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LITerari.us magazine features the writing of the students of Laura Lentz’s LITerati.academy.

 

This Issue: The Universe & You

Writing Toward Forgiveness through Ho’oponopono – an online Writing Event 12/5, Saturday

$39.00

Join a 2 to 2 1/2 hour online writing event with writers from all over the world being inspired by Hawaiian Kapunas (elders) practiced in the ancient art of forgiveness –  Ho’oponopono

2020, the year we we will never forget

I don’t exactly know when 2020 became the most challenging year the world has been through decades.  Despite the many challenges that are continuing, 2020 has also been a year of stretching and growing.  We are all looking forward to change in the world and change for earth, but change starts with ourselves and our personal relationships. We have to do our part.  The ancient Hawaiian art of forgiveness asks each person to recognize the following:

“I am part of the world. While I heal myself, I heal the world.  If there is a disturbance anywhere, I feel it in myself.  In this way I find my share in the disturbance and enter into harmony again. I am participating actively in the world’s healing process.”

Change and healing does not happen without forgiveness. As a writing teacher, I know inspiration drops us into story. I also know that story is how we heal ourselves, and then our words go out into the world to heal others. Story helps us shift perspective,  put a new lens on the past.  Often by changing our lens, we begin a long process of forgiveness.

The Hawaiian word Ho’oponopono translates like this:

Ho’o – to make

Pono – right, or correct

For me, the double pono means to make Rightly Right.

Quite simply, if we veer too far off course, this ancient practice helps direct us back onto the right road, which means becoming sound in body and sprit  –  so in our lives, and all our relationships, including earth, we achieve happiness and wellbeing.

The essence of this word is a deep and genuine reverence for life – living and becoming a part of everything around you.  Elder “Kapuna” Nana Veary said “Repentance teaches fullness when you are brought to gratitude for your mistakes.”

In this writing workshop, you will connect with a Hawaiian Kapuna, a wise elder or several elders who will talk of this ancient practice. You will be able to ask them questions. Following the talk, I will read excerpts out of inspirational literature and poetry, and we all will write to writing prompts crafted from the talk.

Date:  December 5th, Saturday

Length of Class:   2 to 2 1/2 hours,  begins 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. Hawaii time

Technology:  Zoom

Writing time:  13 to 14 minutes creating our stories in silence online through writing prompts

Intimate Groups:  After writing, we will go into Zoom breakout rooms –  small, intimate groups with trained facilitators and each person will share their story of forgiveness and receive positive feedback in a nurturing environment.

Sharing After the Class:  Writers will have the opportunity to post their stories in a Private Facebook Ho’oponopono group just for writers taking the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join a 2 to 2 1/2 hour online writing event with writers from all over the world being inspired by Hawaiian Kapunas (elders) practiced in the ancient art of forgiveness,  Ho’oponopono

Date:  December 5th, Saturday

Time:  4 p.m. Pacific time / 7 p.m. Eastern time

2020, the year we we will never forget

I don’t exactly know when 2020 became the most challenging year the world has been through decades.  Despite the many challenges that are continuing, 2020 has also been a year of stretching and growing.  We are all looking forward to change in the world and change for earth, but change starts with ourselves and our personal relationships. We have to do our part.  The ancient Hawaiian art of forgiveness asks each person to recognize the following:

“I am part of the world. While I heal myself, I heal the world.  If there is a disturbance anywhere, I feel it in myself.  In this way I find my share in the disturbance and enter into harmony again. I am participating actively in the world’s healing process.”

Change and healing does not happen without forgiveness. As a writing teacher, I know inspiration drops us into story. I also know that story is how we heal ourselves, and then our words go out into the world to heal others. Story helps us shift perspective,  put a new lens on the past.  Often by changing our lens, we begin a long process of forgiveness.

The Hawaiian word Ho’oponopono translates like this:

Ho’o – to make

Pono – right, or correct

For me, the double pono means to make Rightly Right.

Quite simply, if we veer too far off course, this ancient practice helps direct us back onto the right road, which means becoming sound in body and sprit  –  so in our lives, and all our relationships, including earth, we achieve happiness and wellbeing.

The essence of this word is a deep and genuine reverence for life – living and becoming a part of everything around you.  Elder “Kapuna” Nana Veary said “Repentance teaches fullness when you are brought to gratitude for your mistakes.”

In this writing workshop, you will connect with a Hawaiian Kapuna, a wise elder or several elders who will talk of this ancient practice. You will be able to ask them questions. Following the talk, I will read excerpts out of inspirational literature and poetry, and we all will write to writing prompts crafted from the talk.

Date:  December 5th, Saturday

Time:  4 p.m. Pacific time / 7 p.m. Eastern time

Length of Class:   2 to 2 1/2 hours,  begins 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. Hawaii time

Technology:  Zoom

Writing time:  13 to 14 minutes creating our stories in silence online through writing prompts – each writer will create their own story around forgiveness

Intimate Groups:  After writing, we will go into Zoom breakout rooms –  small, intimate groups with trained facilitators and each person will share their story of forgiveness and receive positive feedback in a nurturing environment.

Sharing After the Class:  Writers will have the opportunity to post their stories in a Private Facebook Ho’oponopono group just for writers taking the class.