Healing Origins: Self Care and Inner Transformation

H. Elizabeth Burke MA, Buddhist, Taoist and Hawaiian Insights, Wisdom, Prayers & Healing.
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My Prayers for the Gulf

I pray that the oil spill will stop, that the winds and sea remain calm, that spirit and intellect guide the hands of men as they make the repairs swiftly and effectively.  I pray for all the animals of sea, air and land that call the Gulf home. I pray that the men and woman who depend on the Gulf find hope and work.

I send love and healing and gratitude to the water and to all the living creatures of the Gulf, the whales, dolphins, sharks,  fish, shellfish, pelicans, birds, the plankton, algae, coral and sand and finally to the oil I send you love as well. I am sorry, please forgive me for whatever is in me that has created this situation I send you all my love.

I visualize the powers that be working together effectively to end this disaster. I see harmony in the hearts of men as they work together.  I see obstacles dissolve. I see politicians unite to heal the Gulf.

I see the Gulf waters and shores, water ways and wetlands crystal clear, radiant and clear like the light of 10,000 suns. I see the sun dance on the sparkling waters of the Gulf like diamonds.

Aumakua, Mai kai po wai ola, ho’ikea mai i ke ola

Amama Uanoa Lele A Kua Lau

It is Done.

Aloha nui loa

Mahalo nui loa.

More on Ho’oponopono

Article by Joe Vitale

“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, you 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.”

Prayers do work: my story & the Gulf

I know first hand how amazing prayer is, when I was born, I was very early— nearly 3 months early.  I surprised everyone and still do my husband says. I was very small only 3 1/2 lbs and was not able to eat for the first month of my life. The doctors feed me thru tubes and watched me lose a third or more of my body weight. How did I live….to post this blog and be a healer?

One thing that keep me alive was the prayers of all my family, their friends, the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and even other patients. My will and their prayers keep me alive. Alive long enough for them to do surgery and save my life.

So I know deep in my bones that prayers work. When I chant Buddhist prayers they have an affect. When I pray the ho’oponopono prayers of Hawai’i they work.

I hope you will pray for the gulf and not feel like there is nothing you can do . Because there is….. you can send your love, your energy  your prayers and hope !

And know that like no other event in our history this will usher in deep change . Pray for this as well . With all my love, Elizabeth…. A Pisces woman, who choose that.

I visualize the gulf— crystal clear and pristine again and hold this hope in my heart.  Mahalo.

Prayers for the Gulf

The first prayer came to me from Dr.Emoto.  It ‘s is a  ho’oponopono prayer.  Ho’oponopono means to make things right.

I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s surroundings. T the whales, dolphins, pelicans, shellfish, planton , coral, algae and all living creates I am sorry  Please forgive me. Thank you . I love you. “

This above prayer is a derivation of a prayer  I learn directly  from I’Haleakala Len, which may also be of great benefit.

It is simple and effective:

I’m sorry please forgive me for anything that is in me that has created this situation.

We are all depended upon oil in small ways and each of us is responsible for this event in the gulf.  I say this not to place blame on your shoulders but to demonstrate the cause-effect relationships that are alive in each of our lives.

If we pray we can make a BIG difference. These prayers are simple and I hope that you will take a moment out of your day to say these prayers.


A letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse

(Present Chief and Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the

Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation of the Sioux)

Sioux Prayer Request  for Gulf Coast Oil Spill –

****** A Great Urgency ******

To All Nations

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing Their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that

have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That  the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether  it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children’s future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

A Question for you, is your life repeating are you going thru the sos again and again do you want to break free?

Do you feel like you are living your life like Bill Murray in groundhog day, going over the same issues again and again . Isn’t it frustrating the heck out of you . I sure know the feeling. recently my mom visited and I love her to pieces but it is amazing with all the inner work I have done how she can push my buttons and boom I am right back in it. Then I remember  “healer heal thyself” and dove into where I was feeling the pain sadness and tension in my body and and being.  And voila things began to change.

