Three Simple Steps To Make Right More Right

A few months ago I wrote about Ho’oponopono and the book Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len. Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian healing art and, roughly translated means, “To make right,” or “To make right more right!

Ho’oponopono, which, for me, is a logical extension of the Law of Attraction, reminds us that there is right in everything and that everything is right. Or as I like to say, “It’s all good!

Of course it’s not always easy to see the good or the right in all things. And that’s the power and the potential of the Law of Attraction.

Since reading Zero Limits, I’ve been playing with some of the Ho’oponopono tools and thinking about the concept and practice of making right more right. And I’ve found that the process – though not necessarily the practice – of making right more right is quite simple.

In my experience, there are just three steps. Catch it. Zap it. Turn it around.

Here are the three simples steps to making right more right.

1. Catch It:

In this world of contrast there are many opportunities to perceive things as Not Right: From a missed bus to a sprained ankle. From a flat tire to an abusive partner: From a bad cup of coffee to the death of loved one. There will always be people, events, and situations in our lives and in this world that appear to be “not right.” The first step in the process of making right more right is acknowledging when you feel that something is not right.

Far too often we go through our lives without even being aware that we are labeling things not right or bad or wrong. And when we are focused on what is “not right” in our lives or the world around us, it is very difficult to allow more rightness into our life.

As we begin to catch ourselves in the act of labeling something wrong or bad or not right, we have taken the first, and most important step in making right more right.

2. Zap it:

Remember; “it’s all good!” Everything in your life is meant to be there. Everything has a purpose and a reason for being in your life. The good, the indifferent and the not so good.

I suggest you come up with a phrase to remind you that everything is right: Something you can say to yourself in these situations. I use, “It’s all good.” You could use, “This is perfect.” Or, “There is a reason for this.” Or, “Life is good.” Whatever helps you zap the thought that something is bad.

And once you’ve caught your judgment and zapped it, you can…

3. Turn it around:

There are many tools and techniques for accomplishing this second step. But there are just two main modes: Direct and Indirect. In the direct method you confront what you perceive as Not Right head on. In the indirect method you shift your attention to something that you already feel is right. Let’s explore each of these modes a bit more:

The Direct Method:

Lets look at an example: You get a flat tire on the way to work and you catch yourself thinking, “Not now, this is the worst time for a flat tire. I’ve got a big meeting this morning. This sucks!”

In the direct approach you stop and explore all the possible reasons why this could be “right.” So while you’re changing the tire, you start seeking the rightness in the situation.

  • Maybe there’s going to be a big accident up ahead and this is causing me to miss it.M
  • Maybe the meeting is really going to be a big waste of time.
  • Maybe this is a sign that I’m too invested in this job.
  • It’s a beautiful morning and I get to spend an extra 20-minutes outside.
  • Maybe there’s something about changing a tire that I can apply to this project.
  • It’s a good thing that I was driving alone and didn’t have my daughter/son/partner with me.
  • This gives me a chance to stop and breathe a bit.
  • The traffic will probably be lighter by the time I change the tire.

You get the idea. Taking the direct approach can be very effective, but can also be difficult when you find yourself in the middle of a frustrating situation.

The Indirect Method:

This approach can sometimes be easier. With the indirect approach you take your mind off of the current situation and think about something unrelated that is clearly “right” in your mind.

For instance, as you change the tire you think:

  • This morning’s coffee was especially good.
  • That date last night was amazing!
  • I’m really looking forward to my workout at lunch.
  • The sunrise was spectacular this morning.
  • I can’t believe how much I laughed during that movie last night.

When you use the indirect method, the idea is to take your mind off of the situation that is “not right” and ease yourself into a space where you are more connected to rightness.

Sometimes the indirect approach can lead you into the direct approach. By shifting your focus to something positive and unrelated to the present, frustrating, situation, you shift your attention enough that you can then find the “rightness” in the current situation.

But whether or not that happens, by getting yourself into a space where you are acknowledging “Rightness” in your life, you open yourself to More Right.

These three steps – Catch it. Zap it. Turn it around – make for a truly empowering approach to life. And you can begin applying this method immediately, as in right now!

Scan your life for a moment looking for anything that you might consider “wrong” or “bad” or even “not so great.”

When you find something, you’ve just successfully applied the first step: Catch it!

Now, apply the next two steps: Zap it, and Turn it around.

Remember, it’s all good and everything that is in your life is there for a reason.

Find the rightness in everything and you will allow more right to flow easily and naturally into your life.

When you acknowledge the right, you make it more right.

So go ahead: catch it, zap it, turn it around and watch the right become more right!

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    11 Responses to “Three Simple Steps To Make Right More Right”

    1. Mike DeWitt on November 29th, 2007 12:14 pm

      Hi Ed,

      Great post. It makes Ho’oponopono sound like a version of EFT without tapping (yes, I know that’s a gross simplification, but the similarities are striking).


    2. Cathy on November 29th, 2007 1:36 pm

      Thanks Ed! I always enjoy reading your posts, they’re so positive & timely!

    3. Jeannette on November 30th, 2007 6:48 am

      Ed, I love your “It’s all good” phrase to remind yourself to zap the negative judgment around a situation!

      Martha Beck taught me that value judgments are the heart and soul of suffering, and the way she releases judgment around the thought is by asking what bothered her, and why that’s a bad thing. The answer she comes up with is the source of her suffering. It usually reveals a false or limiting belief. Then she uses Byron Katie’s Work to zap it.

      What I’ve been using for a couple years now is repetition of the statement: “The Universe always has my best interests at heart, and delivers me perfection every single time. Always. Perfection.”

      Sometimes I have to repeat it a couple times before I feel the sense of peace creeping back in, but it works for me.

      Excellent post, Ed! Thank you for it. 🙂

    4. AgentSully on November 30th, 2007 6:11 pm

      Yes! I love this! It’s all good! I totally agree. I was just talking with a friend about a similar outlook yesterday. Thanks for such a great article.

    5. Edward Mills on December 1st, 2007 2:35 pm

      Mike. I don’t know that much about EFT. But the fact that you say this is similar makes interested in finding out more.

      Cathy. I’m always thrilled when I hear that one of my posts has come at just the right time for someone!

    6. Edward Mills on December 1st, 2007 2:38 pm

      Jeannette. Good to hear from you! And thank you for your excellent insights. One of the participants at my Law of Attraction group this morning mentioned your comment and how powerful they thought your statement was.

      Agent Sully. You’re very welcome. It’s all good!

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    8. Steve on December 3rd, 2007 1:27 pm

      It’s all good, always & all the time! Love it 🙂

      Stephen Martile
      Personal Development Made Simple

    9. Edward Mills on December 6th, 2007 10:03 am

      Steve. Indeed it is!

    10. Donna on December 29th, 2007 10:49 am

      Wonderful insights. Thank you so much for sharing.
      I love reading insightful and inspiring blogs, great job.

      Love light joy

    11. Edward Mills on December 30th, 2007 3:20 pm

      Donna, Thank you and welcome to Evolving Times!

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