Posted by: stepsinthejourney | July 19, 2007

Something to Hold

There are some concepts about God – the Universe – the Divine (whatever name is most comfortable to you) that are beyond us.  And we often use symbols to remind us of what we have learned or in the process of learning.  We need to hold on to something, an item, to shift our thinking from time to time.  One day we will need nothing.  But for me, that time has yet to arrive.

During the Beyond Manifestation week-end, Joe Vitale was relating just one of the tools Dr. Len had suggested he use to clean and clear on his books he was writing.  I will tell you about one of those clearing tools now.  If you want to know about some of the others, either buy his book, Zero Limits or get the recording from that week-end.

The tool – a simple pencil with an eraser.  We were told that we could place that eraser on anything and say the words, thank you, I am sorry, please forgive me and I love you.  Joe went on to tell a profound story about how this clearing help him get one of his books to a best seller status.

Suzanne Burns, my dear friend and Joe’s executive assistant was there at the retreat.  As she tells her story, this simple tool became an important element in her personal process of cleaning and clearing.  Suzanne loves pretty things.  And she has had the opportunity to create the eraser in a beautiful, artistic form.  In fact, she has created many symbols that can be constant reminders of what we are called to be.Inspiration has created for us via her Intentional Treasures works of art that remind us of who we are and our role to be constantly cleaning and clearing, not only for ourselves but for others

C.heck out  on the site is a longer version of her inspiration to create these products.  I am in awe of what she has accomplished.  And it leads me to question myself – where will Divine inspiration take me?  

Posted by: stepsinthejourney | July 16, 2007

Healing in the form of paintings


Since May of 2006, my life has grown on all dimensions. During the first Beyond Manifestation week-end with Joe Vitale and all of the participants, I learned about Ho’oponopono. It was interesting to watch Joe, Mr. Marketer, follow the instruction given to him by Dr. Len. He was supposed to just stand up and flow with what was being given to him by the Divine. And in that first retreat, he did a pretty good job.  And he has gotten better with every new retreat.

I have been fortunate enough to be at all the retreats (Beyond Manifestation I and II, then Zero Limits I). To see the transformation of Joe over time has been fascinating. I have been a silent witness to someone who has made the choice to constantly be at Zero. He cleans and clears on a continual basis. It is now a part of the fabric of DNA. The story is the same for the others of us who have made the same commitment.

One of the other participants, who I cherish, is Aimee Perrine. We met at the first week-end retreat and I have grown to respect and love her. She has very special talents and expresses them in watercolors. Joe has written on his blog about how she was inspired to paint for him after his emergency surgery. She presented to him a watercolor of bluebonnets. He was greatly moved. With some encouragement, Aimee reproduced a limited edition of that watercolor for us.

I have that painting in my office and love to look at it throughout the day. It is a special representation of the knowledge that cleaning and clearing is a constant process in my life.

On her website, Craig, her husband, explains what her Healing Paintings contain. I was impressed with the manner in which he explains the Ho’oponopono process she used to create these paintings. I encourage you to visit and see for yourself.

Joe writes a book, Aimee paints…what will be next?

Joe Vitale and Joyce McKee

Take a look at the Book:

Zero Limits by Joe Vitale

Posted by: stepsinthejourney | July 12, 2007

The book – Zero Limits

On Monday I received my copy of the book, Zero Limits. There is a chapter titled The Evidence, I along with others share our stories of how Ho’opnopono has transformed our lives. Here is my story that I submitted and was published in the book, I had called it, “Overtime”

 During the past year, I took on a new role I was a caretaker. My mother left her home of many years to relocate nearer her daughters, partly because of some challenges in our lives. Shortly thereafter, my sturdy, lifelong-rock matriarch was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and small cell lung cancer. Wonderfully and gracefully, she chose to live out her remaining time with her daughters.  She decided not to pursue cancer treatment at her age, 88 years old. So the medical professionals told us she would soon be out of time in this life.

The previous May, I attended Joe Vitale’s “Beyond Manifestation” week-end and learned of Dr. Len and his Ho`oponopono practice.   I was intrigued. Hearing of the amazing results with the mentally ill criminals when he went inward to clean and clear himself impacted me greatly.


The Universe is so gracious and provides the teacher when the student is ready.  The timing was perfect. My main question that weekend, “How can I be used to help my Mother in her dying process?”


I was willing to show up and acknowledge to the Universe that I am 100% responsible for my life – all of my life, including Mother. So I used what I had learned. I went inward and constantly cleaned and cleared.


The effects for my Mother and me were simple yet exquisite. She remained clear of mind, pain-free, and able to take care of herself until the end.  Yes, there were small crisis events when she needed the drugs supplied by Hospice; yet she was able to handle these situations in the comfort of home and was not rushed to the hospital.  Those were transition-in-training moments; preparing us both for the final occasion when she would cross over to the other side.


The greatest gift was she lived on into “overtime”. She lived well past the forecasts. Each morning she was surprised to wake and greeted me with a cheery –“Guess what, I got another day!” We had time for all the words of love to be exchanged and for just casual time together. We had time to truly prepare for her transition. I came to experience fearlessness about the process of Mother leaving us. She knew where she was going and so did I. When we had those tense moments of labored breathing, we saw the Grace of God and there was no fear. Wow, what a gift!


The Ho’oponopono practice, along with my prayers changed the way I approach life.  The feeling of empowerment I experienced and still experience is wondrous.  To know that I can have an active role not only in my life, and in the lives of others leads me to constantly, moment-by-moment, seek the Source of All.


I encourage you to get the book and discover for yourself what the process can do for you.