I went to a sleep study center recently. I needed to find out if I have sleep apnea. I don’t know the results yet, but I want to share this story of what happened while I was there.

It’s another miracle.

Tell me what you think…

The woman hooking me up with wires and sensors had an hour to kill, as she had that much set up to do, so she asked me what I did for a living.

“Lots of things,” I said.  “I’m primarily an author.”

“What have you written?”

“I’ve written over 76 books,” I said.

“Good God! Tell me about one of them.”

I told her about Zero Limits.

I explained the story of Dr. Hew Len and how he helped heal an entire ward of mentally ill criminals with a Hawaiian healing method called ho’oponopono.

“What’s that?” she asked.

I explained it was a way to change outer reality by changing your inner perceptions of it.

“Are you saying that the therapist changed his perceptions and the inmates got better?”


“Bogus!” she blurted.

I was slightly surprised.

I’m not used to meeting people so instantly close minded.

“I’m a psychologist,” she said. “I only look at the brain and empirical evidence for what works.”

“Then you’ll love my book,” I said. “I coauthored it with the therapist, and I interviewed the staff that worked at the hospital with him.”

She shook her head.

“Do you believe the stuff you write?” she asked.

That was a stunner.

“Yes, of course! It would be the greatest crime in my life to write what I didn’t believe.”

“Well, it sounds bogus to me.”

I let it go.

I was there to have my sleep diagnosed, not get in an argument.

But then something miraculous happened.

Around 5 in the morning, I announced I couldn’t sleep anymore and she might as well return and unhook me from the test equipment.

She came out, moving slow, and I noticed she was red faced and struggling to breathe.

I asked if she were okay.

“I think I’m having a heart attack.”

I instantly perked up and sat up.

I still had wires all over me and electrodes on my head and face. But I was alert.

“I’ll call 911 right now,” I offered. “My phone is right here.”

“No, the hospital is right behind us.”

“Then I’ll walk you to the hospital. Just get this stuff off of me and we’ll go.”

“I still have two other patients to unhook,” she explained. “Then I can go.”

“Sit down here,” I said, patting the bed.

She did.

“Take your time. There’s no hurry.”

As she sat beside me, I began to practice the four phrases of basic ho’oponopono.

I repeated, I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me and thank you.

I didn’t say it out loud.

I just repeated it silently, as a mantra.

I noticed she seemed to relax.

Her breathing slowed.

She was still red faced and still anxious, but clearly more relaxed.

She started to remove the wires from my body.

As she did, I just kept practicing ho’oponopono.

When she was done, I told her I’d wait for her to finish the other two patients.

She left the room and I got dressed.

But even as I dressed, I continued saying the four phrases.

The other patients left.

I went out to the main area and saw her sitting at her desk, her head laying down like a student at school having recess.

“Are you okay?”

“I’m fine,” she said.

She was still struggling to breathe.

“I’m a cigarette smoker and haven’t had one in a while,” she confessed.

I waited and talked to her a bit.

Once I was confident she was truly stable, and that her supervisor would be coming in shortly, I left.

So, did ho’oponopono help her?

It helped me.

That’s the point.

Whenever you have something going on, do ho’oponopono on yourself.

As you relax into the miracle of now, you will feel better.

As you do, the outer may shift too.

But do it for you.

Ao Akua,


PS – I  called a few days later to check on the nurse. She went on vacation. Maybe now she will truly relax. Maybe she’ll even read my books on ho’oponopono, Zero Limits and AT Zero. 🙂


