As it happens most often, it is when we are not looking for ‘something’, that that ‘something’ presents itself. Have your emotions ever been triggered by something ‘out-of-the-blue’? Maybe it was an event that occurred many years ago, but the memory of the event lives on and it could be a smell, or sound, or scene or words that ignite instantaneously joy, worry, sadness, depression, anger and we think ‘what was that all about’? What if there was a way to release that; to not carry the weight of that emotion any longer?
I’d like to introduce you to Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len was a best-known student of this healing method and through his efforts and testimony Ho’oponopono spread around the world.
Here is his story. Dr. Len, a clinical psychologist, was asked to head a ward for the criminally insane at the Hawaii State Hospital. The atmosphere was heavy, stressed, and danger was a daily threat. Staffers were in a constant state of fear. Staff psychologists did not remain there long.
Dr. Len accepted this position. He asked for the patients’ files; shut himself alone in his office each day and asked that no one disturbed him. His strange request was respected.
After approximately 3 months, the staffers and their relationships with the patients had improved. The atmosphere was lighter. The staff, amazed, since this Doctor never once saw a patient asked him, how this could be?
And he shared with them Ho’oponopono. After 4 years, the psychiatric ward closed… no more patients. The patients were either cured or it was simply no longer necessary for them to be in such a ward.
I personally have experienced the ‘lightness’, the ‘joy’, the ‘inner peace’ that accompanies this beautiful, yet simple practice. And I have been amazed at some of the triggers. If you decide to purchase this small, amazing paperback, may you too experience the surprising ‘ah ha’ Ho’oponopono moments.
The Book of Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness & Healing by Luc Bodin, M.D., Nathalie Bodin-Lamboy, and Jean Graciet