Friday, October 17, 2008
"Only God works, and I do my cleaning": Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len
The movie The Secret (2006) popularized the Law of Attraction. According to it, our thoughts create our reality by magnetizing events and circumstances that correspond to their "vibration". Some say that through using this Law, we can manifest our dreams at will.
"The Secret explains with simplicity the law that is governing all lives, and offers the knowledge of how to create -- intentionally and effortlessly -- a joyful life. This is the secret to everything -- the secret to unlimited happiness, love, health and prosperity."
Millions of people including Oprah Winfrey have embraced this movie's teachings; new "Law of Attraction" books, coaches, and training programs seem to appear every day. These programs teach people to formulate and affirm intentions for what they want in their lives.
Some have found, however, that this Law may not always "work" as consciously planned -- especially if unconscious "counter-intentions" are also present. In fact, if books such as The User Illusion by Tor Norretranders are correct, unconscious processes outnumber our conscious affirmations. Teachers like Paul Bauer and Joe Vitale offer programs to "clear" such counter-intentions so that manifestation may continue as desired.
Interesting questions arise about all this, though. Can human intention encompass all that Divinity might want to offer? Could our intentions even be limiting in some way?
Ho'oponopono's answer is that this limitation can indeed happen, and might even explain why, as Mabel Katz says, "The Secret doesn't always work." If billions of complicated memories are circulating within us, surely some of these can cloud our experience. In addition, regular connection with Divinity may be the easiest way to stay clear.
For Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Divinity is the only thing that really "works". Perhaps this might be something The Secret didn't describe. "Only God works. I do my cleaning to be one with God . . . and God will give me what I need," says Dr. Hew Len.
Those interested in hearing directly from Dr. Hew Len and Mabel Katz might appreciate a short, entertaining video. See what Dr. Hew Len says gets in our way, and enjoy Mabel's Spanish translations too!
Mabel Katz and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, on Ho'oponopono:
For me, it's reassuring to learn a way to stay connected to Divinity within -- even when my more limited human consciousness tries to assert control. Continuously cleaning (saying "I love you", for instance, or drinking blue solar water, etc) allows manifestation of what Dr. Hew Len calls "what's right and perfect for us."
Tuned into and inspired by Divinity, we can act definitively. In fact we must! Our cleaning clears the way for these activities to come from Divine Inspiration rather than collective memory stuff. I'm not perfect at it, but am enjoying the journey.
Peace Begins with Me,