HJ: Cleansing our bodies is something many of us do regularly, but how often do we cleanse our minds? How often do we turn our focus inward to detoxify our minds of the habitual patterns and limiting beliefs that no longer serve us? While physical health is very important, mental health is just as important, if not even more so. In fact, research is proving that our beliefs and thoughts are the single largest factor in determining our health, and yet on the whole, most people are completely unaware of this relationship.
In fact, Dr. Lissa Rankin, in her book Mind Over Medicine, tells the story of when she worked at a hospital in inner city Chicago — that everyone there smoked, drank, ate poorly, didn’t exercise and so on. As you would imagine, they were sick and showed typical signs of unhealthful living. But then she moved out to San Francisco and began working in an affluent suburb where her patients ate organic food, exercised, engaged in regular cleansing and took vitamins and herbs. And they were just as sick as the people in inner city Chicago.
What then is the connection she found? That physical health is important, but that a persons state of mind is even more important. So important, in fact, that it overrides all other physical things we do to achieve health.
The Ancient Hawaiian Kahunas understood the power of the mind. So much so, in fact, that they formed their ‘religion’, Huna (translating to the ‘Secret’) around working with its forces. They understood the relationship between the conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind to such an incredibly detailed degree, that they were able to create a healing system that, to this day, is one of the most effective and powerful on the planet.
And the best part? The core of their system is focused on healing and cleansing the mind. They realized what science is just now rediscovering and ‘validating’ thousands of years ago. Truly an impressive accomplishment and a testament to the wisdom behind Ho’oponopono.
Below, Dr. Joe Vitale distills the essence of this healing system into 5 short but incredibly powerful techniques. Our advice is to practice them daily with committed focus and watch patiently as the very real changes unfold in your life like clockwork.
Ho’oponopono — Housecleaning for the Soul
By Dr. Joe Vitale | Mr Fire
After practicing Ho’oponopono for almost 10 years, it’s clear to me that the Hawaiians have a wonderful tool for clearing the data so that we can hear that still, small voice within, whether we call it God, the Divine, or Nature…As you practice Ho’oponopono, you clear the data in your sub-conscious (Unihipili), which frees you to hear the path the Divine has waiting for you. The more you clear the lower self of its programming, the more your higher self (Aumakua) can guide your way.
The more you clean, the more you receive inspiration from the Devine. The only thing to clean is what you feel inside. The only goal is freedom-to be at Zero.
The world is made up of data, and it’s that data that needs to be cleaned. But we can only perceive all that data from within. In other words, there’s nothing out there. It’s all inside you. That’s where you experience problems-and that’s where the cleaning needs to be done.
But what is the right way to clean? If cleaning is the number one most important thing to do and the core of the entire Zero Limits process, how do you do it accurately?
Although there’s no one right way to clean, I’ve found these five ideas work well for me and for others who’ve followed them:
1. Notice something wrong. This can be triggered by a thought, another person, an event, or anything else. This is the stimulus. Before Zero Limits, you notice a problem you consider out there. After Zero Limits, you realize the problem is inside. No one can make you mad or upset; you do that inside yourself from what you perceive outside yourself. Whatever the case, the first step is to notice you don’t feel good. You’re angry, upset, worried, scared, or any other of a wide range of emotions and feelings that could be labeled as unhappy.
2. Start to clean on the feeling. It’s not about cleaning on the other person, the thought, the situation, or anything out there. Again, the problem is inside. I’m the one aware of a problem. I’m the one who has to clean it. Saying, “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” and, “Thank you,” is the way to clean. You can say them in any order. I say them nonstop in my mind while feeling the problem as I perceive it. And I say them to the Divine.
3. You can use other cleaning methods. For example, my mentor Dr. Hew Len explained blue solar water and how it could help us: “Take a blue glass, any color blue, and pour regular tap water into it. Put the bottle in the sunlight or under a light bulb (not fluorescent light) for 15 to 60 minutes. It will solarize the water. You can add it to your drinking water, or any way that you use water. It’s wonderful if you have pets, and in any cooking you do. I love to put it in my laundry. I even spray my car’s tires before I go on a trip. Blue solar water is a cleaning tool. Drink it or use it any way that you’re using water.”
4. Let go until prompted to take inspired action. Dr. Hew Len once told me that he cleans on a decision three times. If the answer is the same after those cleanings, he takes action on it. This means that if I get an impulse to do something to resolve the perceived problem, I might clean on it three times before I actually take any action. This is a way to ensure the action is coming from inspiration and not memory.
Everyone wants a shortcut to cleaning and reaching Zero. I do, too. But that very impatience needs cleaning. Wanting something right now is memory playing out, urging us to get instant gratification. It’s data. The Divine has no time and no urgency. Wanting things to unfold faster than they unfold is a wonderful opportunity to clean.
I keep cleaning because it makes me feel lighter, happier, and healthier. It’s a fast-track way for me to remove the data in my being so that I can get closer to the Divine. It’s also easy, effortless, and free.
There is more insight into how to make Ho’oponopono work for you, in Joe Vitale’s new book At Zero: The Quest for Miracles through Ho’oponopono, the sequel to his international bestseller, Zero Limits.
Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from At Zero: The Final Secrets to “Zero Limits” The Quest for Miracles Through Ho’oponopono by Joe Vitale. Copyright (c) 2014 by Joe Vitale. All rights reserved. This book is available at all bookstores and online booksellers.
Joe Vitale is the author of At Zero: The Quest for Miracles through Ho’oponoponoand Zero Limits, The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More. He is a,globally respected bestselling author, speaker, musician, healer, and star of such blockbuster films as The Secret. Dr. Vitale is an authentic practitioner of modern Ho’oponopono, a certified Reiki healer, certified Chi Kung practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified NLP practitioner, ordained minister, and holds a doctorate in metaphysical science. He has written more than 50 life-changing books, including The Attractor Factor and Life’s Missing Instruction Manual. For more on At Zero and Ho’oponopono, go to http://www.MrFire.com