Monday, July 31, 2006

The Ultimate Healing

I received the following as a forward, and while I am unable to verify the story, the message is so compelling I decided it's worth sharing "even if" it's apocryphal. This is mega-healing: for the Middle East, for the planet, for your own heart and soul and thus, the heart and soul of the world. Enjoy.


by Joe Vitale

Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients--without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.

When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself? How could even the best self-improvement master cure the criminally insane? It didn't make any sense. It wasn't logical, so I dismissed the story.

However, I heard it again a year later. I heard that the therapist had used a Hawaiian healing process called ho'oponopono. I had never heard of it, yet I couldn't let it leave my mind. If the story was at all true, I had to know more. I had always understood "total responsibility" to mean that I am responsible for what I think and do. Beyond that, it's out of my hands. I think that most people think of total responsibility that way. We're responsible for what we do, not what anyone else does--but that's wrong.

The Hawaiian therapist who healed those mentally ill people would teach me an advanced new perspective about total responsibility. His name is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. We probably spent an hour talking on our first phone call. I asked him to tell me the complete story of his work as a therapist.

He explained that he worked at Hawaii State Hospital for four years.

That ward where they kept the criminally insane was dangerous.

Psychologists quit on a monthly basis. The staff called in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through that ward with their backs against the wall, afraid of being attacked by patients. It was not a pleasant place to live, work, or visit.

Dr. Len told me that he never saw patients. He agreed to have an office and to review their files. While he looked at those files, he would work on himself. As he worked on himself, patients began to heal.

"After a few months, patients that had to be shackled were being allowed to walk freely," he told me. "Others who had to be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no chance of ever being released were being freed." I was in awe. "Not only that," he went on, "but the staff began to enjoy coming to work.

Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the staff was showing up to work. Today, that ward is closed."

This is where I had to ask the million-dollar question: "What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to change?"

"I was simply healing the part of me that created them," he said. I didn't understand. Dr. Len explained that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life--simply because it is in your life--is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation.

Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life. This means that terrorist activity, the president, the economy or anything you experience and don't like--is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you.

I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility, but as I spoke with Dr. Len, I began to realize that healing for him and in ho'oponopono means loving yourself.

If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone, even a mentally ill criminal you do it by healing you.

I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself. What was he doing, exactly, when he looked at those patients' files?

"I just kept saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' over and over again," he explained.

"That's it?"

"That's it."

Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world.

Let me give you a quick example of how this works: one day, someone sent me an email that upset me. In the past I would have handled it by working on my emotional hot buttons or by trying to reason with the person who sent the nasty message.

This time, I decided to try Dr. Len's method. I kept silently saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you,' I didn't say it to anyone in particular. I was simply evoking the spirit of love to heal within me what was creating the outer circumstance.

Within an hour I got an e-mail from the same person. He apologized for his previous message. Keep in mind that I didn't take any outward action to get that apology. I didn't even write him back. Yet, by saying 'I love you,' I somehow healed within me what was creating him.

I later attended a ho'oponopono workshop run by Dr. Len. He's now 70 years old, considered a grandfatherly shaman, and is somewhat reclusive.

He praised my book, The Attractor Factor. He told me that as I improve myself, my book's vibration will raise, and everyone will feel it when they read it. In short, as I improve, my readers will improve.

"What about the books that are already sold and out there?" I asked.

"They aren't out there," he explained, once again blowing my mind with his mystic wisdom. "They are still in you." In short, there is no out there. It would take a whole book to explain this advanced technique with the depth it deserves.

Suffice It to say that whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there's only one place to look: inside you. When you look, do it with love.


The words of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len:

"Ho'oponopono is really very simple. For the ancient Hawaiians, all problems begin as thought. But having a thought is not the problem. So what's 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, what happens is that the Divinity takes the painful thought and neutralizes or purifies it. You don't purify the person, place, or thing. You neutralize the energy you associate with that person, place, or thing. So the first stage of Ho'oponopono is the purification of that energy.

Now something wonderful happens. Not only does that energy get neutralized; it also gets released, so there's a brand new slate. Buddhists call it the Void. The final step is that you allow the Divinity to come in and fill the void with light.

To do Ho'oponopono, you don't have to know what the problem or error is. All you have to do is notice any problem you are experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, whatever. Once you notice, your responsibility is to immediately begin to clean, to say, 'I'm sorry. Please forgive me.'"

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hotter Than July

Stevie Wonder wasn't writing about global warming when he penned the album that titles this entry, but he was prescient: the National Climatic Data Center reports that the first six months of 2006 were the warmest first half of any year in the continental United States since 1895 - 3.4 degrees above the 20th-century average.

