I took a Ho’oponopono weekend training on a
whim because it felt like the right thing to
do. I started practicing Ho’oponopono
immediately after the training ended. Two
months later I heard Inspiration say that it
was ok to quit my corporate job and start a
flower shop. I was so ready and happy to
quit my job but starting flower business
from scratch? I figured everyone would think
I was crazy! But as I was leaving my well
paying secure job in San Francisco, my boss
said, “Wow that’s great what you are doing.
I wish I could do that”.
I did not
tell anyone that this had never actually
been a dream of mine, that I had no retail
experience and oh by the way no experience
in the floral industry! With my business
degree and small savings I found a space in
which to create from scratch a floral shop.
Within weeks of opening the shop, I got
comments from clients like, “I don’t want to
leave this shop. It feels so good to be in
here,” and “you are so lucky to be working
with flowers. Were you trained in Paris?”
I would laugh and think to myself
how can I explain to them that I have NO
training or background in this business. I
was still just trying to learn the names of
all the flowers! My secret to the floral
business was to clean with Ho’oponopono
before, during and after the shop closed.
I would clean on the way to the San
Francisco flower market. I found that I did
not need a list of flowers to purchase, that
the flowers would actually tell me which
ones were to come back to the shop with me.
A few times I questioned this when I started
to doubt that I really needed to purchase a
certain type of flower. Every single time
this happened by that same afternoon the
phone would ring for an order of that exact
If I cleaned the flowers
would talk to me in different ways.
Sometimes I could taste the different colors
and knew immediately that I was working with
Inspiration. Sometimes I would step back
from a grand floral arrangement that I had
just designed and look at it in amazement
wondering who made it because I certainly
didn’t know how to do that sort of thing.
When my hands would take off working away
quite quickly, I knew Inspiration was doing
the work. I just tried to keep my thoughts
quiet and clean so that I would not get in
the way of Divinity’s work.
so easy if you just let go and trust that
Divinity will guide you along the right
path. It is easier said than done. I still
work every moment of everyday on letting go
and trusting even after all the wonderful
things that the I has given to me. Amazing
how hard we make life and yet how simple
life can be!