100% Responsibility and the Promise of a Hot Fudge Sundae
An Interview with Ihaleakala Hew Len
By Cat Saunders:
How do you thank someone who has helped to set you free? How do you thank a man whose gentle spirit and zinger statements have forever altered the course of your life? Ihaleakala Hew Len is such a man for me.
Like a soul brother who shows up unexpectedly in an hour of need, Ihaleakala came into my life in March of 1985, during a time of massive change for me. I met him during a training called “Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono,” which he facilitated along with the late Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian kahuna (“keeper of the secret”).
For me, Ihaleakala and Morrnah are part of the rhythm of life. Though I love them both dearly, I don’t really dwell on thoughts of them as people, yet their influence is always there for me, beating a steady pulse like African drums in the night.
In 1997, I had the honor of being asked to interview Ihaleakala by The Foundation of I, Inc. (Freedom of the Cosmos), an organization founded by Morrnah. It was an even greater honor to learn that he would be coming from his home in Hawaii to meet with me personally.
Dr. Ihaleakala S. Hew Len is the foundation’s president and administrator. Together with Morrnah, Ihaleakala has worked with thousands of people over the years, including groups at the United Nations, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), International Human Unity Conference on World Peace, World Peace Conference, Traditional Indian Medicine Conference, Healers for Peace in Europe, and the Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Ihaleakala also has extensive experience working with developmentally disabled people and with the criminally mentally ill and their families. In all his work as an educator, the Ho’oponopono process supports and permeates every breath of his efforts.
Simply put, Ho’oponopono means, “to make right,” or “to rectify an error.” According to the ancient Hawaiians, error arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories from the past. Ho’oponopono offers a way to release the energy of these painful thoughts, or errors, which cause imbalance and disease.
Along with the updated Ho’oponopono process, Morrnah was guided to include the three parts of the self, which are the key to Self I-Dentity. These three parts—which exist in every molecule of reality—are called the Unihipili (child/subconscious), the Uhane (mother/conscious), and the Aumakua (father/superconscious).
When this “inner family” is in alignment, a person is in rhythm with the Divinity. With this balance, life begins to flow. Thus, Ho’oponopono helps restore balance in the individual first, and then in all of creation.
By introducing me to this three-part system, along with the most powerful forgiveness process I know (Ho’oponopono), Ihaleakala and Morrnah taught me this: the best way to bring healing to every part of my life—and to the entire universe—is to take 100% responsibility and work on myself. In addition, they taught the simple wisdom of total self-care. As Ihaleakala said in a thank-you note after our interview: “You take good care of yourself. If you do, all will be beneficiaries.”
Once, Ihaleakala left for an entire afternoon in the middle of a training I was taking, because his Unihipili (child/subconscious) told him to go to his hotel and take a long nap. Of course, he was responsible about leaving, and Morrnah was there to teach. Even still, his exit made a lasting impression on me.
For someone like me, raised in a family and culture that admonished me to put others first, Ihaleakala’s actions astounded and delighted me. He got his nap, and I got an unforgettable lesson in self-care.
Cat: Ihaleakala, when I met you in 1985, I’d just started private practice after working as a counselor in agencies for four years. I remember you said, “All therapy is a form of manipulation.” I thought, “Jeez! What am I supposed to do now?” I knew you were right, so I almost quit! Obviously, I didn’t, but that statement completely changed the way I work with people.
Ihaleakala: Manipulation happens when I (as a therapist) come from the idea that you are ill and I am going to work on you. On the other hand, it’s not manipulation if I realize that you are coming to me to give me a chance to look at what’s going on in me. There’s a big difference.
If therapy is about your belief that you’re there to save the other person, heal the other person, or direct the other person, then the information you bring will come out of the intellect, the conscious mind. But the intellect has no real understanding of problems and how to approach them. The intellect is so picayunish is its way of solving problems!
It doesn’t realize that when a problem is solved by transmutation—by using Ho’oponopono or related processes—then the problem and everything related to it is solved, even at microscopic levels and back to the beginning of time.
