Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Cleaning, Apologies, and Clarity
It seems I wasn't clear in transmitting the purpose(s) of this blog the other day. I have offended at least one person, and I apologize for this.
From Kalea (Sunny) I received this comment that illustrated my unclarity:
"I have an issue with what you've written and would like you to clarify this on your blog so your readers won't be misled!!!
You wrote: This blog focuses on Self-Identity through Ho'oponopono as taught by Morrnah Simeona, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Mabel Katz, and the Foundation of I. Though it especially reaches out to people in healing professions as they work with patients or clients, its information may interest others too.
Pam, please clarify "what" specifically reaches out to people in healing professions...and may interest "others" too. Are you talking about your blog or ho'oponopono. Because if it's ho'oponopono that you are writing about, you are completely wrong. I am 100 percent Hawaiian and my family has been practicing Ho'oponopono as far back as I can track in our ancestry. How dare you even imply this. This was a practice to "make things right" among families. I can see why someone wrote to you and asked "Who do you think you are". You need to think before you start writing down your opinions, or at least research what you are writing about. I am highly offended that you would even imply such a notion. I will clean on this, trust me."
Thank you, Kalea (Sunny) for writing to me, and offering this opportunity for cleaning and clarification. I am grateful to you, your family, relatives, and ancestors for another chance to make things right.
You're absolutely correct that since ancient times, Ho'oponopono has helped countless families correct errors in thought, word, and deed. Ho'oponopono is a process that applies to us all, no matter what our backgrounds.
Morrnah Simeona "updated" this process that families and other groups have been using for generations, to "Self-Identity through Ho'oponopono" -- the form I've been learning about and working with. I am imperfect with it, of course. Morrnah taught that one could do this process within one's self, appealing to Divinity within rather than requiring all family or group members to be present. I am grateful to Morrnah, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, the Foundation of I, Mabel Katz, and all others who are helping me learn also.
I did not mean to imply that Self-Identity through Ho'oponopono reaches out only to those in healing professions.
But my blog, "Ho'oponopono for the Doctor's Soul," began as a way to chronicle my learning about the nature of healing. Also it may help wake up my colleagues as I'm being awakened.
Both Morrnah and Dr. Hew Len have taught that doctors and therapists who think patients come to them to be "fixed" or "healed", are mistaken. There is nothing wrong, nothing needing to be fixed in these people; it is only shared memories or data (presenting as patients' problems) that needs to be cleaned or "erased" within us. Through these problems that cause them to suffer, patients show us what also needs healing in ourselves. If there were no shared memories, these people would not come to us. When they do, we can choose to either engage with the memories, or "clean" (appeal to Divinity within) as we do our work.
This has been a major revelation to me, requiring me to completely reassess my inner and outer work. It is an evolving process.
"Ho'oponopono for the Doctor's Soul" hopes to illustrate this aspect especially to healthcare providers willing to consider it. My little blog is one small voice, but it is a voice nevertheless.
People in healing professions are burning out in record numbers, and misperceptions about why we're here may be one reason. So this blog reaches out especially to health professionals of all varieties. If we in healing professions begin to understand that we're here to clear our own memories that patients or clients are showing us, we may exercise our choice to clean and be free. Suffering less, we're then better able to better hear others.
Downstream, there are profound benefits of this inner approach to what we deal with every day. Dr. Hew Len has told me often enough, "If you clean your own stuff, everyone else will be fine." His experience with patients at Hawaii State Hospital in the 1980's showed this clearly. The benefits could extend to our planet itself -- I don't know, but am open to possibility.
I think of so many colleagues in pain; those of us who are also patients suffer too. What a breath of fresh air if we could all be free of notions that there is something wrong with us needing to be fixed! I cleaned for months before starting this blog, and finally did as inspired. Both it and I are imperfect, but we offer ourselves anyway.
People of all professions and backgrounds can use the Ho'oponopono process in their lives, so all might be interested in the blog's material. This is what I meant in my last post. I hope they will be; maybe they'll also pass along whatever seems useful to their doctors, therapists, or whoever is assisting them.
Many people acting as caregivers for someone at home can use these principles to sustain themselves too. Dr. Hew Len and Mabel Katz frequently remind us to care for ourselves; only then can we be present for anyone else. Ho'oponopono includes all beings everywhere -- humans, other animals, plants, minerals, and probably substances and beings we've never even heard of.
Thank you again for writing to me, Kalea (Sunny), and showing me that I need to be clear. I do my best to clean, even though I know I don't know what all I'm cleaning in any moment. I will keep at it anyway.
Blessings and gratitude,
Peace Begins with Me