When I was a senior in high school, I got an A++++ on a book report on the Russian novel, The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoievsky. What I remember most from that book after all these years is this: "We are responsible to everyone for everything."
And now this popularly written book I have been talking about says that very thing. We are responsible. We are responsible for every rude person who comes our way. We are responsible for wars near or far. We are responsible for poverty, hunger, illness, overweight, ignorance -- you name it.
God in Heavenletters™ has talked a lot about responsibility. He has said how important our thoughts are, for, by our thoughts, we create the world "even as far as the galaxies." We are responsible for our thoughts. We are responsible for our reactions.
And our reactions come from the past. Something from the past triggers our reactions. It is not really the person in front of us who stirs our anger. It certainly seems like it, yet the person before us is a reminder of what is already within us, stuck inside us, that does not serve God or us or anyone well.
And so this book I am reading is about Ho'oponopono. Ho'oponopono says we're not at fault, yet we are 100% responsible for all that occurs. This is a good place to begin. We can do something. We can calm the waters in a silent way. No furor. It is self-expression with a different twist, as with Heavenletters.
Through the simplicity of Ho'oponopono, this ancient Hawaiian service to God, mankind, and ourselves, we get out of the past and its programming. Without effort, we let the past go -- or God takes the past away -- and we become the peace we always wanted to be.
The nine words of Ho'oponopono are:
I love you.
Since I wrote a blog entry a month or so ago entitled This is for you, Rita http://www.godwriting.org/godwriting/this-is-for-you-rita-hooponopono.htm, I realize that we say these words to the Universe, not to an individual.
With the four lines above, repeated silently, Dr. Hew Len cleared out a ward for the criminally insane. That's all. That's it. I say that Dr. Hew Len cleared out the ward, yet it is God Who brought the peace that cleared out the ward.
The book is Zerolimits by Joe Vitale, best-selling author. The book is also driven by Dr. Hew Len who is unfailingly pure, simple, and powerful.
I'll end with five words from Dr. Len:
There is no out there.