Yesterday I was listening to a Next Level Mastermind talk by William Wood and he talked about the Law of Connectivity.
One of the things William said in his talk about the law of connectivity is that everyone around you is effected. If you start blaming (government, your partner, boss or anything) then it is a symptom that your own stuff has been stirred up. When you are blaming others the law of attraction comes into play and you end up attracting others that feel the same way as you. An external event causes the internal events (self-talk, anger etc.) to be projected. It is really easy to blame. The world simply reflects your feelings back at you. When blame comes up, point the finger at yourself and start clearing it out.
Most of the blame stories about why we haven’t hit our own goals are because we have not got our stuff fixed. When we work on ourselves internally, external triggers can not effect us in bad ways. You are the creator of your circumstance because you are responsible for your attitude.
An example of how this works everyday is:
Your significant other pulls a strange face. You don’t know that the reason is because they have a stomach ache, but instead your internal voices are saying “She/he does not like me” so instead you snap some nasty comment. This then causes the internal voices in your partners head to go off. “I can’t do anything right” “He/She is going to leave me” . Who owns the internal reaction? You do. Instead the reaction could be quite different. Your partner pulls a funny face and you just ask “Are you Ok honey?” Everything else then goes smoothly. This is a great example of how the laws of connectivity work. It really shows how we can affect the people around us. When you change your internal state you can change your point of attraction. When you shift your entire world shifts with you.
William then gave some examples of where the law of connectivity has been put to work.
I was so amazed at what William was saying I had to investigate a couple of the things he talked about further.
The story which really stood out to me was of Ihaleakala Hew Len in Hawaii.
Hew Len used the concept of Ho”oponopono an ancient Hawaiian healing practice to heal the lives of the people in a criminally insane prison hospital ward.
I will quote here direct from Joe Vitale’s book Zero Limits what happened in his own words
This is an excerpt from the book “Zero Limits”
by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len.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. Today, that ward is closed.”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, your 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.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. He 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?” I asked.”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.”
This just blew my mind.
On further investigation of this in Wikipedia, I have discovered that is is used in Hawaii for courts, where offenders work with an elder as an alternative form of dispute resolution. It is also provided instead of family counselling as well
Using Ho’oponopono you take responsibility for everything you see or feel, and you gradually change what is inside you so the rest of the things you touch are also healed.
Here is an example of a simple form of Ho’oponopono. This is what William calls the four phrases. These are the four phrases to keep repeating to the feeling you are having.
I love you
Please Forgive Me
You are saying these phrases to the feelings you have inside you, about what you are seeing in the world, understanding the feelings of discomfort you have when you think of certain things.
In Hawaii and other Pacific nations there is the belief still that, whatever your parents have done, or your past lives have done, effects you now. The process of Ho’oponopono helps clear all the past doings of your former lives.
I hope that my words help you today, to understand more about the Law of Connectivity and how you can affect the people around you.
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