I finished the book last night. It was so good, I am tempted to reread it.
Christine seems interested in reading it so I may reread it with her.
I would like to discuss my experiences in this thread as they come.
Ho'oponopono has been a constant part of my inner dialogue for a few days now. Overall I feel a much greater sense of peace that is harder to shake. It still is shaken from time to time, but not as often, and I return to peace more quickly.
It also gives me greater empathy. Even if I'm upset at something another person has done, I can better see what prompted that action and understand their own perspective.
I'm able to observe when a thought imbued with stress, anxiety, anger, etc, begins to arise, and can "clean" on that thought so that the emotion is taken out of it.
I've been doing this method to resolve my resistance against prosperity and wealth. My idea is that if money is not flowing into my life, then I must have some resistance in me against it.
I feel that I am being tested. It seems that I have much less money this month than I thought, probably due to some incorrect calculations on my part, which is very unusual for me. But I really don't feel bothered by it. I have the resources to get out of the situation if nothing else manifests (e.g., stocks I can sell), but I am waiting to see what happens. In the meantime, I trust in God/the Divine, and continue to do the method.
But internally, I can tell that my attitude about money is gradually changing.
I've had positive effects using this for healing, so far for relatively minor things. The other day, Christine had a pretty bad headache. I wanted to see if i could clean on that, and not even touch her head to do healing as I normally would. A minute or two later it was gone.
Same thing yesterday with part of her back that was really bothering her, but this time I did touch, but did the exact same thing as before. About 5-10 seconds later it was better.
It's also helped me not to feel as threatened when someone disagrees with me. Usually I do feel threatened if my point of view is challenged, such as if a reply to a post I made is critical of what I said. However, now I evaluate if there are any negative emotions in me related to the reply, and clean on that before I reply back, so that i can come from a place of peace rather than anger.
Along with all of this, I've been reading Loving What Is
by Byron Katie, and the ideas are similar; e.g., it is only my own thoughts about a situation that are creating suffering for me.
So I think it's been a success so far. I will continue to update.