Last month was the second-warmest June on record for the United States and the world, which had its warmest June ever in 2005. Globally, the first six months of 2006 were the sixth warmest on record; the warmest year was in 1998, according to the Climatic Center.

Our planet hasn't had a cooler-than-average first six months of any year since the early 1980s, a streak that defies the natural vagaries of weather.

So, is it global warming, or is it Memorex?

Whatever the reason, people are paying attention, and it's about time - literally. Acting in time, we can turn the warming trend around.

Are we ready to move our collective energy and focus from global bombing to global warming? Be sure to read my August e-newsletter, What Shines for in-depth info on this topic. And let's get some hot dialogue happening.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Happy New Year!

Today ushers in the Mayan year Red Magnetic Moon (1 Mulac in Yucatec), a global and galactic opportunity to embrace the Feminine in a major way and grow with the flow! Moon energy is all about water, fluidity, and allowing ourselves to dive deep into what has been hidden beneath the surface of our oh-so-solar, high intensity lives.

Each day of the Mayan Sacred Calendar, known as a "kin", carries a distinct energy that imprints your cells with the frequency of fourth dimensional time. It's an easy, fun way to get "out of your mind" and in touch/in tune with natural rhythms and earth cycles. I've been playing with the calendar since 1995 and live simultaneously in both worlds.

You can download a free pocket calendar at the Foundation for the Law of Time site, and steep yourself in an excellent self-guided tutorial on Mayan cosmology at Jaris Dreaming's Dreamspell page.

Today's galactic signature, Red Magnetic Moon, sounds like this:

I unify in order to purify
Attracting flow
I seal the process of universal water
With the magnetic tone of purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled!

This energy will guide the entire year, through July 24, 2007.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

July 25th is a "Day Out Of Time"

Today is the annual "Day Out of Time" on the Mayan Calendar--which I've followed for more than a decade. The Calendar is aligned with natural rhythms and enables you to access fourth dimensional frequencies just by reciting each day's "galactic signature", or solar seal. These daily affirmations (260 in all, referred to as "kin") work on an intuitive level, and will quickly find their way into your subsconscious. I sing the galactic gateway each morning as I bounce on my rebounder!

What is the Day Out of Time (Also known as Green Day)? Here's a summary from the Galactic Research Institute:

"Around the planet, this day is reserved for festival and community.

Central focuses are: Planetary Peace through Culture, Stop business as usual, Attest to the truth that 'Time is Art!', forgiveness, atonement, freeing of debts, purification, the Art of Peace...

The Day out of Time, celebrated annually since 1992, always falls on July 25th. On the 13 Moon calendar, this day is no day of the month, and no day of the week. It is inbetween the closing of the previous year (July 24th) and the dawning of the new year (July 26th). The offical flag for the Day out of Time is the Banner of Peace.

This flag is flown in 71 Brazilian cities alone, where it is recognized as an official municipal holiday. In Japan, over 100 Day out of Time Festivals displayed this symbol to unify our intentions of 'Planetary Peace Through Culture.' This day is an opportunity to experience the freedom of being alive, true timelessness and loving kindness. Whether public gatherings or private circles, this day is a catalytic launch-pad for the year to come, a great, global harnessing of telepathic presence, and a perfect way to invite new participants into the harmony of the 13 Moon Calendar. The celebration begins in the heart!

The Day out of Time this year will bear the Galactic Signature of 'Yellow Cosmic Star,' which, based on the Dreamspell Mythology, signifies an extremely critical alignment opportunity for us. The Yellow Cosmic Star is Kin 208, which represents the final 208th step leading to 'Merlin's Green Central Castle of Enchantment', which is a domain of consciousness available to all of us who can awaken out of our 'cosmic amnesia' and remember who we are and why we are here.

This is the Galactic Signature for today:

Kin 208 Yellow Cosmic Star

I endure in order to beautify
Transcending art
I seal the store of elegance
With the cosmic tone of presence
I am guided by the power of free will!

On this Day Out of Time, we can join kin around the world in deepening our commitment to the truth that 'Time is Art', and that we can free ourselves from the oppression and confusion of the frequency of mechanized time. As we liberate ourselves from its distortions, we are awakening from the 5000-year spell of his-story. Together, we can enter the Red Magnetic Moon year with an unwavering connection to the the galactic time magic residing within every human heart!"

For much more detail (in multiple languages, acknowledging this vehicle as a true tool for planetary unification), please visit the official Day Out of Time page.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Coming Om to the Light

To complement yesterday's post, here's a slightly different perspective on the current Leonine energies, the explosiveness in the Middle East, and our collective quest for planetary peace. Thanks to Lynne Murgula.

