Chapter 6 in the the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge brings us back to something that I love and believe in wholeheartedly: Ho’oponopono.
I wrote about it in the early days of this gratitude project and since then people have asked me about it many times.
The author of this chapter, Rashminder Kaur is a Reiki and EFT teacher and a student of Non Dual Awareness. Living in Ahmedabad, India, she offers healing and counselling services and leads workshops to raise awareness in both the social and spiritual domains. Her volunteer contributions are with nonprofit organizations supporting organic and sustainable living.
Here’s what she says about Ho’oponopono:
“If there is something that transcends all boundaries of culture and creed and unites humanity, is the practice of prayer. Prayer is much more than a religious ritual and its essence; when understood it becomes the very purpose of life itself.
As Rumi says: ‘After all, the purpose of prayer is not to stand and bow all day.The purpose is to poses continuously that fragrant state which appears to you in prayer.’ […]
Ho’oponopono is a prayer healing which has been practiced by the people of Hawaii. […] The meaning of Ho’oponopono in Hawaiian is “mental cleansing”.
The essence of Ho’oponopono is the manifestation of three key aspects of Universal Love. These are:
Universal love, which forms the very fabric of creation, from which all matter and spirit evolve is embodied by these three attributes of Acceptance, Forgiveness and Gratitude. When we focus on these attributes and integrate them with our full acceptance of responsibility for whatever problem is occurring, we easily manifest the universal love which cleanses faulty patterns from our consciousness and fills us with awareness.
Thus Ho’oponopono is not energy based, but a consciousness based practice; that is why it is devoid of any visual or energetic experience, but brings healing through awareness.”
I love you.
Please forgive me.