Hooponopono is a Hawaiian system for generating abundance and harmony in every aspect of your life. While this system has
only recently become popular following the success of the book "Zero Limits" by Joe Vitale, it dove-tails nicely on some
old school hippie notions.
While practicing ho'oponopono the objective is to "get into the flow" and to trust that the Divine has a greater plan for
I have been trying to practice hooponopono lately, and have been keeping track of the effects it has on my life. I thought
about ho'oponopono recently while reading the best-selling book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.
As many people who have read this wonderful book will remember, the writer, Elizabeth, has trouble thinking of things to
pray for at one point. She is bowing on the floor of a temple in India, but she can't think of anything to ask God for.
She goes on to describe how she feels she is insulting the Divine, because she can't expect God to do all the work (to
come up with a dream and make it come true).
While I can understand her feelings, and love imagining my future and thinking of new experiences to manifest, hooponopono
teaches us that there is something to be said for leaving it up to the Divine.
Hooponopono teaches us that, if we just let go and live in a place of Divine inspiration, God will give us greater experiences
than we ever could have imagined.
Maybe next time you find yourself with your forehead pressed against the temple floor, don't worry about having to think
of the perfect thing to pray for.
Imagine yourself offering a prayer like, "God, I know you have some great things in store for my future, I just wanted
to tell you that I'm ready when you are. Just tell me what I need to do."