Loving Oneness Now
An Account Of A Remarkable Psycho-Spiritual Healing Therapy As Told By Joe Vitale — With Added Comments By Alexander
Two years ago, I [Joe] heard about a therapist in
Hawaii [Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len] who cured a complete ward of criminally insane
patients—without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an
inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created
that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.
When I first heard this story, I thought it was an
urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself? How could
even the best self-improvement master cure the criminally insane? It didn't make
any sense. It wasn't logical, so I dismissed the story.
However, I heard it again a year later. I heard that
the therapist had used a Hawaiian healing process called ho'oponopono.
I had never heard of it, yet I couldn't let it leave my mind. If the story was
at all true, I had to know more. I had always understood "total
responsibility" to mean that I am responsible for what I think and do.
Beyond that, it's out of my hands. I think that most people think of total
responsibility that way. We're responsible for what we do, not what anyone else
does—but that's wrong.
This Hawaiian therapist, who healed those mentally
ill people, would teach me an advanced new perspective about total
responsibility. His name is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. We probably spent an hour
talking on our first phone call. I asked him to tell me the complete story of
his work as a therapist.
He explained that he worked at Hawaii State Hospital
for four years, [and] that the ward where they kept the criminally insane was
dangerous. Psychologists quit on a monthly basis. The staff called in sick a
lot, or simply quit. People would walk through that ward with their backs
against the wall, afraid of being attacked by patients. It was not a pleasant
place to live, work, or visit.
Dr. Len told me that he never saw patients. He
agreed to have an office and to review their files. While he looked at those
files, he would work on himself. As he worked on himself, patients began to
“After a few months, patients that had to be
shackled were being allowed to walk freely,” he told me. “Others who had to
be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no
chance of ever being released were being freed.”
I was in awe.
“Not only that,” he went on, “but the staff
began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up
with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the
staff was showing up to work. Today, that ward is closed.”
This is where I had to ask the million dollar
question: “What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to
"I was simply healing the part of me that
created them,” he said.
I didn't understand. Dr. Len explained that total
responsibility for your life means that everything in your life—simply
because it is in your life—is your responsibility. In a literal
sense the entire world is your creation.
Whew! This is tough to swallow. Being responsible
for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my
life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this:
If you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you
see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because
it is in your life. This means that terrorist activity, the
president, the economy, or anything you experience and don't like, is up for
you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections
from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them,
you have to change you.
I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or
actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility.
But as I spoke with Dr. Len, I began to realize that
healing for him, and in ho'oponopono, means loving yourself. If
you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to
cure anyone, even a mentally-ill criminal, you do it by healing you.
I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself.
What was he doing, exactly, when he looked at those patients' files?
“I just kept saying, ‘I'm sorry’ and
‘I love you’ over and over again,” he explained.
Turns out that loving yourself is the
greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your
Let me give you a quick example of how this works:
One day, someone sent me an email that upset me. In the past I would have
handled it by working on my emotional hot buttons or by trying to reason with
the person who sent the nasty message. This time I decided to try Dr. Len's
method. I kept silently saying, “I'm sorry” and “I love you.”
I didn't say it to anyone in particular. I was simply evoking the spirit
of love to heal within me what was creating the outer circumstance.
Within an hour I got an e-mail from the same person. He apologized for his
previous message. Keep in mind that I didn't take any outward action to get that
apology. I didn't even write him back. Yet, by saying “I love you,” I
somehow healed within me what was creating him.
I later attended a Ho'oponopono
workshop run by Dr. Len. He's now [over] 70 years old, considered a
grandfatherly shaman, and is somewhat reclusive.
He praised my book, The Attractor Factor.
He told me that as I improve myself, my book's vibration will raise, and
everyone will feel it when they read it. In short, as I improve, my readers will
"'What about the books that are already sold
and out there?” I asked.
"They aren't out there,” he explained, once
again blowing my mind with his mystic wisdom. “They are still in
you.” In short, there is no "out there." It would take a whole book
to explain this advanced technique with the depth it deserves. Suffice it to say
that whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there's only one place
to look: inside you. When you look, do it with love.
Comments by Alexander:
The Minds of everyone on Earth are within the
Collective Mind-as-Such Consciousness of the human race—and, for that matter,
so is everything existing on this planet from humans to rocks and water (see:
Dr. Emoto's book: The Hidden Messages in Water). And ALL of this has
Being within the Singularity of the Mind-as-Such Consciousness of God.
The Hawaiian process of Ho'oponopono used
by Dr. Len is all about healing through Loving Forgiveness, inasmuch as we each acknowledge
our personal ego-past and ego-present contributions of fear, guilt, anger
and prejudicial judgments to the Collective Mind-Consciousness, and, without
introducing more ego-guilt, we withdraw them NOW from that
Universal Mind with the simple single word, "Sorry." This withdrawal
of our personal ego-contributions to the Collective
Mind-Consciousness heals that Mind-Consciousness, and so, this active
withdrawal contributes to the healing of all the Minds that
have individuated Being (continuously Created Existence now) within the
Universal Mind. In this healing context, saying "Sorry" has nothing
to do with any self-incriminating admissions of ego-guiltiness;
rather it is all about "making amends" by discarding one's own
inner egoic causes (one's fear, anger, guilt, judgment) of the dysfunctional
relationships of the world with which each one of us is involved—near and far,
ego-negative and ego-positive.
