Episode 233 | January 5, 2021

Huna Shamanic Wisdom with Jonathan Hammond

A Personal Note From Orion

Your best journey is the one that takes you through your innermost thoughts. The moment you discover who you indeed are is when you become aware of the power and gifts you bear. And with this new knowledge, you can become a light to others as well. 

Jonathan Hammond joins me today as we talk about the Huna Philosophy and his experiences in Shamanism. Jonathan is a teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor. According to Jonathan, when a shaman likes what’s happening, they know how to make it better, and when they don’t, they know how to change it.

So in this episode, Jonathan and I will share the seven life principles you need to know for a happy life. Without further ado, on with the show!


In this Episode

  • [01:14] – Orion introduces Jonathan Hammond, a teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor. 
  • [03:48] – Jonathan explains the history of Shamanism and what a Shaman does.
  • [08:01] – Jonathan describes using plant medicine like a trip going into the jungle in Brazil to go on a pilgrimage.
  • [11:36] – Jonathan talks about staying centered and being one of the forces of good solution makers on the planet.
  • [15:32] – Jonathan points out how human beings are wired to find their inner directionality as what the Huna philosophy teaches.
  • [20:08] – What is Huna?
  • [24:08] – Orion expresses how she likes spending time with her one-year-old son, for she can appreciate the world’s beauty.
  • [28:36] – Orion and Jonathan discuss the importance of where you place your focus and attention and how it can affect your current state.
  • [31:15] – What are the principles of Huna, the Hawaiian philosophy of life?
  • [35:35] – Visit Jonathan Hammond’s website, JonathanHammond.com, to check out his book, The Shaman’s Mind – Huna Wisdom to Change Your Life, and learn more about holistic healing, mental health, and spiritual growth.

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About Today’s Show

Hi Jonathan and welcome to Stellar Life Podcast. It’s good to have you here.

Aloha. It’s so wonderful to be here. Thank you so much.

Thank you. Before we begin, can you share a little bit about your passion? And how did you get into semantic healing? 

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I think like a lot of people who get on a spiritual path, they aren’t feeling good. They aren’t feeling happy. They’re looking for new ways of being. And that was definitely me. I remember being about 20 years old in an airport terminal, there was a book in one of those airport bookstores, and the book was called Feeling Good. It’s not a book that I remember anything. But I remember looking at that book and looking at the title and going, “Wow, that’s an idea. I wonder what it would be like to feel that.” That began a three-decade process of working with different spiritual modalities and set it up with Buddhism. And then it got very into energy healing. And things began to hover around shamanism the last 15 years that became my path. The reason why shamanism became my destination is shamanism is really about living on this earth, living well in a human body, and aligning with the sumptuous nature of what it is to be a human and what it is to live on the earth. So that just felt like the right path for me. 

That’s beautiful. So what’s the beginning of shamanism? I know this is like an ancient practice in several traditions. But how did it even start? Like what was the role of the shaman? What was it? 

There are a couple of different questions there. Just to talk about shamanism for a second,   shamanism is about the reverence of nature. In shamanism, we worship nature. In the same way that Christians worship Christ or Buddhist worship Buddha. From a shamanic perspective, we’re revering nature. Now, why would anyone revere anything, because nature shows us who we are. If you look at nature, if you just behold nature, you sense vast interconnectivity, vast interdependence, the energy of nature is always moving towards growth and creation. Nature doesn’t say no to itself, it doesn’t turn on itself. It’s just this spontaneous expression of love because nature just wants to keep going. And it’s got everything that it needs to do that. 

So we look at nature to emulate it. In other words, nature is a template that teaches us who we are because we are individual beings of nature. Internally, if we allow ourselves to do this, we are always individually moving towards growth and creation. And individually, we are interconnected with everything and interdependent on everything. And everything around us, from a shamanic perspective, is assisting us in our personal evolutionary growth and creation. So that’s the backbone of shamanism. There are all kinds of ways in which you do that and all kinds of practices and ways of thinking. 

