Today in my daily meditation practice (Who have I become?!? Clearly I've been living in California for a while),
I focused in on the Ancient Hawaiian healing method of 'Correcting a wrong'.
Wait....what? You may ask. Well, if you are not familiar with it, Ho'oponopono is a practice in forgiveness.
The practice - or mantra as I like to think of it - is fairly simple and consists of four key phrases:
1. I love you.
2. I am sorry.
3. Please forgive me.
4. Thank you.
While I find it very simple to say those words... it is by no means EASY.
The wikipedia page here has more information about this ancient practice, and there are plenty of other resources online. Search away if you'd like to know more...
There are some difference of thought about the sequence of the phrases, but the meaning is more important than the order. You can begin by saying these words to yourself instead of attaching them to another person or situation. What is essential is letting go of the ego and entering a deeper path of vulnerability.
So close you eyes, relax, and connect deeply to the mantra of Ho'oponopono...
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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