So first of all, I think the most important question to ask is, “What is a problem?” If you ask people this, there’s no clarity. Because there’s no clarity, they make up some way of solving the problem…
Cat: … as if the problem is “out there.”
Ihaleakala: Yes. For example, the other day I got a call from the daughter of a woman who is 92. She said, “My mother’s had these severe hip pains for several weeks.”
While she’s talking to me, I’m asking this question of the Divinity, “What is going on in me that I have caused that woman’s pain?” And then I ask, “How is it that I can rectify that problem within me?” The answers to these questions come, and I do whatever I’m told.
Maybe a week later the woman calls me and says, “My mother’s feeling better now!” This doesn’t mean the problem won’t recur, because there are often multiple causes for what appears to be the same problem.
Cat: I have a lot of recurring illness and chronic pain. I work with it all the time, using Ho’oponopono and other clearing processes to make amends for all the pain I’ve caused since the beginning of time.
Ihaleakala: Yes. The idea being that people like us are in the healing professions because we have caused a lot of pain.
Cat: Big time!
Ihaleakala: How wonderful to know that, and to have people pay us for having caused them their problems!
I said this to a woman in New York, and she said, “God, if only they knew!” But you see, nobody knows. Psychologists, psychiatrists, they keep thinking that they’re there to help heal the other person.
So if someone like you comes to me, I say to the Divinity, “Please, whatever is going on in me that I have caused this pain in Cat, tell me how I can rectify it.” And I will apply whatever information I’m given indefinitely, until your pain is gone or until you ask me to stop. It’s not so much the effect that is important as the getting to the problem. That’s the key.
Cat: You don’t focus on the outcome, because we’re not in charge of that.
Ihaleakala: Right. We can only petition.
Cat: We also don’t know when a particular pain or illness will shift.
Ihaleakala: Yes. Say a woman has been taking an herb that was suggested for her, and it’s not working. Again, the question is “What’s going on in me that this woman is experiencing this herb not working for her?” I would work on that. I would keep cleaning, keep my mouth closed, and allow the process of transmutation to take place.
As soon as you engage the intellect, the process stops. The thing to remember when some kind of healing doesn’t seem to be working is this: there may be multiple errors—multiple problems or painful memories that are causing the pain. We know nothing! Only the Divinity knows what’s really going on.
I gave a presentation out in Dallas last month, and I spoke with this woman, a Reiki master. I said, “Let me ask you a question. When somebody comes to you with a problem, where is that problem?” She looked puzzled when I said, “You’re the one who caused the problem, so your client is going to pay you to heal your problem!” Nobody gets that.
Cat: 100% responsibility.
Ihaleakala: 100% knowing that you’re the cause of the problem. 100% knowing that you have the responsibility, then, to rectify the error. Can you imagine if we all knew we are 100% responsible?
I made a deal with myself ten years ago that I would treat myself to a hot fudge sundae—so huge it would make me sick—if I could get through the day without having some judgment of someone. I’ve never been able to do it! I notice I catch myself more often, but I never get through a day.
So how do I get that across to people — that we are each 100% responsible for problems? If you want to solve a problem, no matter what kind of problem, work on yourself.
If the problem is with another person, for example, just ask yourself, “What’s going on in me that’s causing this person to bug me?” People only show up in your life to bug you! If you know that, you can elevate any situation, and you can release there. It’s simple: “I’m sorry for whatever’s going on. Please forgive me.”
Cat: You don’t have to actually say that out loud to them, and you don’t even have to understand the problem.
Ihaleakala: That’s the beauty of this. You don’t have to understand. It’s like the Internet. You don’t understand all this! You just go to the Divinity and you say, “Can we download?” and the Divinity downloads, and then you get the necessary information. But because we don’t know who we are, we never download direct from the Light. We go outside.
I remember Morrnah used to say, “It’s an inside job.” If you want to be successful, it’s an inside job. Work on yourself!
