The words “Ho’o” and “Pono,” which in Hawaiian indicate “to begin an action” and “to live in harmony, forgiveness, and purity of heart,” respectively, are the origin of the phrase “Ho’oponopono.”

By definition, it refers to reestablishing the world’s order. It is similar to harmonizing, cleansing, and putting everything back in order, similar to forgiveness. Here, the universe within us is referenced, and it is our responsibility to take control of our own “universe.”


This Hawaiian approach implies that every one of us is ultimately in charge of our lives. It entails full accountability for both our outward behaviour and inner tranquilly. Blame and other victim mentalities are outlawed when someone accepts responsibility.

What does it mean to be accountable?

We, the human race, created our physical cosmos. Everything we experience in life is only a mirror of something inside us.

The Ho’oponopono philosophy holds that everything in our lives, even what has happened to us, is a creation of our own. By altering our beliefs and accepting responsibility for the reality we are creating, we may also impact it.

Accepting that our ideas cause the majority of our issues takes a certain amount of humility. Additionally, it motivates us to accept accountability for them. The good news is that we can alter our reality by changing our ideas.

What Does The Ho’oponopono Do?

The Ho’oponopono method’s major goal is to be free of all memories, particularly painful ones.

We all have memories associated with both pleasant and negative feelings, claims the Ho’oponopono. Our subconscious mind stores these memories. The same memories manifest in our life as difficulties, sicknesses, and interactions.

These memories may appear in positive or negative ways, but they are always intended to guide you in life. Therefore, unknowingly, we draw everything that happens to us since it may serve as a lesson or a guide.

It is crucial to emphasize that these memories are drawn from various contexts. They may also originate from our past lives, previous incarnations, or even our ancestors.

As we previously stated, the fundamental objective of this strategy is to be memory-free.

We all bring a wealth of recollections from the start of your creation. Just take a peek in the mirror if you don’t think so. For Please Forgive Me:, your nose today perfectly resembles that of your distant three or four great-grandfathers.

We must set ourselves free and even rid ourselves of all these memories to live peacefully. The ho’oponopono technique effectively cleanses.

How Does One Let Go?

You might wonder how to erase these memories now that you are past the why and the hypotheses.

We employ the following four phrases as mantras for purification: 

“I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you, I love you.

1. I’m Sorry:

We apologize for organizing this event; we regret it. We also acknowledge and take note of the surroundings. We don’t fight it; instead, we embrace it.

2. Please Forgive Me:

Resentment, according to Buddha, is like consuming poison and expecting the other person to perish. It is similar to tightly gripping hot coal. We must let go and accomplish so by forgiving ourselves and those around us. The giver and the recipient are set free by forgiveness, which also aids in everyone’s freedom and serenity.

3. Thank You:

I’m grateful. In this situation, we are grateful for the difficult experience because it brings up a troubling memory we must deal with. We are happy that it materialised because we were unaware of that unconscious memory. Gratitude restores optimism in this situation. We may always strive to look for the underlying lessons while going through a challenging period.

4. I Love You:

We demonstrate our love for life here. The power of love will overpower that memory. Only one thought can be present at once. This slogan helps us stay upbeat and steer clear of negativity.

Five Steps To Use Ho’oponopono To Eliminate Your Limiting Beliefs:

1. Find The Limiting Belief

Spend time thinking about any beliefs restricting or holding you back. These beliefs could relate to how you view the world, others, or yourself. Writing these views down can give them greater substance.

2. Accept Responsibility For The Belief After Identifying It

It’s critical to accept responsibility for any limiting beliefs you may have adopted in the past. Examining any earlier experiences that influenced the creation of the belief is one way to do this.

3. Use The Ho’ponopono Phrases To Let Go Of The Belief

I’m sorry, ‘Please forgive me,’ ‘Thank you,’ and ‘I love you.’ As you do so, keep your attention on the limiting belief. The belief and any related unpleasant feelings can be let go of using these phrases.

4. Witness The Belief Being Eliminated

Visualize the limiting belief being cleansed or erased like a chalkboard as you recite the ho’oponopono phrases. Visualize where the belief existed, filled with a bright white light or healing energy.

5. Change The Limiting Thought With A Motivating Statement

It’s critical to swap out the limiting thought after you’ve let it go with a positive affirmation.

This could be as straightforward as “I am worthy and deserving of love and abundance,” or it could be more situation-specific. To strengthen this affirmation, say it out loud to yourself frequently.

The technique is applicable everywhere, at any time, and in every circumstance. However, there are some circumstances where the Ho’oponopono power can be much more effective. We use it, for instance, when confronted with a difficult possibility that demands that we be as present as possible.

If you perform this exercise diligently, you will feel like your stress has been released and lighter. As long as you regularly cleanse, happiness and inner serenity will be yours.

Other Benefits Of Using the Ho’oponopono Prayer

 By using the Hawaiian prayer, you can:

  • Resolve internal disputes
  • Restructure your life
  • Relieve tension and stress 
  • Restore optimism and gratitude 
  • Discard harmful concepts and outdated limiting beliefs
  • Become more mindful of the present.
  • Assuming full accountability for our lives
  • Discover inner tranquilly

Love From your Coach

I understand that some of these ideas could be challenging to grasp. Most of us, especially those raised in western cultures, heavily depend on considering the material world as our fundamental reality (and in many cases exclusionary.) We have the propensity to view ourselves as unique, independent beings. 

Ho’oponopono can be the starting point you’ve been looking for if you’re on the spiritual road and searching for solutions to live a more tranquil and harmonious existence. If someone starts repeating the phrase “I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you,” especially when faced with fear, confusion, or rage, it might make a difference.  

From there, it is totally up to you how far you go.


1. Can anyone practice Ho’oponopono?

Yes, anyone can practice Ho’oponopono. It is a simple yet powerful technique that people of all ages and backgrounds can use.

2. How often should I practice Ho’oponopono?

The frequency of your Ho’oponopono practice is up to you. Some people practice it daily, while others do it as needed. It is important to make it a consistent part of your life and practice it with intention and sincerity.

3. Can Ho’oponopono be used in combination with other coaching techniques?

Ho’oponopono can be used with other coaching techniques to enhance their effectiveness. It can be particularly helpful in addressing underlying emotional issues and promoting healing and transformation.

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