Ho'oponopono is a simple but very effective healing technique. It's an ancient Hawaiian healing method that helps eliminate all your limiting beliefs and data. The great thing is, you don’t even have to know what these limiting beliefs are. The Ho’oponopono Mantra consists of 4 simple steps or phrases:
Step 1: I Love You
Step 2: I’m Sorry
Step 3: Please Forgive Me
Step 4: Thank You
The pronunciation goes like this: Ho – oh – Po-no – Po-no.
These simple phrases have tremendous power. They contain the power of repentance, forgiveness, transmutation, and gratitude, to erase and transmute any limiting memories or beliefs. It is a form of 'Cleansing'.
Ho’oponopono is one of the most effective and powerful spiritual healing techniques. In fact it’s an ancient Hawaiian forgiveness technique and self-healing practice. You can use it on any problem and you don’t need to know the cause of the problem, which is a big advantage.
One of the most important things to achieve in life, is to free yourself from everything that is not Love, from everything that is not You. This means freeing yourself from problems, anger, hatred, frustration, sadness, illness, jealousy, intolerance, … these things are not you. These are old poisonous memories hiding in your subconscious.
It removes the negative effects of thoughts, words, emotions, and deeds from previous incarnations and from current life, cleansing us spiritually, mentally, and physically through a process of repentance, forgiveness, and transmutation - the three Ho’oponopono principles.
Morrnah Simeona - Founder of Ho'oponopono
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Hawaiian Kahuna, is the Founder of modern-day Ho’oponopono. Having experienced the power of Ho'oponopono, Morrnah decided to adapt it in such a way that it can be mastered and applied individually by every average person...The challenge was to translate knowledge about this process into English.
Morrnah Simeona received Ho'oponopono directly from the Source, no one taught her the process. This is how ‘Self-I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono’ was created; a process of purification and release in which man participates in direct connection with the Divine. In this process he finds his divine part - his Self. Self-Identity is a return to the source, a return home.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len
Dr. Hew Len [who has departed this life] was a therapist at the Hawaii State Hospital in the ward for the criminally insane. According to the story, the conditions were so bad that the staff was on sick leave much of the time and the patients got continually worse instead of better. At some point he decided to apply the art of Ho'oponopono to the charts of the people in the hospital. He did not work with the people, only their charts.
As Dr. Hew Len began to look at the people’s charts, he became aware that he began to feel upset, frustrated, angry, embarrassed, and enraged, depending on what he read. He began to apply the Ho'oponopono method to 'cleanse' himself of these emotions. He did not focus on the patient, nor on what he was seeing in the records there. His focus was on himself and his perception of what he was feeling.
This is really important to understand Ho'oponopono, it’s not about correcting the other people, it’s about correcting your perceptions of everything you see outside."
The atmosphere of the hospital began to improve dramatically and the patients became more sane and ultimately were allowed to re-enter society. Within 4 years, the facility was shut down.
You can also find a lovely article and prints of the Prayer at HealingBrave.com, written and created by Jennifer Healy.
Jennifer says, "Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for forgiveness and reconciliation. It’s more than the prayer alone; it's a process of making things right in your relationships -- with others, ancestors, deities, the earth, yourself. The family ritual focuses on working through problems together, openly expressing feelings, and releasing each other. It’s the act and intention of holding a space for reflection, repentance, forgiveness, and gratitude. Special words are exchanged, emotions are revealed, and forgiveness flows both ways. A ceremonial feast might follow, symbolizing the release.
The philosophy behind this practice is that we’re each responsible for what shows up in our reality. We own our feelings and our experiences. So even if someone else has wronged us, we're the ones saying 'I am sorry. Forgive me...'
The foundation of this practice is unity; an unbreakable bond connects you to everyone else, even though we seem so separate. When errors are corrected externally, errors are corrected internally. When you 'cleanse' your consciousness, you contribute to the cleansing of the 'collective consciousness'.
When you forgive others, you too, are forgiven.