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The shaman is the one who helps you do that better. The shaman is the healer of relationships, the relationship you have between the mind and your body, between yourself and other people, between others and others, and finally, with everyone on the planet. So the shaman is the healer of relationships so that we can get back to being in our natural self, which spontaneously is connected to everything and always leading towards growth and creation. So the shaman is trying to help you do that.

That’s so beautiful. And so you felt like you did Buddhism, then you did Reiki, and then you felt compelled to take on the role of the shaman. More of a leader and a guide. 

Yeah, I don’t call myself a shaman. I call myself a shamanic practitioner. I leave that for the real indigenous people. Though I’ve worked with shamans on three different continents.

How was that?

That was amazing. It was amazing. What I found in working with all these different shamans was that even if they were in Central America, South America, Far East Hawaii, they all adhere to surprisingly similar worldviews and ways of thinking. And what I found out of the Polynesian tradition, out of the Hawaiian tradition was that there was a shamanic philosophy that was the same philosophy that I saw with shamans that I worked with in Mexico, in Brazil, in Peru, in Native American shamans,  shamans from Bali. What I found was a philosophical system that comes out of Hawaii that a lot of people don’t know about that helped me see, “Oh, these are all the ways in which all the shamans that I’ve worked with. This is how they all think, this is how they see life.” 

And so my book, The Shaman’s Mind, is about introducing people to that huna. It’s called huna, that huna philosophy, which is a shamanic philosophy, which is nothing more than ways of thinking, ways of being, and actions that we take that help us live successfully. That’s really what the huna philosophy is, and many of the things in the huna philosophy you’ve heard before, but I’ve never heard them exactly put so elegantly in one place. And they’re so universally healing, and so universally connected to manifestation, to magic, to healing, to growth. And they all come out of this place in the middle of the South Pacific.

Yeah, I love Hawaii, and I now do want to get into what huna is, and the seven principles and all that. But I’m just curious, have you ever tried plant medicine?

I did. I spent about six weeks in Brazil working with shamans there that are doing plant medicine.  That was very early on in my process. For me, that experience was as much about going into the jungle in Brazil by myself and dealing with the huge spiders and the brush fires and the darkness, and it was about plant medicine. I think a lot of people who do plant medicine, particularly in another country, it’s essentially a sense of a whole pilgrimage. And the pilgrimage itself, in addition to the medicine, becomes part of their experience. That’s just what I found. I had wonderful experiences doing Ayahuasca, and not so great experiences, and more than anything else, I think that it’s an opener for people. I think you can open yourself to spiritual realms, but I think the paradigm of the person who spends 10 days going down there and they’re going to have their answers, that’s not really how it works. What I found is that plant medicine is most effective when you’ve been doing work on yourself for an extended period of time. And then the plant medicine can help you integrate whatever it is that you’ve been working on.

Shamanism isn’t a path of belief but of exploration. People follow its concepts to tap on their inner wisdom for self-healing and transformation.

It just takes you where you are to the next level and not to the next level you want.

That’s right. I see clients a lot of times where we’ve been working together for a year or so and addressing habitual problems and a bit habitual negative patterns and ways of being. And then they’ll go in, they’ll have a mushroom ceremony, or they’ll have Ayahuasca and they’ll come back and they’ll say, “It’s now integrated. I get it. I have a felt understanding of this now.” So I’ve seen that a lot of times too. But it’s not magic. It’s not necessarily, at least wasn’t for me, just a magic bullet. We all have to be doing our work. And that’s just one step on that path.

Right. I spent some time in Tahina and Lakota, and I did some sweat lodges a long time ago. I had the privilege to attend a traditional sweat lodge, I have not tried plant medicine but just the experience of being so connected to the earth and nature and the heat and the sweat lodge and then the prayer is it was just so beautiful.

