10 Apr Are You Going Through Healing and Self-Transformation? Support Your Journey with This Ancient Practice.
Are you going through an experience of healing and self-transformation? The truth is, everyone is healing to some degree depending on how prying the eye—and every little tip can help. Many modalities can serve us quite well, not the least of which is the ancient shamanic traditions of the world. One such practice, Ho’oponopono, has been part of a growing trend that is revamping these ancient arts and using them in our modern world.
Ho’oponopono began in a much different form than is often talked about today. It began as a practice from the shamanic healers of Hawaii along with other similar practices among many Pacific island cultures, even as far as the Maori of New Zealand. It stems from their belief that sickness was the result of social trauma. Originally, when sickness had befallen a family member, a shaman would come in and hold a certain type of confession ceremony. Along with the shaman, the whole family would collect around the sick family member until forgiveness had been achieved, thus restoring balance and healing in the family.
A Kahuna lapa’au—a Hawaiian shamanic healer—by the name of Morrnah Simeona felt called to alter the techniques into a tool for self-transformation and to teach it across the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her most avid student, Ihaleakala Hew Len, further adapted the technique to encompass the idea of accepting 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. Amazingly, before he began his studies with her, his daughter had developed bleeding shingles, and Morrnah Simeona was able to heal her lesions! As a practicing Doctor, this experience challenged his previous worldview and inspired him to become one of her best students. During his study with her, he worked as a staff psychologist for the Hawaii State Hospital from 1984 to 1987 in the high-security wing for the criminally insane and violent.
When he retired from work at the hospital in 1987, the wards no longer needed wrist or ankle restraints and only had violence out of occasional new patients. In the book he co-authored with Joe Vitale called Zero Limits he describes how he achieved that change in the patients by not doing any therapy or counseling on the patients. Instead, he practiced the techniques he had been learning from Morrnah and applied them as though everything he experienced was 100% his responsibility. He said, “I didn’t heal them. I healed the part of myself that created them.” His work with Joe Vitale is what made the modern practice called Ho’oponopono reach the masses thanks to Joe’s skills in internet marketing which helped to facilitate distribution of the knowledge in a new way that reached a much wider audience.
People who have taken Joe Vitale’s Masterclass are reporting great results. His guided meditations are purportedly one of the most profound and healing experiences one can have. With a controlled pace and tone, he combines storytelling with the guided meditation to bring the experience alive in one’s mind’s eye. Using this method to visit and make friends with one’s inner child is one such experience that leaves a lasting impression on those who participate. People who use the technique as a daily practice recite a simple Ho’oponopono mantra any time conflict arises within them. This mantra is: “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” Try this technique for yourself and see if you still feel negative feelings or conflict of any kind.
Breathe evenly and relaxed while you repeat this mantra as many times as needed to feel the newfound forgiveness release any tension and negativity you are experiencing. Reaching this state of zero tension and negativity is what Hew Len and Joe Vitale call the Zero State. In this state, identities and memories fade away into a blissful now-feeling experience. It is in this space that healing occurs because we no longer outwardly project sickness and conflict and thus help it to dissolve and disappear once and for all.
Learn more about Dr. Hew Len’s work with Ho’oponopono: http://zero-wise.com/
Learn more about Joe Vitale’s work with Ho’oponopono: http://www.mrfire.com/