Last Thursday, after yoga class, we talked about ho’oponopono, a technique – originally Hawaiian – for erasing memories from the subconscious. With this technique, you leave behind a lifetime of programming and can start living from inspiration. There was a lot of interest and I promised to talk more about it with you tomorrow after the Sunday lesson. You will receive some information about this and probably some questions will arise. Bring those along and I am sure we will have a great conversation. See you tomorrow!
During our lives we do a lot of cleaning up. We also tidy up again and again. Perhaps we do so in order to make a new start. Even the biggest mess makers, who claim to thrive in their chaos, sometimes tidy up to start all over again. The strange thing, I think, is that people are always organising and making their physical habitat shine, while they completely neglect their inner habitat, usually because they don’t know it exists.
Just like we collect stuff around us, we collect experiences in our heads. When we have too many frills or too many clothes, we throw them away, but the experiences always find a place in the back of our minds where they transform themselves into memories that hardly take up any space, so dusting them off, thinking about them or getting rid of them doesn’t even occur to us.
The cycle of material things is maintained by many of us with dedication. Buying is a pastime that also provides us with a sense of identity, so this hobby will stay in existence as long as the economy allows it. Collecting memories, on the other hand, goes unnoticed. It is only when we clear out the attic that we become aware of memories. All those things that pass through our hands are connected to memories. If they are pleasant, we cherish them; if they are unpleasant, we simply get rid of the material junk.
However, for the immaterial junk, “out of sight, out of mind” does not apply because the memory is here is to stay unless we also clean out the attic in our heads. After all, who wants to have unpleasant memories that have a negative impact on life, cause illness and create a feeling of victimisation?
So I think one of the most important things in life is to be able to free yourself from that programming, from everything that is not LOVE, from everything that is not YOU. In practice, this means freeing yourself from problems, anger, hatred, frustration, sadness, illness, jealousy, intolerance … these are things that are not you. They are old toxic memories hidden in your subconscience.
When we accept that we are the sum of all our past thoughts, emotions, feelings, words and actions, that our present life and way of acting is coloured by that programming, we see that this cleansing technique Ho’oponopono can change our whole life.
The technique removes the negative effects of our thoughts, words, emotions and actions from past generations and incarnations and from life now. You can use it for any problem and you don’t need to know the cause of the problem. That is a great advantage. In addition, it enables the liberated Self to become again what it once was, namely a reflection of Love and Light.
By applying the three Ho’oponopono principles, regret, forgiveness and transmutation, we become spiritually, mentally and physically cleansed. When you practice Ho’oponopono you immediately feel better. It is as if you enter another world. It is not about affirmations, but about keys that release the energy of the subconscious and help you to be cleansed of old programmes.
The four sentences
By saying a few simple sentences you take one hundred percent responsibility for everything in your life, you become free of the subconscious programming, you make contact with the “higher” and the limiting programmes that dominate the subconscious dissolve. You say the sentences to the divine/universe and to yourself. Not that the divine/universe needs to hear it from you. You need to hear it from you. For to know clearly that you love yourself and the divine/universe unconditionally is the first requirement.
The four sentences are:
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Always say these sentences, especially when you have negative thoughts. You will see that the moment you say I love you to yourself or to the universe that fear and annoyance disappear. Love and unity will take its place.
There are many theories about how human memory and consciousness work and yet mainstream science cannot put its finger on it. Spiritual science, on the other hand, has the following idea about it:
Man has to deal with three consciousnesses:
1. The subconscious: this is where the programme that stores memories is located.
2. The consciousness: the intellect is situated here, with which you live your daily life, based on the memories.
3. The superconscious: This is you as an individual and in the core of this there is nothing but the divine, no programme, just pure you or the zero state.
Above these three consciousnesses there is the divine intelligence where our inspiration comes from, which we cannot experience as long as we live our lives based on our memories. As said, those memories are not only from this life. They go back for generations and are also connected to the collective unconscious of all humanity.
Living by inspiration or programming
That programme of memories is like a belief, a programming that we share with others when we notice it in others. For example, if we see something in another person that we don’t like, we have it in us too. Our challenge is to want to erase all programming so that we can return to the zero state, where inspiration can reach us. As human beings, we have the choice to live from inspiration or memories.