Monday, January 12, 2009

Joe Vitale Zero Limits

The next book in my journey was Zero Limits, The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD.

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!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Joe Vitale & The Attractor Factor

Who is Joe Vitale?

Joe Vitale was born on Dec 29th 1953 in Warren, Ohio. He was a normal guy like you and me with normal people problems; financial problems. As a teenager he lived on the streets after moving from Ohio to Dallas where a job fell through.

From there Joe slowly learnt all he could about positive thought, visualization, and mastering how he could attract what he wanted.

Joe Vitale is a certified metaphysical practicioner, a minister, a hypnotherapist, and of course an author.

He has appeared on Larry King Live, Extra TV and of course The Secret.

Joe is the author of many books including the The Attractor Factor.

After watching the movie the Secret, I wanted to know more. I could relate with Joe Vitale and decided to purchase his book, The Attractor Factor.

The Attractor Factor was all that it promised and than some. The Attractor Factor is based on a five step process that Joe clearly outlines and gives examples of what he’s done.

What I especially like is that this book is a glimpse inside his own private life. In fact he never meant for this book to become public. It was only through Bob Proctor’s urging that it was made available.

In his book, he writes, “I wrote this book for one person: my sister. Bonnie had three kids, was unemployed, and was on welfare. It hurt me to see her suffer. I knew her life could be different if she knew the five-step process I developed for creating whatever you wanted.”

The Attractor Factor is an easy read, Joe Vitale explains the steps very clearly and gives examples. Basically by changing the way you do things and think about things, you can change your life to start attracting things. I also like how Joe Vitale has a chapter on just testimonials he’s received from people who have applied the Attractor Factor and it has worked for them.

I enjoyed this book because it has helped me take the steps I need to change my life. Joe Vitale has helped take me on a journey that is putting me in charge of my life. Here are some of the changes I’ve been able to make:

· Won $250 in an online jackpot
· Took my landlords to court and won 2 free months
· Got a mortgage and bought a condo within 2 months
· Got a new job where I make 20K more
· Was able to rent out my condo in a rent to home program, and find an apartment to rent that takes pets in a non-vacancy city.
· Wanted new laundry machines in the building, a couple weeks later, there were new laundry machines
· I wasn’t getting a Christmas vacation, wasn’t sure how I would exchange gifts with my mom, suddenly work transfers me for two weeks to the very city my mother lives in. I was able to work and see her before Christmas.

This is just a quick summary of how by applying what I’ve learnt through Joe Vitale’s Attractor Factor has played an important part in changing my life.