13 Sep 2013
With the beginning of the New Year, I find that I have gone into some deep reflection and quest to find more about why I make the choices I do in life.
In the last months since the start of my 365 days journey, I have written a lot about my experiences and lessons learned through what some consider "rose colored glasses" maintaining a very positive attitude.
I don’t intend to ever be content to live life any other way- but I must admit for the first time, I am realizing and coming terms with the fact that my past is influencing who I choose to date and how I deal with those relationships.
Everyone has to experience an ouch and that I did! The result- it has exposed me to feelings I haven’t had to face in 30 years and the process is enlightening and cleansing.
I am going deep within- finding myself. I know that for my soul mate to appear I need to be free and ready to receive the gift he will be.
A very kind and wise man has introduced me to Ho'oponopono- the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness for oneself. Described in the dictionary as "mental cleansing"- it is in this belief that to prevent illness one must atone. It likens the concept of cancer survivors I know believing they were fine until tragedy or stress came into their lives.
I am learning the mantra and would like to share it with you.
I am sorry
Please forgive me
I love you
Interesting to me is that the start of the Ho'oponopono is Hope.
Have you ever thought about looking deeper into your history before looking for the future?