DOWSING (and Meditation) FOR POSITIVE CHANGE with Ho’Oponopono

NOTE: Monday Night Zoom Meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled to a weekday afternoon at 2 PM EST for live participation once sufficient people sign up. Recorded sessions will be available for replay anytime. Once a month, a weekday evening (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) could also be offered upon demand. Email me if you are interested in a live group as to whether day (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 2-3PM) or evening at 8-9 PM (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) will work for you: Roxanne@RoxanneLouise.com.

As you will read in my latest blog article, https://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com/2022/08/29/ho0ponopono-for-world-issues/ Ho’Oponopono for World Issues?”, I believe that personal issues and global ones are linked through a shared consciousness. In other words, everyone is interconnected. And my consciousness which contains all of my memories, judgments and my feelings about them in both this incarnation and any others that I may have had, and those of everyone else, make up the Greater Consciousness of all beings. You might call it the computer bank for all of humanity and more. So in meditating or dowsing, you might address both the larger or global problem and how your own life reflects that. Or you might look at your personal issue and see how it is a reflection in the bigger picture. And include both in your meditation or dowsing session.

Think of how does your problem might relate to a larger or global situation. And how is yours reflected in the world, or how is the world problem reflected in what is going on in your own life? Try to identify the issue in just one or a few words. For example, jealousy, betrayal, abandonment, theft, covetousness, deceit, etc.

What’s the issue/ or issues? How can I address my issue and the bigger issue at the same time?

Once you identify the issue or issues, how can you meditate or dowse on this using Dr. Hew Len’s wording or my own longer wording based on the principles of Ho’Oponopono?

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Read one paragraph, one sentence or even one phrase slowly while holding the pendulum and letting it spin by itself – counterclockwise to remove a negative and then clockwise when inputting a positive indicating that is working [doing what you have asked].
  • Let the words and your intention sink in. Even repeat the same sentence or paragraph until the pendulum stops or goes into the ‘yes’ position before going on to the next.
  • If you are meditating instead, wait until you feel a shift, or the segment feels complete. Then proceed to the next segment to the end.
  • You should feel calmer, more peaceful. If not, you need to repeat whether at that time or later, and certainly, repeat any time the topics, the upsetting memory or awareness of evil/wrong/injustice comes into your mind.
  • If you are in an extreme hurry, place your hand on your paper with everything that you want done, or place the pendulum over it and say something like “make all appropriate corrections here as outlined.”
  • If you don’t have the paper handy, take your pendulum and say “I am sorry for anything within me that is responsible in any way with ____ (the problem of ___, the situation with ___). Please forgive me. I love you. Please make any appropriate corrections in my consciousness and our shared consciousness. Thank you.

Option 1 is to list the issues of what happened.

“I am sorry, ____[your name], and I am sorry, Divine Creator, for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or any other lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused, contributed or resonated in any way with ___ [issue] with ___ [name] to _____ [ what happened].

Please forgive me, ____[your name], for having to experience this. Please forgive me, Creator, and all of us in the collective unconscious.

I love you, ____[your name]. I love you, Divine Creator.

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. 

Thank you, Creator, for bringing divine love, healing, harmony and balance into this situation for the highest good of all. Please correct any erroneous thoughts in my consciousness and that of our shared consciousness that is responsible in any way.

Thank you for healing all the trauma that I and others have suffered from ____[list the issue/issues].

Thank you, Creator, for healing all the ___ [problems experienced] that I and others like me have ever suffered.

Thank you for healing any resonance with the problem within myself and correcting any errors in my consciousness and humanity’s shared consciousness so that this behavior ends, and people can _____[possible opposite of the problem].”

Take action with the pendulum and let me know when you are done. Thank you.”

[Wait until the pendulum stops, or if this is a meditation, until you feel a sense of completion.]

OPTION 2: Hold the paper upon which you have written what happened and the issues involved without listing them in your prayer.

“I am sorry, ____[your name], and I am sorry, Divine Creator, for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or any other lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused, contributed or resonated in any way with this situation with ___ [name].

Please forgive me, _____[your name], for having to experience this. Please forgive me, Creator, and all of us in the collective unconscious.

I love you, _____[your name]. I love you, Divine Creator.

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. 

