tatianazamir by @tatianazamir 12 days ago via Instagram
one of the ways i’ve been practicing healthy responses to people who have misshandled me is by going against my first instinct, which may involve wanting some type of revenge or punishment. perhaps saying hurtful things back, retreating or wishing the other party equal suffering. in some cases, this is how the younger me would have responded but where is the growth in that? where is justice in mirroring the tyrant or abuser? perhaps we can not stay close to people who have mishandled us and certainly in some cases distance is best. however, even when that’s the case, we have so many options on how to respond on a spiritual, emotional and energetic level. and as we understand a fuller picture of how interconnected we are, it’s inevitable that our responses to difficult situations will evolve. once i understood that hurt people hurt people, it’s become easier for me to have compassion, forgiveness and to send them love. it’s not always easy, especially at first, but it always feels better and the shift in the dynamic can be felt immediately. i’ve been practicing the hawaiian prayer ho’oponopono for years and i’ve found it extremely helpful. this prayer was used by clinical psychologist dr. stanley hew len and he was able to cure every patient in the criminally insane ward of a hawaii`i state hospital — without ever seeing a single patient. i know, it sounds unbelievable, but when you understand how powerful our thoughts, prayers and intentions are, it’s a lot easier to digest. he actually focused on healing himself which helped heal his patients simply by repeating this mantra: “i love you. i’m sorry. please forgive me. thank you.” i understand that saying sorry may feel disingenuous but i don’t necessarily think to myself that i’m personally sorry about something i dont believe i did, but i am sorry about the situation. i’m sorry that this person is in enough pain that they felt the need to inflict that pain upon me. and i’m definitely sorry to my own spirit-body for what it had to endure. i’m sure some will feel resistant to ho’oponopono but it’s worth trying if you care to salvage a relationship, situation or simply desire peace in your heart...

one of the ways i’ve been practicing healthy responses to people who have misshandled me is by going against my first instinct, which may involve wanting some type of revenge or punishment. perhaps saying hurtful things back, retreating or wishing the other party equal suffering. in some cases, this is how the younger me would have responded but where is the growth in that where is justice in mirroring the tyrant or abuser perhaps we can not stay close to people who have mishandled us and certainly in some cases distance is best. however, even when that’s the case, we have so many options on how to respond on a spiritual, emotional and energetic level. and as we understand a fuller picture of how interconnected we are, it’s inevitable that our responses to difficult situations will evolve. once i understood that hurt people hurt people, it’s become easier for me to have compassion, forgiveness and to send them love. it’s not always easy, especially at first, but it always feels better and the shift in the dynamic can be felt immediately. i’ve been practicing the hawaiian prayer ho’oponopono for years and i’ve found it extremely helpful. this prayer was used by clinical psychologist dr. stanley hew len and he was able to cure every patient in the criminally insane ward of a hawaii`i state hospital — without ever seeing a single patient. i know, it sounds unbelievable, but when you understand how powerful our thoughts, prayers and intentions are, it’s a lot easier to digest. he actually focused on healing himself which helped heal his patients simply by repeating this mantra: “i love you. i’m sorry. please forgive me. thank you.” i understand that saying sorry may feel disingenuous but i don’t necessarily think to myself that i’m personally sorry about something i dont believe i did, but i am sorry about the situation. i’m sorry that this person is in enough pain that they felt the need to inflict that pain upon me. and i’m definitely sorry to my own spirit-body for what it had to endure. i’m sure some will feel resistant to ho’oponopono but it’s worth trying if you care to salvage a relationship, situation or simply desire peace in your heart...

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@emilybaldoni (11 days)I use this one too and it’s powerful ❤️
@chelsea.joy.allen (11 days)🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
@beautty_queenn_ (12 days)Beautifully said, thank you
@findingswithfrances (12 days)Wow! Needed this and THANK YOU for sharing
@trew__love (12 days)Yesss hunniiii

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