Cat: I know that 100% responsibility is the only thing that works, but I used to struggle with this stuff, because I’m an overly responsible caretaker type. When I heard you talking about 100% responsibility not just for myself, but for every situation and problem, I thought, “Whoa! This is crazy! I don’t need anybody telling me to be even more responsible!”
Yet the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there’s a big difference between overly responsible caretaking, versus totally responsible self-care. One is about being a good little girl, and the other is about getting free.
I remember you talking about the years when you were a staff psychologist at Hawaii State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. You said that when you started working there, the ward for criminals was full of violence, and when you left four years later, there was none.
Ihaleakala: Basically, I took 100% responsibility. I just worked on myself.
Cat: You said that when you worked with the inmates, they wouldn’t even be there with you.
Ihaleakala: Right. I would only go into the building to check the results. If they still looked depressed, then I’d work on myself some more.
Cat: Would you tell a story about using Ho’oponopono for so-called inanimate objects?
Ihaleakala: I was in an auditorium once getting ready to do a lecture, and I was talking to the chairs. I asked, “Is there anybody I’ve missed? Does anyone have a problem that I need to take care of?”
One of the chairs said, “You know, there was a guy sitting on me today during a previous seminar who had financial problems, and now I just feel dead!” So I cleaned with that problem, and I could just see the chair straightening up. Then I heard, “Okay! I’m ready to handle the next guy!”
What I actually try to do is teach the room. I say to the room and everything in it, “Do you want to learn how to do Ho’oponopono? After all, I’m going to leave soon. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do this work for yourselves? Some say yes, some say no, and some say, “I’m too tired!”
Then I ask the Divinity, “If they say they would like to learn, how can I help them learn?” Most of the time, I get this: “Leave the blue book (Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono) with them.” So I just take the blue book out and leave it on one of the chairs or on a table while I’m talking. We don’t give tables enough credit for being quiet and aware of what is going on!
Ho’oponopono is really very simple. For the ancient Hawaiians, all problems begin as thought. But having a thought is not the problem. So what’s the problem? The problem is that all our thoughts are imbued with painful memories, memories of persons, places, or things.
The intellect working alone can’t solve these problems, because the intellect only manages. Managing things is no way to solve problems. You want to let them go! When you do Ho’oponopono, what happens is that the Divinity takes the painful thought and neutralizes or purifies it.
You don’t purify the person, place, or thing. You neutralize the energy you associate with that person, place, or thing. So the first stage of Ho’oponopono is the purification of that energy.
Now something wonderful happens. Not only does that energy get neutralized; it also gets released, so there’s a brand new slate. Buddhists call it the Void. The final step is that you allow the Divinity to come in and fill the void with light.
To do Ho’oponopono, you don’t have to know what the problem or error is. All you have to do is notice any problem you are experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, whatever. Once you notice, your responsibility is to immediately begin to clean, to say, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”
Cat: So the true job of the intellect is not to solve problems, but to ask for forgiveness.
Ihaleakala: Yes. My job here on earth is twofold. My job is first of all to make amends. My second job is to awaken people who might be asleep. Almost everyone is asleep! The only way I can awaken them is to work on myself.
Our interview is an example. For weeks before our appointment today, I’ve been doing the clearing work, so when you and I meet, it’s like two pools of water coming together. They move through and they go. That’s all.
Cat: In all the years I’ve been doing interviews, this is the only one I didn’t prepare for. Every time I checked in, my Unihipili said that I should just come and be with you. My intellect went nuts trying to convince me that I should prepare, but I didn’t.
Ihaleakala: Good for you! The Unihipili can be really fun. One day I was coming down the highway in Hawaii. When I started to head toward the usual off-ramp, I heard my Unihipili say in a singing voice, “I wouldn’t go down there if I were you.” I thought, “But I always go there.”
Then when we got closer, about fifty yards away, I heard, “Hello! I wouldn’t go down there if I were you!” Second chance. “But we always go down there!”
