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Before I go any further in outlining the steps to living a happier, healthier life, I have to – simply HAVE to – talk about one very important thing: Shortcuts.

Yes, shortcuts. What do I mean by it? Well, when you want something really, really badly, to the degree where you would, perhaps, do anything to gain it/do it… It leads you to make some very poor choices to either achieve it (pretty rare), or fall even further away from attaining whatever it is that you want.

You guys, we’ve all been there. I have been there. I have looked at some of these weird, mystical and odd shortcuts, and wondered if it wouldn’t hurt to give them a try. I have talked to others who have tried to jump some of the steps – or force some of the steps on the staircase into existence – only to really confuse themselves in the end, and make their minds even murkier in the process.

As one Proverb states: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Don’t fall off the path, don’t quit, don’t go looking in dark places… The waiting period is the most wonderful part, as frustrating as that may sound. It is the very moment where real changes are occurring (on a deeper, cosmic level), when your universe is reshaping and trying to conform to the new life you want to live. That you MUST live, because you are meant to.

You can’t cleanse and absolve your past by any shortcuts. I mean, I’m in my mind-twenties, and that, in and of itself, implies that I have 2 decades worth of cleansing to do (when you really think about it). I’m not even counting other situations/events where I might find myself in that I might need to whip out Ho’oponopono for. I will gain nothing by trying to quickly glean over everything from back then and slap on a band-aid, just to get ahead quicker. One of the ways that the unfolding and the biggest changes occur for you is by FACING your past, forgiving yourself, LOVING yourself, and feeling good and comfortable with totally moving on and being in the present. You MUST do this, before changing anything else in your life for the better. That is how you help attract more love, more prosperity, and more success to yourself.

After doing some more research about Gurus that help you open up chakras and the third eye and say certain phrases in order to “make” manifestation happen for you – I only saw trouble. Guys, I mean, I don’t know how smart it is to go around forcing yourself to become more powerful. The easiest way for Infinite Intelligence and for Cosmic Energy to work for you, is to go through the first few steps I have outlined in my blog. By not skipping these steps, you are ensuring that your mind becomes clearer, sharper, and more focused, and that inevitably leads to all of your cells and your body energy to vibrate at a higher frequency, leading to results. Through diligent work and focus, you reprogram your own mind – and thus, your own world – and the plants do grow, and the flowers do blossom. They bloom. I’m telling you, it’s a thing of beauty.

I’ve been doing more research on all of the energy fields in the body, and how one can open them up so that they are “rewarded quicker”… and the downsides of it isn’t really explained in sufficient enough detail for me. There is actually very little valuable information to be found, that isn’t half-formed and simple personal accounts. There isn’t much pertinent and scientific evidence out there that supports the real good that comes from doing this. From saying “Om” until your Third Eye chakra opens up, or by doing any of the other numerous things that some attempt. (Subliminal videos with the sounds and frequencies programmed in it, for one.)

Every person has their own path and I wish every one of them well, in doing whatever it is that they freely choose to do, but while science does support that certain sounds said as a mantra – or written down, in some cases – help shift your energy to call upon whatever it is that you are chanting, I, personally, would rather keep a mental line of delineation there. I tried it for a week for the sake of science, to keep an open mind (so that I know what it is that I am reporting on), but I only felt discomfort and a sense of wrongness. Now, that might not be the case for you, but for me, it didn’t feel right. It felt as though I was straying away from my natural path.

Some might say that the discomfort was simply because I wasn’t as naturally “open” to it, or that I didn’t want to explore it – that’s not true. I went into it with my eyes both open – no pun intended – and really wanting to dig my hands in there, do research, read/watch testimonials, try it a bit, and figure it all out. What I learned, was this: Don’t force these things, if you aren’t in that spiritual place, mentally and physically. Don’t force a change upon yourself that your body might not be ready for, and consider unnatural. (Kundalini Energy is one of them. The dangers of that are murky and unknown, but it can lead to nerve damage? And other unpleasant physical reactions? Yeah, don’t force it.)

Do you know what some people, who have, for example, forced their Third Eye open, say? It’s really exciting, they feel as though they are at the right place, at the right time, more often, but some also report that they hear things and perhaps see things that they weren’t prepared to see. While some Gurus try to sugarcoat is as a gift, I don’t know how thrilled I’d be to start seeing spirits and having them come to me/talk at me.

Some Gurus say that opening up the Third Eye, opens up the entire cosmos/dimensions to you. That sounds, theoretically, fascinating. It also sounds terrifying.

