Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ho'oponopono, Homeopathy, and that Precious "Zero" State

Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Listening to a patient yesterday, I was struck yet again with the overlap between what I do as a homeopathic physician, and Ho'oponopono.

The woman described a situation where she had been extremely upset, lost in an avalanche of emotion.  One painful feeling tapped into another, defenses erupted, and she felt herself flame up like a bonfire, unable to stop or let go. Even though something inside told her "this is not right -- back off," she couldn't.

The specific triggers could be different for each of us, but this is what it's generally like when we lose our center.  Very important in this scenario: even while this woman was immersed in her swirl of pain,  part of her stood outside and could "watch", or witness, what was happening.  She had not been aware of that previously.

The homeopathic remedy I had given her -- a deep-acting one prescribed specifically for her individual disturbance -- gave relief when she re-dosed herself.  Homeopathic remedies stimulate our own innate healing capacities (or Vital Force), and this takes over to bring us back to center again.  This Vital Force is always present in us.  Always.

This doesn't mean our disturbances won't still "flare" from time to time.  On the path of healing, they do.   When we're healthy, we're resilient enough to deal with things without getting lost in an emotional avalanche.  Or even if we do temporarily "lose it", we can re-equilibrate within a short time.

An accurate remedy is there to support us when we can't seem to find our center on our own.

The "zero" point in Ho'oponopono -- where we take responsibility for, and clean with anything we perceive as a problem -- allows an experience of peace, quietness, and stillness.  No more old dramas, ancient resentments, or dialogs about "what I should have said to her", blah blah blah, are running.  It's only from this point, the "zero point", that new ideas -- inspiration -- can come in.   Otherwise we are being run by the Same Old Stuff.

With true healing, we can experience more and more of this state.  Others can be as they are, and still we feel peace.  We are resilient, unperturbed.  

This is what I have seen over and over with people in their homeopathic healing process: the situations which used to drive them to distraction,  no longer do.  And in the process they learn about -- and begin to genuinely love -- themselves.    It means embracing of all things within themselves and others, all manner of strengths and failings, from a position of non-judgment. 

Grace returns.

As I listen to my patients, I am also cleaning through Ho'oponopono.  Among many other things, I often clean with my need to "help" them, and to find the "right" remedy.  As a professional, of course I want to serve people as well as I can. But I don't want to get so worked up about being "good" at what I do that it obscures what they're showing.  Seeing clearly leads precisely to a homeopathic remedy that can assist them in the manner above.

It is only from this point of "zero" -- that peace, non-judgment, and clarity -- that I can let go of my personal stuff and see what the patient is showing and telling me.  Inspiration can then come in, not anything "rote".  

And of course, we never know for sure that we're at "zero", so we keep cleaning -- asking Divinity's forgiveness for our unconsciousness, and inviting Divinity's  help.  Only Divinity can transmute -- or vaporize -- whatever memories are running within us and showing up at this time.  That's why Dr. Hew Len will always tell you:  "I'm only here to clean".  He means it.  I have taken him at his word, and practicing this process has helped me more than I can say.    

Morrnah has truly left us with a gift.    Others like Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Mabel Katz, IZI LLC, and Joe Vitale have helped spread this gift further throughout the world.  In my view, it's much needed.

Joe Vitale has made a new resource available: some free video clips of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and himself teaching about Ho'oponopono at the Zero Limits III seminar last year.  Right now, only Video #1 is available, but Joe promises two more in coming days.  I don't know if this series will ultimately end with a sales offer of some kind.  But still there is value here -- especially for the millions of people who have not yet heard about Ho'oponopono.  I like the way he highlights specific aspects of Ho'oponopono -- so far, Dr. Hew Len talking about knowing who you are, and the importance of that Zero state. 

Here's the link:    Enjoy!

Peace begins with me,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ho'oponopono Cleaning with Diet Coke Addiction

Ho'oponopono deals with all kinds of human problems, seeing them as distorted memories retained unconsciously within us.  