Now I’m talking out loud and people in cars around me are looking at me like I’m crazy. About 25 yards away, I hear a loud, “I wouldn’t go down there if I were you!” I went down there, and I sat for two and a half hours.
There was a huge accident. Couldn’t move back, couldn’t move forward. Finally, I heard my Unihipili say, “Told you!” Then it wouldn’t talk to me for weeks! I mean, why talk to me if I wasn’t going to listen?
I remember one time when I was going to be on television to talk about Ho’oponopono. My children heard about it and they said, “Dad, we heard you are going to be on TV. Make sure your socks match!”
They didn’t care what I said. They just cared that my socks matched. See how children know the important things in life?
This interview was originally published by The New Times in September 1997.
For more information about Ho’oponopono, please visit http://www.self-i-dentity-through-hooponopono.com/ or http://www.hooponopono.org.
For additional information about Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D., please visit www.zero-wise.com.
If you’re wondering about the baseball cap, Ihaleakala wears it so he remembers not to be so intellectual. The background blue represents the Void, or Emptiness, and the red “P” represents Mother Earth, or the creative force, Pele.
Article reproduced with the kind pernission of healer, end of life counselor, and spiritual teacher Dr Cat Saunders- Dr Cat.org
New York Times contributor Deborah King interviews Morrnah Simeona & Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len about their Ho’oponopono philosophy and work:
“We can appeal to Divinity who knows our personal blueprint, for healing of all thoughts and memories that are holding us back at this time,” softly shares Morrnah Simeona. “It is a matter of going beyond traditional means of accessing knowledge about ourselves.”
The process that Morrnah refers to is based on the ancient Hawaiian method of stress reduction (release) and problem solving called Ho’oponopono. The word Ho’oponopono means to make right, to rectify an error. Morrnah is a native Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa’au. Kahuna means “keeper of the secret” and Lapa’au means “a specialist in healing.” She was chosen to be a kahuna while still a small child and received her gift of healing at the age of three. She is the daughter of a member of the court of Queen Liliuokalani, the last sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands. The process that is now brought forth is a modernization of an ancient spiritual cleansing ritual. It has proven so effective that she has been invited to teach this method at the United Nations, the World Health Organization and at institutions of healing throughout the world.
How does Ho’oponopono work? Morrnah explains, “We are the sum total of our experiences, which is to say that we are burdened by our pasts. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, if we would look carefully, we would find that the cause is actually a memory. It is the emotions which are tied to these memories which affect us now. The subconscious associates an action or person in the present with something that happened in the past. When this occurs, emotions are activated and stress is produced.”
She continues..READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE : The Peace of I
Below is an excerpt from Dr Hew Len’s and Joe Vitale’s bestselling book on Ho’oponopono Zero Limits
Courtesy of Dr Hew Len & Joe Vitale Read the Reviews or Buy the Book Here –
One of the most common issues that comes up when using the 4 phrases is the reluctance of some practioners to say I’m Sorry..Please Forgive Me- saying these phrases often brings up feelings of guilt and remorse.
When asked if it was necessary to say all 4 phrases when cleaning Dr Hew Len teaches that it is to the memories that we are saying sorry, he advises to avoid over analysing the situation..don’t think too much just clean..
He says that it is up to each individual to listen to their own divinity and to act accordingly..
If saying I Love You..Thank You or even I Love You on it’s own feels right to you then follow that guidance, especially if the negative effects are affecting your overall vibration…
Try to remember that it is not yourself that you’re asking The Divine to clean..you are already perfect..!
It is the problem memory that needs to be addressed and the words I LOVE YOU are all you need in any communication with The Divine in any situation..