Thank you, Creator, for bringing divine love, healing, harmony and balance into this situation for the highest good of all. Please correct any erroneous thoughts in my consciousness and that of our shared consciousness that is responsible in any way.

Thank you for healing all the trauma and disturbances that I and others have suffered from anything similar to this at any point in time.

Thank you for healing any resonance within myself and others that participated in creating this and correcting any errors in my consciousness and humanity’s shared consciousness so that people live instead in harmony with one another with honesty, warranted trust, good will and compassion.

Take action with the pendulum and let me know when you are done. Thank you.”

[Wait until the pendulum stops, or if this is a meditation, until you feel a sense of completion.]

OPTION 3: List each issue you want healed, and each positive opposite that you want put in it’s place.

“I am sorry, ____[your name], and I am sorry, Divine Creator, for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or any other lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused, contributed or resonated in any way with this situation of___[the issue] of___with ___ [their name]).

Please forgive me, ____[your name], for having to experience this. Please forgive me, Creator, and all of us in the collective unconscious.

I love you, ____[your name]. I love you, Divine Creator.

Thank you, Creator, in all ways for bringing divine love, healing, harmony and balance into this situation for the highest good of all. Please correct any erroneous thoughts in my consciousness and that of our shared consciousness that is responsible in any way.

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. Help me to ____[what you want such as greater discernment/balance/be able to ___].Heal the consciousness behind such behavior in both me and others. Replace it with ____ [what you want to happen such as the ability to dialog respectfully].

Thank you for healing the consciousness behind _____ [ the issue]. Put in its place a consciousness that supports _____ [the positive opposite such as clear and open dialog, good communication, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness, win-win attitudes, and justice]. Remove any ____.

Thank you for healing all the trauma and disturbances that I and others have suffered from anything similar to this at any point in time. Replace them with feelings of peace and tranquility. Replace them with an awareness of the positive things that were learned or can be gained as part of one’s wisdom from the experience. Replace them with a knowledge of what can be done to prevent a reoccurrence of anything similar happening again. Replace them with gratitude for the love and support received by others including that from Spirit, and a gratitude for the blessings still remaining. Help me to use this experience and what was learned from it to help others that are suffering, and to prevent more from experiencing such upset. In short, turn this painful experience into a blessing for me and others.

Release any of the stuck energies of stress from each and every cell, and restore health and harmonious functioning in the body, restorative sleep, and greater clarity and acuity of the mind, and a greater strength of spirit. In short, make me and others that have suffered stronger in mind, body and spirit. Strengthen also our connections and support with those who love us.

Remove any evil or dark influences supporting negative behavior and take them where they are unable to harm any being on this planet ever again. Bring divine light and love into the hearts of those that have mistreated others.

Thank you for healing any resonance within myself and others that participated in creating this and correcting any errors in my consciousness and humanity’s shared consciousness so that people live instead in harmony with one another with honesty, warranted trust, good will and compassion.

Take action with the pendulum and let me know when you are done. Thank you.”

A Tribute to Dowser, Diane Bull

I was saddened to hear that one of my favorite people and fellow dowser, Diane Bull, died last week. Those of you that are members of the American Society of Dowsers will remember her as a spirited, sometimes feisty former Board Member, convention speaker, and someone who was always ready to help fellow dowsers and the organization as a whole in the best, possible way. She taught me many things including that you could talk to the nature spirits in the garden to only allow the critters to take 10% of the harvest. Below is a photo of Diane with her husband and former ASD President, Leroy Bull. And here is an interview that I did with Diane back in 2018. https://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com/2018/05/17/interview-with-dowser-diane-bull/

And here is the obituary sent to me:

Susan Spuhler found this: Obituary for Diane E. Bull

https://www.theintell.com/obituaries/psom0295007

On Being Thorough in Therapy

Tracing & Addressing the Origin of Problems

I have been working on trying to understand what underlies human behavior and mental and emotional issues since childhood. At 4 years old, I was overheard telling a playmate “you’re master of yourself”. And while self-mastery is possible as we know of saints and gurus that appear to have achieved it, the 24/7 responsibility to monitor and correct your thoughts, beliefs and judgments, and then healing the emotions that stem from those thoughts — is a major, lifelong task that all too often seems like putting one foot forward but moving two feet back.

