Notes In Honor Of The Lenten Season #4

THEMATIC ELEMENT #4: Repentance

Repentance: the way to spiritual renewal.

»Repentance is the gateway to the kingdom of love, the kingdom of heaven. There is no other way for us to enter the kingdom of heaven or for it to come to us; no other way for us to experience it here on earth.«
Basilea Schlink, Repentance

An alternative act of contrition (based in large part on Madonna’s song Sorry):
I am sorry.
Mi dispiace.
Tut mir leid.
Lo siento.
Perdona me.
Je suis désolée.
Forgive me.
Let these words cut through all negative memories, blocks, energies and vibrations and transmute them into pure light.
Repeat.

»Whoever does not live in repentance belongs to the spiritually dead, who cannot bring anyone to life. But the penitent are full of life, divine life; and they can bring others to life.«
»Contrition and repentance transform us and others. They give birth to love and new life.«
Basilea Schlink, Repentance

Excerpt from an interview of Haleakala Hew Len (The Foundation of I, Hawai) by Cat Saunders first printed in The New Times, Seattle 1997
Haleakala: To do Ho’oponopono*, you don’t have to know what the problem or error is. All you have to do is notice any problem you are experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, whatever. Once you notice, your responsibility is to immediately begin to clean, to say, »I am sorry. Please forgive me.«
Cat: So the true job of the intellect is not to solve problems, but to ask for forgiveness.
Haleakala: Yes. My job here on earth is twofold. My job is first of all to make amends. My second job is to awaken people who might be asleep. Almost everyone is asleep! The only way I can awaken them is to work on myself.

*Ho’oponopono: Hawaian term meaning »to make right« or »to rectify an error«. A fundamental tenet of Ho’oponopono as a spiritual practice is that of being 100 percent responsible.

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