I love Ho’oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian prayer for healing and forgiveness. Dr Haleaka Hew Len, a Hawaiian psychologist and shamanic practitioner, has achieved amazing results with criminally insane prisoners. He’s written books and lectures on the simple yet powerful nature of the underlying intention of these words, in whichever language you prefer. This is a quick summary of how you can put it to great use, quickly, in your own daily life.
Repentance. Forgiveness. Gratitude. Love.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Say it slowly, feeling the intent behind the words. It may feel right to repeat the first 2 lines, together or separately.
It’s not essential to specify who or what you are sorry for, and chances are, deep down it is you anyway.
No matter what others say or do, it is only you who decides the meaning and therefore impact, immediately and into the future.
Only you decide how much of your personal power you give away each day as you think and feel about your memories of what happened. How much more pain do you inflict on yourself by re-living, re-feeling?
How much pain do you inflict on others by your thoughts, preconceptions, misinterpretations, ego and beliefs?
The only person you ever really need to forgive is yourself. Choose to allow yourself to be free. Allow your body to heal itself as Nature intended. Allow yourself to reconnect with All That Is surrounding you.
Once you feel the shift, no matter how small, continue with lines 3 & 4.
Use it to calm, to heal, to ease difficult relationships (say it in your head, feel it in your heart and gut)
If you need help, with this, or with dealing with difficult relationships, past and present, including with yourself, allow yourself to ask for help. Use the Contact Page or leave a message on my mobile phone.