Said with faith and conviction these are the 3 most powerful words in the Universe..I advise you to use them often 🙂
In Ho’oponopono the “self” is divided into three distinct but connected parts;
1. the Subconscious mind / child Unihipili
2. the Conscious mind / mother Uhane
3. the Superconscious mind / father Aumakua
All three must be in harmony in order for us to be in rhythm with the universe and for our lives to be balanced> 3 steps of Ho’oponopono
Interviewed by Saul Maraney in 2007 Dr Hew Len answers some basic questions on Ho’oponopono-
Peace Begins With Me
Dr Len points out that we always need to remember the very old saying: “Peace begins with me.” He says that if there is to be peace on earth; it needs to begin individually with each one of us.
Dr Len says that Ho’oponopono is about looking within ourselves for debts, errors or blocks in our subconscious mind that replay as problems, judgments, putdowns and all kinds of other problems.
The Blocks Are Within
Dr Len says that Ho’oponopono is about saying to The Divine within us (The Self): “I am sorry, please forgive me for whatever is going on in me, that I experience the world in me this way”.
Taking 100% Responsibility
Dr Len says that when we are willing to take 100% responsibility for whatever we experience in our life, we can then go onto the next step where we say “I am sorry, and not only am I sorry, but please forgive me for what ever is going on in me that caused this”.
By saying sorry and taking 100% responsibility for whatever is going on in our lives, we are in essence saying to The Divine “I am 100% responsible, the problem is within me, and I would like You to convert whatever that memory, debt, block, error or problem is to nothing.”
And when The Divinity converts the block or memory to nothing, we return back to our original state, which is Zero or clarity.
Dr Len says that only when we have clarity, can The Divinity provide us with insight, inspiration and whatever is perfect for us.
Dr Len Watches Himself
Dr Len says that as he experiences whatever comes in to his life, he gets back to his Ho’oponopono cleaning, because he knows that “Peace begins with me”.
Dr Len says that he is willing to be 100% responsible for whatever he experiences in his life, and he makes the point that as he experiences woes and problems in his life, he constantly reminds himself that the source that caused it is within him.
Dr Len Is Working Moment To Moment With Divinity
Dr Len points out that therapists that take 100% responsibility for what they see in their clients and include “I am sorry” and “I love You” as part of their work with patients feel less burned out, and are much more effective because “Peace begins with me”.
The Problem Is Within Us
Dr Len says that as we are willing to be 100% responsible for whatever we experience in our lives, we shift our perception of the world, and that causes the world to change. We have to take 100% responsibility for the problem within us. Dr Len says that we all keep looking outside of ourselves for how we can solve the world’s problems, but that doesn’t work.
Working On Others Is Not Our Job
Dr Len points out that he was trained as an educator from 1964 to 1982 to help handicapped and developmentally disabled children, but then over twenty years later, he learned that that is not his job.
Change The Way We Perceive Other People
Dr Len then learned that his job is to help himself by letting go of how he perceived handicapped children.
As he changed the way that he perceived handicapped children (quite like how he changed the way he perceived the mentally criminally insane patients at the Hawaii State Hospital in the late 80’s) they changed.
Dr Len points out that it is most important to look at our own world first, and if we are willing to do that, our impact on the whole Cosmos will be enormous. He went on to stress that most people think they are here to help other people and bring peace to the world, but that we are only here to bring peace to ourselves, because by bringing peace to ourselves, we bring peace to the world (and not the other way round).
Dr Len says that the only thing that works is if we look within ourselves and clear up the “stuff” in us. He points out that as he does this, he notices that people get well and are able to start taking responsibility for themselves.
Shakespeare’s Profound Insight
According to Dr Len, the person who had the most profound insight into the human condition was Shakespeare. Shakespeare points out over and over in all of his Sonnets that the woes that we experience now are the woes that we have experienced before.
The Change First Has To Happen In Us
Dr Len says that when we see the woe in a judgmental way, it means that it is already in us, but if we let go of if and do our Ho’oponopono cleaning by saying “I’m sorry for whatever is going on in me that I perceive the woe a certain way”, only then does it change. But the change has to take place in us first.
Incessant Ho’oponopono Cleaning
Dr Len says that cleaning memories from our subconscious mind takes incessant moment by moment Ho’oponopono cleaning.