In elementary school I started giving advice based on Dale Carnegie’s book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” to my friends who didn’t know how to deal with fellow classmates. It’s a good book. Yet, despite reading a library of helpful self-help books and learning a multiple of therapeutic techniques from multiple modalities over decades.

Deep, personal healing goes beyond the lens of known problems and difficult relationships. 

It necessitates tracing the origins of issues and relationships back through previous lifetimes, through family and ancestral lineage, addressing the universal flaws existing within all of humanity such as the 7 deadly sins of pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth. And it involves healing the pain of what was perceived as missing especially in childhood of love, understanding, acceptance and forgiveness.

The known problems are CLUES to the real cause lying beneath negative repeating patterns.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Initially, when I had a problem, I focused on the current incident or the person with whom I had the problem.  But then when more problems with that person occurred, I had to focus on the relationship as a whole. And when that didn’t stop the problem, I had to consider that the problems with that person might stem with the soul of that person that could go back through earlier and perhaps many lifetimes. 

Later when I thought I had resolved the current situation, I noticed that same type of problem happened again, but now with someone else. So, I moved on to clearing the issue around all similar events about which I could remember, and that could involve even more people. Clearing the origin of the issue could involve clearing multiple lifetimes and multiple people and clump together with related issues. Yet, no matter how time consuming to address, once the same sort of problem happens three times, it means a pattern has been established that will only continue to reoccur until it is resolved.

We all know that future generations can be sensitized to specific fears such as that of discrimination or violence by hearing horrid stories of one’s ancestors. But recent research with children of holocaust survivors found that these children were more fearful than Jews from families that had not been in the concentration camps. The study hypothesized that these excessive fears were passed down on the DNA. This correlates with experiments on mice – the specific fears of the parents were transferred down to offspring. Perhaps this is a survival mechanism. But what this means in therapy is that is the need to address the issues experienced by our ancestors as well. Dr. Bradley Nelson has proven in his book, The  Emotion Code, that doing so can have tremendous therapeutic effect.

Further indications of problems passing down the family line is that of a role played in the family such as that of the invalid or the black sheep or the crazy one, or what has been called ‘the family curse’. 

Lately, I am following the theory that the source of the problem does not just originate within the self with its own beliefs and judgements and unresolved traumas from this and other lifetimes, nor that of our personal ancestors, but can originate even further back within what we call the “collective unconscious” – in other words, within the shared consciousness of all of humanity, and perhaps other species as well, throughout all of time.

As Dr. Hew Len who popularized Ho’Oponopono said,

“we cannot know the origin of the problem.” Hence, it is helpful to make space for the healing to go wherever it is needed without you knowing where it began.

Dr. Len’s method was to continually pray to heal his own thoughts or consciousness underlying the problem whether he knew what those thoughts might be: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” My own wording for this is:

“I’m sorry for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or another lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused, contributed to or resonated in any way with this ____ (problem/situation ___of/with ___).

Please forgive me. Please forgive all of us.

I love you ____ [my name  or Creator’s].

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. Thank you for bringing healing into this ____ (problem/situation) for the highest good of all concerned. Thank you for correcting any distortion in my consciousness or in our shared consciousness.”

In the collective unconscious are the origins of every wonderful attribute of humanity seen also in the animal kingdom – love, empathy, kindness, protection of the young, joy, etc.. But here too lay the inclination to do harm as well as the wounds from that harm experienced by our ancestors from covetousness and greed, theft, betrayal, control and domination, manipulation, deceit and cunning, disruption and chaos, lies and broken promises, violence, rage and hate, mental, emotional and physical abuse, lust and rape — all traumas replayed over and over again from perhaps the very beginning of mankind. In dealing with the ancient roots of the problem,

I have come to the conclusion that deep healing ultimately requires appealing to something bigger than ourselves– the Divine, the Source of All That Is, the great I AM — in short, prayer is needed with repeated group prayer being the most effective.

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of you.”

To resolve what underlay a particular problem, I had to go back to the beginning (wherever that was). Hypnotic regression and past life regression are helpful, but it requires the assistance of another person – something not always possible, practical or affordable. There had to be another way.

In addition to everything else, I work with a large number of unconscious healing modalities of which there are many techniques – my own Infinite Intelligence Process, my way of using pendulum dowsing with specially designed charts, meditation and self-hypnosis, the Emotional Freedom Technique, Emotion Code, Conceptual Therapy, Tapas Accupressure, Neural Linguistic Programming, several hypnotic visualizations, and hypnotic techniques as by A.L. Ward, E. Art Winkler, Ho’Oponopono, and I continue to add more. Dowser Joachim Wippich’s work also deals with correcting unconscious thoughts and may be worth exploring.

