What Others Have Said
Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii 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. The 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. That 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 – 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.
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. And when you look, do it with love.”
“Imagine six billion human Gods awakening, all with ancestors most certainly connected to you, as if you were the center of a wheel with many spokes. Everything in life is significantly connected.
Those of you who are mountain climbers know that when you are at the top of a mountain, the energies are rarefied and often great clarity comes to those who climb. Mountain climbers sometimes carry burdens or problems on their backs, and when they get to the top of the mountain, they have the solutions. Mountains serve as huge antennas reaching up into the atmosphere – remember your atmosphere is imprinted with life – and so you climb the mountains to breathe the most rarefied of air, clear your head and reach the peak where all existence can be seen.
It is important to understand that the act of transmutation you are called upon to experience is an act of divine love, intended to heal the dimensions of time. Time-jumpers and your ancestors will send you bits of knowledge because your Now is woven into theirs; however you are the head weaver, the one who is to decide which thread goes where, the one who checks the design to make certain that the pattern stays balanced.”
The universes collide and form one pulsating field of energy that is the God Force. 12 universes merged into the 13th. This energy field constitutes the life support system for individuals in embodiment. The connecting point to this power is through the Higher Self. This field of energy is intense and it radiates a pure force comprised of Light particles that make up the variances of all creation, including the eight lower bodies that make up the human form.
Anything that vibrates less than this God Force, while still a part of this, is considered to be of a lower form and therefore can be described as ‘contaminated,’ although this term is used here in an exaggerated form to make this point. Important to remember here is that in order to connect with the power contained within the Higher Self, all lower forms of energy such as those held within the lower eight bodies, must be cleared and raised into the collective frequency of this God Force. Emotions like hate, envy, jealousy, anger, remorse, suspicion, and even mild dislike vibrate at lower frequencies. Any one of these feelings serves to contaminate individuals, keeping them from realizing their full potential and power. . . . .
Let go of all hatred and anger, and say thank you for the lessons and the opportunities to raise your soul’s vibrational frequency into the Light. Without such an experience you would never be self realized. Then, love your opponent for making you the Master you are today. See your greatest enemy as your greatest friend, and rejoice that you have been sent such powerful teachers for they shall deliver you unto the Light.
Adonai, My Beloved Sisters and Brothers of the Light. I AM Sananda, sent by my Father to once again deliver you from bondage. Hear my words with your hart and allow my essence to penetrate your minds, and you shall see the Light all around.
Go in peace.”
“The human body was designed to function in wholeness and balance. When this balance is disturbed by programmed beliefs, habits of thoughts, habits of emotional patterns, or the ingesting of toxic substances, there will be dis-ease within the structure of the human form. The disease, or incoherent-balance, is the result of many factors over a long period of time.
The imbalance will appear in areas that are vulnerable because of family patterns or beliefs from society, or a current mental toxin. It always begins within. So look and see where you can soften and release some of the old patterns. Emotions are designed to act as guidelines to show you when you are off course. You don’t have to know where the feelings are coming from or what they mean – you just have to acknowledge them. Once acknowledged they are defused and no longer stored in your system.
When you personally transform an old pattern of fear or struggle, you are uplifting an energetic piece of the dysfunctional matrix. The gift you can offer to the collective by your embodiment is a pure, high vibrational frequency held in joy, gratitude and appreciation.”