Many of you may know of the work of Dr. Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len (Dr. Len) in Hawaii. He’s the man who emptied a mental hospital of patients by sitting in a room and sharing a simple prayer with the file of each person. They all got better!

He was applying the principles of Ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian method of self-help that clears toxic energies from within you – those same energies that block your life with mental obstacles – in order to allow in the presence of Divine thoughts, words, deeds, and actions.

To put it simply, Ho’oponopono means “to make it right, to clear the erroneous programs“. According to the ancient Hawaiian peoples, errors are created from thoughts that are permeated with painful memories from the past.

Our thoughts, beliefs and intentions are far more powerful than we often realize. I received the following letter in my inbox today. The prayer from Dr. Emoto is clearly aligned with the work of Dr. Len and Ho’oponopono. Join the shift to a new paradigm of healing and being, folks. It’s really quite profound and simple. The best things are.

Here’s the prayer Dr Len used:

I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You

Love, John

I received this from Dr. Masaru Emoto. We have something positive to do to help the waters of Earth.  May we all bless and learn from this.


My 16 year old son was in tears this morning about the devastation in the Gulf of Mexico. I told him about how water responds to intention and suggested that we pray to the water itself. Let us all suspend our hatred and anger for the moment and let the intention for healing arise. This is what is most needed at this moment

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research reveals that water physically responds to emotions and communications. He sends this prayer.  To speak it with sincerity is powerful and humbling:

“Now let’s give energy of love and gratitude to the waters and all the living creatures in Mexico Gulf by praying like this:

To the water, whales, dolphins, pelicans, fishes, shellfishes, planktons, corals, algae and all creatures in our Gulf of Mexico

I apologize.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
I love you.”

Masaru Emoto
May, 9th 2010


Radio host, librarian, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See 

 In Search of Simplicity is now available as an eBook here.

“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

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“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

“The author’s experiments and experiences working with nature simply amaze. . . . Beyond the Search is a treasure trove for those who enjoy planting and reaping as it seems nature intended, with respect for each animal and insect as belonging on the planet and therefore deserving of honour.”

Theresa Sjoquist on Suite 101