There are people who seem, to us, downtrodden, broken in mind and spirit. Living in poverty.

Using the teachings we are better understanding, the LOA. Abundance consciousness, how can we actually help them?

asked 15 Dec '12, 18:40

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Dollar Bill

I would think in most cases by meeting their basic physical needs, psychological issues and then by those with higher understanding becoming big brothers and big sisters. to be the light.

(15 Dec '12, 19:29) Manny

In my experience, when we try to help people who are not ready to take help, they think we're crazy... So I think it is always better to help people who ask for it..

(16 Dec '12, 01:56) mastermind2

The main point is living your life as an example..Try this, give something to a beggar in front of your friends..notice after few days your friends will do the same..

(16 Dec '12, 02:02) mastermind2

i won't impose my self righteous attitude on anyone. I won't "help" anyone unless they ask for it. I dont see how anybody can go around and say what's right for this world.

(16 Dec '12, 08:10) CalonLan

I agree very much with @mastermind2 and @CalonLan.

(16 Dec '12, 09:30) Dollar Bill
(17 Dec '12, 04:51) ursixx
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"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--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. 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 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 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, you improve your world."

I love this story. We have been talking so much here lately about our being 100% responsible for everything we see, so I thought this would be a good time to bring this back to my own attention, and also share it again with everybody. Our @Stingray had already posted it once before here, but it was a few years ago, and I felt like it deserved another posting.

Love, Grace



answered 15 Dec '12, 23:59

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edited 16 Dec '12, 00:18

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I couldn't seem to make the block quote thingie to work right. Operator error, no doubt. :) If anyone a bit more talented in that direction would like to do that for me, I'd be much obliged. ;)

(16 Dec '12, 00:05) Grace

@Grace I love this story too. And Ho oponopono is a great tool that i use myself in difficult situations.

(16 Dec '12, 00:19) releaser99

@releaser99, thank you. :)

(16 Dec '12, 01:23) Grace

@Grace This is great - thanks.

(16 Dec '12, 04:10) Catherine

I am recently surrounded by people who are not in harmony the peaceful world I was/want to be always in.

And I thought something like: ‘healing the part of me that created them' this story is so right

(16 Dec '12, 09:07) r0la

"'I was simply healing the part of me that created them,' " Yay! I can see this working. Up points for @Grace !

(16 Dec '12, 09:37) Dollar Bill
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I learned to give from my parents. One thing that can help is to teach children to help or give without losing themself in the process. To give with joy and love and not worry about the outcome or feeling like they are "owed" back. Teaching them that by nature they will reap abundance and wellbeing when they believe and stay in that vibration.

My parents taught me a lot. The things they could not teach me are the things they didn't know for themself-of course. I feel they did get it for themselves afte I was long gone from living at home. I bless them.


answered 16 Dec '12, 04:36

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edited 16 Dec '12, 04:39

@clearheart - when you give, give! Some people give with the idea that the person they gave to will respond in kind.

I knew people who felt it was a good idea to put out "seed money", and that the Universe would then bless them with bounty. When this did not happen, they were bitter.

They were giving solely from the belief that they would get a great reward given back to them at some future time. Sad.

(16 Dec '12, 09:34) Dollar Bill

You can do volunteer work in other countries, or donate money or your old stuff to charities. There are many ways in which you can help other people who are struggling and less fortunate than you.

But unfortunately, I do not think anyone will have the ability to help the whole world, because it is also a mutual thing. If the other person is not willing to accept your help, no matter how powerful or skilful you are at being able to help others, it will still be futile.


answered 15 Dec '12, 21:18

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@kakaboo nothing is futile or meaningless. as long as their is light in this world the world will live. when this world will be in total darkness this world will die. by your free will you can choose. make your choice wisely.

(15 Dec '12, 21:24) white tiger

i agree with white tiger....nothing is too small or wrong. even when i have shared with someone who later became a problem to me it helped them....and it helped me to figure out that i wasn't supposed to stay and babysit, simply pass on the msg.

(16 Dec '12, 04:23) clearheart

I also agree with you kakaboo, and I too give to charities ,donate tons of stuff and give to the food bank. or any org. that strikes me at the moment, pets,kids,homeless, churches...I totally trust that is helping someone feel good and maybe from there they will raise their vibrations and pass it on....the helpers and the helped.

(16 Dec '12, 04:25) clearheart

@kakaboo - I have donated money and found that some of the organizations kept the majority of the money to fund their dysfunctional, bureacratic organizations.

I like the Rotary Club. Every worker is non-paid and self-supporting. If a member wants to go to India and help people there, they pay their own way and support themselves while there. 100% of the donations go to the cause, and the Rotary Members are there, working with the people to help them!

(16 Dec '12, 09:45) Dollar Bill

Rotary Club has jst about stamped out polio, worldwide. Members had to work very hard in some areas where the local population thought that the vaccine would sterilize their children. This was a widespread belief that was defused by the care and concern of Rotary Members personal attention.

We raised over $650 million dollars in our campaign against polio. We older people remember polio, it was terrifying, but it is no longer a common word or a common disease.

(16 Dec '12, 09:51) Dollar Bill
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by getting them to know them self. in understanding,truth and harmony. that is the first place to solve that division that is causing that duality in the world. since every thing comes from in us by our choice. and affect the outside world. you see the result in the world of that division. inequity,poverty,sickness,murder,theef,injustice,fight,hate,judging,blame.all coming from heart of stone,judging out of self rightenous,lack of understanding,truth and harmony. if you do not know your self how can you know other? and how can you live in understanding,harmony and truth? if you are rich help the poor,if not it just show how really poor you that case you all ready have your reward and you are the your neigboor as your self. if you want to make the world a better place take a look at your self and make that change. so let there be light,Be the light that you can be experience and enjoy.


answered 15 Dec '12, 19:02

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white tiger

edited 16 Dec '12, 00:34


Amen, brother!

(16 Dec '12, 09:39) Dollar Bill
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