If you think about a sweat lodge or plant medicine, what are we talking about? We’re talking about ways in which we facilitate an altered state of consciousness. So the shaman or a shamanic practitioner is entering into the hidden realms. So it’s those realms on the sides of or underneath consensus reality. And that’s what you’re doing when you’re going on a journey. Entering a slightly altered state, which can happen from heat from the sweat lodge, can happen from plant medicine, can happen even from listening to monotonous drumming, there are a lot of different ways in which you can enter into this. Breathwork, that’s right. 

You can enter into this light trance state. And in that, you’re just bypassing the critical brain enough that you can enter into the dream state or an imaginal state. In that state, the imagination isn’t something that isn’t real, the imagination enters you into another reality. And it’s in that reality that we can meet spirit guides, receive wisdom, retrieve lost power, go back in the past, and work on things that have happened to us and reframe them, and all that can happen in that altered state.

That’s so beautiful. I like what you said about retrieving lost power because I feel like a lot of people are losing their power these days. It’s enough to listen to the news and listen to what’s going on and see behind the lies to be a little worried. How do you do this? If you or your client are in a place where you’re not 100%, what do you do to go back to that center?

I think it’s about understanding. What I mean by that is that if you look at what’s going on the planet and in the country right now, this is a time that has been prophesied by the Quechua people in the High Andes, by the Mayan people, by the Native American people, even the Hindu Vedic scripture talks about this time on the planet. And all of these prophecies talk about a very difficult time on the planet, where so many people would be infected with a kind of disease or parasite of the mind and spirit that would be born of a kind of toxic selfishness, separation from each other, hatred. All these different prophecies talk about that while that would be predominant energy, at the same time, on the planet, would be all of these souls who are reincarnating, who would be part of the solution, The Lightworkers, or the people who are here to battle this. 

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And when I say battle, I don’t mean anything fighting, I mean, just their existence is battling this downward, destructive energy with their aspiration. So this is a time where many things are falling and crumbling, but at the same time, there’s this huge ascension going on. I’ve noticed in the last eight months, particularly since COVID started, that all my clients, I’m talking hundreds of people, are actually not having an experience of extreme difficulty, even though they may have to adjust to the difficult times. But that people are unfolding spiritually, and they are learning to step into how they can be the force of good, the solution makers on the planet. That’s very much going on right now. That’s really how you have to think of it.

Yeah, it’s like they’re in the melting pot, and then you can see the gold shining.

That’s right. It’s so important. If you resonate with that, it’s going to be anyone who’s listening to this podcast, you got to kind of claim your seat there and don’t get overwhelmed by the energies that are born of hatred, racism, separation, greed. Don’t become too overwhelmed by them. Instead, stay in your lane and focus on what it is that you do want. Focus on why you’re here and how you can individually, in your way, contribute to the opposite of those destructive energies. How can you bring love and sharing and cooperation and awareness and ecological attention to your world, however you do that, and then you are individually doing your part. At the same time, you are allowing yourself to enter into a reality, where that is the reality that predominates in your world.

Right. When I see the world, I see it as a union. There is the light in the darkness, and within the light, there is darkness within the darkness, there is light. It’s like we are in this intense place where everything is heightened, the darkness is darker. But also the light is bigger, it’s more magical. Like you said that there are souls that came down to this earth to heal the planet, to help this intense occurrence. So, if somebody is listening, how do they know if they are one of those souls?

I think you feel it. I think that there will be a sense of, “I want to go in a certain direction. And it doesn’t make sense to my friends or my family or society, but it still excites me anyway. And I want to go there.” Or a sense of, “I don’t know that I’m in a job that feels like I’m contributing in some way.” Or, “I’m in a relationship where I can’t grow.” Or, “I’m in a geographical location that doesn’t feel right for me.” And there’s a sense of, it’s like there’s this inner irritation to step into something. Whenever you feel that, whenever you feel a counter-intuitive impulse to go in a direction that doesn’t make sense but excites you anyway. That’s the language of the soul. Always. 

