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Ho'oponopono, what is it?


As I sit here looking at a blank screen wondering what I should write this week, I begin to doubt myself and question ‘what am I doing?’ ‘What do I really know or have to offer people?’ And I must remind myself that it is not about me at all it is about God, Source, Universe, whatever you want to call the higher energies of creation.  I have remembered that I am but a tool to bring the healing and light of Source (what I prefer to name it.)  It is not about me, and I must release my ego!


Remembering this does two things; one it lifts a weight off my shoulders and puts my ego where it needs to be and two it reminds me of my connection not only to the Universe, but everything around me and that is what Ho’oponopono teaches.


I recently became a Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner, and I must admit this course challenged me in ways I was not expecting.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to finish the course because I was having a hard time buying into the philosophy around Ho’oponopono, but a voice inside of my kept telling me “Let go of the ego and be open minded” so I did just that and as the course progressed, I felt like a light went on and suddenly it all made sense to me, and I felt an excitement I had not felt in a long time.


Ho’oponopono brought me to a higher vibration and brought clarity to my life and my work and is improving relationships professionally and personally for it has helped me to understand the healing power of forgiveness in a way I never imagined.

The following is taking from the book Ho’oponopono by Ulrich E. Duprée


“Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian ritual of forgiveness. It proceeds from an understanding of the unity of everything in the world, which is true even though we feel ourselves to be separate. Because of this unity or oneness, nothing can happen in our own world without creating a resonance in the observer. It follows that we can only influence problems in the external world if we heal the corresponding inner resonance. To accomplish this, Ho’oponopono relies on four magical sentences: ‘I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.’”


So how does Ho’oponopono work? Simply put Ho'oponopono means to make right. Essentially, it means to make it right with the ancestors, and or to make right with the people with whom you have relationships.  It is a simple way of arriving at unity, inner peace, and returning to harmony. Ho’oponopono implies solving a problem from the ground up and applying the solution to useful ends.


According to Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, we have 3 states you can be in. One is neutral or Infinite Zero which is a neutral state. The other is Divinity which inspires you, which is inspiration and that means you are in the flow, it happens without effort and with ease. The third is Memory and most people live in the state of memory and this where all the bad stuff happens. The goal is to be in Inspiration and/or zero for it is in this state we receive all things from the Divine (whatever Divine means to you.)


Ho’oponopono helps to clean the ‘memory’ state, so we are no longer blocking the connection to Divinity and by doing so clearing the connection we have with each other.  Ho’oponopono holds me accountable not only for myself but for every person, place, and situation in my life. That was a tough pill for me to swallow, but when I thought about it it made sense to me.


If there is a disturbance in me, an imbalance then that energy is going to create a resonance to everyone in my life, family, friends, acquaintances, and yes even clients.  By cleaning the disturbance in me I am in fact cleaning the resonance that has caused a disturbance in you.  Sound farfetched? Yeah, it did to me at first to, but then I started using Ho’oponopono and I saw the miracle happening, not only in my life, but in those around me, especially my clients.

I would never imagine that by simply asking “what inside of me is causing discord inside (name a person)” and then reciting the Ho’oponopono prayer or mantra or whatever you want to call it would bring healing and release.  I now recite Ho’oponopono for a half hour before each client comes for their appointment and I have clients actually walk in and say things like “ok this is weird, I had so much to talk to you about today, but upon entering the parking lot this wave of peace came over me and all the things I was worried about are gone. I don’t know what happened.”  Well, I do!  It works!


So, today I give you the gift of Ho’oponopono: The following is taking from the book Ho’oponopono by Ulrich E. Duprée


I am sorry

I apologize. I perceive that I suffer, and that connects me to my feelings. I no longer reject the problem but recognize my learning task. I or my forebears (with whom I am connected energetically, genetically, and by tradition as much as by history) have caused harm. I know where I stand and feel remorse.


Please forgive me

Please forgive me for having, through myself or my forebears, consciously or unconsciously disturbed you and me in the course of our evolution. Please forgive me for having acted contrary to the divine laws of harmony and love. Please forgive me for having until now judged you (or the situation), and in the past disregarded our spiritual identity and connectedness.


I love you

I love you and I love myself. I see and respect the divine in you. I love and accept the situation just as it is. I love the problem that has come to me to open my eyes. I love you and myself unconditionally with all our weaknesses and faults.


Thank you

Thank you, for I understand that the miracle is already underway. I thank God and the angels for the transformation of my request. I give thanks, because what I have received and what will come to pass is what I have deserved through the law of cause and effect. I give thanks because, through the power of forgiveness, I am now freed from the energetic chains of the past. I give thanks that I may recognize and join with the Source of all Being.


I am grateful for Source for introducing me to Ho’oponopono and for helping me to get over the struggle I was having accepting the philosophies behind Ho’oponopono and I am so grateful today for this daily practice in my life!  May we ALL come from Inspiration and no long live in Memory.  I am looking forward to taking the advanced class in a year!



Please note that the next Metaphysical Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm!


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