Welcome to Day Twenty of the 30 Days of Forgiveness.
Hello, Dear One.
A few years ago I discovered an ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness called Ho’oponopono.
The first time I heard about it, I learned the elementary version of this technique. It was a repetition of this simple mantra, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.Thank you.”
Any time I felt upset and needed to practice forgiveness, it was instructed I say this mantra over and over again until I felt peace in my heart.
I really liked the practice and used it often.
Over time, I discovered there were deeper principles involved in Ho’oponopono, and the one principle I most struggled with is our topic for today.
It’s to assume full responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
Now before I go any further I want to make a distinction. Taking full responsibility for everything that occurs in your life is not the same thing as saying you are the cause of everything that happens in your life. Taking full responsibility is simply you taking a position of power in your life creation.
When you hear the statement, assume full responsibility for everything that occurs in your life, how do you feel? Do you already live life this way? Do you feel any resistance or think it’s bogus? Does it make you feel empowered? Or is it scary or unappealing?
Then consider how your life would be different if you assumed full responsibility for everything.
Alright, dear one. Tomorrow we’ll explore this topic even deeper, but for today, I want you to explore how you currently feel about this principle.
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