I was recently reading a brilliantly written book called "Zero Limits" by Joe Vitale which takes the reader on part of the author's personal journey to find and integrate the teachings of an ancient spiritual cleansing ritual called Self I-Dentity through Ho'oponopono (SITH).
In the words of the founder of The Foundation of I which created SITH, the late Morrnah Simeona said that "we can appeal to Divinity who knows our personal blueprint, for healing of all thoughts and memories that are holding us back at this time."
The word Ho'oponopono means to make right, to rectify an error. Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa'au, was the designer and developer of the updated Ho'oponopono training. It was so effective that she was invited to teach this method at the United Nations, the World Health Organization and various institutions of healing throughout the world.
You can read more about the organisation and its wonderful work here:
The author of Zero Limits, Joe Vitale, was led to seek out this system of healing by hearing a remarkable story of a psychologist who healed an entire mental hospital full of the criminally insane without seeing a single patient. This man's name was Dr. Hew Len, a close friend of Morrnah. It took a period of about three years but is still a wonderful testimony to a power to which we all have access to.
For me, the process of SITH is remarkably similar to Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT). SITH is based on recognising and tapping into the Divinity within, that is to say the Higher Self, and asking for "cleaning" of the program that has been activated in the subconscious. In SRT, we speak of "clearing" instead of "cleaning" back to the void.
I must admit that I initially had trouble accepting that we are 100% responsible for any problem which we are witnessing. For example, if a client turns up with a problem, the therapist can solve the problem by cleaning himself or herself. However, upon due reflection, it makes perfect sense because of the nature of Reality.
In this time-space reality, we must start by being responsible for our own thoughts and feelings, learning not to blame outer circumstances and events for any discomfort in our own personal experience of Reality.
Esther and Jerry Hicks, who channel the consciousness known as Abraham, have been saying for many years that we must constantly seek to align ourselves with our Inner Being (Higher Self) through a deeper understanding of our own thoughts and feelings. As we heal our own self-limiting patterns, others around us will naturally change because our Inner Alignment will help them to come into alignment with the Higher Aspects of their own Selves.
As we come into alignment with our own Divinity we naturally become more aware that we are collectively responsible for each other and the state of our world because we all come from the same source and we are all ONE in truth.
Sai Baba says it best:
"Do not blame others by pointing out their faults.
You will find upon self-examination
that the faults you see in others are in you.
When you correct yourself, the world becomes correct."
In our day to day lives, we must work on changing ourselves, not others. However, by changing ourselves, we will be set free from the outer circumstances which seemingly hold us in bondage.
It is my feeling and understanding that in SITH and SRT, the healer may act as a mirror for the other person's consciousness. The SITH therapist, Dr. Hew Len, who healed the criminally insane made a Sacred Contract with the Divine to serve as a surrogate for the healing of each patient.
Mystic Christianity speaks of error consciousness as "sin" and that we must petition the Divine to rectify our errors in thought, word and deed. Jesus Christ always petitioned the Divine before doing any sort of healing by saying "My Father and I are one". Unfortunately, many people have been led away from their own Inner Divinity for so long that they do not understand this important inner meaning.
Each person's Soul creates challenges for him/her by downloading programs from the Akashic records. Often we meet others who mirror our thoughts and feelings back to us. We can "heal" them by healing ourselves but we must ask SPIRIT to do the clearing. If we see ourselves as being responsible from the personality level, it will led to further error, much of it very harmful to the individual taking on the "responsibility". We can only do it from a much higher level of being and knowing.
SITH and SRT are valid, remarkable systems of healing and deserve the attention and credit that they are receiving. They are slightly different in their approach but their core tenet is the same - that Divinity is within and that it is The Divine which orchestrates the healing by transmuting our errors into pure light.
Both systems allow us to be non-resistant because they help us to be in the "zero state", where there are no limitations. When we are not resisting life, we are allowing it... and miracles can and will happen.
When you are feeling resistance, say the following Ho'oponopono Prayer and ask, knowing it is done:
Divine creator, father, mother, son as one ...
If I, my family, relatives and ancestors have offended you,
your family, relatives and ancestors
in thoughts, words, deeds and actions
from the beginning of our creation to the present,
we ask your forgiveness ...
Let this cleanse, purify, release, and cut
all the negative memories, blocks, energies and vibrations
and transmute these unwanted energies to pure light
... And it is done.
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