What’s Missing from the Movie, The Secret

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WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU IN THE SECRET MOVIE

Did you ever read the book or watch the movie, The Secret? If you’ve tried the Law of Attraction techniques that were spoken of and nothing has happened for you, just know that you’re not alone. Below are some concepts that might help:

  • You have to “act as if” through work – that means to take the steps, even if small, toward what you want every day. Example: if you want to be an author, write something every day, even if it’s just a paragraph or a page. You’ve got to put yourself out there. Make a list of five things you can do every day to get you closer to your dreams. The Universe won’t level up unless you show up!
  • Subconscious reprogramming – your thoughts become things, right? 95% of your life is subconscious. It’s a habitual pattern that plays itself out in reality. There’s an actual art and science to reprogramming your subconscious mind. In order to do that, you need to retrain your subconscious into believing that you will get what you want. How do you do that, you may be asking. Read on.
  • A lot of people use self-hypnosis, meaning they brainwash themselves, rather than letting the outside world do it. Most use some form of audible or subliminal positive affirmations that play in a loop. Some say that 17 minutes twice a day will do the trick. I use one that takes 36 minutes; well worth it in my opinion.

There’s really nothing you have to do but listen, even if you’re doing something else at the same time. Your subconscious mind hears everything. Whether you want more money, better health, fulfilling relationships, etc., there’s lots of self-hypnosis audios available.

I happen to use one from Jake Ducey. Just because I like who he is and what he says resonates with me. If you’d like to check it out, he has a wonderful YouTube channel and offers a free self-hypnosis download, which he tells you how to get at the end of each video. Yes, you’ll have to put in your name and email address, and yes, you’ll get emails from him, but hey, he’s offering some really good stuff.

(I do not receive any remuneration for recommending him. Just thought it could be helpful for a place to start. And I happen to think he’s a great guy).

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Urban Legend or Real?

I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I have personally practiced this method for healing and have experienced a lot of peace and assistance from the Divine. Sometimes it comes in like a brass band; other times it’s like a feather floating on the breeze.

Allow me to share Dr. Joe Vitale’s account of his introduction to Ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian healing process. I hope you find it useful:

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.

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.”

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 – 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.

In short, Dr. Len says there is no out there. . . whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there’s only one place to look: inside you.

And when you look, do it with love.

Note: This article on ho’oponopono is edited from the book Zero Limits by Dr. Joe Vitale, available at Amazon.

Dr. Len states that we are all responsible for everything that we see in our world. By taking full personal responsibility and then healing the wounded places within ourselves, we can literally heal ourselves and our world.

As related by Joe Vitale in the radio interview, Dr. Len suggests a four-stage process for this ho’oponopono work. Whenever a place for healing presents itself in your life, open to the place where the hurt resides within you. After identifying this place, with as much feeling as you can, say the below four statements:

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I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.

Many have found it to be incredibly profound in their lives. 

 

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

 

The Surging Epidemic

What??? Another video, you say? (Hey, it’s my blog so I get to do what I want. Hehe).

But this is important, so listen up, dear ones. In lieu of Throwback Thursday, please watch this important video (9 min. 43 sec.) It affects all human beings.

Jimmy is a smart guy. I really like what he puts out there. It resonates. Listen to what he has to say. Maybe it will inspire you, too. And if you’re so inclined, share it with those you love.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Throwback Thursday – This Redhead

When my daughter was born, I remember one of the nurses saying “look at that red hair!” Her grandmother on her father’s side was a redhead so I wasn’t too surprised.

As the doctor laid her on my belly, I looked at her and something told me it was going to be a wild ride. And it has been … in a good way.

We had our moments though, as mothers and daughters do. What mother hasn’t enforced a curfew and been told “I hate you!” Haha! Been there – done that. But I wouldn’t trade my life as her Mom for anything.

This image is one I took when she was fifteen. The year she thought she knew everything. It shows on her face, doesn’t it?

I know for sure that God is the one who got us through THOSE days. He has such a sense of humor!

She’s a lovely woman now with a sense of adventure that continues to inspire me and all who are lucky enough to know her.

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Be good to yourself and others. Namaste’

Cranky

Hahaha! Cranky describes me when I’m not creating something.

Creativity is part of our inherent nature. Whatever it is you like to do, give it your all with passion.

You have great gifts. Share them!

My Olympus camera is an oldie but a goody and still one of my favorites. She and I had many adventures together and I think of her as my cohort in crime in my early days of photo blogging – LOL

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Be good to yourself and others. Namaste’

TBT

Well, my dear readers, it’s Throwback Thursday again. I hope this finds you all well and thriving.

This image is from my days in Tucson. So hot there now that I won’t be going back until winter. Can you blame me????

It’s hard to get a perspective of how large this stone thunderbird is. It’s on a busy road and I didn’t have a lot of time to get the image without getting run over … ha!

I am inspired by the artist who did this, especially what is inscribed under the wings:

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle.” (Truth).

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Namaste!

Leap and the Net Will Appear

Hubby and I both worked at the same company for quite a few years. Then one day the corporate office told us we would have to move to Dallas. We were living in CA at the time and neither of us wanted to move, but we went on a house hunting expedition in Dallas anyway, thinking we should probably explore the available options.
 
While at lunch, we looked at each other and said, “What are we doing here?” Needless to say, we were really on the fence as to what to do.
 
The company convention started the next day and we both were on the agenda to speak so we were sitting in the front row of one of the events, right next to the Chairman of the Board. The keynote speaker, a wise woman by the name of Rosita Perez, was fantastic and gave a wonderful talk. Her message was “Don’t die with your music in you.”
 
Then an amazing thing happened. She looked right at us and said “If the horse is dead, get off.” Wow!
 
We could have played it safe and moved to Dallas but instead we both resigned the next day. We said good-bye to both incomes. Were we scared? Absolutely! But great things started to happen once we got back home. It was like a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders.
 
We had money saved so we were OK and then we started to get consulting gigs with people who knew us. It turned out to be so much better because we began to live life on our own terms.
 
The moral of the story? Listen to your heart and have faith that whatever you need will come to you at the right time. Then take action … leap and the net will appear.