Tuesday, May 1, 2007

An Interesting Way to Go!

I urge you all to experiment with this "extraordianry" idea and then come back and tell us all how you got on!
The post was forwarded to me by Gerda Archer and her information came to her from Renald Brisson. Thanks so much to both of you.

I pass on to you something I found interesting, and may become another tool for those of you open enough to understand its value:
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
“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
Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being esponsible
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,
your 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
“When you look, do it with love.”

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