Also, one other thing: There is not enough warnings attached to these practices, for people who might’ve accidentally stumbled upon these videos, articles, etc. to heed to. I like parsing things out and finding out all of the working parts to something, and for me, personally, the lack of information about these energies you activate that can possibly negatively affect you, makes me think it is perhaps wiser to stick to things that are easier to understand and that you have full control over; mentally, physically, and spiritually.

I have been wanting to post about this for a week, but really haven’t found the right way to say it, so that I don’t offend anyone who might practice this and feel no adverse affects. The certain lack of information about the entirety of the subject – Third Eye, Universal Sound Mantras and what have you – also suggests to me that the vast knowledge necessary to quantify and qualify it, is still in its infancy stages.

I just ask that you all keep your own safety, health, and well-being in mind, when you dabble with the unknown. I wish you all well, truly.

And, whilst I was writing this post, I remembered and searched through my copy of Wallace Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, and found this gem (the book covers faith, mind programming, and other wonderful information):

Also, postpone your investigations into the occult. Do not dabble in theosophy, Spiritualism, or kindred studies. It is very likely that the dead still live, and are near; but if they are, let them alone; mind your own business.

Wherever the spirits of the dead may be, they have their own work to do, and their own problems to solve; and we have no right to interfere with them. We cannot help them, and it is very doubtful whether they can help us, or whether we have any right to trespass upon their time if they can. Let the dead and the hereafter alone, and solve your own problem; get rich.

–Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

And if you Google the book and author, you will find a free link to the book as the second link. I HIGHLY recommend reading it, dear readers. It is jam-packed with amazing and useful – life-changing – information that Wallace Wattles observed and wrote about in the early 1900s. It’s one of my go-to books, even to this day. Crazy, right?

I hope this information was helpful and interesting, at the very least, and helped you get a better understanding of the subjects. If anyone has any stories to share, perhaps of their own experiences, then please feel free to share. I really and truly want to understand everything that these subjects encompass, so that I can better help and inform people, in a more objective way. I love information, I love sharing what I know from personal experiences, endless researches (from scientific journals, published authors/researchers in those niches, etc.) and whatever else that might be available to me.

Love,

Ani

P.S.  I do believe in spirits and what have you, so that’s why I feel it is important that people get better informed. I also wrote this especially for people who are new to Spirituality, Mysticism, Laws of the Universe, and anything else that might pertain to those categories  – and they might be looking for an “easier” way of doing things or looking for shortcuts, without doing the research and taking their full well-being into account. It can be tempting and seductive to jump in without any prior experience and knowledge, I know.

P.P.S.  I made my mind up two weeks ago to finally learn to play the piano (I have been wanting to since I was a child), and my mom called me to tell me that she saw a commercial for piano lessons locally, and that she already called the lady – who sounded nice and accommodating – and set me up with private lessons starting next week! My mom also happens to know this woman from childhood, and she was a wonderful piano player (received awards, etc.), and… once you figure these things out, you realize that coincidences don’t exist. You create EVERY, SINGLE THING.

“Be open to everything, and attached to nothing.”

One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I try to keep this mindset throughout the entire day, because it lets life and circumstances flow freely through you and to you, without limitations. It lets things change and morph naturally, instead of letting my perception of things color my entire world in a certain way, or limit growth. If you are attached to nothing, then you are free.

If you are open to everything, then Divine guidance is better able to direct you on a more prosperous, loving, and fulfilling life-path. The gifts and all of the powers of the universe flow through you easily, because you are open and without judgement.

Faith is essential. Hope is essential.

And to finish off this mini-post, I’ll add my favorite movie quote:

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” (Andy, Shawshank Redemption)

Or: I’m sorry, Please Forgive Me, I love You, and Thank You

Ho’oponopono: to cleanse.

This is the Number One Thing that holds people back from trying to change their lives in a meaningful way – in a way that sticks. It’s so simple, and the logic behind it is pretty sound. Forgive yourself for things in the past that you were at fault for. Forgive those in your past for hurting you. Sounds simple enough, right?

Well, Ho’oponopono takes that a little bit further. Not only does Ho’oponopono teach you to forgive yourself for your own mistakes – and this includes memories, thoughts, ideas, actions and etc. that have negative emotions attached to them – but also take 100% full responsibility for things that have happened to you that weren’t in your control. It might even be stuff that is happening to you that you are uncomfortable with/unhappy about right now. It might be your current situation. Now, that makes it a lot tougher.

