I know that some of you have had some terrific times this year, others not-so-terrific, and others a mix. However there is always something to be grateful for. I invite you to find gratitude in your heart as we celebrate the holidays.
Happy Holidays from my heart to yours. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Kushali or simply the changing of the year, this is a season of love and connection.
Forgiveness (Part 2)
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
-Lewis B Smedes
Forgiveness is essential in changing our lives. The first step of Forgiveness is awareness and acknowledgment of the negative belief in your subconscious mind. The next step is to consciously forgive yourself and others by recognizing that your own unconscious beliefs are attracting into your life all people, events and circumstances to help you heal. This is a big step in the process of letting go and forgiving.
Practice forgiveness first and foremost. Rather than perceiving wrong doings against us – which makes them real to us – and then forgiving them, why not simply forgive as if nothing had ever actually occurred? Our perception of a situation is tainted by our own reality and it is often a just a brief snapshot of the whole movie. ( Use the Ana Pana Meditation from last week). Forgiving in this way reminds us that none of us ever really knows the whole story. It teaches us true humility and helps to keep us from taking on new subconscious programs and trapped emotions.
Forgiveness is the act of letting go. It is the most powerful things we can do to change our lives. When we let go of what does not serve us we attract into our lives the people, things, and circumstances that share and enhance our inherent joy.
You may, if you like, give your problem over to a higher power.
Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian forgiveness prayer I leant from Serge Kahili King during my Huna training many years ago.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Repeat the words as you walk, as you drive, as you go about your daily tasks. Use them when your mind regurgitates old negative scenarios. You will feel a sense of comfort.
Golden Milk variation for cold / flu:
1/4 teaspoon Ajwain Seeds (available at local East Indian Store or Superstore)
!/4 teaspoon Organic Ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon Organic Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoonOrganic butter/ghee or coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon Organic honey or Manukah Honey
5 Strands Saffron
Pinch black pepper
2 cups milk/almond milk/ coconut milk
On low heat lightly cook the top three ingredients till aromatic.
Add milk, pinch of black pepper and saffron and allow to simmer at low heat for 10 minutes stirring to prevent sticking at the bottom.
When ready, add honey and enjoy.