Millions of people across the planet are waking up to the devastation that our eco-systems have endured as a result of population and technology in our modern times. Earth Day is a recognition that healing is needed. Though Earth Day has valuable roots in activism it is our belief that the personal, internal dimension is crucial to the healing that is needed. That’s why we recommend practicing a Global Ho’oponopono Ceremony livestream on Earth Day.
The Cooperatist Movement is dedicated to teaching the importance of cooperation over competition because the global issues we face as a species will require an unprecedented unified movement. In exploring the reasons that humans have a hard time cooperating, and there are many of them, we have boiled it down to personal wounds, mistrust, and out-dated narratives about who we are.
The Hawaiian Cultural Practice of Ho’oponopono is derived from traditional chants that are meant for clearing these blockages and mending severed relationships with self, community, and the land. The stories and varying styles of Ho’oponopono practice provide a valuable roadmap for people to take steps towards inner peace and clarity. It is our hope that this will ripple out through our local communities everywhere. Though the tradition is born in Hawaii, we feel that it is a beautiful teaching that will help us all on our journey to bring more healing to our our planet.
For a brief excerpt from the Bishop Museum book, Nā Mo’olelo Lomilomi: The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing, click here. The Ho’Opae Pono Peace Project also has this beautiful description of Ho’oponopono along with terms that describe the process.
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