“I don’t want to be angry with him anymore”, I thought to myself.
“I want to get past the pain that resulted from him not being “ready” for a relationship.”
“I want to release that lover who mentally/physically abused me.”
“I want to forgive the friend who betrayed me.”
“I need to let go of the hurt associated with her harsh words.”
One day I awoke and I didn’t want to be angry with these people anymore. I no longer wanted to hold on to feelings of resentment, anger and unforgiveness. I needed to release them. I wanted to release them. For I knew that in releasing them, I would release myself. I mentioned these feelings to a friend who suggested the Ho’oponopono method. This Hawaiian practice of clearing or forgiveness was discussed in Joe Vitale’s book Zero Limits. My friend instructed that anytime I experience sentiments of non-forgiveness I should repeat this mantra… “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”
I have been practicing this method regularly though, I must admit it feels strange at times. Surprisingly, I find myself thinking of those who have hurt me with love as opposed to anger. Repeating this simple set of phrases conjures feelings of unconditional love. I understand that anger and pain are not worth holding on to. I understand that this life and its experiences are all illusions being used to evolve my immortal inner self. All the hurt I’ve experienced has the capacity to teach, heal and grow me. I choose peace and freedom over anger and resentment.
I love you.
Please forgive me.
P.S. You can also use this method to forgive yourself 🙂