Hawaiian Healing Mantra ho’oponopono – a method of correcting mistakes.
The word ho’oponopono roughly translates to “cause things to move back in balance” or to “make things right.” In Hawaiian, “pono” means balanced life, order, harmony. This method is based on the idea that the world starts with me. Its techniques strive for unity with the world through work with one’s own self.
Kahunas (Hawaian shamans) used this secret method to keep society alive. They believed that the world rests on the sacred laws of harmony. When a person violates them, he or she creates disharmony in their hearts and the world around them. The practice of ho’oponopono is supposed to cut off the negative, relieve the burden of base problems, bring all internal systems into a state of harmony and order, as well as to heal the body and spirit. It also helps to let go of the negative of past lives (not only one’s own, but also one’s ancestors).
Negative consequences of violating the laws of harmony affect everyone who surrounds us. The imbalance is reflected in physical illnesses, troubles and misfortunes, quarrels and disagreements. How did the kahunas manage to establish harmony and peace in society? They worked with consciousness. In ho’oponopono, each person is responsible for their actions and events in the outside world. One works on his own Self, observing positive changes in the surrounding reality. This makes the ho’oponopono method related to classical psychoanalysis.
Modern followers of this method such as Morrna Nalamaku Simeone and Hew Len brought this knowledge to the masses. What changed? The third person, the shaman, disappeared from the miraculous chain of healing. Every person is now their own doctor. By joining ho’oponopono, one receives a perfect tool for working on his/her own “I”. It is based on Len’s idea of one’s 100% responsibility for what is happening. If someone were to take full responsibility for one’s life, then everything we see, hear, taste, touch, or experience in any way would be our responsibility, because it is in our life.
These magical teachings were further spread through the book “Life without limits”, written by Joe Vitalle. The writer talked to Hew Len and decided to share the technique with the world. After receiving hundreds of positive reviews from a satisfied audience, the author has released several more publications dedicated to ho’oponopono. In the books, the practice is revealed as a path to love, forgiveness, and resetting one’s own reality. The method finds new followers to this day.
Scope of the method
Ho’oponopono copes with all the problems that lie both within the boundaries of consciousness and beyond:
A pessimistic view of the world – after practice, reality does not look like a faded series of negative events.
Guilt – practice teaches you to let go and forgive yourself and those around you. Conflicts in the family – Ho’oponopono is an excellent prevention of quarrels and insults.
Anxiety – the method inspires confidence and helps to cope with constant tension, suspicion, and inferiority complex.
Stress – after regular practice, the reaction to life’s difficulties becomes positive, and the number of negative accidents decreases sharply.
Despair – Ho’oponopono gives a guide, opens a new path of possibilities, and brings a person into a state of harmony.
Regret – the method teaches you to painlessly let go of the past.
Diseases of the body – a healthy mind heals a sick body.
What makes the adherents of practice achieve such a result? The secret is in clearing the human memory of garbage. Hindus would call this process the purification of karma. Ho’oponopono begins with a few simple truths.
The exercises and tasks of the ancient Hawaiian technique of Ho’oponopono are simple, understandable and accessible to everyone.
The first thing you must do is to understand and accept the 5 rules of ho’oponopono, which contain all the wisdom of technology:
The material world is a reflection of thought.
What happens in reality is born in your head.
Negative thoughts give rise to negative consequences in the material world.
Accusing others of imperfection, condemning, accumulating anger and resentment, you provoke negative consequences.
The more negativity inside you, the more it is around.
Perfect thoughts give birth to love. A harmonious world rests on creation. Its main strength is love for all things.
Man is responsible for the material world that he created.
Everything that exists in the universe is one. Man is part of the whole, and the whole is part of man.
Nothing in the world happens without our participation.
The essence of the ho’oponopono exercises is revealed in one phrase: “Change yourself, the world around you will change”.
To achieve the goal, special mantras are used. By repeating them, a person is transformed for the better, erases unnecessary programs, and removes negative settings from memory.
1. I am sorry
This phrase contains an awareness of responsibility for the events of one’s own life. A person understands that he/she themselves have become the cause of negativity in material reality. They admit thinking and acting incorrectly, opposed the law of the Universe consciously or unconsciously.
2. Thank you
This is an affirmation to the universe. A person thanks a higher power for the opportunity to live here and now, whatever they may be. Words of gratitude open up new channels of opportunity. They contain powerful positive energy. Right thoughts create a positive response. The Universe will hear you and go toward you when the time is right.
3. I love you
This affirmation you say to the world. To every part of it: a blade of grass, a flower, the sky, people. Saying this phrase, you open your heart and let the positive energy into your life. Love the people around you, banish the feeling of superiority, disgust, or hatred. Love clears the negative attitudes of the past, helps to get rid of the harmful garbage of memory. The affirmation of love brings a person to a state of zero or emptiness. This is the starting point of miracles and the moment of transformation.
4. Forgive me
You ask for forgiveness from the higher Self, which you have not heard until this day. By repeating the affirmation of forgiveness, you accept responsibility and refuse to blame people or events around you.
You need to repeat phrases consciously. Did you have a fight with a colleague? Stop. Stop for a moment and think, “I am sorry because the quarrel is my responsibility. Forgive me for my temper. Thank you for this day and the help you give me. I love you”. This is an appeal to the higher mind.
Use the ho’oponopono technique to address each negative situation. Set aside 10 to 30 minutes a day for exercise. Over time, repeating these phrases will become a habit, and you will notice how life changes for the better.
Different authors suggest different order of these affirmations. Personally I like this one:
I am sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you.
TODAY’S TIP: By trying this cleansing method, you have nothing to lose. Doubt takes more time than repeating affirmations. You will get a useful psychological experience that will help you cope with long-standing problems. Ho’oponopono fights the stagnation in life. If you are bogged down in long-standing experiences, give up, lose interest in life, then this guide to ho’oponopono is for you. Away with fear and skepticism. It’s time to bring harmony and strength back to life.