Experience People The Way The Divine Created Them Dr Len points out that we never experience things correctly, but we always experience our reaction to them. Dr Len knows that when he meets people, he does not experience them the way The Divine created them, so he continuously cleans by saying to The Divine “I am sorry for what ever is going on in me that I do not experience people the way You created them, please forgive me”.
By doing this, Dr Len is asking The Divinity to cancel what is in him, that causes him to react to people, and not see them as they truly are – Divine Beings. Dr Len says that once we let go of the dictate of memories by doing the Ho’oponopono cleaning, the memories stop playing, and not only the memories we hear playing, but many other memories simultaneously playing, but we are unaware of.
He says that when we do Ho’oponopono, we are asking The Divine to remove the faults from our Soul and subconscious mind so that we can see people being perfect, the way The Divine created them, and when we respond to them, they will respond as being perfect.
Dr Len went on to say that if we want to see people without problems, we need to get rid of our own problems first.
Dr Len says that Ho’oponopono is only about working on yourself and looking at the data and info in your personal subconscious mind that causes burdens and should be removed.
Anger Is A Memory Replaying
Dr Len says that when people are angry, it is not the person who is angry, but it is a memory replaying anger.
He said that if we know this and keep it mind, we can change the data. The Ho’oponopono we do is not changing the other person, because that person is perfect, but what is imperfect is the data, and we have to ask The Divinity to convert that data to zero.
100% Responsibility For Whatever We Are Experiencing
Dr Len says that when we are doing Ho’oponopono, we are clearly stating to The Divine “I am 100% responsible for what I am experiencing, and I am experiencing suffering in the form of judgment or whatever. Something is going on in me (some data or memory) and it is dictating this experience, and I would like to be 100% responsible for it. I am sorry for that.” He went on to say that the conscious mind does not take responsibly, and resorts to blame.
Erasing Memories Replaying In The Subconscious Mind
Dr Len says that as humans, we have “stuff” going on that we can’t help because of the memories replaying in our subconscious mind, and these blocks prevent us from experiencing The Divine. Ho’oponopono is about erasing those memories that keep us from absolutely truly living and not being constrained by fear and how we feel. Ho’oponopono is about working on whatever is going on in us that we are not able (generation after generation) to move through to a point where we can experience The Divine.
Avoid Trying To Figure Out What Is Going On
Dr Len say that Ho’oponopono is about giving up those things in us that keep us stuck and constrained, and that we have no idea of what those things even are. He says that we don’t know what we don’t know, so he tries not to figure out what is going on in his life, or with the people that he consults with, but that all times, he only does his Ho’oponopono cleaning on himself.
Dr Len points out that as he does his personal Ho’oponopono cleaning, he notices that people are able to work through their problems, and often they say to him that they would also like to learn how to do Ho’oponopono themselves.
Who Are We?
Dr Len says that we can be our own therapist/guru/healer, and that all we have to do is answer a couple of questions; – The most important being “Who am I?” According to Dr Len, that is the most important question of creation, but unfortunately, most people don’t know who they are.
Dr Len said that if we know who we are, we would realize that we need to take 100% responsibility for everything we experience in our life, but that we cannot blame other people for not knowing this.
What Is A Problem?
The other thing we need to know, according to Dr Len is “What is a problem, and where is the problem?”
Dr Len says that all problems are a result of memories replaying in our subconscious mind, but that he does not deal with problems.
He says that we are all children of The Divine, and are an exact replica of The Divinity, which is at its natural state Void (clear) and Infinite, and that our job is to return to that original state of being clear, empty and Infinite.
So Ho’oponopono is about erasing and cleaning the block in our subconscious mind so that we can come back to zero/clarity, and that only out of that clarity can Divinity come in as inspiration.
Being Clear And Infinite
Dr Len says that every day he works on letting go of the blocks in his life, that keep him from being one with The Divine; – Which is to be Clear and Infinite. Dr Len says that he does his Ho’oponopono cleaning so that he is clear and able to move through his life without experiencing hardships, anger, resentment, blame or problems.
