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HEALING III - HO'OPONOPONO

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HO'OPONOPONO  HEALING

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 heal.

“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 change?”

"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.

"That's it?”

"That's it.”

Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world.

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 improve.

"'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.

[Emphasis added]

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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 innocence below.]

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: 

1.  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.

2.  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 Awaken. 

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

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Also visit Alex's Website at:   www.LovingOnenessNow.org

To read key Raj/Jesus Excerpts on HEALING and THE HEALING TEAM of MASTERS see Page P09.

Rev:    11/30/2008

 

Loving Oneness Now -- Copyright © 2007 Alexander Bannatyne, PhD

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