Exploring Mana, the pure energy of Love that holds this world together. This infuses all our lives, and brings forth healing, creativity, and beauty.
"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"
Ho'oponopono and Questions: A Perfect Time for "Thank You"
The ancient Hawaiian process of Ho'oponopono evokes all kinds of reactions -- wonderment, confusion, defiance, impatience, and peace are only a few. Having attended many training seminars, I've always appreciated the questions people ask. These are in me also.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len often invites questions, and yet it can feel intimidating to ask them. I myself have asked many, and I'm sure I've exceeded his exasperation limit from time to time. :-) Even after those times, he's sincerely thanked me and others.
That's right. Once the answer is provided, the question-asker often says "Thank you." But then after that, Dr. Hew Len often says, "Oh no, thank YOU."
Why would anyone say "thank you" for exasperating questions?
Questions arise in us because we're unclear, and revealing this might feel embarrassing. Yet, they're also opportunities to clean -- in fact this is the only reason they come up.
If no one in the room had this issue or memory "in" them, the question would simply evaporate. The issue can even be within the person teaching the seminar. Thus when someone asks about it (possibly not recognizing its timeliness for others too) cleaning can happen right there.
Maybe the more something exasperates us, the more it's a "live" issue or memory in us -- and it's asking for release. So THANK YOU, dear question askers, for giving my memories words. I can let them go, now, because you've reminded me.
Can you imagine being given any greater gift than that?
There's a game called "Ice Breakers" on the internet. In this game, multi-colored squares of "ice" are arranged in a moving puzzle. The object is to match same-colored blocks 3-4 at a time, by shifting them around as you can. When you make these matches, ZAP! The blocks are carried off, and then more come. There are obstacles and many, many rounds. You win a round when you "zap" enough matched blocks.
Of course, I've never gotten all the way through the game (yet).
We're all full of such multicolored memories that block Inspiration from coming through. When someone asks a question, it can match something in us . . . and we can choose to clean. Then, ZAP! Divinity can transmute it. Of course more blocks come -- it's life's ongoing process.
In Ho'oponopono, our purpose in life is to clean clogged-up memories, breaking the ice in our hearts and recognizing who we really are (Self-Identity). Fueled by Divine Inspiration, there are endless ways to do this. Learning about many more cleaning tools -- and how to get our own personal ones as well -- is part of Ho'oponopono training seminars. I am grateful.
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
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
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