When we observe the current state in the world whether looking at political situations, environmental changes, economic inequalities, or social injustice our minds can loop through different questions. Questions that might arise are:
What is the karma and destiny of those who go through tragedy and injustice?
Where do I take a stand and do my creative work?
Do I just surrender to all that is happening?
Is everything just perfect as it is unfolding right now?
Where do I have the power to create change?
Our minds will constantly loop around to different states and thought forms as this is what minds do. And on a mental level we often feel as if it we must understand everything that is happening.
This month I would like to bring us back to focusing on the basic principle of Medicine for the Earth that it is who we become that changes the world and not what we do.
There is an article that has been circulating the Internet. The article is about the work of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len in Hawaii. His work is a powerful example of putting “It is who we become that changes the world” into action.
The article that I read on Dr. Hew Len which is circulating the Internet was written by Joe Vitale. I was inspired after reading the article to do a web search on Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. The search revealed a number of interesting sites that provided more information.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len is a therapist who in Hawaii cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients without ever seeing them. He would study the inmate’s chart and then look within himself to see how he created the person’s illness. He did his own inner work and then that was reflected by an actual healing of the person.
Dr. Hew Len worked at Hawaii State Hospital for four years. He worked with the ward that was filled by what was labeled the criminally insane. The staff and psychologists quit on a regular basis as the work there was so difficult and dangerous.
Dr. Hew Len actually healed the part of himself that created them. He believes that the total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life – simply because it is in your life – is your responsibility. He believes that the entire world is your creation.
We know this belief from different spiritual teachings and I speak about this in the Medicine for the Earth work.
Dr. Hew Len works with the Hawaiian tradition of ho’oponopono which means loving yourself. He works with the tradition that to heal others you must heal yourself.
When Dr. Hew Len would read the files of the patients he would just keep saying, “I’m sorry” and “I love you” over and over again.
The end result was after a few months of working in this way patients that were shackled began to walk freely, some patients got off their heavy medications, and some patients were actually released.
The staff had a turn around and began to enjoy showing up the work. There was more staff than was needed as patients kept being released.
And to add to this remarkable story today the ward is closed.
Dr. Hew Len is now 70 years old and is somewhat a reclusive. But what a powerful teaching he has shared with us.
It takes us back to the work in Medicine for the Earth where we look at what we are projecting onto the others and in the world. In order to change the world we must change ourselves first.
In the words of Gandhi we must be the change we want to see.
I hope this story provides you with inspiration to really look at how you are continuing the practices we have been working with together over the years on our outer world is a reflection of our own inner state.
Keep doing the work – it really does make a difference.
One of my friends did do a search on Dr. Hew Len and found this prayer in an article on him and the practice of ho’oponopono:
“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, cut all the negative memories, blocks, energies and vibrations and transmute these unwanted energies to pure light…And it is done.”
And of course you can work with his shorter version of:
“I’m sorry, and I love you.”
The full moon is October 6. Let’s continue to spin and weave a beautiful web of light filled with love within and throughout this great earth touching the hearts of all.