Journaling Prompt No.43
In your journal write a letter (you will never send) to someone you have unresolved issues with. Who you are upset with, feel anger towards or to someone who has left you feeling ‘off centre’ after something they have said or done. You can even write the letter to yourself about a regret you are holding onto. Explain how you are feeling and get it all out. If you are ready, at the end of the letter I encourage you to try and write:
‘I forgive you, I’m sorry, thank you, I love you‘.
If it feels difficult, know it is not for their benefit but for your own. This is from the Hawaiian practice of forgiveness know as Ho’oponopono, created to help release you from holding onto negative emotions about a situation. Therefore allowing you to move forward.
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If you find practicing Ho’ponopono beneficial you could print and glue one of the following Ho’oponopono printables into your journal to refer back over the mantra whenever you want to let a specific negative situation go or simply place it somewhere you will see it often and use it as way to address yourself in general.
Knowing that every time you recite the mantra you are forgiving past regrets, releasing guilt by apologising to yourself (or higher being of your choice), being grateful for the lessons past experiences have taught you and finally telling yourself you love yourself no matter what.
You can learn more about the practice of Ho’oponopono in the article I Love You, I’m Sorry, Forgive Me, Thank You Ho’oponopono By Dr. Joe Vitale.
Thanks a million & happy journaling.