Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Image by Meryl Katys.  

It’s easy to oversimplify daydreaming by saying that all you have to do is imagine something, but for the budding Dream Technician I’m going to give some very useful exercises and practices.

For practical purposes I divide daydreams into two types, using the Hawaiian words hua and nalu.

The word hua comes from the root hu, meaning “all kinds of movement, especially upward and outward.” Hua means “the seed or egg of something,” as well as “the fruit or result,” and so can be used to mean “producing” or “yielding.” In short, and for my purposes, it refers to the type of daydream in which you actively cause things to happen, note the results, and initiate more activity.

Another common word for this is to fantasize. In a hua daydream, you are the director, so the first exercise is simply to make up some daydreams. An easy way to do this is to take stories you know from books, movies, or television, and make up your own variations of them.

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About the Author

photo of Serge Kahili King, Ph.D.Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., is the author of many works on Huna and Hawaiian shamanism, including Urban Shaman and Instant Healing. He has a doctorate in psychology and was trained in shamanism by the Kahili family of Kauai as well as by African and Mongolian shamans. He is the executive director of Huna International, a non-profit worldwide network of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit his website at