Looking back now, I realize that I have not had many conversations with Ihaleakala. Many of my deepest experiences with him were not verbal, but rather an experience that allowed me to get in touch with my own original inner connection during the time that he was constantly cleaning every moment of the day.
I traveled with Ihaleakala not only to Japan, but also to Taiwan, Korea, China, Los Angeles, and many other places. In every mode of transportation, whether by plane, bullet train, or cab, he was always just silently cleaning.
I would think about what was coming up next, for example, if Ihaleakala had an interview scheduled, and I would think about the arrangements, but in the silence that he created, I would naturally reflect and get back into the flow of cleaning what was going on, my thoughts, and feelings. And always, beyond the cleaning process, there were wonderful interviews and ideas waiting for us that could only be called unexpected inspirations.
As I cleaned my life with the goal of realizing my own or someone else’s expectations, I experienced a flow that was much greater than that, a flow prepared by the Divinity, and it brought me back to freedom, trust, and security in my attitude that I would manage to survive this life.
In magazine interviews, Ihaleakala often uses the example of Native Americans, saying, “Native Americans left no footprints. Through cleaning, we can clean the footprints we leave all over the universe with our thoughts, words, and actions.”
I went into his room to carry his suitcase as he checked out of his hotel after his tour. No matter how long he stayed in any country, his room was in exactly the same condition as the first. Everything was always back to normal, making me wonder where in the world he had slept. Moreover, the room was so light and full of peace that I myself felt it had been completely cleaned.
Each time I witnessed the hotel room, each bed, each chair, and even each member of the hotel staff, mysteriously filled with peace and kindness by the time Dr. Hew Len left the hotel, I was deeply and profoundly healed, realizing that his words, “Peace begins with me,” had come true.
Betty Pua Taira
Other articles in memory of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len
January 15, 2022：In Memory of Dr. Hew Len
January 21, 2022：INTO DIVINITY
January 17, 2023：Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 1)
January 24, 2023：Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 2)
January 31, 2023：Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 3)
February 7, 2023：Vol. 2 : Marvin Kala’iki Grino
February 14, 2023：Vol. 3 : WAI’ALE’A CRAVEN x
February 21, 2023：Vol. 4 : Betty Pua Taira
February 28, 2023：Vol. 5：Gulya Kekaulike Polikoff
March 7, 2023：Vol. 6：Nello Ceccon
March 14, 2023：Vol. 7：Jean-Pierre Deluca
March 28, 2023：Vol. 8：Deborah Haleiwa Mangis
April 11, 2023：Vol. 9：Momilani Ramstrum
April 18, 2023：Vol. 10：Patricia Leolani Hill
April 25, 2023：Vol. 11：Irene Schwonek
May 9, 2023：Vol. 12：Mahayana I. Dugast
May 16, 2023：Vol. 13：Dieliz Cecile Villegas Surita
May 23, 2023：Vol. 14：Willem Vreeswijk
May 30, 2023：Vol. 15：Jean Nakasato
June 13, 2023：Vol. 16：C. Jarnie Lee
June 27, 2023：Vol. 17：Constance ZHoku=Pana Webber
July 4, 2023：Vol. 18：Kamaile Rafaelovich