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Ho'oponopono for Forgiveness and Healing

Updated on February 13, 2014

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Proof in a Heartwarming Story

One of my favorite stories about the profound effects of Ho’oponopono is of Dr. Hew Len, a staff psychologist at a hospital for high security male patients who were criminally insane. This was a place where violence occurred on a regular basis.

Dr. Hew Len went through the files of the inmates and used Ho’oponopono for each of them individually.

The rate of violence dropped dramatically, and the people who were held there changed in very positive ways. They were able to release many of the prisoners, or move them to other wards for non-violent patients.

This is all documented, measurable and witnessed by the other staff at the institution.

What happened that made such a monumental change in these people who had committed crimes and led violent lives?

The energies of anger and hatred were shifted. The root causes of their imbalances were healed. And the energetic ‘chains’ that held them down from past offences and traumas they had experienced were dissolved in love and forgiveness.

And that was from someone else doing the work for them!

Let go and shine bright!

Just like Ho'oponopono helps to create freedom in your heart and life with forgiveness and love, self-love and gratitude also help you find inner peace and light!
Just like Ho'oponopono helps to create freedom in your heart and life with forgiveness and love, self-love and gratitude also help you find inner peace and light!

Let it all go...

Here’s how it works:

First of all, if you're having a difficult time pronouncing it, try this:

"ho o pono pono"

Say it a few times and it will start to feel familiar.

To work with this technique you use intent, feeling, and these four statements. Over and over again, with a specific focus.

The words:

"I love you."
"I’m sorry."
"Please forgive me."
"Thank you."

The exercise below takes you through it so you can try Ho'oponopono for yourself.

Remember as you do this practice that making mistakes is part of being human, and that’s okay!

Part of Ho’oponopono is taking responsibility for all that you have done, and for the part of yourself that reflects or creates the other imbalances that happen in the world.

If you remember that we are all connected, then it makes sense: if you take 100% responsibility and heal the parts of yourself that are affected by or causing disharmony, then it heals the disharmony itself.

This powerful healing technique allows you to have complete forgiveness, without judgment, from a place of unconditional love.

Talk about healing a bunch of Karma quickly!

Try it for yourself, and you’ll understand more clearly:

Focus on healing yourself. Intend that you heal any harm you have ever done to yourself, on any level, in any lifetime.

Bring as much feeling to each statement as you say it, and repeat it a few times. The words don’t have to be exactly what you see below, but this gives you an idea of the variation you can use to bring even more feeling into it.

Remember, you’re saying this to yourself.

“I love you. I LOVE you. I love you so much. I really love you.”

“I’m sorry. I’m sorry for anything I’ve done to hurt you. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry, really, really sorry.”

“Please forgive me. Please forgive me for everything I’ve done to hurt you. Please forgive me. Forgive me.”

“Thank you! Thank you so much for your forgiveness! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Take a deep breath, notice how you feel and what emotions come up as you do this.

And then go through it one or two more times. It is a good idea to repeat this 2 times or more when you practice this technique. It deepens the frequency of healing and brings it about that much faster.

Self-Love and Forgiveness Heal So Much!

Healing Techniques Galore:

Yoga for Dragon Riders: Yoga. Breath. Meditation. Mantra. Energy.  Ancient Wisdom for Everyday People.
Yoga for Dragon Riders: Yoga. Breath. Meditation. Mantra. Energy. Ancient Wisdom for Everyday People.

This article is an excerpt from my book, Yoga for Dragon Riders. There are many meditations and healing practices in this beautiful tome of wisdom.

 

This technique works very effectively.

Ho’oponopono is a great way to make peace with yourself and your life, because by doing so you show that you understand the interconnectedness of all things and you have made every effort to bring into balance the history of who you have been.

You don’t have to do it every day for the rest of your life (although you could if you wanted). Do it well once, and then continue with it when you feel called.

You can also choose other focuses, such as someone you care about, or someone who has made a mistake and needs help righting their wrong (or won’t do it themselves). You can widen your focus to include places, causes, or even the entire earth.

Think of the healing you can create with this!

What do you want to work with first?

Write it down (or just dive in) and go for it!

Find peace within yourself.

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      CosmoGuru 

      3 years ago from Ahmedabad

      Great Hub. Very Beautiful.

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      4 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      You're most welcome. We all add beauty and contribute in our own ways. :)

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      Shelley Watson 

      4 years ago

      I've also heard of the amazing powers of Ho’oponopono. Thank you for bringing this beauty into our lives.

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      4 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you Billybuc. I'm glad you found beauty and enjoyment here. :)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very interesting....very useful....and very beautiful.

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