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Has anyone worked with Huna exercises to strengthen boundaries when you're too easily picking up other peoples' stresses? Any ones in particular that work well for this?

I'm finding myself being drawn in to helping out a lot with someone who is in the hospital, and it's taking up too much of my mental/emotional energy even though I'm trying to be conscious of taking care of myself.

Also, I seem to absorb the energy of suffering from other people too easily.. maybe I need to cut some aka cords. It also seems that my aura has holes that are allowing these negative influences to penetrate.

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Has anyone worked with Huna exercises to strengthen boundaries when you're too easily picking up other peoples' stresses? Any ones in particular that work well for this?

I'm finding myself being drawn in to helping out a lot with someone who is in the hospital, and it's taking up too much of my mental/emotional energy even though I'm trying to be conscious of taking care of myself.

Also, I seem to absorb the energy of suffering from other people too easily.. maybe I need to cut some aka cords. It also seems that my aura has holes that are allowing these negative influences to penetrate.



There are lots of things you can do to block those.

You could carry stones like Amethyst' Obsidian, Moldavite, orIolite.

Amethyst and Obsidian help prevent psychic attacks.

Moldavite and Iolite will strengthen your aura.

Then there are meditation exercizes that can help you.

Here is a good regimen.

1. do the pillar of light meditation that comes down from your 'Aumakua; through your body into the ground below your feet, The shaft of light is about the size of a telephone pole, amf have it spin counter clockwise to throw negativity from your aura.

2. stop the light spinning, but allow it to expand to fill your aura (this fills the space taken by the negative thoughts with mana loa and you to not leave holes in your aura to fill with other negative thoughts.

3. visualize your aura is surrounded by a gold bubble, and when people throw spears at your shield (negativity); they hit the shield and fall harmlessly to the ground.

4. after the three steps; say the affirmation "I am spirit greatness, and I am unlimited" to remind your Unihipili who your really are.

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This is great, Two Bears, thanks. I have a stone that I *think* is moldavite.. it looks almost like a raisin, except it's dark green, and when I hold it up to the light it's somewhat translucent and looks lighter green.

I'll try the pillar of light meditation as you describe.. I've already been doing the Middle Pillar technique which is similar, but I need the extra "spin" on it (pun intended emoticon

It's a big issue for me, how to share with others without draining myself. Often it doesn't seem that the other person is "attacking" me per se, but there can be very subtle manipulations (like a neighbor who just doesn't buy certain things she needs because she knows she can always borrow them from me).

I'm involved in a situation where someone is truly in need of a lot of outside help and support way beyond what I can provide, and it's been a challenge to know how much to extend myself and where to back off.

Even when I back off in terms of action, mentally and emotionally I'm still caught up in her drama, which is a sign that something of her energy is penetrating mine in a way it shouldn't.

I tend to isolate myself to a large degree because I need to contain my energy for self-healing; but I also need to be involved with people and share in a positive way.. so it's a challenge to work with these energies.

I need to go write this exercise out on a card.. (my system of printing out exercises on index cards is working great for me).

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What a great question - I suffer from this too (see other threads for my life situation). I also have a moldavite sitting in a drawer that I didn't know what to use it for. I'll go and get it out -

Two Bears: is there any particular method of cleansing you would recommend before I use it?

Karen: the system of keeping things on cards also sounds helpful. Thanks for the tip. The 'Pillar of light meditation' really does sound like a tremendous self-healer. What was the 'Middle Pillar' you mentionned?

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Hi Jax,

The "Middle Pillar" is a technique from Kabbalah, which is very much in keeping with Huna. It's described in a wonderful little book by Israel Regardie called The Art of True Healing.

Basically you visualize white light coming down from above your head and concentrating at 4 different centers within the body. It ends up being quite simple to do, although you'd need a more detailed description.. I've seen some articles online that describe it, so if you want to read further, you could do a search on "middle pillar" and it probably won't be hard to find.

After you visualize the whole pillar of light from head to toe, you see the energy moving back up and sprouting out the top of your head like a fountain.

This seems very similar to the "Fountain Rite".. in "Huna: A Beginner's Guide" by Enid Hoffman, she describes it simply, "Sit or stand, breathing deeply, and imagine a buildup of mana water, beginning at the feet and rising like a fountain that overflows and showers you with energy/water. I usually use this picture when I desire to send energy to my High Self so that my High Self can manifest the answer to a prayer."

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Thanks Karen - I'll give it a go. I remember reading the 'Fountain Rite' now you describe it, some time ago.

You sound like you are quite a bit further along the path than me. It's good to have people to ask when you feel like you're stumbling around and not getting anywhere.

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You sound like you are quite a bit further along the path than me. It's good to have people to ask when you feel like you're stumbling around and not getting anywhere.

