I have only met Ihaleakala a handful of times.
However, the fact that I am here on this earth today would not have been possible without his presence.
So, instead of sharing my personal memories of Ihaleakala, I would like to share how Ho’oponopono, as taught by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, has changed my life.
I first heard about Ho’oponopono in June 2009 after listening to a podcast by Ihaleakala.
At the time, I was mentally unstable to the point of having a panic attack just going to the mailbox to pick up my mail. I was financially strapped and had trouble breathing every time a bill came in the mail.
A few hours after listening to the podcast, I signed up to ask a question that was advertised on the podcast. I wanted to ask Ihaleakala a question about a problem I was facing at the time.
The next day I was able to participate from Germany in a podcast that was being recorded in the US.
I talked about “panic attacks triggered by simply opening a mailbox.
Ihaleakala said to me,
“You need to do cleaning all the time, not just when you are having a panic attack.
I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time.
But I realized then, somehow, that I had been desperately clinging to that thought, wishing to be free of this suffering.
Three months later, in September, I attended a class near Munich.
It was within driving distance of my home. I was financially strapped, so if the class had been held elsewhere, it would not have been possible to attend the class. I was strangely convinced by what Ihaleakala said that nothing is a coincidence.
My first class with Ihaleakala was like visiting a different galaxy.
In response to a participant’s serious question, he replied, “Now is not the time to talk, it’s time to clean.
Now I understand the reason for that statement, but at the time I felt the answer was disrespectful to the participants. But at the same time with that feeling, I wondered what the heck was going on here, and I intuitively felt that something was happening, even though I didn’t know.
And when I reflected on myself, as Ihaleakala said throughout the class that every experience is one’s own responsibility, I realized that Ihaleakala was not being rude to the other person.
The trigger that made me feel rude was something that happened in the class, but I realized that the thought was originally within me.
That realization was my first step in Ho’oponopono. When I truly realized that the cause of what happened was within me, I felt life return to my being.
That was the beginning of my cleaning. I am still grateful for that.
From there, I learned that I was being guided by a force beyond human knowledge, and from there I was able to clean when I faced difficulties, whereas before I had thought I was a helpless little being who would drown in the ocean.
Economic hardship led me to Ho’oponopono, which became my reset button.
Otherwise, I would never have come to my essence of what Ihaleakala calls “purity.
It took a lot of cleaning. And it is that cleaning that allows me to live my life today, where I can still clean every memory through life, and where I can choose to clean whatever happens to me.
I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
Every day, every moment, this gratitude never ceases.
Other articles in memory of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len
January 15, 2022：In Memory of Dr. Hew Len
January 21, 2022：INTO DIVINITY
January 15, 2023：Who is 100% responsible for the problems<On the one-year anniversary of the passing of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len>
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