Note from David: the "Ka" is the Higher Spiritual part of us - our Soul... and "Huna" is our lower human self. A Kahuna Priest or Healer is one who works with these two parts, bringing them into harmony and oneness
Hawaiian "Kahuna" Healing
(Aspects - The Fractured Soul | Soul | Our Multi-Dimensional Selves | Soul Retrieval)
"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
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--but that's wrong.
"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.
ward where they kept the criminally insane was dangerous.
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.
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.
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. Today, that ward is closed.'
where I had to ask the million dollar question: 'What were you doing
within yourself that caused those people to change?'
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
"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 or 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
"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
"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
"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
"I later attended a ho'oponopono
workshop run by Dr. Len. He's now 70 years old, considered a
grandfatherly shaman, and is somewhat reclusive.
praised my book, The Attractor Factor. He told me that as I improve
myself, my book's vibration will raise, and everyone will feel it when
they read it. In short, as I improve, my readers will improve.
"'What about the books that are already sold and out there?'
"'They aren't out there,' he
explained, once again blowing my mind with his mystic wisdom. 'They are
still in you.' In short, there is no out there. It would take a whole
book to explain this advanced technique with the depth it deserves.
"Suffice It to say that whenever you want to improve
anything in your life, there's only one place to look: inside you. When
you look, do it with love."