ACIM Lesson 8

My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.

I don’t know about you, but most of my thoughts tend to relate to something that happened in the past. It takes a conscious effort to think about the future and an even bigger effort to stay in the Now.

From a Ho’oponopono perspective, the reason why this happens is that, as Dr ‘Ihaleakalā Hew Len would say, you are seeing with “old eyes”.

In other words, you are seeing through the filter of the memories rather than the clarity of Divine Inspiration.

With Ho’oponopono our goal is to see with the eyes of the Divine, what ACIM would call the eyes of Christ, to look at the world and everything and everyone in it anew.

This is freedom!

This is our goal.

This is the Atonement – the at-one-ment – where suddenly there is no-one else, there is no separation, there is no black, white, male, female, old, young, feeble, strong or anything else. In that moment I am all of it. I am inclusive.

Joe and ‘Ihaleakalā would often refer to the “whiteboard”, with the whiteboard representing the Divine. Perfect. Clean. Untroubled by the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ that pre-occupy the world.

White is not the absence of colour. It is all of it! When, then, I open myself to Divine Inspiration, I too become one with all that is.

So today, as each thought crosses my mind I can name it specifically…

I seem to be thinking about __________

… and whether it’s seemingly ‘good’ or ‘bad’, I will notice it, bless it and repeat to it the key words of Ho’oponopono so I can come back to the present:

I love you

I’m sorry

Please Forgive Me

Thank You