Ho’oponopono - A Miraculous Forgiveness Method
Do You Need to Forgive Someone or Even Yourself?
A Powerful Hawaiian prayer method
Have you heard of Ho’oponopono? It’s a powerful Hawaiian prayer created by the Hawaiian therapist Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. Miracles happen when you use this method or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho'oponopono (SITH).
Everything you see, everything you hear, every person you meet, you experience in your mind. You only think it’s “out there” and you think that absolves you of responsibility. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: you are responsible for everything you think.
There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance,
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, and you don’t need anyone to hear you. You can “say” the words in your head or out loud. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.
Step 1: Repentance – I’M SORRY
As I mention above, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realize that, it’s very natural to feel sorry.
This realization can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results. So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself. Do you have anger issues? Over-weight? Addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance? Health problems? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step: I'm SORRY. Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realize that I am
responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”
Step 2: Ask Forgiveness – PLEASE FORGIVE ME
Don’t worry about whom you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 1 as you ask to be forgiven.
Step 3: Gratitude – THANK YOU
Say “THANK YOU” – again it doesn’t really matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying THANK YOU.
Step 4: Love – I LOVE YOU
This can also be step 1. Say I LOVE YOU. Say it to your body, say it to God. Say I LOVE YOU to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say I LOVE YOU to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.
That’s it. The whole practice in a nutshell. Simple and miraculously effective.