The true story of how one man healed insane patients by working on himself – Ho’oponopono
A therapist in Hawaii was called in to help at the Hawaii State hospital where the insane patients were totally out of control.
The ward where they kept the criminally insane patients was a dangerous place. Psychologists would quit on a monthly basis and the staff would call in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through the ward with their backs against the wall because they were afraid of being attacked by the patients.
It was not a safe place to work.
Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, an expert in the spiritual practice, Ho’oponopono, was asked if he would work there and see what he could do.
Dr Hew Len (for short), agreed to see what he could do. So he worked there for three years and by the end of that time the ward was closed because all the patients had healed.
Dr Hew Len never saw any of the patients professionally or counselled them at all, all he did and agreed to do was review their files.
While he studied their files, he would work on himself – he would repeat a mantra over and over – and miraculously, gradually all the patients began to heal.
After a few months of Dr Hew Len being there, patients who had been shackled started being allowed to walk freely; others who’d been heavily medicated, started getting their medications reduced; and those who had been seen as having no chance of ever being released, were being released and freed.
Not only that, but the staff began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. They ended up having more staff than they needed, because patients were being released and all the staff were showing up to work every day.
What happened to change things so dramatically?
Dr Hew Len explained, “I was simply cleaning the part of me that I shared with them.”
The only way I can explain it is this… Ho’oponopono recognises we are all part of one consciousness, and as such, everything that is in our experience is affected by our actions/reactions. We are responsible for everything we experience!
[pullquote-right] “Energy is Consciousness and Consciousness is Energy” E’Asha Ashayana [/pullquote-right]
Dr Hew Len explains, “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.”
In other words, what he is saying is, we are living in a shared consciousness/a shared hologram if you like, where if one person’s consciousness changes, it can change the whole.
In a way, this is what Ghandi meant, when he said, in order to change the world, “be the change, you want to see happen in the world.”
As Joe Vitale said, “Whew, this is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing, but being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another.”
So how does this affect us?
Everyone has situations in their life when sometimes things are particularly difficult. It might be, there is someone at work we can’t get away from or someone in our family or maybe our world is caught up in some global crisis event.
As I learnt from The Freedom Teachings ……….
“what you focus on expands and what you resist persists.”
So sometimes it seems as if we are powerless to change things. If we are suffering from depression or some kind of terrible relationship, or we are in the midst of a crisis, all we have to remember is, we hold the power and we can help the situation by maintaining our focus and opening to the greatest power in the universe, Love.
In that moment, as soon as we feel that awful feeling stirring within us, rather than reacting in our usual way, if we just focus on the mantra we will find things change….. either we won’t feel so irritated or something will happen to change the situation. it may not happen immediately, but if we persevere and trust, things will change.
What this example of how one man healed a whole ward of criminally insane patients just by working on himself, shows us is, there is always something we can do. All we need to do is recognise we are responsible for everything we are feeling and just by working on ourselves, we can change things.
What was the mantra he repeatedly used?
The mantra he used to change the lives of all these criminally insane people was very simple:
Please forgive me…. I’m sorry…. I love you…. Thank you
Sometimes he might change it to just:
I love you…… I love you…. Thank you….. I love you….. Thank you
Or some other variation of the phrases….. whatever he was moved to say
Over and over….. addressing that part of himself, which was suffering and hurting.
Who or what was he addressing?
He was addressing that aspect of his consciousness he shared with that person. The fact that this person was in his experience meant that they shared a part of the same universal consciousness, so if this other person was suffering, that meant a part of him was also suffering and needed healing.
By addressing that aspect of himself and giving love to it, feeling sorrow for the distortion in existence, projecting love towards it and accepting the infinite’s unlimited unconditional love that by focussing healing on that aspect, it would be healed. He would then just thank the Infinite for healing that problem.
With each repeat of the mantra, he would address a new layer……deeper and deeper…. until the healing manifested and he was guided to move on.
As Dr Hew Len says, he continually cleans the “data” of whatever it is that is troubling and painful.
He just keeps “cleaning” himself, where ever he goes, trusting that the Infinite Love/God Source will take him where ever he needs to go.
All I can say is, it definitely works.
Try it, if you don’t believe me.
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