Formerly The Yoga Studio of Johnson County

Suzette Scholtes - Yoga directorThe Wisdom Within

By Suzette Scholtes


Can You Trust These Words?
“I Love You”

            If Charlie Sheen were to look at you across the table at a bar and say “I love you” would you trust he means it?
            If a Himalayan Master after a yoga class looked at you and says “I love you” would you trust those words?
            Aadil Palkhivala’s story of a great Hawaiian healer touched us all when teaching us this spring. He shared: The Island placed the most hardened criminals in a prison off the side of the big island.  They were the worse-of-the-worse: psychotic, criminally-insane and considered hopeless humans for their horrific deeds of murder, torture and violence.
            Every prison guard assigned to these men could not tolerate being in the
prison with them for more than a few days.  The warden noticed that one young guard did not quit.  He asked why. The guard knew the great Khuhana who had offered to help these men.
            The warden sought out the Khuhana who asked for photos of the 30 or so men. Each day for 30 days, sometimes twice, he looked at each photo and repeated the mantra: “I love you. I’m sorry.  Please forgive me. May all good come to you. I bless you. Thank you.”
            As the story goes, each of the hardened criminals rehabilitated. They moved back into society, functioning as contributing and responsible citizens.
            It is my new mantra: “I Love You. I’m Sorry.  Please Forgive me. May all good come to you. Thank you.”
            In my word, love makes love safe.  Love means I consciously will NOT hurt you with my words, deeds, or actions. Love is responsible, vulnerable, trusting, caring, sharing while giving “respect” to the other. It vibrates at the highest level of human emotion thus is the most powerful force on Earth.
            This “saying” or “tune” or energy of mantra shared at The Yoga School comes from the Hooponopono Hawaiian art which says we prosper by taking 100% responsibility for ourselves.  That includes our success, opportunities, happiness, sadness, anxiety, ego, manipulations, control issues, addictions and problems or challenges.
            The name ho'oponopono is the mantra; "I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me; may all good flow to you. Thank you." By saying this in a sincere way many times to those who have hurt or upset you, you clear memories. If challenged--say $$ flow worries--say to yourself: "I accept responsibility for having limited money. There is something inside me causing this challenge.” To your own heart, mind and spirit direct: “I am sorry, I love you, and (Yes you are loving self now raising your esteem & value) please forgive me. All good now flows to me. Thank you." Repeat again and again to clear memories or feelings which may restrict the flow of prosperity. Or clear anything: old hurts, relationships, health, grief, anxiety and fear.
            I’ve practiced this mantra with amazing results. A student at The Yoga School, was projecting her irritations and frustrations on me. After three “healings” of the mantra, she now smiles at me! She has written a supportive email. Amazing indeed!
            And remember whenever you embrace a problem and/or success; you are l00% responsible for it.
            Soon you will hear the words more often “I Love You.” You will feel it! You will help our world TRUST the resonance of harming no one and keeping love safe.


Suzette Scholtes has trained l00’s of yoga teachers and reached l000’s of yoga students since1984. The school is approved by the Kansas Board of Education, providing solid credentials and depth of yoga. or or  9l3 492-9594.