Laura Bruno – Global And Personal Ho’oponopono – 14 May 2012

I’ve been working on The Forgiveness Experiment since early November 2011. Seeking global debt forgiveness and attempting to find relief and freedom from the deeply embedded narcissist structures of our culture, I began looking towards a “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” solution.

I’ve experienced some success with the experiment; however, I keep getting stuck on that whole “turn the other cheek” thing. It appears that the majorly destructive characters of our world have thrived on the masses and individuals looking away from systemic corruption and continuing to present themselves for yet another slap in the face. How many more quasi-secret bank bailouts will American taxpayers subsidize? Do those little wrist slaps of pennies on the dollar fines provide any incentive at all to change? And what about those individuals who continue to prey off unsuspecting Lightworkers and people with good hearts but poor discernment? Does turning the other cheek do anything at all to curb those abuses?

I’ve spent over six months doing my own intensive Shadow Work, as well as facilitating that for others through Past Life Readings and Shadow Work Tarot sessions. My inner world and that of my clients has definitely shifted, and our outer world does seem to be bringing greater accountability to parasites, war criminals and pathological narcissists. As within, so without. When we heal our own Shadow Side, we don’t need external reminders to look at it.

Still, I look at the world, and it’s clear we haven’t moved fully beyond the old paradigm. Those we would remove from our lives have a funny way of fighting to remain, even if they don’t actually like us. David reminded me yesterday of a book called, “I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me,” which deals with Borderline Personality Disorder, but the title strikes me as apt for our times. The NWO control freaks in our midst — the ones plotting massive depopulation schemes — are terrified that we’ll all start singing “I Will Survive”:

“At first, I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking, how you did me wrong
And I grew strong and I learned how to get along

“Go on now, go, walk out the door, just turn around now,
Cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with Goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?”

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned by a narcissist, although the wrath and outrage felt by 99% humanity realizing how long and how far they’ve been abused may come close. Psychologists speculate that Adolf Hitler may have suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Many dictators and “corporate persons” are narcissists. So many of the rulers and “leaders” of our world present varying degrees of sociopathic and psychopathic behavior patterns — with globally destructive effects. David B. Schwartz’s The Rise of the Second String Psychopaths explores the psychological sickness of American political puppeteers and their enablers, but this article could easily describe the world at large. Whether global or personal, those impacted by first or second-string psychopaths often spend years, decades or even lifetimes reeling from the results.

But who the heck wants to deal with this stuff anymore? Around the world, the cheek turners have begun to stare fear and abuse right back in the face. In return, the psychopaths who would like to remain in control have stocked up on ammo, drones, and nuclear weapons to use against “the useless eaters.” I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me!!! On the personal level, as Lightworkers have begun to take back their power, the energy vampires have grown more desperate for a fix. Lightworkers and Light Warriors have grown stronger, with brighter light and massive influxes of positive energy, but those people so out of touch with their own inner Light feel darker and darker. And when people feel disconnected from Source — un-enlightened — and desperate, they often lash out even more, which leads to more need to forgive.

Railing against these people or institutions, unfortunately, locks them into our vibration. We really can’t move on, individually or collectively, if we continue to feel stuck to old resentments. On the other hand, we don’t want to lie back and take it anymore. Besides, lying back and taking it, turning the other cheek … those old ways haven’t exactly worked. I talk a lot about “being the change” we wish to see. Ghandi had it right. I would love nothing more than for all the crazies running our world to come clean, beg for forgiveness and enter some kind of ongoing soul rehabilitation center. I would love to hear sincere apologies from those people whose actions still leave me shaking my head going, “Really?! Seriously, how do you live with yourself? How can you just keep repeating these exact same behaviors when you’ve been told and shown repeatedly what kind of damage you leave in your wake? Wouldn’t it feel better to come clean?”

A few weeks ago, I applied the Ghandi idea of becoming the change I wish to see in the world and started asking for forgiveness from those people I’ve been trying to forgive. I don’t contact them directly,but I started doing the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness called Ho’oponopono, directing these words towards those I would like to forgive:

“I love you.
I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.”

A few rounds of that launch me deeper into my heart than I have ever comfortably remained — even though I do spend a lot of time in my heart. The words become a mantra and carry their own vibration, which seems to heal the angry spots inside. They also help to recognize even more of those Shadow Sides in which we have tangoed with the “Other” and hurt them and ourselves. In recognizing our own role in the victim/abuser/savior dance, we reclaim both our energy and our power. Those sticky relationships no longer tear at our inner peace like Velcro.

This practice has yielded such deep results in all my personal relationships that I started practicing it with leaders of our world. I also started practicing Ho’oponopono as an American, sincerely asking for global forgiveness of our massive karmic debt to humanity. Turning the other cheek to our leaders’ decisions to bomb, raid, torture and decimate doesn’t absolve us of all responsibility. At least, not in my world. I feel deep love for humanity and a true hope that we can move beyond all wars to live in peace and harmony on this planet. Speaking of this planet, I also started practicing Ho’oponopono as a citizen of Earth, sending heartfelt words to Gaia for all the ways we have refused to honor and protect her:

“I love you.
I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.”

After practicing with Earth, I added the rest of the Universe, the Galactics, the faery realm, angelic realm, the animals and the plants. And then I added myself, perhaps the being I have most betrayed and injured in this lifetime and so many others. Try saying Ho’oponopono to yourself! It makes me cry every single time. Big teary eyes and an even softer heart:

“I love you.
I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.”

There’s nothing quite like Ho’oponopono to move us so deeply into our hearts that we expand beyond any need to feel self righteous or stuck in someone else’s frames. We can create a new world, moment-by-moment and breath-by-breath. Personally, I dream of a new world filled with Love. Unconditional Love heals all.

I love you.
I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.

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