Jacqui



Jacqui,

I've just been doing a lot of reading and organizing the practical information so I don't lost track of it. There are so many good exercises sprinkled throughout the books.

I'm an experienced meditator, although I'm new to Huna. So it's interesting to see
how my past experience applies to these new practices, but also the whole new context and how that is opening up some very new areas for me.

In general, when it comes to spiritual practices, it seems that some people do better sticking to one thing at a time and not making things more complicated. But I'm one of those who like to mix and match a few different things, and that works well for me.

I also have many moments of feeling like I'm just stumbling around in the dark, but I think of it in a different way, as a process of experimentation in which I'm really learning a lot from my Basic self as to what I need. In that sense, "the dark" can be a very interesting place :-)

I find that the more I keep at it, the more trust in the process develops, along with the intuitive sense that all the guidance I need is really right there within me, and all I need to do is keep practicing tuning in to it.

For me it seems to be the Middle mind that interprets certain moments as being lost or not sure if I'm doing it right. The mind wants to see more evidence that we're on the right track. But what happens for me is I learn to trust the Basic self more and more..

For example, sometimes at night I'm very tired and I'm trying to do the Ha Rite or other Huna exercises, but I'm feeling like it's a strain to concentrate or even to do the deep breathing.

My Middle mind is thinking I need to do this practice, and pressures me to keep it up. The false assumption there is that it's necessary to do things a certain way or else you'll fail.

So if I just let myself relax and tune in more to the Basic self, it's telling me that it's really okay to just relax and do whatever comes naturally, not to force it, even if that means just visualizing light and breathing naturally and easily, if that's all I can do at that time.

(I love the very simple exercises Charlotte Berney has for gathering mana).

When I allow that to happen, then the judgements start to release.. even the idea that you're not getting anywhere has a judgement in it.

What I find helpful is to look for the very small changes rather than having a fixed idea of what I think should be happening. And just approach it all with awareness without expectations.

Of course you have your goals in mind, but the kind of relaxed concentration that meditation promotes really puts you in the present moment, so you're not judging where you think you should be, or what level you want to achieve, or any of those future-oriented thoughts. When we just allow the process to be what it is in the present moment, we get what we need, pretty amazing how that happens.

Also it helps me to be aware of all sorts of other little benefits I'm getting, like getting more familiar with my Basic self, and just the experience of being easy with myself during the exercises, teaches me a lot about the pattern of rigid expectations I have of myself.

So there are so many subtle things that we can miss if our attention is somewhere else being concerned with whether we're doing it right.
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What a simple way of putting it - I never looked at it like that. I too, lie at night (when I get my quietest time), and feel like I 'ought' to be doing things a certain way. This was the reason behind my 'prayer' question to Two Bears. Sometimes the actual ritual of doing the Ha Rite intrudes on some wonderful meditation time, where I really fell I'm floating somewhere else. Within this zone I feel more able to communicate my 'prayers'.

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Also it helps me to be aware of all sorts of other little benefits I'm getting, like getting more familiar with my Basic self, and just the experience of being easy with myself during the exercises, teaches me a lot about the pattern of rigid expectations I have of myself.



This is the part I'm enjoying the best. I really do 'listen' now, and the number of times I 'remember' to pick things up when I've put them in an obscure place etc. is wonderful.

Meditating each day definitely helps to keep me centred. I really don't think I could do without it any more.

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Sometimes the actual ritual of doing the Ha Rite intrudes on some wonderful meditation time, where I really fell I'm floating somewhere else. Within this zone I feel more able to communicate my 'prayers'.



Yes.. it sort of takes on a life of its own, and then you know you need to honor that. I'm noticing more and more how the rituals themselves are there to serve a higher purpose that I'm not aware of at the outset.. or at least my conscious mind isn't aware! If I let them take me to that unknown place, I get so much more reward than if I try hard to do the ritual "right" :-)

At this point I'm not sure which Self it is that takes over and guides the ritual in the right way, but it's certainly not my conscious mind!

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At this point I'm not sure which Self it is that takes over and guides the ritual in the right way, but it's certainly not my conscious mind!



I've just been reading (again)a book by Betty Bethards. She is the author of the book on Dream analysis recommended by Charlotte Berney. I've been using this for myself, and my son (see other thread). In this Dream book she refers to her other book 'There is no Death'. I bought this because every since my great Grandfather died when I was about 4, I've had a real phobia about death. Finding HUNA has certainly eased this, but this book (I read it in a few hours, not big, but very interesting) was great for me.

She talks about all of us leaving the physical body at night to go to higher planes to review the day's "homework" with our teachers. This is a very basic overview, but it gives you an idea of where she's coming from.

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