Please forgive me. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you.
You might wonder why I need to be forgiven. I haven’t personally committed any offence that you are aware of, but if you read on you will find out why I’m asking for it.
Dr. Hew Len, a therapist, healed a whole ward of criminally insane patients in the mental ward of a Hawaiian hospital without ever having treated or seen them, by using a Hawaiian healing technique called Ho,Oponopono.
This beautifully simple healing technique has four parts, as seen above: please forgive me; I’m sorry; I love you; thank you. The order is not crucial. The healing works by giving love and forgiveness to yourself; and by healing yourself, you heal others. Dr Hew Len said he would look at his patients’ notes in the office adjoining the ward, and read about their symptoms. He would then ask for forgiveness for his own part in the ‘one-mind’ that had allowed the situation to arise, and then send love to himself.
If you have been following my blogs, you will be aware that the flow of my narrative is about one-awareness – that we are all one-consciousness expressing in different ways, and that what we perceive as reality is a projection of our minds or one-mind; (it is a given however, that you don’t have to believe me – but I hope that your own search for the truth is on-going)!
As one-awareness or one-mind, it follows that all imbalance – illness, injustice or hardship has been created by us all, during a collective forgetting of spirit. The All That Is, The One, The Source, or God, the part of us that is real, is there waiting patiently for us to remember who we really are: divine spirit.
In our mass-forgetting of our true nature, we are all partly responsible for the injustices that are in our world today. What we see in the out-picturing of the one-mind is not ‘out there’, but ‘in-here’, because in actual fact there is no ‘out there’. We are one, so we are responsible.
When we realise that, we become more aware or conscious, and with that awareness comes more responsibility. If you cannot bear the the injustice, cruelty, and down-right insanity that is going on in the world at the moment, remember that you are part of the one-mind – and change things.
If we join the ground-swell of fear and despair that constantly bombards us from the media,we are adding to it; but If we forgive, we neutralise it. When you want to change something for the better – then show the better, be the better. When you forgive, you too are forgiven – and another particle of ignorance is deleted. As Jesus said, ‘forgive them for they know not what they do.’
The other day a friend of mine posted a video on Facebook about the plight of starving children in Madaya, Syria. She commented: ’What do I have to do to stop this? Get in the car?’ I watched the video and was horrified. No one else had commented. In shock I couldn’t think of anything positive or helpful to say, but I wanted to say something, so I posted: ‘I don’t know what to say, except that I can’t bear it.’
Aid is on its way there as I write, but once I had returned to ‘presence’, I remembered that the more Conscious we are (notice the big ‘C’), the more we clear away the ignorance of spirit that allows injustice to happen. Just by meditating we do this. Just by simple human kindness we do this. All efforts at self-enlightenment, no matter how small, help to clear the dirt from the communal screen of the ‘one-mind’.
Some friends tell me that they don’t watch the news because it’s so depressing it pulls them out of their peace. I completely understand that. Only you can judge what you can bear to hear. For me, I take in what I can of world events, but earnestly continue with my spiritual practice because I know that I am doing my very best for humanity and the world by doing that.
It is now proved that prayer and meditation changes the world. Known as the ‘Maharishi Effect’, studies have found that groups of meditators with a positive intent reduce rates of crime and violence across the world.
Ho,oponopono however, is great for specific events because it’s so simple and accessible. Next time you feel your heart sinking at scenes on the news, then try using it this way: when thinking of the event: say inwardly ‘please forgive me’, for your part in allowing it to happen. Say ‘I’m sorry’ to show remorse. Say ‘I love you’ to yourself (several times until you feel it). Say ‘Thank you’ to show appreciation for the healing.
Thank you. I know that I’m forgiven.