Anticipatory Ho'oponopono: Clean and Ask First

This past weekend marked a first for me, but more importantly for Ho'oponopono.

Not only was this my first time to help staff a training seminar, but it was also the first time that "Health Ho'oponopono: Basic I and Your Health" has ever been offered.

Over 2 days Kikikipa Kretzer, PhD presented basic principles and processes of Self-Identity Through Ho'oponopono as developed by Kahuna Lapa'au Morrnah Simeona -- and also focused on using these processes with health concerns.

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.

Peace Begins with Me,


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