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Choose Love

Choose Love, An Article by Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D.

I love ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness, love, releasing old baggage and negative beliefs, and embracing the divinity within ourselves. I love it even more when its concepts are validated by a dog.

According to Kanoe, a dog who spoke to her human through animal communicator Maia Kincaid in Dogs Say the Darndest Things, all living beings on this planet are connected. We share a ”collective mind.” And from her canine perspective, human actions are negatively affecting the planet.

Humans, Kanoe says, tend to respond in a like manner: they match rudeness with rudeness and cruelty with cruelty, and are always bringing the past into the present to express it again. This approach doesn’t share and nurture light upon the planet; instead, it perpetuates darkness and fear. That’s because humans also tend to operate from fear, not love.

Dogs love. Sure, they know primal fear, as all sentient creatures do. But unless they’ve been horribly abused or neglected, they mostly live in tail-wagging, face-licking love, throw-the-ball-throw-the-ball-throw-the-ball love.

Now, environmental and animal-rights organizations may have honorable, even Divine intentions, Kanoe says, but individual people’s actions on behalf of those organizations mostly originate from fear. They’re afraid if they don’t act, if they don’t do their part—and I mean right now!—it could spell doom for millions of animals—maybe even for the Earth itself.

Think about it. Did you become vegan because you want to help save the planet? Has the harm humans have done to this world become more than you can bear? Are you so furious you want to join a protest, so outraged you’ve become an activist, so ready to take action you’re armed and prepared to battle all the bad guys—not just corporations that promote GMOs, but anyone else who’s destroying our planet, all, you’ve decided, in the name of greed?

Harm. Furious. Protest. Outrage. Armed. Battle. Destroy. Greed. Do any of those words portray an attitude of love to you?

No, not to me, either.

If fear brings along hate for the ride, then love, Kanoe claims, is accompanied by wisdom. We must learn not to take affronts personally, to stay in a state of love—treating all life forms with kindness and respect—no matter how poorly we have been treated. That doesn’t mean being a doormat; it means not operating from fear. Kanoe challenges each of us join those protest lines without negativity or accusation, but with nurturing, loving, nonjudgment.

Does that sound too esoteric, too goody-goody to pull off? Maybe it is. After all, we’re only human. But, as Kanoe reminds us, we have as much of the Divine in us as dogs have in them. We just don’t give patience, understanding, and fostering a sense of peace the same dogged attention that canines do.

Some Laws Just Can’t Be Broken

Jump off a 10-story building with no wings, no flying apparatus, and you’re gonna splat. Simple as that. Law of gravity--can’t be broken. Other laws are equally as powerful, including the laws of attraction. Fear attracts hate. Hate attracts violence. Violence attracts retaliation. Read history—this isn’t just a law, it’s an undeniable reality.

But love attracts thought, and thought attracts understanding, and understanding attracts peace.

If we want to draw a beautiful 2020 to ourselves, a year filled with love and all the blessings we deserve, we need to exercise our God-given powers to forgive, to love, to release old baggage and negative beliefs, and to embrace the divinity within our own beings, within our own spirits and souls.

Set Your Vision

Focus on the beauty of the planet, and release media-generated visions of destruction. Choose to learn environmentalism from education from our loving collective mind. Use the power of your happiness and generosity to spread compassion and understanding to everyone you meet or even think about—no matter who you think they might be or what you think they might have done.

Can we save the world by deciding to change our minds and operate out of love instead of fear?

Who knows? Has anyone ever tried it before?

I encourage you to join me in choosing love in 2020.


Dr. Bera “The Wellness Whisperer” Dordoni, N.D.

With over 35 years of serving as a vegan/vegetarian-oriented Naturopathic Doctor/nutritionist, Dr. Bera now focuses primarily on teaching Ho’oponopono in workshops and at retreats in her home in the Zuni mountains. She provides gourmet vegan meals and a relaxing stay where deer and wild turkeys play… as well as instruction in plant-based living, immune-system building and how to make the laws of attraction work for you. To learn more or book your stay, visit or

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