My basic intention is to turn all problems into a blessing –

  • a blessing to me for the wisdom and fortitude to be gained in resolving them,
  • a blessing to others in that I can now help them with what I learned from a problem similar to theirs,
  • and a blessing to prevent others from suffering by learning from my experience.

And so, you can also turn your problems into blessings. Compost them and harvest wisdom and strength.

When I have gotten depressed or upset or frustrated with a problem that was defying resolution, I have remembered the words of Judith Baldwin, wife of Dr. William Baldwin, founder of Spirit Releasement Therapy:

“And It Came to Pass……Away!” 

While problems can be caused by ignorance (as in “what can go wrong?), not paying attention, ignoring the signals or your gut level instincts, inexperience, lack of knowledge or training, not considering the ramifications of each potential choice, over estimating your own abilities as in “fools go where angels fear to tread,” trial and error, or curiosity as in “I wonder what can happen if….”, I believe that problems are meant to be temporary. We can create them out of our recklessness or stupidity. But when they are assigned by the universe as in homework, I believe that are intended as a means to heal long, unaddressed wounds, to grow in mental, emotional and spiritual strength and to test that strength. They are the means by which we gain both in valuable experience and wisdom and heal on a deeper level. I am also reminded of a saying:

“Man meant it for evil, but God meant it for good!” 

Copyright by Roxanne Louise, 2022. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.

Ho’0ponopono for World Issues?

Psychologist, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, received notoriety because of his amazing success with the inmates for the criminally insane at Hawaii State Hospital while he was there from  1983 to 1987. He was so successful that the ward was shut down in just 4 years as no longer necessary because the inmates were well enough to work, go into halfway houses, and leave. What he did was Ho’Oponopono, a Hawaiian (originally Polynesian) ancient practice of mental cleansing to set things right through mutual restitution and forgiveness. This practice was taught to him by Hawaiian Kahuna, Morrnah Simeona. Note that Dr. Len never saw or spoke with the patients incarcerated in that ward. The only thing he did was to hold their case records while repeating four phrases as a prayer over and over again: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you.”

In saying this prayer, Dr. Len claims he was working on himself, not the patients. The words were directed at his own subconscious as if he, like a mother, were talking to his inner child. He was asking this inner child to release the memory or data (information stored in his unconscious) so that the divinity could then proceed to heal the disharmonious thought responsible for the problem. Then he filled this inner self with love and forgiveness. Dr. Len said that you cannot know the origin of the problem, which is why you turn it over to the divine to do the healing.

The negatively charged memory might be part of the collective unconscious as well as the personal unconscious from this or another time and place. So in releasing the stuck energy from his own experience, he was also healing the shared experience of the whole of humanity. The bonus was that everybody could then get better – hence my interest in applying it to larger or even global problems.

Dr. Len’s perspective was that all problems come from thought. A problem or situation was simply a response to a memory (information) that was within the unconscious. But here I am unclear as to the degree to which he believes that he as an individual 100% personally created the behavior/condition of other people as opposed to he as part of collective consciousness shares in responsibility. And is it possible that his understanding changed over time.

He said that the psychotic inmates were actually holy, complete and perfect. The problem was not in them but in the unhealed thoughts, emotions or memories within himself and the collective unconscious. The fact that they were showing up in his world in their psychotic condition was a reflection of some data, or shared memory (one with stuck negative emotion), that was within himself. He does not say that it lay exclusively within himself. Regardless, he took full responsibility to make self-correction through his I AM divinity to make amends by erasing that memory (not the inmates behavior or condition), a process he calls ‘cleaning‘, within himself and become peaceful. By so doing, inspiration was able to flow from him, and he was able to see the problem dissipating. Love was the healer. As he repeated these phrases throughout the day, the inmates rapidly improved. Their anti-psychotic medications were reduced, their shackles came off, the attacks on the staff stopped, and over time they were moved into halfway houses or able to work and re-enter the general community.He said “I was simply healing the part of me that created them.”

