Superhero Report for the Week of October 26, 2014
At this week’s Superhero Academy gatherings (Monday 6:30 – 8:30 and Tuesday 9-11 am), we discussed rejection – specifically, the fear of. In everyday life, and especially in claiming and engaging our Superhero gifts, we experience rejection. In claiming our Superpowers, cultivating, and sharing them, we serve as a reflection to the rest of humanity of their unrealized potential. This reflection serves to poke at their unrealized parts, which then initiates one of two reactions – the desire to stay and learn or the compulsion to run like hell. Second perhaps only to death, we fear our greatness. Only the courageous and persistent and those willing to let go of the life they have known are able to realize their Superhero potential. And when we do, it often ticks people off. It is this fear of rejection that most often stands in the way of our ability to claim, cultivate and share our Superpowers. As a result, dealing with the fear of rejection is one of the final frontiers in the journey toward being a Superhero.
The fear of rejection ultimately arises out of the parts of ourselves that have forgotten we are love. In Authentic Freedom, I offer a formal process through which one is able to heal these areas of forgetfulness, returning us to our original wholeness. I recently discovered there is a shortcut. This shortcut is Ho-oponopono – the Hawaiian ritual of forgiveness. At this week’s Superhero Academy, we learned and put this ritual in practice, specifically as a way of tending toward those places within us where we are resistant to our Superpowers. Specifically related to the claiming and sharing of our Divine call and the use of our Superpowers (spiritual gifts), here is how it works:
- Close your eyes and sit or rest in silence.
- Bring to mind a gift, an invitation, a call that has revealed itself to you – perhaps it’s an idea or a dream you have always wanted to pursue but haven’t yet.
- As you think about this gift, etc. become aware of any areas of constriction that arise in your body – feelings of tightness, tension.
- Be aware of any emotions, thoughts, images that arise, or the voice of doubt, condemnation, judgment telling you all the reasons you should not or cannot pursue this dream.
- Recognize that voice of resistance, doubt, etc. as a part of yourself that has forgotten it is love.
- Silently or aloud, say/pray to that part of yourself the Ho’oponopono prayer formula:
Please forgive me.
I love you.
- Continue this prayer until you feel the resistance in you change, relax or release.
In short, the Ho’oponopono prayer recognizes that we are doing harm to ourselves when we deny our Soul its call, its purpose. As such, saying I’m sorry, etc. is our highest self offering unconditional love and healing to the part of us that is afraid and feeling unloved.
In the coming week, try this formula in every situation where you feel resistant to your dreams and see what happens!