The best thing you can do is listen to that and legitimize that and work on stopping worrying about what everyone thinks and fitting in and assimilating. We are sociologically sanctioned to fit in. We’re all supposed to look like everyone else. We’re all supposed to do it like everyone else. We watch television, television tells us how we’re supposed to look, how we’re supposed to think, what success is, what success isn’t, what white people are, what black people are, all of that. And if you can, to live a spiritual life is to let your reality, your truth come individually out of you, that you are wired for your soul’s journey, and not to assimilate with what everyone else expects you to be, which has to do with economic enslavement. 

Whenever there is an imbalance inside you, dare to tackle it one step at a time.

The more that you can follow that inner directionality, and that is so much of what the huna philosophy teaches is that your life comes through you, we are wired through our bodies, through our emotions, through our gut, to feel our soul. It’s as simple as when you do something that feels like it’s bringing growth into your life, you have the pleasurable emotions of like, that feels good. When you do something antithetical to your best interest, you have agitating or difficult emotions. We are wired to feel what should receive our attention and focus. When we allow ourselves to feel our feelings and feel that we are actually at the end to do it editorialized. We’re going to do it even if mom and dad don’t agree with it, boyfriend doesn’t agree with it, whatever. If you allow yourself to feel your feelings, you’re wired to find that inner directionality. And it’s not outside of you, it’s not on television, and it’s not on Instagram, it comes from you. 

Yes, that’s powerful. We always look for the answers outside. No, we don’t always, but we often look for answers outside of ourselves. So we need to be reminded or remember that everything comes from the inside. Everything you need is inside us.

That’s right, like a pandemic concern in this contemporary culture is what does everyone think. It is and it screws up everything. It screws up everything because to live a spiritual life is to follow your inner directives and have faith in invisible forces.


So to pull away from that is to find your truth.

Right. Dr. Wayne Dyer, who used to live in Maui, says that what other people think is their business?

Yes, I love that. And my Hawaiian teacher, Serge King, who says so much of this wisdom comes from. He says, “You know, I never get disappointed in anyone because people are always going to do what they’re going to do.”

Yeah. And for me, throughout my life, I was a rebel and I did a lot of things that people disagreed with or thought I was completely crazy. Like having my first trip outside Israel going to Japan with $700 in my pocket. And people scared me. And they said that I won’t survive, and everything’s gonna be so bad. It was one of the best things that I’ve ever done. And I planned a trip for three weeks and ended up staying for three and a half years. And I met a wonderful guy there. I learned a lot. I traveled a lot. It was amazing. And throughout my life, so many times I did that over and over again. Because you have to follow your intuition. You have to follow your inner voice. And sometimes your inner voice is softer, it’s quieter than the loud noises outside.

That’s right. A couple of principles talk about how to think about…

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Yeah, let’s go through the principles. 

Yeah, sure. 

First, in a small summary, what is huna? And what are the principles?

Huna is a shamanic philosophy. So ways of thinking. It’s a lot of things, but the foundation of it is based on seven ideas that if you can integrate and adapt and use in your life, you will enter into how shamans think. So the reason why I called my book, The Shaman’s Mind, is because I found in the seven principles, that if you adhere to them, and you follow them, you are entering into and seeing through the lens of how shamans think. So that’s what that’s philosophy is. These principles are based on seven Hawaiian words that have unique translations from my teacher, Serge Kahili King. 

So the first principle is that the world is what you think it is. So what that means is not just that your experience of the world will be based on how you think about it. But that the world itself, that reality itself, will shift and change based on how you think about it. So that means that you are in a co-creative relationship based on what’s going on between your ears with the world. So if you think of reality as a blank canvas, onto which we project our internal experience, and that blank canvas shifts and changes ever so slightly based on what we project on. So we are creating reality. So right now, like what’s going on the planet is because so many people’s internal experience is mired in negativity, fear, anger, separation, all those things. And that is being projected onto that canvas of reality. 

So you can have your reality within the global reality.

