Ihaleakala Hew Len, Hawaiian Shaman Elder


Ho'oponopono— an ancient Hawaiian practice
of mental cleansing & forgiveness through prayer.
Ho'o means "to" and ponopono "rectify".

I learned about this in the July/August issue
of Common Ground where Joe Vitale wrote
about "The World's Most Unusual Therapist"—

Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a shaman elder
practicing this ancient way of healing
the mentally ill at Hawaii State Hospital.

The criminal insane ward was dangerous—
people walking with backs against the wall,
afraid to be attacked by the patients there.

Dr. Len never saw the patients, just read their files
and would work on cleansing himself to heal them—
wondering why the insane is now in his life?

Vitale asked "What were you doing within yourself?"
Len said "I healed the part of me that created them"
for everything exists as projection from within us.

As Len looked at the patients' files, he kept saying
"I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you."
In four years patients were released & the ward closed.

It's easy to blame the terroists, riots, corruptions,
better to improve yourself to improve your world—
Dr. Len lives his life through non-stop cleansing.

Wei Wu Wei writes in Open Secret: "In-seeing
is seeing from within instead of from without,
seeing from the source, not from manifestation.

As the dream world was made by the dreamer,
so is the waking world created by the waker,
for everything experienced in life is you.

        Peter Y. Chou
        Mountain View, 12-4-2014