Sometimes the easiest way to forgive someone else is to forgive yourself first. And, by easy I mean with practice, patience, and self-love. That in itself is a big step of personal responsibility. Yikes?! Maybe so. But if you think about it, everything that you experience has been created through your mind. Your perception. You act or react. And it is you alone that have the power to change it. How?? Through the practice of Ho'oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and reconciliation.
There are four steps to Ho'oponopono. The order of the steps doesn't matter, you can do it anywhere, anytime, and even say it to yourself:
1. I LOVE YOU,
2. I'M SORRY,
3. PLEASE FORGIVE ME,
4. THANK YOU.
Dr. Hew Len, a Hawiian therapist, is famous for healing a ward of criminally insane patients without ever meeting them. Dr. Len read their files and then practiced Ho'oponopono on himself. Through the healing of himself, he healed the patients. Pretty incredible. Incredibly powerful.
To learn more about Dr. Hew Len and Ho'oponopono, check out the book Zero Limits by Joe Vitale.