Have you heard of Ho’oponopono and the Hawaiian therapist who, without ever having seen any of the patients or even being in the same room, managed to cure an entire ward of criminally insane people? This isn’t a joke.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len served as the therapist. The astounding results appear to be a miracle, yet the truth is this miracle happened because of the Ho’oponopono prayer.
You might want to know how this could happen.
The trick is that everything that happens to you takes place in your mind; there is no such thing as \”out there.\” You mentally experience everything you observe, hear and come into contact with. You believe it to be \”out there\” to shield yourself from responsibility.
In reality, the situation is the opposite: everything that enters your head and comes to your attention belongs to you. If you watch the news, you are accountable for whatever you learn.
That\’s why people who struggle with the idea of forgiving others and themselves frequently find solace in this highly therapeutic, centuries-old Hawaiian practice. The exquisite Hawaiian teaching on forgiveness is known as “Ho’oponopono”, pronounced “HO-oh-Po-no-Po-no.” and it’s beautiful!
Origin of The Ho’oponopono Prayer
Ho’oponopono translates to “make things right”. It’s a very Zen idea. (The Hawaiian word “pono” signifies balance in the context of “life” in the native tongue.
As a result, repeating this mantra often is a powerful approach to cleansing the body of guilt, shame, resentment, or other unpleasant emotions that keep the mind stuck on unpleasant thoughts.
The traditional Hawaiian practice of ho\’oponopono involves forgiving and making amends. It involves more than just praying; it\’s a process of mending your relationships with other people, your ancestors, gods, the universe, and yourself.
The ritual emphasizes solving issues collectively, expressing emotions honestly, and releasing one another. Holding space for introspection, confession, absolution, and gratitude is the act and the intention behind it.
Special words are spoken, feelings are expressed, and forgiveness is given and received. This method is based on the idea that everything that manifests in our reality results from our collective actions. Our emotions and experiences belong to us. Therefore, we are expressing that even if someone else has hurt us, “I apologize. I apologize…”
Unity is the cornerstone of this philosophy since it binds everyone together, despite how different we may appear.
Errors are internally repaired when they are outwardly corrected. You are also forgiven when you provide forgiveness to others because…
The outside is like the inside.
It’s similar to loving oneself to love one\’s neighbor.
You contribute to the present-day healing of your life when you concentrate on mending the past. Correcting errors in your thinking also corrects and fixes issues in the physical world.
Like below, so above.
You can understand and heal from the experiences in your life that you “attracted,” “participated in,” or were somehow impacted by using the Ho\’oponopono technique.
The Ho’oponopono Prayer Statements
In this prayer, the four driving factors are repentance, forgiveness, gratitude, and love. The four phrases that make up the prayer. You can say the following words aloud or silently to yourself in any order.
- I am sorry.
- (Please) Forgive me.
- Thank you.
- I love you.
The power of the sentences below will help you regain contact with your subconscious mind and higher self, balance, and harmony.
How to Practice The Ho’oponopono Prayer
Once you have determined your problem and linked it to a feeling you are experiencing, repeat the following sentences until you feel at peace.
It\’s normal to reject this technique initially, especially if there is a lot of healing. However, it becomes easy gradually.
You can carry out this action while driving, taking a shower, meditating, or doing the dishes. Use the prayer to ask for healing in any area of your life, and repeat it while experiencing the feelings associated with each word.
You have to have faith that the situation has been resolved and that things have \”been made right,\” just like with the law of attraction. Your recovery is approaching. Move forward with faith and let go.
While you recite this prayer to yourself, consider the following examples of what each sentence might mean.
1. I’m Sorry
I’m sorry if I caused any suffering, whether for myself or someone else. I sincerely regret any part my consciousness may have had in my misery or that of another.
This is the point at which you fully accept responsibility for any pain, whether it is your own or someone else. Because, once more, nothing that enters your awareness could be there if it weren\’t also a part of your consciousness. There is only what is inside; there is nothing \”outside\”.
You take full responsibility for your part in the pain of anyone ill or troubled in your reality. I sincerely apologize for the pain my consciousness has caused you.
