What happens after the election?

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Are we headed for a great divorce? Divide up the country into blue and red states? One side gets Texas and Florida, the other gets New York and California? Do we then divvy up regions in each state? Neighborhoods within cities? Then what? Do we make people move? Segregate the population by… political affiliation? Philosophy? Race? Gender?

A radical old way to bridge the gap

How about we try using an ancient cultural prescription called forgiveness.

Removing blocks to the light

In traditional Hawaiian culture, feelings of “anger, grudge-holding, and disharmony” are considered to a type of blockage or obstacle, and are cleared with ho’oponopono.

Forgiveness clears the blocks to light

There are at least two ways to conduct the practice. I have personally experienced numerous small miracles using the simplified version below. There is also a more detailed nuanced way as well.

Could a forgiveness prayer restore American unity?

Whatever side of the aisle you’re on — why not give it a try?



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Laurel Kashinn

Laurel Kashinn


Laurel Kashinn is a Certified Ghostwriter, Professional Résumé Writer, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and Orthodox Christian living and writing in Milwaukee, Wisc.