A simple practice to heal your past and cleanse negative memories to live a more peaceful and harmonious life
• Details how to apply Ho'oponopono to deal with traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups
• Draws on the new science of epigenetics and quantum physics to explain how Ho'oponopono works
• Explains how the trauma of past events can cloud your perceptions and reveals how to break free from the weight of your memories
Based on an ancestral Hawaiian shamanic ritual, the healing practice of Ho'oponopono teaches you to cleanse your consciousness of negative memories, unconscious fears, and dysfunctional programming and grant yourself forgiveness, peace, and love. The process is deceptively simple--first you must recognize your own responsibility for creating the events in your life, then you are ready to apply the mantra of Ho'oponopono: I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you, I love you. Repeated several times over a dedicated interval, the negativity is replaced with inner peace, love, and harmony--and, as the stories in this book show, sometimes even miracles take place.
In this step-by-step guide, the authors explain how to apply Ho'oponopono to traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups. Drawing on quantum physics and epigenetics, they explore how Ho'oponopono works--how thoughts and consciousness can affect the expression of your DNA, the materialization of your goals, and the behavior of those around you. They explain how negative thought patterns and memories unconsciously guide your life and draw more negativity to you, perpetuating the cycle of bad events and clouding your recollection of the past. By apologizing to yourself, your memory, and the event in question, you can forgive yourself, heal your memories, and cleanse your perceptions. By reconciling with yourself, you open your heart to love for your experiences, yourself, and others and bring harmony to your mind, body, and the world around you.
The three authors Bodin, a medical doctor; Bodin Lamboy, a feng shui expert; and alternative healing specialist Graciet write separate sections of this work, which explains ho'oponopono, a practice for achieving reconciliation that was developed in indigenous Hawaiian religion. (The authors are not Hawaiian, and provide an introduction explaining how they became familiar with ho'oponopono.) It involves repetition of a simple, mantra-like phrase that purports to "cleanse memories." The book is organized logically, offering history and overview; placing the practice in contemporary scientific context; and explaining how to use it in everyday life. The simple chant invites comparison to other pithy prayers such as the Jesus Prayer that concentrate the mind and tame mental activity. Most successful is the final part of the book, partly because of the winningly positive tone of author Lamboy. Her section also clarifies the relationship between this practice and alternative energetics, including the metaphysical law of attraction. But Graciet's attempts to produce a science for the practice are an unpersuasive academic pastiche. Least successful are the cartoon-like illustrations that open the chapters. This short book describing a spiritual practice that is unlikely to be familiar to many will make the most sense for fans of The Secret.