urges patience and consideration of the outcome of that choice.
Most people will simply ignore the latter and proceed with the former. Instant gratification! The heck with the consequences: pregnancy, a signed car lease, etc. Why? Lets see what Huna has to say about this.
According to the Huna tradition, an ancient Polynesian/Hermetic system of self-awareness, physical life is about the ever-upward evolution of spirit to higher and higher levels of consciousness. In other words, physical lifes purpose is to provide the means for spirit to evolve up through. In the case of the human being, there are actually three individual spirits comprising a holy trinity, with a definite hierarchy consisting of the least evolved subconscious mind (low self), the more evolved conscious mind (middle self), and the most evolved of the three, the superconscious mind (high self).
Huna says that it takes lifetimes for a triune to overcome the carnal nature of the subconscious and for the conscious mind to wake up and assume its responsibilities as the wise choice-maker by accepting the guidance of high self. Until this happens, the subconscious mind will be left to make most of the choices, and since it has very limited reasoning ability, it will continue to make those choices based on the only thing it knows: what will make me feel good now.
Have you noticed that just being consciously involved in the decision-making process is not enough to guarantee that you will make the wisest/highest choice? I have, sometimes painfully. Over-intellectualizing is a function of the conscious mind, and in my experience, has led to making the same unwise kind of choice that my over-emotionalizing subconscious mind would make. Thats because my intellect often demands proof of a thing that can only be proved through my own experience of it. So how do I find the balance point between those two extremes that will allow me to make wise choices? I found the key to be recognizing and following the guidance of my high self, or aumakua, which means "utterly trustworthy parental pair."
I said earlier that Huna is about the evolution of spirit to ever-higher planes of consciousness and that the human being is made up of three individual spirits forming a trinity. When I understood that evolutionary process and began to think of the human triune as a team of individual spirits working together for their common good, I began to understand how to bring myself to that point of balance.
Briefly, Huna says that the evolutionary path that includes the human being starts with an individual spirit expressing through the least conscious physical life form on that path. Spirit reincarnates in that form until it has mastered it, at which time it evolves up to the next highest physical form of consciousness and so on.
Mammals comprise the next-highest level of consciousness after humans. Once a spirit has mastered being a mammal, it evolves into the least-evolved part of a human triune, and this is when the evolution of spirit ceases to be strictly individual. The reason for this is that the aka (shadow) bodies of the low and middle selves merge and stick to one another, creating the energy matrix for the formation and support of the physical body. The high self is attached to this newly merged low-and-middle-self aka body at the point representing the location of the physical body intestines. This brings me back to the question of how to be balanced.
For me, the answer is to pay attention to my gut feeling when I am presented with the opportunity to make a choice. It shows up in my experience as a very unpleasant feeling in my gut when I am about to make a choice that is not the wisest/highest I can make, and is often the opposite of what my heart is telling me to do. That feeling represents high self sending me a message down the aka cord, asking me to reconsider my decision.
Twenty years ago, that feeling was so weak that I could easily ignore it, and so I did much to my detriment. Over the years since, as I focused more and more on my desire to be conscious, that feeling became stronger and stronger, so that now it is very, very difficult to ignore. Understanding that process has brought me to the point in my life where I am now making many more wise choices than otherwise.
So, the inner struggle I have been feeling is a good thing! Its an indication that I am becoming more conscious, that my subconscious mind (low self) is becoming less dominant and my conscious mind (middle self, the real me) is waking up to its responsibilities within the triune. The more conscious I am (connected with my superconscious) when making choices, regardless of what my heart is feeling, the more quickly I will pass through this period of struggle, which I refer to as the twilight between unconscious and conscious living.
Rev. Lynn Kelly is a kahuna in the Huna tradition. "Huna" is most commonly thought to mean "secret," though "not obvious" is closer. "Kahuna" is usually said to mean "keeper of the secret of the Huna tradition" and/or "priest." Lynn has been a student/teacher of Huna for over twenty years; further information about him and Huna is at <http://www.geocities.com/hunaforlife/>.