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"It [Mana] is a living, breathing essence that the wise can pluck from the air at will and then like a master artist, mold it into something beautiful."
-- Syd Banks, "Second Chance"
Anticipatory Ho'oponopono: Clean and Ask First
This past weekend marked a first for me, but more importantly for Ho'oponopono.
Dr. Kretzer shared cleaning tools and ways of responding to health issues, when these are the opportunities that arise. Memories can manifest or express in our lives in all kinds of ways, including health conditions like hypertension, heart disease, depression, cancer, etc. Ho'oponopono sees these as opportunities to "clean" as much as any other.
We had a small, intimate group of people who traveled to Colorado Springs from all over. One woman drove 18 hours straight to get there, arriving breathlessly just before Dr. Kretzer began on Saturday morning.
Did you ever wonder what goes on BEFORE a Ho'oponopono seminar? It's much more involved than you might imagine, even though all seminars require planning and organization.
For instance, did you realize that as soon as you register for a Ho'oponopono training, you, your family, relatives, and ancestors plus the land you live on are cleaned on from then until the seminar itself? Your presence in the seminar -- either in person or absentee -- is viewed as an opportunity for Ho'oponopono presenters and staff to clean. You would not show up unless this were so.
And did you know that even the room is prepared and spiritually cleansed before anyone ever comes in? Of course the hotel or other facility staff does its usual work as for any other gathering, but much more goes into the spiritual preparation of a "Ho'oponopono" room than I ever realized before. Dr. Hew Len often says, "This room is sacred." Preparations this weekend showed me more clearly how this is so.
With each step in preparing the room, specific guidelines are followed; these in turn are inspired by Divinity. In fact, no step is taken in the process without cleaning and asking Divinity first. In a way, it's like anticipatory Ho'oponopono.
Many people think Ho'oponopono is only to be used when "problems" (actually memories manifesting) show up. But Ho'oponopono cleaning can also be a preparatory, potentially preemptive process that we can use before any event.
It doesn't even have to be an entire seminar we're preparing for -- it can be as simple as going to work or answering the phone.
Before picking up the phone, we can mentally say, "I love you" or use another Ho'oponopono tool as inspired. When considering options or being asked a question, we can pause, use a cleaning tool, and ask Divinity within for guidance. Then we can listen. Sometimes we'll get a clear impression, other times we might not.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len often says that when the answer seems especially humorous, "goofy", or illogical, it's more likely to be Divinity's response. This is a very helpful reminder for thinkers like me. :-) Perhaps it's Divinity's way of saying, "You don't need to worry; I've got your back."
I'm grateful to Dr. Kretzer for giving me opportunity to work with her in this seminar; she's a wonderful teacher and delightful person as well. I might add that she knows exactly where all the best ice cream places are in Manitou Springs! That's where the weary go after all the work is done . . . enjoying breathtaking views at Garden of the Gods too.
Anyone who missed this last weekend's event has another chance July 25-26, 2009. Dr. Kretzer will be presenting the same material with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, also in Colorado Springs, CO. Happily, I'll be there again. If you feel inspired to join us, we welcome you. To register, please click here.
Many people think that in order to do Ho'oponopono properly, we must direct our cleaning efforts towards particular problems that arise in our lives. Examples might be traffic jams, financial crises, health issues, or arguments with family members. I used to think this too. Thus, I wanted to know specifically how to "clean" with whatever problem was happening, when it was happening. What particular process or tool should be used for each? More importantly, I wanted to know exactly "what" I was cleaning with at any particular time -- in order to pick the right tool, of course. And if I was doing it well enough, the problem should clear up, right? :-) I must have thought my intellectual mind was in charge of things, even though I had many times read Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len's article, "Who's in Charge?" . From that article: "Memories replaying dictate what the Subconscious Mind experiences. The Subconscious Mind
This is a very brief video conversation with Morrnah Simeona and Dr. Ihaleakala Lew Len. Morrnah passed into spirit in Germany, in 1992. The sincerity in both of them comes through for me. Morrnah became known for "updating" the ancient Ho'oponopono process of correcting errors and making things right, for modern times. She termed her method "Self-I-dentity Through Ho'oponopono." They speak of allowing Divinity to help each of us heal ourselves and our relationships through repentance, forgiveness, and transmutation -- the last of which, only Divinity can do. They point out that Divinity created us, not any other person. The traditional Ho'oponopono process involved an entire group of people, moderated by an elder who might make suggestions to dissipate family conflict. Here, Morrnah explains that her amendments rely on each person's bonding directly with Divinity, rather than relying on any other human to solve his or her problems. Further, she