I love the story of Dr. Hew Len, who closed down an institution for the criminally insane, just by repeating this Ho’oponopono (the ancient Hawaiian healing system) prayer over the files of each patient: “I love you; I’m sorry; Please forgive me; I love you.” The story illustrates my understanding that everything we experience is a reflection of our inner consciousness. In order to change your experience you must change your consciousness.

We who live in Hawai’i hold much beauty within ourselves to experience such splendor every day. Yet like people who live anywhere else, we suffer because of argumentative friends or partners, excess weight or physical illness, or larger issues such as war and economic conditions. We think if we change that person, or the body, or the political structure we will have a different experience. Dr. Hew Len would say these occurrences are the result of memories and beliefs in the subconscious mind (the unahipili) which, when cleared will help you to align with the divine mind (the Aumakua). The conscious mind (the uhane) will perceive a different reality when all aspects of mind are in alignment.

“…All problems begin as thought. But having a thought is not the problem…The problem is that all our thoughts are imbued with painful memories—memories of persons, places, or things. The intellect working alone can’t solve these problems because the intellect only manages. Managing things is no way to solve problems. You want to let them go! When you do Ho’oponopono…Divinity takes the painful thought and neutralizes or purifies it…(and releases it). So there is a brand new state.” These principles also govern hypnotherapy in which the client is guided to the core belief or initial event that, though long forgotten, gave rise to the issue or problem, eliminates it, and connects the client to the superconscious or divine perspective. Ho’oponopono and Hypnotherapy will change your mind and change your life. (Quotes from the book, “Zero Limits” by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len)