"In recent days many lightworkers have expressed awareness of apparently baseless agitation experienced both on physical and psychic levels. There can be little doubt that the conflict currently escalating in the Middle East is impacting the etheric web of the planet, given this area's historic role as the 'cradle of civilization'.

Disciples recognize physical plane events as reflections of the fight-to-the-finish between the forces of darkness and light -- a reality which becomes increasingly potent with the ever-advancing approach of the Age of Aquarius -- and which can be addressed only via transformation of the etheric energies surrounding the planet, energies determining all manifestation upon the dense physical plane which humanity inhabits in physical form.

As we commence our work with Leo, the sign of individual awareness, and with its New Moon, the moon phase of beginnings, let us recognize the spiritual reality that we are all One -- fragments of the Whole -- and the truth that the sense of ourselves as individual beings is an illusion caused by the duality inherent in form. Let us, therefore, use the opportunity of the Leo energies to reveal the inherent Oneness of all."

Keynote for Leo: "I Am That Am I"


We come together in group intent, raising our attention above the head, allowing energy - in the form of spirit - to flow through the body and through this worldwide group working together. We direct this spirit from the intuitive center between the eyebrows, toward and permeating our planet as it hangs in space -- giving rise to a translucent, shimmering globe transforming the light from white to silver to radiant gold. We hold this vision for 2 minutes, then recognizing our individuality within the group, we experience the Oneness we have become in the synthetic effort to light the planet and thereby prepare humanity for the new world era. We invite spirit to permeate and consolidate our Oneness in preparation for sharing its light in the coming Full Moon of Leo. We hold this vision of the group for 3 minutes, then sounding aloud:


~ from People's Initiative for Departments of Peace

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tools for Cooling Our Global Fever

As we enter the astrological sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, we're living in a hot zone everywhere: tempers are flaring, the Middle East is again embroiled in an emotional volcano, and the planet Herself is overheating to record levels. Fortunately, we are powerful co-creators who can help shift the energy using the tool that's our best-kept open secret: awareness.

In her latest newsletter, Deb Holt reminds us, "These days between July 13th and August 3rd are known as, 'days of narrowness.' Or simply put, the three negative weeks. They can be considered the most challenging days of the year. And potentially the most rewarding.

The spiritual ozone layer that normally surrounds us is now removed. This lack of a filter results in Light permeating us directly and in concentrated form. Without restriction, our vessels are unable to handle this infusion of energy and this is why throughout history wars and large-scale calamities have occurred during this time.

However, if we take extra care to treat others--and ourselves-- with human dignity, the Light available at this time can wake us up from our slumber of routine and complacency. With the consciousness of love for no reason - especially when we are angry - we will generate enormous goodness both personally and globally.

This is the time of Leo. This month there is a strong tendency to experience a surge of negativity. The sign of Leo is controlled by the sun, and whereas most other planets control two signs, the only sign the sun controls is Leo. Therefore, the energy of Leo is very concentrated. If we are not ready for it, we can get dowsed.

Know that the fundamental underlying cause of the difficulties and chaotic conditions that have become part of the human landscape is the intolerance of people toward each other. Intolerance separates us from the Light of the Creator and permits the negative ego-energy to run the show.

To counter this surge of egocentric entitlement we dig deeper within ourselves and find a way to love for no reason. Unconditional love is something of a slogan these days. We say it, but don't always know how to do it.

The information below can be used often and shared with friends and family. Envision the troubled areas in your personal life and around the globe and imagine sending Light and Love to those dark places. With the collective energy being generated throughout the world, we will generate miracles for the record books.

Assets of the Leo:

• Sincere, hard-working yet laid-back, love to learn, fun, charismatic, larger-than-life

Main motivation:

Negatives and how to transform them:

• The rule is that a Leo knows everything, and they also can fix everyone’s life. As a Leo, give yourself permission not to fix everyone’s problems.

• Leos hate asking for help. Go against your nature – receive instead of give – to create new opportunities.

• Flattery will get you everywhere with a Leo. Learn to give yourself approval so you don't need to seek it from every person you meet.

• Leos live in extremes, from how they spend their money to how they love others. Seek balance in everything you do. Ask yourself why you are doing too much.

• One of Leo’s main problems in relationships is trust. Letting people in is a challenge. So show your vulnerability is not a weakness – it is a strength and a very attractive quality.

• Leos give too much and never understand why people turn against them afterwards. Remember the principle to allow people to earn your largesse.

How to improve relationships with a Leo:

• Treat them with respect.
• Ask them to do you a favor rather than ordering them to do something.
• Give them a lot of attention.
• Gently help them see outside of themselves.

