A Better Drill-Bit:
There are two kinds of basements in Cape Girardeau ... those that leak and those that are going to leak.
Once upon a time, our basement became the kind that leaks ... so Dad went to install a sump pump. To get the water outside, he had to go through a thick concrete wall.
He spent many hours drilling away at the wall ... going through several drill bits ... only to accomplish a one-inch dent in the wall.
So he drove to the hardware store and he went inside ... and when he was inside he asked for the appropriate expert on tools. And the tool man came to help him.
Dad said, "I need a better drill bit."
And the tool man said, " ... for what purpose?"
So Dad explained the situation ... then he explained what he wanted to accomplish.
And the tool man said ...
... you want a hole ... "
Then the tool man showed him the right tool ... not a drill bit, but the right tool for the job.
So Dad decided to buy that tool and to use it.
And then he went outside the hardware store and drove back home where he lives ... and he used the tool to make a hole in the concrete wall ... and it took only five minutes.
We don't even remember what the tool was called ... even though it worked so well, but it was the right tool for the job.
This story teaches several Key Huna principles ... on multiple levels.
The "first level" illustrates one Master Key of a successful Ha Rite ... that you have to find out what you really want. And students often have a real struggle with this one for several reasons.
One reason is we're not used to expressing what we really do want.
Another is we often have limiting beliefs ... "blinders" of which we are unaware ... "blinders" that keep us stuck.
In the "Drill Bit" story, Dad was unconsciously limiting his successful outcome by limiting the scope of his solution to the drill bit itself. It can be a very subtle distinction ... but, in a way, he
was "stuck" by his limited belief about HOW to achieve his real goal, which was getting the water outside.
Why Huna "Doesn't Work"
RULE #1 ... if what you're doing IS working ... then "congratulations!"
Keep it up.
Since 1948, one of our key areas of investigation is "how things go wrong." And it's a good thing because, over the years, we've identified a number of common mistakes people make in their Huna prayer-work that sabotages their success.
So if your doing your part and nothing seems to be happening, we can analyze the process to see if there are any little "glitches" that are gumming-up the works.
And the "HOW" glitch is one of the most common.
People very often try to use Huna to "win the Lottery" ... and they don't win the Lottery.
When I talk to them I always find out there's something else they really want ... something they believe "lots of money" will give them. It's usually some idea of a better lifestyle, getting away from a "dead-end job" ... giving their children a better life ... some higher goal.
When you focus on that higher goal you can begin to realize the reason people pray for winning the Lottery ... instead of something more personal and meaningful ... is they think that's the only way to achieve what they really want.
That's focusing on "HOW to get it" instead of WHAT YOU REALLY WANT.
If you're focused on getting the right drill bit, you can lose sight of the real goal, which is "getting rid of the waste water."
I know of only one Huna Research Associate member in history who's used these techniques and he won the lottery!
He didn't "go after" the lottery, in fact ...
... he ONLY PLAYED IT ONCE!
His goal was to build a school for poor children. He knew he needed one million dollars for the project, so he focused on having the money so the school could be completed.
And he did just what my Dad did ...
He "went inside" ... which means relaxing and focusing "inside" ... on the inner self.
Your unconscious mind ... your "inner self" ... IS your connection to your High Self, and to all things Divine. So by "going inside" and talking to "the person in charge" ... the inner self ... the person in charge of the inner conscious levels, you can ask to speak to the "expert."
The High Self (Aumakua) is your spiritual guide who has access to all the resources you could ever need to accomplish your goal.
And it's by relaxing ... and "going inside" ... that you can better communicate with your inner self to explain your current situation and your desired outcome.
That's exactly how he got his school ... by relaxing, going inside, reviewing the current situation, imagining the desired outcome, and leaving it up to "Higher Intelligence" to bring forth the resources needed ... whatever they may be.
So he relaxed ... reviewed ... imagined ... and "turned the project over" to Higher Intelligence.
And then ...
Later ... either that night or within a few days ... he had a dream in which a series of numbers scrolled across his field of vision. He wrote down the numbers and they looked like lottery numbers, so he bought a ticket with those numbers.
You've probably already imagined what happened next because ... in Huna ... we know we connect with the High Self every night as we sleep. So in that dream state ... when the rational conscious mind was "out of the way" ... the High Self provided a solution.
In his case the solution was very literal, even though it was still highly symbolic and indirect ... because he practiced daily and was in the habit of TAKING NOTICE when he received those "gentle nudges" of guidance from Higher Intelligence.
Sometimes "the tool man" has the higher intelligence we need ... (especially if you're not a housing contractor!) ... and sometimes the message comes to us in our sleep ... and sometimes it's just a "knowing" that comes out-of-the-blue ... many ways.
So your job ... as the conscious mind ... is to gather information.
You're very good at evaluating your current situation and you're good at deciding if you want to make improvements.
In Part Two we'll go over the Four-Step Process on How-to-Do this.
© 2006 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD