Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ho'oponopono: Some Things Just Take a Little Longer to "Show"
I had to laugh on seeing this quotation from the Dalai Lama -- it reminded me so much of teachings from Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and Morrnah Simeona. How often have YOU questioned whether your Ho'oponopono cleaning "does any good"?
While laughing, I'm also acknowledging that my human sense of time is probably very different from that of Divinity's.
On the Big Island of Hawaii there is an active volcano: Kilauea. It's said to be the home of Pele, the volcano goddess described in Hawaiian chants as "She Who Shapes the Land." Kilauea has erupted some 34 times since 1952, and has been continually active since 1983. (see my photo above)
When I was on Hawaii in February, only smoke was coming from the crater -- and yet in previous years I've seen lava flowing into the sea from the volcano's east flank. Land is being created constantly, no matter what stage of "work" we can see at present.
Geologists estimate Kilauea's first eruption to have been 300,000 - 600,000 years ago. My human brain cannot imagine being alive that long, much less brewing all that time. And Pele's still at it!
Even more fascinating to me, a new island, Loihi, is forming about 30 km southeast of Kilauea and about 3000 feet underwater. If this seamount keeps erupting and growing, it should see sky in about 100,000 years.
This shows me that I could be cleaning, have no idea what is happening outside my awareness, and yet "something" IS happening. My cleaning is not linear, in the way that B follows A in the alphabet. It is not a case of, "Say 'I love you' three times daily for 3 days and then on day 4 a miracle will occur. It might, and it might not.
Our human minds so frequently dwell in the past or strive towards the future, neglecting the present which actually creates the future. What I do now DOES have effects, only I may not be able to "see" them immediately. If I want to I can struggle and complain -- or I can accept what is here now, and clean with it.
I struggle with so many things, and it gets me nowhere. I am cleaning with Ho'oponopono, allowing myself to be "now here". Yes, even though I can't see the results (which could be way underwater right now) and even though I get upset and confused sometimes.
As Eckhart Tolle says: "Accept -- then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life."
I decided to make a little sign for my desk, saying "Peace Begins With Me," as a constant reminder to clean while working with patients. Dr. Hew Len told me that Morrnah had one of these on her desk also.
Maybe Morrnah and Eckhart would have been friends, had they known each other. I'm sure she knew all about Pele, and that some work takes a little longer to "show". :-)
Peace Begins with Me,