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Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian prayer.  Pronounced Ho o po no po no.  It is a very simple prayer but I have found it to be powerful.  Here’s the thing about Ho’oponopono, it’s appropriate to use anytime for any matter.  I just love it and am pretty much obsessed with it!

The idea behind ho’oponopono is that we either operate from a place of inspiration or memory.  Inspiration is from spirit.  Memory can not only be inaccurate but actually NOT helpful.  Remember when your mom/dad or teacher said something really awful to you?  Your memory might have digested that incident(s) to mean you are not lovable and in fact a terrible person. Sadly, this seems to happen a lot.  But I’m here to tell you,  No matter what someone has said to you or done to you or you’ve done or said, YOU ARE SPECIAL!

You probably didn’t just change your mind this minute which is where Ho’oponopono comes in.  If you begin with a thought that is an error, the error just continues… It’s kinda like math.  Remember when we used to do long division and how long it took?  What happened when we mixed up just one number in multiplication or subtraction?  Uggh!  The whole equation was off.

It’s easy to feel “off” in life.  I myself am a pretty upbeat gal and I practice self love, affirmations, law of attraction but I have to admit that sometimes I still just feel off.  Ho’oponopono fills in the gap.  The prayer is offered up to the Divine (God, the Universe, etc…).  There are no hard and fast rules to the words.  You can say them in any order.  You can say them with the addition of your own dialogue or not.  You can say them while thinking of a situation or person that is troubling you or just say them because you feel slightly off.  The key is to say them.

I’m sorry.  Please forgive me.  I love you.  Thank you.

  • I offer up to the Divine that I’m sorry and take ownership of any part that is mine.  This is taking responsibility of your circumstances – sometimes we know what’s up, sometimes we don’t…  but as I always say we are all so powerful.  Part of that power is owning it and we own it by saying I’m sorry for my part (specifically name or not…)

I have a friend who dislikes this part of the prayer.  Ok, so exclude it for the time being or change it to I take ownership.

  • Please forgive me – for being judgmental, blind, impatient, inflexible, rude…  and these sentences could all end with to myself as well as in, Please forgive me for being judgmental to myself.  Please forgive me for not honoring myself.  This part of the prayer is not to place blame on yourself.  It’s an important part of transmuting the thoughts and memories. Try not to overthink.  Allow the Divine to take over.

 

  • I love you is an expression of sending your love out into the world because Love, as it turns out does cover over: fear, hate, judgement, intolerance, unforgivness… Have you ever heard that love is the opposite of fear?  And, have you ever considered fear motivates a lot of unproductive and hurtful actions?  Well, cover over it with Love! I love you.

 

  • Thank you – the art of gratitude is very powerful.   Gratitude transforms.  It shifts your perspective and your point of attraction.  Have you heard the saying Give thanks in all circumstances, actually from the Bible.  When I was a younger, I used to think this was a misprint in the Bible.  But I’ve learned to really value this principle.  Often this gratitude for your circumstances doesn’t happen overnight. Some things take time, take work, take self reflection and YES, Ho’oponopono to transform awful circumstances into gratitude.

I have seen a lot little shifts in my life since I started to, as I call it, Ho’oponopono it!  I say now, I’m gonna Ho’oponopono that and I do.  Sometimes not right when I am upset by the lady cutting in front of me or feeling left out or annoyed at a friend’s behavior but I eventually do and it clears it.  Oh, did I mention, that’s the point.  The prayer clears it from your consciousness.  Yay!  And things begin to shift.

I hope you enjoyed my Ho’oponopono blog today.  Feel free to check out my blog on Gratitude as well.  http://luannchou.com/2017/04/why-is-gratitude-so-important/

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Reflection(s)

Today I want to talk about the many lessons I have been learning in seeing what is being reflected back to me in others.

I’m going to be honest.  I’ve never been a big fan of when people say, You don’t like what you see in the other person because you don’t like that part in yourself.  Hmmm.  Maybe…   That is one possibility.  There are others that include fear, resistance etc…

My point is there are so many facets of life being reflected back to you in the people you encounter from the grocery store clerk to your boss to your child or parent???

Today, I challenge you to pay attention to when something strikes you as curious or triggers you.

I have come to be grateful of these moments because I believe spirit is at work teaching me in these moments. When these moments come:

#1 Allow

Allow the moment to come in.  Don’t resist or push it out.