His teacher, Simonata, taught that the problem was an error in consciousness – a thought form. Len says that what the prayer of Ho’Oponopono does is to allow the Divine to transmute the negative energy attached to the negative thought form (which is the origin of all disease) and exchange it for perfect and right light. It has repentance, forgiveness, and transmutation. The transmutation takes place first spiritually, mentally, and then physically. My opinion is that problems are therefore an opportunity that leads to blessing.

SO MY QUESTION IS THIS:

If this practice could help to improve the state of the criminally insane, what can it do for corrupt leaders, politicians or corporate executives, big money interests, any of the many harmful policies put upon us by the ruling global elite? Can it mitigate the evil that we see anywhere in the world?

My opinion is that our personal problems are a reflection of what is happening on a larger scale. They are related. And because they are connected in consciousness, can we not then address them at either end? Can we by focusing on the personal help to mitigate what is happening on the larger end? Or by focusing on the many evils and abuses of power that we see or hear about in both our country and the world, heal what is happening personally?

My Version of Ho’Oponopono

There is no argument that Dr. Len’s phrases work. But here is my own more elaborate wording that I prefer to use:

“I am sorry for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or any other lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused, contributed or resonated in any way with this ___ .”(illness, condition, state, feeling, tendency, behavior, situation, problem, event, experience, or issue) of _____. [NOTE: I would name the specific condition or write what it is that you want to address. Dr. Len held the file of the specific inmate By writing it down, you can cover many different issues at the same time .]

Please forgive me. Please forgive all of us. Please correct any erroneous thoughts in my consciousness and our shared consciousness that is at all responsible.

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. ” [Optional: you might say “Thank you, ___ “(name of person who is giving you the problem)”for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself.

(Addressed to God:) “Thank you for bringing divine love, healing, harmony and balance into this for the highest good of all. Thank you for healing any resonance with the problem within myself, and correcting any errors in my consciousness and humanity’s shared consciousness.

I love you, ____” (my own name, or my name for the Divine). “I love you ____ (name of other person) in that I recognize our common humanity.” [NOTE: I may say my own name if I have suffered. I may or may not be ready to say ‘I love you to the offender’ yet. So I can say ‘I love you’ to whatever I can say, which can be to the High Self of the person MADE ORIGINALLY IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.]

NOTE: Dr. Len’s practice was continuous – not a one-time event. I suggest that we commit to an experiment to do this ourselves.

STAY TUNED for an upcoming podcast or video of “DOWSING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE” in which we will put some of this into action. To be announced soon.

Copyright by Roxanne Louise, 2022. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.

Dowsing for Positive Change

Upcoming Dowsing/Meditation Group Forming

I feel very strongly that

Dowsers can be part of the solution to not just personal issues, but local, regional & global problems as well!

In an earlier blog article entitled “Dowsing on Global Issues”, I talked about the ways in which dowsers have historically made a positive difference in the world, and how we can expand the application of dowsing to solving, resolving, healing, transmuting an infinite array of not just our personal problems and concerns, but those on a local, regional, national and even global level. 

In another blog, “What is mine to do?”, I asked: “What is my role to play on _____ (making this world a better place, helping to insure the health, liberty and general well being for my children and future generations to come)? This built on an even more of my blog articles including:

From Fear to Action

All Hands on Deck!, 

Dowsers Can Make a Difference!

The Power of Thoughts, Emotions & Politics

Some dowsers are already gathering to do this, but until we see the problems that concern us resolved, there will continue to be a real need for more. As Lynn McTaggert, author of the The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World, has found there is something extraordinary that happens when people join together to focus on a common intention. With each additional person and group focusing their healing work together, a multiplication of effectiveness occurs. This will help us birth a more wholesome world for generations to come. Consider starting your own group, or join with me as I am trying to get people to agree on day and time. If interested, contact me at Roxanne@RoxanneLouise.com or call 434-263-4337.

What to focus on? Here are some possible topics:

  • lessen the detrimental effect of mass consciousness – especially that of fear, 
  • heal our own issues where they are reflected in the world, 
  • reduce our resonance with what we don’t want, 
  • raise our vibration and align with what we want to experience,
  • help manifest a more wholesome world of happy, healthy people living together harmoniously and cooperating to resolve problems and reach common goals,
  • increase our discernment, our gut level instincts, our awareness of what is true, and what is in our highest good,
  • and to know what is ours to do on an individual as well as collective basis.

