HO'OPONOPONO by Joe Vital 10 comments
pictureThursday, July 27th 2006, by Brenda McCann

"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." View online here

"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.

"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 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 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."

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28 Jul 2006 @ 20:41 by jobrown : Brenda, this is so fascinating,
coz, I know I have witnessed and "played" with this very phenomenon myself. I even discussed with a few NCN friends over the phone; asked if they ever noticed this "kind a thing " happening in their life" Most friends reported same kinda things occuring!....
For a long time there were two disturbing things occuring in my neck of the Woods in the Southland: Nr one:People dumped dogs (and cats etc) into the "wildernes" of MtB Road, (8 miles between city pop. and the village pop.)We rescued as many as we could. A LOT!... )
Nr two: Overallnr of animal carnage on roads in America ( and many other Places as well; like in Africa), is HUGE So I started to talk to the Source Of All Things about this and decided to clear up /heal through forginess our Common Karma of ALL Involved from the very first of our Lifestreams till today's situation, to put an end to the dumping of Pets.
Soon it started to improve and in less than 6 month it virtually stopped, to be only the OCCASIONAL dumping- which indeed still happens every once in a Blue Moon.
And then I asked God to send His Angels to protect ALL Animals all over the wprld, their nests, habitats, food sources, water sources etc from human destruction. Still working on that! But i see less carnage from encounters with cars than in 30 years!... That IS an improvement. So drastic has this improvement been that some friends, who didn' even know of my healing work,asked if I had noticed this "phenomina" of less animals beinf killed on the roads tha before! That made me smile and feel good! : )

I really would like to meet with Morrnah ane get deeper into this "Method"!!!
Bless You, Brenda, you are a breeze of wild fresh Air through the cesspool of Human Stagnation!  

29 Jul 2006 @ 21:32 by freo7 : Dear beloved Blueboy
I just got a super FLASH IDEA reading this line: " I asked God to send His Angels to protect ALL Animals all over the wprld, their nests, habitats, food sources, water sources etc from *human destruction*. Still working on that!"

My partner and I are working *this method now* and maybe we all should get together and do a spontanious healing to the 'humans distructing' ((parts of our selves))that you point out above?? Ya think? I THINK SO. IT IS A BIG ISSUE activation in US TOO!!!

Here is a link to a lecture on the Ho'oponopono method: Who’s in charge? http://hooponopono.org/lectures.html  

17 Aug 2006 @ 14:15 by henrique @ : informacion de Ho'oponopono
hola mi intencion es conoser sobre Ho'oponopono por una enfermedad personal  

18 Aug 2006 @ 19:29 by freo7 : THANKS Henrique`
Can someone translate herique's messagege above 4 me please??

I will try just guessing and I wish I had a translations book right now.

My holy intention is _______________ serious for one _______________ personal.


21 Sep 2006 @ 02:19 by adrianna @ : HO'OPONOPONO
Thank You  

29 Sep 2006 @ 05:10 by John @ : Translation of henrique
"Hello, my intention is to know about ho'oponopono for a personal illness."

There are seminars on the process, which may have quite a bit more to it than is suggested in this article although what's here is good. The link in freo7's will take you to the website and then adjust the url to the home page and you will find a schedule. I'm excited enough about the process and am going to one this weekend.  

18 Jul 2007 @ 17:24 by otto eichman @ : workshops on ho'oponopono
looking for scheduled workshops to have more experience with the above. Thank You. I love you, otto  

19 Jul 2007 @ 15:04 by freo7 : YESS OTTO go here:

30 Aug 2007 @ 20:41 by Geni @ : Ho'oponopono
Each time I read this I get it more. I love it, I believe it is true, and possible for me to do for my own projections. I am so Grateful for Joe and "The Secret "and Rhonda and All, and Dr. Len and Ho'Oponopono. Thank You so.... Much!!! Please forgive me for any erronous thoughts that I have that have me experience anything that is not divine goodness and Love. Thank you for my healing. Thank you for my wealth. Ho! Love and Gratitude, Geni  

18 Oct 2007 @ 04:21 by Doug Rosbury @ : healing
I seek healing for myself. thank you ---Doug Rosbury  

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