Absolutely. Think about it, if you go to a Trump rally, that’s a reality, that’s real. In the same way, I’ll use this example a lot, if you are going to take a walk in the forest and you think I’m going to take a walk in the forest, you’ll take a walk in the forest. But if you think I’m going to take a walk in the forest, because I want the forest to speak to me and give me an answer to a question that I need an answer to in my life, that forest,  because you’ve created that reality will start talking to you, if you take that walk.  So we’re creating individual realities all of the time. And that’s what that first principle is getting out.

I took a walk in the park the other day, and it wasn’t a forest. But I felt everything vibrating. Like it happened to me a few times as I had moments of awakening, or you feel the vibration, you feel the energy, it’s like the air is moving. I can’t even explain it. Everything is more heightened.

That’s right. From a  shamanic perspective, shamanism is an animistic cosmology. Animism means that there is a sense that everything is alive, everything is conscious, everything is sentient. And huna takes it a step further and says that everything can relate to our thoughts. When you go into nature with the presumption that not only can I relate to the trees, but that they can relate to my thoughts, you will start having that experience. Well, that seems sort of far fetched. I’ll just to go back to Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is made from the bark of one tree up to a certain part of another plant. And it has a certain point that the shamans who created Ayahuasca journey to these different plants and of the plants told them, “You need a little bit of me. You need a little bit of me.” That’s how they did it. And so like until the plants were stable to them, and we can all come back to that. And that is what it is to be a shamanic practitioner. It’s very childlike and imaginative. I invite everyone to just start thinking about things in that way.

Believe that you are destined for good things. Your thoughts become your reality.

And like you said childlike, I think we need to be more childlike in this world. We need more play. We need more wonder.

Yeah. When you talk about invisible worlds that the shaman enters into spirit guides, imaginary friends playing with drums and rattles. We did this. We had power animals, we had teddy bears. We all had our version of this when we were children, and children are really onto something, but then we’re socialized out of it. And so to practice shamanism is to come back to something real.

Yes, and I have a one-year-old, he is the cutest thing on the planet. And just seeing the world through his eyes, he’s looking at a clock, and he’s like, “Clock! Dog!” Everything is so beautiful and wonderful. If we can go back to this sense of wonder and beauty and appreciation. What I love the most about him is how I am with him, like, I am more like a child. I play more, I sing to him, we dance together, it is so beautiful and so real.

Well, and just to say this too, we won’t get into it in this conversation, but there’s an aspect of the self, which you might call the unconscious mind. In the Hawaiian tradition, we call it the coup or the I won’t give all the Hawaiian names. But essentially, it’s the part of us that mimics and it responds to pleasure. When we are in a relationship with someone or something that is experiencing pleasure, there is a part of us that naturally mimics that pleasure.

Oh, that’s nice.

That’s the reason why when you’re with a child who’s really in joy,  there is a part of you that mimics that joy. And the same can be true for, if there’s a seed of anger in there, even if it’s not in yourself, that’s not even necessarily activated. If you’re around an angry person, this unconscious body-mind, it mimics and that anger will come out in a different way. 

Science proved that when two people are coming together, we create the same neural connection patterns in our brain. So when we share, we can also form the same ideas, the same patterns have the same ideas.

That’s right. Neuroscience and the quantum concept sciences and all that, they’re saying all the things that the shamans have always said. They just have different ways of saying it, and it’s now verifiable. The seven principles are so based on the quantum realities, for sure.

The first one is the world is how we created.

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The world is what you think it is, so what goes on between your ears creates reality. The second principle says, there are no limits. So what that means is that separation is merely an illusion. So just like if you think of a forest, and you think that it is the water and the air, and the root systems and the plant life and the animal life, that is are all working together, there is no separation between any of those things. So you might think of yourself as an individual wave in an ocean that can’t separate yourself from the whole ocean. So we are all part of only one great happening. And we each individually experience that one happening through the aperture of ourselves, but we cannot separate ourselves from the great happening.  And so what this principle is getting at is that anything that you do that feeds you, that heals you, that brings you joy, that essentially has a direct and substantive effect on them all because we’re not separate from them all. So my teacher, Serge, says, “If you want to heal someone, think of them and you feel good.” That’s how connected we are. That’s what that principle is.


