Let me start by presenting an excerpt from a real story:
A Hawaiian therapist used a technique to cure a complete ward of criminally insane patients--without ever seeing any of them. Now you will be shocked when I tell you what this technique is all about. He used to look at the file of each patient and express words of love and empathy. That's it. This ancient Hawaiian method of healing is called Ho'oponopono, which consists of the phrase "I love you"! How can this be? The most dreaded of the patients became healthy and were released just by some words of love which the therapist uttered to himself?!!
This is a true story. You may wish to visit this site to read the whole story. The name of the Hawaiian therapist is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, who has worked with organisations like UNESCO. There is also a book written about this called Zero Limits by Joe Vitale. Quoting the book "In Ho'oponopono, all change happens inside. When you perceive a problem out there, you don't try to change "out there." Instead, you work on the issue within yourself. As you do, the outer actually begins to change. This is how the therapist healed criminals. He didn't change them; he changed himself. As he changed, they magically got better."
This leads us to wonder. We see so much of terrorism and destruction all over the world, so can we do something about it by looking within? Every day when we open the newspapers and see news of a bomb blast or some shooting attack, people losing their lives in an earthquake or tsunami, what is it that we do? We think "poor people, how unfortunate, this shouldn't have happened to such innocent ones, God is so unfair!" or we think "the world has become such an unsafe place to live in, hopefully nothing is going to happen around here"...or we think "the government officials up there are taking such wrong decisions - they could have stopped the war".
We fail to realise that the calamities, wars, terrorism etc. are nothing but a projection of the collective negative energy residing in each one of us. We will be writing more about this collective consciousness, collective positivity and negativity in the next post in the blog.
Last year during UN World Peace Day, all the Nithyananda centers worldover had meditation rallies (some 24 hours) sending vibrations of peace. In fact recently, Swamiji was being interviewed in Seattle by a popular host Rosemary Brocholli and asked him his views on calamities. She mentioned how agitated she gets on hearing such news. Swamiji says very beautifully that each time you get agitated, you are only contributing to the collective negativity. Instead think of how you can contribute. Just add to the collective positivity. Meditate and express the peace within. Click here to watch the full video of this interview.
Last year, when we getting trained by Swamiji for Nithya Yoga, there is something so simple yet so powerful that Swamiji told us "Normally as a cleansing process, people tell you to breathe in positive energising life force and breathe out all the muck inside, but I tell you - breathe in all the suffering from the world and breathe out purified peaceful energy". How wonderful! Thanks Swamiji!
-- Ma Nithyananda Arpana