One simple technique I use comes from my training with Hawaiian shamans and it was really great to so the work on me. It is so necessary to stay clear in my work and this was a sure fire way to change the energy.

So if you are recycling  patterns that you want to change give me a call and let’s get t the bottom of them and  change them once and for all!  So, you can be free, confident, happy and less stressed!  That’s what we all want, right,  less stress and more peace with our family, relationships and within ourselves. Here’s to peace in our own lifetime! Call me 415 435-8015 or email me at info@healing origins.com

I work with clients from all over te US in person and by phone and have moved people beyond their problems for 20 + yrs. Much aloha,  Elizabeth

How to counter verbally abusive people

I was talking with a client the other day who was having an especially hard time with her verbally abusive and emotionally destructive boss. She expressed how upsetting it was to go to work and be immersed in a toxic workplace for 8 hrs a day. As she spoke I remembered something I learned years also in Hawai’i. What I learned was a quick and easy way to change a negatively charged memory or experience into a pleasant one. I know this is going to sound strange to some of you but try it the next time you are confronted with an angry or irate person.

Here is what you do, as the person is railing at you, imagine them in a clown suit, with a big nose, over-sized feet and see there lips flapping as they rant. Maybe even give them a tail, just make them as funny as you can imagine. What happens as you imagine the person this way is that you can’t help but to smile inwardly and maybe even giggle a bit to yourself.  What happens in your brain when you do this is that the memory or experience is stored differently, it moves to an area of your brain that hold pleasant images and memories and is no longer as traumatic as a result.

I did this once after a biting conversation with my mother -in- law that left me in tears. I went back and re-imagined the whole conversation and presto—- the energy and my reaction changed instantaneously—- just like that.  I felt better and was able to let it go which was a godsend.

My client used it right away and she just loved the clown she created in her mind’s eye of her abusive boss just Blah, Blah, Blahing at her. She said it really changed her entire experience.

Aries, the heat of summer is upon us.

As we move into the heat of summer Uranus and Jupiter will both be in Aries. Jupiter will move back into Pisces around the end of July but expect the unexpected til then.

Remember Uranus is about action and upheaval and Jupiter is the shaman or trickster. So when these two energies dance life is often full of surprises.

Mars has been in Leo and is moving into Virgo with Saturn and so this can lead to some frustration. Jupiter and Uranus love movement and Virgo is a bit more plodding. Saturn loves this, but Mars— well you might feel like a horse at the starting gate, who just wants to run the race  but you can’t get out of the gate.

Uranus and Jupiter may be reminiscent of  the 1960’s but with Aries involved it could be a hot headed summer especially around the end of July, when our judgment is a bit clouded like a foggy San Francisco day.

Change is a foot and that can be confusing with so many energies at play. So keep your cool, ground your energy.  Take walks in the trees or take a swim in a river or lake or at the beach!  And have fun that’s what Uranus and Jupiter are also about.

Lost & TE

Well, Lost came to an end last night and as I watched the final episode I realized how much Lost is so like my healing work (TE) , which deals with cause-effect relationships, time, memory and love.

Lost,  like my work showed us, how love is the ultimate key, how we are multidimensional beings and how past, present and parallel time are all in this moment. I have had direct and deeply personal experiences with this level of reality. It is within this space where healing happens, where love does conquer all  and where truth abides.

It is in the remembering where growth begins. Remembering who we are,  who we have been that allows us to become ourselves at last. Along the way we may be lost—- seeking redemption, resolution and healing of the wounds that we carry within us but when we touch into the reality of the moment,  when we touch the hearts of those we love and those we have loved in the deep and ancient past …. we are forever changed and healed.

We are eternal beings—- full of memories just like each member of Lost had to recover their personal memories, so must we. In touching this level of our embodied experience and consciousness we truly find ourselves. This is what I have been doing with clients and with myself for 2 decades—- finding the reasons, answering the why’s and discovering who we truly are and why we are here and what we are meant to be doing this time around.

As “Jack” said last night ……to remember, let go and move on that’s what it’s all about. In essence  this is what we each must do.