Ho’oponopono teaches you that everything around you – every person – is a reflection of you. That the root of everything lies in you (good and bad). This means, of course, that if at the core of it, we are all connected to everyone and everything, then you have the power to fix your life in a way that is pretty profound.

As Dr. Dyer says, even at your lowest, remember: “There are no justified resentments.” Your friend might’ve said/done something to you that negatively affected you. Your mom/dad/sister/brother/boyfriend/girlfriend weren’t the best, and might’ve filled you up with doubts and thoughts/ideas that are unpleasant. The thing is, though – they might never apologize for these things. They might never give you the kind of emotional relief you are seeking by absolving themselves. You have to take it into your own hands, and heal yourself.

Dr. Hew Len says, “What is going on in me that I am creating this experience.” He is the current pioneer and leader of teaching the healing ways of Ho’oponopono. In fact, many years ago, when he was strong-armed into working at a mental institution in Hawaii, he practiced Ho’oponopono in his office so that he could cleanse himself. He looked through the patient files/charts – and the patients there were varied, but some were unstable and had done some terrible things – and started doing Ho’oponopono on each and every person. As funny as it is, he said in a recent interview that he didn’t do Ho’oponopono to heal the patients, but he did it to heal himself. If the patients were a reflection of him, and if his beliefs taught him that every person was a perfect being (in the Bible), then the problem was with him. He said that the patients weren’t crazy and bad, there was just a part of him that had made them to be that way. He took 100% responsibility of his situation, and decided to change it.

Ho’oponopono helped him cleanse his surroundings in such a way, that the workers all came back to work in a few weeks (they would call in “sick” often), instead of being frightened away. It cleansed him and his surroundings – the people, as well – in such a way, that the patients there no longer had to be chained and restrained. They were even permitted to go walking around. The patients healed, and instead of the institution having a 2-4 years turnaround time, the patients would be out of there in 3-4 months. They eventually had to shut down the institution. Honestly, that is so amazing that it’s a bit jaw-dropping.

So, the wonderful thing about Ho’oponopono is that you don’t have to wait for anyone to apologize to you. You don’t have to wait for something that might never happen. If we are all a reflection of one another, and if at the core, we are similar (and good), then you have the ultimate power – and this is a truly amazing thing you are doing, make no mistake – to take on responsibility for whatever it is that fills us with those low emotions, and through acceptance, forgiveness, and love, we heal ourselves. We heal our pasts. We even heal those people, in the process. That is how amazing Ho’oponopono is.

I used Ho’oponopono to erase and cleanse thoughts and memories from my past that were even tied to my time in high school and certain people there. (I didn’t know that some of those thoughts were so powerfully negative until I did Ho’oponopono on them. The relief was actually almost physical, with the way I felt so light and thankful once I was done.)

I use it to cleanse each and every negative thought and memory that pops into my head and slows down my progress and/or tries to change my mood. I even use it to cleanse my surroundings, sometimes. (A neat fact: inanimate objects contain energy. So, if you find yourself in a place that makes you uneasy, try to use Ho’oponopono to cleanse the energy there and put you at ease.)

The way that I normally go about using Ho’oponopono is by saying, “I’m sorry that there is a part in me that unconsciously and without meaning to created this problem/idea/thought. I’m glad that I now have the chance to permanently address this issue and cleanse it forever. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” You can say this to yourself, a god/deity, another person, or whatever you feel is appropriate at the moment.

I do it often enough until I feel that the negative emotion attached to whatever it is that bothers me dissipates. I also do it when I am meditating, and my mind is more clear and focused, and I can go through each memory more easier/freer. I do it on little problems or blocks throughout the day, when I want to change my fortunes and make sure that I am in the best position to succeed. And funny enough, using it even on the most innocuous things has a way of solving your day-to-day problems in a heartbeat.

There is also a technique called “Tapping” that a lot of people do to help cleanse and clear themselves, and I’ll go into that in further detail in my next post. You can combine Tapping and Ho’oponopono and get even quicker results, if you really want to shift something in your mind around.

So, before you try to jump into a better, more wonderful future, you first have to take heed of the little anchors in you that might be unintentionally sinking your ship before it’s even left the harbor. That is the primary reason why some people never accomplish trying to shift their lives around for the better – because they have too many things in them that are hidden, unresolved, and simply ignored.

It doesn’t have to be a scary experience, dipping into your memory banks and starting the process. With some practice, it’s like looking through a photo album. It can be pretty efficient.