This month, climbing out of our quicksand of 'disgust and annoyance' is not so simple when we are neck deep in it. Yet, patience is the action to pull us out when we are sinking into 'hatred for no reason.' Practice patience with yourself first, and then with others this month. Start with yourself first because our hatred and anger comes from our own pain and confusion. So we need to be gentle with ourselves. We won’t embrace others’ Light if we don’t already embrace our own.

For these next 31 days use the mantra: let it go. It's not the time to dwell in hatred, even if we do have good reasons. The energy is too powerful and the boomerang of the karmic effect is quick and painful.

This is also a great time to reacquaint ourselves with useful spiritual tools and practices. This is one of pain’s positives – it helps us appreciate the many resources for moving more quickly into the Light."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

How We Spend Our Dash

On the heels of seeing Al Gore's riveting film about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, I received an e-mail with the link to this mini-movie reminding us about how brief and precious our lives truly are: The Dash Movie. While it's true I'm an empath and highly sensitive, both moved me to tears, especially coming in rapid succession.

I'll have a lot more to say about An Inconvenient Truth in the August issue of my e-newsletter, What Shines, and will look forward as always to your feedback.

In the meantime, may your dash be a slow dance of delight, purpose, joy, and abundant love.

Monday, July 10, 2006

How to Heal the World

Thanks to Maggie Erotokritou, coordinator of the Planetary Awakening Network (PAN), for transmitting this succinct description of what's happening to and for all of us now. It's excerpted from Owen Waters' new book, The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness:

"The Shift to the New Reality has been gaining speed for many years. We have entered a phase of The Shift which is now bringing rapid transformation to our world.

In physics, transformation emerges from within chaos. The existence of chaos is not an option, it's just the way the universe works. The global chaos that we are experiencing is, according to physics, normal. From mankind's point of view, to put it in everyday parlance, this is not a good thing. The effects can range from mild discomfort to extreme trauma.

The good news is that the energy of transformation can express itself at many levels. The energy has to go somewhere, so if the energy of transformation fails to find expression at a higher frequency level, it will spiral downwards until it does find an outlet for its expression. But it can be absorbed and used at the spiritual level, diverting any need for physical upheaval.

The energy of transformation can be channeled into a spiritual focus, into emotional release or it can be allowed to manifest in the only remaining field of popular action, the physical world. There it will erupt through emotion-driven, physical phenomena - volcanic eruption, earthquakes and violent storms, for example. All of these 'natural' disasters are driven by the chaotic emotional energy of mankind. All of them can be healed and prevented when people channel enough spiritual energy to soothe the chaos.

Today, it is more important than ever to send healing energies into the world. If enough people enter their inner, spiritual space regularly, then the incoming energies of transformation can be expressed on a spiritual level.

You can make all the difference in the world today when you help balance the incoming energies of transformation by using the following technique.

The Infinite Being Heal the World Technique:

Reconnect with your spiritual source daily. Use the Infinite Being meditation from the web site, or your own meditation technique, the first thing every day. Make it a habit, a part of your morning routine.

End your meditation session by spending time in gratitude for life, nature and the Infinite Being from which you materialized. Let a sense of gratitude for everything in your life fill your heart.

Then, intend world peace and enlightenment. Send this intention out into the world as love energy through the heart chakra just in front of your breastbone.

This alone would be enough to make a big difference in the world today. However, by adding a third component to the technique, it becomes enormously powerful and effective.

Powerful acts of creation all have three essential components: intent, feeling and motion. Those are the only three tools which Infinite Being used to create the universe and everything within it. That's how powerful those three components are, when used together in equal balance.

So far you have set the first component,

(1) Your intention - world peace and enlightenment.

You have also set the second component,

(2) A love-inspired environment - gratitude for the universe and everything in your life.

Now, it's time for the third component,

(3) Action. It is time to move that energy, in large quantities, into the global mind atmosphere surrounding the Earth. This is how:

On every in-breath, imagine white light from the Cosmos entering your crown chakra, above the head, and traveling down your spine to the level of your heart, then traveling forward into your heart chakra, just in front of your breastbone.

At the same time, see white light from the Earth entering the base of your spine and traveling up the spine, then forward, to merge with the cosmic energy in the heart chakra.

The energies of the Cosmos and the Earth will fuse together and cause an energetic reaction at the frequency of the heart chakra. This fusion forms a ball of energetic white light in the heart chakra.

With every out-breath, send the power of this energetic reaction out to the world. Direct it as a beam of white light from your heart chakra, out into the world.