Raj/Jesus puts this corrective withdrawal process in
a nutshell when he states that you, (a) withdraw your reactive part in the 'misery
loves company' scenario, and (b) steadfastly choose for your Peace by
acknowledging everyone, including yourself, is an innocent Child of God
who "knows not what they do." [See more on this theme of ignorance and
Saying, "I Love you," is an inner
acknowledgment that Real Love is the only Answer in terms of
healing the Collective Mind-Consciousness of its egoic components, and that this
Genuine Love (which is an active transitive verb) replaces
the ego-content that was eradicated by the word, "Sorry." When
you actively Truly Love a person for Who they Really Are, your Love
transits through the Collective Mind-as-Such to that person (or
persons) and heals them.
Each of us seeks Real Love even though, very
often, we mistake other pseudo-love pursuits, activities, substitutes,
and addictions of the ego for Genuine Love. Dr. Len was supplying (transmitting
to) his inmate patients the Genuine Love they really wanted, but which
they denied and buried under mountains of induced fear, hate, guilt and
insanity. We all continuously tend to deny and bury our God-given Love—each in
his or her idiosyncratic way. Dr. Len's simple process enables us to resurrect
that Genuine Love and to use it for transformational miracles of True healing.
A very helpful Idea which may further clarify this
healing process comes from Socrates and Jesus both of whom made much the same
psycho-spiritual observation, over 400 years apart.
Socrates said, "All Goodness is Knowledge; all
evil is ignorance." On the cross Jesus said, "Forgive
them Father for they know not what they do." He did not
say they were "evil sinners." In other words, the crowd was ignorant
of what they were really doing, namely, crucifying the Christ (Who
is in each of us as our Higher Self). Every time we attack, condemn or abuse
someone (near or far) we are ignorant of the fact that we are crucifying
the Christ in them. Attack, condemnation and abuse
are only an attempt to control the other person through domination,
which is only a cloak for causing excessive fear in them. All such forced
obedience is fear-based. Acting out from Real Love is purely voluntary.
But when we realize almost every member of the human race is acting out of ignorance
(a lack of a Conscious Knowledge of Real Love) it becomes obvious that the only
True healing is to help people to discover within themselves
the Loving Knowledge they are ignoring (in their ignorance).
However we can only give and send Real Love to others as we
acknowledge the existence of that Love within ourselves. And Dr. Len was
doing just that!
We can help heal people in two different ways:
We can do what Dr. Len did, and does, by transmitting Real
Love ("I Love you") to those who are not consciously
interested in changing, after we have withdrawn our own
ego-thoughts and ego-emotions ("I'm sorry, forgive me") from the
Collective Mind-Consciousness NOW.
Know that God created every Being in
the Universe of Universes as a pure Loving Innocent Being,
who is our eternal Real Self—the pure Mind-as-Such Self that can never
be erased because that is God's Will. But of our own God-given
free will, we humans chose (and still choose) to invent loveless egos and
to dissociate from our Real Christ Selves in the process.
However, with all those people who are wanting
to change, we can participate with them openly and Consciously in the
healing process in a wide variety of psycho-spiritual therapeutic ways. To be
successful these ways must all lead to resurrecting the Real
Love that lies in our mutual Collective Mind-Consciousness, a process which
will culminate in full Awakening, in full Enlightenment.
Ho'oponopono healing is really a Loving healing of all our relationships everywhere on Earth. In the language of A Course in Miracles, Ho'oponopono is a process of creating Holy Relationships in place of all the special (ego-) relationships that permeate the lives of everyone on this planet.
SAY: [Person's Name], I am sorry for all the devastation my ego has wrought.
[Person's Name], Forgive me for all the devastation my ego has wrought.
[Person's name], I Love you Holy Child of God, and I will Love you for all eternity.
[Person's Name], Thank you for this opportunity for both of us to heal and to
You can also use the Ho-oponopono
method of healing to heal your body of the emotional ego-nonsense you
have dropped into it as defects and illnesses; all you need do is just
keep saying to it, "Sorry body, forgive me, I do Love you."
A fuller version of Dr. Len's own healing words is,
"I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I Love you."
There are many websites about Ho'oponopono—just
type into Google the word Ho'oponopono and you will find them all.
For selected Ho'oponopono-related Websites please see Page Q3T
visit Alex's Website at:
To read key Raj/Jesus Excerpts on HEALING and THE HEALING TEAM of MASTERS see Page P09.
Loving Oneness Now -- Copyright © 2007 Alexander Bannatyne, PhD