It all begins with me … ??

From Steinbrecher (p. 38):

By searching out and healing that inner part of myself which participates in the particular manifestation of negativity or unconsciousness, my outer world improves.  I understood that no one can do anything harmful or destructive to anyone else unless the inner unconscious projections of both parties set them up to do so.  There is no one to blame for each person creates the reality that person experiences.  Our negative experiences of an individual are the inescapable results of our own unconsciousness in thought, word, and deed.

One of my initial thoughts upon sitting with this insight is, “no wonder this hasn’t become more “popular.”  If indeed there is truth held here, it is certainly unsettling.  As I look around me, seeing the “mess,” it’s a bit easier to deal with if I have little (or nothing) to do with, in the least, most of what I see.  Afterall, if this is my movie playing, everyone else has theirs … right?  And if I’m responsible for my stuff, then they are responsible for theirs … right?   Hmmmmm … I wonder.  We, or at least “I,” like to take each concept or thought and form it just right … so I can wrap it up nice and neat … with a bow on top.  Silly, eh?  But I suspect we all at least try to do this.  It just doesn’t work well.  The wrapping never quite comes out right.

But … back to the excerpt.  Another thought came to me … a reminder from a while back of a story told of a man who employed a simple technique to prompt healing for many folks he seemingly had no connection with … at least prior to his arising onto their screen.

Here is the link to one telling of the story.

The man at its center, Dr. Hew Len, appears quite humble.  The technique he employs, Ho’opoponopono, demands one come in just that manner.  To give you a feel for this man’s character, all you have to do is listen to him.  Indeed, the message he brings is challenging, albeit quite simple

Excerpts:

Simply put, Ho’opoponopono is based on the knowledge that anything that happens to you or that you perceive, the  entire world where you live is your creation and thus is entirely your responsibility.  One hundred percent, no exceptions.
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It’s your responsibility doesn’t mean it’s your fault, it means you’re responsible for healing yourself in order to heal whatever or whoever it is that appears to you as a problem.
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How do you heal yourself with Ho’opoponopono?  Three steps: by recognizing that whatever comes to you is your creation, the outcome of bad memories buried in your mind; by regretting whatever errors of body, speech, and mind caused those bad memories and by requesting Divine Intelligence within yourself to release those memories, to set you free.
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Dr. Hew Len uses the simplest of formulas … Whenever a matter arises … addressing the Divine within:  I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you.

Pretty wild eh?

Is it “real” … valid?  Or is it just another way for someone to make a few bucks?  Each of us will ultimately be a judge … or perhaps we’ll simply sidestep the whole thing.

As for me, this has been humbling.  I’ve been here before … around and ’round I go … and I find myself here, considering something that caught my attention some time ago … but yet I set it aside.  I remember even practicing it to a slight degree.  A slight degree.  Perhaps that’s the reason it was set aside.  Easily distracted am I … or at least that’s how it seems.  Or perhaps I’m just like most, expecting instantaneous results with as little effort as possible.  To some degree … I see it.

Dr. Hew Len says however, this is not fast food.  The cleaning of memories requires a lot of concentration and persistence and is an unending job.  But the results is what he calls “Zero Limits,” a state where one is free from the past …

When life flows as this, bringing a similar message in varied manner, I tend to pay attention.  I see the Golden Thread emerging in different fabrics.  There is something here for me, uncomfortable as it may be to accept that “it all begins with me.”  Perhaps I will linger a bit longer than before … an evening before a white tablecloth vs. a Big Mac on the run …

Time will certainly tell the story.

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