2. Please Forgive Me
I apologize if I unintentionally or intentionally caused havoc for you or myself. I apologize for forgetting about our divinity, true nature, or spiritual connection.
Please accept my apologies if I have judged you, myself, or the circumstance.
3. Thank You
Please accept my apologies. I like the rebalancing that is taking place. I appreciate you clarifying this for me. I understand that the bonds of my past have been energetically released from me.
Count your blessings and express gratitude for everything. Fill your being with gratitude and appreciation for everything.
4. I Love You
I love you, I love myself & I love my body. This life is amazing. I love the universe.
Despite our flaws and shortcomings as imperfect human beings, I love you and myself completely.
Feel the love you have for the breath you are taking. For your life. To return to your original self, which is love, every item that has appeared as a “trouble” must first do so.
Stay Consistent With The Ho’oponopono Prayer
I know there are lots of questions that still confuse you about practicing Ho\’oponopono.
- What am I sorry for?
- Where do I still need forgiveness?
- Who do I need to forgive?
- What should I take responsibility for?
- Where am I still seeking forgiveness?
- For whom should I do the prayer – the universe, me, or the concerned person?
- What lines should I add to make it more specific to my situation?
- What am I thankful for?
- Do I feel loved?
And because you don’t have answers to these, you might feel demotivated to continue the prayer (and probably give up).
But STOP, don’t!
Reciting these four short phrases regularly helps you build self-love and self-esteem when you most need it. In this sense, it serves as a lullaby for your soul and a reliable method for understanding how to forgive others.
But Do You Know Why This Prayer Is Considered So Powerful?
Because it\’s a step-by-step process of acknowledging, forgiving, and loving again.
It first requires you to take full responsibility for your feelings and experiences and accept that wrong was done by you, and you\’re sorry for it.
When you accept your wrongdoing, only then you\’ll be able to find it in your heart to forgive someone else or yourself.
In the final step, you express love for yourself and others.
Regardless of how little progress you make each time, you will be restoring balance to your energy, which will start to change your reality. The most thrilling self-experiment you’ll ever do is watching your life change in front of your eyes.
Keep saying these words until you experience a wave of love or serenity, as was mentioned before. If it\’s highly engrained in you, you might want to repeat it daily on that issue, but each time you say this prayer, you’ll be balancing your energy and elevating your vibration.
Ho’oponopono For Inner Healing
It is advised to practice Ho’oponopono as frequently as possible because the more frequently you perform it, the more effective it will be at bringing about drastic change. I occasionally catch myself repeating the prayer right after waking up, or before going to sleep. Having said that, there are times when months go by, and I don’t do anything until something happens that makes me realize how desperately I need the healing!
Love From Coach
There is so much diversity in the world’s religions, spiritual practices, and cultures, yet if we block ourselves up to it, we never risk experiencing everything we are meant to.
My life was changed for the better by being open to Ho’oponopono, going with the flow, and having faith in the process. I used to feel so weighed down by suffering and hardship; I felt like a victim who wasn’t being heard; I felt confined and unsure of how to proceed, and for me, Ho’oponopono altered everything.
I decided to share it with my community, and today thousands of them are experiencing its effects on their health, life, and relationships by practicing it the right way. Ho\’oponopono has assisted us in many ways, including healing, grieving, letting go, and, most significantly, forgiving the unforgivable—thereby demonstrating that nothing is beyond forgiveness.
1. How many times should I practice the ho’oponopono prayer?
To practice, ho\’oponopono, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then, slowly repeat these phrases to yourself about 7 or 8 times. (“I\’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you. I\’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you“— and so on.)
2. Can I practice ho’oponopono for my family?
Yes, you can practice it for your loved ones and heal them. I can help you with this in my program. It is a one-stop solution to get rid of your past traumas, bad memories, negative beliefs, fears, and doubts, and manifest the life you always wanted to live.
3. What are ho\’oponopono benefits in daily life?
The word \”ho\’oponopono\” may be translated as \”correct a mistake\” or \”make it right\”. It is a practice that does not require much instruction, and its benefits include purifying the body and clearing the mind of unpleasant memories or emotions.