Choosing to use any of the various Ho'oponopono cleaning tools invites Divinity to "erase" these memories, transmuting them into pure energy -- bringing us back to "zero" at the same time.  Through this process, we can experience relief from suffering.
It has always intrigued me that there are cleaning tools relating to addictions, which also are seen as the manifestation of memories needing release.  All kinds of addictions -- such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, food binging and starvation, sex, and intense attachments to other persons, etc -- are examples.  

Among many cleaning tools shared at Ho'oponopono training seminars, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len teaches about Lehua Honey -- and this one can be used with addictions.   Made from beautiful red lehua flowers growing on 'Ohi'a trees in Hawaii,  it's only available 3 months a year.  But someone was inspired with a cleaning process involving this honey, which can be eaten or used mentally.  

I asked him about this in conversation, and he casually commented that blue solar water works too.   

I don't know if he knew it, but I have long struggled with a tenacious addiction to Diet Coke.  (Perhaps this declared itself to him, as he is known to be a "seer.")   I also don't know why I drink the stuff -- it contains aspartame, a  known excitotoxin that can overstimulate and possibly damage or kill brain cells.  Who in their right mind would offer their neurons such poison?  Especially someone who knows about the science of both these substances and addiction?  Uncanny.

I have tried to stop many times.  I can desist for a week or two, always drifting back to drinking at least one can or medium-sized bottle a day.   Is this nutty or what?  No, it's like an alcoholic who tries to stop drinking when s/he knows it's damaging health, but the lure of the drug is chronic and enticing.  I've tried to substitute other carbonated waters, and colas sweetened with Stevia.  No help there either.   Only Diet Coke will do.  

On top of it, a family member was recently diagnosed with dementia.  Not only does this explain some of his erratic behavior,  but it also tells me to care more faithfully for every precious neuron I have.

So, I've been cleaning rigorously with this problem, including drinking blue solar water till it comes out my ears . . . . and elsewhere.   :-)   

Despite everything, this afternoon I had STILL not yet firmly committed to stopping my addiction.  I had continued to keep 2 liters of Diet Coke in the refrigerator, right next to my blue solar water.   It's clear:  I am very firmly in its grasp.

Along about 2 pm, I craved my "fix".  So I went to the fridge, and pulled out my first liter of deliciously cold buzz-juice.  I could almost taste the fizz in my mouth.  I twisted the cap, but it seemed stuck somehow.  I kept working with it until my hand was sore.  Strange.  No matter, I thought. I'll just set this one aside and use the other for now.

I pulled out liter #2 . . . tried to twist open the cap . . . and it wouldn't open either!  How in the world could this be??  I got out some pliers to grip the bottle cap more fiercely.  They kept slipping.  I tried knocking the bottle top on the counter -- no results.   Both bottle caps sat there tauntingly, with nary a sign of my battle.  It was a standoff.

Then I realized -- whoa!  Could there be a message in this, at all?  hmmmm.  Those Diet Coke bottles had been right next to my blue solar water ones.   Maybe I'll try some of that.  The bottle opened easily, no problem. And the water itself tasted DELICIOUS!   It always does, to me . . . except this time, I'd been wanting Diet Coke. 

Remarkably, after a glass of fresh, cold blue solar water, the Diet Coke lost its appeal.  Rather, it seemed that this water was much nicer tasting to me.

I don't know how the next few days will go, but I threw out the Diet Coke and don't plan to buy any more.  Before today, I've never had any trouble whatsoever opening a bottle of it.  I could imagine this happening with one bottle, but TWO??  No, to me something's going on.  Ho'oponopono is like that: very, very weird.  I'm thanking my Inner Child as well, knowing she must have been doing some powerful cleaning too.

And, I'm making more blue solar water as soon as the sun comes up in the morning.  We'll be going through a lot more of it, from now on. 

Thank you Morrnah, for updating Ho'oponopono as you did -- and thank you Dr. Hew Len, for seeing into me.   And if anyone reading this has a similar addiction, thank you also for cleaning along with me.

Peace begins with me,