Stephen A. Schwartz, a consciousness researcher, who I have quoted many times before, said: 

“we are in this matrix of consciousness where all life and all consciousness is interconnected, we cannot really design the solutions” to world problems unless we recognize that “working with consciousness is one of the ways we can achieve not only personal well being but social well-being” as well.

“As far as I can see, there is no greater power than the collective intention of a large group of people. It can change politics. It can change physical reality. It can affect healing….Consciousness is the fundamental we are dealing with…” 

“You have the power through your intention to literally alter the circumstances of your physical surroundings…and the structure of reality.”  

If you are interested in being a part of this project to be hosted on Zoom, send an email to me at roxanne@RoxanneLouise.com . I will send you the link and a brief questionnaire.

Thought for the Day

Can a problem be a blessing in disguise?

Have you ever thought that the problem you had could have been much worse? That it happened in a way that was manageable, easy or possible to remedy?

For example, your car broke down in town during the daytime instead of miles away from home late at night in an isolated area?

Have you ever had a problem that actually protected you from a worse problem or even serious misfortune?

For example, a slow poke driver that was holding up traffic and making you late for work actually prevented you from getting in the middle of the major car pile up ahead? Or finding out in time to be treated about a hidden but potential major health problem brewing only because you went to the doctor about a minor issue?

Here is a true story about someone I know. Nelson was very upset about being fired on a Friday along with 40 other people in his department. But on the following Tuesday, he realized how lucky he was because all those not fired died. Nelson worked in the World Trade Center. The date was 9/11.

Have you ever had one door close that led you to finding and opening a better one?

Losing a job that you really didn’t like can be precisely the kick in the butt to move you into pursuing your dreams. Carolyn, a singer colleague, was very upset about being let go from a regional opera company. It wasn’t only that they had promised her job security, but justified firing her anyway by insulting her saying that she had a wobble in her voice that didn’t blend in with the other singers. My friend used her anger to get busy with her voice teacher and coach to retool her audition material. As a result, she got hired full-time at twice her previous salary at the best opera company in the country – the Metropolitan Opera.

Years ago I was pushed out of one office by a New Age bookstore owner below me that tried very overtly to take over my business. This incentivized me to find another location, and I ended up with something much closer to home, bigger, more beautiful and with free parking – for the same amount of rent. My students and clients loved it! But I never would have found it if the store owner had not been telling my clientele that I had moved out of the building and he was taking over my business!

Another friend was awoken by her cat only to find out that the house was on fire. The damage caused both by the fire and water to put it out was extensive. But it led to a complete, beautiful renovation, new furniture, new wardrobes for everyone in the family that was financially possible only because of the insurance money.

Walking away from a relationship full of issues can lead to pursuing a much better relationship now armed with greater discernment, greater awareness of what you want and need, and the knowledge to avoid future problems. I was married but putting up with lots of things that bothered me greatly. Then my husband did the one thing that I could not tolerate. And that allowed me to leave and have a better life.

Historically crop failures, poverty or economic collapse, political upheavals, religious persecution, floods, droughts, natural disasters and war has pushed people to move out of their comfort zone to start another new and better life somewhere else. America was built on immigrants moving to solve their problems.

Can you think of how some of your problems led to something better?

Did they push you to grow?

What did you learn from them that helped you later on?

The Shadow Knows!

I don’t understand it–he was such a nice guy!

Many times we hear of someone that went ballistic, going on a rampage that resulted in hurting or killing others. Tension that had been building up within them for years with no way to regularly and safely escape finally exploded and went terribly wrong precisely because it had been denied so long. Perhaps the individual had been subjected to tremendous abuse while not being allowed to express his own anger or defend himself. Perhaps despite being grossly mistreated, he was nonetheless pressured to  ‘be nice’, polite, reasonable, accommodating or pleasing when no one was showing the same towards him. And then under stress came the ‘one too many’ times he felt mistreated, and the facade dropped and his rage let loose.

Finding your Shadow.

Whatever is unhealed, especially those unacknowledged hidden and denied aspects called the “Shadow”, has a nasty habit of cropping up in inappropriate, exaggerated emotional reactions and behaviors that sabotage not only one’s peace of mind, relationships, both personal and professional, but cause conflict in society as a whole. Shadow issues, precisely because they are hidden or denied, resist resolution.

