Purpose & Passion
One of the biggest questions people have about Huna is: ‘How can Huna help me find my purpose? I feel there must be more to life than this, but I have no idea what it is.’
Back in the 90s when I was suffering from clinical depression, I felt truly lost. Life seemed to have no purpose and no joy. I felt deeply alone and was drifting through life with no clear sense of direction.
I knew I had to do something – the question was what. I made some enthusiastic, but largely unsuccessful attempts to change things, but the feeling of sadness and lack of purpose persisted.
At a certain point, I went to a workshop run by David Shephard, the guy I was studying NLP with, and his Huna teacher. The event combined NLP and other approaches to help people create the life they wanted for themselves. Several times David mentioned his life’s purpose and the part that Huna played in finding and living it.
I was intrigued.
I decided to have a breakthrough session with David to identify my life’s purpose. After working with him for about three hours, where he asked me about what was important to me in life and used various approaches from Huna and NLP, he suddenly said, ‘So what’s your purpose then?’
‘Teaching’ came the answer – at which point I nearly threw up. My Dad, who was a teacher, told me that teaching was not a career to pursue if I ever wanted to earn a decent income, and I had taken that message to heart.
For the next couple of years, I ran around looking for a purpose that would prove more comfortable. I went to various purpose-finding workshops, I visited a psychic, and I did a lot of work around archetypes and the archetypal Hero’s Journey because I’d heard it could help.
Each time the answer came back broadly the same. Teaching. Or, occasionally, teaching healing.
Eventually, I decided to accept that teaching might actually be my purpose. The Universe was giving me enough clues. I realised that I was limiting myself in my view of what teaching was: for me, it was standing up in front of a pack of teenagers. But in fact, coaching is a form of teaching. Training is definitely a form of teaching. Both of these had formed the core of my business activities for several years at this point!
There were still two missing pieces that I had to resolve before I became completely comfortable. The first was the answer to teaching what, and the second was giving myself permission to teach the what. They say you know you have your purpose when it truly is bigger than you, and I knew I had hit the sweet spot when, using a blend of Huna processes I realised that my purpose was teaching Spirituality – particularly Huna and forgiveness, which forms an important part of Huna.
The purpose was so big I struggled to allow myself to do it. Again, it was the Huna processes that freed me of this constraint.
Now I truly am living my purpose, teaching Huna and forgiveness, and working with women on removing the blocks that stop them having purposeful lives and becoming leaders in their own lives.
Before I allowed myself to live my purpose I lived in a kind of perpetual grey zone. I wasn’t exactly unhappy, but I wasn’t truly happy either. There wasn’t much that truly excited me. Life seemed slightly pointless. My relationship was OK, but not necessarily joyful.
Stepping into my purpose has changed everything. I happily wake up at 6 am – previously I was an 8 am girl. I’m excited by what I do and who I work with.
I feel truly ‘pono’ – right, at peace – with myself and the world around me. I feel lighter, and sometimes I have to pinch myself because I just feel so lucky. People tell me how well I look. And I absolutely know that I am making a difference because people who’ve come to my events or done my courses tell me so.
Life is good.