Blame Doesn’t Work
Dr Len says that blame and saying “How Come?” doesn’t work in therapy, family or governments, but when we get back to Zero, then The Divinity can infuse our mind with whatever is perfect for us. Dr Len says that he takes 100% responsibility for whatever he experiences as problem in the word, because he knows that the whole world is within him, and that as he changes by being 100% responsible and saying “I’m sorry”, the world changes too.
Moment By Moment Ho’oponopono Cleaning
Dr Len says that he drinks blue solar water moment by moment because it is another important Ho’oponopono cleaning tool.
From the moment that Dr Len gets up in the morning, until he goes to bed at night, he is staying with the Ho’oponopono cleaning, because he knows that erasing memories requires incessant Ho’oponopono cleaning. He says that as we stop cleaning, we go ‘bonkers’ with the rest of the world.
Cleaning On People’s Names
Dr Len says that as people sign up for his weekend Ho’oponopono seminars, he works on their names before he enters the room. He does this because he is attempting to reduce “piles of stuff” (memories and data in his subconscious mind) that he shares with other people. He says that if he doesn’t do this, he will show up at the class, and the class will go crazy and be stuck in thinking because he didn’t get ready for them.
Dr Len is always doing his Ho’oponopono cleaning – before, during and after he does anything. Dr Len says that Divinity knows his connection with people he has not yet met, and whatever memories he has in common with them, and which memories are important for him to let go of.
Talking To The Divinity, Who Knows Everything
Dr Len says that Ho’oponopono is about talking to The Divinity, Who knows everything, and that he (Dr Len) is just making amends with The Divinity, because he doesn’t have any idea of what may be going on in him that is going to bug other people.
So Dr Len looks at The Divinity within himself which is The Source that knows everything, because he (Dr Len) knows nothing.
Dr Len went on to say that there is a part of us called “The Divine Creator”, and that Source knows what is going on. That is why we make an appeal, and that Source in us can cancel the information and data in our subconscious mind.
The Intellect Cannot Cancel Error Memories
Dr Len makes that point our intellect does not have the ability to cancel error memories in our subconscious mind because that is not its function.
The function of the intellect, according to Dr Len, is to make the choice of whether we are going to take 100% responsibility for everything we experience in our life (or not), and that he would like to be 100% responsible for whatever is in him that would bug other people.
Memories Make Decisions For Us
Dr Len made the point that there is enough research that proves that at any second, there are more than 11 million pieces of data going on, but that our conscious mind is only aware of 15 of them. (Tor Norretranders – The User Illusion) He went on to say that it is scientifically proven that our conscious mind does not make our decisions, but that it is memories that that define our decisions for us. Dr Len also said that it is memories that tell us to judge and have anger and resentment, and the conscious mind itself does not make decisions.
Allowing Divinity To Make Our Decisions
But Dr Len wants Divinity to make his decisions. Dr Len says that we can’t serve two masters; memories making decisions and Divinity. We need to choose, and in order to have Divinity make the decisions for us, we need to have the memories in our subconscious mind cancelled.
Everyone Is Already Perfect
Dr Len stressed that everyone is already perfect, but what is imperfect is the data in our subconscious minds, and that is what we have got to work on. Dr Len said that the world is within us, and by changing the world in us, we change everything.
Concert Master At The Symphony Orchestra
Dr Len used the analogy of the concert master at the symphony orchestra to explain the Ho’oponopono cleaning.
“The orchestra always tunes up before beginning, and this is what the Ho’oponopono cleaning is, because as we get tuned up, so does everyone else. But if we come in un-tuned, it is hell to pay, and we will feel pain”.
Dr Len says that as we change the data in us that we have in common with other people, The Divine erases it from us, and them too.
Dr Len concluded by asking: What kind of profound shift would the whole world experience if everyone took 100% responsibility for everything they experienced in their life and did not get caught up in blame?
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