Triggers are a gift!

Your Shadow and unhealed wounds are revealed by the things that trigger you. As such, recognizing your triggers is enormously helpful to identify precisely where your energies are stuck, and where you still have work to do no matter how much time has elapsed and despite how much work you have already done to resolve negative repeating patterns. Armed with that knowledge, you can now focus precisely where you need to finally free yourself of such issues. 

Healing and Reclaiming Hidden Parts of the Self

When you judge someone as stupid, or as a loser, irresponsible or lazy, consider that somewhere deep inside you are judging yourself as the same and that is precisely why you hate that personthey are your mirror!

If you can uncover, forgive and accept both your conscious and unconscious negative self-judgments, you will be more tolerant of others as you acknowledge your common humanity. This leads to better relationships in all areas of life.

The Shadow indicates what you repress, what you do not allow yourself to admit or express. Start with a willingness to look at yourself honestly. Regardless of what you uncover, you are still worthy of love. You still have phenomenal worth as a human being. The shame is not in being where you are right now, but in being unwilling to learn or grow, to try to do better. All of us starts off pooping in our pants and sucking our thumbs. But eventually if we take responsibility for how we are acting, we learn, heal and grow more and more into our infinite potential as a human being.

What is hidden, denied or suppressed is not all bad!

The Shadow holds both light and dark aspects of the self. It can hide wonderful things that are denied or suppressed because they are considered not practical, not lucrative, or thought undesirable by your family, group, religion or social class. Such denied positive aspects can include your talents and unique gifts, power, brilliance, earthy, and sexual or raw energy that gives you passion and zest for life.

There is a time and place for everything!

Hidden within the Shadow can be a ferocious, angry Mama Bear that protects her cubs, or a frightening Warlord that scares away the enemies that are endangering the tribe. The Dragon draws a line in the sand over which someone else dare not cross. The Bitch doesn’t put up with bullshit or mince words with manipulative, exploitative people. The Witch uses energy, visualizations, and intent to manifest desired outcomes. The trick is in knowing when and where to give expression to the Shadow. Giving the Shadow archetypes appropriate expression heals them.

“I recognize and forgive in myself what irritates me about you.” 

Decades ago, hypnosis colleague Doreen Virtue taught me the above phrase. As I repeated this sentence and thought about someone’s offensive nature or behavior, I was able to recognize the same traits or behavior within myself. I saw that I once acted the same way or I had wanted to. I saw my shadow in the other person. As a result of using this sentence, I found myself becoming less judgmental, less rigid, and more forgiving of others even while trying to maintain my own standards for myself.

Using the Hawaiian Practice of Ho’Oponopono

Another exercise that has helped me to both recognize and heal my Shadow is how I have adapted Dr. Hew Len’s 4 Steps: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you.” Psychologist Dr. Len repeated these four phrases over and over while holding the case records of the inmates that were incarcerated in a special ward for the criminally insane at Hawaii’s state hospital. His diligent practice had such a powerful therapeutic effect upon the inmates that within four years the ward closed because it was no longer needed. The inmates had so rapidly improved that they were moved into halfway houses or able to re-enter the general community.

My Version of Ho’Oponopono

“I am sorry for whatever is within me, my relatives or ancestors in this or any other lifetime that attracted, allowed, caused or contributed to this ___ (illness, condition, state, feeling, tendency, behavior, situation, problem, event, experience, or issue) in any way.

Please forgive me. Please forgive all of us. Please correct any erroneous thoughts in my consciousness and/or our shared consciousness that is at all responsible.

Thank you for bringing to my attention what needs to heal within myself. (Addressed to God:) Thank you for bringing love, healing, harmony and balance into this for the highest good of all. Thank you for healing any resonance with the problem within myself, and correcting any errors in my consciousness and humanity’s shared consciousness.

I love you, ____ (my own name, my name for the Divine). I love you ____ (name of other person) in that I recognize our common humanity.”

Copyright by Roxanne Louise, 2022. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.

On Being Thorough & Healing Through Time

Seminar and workshop being presented at the American Society of Dowsers in Plymouth, New Hampshire at their annual conference taking place this June 8-12. Click here for video on workshop: Healing Through Time.

