Another easy Ho’oponopono exercise to get you started 🙂
Wonderful article here on putting the Four Phrases of Ho’oponopono into practice, from Adam J. Pearson –
What is Ho’oponopono?
Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian art of healing, which developed as a social practice, a way of resolving conflicts between people, families and groups. However, Dr. Hew Len and his teacher, Mornah Simeona, extended ho’oponopono into an inner practice for individuals, a technique for intelligently meeting whatever we encounter in daily life. For Dr. Hew Len, ho’oponopono is a way of “cleaning” or “clearing” conditioning and unconscious programs (learned tendencies to think, feel, act, and react in certain ways) that we have accumulated over the years so that they no longer run our lives.
According to this viewpoint, we are in some way responsible for everything that appears in our life simply because it arises in our life. This doesn’t mean that we should feel guilty for all of the bad things that happen in the world; rather, it means that we recognize the part we play in the events that happen to us. It means recognizing the unconscious data or conditioning that plays itself out both in our own body-minds and those of others. From this point of view, if we are encountering violence and anger in others, there must be something in us that reflects these same tendencies. In fact, from this perspective, the ‘external world’ and the ‘inner world’ of thoughts, memories and feelings are not ontologically separate; instead, they are totally united, seamlessly one. Whatever we see outside of our bodies is still within us from this point of view. And because it is happening or coming up within us, we need to work with it. We work with it by doing the cleaning, that is, working through the programs and conditioning data so that they can be released from our minds…Click Here to Read the Full Article 🙂
Sometimes the Ho’oponopono process can seem a bit confusing..blue water, cleaning tools, 12 step courses and a plethero of books, videos, and expensive intensive programs can lead new practitioners to feel a bit lost..
It is important for us to remember that at it’s core Ho’oponopono is a beautifully simple practice: All you need to do is live your live focused on the four fundamental emotions- Love..Forgiveness..Acceptance..& Gratitude..If you do this with an open heart and mind then the Universe will do the rest 🙂
Ira Byock, M.D., is a nationally recognized authority in palliative and end-of-life care and longtime advocate on behalf of seriously ill people and their families.
His essays have appeared in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and his work has been featured on Nightline, All Things Considered, 60 Minutes, HBO’s Letting Go, and the New York Times Magazine.
This book was a revealation to me…highly regarded in the medical profession Dr Byock has integrated the Four Phrases into modern day pallative care..
The power of these four simple phrases; I Love You..I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You have never been so revealed as in his work with the terninally ill and their loved ones.
If you or anyone you know plan on dying anytime soon I urge you to read this gem first 🙂
Or Vist Dr Byock’s websites here : The Four Things That Matter The Most
And here : Dying Well