Ho’Oponopono

Hawaiian Ho’Oponopono

We humans sure like to make a big deal out of apologizing, but when it comes down to it, it’s very simple: you recognize a situation in which you could have done better and you say “I’m sorry.”

As we make the choice to release alcohol from our lives it’s possible that we feel a flood of regret for moments or decisions we made under the influence that we’re not particularly proud of. Rather than wallowing in guilt or allowing those regrets to spin around your head in a nonstop looping frenzy, try this: the Hawaiian Ho’Oponopono mantra of forgiveness.

At first just say it to yourself:

THANK YOU

I LOVE YOU

PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I’M SORRY

For today this is enough. Over time you can build your energy up to include others, but for now just say it to yourself quietly and on repeat. Remember: we always have a looping internal monologue going. It’s a brain function of being alive and we like being alive. We get to dictate what it is that we say to ourselves. All we’re doing here is choosing a repetition of forgiveness and love over a repetition of berating and fear.

Say it with me now:

Live in love 💛 and light 💡

#SoberWorth #WhatAreYouWorthyOf

P.S. The flower picture was taken in the Koko Crater Botanical Garden on the island of Oahu. I have flower pictures for days from my time living there so expect to see plenty more!

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