I would want to share three lessons I have learned….
Discovering the Real You
The most important question you can ever ask yourself is “Who Am I?” Sadly, some of us get so busy “doing life,” making money, creating families, running businesses, starting new careers–that we never really stop to figure out who we really are.
Until I learned this, I was weighed down by trying to be perfect and do what others expected of me. I believed my happiness was in the material things, and I paid little attention to what my heart really wanted. I only believed in those things I could see or touch.
My path to self-discovery led me to the principles of the ancient Hawaiian art of Ho’oponopono, which I’m sharing with you here. It changed my life! I got out of my own way and began to trust my inner wisdom, letting the part of me that knows best guide me. I let go of opinions and judgments of others, and myself and now, I have more than I ever could have imagined in every area of my life.
Growing up we are either told to be perfect or we are not good enough. It’s human nature to go through life unconsciously replaying those “old programs” in our heads. The day I realized I could just be myself, a big weight lifted off my shoulders.
Taking 100% Responsibility
Take 100% responsibility for whatever is going on in your life. Once you realize it is just your programs playing, you can choose to stop them. They are like programs in the computer of your mind. If they weren’t installed there, they wouldn’t play.
When a situation comes up, and you know it’s just the programs playing (you’ll learn to recognize them easier as you go along), use the “delete key” in the keyboard of your mind and erase the thought that created or attracted the situation. I know what you’re thinking: How do I know which thought created it? Don’t worry; there is a part of you that knows. You just need to give permission.
Once we take 100% responsibility, we discover we have two choices. We are free to replay the old tapes, or come from a deeper place inside, which I call inner wisdom or “inspiration.” Instead of having to be “right,” blame or judge, we can choose in any given moment to let go and experience who we really are; we have the power to change our lives without depending on anybody or anything.
Letting go can correct a multitude of errors. One of the best ways is to be thankful for everything that comes to you, even when it’s hard to see it as a blessing. When you have a thankful attitude, doors will open and opportunities will abound! They will seemingly come from nowhere! You can simply repeat in your mind: thank you, thank you, thank you.
Saying thank you is a way of letting go, a way of not engaging, not judging, not having opinions. It’s a way of daily living and breathing. As soon as you have opinions of right or wrong, you’re stuck. It’s those old tapes playing again.
Whenever the old programs come up, better yet before they start playing, say “thank you” to yourself. What you are doing is taking 100% responsibility and saying, “I’m sorry, please forgive me for whatever is in me that has created or attracted this into my life.”
Do it and be open to receive. You will be amazed at what God has in store for you when you let go and give permission.