The third principle says energy flows where attention goes. So what that means is that where we place our focus and attention with consistency, elicits an energetic response from the universe that will bring to us the nearest physical equivalent of whatever we’re placing our focus and attention on. If you focus on fear, you’re creating an energetic current that’s bringing you more fear. You’re focusing on love, you’re creating an energetic herd that’s bringing you more love. If you’re focusing on writing a book on huna, which I just did, you’re eliciting all the creative energies that help you write a book on huna. Where you place your focus and attention, elicits creative energy, and that’s big because it’s saying that the power of your focus and attention is energy work. It is the beginning of energy work, and that the universe symbiotically will support us by giving us some of its energy based on where we place our focus and attention.

Right. Tony Robbins talks about changing your state. And he talks about you changing it through your focus, your physiology, and your language. So you change it by, you can change your physiology, you can walk, you can just move your body. And then you can just mind your words, the words you tell to yourself, in your mind, and the words you tell yourself about yourself or the situation to other people. And then like I said, what you focus on is the most important thing.

That’s right. I haven’t talked about huna. The huna philosophy being almost annoyingly empowering because it says that it all comes out of you. And it doesn’t let you off the hook, it says that you have the power to create whatever it is that you want. And you have the power to say no to whatever it is that you don’t want. And that’s what this philosophy is getting out.

And you want to master your energy because your energy flows where your attention goes.

That’s right. And I believe it’s your energy. And it’s the energy of the universe. You know, if you think of the energy of nature, there’s something that’s moving the tides and growing the trees and beating your heart. That energy, that creative energy that’s underneath everything is elicited by us individually, wherever we place our focus and attention.

The next principle is now is the moment of power. So we know from mindfulness and the idea of putting your attention in the present moment. But what this principle is getting at is that now is the moment of power, because now is the only place where you can access power, because now is the only place where you can do anything. This is saying that who you think you are right now is who you are. We are all carrying around our wounds and our stories and our memories. And they are infiltrating our now and telling us who we are. But what this principle is saying is that in any given moment, you can start over.

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Because if you are in your story, you’re not in the now.

That’s right. In the Hawaiian language, there are no past tenses or future tenses. So everything in the Hawaiian language relates to the now. So in Hawaiian, a sentence like “I went to the store yesterday to buy milk” is translated as “My having gone to the store yesterday to buy milk is now over.” Or a sentence like “I’m going to the beach next week to go snorkeling” becomes “My having gone to the beach next week hasn’t happened yet.” Everything relates to the present moment, there’s only the now and it’s really about harnessing the power to do something. So that’s what that principle is getting at. Serge once said, “You know, a mystic might want to abide in the now. But a shaman wants to do something with it. And that’s the fundamental difference.” 

The next principle is Aloha. And we’ve all heard that if you’ve known anything about Hawaii, and that just means that loves perspective is always present. So we think of love as the only ethic. So what we’re looking for is that every action we take, every thought that we think, everyone that we invite into our life is love’s perspective presence. Because when we are operating with the idea that we want love to be present, we are following the energy of nature because something is making nature want to constantly experience more of itself. And why would the forest want to experience more of itself, what would be that intention, love, celebration. And so the idea is that we are always looking for that love and happiness to be part of what it is that we’re doing. Now, that doesn’t mean that sometimes love means you put up a boundary, sometimes love means you have to leave a difficult situation. But the idea is that we’re always looking to know that perspective is always present. So that’s that principle. 

The next one is Mana, which means all power comes from within. So this goes back to stopping worrying about what everyone thinks because it all comes out of you. So if there’s only one great thing happening, if there’s only an infinitely powerful universe and that infinite power converges at the point that you call you, which means I have all the power, and you have all the time. This means I have the authority to create my life as I see fit. Mana, the word that this principle comes from is translated as authority. When you think of the word authority, the word author is in there. So we author our lives, we individually have the power to author our lives, and even things outside of us that seem to have power over us, only have power over us if the authority within us granted those things do have power over us. Make sense? So that separates well. 