Remember: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you. Arm yourself with this, accept that there is a part of you that is at fault, and then cleanse it. Give yourself the blank slate that you deserve. Allow yourself to move on. We are all remarkable beings – accept that and honor that.

You might cry as you do this, and that is perfectly fine. That means your body is releasing the negative emotions associated with these thoughts and memories on a permanent, intrinsic level. It means that these negative thoughts can no longer make you sick, make you feel guilty about anything, and make you doubt yourself. Remember: Negative emotions can make you physically sick and even kill you.

Use Ho’oponopono until you feel that shift, were the chains are loosened and you are able to breathe freer, easier. My mom, who is extremely stubborn and is a master grudge-holder (and also happens to be sick), has been doing Ho’oponopono for merely two weeks, and just yesterday, she called to tell me that in her dream the night before, she shook hands with someone she had been angry at and betrayed by a few years ago, and told him to take care of himself. She told me that there was a really strange calmness to the entire thing – as she shook his hand, and he told her to stay in touch. She said that she wouldn’t stay in touch with him, but that it was fine. They wished each other good luck. I was floored. I knew that she could do it, but to have proof of her cleansing on a subconscious level, made me feel so immensely proud of her. Better yet, she was really proud of herself, too, and her spirit was boosted.

I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.

Take care, dear readers. Until my next post!

Love,

Ani

P.S. A link that you might find useful, even though I tried to cover the main points in my main post.

http://www.thereisaway.org/Ho%27oponopono_cleaning_meditation.htm

The only way to get you to understand exactly what it is that you have to do to change your life around at a fundamental level, you have to understand how the mind works. It is a must. It is the only way. Mainly: The Conscious mind, and the Subconscious mind. Some even group in a Super Conscious mind. (You will also be introduced to what the Alpha, Beta, Theta, and Delta states are – brain waves, essentially – and it will be a good introductory future segue into the next post.)

I will define them for you in very simple terms, because the very meaning and essence of them gets lost in medical/scientific jargon oftentimes. Basically:

1) The Conscious Mind: is everything inside of our awareness. It is the part of the mind that is aware of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. It is where every emotion, thought, idea and feeling is analyzed and rationalized.

2) The Subconscious Mind: if the Conscious Mind were to be a teacup (to put it plainly), then the Subconscious Mind is the cupboard where that teacup is stored. The Subconscious Mind stores every memory you’ve ever had, including all of your experiences, the things you’ve seen, and it is innate knowledge. Going back to my previous analogy – the Subconscious Mind is infinitely more powerful than the Conscious Mind.

3) The Super Conscious Mind: it is tied with the Subconscious Mind, but it is also what some consider to be the place where pure innovative creation takes place. The Super Conscious Mind is boundless imagination and immensely powerful.

To truly explain the significance of what the Conscious Mind and Subconscious Mind are capable of, I highly suggest watching these four videos, featuring Dr. Bruce Lipton, Bob Proctor, and Petrie. It can be a nightmare to find the right videos to clearly explain the differences, without confusing you immensely.

I find Bob Proctor and Bruce Lipton to be the premiere sources in truly understanding our minds and ourselves better, and if you don’t feel like doing your own research and checking them out any further, then by viewing the four videos up above, you are already on the right path to changing your life around and tapping into something magnificent. You are already more enlightened and aware of yourself and your surroundings than most of the population.

This is the first step – knowing exactly what you are dealing with. And while it is a lot to take in, you absolutely have to just process the information and accept these things on an almost objective level. Many people – including myself – get fearful of the immense power they unconsciously wield, and once they are aware of it, they travel back into their pasts and blame themselves for every misfortune that crossed their path.

Learning these important, life-changing facts is your key to a better future. Do not blame yourself. We have all done some regretful things in the past and have had some unfortunate things happen to us, and the key to harmonizing your present with your past – for only right now, at least – is getting informed. It is by seeking truth so that we may have amazing futures, and have full control over it.

I am very proud of you for choosing to live a better life, despite any natural reservations you may have. I want every person – not enough people know, and that is the tragedy in all of this, dear reader – to be happy and prosperous and free.

And, once again, I am not selling anything to anyone. I am not affiliated with these people and their services in any way. I am only sharing the things that I found to be most useful and important when I was trying to change my life around a year ago.

Comments and questions are welcome. I am not a doctor nor a psychologist, but since I have been helping my friends understand these things on a deeper and a more personal level recently – I think I can at least put you on the right path to get the exact answers you are seeking.

Love,

Ani