Ho’oponopono and taking 100% responsibility.
I went all the way to Kauai, HI and back to find a wonderful concept called Ho’oponopono. It has become one of my favorite mental practices.
Originally Ho’oponopono was used by Hawaiian elders to “set straight” or ‘make right” the personal dynamics within a family. The elder would call the extended family together to clear negativity, grudges and bad feelings from the family group. The process of forgiveness, love and acceptance were used through 3 statements: I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you.
I wish this was taught to parents before they had children. A lot of pain and suffering could be avoided with this understanding.
My favorite piece of Ho’oponopono is the 100% part. Here the individual takes full, 100% responsibility for all that he/she sees in their world. Most people will reject this idea at first because we relate to the world as outside of ourselves or as happening to us.
In reality we are the projectors of all that we see and experience in our world. When we take our power back and see the world as a reflection of our beliefs and expectations, conscious and otherwise, we realize that we are the ones that need to clear, forgive and send love to all that we see. In doing this we open ourselves to the Divine and allow our unconscious beliefs and patterns to be cleared. When this happens the things that we perceive as bad, wrong and upsetting begin to find resolution on their own.
It is always that we are asked to look within to find the source of what we perceive as negative. Our mind cannot undo and set straight our unconscious beliefs but we can work with our own Divinity to erase all that predisposes us to the drama of the Earth plane.
So, when you see injustice, pain and suffering and you find yourself unable to see how such things can be ‘set straight’, begin by going within and asking your personal Divine presence to clear your subconscious that you may project only love and clarity into the world. By doing this intimate work with ourselves on a regular basis we begin to align ourselves with the Divine and see a healed and light filled world around us.
Try it next time you get yourself into a snit about what’s not right in your world. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.