This week in clinic, I was reminded of a beautiful practice on forgiveness. As we get so immersed in our lives and rush to this thing and that, with people often saying things that we may take offence to, or we just get so wound up in our own world of rush that we forget the people around us. How often is it that you have a fall out with someone over something silly and then you carry that guilt with you because you are too embarrassed to say ‘hey I’m sorry I, was wrong..
There is energy behind negative thoughts that you carry and hold onto. And this can be very damaging if you don’t let them go. Often for people that carry bitterness, or thoughts of I am never forgiving that person, the energy behind that becomes trapped, and the more we hold onto this, the more it manifests till eventually it has to find its own way out, which is often in illness.
This practice of forgiveness is called Hoʻoponopono, I love the word Hoʻoponopono and I think just trying to pronounce it brings a smile to your face. Hoʻoponopono is ancient island practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. And the simplest thing is it’s about forgiving yourself for your own shortcomings for the thoughts you may carry or the resentments to others that you may have.
So I would love for you to join me this week, in your own time, to yourself and practice the Hoʻoponopono prayer it is very simple and goes like this:
I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
Close your eyes and say this over to yourself it is that simple. For more information on Hoʻoponopono
Happy Ho’oponopono everybody.
My love and thoughts to all in Kaikoura, Wellington and North Canterbury