Saturday, 27 July 2019

The Magic of Hooponopono

Life often brings us experiences that bother us or have us feeling stuck. Feelings of being let down, upset, angry, triggered, betrayed, not good enough, unworthy and a hundred other negative states of being shake our core and throw us off centre.

Some human experiences are so tricky that their analysis can make things even more complicated. Unhealed patterns stored in our psyche play out from time to time. These patterns may stem from our current life or from other lifetimes. They may be patterns from our childhood or they could be hidden aspects of our dark side/shadow. They could be memories of soul trauma we experienced as a child or as an adult.

Very often, we can recognise an unhealed pattern when we find ourselves triggered by the words or behaviour of people. Sometimes, we may find ourselves so triggered by external factors that logic takes a back seat and our unhealed emotions take over.

Precisely to address such complex emotions, our world has been gifted a beautiful Hawaiian healing technique called Hooponopono. It is an ancient practice. However, in the current time, the work done by an amazing psychotherapist called Dr Ihleakala Hew Len has created greater awareness of this practice among healing circles.

This Hooponopono prayer consists of just four sentences-

I am sorry
Please forgive me
I love you
Thank you

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When we recite this prayer, we address our own human self and our greater divinity. We are not addressing the person or situation we feel may have wronged us. By addressing our own human self, we take responsibility for the problem that has appeared in our life. And by appealing to our divine self, we take responsibility from a place of love and compassion for our human self.

It is believed that reciting this prayer helps erase the memories and patterns that come alive when we feel triggered by people and situations in the outer world.

Hooponopono has become an integral part of my life. I do not know how these four seemingly simple sentences carry such power. But all I know is that this practice has helped me break free from innumerable icky, tricky and emotionally charged situations in my own life.

This prayer can be recited until you feel the emotional charge associated with a situation dissipate. If you like structure, you can recite the prayer in cycles, with one cycle being equal to reciting this prayer 108 times. You may do as many cycles as you feel guided to.

If you resonate with this technique, do try it for yourself and see how it works for you!

Sending you love💚

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