Ho’Oponopono, roughly translated as “to correct” or “to make right”, is an ancient Hawaiian technique to let go and forgive the other person.
Hawaiians consider it a sacred and effective method to create love, peace, happiness in one’s daily life, and is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as “setting to right; to make right; to correct; to restore and maintain good relationships in a family, and family-and-supernatural powers.”
Ho’oponopono is not a religion and never will become one. With Ho’oponopono there are no spiritual teachers, gurus, high priests or middlemen.
Why Is Ho’oponopono So Powerful?
The Hawaiian process is a simple yet powerful way to bring healing and forgiveness into your life, relationships, and surroundings.
In Ho’oponopono, an individual assumes 100% responsibility for his reality. This may be a challenge to fully understand, but it’s a core concept of Ho’oponopono. It implies that in order to change your reality, you need to change yourself. In addition, it implies a deeper level of connectedness with reality.
The problem is not with the external reality, but with ourselves. It is an acceptance that everything exists as a projection from inside the human being and because it is in our reality, we are responsible for it. As you change your inner self, you change the world outside of yourself as well.
Ho’oponopono is an instrument for atonement, for correcting errors, erasing the effects of past actions and memories that cause confusion and grief in our lives, the lives of others and on mother nature as a whole.
This simple message of 100% repentance, responsibility, and gratitude has been changing the lives of all it touches.
Ho’oponopono Mantra Meditation – I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You
The Ho’oponopono words of power can be used as a forgiveness mantra, reciting the phrases until your mood lightens, your heart softens, and you feel deep resolution and understanding that harmony is restored.
These four phrases can form a really pleasant mantra meditation. You can either keep your eyes open or close them. Then, breathing gently, start by simply repeating the four phrases together, over and over again. This can be done silently within your mind, or by reciting them aloud. Do as you feel is right.
Clearly, state your intention before starting your practice, focus on something in your life that you feel needs clearing and forgiveness – or you may ask the energy to go where it is most needed at the moment.
Furthermore, repeat them as you drive, as you walk, as you go about your daily tasks. Let them become the default state of mind for you, replacing the random rambling of your ordinary thoughts.
Everything is energy and thus interconnected; our words and thoughts are filled with a special (positive or negative) vibration. If you fill your daily life with thoughts of love, gratitude, appreciation, and acceptance, you will begin to feel liberated from feelings of resentment, guilt, fear etc.
Play with them over the span of 30 days; make the Ho’oponopono mantra your grand obsession. Watch how it opens you and frees your heart as you put it into play.
“I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself. ‘I just kept saying, ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I love you’ over and over again,’ he explained. Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world.” – Dr. Joe Vitale’s book, Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More.
This technique isn’t something you would use in order to get another person to apologize to you, but rather a way to heal yourself, to choose your lightness and happiness above all else.
- lowered stress levels and increased happiness;
- inner peace, even in difficult situations;
- increased performance hormones level as well as reduce depression and anxiety:
- letting go of the emotional baggage you’ve been carrying;
- a deep connection with the environment, people, and animals;
- it distracts the mind from frivolous thoughts, helping to anchor the mind in concentration;
- enhanced positive gamma, delta, alpha, and the brainwaves – the brainwaves which kick in during relaxation.