No your ego is not a waffle, but, as classically imagined, it is an inadequate representation of your true self. It's the part of you that feels offended, or threatened or embarrassed. It might also amuse you to know that any time anyone is talking about your "ego" it is their ego doing the talking. It's everyone's bs. Your ego is your Clark Kent, while you are really Superman. So turn down the volume on this set of silly reactions and set yourself free to be the real you, beyond judgement and pretending.
Sorry about that, but I've been on a great adventure for the past 14 months and it's just about over. Anyway, I faced what is often called "the dark night of the soul" (and avoid that if you can, kids) and emerged even more positive than ever before. Trust me, it is a quantum universe, and none of us can really afford any negativity, and doubt should also set off warning bells. I don't really practice ho'oponopono so much anymore. After 3 years of incessantly performing any modality, you should at least make some dent in your biggest issues. I didn't. In fact, my two biggest issues became worse then ever.
This isn't to say ho'oponopono isn't effective, it has been for many practitioners, it wasn't for me. My results were ultimately scattershot.
Through my current adventure, I've come across some other modalities, that to me seem more directed, and also don't require incessant recitation. Two of them, that I currently use, The Healing Codes, and the Access Consciousness tools are somewhat similar to ho'oponopono because they are cleaning or clearing practices that seek to negate unhelpful memories or energies trapped inside us. You can find out more about each by googling them.
In general, everyone is trying to get you to the same state, whether they call it zero, the zone, the force, the vortex, or whatever. And what all of those things boil down to is feeling good. Cause when you feel good, your vibrations rise, and you really do attract things that delight you.
And you really don't need any modality to get there. Want to know the quickest way to go from feeling bad and attracting bad stuff, to feeling good and attracting good stuff? Skip. You cannot be pissed or angry and skip. You've never seen anyone furiously skipping after someone else.
It's that simple. Also, listening to your favorite music or being with your favorite people really helps.
Never let your outlook get anywhere below hopeful or content. Think of all the things you're grateful for and appreciate. Gratitude and Appreciation are really powerful tools. Use them a lot. Counting the things you're grateful for or love is a great way to go to sleep and good thing to do when you're brushing your teeth in the morning. Always look around for things you love when you're out and about, and you will start seeing more of them.
There's no such thing as a coincidence, there are only synchronicities and you've created them. So, if you start seeing something you really want over and over again, the universe is not taunting you, it's on the way, so keep saying yes. It also shows you that you're in alignment, and when you're there, everything you want is on the way. So keep being appreciative and grateful, and you'll start seeing the signs then getting the stuff.
Also, meditating for 5 to 15 minutes a day is great, and will reveal plenty about what's coming and going. There are a number of meditation videos on youtube. Check them out. You really don't need to be meditating for more than 15 minutes a day. And don't get frustrated if it takes several tries to quiet your mind, or keep falling asleep. Naps are good and you'll get the hang of it.
If you want me to continue this blog, now that I'm back, I will, but I'll probably be changing the name.
You can see a bit of a double rainbow here from earlier this year, but I wasn't stupefied by it. It was beautiful. Anyway, as I explained in my last post I am cleaning like crazy to get rid of one program I have been working on for three years. At least, I think it's one program, it could be a network. Anway, last night I had a nightmare about it, and that to me was just another invitation to keep cleaning it. I really hope this works out, I'm throwing every tool I know at the situation.
Aloha, everyone and sorry I haven't been posting as much, it's sort of hard to keep up your cleaning practices and maintain the blog without talking about them. Needless to say, there's enough information about cleaning phrases and practrices in both The Easiest Way by Mabel Katz and Zero Limits by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len for you to get going with you own practice of Ho'oponopono. I felt inspired to teach you, but apparently, the simple everyday phrases and items that compose the vast bulk of the tools are somehow "copyrighted." And apparently, the principle of fair use is unknown in some quarters. So I'm sorry about all of that. Please forgive me for being away so long. I have been cleaning as much and as hard as ever.
This month actually marks my 3rd year of cleaning, and though I've seen a lot of small and unexpected miracles, I have been cleaning on only 2 primary issues for the last three years. Well one of them is sort of coming due, and I have no way of knowing how it will turn out. I've been throwing every tool in the book at it, but we'll just have to see how things turn out. There have been some powerfully favorable signs and events lately. But some equally big challenges to clean, as well. I hope, soon, to be able to tell you that three years of cleaning did the job.
There's an odd idea among some practitioners of Ho'oponopono that we don't clean for any other end but to clean. That's really a cop-out, though. We clean to get to Zero, where anything's possible. And we clean to get rid of problems. It is a problem solving technique. Now, it may be correct to detach ourselves from outcomes, but we certainly do clean to solve problems. And problems are just memories or programs that will replay until we clean them. Dr. Hew Len did not work at that hospital for three years with no aims in his cleaning. And by the way, if Dr. Hew Len could do what he did in Hawaii, which has been verified all over the place, in three years, I feel I should be able to clean at least one of my big issues (but smaller than the hospital ward) in three years time. I will let you know! I hope you are all well and and benefitting from what you've learned of Ho'oponopono. I put the White Dove of Peace at the top of this post, because one lives on my block, and I take that as a very good sign. Stay tuned!
Here's a detail shot of a US penny. These are not the kind of details that are holding any of us back. When we want something, we often start coming up with all of the details that could possibly prevent us from getting what we want, what about my age? What about the way I look? You know the drill. When I or my friends do this I call it "extenuating" that's the process of coming up with extenuating circumstances to block our ways to the things we want. So what I want to try to do, and I want all of you to try, is next time you want something think of a dozen reasons why instead of why not. Because the why not's sound like part of your order when you focus, and believe me you will get what you focus on. So, anyway, be good to yourself and respect the things you want, think of why and not why not. God bless you.
Okay, we've talked about cleaning on specific problems before and ways to go about it. But did you ever think that since it's all really going on inside you that your stress is creating the problems that you think are outside you giving you stress? I know it's a little counter intuitive for those of us brought up on cause then effect or stimulus and then reaction models, but I think there's really something to it. So, for right now, I'm just cleaning on stress instead of the things that I had thought were creating that in me. If it make sense to you, too, give it a try. I'll let you know how I progress.
Okay, you might notice some posts missing from the blog going forward. Apparently the common every day items and phrases that can be used as cleaning tools in Ho'oponopono, are coyrighted for that purpose. I had no idea that they either were or could be. And I'm sorry that I shared them with the interested. Going forward I will only write about my inspirations and observations of our shared human condition. I hope they are some help to anyone who's come here looking for it.
In Zero Limits, Dr. Hew Len alludes to the fact that no one should teach Ho'oponopono, unless they are inspired to. You tell me. Was I inspired to?