Friday, May 27, 2011
HO'OPONOPONO``` (My Take On It)~~By MysticSilks
Green. Yes, I'll use green to write this article because this color symbolizes healing, newness, and growth. And that's what life, or the living of life should be about.
HO'OPONHOPONO, was a process that I heard about maybe a year ago. My daughter Kim gave me a book on HO'OPONHOPONO a year ago. She brought it over, handed it to me, asking me to read it and give her my opinion.
I read the first few pages, and had a hard time wrapping my brain around it. Why? Because supposedly a mental health therapist:Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len who worked in Hawaii and had cured the entire patient ward in a hospital for the mentally ill by using this mantra: I am sorry, forgive me, thank you, I love you.
Please read the entire story at this link:
But anytime something seems a bit way out, or too easy, I disregard it as hocus-pocus: Another person making money on a new age book.
I set the book on a shelf.
It was maybe six months later that Kim was going to a seminar based on " The Course In Miracles" and she hands me another book" The Disappearance of The Universe." by Gary Renard. Again she wanted me to read it, and give her my opinion. OK, this book I settled into because she kind of challenged me, and because it seemed to make understanding "The Course in Miracles" a bit easier to digest. Now the one thing I noticed was, both books," Ho'oponopono" , "TCIM", and" Disappearance of The Universe" had the same message: Forgiveness!!
As I recall Jesus spoke of forgiveness, " How many times should I forgive if someone sins against me?" Someone had asked Him. " Seventy times seven" He had replied.
As I thought back to that bible passage, I began to think there must be something powerful about the ability to forgive. But, I have difficulty with forgiving. If I've been wronged I want to fight back, to defend myself. If there has been a major injustice done to a child, or someone helpless, I want to pummel the evil-doer with my fists. And yet I have discovered that all the junk out there that makes me so angry also lives in me. And that's why I react so strongly. That's why we all react so strongly; Why we're so ready to electrocute, inject to death those who perpetrate such horrific crimes. We'd rather not have to deal with the 'junk'. We'd rather not have reminders of what we too are capable of.
Well, now I've found that the only way out of the hell we've made on earth is to forgive. When I forgive others, I am forgiving myself, too. Then there is healing. for all of us, for everything, even for the healing of Mother Earth.
I am sorry. Forgive me. Thank you. I love you. This has become my mantra.
Trust me, it's not easy, but it is the only way to peace of mind and heart.
Blessings to all.