  1. November 19, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Dr. Joe, I watched your “Healing with Ho’oponopono (Parts 1-6)” video on
    and I’m VERY THANKFUL that you uploaded it. But, I also want to mention this, it could revealing also to you:
    You are a little wrong here, when you talk about inspiration and intention and ego. Since I started writing my ebook, I got unbearable pain to express what I got insight into, every time when I recognize something what is still mostly hidden to most of us. Of course, it was inspiration when you bought Rolls Royce, but it was not your spiritual part, but it was ego part, who got inspired. For instance, it would be inspiration of your spirit (your God’s part) if you would go and buy your own 40.000 books and give them to homeless people on the streets (those who can’t afford to buy your book and/or even don’t get to internet), even if you would need to travel around the towns for that. But it was your ego inspired when you bought yourself another car (and I hugely love this too, of course…). Another example, it would be inspiration of your spiritual part, if you would invite that guy in library (who was reading your book) to your Rolls Royce and gave him a ride around in your home town, showing him what you achieved and what he can achieve too. Instead, you invited to a ride those who can afford to pay $5.000. It’s nothing wrong with this of course, but I just want to show on your own example what I’m talking in my ebook, that there are two parts of us and that they both can use the same laws of attraction, including inspiration.
    As I said in my ebook: “Power is domain of Ego and Universe will give it to you, but only if your Ego would ask for it.
    You can ask for love, but only your Ego can ask for the power.” And “For every task there is a right tool. So this is the reason, why Ego has problems with understanding the love and what we still have to accept is also that the God-part in us has problems with understanding the wish for Power and Control”.
    If you would check my ebook, you would know what I mean, but I’m trying to reach you since almost the first day when I started to write my ebook in Summer 2016. Otherwise, I’m one of your greatest fans, Dr. Joe and you inspire my both sides. God bless you and all your fans! And I hope your health is in excellent condition again, we need you! Thank you for reading. ;)

    • Steve Daugherty-Reply
      November 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Zoran. I enjoyed reading your comment because many people have your same viewpoint on life – how there is a spiritual side of us, a physical side, and an ego side, etc…
      But what the law of attraction teaches us is that the physical world is actually the leading edge of the spiritual, and not the other way around. For eons, man has harshly judged our physical life experience, saying and claiming that the spiritual world and life is superior to the physical. And in doing so, many powerful churches took advantage of that type of thinking and ruled over the people, attempting to convince us that enjoying the physical world is a sin. But none of that was ever true…
      We are here to enjoy everything physical. The purpose of life is joy. The result is expansion. The basis is freedom. To desire better is totally desire. All of us have desires. And even the desire to not desire is a desire!
      A Rolls Royce is very expensive. It takes many hardworking people to create one. So when Joe buys one, he’s actually supporting many, many more people than if he had bought a cheap car.
      Let me ask you a question…
      When you tell Dr. Joe that he is a little wrong, how does that make you feel? Does it feel good? It can’t feel good. And when we judge one another without walking in their shoes, it never feels good, right? The most important thing for all of us is to think good thoughts about others, even if they don’t deserve it! There is a saying that goes, “Others may not deserve your good thoughts about them, but you do! You deserve to have good thoughts about others…”
      Dr. Joe has given his book the Attractor Factor for free as a download for years. And one of his goals is to eradicate homelessness. I met Joe back in 2009 and I paid even more than the $5k. It was worth every penny. I looked at it as an investment in myself – not just an investment for my lot in life, but as an investment in me – in who I am and who I was becoming…
      I know you know in your heart that what I am saying is true because the truth is, we are all one. But source energy, who you really are, loves you and Dr. Joe beyond words. Our guidance system from source communicates to us through our emotions. Source never judges anyone for anything. I totally understand where you are coming from, and maybe me finding your comment wasn’t any accident…
      Now, let’s go have a beer with Joe! Lol…

  2. Kale Varik-Reply
    November 28, 2018 at 4:23 am

    I read ZERO LIMITs years ago. Really enjoyed it. Going to make a conscious effort to use it more often.

    Also just finished reading Hypnotic Writing! Amazing stuff can’t wait to try it out.

    Will use my Ho’oponopno skills to solve your sleep apnea.

  3. Deborah-Reply
    December 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Joe,

    Read the book – Get it Up by Sydney Ross Singer. He tells how to heal sleep apnea by simply adjusting your bed. It’s worth reading.
    Wishing you all the best,

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