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This is a true story…

The newly appointed director of the Hawaii State Hospital was handed a stack of 100 files of criminally insane patients.

Drawing on an ancient Hawaiian ritual called Hoʻoponopono, the new director, Dr. Hew Len, agreed to have an office and to review their files but he never saw his patients.

While he looked at those files, he would work on himself. “In life,” he would say, “There’s only one place to look: Inside You. When you look, Do It With Love.”

Hoʻoponopono, is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as, ”to put to right; to correct, revise, adjust, amend, rectify, make orderly or neat.”

The distillation of Hoʻoponopono, is as follows: Once you are in an aligned state of feeling and clean of judgement and attachment and resentment, you take complete responsibility for your life; for everything you see, hear and experience, the good, the bad and the ugly….

YOU take responsibility because it is in your life. 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.

Dr. Len simply said the following words......

”I'm sorry. I love you. Over and over again. The essence of this work, is to clean up anything inside yourself that would attract negativity into your life.

Please forgive me and thank you are also part of the contemporary Hoʻoponopono.

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

According to my sources, those who had no chance of ever being released were freed. They closed that ward in less than four years.

Is it possible there’s another way of seeing, understanding and healing?

Can it really be about taking responsibility for what you’re experiencing and simply saying… I’m sorry and I Love you….?

Let’s talk about this…. on Wednesday, February 5th from 10:30 - 12 Noon, at

The Women's Wisdom Circle

This week's topic: I'm Sorry & Forgiveness

Levis JCC Sandler Center, Boca Raton

Membership is not required. $13 payable at the door.

21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428


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