Zero Limits was a bestseller before it was released, in 2007. Zero Limits is based on Ho'oponopono which is an ancient Hawaiian art for erasing memories and bringing yourself to the Zero state.
Joe Vitale felt inspired to write this book after he heard about how Ihaleakala Hew Len had cured a ward of mentally insane patients in Hawaiian. Dr. Hew Len had done this without seeing a single patient. Basically he went into his office and performed ho'oponopono. Over time, the patients became less violent, and than eventually were cured or transferred to another facility.
Once Joe Vitale heard about this, he arranged an interview with Dr. Hew Len because he wanted to know more. The more he learnt, the more he knew he needed to write a book and share this knowledge with the public.
Ho'oponopono is taking responsibility for everything that happens in your life. If your brother is a druggie, your neighbour an adulter, it's your fault. You basically have a memory or program inside yourself that is playing over and over. It's this memory or program that you are reacting to, and it's causing this situation. By "cleaning," you are erasing this program and "letting it go," which sends it up to the Universe, or God to erase, which brings you closer to God. Essentially, you should not be reacting to anything and always being at peace. The more you react to something, the more you are stuck and are allowing the memory to play your life.
Now, it was hard for me to swallow this concept as well, until I really thought about it. How many friends do you know that always date the same kind of guy? If there is one bad one out there, they seem to smell him out? Well that's simple, it's a memory replaying over and over, and your friend is trapped in it. So by cleaning on this memory, "I'm sorry for whatever is inside me that is causing XXX to date YYY. Please erase this memory and send me back to state zero. I love you, I'm sorry, thank you." By repeating mantras like this, you are cleaning and erasing these memories.
The other great thing, the more memories erased, the more are permanently gone from the world. Ho'oponopono has really changed my life. Here are some of the ways it has changed me:
- I try to live from love as much as possible
- I try to live in the now and be happy and satisfied with what I have
- I try to forgive a lot
- I try to clean as much as possible and keep in mind that's only a memory
- I try not to judge to clean on any problems that come my way
I highly recommend this book to anyone starting their journey with ho'oponopono. There aren't a lot of free resources, and you usually have to pay $400-500 to go to a seminar to learn about ho'oponopono. Joe Vitale's Zero Limits, is a great stepping stone to starting your life changing journey. I also recommend Ho'oponopono Works, it's a great free resource blog that documents the author's journey with ho'oponopono.
To say the least, I am grateful to Joe Vitale and Dr Hew Len for writing this book, because out of all his books, this one has really changed me for the better. So thanks Joe!