Great job one and all!  Thank you for the past 6 seasons of mystery and adventure. Here’s to the actors, creators, writers and production crews ! You will be missed and there really is no reason to watch TV now. Good luck to all of you and once again mahalo nui loa.

New website and branding almost done.

Aloha—- just wanted to let those of you know that have been following my blog that my new website will be up and running soon and it will have a place where you can join me and receive all kinds of information and insights . I appreciate all of you and hope to be on a call with many of you soon. Change the energy and change the world!

Find Happiness, Love, Healing, Confidence & Release your Fears

Each of your charkas is a reservoir of information —spiritual energy, memories and emotions. Stored within each chakra are the answers and reasons why your life is how it is.

By awakening and shifting your attention you can perceive the stories and retrieve lost aspects of yourself that are just below the surface of your awareness.

Accessing these stories gives you the opportunity, often for the first time, to get to the bottom of the problems and challenges you face each day.

Whether you are working thru physical, emotional or relationship issues your charkas have the answers. The entire history of your consciousness can be found within your energy body. When you dip into this inner body of knowledge—empowerment happen. As you find your true self and deep lasting healing occurs!

For decades I have dove into my energy body, like a pearl diver, seeking answers and understanding and I have never failed to reap the benefits of this kind of inner exploration.

My clients for 20+ yrs have always been amazed at how such a simple and direct process can change everything.

Each of these men and women found answers, hidden within themselves. Understanding dawned, like the harvest moon and filled each person with light, so they could lo0k within and find their truth.

Each released their pain, sorrow, doubts, grief, betrayal, fears, anxiety and traumatic past.

Each of these men and women rediscovered themselves—as they peeled away layers that, like grime on a window, dimmed their inner light.

They came away happier, more relaxed, unafraid, more loving and gentler with themselves, confident self-assured and free from symptoms that plagued and confounded them.

Each in turn discovered the truth within their being and healed the heart of their being.

This is what I can offer you — self-discovery and healing that will transform you.

Lynn came to see me because she was experiencing a rapid and frightening heartbeat that felt as if her heart was going to jump out of her chest. She unearthed the past life memories that drove her heart to beat wildly in her chest. And she was able to resolve her congenital heart problem she had since birth. Her connection to the man she loved deepened as she relived a time when she had known him before. Intimacy and relief arose from our work together and replaced her self-doubt, pain and fear with love, confidence and healing.

Sara came to see me when she learned that the man she loved had been with another woman. This heartbreak opened the door to memories long forgotten both from the present and the past and deep healing as she worked thru the layers of betrayal that originated in England centuries ago. She was able forgive the man she loved and stay with him. Working thru the betrayal and pain of her past and present. She found love and trust both in herself and within her relationship and released, her fears, guilt, self- doubt and anger and found her true heart.

Sophia came to see me when she because of deep grief and unhappiness in her relationship. She discovered she could transform her doubts and self-hatred into self-acceptance and joy. And as a by-product found work she loves.

Anna came to see me when was unable to sleep and concentrate because of night terrors and dreams. She came to understand the past lives that were revolving in her nightmares and was finally able to put them to rest. Clarity and understanding blossomed as she released of her sense of being invisible and unseen in her life.

Jordan discovered why he and his ex-wife were always art odds, why he felt unappreciated, betrayed, incapable and sexually addicted. By releasing past life memories he regained his self–esteem, strength, and compassion for himself and the woman he had loved and had children with, enabling him to happily attend his daughter’s wedding.

Francesca finally understood her fear tall building, bridges and heights and worked through the layers of past life memories to restore and regain her ability to face her fears and not be afraid that she would die or that disaster would strike. Worry and fear receded. Deep peace, self-knowledge and a new sense of connection both in her community and to herself were what she found. And a balancing of her inner energies empowered her to be more herself – strong, discerning and confident.

These are just a few stories from 25 years of working in the field of energetic and  spiritual healing and past life integrative therapy. The past and present live within us and thru inner exploration of your charkas or energy centers we can find peace esteem happiness and love.