And the last one is effectiveness is the measure of truth, which means it’s true as it works. And if it doesn’t work, it’s not true. And so that means that the truth is highly individual and it’s only based on whether or not it’s effective for you. It’s so empowering. What I love about the huna philosophy is it’s saying, here’s this philosophy from the middle of the South Pacific, from the middle of Polynesia that says, “We don’t even have the answers. We’re just telling you that the answer is out there. Keep being creative until you find a truth that works for you.” So this last principle is really about flexibility. It’s saying anything is possible if you can figure out how to do it.

Nice. Wow.

The Shaman’s Mind by Jonathan Hammond

In the book, I go into these in much more detail. And there are exercises and ways in which you can work with them and integrate these ideas into your life. But when you are integrating these ideas, it’s amazing what happens because all of your energy just gets on your team and you. It’s like you’re using your mind and your body and your spirit in accord with each other to create whatever it is that you want.

That’s wonderful. Jonathan, how can people find you, read your book, work with you?

So the book is called The Shaman’s Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change Your Life. You can get that on Amazon or wherever books are sold. You can find me easily. JonathanHammond.com. I’m currently in New York City for about another three months. And then I’m making a big move to Maui. And I’ll be on Maui, but I certainly see people virtually as well. So you can certainly find me virtually. If you happen to be in New York, come see me in person or certainly in Maui as well.

Wow. Jonathan, thank you so much. This was extraordinary. I appreciate our conversation. And I’m sure it’s gonna help a lot of people. 

Great. Thank you. Mahalo. 


Your Checklist of Actions to Take

{✓} Learn more about shamanism and its principles. Shamanism isn’t a path of belief but of exploration. People follow its concept to tap on their inner wisdom for self-healing and transformation.
{✓} Be brave enough to go on a healing journey. You deserve to be happy and at peace with yourself. Whenever there is an imbalance inside you, dare to tackle it one step at a time.
{✓} Surrender to what the universe has in store for you. Believe that you are destined for good things. Your thoughts become a reality.
{✓} Individually do your part in creating a better world. Change starts with you. Your everyday habits are what make this world a better place.
{✓} Learn more about Huna Philosophy. It is a pearl of esoteric Polynesian wisdom that holds the seven principles of life: Ike, Kala, Makia, Manawa, Aloha, Mana, and Pono.
{✓} Believe that you have the power to create your reality. Your mind is a powerful tool. Whatever you think about becomes who you are. Whatever you desire may become your reality.
{✓} Free yourself from your limitations. No limits exist. Your fears and hesitations lie only in your mind. Before you achieve anything, you must accomplish your mind.
{✓} Remember that energy flows where attention goes. Invest more time in things that keep your energy in a positive direction. Whatever you spend most of your time on produces more evident results.
{✓} Focus on the present moment. You have no power over your past and future, for you cannot do anything about it. Now is the time to act. Your life depends on it.
{✓} Learn more about Shamanism and Huna Philosophy with Jonathan Hammond when you grab a copy of his book, The Shaman’s Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change your Life.

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About Jonathan Hammond

Jonathan Hammond is a teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor. Before beginning his work in holistic health and spirituality, he had a career as an award-winning actor, appearing on Broadway and on television.

A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan, Jonathan is an Interfaith minister and certified spiritual counselor. He also holds certifications as a Master Teacher in Shamanic Reiki, in Cherokee Bodywork, in Hooponopono, and is an ordained Alakai (leader or guide) through Aloha International. He teaches classes and gives lectures in Shamanism, Energy Healing, Spirituality, and Huna at the One Spirit Learning Alliance in NYC, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and other major venues around the world.

He has worked alongside shamans in Mexico, Brazil, Bali, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Hawaii. The Shamans Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change your Life is his first book.

Jonathan is in private practice in New York City.

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