Hoʻoponopono is a wonderful forgiveness method, an ancient art of problem-solving with deep roots in soulful Hawaiian culture. It is a problem-solving process to release memories or programs that are experienced as problems that we recorded in our subconscious.
This is a powerful Hawaiian prayer and miracles can happen when you use this method as you can ‘erase’ subconscious data programs with ho’oponopono. From that zero point, new inspirations are born and we feel free.
What’s the theory?
We are responsible for everything we create in our reality. Even things that seem totally out of our control. So when bad things happen, on some subconscious level you have attracted that into your life. Using this ritual or process you can clean the data that is keeping you held hostage to old reality creation patterns.
We carry inside us as parts of the Unconscious Mind, all the significant people in our lives. Ho’oponopono makes it “all right” with them. The process of Ho’oponopono is to align with and clean up our genealogy as well as to clean up our relationships with other people in our lives.
There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.
The best part of the updated version of Ho’oponopono is you can do it yourself, you don’t need anyone else to be there, you don’t need anyone to hear you. They can be said in any order. You can “say” the words in your head. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.
Ho’oponopono means to make right. Essentially, it means to make it right with the ancestors or to make right with the people you have relationships with. The original purpose of Ho’oponopono was to correct the wrongs that had occurred in someone’s life including harming, disobeying and excessive behavior.
Stage 1: Repentance – I’m Sorry
As mentioned, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if you perceive it to be somehow external to you. Once you fully comprehend this, it’s almost impossible not to feel sorry. It is extremely humbling when you finally accept that something in your consciousness has created a traumatic event in someone’s life. It is easy to resist accepting responsibility for problems we assume are ‘out there’, until you start to practice this method on your more obvious internal problems and start seeing amazing results.
So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself? Do you have any health problems or addictions? Are you struggling with uncontrollable bouts of anger, guilt or depression?
Start there and say you’re sorry. That is all there is to the first stage. Say I’m sorry. The more feeling and clarity you construct around your apology the greater power it will have. You could say something like “I take full responsibility for my current problem and I feel deep remorse that something in my consciousness has created this.”
Stage 2: Ask Forgiveness – Please Forgive Me
It is not important to know who you’re asking. Simply ask! Say “Please forgive me” and repeat it several times and truly mean it. Remember your remorse from stage 1 as you ask to be forgiven.
Stage 3: Gratitude – Thank You
Say “Thank You” – again it’s not essential to know who or what you are thanking. Thank your body, thank God, thank the Universe, thank your higher self, thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying thank you, thank you, thank you.
Stage 4: Love – I Love You
Repeat the phrase “I Love You”. Say it to the center of your being, say it to God. Say “I Love You” to all that supports you in your physical life. Even say “I Love You” to your problems and challenges. Say it over and over, but really mean it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.
It really is simple yet incredibly effective.
Please also remember that these simple stages are by no means a complete training in how to do Ho’oponopono. While appropriate to do for yourself, for yours and others safety, it should not be done with someone else without training.
We call this the Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness, and it’s an important thought, because when we forgive others, who are we forgiving? Ourselves, of course.
At the same time, perhaps there are family patterns you do not want. Certain generational themes get passed along in families, like depression or sexual abuse. Ho’oponopono will allow you to clean this up.
I have created a simple mantra for you to practice this potent ritual on yourself to get the ball rolling. Remember to put as much feeling into it as possible and feel free to adapt to your own circumstances…
Please let me know how you get on in comments below…