You are your own Creator
To be born again you have to be willing to let go of everything you have already created. To be free you have to let go of everything you are tied to. To be loved you have to let go of every wall you have. To be born again, freed and loved are “things” we all desire. I desire it and you desire it. Your knowledge of this is not required for it to be truth. Hoʻoponopono is a simple answer to what you desire.
This desire is programmed into our complete DNA. We are these desires because they are the whole from which we are derived. We chase desire through all kinds of false impostures, like wealth, fame, and beauty. This chasing empties our souls, causing us to cry, pray and strain for more wealth, fame, and beauty, or to choose to numb ourselves with medicines, entertainment, and frantic activity, but the emptiness persists; even grows.
We as humans desire to change something about how we feel or act. Western culture was tasked at the soul level with developing the material/physical world of wealth over the last several centuries because the west was so fabulously successful at this many people believe materialism is their access to rebirth, freedom, and love.
This belief weakens our will to fulfill our own souls, leaving our souls empty and weakening our mind’s ability to discern as well as weakening our body. This causes us great suffering through poverty, unhappiness, and disease.
The answer lies in feeding the spirit with deep gratitude to nourish it back to fullness and health. This is only possible when we learn to practice forgiveness. Finally, forgiveness is only possible through acceptance of the truth in which we are all fully responsible for. Each and everything we experience in our lives is what we have created because we are that powerful.
The responsibility of power will only anger, create sickness, weaken individuals and empty the souls of those who do not wish to accept this. So we keep spiraling down in suffering and unhappiness until we choose to be grateful for the smallest light which flickers in our hearts.
Hoʻoponopono – I’m sorry, I Love You, Please Forgive me
Often times our fear of our own weakness, or the weakness of others seems to physically restrain us from taking action. The body belongs to the mind and the mind must follow the spirit. We are all just puppets of our souls. It is when we begin to see this that we are able to heal our minds. Once we heal our minds we are then able to heal our bodies.
Hoʻoponopono is an ancient Hawaiian ritual that practices forgiveness and gratitude. The Hawaiian dictionary defines Hoʻoponopono as a “mental cleansing.”
This ancient practice allows an individual to take ownership of themselves and the world around them. You are what your create. The first step is to believe that notion: You are what you create. You see the world the way you see it because you believe it to be true.
But what if you could change how your mind sees the world? How magnificent would that be? Imagine, no more pain and suffering. Not just in yourself, but those around you. This may sound as if this is an impossible feat, but it is a simple iterative four-step process.
Four Steps to Practicing Hoʻoponopono
Taking personal responsibility
This first step in accepting responsibility is often the hardest. You are being asked to acknowledge that you have caused the pain and suffering in yourself and others. But, once you do accept this you can start saying, “I’m sorry.” Apologize for the suffering you have caused. Always start with yourself first. Start saying, “I’m sorry” to yourself for causing any health problems you may be experiencing or for any scenarios that keep popping up in your life. Say sorry to yourself for not getting that job you thought you were perfect for. Say sorry to yourself when you know you have eaten too much. Say sorry to yourself when someone else is angry at you and you do not know why. Keep practicing, “I’m sorry” until you fully accept and take responsibility for your creation.
Ask for Forgiveness
Keep in mind what you are apologizing for in step one and then ask forgiveness for what you have caused. “Please forgive me.” “Please forgive me for I know that I have caused these migraines.” Whatever it maybe, just ask forgiveness. It is important to believe in yourself and the words you are saying. Repeat, “Please forgive me” until you believe it and stand behind it.
Giving and Receiving Gratitude
When you say sorry to someone for something you did wrong and asked for forgiveness, the person is inclined to say you are forgiven. This is where you say and practice, “Thank you.” Be thankful that you have taken responsibility for your own life. You are in the process of taking back your life and owning it. Be thankful for everything you can be, it does not just have to be a person, it can be any object. Just be thankful. Thank yourself for taking your life back into your hands. Thank the universe for blessing you with this new found knowledge and understanding. Just keep saying, “Thank You!”
The power of Love
Love truly is powerful. If you truly learn to love yourself and your surroundings you can make drastic changes in your own life. Exactly like the previous steps you need to practice and believe that you love yourself. Repeat over and over again, “I love you!” and mean it!
Often times the simplest practices are the ones that are overlooked. There is no magical medicine or new gadget that is going to cure us of all ailments. It is practicing these four steps that truly ascend us to new heights within ourselves.
I’m honored that I could bring this practice to fruition for you. I hope that you embody this practice and find solace in the fact that you alone can make the changes you desire.
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