An excerpt from At Zero: The Quest for Miracles through Ho’oponopono

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After practicing Ho’oponopono for almost 10 years, it’s clear to me that the Hawaiians have a wonderful tool for clearing the data so that we can hear that still, small voice within, whether we call it God, the Divine, or Nature.

As you practice Ho’oponopono, you clear the data in your sub-conscious (Unihipili), which frees you to hear the path the Divine has waiting for you. The more you clear the lower self of its programming, the more your higher self (Aumakua) can guide your way.

The more you clean, the more you receive inspiration from the Divine. The only thing to clean is what you feel inside. The only goal is freedom — to be at Zero.

The world is made up of data, and it’s that data that needs to be cleaned. But we can only perceive all that data from within. In other words, there’s nothing out there. It’s all inside you. That’s where you experience problems — and that’s where the cleaning needs to be done.

But what is the right way to clean? If cleaning is the number one most important thing to do and the core of the entire Zero Limits process, how do you do it accurately?

Although there’s no one right way to clean, I’ve found these five ideas work well for me and for others who’ve followed them:

1. Notice something wrong. This can be triggered by a thought, another person, an event, or anything else. This is the stimulus. Before Zero Limits, you notice a problem you consider out there. After Zero Limits, you realize the problem is inside. No one can make you mad or upset; you do that inside yourself from what you perceive outside yourself. Whatever the case, the first step is to notice you don’t feel good. You’re angry, upset, worried, scared or any other of a wide range of emotions and feelings that could be labeled as unhappy.

2. Start to clean on the feeling. It’s not about cleaning on the other person, the thought, the situation or anything out there. Again, the problem is inside. I’m the one aware of a problem. I’m the one who has to clean it. Saying, “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me” and “Thank you” is the way to clean. You can say them in any order. I say them nonstop in my mind while feeling the problem as I perceive it. And I say them to the Divine.

3. You can use other cleaning methods. For example, my mentor Dr. Hew Len said this about blue solar water and how it could help us: “Take a blue glass, any color blue, and pour regular tap water into it. Put the bottle in the sunlight or under a light bulb (not fluorescent light) for 15 to 60 minutes. It will solarize the water. You can add it to your drinking water, or any way that you use water. It’s wonderful if you have pets, and in any cooking you do. I love to put it in my laundry. I even spray my car’s tires before I go on a trip. Blue solar water is a cleaning tool. Drink it or use it any way that you’re using water.”

4. Let go until prompted to take inspired action. Dr. Hew Len once told me that he cleans on a decision three times. If the answer is the same after those cleanings, he takes action on it. This means that if I get an impulse to do something to resolve the perceived problem, I might clean on it three times before I actually take any action. This is a way to ensure the action is coming from inspiration and not memory.

5. Repeat. Everyone wants a shortcut to cleaning and reaching Zero. I do, too. But that very impatience needs cleaning. Wanting something right now is memory playing out, urging us to get instant gratification. It’s data. The Divine has no time and no urgency. Wanting things to unfold faster than they unfold is a wonderful opportunity to clean.

I keep cleaning because it makes me feel lighter, happier, and healthier. It’s a fast-track way for me to remove the data in my being so that I can get closer to the Divine. It’s also easy, effortless, and free.

Joe Vitale is the author of At Zero: The Quest for Miracles through Ho'oponopono (Wiley) and Zero Limits, The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More. He is a globally respected bestselling author, speaker, musician, healer, and featured presenter in The Secret. Dr. Vitale is an authentic practitioner of modern Ho'oponopono, a certified Reiki healer, certified Chi Kung practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified NLP practitioner, ordained minister, and holds a doctorate in metaphysical science. He has written more than 50 life-changing books, including The Attractor Factor and Life's Missing Instruction Manual.

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