Ho’oponopono

DSCN8634

Brewer’s prompt for today is to write an apology poem.  My friend Natasha, who writes the blog The Year of Black Clothing, introduced me to the Ho’oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian ritual of forgiveness. There are four sentences in the process, sentences which are meant to transform the person speaking as well as to bring healing to the situation.

Apology to the World

I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Thank you.
~~Ho’oponopono

For taking more than my share.
For closing my eyes and my ears.
For talking over your pain.
For telling you how it should be.
For assuming you were my enemy.
For ignoring your story.
For belaboring the point.
For walking away.
For becoming helpless with worry.
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Thank you.

Gratitude List:
1. Dawn and sunset.
2. Yesterday’s stories.  Dreams.  Mystery.  Healing.
3. Yesterday’s songs.
4. Yesterday’s work.
5. Today’s possibilities.

May we walk in Beauty!

Advertisements

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s