We loved Janet Howard's article on Monday about her visualization practice, "Bookshelf of Forgiveness." These days there is a lot of emphasis on the practice of gratitude, whether we are grateful for this or that. But often overlooked is the power of forgiveness, the act of giving back to another and yourself, the gift of peace and permission to move on. As we move through the natural detoxification month of January, we wanted to share the Polynesian forgiveness practice known as Hoʻoponopono. For Self-Care Sunday today, find below a video introduction to the practice from circle facilitator and teacher Mari Dew.

"Hoʻoponopono" is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as:

(a) "To put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up make orderly or neat, administer, superintend, supervise, manage, edit, work carefully or neatly; to make ready, as canoemen preparing to catch a wave."

(b) "Mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right (hoʻoponopono) through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness."

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