Continue this in-breath, out-breath cycle for at least five minutes each morning and you will not only help heal the world, you will change your entire day for the better.

The universe reflects who you are. When you practice healing the world, by automatic reflection, you heal who you are. Any and all issues which have been challenging for you will move closer towards resolution as you help the world in this way.

There's nothing like starting your day helping to heal the world in these critical days of transformation. It's one of those things that brightens your day and makes you feel good to be alive."

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Celestial Wisdom: Divine Guidance in Hollywood?

Ace astrologer Judith Goldberg reports in her latest missive, Saturday Night at the Movies: The Cosmic Cultural Revolution that the spate of spiritual cinema we're seeing may just be divinely guided: a little Heavenly intervention now that, collectively, we're ready to e/merge from our oft-created circuit of hell!

Planetary synchronicities are helping film producers on Earth to deliver message movies for the masses now, including:
• An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore's cinematic warning about Global Warming);
• The DaVinci Code (based on the best-selling eponymous book, which turns conventional wisdom about Mary Magdalene on its ear. The Divine Feminine is re-emerging because it's time!);
• Conversations with God and Celestine Prophecy (both based on bestsellers, by Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield, respectively, and available on DVD through Stephen Simon's Spiritual Cinema Circle);
• Peaceful Warrior (based on Dan Millman's book, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and discussed in depth, here);
• The Secret (which I haven't seen but which has been recommended by several sources);

...and a number of others in the pipeline set for near-future release.

I've always been a reader more than a movie buff, but statistically, I'm in the minority. However, given the turning tide in cinematic fare, I may just have to spend more quality time with the Silver Screen. Please pass the popcorn.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Giving Peace a Global Chance

The Department of Peace initiative stewarded by Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, during his 2004 bid for the presidency has now become a worldwide movement. I just received an e-mail from the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace, with a link to the website for the International People's Initiative for Departments of Peace.

The site contains several visionary, necessary, and cogent calls to action, to wit:

"As Earth's climate heats up at an alarming rate, threatening widespread global devastation, humanity faces the biggest challenge to its survival in history. For our children, our children's children, and the planet, we must now avoid wasting our precious resources engaging in costly, destructive wars and instead employ well-tried, non-violent methods of resolving conflicts around the world. We can then focus our energy, creativity, wisdom and prudence on providing for a sustainable, and thus safe and secure, future...

"The good news: non-violent confllict resolution is possible and already happening. Indeed, we have within the human family many men and women experienced in successfully facilitating the non-violent resolution within and between nations and states. We call on all governments involved to seek immediately their input and action...

"It is time to create a world in which we all pursue the non-violent resolution of conflict. The stakes are too high for any other course of action."


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Health and Consciousness Alert: Mercury Rx Imminent!

It's that time again, fellow travelers: just as the U.S. celebrates 230 years of "independence" (a separate topic in itself!), Mercury, the planet that rules communication on all levels, goes retrograde (appears to travel backward) until July 28th. Considering we're in the midst of opening the Syrian Stargate and releasing a lot of old programming, this can make July especially intense. I know I'm already feeling some of the weird symptoms that Shala discusses on

Be on the alert for:

• fatigue,
• body pain,
• digestion upsets,
• rising inner heat (and I thought it was perimenopause! :-),
• headaches,
• neck/back pain,
• cravings (ditto for the chocolate bar!),
• hunger,
• sleep interruption,
• vivid dreams,
• water retention,
• brain fog and memory loss,
• depression,
• sore eyes,
• constipation/diarrhea,
• skin rashes,
• nausea.

The good news: these are all very temporary conditions as we clear out old energies that no longer serve who we're becoming. Shala counsels: "Many of these symptoms are our body coping with the Earth’s dynamic energy shifts and also our own frequency amplification. There is no one way to eliminate all of these symptoms; however we can soften them to an extent by supporting our body with some simple and basic offerings.

• Drink good living water and fresh green organic juices--especially celery, cucumber & parsley;
• Eat fresh organic greens, salads, fruits, soaked seeds, nuts, superfoods and lots of liquid ionic minerals;
• Spend time outdoors;
• Meditate;
• Give your body the gift of saunas, massage, yoga, and walking.

All help the body to balance our inner terrain and allow food and energy to flow easier."

Shala also recommends the film, The Secret as a useful tool for helping us along this path toward total freedom. Since it's the second recommendation for it I've received in 2 days (the first being from wonderful cyber colleague, Kathleen Jacoby, whose own blog is quite thought-provoking), I'm paying attention. The spiritual cinema genre is greatly amped up now along with all other evolutionary media, so there will be a lot more movies with messages coming soon to the Silver Screen.