NO EXCUSE: Fast, Easy Ways to Practice Self-Hypnosis

Saturday, February 19

The National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists is sponsoring a 4-hour virtual retreat (Noon – 4 PM EST) in which Roxanne Louise will present the above seminar at 2:45.

Roxanne will show you how you can instantly shift into an empowered state using just a word or short phrase & gesture. Whether with eyes open (her effective Walking Mantra Technique), or with objects you regularly touch, places you go, activities you practice that you use as Anchors with Trigger Words, self-hypnosis can be made faster and easier than you may think. Consequently, NO EXCUSE!

For more information on the retreat, see https://www.nath.world/upcoming-courses/

Roxanne is the author of a comprehensive 229 page manual, Your Unlimited Potential, a complete do-it-yourself Self-Hypnosis Course and Introduction to Professional Hypnotherapy. For description of this see https://www.roxannelouise.com/your-unlimited-potential-book.html

Distant Energy Healing

Healing has both physical and non-physical components.

The physical are obviously things like drugs, diet, supplements, surgery and other medical interventions, physical therapy, acupressure, massage, exercise, etc.

The non-physical include mental, emotional and spiritual healing, healing of relationships, stress management techniques such as self hypnosis, the Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapas Accupressure Technique, prayer, meditation, emotional support and love, energy healing modalities such as Reiki, , and other modalities such as hypnosis and dowsing. All of these can be considered forms of energy healing.

Both the physical and non-physical (or energetic) are important. Sometimes the non-physical makes the critical difference by freeing up stuck energy or blocks to healing, as well as adding more energy and improving the flow.

There are so many stories of miraculous healing — cases where the person was written off by the best medical treatment, and then through an intense prayer chain, recovered. Or you may have heard where forgiveness has also led to healing of disease. I like the story of Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me, who was declared dead of cancer, but through her near death experience was able to heal a lifelong issue that not only brought her back to life, but caused rapid elimination of her cancer.

Miracle healings should not be dismissed. Where an exception to the rule appears, it points to another rule that we should analyze and find out how to replicate.

Many prominent doctors and scientists say that all illness has a stress component, and without addressing that, healing will be partial, slower and more likely to reoccur. For example, a heart patient without learning how to address his emotions is setting himself up for another heart attack. Mental and emotional stress depresses the immune system. The body’s energy that should go into the healing process can be siphoned off to fight the tigers in our lives. This makes healing slower, harder or even impossible. It can cause a person to give up. And when a person loses their reason and desire to live, the body soon follows.

If some mental, emotional or spiritual issue is the root cause of a health condition and so weakened the body’s system that it was set it up for disease, then such issue or issues must be addressed or it will only reoccur.

Energy healing can be applied both by the person for himself, but also sent at a distance by someone else to him (distant healing).

Here’s how you can send distant healing to yourself or someone else:

  1. WRITE CLEAR INTENTION: down identifying information about the person, issue, and the positive intention. This should include the person’s name, maybe their address, or possibly their photo. You can also draw some visual representation of it. [NOTE: the positive intention is the OPPOSITE of the problem. If the complete opposite is outside of your belief system, then make the positive intention a MOVING TOWARDS the opposite, which is the ideal outcome. In other words, choose END RESULT or PROCESS.]
  2. SAFETY CLAUSE: Add some phrase to further signify a good outcome that does not go against the will of the recipient. Such phrase could be “in accordance with ____’s [name of person] highest good”, or “in a way in which ____ [name] is really pleased.” In Reiki, we say when sending energy, “you are free to accept or reject or use as you see fit.”
  3. PREPARE to send energy by GROUNDING (anchoring) your energy in the earth, then CENTERING (letting go of extraneous thoughts and focusing on your intention), CONNECTING to the Source of healing energy.
  4. BUILD ENERGY perhaps by deep breathing, clearing & expanding your energy field.
  5. FOCUS YOUR INTENT & SEND by directing image out your 3rd eye, love out your heart chakra, and healing energy out your hands towards their name or photo.
  6. DISCONNECT from the recipient’s energy field. Connect healing energy to yourself & imagine yourself healthy and well in every respect.
  7. GIVE THANKS THAT IT IS DONE

Instructions to Dowsers

If you are dowsing, you should check if each step is done before proceeding to the next step.

Copyright 1/2022 by Roxanne Louise. However, this article may be shared in other free online sources only if this copyright notice and links included with the content to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com

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