I am so honored and humbled to be a part of this incredible project. An essay I penned on my experiences during my modeling days is being published in this anthology. So proud to be one voice among the many who will not be silenced.
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We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray. The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Confirmation […]
Ho’Oponopono is a beautiful Hawaiian prayer recited for miraculous healing. The prayer was originally taught by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a beloved healer who was designated ‘a living treasure of Hawaii’ in 1983.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a staff psychologist at Hawaii State Hospital and a long- time student of Morrnah Simeona, practiced this prayer on patients at a high-security housing unit for the male criminally insane to miraculous results. He gained notoriety due to the strong documentation he had to back up the cases of patients who were healed. When asked how he had healed so many patients, he replied:
“I didn’t heal them. I healed the part of myself that created them.”
Although a simple prayer, its effects are extraordinary. I use it often, and I never stop being amazed by its power to heal any situation by bringing me into my heart.
The Ho’oponopono prayer:
I love you
Please forgive me
This prayer creates a beautiful opening for love. With the words I love you, the anger and fear that have built walls around our heart can begin to dissipate. But what this prayer also does is speak to the part of us that is taking responsibility for manifesting what it is we are trying to heal.
This goes to the core of our co-creative process. If everything, absolutely everything in our lives is a true reflection of what we are creating, then saying I love you and asking for forgiveness while also acknowledging our gratitude for having been forgiven or for becoming aware of what lives in us, this will heal that part of ourselves that created this. And by loving the other… we love ourselves.
This is the power of love.
Anytime I feel a need for protection, or whenever I catch myself projecting my judgments onto others, I say this prayer. No one can be expected to be perfect but this prayer can move us into the realm of love, healing and forgiveness no matter what imperfections or character defects are brought to light.
Practice saying this prayer for a single day, and you will be amazed with the results.
– Michèle 🌺
(Excerpted/adapted from my yet to be published book)
Intuition is always whispering its soft loving guidance and wisdom with magnificent clarity and simplicity. Always. It is ever here, patiently waiting for our attention, for our focus. It does not scream, it does not argue, and never wishes to intrude. It is most respectful of our attention, even if our choice is to focus elsewhere.
It knows that heart-whispers can only be accessed within the stillness of a soulful moment. And it knows that soulful moments cannot be forced. It knows the soul is gently awakened to its whispers through a sincere and conscious desire: through human freewill and effort.
And so it waits, ready to deliver its message, in full acceptance of our human choice to pay attention …or not.