Welcome back for today’s off topic post 🙂

Today being New Years Eve according to the Hebrew calendar, I would like to share a couple of words with regards to its significance and the way I personally look at it.

So, it’s “Rosh Hashana” and Jews worldwide celebrate the beginning of the new year. There is a lot that can be described in terms of the celebration itself, but I will let everyone find out for themselves. In any case, traditions vary between different families and although similar, there are different flavors.

What I would like to focus on in this post is the additional significance of this important holiday. Whether you are Jewish like me or not (and to quote Mel Brooks, “nobody’s perfect” :)) I think you might find that like in every religion there are always things that could be adopted by anyone.

Starting tonight, the Jewish people are expected to spend the next 10 days leading to “Yom Kipur” (Judgement day if you will…) doing a lot of prayer, self-examination and repentance. Basically we reflect on our behavior this passing year and we want to make things right, so come “Yom Kipur”, we’ll be written in god’s good books.

Now, I am not looking to offend anyone with my somewhat light-headed writing style. I respect the religious beliefs, I just write it down my way.

On the flip side, I am not preaching religion here, but describing what the religion requires from the believers and then I plan to tie it to my interpretation and philosophies…

I stated that we are examining behaviors and I’d like to highlight that there are two things that are being “judged”. Our behavior towards god, for which we ask forgiveness in our prayers, but equally as important – our behavior towards others. It is said that even if you follow each and every rule in the “Torah“, you will not be pardoned if you did not get the forgiveness of your fellow-men.

That is why many Jews might come and ask for your forgiveness in these next 10 days 🙂 We try to make things right.

And now, let us try to tie all of this to what I really wanted to discuss 🙂

Anyone who have heard the term Ho’oponopono, please raise your hand. Thank you. For the rest of the readers I recommend THIS link for additional info.

Dr. Hew Len

Dr. Hew Len

quoting from the aforementioned link:

Ho’oponopono process is very simple. Actual Ho’oponopono cleaning process consists of repetitions of the following phrases:

* I Love You
* Please forgive me
* I am sorry
* Thank you

Do you see where this is going?

Why wait until the ten days between “Rosh Hashana” and “Yom Kipur” when we can do cleaning at any time, or how about all the time?

I strongly recommend reading about this technique. Does it work? It works wonders for me, and if enough people use it I predict a happy new year for all of us 🙂

Another quote:

Cleaning is the actual Ho’oponopono practice. Cleaning what? You clean yourself from subconscious garbage – programs that run your life without your participation.

Does that make sense to you? If not, think about it long and hard and ask yourself – WHY am I who I am? WHY do I do (or not do) certain things? go ahead and think about it. I’ll wait.

So we agree that our lives are shaped by many pre-programming of our young and adult minds. Now how do we get rid of this programming? I will let a famous singer answer this for us. I don’t know if she did that intentionally or not, but she is right on the ball:

I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you 😉

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