What do you do when you just can’t get away?
You can create your plan, create boundaries, and practice your resilience muscle, but sometimes there is no avoiding a challenging person or situation.
You may see things in your mind’s eye, and then when you get there, it goes in a completely different direction.
It isn’t bad, it isn’t good, it just is.
The thing is, you may have done a tremendous amount of work, but it doesn’t mean the other person has.
And sadly, some people just don’t want to heal. They’re unconsciously addicted to their hurt, their anger, the bad blood, and their stories.
You can’t change them. They have to want healing for themselves.
You can, however, shift internally. And once you shift, you may be pleasantly surprised when you see the external energy around you shift.
Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian prayer of forgiveness, originally used for healing within families.
Please forgive me
I love you
Since becoming aware of it a number of years back, I’ve used it to not only clear the energy within close relationships, I’ve found it to be remarkably useful while in public (think airplanes and the subway).
Joe Vitale, in Zero Limits, goes into great depth about the origin and power of this prayer.
When you’re in a situation, repeat this prayer in your mind over and over, feeling it in your heart, until it feels complete. And then let go.
Challenges are all around us. Opportunities to practice being at peace within ourselves and to heal the energy between you and another.
Happy Thanksgiving and may yours be peaceful and full of joy.