Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono

I’m Sorry          Please Forgive Me

I Love You            Thank You

Ho’oponopono, (pronounced ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient and sacred traditional Hawaiian practice of Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

According to Wikipedia, “Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, hoʻo is a particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun, as would “to” before a noun in English. Here, it creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as

“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”

Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”

So to state it in a proverbial nutshell, Ho’oponopono means “to make right“.

Simply stated, Ho’oponopono is a belief that illness and disease are caused by disharmonious thoughts, words and deeds. Ho’oponopono teaches that we are 100% responsible for everything that happens in our lives as the individual we are, and because we are all One Divine Being Self, we are also responsible for each other. Ho’oponopono teaches us that the reason there is disharmony, illness, disease, famine, war, etc. on our planet is because we are not living in a manner of balance and harmony with our Divine Nature.

Ho’oponopono is very simple to do. First you consciously  breathe five or six times, releasing any stress and negativity as you exhale; and as you breathe in, you breathe in Divine Light and Love. As you do this focus your attention on your Third Eye, that point in the middle of your forehead slightly above and between your eyes. This will help bring you into a meditative state of energy and consciousness. Give yourself a few moments to completely fill every cell of your entire physical body with the Light and Love of the Divine. Once your physical body is completely full, let this Loving Divine Light overflow from you and completely fill your personal energy field; your Aura. Give yourself some time to just exist within this energy, and know beyond any doubt you are safe, secure and loved.

Next, you choose one person at a time who you feel, in any shape, form or fashion, you have offended, hurt or even just had negative thoughts toward, and envision them standing before you. Consciously make an energetic connection to this person in any way that feels right to you, then allow the energy and Love of the Divine Light you have filled yourself with to continue to overflow and totally fill them and their Aura, until it too is overflowing and you both stand enveloped and cocooned in a field of Loving Divine Light.

Now that you have made your connection, you begin by saying…

I’m Sorry           Please Forgive Me          

I Love You         Thank You

Repeat these words over and over. Feel the emotions and energy that flow to you, around you and through you. Say these sacred words over and over until you are led to stop.

Now, you are free to say anything you like to the person standing in front of you that you feel is necessary to finish releasing any negative emotions, thoughts or energy surrounding them and any particular event or circumstance that help create the negativity in the first place. When you finish speaking your peace, finish up by repeating the sacred energetic words of I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank You once again until you feel everything is completed.

From here you are free to move on to the next person, (or circumstance) you wish to practice Ho’oponopono with, or you may move into your regular daily meditation practice or simply end here.

I want to share with you that even though it is not commonly thought of as part of the traditional practice of Ho’oponopono, I believe it to be of vital importance, (and I practice it myself), to periodically do a session of Ho’oponopono with your own Ego/Self. As a matter of fact, I personally suggest if you are new to the practice of Ho’oponopono your first session be with your Ego/Self. We deserve our forgiveness and love as equally as do all others.

I am sharing the following video to assist you in more easily coming into resonance with the energy of Ho’oponopono, and because I love it myself.

May your life be filled with nothing but the Loving Light of the Divine ONE.

Essence Ka tha’ras

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