Healing Through Ho’oponopono

Healing Through Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The philosophy is that  anything in our reality is our responsibility. We create our reality, therefore the positive and the negative is a reflection of ourselves. Any problem you have, you have created. Anything, anyone that bothers you, angers you, frightens you. It reflects some part of you that requires healing. Whatever problem you are experiencing – YOU ARE THERE. The late Hawaiian sage Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona taught this method to Dr. Stanley Hew Len, a clinical psychologist, who more than thirty years ago, arrived at a Hawaiian State Hospital and applied the method to a ward of criminally insane patients. He never physically visited the patients. He took their files, read them and recited the healing mantra of Ho’oponopono;  “I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you.” The atmosphere of the hospital and the  patients began to improve and eventually the clinic was closed Remember, it is not about fault. It is about taking responsibility for what is being reflected in your reality, presenting you with the opportunity to heal. The patients that were in Dr. Hew Len’s reality, reflected a part of him that required healing, a cleaning, a clearing, releasing. Repeatedly saying the mantra in order to heal himself, released the criminally insane from their darkness. Anything, near or far is your responsibility. This world is Your world, a projection of your creativity. It is for us to heal ourselves. To return to what Dr. Hew Len refers to as the void, to zero, where Divine love resides. An Exercise:  Place your right hand over...
Vision Circle

Vision Circle

We are mid way through January – We’ve had time to take down the tree, pack away the decorations, do some discount shopping, sneak the last of the Turtles and empty the eggnog container. We’ve wished our happy new years to friends, family and co-workers. There’s been time to reflect on the past year and time to consider where we’d like to go, what we’d like to do.Some of us have made resolutions and some have written a “to do list.” Even when you don’t know what direction to take, there is always something you do know. Perhaps it’s that you no longer wish to commute to work, you want a new home that’s large enough for family dinners, you want to be in a relationship where you don’t have to be less so someone can be more…       The Vision Circle Meditation is a great start on giving yourself an opportunity to align to what you wish to attract. It lets Life in on what you have in mind, this way greater energies can be of assistance to what you have decided to create. You don’t have to have all the details, as this meditation will grow with the time you give to it and you’ll develop clarity along the way, editing to what you genuinely want. This is a meditation that requires a commitment, as it takes 21 days. At least 15 minutes per day. Instruction: Write out what you choose to attract, what you want to manifest in your life. Start with you and how you want to see yourself, your physical form –...
How to Create; Your Sanctuary

How to Create; Your Sanctuary

I love my abode. I sit in the early morn and scan my space, buddhas, Tibetan monks, stones, crystals, keepsakes, my hand at creativity, family photos, colour. On sunny days, as the light makes it’s way through the frosted glass of my front door a cascade of rainbows dance on the ceiling and walls. This is my space. This is where I breathe, I am a peace, I sit and relax in joy. This is my sanctuary, my safe haven. A place where I pray and meditate. My place where I share in good conversation and great laughter and from time to time tears of release. Not everyone can give this energy to their entire domain, as you may be sharing your space with someone and some of you may have many someone’s. So find a nook that is yours, that is sacred with the intention of quiet, and positive energy, where you can be and tap in to what you need and breathe. You can create an alter with items that are special and meaningful to you. Lighting a candle and playing music while you sit in your space helps to centre and ground the intention of what this place is for you. As my home is my sanctuary and my bedroom is where I sleep, I also need a place where I can let go and be very human. As a human we are a gamut of emotions. When I’m working through an issue of challenge, I tend to enjoy a good rant. I truly excel at venting. I let it out – all the nasty, dark stuff...
How to Begin Meditating – The Safe Place Meditation

How to Begin Meditating – The Safe Place Meditation

In 2012, I wrote, “Now Go Find Your Greenhouse” and included the Safe Place Meditation. It’s a favourite of mine, I’ve shared many times. This month, I’d like to look at the basics: How to Begin Meditating. In July after sitting in meditation at a Buddhist Temple, I found myself with some members of the group sharing their experience. We had been guided through a more traditional style, where the instruction was to follow your breath and every time your thoughts strayed, to return to focusing on your breath. Sounds simple. However, many find it difficult and give up, because it sounds simple and they are failing at it. Following your breath, may be enlightening, but it can be boring. We live in a world of colour, textures, smells, sounds. So when some members in my group told me that meditation was relatively new to them and they weren’t sure they got anything out of the instruction, I suggested they give the Safe Place Meditation a try. Meditation is the opportunity to allow action to give way to rest, where you rejuvenate, recharge and receive. Rather than tuning out – you tune in to you. A time to relax, but also a time to receive information in the form of guidance and answers. Begin all meditations with a prayer of intention. Set the standard. Make the choice to be in and of the light only and to receive your information at a pace that you can handle. The light of God surrounds me The love of God enfolds me The power of God protects me        ...