After years of studying personal development modalities, and especially practicing Ho’oponopono cleaning tools and techniques I noticed that certain people have immediate success with practice, while others would get only occasional positive results, while yet another group experienced almost no change.
Is that an issue with practitioner’s “genes”, incorrect way of practice or modality itself?
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len reiterated the simplicity of Ho’oponopono and “just do it” approach. But is there a possibility of “incorrect” way to do it vs. “correct” way?
The “light bulb” answer emerged when I’ve researched experiences of multiple participants who practiced meditation for many years and yet grew increasingly frustrated with their lack of progress in personal lives: “I’ve mediated for 20+ years and nothing changed”, reported one. Studying multiple sources detailing such experiences and correlating it with my own observations the conclusion started to appear.
My own experience with Ho’oponopono was glowing and almost immediate success at the beginning, little progress for months after and then another wave of solid success – but only after I understood the very important aspect of the practice.
The discovered answer applies to any modality that involves any sort of repetitive activity and it applies to Ho’oponopono cleaning mantras as well.
When person just mindlessly mumbling the Ho’oponopono cleaning mantras hundreds of times – this usually has almost zero effect. From my own experience when I “lost” myself mindlessly repeating the cleaning words – I neither saw nor felt any difference. There is no cleaning going on. The way our brain and mind works – when faced with any repetitive task (such as saying Ho’oponopono cleaning phrases) our conscious mind inertia tries to “delegate” this task to subconscious to get back to “active thinking” as soon as possible. Have you noticed that you can catch yourself sometimes thinking totally different and often negative stuff when repeating Ho’oponopono cleaning words? You just caught yourself unconscious and on autopilot. The same happens with meditation when mind loses itself in random thinking.
The key is your Presence. This is the Power of Presence that Eckhart Tolle was talking about and it is the same as “mindfullness” or “awareness” spoken by countless spiritual teachers and healers.
And *that* is the key difference between practicing ho’oponopono mindlessly and “active ho’oponopono”. Your consciousness is activated and is working together with you and the whole universe, vs. you repeating words mindlessly fast alseep with your eyes open.
The moment I turned on the light of awareness in my Ho’oponopono cleaning practice – the things started to improve and quite often very quickly.
So how do we add the light of PRESENCE in Ho’oponopono practices?
It is not difficult – you just need to maintain awareness of your feelings, your inner emotional state while doing the cleaning. For example when something triggers your negativity – you feel it inside – and start cleaning and be aware of your inner energy, your inner feelings, your inner emotional state. You are shining the light of your awareness into your inner being and at the same time with the help of Ho’oponopono cleaning – sending petition to divinity to restore your original, fully balanced state. When you say “I love you” and mindfully aware of your inner emotional energy – the transformation takes place. You may also do it when you feel happy, The Universe loves to embrace you and cooperate with you regardless of the emotional state you are in.
Try it – mindfullness of your inner emotions is very powerful addition to your practice to help you dissolve inner energy “errors”.