#2 Accept

Accept that it’s making you feel a little or a lot triggered or super curious and that that is OK!!!

#3 Ask

Ask your inner self, what is this about?

#4 Scrawl

Scrawl it out on paper.  It can be the back of a receipt but do a quick write of :

What is it triggering in me?

Why?

What can I accept?

What am I able to control?

#5 Ballon

Wrap all the thoughts up in a pink bubble balloon and release it…

I hope this helps you out in your daily practice of being mindful!


Pen to Paper

I love putting pen to paper!  Why?  Because it gets it out of your head.  don’t believe me, try it!

Why is Gratitude so important?

Gratitude does two things.  It both shifts your point of attraction and lifts your vibration.  What did I just say?  What we think about, we draw near to us.  If you’re feeling low, gratitude lifts you out of that state.  If you’re feeling ok, gratitude takes you higher.

When you have a running list of things you are grateful for, your vibration, the general feeling in your body is high and feels good to you!  I submit to you that perhaps the most important thing for you to do today is to attain that good vibration!  Hey, like the Beach Boys song!  Never occured to me before.  🙂

YOU Time

~Commit 12 minutes to yourself today!  Get out a piece of paper or your journal.

~First take 5 minutes to write whatever comes to your mind.  Stream of consciousness writing.  Don’t think.  Don’t judge.  Just write and don’t stop even if you have to write I don’t know why I’m doing this.  🙂

 Draw a line on your paper

~For the next 5 minutes,  write down what you are thankful for.  Even if you think you have nothing to be thankful for, you will find you do.  Begin with:

I’m grateful for:

running water, a roof over my head, sunshine, my cell phone, water, electricity, a friendly checker…

Quiet Moment

And then at the end of your gratitude list, take a moment, close your eyes and ask yourself if there is a message you have for yourself.  Whatever comes, trust it and write it down.  You may be surprised at what you write.

I have a note I wrote to myself once that I don’t even remember writing and it sounds nothing like me but it is super duper nice and I read it all the time!

I hope you enjoyed my blog today.  Please comment below!  🙂

Here is my Gratitude List for Today:

I am grateful for:

Kirari West (gluten free bakery), cozy sheets, Peet’s mochas, Colby and my spiritual group that I met with last night, being able to walk to the beach, my husband who has made so many amazing changes in his life, my son who is the light of our house, lipsticks, my Heal Your Life friends, my upcoming trip to Las Vegas for Hay House U Live, heart connections, palo santo, my mala bracelet, my new tires, my Mini, orange flavored sparkling water, flip flops, Zach – who gave me a message from my Aunt, Shay, clients, soul connections that were further confirmed through reading The Boy who Knew Too Much, hikes, Palos Verdes, Marshall’s, kundalini yoga and bike rides.  That’s all for today that came up quickly. 

That was fun!!!  I hope it’s fun for you too. 

 xx,

Luann

 

 

What is your point of attraction?

Do you ever feel frustrated about where you are in your life?  Do you think, I’m spiritual.  I follow Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Abraham but what the heck?  This is not what I want to attract!!!

Little Shifts

Let’s start with taking a quick inventory of what you are manifesting.  If you have a Facebook account, peruse that quickly.  What are you putting out?  Of course we all need to vent.  Vent and then release but consider if Facebook is the right venue for your vents and posts.  It’s public and continuous.  Do you want that floating back to you later today, tomorrow etc…

Check your thoughts?  Limiting beliefs can sneak in.  They sneak in because we have heard them so much from ourselves and people around us.  How often do you hear or think, “I’m an idiot!”  “This always happens to me!”  “Welcome to my life!”  Consider what your focus is.

Affirmations

Everyone knows it’s important to work out, to be active physically but do you work out your mind?  Know that YOU can control your thoughts and by doing so, change your point of attraction.  Forget about what you haven’t done.  Begin guiding your thoughts today.  Affirmations are a great way to begin.  What is an affirmation?  An affirmation can be any statement.  Make yours positive, in the present and personal!  Fill in the blank.  I am _____________________.

#Amazing #Powerful #Beautiful #Loved #Accepted #Smart  #Lovable #Successful #Blessed #Surrounded by people that love me #Strong  #Vulnerable #Brave #Special #Thoughtful #Improving Everyday #Making Progress #Growing and Changing #Bountiful #Blissful #a Goddess

Now watch your life shift because you have shifted your point of attraction.